After intensive search process, MoveOn selects accomplished and experienced progressive movement organizer and leader as its next executive director; Epting’s tenure will begin in fall
MoveOn announced today that after an intensive multi-month search process, its boards have selected Rahna Epting to serve as the next executive director of MoveOn Political Action and MoveOn Civic Action, beginning this fall.
Epting has been a leader in the progressive movement for 15 years, playing important roles in the organized labor, leadership development, youth organizing, and democracy reform spaces. She has held senior roles in organizations including Service Employees International Union, Every Voice, Wellstone Action, and the Alliance For Youth Organizing. For the last two years, Epting has worked at MoveOn, first leading strategic partnerships for the organization, then as its 2018 Resist & Win election program director, and then in her current role as chief of program. In these roles she has played a pivotal part in achieving significant advocacy and electoral wins.
“Rahna has a keen vision of the interconnected, leaderful, and politically savvy movement needed to transform our country, and she has worked tenaciously and creatively to advance that vision throughout her career,” said James Rucker, board member of MoveOn Civic Action. “She’s excellently positioned to lead the next generation of MoveOn-style campaigning and innovation work, harnessing people-power to build a country where everyone can thrive.”
Epting was chosen after an extensive process led by the search firm Koya Partners that approached hundreds of prospective candidates and surfaced a highly talented pool of 80 applicants.