Data Coalition Board of Directors Announce the Departure of Founder and Executive Director

June 27, 2018 6:33 PM | Data Coalition Team (Administrator)

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Data Coalition’s Board of Directors announced that Hudson Hollister has decided to depart from his role as Executive Director of the Data Coalition effective October 1, 2018, and that a search process has started to replace him. Hudson will transition from the role of Executive Director and President of the Data Foundation on October 1, 2018, stepping back from day-to-day leadership so he can pursue new challenges. He will remain actively involved in seeing the mission of the Data Coalition continue as a member of our Board of Directors.

“On behalf of the Data Coalition’s Board of Directors, we express our gratitude for the trailblazing work Hudson Hollister has led the past six years as founder and Executive Director of the Data Coalition,” said Bryce Pippert, Chair of the Executive Director Search Committee of the Board of Directors of the Data Coalition, in a statement. “Under Hudson’s leadership the Data Coalition has grown from two member companies to 47; advanced reforms like the DATA Act of 2014, OPEN Government Data Act, GREAT Act, and Financial Transparency Act; and spun off the separate Data Foundation as a think tank to define the future of society’s data. With confidence, we now announce a new era for the Data Coalition and initiate our search for the next Executive Director.”

“Leading the Data Coalition, and later the Data Foundation as well, is the best job I’ve ever had,” said Hudson Hollister. “Thanks to strong growth, they are ready for fresh leadership. I’m so proud of my team and grateful for the last six years. I look forward to welcoming my successors and supporting their work as a board member.”

Read the Executive Director position description and information about applications.

About the Data Coalition: The Data Coalition is the world’s first, and only, open data trade association. We empower data companies to make our government more efficient and transparent through the standardization and publication of its information. Open data enhances accountability, improves government management, reduces compliance costs, and stimulates innovation. Our members represent a cross-section of the technology industry and implementers, employ over two hundred thousand Americans, and have a combined market capitalization exceeding $1.5 trillion. For more information, visit


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