Joanne Schwartz is the founder of Momentum Advisors, which works to advance critical issues through targeted multi-state and multi-city efforts that build power from the local level. Joanne has two decades of experience developing and executing advocacy, electoral, communications, and philanthropic campaigns, and reframing issues to connect with target audiences, inspire them to act, and move public opinion. Before starting Momentum in 2020, she served as a principal at Civitas Public Affairs Group, where she partnered with a team of professionals whom she had worked with in the effort to secure marriage equality nationwide. Joanne previously served as the executive director of ProgressNow Colorado and spent a decade supporting the movement for LGBTQ+ equality through several roles at Gill Action and the Gill Foundation.