Todd Kinzle

Chief Executive Officer

       Brian Mavis


Janet Vestal Kelly

Vice President Strategic Partnerships

Julie Mavis

Vice President of Operations

Kristin Allender

Vice President of State Development

Laurie Zauche

Director of Operations

Brian Edman

I Belong Project™ Creative Director

Paula Hoogland

Dream Makers
National Project Director

      Lisel Atherton

     I Belong Project™ Director


Elle Flowers

Social Media Director

Krista Petty

State Success
Resource Manager

Shelby Merten

 I Belong Project™ National Manager

Annika Marek-Barta

Digital Content Manager

Amy Booth


Marty Hyde


Leah Busboom


Christina Bauer


Tori Petersen


Embo Tshimanga


Travis Vangsnes

Contracted Grant Writer

Lindy Johnson

Contracted Trauma Trainer

Danny Johnson

Contracted Project Manager

Board Members

Tim Shirk
Chairman of Board

Director of Fox River Partners
Todd Kinzle
Board Member

CEO America’s Kids Belong

Joe Ritchie
Board Member

Chairman of Fox River Partners


50-State brings a unique perspective to issue management, having overseen political campaigns, issue-advocacy efforts, and policy development in both parties in all 50 states. They provide insights into how states make decisions – and how to influence those decisions – regardless of what party is in office. 50-State provides issue advocacy, public relations, and public affairs strategies, as well as high-level political intelligence, to those who do business with, or are regulated by, state government.

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