Lincoln Network is excited to announce two new members of its board of directors starting in May: Mike Solana, vice president at Founders Fund; and Laurent Crenshaw, global head of policy at Patreon.
Mike is a vice president at Founders Fund focused on community and brand. He runs creative programming including Symposium (F50), the firm’s annual summit, Hereticon, and Shop Talk, the firm’s professional networking series. He also directs content at Founders Fund, and is the creator / producer of Anatomy of Next, the firm’s podcast. Prior to joining Founders Fund, he edited non-fiction for the Penguin Group (USA). There, he acquired and developed New York Times bestselling work in the fields of technology, politics, philosophy, and humor. He is the author of Citizen Sim: Cradle of the Stars.
Laurent is the Global Head of Policy for Patreon, where he leads the company’s policy development, strategy, planning, and advocacy. Before joining Patreon, Laurent served in senior public policy roles at Eaze and Yelp. Prior to shifting to the tech sector, Laurent worked in the U.S. House of Representatives for over a decade, with roles in the offices of Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), then Majority Whip Roy Blunt (R-MO), and in the Republican Conference. His legislative policy work focused on Internet law, intellectual property, and telecommunications.
Mike and Laurent will be filling seats vacated by John Lettieri and Trae Stephens, who are leaving the board following their completion of Lincoln’s staggered board term limits.