CREW’s Crew

Noah Bookbinder, Executive Director

Noah Bookbinder became CREW’s Executive Director in March 2015. Prior to joining CREW, he served from 2013 to 2015 as Director of the Office of Legislative and Public Affairs at the United States Sentencing Commission, where he helped guide the Commission on important policy decisions including its historic 2014 action to reduce sentences for most federal drug offenders. Learn more about Noah Bookbinder.

Anne L. Weismann, Chief Counsel
Anne Weismann serves as CREW's Chief Counsel. Prior to joining CREW, Ms. Weismann served as Deputy Chief of the Enforcement Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission, where she had responsibility for all of the Bureau's telecommunications matters. Before that, she worked in the Civil Division of the Department of Justice, where she served as an Assistant Branch Director with supervisory responsibility over banking litigation, housing litigation, and from 1995 until 2002, all government information litigation. This included litigation under the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act, the Federal Advisory Committee Act and statutes governing federal and presidential records. Prior to that she worked in the Solicitor's Office of the Department of Labor. Ms. Weismann received her B.A. magna cum laude from Brown University and her J.D. from George Washington University’s National Law Center.

Matt Corley, Research Director
Matt Corley is the Research Director at CREW. Before joining the CREW team, Matt worked as an Assistant Editor at the Center for American Progress, where he wrote for ThinkProgress and The Progress Report. Originally from Newton, MA, Matt received his B.A. from Ithaca College and earned a M.A. in Political Science from George Washington University.

David Crockett, Research Associate
David Crockett is a Research Associate. Prior to joining CREW, David worked as a Research Associate for Governor Roy Barnes. A native of Atlanta, David graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Economics and Russian and Eastern European Studies.

Kerri Kolarik, Staff Assistant
Kerri Kolarik serves as CREW’s Staff Assistant. Prior to joining CREW, Kerri served as finance associate on a U.S. Senate campaign. She also interned in the Kentucky Secretary of State’s office and the Cargo Airline Association. She graduated from Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky with a double major in Political Science and Business Administration.

John Morgan, Research Associate
John Morgan is a research associate at CREW. Prior to joining CREW, John was a member of the due diligence research team at Morgan Stanley in New York. A native of Long Island, NY, John graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in English and received a Masters in Diplomacy through Norwich University.

Adam Rappaport, Senior Counsel
Adam Rappaport serves as CREW’s Senior Counsel. Prior to joining CREW, Mr. Rappaport practiced law at Levine, Sullivan, Koch & Schulz, L.L.P., where he represented members of the news media in seeking access to government records and proceedings and defended them in defamation cases. Before that, Mr. Rappaport served as a law clerk to Judge David G. Trager of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Mr. Rappaport covered Congress for National Journal’s CongressDaily and the States News Service before attending law school. Mr. Rappaport received his J.D. with honors from the University of Chicago and his B.A. from Wesleyan University.

Stephen Santulli, Deputy Communications Director
Stephen Santulli is the Deputy Communications Director for CREW. Before joining the organization, he worked in communications for Homes for the Homeless, a leading social service provider in New York. He has also worked as a copywriter for a political advertising agency and a research associate at National Journal. A New York native, he holds a B.A. from Georgetown University.

Melanie Sloan, Of Counsel
Melanie Sloan serves as Of Counsel to CREW, following 12 years as the group's founding Executive Director. She is a nationally recognized expert on congressional ethics. Prior to starting CREW, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia where, from 1998-2003, she successfully tried cases before dozens of judges and juries.

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