John and Jean Kingston
John Kingston is the founder of Uniting America. In 2018, John was a candidate for United States Senate. John is the Chairman and CEO of the Sword & Spoon Group and its related companies: Sword & Spoon Workshop (the parent company of Kingston Road Pictures and OQ Farm), Sword & Spoon Foundation, and SixSeeds, and managing member of OQ Partners, a private investment firm. He is the founder and president of the non-profit organization Better For America, a non-partisan presidential ballot access program to ensure a pathway for an independent candidate to run for President of the United States in 2016. He formerly served as Vice Chairman and General Counsel for AMG, a global asset management company with more than $700 billion in assets under management. John serves on the boards of the Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education, Pioneer Institute, The Veritas Forum, Beliefnet, and Guard Support of Massachusetts. He is also a member of the Campaign to Fix the Debt and the American Enterprise Institute National Council, and a former member of the National Republican Senatorial Committee Majority Makers and the Republican Governor’s Association Executive Roundtable. John received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School, a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Together with John, Jean Kingston is the founder of Uniting America. In 2018, Jean authored and published the children’s book Animal Mashup. Jean is the founder of the Sword & Spoon Foundation, SixSeeds and Sword & Spoon Workshop. Jean double majored in Biological Basis of Behavior and Elementary Education. She taught elementary school in Philadelphia before earning her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Penn.
Marisa L.R. Prince, JD is passionate about utilizing leadership experience in fundraising, research, strategic planning and communications to build impactful organizations. Highlights of over fifteen years of work include launching an anti-recidivism social impact venture, publishing in the Boston Business Journal, and writing/directing/producing a short film submitted in consideration for a 2014 Academy Award. In addition to earning a B.A. in Sociology from Spelman College and a JD from Boston College Law School, Prince is also a proud graduate of the Los Angeles Film School’s Immersion Producing Program.
Calvin Lee formerly served as the Special Assistant to the Candidate during John Kingston’s 2018 campaign for U.S. Senate. He serves on the board of the International Fellowship House, and was a member of the Strategic Planning Committee for the 2017 Asian American & Pacific Islander Civil Rights Forum. Calvin graduated from the University of Massachusetts Boston with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.