Staff

Mario K. Salazar

Federal Legislative Director
(202) 546-9707
Mario Salazar is the Federal Legislative Director for U.S. PIRG and is responsible for implementing legislative campaigns on U.S. PIRG’s issues at the federal level.

Chris MacKenzie

Digital and Communications Director
202-309-7010

Mike Litt

Consumer Program Advocate
202-461-3830
Mike Litt works to educate and activate consumers to stand up to Wall Street and other special interests who threaten our financial security.

Dev Gowda

Public Health Advocate
Dev Gowda has worked as an advocate for the PIRGs since October 2013.

Elise Orlick

Democracy Associate
(202) 461-3825
Elise works to require disclosure of corporate political spending, to pass a Constitutional Amendment to overturn Citizens United and to get big money out of politics.

John Olivieri

21st Century Transportation Campaign Director
(617) 747-4388
John Olivieri is the 21st Century Transportation Campaign Director. John is experienced campaigner with a half-dozen prior campaigns under his belt, reflecting races at the local, state, and national levels.

Michelle Surka

Campaign Organizer
617-747-4386
Michelle Surka works as a campaign organizer to increase transparency in government settlement agreements signed with corporations accused of wrongdoing.

Ethan Senack

Higher Education Advocate
(202) 546-9707 x321
Ethan Senack works to make textbooks more affordable, keep debt repayment manageable, and protect student consumers.

Anya Vanecek

Public Health Digital Campaigner
(303) 573-5995 x387
Anya Vanecek is the digital campaigner for the organization's public health program.

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