Rachel Pearson draws on her extensive experience of elective politics to provide corporations, associations, and non-profit organizations with strategic planning and counsel. Pearson’s multi-faceted work in politics and policy is informed by a deep understanding of how Washington works – on the Hill and in the diplomatic and business communities.
She founded Pearson & Associates in 1996 and has tremendous experience in numerous Senate campaigns and three Presidential elections. Her success has allowed her to form deep and extensive relationships with Members of both houses of Congress. Committed to reaching across the aisle, Pearson often convenes bipartisan congressional staff in an effort to foster relationships that will result in legislative solutions.
Pearson has served as an advisor to several governments in Africa with a focus on strengthening bi-lateral relationships and fostering U.S. investment in Africa.
In 2013, Rachel co-founded Principal to Principal, a forum which connects with Members of Congress, diplomats, and business leaders for intimate dinners several times a year.
In October of 2018, Rachel launched the Capitol Conversation & Performing Arts Series, a newly formed program designed to expose 535 Members of Congress to America’s fine arts virtuosos and promote a keener understanding of how music develops the American mind.
A month later, in the wake of the 2018 election, she launched Elevate: Bringing Women Together to Find Solutions, a bipartisan women’s initiative that focuses on women’s economic security.
Rachel serves on the Boards of Refugees International, the 150PAC, and the French-American Cultural Foundation. She also serves on the Advisory Board of The New School Drama Department.
An Ohio native, Rachel is a collector of works on paper and an avid supporter of the arts.
Kristi M. Rogers
has over 25 years’ experience in executive-level problem solving, corporate leadership, risk management and crisis communications.
Her strategic advice and counsel are regularly sought on issues relating to security and disaster response, federal government contracting, the role of business in complex and dynamic environments (including markets emerging from conflict), public-private partnerships, and crisis communications.
Kristi is currently the Managing Partner and co-founder of Principal to Principal (P2P). Principal to Principal’s CEO Forum brings together senior executive leaders and decision-makers in a private setting to consider new and constructive approaches to today’s multifaceted public policy issues. P2P also assists Boards of Directors and C-suite executives in successfully addressing complex challenges.
A recovering start-up CEO, Kristi successfully launched two companies with extensive overseas operations. The first was Aegis LLC, where she served as President and CEO. Aegis is a leading risk management and security company providing government and corporate clients with a full spectrum of risk management and culturally sensitive security solutions to operational and development challenges around the world.
Following Aegis, Kristi was a co-founder, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Aspen Healthcare Services/Aspen Medical International (AMI). During her tenure, Aspen successfully ran full service medical clinics in Liberia and Sierra Leone, including nine Ebola treatment units in the affected countries.
Rogers’ also held senior positions within the U.S. government including her appointment as Assistant Commissioner at U.S. Customs & Border Protection and as senior official with the U.S. Department of Defense, serving nine months in Iraq.
Kristi currently serves on the Board of Directors of Qualys Inc. (a publicly traded company) and the Advisory Council for Trident Capital’s Cyber, now ForgePoint Capital Cyber, the world’s largest venture capital fund for cybersecurity. Kristi is also on the Women’s Foreign Policy Group Board and was the founder of the Women in National Security group within BENS (Business Executives for National Security).
Kristi is also President of the State Society of Michigan and a regular speaker at Michigan State University’s College of Social Science and other institutions.