icitizen appoints Vin Weber and Nancy Roman to board of directors
Civic tech company brings on two distinguished board members
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 18, 2016) -- icitizen, a leading civic engagement solution, announced today the appointment of John Vincent “Vin” Weber and Nancy Roman as the two newest additions to the company’s board of directors.
“With decades of renowned professional experience spanning government, public policy, business and nonprofits, both appointees have a proven track record of driving results and recurring success for diverse companies,” said Russell P. Reeder, co-founder and CEO of icitizen. “Their guidance will be invaluable as we move forward in the next phase of the company’s growth.”
Vin Weber is a partner at lobbying firm Mercury, where he provides strategic advice to companies with matters before the legislative and executive branches of the federal government. From 1981 to 1993, Weber served in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District. He was a member of the Appropriations Committee and an elected member of the House Republican leadership. He serves as an advisor to senior elected officials in D.C. and has counseled numerous presidential campaigns.
Nancy E. Roman is president and CEO of the Capital Area Food Bank in Washington, D.C., a 60 million enterprise which feeds more than 500,000 people in Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland. Roman formerly directed public/private partnerships and communications at the United Nations’ World Food Programme, the world’s largest humanitarian agency; was vice-president at the Council on Foreign Relations and ran a political and financial forecasting company whose clients included premier Wall Street hedge funds. Roman began her career as a journalist and eventually served as press secretary and foreign affairs advisor to the late U.S. Rep. Clay Shaw Jr.
“Technology holds the potential to transform civic engagement – just as it has transformed social engagement and professional engagement,” Roman said. “I’m proud to put my energy behind icitizen’s effort to climb that hill.”
“They are dedicated to bipartisanship, open government and their life’s work has been driven by a need to make the world a better place,” Reeder said. “This makes them the perfect fit with icitizen’s mission to transform the way people communicate on civic issues, connect with their communities and promote meaningful change.”
On icitizen, users share and weigh in on civic issues that matter most to them. Their
ideas and interests can be up-voted and when they gain enough traction, they are populated on their elected officials’ pages. Constituents can keep their representatives accountable by keeping track of whether or not their concerns are being addressed. They follow their interests, elected officials, organizations and schools to stay abreast of personalized trending issues, and participate in relevant polls to make their voices count.
icitizen is the hub for your civic life. As a nonpartisan app, icitizen is a trusted resource that connects citizens to the information, organizations and elected representatives most relevant to them. Through icitizen, citizens easily promote and stay informed on important issues and vote in polls to create meaningful change. Anonymous poll results and public opinion data are shared with representatives, organizations, companies and other stakeholders to inform policy. Using representative sampling based on U.S. Census targets, icitizen’s polling services help policymakers drive sound, data-driven decisions.