Ellen Moyer of Annapolis is the political consultant to the Annapolis Continental Congress Society. She served as the first female mayor of Annapolis from 2001-2009. Prior to serving as mayor, Moyer was a member of the Annapolis City Council (1987-2001) and the Maryland Racing Commission (1999-2003). She also taught a year of fifth-grade in Baltimore County, Maryland, served as executive director of the Maryland Commission for Women in the late 1970s, as a lobbyist of the Maryland Teacher's Association, and as a member of the Strategic Committee on the State Plan for Higher Education (1999-2000).
James Thompson is the publisher of Commonwealth Books. He has been featured on WNAV radio in Annapolis and spoke at the 2012 Continental Congress Festival, held in Annapolis. He has lectured at George Mason University on the Patriotic Movement and the debate in the First Continental Congress about the sources of the rights held by "British Americans." His current book, The Dubious Achievement of the First Continental Congress, is the second in Commonwealth Books' "Pocket Book" Illustrated Histories series.