Kristin runs the Blockchain Association, where she leads the crypto industry’s development of a strategic roadmap for public policy. She is an experienced policy professional, with senior-level experience in both House and Senate offices as well as private sector experience advocating for companies in the telecommunications, Internet, and other tech-focused industries. Kristin holds an MBA in Finance from NYU’s Stern School of Business and a graduate degree from Georgetown University.
Director of Government Affairs and Policy
Jacob is the Blockchain Association’s primary face on Capitol Hill, where he educates Members of Congress and their staff on the regulatory challenges facing the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. Prior to joining the association, Jacob worked for a lobbying firm as well as progressive politicians in Georgia, Missouri, the United Kingdom, and Washington, DC. Jacob received his B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, where he double-majored in Economics and Political Science and minored in History.
Senior Policy Manager
Lindsey is a policy manager at the Blockchain Association. She joins the association after participating in Teach for America in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to TFA, Lindsey attended Princeton University where she studied History and Spanish and was the team captain of the Varsity Women’s Water Polo Team.
Senior Policy Manager
Sarah helps develop and implement policy decisions on behalf of the Association. Before joining, Sarah interned for the Association and has worked for Holland & Knight, Novo Nordisk, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy’s Office, and &pizza’s corporate office. She graduated from the University of Chicago with honors and earned a B.A. in Law, Letters, and Society.
Director of Industry Affairs
Dan represents the Blockchain Association as head of industry affairs. Since 2012, Spuller has been an advocate of decentralized digital assets, bitcoin, and blockchain technology. From 2016-2020, Dan led membership growth at the Chamber of Digital Commerce, and in 2019 was appointed Co-Chair of the North Carolina Blockchain Initiative by the state’s Lieutenant Governor. He previously worked for North Carolina’s Department of Commerce and successfully drove a multi-stakeholder campaign leading to the passage of the NC Money Transmitters Act of 2016.
Director of Government Affairs
Ron represents the association on Capitol Hill as the Director of Government Relations. Ron’s background in crafting a bipartisan crypto regulatory framework via legislation dates back to 2016 when he served as the Financial Services Policy Lead for Rep. Warren Davidson (OH-8). During Ron’s five years on Capitol Hill, he authored several pieces of legislation including the Token Taxonomy Act, Federal Reserve Regulatory Oversight Act, and the Derivatives Fairness Act. Before coming to Capitol Hill, he was the campaign manager for three successful Texas State Senate races. Ron received his B.A. from Georgetown University.
Graham is the communication advisor to the Blockchain Association. He is responsible for designing and executing a national media and communication strategy to support the public policy goals of the Blockchain Association.
Director of Communications
Curtis leads the Blockchain Association’s communication efforts, establishing the association as the unified voice of the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. Prior to joining the association, Curtis managed strategic communications for the Consumer Technology Association and CES. Curtis earned his BS from the University of Mary Washington and his MBA from George Mason University.
Public Policy Advisor
Lon Goldstein is President of Goldstein Policy Solutions and has over 20 years of professional experience in public policy. Lon has worked in leadership positions in the financial services and telecommunications industries. Lon served as Senior Vice President, Government Relations at CIT and held a senior position in the Washington office of Merrill Lynch, where he helped manage the firm’s response to the 2008 financial crisis. On Capitol Hill, Lon worked as a policy advisor to Congressman Dick Zimmer (R-NJ). He received a BA from Lehigh University and an M.Phil from Glasgow University.
Jae is a policy manager at the Blockchain Association. Before joining, Jae earned a B.A. in Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He is currently at the McCourt School at Georgetown University pursuing a masters degree in Public Policy with a focus in international relations and economic development policy. He was a student athlete on the baseball teams both at Princeton and Georgetown.
Public Affairs Advisor
Cleve leads the National Policy Network of Women of Color in Blockchain. Mayor Muriel Bowser has appointed her to the DC Innovation and Technology Inclusion Council. A Washington insider, she previously served as an Obama Presidential Appointee, a senior staffer in Congress, and in the leadership of national political campaigns. Recently, she organized the National Briefing of Women of Color in Blockchain, which featured six Members of Congress and a delegation of over 60 female industry leaders. Cleve is a Howard University alumna and author of “THE CLEVOLUTION: My Quest for Justice in Politics & Crypto.”
AnnMarie Brockhouse is the executive assistant for the Blockchain Association. She brings over two decades of management and c-suite experience including extensive expertise in client services, operations, administration, human resources, and organizational development. AnnMarie’s goal is to be a strategic partner, trusted confidant, and professional problem solver for her team.
Alex has been interning at the Blockchain Association for the Summer and Fall. In addition, he currently is studying political science at American University in Washington, DC. Alex got into crypto in 2013, investing in BTC and then ETH. He also runs a startup non-profit organization focusing on blockchain technologies’ national security implications.
Jimmy is working as an intern for the Industry Affairs team this summer. He is a rising junior at Georgetown University, where he is pursuing a double-major in Government and History. Jimmy became interested in crypto last year and is excited about seeing the inner workings of the industry during his internship.
Alexis is a policy intern at the Blockchain Association. She is a recent graduate of George Washington University, where she majored in Political Science and earned a double minor in Public Policy and Criminal Justice. During her time at GW, she interned for the Center for Science in the Public Interest and American Action Forum. She was also a student athlete participating on the Varsity Women’s Soccer Team.
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