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.
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.
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.
Theresa Schwartzman is a documentary film researcher based in New Orleans. She has worked for the American Film Institute, the UCLA Film and Television Archive, as well as filmmakers Werner Herzog, Michael Apted, Michael Mann, and Judd Ehrlich.