Markos Moulitsas is the founder and publisher of Daily Kos. Born in Chicago, he actually lived his early years in El Salvador until that nation’s civil war forced his family back to the United States. A US Army veteran, Markos served as an artillery fire direction specialist, stationed in both Oklahoma and Bamberg, Germany. After earning two degrees at Northern Illinois University, Markos earned his JD at Boston University. He and his wife moved to Berkeley, California, in 1999 and still live there today with their two children.
Michael Huttner is a corporate and political strategist, attorney, and entrepreneur. He recently served as the CEO of Fenton, the global social change agency. He previously served as president of the Huttner Group Inc., a Boulder-based firm that helps solve complex financial, communications, and public policy problems in a variety of industries. Michael has helped launch over forty different political organizations and has led communications “war rooms” for political and private clients.
Michael also is the founder of ProgressNow, a network of state-based communications organizations that moves people to action through communications and digital media. Described as the “crown jewel” of progressive investors’ efforts to build messaging power in the states, ProgressNow continues to expand, with more than 3.4 million members in twenty-three states.