Terker Distinguished Fellow
Mindy Finn is the CEO of Citizen Data, the independent data engine for democracy. She has led large-scale campaigns and initiatives to reduce polarization and improve elections throughout a 20-year career within Congress, presidential campaigns, and major tech companies. She’s now leveraging her multi-disciplinary experience to build Citizen, which is engineering data and marketing analytics solutions to bridge divides, counter disinformation, and protect democracy. In 2016, Finn went from operative to candidate when she ran on a presidential ticket with independent Evan McMullin, earning more write-ins than any single presidential campaign in history. Prior to Citizen, Finn served as co-founder and executive director of Stand Up Republic, led pioneering civic engagement programs at Google, Pew, Twitter, and Change.org, and worked on political campaigns including in senior roles for George W. Bush and Mitt Romney.