WASHINGTON, D.C., MARCH 27, 2012 - Esther Dyson joined the Board of Advisors of Americans Elect on January 11, 2012. Dyson has been involved with numerous start-ups in software, online services, health care/genetics and space travel. Her wide range of experience in the world of technology—as well as her efforts to improve the world and reduce corruption through both her investments and non-profits—is a powerful contribution and valuable asset to Americans Elect as we change the election process in the United States.
“I am honored to be a member of the Board of Advisors at Americans Elect,” said Dyson. “I see it as a new non-lobbying group using broad outreach to select a candidate for the next presidential election – but specifically not to start a new party. The goal is to elect someone who is responsive and responsible to voters and to the people at large – not to either party or its funders,” Dyson said.
Dyson currently is on the boards of 23andMe, Airship Ventures, Inc., Eventful.com, Evernote, IBS Group, Meetup Inc., NewspaperDirect, WPP Group, XCOR Aerospace, Voxiva and Yandex. In addition, Dyson sits on boards of non-profits focused on fighting corruption and fostering transparency and the rule of law around the world. These include the Eurasia Foundation, the Sunlight Foundation and StopBadware.org. She also supports education and health as a trustee of the After-School Corporation and PersonalGenomes.org.
Americans Elect values and appreciates individuals like Esther Dyson who are stepping up and supporting Americans Elect’s mission of bringing democracy into the 21st century and expanding the democratic process so every American voter has a say.