Officers & Staff

ct2_4892bwMark A Bloomfield

President & CEO

Mark A. Bloomfield is President and CEO of the American Council for Capital Formation (, 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.


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ct2_4892bwGeorge “David” Banks

Executive Vice President

George “David” 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).

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Dr. Pinar Cebi WilberDr. Pinar Cebi Wilber

Senior Economist

Pınar Cebi Wilber’s 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.

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ct2_4892bwMarie Sanderson

Senior Fellow & Director of State and Local Economic Policy

Marie Sanderson has over 13 years of government relations and policy making experience. She recently founded Cardinal Group Policy, a domestic policy firm specializing in local, state, and federal issues. She is also a Partner at 50-State LLC, a consulting firm which provides issue advocacy, public relations, and public affairs strategies, as well as high-level political intelligence, to those who do business with, or are regulated by, state government. From 2009-2015, she served as Director of Policy for the Republican Governors Public Policy Committee (RGPPC) and the Republican Governors Association (RGA).

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ct2_4892bwJeff Crater

Senior Fellow & Director of U.S. Defense Industry and Economy

Jeff Crater has spent his career at the policy intersections of defense, energy and environmental policy, and brings a wealth of business and government service experience. Jeff is a former executive leader with 15+ years of experience in government relations, program management, and policy. He recently was the Vice President of Government Relations for The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W), a global power generation technology supplier and manufacturer, and leading defense contractor for Departments of Defense and Energy. He has also worked for the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

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Dr. Margo ThorningDr. Margo Thorning

Senior Economic Advisor

Dr. Margo 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.

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Mike BuritaMike Burita

Director of Communications

Mike Burita 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.

ct2_4892bwAshley Laing

Membership & Events Manager

Ashley Laing brings expertise in marketing campaigns and organizing significant events across various industries to promote favorable publicity and building brand awareness. She formerly worked at Walton Development and Management as an Executive Assistant and Regional Leasing Manager. She holds a masters degree in marketing communications from Franklin University, Ross College of Business and has studied abroad in London.

ct2_4892bwHamideh Kashaninejad


Hamideh Kashaninejad oversees the management and reporting of the finances for the ACCF and ACCF Center for Policy Research. Hamideh received a B.A. from Campbell University.