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Strengthening the Brennan Center

Melissa Estok joins as executive director.

Published: November 8, 2023
Melissa Estok

The Brennan Center is now nearly three decades old and has grown significantly in recent years, with a staff of 160 and an urgent mission to strengthen American democracy. “With our recent growth, we sought to strengthen management and hire an executive director to help lead this next phase. I am thrilled to welcome Melissa Estok in this role, a seasoned professional with decades of experience,” said President and CEO Michael Waldman.

“She helped build Albright Stonebridge into a global company and has a long career in democracy promotion around the world. She will bring enormous new strength to our management at this critical time for the Brennan Center and our work.”