Subject Matter Experts

Sunlight has a number of spokespeople on staff who are subject matter experts in their field of work. Our experts can provide you with critical insight into the changing regulations and cutting-edge technologies that are transforming our government and the way that the public interacts with their elected officials. Contact the Communications team (at right) to arrange an interview or speaking opportunity.

John Wonderlich

Executive Director |  @johnwonderlich

John Wonderlich is one of the nation’s foremost advocates for open government. John spearheads Sunlight’s goal of improving  government by opening up key data sources and information to make government more accountable to citizens. He is an authority on transparency policy, from legislation and accountability in Congress to ethics and information policy in the executive branch. John has spoken internationally on technology and transparency and has testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He has appeared on NPR, Fox News and C-SPAN, and his expertise has been cited by The New York Times, The Washington Post and other media outlets.

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Alex Howard

Deputy Director | @digiphile

Alexander B. Howard is the Deputy Director of the Sunlight Foundation, where he spearheads policy initiatives, civic engagement and reform efforts across all levels of governance. He is an internationally recognized expert in open governance initiatives, from proactive disclosures to data-driven journalism and the use of interactive media by governments. Howard has been recognized twice by The Washingtonian Magazine as one of Washington’s “TechTitans,” which called him a “respected trend-spotter and chronicler of government’s use of new media.” He has appeared on-air as an analyst for NPR, WHYY, WAMU, Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera America, Washington Post TV, WJLA and a guest on The Kojo Nnamdi Show, and quoted in the New York Times, Washington Post, Guardian, Wall Street Journal, NPR and dozens of international, state and local outlets. Howard has held fellowships at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School and the Networked Transparency Policy Project in the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Stephen Larrick

Open Cities Director

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Stephen Larrick is the Open Cities Director for the Sunlight Foundation, where he leads a team dedicated to improving transparency and accountability in communities across the United Staes. His current efforts focus on facilitating the adoption and implementation of meaningful, sustainable open data policies in dozens of American cities participating in the What Works Cities initiative. He is widely recognized as an expert on local governance in the digital age.

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