Press Release

RELEASE: CAP Announces Three New Senior Fellows

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Center for American Progress is proud to announce three new additions to the CAP team.

Sam Fulwood III is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, analyzing the influence of national politics and domestic policy on communities of color across the United States. Prior to joining CAP, he was a was a metro columnist at The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, OH, the last of a nearly three-decade journalism career at several big-city newspapers. During the 1990s, he was a national correspondent in the Washington bureau of the Los Angeles Times, where he created a national race-relations beat and contributed to the paper’s Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Los Angeles riots in 1992. In addition to his news and commentary writings in mass-circulated publications and anthologies, Fulwood frequently speaks on college campuses and television and radio programs to discuss national politics, race relations, and pop culture. He is a founding contributing writer for The, an online publication targeted to the African-American online community.

Jon Orszag is a Senior Fellow in economic policy at American Progress. Orszag also serves as a senior managing director and a member of the Executive Committee of Compass Lexecon, an economic consulting firm.  As a consultant, Orszag has conducted economic and financial analysis on a wide range of complex issues in antitrust, regulatory, policy, and litigation matters for corporations and public-sector entities. In 2004, Orszag was named by the Global Competition Review as the youngest member of “The World’s 40 Brightest Young Antitrust Lawyers and Economists” in its “40 Under 40” survey. In 2006, the Global Competition Review also named Orszag one of the world’s “Best Young Competition Economists.” He served as an Economic Policy Advisor on President Clinton’s National Economic Council and was Director of the Office of Policy and Strategic Planning at the Commerce Department.

Lois Quam is a Senior Fellow at American Progress where she works on green economy, health care, economic development, and rural policy issues. Lois is also the founder and CEO of Tysvar, LLC, a Minnesota-based green economy company with a particular focus on Norwegian-American collaboration. Three times named by Fortune magazine as one of America’s “50 Most Powerful Women” in business, Lois is on the board of the National Wildlife Federation, the Norwegian American Clean Technology Alliance, Macalester College, the University of Minnesota Foundation, the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights-U.S. Foundation, and General Mills. She was named Norwegian-American of the Year in 2005 and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.