Jack Moriarty is the Founder and Executive Director of Ownership America, a new public policy and grassroots advocacy organization founded to turn more Americans into owners. Ownership America produces applied policy research that focuses on how employee ownership can create opportunities to build assets and wealth and is also committed too organizing and mobilizing support for employee ownership by developing across-partisan coalition of employee ownership advocates. Already, Ownership America has made policy inroads in states as varied as Massachusetts and Texas.
Prior to Ownership America, Jack held strategy and operational roles at several early-stage, mission-oriented health care companies including lora Health and Buoy Health. Jack received his MBA from Cornell Johnson Graduate School of management. Before graduate school, he completed a term of service with AmeriCorps Cape Cod that included a placement at the Cape Cod Commission and regional land use planning and economic development agency. His political experience includes a gubernatorial campaign stint and graduate internship on the organizing team RepresentUS, a cross partisan democracy reform organization.
Steve Storkan is the Executive Director of the Employee Ownership Expansion Network (EOX), a grassroots organization whose mission is to significantly expand employee ownership in the United States by establishing and supporting a network of independent nonprofit State Centers for Employee Ownership. Since its founding in 2018 EOX has helped launch 8 new state centers. It has the goal of having state centers covering 70% of the country by 2025.
Steve Storkan has been involved with employee stock ownership plans for over 25 years, most recently as the Director of ESOP Administration for Alerus Retirement and Benefits where he worked closely with businesses in the creation of an ESOP and the technical administration and compliance required in subsequent years. Steve spent 11 years as a member of the Board of Directors of the Minnesota-Dakotas Chapter of the ESOP Association where also served as Chapter President and VP of Government Relations. Steve holds a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation from the University of Minnesota State Mankato.