Bruce Friedrich

Executive Director, The Good Food Institute Fast Facts Agriculture innovator Industry: FoodKey previous position: Vice president at PETAEducation: Grinnell; Johns Hopkins; GeorgetownNotable fact: Vegan  NJ50 Profile Bruce Friedrich is a happy warrior in the war on meat. Once nicknamed “Bruce Poppins” by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals President …

Dr. Marsha Griffin

American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Immigrant Child and Family Health Executive Committee Member Fast Facts Immigrant health advocate Industry: Health care Key previous position: Film-company founderEducation: University of Texas Health Science CenterNotable fact: Started medical school at age 50 NJ50 Profile Dr. Marsha Griffin did not expect that she would …

Julie Linton

Executive Committee Chair, American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Immigrant Child and Family Health Fast Facts Pediatrician and advocate Industry: Health careKey previous position: Associate professor, Wake ForestEducation: Duke; U of PennsylvaniaNotable fact: Studied in Panama  NJ50 Profile During a March hearing in front of a House Homeland Security subcommittee, …

Joshua Bolten

President and CEO, Business Roundtable Fast Facts Leader of business leaders Industry: Business policyKey previous position: White House chief of staffEducation:Princeton; StanfordNotable fact:  Plays bass guitar in a band NJ50 Profile Joshua Bolten says he realized he was a “policy nerd” early on in life.   That passion led him to …

Cassie Folk

Vice President of Federal Policies, Cannabis Trade Federation Fast Facts Cannabis industry’s face in Washington Industry: Lobbying Key previous position: Government relations, Reynolds American tobaccoEducation: Jamestown CollegeNotable fact: Member of American Council of Young Political Leaders NJ50 Profile Cassie Folk has made a career of selling politicians on the fun …

National Journal 50

In celebration of our 50th year, we’re honoring 50 individuals who are driving positive impact and conversation in Washington through their work. Our NJ50 special report celebrates individuals whose work has an outsized impact in Washington. It also introduces National Journal Group’s ever growing capabilities to serve you through our …