Sandra Swirski is executive director of Alliance for Charitable Reform and a co-founder of Urban Swirski & Associates, a public policy and government affairs firm in Washington, D.C. Ms. Swirski’s practice focuses on advising Fortune 500 executives and leaders of nonprofit organizations about public policy and government affairs issues. On Capitol Hill, Ms. Swirski served as a senior staff member for two prominent U.S. Senators—Senator Jack Danforth (R-MO) and Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY)—both of whom served on the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. She was also chief counsel for the Senate’s Social Security Subcommittee. Her private sector experience includes serving as the top federal lobbyist for Mobil Corporation and advising multinational clients on policy issues while in the national office of Ernst & Young. She speaks throughout the country on public policy issues affecting business and nonprofits. Ms. Swirski earned a bachelor’s degree from Emory University, a master's degree from Georgetown University, and a law degree from George Washington University.