Political Tech Innovator and Energy Industry Expert Join ACCF

The American Council for Capital Formation proudly announces the latest additions to its leadership team of policy experts.

Emil Pitkin, Ph.D. joins the American Council for Capital Formation Board of Advisors. He is the founder of GovPredict, a unique software platform that combines the spirit of disruptive, Silicon Valley technology with a deep understanding of how Washington works.

After earning his PhD from Wharton, Pitkin was recognized as a Maverick PAC Under 40 leader, serves on the board of the Government Relations Association, and won the Anvil Award as Wharton’s top instructor. He earned his BA in mathematics from Harvard and has played Carnegie Hall. GovPredict was launched in 2015 with one mission: to give everyone a voice in politics. Its software products enable its elite clients across corporate enterprises, associations, non-profits, and political campaigns to maximize their awareness and influence.

Michael Roman joins the American Council for Capital Formation as a Senior Nonresident Fellow. Michael is the founder and President of CertainPoint Strategies L.L.C., a consultancy that provides guidance on business trends, forecasts, and issues advocacy and engagement strategies.

During a 42-year career at Exxon Mobil Corporation, he served for almost 20 years in Public and Government Affairs positions where he represented the company as a Senior Advisor specializing in energy industry operations and leading the company’s international trade, sanctions, and global cybersecurity policy initiatives. He is a former Board member of both the National Foreign Trade Council and Business Council. He chaired the National Public Affairs Steering Committee for the National Association of Manufacturers and has served on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Cybersecurity Leadership Team.

“We are honored and fortunate to welcome these two to ACCF’s policy team,” ACCF President and CEO Mark Bloomfield said. “Emil Pitkin brings a unique perspective of Silicon Valley innovation to Washington policymaking.  Mike Roman is a well-known and respected figure in Washington’s energy and trade policy circles. Both are true experts in their respective fields and will add significant depth to our team.”