new scott shotScott Peterson, Executive Director 

After 15 years in the financial industry, Scott Peterson is executive director of the public watchdog blog Checks and Balances Project. His previous work as managing director of communications at New York Stock Exchange Regulation and director of communications at the Nasdaq Stock Market provides a valuable foundation for his current activities. A member of the board of directors of Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema and a Certificate in Financial Planning from Georgetown University.



Evlondo Cooper

Evlondo Cooper, Senior Fellow 

Evlondo comes to the position of Senior Fellow as a former Criminal Investigator for the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office. In addition, he has nearly 10 years of communications and marketing experience, most recently as a Communications Strategist/Content Manager at education consulting firm K12Insight. Coupled with his work as a blogger on issues related to the Great Recession, Evlondo’s diverse experiences and passion provide him a strong foundation for his current position. Evlondo holds a Bachelor of Arts in History/Political Science from Mississippi State University.