Live podcast hosted by Cathy Gillespie and students: Tova Love Kaplan, Jorne Gilbert and Jewel Gilbert
Topic: Live Podcast: Ep. 150 – The Leadership
When: Tuesday 01/24/2022 at 2:00 pm ET
Join us weekly as we chat with Constitutional experts on hot-topic issues via Zoom! The audience is not on camera but is encouraged to ask questions via the Q&A.
Meet the Guest
Marc Lampkin is a highly respected advisor and veteran of Washington, D.C., bringing
years of political, legislative and campaign experience to bear for his clients.
On the Hill, Marc is well-respected for his role as a member of House Speaker John A.
Boehner’s (R-OH) “Team Boehner,” a team of high-level strategic advisers that worked
closely with Speaker Boehner and other Republican members. His relationship with
Speaker Boehner goes back to 1995 when Marc served as General Counsel for the House
Republican Conference under then-Chairman Boehner for three years. In addition to his
time on the Hill, Marc served in a variety of roles from 1999 to 2001 with the Bush for
President Campaign. His years on the Hill, campaign experience, and extensive
relationships with administration officials and staffers, at policy think tanks, trade
associations and the media have made him a trusted unofficial advisor for numerous
members of Congress, cabinet officials, and other leading Washington policymakers.
Since entering the private sector in 2001, Marc has put his political acumen to work
navigating matters from both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, from the White House to
the Capitol and across the Senate to the House and led many high-profile public
advocacy campaigns in Washington. Most recently, he led the Strong American Schools
(SAS) issue advocacy campaign (2006-2009), a joint project funded by the Bill &
Melinda Gates and the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundations, which oversaw the
organization’s “Education in ‘08” effort, pushing the issue of education reform to the
forefront of the 2008 presidential campaign.
In his own time, Marc’s passion for education reform and opportunity extends to
significant fundraising of dollars for nonprofits that support education options for
parents and disadvantaged children. He serves on the Board of Directors of Horton’s
Kids, and chairs the Dinner Committee of the Boehner-Lieberman Dinner to benefit the
Consortium of Catholic Academies in Washington, D.C
Meet the Hosts
Actress Janine Turner is famous for her role as Maggie O’Connell in television’s Northern Exposure. She is the Founder and Co-President of Constituting America which launched in 2010. She is still acting but is also actively teaching kids about the U.S. Constitution and has given over 540 speeches to classrooms across the country.
Cathy Gillespie is the Chair of Constituting America, a former Congressional Chief of Staff and former Commissioner of the White House Fellows Commission. She is currently serving as one of 16 private citizens serving on the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission, helping organize the celebration of our country’s 250th birthday in 2026!
Tova Love Kaplan is a student at Harvard University. She currently serves as the National Youth Director for Constituting America and runs the National Youth Advisory Council. She is a three-time winner of the “We The Future” Contest and is passionate about educating and empowering young people to use their constitutional rights!
Jorne Gilbert is a recent graduate of Moravian University where he designed a major entitled Dramatic Production and Musical Performance. He used what he learned to further develop the charitable organization Sing For America which he co-founded to produce musicals portraying the art of Truth and Light.
Jewel Gilbert is Executive Producer of Sing for America, a charity founded by him and his family. Sing for America reveals the Art of Truth and Light through live performance. He is the Operations Director for a new business venture, J. Barker Paving. Jewel holds a BA in Musical Performance/Dramatic