Dal LaMagna is the founder of the Progressive Government Institute. The Progressive Government Institute is a non-partisan, educational organization dedicated to ensuring transparency and accountability in the executive branch of the federal government. At its website over 2,500 of the President’s 6,000 appointees are profiled. He merged the Progressive Government with The Backbone Campaign which promotes a progressive “shadow government”.
Dal LaMagna is also known as Tweezerman. He founded the company 1980 and has built it into a multi-national premier personal care tool brand that practices responsible capitalism. Part of the company’s mission is to benefit all stakeholders: including financial partners, employees, customers, vendors, the community and the natural environment. Dal sold the company in December of 2004 to the Zwilling, J.A. Henckels Company, a privately held company that continues its practice of responsible capitalism.
Dal served on the Advisory Board of Directors of the Social Venture Network which is a group of responsible capitalists promoting social and economic justice through business. He is a member of Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities which is working to move funding out of defense to social programs and Responsible Wealth, an organization fighting the repeal of the estate tax. He serves on the Dean’s Council for the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. He is on the Board of Directors of the Bainbridge Graduate Institute, an MBA program that is “Changing Business For Good”.
Currently Dal is a progressive activist. Some of the organizations he works with include: Codepink, The Rainforest Action Network, Yes Magazine, and the League of Pissed Off Voters. Some of the sustainable and socially responsible businesses he is a partner or investor in include: Air America Radio, the Huffington Post, The Domini Social Equity Fund Management Company, Ice-Stone where he serves on its Board of Directors. He is an Executive Producer of “The Ground Truth” and Co-Executive Producer of “The War Tapes”.
Dal ran for U.S. Congress twice in the 3rd Congressional District, New York as the Democratic and Green candidate in 1996 and 2000. Currently he is working closely with Congressman Jim McDermott raising funds for his legal expenses resulting from Majority Leader John Boehner’s lawsuit against him.
Dal received his MBA from Harvard in 1971 and an MPA in 2002 at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government where he was named a Littauer Fellow. He graduated Providence College. He spent his Junior Year at the University of Fribourg Switzerland.
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