The Atlantic hosts political experts who discuss new poll findings regarding the American Dream.
Global Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Communications, FTI Consulting
Editorial Director, National Journal
Elizabeth Baker Keffer
Elizabeth leads The Atlantic’s gold-standard LIVE division as well as QuartzLIVE. She oversees events ranging from small, private roundtable dinners to large-scale, world-renowned festivals. Previously, she managed advertising, marketing, and corporate partnerships as the publisher of The Atlantic and EVP of Atlantic Media.
Ronald Brownstein, a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of presidential campaigns, is Atlantic Media’s editorial director, in charge of long-term editorial strategy. He also writes a weekly column and regularly contributes other pieces for both National Journal and The Atlantic, and coordinates political coverage and activities across publications produced by Atlantic Media. Mr. Brownstein also writes for 2012 Decoded.
Prior to joining Atlantic Media, Brownstein was the national affairs columnist for the Los Angeles Times. He has also served as the Times' national political correspondent and the author of the weekly Washington Outlook column. Brownstein is a National Journal alumnus, having served as the magazine's White House and national politics correspondent from 1983-1986, and then as its west coast correspondent through 1989. He appears regularly on national television, including NBC, ABC, CBS, and MSNBC, and served as a political analyst for CNN from 1998 through 2004. His sixth and most recent book, The Second Civil War: How Extreme Partisanship Has Paralyzed Washington and Polarized America, was published by Penguin in November 2007.
Throughout his career, Mr. Reilly has provided strategic counsel to clients facing a wide variety of complex issues, focusing particularly on the associated communications challenges. He has led a myriad of innovative communications programs that have advanced the business objectives of his clients in many different industries, including energy, telecommunications, healthcare, financial services and transportation.
Mr. Reilly is a nationally-recognized communications strategist and business consultant. Adept at identifying the full dimensions of a complicated problem, Mr. Reilly leads teams of consultants in developing a clear communications strategy and mounting multi-disciplinary campaigns to protect and enhance clients’ enterprise value. His extensive background in both political campaign management and attitudinal research makes him particularly suited to solve strategic complex communications assignments.
Before becoming global CEO, Mr. Reilly served as the practice’s President and CEO in the Americas. He was also head of the practice's Strategy Consulting & Research team, a specialized offering focused on solving communications challenges through research, analysis and strategic consulting.
Before joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Reilly was founder and CEO of Westhill Partners, a leading communications consulting firm.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Reilly served as a campaign advisor to prominent public officials throughout the United States and the developing world, overseeing a number of public opinion studies that informed communications campaigns.