NDN Welcomes Amanda, Dan and Hilary to the Team!

NDN is pleased to announce the newest members of our growing team:

Amanda Agosti, DC Membership Coordinator
A native of Dearborn, Michigan, Amanda brings broad experience to NDN as our new DC Membership Coordinator and comes to us from Senator Dick Durbin's Leadership office where she served as Deputy Scheduler. Prior to working for Senator Durbin, Amanda worked for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee where she focused on fundraising in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Dan Carol, Senior Fellow, Innovation and Clean Technology
Senior Fellow Dan Carol serves as a strategic adviser to NDN’s Electricity 2.0 and 21st Century Economy projects, focusing on bottom-up and regional innovation. Most recently, Carol served as the Content & Issues Director for the Obama for President Campaign, where he guided the launches of Obama's NewEnergyforAmerica.com plan and Clean Tech and Green Business Leaders for Obama (CT40).

A long-time catalyst and evangelist for building new approaches for a Green New Deal, Carol spearheaded the creation of The Apollo Alliance (www.apolloalliance.org), an early, post 9/11 effort to promote a "moon mission" national commitment to energy independence and unite Americans of all political stripes in a common purpose. Before that, Carol was an environmental and energy budget analyst at the Congressional Budget Office, a Presidential Management Fellow, and a trend consultant for the Congressional Institute for the Future. Carol earlier served as Research Director for the Democratic National Committee during the 1992 presidential cycle, where he directed staff work on the Party's national platform and worked in Little Rock on the Clinton-Gore debate team.

A member of the Clinton Global Initiative and a co-founder of the Clean Economy Network, Carol currently teaches public policy at the University of Oregon. A founding contributor to the Huffington Post, his writings and commentary have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, C-Span, CNN and The Boston Review.

Hilary Ashford-Ng, Events Director
With multiple years of meeting and event planning experience, Hilary Ashford-Ng has extensive knowledge in all stages of event development and execution. Her experience ranges from small meetings, to political fundraisers, to national conference tours with thousands of attendees. Hilary is an experienced hotel liaison with an acute attention to logistical details. Additionally, she has experience in all aspects of government contracting from budget creation and oversight, to contract negotiations, to federal contract regulation compliance. In addition to overseeing the progress of each event project, she is responsible for securing high-level speakers. Hilary graduated cum laude from the University of California at Santa Cruz, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics.

Welcome Amanda, Dan and Hilary!