Staff

Abe Scarr

Director
Abe Scarr is responsible for program and organizational development, research, and legislative advocacy for ConnPIRG.

Phineas Baxandall

Senior Analyst for Tax & Budget Policy
(617) 747-4351
Mr. Baxandall oversees policy and strategy development for tax and budget campaigns and transportation program throughout the United States.

Michael Russo

Federal Program Director
(202) 461-3823
Mike Russo oversees and coordinates our federal field and legislative program work.

Allison Cairo

Deputy Director
(312) 291-0349 x303
Allison started her work with the State PIRGs as a campus organizer in 2000. Prior to becoming Deputy Director of U.S. PIRG, Allison was the Executive Director of NJPIRG.

Ed Mierzwinski

Consumer Program Director
202-546-9707 x314
Ed Mierzwinski has been a consumer advocate in the Washington, D.C.-based federal lobbying office of the state PIRGs since 1989.

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