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Our teams in Washington DC, San Francisco, New York, London and Hong Kong, ensure our views are global and timely.


We promote innovation, inclusive regulation and decentralization and work across the public and private sectors


Sheila Warren

Chief Executive Officer

Sheila founded the World Economic Forum’s blockchain and digital assets team.

As a member of the Executive leadership team for the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, she oversaw strategy across 14 countries to advance the adoption of new technologies in the global public interest.

Sheila began her career as a Wall Street attorney at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP after earning her J.D. at Harvard Law School. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a degree in Economics.

She is the co-host of Money Reimagined, a CoinDesk TV show and podcast.

Senator Cory Gardner

Chief Strategist of Political Affairs

Cory is a former U.S. Senator who honorably represented the state of Colorado from 2015 to 2021 after a decade in the U.S. House of Representatives.

During his tenure, Cory was consistently recognized as one of the most bi-partisan members of the Senate, sponsoring and passing milestone legislation like the Great American Outdoors Act, America COMPETES Act, the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act and the 988 Suicide Prevention Hotline. He served on the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Linda Jeng

Chief Global Regulatory Officer and General Counsel

She is a Washington veteran, having spent most of her career in financial regulation and stability at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and other regulatory agencies, the Treasury Department, the Senate, and the Financial Stability Board in Switzerland.

Linda was the Chief Policy & Regulatory Officer for the Centre Consortium, the stablecoin standards organization, and the Global Head of Policy at the startup Transparent Financial Systems.

She is a Visiting Scholar on Financial Technology and Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center’s Institute for International Economic Law and a Senior Lecturing Fellow at Duke Law School.

Brett Quick

Head of Government Affairs, North America

Brett brings considerable public sector experience to her new role having worked in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate in key financial services roles.

As staff director of the Senate Banking Committee's National Security, International Trade and Finance subcommittee and Deputy Chief of Staff for House Financial Services Committee Chairman Emeritus Spencer Bachus, Brett worked across the financial services ecosystem -- on Capitol Hill, with the administration, and across party lines in order to achieve lasting policy goals

Most recently, as Co-Head of Government Affairs for the Financial Services Forum, Brett has coordinated the macro prudential regulatory strategy of member companies with Congress and the agencies.

Annie Dizon

Chief Operating Officer

With more than 20 years of tech, operations, and marketing experience, Annie has held several senior executive positions at the global social impact nonprofit TechSoup; most recently serving as Vice President of Customer Experience.

Prior to TechSoup, she led marketing communications programs for leading Fortune 500 companies in the financial and professional services sectors.

Amanda Russo

Director of Communications

As a strategic communications advisor to CEOs, heads of state, and policymakers, Amanda worked on the World Economic Forum’s Public Engagement leadership team as Head of Media Content.

She led C-suite media relations and content for IHS Markit research divisions across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Amanda started her career as a terrorism and intelligence analyst.


Sean Lee

Sean is an advisor and innovator of Web3 and FinTech platforms.

He is currently the co-founder of Odsy Network, and serves as the Executive Director of the Odsy Foundation. Previously he was the CEO of Algorand Foundation, where he built a global team to propel the blockchain protocol into a top-20 crypto asset by market cap during his tenure.

He advises crypto startups and engages in mentorship and advocacy programs including the MIT Entrepreneurship & FinTech Innovation Node and the Chinese University of Hong Kong Business School.

Katherine Wu

Katherine is a Venture Partner at Archetype, a venture capital firm focused on leading early investments in crypto startups.

Prior to Archetype, she was the Senior Lead on the Coinbase Ventures team, where she led and scaled investment initiatives.

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