updated June 15, 2017)
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Senior Advisor Aaron Pickrell
(Feb. 2016) Principal at Remington Road Group in Columbus, Ohio from Feb. 2011. Senior advisor on Obama's 2012 re-election campaign. Ohio state director for Obama for America, June-Dec. 2008. Chief operating officer to Gov. Ted Strickland, Jan. 2007-June 2008. Campaign manager on the Strickland for Governor campaign in 2006. Chief operating officer at DCS Congressional. Political director on John Edwards' 2003-04 Iowa caucus campaign. Chief of staff to Rep. Leonard Boswell, Jan. 2001-Feb. 2003. Worked a stint at Kieloch Consulting in Washington, DC. Finance director for Vilsack/Pederson Inaugural Committee, 1999. Finance director/deputy campaign manager for Boswell's re-election campaign, 1997-98. Deputy director of operations for the Iowa Democratic Party, 1995-96. Field staff/office manager for Nagle for Congress in Waterloo, Jan.-May 1995. B.A. in political science from Iowa State University, 1997. twitter
State Director Chris Wyant
(reported by Politico's
Communications Director Harrell Kirstein
Started out as
communications director on Clinton's New Hampshire primary campaign to
Feb. 2016 and served as press secretary for Clinton's New York primary
Shaheen for Senate, March-Dec. 2014. Communications director for
the New Hampshire Democratic Party, March 2013-14. New Hampshire
press secretary at Obama for America, March-Nov. 2012. Press
secretary (May 2010-Feb. 2012) and deputy press secretary (Feb.-June
2010) for the New Hampshire Democratic Party. Communications
director at Dorothy Brown for Cook County President, Aug.-Nov.
2009. GOTV organizer on Virginians for Brian Moran, May-June
2009. New Hampshire press aide on Richardson for President, July
2007-Jan. 2008. B.A. in political science and goverment from
University of Rochester, 2009. twitter
Press Secretary Laura Zapata
(June 2016) Worked in communications at Uber,
2016. Communications director/press secretary to U.S. Rep.
Joaquin Castro, Jan. 2013-Oct. 2014. Deputy press secretary for
Nevada (April 2012-Jan. 2013), legislative correspondent (Dec.
2011-April 2012) and press assistant for Senate Majority Leader Harry
Reid. B.A. in government from Dartmouth College. twitter
Communications Associate Olivia Lepeyrolerie
(May 2016) Press assistant at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Aug. 2015-May 2016. M.A. in modern history from University of St. Andrews, 2015. From Cleveland.
Regional Press Secretaries
Cleveland/NE Ohio including Cuyahoga, Summit and Stark Cos. Omer Farooque
(July 2016) Communications director on
Melissa Gilbert for Congress (MI), Jan.-June 2016. Press
associate at Democracy for America, March 2015-Jan. 2016. Digital
campaign assistant at the DCCC, Jan. 2014-Feb. 2015.
Communications assistant at Crossroads Campaigns, Aug. 2012-April
2013. Master's degree in political management from The George
Washington University, 2013; B.S. in political science from University
of Wisconsin-Milwauee, 2011.
Youngstown/SE Ohio Wyatt Ronan
(July 2016) New Hampshire press secretary at NextGen Climate, June 2015-May 2016. Public relations assistant at Solomon McCown & Co. (Boston), July-Dec. 2014. Communications director on Bill Walczak for Mayor of Boston, April-Sept. 2013. Field organizer at Organizing for America in Nashua, NH, July-Nov. 2012. B.A. in communications studies and political science from Northeastern University, 2015.
Cincinnati/Dayton Rachel Harvey Katz
(July 2016) Press secretary at Business
Forward, June 2014-June 2016. Communications manager (July
2013-July 2014), communications coordinator (July 2012-June 2013) and
communications assistant (June 2010-June 2012) for the metropolitan
policy program at The Brookings Institution. M.A. in
communication from The Johns Hopkins University, 2016; B.A. in English
from Wellesley College, 2010.
Toledo area Monica C. Klein
(Aug. 2016) Deputy press secretary (March
2015-July 2016) and
assistant press secretary (Jan. 2014-March 2015) in the administration
of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Deputy communications
director and deputy digital director at New Yorkers fro de Blasio,
April-Dec. 2013. Associate at Hilltop Public Solutions,
2012-April 2013; started there as an intern, 2011-12. B.A. in
English, political science from Oberlin College, 2011.
Surrogate Communications Lauren Altmin
(Aug. 2016) Worked in communications and public affairs at Uber, April 2014-Aug. 2016. Account executive (Jan. 2012-March 2014), senior account manager (Dec. 2011-Dec. 2012) and account manager (March 2010-Dec. 2011) at DCI Group. B.S. in public relations, political science from Illinois State University, 2008.
??? Chris Moyer
(Sept. 2016) Press secretary to U.S. Sen Kay
2012-April 2014. Deputy press secretary to Senate Majority Leader
Harry Reid, Dec. 2010-April 2012. Body man/press secretary on
Friends for Harry Reid, July-Nov. 2010. Deputy press secretary to
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Feb.-July 2010. Press
assistant to Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Aug.-Dec. 2009. B.S.
in communications from Boston University.
Political Director Alan Bannister
Special projects manager for the City of Toledo from
Program manager and regional director for NW Ohio for the office of
Gov. Ted Strickland, Jan. 2007-Jan. 2011. Account executive for
Sprint Nextel Communications, Jan. 2006-Jan. 2007. Executive
assistant to the Mayor of Toledo, April 2001-Jan. 2006. Account
executive for Sprint, Jan. 2001-Jan. 2006. Account manager (Feb.
1998-Dec. 2000) and territory sales representative (Jan. 1998-Jan.
2000) for Philip Morris USA. Research assistant/intern in the
Office of the Gov. of Kentucky, 1997-98. Executive MBA from
University of Toledo, 2012; B.S. in public administration from Kentucky
State University, 1996. twitter
Deputy Political Directors
[Dayton]/Women's Outreach Director Jalisa Washington
(June 2016) Political director on Clinton's
primary campaign from April 2015, then coalition director for the
Oregon primary campaign. Public and government affairs director
at Austin & Rogers P.A. in Columbia, SC, Aug. 2012-April
2015. Bachelor's degree in economics from University of South
[Columbus]/LGBT Outreach Director Butch Frey
(Aug. 2016) Founder and director of Spark Clean
2013-Jan. 2016. GOTV director for the Kentucky Democratic Party,
Oct.-Nov. 2014. Director of advance and GOTV on Clay Pell for
Governor (RI), March-Sept. 2014. Special assignment, public
engagement (March-Aug. 2013) and special assistant in the Office of the
Under Secretary for Nuclear Security (Oct. 2011-March 2013) at the U.S.
Department of Energy. Regional GOTV director in the Cincinnati
area on Obama for America, Sept.-Nov. 2012. Special assistant and
scheduler to Administrator Karen Mills at the U.S. Small Business
Administration, Jan. 2010-Oct. 2011. Organizer on Obama for
America, Sept. 2007-Nov. 2008. B.A. in political science from
Miami University, 2009; started work towards J.D. at the University of
Cincinnati College of Law in 2015.
[Cleveland]/African American Outreach Director Jeffrey Johnson
Cleveland City Councilman representing Ward 10,
elected in 2013,
previously representing Ward 8, elected in 2009. Executive
director of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus from 2007. Started
Promoted to director of the Department of Community Relations for
Cleveland Mayor Jane Campbell, after serving as an assistant to the
Mayor for a year starting in 2002. Served nine months in
prison for campaign finance related violations (later received an
expungement). Appointed to the Ohio State Senate in Dec. 1989;
elected in 1990 and re-elected in 1994. Appointed councilman for
Cleveland Ward 8 in 1984; elected in 1984 and re-elected in 1985 and
1989. J.D. and Master's degree in political science from Case
Western Reserve University, 1984; bachelor's degree in communications
rom Kent State University. Born and raised in the
Collinwood neighborhood of Cleveland.
[Cincinnati]/Latino Outreach Director Leo D'Cruz
(Aug. 2016) Partner and CCO at Reverb Art +
Design from Sept.
2014. Candidate for Ohio House
of Representative District 32 in the March 2016 primary, finishing
third. Contributing photographer at Drift and Tea, Sept.
2012-Aug. 2014. Self-employed community development strategist in
the Cincinnati area, Oct. 2009-Sept. 2012. Adjunct professor of
sociology at Cleveland State Technical and Community College,
2010-12. Campaign manager on Riveiro for Council, Oct. 2010-April
2011. M.A. in sociology from George Mason University, 2009; B.A.
in international politics from Penn Stte University, 2004.
President of The Owell Group, a consulting firm, since 2004. Northeast Ohio political director at Obama for America, 2008. Consultant for the Ohio Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2006. Deputy director of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, Dec. 1989-Dec. 2003. Vice president at AFSCME Local 100 (Cleveland City employees), Jan. 1986-Sept. 1990. Studied at Cuyahoga Community College in the early 1970s.
Digital Director Salim (Phillip) Zymet
(May 2016) Started in April
2015 as deputy digital director on the Iowa caucus campaign.
Director of digital engagement at
2014-April 2015. Digital director on Bruce Braley for Senate,
April-Nov. 2014. Advisor for digital communications to the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services, Sept. 2013-April 2014.
director at Business Forward, Dec. 2012-Oct. 2013. Deputy digital
director at Obama for America-Ohio, Feb.-Nov. 2012; digital organizer
at Obama for America in Chicago, Oct. 2011-Feb. 2012. Digital
media lead at Organizing for America-California, June-Oct. 2011.
Bachelor's degree in political science, civic engagement from UCLA,
Deputy Digital Director Kendall Y. Brown
Digital community programs and platforms manager
at Organizing for Action, 2015-16. Digital strategist at Oklahoma
Health Care Authority, July 2014-Nov. 2015. Executive director of
Individual Artists of Oklahoma, Sept. 2012-July 2014.
Coordinator/assistant at the Oklahoma Arts Institute, 2012. Arts
and entertainment editor/social media coordinator at The Norman
Transcript, 2010-12. B.S. MDS -
digital mass media from University of Oklahoma, 2010.
Deputy Digital Director for Organizing Hannah Fine
(Aug. 2016) Digital organizer with the Ohio
May-June 2016. Organizer on Hillary for America in Burlington,
Iowa, then Kansas, New York and Maine, Sept. 2015-May 2016; started on
the campaign as a fellow in Burlington, June-Aug. 2015. B.A. in
English and creative writing from Hamilton College, 2015.
Digital Content Manager Viveka Mandava
(June 2016) Executive assistant, digital support
Strategies, July 2014-June 2016. B.A. in international relations,
religious studies, global health from University of Pittsburgh, 2014.
Filmmaker Luke Rafferty
(July 2016) Director of photography/executive producer at Luke Rafferty Visuals from May 2008. Co-founder/executive producer at Flex Collective in Devon, PA, June 2011-July 2015. Field supervisor/field training officer/EMT with Syracuse University Ambulance, April 2013-May 2016. B.S in photojournalism from Syracuse University.
Organizer Bradley Williams
(Aug. 2016) Deputy field organizer and African American college and young professionals outreach on Bernie 2016. Field organizer on John Bel for Louisiana, Aug.-Nov. 2015. Undergraduate degree from Louisiana State Univerity, 2015.
Organizer Lamar Rogers
(Aug. 2016) Senior business development at Magnetic, Sept. 2014-Aug. 2016. B.A. in American government and politics from University of Maryland College Park, 2014.
Organizer Nicholas Kitchel
(Aug. 2016) Senior advocacy associate with Generation Progress at the Center for American Progress, Jan. 2015-Aug. 2016. Field organizer on the Iowa Coordinated Campaign/Iowa Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2014. B.A. in political science from UC Berkeley, 2014.
Ohio Together (Coordinated Campaign)
Coordinated Campaign Director Ohio Victory 2016 Jennifer Warner
(May 2016) Grassroots organizing director (Dec. 2014-May 2016),
deputy national organizing director (July 2013-Nov. 2014) and Midwest
regional director (March-July 2013) at Organizing for Action.
Deputy field director in Ohio on Obama for America, April 2011-Nov.
2012; deputy field director in Ohio on Organizing for America, June
2010-April 2011. Regional field director in Michigan for
Organizing for America, June 2009-June 2010. Field organizer in
Michigan on Obama's Campaign for Change, June-Nov. 2008. Housing
choice voucher supervisor for the Elkhart Housing Authority, June
2003-June 2008. B.A. in political science from Saint Mary's
Organizing Director Janice Rottenberg
(April 2016) Started in April 2015 as regional
director in Iowa City on the Iowa Caucus campaign, then served as
Minnesota organizing director and Washington Caucus director.
Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign field director, March-Nov.
2014. A regional field director on Terry McAuliffe for Governor
(VA), Jan.-Nov. 2013. Regional field director in Nashua for
Organizing for America-NH, Jan.-Nov. 2012. Field organizer in the
Cincinnati area, June-Nov. 2008. B.A. in political science from
University of Pennsylvania, 2011. twitter
Deputy Organizing Directors
Columbus/Central Ohio Juliana Amin
(April 2016) Previously deputy organizing director for the Washington Caucus, regional organizing director for the Nevada Cacus, and startd as an organizer in Iowa City, April 2015-Feb. 2016. Regional field director in Iowa City on the Iowa Democratic Cordinated Campaign, Apri-Nov. 2014. Field organizer on Alex Sink for Congress, Jan.-March 2014. Field organizer for the Virginia Democratic Coordinated Campaign, July-Nov. 2013. LGBTQ outreach fellow on Obama for America, Aug.-Nov. 2012. B.A. in political science from The George Washington University, 2013.
Regional Organizing Directors:
- Licking, Delaware, Knox, Perry, Coshocton Counties: Lydia Saltzbart
- Franklin County (5 regions): Samantha Link, Michelle Villegas, Levi Kamolnick, Bart Rutherford, Dorian Lockett
Mahoning Valley/Northeast Ohio Andrew Buis
North Dakota staffer for HFA's Ramp Up Grassroots
April-May 2015. Field organizer on Elizabeth Colbert Busch for
Congress (SC), 2013. Field organizer with Obama for America,
Jan.-Nov. 2012. B.A. in American government and politics from The
Catholic University of America.
- Summit County (2 regions): Gabriela Rivera, Sam Henderson
- Mahoning and Trumbull Counties: Spencer Dixon
- Stark and Tuscarawas Counties: Keith Steele
- Lake, Geauga, Ashtabula Counties: Kevin Morrison
Southwest Ohio Sarah Sterner
(April 2016) Organizer with Hillary for America
in Ames, Iowa,
April 2015-Feb. 2016. Field energy specialist for Solar City,
Feb.-April 2015. Regional field director for the Iowa Democratic
Party, April-Nov. 2014. Spring trainer in New Hampshire for
Organizing for Action, Jan.-April 2014. Deputy regional field director
on the Virginia Coordinated Campaign, Feb.-Nov 2013. Field
organizer for Organizing for America, June-Nov. 2012. B.A. in
international studies from Miami University, 2012.
- Hamilton County (3 regions): Jalakoi Solomon, Andy Brown, Katie Gladstone (region included Clermont County)
- Montgomery County (2 regions): Sebastian Becker, Jesse Vogel
- Butler and Warren Counties: Rachel Niemerski
Cuyahoga County Jimmy Dahman
(April 2016) Previously a regional organizing
Arizona, March-April 2016 and in Wheat Ridge, CO, Feb.-March 2016 and
started as an organizer in Grinnell, Iowa, April 2015-Feb. 2016.
Field director on Clay for North Carolina, July-Nov. 2014.
Regional field director on Friends of Anthony Brown, April-July
2014. Field organizer for Enroll America in Peoria, Illinois,
Dec. 2013-April 2014. Field organizer for the Nassau County
Democratic Committee, July-Nov. 2013. B.A. in political science
from Kent State University, 2013.
- Eastern County: Emily Blumberg
- East Cleveland: Morgan Luther
- Western County: Jacob Derzon
- Downtown and Westside: Charles Abernathy
- South Cleveland / County: Melody Alemansour
(There were a total of 69 organizing staff across Cuyahoga County).
Northwest Ohio Diana Bonete
(April 2016) Previously a regional organizing
director and started
on the campaign as an organizer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, April 2015-Feb.
2016. Illinois special projects director (May 2014-March 2015)
and Illinois organizer (2013-May 2014) for Enroll America.
Chicago operations administrator for Summer Advantage USA, April-Oct.
2013. Field organizer in Miami/Fort Lauderdale for Obama for
America, Aug.-Nov 2012; Gen44 acting finance assistant on Obama for
America, Feb.-Aug. 2012. Regional field organizer on Riley for
Mayor (Charleston, SC), June 2011-March 2012. Bachelor's degree in
political science, Spanish from The Citadel, 2011.
- Toledo: Christian Duffy
- Toledo Suburbs + Fulton County: Paige Suelzle
- Springfield and Western Ohio: Britt Edwards
- Lima and Northwest Ohio: Sam Kraus
- Sandusky and North Central Ohio: Ashley Burns
Southeast and North Central Ohio Dan Bram
(May 2016) Started in April
2015 as Missouri state organizer for the campaign's RAMP Up grassroots
organizing program (April-May 2015), then an organizer in Iowa (July
2015-Feb. 2016), regional organizing director in Kansas City, MO
(Feb.-March) and organizing director in West Virginia (March-May
2016) Field associate at
Jill Schupp for
Missouri State Senate, June-Nov.
2014. Organizing fellow at Ready for Hillary, June-Aug.
B.A. in political science from Washington University in St. Louis,
- Athens + Southeast Ohio: Jennifer Friedmann
- Zanesville and Central Ohio: Dustin Sheets
- Medina, Mansfield, Wooster: Ryan Hand
- Lorain County: Kylie Gottschalk
- Chillicothe + Southwest Ohio: Billy Black
Campus/Youth Vote Director Nina Kadjar
(June 2016) Worked in development for New
Era Colorado, June 2013-2015. Campaign coordinator at
CleanSlateNow.org, Dec. 2012-June 2013. Colorado State University
campus field organizer for Organizing for America, Aug.-Nov.
2012. Graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, 2012.
Regional Organizing Directors:
- Central: Kelly Langford
- SW: Andrea Nemecek
-NW: Elvin Bruno
- NE: Patrick Burton
(May 2016) Organizer for Hillary for America in Boone County, Iowa, May 2015-Feb. 2016. Field organizer on Forward North Carolina, May-Nov. 2014. Bachelor's degree in psychology from George Mason University, 2014. Virginia native.
(June 2016) Previously Washington State delegate
lead, April-June 2016 and started on the campaign as an organizer in
Washington, Aurora, CO, and North Liberty, Iowa, Oct. 2015-April
2016. Event coordinator (Aug. 2014-June 2015) and national sales
assistant (Aug. 2013-Aug. 2014) at SANDOW. M.A. in sociology from
the University of Edinburgh, 2013.
Deputy Field Assistant Brandon Perry
(Aug. 2016) Field organizer for the Ohio
Democratic Party from
March 2016. Crime analyst with the Jonesboro Police Department,
Jan. 2014-May 2015. B.A. in sociology from Arkansas State
The organizing team:
Registered 134,298 voters in 18 weeks, including 32,000 students
through a campus program organizing at 20 colleges;
• Knocked 3 million doors, including 1.2 million during Get Out the Vote (GOTV);
• Recruited 72,000 Ohioans to complete 210,000 volunteer shifts.
Training Director Kayla Calkin
(April 2016) Field director for the Ohio
Democratic Party, Sept.
2015-April 2016. Campaign manager on Jeff Bridges for Colorado,
June-Sept. 2015. A
state organizer for HFA's RAMP
program, April-May 2015. Deputy field director on the Colorado
Coordinated Campaign, May-Nov. 2014. Organizing and electoral
campaigns coordinator for Planned Parenthood Federation of America,
April 2012-May 2014. Regional field director at OFA New
Hampshire, July-Nov. 2011. Legislative assistant to State Rep.
Bill Bowles (MA), Jan.-Aug. 2009. Regional field director at
SEIU-Coalition for our Communities, Aug.-Nov. 2008. Field
organizer on Hillary Clinton for President, June 2007-June 2008.
M.A. in public policy and women's studies from The George Washington
University, 2011; B.A. in women's studies and political science from
Wellesley College, 2007.
Deputy Training Director Chelsea Mihelich
(June 2016) Started on the campaign as an
organizer in Muscatine, Iowa, May 2015-Feb. 2016, then served as an
organizer in the Kansas City area for the March caucus in Kansas.
District director (Sept.-Nov. 2014) and field organizer (May-Aug. 2014)
for the North Carolina Coordinated Campaign. B.A. in English,
political science from Vanderbilt University, 2014.
Deputy Training Director Ruby Sarron
(Aug. 2016) Citizen outreach assistant director
at the Fund for
the Public Interest, Aug. 2015-Aug. 2016. Studied communications
at UMass Boston, after transferring from University of New Mexico.
Data and Analytics Director Becca Siegel
Part of the analytics tean in Brooklyn on Clinton's
Data science and strategy at BlueLabs Analytics, 2015.
Battleground Texas deputy data director, Dec. 2013-Nov. 2014.
Deputy regional field director in Fort Collins on Obama for America,
Dec. 2011-Nov. 2012; deputy field organizer on Obama's 2008
campaign. B.A. in history from Stanford University, 2013. twitter
Deputy Data and Analytics Directors
Field organizer on Clinton's primary campaign in Ohio,
New Hampshire. Product analytics at Dropbox, Aug. 2014-Sept.
2015. B.S. in foreign service from Georgetown University, 2014.
(June 2016) Fellow at Bully Pulpit Interactive, Dec. 2015-May 2016. Deputy data director for Battleground Texas (started as an intern), May-Nov. 2014. B.A. from The George Washington University, 2016; served as president of GW for Hillary and as communications director of GW College Democrats.
Alison (Qizhou) Ge
(July 2016) Analyst at Compass Lexecon in Oakland, CA, Aug. 2014-June 2016. M.A. in public policy and B.A. in economics and international relations from Stanford University, 2014.
Field director for Ruben Kihuen for Congress. Regional field director on Adrian Garcia for Mayor (Houston), 2015. Field organizer for Texas State Teahers Association and for Battleground Texas. B.A. in political science, Spanish literature from The University of Texas at San Antonio.
(July 2016) Analytics fellow at Clarity Campaign
2016. Political engagemtn intern at the Analyst Institute, Sept.
2015-Feb. 2016. B.A. in political theory and African studies from
Smith College, 2015.
(Aug. 2016...started as a data fellow, June-July
services technician at the University of Kentucky, July 2009-July
2016. M.B.A. (2016), Master's degree in diplomacy and
international commerce (2011) and bachelor's degree in social work
(2007) from University of Kentucky.
Data Associate Jamie Hoagland
(Aug. 2016) Senior analyst at Cornerstone Research in Menlo Park, CA since Sept. 2014. Bachelor's degree, double major in political science and economics from Tufts University, 2014.
Voter Protection Director Lindsay Langholz
protection director for the Ohio Democratic Party and Ohio voter
expansion director for the Democratic Natioal Committee from April
2014. Regioal voter protection director and youth vote liaison in
Ohio on Obama for America, July-Nov.2012. Voter protection
director for the Tennessee Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2010.
Litigation paralegal at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen &Katz, July
2006-July 2008. Press secretary to New York City Council Member
Monserrate, Nov. 2003-April 2006. J.D. from Vanderbilt University
Law School, 2011; B.A. in political science and government from New
York University, 2006,
Deputy Director for Voter Protection Sam Dinning
(Aug. 2016) Paralegal specialist with the U.S.
Justice, Sept. 2009-July 2011. J.D. from Harvard Law School,
2016; M.P.P. from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, 2013; A.B. in
government, anthropology, Africana Studies, from Bowdoin College, 2009.
Deputy Director for Voter Protection Matt Pelikan
(July 2016) Associate at Robins Kaplan LLP,
2016. Finance director on Lee Fisher for U.S. Senate, May-Aug.
2009. Finance director at the Ohio Democratic Party, May
2008-April 2009. Finance director on Ciresi for Senate, July
2007-March 2008. Consultant to Tom Vilsack for President, Nov.
2006-March 2007. Finance director on Jim Davis for Governor (FL),
2005-06. Deputy finance director on Mark Dayton for Minnesota, Sept.
2003-Feb. 2005. Finance staff on Paul Wellstone for U.S. Senate,
2001. J.D. from University of Minnesota Law School, 2012; B.A. in
political science and government from St. Olaf College, 2003.
Regional Voter Protection Directors
Columbus Maya Sequeira
(Aug. 2016) Litigation associate (July 2014-July 2016) and litigation fellow (Sept. 2013-July 2014) at Sanford Heisler, LLP. J.D. from University of Michgan Law School, 2013; B.A. in political science from Columbia University in the City of New York, 2005.
Youngstown Steve Hirsh
Partner at Keker Van Nest & Peters LLP in the San Francisco Bay area since 2001. J.D. from Yale Law School, 1986; M.P.A. from Columbia School of International and Public Affairs, 1985; B.A. from University of Kentucky, 1981.
Dayton Sam (Samantha) Liskow
Former attorney at Loevy & Loevy in Chicago.
J.D. from Columbia University Law School, 2005; B.A. from Rice
Cleveland Reyna S. Walters-Morgan
(Aug. 2016) Senior attorney with the Social Security Administration, May 2010-July 2016. Training specialst at DynCorp International, May 2009-Sept. 2013. Associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Sept. 2016-May 2009. Fiscal research division education team research assistant in the North Craolin General Assembly, April 2012-June 2003. J.D. from Howard University, 2006; B.A. in political science from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1999.
Toledo Mike Corey
Policy analyst for the Children's Defense Fund,
Associate at Bricker & Eckler LLP, 2012-05. Public policy
consultant with Carpenter, Lipps & Leland LLP, 2008-11. J.D.
from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, 2012; M.A. in
education administration from The Ohio State University, 2007; B.A. in
history, Englih, political science from Duke University, 2005.
Lorain Sharmila Achari
Associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in
New York from Oct.
2011. Associate at White & Case, 2009-Oct. 2011. J.D.
from Columbia Law School and M.B.A. from Columbia Business School,
2009; B.A. from Georgetown University, 2004.
Cincinnati Peter Ketcham-Colwill
(Aug. 2016) An organizer on the campaign in
Iowa, Nevada, Utah
and Ohio, Nov. 2015-July 2016. Policy analyst for the House
Committee on Energy and Commerce, July 2009-Dec. 2010. J.D. from
The George Washington University Law School; Bachelor's degreee from
the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.
Akron Shammas Malik
J.D. from Harvard Law School, 2016; B.A. in political
international studies from The Ohio State University, 2013.
Campus and Special Projects Scott Surovjak
J.D. from Ohio State University Moritz College of Law,
2016. Experience includes director of Next Generation Democrats
for the Ohio Democratic Party and project manager for the Franklin
County Board of Education. From
Port Clinton, Ohio.
Intern Sadie Keller
Student at Oberlin College, anticipated graduation 2019.
GOTV Director Jay Plant
Organizing director for Clinton's Ohio primary
campaign. Consultant with the Remington Road Group, a
Columbus-based firm, from
June 2015. Consultant at 270 Strategies, Oct. 2014-May
2015. National regional field director at Everytown for Gun
Safety, March 2013-Oct. 2014. Regional field director for
Organizing for America, Sept. 2011-Nov. 2012. Senior Analyst in
the Office of Presidential Correspondence at the White House Sept.
2010-Sept. 2011. Regional organizer at Organizing for America in
Bloomington, IN, March 2009-Jan. 2010. Field organizer on Obama
for America, March -Nov. 2008. Studied at the University of
Deputy GOTV Director / Early Vote Director Adam Gibbs
Communications manager at Community Solutions, Inc., 2014-16. Communications and public relations at Sunshine Sachs, 2013-14. A regional field director in Virginia on Obama for America, 2012. Communications and public engagement coordinator for the Democratic National Convention Committee in Charlotte, 2011-12. Press office in the Office of the Majority Whip in the U.S. House, 2009-10. Field organizer on Obama for America, 2007-08. Studied at North Carolina State University.
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Lora Rae Anderson
(late Aug. 2016) On leave from position as director of commmunications at the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, started there in Sept. 2015. Community schools parent and family engagement outreach director for the NYC Department of Eduction, March-Aug. 2015. Field director for the Connecticut Democratic Party, June 2013-Nov. 2014. Youth vote director for Organizing for America-Ohio, Feb.-Nov. 2012; regional field director in NE Ohio at Organizing for America - Ohio, Aug. 2011-Feb. 2012. Region 3 field director for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin (Shelly Moore for Senate), mid-2011. Lead organizer for SEIU Healthcare WI, Jan.-March 2011. Field organizer on Tom Barrett for Governor, July-Nov. 2010. Served as chair of Wisconsin Federation of College Republicans, but announced switch to Democrats in May 2010. B.A. in world politics from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 2010.
(Sept. 2016) Regional operations for the Ohio Democratic Party, July-Sept. 2016. Organizer for the Democratic Party of Virginia, April-July 2016. Organizer at Hillary for America in Iowa, Nevada and Washington State, Nov. 2015-April 2016. Policy analyst (July 2013-Nov. 2015) and assistant for government relations at the National Association of Broadcasters, Oct. 2011-June 2013. Office assistant with The Boston Consulting Group, Dec. 2010-March 2011. Undergraduate degree from Rhodes College.
Operations Director Meagan Coffman
Operations director on HIllary for America's South
campaign from April 2015. Operations director for
Organizing for America-NH from Jan. 2012. Finance director for
the NHDP, Sept.-Dec. 2011. Chief of staff and development
director at the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice, Sept.
2010-July 2011. Campaign manager on Swett for Congress, Sept.
2009-Sept. 2010. Development director at the Lantos Foundation
for Human Rights and Justice, March-Sept. 2009. Finance director
for the NH Senate Democratic Caucus, May 2008-Feb. 2009. GOTV
staff on Hillary Clinton for President in NH, TN, VA and PA, Dec.
2007-April 2008. Political and field director on Swett for
Senate, May-Dec. 2007. Legislative assistant at the Smith Free
Group in Washington, DC, Aug. 2004-May 2007. New England
volunteer/student coordinator on Joe Lieberman for President, March
2003-Feb. 2004. Statewide student and volunteer coordinator for
the NH Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2002. Deputy director of
GoreCorps on the Gore-Lieberman campaign, June-Nov. 2000. B.A. in
English from the University of Tennessee at Martin, 2001.
Deputy Operations Director Katie Chanpong
(Aug. 2016) Health technology consultant from
2015. Entrepreneur-in-residence at Inovo Venture Studio,
2016. Director of business development at ProofPilot,
2014-15. Fellow at Blueprint Health LLC, 2014. Senior
consultant, international and miltary health at Booz Allen Hamilton,
2011-13. B.A. in economics and political science from Wellesley
Deputy Operations Director Sonja Chojnacki
(July 2016...offices and GOTV) Operations and
overseas clients at Hilltop Public Solutions, Jan. 2014-July
2016. Compliance director on New Yorkers for de Blasio
2013. Director of operations at AirbnbNYC, June 2014-Aug.
2015. Social worker in Milwaukee, April 2011-Sept. 2013.
Compliance director on Barrett for Wisconsin, Dec. 2009-Jan.
2011. Deputy compliance director on Advancing Wisconsin, Inc.,
Sept. 2008-June 2009. Deputy finance director on Lena C. Taylor's
campaign for Milwaukee County Executive,, Nov. 2007-April 2008.
Bachelor's of social welfare and women's studies from University of
IT Director Patricia Green
(June 2016) IT network analyst for the Orange
County Government, Hillsborough, NC, June 2015-June 2016. Help
desck manager/systems analyst at The MIS Department, Inc. Aug.
2013-June 2015. Senior systems administrator/project manager for
OFA Florida, July-Dec. 2012. IT business analyst/help desk
analyst at Lux Enterprises, LLC, Oct. 2010-June 2012. M.A. in
conflict studies and dispute resolution (2009) and B.S. in
international business, marketing, French (2006) from University of
North Carolina at Greensboro.
Regional Operations and GOTV Grant Wiles
(May 2016; worked on the state operations team at
in Brooklyn, Jan.-May 2016. B.A. in government from The
University of Texas at Austin, 2015.
(started in operations, then GOTV; see above)
?Andrea "Andy" Gonzalez Garnier
Deputy communications director at Adrian Garcia for
2015-March 2016. Deputy finance director at Adrian Garcia for
Mayor, June-Dec. 2015. Legal assistant/accounting specialist at
the Bernardo Kohler Center in Austin, 2014-15. Bachelor's degree
in government from The University of Texas at Austin, 2014.
Regional Operations and GOTV Erin St. Pierre England
(Aug. 2016) Project specialist at Home Depot in
Jan.-Aug. 2016. Deputy director of the State Board of CPAs of
Louisiana, Nov. 2013-Nov. 2015. Budget and contract coordinator
at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation, April 2012-April 2013. Program
analyst and public affairs office for the Federal Voting Assistance
Program, Feb. 2007-May 2012. Junior adjuster at Optimum Claims,
2006-07. B.A. in political science (2002) and M.A. in liberal
arts (2005) from Louisiana State University.
Regional Operations-NW Ohio Stuart Guillory
(Aug. 2016) Field organizer on the campaign in
2015-May 2016. Legislative aide in the Georgia General Assembly,
Jan.-May 2015. Field organizer/fellow on Michelle Nunn for
Senate, July-Nov. 2014. B.A. in political science and government
from The University of Georgia, 2013.
Trip Director Lenore Cho
(June 2016) Coordinator for original programming at Showtime Networks Inc., Oct. 2013-May 2016. Motion picture literary assistant at Creative Artists Agency, Oct. 2011-Oct. 2013. Special assistant in the Manhattan Borough President's Office, Aug. 2008-May 2009. Special assistant for women's outreach on Hillary Clinton for President, April 2007-June 2008. Copy editor at the Washington Post, June 2006-April 2007. Master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, 2010; undergraduate degree from Smith College, 2006. New Orleans native.
Deputy Trip Director Hannah Katz
(Aug. 2016) Scheduler, legislative assistant,
correspondent to U.S Rep. Joaquin Castro, Jan. 2013-Jan. 2016.
Legislative correspondent, staff assistant to U.S. Rep. Charles A.
Gonzalez, Aug. 2012-Jan. 2013; also interned for Gonzalez. Youth
employment coordinator/ARRA summer employment coordinator at Good
Samaritan Community Services, Aug. 2009-May 2011. Photography
assistant at More Magazine in London, U.K., Sept.-Dec. 2008. B.A.
in history from The University of Texas at Austin, 2008.
Associate Trip Director Rory Slatko
(Aug. 2016) Confidential assistant to the deputy
chiefs of staff
and senior advisor at the U.S. Department of Commerce, May 2015-July
2016. B.A. in political science from America University, 2015.
Special Projects Director Molly Kawahata
(June 2016 "built, implemented and managed process for
sourcing, developing and evaluating new campaign content)
Self-employed consultant for energy and climate projects, policy and
communications, Oct. 2015-June 2016. Senior policy analyst for
energy and climate change on the Domestic Policy Council at the White
House, Nov. 2013-Oct. 2015. Confidential assistant at the Office
of Management and Budget, July 2012-Nov. 2013. Policy analyst at
Business Forward, Jan.-June 2012. Bachelor's degree in psychology
from UC Berkeley, 2011.
Chairman David Pepper
(elected Dec. 17, 2014) Attorney at Blank Rome
LLP. Democratic nominee for Ohio Attorney General in 2014.
Democratic nominee for Ohio Auditor in 2010. Elected to the
Hamilton County Commission in 2006 and served as Commission president
from 2009-10. Elected to the Cincinnati City Council in 2001 and
re-elected in 2003. J.D. from Yale Law School, 1999; B.A. from
Yale University, 1993. Born and raised in Cincinnati; a
fifth-generation Cincinnatian. twitter
Vice Chair Rhine McLin
Executive Director Greg Beswick
(Jan. 2015) District director/communications
director to U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty, Jan. 2013-Jan. 2015. Campaign
manager on Beatty for Congress, Dec. 2011-Dec. 2012. President of
Buckey Strategy Group, Aug. 2008-Jan. 2013. Director of policy
and legislative affairs in the Ohio Attorney General's Office, Jan.
2007-Aug. 2008. Ohio Democratic Paaty campaign manager on the
Attorney General race, May-Dec. 2006. Legislative and political
director for Care for Ohio, a project of SEIU, Feb. 2005-Dec.
2006. Central regional field director for America Coming Together
in Ohio, Aug. 2003-Dec. 2004. M.B.A. from Ohio Dominican
University, 2009. B.A. in political science from The Ohio State
University, 2001. twitter
Chief of Staff
Main Street Initiative
Campaign Manager Christopher Myers
Director Kirstin Alvanitakis
General Counsel and
Director of Operations Zach West