Nathan Newman is the Director of MORENYC. He brings thirty years of experience building labor-environmental-community coalitions, from working to clean up toxic waste sites in Massachusetts and organizing Nevada casino workers in the 1980s to building a statewide California Network for a New Economy to promote green jobs and fight bad trade deals in the 1990s to in the 2000s being the founding Policy Director and then Executive Director of the Progressive States Network, a nationwide network of state legislators, community and labor organizations that promoted policies ranging from green buildings to smart energy grids to reforming foreclosure laws.

He has been widely published in venues ranging from The Nation to the American Prospect to the Huffington Post, as well as in various scholarly journals and publishing a book, Net Loss: Internet Prophets, Private Profits and the Costs to Community. He has a Ph.D. in Economic Sociology from UC-Berkeley and a J.D. from Yale Law School.