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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 Gabriel Debenedetti on May 3, 2016)  Executive director of the Progressive Coalition for American Jobs from March 2015.  Managing director at Enroll America, the group formed to promote the Affordable Care Act, from Jan. 2013 to the first part of 2015.  Ohio General Election director for Obama in 2012.  Chief of staff at the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, March 2010-Jan. 2012.  Economic director in the Presidential Personnel Office at the White House, Feb. 2009-March 2010. On the Obama campaign starting as a volunteer in May 2007; by Fall 2008 was a deputy field director in Ohio.  Financial analyst for Credit Suisse, Dec. 2005-April 2007; qut to volunteer on the Obama campaign.   B.A. in history from Yale University, 2005.  Cincinnati (Hyde Park) native.  twitter


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 campaign.  Communications director at 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, Oct. 2014-June 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 Hagan, April 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 Jan. 2011.  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 South Carolina 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 Carolina-Columbia, 2010.

[Columbus]/LGBT Outreach Director  Butch Frey

(Aug. 2016)  Founder and director of Spark Clean Energy, Oct. 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 Prime Strategy Group, a political consulting firm.  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.

Cleveland  Lynnie Powell
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 AirbnNYC, Nov. 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.  Digital 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, 2011.  twitter

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 Democratic Party, 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 at 270 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.

Digital 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.

Digital 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.

Digital 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 College.

Organizing Director  Janice Rottenberg

(April 2016)  Started in April 2015 as regional organizing director in Iowa City on the Iowa Caucus campaign, then served as Minnesota organizing director and Washington Caucus director.  Iowa 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 Organizing Program, 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.

Regional Organizing Directors:
- 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.

Regional Organizing Directors:
- 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 director in 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.

Regional Organizing Directors:
- 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.

Regional Organizing Directors:
- 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. 2014.  B.A. in political science from Washington University in St. Louis, 2015.

Regional Organizing Directors:
- 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, 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

Field Assistants 

Claire Baumgartner

(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.

Caroline Welles

(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 University, 2014.

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 Up grassroots organizing 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 primary campaign. 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
Andrew Markoff

Field organizer on Clinton's primary campaign in Ohio, Tennessee and New Hampshire.  Product analytics at Dropbox, Aug. 2014-Sept. 2015.  B.S. in foreign service from Georgetown University, 2014.

Alex Barbieri

(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.

Lizette Ortiz

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.

Christa Chiao

(July 2016)  Analytics fellow at Clarity Campaign Labs, May-July 2016. Political engagemtn intern at the Analyst Institute, Sept. 2015-Feb. 2016.  B.A. in political theory and African studies from Smith College, 2015.

Michael Brewster

(Aug. 2016...started as a data fellow, June-July 2016)  Public 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

Voter 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. Department of 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, Sept. 2013-July 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 University.

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, 2015-16.  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 science and 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.

Headquarters 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 Akron. twitter

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.

More GOTV...also see Operatons 
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.

Casey Mohan

(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 Carolina primary 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 College, 2010.

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 Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2007.

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.

Operations Associates
Regional Operations and GOTV  Grant Wiles

(May 2016; worked on the state operations team at campaign headquarters in Brooklyn, Jan.-May 2016.  B.A. in government from The University of Texas at Austin, 2015.

Casey Mohan

(started in operations, then GOTV; see above)

Caitlin Duffy


?Andrea "Andy" Gonzalez Garnier

Deputy communications director at Adrian Garcia for Congress, Dec. 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 Covington, LA, 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 Colorado, Dec. 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, legislative 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.

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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  Bridget Doherty

Political Director  Nelson Devezin

Main Street Initiative Campaign Manager  Christopher Myers

Communications Director  Kirstin Alvanitakis

Training Director  Kayla Calkin

Finance Director  Rachel Rossi

General Counsel and Director of Operations  Zach West