About Fair Share
Fair Share stands for an America where everyone gets their fair share, pays their fair share, and does their fair share; and where everybody plays by the same rules.
Cassandra McKee, Managing Director
Cassandra McKee is the Managing Director for Fair Share. Prior to joining the team she was the Program Director for USAction, where she worked for 10 years as a staff leader, organizer and campaigner. Cassandra previously led grassroots campaigns for the National Network for Youth and coordinated voter education efforts for the American Association of University Women. She began her organizing career as a canvasser for the Fund for Public Interest while in college, and upon graduation in 1997, as a New Jersey PIRG campus organizer. In December 2008 Cassandra received the Midwest Academy’s Heather Award, which is given annually to an outstanding woman organizer. She holds a degree in Women’s Studies from Drew University and has served on the board of Calvary Women’s Services, a non-profit organization that provides housing and supportive services to homeless women in Washington, D.C. Cassandra lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and two sons.
Sean Garren, Program Director
Sean Garren is the Program Director for Fair Share. Sean Garren comes to Fair Share with an advocacy and organizing background spanning eight years. A graduate of Dartmouth College, Sean's career in politics has included running the clean energy program for a national environmental group and directing a region of citizen outreach offices as well as several individual offices raising funding, registering voters and getting out the vote. During his career, Sean has lobbied extensively in the U.S. Congress and Administrative Agencies; written or edited reports on energy issues; and been quoted in leading media outlets such as The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today and the Wall Street Journal. Outside of work, Sean enjoys running along the national mall, hiking and cooking.
Meredith Small, National Field Director
Meredith Small is the National Field Director for Fair Share. Meredith joined Fair Share in 2012 and previously served as the Executive Director for Toxics Action Center, a regional community organizing group in New England. Meredith has coordinated numerous voter contact and persuasion field efforts, including the Community Voters Project work in 2012 to register and turn out African American and Latino voters; Fair Share's 2010 work in Pennsylvania; MoveOn PAC's voter registration campaign in Virginia and the Ft. Collins voter contact office for Progressive Future, now Fair Share, in November of 2008. Meredith began her field work in 2003 when she organized students to take action on environmental, poverty, affordable education, and democracy reform campaigns in California, Oregon and New York. Meredith is a born and raised Texan currently living in Maine.
Craig Auster, Deputy Political Director
Prior to joining Fair Share, Craig Auster served as the Development & Political Associate at USAction/USAction Education Fund, a national network of state organizations fighting for economic, social and racial justice. In this role, Craig helped raise a $3 million budget, manage the electoral campaign program and the USAction for a True Majority PAC. Craig has worked on the finance team for several successful Congressional candidates, including serving as the finance director for now-Congresswoman Terri Sewell’s campaign in the open Alabama 7th District seat. Congresswoman Sewell set AL fundraising records and overcame two better-known opponents to become Alabama’s first African-American Congresswoman. Craig also participated in EMILY’s List Campaign Corps program, one of the most effective Democratic political training programs. Craig graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from Brown University in 2008.
Nathan Proctor, National Campaign Director
Nathan Proctor is a National Campaign Director with Fair Share. Before joining Fair Share, Nathan's seven-year advocacy and organizing experience includes managing the Public Interest Network's Online Lab, a test bed for advanced online campaign tactics, and overseeing communications for CALPIRG, Environment California and a number of other advocacy organizations. He lives in Arlington, Massachusetts with his wife and son.
Board of Directors
Maureen Kirk, President, Board of Directors
Maureen Kirk (Mo) has served in key leadership roles in the public interest advocacy community for over two decades in both Oregon and Colorado. Her career of grassroots activism got its start while she was a student at the University of Oregon during the Reagan years. During her professional career in Oregon from 1989-2005, she directed campus organizing efforts on environmental and consumer issues, advocated public interest policy reform at the state legislative and local level, managed a statewide non-profit organization, and helped lead statewide ballot initiative campaigns from recycling to campaign finance reform. Now she provides organizational back up and support to a large network of non-profits. Mo is a lifelong westerner, having grown up in Idaho, lived in Oregon for twenty years, and moved to Colorado in 2006, where she lives with her husband in Littleton.
Naomi Roth, Secretary, Board of Directors
Naomi Roth serves as the Associate Director of Training with The Training Center. Prior to joining The Training Center, for six years Ms. Roth was the Executive Director of Green Corps, an organization that is devoted to training the next generation of environmental leaders while making a difference to critical environmental campaigns. Through a combination of classroom training and policy campaign placements, the program offers intensive training to thirty-five young organizers per year, eighty-seven percent of whom continue to build careers in public interest after graduation. Ms. Roth had previously served for four years as a Senior Organizing Director for Green Corps. Among her contributions to Green Corps, Ms. Roth played a key role in developing the classroom training program, increased the size of the program, and launched the donor program, which now raises $100,000 per year. She has also done field work on numerous electoral campaigns, including playing a senior role in a 650-person field effort to elect President Obama. She also coordinated issue campaigns with organizations such as the Pew Environment Group, Corporate Accountability International, National Parks Conservation Association, Sierra Club, and the World Wildlife Fund. She received a BA in American Studies at Skidmore College in 1998.
Pete Maysmith, Treasurer, Board of Directors
Pete Maysmith is the Executive Director of Colorado Conservation Voters, a statewide non-profit that works to turn conservation values into Colorado priorities. Pete began doing organizing work immediately after graduating from Duke University in 1991. Over the course of the last 19 years Pete has done on-the-ground organizing, run state and national field campaigns, lobbied at the city, state, and national level, done extensive earned media work, directed statewide candidate and ballot campaigns, run a statewide non-profit, and served as senior leadership staff of national organizations. Pete brings energy, passion, hard work, and creativity to the non-profit work he does. He moved back to his home state of Colorado in 1996 and lives with his wife and two red-haired daughters in Denver. He completed an evening law degree from the University of Denver in December of 2008, graduating with honors. In whatever spare time he can find he trains for marathons, bikes, reads, and cooks.