Board of Directors

James Bronsted


James Bronsted, a Board Member at Forge, is from Atlanta, GA. He currently attends the Georgia Institute of Technology as a Computer Science and Mathematics double major with a minor in Japanese. He is a former intern at Bronsted Law Firm with experience in litigation and damage assessment. He is also a former nationally ranked debater, representing the Lovett School. Mr. Bronsted is fluent in Croatian, French, and Japanese. 

Shivam Daftari


Shivam Daftari, CEO of Forge Advocacy Inc., is from Atlanta, Georgia. He is a dual International Business/Supply Chain double major with a minor in Political Science at the University of South Carolina. He was a Fulton County Youth Commissioner, in charge of drafting and tracking bills in the Georgia State Legislature as the Chairman of the Legislative Committee.  He then served as Deputy Secretary of Government Relations for University of South Carolina Student Government, directly involved in lobbying on behalf of UofSC. In addition, he oversaw the student-led Legislative Action Network and the Congressional Advisory Board and was honored by the UofSC Senate for his leadership. Mr. Daftari has spent 3 months living in Morocco and 9 months living in Dubai as part of his study abroad. He is fluent in Spanish, Hindi, Gujarati, and Arabic.

Tristan Hutchings


Tristan Hutchings, a Board Member at Forge, is from Palm Beach Gardens, FL. He currently attends American University as a Business Administration major with a minor in International Studies. He serves as the social chair for Alpha Epsilon Pi and as a member of Future Business Leaders of America. In addition, he led elements of Patrick Murphy's Senate campaign in 2016.