Staff & Board

Eileen Bruskewitz is the Executive Director of the American Dream Coalition. Until deciding not to run for re-election in 2012, Eileen had been a county supervisor in Dane County, Wisconsin, for 12 years. In that position, she promoted the construction of a new highway (the North Mendota Parkway), established the No Tax for Tracks initiative to stop a proposed wasteful rail transit project, and worked hard to protect property rights of Wisconsin landowners. Eileen lives in Waunakee, Wisconsin, just outside of Madison.

Kathleen Calongne has served as the ADC’s conference coordinator. The annual conference is the ADC’s premier event, and 2013 will mark its ninth and will be held in Washington DC on October 27-29, providing ‘basic training’ for defending liberty at the local level by bringing together elected officials, expert scholars, and grassroots activists to discuss urban growth, transportation, property rights, and economic recovery.

Residing in Boulder, Colorado, Kathleen has been involved with the ADC since its inception and handles hotel accommodations, agenda coordination with speakers, and other arrangements that help make the annual conference a meaningful and one-of-a-kind experience.  Kathleen can be reached at

Coalition Governance
ADC is overseen by a steering committee made up of representatives of all full group members as well as people elected by individual members. The steering committee elects an executive committee to oversee month-to-month operations.

Executive Committee Members

Baruch Feigenbaum, Atlanta GA
Craig Flynn, Vice President, Milwaukie, OR
Randal O’Toole, Treasurer, Camp Sherman, OR
Jim Karlock, Portland, OR
Bruce Nurse, Bellevue, WA
Tom Rubin, Oakland, CA
Kathleen Calogne, Boulder CO
Frank Penwell, Friday Harbor, WA
Patrick Zilliacus, Silver Springs, MD
Butch Porter, Leesburg, VA

Like our membership, the ADC executive committee represents a broad cross-section of people and places, from think tank scholars to management professionals to industry stakeholders and, of course, grassroots activists who come from different regions of the country but who are joined together in common cause to defend freedom, mobility, and affordable homeownership against the threat of over-reaching government at all levels.