Hudson Hollister founded the Data Coalition in 2012 to serve as the leading industry advocacy group for open data in government. He has helped to craft landmark U.S. government data reforms, including the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (DATA Act) and the Financial Transparency Act.
In early 2016, Hudson founded the Data Foundation, a nonprofit research organization, to work alongside the Data Coalition and partner with government to deliver insights, education, and programming supporting open data transformations.
Prior to founding the Data Coalition and the Data Foundation, Hudson served as counsel to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of the U.S. House of Representatives and as an attorney fellow in the Office of Interactive Disclosure at the Securities and Exchange Commission. Before his government service, he was a securities litigator in the Chicago office of Latham & Watkins LLP.
Hudson received his Juris Doctor from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in 2005 and a bachelor’s degree in political science and mass communication from theUniversity of St. Francis in 2002. He is a native of Joliet, Illinois.