Lee is an Emmy Award winning filmmaker and is the visionary founder and Creative Director of Local Voices. He is currently creating a doc series on the future of high schools in partnership with the XQ Super School program founded by Laurene Powell Jobs and Russlynn Ali. He is also known for his film BULLY, which is widely considered to be one of most impactful documentaries of all time. His outreach campaign, The Bully Project, reached over 4 million middle and high school students.
In 2012, Houston helped form Local Voices and handled day to day operations in 2012 and 2016. Previously he served as a fundraiser and organizer for Obama’s 2008 campaign and organized and ran offices in 5 states. Houston is also a prolific independent film producer, having recently produced films such as The Hero, Support The Girls, and Hearts Beat Loud. Before entering the film business, he worked in international corporate finance for Lehman Brothers and ING Barings.
Nate is the Founder of Lubin Strategies LLC, a boutique consulting firm which has assisted more than 20 startups, major corporations, foundations, and advocacy organizations. Nate previously was the Director of the Office of Digital Strategy at the Obama White House, overseeing a team of strategists and practitioners. Before that, he served as Director of Digital Marketing at Obama for America (OFA) in 2012, responsible for all paid advertising. At OFA, he led the largest paid digital fundraising, persuasion, and field programs yet run in politics: a budget of more than $112 million. Nate also worked on President Obama’s 2008 campaign and helped launch Bully Pulpit Interactive, a leading digital marketing firm.
Brian Foucart of PCMS is a founding partner of Political Compliance Management Services (PCMS, LLC) a leading Democratic compliance firm and handles accounting for Local Voices. He has over 20 years of experience in compliance, budgeting and financial operations of political campaigns and committees.
Allen Mattison of Trister, Ross, Schadler & Gold, PLLC serves as legal representation for Local Voices. He has helped nonprofit organizations to navigate the campaign finance and corporate laws in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.