updated June 30, 2017)
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State Director Simone Ward
(reported by Tampa
Bay Times' Adam C. Smith on April
National political director at the DSCC from Feb. 2015. Campaign
manager on Natalie Tennant's campaign for U.S. Senate in West Virginia,
2014. Acting constituency outreach director/deputy constituency
and director of women's outreach at the DNC in the 2012 cycle. Campaign
manager on Sen. Barbara Mikulski's
2009-10. Served in the political department at EMILY's List from
2007 including as senior political tracker. A deputy director of
the DNC's American Majority
Partnership under then-Chairman Howard Dean. Executive director
GAIN in 2004. Executive director of Young Democrats of America
in June 2002. Worked with Mercer & Associates in Washington,
DC. Finance assistant at the DNC; special assistant at the White
House. Pursuing an M.P.A from American University. B.A.
in political science from Oklahoma City
University. Interned on Al Gore's 2000 campaign. Grew up in
Kansas City, MO. twitter
Deputy State Director Reggie Cardozo
(announced June 3, 2016) Deputy chief of staff at the GSA from May 2015. White House liaison to the GSA, July 2013-May 2015. Director of intergovernmental affairs at the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration, Feb.-June 2013. Florida political director on Obama for America, Oct. 2011-Nov. 2012. Director of government relations at Governance, Inc., 2005-Oct. 2011. Deputy campaign manager on Scott Maddox for Commissioner of Agriculture, 2009-10. Political coordinator and earlier assistant political coordinator at the Democratic Party of Florida, 2003-05. Grew up in Broward County. Originally from Puerto Rico. twitter
Senior Advisor Scott Arceneaux
Also executive director of the Florida Democratic
Party, announced July
20, 2009. Worked on Creigh Deeds' successful primary
campaign for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in Virginia, June
2009. Founder, president of Arceneaux Consulting from Jan.
National political director on Sen. Chris Dodd's presidential campaign,
2007-Jan. 2008. In the 2006 cycle Arceneaux served as campaign
on Doug Duncan's bid for Maryland Governor (starting in May 2005
through June 2006), then took similar roles for Peter Franchot's
campaign for Maryland Comptroller and Judy Feder's run for Congress in
Virginia's 10th District (starting in Aug. 2006). Campaign
Rep. Chris John's U.S. Senate bid in Louisiana in 2004. Executive
director of the Louisiana Democratic Party, 2001-04, where he directed
efforts for Mary Landrieu's 2002 Senate re-election and Kathleen
Blanco's 2003 gubernatorial campaign. Litigation associate at
Pigman, Walther, Wittman and Hutchinson law firm. J.D. from
School, 1995; bachelor's degree from Washington and Lee University,
Communications Director Mahen Gunaratna
(May 2016) Press secretary on Clinton's Florida
(reported by the Miami
Herald on Jan. 27, 2016).
research and media analysis for NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio from Jan.
2014; research director on New Yorkers for de Blasio, Mar.-Nov.
2013. New Mexico/Arizona communications director on Obama for
intern for Sen. Charles Shumer,
2008-09. B.S. in international politics from Georgetown
University, 2008. twitter
Press Secretary Valentina Pereda
June 3, 2016)
Deputy director of Hispanic media at the White
House from July 2015. Special advisor to the U.S. Small Business
Administration, July 2014-July 2015. Communications director at
the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Feb. 2013-May 2014.
Hispanic outreach coordinator and deputy director of the Futuro Fund at
the DNC, Oct. 2011-Nov. 2012. Hispanic outreach on Obama for
America, June-Sept. 2011. Degree in international relations from
The George Washington University, 2010. twitter
Communications Associate Olivia Bercow
(May 2016...including managing radio bookings)
Started as a
communications fellow for the Connecticut primary campaign, March-April
2016. Special projects manager for Democracy.com, March
2015-March 2016. Field organizer with the Iowa Democratic Party
in Ottumwa, June-Nov. 2014. B.A. in political science and
government from Georgetown University, 2014.
Press Assistant Kevin Gerson
(May 2016) Political outreach director for
Millennial Partners, April-Aug. 2015. M.A. in political
campaigning (2016) and B.A. in political science (2015) from University
Press Assistant Paul Caintic
Working towards a bachelor's degree in political
science from Emory
Florida Director of Hispanic Press Francisco Pelayo
(Aug. 2016) Senior elections coordinator April 2015-Aug. 2016) and social media community manager-news (Nov. 2013-March 2015) at Univision Communications Inc.. Deputy director of international operations at Campaigns & Elections magazine, June 2012-Nov. 2013. Projects coordinator at Centro Interamericano de Gerencia Politica, Dec. 2010-May 2012. Corporate regulatory and affairs executive for British American Tobacco, Nov. 2007-Dec. 2009. Master's degree in peace studies and conflict resolution from Università degli Studi di Torino, 2010; Bachelor's degree in political science and government from Universidad Central de Venezuela, 2008.
Regional Press Secretaries
(Pods 5 and 6) Miami Johanna Cervone
Communications director to Miami-Dade County
Levine Cava from Dec. 2014. Regional field director on Joe Garcia
for Congress, July-Nov. 2014. Vice president of Monarch Translations,
June 2012-July 2014. Field organizer with Organizing for America
in West Kendall area and at Florida International University, May-Nov.
South Florida Press Assistant William Miller
(Pod 4) West Palm Beach Helen Kalla
(July 2016) Communications director (May-July
secretary (Sept. 2015-May 2016) and press assistant (May-Aug. 2015) to
U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel (FL). Staff assistant to U.S. Sen. Tom
Carper (DE), May 2014-May 2015. Au pair in Frankfurt, Germany,
June 2013-Jan. 2014. B.A. in international affairs from The
University of Georgia, 2013.
(Pod 2) Orlando Leo Salgado
(July 2016) Project management consultant for
Hearth of Midlothian Football Club in Edinburgh, UK, Dec. 2014-Feb.
2015. Project manager on Marist Foundation partnership in
Columbia, Feb. 2013-March 2014. Program manager for the
government of Tolima (Columbia), July-Dec. 2012. Executive director and
equity holder at Salgado Logistics and Transportation (Columbia), March
2011-Nov. 2014. Communications and policy advisor to Luis Carlos
Delgado for Governor (Columbia) Jan.-Dec. 2011. Financial and
accounting assistant at the Organization of American States, Nov.
2007-Dec. 2010. M.S. in strategic project management from
Heriot-Watt University and Politecnico Di Milano, 2016; M.S. in
business administration from Umea University (Sweden) 2016; B.A. in
economics from George Mason University, 2011.
(Pod 3) Tampa Brittany Caplin
(July 2016) Senior public affairs coordinator
for the U.S.
Department of Commerce, April 2015-July 2016. Account executive
in corporate affairs at Edelman in Chicago, Jan. 2013-Jan. 2015.
Bachelors in mass communication/journalism, political science from
University of Iowa.
(Pod 1) North Florida (Jacksonville) Kirsten Allen
(July 2016) Public affairs specialist and lead
specialist with USDOT, July 2012-July 2016. B.A. in public
relations, Spanish from Howard University, 2014.
Political Director Keenan Austin
(announced June 3, 2016) Chief of staff to DC
Councilmember David Grosso
since Sept. 2015. Deputy chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Frederica
Wilson (FL), Dec. 2010-Aug. 2015. Campaign manager on Frederica
Wilson for Congress, June-Nov. 2010. Senior sales representative
for GlaxoSmithKline, Nov. 2006-June 2010. M.B.A. (2006) and B.S.
in business administration and management (2005) from Florida
Agricultural and Mechanical University.
Deputy Political Director Joshua Romero
(June 2016) Campaign manager on Bob Poe for
2016. Political and communications for Florida Democratic
Party/Annette Taddeo for Congress, June 2015-Jan. 2016. Florida
political director for NextGen Climate, June-Nov. 2014.
Legislative aide in the Florida House, Dec. 2012-June 2014.
Deputy regional political director on Obama for America, Nov. 2011-Nov.
2012. Regional field director on Obama for America, April-Nov.
2011. Finance on Gillibrand for Senate (NY), Dec. 2010-April
2011. Organizer for the Democratic Party of Florida, Aug.-Nov.
2010. Organizer on Kendrick Meek for U.S. Senate, March-Aug.
2010. Deputy sheriff/detective with the Osceola County Sheriff's
Office, Oct. 2004-Feb. 2009. Non-commissioned office with the
U.S. Marine Corps, Nov. 1997-Aug. 2005.
Regional Political Directors
Pod 1-North Florida Clay Middleton
(June 2016) State director on Clinton's South
from the beginning (reported March 2015) Special advisor in the
U.S. Department of Energy Office of Congressional, Intergovernmental
and External Affairs from Aug. 2014. Congressional affairs
liaison at the National Nuclear Security Administration Office of
External Affairs, June 2013-Aug. 2014. Special advisor at the
U.S. Department of Energy Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, Aug.
2012-June 2013. Associate director for faith-based and
neighborhood partnerships at the Corporation for National and Community
Service, May 2011-Aug. 2012. Lowcountry director for U.S. Rep.
James E. Clyburn, May 2003-May 2011. South Carolina political
director on Obama for America, Aug.-Dec. 2008. Regional field
organizer for the South Carolina Democratic Party, July 2005-Dec.
2006. Master's (2011) and B.A. in political science (2003) from
The Citadel. Major in the SC Army National Guard, Jan.
Pod 2-Orlando area Kelly Quintero
(Aug. 2016) Executive vice president of Florida
Young Democrats, from April 2015. Deputy communications director
to Orange County Tax Collector Scott Randolph, July 2013-Aug.
Legislative director for the Florida National Organization of Women,
June 2011-Jan. 2013. Bachelor's degree in political science,
international relations and comparative government from University of
Central Florida, 2013.
Pod 3-Tampa Bay area Javier Gamboa
(Aug. 2016) Energy policy analyst to U.S. Rep.
Kathy Castor, from March 2016. Legislative assistant in the U.S.
House, July 2012-March 2016 Staff assistant on on the U.S. Senate
Committee on Environment and Public Works, June 2008-June 2012.
B.A. in political science from Cal State Fullerton, 2008.
Pod 4-Palm Beach Laura Jimenez
(July 2016) Communications associate for Broward
June 2015-Jan. 2016. Legislative assistant in the Florida Senate,
Nov. 2014-June 2015. Deputy campaign manager on Maria Sachs for
State Senate, July- Nov. 2014. Legislative assistant in the
Florida Senate, Dec. 2013-July 2014. Bacheelor's degree in
political science from Florida Atlantic University.
Pod 5-Broward Sean Kolaskar
(July 2016) Federal legislative coordinator for Broward County, May 2013-July 2016. Senior associate at Grayling USA (formerly Dutko Worldwide), June 2007-April 2013. B.S. in economics from George Mason University, 2006.
Pod 6-Miami Tatiana Torres
(Aug. 2016) Chief of staff in the DC Mayor's
Office of Legal
Counsel, Jan. 2015-Aug. 2016. Membership and event director for
Federal City Council, Sept. 2012-Jan. 2015. Special assistant to
DC Council Chairman Kwame Brown, Feb. 2010-June 2012. Executive
operations and project assistant to the COO (in NYC) and Liaison Hotel
general manager (Denihan Hospitality Group), Dec. 2009-Feb. 2011.
M.B.A. from Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business,
2013. B.A. in broadcast journalsim from Montclair State
Senior Digital Director Andy Oare
(Sept. 2016) Digital client manager at 270 Strategies, April 2013-June 2014. National regional digital director (South, Midwest) on Obama for America, Jan.-Nov. 2012. Senior new media strategist Sept. 2010-Sept. 2011) and new media specialist for the Recovery Act team (April 2009-Sept. 2010) at the U.S. Department of Energy. Regional field director (MI, IN) (June-Nov. 2008) and field organizer (Dec. 2007-June 2008) on Obama for America. B.S. in psychology and B.A. in communications from Xavier University, 2006.
Digital Director Stephen Cummings
(announced June 3, 2016) Web design/front end development contractor with Patronage, Nov. 2014-May 2016. Deputy digital director on Charlie Crist's campaign for governor, July-Nov. 2014. Texas deputy state coordinator (Sep. 2013-Jun. 2014) and immigration reform issue organizer (Jun. 2013-Sep. 2013) for Organizing for Action. Regional field director (May-Nov. 2012) and field organizer (Jan.-May 2012) for Organizing for America - Nevada. In-house graphic designer/web developer at Mobility Research, Jul. 2007-Jul. 2008. M.F.A. in painting and drawing from the University of Washington, 2010; B.F.A. in painting from Arizona State University, 2007.
Deputy Digital Director Tania Mejia
(June 2016) Deputy press secretary at the GSA,
2016. Special assistant to the Secretary (March 2014-Oct. 2015)
and special assistant to the Wage and Hour Division Administrator
(Sept. 2011-March 2014) at the U.S. Department of Labor.
Bilingual early literacy tutor with AmeriCorps, Sept. 2010-June
2011. Membership development coordinator at the Workers Defense
Project, March-June 2010. M.P.A. from American University, 2014;
B.A. in government, rhetoric and writing from The University of Texas
at Austin, 2010.
Deputy Digital Director Jaime Lopez
(July 2016) Social media specialist for
Herbalife, April 2014-July 2016. Bilingual digital copy editor at
the Charlie Lapson Group, Sept. 2012-June 2014. Freelance digital
copywriter, Oct. 2010-Sept. 2012. B.A. in French,
Spanish/Portuguese from UC Berkeley, 2010.
Deputy Digital Director Rameish Budhoo
Real estate agent at AmeriTeam Realty from Oct. 2014
and CEO of Wavvio
Inc. from Jan. 2014. Creative director at Creative Dreams, Aug.
2011-March 2014. Chiief audio engineer at NDCC, Oct. 2006-July
2011. Studied sound engineering at the Audio Recording Technology
Digital Organizer Marisol Samayoa
(June 2016) B.A. in journalism and political
science from Cal
State University Long Beach, 2016.
Digital Organizer Walter Kelly
(Aug. 2016) Student in English, film and media
Georgetown University. Originally from Linwood, NJ.
Digital Organizer Graeme Crews
(Sept. 2016...also regional GOTV) Research associate for the 2016 Democratic National Convention Committee, May-Aug. 2016. Digital associate at Hillary for America in Brooklyn, May 2015-May 2016. Associate director at Brazile and Associates, LLC, Oct. 2013-May 2015. B.A. in government from Harvard University, 2013.
Filmmaker Hadley Green
(Aug. 2016) Multimedia journalist at WBUR, Sept.
2016. Freelance photographer for North of Boston Media Group,
Jan.-July 2016. B.A. in international relations and media studies
from Tufts University, 2015.
Coalitions Director Raul Martinez, Jr.
(June 2016) President of Martinez Consulting
Group. Director of
government services for eNet IT Group, June 2015-June 2016.
Deputy chief of staff ant district director to U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia
(FL-26). Hispanic vote director for the Obama campaign in
Florida, April-Nov. 2012. Public information representative for
Miami Dade Aviation Department, 1996-99. Bachelor's degree in
public relations, advertising and applied communication from Florida
Deputy Coalitions Director Dujuana Thompson
National deputy director for community engagement/African American engagement director at the DNC. Owner of Promoting Excellence, LLC from Jan. 2008. Senior advisor for public engagement at the U.S. Small Business Administration, Oct. 2015-2016. Self-employed political consultant in Alabama, Jan. -Sept. 2015. Campaign manager on Linda Sherrell for Congress (TN), Sept. 2013-Jan. 2015. Deputy field director on Cory Booker for U.S. Senate, June-Oct. 2013. Florida statewide African American vote director for Organizing for America, July 2011-Nov. 2012. Office manager/legislative aide to U.S. Rep. Artur Davis, June 2010-Jan. 2011. Deputy field director on Artur Davis 2010, Feb. -June 2010. Birmingham City Council assistant, Aug. 2005-March 2010. Founder of Code RED Birmingham, 2007-10. GOTV lead on the Obama campaign in 2008. Working toward a degree from GWU's Graduate School of Political Management; B.A. in communications from Berea College, 2005.
Women's Coalition Director Jessica Church
(June 2016) Political director at the South
Party, May 2015-June 2016. Political director and aide to the
senior advisor (March-May 2015) and deputy political director and aide
to the senior advisor (March 2014-March 2015) at Correct The
Record. Associate at Eleison Group, Jan. 2013-March 2014.
B.A. in religious studies and environmental thought and practice from
University of Virginia, 2013.
Hispanic Coalition Director Milton Vazquez
(June 2016) Florida communications director
2016) and deputy regional director and Spanish media spokesperson (July
2013-Feb. 2015) for Enroll America. South Florida field director
for the Florida Democratic Party, Sept.-Nov. 2012. Field director
on Gloria Romero-Roses for Congress (Miami), May-Oct. 2012. Trade
analyst at the U.S. Department of Labor, Aug. 2009-May 2012.
Coordinated Campaign/Florida Democratic Party organizer in Brevard
County, Sept.-Nov. 2008. Campaign manager on Tony Sasso for State
Rep. (FL), May-Sept. 2008. M.S. in political science (2008) and
B.S. in political science (2006) from Florida State University.
African American Coalition Director Natasha Goodley
(July 2016) Senior consultant at Good Consulting
2014. Assistant director at Barry University, Dec. 2008-Feb.
2014. Student services advisor at Everest University Online,
Sept. 2007-Dec. 2008. Law clerk, Jan. 2004-Oct. 2005. J.D.
from Stetson University College of Law, 2005; B.A. in political
science/criminal justice from University of South Carolina Upstate,
Millennial Coalition Director Mark Hatton
(July 2016) Political coordinator/youth
engagement coordinator at
the DSCC, March 2015-July 2016. Special assistant (April-Nov.
2014) and finance assistant (Dec. 2013-April 2014) on Natalie Tennant
for U.S. Senate (WV). National Urban League - Occupy the Vote
regional field organizer in Cleveland/Akron area, Sept. 2012-Dec.
2013. Finance assistant/call-time manager on Gloria Romero-Roses
for Congress, May-July 2012. B.A. in political science from
University of Florida, 2012.
Jewish Coalition Director Jeremy Kozyak
(July 2016) Principal consultant at Blueprint
Consulting LLC in
Miami/Fort Lauderdale, June 2015-Aug. 2016. District secretary
with the Florida House of Representatives, Nov. 2014-June 2015.
Campaign manager on Joe Geller for State Rep., District 100 (FL),
May-Nov. 2014. Regional training director/state deputy digital
lead at Organizing for Action, Jan.-April 2014. Campaign manager
/ field and finance director on Micky Steinberg for Miami Beach
Commission, Aug.-Nov. 2013. Campaign manager,
field/finance/communications director on Jerry Libbin for Miami Beach
Mayor, April-Aug. 2013. Deputy campaign manager on Carol Keys for
N. Miami City Council, Feb.-April 2013. Deputy regional lead for
Organizing for Action in S. Florida, Feb.-April 2013. Field
organizer for the Miami-Dade Democratic Party, Jan.-April 2013.
Deputy campaign manager on Barbara Kramer for N. Miami Beach City
Council, Jan.-March 2013. Field director on Adam Kravitz for
State Rep. July-Aug. 2012. Field organizer on Obama for America,
March-June 2012. B.A. in political science from Florida
International University, 2011; A.A. in psychology from Miami Dade
LGBT Coalition Director Alejandra Salinas
(Aug. 2016) Law clerk to Chief Judge Sidney R.
Thomas, U.S. Court
of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Aug. 2015-Aug. 2016. J.D. from
Boston College Law School, 2015; B.B.A. in management, government from
The University of Texas at Austin, 2012. Served as national
president of College Democrats of America, Aug. 2010-Sept. 2012.
Caribbean Outreach Dr. Karen Green
Haitian Coalition Director Cassandra Theramene
(Aug. 2016) Senior international business
sales specialist with Education Management Corporation, June 2011-July
2016. Senior marketing and sales specialist with EDMC, July
2007-July 2011. Executive marketing representative for
Caterpillar Inc., Aug. 2004-July 2007. Executive director of
Scholars Today, Leaders of Tomorrow Inc., April 2005-May 2007.
M.B.A. in international business from University of Miami, 2011;
Bachelor's degree in business administration from Florida Agricultural
and Mechanical University, 2004.
Senior Program Director Kate Cummings
(Oct. 2016 succeeding Lauren Brainerd) Virginia Coordinated Campaign director, April-Sept. 2016. Deputy organizing director on Clinton's Iowa caucus campaign, April 2015-Feb. 2016. Field director on Alison Lundergan Grimes for U.S. Senate (KY) Jan.-Nov. 2014. Deputy field director (April -Nov. 2013) and regional field director (Jan.-March 2013) on Terry McAuliffe's 2013 campaign for governor. Worked on Obama's 2012 re-election campaign. B.S. in public policy and law from Trinity College in Hartford, CT, 2011. From New Orleans. twitter
(through Sept. 2016)
During the primaries served as the campaign's Idaho
director, Kansas director, and
field director in Davenport, Iowa in the caucus campaign from April
2015. Regional field director in Florida
counties on Obama's 2012 campaign. Field
director on Mark Herring for State Senate, 2011. Regional
field director for the Iowa Democratic Party, March-Nov. 2010.
Field organizer on Obama's Campaign for Change, Sept.-Nov. 2008;
earlier out of state volunteer coordinator in South Dakota and student
organizer at Lehigh University. Undergraduate degree in political
science from Lehigh University, Jan. 2010. Originally from
Organizing Director Carl Walz
(April 2016) Organizing director
on Clinton's South Carolina primary campaign from April 2015.
regional field director at the DCCC, Jan.-Dec. 2014. Field
director at Keep Austin Affordable, March-Nov. 2013. Missouri
field director on Obama for America from Aug. 2011. Independent
research consultant to Kids Voting USA, Jan. 2009-Aug. 2011. Team
leader for Advancing Wisconsin, March-June 2011. Field organizer
for the Alliance for Climate Protection, May-Dec. 2010. Finance
assistant at Majority Strategies, 2009-10. M.A. in communication
studies from University of Kansas, 2009; B.A. in communications from
Truman State University, 2006. twitter
Assistant Melisa Dincer
(June 2016) Bachelor's degree in political science and communications from University of South Florida, 2016.
Chief of Staff-Organizing/Broward Co. Pod Lead Mike McCollum
(April 2016, started as deputy organizing director,
then chief of staff of the organizing department, then Broward Co. Pod
lead) Regional organizing director in
Columbia on Clinton's South Carolina primary campaign, then regional
organizing director in Raleigh, NC for the primary there. 3rd CD
field director for the West Virginia Democratic Party, Feb.-Nov.
2014. Communications coordinator for the Massachusetts Senior
Action Council, June 2013-Feb. 2014. Instructor/graduate teaching
and research assistant at Saint Louis University, Aug. 2011-May
2013. Regional field organizer for Obama for America in Metro St.
Louis, MO, Nov. 2011-Nov. 2012. Reporter, 2006-08. Video
editor for Mountain Sports Media, May 2005-June 2006. Reporter,
2004-06. Master's degree in American studies from Saint
Louis University, 2013; M.A. in journalism from University of Colorado
at Boulder, 2006; B.A. in English and mass communications from Auburn
University, 2002. twitter
Pod 1-North Florida Greg Robinson
An organizer in Davenport on Clinton's Iowa caucus
campaign. Tulsa native.
Pod 2-Orlando area Austin Lyle
(April 2016) Organizing director with Hillary
for America in Cheyenne, Wyoming, March-April 2016; organizing
director with Hillary for America in Wichita, Kansas, Feb.-March 2016;
started on Hillary for America's Iowa caucus campaign in Clinton, April
2015-Feb. 2016. Regional field director for the North Carolina
Coordinated Campaign, March-Nov. 2014. Field organizer for the
Democratic Party of Virginia, April-Nov. 2013. Deputy finance
director/candidate services director for the Montana Democratic
Legislative Campaign Committee, April-Nov. 2012. B.A in political
science, history from Carroll College, 2011; president of the College
Democrats of Montana, 2009-11.
Pod 3-Tampa area Scott Kosanovich
(April 2016) Field organizer with Organizing for
America-FL, Aug-Nov. 2012. Community organizer on Kendrick Meek
for Florida, 2010. Bachelor's degree in public administration
from St. Petersburg College, 2013.
Pod 4-West Palm Beach area Emma Laurent
(April 2016) Organizing director for the campaign in Idaho, Feb.-March 2016; started on the campaign as an organizer in Dubuque, Iowa, April 2015-Feb. 2016. Regional field director for the North Carolina Coordinated Campaign, March-Nov. 2014. Field organizer on Alex Sink for Congress, Jan.-Mar. 2014. Field organizer for Organizing for America-Florida, Mar.-Nov. 2012. B.A. in political science from University of Wyoming, 2013.
Pod 5-Broward Michael Kimmelman
(April 2016) Deputy organizing director on the
campaign in Washington State, Feb.-April 2016; started out as a field
organizer on the Iowa caucus campaign in Waukee, April 2015-Feb.
2016. Regional field director for the Colorado Democratic Party,
May-Nov. 2014. Field organizer on Alex Sink for Congress,
Jan.-Mar. 2014. Field organizer on Terry McAuliffe for Governor,
June-Nov. 2013. B.A. in international studies from The Johns
Hopkins University, 2013.
Pod 6-Miami-Dade area Sam Powers
(May 2016) Previously deputy organizing director on the campaign
in New York, March-April 2016; regional organizing director in Lincoln,
Nebraska, Feb.-March 2016; and started on the campaign as an organizer
in Sioux City, Iowa, July 2015-Feb. 2016. Campaign manager on Vik
Handa for Davenport (Toronto, Canada area), Dec. 2014-June 2015.
Regional field director on Florida Democratic Party/Charlie Crist for
Governor, July-Nov. 2014. Field director on Our Place Initiative
(Toronto, Canada), Feb. 2013-Feb. 2014. Field organizer on Obama
for America in Minneapolis-St. Paul, May-Nov. 2012; started as an
organizing fellow in Chicago, May-Aug. 2011. B.A. in political
science and history from University of Toronto, 2013.
(57 reported as of Sept. 13, 2016)
More than 550 Organizing Staffers
For example, in Broward Co., which has the largest number of registered Democrats in the state, there was an organizing staff of 72 Organizers, 6 Regional Organizing Directors, a Deputy Organizing Director, a Pod Lead Assistant, and 3 Regional GOTV directors.
Training Director Aquiles Damirón-Alcántara
(June 2016) Deputy training director (Sept.
2015-June 2016) and
senior training programs manager (Dec. 2015-Aug. 2015) at Organizing
for Action in Chicago. Training director for Battleground Texas
and Wendy Davis for Governor, March-Nov. 2014. Pennsylvania
deputy state coordinator (Sept.2013-March 2014) and immigration reform
organizer (June-Aug. 2013) at Organizing for Action. Dominican
heritage fellow with The DREAM Project in Dominican Republic, Jan.-June
2013. Field organizer with Keystone Progress in PA-13, Dec.
2012-Jan. 2013. Field organizer with Organizing for America in
Pennsylvania, Aug.-Nov. 2012. B.A. in political science and
government from University of Virginia, 2011.
Deputy Training Director Nick Edwards
(July 2016) Communications special projects manager and speechwriter (Jan. 2015-Jun. 2016) and digital strategist (Jan. 2016-Jun. 2016) at Organizing for Action in Chicago. Political associate at NextGen Climate Action, Jun.-Dec. 2014. Grassroots and communications at Organizing for Action, Jan.-Jun. 2014. Field for Ed Markey in 2013 and Elizabeth Warren in 2012. Peace Corps volunteer in Mozambique serving as a English teacher-trainer, 2010-11. B.A. in comparative media analysis from Connecticut College, 2010.
Deputy Training Director Jennifer Kim
(Aug. 2016) State director at the New Jersey
Research Group, Sept. 2010-Aug. 2014. Regional director at the
Fund for the Public Interest, May-Aug. 2013. Colorado state
director of Work for Progress' Community Voters Project, Aug.-Nov.
2012. Citizen outreach director at Fund for the Public Interest,
May-Aug. 2010. Campus organizer and assistant organizing director
at the California Public Interest Research Group, Sept. 2006-Aug.
2010. Organizing director in several states for Work for
Progress, May-Nov. 2008. M.P.A. in urban and social policy from
Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, 2016;
B.A. in history from University of Michigan, 2005.
DATA AND ANALYTICS
Data Director Brendon Mills
(May 2016) Management consultant with Accenture
in Washington, DC
2015. Served in the Marine Corps, 2010-Feb. 2015. M.P.P.
from Harvard University's Kennedy School, 2012; B.S. in political
science and government from the U.S. Naval Academy, 2010.
Originally from Boston, MA.
Deputy Director, Data and Analytics Toby Chaiken
(June 2016) Research assistant at the National
Bureau of Economic
Research, July 2012-July 2013. Research assistant at the
Brookings Institution, June 2011-June 2012. M.A. in health policy
and economics from Harvard University, 2016; B.A. in economics from
Wellesley College, 2011.
Deputy Director, Data and Analytics Eric Hernandez
(June 2016) Senior programs specialist for the
Hispanic Caucus Institute, Aug. 2014-June 2016. Congressional
Hispanic Caucus Institute fellow for the U.S. House Democratic Caucus,
Chairman Xavier Becerra, Aug. 2013-May 2014. Laboratory
technician, April-Aug. 2013. B.S. in engineering, chemical
engineering from University of Michigan, 2012.
Deputy Director, Data and Analytics Stephanie Hendrick
(June 2016...started as an analyst at headquarters in Brooklyn, Oct. 2015-June 2016) Data director (Jan.-Oct. 2015) and deputy data director (June-Nov. 2014) for the Florida Democratic Party. Organizer fro Enroll America in West Palm Beach, FL, Jan. 2013-May 2014. Field organizer for Miami First special election, March-May 2013. Counselor at The Little Blue House, Jan.-March 2013. Field organizer for Obama for America in Tampa-St. Pete, Aug.-Nov. 2012. English language and cultural assistant for the Ministry of Education in Spain, Oct. 2009-May 2012. B.A. in humanities and Spanish from Florida State University, 2009.
Deputy Director, Data and Analytics Kaitlin Menzie
(June 2016) Menzie served as a data fellow on
the NH primary
campaign in summer 2015. B.S. in computer systems engineering
from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2016.
Data and Analytics Associates
(July 2016, started as a fellow in June) B.S. in
research: engineering management systems from Columbia University in
the City of New York, 2016.
(July 2016, started as a fellow in June)
Bachelor's degree in
finance, international relations from The George Washington University,
(July 2016, started as a fellow in June)
Undergraduate degree in
physics and planetary science from Harvard University. From West
Palm Beach, FL.
(July 2016, started as a fellow in June) B.A. in
Harvard University, 2016.
(Aug. 2016) Started as a fellow for Hillary for
California, April-June 2016. Data organizer at NationBuilder,
Dec. 2014-April 2015. Studied at the Monterey Institute of
International Studies; degree in political science, international
relations and affairs from UC Santa Barbara, 2011.
(Aug. 2016) Data analyst at Schoolzilla in Oakland, CA, July 2015-Aug. 2016. B.S. in symbolic systems from Stanford University, 2015.
Voter Protection Director Zach Learner
(April 2016) Voter expansion director for the Florida Democratic Party, 2014. Chief of staff to Broward Co. Commissioner Kristin Jacobs, 2013-14. Deputy voter protection director on Obama's 2012 re-election. Legislative assistant to State Sen. Eleanor Sobel, 2009-12. Deputy regional voter protection coordinator (Miami Dade Co.) on Obama for America, 2008. J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law, 2008; B.A. in history from Trinity College-Hartford, 2004.
Deputy Voter Protection Director Aila Niglia
(June 2016) Legal extern with the
2016. Legal extern with Florida Rural Legal
Services, May-Dec. 2014. Deputy regional voter expansion director
for the Florida Democratic Party in Miami-Dade, Oct.-Nov. 2014.
Alumni trainer with Organizing for Action, May 2013-May 2014.
Field organizer with the Florida Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov.
2012. Organizing fellow at Organizing for America, April-Aug.
2012. J.D. from Florida International University College of Law,
2016; bachelor's degree in political science from Florida Gulf Coast
Regional Voter Protection Directors
Pod 1-North Florida Nick Wolfmeyer
(Sept. 2016) J.D. from Stetson University
College of Law, 2016; Master's degree in teaching students with
disabilities from Pace University-New York, 2007; B.A. in journalism
from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003.
Pod 2-Orlando area Lauren Skompinski
(Aug. 2016) Experience includes honors attorney
advisor for the U.S. Department of Justice in Buffalo/Niagara, Sept.
2014-Aug. 2016. International election observer for the OSCE in
Kazakhstan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. J.D. in international law
from University of Buffalo Law School, 2014; M.A. in political
management from Fordham University, 2011; B.A. in international studies
from SUNY Buffalo, 2010.
Pod 3-Tampa area Steve Cary
Attorney, director at Flags and Wags, Inc. from June
2013. Attorney at Leavengood, Dauval, Boyle & Meyer, PA, Dec.
2014-Feb. 2016. A regional director on the Voter Expansion
Project for Tampa Bay/North Florida, Sept.-Nov. 2014. J.D. from
Stetson University College of Law, 2014; B.A. in political science and
government from Florida Gulf Coast University, 2010.
Pod 4-West Palm Beach area Tim Mason
(Aug. 2016) Legislative assistant in the Florida
Senate, 2013-14. J.D. from University of Florida-Fredric G. Levin
College of Law; B.A. in political science/international relations from
University of Central Florida, 2010. While at University of
Florida elected presidient of Florida College Democrats, 2012-13.
Pod 5-Broward Charlyn Stanberry
(June 2016) Vice president of external affairs
from Dec. 2015. Staff counsel and fellow at the Multicultural
Media, Telecom and Internet Council, Dec. 2014-Nov. 2015.
Professional staff and legal fellow for the Congressional Black
Caucus/Rep. Marcia Fudge, Sept. 2013-Oct. 2014. J.D. from Florida
International University College of Law; Masters in public
administration and bachelor's in business administration and marketing
from University of Central Florida. Jacksonville native.
Pod 6-Miami-Dade area Alex Haskell
(July 2016) Law clerk to U.S. District Court
Judge Amit P. Mehta, Jan. 2015-July 2016. Associate at Skadden,
Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates, Oct. 2011-Jan.
2015. J.D. from The George Washington University Law School,
2011; B.A. in international relations from University of Pennsylvania,
GOTV Director Bailey Childers
Executive director at the National Public
Pension Coalition from Dec. 2014. State strategies manager at the
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, May 2013-Nov. 2014.
Political action representative at AFSCME, March 2009-May 2013.
Director of outreach at Women's Voices, Women Vote, July 2008-March
2009. National field staffer on Hillary Clinton for President,
July 2007-June 2008. National training manager for Progressive
Majority, Feb.-July 2007. Regional field organizer for the DNC,
Jan. 2006-Feb. 2007. Deputy regional field director on the
Kerry-Edwards campaign, 2004; deputy regional field director on PA
Victory '04. M.P.A. from Johns Hopkins University Advanced
Academic Programs; B.A. in political science from Wellesley College,
2005. Native of Longview, TX.
Deputy GOTV Director Bruce Sinclair
... GOTV director on Obama's Campaign for Change
2008. State director of the Arkansas Democratic Party to Aug.
2008. Field director on Mike Beebe for Governor in 2006.
Field director on Victory 2004, the Arkansas Democrats coordinated
campaign. Worked the Musgrove gubernatorial campaign in
Mississippi in 2003, the Landrieu U.S. Senate runoff, and the 2002
South Carolina coordinated campaign. Graduate of the College of
Charleston in Charleston, SC with a degree in sociology.
Deputy GOTV Director Daria Dawson
Senior legislative manager (from Feb. 2015) and senior
advocate (from March 2013) at SEIU. Deputy political director on
Organizing for America-Virginia, May-Nov. 2012. Field
representative for Ohio Association of Public School Employees/AFSCME,
Nov. 2010-May 2012. Political action and legislative coordinator
for AFSCME, April-Nov. 2010. Legislative associate for the ACLU
of Florida, Aug. 2009-April 2010. Senior legislative
assistant/legislative counsel in the U.S. House, Dec. 2006-July
2009. GOTC/GOTV/African American outreach on Hillary Clinton for
President, Jan.-May 2008. Regional field director for the
Maryland Coordinated Campaign, Sept.-Nov. 2006. Legislative
analyst in the Florida State Senate, Aug. 2004-Sept. 2006. J.D.
from University of Florida-Fredric G. Levin College of Law, 2004; B.S.
in history education from Florida A&M University, 2001.
Operations Director Victoria Mayer
(Aug. 2016 succeeding Vincent Fry) Started on
the campaign as a
regional political director at headquarters in Brooklyn, March
2015-Aug. 2016. Field director on Charlie Crist for Governor,
May-Nov. 2014. Regional director for 270 Strategies' Student
Success Project, Feb. 2013-April 2014. Associate budget director
for the Presidential Inaugural Committee, Dec. 2012-April 2013.
Regional operations director for the Southern and Midwest regions on
Obama for America, Oct. 2011-Dec. 2012. Field director on Rush
Holt for Congress, Feb.-Nov. 2010. Deputy director for
intergovernmental affairs in the New Jersey Governor's Office, Feb.
2006-Jan. 2010; also deputy field director on Victory 2009 in New
Jersey, June-Nov. 2009. B.A. in political science and government
from Rutgers University, 2005.
Pod 1-North Florida Keith Moore
(May 2016) Director of operations at Fire
Betty's, The Fox &
Stag in Tallahassee, May 2015-May 2016. Operations manager for
Florida Democratic Party/Graham for Congress, Sept.-Dec. 2014.
Bar manager, June 2012-Aug. 2014. Production manager on "Lewis
& Clarke" feature film, Feb.-March 2014.
Pod 2-Orlando area Viviana Criado
(Aug. 2016) Executive director of the California
Mental Health and Aging Coalition, 2009-16. Older adult mental
health coordinator at Health & Human Services Agency, Behavioral
Health Services in San Diego, 2002-09. Program director at Casa
Residential and Supported Housing Services – community research
Oceanside, CA. M.P.A. from San Diego State University, 1994;
bachelor's degree in psychology from Trenton State College, 1982.
Pod 3-Tampa Bay area Davey McKissick
(Aug. 2016) Associate director of public
engagement for the
Democratic National Convention Committee, Jan.-Aug. 2016. Senior
account executive (Feb. 2015-Jan. 2016) and account executive (Aug.
2013-Feb. 2015) at Trammell & Company. Staff assistant in the
political department at the DNC, June-Aug. 2012. B.A. in
government from William & Mary, 2013.
Pod 4-West Palm Beach area Vincent Fry
(served as operations director to Aug. 2016) Senior account executive at Catalist. Served in various positions at the DNC including executive director of Democrats Abroad, Director of the DNC Voting Rights Institute starting in 2004; director of the Northeastern and Southern political desks at the DNC in 2003. Associate director of political affairs at the White House. Founder and president of Aliese McKinley Corporation, a Chicago consulting firm. Law degree from Northwestern University; bachelor's degree from Morehouse College. Chicago native. twitter
Pod 5-Broward William Washington
Special projects/events specialist in the U.S. House
since Jan. 2010; program director at ETHNICK from Jan. 2012.
Master's in congressional and presidency studies (2013) and B.A. in
politics, American government (2012) from The Catholic University of
Pod 6-Miami-Dade area Saba Khan
Experience includes work for Joe Hogsett in
Indianapolis; a regional field director in Ohio on Obama's 2012
re-election campaign; and work on Martin for Senate. Graduate of
Indiana University, Bloomington.
Pod 6 Operations Associate Adam Gluck
Freelance player development coordinator,
development coordinator for Impact Basketball Academy, 2014-15.
Coordinator for Independent Talent Brands, 2014. Production
assistant for House of Cards (TV show), 2013-14. B.A. in
interdisciplinary studies from Arizona State University.
Operations Associate and Director of Out of State Operations Ben Spears
(Sept. 2016) Associate director at Ultimate
Peace, Jan. 2015-Aug.
2016. Arabic tutor at Georgia State University/Middle East
Institute, Sept.-Dec. 2014. M.P..A. in international management
from George State University, 2014; B.A. in international affairs,
development from The George Washington University, 2005.
Deputy Operations Director (statewide) Caitllin Pharo
(July 2016) Teacher at Teach for America in Baltimore, MD, Aug. 2013-Aug. 2015. Digital director at Obama for America-DC, June-Nov. 2012. MSEd from Johns Hopkins University School of Education, 2015; B.S.F.S. in international politics from Georgetown University, 2013.
HR Director Morgan Mohr
(Sept. 2016) Started in Aug. 2016 as an intern to the CEO at national headquarters in Brooklyn. Student in feminist policy, political science and history at Indiana University Bloomington, graduating in 2017.
IT Director George Cowgill
Vice president of
product services and architecture at Prodea. Strategic ddvisor to
Ezad Corporation. Office of CTO for Sonus Networks. Vice
president of engineering at Telecom Technologies, Inc. Worked at MCI
for more than ten years, as a senior staff member, switch systems
engineering and as manager of MCI’s Technical Training Center.
Cowgill has been awarded four U.S. patents.
Deputy IT Director Andrea Doria Kale
(Aug. 2016) Started on the campaign as a
2015-Aug. 2016. CTO of National Development and Research
Institutes, Inc. (NDRI), Feb. 1986-May 2016.
IT Associate Laurence Wilson
Fleet service agent with American Airlines, Dec.
Finance associate with the Democratic Governors Association, Jan.-May
2016. Public policy analyst with the Federal Home Loan Bank of
San Francisco, Dec. 2012-Dec. 2015. Community organizer at Obama
for America in Chicago and Virginia, June 2011-Nov. 2012.
Bachelor's degree in political science and government from University
of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, 2010.
Operations Associate and Office Manager Anna Horvath
(July 2016) Staff to U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor in
2016. Outreach assistant on Charlie Crist for Congress, Dec.
2015-May 2016. B.A. in political science and government from
University of Tampa, 2015.
Trips Director Gita Stulberg
Senior advisor in the Office of Public Engagement (Nov. 2014-June 2016) and special assistant to the Regional Administrator (July 2010-Oct. 2015) at the U.S. General Services Administration. Field director on a state Senate campaign in New York, 2010. Field organizer on Obama for America, Nov. 2007-Nov. 2008. B.A. in drama studies from SUNY College at Purchase.
Surrogates Director Stacey Lynch
Deputy Director, Principal and Surrogate Engagement Dorien Paul Blythers
(Aug. 2016) Associate manager of constituency
and allied groups
for the Democratic National Convention Committee, May-Aug. 2016.
Scheduler on Kamala Harris for Senate, Aug.-Nov. 2015. Outreach
associate at Transportation for America, Aug. 2014-Aug. 2015.
Capacity organizer for the U.S. Green Building Council, May-Aug.
2014. Finance director on Warren Christopher for Congress (MD),
Oct. 2013-June 2014. Field organizer in West Palm Beach on
Organizing for America-Florida, March-Nov. 2012. B.A. in
political science, communications from Howard University.
North Florida Tori Taylor
(Sept. 2016) National deputy women's vote
director from June
2016. State campaigns manager at the
Center for American
Progress, Oct. 2015-June 2016. Manager for state and local
campaigns (March-Oct. 2015) and political opportunity program
coordinator (Dec. 2013-March 2015) at EMILY's List.
Communications and digital media consultant for Women Advance, April
2013-April 2014. Research department at EMILY's List, March-Dec.
2013. Regional GOTV director in Columbus, Ohio for Obama for
America, Sept.-Nov. 2012. Youth coordinator in the Office of
Public Engagement for Charlotte in 2012-Democratic National Convention,
May-Sept. 2012. Master's degree in public relations from The
George Washington University, 2015; bachelor's degreee in political
science, history, American studies from UNC Charlotte, 2012. twitter
Central Florida Meagan Gardner
(Sept. 2016) Previously national voter outreach
program director (May-Sept. 2016) and organizing director on NH primary
(April 2015-Feb. 2016) for the campaign. An associate director of
engagement and intergovernmental affairs at the White House, June
2014-March 2015. Special advisor in the Office of Field
Operations at the U.S. Small Business Administration, April 2013-June
statewide field director on the Obama campaign in Fall 2012 after
serving as a
national regional field director in Chicago from June 2011. A
national regional director at Organizing for America-DNC, 2010-11; WV
state director for Organizing for America, 2009-10. In Fall 2008
Gardner served as a regional field director on Obama's Campaign for
Change in Ohio. B.A. in political science from Trinity University
in San Antonio, TX, 2006.
Chairman Allison Tant
(elected Jan. 26, 2013) Mother and independent information management professional. Legislative consultant at Holland & Knight, 1993-2001. has worked in the Florida Legislature. Graduate of Florida State University; native Floridian.
Executive Director Scott Arceneaux
Deputy Executive Director Phillip
Deputy Political Director Roosevelt Holmes III
Deputy Political Director Sheyla Asencios
Finance Director Brice Barnes
Deputy Finance Director Samantha Pedrosa
Data Director Hannah Murphy
Director of Party Affairs Nicholas J. Pellito
Chief Fnancial Officer Anne Morgan
Deputy Compliance Officer Jena Kingery
House and Senate
Beth Matuga, Senate Victory Director
Dan Newman, House Victory Director
Shelby Green, Deputy Operations Director
Josh Weierbach, Senate Victory Political Director
Anders Croy, Deputy Communications Director
Aisha Bien-Aime, Deputy Finance Director
Brian Lacey, Senate Victory Field Director
Finance Committee Chair Andrew Weinstein
Borad of Trustees Chair Ron Klein
First Vice Chair Alan Clendenin
Rep. Joe Gibbons
Mayor Andrew Gillum