Zach Maurin is the Executive Director of Service Year Alliance. Previously, he was Executive Director of ServiceNation from 2013-2015. In 2007, he co-founded ServeNext, an organization building a grassroots movement to make national service a national priority, serving as Executive Director until its merger with ServiceNation in 2012. ServeNext helped develop and pass the biggest national service legislation in 75 years. While at ServiceNation, its membership grew over 100,000 people and its coalition surpassed 550 organizations, all working together to make a year of national service a common expectation and opportunity. In 2009 he co-founded a failed media start-up. In 2002, he was an AmeriCorps member with City Year Boston.
Zach has received City Year’s Comcast Leadership Award, the highest alumni honor, was a finalist for an Echoing Green Fellowship, a White House Champion of Change, and named one of the 40 Under 40 in 2010 by New Leaders Council. For his work in national service, he has been interviewed by CNN, Buzzfeed, MSNBC, TIME, and The Hollywood Reporter. He graduated from George Washington University with a degree in English in 2007. Proudly from Pittsburgh, he’s an irrationally big Penguins fan and would do anything to meet Larry David. He lives in San Francisco.