Flex is the voice of the app-based economy, representing America’s app-based rideshare and delivery platforms and the people who count on them.
Our members—DoorDash, Gopuff, Grubhub, HopSkipDrive, Instacart, Lyft, Shipt, and Uber— efficiently provide crucial goods and services to customers reliably, offer flexible earnings opportunities to workers, and support economic growth in communities across the country.
We advocate for policies that enable our industry to deliver for the people and communities who count on our platforms. We believe in creating more opportunities for people to live, work, and run their businesses on their own terms.
Meet the Team
Kristin Sharp, CEO
Kristin Sharp has made a career out of innovating the way we work. Prior to joining Flex, Kristin was CEO of the Education Quality Outcomes Standards (EQOS) board, and senior fellow and former director of New America's Initiative on Work, Workers, and Technology. She also co-founded Shift: The Commission on Work, Workers, and Technology, a joint project of New America and Bloomberg. Before that, she worked on technology, innovation, and national security policy in the U.S. Senate for Sens. Mark Warner, Mark Pryor, Amy Klobuchar, and Richard Lugar.
Former Mayor Steve Benjamin, Chairman of the Board
Steve Benjamin understands the importance of empowering communities through providing access to services. Benjamin spent more than a decade serving as mayor of Columbia, South Carolina. As mayor, Benjamin focused on economic development, job creation, and community safety. Mayor Benjamin served as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors from 2018-2019, and as president of the African American Mayors Association from 2015-2016. He has also been executive chairman of Municipal Bonds for America, a member of the Federal Communications Commission’s Intergovernmental Advisory Committee, and a member of the Accelerator for America Advisory Council.
Kevin Ryan, Director of Policy
Kevin Ryan brings two decades of demonstrated expertise and tactical know-how in navigating the crossroads where technology law, policy, and public relations meet. At CTIA, the trade association representing America’s wireless industry, he built a forward-thinking policy team responsible for initiatives that served as the foundation for the industry’s advocacy in DC and state capitals across the country. Earlier in his career, he practiced law at Wilkinson Barker Knauer, a nationally-ranked communications and technology firm, co-founded a political consulting company, and served as a senior policy staffer for a New York State county executive.
Yumi Temple, Communications Manager
Yumi Temple resides at the intersection between great storytelling and systems execution. Prior to Flex, Yumi worked with cutting-edge emerging tech companies at SF-based communications firm Mission North - helping them develop and refine their clients’ brands and products. She also brings a strong set of project management skills from her days at World Wide Technology, where she managed multi-million dollar IT projects.