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The work of the FACT Coalition and its staff is guided by a Steering Committee of 13 core member organizations, which meet monthly. The Steering Committee is chaired by an Executive Committee consisting of representatives from 3 organizations, as well as a representative from the Fund for Constitutional Government—FACT’s fiscal sponsor.
Eric LeCompte is the Executive Director of Jubilee USA Network and represents a coalition of 75 US member organizations and 400 faith communities that works with 50 Jubilee global partners. Jubilee USA Network wins critical global financial reforms and won more than $130 billion in debt relief to benefit the world’s poorest people.
Eric leads a network that includes relief, labor, environmental, human rights and religious organizations and he advocates for policies that will eliminate extreme poverty. His member network includes American Jewish World Service, the leadership of Catholic Religious Orders and the Episcopal, Presbyterian, United Methodist, Evangelical Lutheran, Unitarian Universalist and United Church of Christ Churches.
He serves on expert working groups to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights. He consulted UNCTAD on the creation of the recently released road map for sovereign bankruptcy. Eric has more than 16 years of experience working with faith-based organizations to impact global policy on poverty, conflict and human rights.
Eric serves on several boards of faith-based and antipoverty organizations as well as institutions that work for greater financial transparency, including the Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency (FACT) Coalition, where he serves on the executive board.
Eric is a regularly featured commentator in mainstream and financial sector media outlets. His views on debt, tax, trade and finance regularly appear in the Wall Street Journal, theWashington Post, the Associated Press, Bloomberg, McClatchy News Service, National Public Radio, Agence-France Presse, Market Place, CNN Money, the Financial Times, the Inter Press Service and more.
Conrad Martin is the Executive Director of the Stewart R. Mott Charitable Trust. Additionally, Mr. Martin serves as the Executive Director of the Fund for Constitutional Government (FCG) and chairs the Board of Directors of HALT — Americans for Legal Reform. FCG is the fiscal sponsor for the FACT coalition’s education and outreach work.
Mr. Martin also serves on the Boards of the Center for International Policy, the Center for Investigative Reporting, and the American Progressive Caucus Foundation. Mr. Martin served in the Peace Corps from 1981 to 1983 as a Forage Agronomist on the island of Barbados. He is a graduate of Utah State University where he studied Agronomy and International Agricultural Development with a focus in Agricultural Economics.
Stefanie Ostfeld is the Acting Head of the U.S. Office of Global Witness, an international advocacy organization that works to break the links between natural resource exploitation and conflict and corruption. As a member of the Banks and Corruption Team, she exposes the ways in which the global financial system enables corrupt public officials to loot and launder state funds. Based in Washington, DC, she advocates for increased corporate transparency, closing loopholes in anti-money laundering laws and effective enforcement of anti-bribery and anti-money laundering statutes.
Ostfeld is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Denver Josef Korbel School of International Studies.
Abe Scarr is the Director of Illinois PIRG, where he is responsible for program and organizational development, research, and legislative advocacy. Before coming to Illinois PIRG, Mr. Scarr was the director of ConnPIRG where he worked with ConnPIRG students and staff on a variety of campaigns, including successful efforts to pass Election Day and online voter registration and to pass a bill modernizing recycling in Connecticut, moving it closer to zero waste.
Mr. Scarr started as campus organizer with MASSPIRG in 2003 and spent nine years as an Organizer and Organizing Director with various state PIRGs. He graduated from Haverford College in 2002 with a degree in Philosophy.
The Steering Committee is comprised of representatives from the following organizations: