VIP Advisory Board Biographies
Dr Lorrie Faith Cranor
Lorrie is a Senior Technical Staff Member in the Secure Systems Research Dept at AT&T Labs-Research where she has been involved in a number of voting research projects. Her graduate research focused on online electronic voting system design. Lorrie is a Democrat.
Paul is a former Director of Elections in St Louis County Missouri and heads the Outreach Department of the University of Missouri-St Louis. Paul has extensive experience monitoring elections around the world, and is Chairman of the Education and Training Committee of the IACREOT (International Association of Clerks, Recorders Election Officers and Treasurers).
Veronica heads the Washington Semester Program at American University in Washington, D.C. She has an extensive background in broadcast communications and political science.
District of Columbia
Jenni is a Senior Policy Analyst with The Sentencing Project and former Public Policy Coordinator for the ACLUs National Prison Project, and is an advocate of uniform policy for restoration of former offender voting rights. Jenni has a BA in Education and English from the University of London, England, and an MBA from Pepperdine University.
Mr Meredith is a former civil rights activist who integrated the University of Mississippi in the 1960's. He is currently an author, publisher and heads a new foundation for black youth. Mr Meredith is a Republican.
Joe is a former Reagan official, wall street broker and businessman, actively in Republican party politics and Hispanic organizations. Joe currently is an independent corporate financial consultant.
John is founder and President of True Ballot, Inc., an elections system designer and supplier for private elections (associations, corporations, unions). John is a Democrat who heads up VIP's study of electronic voting systems.
Mark is an investment counselor and former candidate from Maryland, with an extensive public service and communications background, including service with the U.S. Department of State and Voice of America. Mark serves as co-Chairman of VIPs Minority Outreach Committee.
Hans A Von Spakovsky
Hans is a member of the Fulton County Election Board and an attorney. He is an election reform advocate who has organized and written about various weaknesses in current American election law. Hans is a Republican.
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