We are Transparency International U.S. (TI U.S.), part of the world’s largest coalition against corruption. We give voices to victims and witnesses of corruption, and work with governments, businesses, and citizens to stop the abuse of entrusted power.
In collaboration with national chapters in more than 100 countries, we are leading the fight to turn our vision of a world free from corruption into reality. Our U.S. office focuses on stemming the harms caused by illicit finance, strengthening political integrity, and promoting a positive U.S. role in global anti-corruption initiatives. Through a combination of research, advocacy, and policy, we engage with stakeholders to increase public understanding of corruption and hold institutions and individuals accountable.
We achieve our goals through advocacy, research and policy, outreach and collaboration.
Our advocacy means greater protections for human rights, and more funding for public health, public safety, and sustainable economic development efforts both in the United States and abroad. Specifically, we’ve successfully worked to:
We combine our advocacy skills and expertise with those of our strategic allies to move important policy reform more effectively. To do so, we work closely with human rights and law enforcement organizations; environmental, economic justice, and business trade groups, and many more through nearly a dozen separate coalitions.
We coordinate with Transparency International and our network chapters around the globe.
Gary Kalman is the Executive Director of TI US. He oversees the organization’s U.S. operations focusing on illicit finance and the U.S. role in global anti-corruption efforts. He was a founding member the Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency (FACT) Coalition, a nonpartisan alliance promoting policies to combat the harmful impacts of corrupt financial practices and served as Executive Director from 2016 to 2019. He was also a founder of Americans for Financial Reform, a coalition that, in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, led the successful fight for the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill. Shortly after coming to Washington, he directed the federal legislative office for the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG). While at U.S. PIRG, he was a leading voice for congressional ethics and lobbying reform having sat on a bipartisan task force convened by the Speaker of the House. He is currently an Advisory Council member for the International Coalition Against Illicit Economies. He has testified before Congress on numerous occasions on financial accountability and is a regular speaker and commentator on anti-corruption and transparency issues at conferences, events and in the media.
Scott Greytak is the Director of Advocacy of TI US, where he manages the office’s legislative agenda and oversees its Anticorruption Legislation Lab.
Greytak is a democracy attorney who has helped lead legislative, legal, and ballot-measure initiatives on campaign finance, voting, foreign influence, ethics, and fair representation. He comes to TI from the U.S.’s domestic anticorruption community, where he helped pass over 20 state and local anticorruption reforms as Senior Counsel for RepresentUs, designed legal challenges to cases such as Citizens United v. FEC as Counsel for a boutique litigation firm, and authored the leading report on judicial corruption in the U.S. as Senior Policy Counsel for Justice at Stake.
Greytak received his JD and BA from Ohio State University and is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and Ohio.
Annalise Burkhart is TI US’s Program and Research Associate. She oversees digital outreach for advocacy campaigns and assists with press visibility, in addition to managing the day-to-day logistics of the office.
Prior to joining TI, Burkhart focused on public record investigations through digital research and Freedom of Information Act access. A vocal transparency advocate, she lived and worked in Beirut, Lebanon, conducting research into corruption in the country’s security industry. Previously, she held an internship in the office of Congressman Steve Cohen, where she focused on judiciary issues. A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Burkhart received her B.A. in political science.
Chris Laurent is the Director of Advancement of TI US and manages the corporate partnership program and foundation giving. Chris is also a member of Transparency International’s Fundraising Team, responsible for major gifts.
Laurent comes to TI with more than 20 years of fundraising experience as a major gifts officer of Open Doors International and Development Director of Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity.
At Open Doors Chris managed a major donor portfolio and designed bespoke international trips for major gift donors to witness the work they were funding abroad.
In Chicago, Chris created the Raise Your Hand Chicagoland campaign in partnership with McKinsey & Company, built 15 transportable Habitat houses on Chicago’s famous Magnificent Miles, and generated operational funding for 8 regional Habit affiliates. Chris led domestic and international Jimmy Carter Work Projects and was a member of Obama’s Gen 44 Young Professionals Network.
Laurent created Advocate, a Nashville-based ambassador program that connects recording artists with non-profit causes. Laurent was a Universal/MCA recording artist and an itinerant speaker with KBM.
Laurent is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Colby Goodman is a Senior Researcher at Transparency International Defense and Security (TI-DS) and a member of the TI US team. He conducts research and provides advice on corruption risks within the international arms trade and other forms of defense sector corruption. Prior to joining TI-DS, he was the director of the Security Assistance Monitor program at the Center for International Policy. Goodman also served as Deputy Director at the United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs Regional Office in Africa to support African efforts in establishing effective controls on conventional arms transfers. He has led or participated in field research in West Africa, South Asia, and Mexico. Goodman’s commentary or opinion pieces have appeared in major U.S. newspapers and media outlets covering U.S. foreign policy and the Pentagon. He is a member of the Forum on the Arms Trade’s Steering Committee and a graduate of the Middlebury Institute for International Studies’ master program on International Policy studies.
Transparency International consists of more than 100 chapters – locally established, independent organizations – that fight corruption in their respective countries.
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