Our Staff

Katherine Gehl

Founder & Chairman

Katherine M. Gehl is a business leader, entrepreneur, author, and speaker. Corresponding with the release of her first book, “The Politics Industry,” co-authored with...

Solomon Lieberman

Co-Executive Director

As co-executive director, Solomon is responsible for the overall growth and strategy of The Institute for Political Innovation. Solomon is a seasoned political innovator...

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Aaron Menenberg

Co-Executive Director

Aaron Menenberg leads the assemblage and mobilization of a national network of leaders from business, philanthropy, politics, think tanks and academia, and other sectors...

Brian Cannon

Director of Campaigns

As the Director of Campaigns, Brian guides and supports state efforts to pass Final-Five Voting. He also plays an integral part in IPI’s growing...

Robert Christmann

Marketing & Communications Intern

Robert Christmann provides support to the Marketing & Communications Director in managing the IPI brand through design and social media. In addition, Robert assists...

Sylvie Doppelt

Chief-of-Staff

Sylvie Doppelt serves as both a strategist and operative to optimize and accelerate IPI’s nationwide political innovation work. In partnership with Chair, Katherine Gehl,...

Sara Eskrich

Senior Advisor

Sara Eskrich serves as Senior Advisor to IPI and as the Executive Director of Democracy Found in Wisconsin. She advises on strategy and state...

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Kendra Hartman

General Counsel and Board Member

Kendra Hartman is General Counsel and a board member at IPI. As a senior member of the leadership team, Kendra sets strategy and manages...

Scott Kendall

Senior Advisor

Scott Kendall is an experienced litigator and appellate advocate who brings a depth of expertise as a strategic consultant. He is well known for...

Starlyn Matheny

Marketing & Communications Director

Starlyn Matheny manages the IPI brand, and is a key player in start-ing up and supporting Final-Five Voting campaign efforts across the country. She...

Rachel Rappaport

Fellow, Deputy Chief-of-Staff

Rachel serves as key support to Chair Katherine Gehl and works to optimize and accelerate IPI’s exposure, impact, and leverage. In managing IPI’s digital...

Shea Siegert

National Campaigns Advisor

Shea Siegert is an Anchorage resident, who has worked in and around Alaska politics for five years. He spent 3 sessions working for Republican...

Chandlelyn Wilson

Executive Assistant

Chandlelyn serves as the executive assistant to IPI’s co-executive directors. In her role, she provides administrative support to both executive directors in their efforts...