AP Board is in formation



Jeff Clements

President & Board Member

Previously a partner in a major Boston law firm and the chief of a 100-person public law enforcement bureau in the state Attorney General’s Office, Jeff is a constitutional lawyer who authored Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy From Big Money & Global Corporations. He is the co-founder of Free Speech For People, a national non-partisan, not-for-profit campaign to strengthen American democracy and founder of Whaleback Partners LLC, which provides sustainable financing to businesses in the local agriculture economy.


John Wass

Board Chair

John previously was a key executive who grew Staples from 3 stores to over 1000 and managed many of Staples’s programs including prototype store, and developed the B2B business and a $10B+ global supply chain. John also co-founded and built a state-of-the-art healthcare information company, which sold to Cardinal Healthcare. He now serves as CEO of Profit Isle, Inc.


Michele Sutter

Board Member

Michele is a teacher, former story editor at HBO, theater artist and producer who co-founded Money Out, Voters In, (MOVI) a non-partisan, all-volunteer organization dedicated to the establishment of a 28th Amendment to renew and restore American democracy. MOVI’s efforts were critical to the successful passage of a Los Angeles municipal ballot measure calling for an amendment resolution. Michele led the campaign of The Overturn Citizens United Act through the CA Legislature, which qualified for the 2014 statewide ballot and became Proposition 49. (Prop 49 is awaiting a hearing date and the disposition of the Court to determine if it will appear on the California ballot in 2016.)