Todd Kinzle

Chief Executive Officer

Brian Mavis


Julie Mavis

Vice President of Programs

Kristin Allender

Vice President of State Development

Nanette Kirsch

Vice President of Marketing and Communications 

Justin DeMoss

Vice President of Development

Laurie Zauche

Senior Director of Operations

Brian Edman

I Belong Project™ Creative Director

Paula Hoogland

Dream Makers
National Project Director

 Lisel Atherton

  I Belong Project™
National Director

Elle Flowers

Social Media Director

Krista Petty

National Foster
Friendly Director

Shelby Merten

 I Belong Project™ National Manager

Annika Marek-Barta

Digital Content Manager

Travis Vangsnes

State Success Manager

Amy Booth


Marty Hyde


Leah Busboom


Christina Bauer


Lindy Johnson

Contracted Trauma Trainer

Board Members

Tim Shirk
Chairman of Board

Director of Fox River Partners
Todd Kinzle
Board Member

CEO America’s Kids Belong


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.

2021 Impact Report

Key Impacts 2021: Printable Infographic


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