Dan Gross, President
Dan is building on Brady’s legacy of success with a goal of cutting gun deaths in half by 2025. Even prior to joining Brady in February 2012, Dan has been one of the foremost leaders in the gun violence prevention movement, having co-founded and directed the Center to Prevent Youth Violence (formerly PAX) after his brother was severely wounded in a shooting at the Empire State Building in February 1997. Through his leadership at CPYV, Dan created and implemented life-saving public health and safety programs, including the ASK Campaign and SPEAK UP program, which Brady continues today. Dan was a close friend of Jim and Sarah Brady who were role models for what passion, perseverance, and sustained public engagement can accomplish, and he is honored they entrusted him to carry their work into the future. A highly regarded, dynamic and engaging speaker, Dan has been a leading spokesman for the gun violence prevention movement including at the annual TED Talk conference and in regular appearances on local and national television. Previously, Dan had served as the youngest-ever partner at the JWT advertising agency, managing accounts such as Kodak, Lipton, and Warner Lambert. Dan launched his advertising career at Lintas after earning a B.S. in Psychology, with a minor in Economics, with honors, from Tulane University. See full biography.
Lisa Revitte, Chief Operating Officer
Kris Brown, Brady's Chief Strategy Officer
Kris Brown serves as Brady's Chief Strategy Officer, helping to shape the strategic focus and direction of Brady's campaigns, and ensuring the successful coordination of Brady's critical national and field assets to achieve our goals. In this role, Kris serves as a member of the Executive Management Team and directly oversees the policy, organizing and communications functions. Kris started her career on Capitol Hill working for Congressman Jim Moran (on issues including gun violence prevention), before earning her law degree at George Mason School of Law and working on regulatory and complex commercial litigation for many years at the law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges. Most recently, Kris served as the Chief Legal & Administrative Officer to a publicly traded airline services company based in Switzerland, where she provided strategic oversight and direction to the legal, risk, communications and marketing functions as a member of the Executive Management Board during a high growth phase for the company. In addition to her long record of involvement in working on gun violence prevention policy, Kris brings considerable strategic management and functional expertise to the Brady campaign and to her role as CSO.
Avery W. Gardiner, Chief Legal Officer
Avery W. Gardiner is the Chief Legal Officer at the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. She is responsible for shaping and driving the organization's legal strategy, as well as providing legal advice to all of the organization's departments. Ms. Gardiner oversees the work of the Legal Action Program team, manages Brady's relationships with key legal partners, and integrates Brady's legal work into the overall strategy of the organization. She brings extensive litigation experience to the Brady Center, having represented both plaintiffs and defendants in complex litigation, including on behalf of the United States as a lawyer at the Department of Justice. Ms. Gardiner graduated with honors from Harvard College and Harvard Law School. She has practiced law with the firms of Kirkland & Ellis and WilmerHale, in addition to her DOJ experience. Most recently, she was an in-house counsel at Verizon Communications Inc. She began her career as a consultant at McKinsey & Company.
Jonathan E. Lowy, Director, Legal Action Project
Jonathan E. Lowy is the Director of the Legal Action Project at the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. For over 17 years he has helped reform dangerous gun industry practices through lawsuits on behalf of victims of gun violence, helped defend reasonable gun laws, and challenged gun lobby-backed laws that place Americans at risk. He has helped establish precedent in courts across the country holding irresponsible gun companies accountable for contributing to gun violence by negligently selling or designing guns; establishing that the Second Amendment allows for reasonable gun laws; and striking down gun lobby laws that restrict Americans’ rights and their ability to prevent gun violence. Mr. Lowy has been named one of the nation’s top 500 leading lawyers by Lawdragon magazine. He discusses firearms issues extensively in the media. He graduated from Harvard College and the University of Virginia School of Law.
Robert Disney, National Field Director
Robert Bowers Disney comes to the Brady Campaign from the Writers Guild of America. He began his career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa and continued his overseas work with the United Nations High Commission on Refugees where he oversaw refugee camp operations. Upon returning to the US, he helped manage the Peace Corp's response to the 2004 tsunami in southeast Asia and Hurricane Katrina in 2005. In 2007, he left the chaos of international disaster assistance for the serene world of American politics. He moved to Nevada with the Democratic Party to oversee preparations for the Presidential Caucus and the 2008 election. Since then, Robert has served as the Senior Regional Representative for the Sierra Club in Nevada where he ran issue advocacy campaigns and the Political Outreach Representative for the Writers Guild of America, which represents writers in television and film.
Jennifer Moffitt, Director of Marketing and Communications
Jennifer Moffitt comes to the Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence from the world of advertising. At Brady she manages the daily internal communications, priorities and details which support each campaign important to Brady; Finish the Job, Brady’s public health initiatives such as ASK and the stop Bad Apple Gun Dealers initiative. She began her career in professional photography and digital pre-press which gave her a solid production background before joining Arnold Worldwide in the late 1990’s. She was invited to initiate the traffic department at Porter Novelli’s creative group in Washington, DC. From there she moved to publication advertising production and sales management for several years before joining the Brady team. She is thrilled to put her energy into a cause that is helping to make a safer world.
Bindu Macchiavello, Director of Finance
Bindu Macchiavello is the Director of Finance at the Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence. She is responsible for implementing and managing financial-related activities across the organization which includes financial planning and analysis, financial reporting, financial systems management, accounting and treasury operations. Prior to joining Brady, Bindu was the Director of Financial Management and Business Operations at AARP where she established, managed and enhanced financial processes and was responsible for a $500M expense budget. Previously, Bindu was the Manager of Treasury Operations at US Airways where she developed processes to manage $11 billion in domestic and international cash transactions. Bindu is a CPA and has an MBA in Finance from George Washington University and a BS in Accounting from George Mason University.