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, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Forge Advocacy Inc., is from Atlanta, Georgia. He is an International Business and Supply Chain double major while minoring in Political Science. He was a former 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 and overseeing the Legislative Action Network and the Congressional Advisory Board. Mr. Daftari has also spent time studying abroad in Morocco and the UAE. 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.