Kris Brown, Co-President
Kris Brown serves as Brady's Co-President, 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 Brady and to her role as Co-President.
Avery W. Gardiner, Co-President
Avery W. Gardiner is the Co-President at Brady. 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 Brady, 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.
Lisa Revitte, Chief Operating Officer
Jonathan E. Lowy, Vice President, Legal Action Project
Jonathan E. Lowy is the Vice President, Legal Action Project, at the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Since 1997 Jon has argued in courts across the country to reduce gun violence, providing pro bono legal representation to victims of gun violence in lawsuits to reform dangerous gun industry practices, and assisting governments and public officials in defense of reasonable gun laws. Jon has litigated gun-related cases in over 30 states, successfully arguing several precedent-setting cases establishing gun industry liability and Second Amendment law, obtaining several multi-million dollar settlements, and reforming gun industry practices. Jon has been named one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America by Lawdragon magazine for the past 5 years, and has published numerous articles on gun litigation and policy including, The Right Not To Be Shot: Public Safety, Private Guns, and the Constellation of Constitutional Liberties in the Georgetown Journal of Law and Policy. He graduated from Harvard College and the University of Virginia School of Law.
Robert Disney, Vice President, Organizing
Robert Bowers Disney comes to Brady 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.
Bindu Macchiavello, Vice President, Finance
Bindu Macchiavello is the Director of Finance for Brady. 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.