Michele Stockwell serves as the executive director of BPC Action. Prior to joining BPC Action, she was the policy director for then-House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, overseeing a policy team focused on setting and advancing the majority’s congressional agenda. Previously, she worked as a senior policy advisor to former Senator Joe Lieberman and as a legislative aide to former Representative Dave McCurdy.
Laura Hall is managing director of BPC Action. Prior to joining BPC Action, Hall spent eight years on the staff of former Representative Dennis Moore, a member of the Financial Services and Budget Committees. For the last five of those years, Hall served as Moore’s legislative director. In that role, she developed and coordinated the legislative agenda and floor strategy for the congressman on a wide range of issues, working closely with House leadership, senior committee staff, and key caucuses. Additionally, she advised the congressman on international relations, defense, homeland security, trade, and immigration policy. Hall has a bachelor’s degree in diplomacy and foreign affairs from Miami University in Oxford, OH, and an M.A. in legislative affairs from George Washington University.
Kimberly Dean serves as a director for BPC Action. Prior to joining BPC Action, she worked for former Senator Jim Bunning for 10 years. Dean served the legislative office in several capacities, including legislative assistant, legislative director, counsel, and chief of staff. In these roles, she oversaw Bunning’s efforts on a wide range of legislative issues, supporting the senator’s work on the Senate Finance Committee, Banking Committee, Energy Committee, and Budget Committee. Dean also developed and coordinated political and Senate floor strategy, and was responsible for supervising the senator’s D.C.-based legislative and press staff.
Michael Kelley is a director with BPC Action. Prior to joining BPC Action, he worked in various roles at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as the principal advisor to the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, and senior Department officials on all matters pertaining to Congress and state and local governments.
Previously, Mike worked as Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director to former Rep. Marlin Stutzman (IN-03), managing Stutzman’s work on the House Committees on Financial Services and Budget, and legislative assistant to former Rep. Steve Buyer (IN-04), managing Buyer’s work on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce in the areas of commerce, trade and consumer protection. Mike also has extensive experience in the government/legislative relations world having worked for the Natural Products Association, Mayer Brown, and the Moffett Group.
Marcie Smith serves as Associate Director for BPC Action. Prior to BPC Action, Smith was a professional staff member with the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. She also managed the energy, environment, and agriculture portfolio as Legislative Assistant to Sen. Kennedy (R-LA) and Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA). She also worked for the American Chemistry Council and served in the Delaware State Senate.
Loren Long is communications manager of BPC Action. Prior to joining BPC Action, Long was the communications manager at the Millennial Action Project, a nonprofit activating young lawmakers to bridge the partisan divide and develop future-focused policy solutions. She began her career in communications as the first-ever publicist for Regnery History where she designed and executed national media campaigns, including a national bestseller. She also has a background in political campaigns, having served on Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam’s first and second gubernatorial campaigns and as campaign manager for a Tennessee State House candidate.
Matt Sifert serves as Legislative Assistant for BPC Action. Prior to joining BPC Action, he worked for former Senator Jeff Flake for over two years. Sifert served the legislative team in several capacities, including legislative assistant, aide, and correspondent. In these positions, he oversaw Flake’s efforts on a range of legislative issues, including tax, banking, financial services, and budget. He is a graduate of The King’s College, in New York, NY, with a degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics.
Marlies Dikkers is the project coordinator for the BPC Action team. Prior to joining BPC Action, she was a Fellow for public relations firm VOX Global, where she conducted media relations and outreach on behalf of health care, education, technology, financial services, and automotive clients. Dikkers attended American University and graduated with a degree in International Relations and Business. During her time at AU, she interned for Senator Tom Udall and worked for a global public strategy firm. Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, she interned on President Obama’s re-election campaign before moving to D.C.
Hannah Hardin is the project coordinator for BPC Action’s Paid Family Leave Taskforce. Prior to joining BPC Action, Hannah was a staff assistant for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Hannah graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in International Studies and a minor in Non-Profit Administration. During her time at OU, she interned for Senator James Lankford, BPC Action, and the Senate Committee on Homeland Security.
Neha Srinivasan is the project assistant for BPC Action. Prior to joining BPC Action, she was the executive assistant to the managing partner of Sovereign Infrastructure Group. She also completed a fellowship at Stride Policy Solutions where she worked on education and early childhood policy initiatives. Srinivasan is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington where she received degrees in International Studies and Spanish. During her undergraduate career, she completed two internships with Kentucky State Government, first with the Department of Education and Workforce Development and later with the Kentucky Senate Democratic Leadership. She also interned with the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Budget.