About us


Bobby Stein, Chair
Managing Director, Chartwell Capital Mgmt. Co. Inc.

Ronald S. Moultrie, Secretary
Corporate Advisor

John Fullerton, Treasurer
President, JBF Capital Inc.

Don Baer
Worldwide Chair and CEO, Burson-Marsteller

Hal Brierley
President, Brierley & Partners

Patrick Butler
President & Chief Executive Officer, Association of Public Television Stations

Nancy J. Cable
President, Arthur Vining Davis Foundations

John Debs
DCI Fellow 2016, Stanford University

Meredith DeWitt
Principal, Meredith J. DeWitt Consulting

Lillian Giornelli
President & Director, CF Foundation

Michael Glosserman
Director, CoStar Group

Greg Golkin
Founder and Managing Partner, Kitchen Fund

Craig Impink
Former Vice President, Foundation Development, WETA

Walter Isaacson
Former President, The Aspen Institute

Phil Kent
Former CEO, Turner Broadcasting System Inc.

Jeannie Lavine
Founding Member of the Crimson Lion Foundation

Cappy McGarr
President, MCM Interests

Admiral Mike Mullen

David Pfeil
Independent Consultant

Laura Roosevelt
Owner, TriUne School, Studio, & Event Center

Kenneth Rosenthal
President (Retired), The Seeing Eye, Inc.

Jason Schlesinger
Director, Private Wealth Management,
Robert W. Baird & Co.

Michelle Smith
President, Robert H. Smith Family Foundation

Robert Sweeney
Senior Vice President, Emeritus Senior Philanthropic Advisor, University of Virginia


David Blistein, Chair

Ken Adelman
Vice President, Movers and Shakespeares

Talmage Boston
Attorney at Law, Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton

Rebecca Nordstrom
Professor Emerita of Dance,
Hampshire College

Ron Sullivan
Owner, Prospect Hill Antiques

The Better Angels Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating Americans about their history through documentary film. 

Our mission is to educate, engage and provoke thoughtful discussion among people of every political persuasion and ideology.  We work to ensure historically significant films are completed, broadcast, promoted, and shared in ways that reach and inform as many people as possible through robust educational and civic outreach. The Society is currently raising funds for films in production through 2020 and for an ambitious new ten-year plan. 

We are also working to ensure that the next generation of documentary filmmakers, inspired by Ken Burns and his team, receive the education, mentoring, training, and support they need to continue his legacy.


Amy Margerum Berg, President email Amy Berg

Courtney Chapin, Executive Director email Courtney Chapin

Kristen Hagan, Development Senior Associate email Kristen Hagan

Ibad Shah, Executive Assistant
email Ibad Shah

Executive Offices
2000 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20036

Phone: (202) 809-9972

We are happy to work with those wishing to create a personalized recognition package. Please call (202) 809-9972 or email us now.


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