Officers & Staff
Mark A Bloomfield
Mark A. Bloomfield is president and CEO of the American Council for Capital Formation (www.accf.org), a business economic policy organization. The ACCF conducts research, educates the media and engages policymakers on U.S. economic policy, in particular, tax, energy, environmental, regulatory, and trade issues.
George “David” Banks
George “David” Banks is Executive Vice President of the American Council for Capital Formation. Banks has been an influential voice on energy and environment policymaking in several capacities. He was managing director of Battle Group, LLC, a free market strategic consultancy bridging and integrating state and federal advocacy efforts. He was also senior fellow and deputy director of the nuclear energy program at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS).
Margo Thorning, Ph.D. is senior vice president and chief economist with the American Council for Capital Formation and director of research for its public policy think tank, the ACCF Center for Policy Research. Dr. Thorning has frequently testified as an expert witness on capital formation, tax, energy and environmental policies before multiple U.S. congressional committees. She has also traveled coast to coast to present findings to state and local lawmakers, business organizations and the media on the economic impact of climate change policies on local job and economic growth.
Pınar Çebi Wilber, Ph.D. is a Senior Economist of the American Council for Capital Formation. Her research interests are diversified and include energy policy, tax policy, international trade and finance, and general government policy. Recently, Pınar has researched issues related to climate change legislation including the impact of such legislation on the U.S. economy. She has also done extensive research on the effect of government policies on retirement saving as well as the use of annuities in retirement.
Mike Burita is Communications Director for the American Council for Capital Formation and oversees the day to day communications, media relations, and marketing efforts for the organization. He has over twenty years of strategic communications experience working on behalf of a number of think tanks, trade associations and corporate clients. Mike is a graduate of The Ohio State University.
Hamideh Kashaninejad is Treasurer for the American Council for Capital Formation and oversees the management and reporting of the finances. Hamideh received a B.A. from Campbell University.
Ashley Mitchell is ACCF’s Membership and Events Manager