39. Neal Kwatra
Founder and CEO, Metropolitan Public Strategies
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Neal Kwatra is shifting his firm’s focus from promoting offshore wind development to helping the hotel workers union fight for worker pay and health benefits. Building off his work helping to run the New York Immigration Coalition’s campaign for driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants and the anti-Airbnb ShareBetter coalition last year, Kwatra remains a force in progressive politics and policymaking.