Anne Kim, Editor and Co-Founder

Anne is an expert in economic and domestic policy, with a particular focus on competitiveness, innovation and the middle class.  Her work has been featured in a variety of national outlets, including Politico, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, CNBC, Fox, C-SPAN and the Washington Monthly, where she was also editor of special projects. She’s served as a policy director at the Washington, D.C. think tanks Third Way and the Progressive Policy Institute, as senior policy strategist to the nonprofit Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) and as legislative director and Deputy Chief of Staff to Congressman Jim Cooper (D-TN).  Anne has a bachelor’s degree from the Missouri School of Journalism and a JD from the Duke University School of Law.


Rob Keast, Founding Co-Editor

Rob is a political and strategic consultant with more than 15 years’ experience working in the non-profit sector. For more than six years, he worked at Third Way as the Vice President for Outreach. During his tenure at Third Way, the organization grew from a small start-up think tank to one that is a major go-to organization for many prominent policymakers and members of the media. In this capacity, he worked with numerous third party organizations and became a major external face for Third Way in helping to raise its profile and brand in Washington. He created and directed the Outreach Department at Third Way, which was responsible for development and strategic partnerships.  Before Third Way, Rob worked in government affairs at the Partnership for Public Service, where he helped oversee all of the Hill and Administration outreach for the organization. Rob also worked at the Welfare to Work Partnership, an initiative of the Clinton White House to develop welfare-to-work programs with business leaders.  Rob received his Bachelors degree from the Catholic University of America and a Masters degree from the London School of Economics.  Rob served a year as an AmeriCorps*VISTA member in El Paso, Texas and spent a year as a National Service Fellow at the Corporation for National Service.

Ed Gerwin, Senior Contributing Writer

Ed Gerwin is an international trade consultant, writer and lawyer. In addition to his role at Republic 3.0, he is President of Trade Guru LLC and provides analysis and strategic advice on trade policy issues for leading domestic and international organizations. Ed previously served as Senior Fellow for Trade and Global Economic Policy at Third Way, where he established and ran a trade policy program that focused on increasing U.S. economic growth and supporting good jobs through greater American engagement in the global economy. In this role, he also advised Administration trade officials, senior Congressional staff, and the U.S. business community on substantive and strategic issues related to public support for trade. Prior to Third Way, Ed was a Partner in the Washington, D.C. office of the international law firm of Winston & Strawn LLP. During his 28-year career at Winston & Strawn, Ed represented and advised American and international clients on a wide range of international trade and federal relations matters, including trade agreements, investment, trade remedies, and trade legislation.

Ed has written reports on a wide range of trade issues and is a frequent speaker at Congressional and business forums. He has also authored editorials on trade topics for publications including Bloomberg, ForbesThe Hill, The Huffington Post, Republic 3.0, Roll Call, and The Wall Street Journal and is a regular commentator on trade policy issues. Ed received his BA from Villanova University and his JD from Georgetown University Law Center. He is active in local and national politics and served as a full-time volunteer for the Obama campaign in 2008.