Our Board

Ellen Hodgson Brown

Chairman and President

Ellen Brown, J.D., developed her research skills as an attorney practicing civil litigation in Los Angeles. She is the author of 11 books, and will be releasing another in 2011 focused on public banking. In Web of Debt, her most recent book, she traces the history and evolution of the current private banking system. She shows how it has usurped the power to create money from the people themselves, and how we the people can get it back. Ellen has written nearly 100 articles on this subject since Web of Debt was first published, and is the inspiration and thought leader behind the Public Banking Institute, where she serves as Chairman and President. She has degrees from UC Berkeley and UCLA School of Law.

Ann Tulintseff

Ann Tulintseff is an electrical engineer with 20 years experience in the aerospace industry. She became interested in the topic of monetary reform and public banking after reading Ellen Brown's book, "Web of Debt." Ann is the author of a book review of "Web of Debt," entitled "The government is in debt to private banks that
pretend to have money," published in March, 2009, on
OnlineJournal.com. Ann has Ph.D., E.E., S.M., and S.B. degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.

Marc Armstrong

Marc Armstrong is a business development and communications consultant. Having worked for IBM Finance with both BofA and Wells Fargo Wholesale Banking Divisions as primary customers, Marc is very familiar with the operational requirements for wholesale banks. Marc became interested in the topic of monetary reform and public banking after reading Ellen Brown's book, "Web of Debt." Marc has an MBA from the Anderson School of Business at UCLA.

Mike Krauss

Mike Krauss is a former officer of county and state government, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Republican State Committee and an advisor to regional and national political and public policy organizations. His public service has focused on energy and water conservation, rural housing rehabilitation and historic preservation. Mike has broad experience in North American and international commerce. He is the author of the forthcoming fiction "Pursuits of Happiness," and his by line has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Philadelphia Inquirer and regularly the Bucks County Courier Times. He is currently researching a social study of post World War II suburban United States.

Robert Bows

Robert Bows is a political economist (Stanford), television producer/writer/director, novelist, playwright, and President of Mobile Learning Associates, specialists in sales, communications, and training applications for mobile devices. In the ‘70’s, Robert wrote the home rule charter and various public laws for the Town of Ward, Colorado, including the design of voting by mail procedures that were forerunners to the current widespread practice. Recently, he was one of the drafters of the Declaration of Accountability, which aims to document legal abuses and moral transgressions by governments and corporations. He blogs at The Pulse of Learning.

Staff includes:

Marc Armstrong, Executive Director

Bob Bows, Communications Director

Mike Krauss, National Alliance Manager, Public Banking Coalition

Pam Hartwell-Herrero, Development Director

Frank Nuessle, Research Director

Eleanor LeCain, Public Relations Manager

Susan Harman, National Volunteer Coordinator

Randy Johnston, National Alliance Manager, Move OUR Money Coalition

Yannick Phillips, Community Liason, Program Office

Elinor Averyt, Program Manager, Program Office

Walt McRee, Senior Consultant

Gabriel Peña, Database Manager

Ed Sather (former BND SVP),
Senior Consultant

Volunteer Team