Our Team

Scott Peterson, Executive Director

Scott snip 3After 15 years on Wall Street and in the financial industry, Scott Peterson is executive director of the public watchdog Checks and Balances Project. His previous work as managing director of communications at New York Stock Exchange Regulation and director of communications at the Nasdaq Stock Market provides a valuable foundation for his current activities. Scott is also founder of Relay Blue Digital Strategies LLC, an online marketing firm dedicated to serving nonprofit associations and causes. A member of the Community Council of Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions (FACS), he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema and a Certificate in Financial Planning from Georgetown University.


Evlondo Cooper, Senior Fellow

Evlondo CooperEvlondo comes to the position of Senior Research Fellow as a former Criminal Investigator for the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office. In addition, he has nearly 10 years of communications and marketing experience, most recently as a Communications Strategist/Content Manager at education consulting firm K12 Insight. Coupled with his work as a blogger on issues related to the Great Recession, Evlondo’s diverse experiences and passion provide him a strong foundation for his current position. Evlondo holds a Bachelor of Arts in History/Political Science from Mississippi State University.

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