Our Staff

Alan Stephens, Executive Director Alan Stephens has joined Western Progress as its first permanent executive director, and he brings a lifetime of public experience and policy skills to the task. Most recently co-chief of staff for Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, … Continue reading

Our Board of Directors

ANNA WHITING SORRELL Anna Whiting Sorrell is a policy advisor to Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer with areas of responsibility for health and human services, corrections and labor. She also serves as Co-Chair of the Governor Schweitzer’s internal council to ensure … Continue reading

Why the region

It wasn't so long ago that America often looked west for enlightened, progressive leadership. And frequently found it, in people like Mike Mansfield, Frank Church, Cecil Andrus, Stewart and Mo Udall, Tim Wirth, and Gary Hart. Our view is that … Continue reading