Our Team

Michelle Kuppersmith

Executive Director  

Michelle Kuppersmith is the Executive Director of Campaign for Accountability where she heads up the organization’s efforts to dig deeper into the officials and industries that do not typically undergo the scrutiny they deserve. Michelle also oversees Campaign for Accountability’s Tech Transparency Project.

Michelle’s previous work in the accountability space includes her work as Director of Special Projects at Accountable.US, where she worked to expose corruption and malfeasance at all levels of government and hold policymakers and special interests accountable and as the Director of Equity Forward, a reproductive rights watchdog group that has taken a leading voice on the ideological overhaul at the Department of Health and Human Services during the Trump Administration. Michelle started her investigative career at the Mintz Group in New York. She holds a B.A. in Modern American History from Brown University.

Michael Clauw

Director of Communications & External Affairs 

Michael Clauw is the Director of Communications and External Affairs at Campaign for Accountability. Michael serves as CfA’s primary media contact and helps coordinate CfA’s outreach to journalists and reporters. Additionally, Michael manages CfA’s website, creates graphics for various reports and projects, and executes CfA’s social media and email newsletter outreach. Michael also manages communications for the Tech Transparency Project.

Before joining CfA, Michael worked in digital communications in Los Angeles, and helped start a 501(c)(3) non-profit in his home state of Michigan. Michael received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan, with a double major in Political Science and Film.

Rita Wegner

Senior Research Associate

Rita Wegner is the Senior Research Associate at Campaign for Accountability. She provides research for the Tech Transparency Project (TTP), which seeks to hold big technology companies accountable.

Before joining CfA, Rita worked as an Analyst at Kobre & Kim LLP where she provided support on matters involving government enforcement defense. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pennsylvania, with a double major in Environmental Studies and Political Science.

Dorothy Windham

Digital Manager and Research Associate

Dorothy Windham is the Digital Manager and Research Associate at Campaign for Accountability. Dorothy supports the communications team by managing CfA’s digital presence, which includes social media, blogs, and newsletter outreach. She also handles digital communications for the Tech Transparency Project.

Before joining CfA, Dorothy worked as Digital Director for Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI). She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Brown University, with a major in Public Policy.

Board of Directors

Robin Brand

Robin Brand is the president of RMB Strategies, a political consulting firm. Previously, she held leadership positions in the Victory Fund and Gill Action.

Ben Fortney

Ben Fortney runs digital communications operations for the University of St. Augustine. He has almost two decades of experience in online advocacy and engagement for mission-driven organizations.

Derek Martin

Derek Martin is Director of Research and Campaigns at Accountable.US where he oversees investigative research efforts. In his previous roles as director and research director of Allied Progress, Derek has been involved in initiatives to defend the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), protect payday loan borrowers, and end discriminatory lending practices.


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