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.
Jennifer Ahearn, Policy Counsel
Jennifer Ahearn serves as CREW's Policy Counsel. Prior to joining CREW, Jennifer worked in the Office of General Counsel of the United States Sentencing Commission and served as a law clerk to Judge Thomas B. Russell of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky. Jennifer received her J.D. and LL.M. degrees from Duke Law and her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
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.
Alison Grass, Research Associate
Alison Grass is a Research Associate. Prior to joining CREW, Alison worked as a researcher for the Water Program at Food & Water Watch. An Alabama native, Alison received her B.A. in Mass Communicaions from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning (M.U.R.P.) degree from Alabama A&M University.
Madeline Kirsch, Staff Assistant
Madeline Kirsch is CREW's Staff Assistant. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a B.A. in Politics and is a native of Rhode Island. During summer breaks, Madeline interned for both members of the RI delegation to the United States Senate.
John Morgan, Research Associate
John Morgan is a Research Associate. 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, Adam practiced law at Levine, Sullivan, Koch & Schulz, L.L.P., representing members of the news media, and served as a law clerk to Judge David G. Trager of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Adam covered Congress for National Journal’s CongressDaily before attending law school. Adam received his J.D. with honors from the University of Chicago and his B.A. from Wesleyan 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.