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Portrait of Kevin Turpin II

Kevin Turpin II

President

Kevin Turpin II is the president of National Journal. As the former senior vice president of National Journal, Turpin led the product development, strategy research, digital, and marketing teams. In this role, he oversaw product research, evaluated potential partnerships, and established operational infrastructure for the new product pipeline. For more than a decade working at National Journal, Turpin has produced successful proposals to increase profit margins, identified efficiencies in vendor relationships, and created new revenue lines for the organization. Turpin also built a strategic advisory group of 60 government affairs executives from Fortune 100 corporations and influential trade associations; resulting in the launch of National Journal’s Leadership Council. He is also responsible for the launch of Policy Brands Roundtable and the Network Science Initiative. He began his career gaining deep insights into the Washington media market and the needs of public policy professionals while serving in roles ranging from sales to manager of signature National Journal products such as The Hotline. A proud Hoya, Turpin is a graduate of Georgetown University.

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Stephen G. Smith

Editor-In-Chief

Stephen G. Smith, who was editor of National Journal’s weekly magazine from 1996 to 1998, returned as editor in chief in December 2015. Smith is the only journalist to hold senior-level editing positions at all three American news magazines. He was editor of U.S. News & World Report, executive editor of Newsweek, and Nation editor of Time. Before returning to NJ, he spent eight years as editor of the Washington Examiner. He has also worked as a reporter at the Boston Globe and Philadelphia Inquirer and as Washington bureau chief for the Houston Chronicle. He was the founding editor of Civilization, which won a National Magazine Award for General Excellence after its first year of publication. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, he lives in Washington with his wife, the biographer Sally Bedell Smith. They have three grown children.

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Luke Hartig

Executive Director, Network Science Initiative

Luke Hartig is Executive Director of National Journal’s Network Science Initiative. Prior to joining National Journal, Luke served as Senior Director for Counterterrorism at the National Security Council (NSC), where he was responsible for advising White House leadership on counterterrorism matters, co-managing the NSC’s counterterrorism policy and analysis team, and coordinating U.S. Government counterterrorism policy and programs. Luke previously served as the Deputy Director for Counterterrorism Operations and as a foreign affairs specialist in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Luke holds a Master’s in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and a B.A. in International Relations from Boston University. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a fellow at the Truman National Security Project, and was named a Next Generation Leader by the Center for a New American Security in 2013.

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Michael Gottlieb

Executive Director, Policy Brands Roundtable

Michael D. Gottlieb is Executive Director and General Counsel of National Journal Group’s Policy Brands Roundtable and Chair of its National Policymakers’ Council. During more than 15 years as a consultant, policy adviser, and attorney in Washington DC, Mr. Gottlieb has advised a wide range of clients including the President of the United States, Board-and Executive-level leadership at Fortune 100 companies, state attorneys general, and all three branches of federal government under both Democratic and Republican administrations. Before joining National Journal Research, Mr. Gottlieb was Special Assistant to the President of the United States and Associate White House Counsel for President Barack Obama. Prior to his work at the White House, Mr. Gottlieb practiced law before the United States Supreme Court and clerked for the Honorable Thomas B. Griffith, nominated to the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit by President George W Bush. Mr. Gottlieb is a Captain in the United States Air Force Reserve Corps and holds graduate and professional degrees from Yale Law School, Yale Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Yale College, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of London. He has been honored with awards from the US-UK Fulbright Commission, the LGBT Bar Association, the United States Air Force Air University, and Judge Advocate General’s School.

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