BRIAN GORDON, Esq., is a practicing attorney with 30 years of experience in civil rights, constitutional law, and trusts and estates. Brian is a former member of the Lower Merion Township Board of Commissioners representing the 12th Ward. He served as co-counsel in the 2017-18 federal congressional redistricting case, Agre v Wolf, and co-drafted the CCFD amicus briefs to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in the 2018 state redistricting case League of Women Voters v PA. These briefs contained a step-by-step guide to neutral redistricting which became a template for the PA Court’s 2018 Remedial Pennsylvania Congressional map. Brian serves as CCFD Co-Chair and Co-Treasurer and leads the CCFD Legal Team.
ANNE C. HANNA, PhD(c) is a doctoral candidate in mechanical engineering at Georgia Tech and a Philadelphia resident. She served as an expert witness in the 2017-18 federal congressional redistricting case, Agre v Wolf, analyzing the data that was used to produce the gerrymandered 2011 Pennsylvania congressional map. After the end of that case, she provided technical expertise for two amicus briefs during the remedial phase of the successful state-level litigation against that same map, LWV v PA. These briefs exposed the respondents’ attempted stealth re-gerrymander in their remedial map proposal and offered a fairer design methodology and alternative map, many elements of which made an appearance in the Court’s final remedial design. Anne won Honorable Mention for her congressional map submission in Fall 2018 PA Draw the Lines competition, and 1st place for her congressional map submission (exploring incumbent protection issues) in the Spring 2019 PA Draw the Lines competition. Anne is an invited charter member of the PA Committee of Seventy Citizen Map Corps. She serves as CCFD Co-Chair and Co-Secretary and co-leads the CCFD Data Science Team.
ROBERT WILLIAMS, MSAE, MSTM, MSGIS, was program manager and strategic planner for The Boeing Company for 29 years, and previously developed technology policies for the US Government. He currently teaches management of innovation at Temple University’s Fox School of Business. Robert won Honorable Mention (with cash award) for his state senate map submission, applying the CCFD methodology, in the Fall 2019 PA Draw the Lines competition. Robert is an invited charter member of PA Committee of Seventy Citizen Map Corps. He serves as CCFD strategic planner, project coordinator and map developer.
LEE HACHADOORIAN, PhD, is a geographer at Temple University, and teaches courses in geographic information systems and geospatial programming. Lee worked as a database and software developer for a decade before beginning graduate studies in GIS and geography. His research is broadly concerned with applying geospatial technologies to topics such as gerrymandering, urban inequality, segregation, and spatial structures of local governments. He co-leads the CCFD Data Science Team.
ROBERT HESS, PhD, CFA®, a retired economist, has a background in quantitative techniques and the creation of presentations and reports suitable for public consumption. Bob has nearly forty years’ experience in government policy analysis, investment research, private consulting, and economic forecasting. He serves on the CCFD Data Science Team.
JAN SWENSON, JD, MEd, is a retired lawyer, businesswoman and public school educator with experience in democracy and voting rights activism. Jan practiced corporate and administrative law in Washington, DC and Philadelphia for six years, worked in the business world for three years, and taught elementary school for almost 19 years. She serves as CCFD
Co-Secretary and Co-Treasurer and leads the CCFD Communications/Media Team.
JASON MAGIDSON, PhD, is a businessman, advocate and activist for social justice. He served as a plaintiff in the 2017-18 federal congressional redistricting case, Agre v Wolf. Jason has had a long career in business transformation, change management, and the creation of collaborative workplaces and communities. His publications include two books in his field and several articles, including in the Harvard Business Review. Jason serves on the CCFD Communications/Media Team.