When No One Is Watching
Ali Velshi
Ali Velshi is an MSNBC Anchor and Business Correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC.  Velshi has covered a wide range of breaking news events and global affairs throughout his career, including the global financial crisis and the debt crisis in Greece.  He has served as CNN's Chief Business Correspondent, anchor of CNN International's "World Business Today" and as host of CNN's weekly business roundtable "Your Money."  Velshi also co-hosted CNN's morning show, "American Morning."  An award-winning journalist, Ali was honored with a National Headliner Award for Business & Consumer Reporting for "How the Wheels Came Off," a special on the near collapse of the American auto industry.  His work on disabled workers and Chicago's red-light camera scandal in 2016 earned him two News and Documentary Emmy Award nominations, adding to a nomination in 2010 for his terrorism coverage.
Simone Campbell
Executive Director
Sister Simone Campbell has served as Executive Director of NETWORK since 2004. She is a religious leader, attorney and poet with extensive experience in public policy and advocacy for systemic change. In 2012, she was instrumental in organizing the "Nuns on the Bus" tour of nine states to oppose the "Ryan Budget" that would have decimated programs meant to help people in need. "Nuns on the Bus" received an avalanche of attention across the nation from religious communities, elected officials and the media. She has received numerous awards including a "Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Award" and the "Defender of Democracy Award" from the International Parliamentarians for Global Action. Simone also participated in a delegation of religious leaders to Iraq in December 2002, just prior to the war, and was later part of a Catholic Relief Services delegation to Lebanon and Syria to study the Iraqi refugee situation there. In 1978, Simone founded and served for 18 years as the lead attorney for the Community Law Center in Oakland, California. She is also the author of "A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change and Community" (2014).
Nell Minow
Vice Chair
ValueEdge Advisors
Nell Minow has worked in the field of corporate governance and shareholder advocacy for more than 30 years.  She is Vice Chair of ValueEdge Advisors, which advises institutional shareholders on corporate governance issues.  She was co-founder and board member of GMI Ratings (formerly The Corporate Library), the leading independent research firm evaluating governance risk with data and analysis of corporate boards and research, study and critical thinking about corporate governance.  Ms. Minow has also served as a principal in the governance investment firm LENS, where Business Week Online called her "the queen of good corporate governance" and as general counsel and president of Institutional Shareholder Services.  Prior, she was an attorney at the Environmental Protection Agency, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Department of Justice.  She is co-author of three books, including five editions of the leading MBA textbook on corporate governance, and has taught MBA students at George Mason University.  In 2008, she received the highest award in the field from the International Corporate Governance Network and in 2013 a lifetime achievement award from Corporate Secretary Magazine.  Ms. Minow continues to publish frequently on business and culture.
Damon A. Silvers
Policy Director & Special Counsel

Damon A. Silvers is the Director of Policy and Special Counsel for the AFL-CIO. He joined the AFL-CIO as Associate General Counsel in 1997. Mr. Silvers serves on a pro bono basis as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the state of New York and is a Senior Fellow for the Roosevelt Institute. He is a member of the Investor Advisory Committee of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s Investor Advisory Group. Mr. Silvers is also a member of The Century Foundation’s Board of Trustees and is a member of the board of the investor coalition CERES. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Silvers served as the Deputy Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for TARP. Mr. Silvers has also served on the Treasury Department’s Financial Research Advisory Committee, as the Chair of the Competition Subcommittee of the United States Treasury Department Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession and as a member of the United States Treasury Department Investor’s Practice Committee of the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets. Mr. Silvers led the successful efforts to restore pensions to the retirees of Cannon Mills lost in the Executive Life collapse and the severance owed to laid off Enron and WorldCom workers following the collapse of those companies. He served from 2003 to 2006 as pro bono Counsel to the Chairman of ULLICO, Inc. and in that capacity led the successful effort to recover over $50 million related to improperly paid executive compensation. Mr. Silvers received his J.D. with honors from Harvard Law School. He received his M.B.A. with high honors from Harvard Business School and is a Baker Scholar. Mr. Silvers is a graduate of Harvard College, summa cum laude, and has studied history at Kings College, Cambridge University.

Darrin Williams
Chief Executive Officer
Southern Bancorp, Inc.
Darrin Williams serves as the CEO of Southern Bancorp, Inc., and oversees the strategic direction and operations of each of Southern’s three Community Development Financial Institutions: Southern Bancorp, Inc., a bank holding company; Southern Bancorp Bank, a rural development bank; and Southern Bancorp Community Partners, a 501(c)(3) development finance and lending organization – collectively known as “Southern.” Southern was founded over thirty years ago when some of the nation’s most notable political, business and philanthropic leaders, including Bill & Hillary Clinton, Rob Walton, Muhammad Yunus, Thomas F. “Mack” McLarty and the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation and others, came together around a central idea – that the economic challenges facing many underserved communities could in part be addressed through the creation of a values-based financial organization focused on providing services to those who most need them. From an initial investment of approximately $10 million and a mission to create economic opportunity, Southern has grown to become one of the most effective and largest community development organizations in the United States, with $1.2 billion in asset, over 65,000 customers and 46 offices located primarily in underserved markets in the Mid-South.