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(page updated April 9, 2018)
OVERVIEW: The Clinton campaign (HFA) appeared to have a very solid organization, with much more depth and many more staffers than the Trump campaign. All told there were 900-plus employees at headquarters in Brooklyn and about 3,000 employees in the affiliate entities nationwide. HFA began to name state directors for the general election starting at the end of April 2016 and by the time of the convention had directors in all 50 states. The campaign and Victory 2016 (DNC/HFA) built up robust organizations in the battleground states. For example in Florida there were about 750 total staff and 82 offices around the state. As from the outset, the campaign placed a significant emphasis on staff diversity. HFA had offices in all 50 states and as of mid-Oct. had 455 offices in the battleground states (12 states plus ME-2 and NE-2). In addition to people out in the field, many new staffers joined the headquarters team in Brooklyn in June, July and August and there was considerable reconfiguring. (Separate from the campaign, in August 2016, work started on the transition through the Clinton-Kaine Transition Project, a 501(c)(4); that effort maintained a very low profile). In the closing weeks of the campaign, dozens of staffers are deployed from headquarters to key states to help out with GOTV and other work.
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Chairman John Podesta
(specific reports on Jan. 13, 2015; several
reports in 2014 tabbed Podesta as likely campaign chair)
• Counselor to the President, announced Dec. 10, 2013, leaving the position in early Feb. 2015. Founder (2003) and president and CEO of the Center for American Progress to 2011. Visiting Professor of Law on the faculty of the Georgetown University Law Center. Co-chair of the Obama-Biden Transition Project following the 2008 campaign.
• Chief of Staff to President Clinton at the White House from Oct. 1998-Jan. 2001; Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff, 1997-98. Assistant to the President, Staff Secretary and a senior policy adviser on government information, privacy, telecommunications security and regulatory policy, Jan. 1993-95.
• In 1988 Podesta and his brother Tony founded Podesta Associates, Inc.. Experience on Capitol Hill as Counsel to Democratic Leader Sen. Tom Daschle, 1995-96; Chief Counsel for the Senate Agriculture Committee, 1987-88; Chief Minority Counsel for the Senate Judiciary Subcommittees on Patents, Copyrights, and Trademarks; Security and Terrorism; and Regulatory Reform, 1981-87; and Counsel on the Majority Staff of the Senate Judiciary Committee, 1979-81.
• Served as a special assistant to the Director of ACTION, the federal volunteer agency, 1978-79. Worked as a trial attorney in the Department of Justice's Honors Program in the Land and Natural Resources Division, 1976-77. Graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, 1976. Graduate of Knox College in Galesburg, IL, 1971. Chicago native.
• Author of The Power of Progress: How America's Progressives Can (Once Again) Save Our Economy, Our Climate, and Our Country (Crown, Aug. 2008). twitter
Special Assistant Milia Fisher
(April 2015) Research assistant on the
women's initiative (March 2014-April 2015) and in the
executive office (Sept. 2013-April 2014) at the Center for
American ProgressDegree in international relations from
Pomona College, 2013.
Chief of Staff to the Chairman Sara
Founded Latham Group in 2006. Special
Advisor to the U.K. Secretary of State for Culture, Media and
Sport. Public affairs director at Freud Communications
and in 2005 worked for Tony Blair on his re-election
campaign. Managing director for Philip Gould Associates
in London. Government affairs advisor for Microsoft Europe,
Middle East and Africa. Special Assistant to White House
Chief of Staff John Podesta and Deputy Assistant to the
President and Deputy Director of Presidential Scheduling from
1996 to 2000. twitter
Senior Advisor Minyon Moore
(reported by the New York Times' Maggie Haberman on May 2,
2016) A principal at Dewey Square Group, Moore heads up
the DSG's state and local affairs and multicultural strategies
practices. A senior advisor on Clinton's 2008 campaign.
In the 2004 cycle she was a senior advisor to the Kerry
campaign as well as one of the founders of Americans Coming
Together (ACT). Chief operating officer at the DNC,
responsible for the day-to-day running of the party, after
directing DNC chair Terry McAuliffe's transition in the first
part of 2001. Appointed as White House deputy director
of political affairs in Feb. 1997 she became director of
public liaison in May 1998 and finished as director of
political affairs. Joined the DNC in 1993 and served as
director of public liaison, director of constituency and
outreach, deputy chief of staff and finally as national
political director in the 1996 cycle. Worked at the
Rainbow Coalition, 1988-93. In 1988 she was national
deputy field director for Rev. Jesse Jackson's campaign,
Jackson's convention coordinator, and in the fall national
deputy field director for the Dukakis campaign. Worked
on Jackson's 1984 campaign. After starting as a
volunteer at Operation/PUSH, she joined an assistant to Rev.
Willie Barrow in 1985. B.S. from the University of
Illinois at Chicago, 1982. Native of Chicago.
Vice Chair and Chief of Staff to Hillary Clinton Huma Abedin
Directed Clinton's transition office when
Clinton left the State Department. Special government
employee/consultant and earlier deputy chief of staff to
Clinton at the State Department. Traveling chief of
staff for Clinton during her 2007-08 campaign. Senior
advisor and earlier staff assistant to Sen. Clinton.
Started working for First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton in 1996
as an intern at the White House. B.A. degree from The
George Washington University. Grew up in Saudi Arabia;
born in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Wife of former Congressman
Campaign Manager (Running Campaign Day to Day) Robby Mook
Advised Clinton on 2014 midterms. Managed Terry McAuliffe's 2013 campaign for governor of Virginia. Executive director at the DCCC in the 2012 cycle; DCCC political director from 2009-May 2010, then DCCC IE director to Nov. 2010. Campaign manager on Jeanne Shaheen's successful 2008 campaign for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire. State director in Nevada, in Ohio, and in Indiana for then-Sen. Hillary Clinton's 2007-08 presidential campaign. Directed the 2006 Maryland Democratic Coordinated Campaign. In 2004 Mook served as DNC deputy field director for programs and finished out the campaign as GOTV director in Wisconsin. Earlier he served as deputy field director on Howard Dean's 2003-04 New Hampshire primary campaign (started April 20, 2003). Worked for NYC councilwoman Eva Markowitz. Field director for the Vermont Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign in 2002. B.A. in classics from Columbia University, 2002. Worked for the Vermont Democratic House caucus in 2000 and the Vermont Democratic Party as a canvasser in 1998. Vermont native.
Chief of Staff to the Campaign Manager Heather Stone
(reported by CNN's Dan Merica on Aug. 12,
2015) Deputy national political director at SEIU.
Deputy director of DCCC I.E. unit in 2010 under Mook.
GOTV director on Clinton's 2008 Ohio primary campaign when
Mook was state director. In 2004 Stone served as New
Hampshire state organizing director for America Votes, and
earlier as events director for New Hampshire for Health Care,
project of the SEIU, during the New Hampshire primary.
Worked at the Turner Foundation where she managed an $8
million funding program. She has also spent significant
time in Texas politics working on health care legislation in
the state legislature and on many state campaigns. Stone
worked for the Texas Freedom Network and co-ran her own
political fundraising and event planning business.
Deputy Chief of Staff to the Campaign Manager Channing Ansley Grate
(July 2016) Communications director to
Gov. Jay Nixon (MO), Dec. 2012-July 2016. Director of
communications and research on Jay Nixon for Governor, April
2011-Nov. 2012. Policy director on Robin Carnahan for
Missouri campaign for U.S. Senate, May 2009-Nov. 2010.
Research director on Kay Barnes for Congress (MO), April-Nov.
2008. Research associate at EMILY's List, July
2006-March 2008. Member liaison at National Journal,
Feb. 2005-June 2006. Account assistant at Malchow
Schlackman Hoppy & Cooper, June-Nov. 2004.
Executive Assistant to Campaign Manager Kate Offerdahl
Worked at the State Department in the Office of the
Secretary's senior advisor for development, June 2014-May
2015. Master of International Affairs from Columbia
University's School of International and Public Affairs, 2015;
B.A. in political science from Columbia University in the City
of New York, 2014. From Minnesota.
Chief Strategist Joel Benenson
Washington Post, Jan. 13, 2015) Has done
polling for Obama since joining the Obama campaign in Jan.
2007. Founding partner (2000) and president of the Benenson Strategy Group (BSG);
has served as a pollster and strategist for U.S. senators,
governors and mayors, CEOs and corporate clients.
Benenson started his polling career in 1995. Briefly
worked as a vice president of the Foote, Cone & Belding
advertising agency. Communications director for Gov.
Mario Cuomo's 1994 re-election campaign. Political
reporter for the New York Daily News; earlier worked at
newspapers in Westchester County. Graduate of Queens
College of the City University of New York.
Media Advisor Jim Margolis
(see The Washington Post, Jan. 13, 2015) Senior partner at GMMB. Senior advisor on Obama's 2012 re-election campaign and on Obama's 2007-08 campaign. Senior strategist/media consultant on John Kerry's 2003-04 presidential campaign through the primaries. Worked on the ad team for Bill Clinton's 1992 campaign. Joined Greer & Associates in 1985, and has been with the firm since then, except for leave to serve as chief of staff to Sen. Kent Conrad, Jan. 1987-Jan. 1988.. Worked on Walter Mondale's 1984 presidential campaign as state director for the Illinois primary, the North Carolina primary, and as deputy communications director in the Fall campaign. Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Howard Wolpe; managed Wolpe's upset win for Congress in Michigan in 1978. B.A. degrees in government and communication studies from Oberlin College, 1978. Grew up in Kalamazoo, MI.
See full media and opinion research team below
Director of State Campaigns and Political
Engagement Marlon Marshall
(see the Washington
Post March 18, 2015) Returned to 270 Strategies
from Jan. 5, 2015. A special assistant to President
Obama and the principal deputy director of the Office of
Public Engagement at the White House to the end of 2014.
Founding partner of 270 Strategies. Senior advisor to
the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee. Deputy field
director on Obama's re-election campaign, from April
2011. Field director at the DCCC in the 2010
cycle. Deputy White House liaison to the State
Department. In Fall 2008 Marshall served as general
election director in Missouri on Obama’s Campaign for
Change. On Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign he
was field director for the May 6 Indiana primary, the March 4
Ohio primary and the Jan. 19 Nevada caucuses. In 2006
Marshall served as field director on the Maryland Coordinated
Campaign and earlier as Prince George's County regional field
director. Regional field director for the Kansas
Democratic Party in the 3rd CD for the last six months of
2005. In summer and fall 2004 Marshall served as Kansas
City, MO field organizer/regional base vote director on the
Missouri Coordinated Campaign; he finished the campaign doing
GOTV in Ohio. Graduate of the University of Kansas with
a degree in communication studies. Native of St.
Executive Assistant Lucy McIntosh
as a political intern, June 2015-May 2016) Bachelor's
degree in organizational science from The George Washington
Deputy Director of State Campaigns and Political Engagement Brynne Craig
(from Nov. 2015; started as deputy national
political director under Amanda Renteria) Scheduler in
Hillary Clinton's personal office (reported by Politico on March 8,
2014). Political director on Terry McAuliffe's 2013
campaign for governor of Virginia (R.Mook campaign
manager). National field director at the DCCC in
the 2012 cycle (R.Mook exec. dir.). Northeast regional
field director at the DCCC in the 2010 cycle; started Feb.
2010. An Organizing for America national regional desk
at the DNC, started March 2009. A deputy field
director in Ohio on Obama's 2008 campaign (Campaign for
Change). Worked on Hillary Clinton's Nevada caucus
campaign. Attended the University of San Francisco,
2003-05; B.A. from Smith College, Program for the
Study of Women and Gender, 2007.
National Operations Director Ashleigh Barber Tevelin
(April 2015) Senior field manager (Jan.
2014-March 2015) and senior manager of operations for Cooking
Matters at the Store (April-Dec. 2013) at Share Our
Strength. Regional operations director at Obama for
America, Aug. 2011-Dec. 2012. Account manager at The
Strategy Group, May-July 2011. COO at Field Strategies,
Oct. 2007-May 2011. COO at Switchboard Communications,
Deputy National Operations Director Alessandra Biaggi
(April 2016...previously vetting team lead, May
2015-March 2016) Assistant general counsel in the New
York Governor's Office of Storm Recovery, Aug. 2014-May
2015. Legal fellow for New York State Division of
Housing and Community Renewal, Sept. 2013-March 2014.
Independent contractor with Kaplan Test Prep, May-Oct.
2013. Law clerk at Biaggi & Biaggi, Esq., March-Aug.
2013. Compliance analyst at Two Sigma Investments, Sept.
2012. Jan. 2013. Executive legal assistant at Toberoff
& Associates, P.C., Oct. 2008-June 2009. J.D. from
Fordham Law School, 2012; B.S. in communications from New York
National Regional Operations Directors
(May 2016) Deputy CFO on O'Malley for President, May 2015-March 2016; started out at O'Malley's O'PAC as finance assistant (April 2013-Aug. 2014) then deputy political director (Aug. 2014-May 2015). Prior to the PAC, Ensign worked internships at the NJDC, DNC and White House. B.S. in finance from University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, 2012. From Louisville, KY.
(May 2016) Senior field manager on the No
Kid Hungry campaign at Share Our Strength, May 2011-April
2016. Vice president at Independent Strategies, Jan.
2010-March 2011. Executive assistant in the Office of
Sen. Kay Hagan (NC), Jan.-Aug. 2009. Senior associate at
Venn Strategies, Feb. 2007-Jan. 2009. Political
assistant at the Democratic Governors Association, Oct.
2005-Feb. 2007. Operations analyst at Columbia Partners,
LLC, Jan.-Sept. 2005. Researcher/media monitor at the
DNC, Aug.-Dec. 2004. Research assistant in the North
Carolina General Assembly, June 2003-Aug. 2004. Intern
on John Edwards for President, Jan. 2003-March 2004.
M.A. degrees in business administration and government from
The Johns Hopkins University-Carey Business School, 2010; B.A.
in political science from University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill, 2004.
[also Farooq Salahuddin (May-Aug. 2016)]
Consultant Craig T. Smith
(reported by CNN's Dan Merica on Aug. 12,
2015) Strategic outside counsel to Penn Schoen
Berland; principal at PSB from Jan. 2006. Advisory board
member and formerly senior vice president at mCapitol
Management. Campaign director and senior advisor on Joe
Lieberman for President, Inc.. President of Chief
Advantages, a public affairs firm. Vice president of
Democratic Outreach at Voter.com. Campaign manager
for Gore 2000 from Jan. 1999 until it moved to
Nashville. White House political director, Jan.
1997-Dec. 1998. Co-executive director of 53rd
Presidential Inaugural Committee. Deputy campaign
manager and political director on the 1996 Clinton/Gore
reelection campaign. Deputy director of the White House
Office of Political Affairs. Deputy director of White
House Personnel. Political director at the DNC,
1993-94. Field director of the 1992 Clinton/Gore
campaign. Finance director of the Clinton for President
Exploratory Committee, 1991. Secretary of Appointments
to Boards and Commission in the Office of Gov. Bill
Clinton. Executive director of “Jobs for Arkansas’
Future,” a public-private economic development
partnership. J.D. (1982) and B.S. in public
administration (1980) from the University of Arkansas.
Senior Advisor to HFA/Coordinated Campaign Tripp Wellde
(late Aug./early Sept. 2016) Founding principal of Intellectus, an executive coaching practice, from April 2015. Principal at 50+1 Strategies, Feb. 2014-Jan. 2015. Manager of government and public affairs for the San Francisco 49ers NFL football team, June 2013-March 2014. Wisconsin state director (Jan.-Dec. 2012), Midwest regional director (June-Dec. 2011) and campaign launch team (March-June 2011) on Obama's 2012 re-election campaign. Director of campaigns and elections (June 2010-Feb. 2011) and Midwest regional director (March 2009-June 2010) at the DNC. Worked on Obama's 2007-08 campaign starting on March 3, 2007, field organizer in Davenport, IA for the caucuses, and later served as a regional field director in Nevada, Minnesota, and Ohio, and as deputy field director in North Carolina; and in the fall was field director on the Iowa Campaign for Change. Press assistant on Mark Warner's Forward Together PAC, May-Dec. 2006. B.S. in political science from the University of Richmond, 2006.
Battleground States Director Meg Ansara
On leave from position as partner at 270 Strategies; started at the firm in Jan. 2013. Worked at Stand for Children as Massachusetts state director (2006-06) national organizing director (2007-08), chief operating officer (2008-11) and chief of state operations (2011). National trainer at the DNC, Fall 2004. In 2002 Ansara was volunteer coordinator on Reich for Governor and earlier deputy advance director on Wellstone for Senate. Wildlife fire fighter, June-Nov. 2001. Graduate of Oberlin College, 2001. Boston born and raised. twitter
Regional Battleground States Directors
OH, PA and VA Rick Fromberg ...deployed to PA
(May 2016) Senior advisor for public
engagement (Jan. 2015-May 2016) and senior advisor on Pre-K
for All (April 2014-Jan. 2015) in the City of New York.
Vice president for public affairs at Global Strategy Group,
April 2012-Nov. 2014. Campaign manager on Bellone for
County Executive, Jan. 2011-Jan. 2012. Campaign manager
on Lassa for Congress (WI), May-Dec. 2010. Campaign
manager on Cunningham for Senate (NC), Nov. 2009-May
2010. Campaign manager on Nye for Congress (VA), Jan.
2008-Jan. 2009. Nevada political director on John
Edwards for President, May 2007-Feb. 2008. Issues
campaign director for Wal-Mart Watch, May 2005-May
2007. National GOTV director for the Sierra Club,
May 2004-Feb. 2005. B.A. in political science from
University of Richmond.
CO, FL, NV and NC Allison Zelman ...deployed to San Francisco to run nation call/text center
(May 2016) Senior advisor and Director of
the Office of Public Engagment at the U.S. Department of
Labor, Dec. 2014-April 2016. Managing director of the
Women's Initiative (Feb.-Dec. 2014) and senior manager for gun
policy mobilization (April 2013-Feb. 2014) at the Center for
American Progress. A policy assistant for
the White House Domestic Policy Council and a
special assistant in legislative affairs at the
White House Council on Environmental Quality, 2009-11.
Worked for over a year on Obama's 2008 campaign starting as
a volunteer in California and concluding as a regional field
director in New Mexico. Bachelor's degree in
international relations from Connecticut College, 2007.
IA, NH, MI and WI Kevin Harris ...deployed to NC
A deputy communications director at the Peace
Corps focusing on Michelle Obama's "Let Girls Learn"
initiative from Sept. 2015. Chief of public
affairs/communications director to Baltimore Mayor Stephanie
Rawlings-Blake for two years to Sept. 2015.
Communications director and senior policy advisor to U.S. Rep.
Karen Bass (CA). Worked in the Office of the U.S. Trade
Representative under Ambassador Ron Kirk. A legislative
assistant and special assistant in the White House Office of
Legislative Affairs. Political appointee at U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2009.
Worked on Obama's 2008 campaign starting in Iowa in March
2007. Master's degree in government from Johns Hopkins
University; B.A. in journalism from Howard University.
Originally from Birmingham, AL.
National Organizing Director Michelle Kleppe
Started on the campaign in April 2015 as
organizing director for the Iowa caucuses. Senior vice
president at 270 Strategies. State field director on
Terry McAuliffe for Governor, Jan.-Dec. 2013. Wisconsin
state field director on Obama's 2012 re-election campaign;
started as Wisconsin state field director on Organizing for
America in Aug. 2009. Field organizer on the Obama
campaign in Waukesha County, Fall 2008. Business manager
at Shao Lin Boxing Methods, 2001-09; sales consultant at
Mortensen Art Photography, 2001-06. B.A. in politics
from Carroll College, 2009. twitter
National Organizing Desks (3)
(April 2016) Started on the campaign in
April 2015 as a regional organizing director in Cedar Rapids
for the Iowa caucuses, then served as organizing director on
the Illinois primary. Illinois organizing director for
Enroll America from July 2013. A regional field director
for Organizing for America-North Carolina based in
Winston-Salem, NC, Jan.-Nov. 2012. Field organizer in
Charlotte, NC on Obama's Campaign for Change, Aug.-Nov. 2008;
organizing fellow for Obama for America, June-Aug. 2008.
B.A. in public relations, advertising and applied
communication from Bradley University, 2011.
(April 2016) Started on the campaign as
deputy organizing director on the New Hampshire primary, April
2015-Feb. 2016. Impact and advocacy
associate/field manager at Share Our Strength's No Kid
Hungry campaign, April 2013-April 2015. Deputy field
director (June-Nov. 2012) and regional field director (July
2009-June 2012) for Organizing for America-Iowa. B.A.
in philosophy and sociology from Coe College (Cedar Rapids),
2009. Chicago native.
(April 2016) Project director,
mobilization/public policy at Airbnb, Jan. 2015-Jan.
2016. Field director on Battleground Texas, Nov.
2013-Jan. 2015. Leadership development director at
Organizing for Action, April-Oct. 2013. Training
director/deputy field director at 50+1 Strategies,
LLC/Coalition for School Reform campaign in Los Angeles,
Jan.-April 2013. A deputy field director in Ohio
(Sept.-Nov. 2012) and training director in Ohio (Dec.
2011-Sept. 2012) on Obama for America. Deputy field
director on We Are Ohio, May-Nov. 2011. A regional field
director on Organizing for America, July 2009-April
2011. M.A. in Arab studies, economics, business from
Georgetown University, 2009; B.A. in economics from Rice
(Aug. 2016) Aide to the dean at NYU Stern School of Business, June 2014-June 2016. Bachelor's degree in political science from New York University, 2014.
(Aug. 2016) Analyst at Deutsche Bank,
July 2013-Aug. 2016. B.S. in communications and business
from Cornell University, 2013.
Experience includes research analyst at The
Messina Group. Studied at The George Washington
University; active in GW College Democrats. From Pueblo,
National Training Director Laura Warbelow
Deputy organizing director on the Iowa caucus
campaign, May 2015-Feb. 2016. Senior project manager at
270 Strategies, May 2014-May 2015. Organizing director
at Enroll America, May 2013-May 2014. Deputy field
director (from Aug. 2012) and training director on the Obama
campaign in Michigan. A regional field director with
Organizing for America-DNC from May 2011. Degree in
social relations and policy from Michigan State University,
Deputy National Training Director and
Director of National Call and Text Centers Jason E. Gray
(July 2016) Program manager at
Bridgewater Associates, July 2015-July 2016. Founder
of Finvisor Co., Feb.-Aug. 2014. Consultant with
Deloitte Consulting, Jan.-Aug. 2013. State training
director, chief of staff for field programs and deputy field
director on Organizing for America-Wisconsin, Jan.-Nov.
2012. Analyst with Deloitte Consulting, July 2010-Dec.
2011. M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, 2015; M.A.
and B.A. degrees in politics from Brandeis University.
National Political Director Amanda
(reported by Roll
Call on Feb. 26, 2015) Candidate for Congress
in California's 21st CD (Central Valley) in 2014, losing to
U.S. Rep. David Valadao by 57.8% to 42.2%. Legislative
aide, legislative director and (from 2008) chief of staff to
Sen. Debbie Stabenow. Staff to Sen. Dianne Feinstein
starting in 2006. Special consultant/budget
analyst/neighborhood manager for the City of San Jose,
2003-04. Economics/math teacher and athletic coach at
Woodlake High School, 2000-01. Financial analyst for
Goldman Sachs, 1997-2000. M.B.A. from Harvard Business
School, 2003. B.A. degrees in economic and political
science from Stanford University, 1997. twitter
Voter Outreach and Mobilization Project Manager/Political Assistant Sally Marx
(June 2016; started
as political assistant in May 2015) Executive assistant
at Ben Barnes Group, Dec. 2014-April 2015. B.A. in
history from Amherst College, 2014.
Deputy National Political Director Carlos Sanchez
(May 2016...earlier served as communications
director on the Texas primary campaign) On leave from
position as chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro
(TX). Deputy press secretary and advisor (Jan. 2011-Dec.
2012) and press advisor (Sept. 2007-Jan. 2011) to House
Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. Communications director
for the Congressional HIspanic Caucus Institute, June
2006-Sept. 2007. Native of Loredo, TX.
Regional Political Directors
MI, NH, WI, and IA Eduardo Cisneros
(June 2016) Associate director of
intergovernmental affairs (April 2015-June 2016) and special
assistant to the Secretary (July 2013-April 2015) at the U.S.
Department of Labor. Regional special projects manager
on Obama for America, 2012. M.P.P. from University of
Chicago, 2013; B.A. in political science, public policy from
Cal State University Long Beach, 2006.
OH, PA and VA Linara Davidson
On leave from position as vice president at
Oglivy, started there Jan. 2016. Served in the
administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio. Campaign manager
on Walrond for Congress (NY), 2014. Special assistant in
the Office for External and Community Affairs at Manhattan
District Attorney Cyrus Vance. liaison for Manhattan
Borough President Scott Stringer. Worked on Vilmanette
Montgomery's 2006 State Senate campaign (NY). Degree in
English from New York University. Harlem native.
South Hans Goff
(reported by The
New York Times' Maggie Haberman on April 1,
2015) Southern regional organizing director at Ready for
Hillary super PAC. Senior associate at M Public Affairs;
founder (2010) and CEO of Voting Works, LLC. Rocky
Mount/Northeast regional field director for OFA-NC, Obama's
2012 re-election campaign. Other experience includes
work for Gov. Mark Warner, the New Jersey General Assembly
Majority Office, the non-profit YouthBuild Newark, U.S. Rep.
John Olver, Gov. Jon Corzine and Sen. Robert Menendez.
Master of public affairs and politics from Rutgers Edward J.
Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, 2008; double
major in government and African-American studies from William
and Mary, 2005. Started out in politics in high school,
working as an intern for Trenton Mayor Douglas Palmer.
Native of Trenton. Godson of Pattie LaBelle. twitter
AAPI Outreach Director Jason Tengco
(succeeded Lisa Changadveja) Deputy
director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and
Pacific Islanders from May 2012. Asian Pacific American
Institute for Congressional Studies fellow in Office of U.S.
Rep. Mike Honda, Sept. 2011-May 2012. B.A. in political
science from UCLA. twitter
LGBT Outreach Director Dominic Lowell
(reported by the Washington Blade on Sept. 29, 2015)
Director of strategic partnerships at Rock the Vote, May
2014-July 2015. Vice president of investment services
(Jan. 2012-May 2014) and senior analyst (June 2008-Jan. 2012)
at The Democracy Alliance. B.A. from Swarthmore College,
Jewish Outreach Director Sarah Bard
Muslim Outreach Director Farooq Mitha
(Aug. 2016) Special assistant to the DASD for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy (from Sept. 2014) and special assistant to the Director of the Office of Small Business Programs (from March 2011) at the U.S. Department of Defense. Attorney/partner at Gelle.r/Mitha in Miami/Fort Lauderdale, 2009-11. Fulbright fellow in Amman, Jordan, Dec. 2008-Sept. 2009. J.D. from University of Florida, 2007; B.S. in interdisciplinary health studies from University of South Florida, 2004.
Veterans Outreach Director Jonathan Murray
(moved over to DNC) Started on the campaign in Oct. 2015. Subject matter expert for IDS International from Aug. 2012. Strategic partnerships advisor for UNOPS, Oct. 2014-July 2015. Field program manager for USAID in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Nov. 2010-March 2012. Director of advocacy/campaign manager for Operation Free national campaign at Truman National Security Project, Oct. 2009-Nov. 2010. Campaign manager on Myers for Congress in Erie, PA, Jan.-April 2008. Campaign manager on Oleszek for State Senate in Fairfax, VA, Jan.-Nov. 2007. A regional field director on John Kerry for President in Gainesville, FL, July-Nov. 2004. M.Sc. in diplomacy and international strategy from London School of Economics and Political Science, 2013. B.A. in political science and government from University of Fllorida, 2003. U.S. Marine Corps, Oct. 1997-Aug. 2001.
Faith and Heritage Community Outreach
Director John McCarthy
(May 2016) Served as a national co-chair
of Catholics for Obama in 2012. More recently director
of social innovation programming for Mission Hub LLC from Nov.
2015. Vice president of Irish American Democrats PAC
from 2014. Legislative assistant in the U.S.
House. ACE advisor to the ACT Foundation from Aug.
2013. Executive director of Future Civic Leaders,
2009-2014. Legislative aide to State Sen. Barbara Buono
(NJ), May 2012-Sept. 2013. White House liaison fellow in
the Office of the Secretary at the U.S. Department of the
Interior, Oct. 2011-May 2013. Graduate of Catholic
University of America. twitter
Business Outreach Director Rhett Buttle
(July 2016) Director of private sector
engagement for the U.S. Department of HHS from July
2014. President and managing director (Feb.-July 2016)
and vice president of external affairs (March 2013-July 2014)
and director of national outreach and government affairs (July
2010-March 2013) at Small Business Majority. Director of
special projects in the Office of the President at The George
Washington, University, Dec. 2008-July 2010. Staffer on
Obama for America, July-Nov. 2008. Executive fellow in
the Office of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, June 2007-July
2008. Master's in political management and public policy
from The George Washington University; B.A. in political
science and sociology from University of San Diego. twitter
Director of Congressional Affairs Laura Schiller
(from early May 2016; reported by Politico on April 25,
2016, succeeding Maura Keefe) Chief of staff to Sen.
Barbara Boxer since 2005. Speechwriter to First Lady
Hillary Clinton. Worked on Boxer's 1992 campaign for
U.S. Senate. Graduate of UCLA,1992. Grew up in the
Bay Area. Also, co-owner with her husband of Unum, a
restaurant in Georgetown.
Congressional Liaison LaDavia Drane
(reported by NBC News on July 16, 2016; served
as the campaign's African American outreach director for the
first year of the campaign, reported by Buzzfeed on May 28,
2015; started June 29, 2015) Director of the Office of
Federal and Regional Affairs to DC Mayor Muriel Bowser from
Jan.-June 2015. Executive director of the Congressional
Black Caucus. Senior director for federal affairs for
the Grocery Manufacturers Association from Dec. 2010.
Director of legislative and regulatory policy at the National
Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC). Legislative
counsel and then legislative director to U.S. Rep. Marcia
Fudge (OH). Attorney for Ulmer & Berne LLP in
Cleveland. Field organizer for Obama for America.
J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State
University; B.S. from the School of Business at Miami
University of Ohio. twitter
Political Chief of Staff Jared Mueller
(Aug. 2015...started on the campaign as
director of special projects, April-Aug. 2015) Director
of budget and operations at Charlie Crist for Governor from
Feb. 2014. Policy advisor in the Office of the
Administrator at the U.S. Small Business Administration, March
2013-Feb. 2014. Budget analyst at Obama for America,
July 2011-Nov. 2012. Associate at the Boston Consulting
Group, Sept. 2009-July 2011. Undergraduate degree from
Duke University, 2009. twitter
note: Mueller was also the
point person on rural outreach
Director of Voter Outreach and Mobilization Addisu Demissie
(reported May 2016 by NBC News) Vice
president and director of grassroots advocacy at The Messina
Group from Feb. 2014; and political consultant at 50+1
Strategies from Feb. 2011. Field director at Chicago for
Rahm Emanuel, Oct. 2010-Feb. 2011. Policy counsel at
Google, May-Oct. 2010. Political director at Organizing
for America/DNC, Feb. 2009-May 2010. Ohio GOTV director
at Obama for America, Aug.-Nov. 2008. Worked on
Hillary Clinton for President during the primaries,
2007-08. Georgia field director on the Kerry
campaign. Research director for the NAACP Legal
Defense and Educational Fund. J.D. from Yale
Law School, 2008; B.A. in political science from Yale
University, 2001. From Atlanta.
Deputy Director of Voter Outreach and Mobilization Cristóbal Alex
(June 2016) President of Latino Victory
Project from 2014. Program officer at the Ford
Foundation, 2011-14. Program officer at Open Society
Foundations, 2009-11. Director of the National Campaign
to Restore Civil Rights, 2006-09. Senior litigation
associate at MacDonald Hoague & Bayless in Seattle,
2003-06. Law clerk for the Washington Court of Appeals,
2001-04. J.D. from University of Washington School of
African American Vote Director
(reported by NBC News on July 16, 2016)
National political director at the Center for Community Change
from Jan. 2014. State desk director for the DNC’s Voting
Rights Institute. Chief of staff at Brilliant Corners
Research & Strategies. Political tracker at EMILY’s
List. Eastern state director for The Atlas
Project. Field (FL, AR, LA and VA) on Kerry-Edwards
2004. Southern political director on Joe Lieberman's
presidential campaign. B.S. in political science and
international affairs from Florida State University.
From Palatka, Florida. twitter
Deputy African American Vote
Director Malik Hubbard
(reported by NBC News on July 16, 2016)
Operation Vote director in Ohio for the Obama camapign from
Feb. 2012. Executive director of the State of Ohio Board
of Embalmers and Funeral Directors, 2011-12. Deputy
director of Boards and Commissions in Gov. Ted Strickland's
office, 2007-11. Political director at the Ohio
Democratic Party, Fall 2008. Field director on the Ohio
Democratic Coordinated Campaign, 2006. Deputy field
director at Tim Kaine for Governor, 2005. Base field
director at America Coming Together, 2003-04. The Ohio
State University and earlier Ohio Wesleyan University. twitter
African American Faith Director Zina Pierre
(reported by NBC News on July 16, 2016) Founder (Dec. 2013) of Zina Pierre Ministries and The Breaking Room (TBR) virtual prayer and deliverance ministry in Lanham, MD; associate pastor at the Temple of Praise in Washington, DC from 2009; president and CEO of Green Solve Group, Inc. from May 2012; and president and CEO of the Washington Linkage Group, a government relations and strategic consulting firm, from Feb. 2001. Political appointee in the Clinton Administration, 1993-2001 with her final position as special assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House. Worked in television production, 1986-93. Receptionist in the office of Gannett Chairman Al Neuharth, 1985-86. twitter
African American Outreach Director Tamia Booker
(reported by NBC News on July 16, 2016) Director of constituency and allied outreach for the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) from Jan. 2016. Associate director of the Office of External Affairs at the U.S. Department of HHS, July 2010-Dec. 2015. Executive director of College Democrats of America, March 2008-June 2010. Co-Youth Vote director at Obama for America, July-Nov. 2008. B.S. in political science, Spanish from Florida A&M University 2005. twitter
Latino Vote Director Lorella Praeli
(reported by NBC News Latino on May 20, 2015, to start mid-June) Director of advocacy and policy at United We Dream from June 2012. co-founded and directed CT Students for a DREAM, Oct. 2010-May 2012. B.A. in political science and sociology from Quinnipiac University, 2011. Born in Peru, brought to the U.S. at age 10 and grew up undocumented,. twitter
Deputy Latino Vote Director Jason Rodriguez
(July 2016) Manager of political affairs
at S&P Global, Sept. 2015-July 2016. Senior
political associate at Angerholzer Broz Consulting, Jan.
2014-Sept. 2015. Deputy campaign manager/finance
director on Will Brownsberger for Congress, June-Oct.
2012. Manager op political outreach for ActBlue, April
2011-Sept. 2012. Manager of accounts and outreach for
TripAdvisor, Nov. 2009-April 2011. B.S. in Economics
from Northeastern University, 2009.
Deputy Latino Vote Director Keylin Rivera
(June 2016) Liaison to DC Mayor
Muriel Bowser, April 2015-June 2016. Scheduler to U.S.
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, Jan. 2014-April 2015.
Associate at Solidarity Strategies, Sept.-Dec. 2013.
Comprehensive immigration reform issue organizer at Organizing
for Action, June-Sept. 2013. President of College
Democrats of North Carolina, Dec. 2012-March 2013. Field
organizer in Greensboro for Organizing for America, July-Nov.
2012. B.A. in political science and Spanish from UNC
Director of Latino Outreach Sara Valenzuela
(July 2016) Director of external
relations for NYC Public Advocate Letitia James, June
2014-July 2016. Regional director for NY State
Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, Jan.-June 2014.
Immigration and education liaison in the Outreach Department,
New York City Councill, Speaker Christine Quinn, Feb.
2013-Jan. 2014; and coordinator Latinos Con Quinn, Feb.
2013-Jan. 2014. Intergovernmental affairs liaison to
Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer, Sept. 2011-Feb.
2013. New Leaders Council fellow in New York City,
Jan.-June 2012. Associate director of government affairs
for Earth Day Network, April 2010-Sept. 2011. Associate
at The Raben Group, July-Dec. 2009. Legislative aide to
U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (NJ), Feb. 2008-July 2009.
Deputy field organizer on Obama's Campaign for Chang in
Colorado, Oct.-Nov. 2008. Legislative correspondent to
U.S. Rep. Joe Baca, Aug. 2007-Jan. 2008. Social studies
teacher in the Rio Grande Valley with Teach for America, June
2005-June 2007. B.A. in anthropology and Spanish double
major from Vanderbilt University, 2005.
Women's Vote Director Mini
(June 2016; previously women's outreach director, June 2015-June 2016) Consultant on public affairs, government relations, community outreach, marketing and business development with clients in U.S. and India, from Aug. 2014. Chief of staff/advisor to U.S. Rep. Ami Bera (CA), Jan. 2013-Aug. 2014. Director of the Office of the President at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. J.D. from University of Houston Law Center, 1999. B.A. in developmental studies/international area studies from UC Berkeley, 1995. twitter
Deputy Women's Vote Director Tori
Taylor ...Pod Director-North Florida, Sept.-Nov. 2016
(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 degree in political science, history, American
studies from UNC Charlotte, 2012. twitter
Deputy Women's Vote Director Neisha
(June 2016; previously deputy director of
African American outreach, March-June 2016; deputy director of
grassroots engagement, July 2015-March 2016;started as
director of grassroots fundraising April-Nov. 2015)
Grassroots fundraising director at the Ready for Hillary super
PAC from Jan. 2014. Fundraising development at The
Cooper Union, 2013. Associate at Hudson TG, political
consulting firm, Aug. 2010-Aug. 2012. Junior fundraiser
at The Esler Group, July 2009-Aug. 2010; and campaign finance
compliance officer at Gioia for New York, July 2009-Jan.
2010. B.A. in political science from Montclair State
University, 2008. Originally from Trinidad and
Millennial Vote Director Sarah
Audelo ...to PA GOTV at the close of the
(June 2016) Political and field director
at Rock the Vote, Jan.-May 2016. Policy director at
Generation Progress, the Center for American Progress, Sept.
2013-Dec. 2015. Director of domestic policy (Jan.-Sept.
2013), senior domestic policy manager (May 2010-Dec. 2012) and
manager of the Youth Activest Network (June 2008-May 2010 at
Advocates for Youth. Special education teacher in La
Joya Independent School District (TX), Aug. 2006-June
2008. M.P.P. from The George Washington University,
2012; B.S. in foreign service from Georgetown University,
Deputy Millenial Vote Director Jamira Burley
(Aug. 2016) Manager for gun violence,
criminal justice and policy accountability at Amnesty
International USA, Dec. 2014-Aug. 2016. Executive
director at the Mayor's Office of the Philadelphia Youth
Commission, May 2012-Dec. 2014. National
coordinator/fellow at the Student Peace Alliance, May
2011-March 2012. B.B.A in international business, legal
studies from Temple University, 2012.
National Campus and Student Organizing Director Kunoor Ojha
National student organizing director
(Feb.-April 2016), NH campus director (Sept. 2015-Feb. 2016)
and regional field director in Nashua, NH (2015) on Bernie
2016. Field director on Hughes for Congress in Atlantic
City, July-Dec. 2014. Regional field director on Yes for
Independent Maps in Northern Illinois, Jan.-July 2014.
B.S. in political science from the Illinois Institute of
Technology, 2013. Also, field organizer on Obama for
America, May-Sept. 2011. twitter
Special Advisor for Millennial Engagement Anne Hubert
(May 2016) Worked for more than seven years at Viacom as senior vice president, consulting practice at Scratch (June 2011-Sept. 2014), vice president of MTV Scratch (Jan. 2010-June 2011), senior director of MTV360 development and production (Jan. 2009-Jan. 2010) and Director of integrated programming; and director of integrated programming for mtvU (Sept. 2008-Jan. 2009). Legislative assistant (Nov. 2002-June 2004) and legislative correspondent (Oct. 2001-Nov. 2002) to U.S. Sen. Jon Corzine (NJ). M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and J.D. from Harvard Law School, 2008; B.S. in symbolic systems from Stanford University, 2001. twitter
Labor Outreach Director Nikki
(May 2015) Political director (May
2008-May 2015) and associate director in the legislative and
political action department (Nov. 2013-May 2015) at United
Food and Commercial Workers in Washington, DC. Political
representative for the International Association of Fire
Fighters, May 2005-May 2008. Iowa political director on
Chris Dodd for President, Sept. 2007-Jan. 2008. Studies
at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. twitter
Deputy Labor Campaigns Director Lori D'Orazio
(June 2016) Came to the campaign from the
AFL-CIO; formerly worked for the United Auto Workers.
Deputy Labor Campaigns Director Michele Gilliam
(June 2016) New Hampshire constituency
director on Bernie 2016, Sept. 2015-Feb. 2016. Political
organizer for Transport Workers Union Of Greater New York
AFL-CIO Local 100, March 2013-Sept. 2015. Political
fundraising assistant at Bliss Street Strategies, LLC in
Queens, NY, Oct. 2012-March 2013; after school counselor for
the YMCA in Springfield Gardens, NY, Sept. 2012-March
2013. B.A. in political science, French from Hunter
Director of Expansion State Programs Lauren Crawford Shaver
(April 2016) Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs for Health Care at U.S .Department of Health and Human Services, April 2015-April 2016. Partner at Hamilton Place Strategies, April 2012-March 2015. Partner at Locust Street Group, Aug. 2008-March 2012. Senior associate at Dewey Square Group, Sept. 2007-Aug. 2008. GOTV on Hillary Clinton for President, 2007-08. Assistant at the Fund for American Studies, May 2006-Sept. 2007. M.A. in government and political communiication from The Johns Hopkins University; B.A. in international relations and communications from University of San Diego. Originally from Seattle, WA.
Regional Expansion States Directors (3)
(June 2016...during the primaries served as
Midwest political director, April 2015-June 2016) Campaign
manager on Friends of Cheri Bustos in Rock Island, IL from
Sept. 2013. Campaign manager on Lanford for Judge,
Feb.-April 2013. Wisconsin GOTV director for
Organizing for America in Wisconsin, Sept.-Nov. 2012.
Statewide field director for the Democratic Party of
Wisconsin, March 2011-Sept. 2012. Legislative
secretary to the Iowa Senate Majority Leader, Jan.-March
2011. Senate field director for the Iowa Democratic
Party, Jan. 2010-Jan. 2011. Legislative secretary in
the Iowa Legislature, Jan.-May 2009. Campaign manager
for a state House race/Iowa Democratic Party in Wapello,
May-Nov. 2008. Legislative secretary in the Iowa House
of Representatives, Jan.-May 2008. B.A. in political
science from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, 2007.
(June 2016) Director of diversity and
public engagement at the DCCC, June 2014-2016. Senior
political capacity organizer at SEIU, Dec. 2011-June
2014. Regional field director on Obama for America,
June-Nov. 2008. Lead organizer on Hillary Clinton for
President, Aug. 2007-May 2008. Master's degree in public
policy management from Georgetown University, 2015; bachelor's
degree in political science from Morehouse College, 2007.
Deputy chief of staff to OPM Director
Katherine Archuleta. Colorado political director on
Obama's 2012 re-election campaign. Legislative
assistant to Sen. Michael Bennet. Political and
outreach director on Bennet's 2010 campaign.
Expansion States Operations Director Jennifer Chang
(July 2016) Consultant at WolfBrown in
Boston, Sept. 2013-Feb. 2014. Sales operations manager
at Google Fiber, Nov. 2012-2014; reporting and insights
strategist at Google, Sept. 2010-Oct. 2012. Master's
degree in viola performance from Juilliard; bachelor's degree
in social studies from Harvard University, 2007.
Deputy Counsel and National Voter Protection Director Hannah Fried
(April 2016) Chief of staff
and senior counsel in the Office of Legal Policy at the
Department of Justice, Sept. 2014-April 2016. Special
assistant to the chief of staff at the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency, Aug. 2013-Aug. 2014. Florida voter
protection director on Obama's re-election campaign,
March-Nov. 2012. Deputy director and deputy counsel for
voter protection at the Democratic National Committee, July
2009-March 2012. National advance staff on Obama's 2008
campaign. J.D. from Harvard Law School, 2008;
bachelor's degree in political science and American studies
from Williams College, 2004. [see
Senior Policy Advisor Maya Harris
(reported by Politico
April 14, 2015) Senior fellow at the Center for
American Progress. Served five years as vice president
of Democracy, Rights and Justice and an officer of the Board
of Trustees at the Ford Foundation. Executive director
of the ACLU of Northern California. Senior associate at
PolicyLink. Dean and CEO of Lincoln Law School of San
Jose. Civil litigator at Jackson Tufts Cole
and Black, LLP, J.D. from Stanford Law School;
bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley. She is the sister of
Calif. Attorney General Kamala Harris. twitter
Senior Policy Advisor Jake Sullivan
(reported by Politico
April 14, 2015) A national security adviser to
Vice President Joe Biden. Director of policy planning at
the U.S. State Department from Feb. 2011; previously deputy
chief of staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from Jan.
2009. Deputy policy director on Hillary Clinton's 2008
campaign. Chief counsel and senior policy advisor to
Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Attorney at the Minneapolis law firm
of Faegre & Benson. After finishing law school, he
clerked for Judge Guido Calabresi of the Second Circuit Court
of Appeals and then Justice Stephen Breyer of the U.S. Supreme
Court. B.A. (1998) and J.D. (2003 degrees from Yale
University and an M.Phil. in international relations (2000)
from Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. Minnesota
Note Aug. 2016 changes: Ann O'Leary served as senior policy advisor, April 2015-Aug. 2016, and Ed Meier served as director of policy outreach, July 2015-Aug. 2016. In Aug. 2016 they moved over to serve as co-executive directors of the Clinton-Kaine Transition Project.
Senior Policy Advisor Jacob Leibenluft
(reported June 2016) Comes to the
campaign from position as deputy director of the National
Economic Council and special assistant to the President at the
White House from 2013. Director of economic policy and
associate policy director on Obama for America, 2012.
Senior policy advisor to the National Economic Council, Jan.
2011-March 2012. Worked at the U.S. Department of
the Treasury, 2009-10. Writer for Slate. Luce
scholar with Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post,
2006-07. Undergraduate degrees in history and
economics from Yale, 2006; served as editor-in chief of the
Yale Daily News. From Chevy Chase, MD.
Economic Policy Advisor Michael Schmidt
(June 2015) Policy analyst for the U.S.
Treasury, June 2011-Aug. 2012. Financial analyst at Yale
Investments Office, July 2008-June 2011. J.D. from Yale
Law School, 2015; B.A. in history from Yale University, 2008.
Economic Policy Advisor Michael Shapiro
(May 2015) Senior policy advisor at the
White House, National Economic Council, 2011-13. J.D.
from Yale Law School, 2016; Bachelor's degree from Princeton
University's Woodrow Wilson School, 2009. twitter
Domestic Policy Outreach Coordinator Jed Herrmann
(Oct. 2015) Senior advisor to the CEO at the Corporation for National and Community Service, July 2012-Sept. 2015. International development consultant to USAID Guatemala - Project Mirador Electoral, Nov. 2010-June 2012. Chief of staff and deputy commissioner at the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, Jan. 2004-Aug. 2009. Teacher and department head at the American International School of Costa Rica, Aug. 2002-July 2003. Teacher at PS 333 Manhattan School for Children, Aug. 2000-June 2002. AmeriCorps member at City Year in Boston, Aug. 1995-June 1996. Graduate of Yale University.
Foreign Policy Advisor Laura Rosenberger
(July 2015...runs the day to day; reported by
John Hudson of Foreign
Policy) Chief of staff to the Deputy Secretary
of State, Jan.-July 2015. National Security Council
staff, July 2012-Jan. 2015. Worked at the State
Department as bilateral political unit chief in the Office of
Chinese and Mongolian Affairs (Aug. 2010-July 2012), special
assistant to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs (May
2009-July 2010) and FAO in the Office of Korean Affairs
(2004-09). M.A. from American University, 2004; B.A.
from Penn State University, 2002.
Deputy Foreign Policy Advisor Bishop Garrison
(June 2016) Advisor to the Science and
Technology Directorate at the U.S. Department of Homeland
Security, Nov. 2014-June 2016; also deputy lead on the TSA
Passenger Screening Recommendations Task Force. Special
assistant and White House liaison to the Department of
Veterans Affairs, April-Nov. 2014. (Acting) special
assistant to the Secretary of Defense/White House liaison,
July 2013-April 2014; and deputy White House liaison to the
Department of Defense, Feb. 2013-April 2014. Operation
Vote director and director of veterans outreach on Organizing
for America-Virginia, March-Nov. 2012. Consultant at
Deloitte Consulting, June 2010-March 2012. Army officer,
June 2002-Aug. 2007. B.S. in pre-law from the U.S.
Military Academy at West Point, 2002.
Policy and Research Consultant
(April 2015) Director of research/policy advisor (Sept. 2014-April 2015) and book project director/researcher (March 2013-Aug. 2014) in the Office of Hillary Rodham Clinton. Special assistant in the Office of the Counselor and chief of staff (Sept. 2012-Feb. 2013), special assistant in the Bureau of Energy Resources (Oct. 2011-Sept. 2012), deputy White House Liaison (Sept. 2010-Oct. 2011) and staff assistant in the Office of White House Liaison (Aug. 2009-Aug. 2010) at the U.S. Department of State. State outreach associate/assistant to the executive director at the National Security Network, July 2008-July 2009. National advance staff on Hillary Clinton for President, June 2007-June 2008. M.A. in security studies from Georgetown University, 2012; B.A. in linguistics, history from Brown University, 2007.
Policy Advisor Sara Jacobs
(Nov. 2015) Conflict and stabilization
policy officer at the U.S. Department of State, Feb. 2014-Aug.
2015. Innovation unit at UNICEF, May 2013-Jan.
2014. Department of Peacekeeping Operations at the
United Nations, Nov. 2012-May 2013. Tri-state finance on
Obama for America, Sept. 2011-June 2012. Master's degree
in international relations and affairs from Columbia
University School of International and Public Affairs, 2012;
B.A. in political science and government from Columbia
University in the City of New York, 2011.
Policy Advisor Kristina Costa
(Aug. 2015) Advisor to the Counselor to
the President at the White House, March 2014-Aug. 2015.
Speechwriter to the chair (Oct. 2012-March 2014) and economic
policy analyst (April 2011-March 2014) at the Center for
American Progress. Legislative correspondent in the U.S.
House of Representatives, Aug. 2010-Jan. 2011 B.A. in
political philosophy from Wellesley College.
Policy Advisor Corey Ciorciari
(April 2015) Policy associate in Chicago
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Office, May 2011-July 2012. Policy
and research analyst on Chicago for Rahm, Dec. 2010-Feb.
2011. Associate at the White House, Sept. 2010-Jan.
2011. J.D. degrees from New York University School of
Law and University of Chicago Law School, 2015; B.S. in
economics and international studies from University of Miami,
2009; interned on Obama's 2008 campaign.
Policy Advisor Jake Maccoby
(Aug. 2016...including Kaine debate
prep.) Chief speechwriter for Attorneys General Eric
Holder and Loretta Lynch, March 2015-Aug. 2016; deputy
speechwriter for Attorney General Eric Holder, July 2013-March
2015. Senior associate at SKDKnickerbocker, Nov.
2012-July 2013. Presidential debate preparation team
member at Obama for America, May-Oct. 2012. Associate at
SKDKnickerbocker, Aug. 2010-May 2012. Legislative aid to
state Sen. Ken Donnelly (MA), Jan. 2009-July 2010.
Bachelor's degrree in political science, communications and
media studies from Tufts University.
Regional Policy Director Andrea Flores
(Aug. 2015) J.D. candidate at Columbia
Law School, anticipated graduation 2017. Policy
assistant on immigration and rural affairs at the White House,
April 2013-March 2014. Special assistant to the Director
of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security, Oct. 2011-April 2013.
Associate at The Raben Group, Jan.-Oct. 2011. Field
representative for U.S. Rep. Harry Teague, June 2010-Jan.
2011. B.A. in history from Harvard University, 2010.
Regional Policy Director Kate Monroe FitzGerald
(June 2016...earlier served as a policy clerk,
Sept. 2015-Jan. 2016) Associate at Cravath, Swaine &
Moore LLP, Feb.-June 2016. Manager of teacher leadership
development (June 2010-July 2012) and high school English
teacher (Aug. 2008-June 2010) in the Mississippi Delta as part
of Teach for America. J.D. from University of Michigan
Law School, 2015; bachelor's degree in economics, political
science, Spanish from Indiana University Bloomington, 2008.
Regional Policy Director Rosa Po
J.D. from Yale Law School, 2016; MA and BA from
Policy Chief of Staff Ashley Woolheater
(Oct. 2015) Senior associate at Beacon
Global Strategies LLC, 2013-15. Special assistant (2013)
and press assistant (2011-13) at the U.S. Department of
State. M.A. in global communication from The George
Washington University, 2012; B.A. in international studies
from Emory University, 2009.
Advisory Working Groups
Middle East - Wittes and Derek Chollet. Coordinator Prem Kumar.
Counterterrorism - Rand Beers and Dan Benjamin. Coordinator Matt Spence.
Human Rights - Harold Koh and Mike Posner.
Europe and Russia - Michael McFaul, Phil Gordon and Julie Smith.
Director of Speechwriting Dan
(reported by Bloomberg Politics on May 6, 2015) Helped Clinton with her book Hard Choices. Speechwriter for then-Secretary of State Clinton. Press secretary and deputy press secretary in the office of then-Sen. Clinton. Graduate of Northwestern University, 2004. twitter
Deputy Director of Speechwriting Megan Rooney
(July 2015) Senior presidential
speechwriter at the White House, May 2013-July 2015.
Speechwriter for Secretary Clinton and member of the policy
planning staff at the U.S. Department of State, 2009-Feb.
2013. Senior writer for West Wing Writers LLC, Aug.
2003-March 2009. Speechwriter for Michelle Obama at
Obama for America, July-Nov. 2008. AB in classics from
Brown University, 2001.
Speechwriter Lauren Peterson
(initiallly director of content and creative in digital starting April 2015) Senior advisor and writer for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, March 2013-April 2015. Senior writer at Obama for America, Aug. 2011-Dec. 2012. Acting operations director at the Wisconsin Film Festival, Jan.-Aug. 2011; project manager at the University of Wisconsin Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives, March 2010-Aug. 2011. B.A. in political science and government from University of Madison-Wisconsin, 2010. twitter
Speechwriter Ben Krauss
(2016...chief speechwriter for Sen. Tim Kaine
and director of surrogate speechwriting) Managing
partner at Fenway Strategies since 2013. International
team at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, 2010-13. National
Economic Council at the White House, 2009-10. Campaign
coordinator on Bloomberg for Mayor, 2009. Associate at
Rice & Dore Associates, 2006-09. A.B. in political
science and government from Dartmouth College, 2006.
Speechwriter Gregory Bell
(June 2016) Director of Speechwriting at
the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, May
2013-June 2016. Director of speechwriting for the
International Trade Administration at the U.S. Department of
Commerce, 2011-13. Speechwriter/press officer at the New
York City Comptroller's Office, 2006-10. Author of In the Black: A History of
African Americans on Wall Street (John Wiley &
Sons/Black Enterprise), 2002.
Communications Director Jennifer
The Wall Street
Journal, Feb. 5, 2015 leaving White House "March at
earliest") Assistant to the President and Director of
Communications at the White House, reported Dec. 5,
2011. President of the Center for American Progress
Action Fund and a senior vice president for communications at
CAP. Ohio communications director on Kerry-Edwards
'04. National press secretary for the John Edwards
campaign starting in Jan. 2003. Press secretary at the
DNC through the 2002 cycle. Served eight years in
Clinton Administration, as a White House Deputy Press
Secretary from 1998 to 2001, as a Special Assistant to White
House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta, and Deputy Director of
Scheduling and Advance. She started her career in the
congressional office of then Rep. Leon Panetta (D-CA).
Graduate of the American University in Washington, DC. twitter
Assistant to the Communications
Director Olivia Raisner
(Oct 2015...started as a communications fellow on the campaign in NH, June-Aug. 2015, then as a communications fellow in Brooklyn, Aug.-Oct. 2015) B.A. in government and legal studies from Bowdoin College, 2015.
Deputy Communications Director
(reported March 23, 2015 by Bloomberg's
Jennifer Epstein) Chief communications officer at
L'Oreal USA from July 8, 2013. Special Assistant to
President Obama and communications director to the First Lady
Obama, Dec. 2010-mid 2013. A key
figure in the lawsuit challenging California's Proposition 8;
in Spring 2006 she and Chad Griffin co-founded of the American
Foundation for Equal Rights. Chief communications
strategist for California First Lady Maria Shriver.
Co-founder (with Chad Griffin) and principal of
Griffin|Schake, a Los Angeles-based public affairs and
strategic communications firm. Consultant on Prop. 10 on
California's Nov. 1998 ballot (the Rob Reiner Initiative),
which imposed an additional 50 cents tax on cigarettes.
Executive director of I Am Your Child Foundation.
Graduate of Johns Hopkins University, 1992.
Deputy Communications Director Christina Reynolds
(promoted from Nov. 2015 after starting as director of rapid response in May 2015) Managing director of The Glover Park Group, Mar. 2010-May 2015. Director of media affairs at the White House, Jan. 2009-Mar. 2010. Director of rapid response at Obama for America, June-Nov. 2008. Research director and senior advisor for communications on former Sen. Edwards' presidential campaign, Jan. 2007-Feb. 2008. Research and policy director at the DCCC, Jan. 2005-Nov. 2006. Communications director for Sen. Tom Daschle's re-election campaign, Feb.-Nov. 2004. Research director on Sen. Edwards' 2004 presidential campaign (from Jan. 2003). Research director for Sen. Tim Johnson's (D-SD) 2002 re-election campaign. Senior researcher, deputy research director at the DNC, 1999-2002. Research analyst on John Edwards for Senate, 1998. B.A. in journalism, political science from UNC at Chapel Hill, 1997.
National Press Secretary Brian
(reported by the Washington Post on March 17, 2015) Director of the Office of Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Justice (spokesman for Attorney General Eric Holder), July 2013-end of March 2015. Communications director at the Senate Democratic Policy & Communications Center, Jan. 2011-June 2013; communications director to Sen. Charles Schumer, July 2007-Dec. 2010. B.A. in political science and government from Harvard University, 2003. twitter
Deputy National Press Secretary and
Senior Spokesman Jesse Ferguson
The New York Times' Maggie Haberman on March 12,
2015) DCCC director of independent expenditures from
Feb. 7, 2014; previously DCCC deputy executive director and
communications director from Nov. 16, 2012; DCCC press
secretary in the 2012 cycle and started at the DCCC in Oct.
2009 as southern regional press secretary.
Communications director on Brian Moran’s Democratic primary
campaign for governor in Virginia, 2009. Chief of staff
to Moran, the Democratic Caucus Chairman in the Virginia House
of Representatives, starting in 2006. Executive director
of Virginia 21, a higher education advocacy organization based
in Richmond. Bachelor's degree in government and
economics from the College of William and Mary. twitter
Senior Spokesman Glen Caplin
(reported by Politico on June 2, 2016) On
leave from position as senior vice president at Global
Strategy Group in New York, started there Sept. 2015.
Senior communications director to U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
(NY). Co-founder of grassroots marketing and radio
promotion company for major record labels. Special
assistant to the president of Rubenstein Associates, a New
York public relations firm. Bachelor's degree from
Syracuse University. Born and raised on Long
Travelling Press Secretary Nick Merrill
Clinton's spokesperson since 2013. Office
of Strategic Communications at the U.S. Department of State
from Aug. 2009-end of Jan. 2013. Associate at The
Markham Group. Worked for 15 months as a full time
national advance staffer for the Hillary Clinton campaign,
serving as the lead site person for many of her major rallies
and speeches. Worked for one year for loveLife, an HIV
prevention program in South Africa. Field on Jon
Corzine's campaign for governor. B.A. in government from
Skidmore College, 2005. twitter
(from April 2015, initially rapid response spokesperson) National press secretary at the DCCC from Jan. 2014. Press secretary on Terry McAuliffe's successful campaign for governor of Virginia, Dec. 2012-Nov. 2013. Northeast regional press secretary at the DCCC, Jan. 2011-Dec. 2012. Communications director to U.S. Rep. Scott Murphy (NY), March 2009-Jan. 2011. Communications director and earlier deputy press secretary on Scott Murphy for Congress, 2009-10. Field organizer on Gillibrand for Congress, June-Nov. 2008. B.A. in economics from Trinity College-Hartford, 2008. twitter
Spokesman Jesse Lehrich
(initially rapid response communications, reported by New York Times' Maggie Haberman on March 12, 2015) Deputy communications director at American Bridge 21st Century after starting as press secretary in May 2014. Assistant press secretary at Organizing for Action, April 2013-April 2014. Competitive manager (April 2012-April 2013), media assistant (Dec. 2011-April 2012) and media buying intern (Sept.-Dec. 2011) at GMMB. Interned on the Obama campaign, Aug.-Nov. 2008. B.A. in political science from Colorado College, 2011. twitter
Director of Hispanic Media Jorge Silva
(reported by BuzzFeed's Adrian Carrasquillo on
Aug. 13, 2015) Senior advisor for Hispanic Media
(May-Aug. 2015) and press secretary for Hispanic media (Feb.
2012-May 2014) for U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Harry
Reid. Membership/development assistant for the Monterey
Bay Aquarium, Sept. 2007-Jan. 2010. Immigration
consultant in Vancouver, Canada, July 2006-April 2007.
Manager at True Confections in Vancouver, Canada, July
2004-May 2006. Attorney and junior partner at Gatt &
Associates, LLP in Guadalajara area of Mexico. Master's
degree in international trade and development policy from
Middlebury College/Monterey Institute of International
Studies, 2011; law degree from Instituto Tecnológico y de
Estudios Superiores de Occidente, A.C., 2002. twitter
Deputy Director of Hispanic Media
(initially rapid response communications,
reported by BuzzFeed's Adrian Carrasquillo on June 22,
2015) Worked on Obama's 2012 campaign. Special
assistant to Dr. Jill Biden. Scheduler to the chair of
the Council on Environmental Quality. Master's degree in
Public Policy from Harvard, May 2015; undergraduate degree in
political science from Barnard College, Columbia
University. Daughter of Univision anchor Jorge
Director of African American Media Denise Horn
(Feb. 2016; reported by BuzzFeed's Darren Sands
on Feb. 9, 2016) Assistant press secretary at the U.S.
Department of Education, April 2014-Feb. 2016. Public
policy communications assistant at Facebook, Feb. 2013-Feb.
2014. Traveling press aide on Obama for America,
July-Nov. 2012. M.P.P. from The University of Chicago,
2012; B.A. in journalism from Howard University, 2009.
Director of Coalitions Press
(reported by BuzzFeed's Adrian Carrasquillo on May 1, 2015) Senior managing director (from Dec. 2014) and press secretary (Aug. 2013-Dec. 2014) at the U.S. Department of Labor. Communications director to U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, Jan.-Aug. 2013. Communications director on Berkley for Senate in Nevada, June-Nov. 2012. Public affairs specialist at the U.S. Department of Justice, July 2009-May 2012. twitter
of Women's Media Rebecca Chalif
(initially women's press lead from April
2015) Deputy national press secretary at the DNC from
Dec. 2012; started as a communications intern June 2010-Nov.
2011, then assistant press secretary, Nov. 2011-Nov.
2012. M.A. in media and politics from Georgetown
University, 2011; B.A. in American history from Duke
University, 2008. twitter
Director of Millennial Media Christopher Huntley
(Aug. 2016) Deputy press secretary for the Democratic National Convention Committee from March 2016. Deputy press secretary and deputy speechwriter in the Office of Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid from May 2015, started in Reid's office as a press assistant in Aug. 2013. B.S. in public relations from SUNY at Plattsburgh, 2013, after studying broadcast journalism at Hudson Valley Communiity College 2009-10.
Spokeswoman (Muslim Issues) Zara Rahim
(July 2016) Public policy and
communications at Uber, Nov. 2014-July 2016. Content at
Bully Pulpit Interactive, Jan.-Nov. 2014. Office of
digital strategy at The White House, July 2013-Jan.
2014. Public affairs in the Office of the Mayor, City of
Tampa, Jan.-July 2013. Bachelor's degree in international
relations from University of South Florida.
Director of State Communications Lily Adams
Started as communications director on the Iowa
caucus campaign from March 2015. Deputy communications
director at the DNC from Sept. 2013. Press secretary to
Sen. Tim Kaine (VA) from Jan. 2013, after serving as press
secretary on his 2012 campaign. Press secretary and
earlier Connecticut press secretary to Sen. Richard Blumenthal
(CT). Deputy press secretary on Gov. Ted Strickland's
2010 re-election campaign. Part of the press team on
Creigh Deeds' 2009 campaign for governor of Virginia.
B.A. in politics from Brandeis Universlty, 2009.
Daughter of Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood
Action Fund, and granddaughter of Ann Richards. twitter
Communications Director Patrick Burgwinkle
Responsible for battleground states of IA, MI, NH and WI. Started out as press secretary for Clinton's Iowa caucus campaign, April 2015-Feb. 2016, then communications director for the Oklahoma and Pennsylvania primaries. Press secretary for the Democratic Party of Arkansas from Sept. 2013. A regional press secretary at the DNC, Dec. 2012-Aug. 2013; previously assistant press secretary Dec. 2011-Dec. 2012. Managed Massachusetts State Sen. Jamie Eldridge's 2010 campaign. M.A. in media and public affairs from The George Washington University, 2011; B.A. in political science from GWU, 2009. Grew up in Lancaster, MA. twitter
Communications Director Ian Sams
Responsible for battleground states of OH, PA and VA. (initially rapid response communications, reported by New York Times' Maggie Haberman on March 12, 2015) Previously a regional press secretary at the DNC from Sept. 2013. Press secretary to Sen. Tom Carper, June 2011-Sept. 2013; also digital director on Carper for Delaware, June-Sept. 2013 and press secretary on Carper for Delaware, Sept.-Nov. 2012. B.A. in political science from University of Alabama. twitter
Regional Communications Director Sabrina Singh
Non-Battleground Communications Director Miryam Lipper
(initially did much work in surrogates) Deputy national press secretary and director of broadcast media (announced March 30, 2015) and press assistant (from June 2013) at the DNC, and spent time working on campaigns in Georgia during the 2014 midterms. Undergraduate degree in political science and journalism from Indiana University Bloomington, 2013; while a student worked at Slavica Publishers and did several internships including at the DNC from May-Aug. 2012. twitter
(April 2015; reported by New York Times' Maggie Haberman on March 12, 2015) Western regional press secretary at the DCCC from Jan. 2014. Associate director for communications at the U.S. Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee, Feb. 2013-Jan. 2014. Special assistant to Tim Kaine on his U.S. Senate campaign, Aug. 2011-Nov. 2012. Communications associate at Media Matters for America, Sept. 2010-Aug. 2011. Press and communications at the Center for American Progress, June-Sept. 2010. B.A. in communications studies from Clemson University, 2010. twitter
• RAPID RESPONSE
Director of Rapid Response Zac Petkanas
(Oct. 2015) Vice president at Media
Matters for America, Jan.-Oct. 2015. Deputy campaign
manager/communications director on Wendy Davis for Governor,
Mar.-Nov. 2014. Senior communications advisor to the
Nevada State Democratic Party, Dec. 2011-2013. Director
of communications for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Dec.
2010-Dec. 2011. Deputy communications director on Reid's
re-election campaign, Oct. 2009-Dec. 2010.
Communications director to U.S. Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper (PA),
Mar.-Sept. 2009. Communications director on Ann
Kirkpatrick for U.S. Congress, July-Dec. 2008. Press
secretary for the U.S. House Committee on Rules, Dec.
2007-July 2008. DC scheduler/new media assistant to U.S.
Rep. Hilda Solis (CA), Jan.-Nov. 2007. B.A. in political
science from the George Washington University, 2007. twitter
Rapid Response Spokesperson Adrienne Watson
(reported by Politico's
Annie Karni on Feb. 22, 2016) Communications director
(2015-16) and deputy communications director and director of
surrogates (2013-15) at Correct The Record. Press
secretary for U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (IN), 2013.
Communications director/press secretary to Rep. Loretta
Sanchez (CA), 2011-13. Press assistant, staff assistant
and intern to Rep. Baron Hill, 2009-11. B.A. in history
from Indiana University. Originally from Carmel,
Rapid Response Spokesperson Gwen Rocco
(February 2016, initially state press team) Communications director at American Bridge 21st Century super PAC, 2014-15. Rapid response director on Terry McAuliffe's campaign for Virginia governor, 2013. North Carolina communications director on Obama for America, 2012. Communications director on Natalie Tennant's campaign for West Virginia governor, 2011. Communications director on Betty Sutton's 2010 congressional campaign in Ohio. Press secretary for Bill de Blasio for Public Advocate campaign, 2009. Master's degree from New York University. Bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland. twitter
Rapid Response Spokesperson Tim Hogan
(June 2016) Started in April 2015 as
communications director on the Nevada caucus campaign; then
served as communications director for the Arizona and Kentucky
primaries. Communications advisor to U.S. Rep. Tulsi
Gabbard (HI) from Jan. 2015. Deputy chief of staff and
communications director to U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford (NV),
Jan. 2013-Jan. 2015; also press secretary on Horsford for
Congress in 2012 and 2014. Director of social media for
the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas, Sept. 2011-March
2012. Press secretary on Kate Marshall for Congress in
NV-02 special election. Senate Democrats caucus
communications director, Dec. 2010-July 2011. Campaign
manager for Nevada Senate Democrats, April-Dec. 2010.
Press assistant and outreach coordinator for the Earth Day
Network, Jan.-April 2010. Press assistant/intern to U.S.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (MN) Sept. 2009-Jan. 2010. Degree in
political science, international relations and affairs from
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2008. twitter
Rapid Response Spokesperson Matt Mittenthal
(August 2016) Press Secretary for New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman from June 2013. Regional press secretary in Pennsylvania on Obama for America, June-Nov. 2012. Press secretary for the New York City Department of Education, Jan. 2010-June 2012. Deputy press secretary in the Office of the Public Advocate for the City of New York, Jan. 2009-Jan. 2010. Field organizer on Obama for America, July-Nov. 2008. B.A. in philosophy from Princeton University. twitter
Rapid Response Associate Molly Nuñez
(July 2016) PIO for the Washington, DC Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity, May 2015-July 2016. Account manager at DCI Group, June 2013-May 2015. B.A. in political science from Washington University in St. Louis, 2013. From Minneapolis. twitter
Rapid Response Communications Jordan Bennett
(August 2016) Associate director of
communications, deputy press secretary/digital director and
communications and media relations specialist for Washington,
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser from March 2015. Project manager
and communications associate for Stones' Phones, May
2014-March 2015. Staff assistant, tour coordinator and
driver to U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (CT), April 2013-May
2014. Community organizer for Planned Parenthood of
Southern New England, Nov. 2011-March 2013. Personal
aide to Mary-Jane Foster for Mayor (Bridgeport), July-Sept.
2011. B.A. in political science from The University of
Director of Communications Outreach Jess McIntosh
(reported by Politico's Annie Karnie on May 23, 2016) Vice president of communications, communications director (from early 2013) and deputy communications director (from 2010) at EMILY's List; Spokesperson for Sen. Al Franken (MN) through his campaign, recount, subsequent election contest(s), and first year in the Senate. Worked in research and communications for the campaigns of Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Communications director for the Minnesota DFL. M.A. in English literature from New York University. twitter
Progressive Media Director Zerlina Maxwell
(Feb. 2016) Contributing writer to Essence Magazine, Jan. 2015-Feb. 2016. Worked as a paralegal, April 2004-Dec. 2011. J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law-Newark, 2013; B.A. in international relations and affairs from Tufts University, 2003. twitter
Director of Broadcast Media Melinda Arons
(May 2016) Strategic partnerships, video
for Facebook, June 2013-May 2016. Senior producer and
chief political producer (April 2011-May 2013) and producer
and chief political producer (March 2006-March 2011) at ABC
News' Nightline. Bachelor's degree in English language
and literature/letters from Georgetown University, 1998.
National Media Booking Manager
(April 2015; initially press assistant)
Policy officer in the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator at
the U.S. Department of State, Sept. 2014-2015. Assistant
in the president's office at The Rockefeller Foundation, June
2012-Sept. 2014. Bachelor's degree in
international/global studies from Spellman College, 2012.
Associate National Media Booker
(July 2016) Previously regional radio
booker, April-July 2016, press aide in SC, NC and WI
primaries, Feb.-April 2016, and started as communications
intern on the Iowa caucus campaign. Account associate at
Link Strategies from Feb. 2015. Field organizer for the Iowa
Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2014. B.A. in political
science from Luther College, 2014.
National Radio Broadcast Manager Lucas Acosta
(July 2016) Senior communications
associate at Marathon Strategies, LLC, Dec. 2015-July
2016. Director of communications and legislation in the
Office of NY City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, Sept. 2014-Nov.
2015. B.A. in political science, religious ethics from
Middlebury College, 2014.
Senior Advisor for Communications
(reported by The
York Times' Jonathan Martin, Feb. 5, 2015) Longtime
advisor to the Clintons; served as media advisor and director
of advertising on Clinton/Gore '92. President of
Grunwald Communications in Washington; media consultant to
myriad campaigns. Partner at Greer Margolis Mitchell,
Grunwald & Associates in Washington, DC from 1991.
Worked for 12 years at the Sawyer/Miller Group in New York,
starting in 1979. Graduate of Harvard University.
Communications Chief of Staff Lori Lodes
(reported by Buzzfeed on April 9, 2016)
Director of the Office of Communications at the Centers for
Medicare and Medicaid Services, Sept. 2014-March 2016.
Senior vice president, CAP and senior vice presiden for
campaigns and strategy at CAP Action (April 2013-Sept. 2014)
vice presidenti for communications at Center for American
Progress (Jan. 2012-April 2013), deputy director of Think
Progress war room (March 2011-Jan. 2012) and director of Legal
Progress at the Center for American Prograss (July 2010-June
2011) Deputy communications director at SEIU, Dec.
2008-June 2010. Director of paid media at PMUSA, Jan.
2008-April 2010. Senior strategist at MacWilliams
Kirchner Sanders & Partners, Jan. 2002-Jan. 2008.
J.D. from Southern Methodist University, 2000; undergraduate
degree from University of Oklahoma, 1997. twitter
Director of Strategic Planning and Messaging / Communications Deputy Chief of Staff Katie Peters
(July 2016) Communications director for The Hub
Project, Feb.-July 2016. Senior advisor to the Office of
Communications at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Services, Dec. 2014-Feb. 2016. Managing director for
communications (July-Dec. 2014) director of press relations
(Feb.-July 2014) and associate director of press relations
(Sept. 2011-Jan. 2014) at the Center for American
Progress. Senior director of communications (Jan.
2009-Sept. 2011) and director of communications (March
2008-Jan. 2009) at First Focus. Youth engagement
coordinator for America's Promise, Jan. 2007-Feb. 2008.
B.S. in education from University of Wisconsin Eau Claire,
Traveling Press Aide/Press Wrangler Varun Anand
(June 2016; previously statewide press
secretary on the South Carolina primary campaign, then on the
Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey primaries, Nov. 2015-June
2016; started asassistant to communications director Jennifer
Palmieri, May-Nov. 2015). B.A. in political science from
Universty of Pennsylvania, 2016. twitter
Press Assistant David Blumenthal
(April 2016) Communications fellow, Sept. 2015-April 2016; started as a summer fellow in New Hampshire, June-Aug. 2015. Reporter for the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, Oct. 2014-June 2015. B.A. in sociology from Yale University, 2014.
Press Assistant Brooke Goren
Started on the campaign as a research
associate, July 2015-July 2016. Bachelor's degree in
public policy from University of Chicago, 2015.
Communications Director for Tim Kaine Karen Finney
Press Secretary for Tim Kaine Amy Dudley
Director of Strategic Communications Adrienne Elrod
Director of Creative Engagement Genevieve Roth
name talent and creative endeavors) Executive director
of special projects at Glamour
Magazine from Jan. 2012. Co-founder of The Girl
Project, Nov. 2013-April 2016. Acting deputy editor at
Hearst Magazines, May 2012-Jan. 2013. Contributing
writer for Marie Claire,
Dec. 2011-Jan. 2013. Features director at Marie Claire Magazine,
Dec. 2009-March 2012. Articles editor at Glamour Magazine, Aug.
2007-Nov. 2009. Editor at Details Magazine, Dec. 2004-Aug.
2007. Editor at GQ
Magazine, 2002-04; editorial assistant at Esquire Magazine, July
2002-May 2003. Studied at Emerson College. Grew
up in Alaska.
Director of Surrogate Operations/Scheduling Emily Bromberg
(June 2016) M.P.A. from Columbia
University; B.A. from Cornell University.
Surrogate Communications Manager Mary Rutherford Jennings
(Feb. 2016) Deputy communications director (April 2015-Feb. 2016) and communications analyst/regional press secretary (Feb. 2014-April 2015) at Correct The Record. Accounts payable manager for the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee, July-Oct. 2012. Co-owner of Proposals in Litle Rock, AR, Feb. 2011-July 2012. Attorney at Mitchell Williams, June 2009-Aug. 2010. J.D. from University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2009; B.A. in political economy and international relations from Tulane University, 2006.
Coordinator Michelle Kwan
(June 10, 2015
tweet) Champion figure skater from 1995-2005.
Master's degree from the Fletcher School of Law &
Diplomacy at Tufts University, 2011; undergraduate degree in
international studies from the University of Denver,
Surrogates Team Marissa Astor
assistant to campaign manager Robby Mook) Experience
includes surrogate communications
assistant for Obama's re-election campaign,
March-Nov. 2012. B.A. in political science and
psychology from Washington University in St. Louis,
Surrogates Team Hannah Klain
Associate at SKDKnickerbocker, June-Nov. 2015.
Worldwide advertising and North American PR coordinator for
Tom Ford International, May 2013-June 2014. B.A. in
English from Columbia University in the City of New York,
2013. (Ron Klain's daughter)
Regional Surrogate Director Ebony Meeks Laidley
(Feb. 2016) Senior communications associate at AFSCME, March 2013-March 2015. B.A. in public relations from Howard University.
Regional Surrogate Director Abigail Page
(June 2016) Senior advisor to Office of Intergovernment Affairs/Office of the Secretary (May 2014-June 2016), director of trips and advance (Feb. 2011-May 2014), lead advance representative to the Secretary (2009-11) at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Director of special projects in Arizona Gov. Napolitano's Office, 2007-09. Director of volunteers on Gov. Napolitano's re-election campaign, 2006. Bachelor's degree in political science and government from Indiana University Bloomington.
Surrogates Associate Emily Samsel
previously a press analyst, March-June 2016 and special
assistant to the chief analytics officer, May 2015-March
2016) Community editor at MSNBC, June 2014-May
2015. B.A. in political science from The George
Washington University, 2014.
Surrogates Associate Christina Ives
Legislative assistant at Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen &
Thomas, Dec. 2014-June 2016. Policy assistant at
Niemela Capitol Concepts in Sacramento, June 2013-Aug.
2014. B.S. in environomental science and management
from UC Davis, 2013.
Surrogates Associate Laurel Ruza
previously a research associate, July 2015-July 2016)
B.A. in public policy from University of Michigan, 2015.
Surrogates and Communications Associate Helen Brosnan
B.A. in government and justice and peace studies from
Georgetown University, 2016.
- DNC and HFA combined, research had more than 60 staff by the end of the campaign -
Research Director Tony Carrk
(April 2015) Vice president for policy
and research (Sept. 2014-March 2015) and director of the
health care war room (Aug. 2013-Sept. 2014) at the Center for
American Progress Action Fund. Director of rapid
response research at the DNC, July 2011-Aug. 2013.
Policy director of the Center for American Progress Action
Fund's "ThinkProgress.org" (a "progressive communications war
room"), 2009-11. Research director on Terry McAuliffe's
gubernatorial campaign, Jan.-June 2009. Deputy research
director at the DSCC, latter half of 2008. Senior
researcher on Hillary Clinton for President, 2007-08.
Research associate at IMS, 2003-07. M.P.P. from
Georgetown Public Policy Institute, 2003; bachelor's degree
from Siena College, 2001. twitter
Deputy Research Director Tyson Brody
(April 2015) Research director to Sen. Mary Landrieu, March 2013-Dec. 2014. Research associate at Obama for America, July 2011-Nov. 2012. B.A. in history and sociology from Columbia University in the City of New York, 2009.
Deputy Research Director Emily Aden
(April 2015) Research director for House
Majority PAC, Jan.-Nov. 2014. Research director on Terry
McAuliffe's 2013 campaign for governor of Virginia, Dec.
2012-Nov. 2013. Research for the DCCC's independent
expenditure, March-Dec. 2012. Master's degree in
political management (2011) and bachelor's degree in political
communication (2009) from The George Washington University.
Research Team Leads
(Feb. 2015) Research consultant at
Walsworth Landset Research, Nov. 2014-Feb. 2015.
Research director on Gina Raimondo for Governor, April-Nov.
2014. Research consultant at Walsworth Landset Research,
Jan. 2013-March 2014. Senior research associate at Obama
for America/DNC in Chicago, July 2011-Nov. 2012.
Research consultant at Walsworth Landset Research, Jan.-June
2011. Senior research analyst (Nov. 2008-Dec. 2010) and
research analyst (Feb. 2007-Nov. 2008) at the DCCC.
Project associate at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, Oct. 2005-Dec.
2006. Research/press assistant at Thunder Road Group,
Sept.-Nov. 2004. Accounts payable coordinator on Dean
for America, Dec. 2003-May 2004; started as a finance intern,
Sept.-Dec. 2003. B.A. in political science and history
from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2003.
(April 2015) Research director at the
Texas Democratic Party, Sept. 2013-March 2015. Deputy
research director on Ed Markey's U.S. Senate campaign,
Feb.-June 2013. Deputy research director on McCaskill
for Missouri, Jan.-Nov. 2012. Research and policy
assistant on Alexi for Illinois U.S. Senate campaign, May-Nov.
2010. B.A. in history and political science from
Villanova University, 2011.
(May 2015) Director of research on Rahm
for Chicago, Jan. 2013-May 2015. Research associate at
The Chicago Committee, Sept. 2011-Dec. 2012. Research
associate on Dan Seals for Congress, May-Nov. 2010. B.A.
in political science from The George Washington University,
(May 2015) Media research director at
American Bridge, April 2013-April 2015. Digital asset
manager at My Digital Manager in Des Moines, Feb. 2012-Jan.
2013. Field organizer on Lloyd Doggett for Congress
(TX), July 2011-Feb. 2012. B.A. in international
relations from The University of Texas at Austin, 2011.
Deputy research director at American
Bridge/Correct The Record from Dec. 2013. Research
associate on McAuliffe for Governor, June-Nov. 2013.
Senior aide at Viriginia LCV. Legislative aide to state
Sen. Adam Ebbin. Researcher on Kaine for Virginia,
Feb.-Nov. 2012. Special projects coordinator for the
Shenandoah Valley Network and research assistant for the
Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation. B.A. in
history from Hampden-Sydney College, 2010.
Experience includes regional research analyst (South) at the DCCC in the 2014 cycle.
Note: Team leads had various areas of responsbility including due diligence, media, Bill Clinton Administration...
(June 2016) Vice president, director of
competitve intelligence at Global Strategy Group, May
2011-June 2016. President of CSA Research Solutions,
Jan. 2009-April 2011. Communications director on Joe
Manchin for Senate, Sept.-Nov. 2010. Research director
on Jeanne Shaheen for Senate, March-Nov. 2008. Press
secretary for the Iowa Democratic Party, May 2007-Feb.
2008. Research director on Bruce Lunsford for Governor,
Jan.-May 2007. Research director on Chet Culver for
Governor, June 2006-Jan. 2007. Research associate at
Link Strategies, March 2005-June 2006. Research intern
on John Kerry for President, June-Nov. 2004. Studied at
(June 2015) Analyst for The Advisory Board Company, April 2014-May 2015. Program coordinator for Global Access Programs at the Clinton Health Access Initiative, July 2012-April 2014. B.A. in history from Brown University.
(June 2015) Research fellow on Rahm for Chicago, Dec. 2014-April 2015. Press and research aide on Durbin for Senate, April-Nov. 2014. Research associate for Mayors Against Ilegal Guns, June-Aug. 2013. M.P.P. from the University of Chicago, 2015; B.A. in American studies and political science from Columbia University in the City of New York, 2013.
(July 2016...Tim Kaine focus) Deputy press secretary of Chris Van Hollen for U.S. Senate, Jan.-June 2016. Dec. 2015. Bachelor's degree in strategic communication, history from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015.
(June 2016) B.A. in political science and government from Oberlin College, 2016; served as co-chair of Oberlin College Democrats and founded Oberlin Students for Hillary.
(May 2016; research intern from Aug. 2015-April 2016) B.A. in philosophy and economics from Wesleyan University, 2015.
(July 2016) B.A. in political science and government from Mount St Mary's University, 2016.
(June 2015) B.A. in political science and government from Perdue University, 2015.
(June 2015) Research associate at the Center for American Progress, Nov. 2014-May 2015. Research associate ant American Bridge 21st Century PAC, June 2013-Nov. 2014. Graduate of The George Washington University, 2013.
(Aug. 2016) J.D. from American University Washington College of Law, 2016; undergraduate degree from Boston University.
(July 2016) Legislative project manager, senior legislative assistant, and legislative assistant at AIPAC, Jan. 2014-June 2016. Degrees in political science and public relations from University of Florida, 2013.
(April 2015) Research analyst (March-Dec. 2014) and research assistant (April 2013-March 2014) at the DCCC. Research assistant at the DCCC, March-Nov. 2012. B.A. in political science from UCLA, 2011.
(June 2015) Special assistant at CAP Action (Center for American Progress), Oct. 2013-June 2015. B.S., B.A. in communication studies and government from The University of Texas at Austin, 2013.
(June 2016...started as a political intern,
Oct. 2015-June 2016) B.A. degrees in government and
communication from Manhattan College, 2016.
(May 2015) Research associate at Correct The Record, Nov. 2013-May 2015. B.A. in public affairs, journalism and anthropology from University of Georgia, 2013.
(June 2016) Executive assistant to the president at Alliance for Justice, July 2015-June 2016. B.A. in political science and government from North Carolina State University, 2015.
(June 2016) B.A. in economics/political
science from The George Washington University, 2016;
internedat the Clinton Foundation, May-Sept. 2015.
(July 2015) B.A. in social studies from Harvard College, 2015.
(2016) Senior research associate (Jan.-July 2016) and research associate (June 2013-Dec. 2015) at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation. M.P.A. from New York University, 2013; B.A. in history and political science from Tufts University, 2008.
(May 2015) Researcher at Correct The Record, April 2014-May 2015. Bachelor's degree in social policy from Northwestern University, 2014; internships include research intern on Obama for America in Chicago, Aug.-Nov. 2012.
(April 2015) Research and communications assistant for the Michigan Democratic Party/Gary Peters for U.S. Senate, June-Nov. 2014. B.A. in political science from Reed College, 2014.
Senior Advisor for Digital Strategy
(reported by The Washington Post's Philip Rucker on March 24, 2015) Partner at Precision Strategies. Digital director on Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, May 2011-Nov. 2012. Associate vice president for strategy at Blue State Digital, Jan. 2009-April 2011. Oversaw creation and launch of WhiteHouse.gov for the Obama-Biden presidential transition, Dec. 2008-Jan. 2009. Part of the new media team on Obama's 2008 campaign-in the fall director of new media for battleground states (Great Lakes and Ohio Valley); during the primaries Goff served on the campaign's mass email team. B.A. in English and political science from Yale University, 2007. twitter
Digital Director Jenna Lowenstein
Senior Advisor for Digital Katie
(from about April 2016; previously digital
director; reported by The
Washington Post's Philip Rucker on March 24,
2015) Director of digital strategy in the Office of
Hillary Clinton at the Clinton Foundation from Jan.
2014. Innovation advisor at the U.S. Department of
State, Sept. 2010-Jan. 2014; also senior advisor to the U.S.
CTO at the White House, March-Nov. 2013. New media
director at the U.S. Department of State, May 2009-Sept.
2010. New media director at HillPAC/Friends of Hilary,
July 2008-May 2009. Deputy Internet director/deputy
director of online fundraising on Clinton's 2007-08
campaign. Deputy director of marketing at the DCCC in
the 2006 cycle. Deputy director of marketing at the DSCC
in the 2004 cycle. Programs director at the American
Association of Political Consultants, 2002-03. Account
assistant at MSHC, 2002. Graduate of Wittenberg
University, 2001. twitter
Deputy Digital Director Matt Compton
(May 2016) Moved over from position as
digital director at the DNC, Sept. 2013-May 2016. Deputy
director of digital content at the White House, Oct.
2011-Sept. 2013. Director of new media campaigns at the
DNC, April 2010-Oct. 2011 (started as senior email
campaigner). Communications director at the DLCC, May
2008-April 2010. Editor and manager of publications at
the Progressive Policy Institute, July 2005-May 2008. B.A. in
history from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
ORGANIZING | SOCIAL MEDIA
AND CREATIVE | DESIGN
PROJECTS | AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT
PRODUCTION | PHOTOGRAPHY
COALITIONS | DIGITAL
MOBILIZATION | STATE DIGITAL
PROGRAMS | MERCHANDISING
OPERATIONS | DIGITAL ADVERTISING (see
• DIGITAL ORGANIZING
Digital Organizing Director Jessica Morales Rocketto
(April 2015...all those text messages)
Previously senior new media strategist at the AFL-CIO from
July 2012 and self-employed digital trainer and strategist
from March 2012. Engagement program manager at Obama for
America, May 2011-Feb. 2012. Online activist manager for
OFA/DNC, July 2010-May 2011. Copy editor and copywriter
at EditMe!, Sept. 2009-March 201. B.A. in political
science from Rosemont College, 2007.
SMS Campaign Manager Lloyd Cotler
(May 2015) Digital director at J Street,
June 2011-May 2013. Digital associate at Reform
Immigration FOR America, Sept. 2009-May 2011. B.A. in
American government and politics from University of Maryland
College Park 2006.
Digital Organizing Program Lead (Megaphone) Patricia R. Zablah
(Aug. 2016) Technical program manager at
VICE Media, Feb.-Aug. 2016. Project Manager at Omnigon
Communications LLC, Feb. 2015-Feb. 2016. Project leader
and founder at Hack It Back, May 2014-May 2015. Digital
communications and events producer on the I Am Here series,
March-Oct. 2012. Deputy executive director at Greenwich
Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, April 2011-Feb.
2012. Master's degree in interactive telecommunications
from New York University, 2014; B.A. in political science from
New York University, 2010.
Digital Organizer (HFA Virtual Phone Bank) Ashley Kroetsch
(Nov. 2015) Office manager for Lowry Oil
Co., Inc. (family business) in Elizabeth City, NC, Jan.
2013-Oct. 2015. Regional field director in SE
Philadelphia on Obama for America, Aug.-Nov. 2012. B.A.
in international studies from UNC Chapel Hill, 2008.
SOCIAL MEDIA (Facebook,
Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Tumblr)
Director of Social Media Alex Wall
(March 2016) Director of online
engagement at the White House, April 2013-March 2016.
Social media director at Organizing for Action, Feb.-April
2013. Social media strategist on Obama for America,
Feb-Nov. 2012. Media assistant at the Sierra Club, April
2011-Feb. 2012. Clean energy associate at Environment
America, Aug. 2009-March 2011. Policy center director at
Roosevelt Institute, May 2008-June 2009. B.S. in
political science and journalism from Northwestern University,
Deputy Social Media Director Emily
(Dec. 2015; previously senior social media
strategist from May-Dec. 2015) Digital state campaigns
manager (Feb.-May 2015) and digital content specialist (May
2013-Feb. 2015) at Planned Parenthood Federation of
America. Digital consultant for Vital Voices Global
Partnership, March-May 2013. Colorado deputy digital
director at Obama for America, June-Nov. 2012.
Communications manager for the Hispanic National Bar
Association, June 2011-Sept. 2012. B.A. in Romance
languages from Dartmouth College, 2010. twitter
Senior Social Media Strategist Diana Fakhouri
(June 2015) Associate social content manager (Oct. 2014-June 2015) and social content specialist (Oct. 2012-Oct. 2014) for Beam Suntory. Marketing lead for Furnishly, June-Oct. 2012; and social media strategist afor The Modern Connection LLC, May-Oct. 2012. Marketing at program manger for Junior Achievement of Central Virginia, April 2011-June 2012. B.A. in English, French from William & Mary, 2009.
Senior Social Media Strategist Hiroki Murakami
(Aug. 2016) Planner at Edelman Digital,
May 2012-July 2016. B.S. in marketing communications
from Emerson College.
Social Media Strategist John
Buysse ...to Arizona Digital Director, Oct.
(June 2015) Global junior brand
strategist at Oglivy & Mather Worldwide, Nov. 2014-May
2015. B.S. in advertising from University of Illinois at
Social Media Strategist Alex Witt
(Nov. 2015) Innovation coordinator for
Cerner Corporation, May-Nov. 2015. Digital content
manager at the DNC, Sept. 2014-May 2015. MSc in politics
and communication from London School of Economics and
Political Science, 2014; B.A. in political science and
communication from Truman State University, 2013.
CONTENT AND CREATIVE (HillaryClinton.com, The Feed, Medium, Quora and
Director of Content and Creative Danielle Kantor
(July 2016) Creative director and digital
strategist (May 2015-July 2016) and senior communications
strategist and creative lead (Aug. 2012-June 2015) at Blue
State Digital. Outbound writer on Obama for America,
Aug.-Nov. 2012. Communications associate at Blue State
Digital, Jan.-Aug. 2012. Fellow at Outreach Strategies,
LLC, May-Aug. 2011. Sales coordinator for New York
Magazine, July 2008-Aug. 2010. M.A. in public
communications from American University, 2011; B.S. in
political science, philosophy from Tulane University, 2008.
Senior Strategist for Spanish Content Paola Luisi
Florida scheduling team on Obama's re-election campaign in Fall 2012. Executive assistant at the DNC, 2008-10. M.A. in American foreign policy and international economics from John Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze SAIS, 2012; B.A. in economics from University of Maryland College Park, 2007.
Social Media and Strategist for Spanish Content; Spanish Translator Samy Nemir Olivares
(April 2016) Editor-producer for digital
content at NY1 Noticias, July-Dec. 2015. Media
coordinator, producer and writer at the Research Center for
Puerto Rican Studies, Sept. 2014-July 2015. Freelance
journalist and reporter, 2009-March 2015. Master's
degree in international affairs in human rights and media,
2016; studied journalism, public relations and advertising at
University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras.
Senior Strategist, Content and Creative Elizabeth Chan
(April 2015) Communications strategist
for Blue State Digital, March 2013-April 2015. Digital
content director (Sept. 2011-March 2013) and social media
manager (May 2010-Sept. 2011) at the DNC.
Proofreader/fact checker at the University of Chicago
Magazine, Sept. 2008-April 2010. Bachelor's degree in
magazine journalism, political science from University of
Managing Editor of The Feed Kat Kane
(June 2015, initially senior writer and
creative strategist) Consultant for the NYC Department
of Education, June-Aug. 2014. Senior associate at
SKDKnickerbocker, June 2010-Aug. 2013. Writer for NY1
News, Aug. 2009-June 2010. Production associate at CNN,
Oct. 2008-Sept. 2009. Anchor producer/executive
assistant for MSNBC, Sept. 2007-Oct. 2008. Master's
degree in public policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of
Government, 2015. B.A. in journalism/mass
communications, sociology from New York University. twitter
Digital Content Strategist Brian McBride
(Sept. 2016) Breaking news writer at ABC News, March-Aug. 2016. Segment producer/writer for CBS Interactive, June-Dec. 2015. Video producer at CNN, Feb. 2014-Jan. 2015; associate producer at CNN International, July 2011-Jan. 2014. Reporter at WBAY-TV/Action 2 News, June 2010-July 2011. B.A. in journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University, 2010.
Digital Content Strategist Marcos Saldivar
(Sept. 2016) Senior manager for partnerships and content (Aug. 2015-Sept. 2016), assignment editor (April-Oct. 2015) and associate editor to Arianna Huffington (Feb. 2013-April 2015) at The Huffington Post. Assistant editor at The NOC TV, Oct. 2012-Jan. 2013. Freelance assistant producer at NBC Network News, Jan. 2011-Jan. 2012. Senior teller at Bank of America, Jan. 2006-April 2009. B.A. in broadcast and digital journalism from University of Southern California, 2011.
Digital Content Strategist Sam Koppelman
(June 2016...initially surrogate
speechwriting) Student in government/social studies at
Harvard University, anticipated graduation 2018.
Digital Content Strategist Kajal Singh
(June 2016) Graduated from Indiana
University in 2016; experience includes internship at the
White House. From Fort Wayne, IN.
(July 2015...on leave from OCD) Founding
partner with Bobby C. Martin Jr. of The Original Champions of
Design branding and design agency in New York City.
Worked in the New York office of Pentagram with
Michael Bierut, served as design director of New York
City’s 2012 Olympic Bid and worked as art director for Graphis
Inc.. Graduated from the University of Michigan and
earned an MFA from the School of Visual Arts.
Senior Designer Meg Vazquez
(May 2015) Freelance illustrator and
designer based in Baltimore, MD, from Jan. 2012. Graphic
designer for the DNC, March 2014-May 2015. Junior
graphic designer at Adfero Group, March 2013-March 2014.
B.F.A. in illustration, graphic design from the Maryland
Institute College of Art, 2012.
Senior Designer Hanah Ho
(Oct. 2015) Graphic designer (Feb. 2012-Oct. 2015) and web and marketing designer (Feb. 2012-Feb. 2013) at J. Crew. B.F.A. in communication design from Carnegia Mellon University, 2012.
Senior Designer Chelsea Atwell
(Feb. 2016) Art director at GMR
Marketing, Aug. 2014-Sept. 2015. Senior art director at
BVK, Feb.-Aug. 2014. Art director at Laughlin
Constable, Feb. 2011-Feb. 2014. B.F.A. in communications
design from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, 2010.
Senior Designer Monina Velarde
(July 2016) Design director (March
2015-July 2016), art director (Sept. 2014-March 2015) and
senior visual designer (Nov. 2012-Sept. 2014) at R/GA in
Chicago. Designer at Designkitchen, Sept. 2010-Nov.
2012. Designer at Critical Mass, Jan.-Sept. 2010.
B.F.A. in graphic design, art history from Kansas City Art
Senior Designer Erica Deahl
(Aug. 2016) UX design lead at 18F, Nov.
2014-Aug. 2016. Senior designer (March 2011-July 2012),
designer (May 2009-March 2011), junior designer (Aug. 2007-May
2009) and intern (June-Aug 2007) at 2x4. M.S. in
comparative media studies from MIT, 2014; B.A. in art from
Yale University, 2007.
Senior Designer Laura Bernstein
(Aug. 2016) Digital designer at Deutsch,
Sept. 2015-Aug. 2015. Digital designer at Los Angeles
County Museum of Art, Dec. 2012-Sept. 2015. Freelance
graphic designer for Hurley in Costa Mesa, CA, June-Dec.
2011. Graphic designer for the Museum of the City of New
York, 2006-07. M.F.A. in graphic design from California
Institute of the Arts; B.A. in fine art, French from
University of Virginia, 2005.
Design Lead Ida Woldemichael
(May 2015) Art director at Infor, July
2014-April 2015. Art director (Jan.-June 2014) and
graphic design manager (May 2011-Dec. 2013) at the Clinton
Foundation. Interactive designer for Brooks Brothers,
Feb.-April 2011. Graphic designer for HZDG, June
2006-Feb. 2011. M.F.A. in graphic design from Maryland
Institute College of Art, 2006; B.F.A. in fine art, graphic
design from Virginia Tech, 2004.
Design Lead, hillaryclinton.com and Web Products Victor Ng
(July 2015) Lead brand designer for Pinterest, July 2012-July 2015. B.F.A. in communication design, photography from Carnegie Mellon University, 2012.
Design Co-Lead, Content and Social Kara Haupt
(June 2016) Founder of Classes Kara Made, Jan. 2009-June 2016. Graphic designer at IDL Worldwide, July-Dec. 2015. Bachelor's degree in communication design from Pacific Northwest College of Art, 2015; bachelor's degree in photograpy from Pratt Institute, 2011.
Design Lead, States Allyn Hughes
M.F.A. in graphic design from Yale University,
2016; bachelor of architecture, architecture and design and
industrial design from Virginia Tech, 2011.
Design Lead, Finance and States Cindy Hwang
(July 2016) Fellow in design
communications in the Office of the Yale University Printer,
July 2015-July 2016. B.A. in political science from Yale
University, 2015. Originally from Phoenix, AZ.
Designer Maggie Bignell
(June 2016) Product designer at PocketTM,
Jan. 2015-June 2016. Master's in human-computer
interaction and B.F.A. in communication design and
human-computer interaction from Carnegie-Mellon University,
Designer Eric Hartman
(July 2016) Graphic designer for National
Journal, Jan. 2015-July 2016. Design academic advisor at
the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts at
University of Ilinois at Chicago, Nov. 2012-Dec. 2014.
B.F.A. in graphic design from University of Ilinois at
Designer Shar Biggers
(July 2016) Freelance designer since
2015. Design at SYPartners, Jan.-April 2015n.
M.B.A. in business management from Troy State University,
2012; B.A. in organizational psychology, neurology from George
State University, 2007.
Junior Designer Steve Merenda
(July 2016) Freelance graphic designer,
May 2014-June 2016. Art director at Sign Me Up
Advertising, May 2011-Jan. 2016. B.F.A. in graphic design
(2014) and A.A.S. in communication design (2011) from the
Fashion Institute of Design.
to the 16 full-time designers...
Illustrator (part-time) Jackie Lay
Gopal, Leah Takele, Nora Greene, Kayla Franckiewicz.
• SPECIAL PROJECTS
Director of Digital Special Projects Mike Taylor
(May 2015) Director of marketing and
technology for Timber Lake Management, Oct. 2003-May
2015. Consultant on political event promotion, Feb.
2004-Oct. 2014. Bachelor's degree in commerce, marketing
from Mount Allison University, 2003.
Project Manager Ciaran O'Connor
(July 2016) Senior associate at Precision Strategies, Sept. 2013-June 2016. Rapid response writer on Obama for America, May-Nov. 2012. B.A. in public policy analysis from Duke University, 2013.
Director of Audience Development Andrew Forrest
(Sept. 2015) General manager for strategic growth initiatives (Sept. 2014-Sept. 2015), director of audience development (Oct. 2012-Sept.2014) and audience, analytics and business manager at Upworthy. Analytics and web manager (media team) at MoveOn.org, July 2011-Jan. 2012. M.Phil. in politics from University of Cambridge, 2011; B.A. in political economy from Williams College, 2010.
Audience Growth Strategist Sarah J. Galvez
(Aug. 2015) Junior digital strategist for
Maker Studios Inc. in Culver City, CA, Sept. 2014-July
2015. B.A. in international relations and communication
from Simmons College, 2014.
Progressive Digital Strategy Lonnie Ko
(Aug. 2016) Outreach fellow in the Office
of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Sept. 2015-June
2016. Director of sales operations from MBM Gear, June
2012-Sept. 2015. English teacher in Vietnam and Hong
Kong, 2012-13. B.A. in international relations from
University of Southern California, 2011.
Digital Communications Director
(July 2016) Senior communications manager
for the Ambassador Program at SolarCity from Jan. 2016.
Digital director at Organizing for Action, Feb. 2013-June
2015. Email director on Obama for America, May 2011-Jan.
2013. Senior email campaigner at the DNC, April 2010-May
2011. Consultant at M+R Strategic Services through April
2010. Campaign manager on O'Neill for Congress,
2007-08. M.A. in political management from The George
Washington University, 2006. B.S. in journalism from
Ohio University, 2004. twitter
Deputy Digital Communications Director Rob Flaherty
(June 2015) Director of digital media
(Feb.-June 2015) and video producer/youth media coordinator
(Nov. 2013-Feb. 2015) at the DNC. Digital and press
assistant at Terry McAuliffe for Governor, June-Nov.
2013. Communications coordinator for Assemblywoman
Barbara Lifton, Sept. 2011-Dec. 2012. Communictions
director on Myrick for Ithaca, March-Sept. 2011.
B.A./B.S. in politics/television from Ithaca College,
Digital Communications Rapid Response Writer/Producer Derek Pearce
(July 2016) Self-employed writer in the
SF Bay area, Dec. 2015-June 2016. Writer/editor at the
DNC, March 2014-Oct. 2015. Writer at American Bridge
21st Century, Feb. 2011-March 2014. Press secretary
(June-Dec. 2010) communications assistant (June 2009-Jan.
2010) and staff assistant/systems administrator (Sept.
2007-June 2009) to U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy (RI). B.A.
in government and legal studies from Claremont McKenna
Digital Communications Producer Katherine Vibbert
(July 2016...started as an intern, May-July
2016) Student working towards a bachelor's degree in
English from Tufts University, anticipated graduation 2017.
(from April 2015) Digital director on
Charlie Crist for Governor, March-Nov. 2014. Deputy
email director at Organizing for Action, Feb. 2013-March
2014. Outbound writer at Obama for America in Chicago,
Sept. 2011-Feb. 2013. B.A. in American studies from
Northwestern University, 2012. twitter
Senior Email Fundraising Strategist Elizabeth Zaretsky
(April 2015) Email campaigner at the DNC, July 2014-April 2015. Outbound writer on Obama for America, July-Nov. 2012; organizing fellow on Organizing for America, Oct. 2011-May 2012. B.A. in political science, English from University of Iowa, 2014.
Email Fundraising Strategist Colin Oldenburg
(June 2016...started in April 2015 as digital
director for the NH primary campaign, followed by ME, ID, WI
and WY, then served as primary states digital desk, April-June
2016) Digital director on Mary Burke's 2014
gubernatorial campaign in Wisconsin, Oct. 2013-Dec.
2014. Manager of online fundraising for the Southern
Poverty Law Center, Jan.-Oct. 2013. Digital content
manager for the Obama campaign in New Hampshire, Oct.
2011-Nov. 2012. B.A. in political science and
government from Clark University, 2011.
Email Fundraising Strategist Marcela Aguirre
(Aug. 2016) Associate for digital and
fundraising operations at World Food Program USA, Feb.-Aug.
2016. Office and database assistant at the U.S. Global
Leadership Coalition, Feb. 2015-Jan. 2016. M.A. in
international affairs from Boston University, 2013; B.A. in
communication studies from The University of Texas at El Paso,
Email Fundraising Associate Thea Raymond-Sidel
(Jan. 2016) Undergraduate degree from Columbia University in the City of New York, 2016.
Email Fundraising Associate Areya Behrouzian
(June 2016) Digital production assistant at Anne Lewis Strategies LLC, Nov. 2015-May 2016. B.A. in political science and government from UC Berkeley, 2016.
Email Finance Associate Crandalyn Jackson
(June 2016) Fundraising/finance on Kamala
Harris for U.S. Senate (CA), June 2015-Feb. 2016. B.A.
from Dartmouth College, 2015.
Lead Email Strategist Taylor Salditch
(July 2015) Director of marketing (Dec. 2014-July 2015), senior marketing manager (Oct. 2013-Dec. 2014) and email marketing manager (April-Oct. 2013) at LearnVest. Senior communications manager at From You Flowers, April 2012-April 2013. Digital marketing manager at Syncsort, Nov. 2010-Oct. 2012. Email marketing analyst for Bloomingdale's, 2010-Jan. 2011. Marketing specialist (Jan.-June 2010) and marketing associate (June 2008-Jan. 2010) at SeamlessWeb. Gallery assistant at Beyond Art Space, Sept. 2007-April 2008. B.A. in political science and economics from Tufts University, 2007.
Senior Email Organizing Strategist Amy Beihl
(June 2015) Email writer at Organizing for Action, June 2013-May 2015. Outbound Email intern on Obama for America, July 2011-Aug. 2012. B.A. in peace and conflict studies, political science and government from Colgate University, 2013.
Email Organizing Strategist Sonia Sanchez
(July 2016) Communications project manager at EY, March-July 2016. Marketing communications manager at Pearl Law Group, Jan. 2013-Dec. 2015. Marketing and event planning coordinator at Golden Gate University, Sept.-Dec. 2012. International marketing and business development coordinator at HDR, April-Aug. 2012. Office manager with marketing support role at Kodak Gallery in the SF Bay area, Sept. 2010-March 2012. B.A. degrees in political science and peace and conflicts studies from UC Berkeley, 2009.
Email Organizing Strategist Keira Thompson
(July 2016) Onlline advocacy
organizer-Congress Watch at Public Citizen, Oct. 2015-July
2016. Government relations assistant at Ben Barnes
Group, Sept.-Oct. 2015. Field organizer on Mark Levine
for Delegate (VA), May-June 2015. B.A. in political
science/B.S. in telecommunications from University of Florida,
Email Organizing Associate Eduardo Maia Silva
(May 2016...started as a digital intern, Jan.-May 2016) Student in media, culture, and communications; politics at New York University; anticipated graduation 2018.
Email Organizing Associate Lawrence McDonald
(Oct. 2015) B.A. in political science
from Pitzer College, 2015.
Email Organizing Associate Nikos (Nick) Biggs Chiropolos
(June 2016) Student in government and
French at Georgetown University, anticipated graduation 2017.
Email Production Strategist Katie Tilson
(July 2016) Senior customer success manager (Jan.-July 2016) and customer success manager (April-Dec. 2015) at Sailthru. Marketing contractor at Collective[i], Jan.-March 2014. Social media manager (Dec. 2012-Oct. 2013) and development associate (June 2010-Dec. 2012) at American Jewish World Service. Print activation associate (July 2009-10) and junior associate (June 2008-July 2009) at Starcom MediaVest Group. B.A. in journalism from Indiana University Bloomington.
Lead Email Writer Kate Stayman-London
(2015) Lead storyteller for Change.org, 2011-15. Writer and consultant to various organizations including the AFL-CIO, MoveOn.org and Coworker.org, 2012-15. Campaign manager for CREDO’s national online activism program, 2008-09. Deputy field director for the Alliance for Retired Americans, 2007-08. Vote by mail director for the Ohio AFL-CIO, 2006. Regional field coordinator for the National Association of Letter Carriers, 2005-07. M.F.A. in writing for screen and television from the University of Southern California, 2011; B.A. in English from Amherst College, 2005.
Email Writer Juliet Spies-Gans
(July 2016) Editorial fellow at Huffington Post, Sept. 2015-July 2016. Bachelor's degree in English language and literature/letters from Harvard University, 2015.
Email Writer Janani Sreenivasan
Writer for the
New Yorker and Toast.
Editor of Cabinet
Magazine. M.F.A. in nonfiction writing from University
of Iowa; undergraduate degree in history from Princeton
University, 2004. Grew up in Corvallis, OR, daughter of
immigrants from India.
Email Writer Joseph Forsythe
Litigation clerk at Irell & Manella in Los
Angeles, Aug. 2011-Sept. 2012. B.F.A. in writing for
screen and television from the University of Southern
Email Writer Jess Lowry
Has studied for a D.Phil. in English at Oxford University, and earlier studied creative writing at Columbia University and the University of East Anglia.
(April 2015) Filmmaker for Facebook, Jan. 2014-April 2015. Supervising producer at Sony Pictures Entertainment, April 2013-Jan. 2014. Producer/director at HardPin, March 2013-Jan. 2014. Video producer/director for President Obama at Obama for America, Dec. 2011-Nov. 2012. Producer/shooter at Gigantic Productions, 2007-08. Producer/shooter for MTV Networks, 2003-08. Shooter/field producer/assignment desk at NY1 News, Jan.-Sept. 2006. Associate producer at VH1-MTV Networks, 2003-05. B.A. in social work, journalism and communications from New York University, 2003.
Supervising Producer Amanda Rosa
(May 2016) Producer at Lucky 8 TV,
Jan.-May 2016. Post producer at Optomen Television,
June-Dec. 2015. Producer at Magilla Entertainment,
Jan.-June 2011. Director/producer for ITV, Sept.
2010-Jan. 2011. Producer at RDF USA, 2009-10.
Associate producer for Independent Film Channel, July-Oct.
2007. Researcher at the BBC, Oct. 2006-Oct. 2007.
B.F.A. from New York University.
Line Producer/Program Manager Lisa Millstein
(Jan. 2016) Line producer at 11th Street
Productions, Nov. 2013-June 2015. Production manager at
MTV Comedy & Animation, Jan.-May 2013 and July-Nov.
2013. Campus Youth Vote organizer in Pittsburgh area
(Aug.-Nov. 2012) and digital team in Chicago (May-Aug. 2012)
on Obama for America. Production manager at VH1, Sept.
2011-May 2012. Production manager for National, Inc.
2010-Nov. 2011. Production manager at Magilla Entertainment,
May-Sept. 2011. Production manager at MTV Networks,
2008-Dec. 2010; production management for MTV, 2006-08.
Production managerment for VH1, 2004-06. Degree in
communications from Penn State University, 2004.
Executive Producer Royd Chung
(Sept. 2016...also executive producer on startup of the video team, April-June 2015) Executive producer at GIGANTIC! Productions, July 2015-Sept. 2016. Executive producer at Powderhouse Productions, July 2013-Oct. 2014. Writer for various TV programs. Supervising producer of video production on Obama for America, Oct. 2011-Nov. 2012. Director of programming/co-executive producer at Atlas Media Corp. from Oct. 2007. Various producer positions, starting as an associate producer at PBS, 2001-03. B.A. in government from Harvard University.
Video Producer Orla Manning
(May 2016) Field producer for Beachbody,
Bunim Murray Productions, Bray Entertainment, Big Fish
Entertainment (producer), Den of Thieves, DuBose
Entertainment, The Queen Latifah Show and FishBowl Worldwide
Media, Inc., Jan. 2013-April 2016. Field
producer/director at GIGANTIC! Productions, May 2010-Nov.
2012. Production assistant at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein
& Selz, May 2008-July 2009. B.A. in communications from
State University of New York College at Cortland, 2004.
Video Producer Kimberly Selden
(April 2016) Dozens of production credits
starting in 2009, including Oprah Behind the Scenes, Food
Networks’ “Next Food Star”, The Victoria Secret Fashion Show,
MTV’s Video Music Awards, NBA All Star, FX's Totally Biased
with W. Kamau Bell . Also talent coordinator with One
Foot Productions, LLC, Jan. 2012-April 2016, and event
producer with MediaShift, Dec. 2012-Jan 2016. M.A. in
media arts from Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus,
2014. B.S. in mass communications from Virginia
Commonwealth University, 2008.
Post Production Supervisor Matty Greene
(May 2015) Videographer with the U.S.
Department of Energy, May 2013-May 2015. Videographer at
Obama for America, Aug. 2011-Nov. 2012. Inter in the
Office of Digital Strategy at the White House, Jan.-May
2011. B.S. in radio-television-film from The University
of Texas at Austin, 2010.
Filmmaker Alex Lau
(Jan. 2016) Freelance camera operator
and editor since 2009. M.F.A. in film production from
Florida State University, 2009; B.F.A. in media arts and B.A.
in journalism from University of Arizona; 2007.
Filmmaker Jon Groat
(June 2015) Senior producer at MSNBC
Originals, Feb. 2014-June 2015. Freelance executive
producer, July 2007-June 2014. Director of video programming
at the New York Post, July 2013-Feb. 2014. Director of
video for the Alpha Media Group, July 2011-Aug. 2012.
Executive producer, video and director of multimedia (Oct.
2007-July 2011), multimedia producer (May 2005-Oct. 2007) and
assistant producer (July 2004-May 2005) at Newsweek.
Assistant online editor at VNU, Sept. 2004-April 2005.
Web developer, technology consultant at Telution, Inc., May
2000-Nov. 2001. Management consultant, technology at
PricewaterhouseCoopers, Oct. 1997-May 2000. Master’s
degree in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill
School of Journalism, 2004; B.B.A. in finance from the College
of William and Mary, 1997.
Filmmaker Sam Rider
(June 2016) Producer and director of
photography at Rider Film since Jan. 2001. Has produced
and filmed hundreds of editorial spots for Time Magazine,
Fortune, Essence, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times,
and Maxim; has also produced four narrative feature films,
produced and shot documentaries, and shot and produced on a
wide array of MTV and Discovery Channel shows. B.F.A. in
film and television from New York University, 2001.
Filmmaker Maria Fortiz-Morse
Self-employed documentary filmmaker from July
2010. M.F.A. in documentary film from Stanford
University, 2010; B.A. in media and women's studies from
Wesleyan University, 2004.
Filmmaker Javier Gonzalez
Producer/Editor/Strategist (Rapid Response) Allan Piper
(May 2015) Editor at Jigsaw Productions,
2013-14. Editor at Atlas Media Corp., 2012-13.
Video editor at Obama for America, Dec. 2011-Nov. 2012.
Producer/director/editor of Married and Counting
(documentary), Nov. 2010-Aug. 2011. Lead editor at
Original Media, 2011. Editor at Engel Entertainment,
2010-11. Editor at RDF USA, 2009-10. Senior editor
at BBC New York, Feb. 2005-March 2008. Editor at Stone
& Company, 2008. Editor at Optomen Television,
2007-08. A.B. in literature from Harvard University,
Rapid Response Video Editor Ezra Deutsch-Feldman
(June 2016) Video systems administrator
(May 2015-June 2016) and video research associate (April
2014-April 2015) at the DNC. Communications specialist
at the American Association of University Professors, April
2011-April 2014. B.A. in political science from The
University of Chicago, 2009.
Producer Julie Zuckerbrod
(June 2015) Marketing services associate
(Jan.-June 2015), creative assistant (Nov. 2013-Dec. 2014) and
intern (June-Sept. 2013) at the Clinton Foundation. B.S. in
psychology from Duke University, 2013.
Producer Digital Ads Sarah Goldszer
(July 2016) Various positions with
NBCUniversal, Inc.: writer/producer/editor with Oxygen
Network, April 2013-Feb. 2016; associate producer at Syfy,
Sept. 2011-April 2013; production assistant at USA Network,
Nov. 2010-Sept. 2011; and production assistant at Syfy, Oct.
2009-Nov. 2010. B.S. in film/television production from
Boston University, 2009.
Producer (DNC) Emily Harper
(May-Aug. 2016) Co-producer for "Den of
Thieves" from May 2011. Associate producer at Viacom,
Jan. 2008-June 2011. B.A. from New York University,
Creative Lead Ross Weythman
(Feb. 2016) Freelance creative director
from Feb. 2014. Associate creative director at Saatchi
& Saatchi, 2013-14. Senior copywriter at BBDO, Nov.
2011-Jan. 2013. Senior copywriter at R/GA, Aug.
2008-Nov. 2008. M.S. in mass communication/media studie
from Virginia Commonwealth University, 2007; B.A. in sociology
from University of Richmond, 2001.
Cinematographer/Producer Kurt Williamson
(June 2016) Managing partner/executive
producer/director at Hollandwestproductions since Aug.
2012. Senior director/producer/director of photography
at MTV Networks/Logo, 2000-08. B.A. in
communication/broadcast from Western Illinois University,
Filmmaker/Cinematographer/Editor Abby Linne
(2016) Linne has dozens of credits as a
camera operator and director of photography on feature and
short films, television and music. She graduated
from the film program at New York University's Tisch School of
Cinematographer/Filmmaker/Editor Russell Calkins
Writer, director, photographer and
cinematographer at MicrowaveDonutsLLC in Los Angeles from
2013. Directing credits include The Dime
and Eleanor. Director of photography with corporate
and entertainment clients including Ubisoft, Pepsi, the United
Way and The Queen Latifah Show. B.A. in film studies
from Columbia University in the City of New York, 2010.
Motion Graphics Animator Linda Shirar
(June 2016) Motion graphic designer at
Madison Square Garden, Sept. 2014-June 2016; also motion
graphic student associate for MSG, Jan.-May 2013. B.F.A.
in computer art, computer animation and visual effects from
School of Visual Arts, 2014; B.F.A. in fine arts from the
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, 2010.
Motion Graphics Animator Kirt Blackwood
(Sept. 2016) Senior motion designer/video
editor at Black Ant Media from July 2016. Senior motion
designer at MBLM, Feb. 2012-June 2016. Freelancer in NY,
July-Nov. 2011. Creative director at INYID, Feb.-June
2011. Interactive director at COSTA IMC, Inc., June
2010-Jan. 2011. B.A. in film and video and B.S. in
cinematography and film/video production from Savannah College
of Art and Design, 2007.
Editor Kim Pellnat
(Sept. 2016) More than a dozen
years as an editor and producer; has edited over 400
projects for TV, independent film and the web. Video editor
on Obama for America, Jan.-Nov. 2012. B.S. in
communication and media studies from SUNY College at Fredonia,
Editor Digital Ads Matteo Minasi
(July 2016) Owner/director at Cinemattic
from Aug. 2012. Freelance videographer for Vidicom,
April 2015-Feb. 2016. Director/producer for The New York
Times, April-Dec. 2015. Cinematographer/producer for
Reuters, Sept.-Oct. 2015; cinematographer for Airbnb,
Sept.-Oct. 2015. Producer/video-editor/cameraman for Rai -
Radiotelevisione Italiana S.p.A., May 2007-Aug. 2015.
M.A. in politics from New York University, 2007.
Editor Mia Sorensen
(2016) Producer and editor at her own
company, lilwondermat, from Feb. 2004. Video editor at
Obama for America, Nov. 2011-Jan. 2013. Label manager at
Grease Records, Sept. 2007-July 2010. Creator at Big
Think!, Sept. 2009-Jan. 2010. Executive producer/creator
at Buffalo Bar, Aug. 2008-June 2009. Senior producer and
editor at Bark-Bark, 2005-09. Associate producer/editor
at Logo/MTV Networks, Nov. 2004-Nov. 2005. Editor at
Nickelodeon, Oct. 2002-Nov. 2004. B.F.A. in dramatic
writing from New York University, 2002; B.A. in interactive
media and design from University of Newport, Wales.
Video Editor Rebecca Lane
(July 2016) Editor at Jigsaw Productions
from Aug. 2016. Editor at Jane Street Entertainment,
April-July 2014. Editor at Jigsaw Productions, Sept.
2013-Feb. 2014. Editor at Atlas Media Corp., May-Aug.
2013. Editor for Optomen Television, Jan.-March
2013. Editor at Kinetic Content, May 2015-June
2016. Editor (Aug.-Nov. 2012) and lead assistant editor
(Aug. 2011-July 2012) at Jane Street Entertainment.
B.F.A. in film and television production from New York
Video Editor Bruce Royster
(July 2016) Freelance video editor and
assistant video editor including for CBS Local, Left Right,
Zero Point Zero Production Inc.. Assistant video fellow
at Ogilvy & Mather, May-Oct. 2011. Production
assistant at MTV Networks, Feb. 2010-May 2011.
B.A. in mass communication/media studies from Delaware
State University, 2009.
Editor/AE/Post Production Coordinator Hillary Carrigan
(July 2016) Producer/editor at FireRock
Productions in Emmaus, PA, Feb.-June 2016. A.A.S. in
radio/TV from Northampton Community College, 2015.
Lead Livestream Producer/Editor Quinlin Kelly
(Jan. 2016...started as a video intern,
Oct.-Dec. 2015) B.A. in communications and media studies
from University of Dayton, 2015.
Editor/Producer/Director Nicole Michaelis
(June 2015) Freelance video editor, Oct.
2014-June 2015. Editor and post-production supervisor at
MTV SCRATCH, July 2012-Oct. 2014. Nylon TV producer,
Jan.-July 2012. Freelance assistant/editor at various
post facilities in NYC, July 2007-Dec. 2011. Writing
assistant to Michel Gondry, at Partizan, April 2006-April
2009. Master's degree in cinematography and film, 2008;
Bachelor's degree in film studies from Yale University, 2003.
Editor/Sound Editor/Junior Motion Graphics Joel Figuroa
Junior Editor and Producer Michael Dickens
(Feb. 2016) Junior data analyst at
Navience Systems, Jan.-April 2016. Producer (July
2014-Sept. 2015) and associate producer (April-June 2014) at
Cake Studios, LLC in Burbank, CA. Executive assistant to
the CEO (Jan.-April 2014) and mailroom assistant (July-Dec.
2013) at Prospect Park. B.S. in TV and radio production
from Ithaca College, 2013.
Video Editor Daniel Nelson
(Aug. 2016) Extensive experience as a
video editor including most recently at Magilla Entertainment,
Jan.-July 2016; Park Slope Productions, Aug.-Dec. 2015; and
Left Right, April-Aug. 2015, The Money Stone Documentary, Left
Right, Powderhouse Productions, Stickfigure Productions and
Big Fish Entertainment. Producer (April-June 2012) and
video editor (2009-12) at ITV Studios. Video editor at
MTV Networks/Logo, April-June 2009. Video editor at
Original Media, 2006-09. Video editor at Picture This
Television, 2004-06. Master's degree in philanthropy and
media from Suffolk University, 2002; B.A. in communications
from Boston College, 2001.
Video Editor Amanda Laws
(Aug. 2016) Editorial credits include the
documentary "Huge," There We Go Films, 1492 Pictures, Spitfire
Films/Tongal, Ali Haapasolo,Virgil Films and Entertainment,
documentary "It Was Rape," Dirtyblues Films, Maiyet, Skoll
Foundation, documentary "Listening with their Eyes," Green
Machine Films and Diego Lummis.Master's degree in film/video
production from New York University, 2007; bachelor's degree
in communication and media studies from Evergreen State
(April 2015) Kinney has worked as worked
as a photo editor on staff at USA Today, Reuters, The Seattle Times and the
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She was Hillary
Clinton's personal campaign photographer on her 2008
presidential campaign. A staff photographer at the White
House during President Bill Clinton's administration. www.barbarakinney.com
(June 2015) Owner of Schultz Media in New
York City since March 2013. Event photographer for the
Clinton Global Initiative, May 2009-June 2016; multimedia
manager at The William J. Clinton Foundation, March 2008-March
2013. Bachelor's degree in international economics,
Spanish from Georgia State University, 2006. www.schultz-media.net
as digital director on the Iowa caucus campaign, April
2015-Feb. 2016) Owner/principal at JRD Digital from
Jan. 2015. Digital director at Alison for Kentucky,
Dec. 2013 through 2014. Senior advisor to the U.S.
Dept. of Health and Human Services, July-Dec. 2013.
Senior account supervisor at Edelman, Nov. 2012-July
2013. Digital director at Obama for America in
Raleigh, NC, Feb.-Nov. 2012. Assistant national web
manager (May 2011-April 2012) and national new media
specialist (Nov. 2009-May 2011) for the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service. M.A. in communication, culture and
technology from Georgetown University, 2011; M.A. in
English from University of Maine, 2009; B.A. in English
and environmental studies from Western Michigan
University, 2003. www.
(June 2016) Director of public education
at Freedom for All Americans, Oct. 2015-June 2016.
Co-founder of The Brain Trust, Aug. 2012-Sept. 2015.
Director of communications at the National Center for
Transgender Equality, June 2011-Sept. 2015. Events
associate for Campus Progress at the Center for American
Progress, Oct. 2008-June 2011. B.A. in political
science, education, Queer studies from American University,
African American Digital Coalitions Desk Alina Hooper
(Aug. 2016) Senior digital associate (July-Dec. 2015) and digital associate (Sept. 2013-July 2015) at 270 Strategies. Paralegal at Morrison Cohen LLP, July 2010-July 2013. B.A. in history from Harvard University, 2010.
Latino Digital Coalitions Desk Elianne Ramos
(Aug. 2016) Founder of the Border Kids
Relief Project, July 2014-Aug. 2016. Principal/CEO at
Speak Hispanic, Inc., Nov. 2008-Aug. 2016. Editor at
Solera Publishing, Aug. 2008-Dec. 2009. Senior bilingual
copywriter at Princess House, April 2006-Nov. 2008. Vice
president of creative services and partner at i3 Creative
Group, Inc., Jan. 2003-March 2006. Senior copywriter at
Grey Global Group/Wing Latino, 1998-2004. B.A. in
communications, film and video from City College of New York,
Women's Digital Coalitions Desk Sasha Ahuja
(Aug. 2016) Deputy director of the policy
and innovation division at the New York City Council from June
2014. Director of government relations at Planned
Parenthood NYC, Sept. 2012-June 2014. Organizer of the
Street Vendor Project for the Urban Justice Center, Sept.
2011-Sept. 2012. M.S. in social work from Columbia
University in the City of New York, 2011; B.A. in social
policy/race relations in the U.S. from Hunter College, 2009.
(July 2016) On leave from position as
director of civic technology at Microsoft, started there in
July 2014. Freelance work for Mindshine, Inc., Aug.
2013-July 2014. New media manager at the New Organizing
Institute, Jan. 2010-July 2011. Organizer for
Netsquared, May 2006-Aug. 2010. New media director at
Americans for Campaign Reform, March 2008-Jan. 2010.
Strategy architect at EchoDitto, Sept. 2006-March 2008.
Production assistant at E&E Publishing, Inc. June-Aug.
2006. Master's degree in media arts and sciences from
MIT, 2013; B.A. in government and politics from University of
Maryland College Park, 2006.
(April 2016...previously senior fundraising
strategist, June 2015-March 2016) Email director at the
DNC, March 2013-May 2015. Email writer for PIC
2013. Outbound writer at Obama for America from April
2012. Assistant account executive (Nov. 2010-March 2012)
and account coordinator (Aug. 2009-Nov. 2010) at GYMR Public
Relations. B.A. in English and history from Xavier
Regional Digital Director Nicole Sessego
(...email writer, May 2015-May 2016) Deputy digital director to U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (NJ), Jan. 2014-May 2015. Strategist with Trilogy Interactive, June 2013-2013. Online community manager at Voto Latino, 2012-13. B.A. in philosophy, communications from Arizona State University, 2011.
Regional Digital Director Andrea Hong
(July 2016...served as digital director on the
California primary campaign, May-June 2016) Content
marketing at Thumbtack from June 2015. Project manager
(Sept. 2014-May 2015) and strategist (Sept. 2011-Sept. 2014)
at Trilogy Interactive. B.A. in government and East
Asian studies from Smith College.
Regional Digital Director Greta Carnes
(May 2016) Social media lead on Hillary
for Iowa, April 2015-Feb. 2016. Deputy digital director
on Alison for Kentucky, July-Nov. 2014. Press assistant
at 270 Strategies, June 2013-July 2014. Field organizer
in the Dubuque area on Obama for America, Aug.-Nov.
2012. Degree in political science and government from
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
Regional Digital Director Daniel Koessler
(July 2016) Senior strategist at Mothership Strategies, Nov. 2015-July 2016. Communications associate at Blue State Digital, Jan. 2014-Nov. 2015. M.S. in communications from Columbia University in the City of New York, 2014; B.S. in liberal studies, political communication from Grand Valley State University.
?Regional Digital Director Sarah Baker
Digital strategist at BerlinRosen,
2015-16. Creative director (Aug. 2012-2015) and digital
director, candidate project (Aug. 2011-Aug. 2012) at New
Organizing Insitute. Freelance graphic designer at
BakerBK, 2009-Aug. 2011. Worked on several campaigns in
New York, 2009-10.
(April 2015) Director of operations at Financial Innovations from Feb. 2012 (directed the logistics for vending official merchandise at the 2012 Democratic National Convention); owner of Universal Human, March 2013-April 2015; and account and project manager at FII Marketing, Feb. 2012-April 2015. Assistant to the director, international trade at the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, Aug. 2011-Feb. 2012. Research coordinator at Bryant University's Chafee Center for International Business, June-Nov. 2011. B.A. in political science from University of Rhode Island, 2009.
Deputy Director of E-Commerce and Merchandising Jessica Ybarra
(June 2015) Operations manager for Levis
Lot No. 1 (from Oct. 2013) and merchandise coordinator (June
2011-May 2013) for Levi Strauss & Co.; and
merchandiser/stylist at Heritage Row in San Francisco, Aug.
2010-May 2013. B.S. in apparel design and
merchandising/marketing from San Francisco State University,
(July 2015) Customer relations manager (March 2014) and commercial analyst (from March 2013) at Agility. Freight forwarder at Damco, Sept. 2011-March 2013. M.A. in international relations and management from UC San Diego, 2011; B.A. in economics from UC Santa Cruz, 2008.
Chief Technology Officer Stephanie
(reported by The
Post's Philip Rucker on April 8, 2015) Director
of product management, civic innovation and social impact at
Google from March 2013. Product manager at Facebook,
June 2012-March 2013. Vice president of international at
Eventbrite, Nov. 2011-March 2012. Co-founder of Sensey,
a startup focused on smart thermostats, mid-2011. Group
product manager at Google in Sydney, Australia (Google Wave,
2008-10), Zurich, Switzerland (Google Maps, 2006-08) and
Mountain View, CA (Gmail and Google Apps, 2004-06).
Software engineer at Cisco Systems, 1996-2002. M.B.A.
from Harvard Business School, 2004; Master's degree in
electrical engineering (1997) and bachelor's degree in
computer systems engineering (1996) from Stanford
Chief Product Officer Osi
(May 2015) Product management director at
Google, Dec. 2005-May 2015. Senior product manager at
eBay, Oct. 2003-Oct. 2005. Product manager at Zaplet,
Aug. 2000-Sept. 2003. Studied at Stanford University.
Director of Product Deepa
(July 2015) Head of product at charity:
water, Sept. 2013-June 2015. Worked for 10 years at
Adobe Systems, Inc.: principal product manager, Creative Cloud
(May 2012-Oct. 2013) grooup product manager, web platform
(Oct. 2011-May 2012), engineering manager and senior product
manager, Adobe Scout (Oct. 2010-Oct. 2011), senior product
manager, Flex SDK (Jan. 2009-Oct. 2010), lead computer
scientist, Flex SDK (April 2003-Jan. 2009) at Adobe Systems,
Inc.. B.A.Sc. from UC Berkeley, 2003.
Director of Product Henry Bridge
(Jan. 2016) Entrepreneur at startups,
Sept. 2013-Jan. 2016. Product manager at Facebook, June
2011-June 2013. Product manager (July 2008-May 2011) and
associate product manager at Google (March 2007-July
2008). B.S. in computer science from Stanford
Director of Product Gerard Niemira
(Mar. 2016; started as a senior product manager
in Oct. 2015) Worked for seven years at Kiva.org in San
Francisco, serving as interim VP of product and engineering,
interim VP of product, director of product management, senior
product manager, product manager and customer service manager
starting in March 2008. Senior manager of the Literacy
Registry (June 2007-Feb. 2008), manager of the Literacy
Registry (June 2006-June 2007) and manager of recipient groups
(Sept. 2005-June 2006) at First Book. B.A. in history
from Saint Thomas Aquinas College, 2005.
Senior Product Designer Denny McFadden
(Aug. 2015) Product designer at General
Assembly, June-Aug. 2015. Senior product designer at
charity: water, March 2012-June 2015. Interactive
designer for Hard Candy Shell, April 2011-March 2012.
Designer at Blue Ocean Ideas, Nov. 2009-March 2011.
Bachelor's degree in graphic design from Salisbury University,
2009. Originally from Baltimore.
Lead Product Designer and Product Manager - Engagement Suelyn Yu
(July 2016) Senior design manager-UX at
Opower in San Francisco, Feb. 2013-July 2016. Interation
designer at frog design, June 2010-Feb. 2013. B.Eng. in
mechanical engineering and design from Northwestern
Lead Product Designer and Product Manager James Plummer
(July 2016) Lead product designer at
Zendrive, Jan. 2014-Jan. 2016. Lead product designer at
Grokker, Sept. 2012-Jan. 2014. User experience designer
at Google, March 2011-Sept. 2012. B.B.A. from the
College of Charleston.
Lead Product Designer Alessandra Nicole Mosenifar
(June 2016) Senior product designer at
charity: water, Dec. 2013-June 2016. Interactive
designer at Thread Design in Shanghai, March 2012-Dec.
2013. Brand designer at Malherbe Design in Shanghai,
Feb.-June 2011. Graphic designer at MGA Entertainment in
Hong Kong, Sept. 2010-Feb. 2011. Masters in design,
cross cultural design from L'École de design de Nantes
Atlantique, 2012; B.A. degrees in graphic design,
international relations from UC Davis, 2010.
Senior Product Manager Stephanie Cheng
(Aug. 2015) Co-founder of Kooapps in
Manila, Philippines, Aug. 2010-Aug. 2015. Interactive
and mobile services at Six Flags, June-Aug. 2014.
Department analyst at Dreamworks Animation, Jan. 2008-Aug.
2013. Product manager at PlayFirst, Inc. May-Dec.
2011. MBA. from MIT Sloan School of Management, 2015;
BAH in psychology, international relations from Stanford
Senior Product Manager Emily Hahn
(Sept. 2016) Director at Quid in San
Francisco, from June 2014. Co-founder of The Life Tie
Project, Dec. 2010. Senior consultant to Polaris
Management Partners, June 2008-June 2012. M.B.A. from UC
Berkeley Haas School of Business, 2014; B.A. in government
from Cornell University, 2008.
Senior Product Manager Akash Gupta
(July 2016) Software engineer at
Facebook, Dec. 2011-Oct. 2015; started as an intern, May-Aug.
2011. B.S. in electrical engineering and computer
science from UC Berkeley, 2012.
Product Manager Ahna Rao
(2015) Produt at Paddle8, Nov. 2014-June
2015. Design strategist at fuseproject, Jan.-Nov.
2014. B.S. in science, technology and international
affairs (STIA) from Georgetown University, 2013.
Product Manager Bobby Dresser
(Jan. 2016...started as a frontend engineer,
Aug. 2015-Jan. 2016) Software engineer at 3Derm Systems,
Sept. 2013-March 2014. Marketplace product analyst for
Facebook, May-Aug. 2013. B.S. in computer science from
Yale College, 2013.
Product Manager Amy O Lee
(June 2016) Product manager at Zillow
Group, Aug. 2015-June 2016, and product manager for dotloop,
2015-June 2016. Product designer/design researcher for
Workday, Oct. 2013-Dec. 2014. M.S. in information
management from University of Washington; B.A. in cognitive
science and anthropology from UC Irvine.
Operations Product Manager Malika Mehrotra
(July 2016) Cloud services product
manager at Salesforce, from Aug. 2015. B.S. in
management science and engineering from Stanford University,
Deputy CTO/Director of Frontend Engineering and Optimization Kyle Rush
(May 2015) Consultant at Kyle Rush
Consulting since Nov. 2012. Head of optimization at
Optimizely, Dec. 2013-May 2015. Director of technology
for The New Yorker, April-Nov. 2013. Deputy director of
frontend web development at Obama for America, June 2011-Dec.
2012. Frontend web developer at Blue State Digital, Dec.
2008-May 2011. B.A. in political science from California
State University-Fullerton, 2008. twitter
Front End Architect David Fox-Powell
(June 2015) Senior front end engineer at
Optimizely, June 2014-June 2015. Front end development
lead at BRANDERATI, Feb.-June 2014. Founder and lead
developer at dfpdev.com, Nov. 2012-Jan. 2014. Geothermal
field investigator for Geothermeon AG in Western Turkey, Sept.
2008-Jan. 2010. B.A.Sc. in geological/geophysical
engineering from University of Idaho, 2000.
Engineering Manager Douglas Back
(May 2015...second engineer hired) Senior
web developer at The New York Times, Sept. 2013-May
2015. Senior front end web developer at Blue State
Digital, Nov. 2010-Aug. 2013. Web designer and digital
media producer for the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, April
2007-Oct. 2010. Genius at Apple Retail, Jan. 2005-April
2007. B.F.A. in, lighting design from DePaul University,
Engineering Manager James Hickey
(June 2015) Director of product
development at Sprinklr, Sept. 2014-June 2015. Lead
software engineer at BRANDERATI, June 2013-Sept. 2014.
IT consultant for Bloomberg Philanthropies, Jan. 2012-June
2013. QA engineer for Apple Inc., Nov. 2009-Dec.
2011. Genius at Apple Retail, Oct. 2007-Nov. 2009.
Bachelor's degree in music, music technology from Oberlin
Senior Front End Engineer Sunil Kapila
(Jan. 2016) Senior front end engineer at
J.Crew, Sept. 2014-Jan. 2016. Senior interactive
developer at SI.com (Jan.-Sept. 2014) and senior interactive
developer for Sports Illustrated Digital Products (July
2012-Dec. 2013). Freelance front end developer with
Avrett Free Ginsberg, Media Tavern, 2011-12. Lead Flash
developer at Knowawall, Inc., April 2006-June 2010.
Graphic designer at Marketing Technology Solutions, Jan.-March
2006. Web and media assistant at Harris Rothenberg
International, Jan.-Dec. 2005. Studied art-semiotics at
Senior Front End Engineer Mina Markham
(June 2016...front end engineer from June 2015-May 2016) Product designer and front end architect at IBM Design in Austin, TX, Jan.-May 2015. Independent consultant, Pink Pixels Creative in Austin, TX, 2005-April 2015. Staff UI engineer at parago, March 2013-Dec. 2014. Production artist at YP, formerly AT&T Advertising Solutions in Dallas/Fort Worth, Nov. 2007-Sept.. 2012. Bachelor's degree in graphic arts, women's studies from Syracuse University, 2007.
Front End Engineer Neel Patel
(July 2015) Web development immersive
instructional lead and web development immersive at General
Assemb.ly, Aug. 2013-June 2015. Wealth management;
securities lending analyst at Merrill Lynch, March 2011-Aug.
2013. Business strategy consultant at ProBorea Inc. Feb.
2010-Feb. 2011. Environmental sustainability analyst for
Airbus, May-Nov. 2009. Studied environmental business
economics at Rutgers University.
Front End Engineer Pritika Nilaratna
(July 2015) Web developer for Brooklyn
Museum, June 2014-July 2015. Senior developer, project
coordinator for Brooklyn United, June 2011-May 2014.
Resident technologist for EDesign Lab, Oct. 2012-May
2013. B.F.A. in design and technology from Parsons
School of Design, 2011.
Front End Engineer Rachel Cantor
(Aug. 2015) Software engineer, R&D at
Control Group, June 2012-May 2015. Freelance web
engineer at iheartcake.com, 2009-13. Assistant to the
archivist at Marian Goodman Gallery, April 2011-April
2012. Director of marketing and promotions at Comix,
Feb. 2010-Feb. 2011. B.A. in video, photography from
Sarah Lawrence College, 2009; B.A. in English, photography
from SUNY at Fredonia, 2006.
Front End Engineer Kyle Lucovsky
(Sept. 2015) Front end engineer for Gawker Media, April 2014-Sept. 2015. Associate application developer at Vimeo, June 2013-April 2014. Product manager - publishing products at Yahoo!, Aug. 2011-Dec. 2012. B.A. in politics, studio art from New York University, 2011.
Front End Engineer Mike Lang
(Jan. 2016) Freelance web developer for
Madwell, Aug.-Dec. 2015. Director of creative technology
for New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory, July
2014-Sept. 2015. Front end engineer at Sulia, Inc. Oct.
2013-July 2014. Freelance developer for Playnomics,
July-Oct. 2013. CTO, partner and lead programmer at
Rally Games, Dec. 2011-July 2013. Pipeline technical
director at Curious Pictures, Oct. 2007-Dec. 2011.
Technical artist at Electronic Arts, Aug. 2006-Oct.
2007. B.S.E. in digital media design and M.S.E. in
computer graphics and game technology from University of
Front End Engineer Nathan Kane
(April 2016) Interaction designer at
Intuit, Aug. 2012-Aug. 2015. B.S. in bioengineering from
UC Berkeley, 2011.
Front End Engineer Carrie Villines
(May 2016) Freelance front-end developer
and web designer, Jan. 2007-May 2016. Interface
developer for HelloWorld, Inc. May 2013-Dec. 2014.
Front-end developer for Promotions.com, Sept. 2001-May
2013. Front-end developer for Weight Watchers, June-Aug.
2011. Front-end developer/designer at Louise Blouin
Media/ARTINFO.com, March 2008-June 2011. Photographer at
Carrie Villines Photography, Jan. 2001-June 2011. Web
designer/photographer at Basik Systems, Dec. 2007-March
2008. M.F.A. in photography and related technology from
Parsons School of Design-The New School, 2007; B.A. in English
from UCLA, 1996.
Front End Engineer Vanessa Archambault
(June 2016) GIS software developer for
Create Real Estate, July 2014-June 2016. Content analyst
for Apple, Inc. at PRO Unlimited, April 2013-July 2014. Earth
science researcher at NASA Ames Research Center, Jan.-April
2013. Natural hazard consultant-GIS analyst for
Homeguard, Inc., Nov. 2011-April 2013. Contractor to
PG&E for vegetation management with Western Environmental
Consultants, June 2010-Aug. 2011. Instructor for
environmental studies program at Leadershiip Public Schools,
Sept. 2009-May 2010. B.S. in environmental science,
policy and management, forestry from UC Berkeley, 2008; A.A.
from Cypress College, 2005.
Front End Engineer Chris Wallwork
(June 2016) Web developer at USA for
UNHCR, July 2015-June 2016. Freelance full-stack web
developer, Oct. 2014-July 2015. Manager for
instructional design at Saks Fifth Avenue, June 2012-July
2014. Training and development coordinator at Palladia,
Inc., Feb. 2010-June 2012. B.Eng. from The Open
Deputy CTO Derek Parham
(Jan. 2016) Startup advisor and investor
from Sept. 2011. Director of software for Planet Labs,
Nov. 2012-June 2013. Technical lead of Google Apps,
2005-11. Lead engineer at Chemsilico, March 2000-Feb.
2005. Double major in computer science and
human-computer interactions from Carnegie Mellon University,
Engineering Manager - Engagement Team Sarah Gray
(June 2015) Senior software
engineer-monetization at Optimizely, March 2014-June
2015. CTO at DogBff, Nov. 2013-June 2015. Senior
software engineer at Jawbone, Feb. 2013-Jan. 2014.
General counsel (Dec. 2011-Feb. 2013) and lead software
engineer (Nov. 2011-Feb. 2013) at CrowdMob Inc.. J.D.
from UC Berkeley Hastings College of the Law, 2011; B.S.
in computer engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Senior Software Engineer Andrea Frome
(May 2016) Software engineer and
engineering manager at Nuna Inc., July 2015-April 2016.
Staff software engineer at Google, Sept. 2007-May 2015.
Ph.D. in computer science from UC Berkeley, 2007; B.S. in
environmental science from University of Mary Washington,
Senior Software Engineer-Data Infrastructure Dan Drabik
(Aug. 2016) Senior software
developer/engineering manager at Kickstarter, Jan. 2012-Aug.
2016. Lead developer at TuneCore, Dec. 2009-Dec.
2011. Owner of SheepDog Games, June-Dec. 2010.
Lead developer at BoomBox, Oct. 2008-Dec. 2009. Director
of production at IndustryConnect, Dec. 2005-June 2008.
Actuarial associate at Towers Perrin, June 2003-July
2005. Bachelor's degree in mathematics from Villanova
Title? Alexandra Berke
(Feb. 2016) Software architect and senior
engineer at Mast Mobile, Aug. 2014-Feb. 2016. Hacker in
residence/engineer at Significance Labs, June-Aug. 2014.
Lead engineer at Huffpost Labs, Aug. 2013-July 2014.
Developer at Thinkful, June-Aug. 2013. Degree in
mathematics, computer science from Brown University, 2013.
(Oct. 2015) Director of mobile/senior
backend engineer at timehop, March 2014-Sept. 2015. Head
of mobile at Livestream, June 2013-Feb. 2014. Lead
architect at Droplr, Jan. 2011-May 2013. Software
engineer at WIT-Software, Sept. 2009-Jan. 2011. M.S. in
computer science from University of Coimbra, 2009.
iOS Developer Lauren Pully
(July 2016) Associate consultant at
McKinsey & Company, Aug. 2015-July 2016. Technology
analyst at Goldman Sachs, July 2011-June 2013. M.B.A.
from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015; B.S. in
computer science, technological entrepreneurship from Columbia
Senior Android Engineer Seeyew
Mo ...deployed to Des Moines, Iowa as GOTV coordinator
in Oct. 2016
(July 2016...started as a volunteer on the
California primary campaign, Nov. 2015-June 2016) Worked
on an early stage startup in SF, Oct. 2015-June 2016.
Senior mobile engineer (project manager and tech lead) at
Yahoo!, July 2013-June 2015. Mobile engineer and project
manager at Xobni, March 2010-July 2013. Senior software
engineer at Intuit, June 2005-March 2010. M.S. in
engineering management from Santa Clara University, 2012; B.S.
in computer science from University of Wisconsin-Madison,
Android Engineer Joseph Bandera-Duplantier
iOS developer at Small Planet Digital, Sept. 2013-Sept. 2015. B.A. from UNC Chapel HIll, 2010.
Senior Security Engineer Timothy Ball
Engineering Manager - Site Reliability Michael Fisher
(June 2015...fifth tech hire) Solutions
engineer at Krux Digital, Inc., Nov. 2014-June 2015.
Technical account manager, ad serving at Google, Dec.
2012-Jan. 2014. Client services manager at Blue State
Digital, May 2011-Nov. 2012. Online communications associate
at Center for American Progress, May 2010-April 2011.
Business consultant, retail business development for Apple,
June 2007-Dec. 2008. B.A. in American studies from UC
Site Reliability Engineer Nathaniel Welch
(Jan. 2016) Technical lead of community
at littleBits, Aug. 2015-Jan. 2016. Founder of Rodeo,
Aug. 2012-Jan. 2013. Contracting and working on side
projects, Feb.-July 2012. Site reliability engineer
(April 2012-March 2015) and software engineer for
Google. Software developer for Punchd, May-July
2011. Software developer for iFixit, April 2009-April
2011. B.S. in computer science from California
Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, 2011.
Site Reliability Engineer Amy Hailes
(May 2016) Senior performance engineer at
Akamai Technologies, May 2012-May 2016. System delivery
engineer at Thinking Phone Networks, June 2010-May 2012.
B.S. in music and computer science from MIT, 2010.
Site Reliability Engineer Will McCutcheon
(Aug. 2016) Senior consultant at
Intersection (formerly Control Group), Oct. 2011-April
2016. Performance technology consultant at M.I.A., July
2008-Nov. 2013. Mac Genius for Apple, July 2004-July
2008. Previously worked in the Charlottesville, VA area
as systems administrator at [e]morphic, May-Dec. 2012; web
designer for Tovaris, Sept. 2000-Feb. 2002; systems
administrator at Gibson Design Associates, Nov. 1999-Set.
2000; and systems administrator at High RezSolutions, Oct.
(Sept. 2016) Security engineer at
Praetorian in Austin, TX from Jan. 2016. B.S. in
computer engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology,
(Sept. 2015) Senior UI engineer at
Optimizely, July 2014-Aug. 2015. Front-end sorcerer at
SmugMug, Aug. 2010-May 2014. Software engineer at
Genius.com, April 2008-May 2010. Software developer for
CPrime, June 2004-Dec. 2006. B.S. in information
technology from Rochester Institute of Technology, 2007.
Software Engineer Bethany Andres-Beck
(Dec. 2015) Software engineer at Twitter,
Nov. 2014-Dec. 2015. Software enginer at TripAdvisor,
May 2011-Oct. 2014. Software engineer at BAE Systems,
April 2008-April 2011. Programmer at the Center for
Health Decision Science in the Harvard School of Public
Health, April 2006-April 2008. Administrative
coordinator at Boston Medical Center, April 2004-April
2006. B.A. in theater from Smith College, 2005.
Ed. note - Assistance in fitting Tech folks in the right teams would be grealy appreciated!!! It's all on background.
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Engineering Manager - Content Publishing Beau Haugh
(July 2016...tech and people lead, Storytelling
Team) Consulting product manager for a restaurant
focused startup, Nov. 2015-April 2016. CTO at Remedy,
July-Oct. 2015. Software engineer for Airbnb, April-Sept.
2012. Co-founder/CTO of Localmind, March 2011-Dec.
2012. Manager, software engineering (July 2010-March
2011) and senior software engineer (July 2009-July 2010) at
NeuStar, inc.. Owner of Apt Method, Inc., Jan.
2006-March 2011. Consultant to Leap Wireless
International, Inc. Jan. 2006-Jan. 2007. Technology
director at Buyingshow Solutions, Inc., Jan. 2005-Jan.
2006. Software engineer at RS&A Consulting, Inc.,
March 2002-Jan. 2005. Studied mechanical engineering at
Cornell University, 2000-03.
Senior Software Engineer Sharif Corinaldi, Ph.D.
(Aug. 2015) Proprietary trader/engineer
for T3 Trading Group, LLC, June 2013-Aug. 2015.
Independent contractor for Citizen Engagement Laboratory, Jan.
2010-May 2013. Independent software consultant, March
2003-Aug. 2008. Lead developer/systems architect for
Bear Stearns & Company, June 2001-March 2003. Web
eCommerce developer/technical project lead for Kozmo|Online
Delivery, June 1999-April 2001. Ph.D. in physics from UC
Berkeley, 2013; bachelor's degree in physics from City
University of New York-Hunter College, 2007; B.S. in computer
science from Brown University, 2000.
Senior Software Engineer Nat Thompson
(June 2015) Software engineer for Yelp,
Sept. 2011-March 2015. B.A. in computer science,
psychology from Bard College at Simon's Rock, 2011.
Senior Software Engineer Charles Gunyon
(June 2016) Embedded Linux engineer for
Rolls-Royce, March 2015-June 2016. Web developer/analyst
at Indiana University Bloomington, Nov. 2014-March 2015.
Systems programmer/systems administrator for University of
Iowa IIHR, Nov. 2005-July 2009. B.A. in political
science and government from Indiana University-Purdue
University Indianapolis, 2014.
Senior Software Engineer Jacqueline Chang
(Sept. 2016) Senior software engineer at
Eventbrite, July 2014-Sept. 2016. Technical co-founder
of Plympton, Jan. 2013-July 2014. Research engineer at
StumbleUpon, April 2011-Dec 2012. B.S. in computer
science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010.
Senior Software Engineer Matt D. Tucker
(Feb. 2016) Co-founder/CTO of Unfold:
Share Better, April 2015-Jan. 2016. Senior software
developer at charity: water, May 2012-Dec. 2014.
Principal software engineer at EnerNOC, Sept. 2005-Oct.
2011. Co-founder of thoughtbot, June 2003-June
2005. B.S. in computer science from Worcester
Senior Software Engineer Akiva Leffert
(June 2016) Mobile team lead at edX, Nov.
2014-June 2016. Senior iOS engineer at Etsy, Jan.
2013-Oct. 2014. Software engineer at Apple, July
2008-July 2011. B.S. in computer science from Carnegie
Mellon University, 2006.
Backend Software Engineer Krista Davis
(June 2015, but time off June-Aug. 2015 to
teach) Senior software engineer at Google,
2007-15. Software engineer at SRI International,
Jan.-Aug. 2006. B.S. in computer science from University
of Washington, 2005.
Backend Engineer Steve McCarthy
(May 2016) Developer at WebKite,
March-Oct. 2014. Co-founder and CIO at Spacefinity,
June-Dec. 2013. Project manager and developer at
Enterprise Data Solutions, Inc. Oct. 2011-May 2013.
Master's degree in engineering management (2010) and B.S. in
mechanical engineering (2009) from Case Western Reserve
Software Engineer/Manager Fred Wulff
(March 2016) Engineering lead at Dropbox,
Feb. 2013-Dec. 2015. Co-founder of Verbling, June
2011-Jan. 2012. Software engineer at Google, Nov.
2009-June 2011. M.S. (2009) and B.S.(2008) in computer
science from Stanford University.
Software Engineer Stephen Kao
(Nov. 2015) Front-end engineer for Gawker
Media, March 2014-Nov. 2015. Engineer for Flashgroup
Inc., Feb. 2011-March 2014. B.S./B.A. in computer
science, Chinese from University of Pittsburgh, 2011.
Software Engineer Sung Choi
(2016) Co-founder and software engineer
at airbug, 2013-15. Fulbright fellow in Seoul, Korea,
2010-11. B.A. in sociology and anthropology from
Swarthmore College, 2008.
Software Engineer Phil Ditzler
(Sept. 2016) Co-founder and full-stack
engineer at Point, from 2013. B.A. in mathematics and
computer science from New York University, 2013.
Software Engineer Ajay Tungare
(Sept. 2016) Director of the Tungare
Manohar Family Foundation from Sept. 2013. Software
engineer at Vium from Nov. 2014. Software engineer at
Hack Reactor, June-Sept. 2014. Investment analyst at
Staar 20/20 Investments, Sept. 2013-April 2014. Policy fellow
with the Illinois State Board of Education, July 2012-July
2013. Interned on Obama for America, Aug.-Nov.
2012. A.B. in evolutionary biology and neurosciene from
Princeton University, 2012.
Software Engineer Alex Wallace
(Aug. 2016) User interface engineer for
Facebook, March 2013-July 2016. Software engineer, March
2012-April 2013. Web developer for The New York Times,
Jan.-Aug. 2011. Web developer for drop.io, April-Dec.
2010. Developer for Digital Pulp, March 2007-April 2010.
Software Engineer Matthew Vermaak
(Jan. 2016) Owner of first commit from
May 2012. Developer at HowAboutWe.com, Nov. 2010-May
2012. Developer for drop.io, May-Oct. 2010.
Developer for RecycleBank, June 2009-May 2010. B.S. in
computer science from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities,
2009; earlier studied at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.
Software Engineer Danny Bowman
(July 2016) Software engineer for
chartbeat.com, Sept. 2012-Dec. 2014. Software engineer
for Funzio, Jan.-June 2012. Head of technology at BRUTE
LABS, 2009-12. Product specialist, enterprise program
manager, technical associate and marketing coordinator at
Google, Sept. 2008-Aug. 2011. Assistant producer at
Stimmung NY/RMI Music, Jan.-Sept. 2008. B.A. in
political science from Brown University, 2007.
Software Engineer John Hergenroeder
(Aug. 2016) Engineer for Stripe, Nov.
2015-July 2016. Recurser at Recurse Center, March-July
2015. Software engineer at FactSet Research Systems,
Aug. 2011-March 2015. B.S.C.S. computer science from
Washington University in St. Louis, 2011.
Software Engineer Sean Shannon
(Aug. 2016) Web development instructor
for General Assembly, July 2014-Aug. 2016. Senior
engineer at Contactually, Oct. 2012-July 2014. Senior
engineer at Social Tables, May-Sept. 2012. Web developer
for Home Front Communications, June 2011-May 2012. Web
developer for WeddingWire, April 2010-May 2011.
Information technology specialist at A Wider Circle, Aug.
2009-March 2010. B.A. in economics from The George
Washington University, 2009.
Software Engineer David Chanin
(Aug. 2016) Software engineer at Quizlet,
July 2012-Aug. 2015. M.S. in electrical engineering from
Stanford University, 2012; B.S. in electrical engineering from
Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009.
Software Engineer Riley Martinez-Lynch
(Feb. 2016) Founder and principal at
Teleological Software, LLC from Dec. 2008. Consulting
software engineer to Bloomberg LP, Dec. 2014-Feb. 2016.
Consulting software architect to Fokus, LLC, July 2012-Nov.
2014. Consulting software engineer to Bloomberg LP,
April 2010-June 2012. Senior software architect at
BatchBlue Software, Aug. 2006-July 2008. Software
development engineer at Amazon, Nov. 2003-Nov. 2005.
Self-employed software consultant, Aug. 2001-Aug. 2003.
Software developement engineer at Amazon, Sept. 1997-May
2001. B.A. in liberal arts from Goddard College, 1995.
Software Engineer John Wang
(Feb. 2016) Software engineer at Minted
from Oct. 2013. Manager at Development Finance
International, Inc., 2012-Aug. 2013. Consultantwith
Accenture, Feb. 2006-Aug. 2009. Studied at Georgetown
University's McDonough School of Business; B.S. in computer
science from Carnegie Mellon University, 2005.
Software Engineer Horace Williams
(Aug. 2016) Instructor at the Turing
School of Software and Design, Oct. 2014-July 2016.
Software engineer at LivingSocial, Aug. 2012-Oct. 2014.
Web development student/Hungry Academy at LivingSocial,
March-Aug. 2012. Designer at Marcy Wong Donn Logan
Architects, July 2011-March 2012. B.A. in architecture
from Yale University, 2011.
Open Source Community Manager Remy DeCausemaker
(June 2016) Fedora community action and
impact lead at Red Hat, Feb. 2015-June 2016. FOSS
research coordinator (May 2014-Feb. 2015); assistant director
of the Lab for Technological Literacy (Sept. 2013-May 2014) at
the Rochester Institute of Technology. Co-founder of
CIVX.us. M.S. in professional studies: communications
and media technologies and public policy from Rochester
Institute of Technology, 2013; B.S. in applied arts and
sciences from Rochester Institute of Technology, 2008.
• Mobilized 500 volunteers -- coders, designers, leaders, writers, mentors, and researchers -- who used their "skills and expertise to create tech tools to help elect Hillary Clinton and other Democratic and progressive candidates." DevProgress.us
Director of Analytics Elan Kriegel
(reported by Politico's
Darren Samuelsohn on March 25, 2015) Co-founder of
BlueLabs. Battleground states analytics director at
Obama for America June 2011-Nov. 2012. Senior modeling
analyst at the DNC, 2010-11. Worked as a radio and
television producer. M.A. in quantitative methods in the
social sciences from Columbia University; B.S. in mathematics
and anthropology from the University of Wisconsin.
Deputy Chief Analytics Officer Nellwyn Thomas
(Sept. 2015...director of digital analytics for
te primaries) Senior director for analytics and business
intelligence (Nov. 2013-Nov. 2015), group manager on data
analyst team (Jan.-Oct. 2013) and staff data analyst (June
2011-Jan. 2013) at Etsy. M.A. in history and sociology
of science from University of Pennsylvania, 2011; A.B. in
psychology, cognitive neuroscience from Harvard University,
• VOTER ANALYTICS (SURVEY, TARGETING and
Voter Analytics Director Matt Dover
(April 2015, initially analytics communications
director) Director of campaigns for Civis Analytics,
Jan. 2013-March 2015. Deputy battleground states
analytics director on Obama for America, June 2011-Nov.
2012. M.P.P. from Harvard University, 2011. Corps
member at Teach for America, June 2007-June 2008. B.A.
in political science and government from University of
Senior Project Manager and Survey Lead Amber Carrier
(April 2016) Senior analyst at The Mellman Group, May 2007-April 2016. National finance assistant at Nancy Jacobsen Consulting, 2005-May 2007, and national finance assistant for Evan Bayh Committee/All America PAC, 2005-07. Degree in culture and politics from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.
Survey Analyst McKenzie Young
(May 2016) Associate at Global Strategy Group, June 2013-April 2016. M.A. in political science from Duke University, 2013; B.A. in political science, statistics from Elon University, 2011.
Survey Analyst Ana Marinovic
(Aug. 2016) B.A. in social studies from Harvard University, 2016.
Modeling Data Manager Hana Elhattab
(May 2015) Data analyst (June 2014-May 2015) and data services manager (June 2013-June 2014) at the DNC. Deputy data and targeting manager at ISSI, June 2012-Jan. 2013. Senior program assistant for voter education campaign in Egypt for National Democratic Institute, 2010-12. BASc in genetics/cellular and molecular biology from University of Maryland College Park, 2010.
Lead Voter File Analyst Tony Smolenski
(Jan. 2016...lead voter file analyst) Freelance sound designer on Broadway Jan. 2000-Nov. 2015. Data analyst at Everytown for Gun Safety, June-Sept. 2014. B.A. in theater from SUNY New Paltz, 2000.
Analyst Alexander Singal
(June 2016...direct mail program) Senior analyst, data sciences at HBO, Jan.-May 2016. Contract data administrator for InterSystems, Sept. 2015-Jan. 2016. Field organizer in Cary, NC and earlier intern in Chicago on Obama for America from Sept. 2011. Degree in philosophy, neuroscience and psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, 2011.
Analyst Eric Lee
(Aug. 2016) Marketing analyst at Fisher Investments, Oct. 2013-Feb. 2015. Quality analyst at Hospira, June 2012-Sept. 2013. B.A. in political science, quantitative methods from UC Berkeley, 2012.
Analyst Nora Hajjar
(June 2016...lead analyst for digital targeting strategy) Analyst, strategy and analysis at DigitasLBi_US, 2014-16. Analyst, insights and analysis at Havas Media, 2013-14. B.S. from Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
Analyst Or Skolnik
Manager (from Feb. 2015), case team leader (July 2014-Jan. 2015) and consultant (July 2012-June 2014) at Bain & Company. Digital/new media director on Strickland for Governor, Sept. 2009-Nov. 2010. Account associate at MSHC Partners, Jan. 2008-Aug. 2009. M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, 2012; B.A. in government from Georgetown University, and served as president of Georgetown University College Democrats.
Analyst Simon Vance
Analyst Tim Durigan
(Aug. 2016) Senior business information
analyst/analyst II at Anthem, Inc. from Aug. 2014. CDP
technology analyst at JPMorgan Chase, July 2013-Aug.
2014. Information and communication technology
specialist with the Peace Corps in Dominican Republic, March
2011-May 2013. B.A. in economics, pre-professional
studies from University of Notre Dame, 2010.
Analyst Catherine Tarsney
(July 2016) Senior associate (July
2015-July 2016), associate (April 2014-July 2015) and seasonal
associate (April 2013-March 2014) at 270 Strategies.
Regional GOTV director at Battleground Texas, Sept.-Nov.
2014. Fall fellow on Obama for America, Sept.Nov.
2011. B.A. in public policy from The University of
Early Vote Lead and Data Science Project Manager Bridgit Donnelly
(June 2016) Data training manager at tne
New Organizing Institute, Feb.-Aug. 2014. Political
director on Ralph Northam for Lt. Governor (VA), March-Nov.
2013. Data fellow at The Atlas Project, Jan.-March
2013. Logistics director and regional field director at
Organizing for America-Virginia, Dec. 2011-Nov. 2012.
Deputy organizing director on Fairfax Victory 2011 (VA),
Aug.-Nov. 2011. M.S. in computational analysis and
public policy from the Harris School of Public Policy at the
University of Chicago, 2016; B.A. in political science and
government from Barnard College, 2011.
• DATA SCIENCE
Director of Data Science Kit Rodolfa
(Sept. 2015) Director of digital analytics at the White House, Sept. 2013-Sept. 2015. Co-founder of Edgeflip, Jan.-Sept. 2013. Digital modeling and engineering director in the analytics department at Obama for America, June 2011-Dec. 2012. M.P.P from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, 2011; Ph.D. (2009) and A.M. (2007) in chemistry and chemical biology from Harvard University; M.Phil. in chemistry from University of Cambridge, 2005; B.S. degrees in chemistry and physics from Harvey Mudd College, 2004.
Deputy Director of Data Science Lucia Tian
(2016) Engagement manager at McKinsey & Company, 2016. M.A. in business economics from Harvard University; B.S. in electrical engineering and computer science, economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Data Scientist Johannes Hemker
(March 2016) Ph.D. in political science
from Columbia University in the City of New York, 2016; B.A.
in philosophy and economics from Universitat Bayreuth, 2010.
Data Scientist Ben Fifield
(Sept. 2015) Ph.D. candidate in politics
at Princeton University. Research analyst at the DNC,
July 2010-April 2011. B.A. in political science from
Washington University in St. Louis, 2010.
Data Scientist Jason Perlmutter
(Aug. 2015) Ph.D. in biomedical
engineering from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2011;
B.S. in biological engineering from Cornell University, 2006.
Data Scientist Alexander Copulsky
(July 2015) Ph.D. student in the
political science department at MIT from Aug. 2013.
Strategy consultant, Loyalty Lab for TIBCO Software, Feb.
2012-June 2013. Analyst at Deloitte Consulting, June
2010-Feb. 2012. B.A. in history from Harvard College,
2010. In Fall 2012 Copulsky co-created RoboRomney.com.
Data Scientist Sara LaRocca
(July 2016) Data scientist for Zurich North America, Aug. 2014-July 2016. Ph.D. (2014) and M.S. (2010) in environmental systems engineering from The Johns Hopkins University. B.S. in environmental science, mathematics from UNC at Chapel Hill, 2006.
Lead Survey Methodologist Alissa Stollwerk
(July 2015) Finshed work on Ph.D.,
candidate from Sept. 2009. Senior analyst at the Analyst
Institute, July 2014-June 2015. High school social
studies teacher in New York City, Sept. 2006-June 2009; corps
member with Teach for America, June 2006-June 2008.
Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University in the
City of New York, 2015; M.S.T. from Pace University-New York,
2008; B.A. and M.A. in political science from Yale University,
(Aug. 2016) Analyst at Analysis Group, July 2014-June 2016. B.A. in economics, politics from Bates College, 2014.
Ph.D. in physics from Columbia University in
the City of New York; J.D. from Yale Law School, 2011;
undergraduate degree in anthropology from Princeton
University. From Brooklyn.
(May 2016; started as an analytics intern in Jan. 2016) B.S. in political science, philosophy from Texas A&M University, 2016.
Margaret "Meg" Schwenzfeier
(Sept. 2015) Analyst at the Analyst Institute, May 2014-Sept. 2015. B.A. in political science and government from The College of William and Mary, 2014.
(July 2016...seconded from the DNC) Data scientist at the DNC from Sept. 2015. Director of analytics at the Analyst Institute, Nov. 2013-Sept. 2015. Analytics manager at the DSCC, March-Nov. 2013. Deputy date director at Obama for America in Ohio, Aug.-Nov. 2012; associate analyst at Obama for America in Chicago, Feb.-Aug. 2012. Project manager at the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations, May 2011-Jan. 2012. B.S. in mathematics and international relations from The College of William and Mary, 2011.
(July 2016) Social science analyst at the U.S. Government Accountability Office, Aug. 2015-July 2016. Ph.D. (2015) and Master's degree (2011) in political science from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015; bachelor's degree in political science and public policy from Case Western Reserve University, 2010.
(Sept. 2016) Most recently a data science fellow at Galvanize. Work towards a Ph.D at ASU in 2014-15; Master's degree in physics from San Francisco State University, 2014; Bachelor's degree in German literature and cultural history from Columbia University in the City of New York, 2007.
• PAID MEDIA ANALYTICS
overseen by Deputy CAO Nell Thomas
Analyst Pedro Suarez Jr.
(Aug. 2015) Engagement specialist (Nov. 2014-Aug. 2015) and data manager (Aug.-Nov. 2014) at BlueLabs. B.A. in mathematics, Mexican American studies from The University of Texas at Austin, 2013.
Analyst Charles Carson
(July 2016) Senior data associate at
Universal Service Administrative Co. (USAC), May 2015-June
2016. Detail to the chief economist in the Office of the
Secretary of Labor, July 2012-May 2015. Program
economist at the Bureau of Labor Statistices, July 2005-July
2012. B.S. in economics from University of Alabama,
Analyst Matthew Leal
(Aug. 2016) Senior business intelligence analyst at Tapjoy, April 2012-June 2016. Analyst for yield management at CBS Interactive, April 2011-April 2012. Peace corps volunteer in Apia, Samoa, Oct. 2008-Dec. 2010. Account manager at CBS Interactive, Nov. 2006-May 2008. Research analyst at eCivis, Inc. Jan. 2005-Feb. 2006. B.A. in political science from University of Southern California, 2004.
Consultant Harrison Kriesberg
Lead campaign strategist (analytics, data,
technology) at BlueLabs from March 2013. Data and
analytics director at McAuliffe for Governor (VA), March-Nov.
2013. Battleground state analyst (Western Region) at
Obama for America, June 2011-Dec. 2012. Elections
analyst at the DNC, June 2010-June 2011. B.A. in
economics and international relations from Brown University,
• FUNDRAISING ANALYTICS
Senior Digital Analyst Eurry Kim
(July 2015) Researcher for Facebook, Aug. 2013-July 2015. Corporate tax analyst for the IRS, Feb. 2008-Aug. 2012. M.A. in quantitative methods in the social sciences from Columbia University in the City of New York; 2013; B.A. in economics from UC Irvine, 2004.
Analyst Jonathan Yip
(May 2015...analytics and ec. policy) Business analyst for McKinsey & Company, Aug. 2013-April 2015. A.B. in economics, computer science from Harvard University, 2013.
Analyst Nick Eng
(Jan. 2016) Consulting data science manager at DataKind, Sept. 2015-Jan. 2016. Data scientist and partner development manager at the University of Chicago's Center for Data Science and Public Policy, Sept. 2014-June 2015. Manager of strategy and analytics at Voxy, March 2013-April 2014. Senior associate at PwC Advisory, Management Consulting, Nov. 2010-March 2013. B.A. in math, economics, statistics, urban studies from University of Pennsylvania, 2010.
Analyst Anastasia Erbe
(June 2015) Consultant at Deloitte, Oct. 2012-May 2015. Research assistant/programmer at Mathematica Policy Research, Sept. 2010-Oct. 2012. B.A. in politics from Princeton, University, 2010.
Senior Analyst Robert Prestezog
(2016) Senior statistical analyst at
Netflix, 2012-2015. Principal analyst at FriendFinder
Networks, Inc. 2004-11. Product developer for National
Geographic Maps, 1999-2002. B.S. in applied mathematics
from Harvey Mudd College, 1997.
Analyst Samantha Fu
(June 2016...digital and offline) Senior analystat Cornerstone Research from Aug. 2014. Equity analyst at Desautels Capital Management, Sept. 2012-April 2014. Bachelor of commerce from McGill University, 2014.
Analyst Molly Graepel
(Aug. 2015) Took a year and a half leave
of absence from graduate studies at Harvard to work on the
campaign. Program analyst (Oct. 2013-June 2014) and
associate program analyst (Oct. 2011-Sept. 2013) at Charity
Navigator. Working towards an M.P.P. from Harvard
University, started in 2014; undergraduate degree in East
Asian studies, economics from Haverford College, 2010.
• ANALYTICS TECH
Director of Analytics Tech Yahel
primary point of contact for Analytics with the Tech Team;
deputy director of digital analytics from April 2015-May
2016) Director of insight products (Oct. 2013-April
2015), deputy director of analytics (March-Oct. 2013), senior
web analytics architect (May 2010-April 2013) at Blue State
Digital. Senior digital analyst at Obama for America,
Aug.-Nov. 2012. A web manager at the University of
Pennsylvania. Studied political science and economics at
McGill University. Grew up in New York.
Analyst David Shere
(Oct. 2015) Product/data analyst at Optimizely, March 2014-Sept. 2015. Researcher at Media Matters for America, Sept. 2010-May 2013. B.A. in economics from UC Santa Cruz, 2009.
Analyst Shwetha Raghuraman
(July 2016) Analytics engineer on the data science team at the DNC from May 2015. Software engineer at Pure Storage, Aug. 2014-April 2015. B.S. in engineering, computer science from Princeton University.
Most recently Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University since 2011; internships at Google, Microsoft Research and Telefonica. Engineer at G2 Systems, LLC, July 2010-June 2011. Ph.D. in computer science from Columbia University, 2016; B.S. in computer science from Yale University, 2010.
(Sept. 2016) Data management at CareerMD, Aug. 2015-Sept. 2016. Consultant at QueBIT Consulting, July 2014-July 2015. B.S. in bioengineering and economics from SUNY at Binghamton, 2014.
Analytics Chief of Staff Sadia Iqbal
(March 2015) Associate in the Office of
the Chief of Staff at the White House, June-Sept. 2013.
Battleground states analytics project manager at Obama for
America, Jan.-Nov. 2012. Project assistant at Kirkland
& Ellis LLP, July 2010-Dec. 2011. Master's degree in
public policy analysis from University of Chicago-Harris
School of Public Policy, 2014; B.A. in political science and
international studies from Loyola University of Chicago, 2010.
Executive Assistant to the CAO Krystal Ortiz
(March 2016...started on the campaign as an
analytics and talent acquisition intern, Aug.-Dec. 2015, then
a field organizer from Dec. 2015-March 2016) Bachelor's
degree in political science and government from Harvard
(July 2015) Assistant general counsel and
assistant corporate secretary at Time Warner Inc., Nov.
2007-July 2015. J.D. from Columbia Law School;
bachelor's degree in mathematics from Duke University.
• PRESS ANALYTICS
(July 2015) Director the Moelis Institute
for Affordable Housing Policy at NYU Furman Center, March
2014-June 2015; research analyst at data manager at NYU Furman
Center, 2008-14. Master of Urban Planning from NYU
Wagner School of Public Service; B.A. in mathematics and dance
from Goucher College.
Analytics Thomas Esty
(June 2016) Developer and data analyst
(Feb. 2015-June 2016) and data fellow (Sept. 2014-Jan. 2015)
at The Atlas Project. B.A. in astrophysics from Harvard
Analytics Wilson Qin
(July 2016) Bachelor's degree in computer science from Harvard University, 2016.
Analytics Evelyn Danforth
(2015) Consultant at Deloitte, 2013-15. B.A. in history and the law, ethics in society from Stanford University.
• STATES ANALYTICS
Director of States Analytics Martha
(April 2015) NYPD director of citizen/workforce engagement, April 2014. Campaign manager on Lappin for Borough President, Jan.-Sept. 2013. State data director at Obama for America through Nov. 2012. DNC Midwest regional data director (Feb.-Sept. 2011) and Ohio data director, May 2010-Feb. 2011 for the DNC. Associate at Global Strategy Group, 2008-10. B.A. degree from Barnard College, 2007.
Regional Analytics Directors
Senior analyst of market integrity at OpenX
from Oct. 2013. Director of data and analytics at
NextGen Climate, July-Nov. 2014. Revenue intelligence
analyst at OpenX, Feb.-Oct. 2013. Pennsylvania data
director at Obama for America, Aug. 2011-Nov. 2012.
Regional data services director at the DNC, Feb.-Aug.
2011. Data director at Organizing for America, June
2010-Feb. 2011. Data analyst at the Atlas Project,
2009-10. Field director on Tim Nelson for County
Attorney (AZ), mid-2008. B.S. in neuroscience from
Brandeis University, 2008.
(Jan. 2016) Deputy campaign manager on Adrian Garcia for Mayor, May-Nov. 2015. Data director for Battleground Texas, June 2013-Nov. 2014. Deputy data director in Colorado for Obama for America, May-Nov. 2012; regional field director for Organizing for America in Colorado, Dec. 2011-May 2012. Field director on Kendra Yarbrough Camarena for Texas House, June-Nov. 2010. Director of youth outreach for the Harris County Democratic Party, Sept. 2009-June 2010. Volunteer coordinator on Bill White for Texas, Jan.-July 2009. B.A. in history from University of Houston, 2016; B.M. in vocal performance from New England Conservatory of Music, 2005.
(Sept. 2015) Data director at Everytown for Gun Safety, Sept. 2013-Aug. 2015. Data analyst at AFSCME, Jan.-Sept. 2013. Florida deputy data director on Obama for America, July-Nov. 2012. Finance intern, food and beverage host at Walt Disney World, June 2011-June 2012. B.S.B.A. in finance/marketing from Boston University School of Management, 2011.
(Oct. 2015) 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.
Samantha P. Hicks
(Aug. 2016) Relationship manager, client
data solutions (Aug. 2015-Aug. 2016) and analytics (April-Aug.
2015) at Bloomberg LP. Campaign manager, finance
director and treasurer at Brian Hart for DC, Feb-Dec.
2014. Associate portfolio manager at AllianceBernstein,
July 2012-Jan. 2014. B.A. in religion from Barnard
(July 2016) Digital analytics manager at EMILY's List, Aug. 2014-July 2016. Analytics engineer at Organizing for Action, April 2013-Aug. 2014. Deputy data director at Organizing for America Colorado, Aug.-Nov. 2012; digital analytics intern at Obama for America in Chicago, Feb.-July 2012. B.A. in mathematics from Georgetown University, 2011.
(July 2016) Teaching fellow, principles
of economics at Harvard University, Aug. 2015-May 2016.
Manager of strategy, professional recruitment (Jne 2013-July
2014), manager, professional recruitment (June 2012-June
2013), secondary math teacher (May 2010-May 2012) at Teach for
America. Democracy fellow at FairVote, March 2010-July
2011. Ohio field organizer at Obama for America,
June-Nov. 2008. Master's degree in public policy
analysis from Harvard University, 2016; B.A. in Arabic
language and civilization, Asian and Middle East Studies from
Northwestern University, 2008.
(June 2016) Communications director (Oct. 2012-May 2014) and communications aide (July-Oct. 2012) in the Office of the Chairman, Fairfax County Government. M.B.A. from New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business, 2016; B.A. in economics from The Ohio State University, 2010.
(Aug. 2016) Analyst fellow at Clarity
Campaign Labs, May-Aug. 2016. B.A. in political science
from University of Michigan, 2016.
(July 2016) Deputy data director on
Alison Lundergan Grimes for U.S. Senate, June-Nov. 2014.
Bachelor's degree in economics, government from Georgetown
(Oct. 2016) Data pipeline and client
success at Empower Engine, Sept. 2015-June 2016. Western
regional targeting director at the DCCC, Aug.-Dec. 2014.
Data director on Organizing for Washington, June-Aug.
2014. GIS technician with Environmental Information
Consultants, July-Nov. 2013. Senior advisor/data
director on Benson Wong for Mercer Island City Council,
Feb.-Nov. 2013. Deputy data director and GIS analyst for
Obama for America in Colorado, April-Nov. 2012. Official
with Tenacity Sports, Oct. 2011-April 2012. Field
supervisor for the City of Mercer Island, Jan.-Oct.
2011. Campaign manager on Mike Heavey for State Rep.
(34th LD, Seattle), April-July 2010. Volunteer
coordinator in the Bellevue field office of Dow Constantine
camapign for King County Executive, Sept.-Nov. 2009.
Tour crewmember for Education Dynamics, May-Sept. 2009.
Canvass director for Grassroots Solutions in Denver, CO,
Sept.-Nov. 2008. B.A. in political science from the University
of Washington, 2008.
(June 2015) VoteBuilder administrator at
Ready for Hillary, Aug. 2014-April 2015. M.P.P. from The
College of William and Mary; B.A. double major in government
and history from the University of Virginia.
(Feb. 2016, after serving as Iowa caucus
director, April 2015-Feb. 2016) Executive director of
Common Good VA (McAullife PAC) since Dec. 2013; director of
the Democratic Party of Virginia Coordinated Campaign from
Jan. 2013. Obama for America North Carolina general
election director, Jan.-Nov. 2012. Campaign manager on
Anthony Foxx for Charlotte, April-Nov. 2011. Campaign
manager on Citizens for Jake Zimmerman, St. Louis City Council
Campaign, Jan.-April 2011. Field director on the
Missouri Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign, May-Nov.
2010. Special assistant at the HHS Office of Health
Reform, April 2009-April 2010. Started as a field
organizer on Obama's 2007-08 Iowa caucus campaign, then
continued on to Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana; and in
the fall served as a deputy field director in North
Carolina. Prior to the campaign he interned at the
Center for American Progress. Graduate of Illinois State
University, 2006. twitter
Analytics Ben McGuire
(Aug. 2016) Senior research analyst
(April 2015-July 2016), research analyst (Sept. 2013-April
2015) and research associate (Nov. 2012-Sept. 2013) at The
Advisory Board Company, . Field organizer on the Kerrey
Coordinated Camapign in Cass Co., NE, July-Nov. 2012.
B.A. in history from University of Pennsylvania, 2012.
Analytics Luke Riley
(July 2016; during the primaries served as
state data director for South Carolina, Idaho and California,
Aug. 2015-June 2016) Regional data manager, May
2013-March 2015. Virginia deputy data director on Obama
for America, Feb.-Nov. 2012. Deputy field director on
Shawn Mitchell for State Senate (VA), Aug.-Nov. 2011.
Field organizer on Rob Krupicka for State Senate (No. VA),
June-Aug. 2011. Field organizer on John Boccieri for
Congress (OH), Aug.-Nov. 2010. B.A. in political science
from LaGrange College.
Analytics Shomik Sarkar
(May 2016...director of reporting)
Applied data scientist at the DNC from May 2015. Senior
analyst a First Manhattan Consulting Group, Sept. 2012-Aug.
2014. Master of information management and systems, data
analytics and visualization from UC Berkeley School of
Information, 2016; B.A. in mathematics from University of
Analytics Audra Grassia
(Aug. 2016) Engagement manager at Civis
Analytics, Aug. 2015-Aug. 2016. Deputy political
director at the Democratic Governors Association, May
2014-Feb. 2015. Program manager at Brigham and Women's
Hospital, Nov. 2012-May 2014. Manager, operations and
administration at Wakefield Brunswick, Inc., Nov. 2011-Oct.
2012. Program manager for LexisNexis Special Services
Inc. May 2009-April 2010. Contractor with Tonitrus, LLC,
2009-10. Senior analyst for Archimedes Global Inc,
2008. Policy and research director on Nixon for Governor
(MO), 2007-08. Communications director for the New
Hampshire Senate Democratic Caucus, May-Dec. 2016.
M.P.H. from Washington University in St. Louis, 2012; B.A. in
government from The University of Texas at Austin, 2003.
Analytics Elaine Filadelfo
(Aug. 2016) Consumer communications
manager at Twitter, Feb. 2012-March 2014. Senior
associate for global communications and public affairs at
Google, Aug. 2007-Aug. 2010. A.B. in sociology, gender
studies from Princeton University, 2007.000000
Analytics Justin Miller
Consultant Professor David Nickerson
Associate professor of political science at
Temple University from July 2015. Associate professor of
political science at the University of Notre Dame, Aug.
2005-June 2015. Ph.D. in political science from Yale
University, 2005; B.A. in mathematics and philosophy from
Williams College, 1997.
Experiments Analyst Emilio Tamez
(June 2016) Research specialist at the
University of Pennsylvania, June 2014-June 2016; graduate
teaching assistant at The Wharton School, Jan.-Dec.
2015. Bachelor's degree in statistics from Rice
Director of Paid Media Oren Shur
(reported by CNN's Brianna Keilar on April 6,
2015) Director of IE for the Democratic Governors
Association, July 2013-Dec. 2014. Campaign manager on
Jay Nixon for Missouri, March 2011-Nov. 2012. Campaign
manager on Diane Denish for Governor (NM), Aug. 2009-Nov.
2010. Communications director on Nixon for Governor,
June 2007-Nov. 2008, and for the transition.
Communications director in the Office of Sen. Ben Cardin, Nov.
2006-June 2007. Press secretary/spokesman at Ben Cardin
for U.S. Senate, April 2005-Nov. 2006. B.A. in political
communication from The George Washington University, 2003.
Deputy Director of Paid Media Jon
Deputy director of opinion research on Obama’s
2012 re-election campaign, March-Nov. 2012. Senior
analyst at the Benenson Strategy Group, Feb. 2009-Feb.
2011. Assistant to the General Election director on
Obama's Pennsylvania Campaign for Change, Sept.-Nov.
2008. Regional political desk at Activate, Summer
2008. National director of remote calling on the Hillary
Clinton for President campaigns, Nov. 2007-June 2008.
Operations associate for direct mail for the New Jersey Senate
Democratic Majority, Fall 2007. B.A. in political
science from Brown University, 2007.
Director of Opinion Research Navin Nayak
Senior vice president at Corridor Partners from Feb. 2014. Senior vice president, campaigns March 2011-Feb. 2014) and director of the Global Warming Program (July 2006-March 2011) at the League of Conservation Voters. Deputy campaign manager for Clean Energy Works, July 2009-Aug. 2010. Master's degree in environmental studies from York University, 2000; bachelor's degree in environmental biology from McGill University, 1997.
Deputy Director of Opinion Research Daniel Barash
(Jan. 2016) Campaign manager on Ginny Deerin for Mayor, Feb-Dec. 2015. Political desk - independent expenditure at the DCCC, March-Dec. 2014. Associate at Murphy Vogel Askew Reilly, LLC, Feb. 2012-March 2014 Communications director on Julie Menin for Manhattan Borough President, June-Sept. 2013. Special assistant to Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, Dec. 2010-June 2011 Communications/research assistant on David Weprin for Congress, 2011 Political assistant at the DCCC, June-Dec. 2010. Research fellow at Atlas Project, May-Aug. 2009. Field organizer in Ames, Iowa on John Edwards for President, June 2007-Jan. 2008. Degree in international relations from the Johns Hopkins University, 2010; served as president of JHU College Democrats.
Director of African American Paid Media Joel Payne
(reported by NBC News on July 16, 2016) Vice president (from July 2015), senior account supervisor (Feb. 2012-July 2015) at Qorvis MSLGROUP. Communications director for Working America, June 2011-Jan. 2012. Communications director to U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee (CA), Feb.-June 2011. Deputy press secretary in the U.S. Senate, July 2009-Feb. 2011. Associate at Burson-Marsteller, March 2008-July 2009. Researcher/communications assistant on John Edwards for President, Feb. 2007-Jan. 2008. Legislative correspondent (July 2006-Feb. 2007) and staff assistant (June 2005-July 2006) in the U.S. Senate. B.S. in political science from Brown University, 2005.
Director of Hispanic Paid Media Sylvia J. Ruiz
(reported March 1, 2016 by BuzzFeed's Adrian
Carrasquillo) Worked for SEIU as director of its
airports campaign, director of its immigrant justice campaign,
as political director at SEIU United Service Workers West, and
as communications coordinator for SEIU Local 1877 in
Sacramento. Staff member to State Sen. Deborah
Ortiz (CA). B.A. degree in government from Harvard
University. Grew up in California, born in
(July 2015) Director of elections and
advocacy at Google, July 2013-July 2015. Digital
director at the DSCC, March 2009-June 2013. Deputy
director of online communications (April 2007-March 2009) at
the DCCC, April 2007-March 2009. National online
campaign manager at the American Association for Justice
(Association of Trial Lawyers of America), Oct. 2005-April
2007. M.A. in public policy, history from The George
Washington University; B.A. in law and society, psychology
from Michigan State University.
Deputy Director of Digital Advertising Danielle Butterfield
(May 2015) Senior associate at Bully
Pulpit Interactive, Feb. 2013-May 2015. Digital
advertising manager at Obama for America, Sept. 2011-Nov.
2012. B.A. in political science from Chapman University,
Digital Advertising Creative Director Craig McKinney
(May 2016) Executive creative director
and managing director at Burson-Marsteller, Feb. 2012-June
2016. Executive creative director and managing director
at Proof Integrated Communications, Feb. 2012-Jan. 2016.
Creative director and digital advisor at Global Strategy
Group, Aug. 2010-Jan. 2012. Senior web designer and digital
producer at Bravo Network, NBC Universal, April 2007-Aug.
2010. Digital art director and manager at
OnMilwaukee.com, March 2003-Feb. 2007. Screen printer
and quality control task manager for Brew City Beer Gear,
Sept. 2002-Feb. 2003. Gallery director and owner at
StudioMak Gallery, Aug. 2005-Aug. 2006. B.F.A. from
University of Iowa, 2002.
Lead Media Buyer Patrick Bonsignore
(Oct. 2015) Principal (April-Oct. 2015) and senior associate (May 2014-April 2015) at Precision Strategies. Manager/director of business development at Devine Mulvey, Oct. 2009-Jan. 2013. M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, 2014; bachelor's degree in English language and literature from Boston College, 2008.
Media Lead Megan Clasen
(Oct. 2015) Digital media supervisor at
MEC, March-Oct. 2015. Integrated media supervisor (Jan.
2014-Mar. 2015), associate (Jan. 2013-Jan. 2014) and junior
associate (Nov. 2011-Dec. 2012) at Starcom USA/Starcom
MediaVest Group. Project manager at The Technology
House, June 2009-Sept. 2011. B.S. in marketing from
Miami University, 2009.
Senior Manager, Digital Advertising Joel Cohen
(May 2016) Client solutions manager, healthcare and U.S. government (Oct. 2013-May 2016) and account specialist (Jan.-Sept. 2013) at Facebook Digital advertising strategist on Obama for America, March-Nov. 2012. Assistant account manager at Arnold Worldwide, Jan. 2011-March 2012. Account associate at MSHC Partners, July-Nov. 2010. B.A. in government and politics from University of Maryland College Park.
Senior Interactive Ad Designer Stacey Korn
(July 2016) Senior design lead (Oct.
2015-April 2016), mobile lead and senior design manager (Jan.
2011-April 2016) and senior design manager (July 2011-July
2013) for Yahoo. Creative director and visual designer
at Run Like a Girl Design, 2008-June 2011. Owner, buyer,
web and print designer at Hello, Inc. in Martha's Vineyard, MA
and Portland, OR, 2003-08. Creative director at Media
Island Group, 2002-03. Studied graphic design at Otis
College of Art and Design.
Senior Interactive Ad Designer Jase Patrizio
(Aug. 2016) Art director and graphic
design consultant at Jase Patrizio Design since Oct.
2008. Senior art director, digital at Coyne, Aug.
2015-July 2016. Senior digital designer at
Burson-Marsteller, Feb. 2012-July 2015. Art director at
LiveIntent, Inc., Feb. 2010-May 2011. Senior designer at
Wenner Media, March 2007-Oct. 2008. Design director
(March 2002-Nov. 2005), senior designer (March 2001-March
2002) and marketing manager (March 2000-March 2001) at Bolt
Media. Promotion designer (April 1998-March 2001) and
editorial systems manager (Sept. 1997-April 1998) at Hachette
Filipacchi Media. B.F.A. in advertising design from
Syracuse University, 1997.
Digital Advertising Project Manager Sarah Mulcahy
(Aug. 2016...maintaining the production schedule and streamlining requests between departments and the interactive designers) Senior associate (Jan. 2015-Aug. 2016) and associate (Feb. 2014-Dec 2015) at Precision Strategies. Research executive at Chime Communications, Sept. 2012-Sept. 2013. B.A. in history and political science from Trinity College Dublin, 2012.
Paid Social Lead Patrick McHenry
(July 2015) Account executive at Bully
Pulpit Interactive, Jan. 2014-July 2015. B.A. in
political science, public policy and political communication
from American University, 2013.
Digital Advertising Strategist Alejandra Castañeda
(May 2016) Consumer insights analyst at Creata, June 2015-May 2016. Degree in political science, political theory from Williams College, 2015.
Paid Search Strategist Scott Syroka
(May 2016) Global Brand Studio, brand
strategy (June-Aug 2015) and elections and issue advocacy
(May-Nov. 2014) at Google. Fundraising for Sen. Tim
Kaine, Jan.-May 2014. Degree in government from
Georgetown University, 2016.
Digital Advertising Strategist Stephanie O'Connell
(Sept. 2016) Senior account executive at Cambridge BioMarketing, Feb. 2015-Feb. 2016. Account executive at DigitasLBi, Sept. 2013-Feb. 2015. B.A. in psychology (social and cognitive nueroscience) from Harvard University, 2013.
Digital Advertising Media Associate Madeline Kriger
(March 2016) Content producer at USA for
UNHCR, Sept. 2015-March 2016. B.S. in journalism,
political science from Northwestern University, 2015.
Digital Advertising Media Associate Ashwin Manicka
(May 2016) Field organizer for the Democratic Party of Virginia, May-Nov. 2013. B.A. in American government and politics from University of Virginia, 2016.
Digital Advertising Analyst Margit
(Jan. 2016) Senior account executive
(Jan. 2016) and account executive (April 2015-Dec. 2015) at
Bully Pulpit Interactive. B.A. in government at
Georgetown University, 2015.
Digital Advertising Analyst Lindon Chen
(July 2016) Assistant for digital at Carat USA, Nov. 2015-Aug. 2016. B.A. in political science, Asian Languages and civilization, 2015.
Digital Advertising Analyst Marcus Alexander Raimondi
(July 2016) Director of strategy and finance at Scholastic Success, Sept. 2015-July 2016. Bachelor's degree in Latin American studies from Vanderbilt University, 2015; also ndependent consultant for international college admissions in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Aug. 2013-May 2015.
Digital Advertising Manager Suneet (Sonia) Goraya
(July 2016) Senior analyst, client
solutions (Oct. 2015-July 2016 and analyst, client solutions
(Oct. 2014-Oct. 2015) at Kepler Group. Also worked as a
social media analyst (contractor) for McKinsey &
Company. Americorps member at the Institute for Family
Health, in the Bronx, Sept. 2011-Aug. 2012. M.S. in
neuroscience and education, education policy from Columbia
University Teachers College, 2014; B.A. in biology/biological
sciences from Rutgers, 2010.
Digital Advertising Strategist, Programmatic Lead Konica Ghosh
(2016) M.B.A. candidate at New York
University. Senior manager for programmatic advertising
at Match.com, 2014-15. Manager for programmatic
advertising at The New York Times, 2013-14. Advertising
operations manager for the East Coast, senior delivery manager
and delivery manager at Adconion Media Group, 2010-13.
Analyst at JPMorgan Chase, 2008-10. B.A. in economic
policy, psychology from New York University, 2008.
Digital Advertising Strategist, Paid Search Lead Melissa Miller
(July 2016) Search marketing analytst ad
DigitasLBi_US, Aug. 2014-June 2016. PPC specialist (Dec.
2013-Aug. 2014) and SEO specialist (June 2012-Nov. 2013) at
L2TMedia. B.A. in political science from Northwestern
Digital Advertising Operations Associate Melissa Caicedo
(Aug. 2016) Marketing senior analyst,
client solutions (Feb.-Aug. 2016) and marketing analyst,
client solutions (Feb. 2015-Feb. 2016) at Kepler Group.
Utility support associate at EnerNOC, Aug. 2014-Feb.
2015. B.A. in environmental studies from University of
Senior Digital Advertising Analyst Liz Rawson
(July 2016) Sales planner at Quantcast,
Sept. 2014-Jan. 2016. B.A. in political communication
from The George Washington University, 2014.
Digital Advertising Strategist Maxwell Nunes
(June 2015) Senior account executive at
Bully Pulpit Interactive, Feb. 2013-June 2015. Political
advertising fellow at Google, June-Nov. 2012. B.A. in
political communication from The George Washington University,
2013; internships include operations intern on Hillary Clinton
for President, Dec. 2007-Jan. 2008.
Director of Direct Mail Ally Letsky
(Sept. 2015) Campaign manager on Linda
for Nashville, Dec. 2015-July 2015. Political desk at
House Majority PAC, March 2014-Nov. 2014. Senior account
executive at OMP Direct, Nov. 2012-March 2014. Account
executive for Obama for America at The Strategy Group,
May-Nov. 2012. Assistant to the executive director at
the DCCC, May-Nov. 2012. Account associate at MSHC
Partners, Aug. 2010-July 2011. Second and fourth grade
teacher in Kansas City, MO, Aug. 2009-Aug. 2010.
Literacy/collegbound coordinator for Operation Breakthrough
Inc., May 2007-June 2009. Degree in criminal justice and
criminology from University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2006.
Direct Mail Coodinator Emma Dickson ...deployed to Ohio for GOTV in the final week
(Aug. 2016) Bachelor's degree in
political science from Brown University, 2016; co-founder and
co-president of Brown University Students for Hillary.
Graphic Designer Handel Low
(June 2016) Art director (May 2006-Jan.
2015), assistant art director (Nov. 2000-May 2006), senior
designer (July 1996-Nov. 2000), art assistant (May 1995-July
1996) at McGraw-Hill Education. Bachelor's degree in
magazine journalism from Syracuse University, 1994.
Regional Paid Media Directors
(June 2016) Senior strategist (Aug.
2015-May 2016) and account planner (Aug. 2013-Aug. 20150 at
SS+K. Associate (Feb.-Aug. 2013), senior analyst (Feb.
2012-Feb. 2013) and analyst (June 2010-Feb. 2012) at Benenson
Strategy Group. Communications manager at Public Agenda,
July 2009-June 2010. Client executive, public affairs at
Burson-Marsteller, 2008-June 2009. Assistant to the
national director of Women for Obama, 2007-08. M. S. in
integrated marketing communications from the Medill School of
Journalism at Northwestern University, 2008; B.A. in
psychology and brain sciences from The Johns Hopkins
CO, FL, NC and NV Ian Rivera
(June 2016) Campaign manager on Adrian
Garcia for Congress, Dec. 2015-March 2016. Coordinated
Campaign director for the Henrico County Democratic Committee,
July-Nov. 2015. Campaign manager on Nelson Diaz for
Mayor (Philadelphia), Jan.-May 2015. Director of
political operations at Prism Communications, May 2013-Jan.
2015. Senior advisor to Friends of Costa Constantinides
(New York City Council), June 2011-Nov. 2013. Political
operations coordinator at Envision Communications, Inc.
July-Dec. 2012. Staff assistant/scheduler in the U.S.
House of Representatives, July 2011-July 2012; district
representative in the U.S. House, June 2010-July 2011.
President of College Democrats of New York, May 2009-June
2010. Deputy campaign manager on Gennaro for New York
City, April-Dec. 2009. Interned on Hillary for President
in New York, Sept. 2007-June 2008. M.A. in public
administration (2012) and B.A. in government and politics
(2010) from from Saint John's University.
(June 2016) Director of operations at
Analytics Media Group, July 2014-Nov. 2015. Field
director on O'Brien for Iowa, Feb.-June 2014. Advocacy
manager at the Center for American Progress, April 2013-Jan.
2014. Media tracking project manager for the DNC (in
Chicago), March-Nov. 2012. Regional caucus director for
the Nevada State Democratic Party, May 2011-Feb. 2012.
Paid canvass director (June-Nov. 2010) and field organizer
(Feb.-June 2010) with the Nevada State Democratic Party.
B.A. in political science from University of Nevada-Reno,
Creative Content Manager Jordan Wilson
(July 2015) Deputy communications and
digital director (Jan.-June 2015), political assistant
(Jan.-Dec. 2014), and research assistant (June 2012-Dec. 2013)
at the Democratic Governors Association. B.A. in
politics from Washington and Lee University, 2012.
Executive Assistant Ashley Beale
(April 2016) Co-founder of Srvs, Inc. an
online labor marketplace and professional network for the
service industries, Jan. 2015-March 2016. Government
affairs policy analyst at Atlantic Media, National Journal
Group, March 2014-Jan. 2015. Co-founder of Public Pulse
in the New Delhi area of India. Degree in international
affairs from Georgetown University, 2013.
MEDIA AND OPINION REASEARCH TEAM
- CONSULTANTS AND AGENCIES
TV: GMMB (Jim Margolis - lead TV
Mandy Grunwald (Grunwald Communications)
David Dixon and Rich Davis (DDMG)
Mark Putnam (Putnam Partners)
McGhee Williams Osse and Faye Humphreys (Burrell Communications) ...African American media
David Droga (Droga5)
Paul Venables (Venables-Bell)
James Aldrete (MAP) ...Hispanic media
Luis Miguel Messianu (ALMA) ...Hispanic media
Direct Mail: Ed Peavy (lead mail consultant) and Maren Hesla (Mission Control - lead firm)
Trish Hoppy (Pivot)
Kevin Mack (Mack-Sumner)
Scott Simpson (Resonance Campaigns)
James Aldrete (MAP) ...Hispanic mail
Polling: Joel Benenson and Katie Connolly (Benenson Strategy Group)
John Anzalone, Jeff Liszt and Matt Hogan (ALG)
Jill Normington and David Petts (Normington-Petts)
Ron Lester ...African American research
Matt Barreto and Gary Sagura (Latino Decisions) ...Hispanic research
Digital: was almost all done in-house, but Andrew Bleeker / Bully Pulpit Interactive consulted
Chief of Staff Tina Flournoy
Assistant to the President for Public Policy at the American Federation of Teachers. Head of Gov. Howard Dean’s DNC transition team. Traveling chief of staff to 2000 Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Joe Lieberman. Finance director for the Gore 2000 presidential campaign. General counsel for the 1992 Democratic National Convention. Counsel for the DNC under chairmen Paul Kirk and Ron Brown. J.D. from Georgetown Law School, 1984; undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, 1978.
Deputy Chief of Staff Jon
Deputy chief of staff and senior advisor from July 2008. Director of national advance at Hillary Clinton for President, Dec. 2006-June 2008. Traveling chief of staff on Ford for Tennessee/Tennessee Democratic Party, Jan. 2005-Dec. 2006. Bachelor's degree in political science and government from University of Florida, 2003.
Spokesman Angel Ureña
Worked on Hillary Clinton's 2007-08
campaign. Orginally from Dominican Republic.
Chief of Staff Bari Lurie
Director, global strategy at
Burson-Marsteller, Jan.-Aug. 2011. Chief of staff at
Tribeca Enterprises, Oct. 2008-Jan. 2011. Traveling
chief of staff (Jan.-Sept. 2008), chief of staff to the
campaign manager (Jan.-Dec. 2007) on Hillary Clinton for
President. Director of special projects (June
2005-Dec. 2006), deputy finance director (June 2003-June
2005) and political assistant (Jan. 2002-June 2003) at
Friends of Hillary and HILLPAC. B.A. in political
communications from The George Washington University, 2003.
Press Secretary Erika Gudmundson
(Jan. 2016) Press secretary and senior
communications advisor to Chelsea Clinton (Sept.-Dec. 2015)
and deputy director of communications, initiatives (Jan.
2014-Sept. 2015) at the Clinton Foundation; communications
senior associate at the Clinton Global Initiative, July
2012-Dec. 2013. New media specialist (June 2010-June
2012) and media coordinator (Feb. 2009-July 2010) at the
Department of Treasury. Press aide on Hillary Clinton
for President, June 2007-Aug. 2008. B.A. in political
communication, journalism and religion from The George
Chief of Staff Matt Paul
(July 2016) State director for Clinton's
Iowa caucus campaign from mid-March 2015-Feb. 2016, then
served as a senior advisor helping with press at events.
Director of communications at the U.S. Department of
Agriculture from June 2011 to mid-March 2015. Joined
Link Strategies in 2007; in 2010 developed a new branch of the
firm, LPCA Public Strategies, and served as vice president
there until May 2011. Campaign manager on Sen. Tom
Harkin's 2008 re-election campaign. Campaign manager on
Mike Blouin's 2006 gubernatorial campaign. Press
secretary, communications director and senior advisor to Gov.
Tom Vilsack, 1998-2007. Deputy state director on Howard
Dean's Iowa caucus campaign, 2003-04. Spokesman for
Cedar Rapids Mayor Larry Serbousek from 1994 and for Mayor Lee
R. Clancey from 1996. News reporter in Cedar Rapids,
1992-94. Graduate of Mount Mercy College, 1993. twitter
Senior Advisor Mike Henry
(Aug. 2016) Chief of staff in the Office
of Sen. Tim Kaine, Nov. 2012-Aug. 2016. Campaign manager
on Tim Kaine for Senate, Aug. 2011-Nov. 2012. U.S.
campaigns director for ONE Campaign, Dec. 2009-July
2011. Campaign manager on Shannon for Attorney General
(VA), July-Nov. 2009. Campaign manager on McAuliffe for
Governor, Dec. 2008-June 2009. Campaign manager on
friends of Mark Warner, April-Dec. 2008. Deputy campaign
manager on Hillary Cinton for President, Jan. 2007-April
2008. Director of independent expenditures at the DSCC
in the 2006 cycle. Campaign manager for Tim Kaine for
Governor, Dec. 2004-Dec. 2005. Director of mail/phone
program at the AFL-CIO, April-Nov. 2004. Campaign
manager on Hull for U.S. Senate (IL), Jan. 2003-May
2004. Issue advocacy mail director for the DCCC,
Sept.-Dec. 2002. Campaign manager on Mark Shriver's 2002
primary campaign in Maryland's 8th CD. Directed the 2001
Virginia Democratic Coordinated Campaign. Campaign
manager on Bill Nelson for U.S. Senate in Florida, Jan.-Dec.
2000. Southern campaign director for the DCCC, Jan.
1997-Jan. 1999. Campaign manager on Frost for Congress,
Dec. 1995-Dec. 1996. Campaign manager on Baxter for
Congress (IA), May-Nov. 1994. Worked for Virginia
General Assembly Democrats in 1999, 1995 and 1993.
Regional director to U.S. Sen. Charles Robb, April 1991-June
1992. Worked for the Iowa Democratic Party in Mason
City, June-Nov. 1990. Graduate of Old Dominion
University. New Jersey native.
Communications Director Karen Finney
(July 2016) Previously senior
communications advisor and senior spokesperson for the
campaign from April 6, 2015. Senior fellow and
consultant to Media Matters for America. Contributor at
MSNBC for 5 years and hosted a weekend show "Disrupt with
Karen Finney" from 2013-14. Director of communications
at the DNC, March 2005-2009. Briefly deputy chief of
staff for communications to Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI).
Communications director for Elizabeth Edwards on the
Kerry-Edwards campaign (announced Aug. 31, 2004).
Communications director for New York City Board of
Education. Press secretary for Hillary Rodham Clinton's
2000 Senate campaign. Director of business development
at Scholastic Books in New York City. Deputy director of
presidential scheduling in the Clinton White House into
1998. Served as one of two deputy press secretaries to
First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton for the first four years of
the Clinton Administration. Member of the national
advance team on Clinton's 1992 campaign. California
scheduler/field representative to Sen. Alan Cranston.
Worked as a teaching assistant at the Crittendon Center for
Young Women and Infants in Los Angeles. B.A. in
anthropology from UCLA. twitter
Deputy Communications Director
(promoted Sept. 2016; previously director of media planning, reported by BuzzFeed's Adrian Carrasquillo on June 22, 2015) Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, appointed July 2014, served to July 2015. Communications director at the U.S. General Services Administration, April 2012-July 2014. Press secretary (Feb. 2011-April 2012) and deputy press secretary (Feb. 2009-Feb. 2011) at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Deputy press secretary for Obama for America in Florida, Aug.-Nov. 2008. Legislative correspondent and press assistant to U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, Jan. 2007-Aug. 2008. B.A. from Bard College, 2005.
Press Secretary Amy Dudley
(July 2016) Communications director to
Sen. Kaine in the Senate. Press secretary for Vice
President Joe Biden on the 2012 Obama campaign, after serving
as deputy press secretary in the Office of the Vice
President. Press secretary to Sen. Ted Kaufman
(DE). Worked in the public affairs office of the
National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
(NDI). Started her career in Washington as a staff
writer for National Journal's The Hotline. Graduate of
Colgate University. Native of Brookfield, CT. twitter
Spokesperson-Traveling Will Jennings
(Sept. 2016) Director of strategic
communications at The Glover Park Group, July 2013-Sept.
2016. Advance associate at the White House,
2009-13. Deputy director of media logistics for the
Democratic National Convention Committee, May-Sept.
2012. Press liaison for the White House Visitors Office,
2011-12. Communications director/legislative assistant
to U.S. Rep. Marion Berry, March 2010-Jan. 2011. Senior
account executive at Clear Channel Communications, April
2007-June 2008. B.A. in psychology from University of
Press Assistant Hannah Lindow
(Aug. 2016) B.A. in political science and
French from Wellesley College, 2016. President of
Wellesley Students for Hillary, Nov. 2015-May 2016.
Policy Director Jessica Schumer
(July 2016) Platform drafter for the 2016
Democratic National Convention Committee, May-July 2016.
Chief of staff at Robin Hood, Sept. 2015-May 2016. Chief
of staff and general counsel (Aug. 2013-Aug. 2015) and deputy
chief of staff (Aug. 2010-Aug. 2013) to the Council of
Economic Advisors at the White House. J.D. from Yale Law
School, 2010; bachelor's degree in social studies from Harvard
Aide Tyler Johnson
(July 2016) Deputy executive assistant to
Kaine in his Senate office from July 2015. Undergraduate
degree from William & Mary, 2015.
Staff Assistant Benjamin Cumings
National Finance Director Dennis
(reported by the New York Times on Feb. 9, 2015) Chief
development office at the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton
Foundation for three and a half years to Feb. 2015.
Deputy chief of protocol at the State Department. New
York finance director on Clinton's Senate and presidential
campaigns, 2005-08. Worked on the campaigns of Sen. John
Kerry, Gen. Wesley Clark, U.S. Rep. Doris Matsui and New York
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. M.S. in international
relations from the London School of Economics and Political
Science; B.A. in political science and economics from
Assistant Anthony Mercurio
Development manager at All Out, May 2014-March 2015.
Executive assistant to the founder (Nov. 2012-April 2014) and
finance and development associate (April 2013-April 2014) at
SumOfUs.org. Lead organizer for UNITE HERE Local 2 in
Reno, Sept.-Nov. 2012. Assistant store manager at Phitz
Coffee, March 2011-Sept. 2012. B.A. in international
relations, Arabic from Boston University, 2011. twitter
Deputy Finance Director for
Operations Rebecca Leal
(reported by NBC News on June 1, 2015)
Partner at RYLO Consulting from Jan. 2009. Finance
director on Rick Noriega for U.S. Senate (TX), May-Nov.
2008. Finance director for the New York State Democratic
Committee, July 2007-May 2008. Director of development
for PeopleFund, Nov. 2006-July 2007. Annual fund officer
for the Texas Freedom Network, May 2005-Nov. 2006.
Fundraising associate at Alfred Stanley & Associates, May
2005-May 2006. Finance director on Pat Morrisey for
Delegate, July-Nov. 2003. Bachelor's degree in
government and Latin American studies from The University of
Texas at Austin.
Senior Finance Associate for Operations Thomas Moran
(Aug. 2015...started as finance associate for
operations) Program associate in the Office of Hillary
Clinton at the Clinton Foundation from Feb. 2014.
Protocol officer at the U.S. Department of State, June
2011-Jan. 2014. Protocol Officer in the Office of the
Chief of Protocol at the U.S. Department of
State/PRO-tellligent, LLC, Jan.-June. 2011. M.A. in
international relations from Syracuse University's Maxwell
School, 2009; B.A. in international affairs from Marquette
National Finance Events Director Jacquelyn Johnson
(April 2015) Event producer (June
2012-April 2015), senior production manager (July 2011-June
2012), production manager (Nov. 2009-July 2011) and executive
assistant to the CEO (May-Nov. 2009) at Rafanelli Events in
the greater Boston area. PR and event planning director
at The Cunniff Group, June 2007-Nov. 2008. M.A. in
marketing communications from Emerson College, 2007; B.A. from
Wheaton College, 2005.
Deputy Finance Events Director Alisa La
(May 2015) Protocol officer at the U.S.
Department of State, Aug. 2012-May 2015. Bachelor's
degree from The George Washington University, 2012.
Finance Events Associate Sarah Hasenfuss
(June 2015) Finance and administrative
assistant at EMILY's List, Jan. 2014-June 2015. B.A. in
international affairs, sociology from The George Washington
Finance Events Assistant Emily Rose
(July 2016...earlier served as a finance
convention coordinator, June-July 2016, and as an intern from
Jan.-June 2016) B.A. degrees in international relations
and affairs and political science from The George Washington
University, Dec. 2015.
Deputy Finance Director for Outreach Michael Smith
(April 2015) DC finance director at the
DCCC and finance director House Democratic Leader Nancy
Pelosi, Jan. 2013-March 2015. Deputy DC finance director
at the DCCC, Sept. 2011-Dec. 2012. Development manager
for Campus Progress, Feb.-Sept. 2011. Finance on Sestak
for Senate, July-Nov. 2010. Director of the Council of
State Governments' Legal Task Force (Aug. 2009-July 2010) and
legislative policy analyst (June 2007-July 2010) at the
Council of State Governments. B.A. in political science
from Rutgers University, 2007.
Deputy Finance Outreach Director Alex Smith
(reported by The New York Times' Maggie Haberman on April 1, 2015, initially finance associate for outreach) Deputy finance director at the Ready for Hillary super PAC from Sept. 2013. Grassroots associate at the Dewey Square Group, July 2010-Aug. 2013. B.S. in architecture from University of Virginia, 2010.
Senior Finance Associate for Outreach Thomas J. Moran
(Aug. 2015) Program associate in the
Office of Hillary Clinton at the Clinton Foundation, Feb.
2014-July 2015. Protocol officer in the U.S. Department
of State, Jan. 2011-Jan. 2014. M.A. in international
relations from Syracuse University-Maxwell School, 2009; B.A.
in international affairs from Marquette University, 2008.
Latino Finance Director Christina Haley
(June 2016) Founding partner (Nov. 2012)
of Connectiva Inc., a political finance consulting firm.
Finance associate at HM&CO, April 2010-Nov. 2012.
B.A. in politics and economics of society from Marymount
African American Finance Director Jordan Vaughn
(reported by the NBC News on July 16,
2016) National AALC finance director (from Jan. 2016)
and deputy national AALC finance director (March-Dec. 2015) at
the DNC. Executive assistant to the CEO, Jim Messina at
The Messina Group, March 2013-March 2015. Field organier
with Obama for America in Orlando, FL, 2012; assistant
campaign director for Grassroots Campaigns in Orlando, FL,
2012. English instructor in Korea, 2010-12. Corps
member with Teach for America in New York City, 2007-09.
B.A. in marketing from Morehouse College, 2007.
LGBT Finance Director Mark Spengler
Founder (2006) and principal at Mark Spengler,
LLC. National fundraising director for Enroll America,
2013-April 2015. Senior advisor and seniro vice
president (2012-13) and vice president of fundraising for
Victory Fund & Institute (2003-05. Constituency vote
director, Midwest political director, LGBT outreach director
at the DNC, 1998-2002. Legislative aide in the U.S.
House, 1995-96. M.A. in design from Corcoran College of
Art & Design; B.A. in politics and government from the
University of Puget Sound. twitter
AAPI for Hillary Finance Director Koustubh "K.J." Bagchi
(Aug. 2016) Director of AAPI and small
business engagement at the DNC, Aug. 2015-Aug. 2016.
Legislative fellow in the U.S. House, June 2014-May
2015. Legislative counsel to the DC Council, March
2012-May 2014. J.D. from Seattle University School of
Law; B.S. in psychobiology from UC Davis.
for45 Finance Director (Young Professionals) Sam Kaspick
(July 2016) Director of business
development at Civic Hall, Nov. 2015-July 2016. Chief
Swiss Army Knife at T4A.org, Feb. 2013-Sept. 2015.
Regional finance (Northern Calif./Northwest) on Obama for
America, April 2011-Nov. 2012. B.S. degree from Stanford
Finance Director for Coalitions Aditi Hardikar
(Jan. 2016) Associate Director of Public
Engagement in the Office of Public Engagement at the White
House, serving as liaison to the LGBT and Asian American
and Pacific Islanders communities, from early Nov. 2014.
Director of the LGBT Leadership Council at the DNC, Feb.
2013-Nov. 2014. Deputy director of the LGBT Leadership
Council and LGBT Vote at Obama for America, Aug. 2011-Nov.
2012. Bachelor's degree (dual major) in economics and
political science from University of Michigan, 2011. twitter
Director of Marketing Molly Barker
(April 2015) Deputy director of marketing
(April 2013-April 2015), marketing manager (Feb. 2011-April
2013), marketing coordinator (Jan. 2009-Feb. 2011), and
marketing assistant (Feb. 2008-Jan. 2009) at the DNC.
Intern in Sen. Kennedy's office, Aug. 2007-Feb. 2008.
Assistant manager at Western Wats Research, Jan. 2003-Aug.
Deputy Director of Marketing Alyssa Kaplan
(May 2015) Account executive at OMP Direct, Sept. 2014-May 2015. Account representatve at Chapman Cubine Adams + Hussey, May 2013-Sept. 2014. Political fellow at The Atlas Project, Jan.-May 2013. Field organizer on Obama for America, June-Nov. 2012. B.A. in government, sociology from Bowdoin College.
Deputy National Finance Directors (Regional) / "Super Regionals"
(reported by BuzzFeed on March 24, 2015)
Northeast Kathy Gasperine
(first reported by the New York Times on March
16, 2015) National finance director for Organizing for
Action. New England finance director on Obama for
America, 2011-12. New England finance director at the
DNC from March 2009. As a Boston-based consultant
Gasperine served as finance director on Deval Patrick's 2010
re-election campaign. Northeast deputy finance director
at the DNC in Fall 2008; deputy New England finance director
on Hillary Clinton for President. Deputy Massachusetts
finance director for Keeping America's Promise, Sen. John
Kerry's PAC, from Nov. 2006-Feb. 2007. Finance assistant
on Rendell for Governor, 2006. Graduate of Ithaca
Tri-State Lisa Hernandez Gioia
(April 2015) President of the Esler
Group, Jan. 2000-April 2015, with extensive experience as a
fundraiser in New York. B.A. in political communication
from University of Washington. Seattle native.
[note in late Aug./ea. Sept. 2016 Cannon-Harris
took on the additional role of interim finance director at the
DNC] Finance director at the DSCC in the 2012 and 2014
cycles, announced Feb. 2011. Director of major gifts at
EMILY's List. Development director for Third Way.
Finance director on Mark Warner's 2008 campaign for U.S.
Senate; deputy finance director for Mark Warner's Forward
Together PAC. Worked on Patty Murray's 2004
re-election. Finance director for Kathleen Kennedy
Townsend's 2002 campaign for governor of Maryland.
Western regional finance director at the DSCC in 1999.
Southeast Jon Adrabi
President of Cornerstone Strategic Services,
Inc. Senior leadership of Charlie Crist's 2014
gubernatorial campaign and Joe Garcia's 2014 congressional
campaign; also has done work for Organizing for Action.
Finance director on Sen. Bill Nelson's 2012 re-election
campaign. Finance director on Kendrick Meek's 2010 U.S.
Senate campaign. Florida deputy finance director on
Clinton's 2007-08 campaign. B.A. degree from Florida
South Central Yaël Ouzillou
(April 2015) Partner at RYLO Consulting,
LLC from Feb. 2009. Southwest regional finance director
on Hillary Clinton for President, 2007-08. Finance
tracker at EMILY's List, 1998-2000. Graduate of The
University of Texas at Austin, 1992.
Midwest Marcus Switzer
(April 2015) Chief of staff at Enduring
Hydro from Oct. 2013. Finance director of the African
American Leadership Council at the DNC, Feb.-Oct. 2013.
Deputy finance director of the African American Leadership
Council at Obama for America, March 2011-Nov. 2012. B.A.
in public policy and psychology from Duke University.
Southwest Stephanie Daily Smith
Experience includes finance director on Eric
Garcetti's campaign for Mayor of Los Angeles.
Northwest Lindsey Roitman
(April 2015) Senior advisor to the
American Association for Justice (trial lawyers association),
Feb. 2013-April 2015. Finance director to Sen. Maria
Cantwell (WA), Aug. 2011-Feb. 2013. National director of
fundraising, events at Share Our Strength, 2010-11. Vice
president for development at the American Association for
Justice, Feb. 2009-Sept. 2010. Vice president at M+R
Strategice Services, Jan. 2007-Jan. 2009. Campaign
manager on the SD Campaign for Healthy Families, June-Dec.
2006. Senior technical and diversity recruiter for
Microsoft, Dec. 1999-Oct. 2005. Development and
political consultant with LAR Consulting, Aug. 1995-Jan.
2000. Finance director on Brian Baird for Congress,
1998. Deputy finance director on Darlene Hooley's
campaign in OR5, 1996. Fundraiser on Wellstone for
Senate, 1995-96. B.A. in sociology from Macalester
New England Ryan Fleury
(April 2015) Senior major gifts officer
at the Center for American Progress, April 2013-April
2013. Deputy New England finance director at Obama for
America, April 2011-Nov. 2012. Policy assistant at the
Human Rights Campaign, April 2010-April 2011.
Communication aide at Martha Coakley for U.S. Senate, Sept.
2009-Jan. 2010. Public affairs assistant at the US
Department of Transportation, May-Aug. 2009. Bachelor's
degree in political communication from Emerson College, 2009.
Massachusetts Director Julia Leja
(April 2015) Finance director to Mass.
Senate President Stan Rosenberg, Nov. 2014-April 2015.
Campaign manager on Michael Wu for Boston City Council
At-Large, July 2013-April 2015. GOTV operations
and budget director on Martha Coakley for Governor, Oct.-Nov.
2014. Finance director for Yes on Question 4, March-Nov.
2014. Events director for Ed Markey for U.S. Senate,
Feb.-July 2013. Finance and operations director for the
Massachusetts Democratic Party, Jan. 2011-Feb. 2013.
Deputy finance director on Deval Patrick's campaign, May
2010-Jan. 2011. B.A. in political science from Boston
University, 2010; started at Willamette University.
Northern Tri-State Director Caitlin
(April 2015...CT and NY except NYC and Long
Island) Finance director at Jim Himes for Congress, Nov.
2011-April 2015. Executive assistant in the Office of
U.S. Rep. Jim Himes (CT-4), Nov. 2008-Nov. 2011. Intern
(Jan.-May 2007), staff assistant (June 2007-Aug. 2008) and
assistant to the campaign manager (Aug.-Nov. 2008) for U.S.
Rep. Chris Murphy. Bachelor's degree in journalism,
history from University of Connecticut, 2008.
New York Co-Director Gita Tiku
(Oct. 2015...succeeded Kate Magsamen)
Deputy director of membership (Jan. 2010-Oct. 2015) and
membership coordinator/membership manager (Jan. 2007-Jan.
2010) at the Clinton Global Initiative. Corporate
paralegal at Paul, Weis, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP,
Aug. 2005-Nov. 2006. B.A. in psychology from Boston
New York Co-Director Marisa
(April 2015) Northeast deputy finance
director at the DSCC, Feb. 2013-Dec. 2014. Tri-state
finance assistant at Obama for America, May 2011-Nov. 2012 and
then on the Inaugural Committee. B.S. degree from New
York University, 2011. Originally from Buffalo.
New Jersey Director Anne Sciaino
(April 2015) Finance director on Bonnie
Watson Coleman for Congress, Aug. 2014-April 2015.
Deputy finance director on Cory Booker for Senate, June
2013-Aug. 2014. Senior aide to the Booker team, Aug.
2011-June 2013. Public relations/public affairs manager
for Devils Arena Entertainment, March 2009-July 2011.
Project manager at Growth for Good, Dec. 2008-March
2009. Staff assistant at Lautenberg for Senate,
Jan.-Dec. 2008. B.A. in journalism and media studies,
sociology from Rutgers University-New Brunswick, 2008.
DC and PAC Director David Reid
(April 2015) Mid-Atlantic finance
director at the DSCC from Feb. 2013. PAC manager for
UnitedHealth Group, Jan. 2011-Feb. 2013. Deputy finance
director (June 2008-Jan. 2011) and finance assistant (Jan.-May
2008) at the Democratic Governors Association. Field
organizer for the Democratic Party of Virginia, May-Nov.
2007. B.A. in politics, history from University of
Virginia Director Amanda McTyre
(2015) Fundraiser for Gov. Terry
McAuliffe's Common Good VA leadership PAC from March 2014;
earlier worked on McAuliffe's 2013 campaign for governor.
Maryland and Delaware Director
(April 2015) Southwest finance director
at the DSCC, Jan.-April 2015. Finance director at
Friends of Anthony Brown, April 2013-Dec. 2014.
Development director at Berger Hirschberg Strategies, Nov.
2011-April 2013. Finance director at Jeff Anderson for
Congress, June-Nov. 2011. LGBT outreach director and
deputy scheduler at Citizens for Lisa Madigan, July 2010-Feb.
2011. Constituent services for U.S. Rep. Jan.
Schakowsky, Aug. 2009-July 2010. Degree from
Pennsylvania Director Giancarlo
(April 2015) Senior deputy finance
director on Tom Wolf for Governor, May 2014-April 2015.
Deputy finance director on Katie McGinty for Governor (PA),
March 2013-May 2014. Deputy finance director on Kathleen
Kane for Attorney General, July 2012-Feb. 2013. B.S. in
political science from Drexel University, 2012.
Northern Midwest Director Brandon
(April 2015) Consultant based in Detroit,
Jan. 2013-March 2015, worked on campaigns including Duggan for
Detroit. Associate at Dewey Square Group, Sept.
2008-Jan. 2013. Campaign manager on Dian Slavens'
campaign April-Nov. 2008. Deputy finance director on
Gary Peters for Congress, March-April 2008. Field
organizer on Hillary Clinton for President in NV, NM and OH,
Dec. 2007-March 2008. Attended Wayne State University.
Southern Midwest Director Rebecca
(April 2015) Campaign manager (Jan.-Nov.
2014) and finance director (May-Dec. 2013) on Connie Pillich
for Ohio Treasurer. Finance associate at Eckert &
Associates, Jan.-April 2013. Deputy finance director on
Joyce Healy Abrams for Congress, June-Dec. 2012. B.A. in
political science from UC Santa Barbara.
Illinois Director Jeremy Hallahan
(April 2015) Experience includes
fundraiser for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's 2015 re-election
Florida Director Gregory Goddard
(April 2015) Florida finance director on
Charlie Christ for Governor, Nov. 2013-Dec. 2014. Deputy
finance director at the Florida Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov.
2013. Finance director to Jacksonville Mayor Alvin
Brown, March-Sept. 2013. North Florida finance director
to Sen. Bill Nelson, April 2011-Dec. 2012. Staff
assistant in the U.S. Senate, Nov. 2008-May 2009. State
coordinator of Students for Barack Obama, March 2007-Nov.
2008. B.S. in public administration, emergency
management from University of Central Florida, 2009.
Texas Director Jennifer Ajluni
(April 2015) Finance director (Dec.
2013-Nov. 2014) and deputy finance director (May-Dec. 2013)
for the Texas Democratic Party, Deputy finance director on
Keith Fitzgerald for Congress in Sarasota, FL, May-Nov.
2012. Major gifts assistant at EMILY's List, June-Dec.
2011. Experience also includes field intern in Des Moines on
Obama's Campaign for Change in Fall 2008 and on Hillary
Clinton for President in summer 2007.
Arkansas and Oklahoma Director Calista Kersh
Southern States Director Alicia
(April 2015...based in Miami) Senior
associate at Campaign Finance Consultants in Washington, DC,
April 2011-March 2015. National finance director on
Friends of Mary Landrieu, Jan. 2013-Dec. 2014. Deputy
finance director on Kendrick Meek for Florida, March 2009-Nov.
2010. Senior associate at Kennedy Communications, July
2006-March 2009. Account assistant at MSHC Partners,
2005. Field organizer on Brad Carson for U.S. Senate
(OK), 2004. B.S. from Northwestern University, 2004.
Colorado/New Mexico Director Dan
(April 2015) West deputy finance director
at the DCCC, Feb.-April 2015. Finance director on Lara
for New Mexico, Sept. 2013-Nov. 2014. Legislative
correspondent (Jan.-Sept. 2013) and field representative (May
2011-Dec. 2012) for U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (RI); political
director on David Cicilline for Congress, June-Nov.
2012. Political and fundraising consultant on the
Committee to Elect Linda Finn, Jan.-Nov. 2012. Field
organizer on David Cicilline for Congress, Sept.-Nov.
2010. Deputy finance director on Joe Fernandez for
Attorney General, April-Sept. 2010. B.A. in political
science from Drew University, 2009.
Pacific Northwest Director Jen Berg
(April 2015) Scheduler to U.S. Sen. Patty
Murray, Dec. 2012-April 2015; also advance director on Kay
Hagan for U.S. Senate, Sept.-Nov. 2014. Fundraiser on
Jay Inslee for Washington, Sept. 2011-Nov. 2012. Deputy
scheduler to U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, Dec. 2010-Sept.
2011. Operations director on People for Patty Murray,
May-Nov. 2010. Constituent services representative to
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, July 2009-May 2010. B.A. in
pre-law studies from Washington State University, 2009.
Northern California Co-Director Lindsay Lassman
(April 2015-Nov. 2016) District
fundraiser on Jackie Speier for Congress, 2012-Dec.
2014. Director of development at the Electronic Frontier
Foundation, May-Oct. 2011. Deputy director of
development at NARAL Pro-Choice America, June 2004-July
2010. Southern regional finance director at the DCCC,
2003-04. Director of national development at the New
Democratic Network, 2003. Finance director for the
Florida Democratic Party, 2002-03. Deputy finance
director for Brian Schweitzer for U.S. Senate, June-Nov.
2000. Finance assistant to U.S. Rep. John F. Tierney,
1998. B.S. in psychology, Spanish, anthropology from
University of Florida, 1998.
Northern California Co-Director Marissa Trambley
West finance director for the DCCC, March-Aug.
2015. Western Majority Council and Impact Series manager
for EMILY's List, Aug. 2011-March 2015.
Clerk/legislative advisor in the U.S. House of
Representatives, 2009-11. B.A. in political science from
UC San Diego, 2008.
Southern California Director Charlie Johnson
(April 2015) Deputy Southern California
finance director and Southwest Finance Director at the DNC,
March 2013-March 2015. Mid-Atlantic fianance assistant
at Obama for America, June-Nove. 2012. B.A. in political
science from Tulane University, 2012.
Americans Abroad Director Giulia Marchiori Ceresa
(May 2015...London, UK) Consultant to the
NIKE Foundation in London, UK, May 2014-May 2015.
Project manager at Dow Jones, May 2011-Sept. 2013.
Actions Networks Manager (Jan.-May 2011) and government
relations manager (June 2008-Dec. 2010) at the Clinton Global
Initiative. Joint M.A. in international relations and
international communication from Boston University, 2008; B.A.
in comparative literature from Barnard College, 2003.
Deputy No. California Director
(April 2015) Chief of staff at FWD.us,
March 2013-March 2015. Associate at The Concord Group,
LLC real estate advisors, Nov. 2012-March 2013. Field
organizer for Obama's Organizing for America in Western New
Hampshire, Aug.-Nov. 2012. Watson Foundation fellow,
Aug. 2011-Oct. 2012. B.A. in political science from
Wllliams College, 2011.
Deputy Florida Director Stefanie B.
(May 2015) Miami director for the Jewish
National Fund, Jan.-May 2015. Finance director
(March-Nov. 2014), deputy finance director (Sept. 2013-March
2014) and finance associate (May-Sept. 2013) on Joe Garcia for
Congress. B.S. from Indiana University Bloomington,
Deputy Northern Midwest Director John Pratt
(Aug. 2016) Associate manager of the
party leaders fro the 2016 Democratic National Convention
Committee, May-Aug. 2016. Senior executive assistant at
the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Nov.
2013-April 2016. Advance associate at the White House
from June 2012; national advance staff on Obama for America,
June-Nov. 2012. Bachelor's degree in political science,
psychology from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011.
Deputy Southern Midwest Director Jack Lofgren IV
(April 2015) Finance director on Lenda
Sherrell for U.S. Congress (TN), Jan.-Nov. 2014. Program
assistant at the Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law
Firms, Feb.-Nov. 2013. Deputy field organizer on Obama
for America in Greensboro/Winston-Salem, Oct.-Nov. 2012.
Assistant at the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee
in Charlotte, May-Sept. 2012. B.A. in international
studies, sociology and anthropology from Loyola University of
Deputy Southern States Director Nabilah Islam
(May 2015) Call time manager and finance
associate on Carter for Governor (GA), Nov. 2013-Nov.
2014. Campaign coordinator on Andre Dickens for Atlanta
City Council, April-Dec. 2013. Finance associate at Dark
Horse Campaigns, Feb.-May 2013. B.B.A. in marketing from
Georgia State University, 2012.
Deputy New York Director Carl Gray
(started May 2015 as tri-state finance associate) Protocol officer in the Office of the Chief of Protocol at the U.S. Department of State, Dec. 2009-April 2015. Staff and press assistant to U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler (KY), July-Dec. 2009. Advance associate on Hillary Clinton for President, May 2007-June 2008. B.A. in English, political science from Sewanee, The University of the South, 2009.
Tri-State Finance Associate Alexandra Edel
(from Dec. 2015; started as tri-state finance
assistant in April 2015) Account executive at Finsbury
in NY, June 2014-April 2015. B.A. in political science
from Middlebury College, 2014.
Tri-State Finance Miriam Ehrari
(Dec. 2015) Lisa Ellen Goldberg fellow in
UAE, Sept. 2014-Aug. 2015. B.A. in economics from New
Northeast and Abroad Finance Associate Augusto Goncalves
(July 2016...previously finance assistant for
Northeast and abroad, April 2015-June 2016) Degree in
political science from Bridgewater State University.
Northeast and Abroad Finance Associate Olivia Baackes
(July 2016...started as finance assistant for Northeast and abroad, June 2015-June 2016) First grade lead teacher at KIPP New Orleans Leadership Academy Primary, July 2013-June 2015' Teach for America Corps member, May 2013-June 2015. B.A. in politics and science of social change from New York University, 2013. Baackes served as a tri-state finance department intern on the Obama campaign, March-Aug. 2012.
Finance Associate (No. Calif. and West) Olac Fuentes
(July 2015) National campus organizer for
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Jan.-July
2015. Deputy finance director (July-Nov. 2014) and
finance assistant (Sept. 2013-July 2014) at the Texas
Democratic Party. B.A. in communications from the
University of Texas at El Paso, 2013.
Southwest Finance Associate Sydney Barron
(Nov. 2015) Junior associate at NMA
Consulting Partners, Dec. 2014-Oct. 2015. Field
organizer on Amanda Renteria for Congress, Aug.-Nov.
2014. Bachelor's degree in political science from UC
Santa Barbara, 2014.
Midwest Finance Associate Lindley French
(July 2016...previously finance assistant for
the Midwest region, July 2015-July 2016 and started as a
finance intern, May-June 2015) B.A. in political science
and government from Northwestern University, 2014.
Southeast Finance Associate Jonathan Stewart
(April 2015) Regional political director
at Florida Competes, Dec. 2014-April 2015. Constituency
and regional finance on Charlie Crist for Governor, Aug.-Nov.
2014. Fundraiser on Alex Sink for Congress, Nov.
2013-March 2014. Campaign coordinator on Darden Rice for
St. Petersburg City Council, July-Nov. 2013. B.S. in
environmental science and policy from University of South
Southeast Finance Associate Fernando L. Ramos
(Aug. 2016) Finance associate at the
Democratic Governors Association, May 2015-Aug. 2016.
Degree in international development and public health from
Tulane University, 2015.
Finance Associate Judd Olanoff
(Nov. 2015) Associate at Highbridge
Capital Management, Aug. 2014-Aug. 2015. Associate (July
2012-Sept. 2014) and analyst (March 2010-July 2012) at JP
Morgan. Associate consultant for Bain & Company,
Oct. 2008-March 2010. B.A. from Amherst, 2008.
Mid-Atlantic Region Finance Operations
Director Nick Schumaker
(Aug. 2016; finance assistant June 2015-Aug. 2016; started in April as a political assistant) Deputy finance director and senior policy advisor June-Nov. 2014) and finance assistant (April-June 2014) on Amanda Renteria's congressional campaign. Shift supervisor and quality assurance partner at Starbucks, Aug. 2011-Aug. 2014. Bachelor's degree in political science from Cal State University Fresno, 2014.
South Central Region Finance Operations and Events Manager Danika Padilla
(April 2015...based in Austin) Finance
director on Maggie Toulouse Oliver for Secretary of State,
Jan.-Dec. 2014. Development manager for Washington
Conservation Voters/Washington Environmental Council, March
2013-Jan. 2014. Campaign manager on Lauren Walker for
State Representative (WA), Aug.-Nov. 2012. Finance
director on Laura Ruderman for Congress, Feb.-Aug. 2012.
B.S. in environmental science, public policy from Washington
State University, 2011.
South Central Finance Assistant Celestino Garcia
(July 2015) Constituent services
representative in Richmond, CA to the Member of Congress,
April-July 2015. Clerical assistant, temp. assignment
pool for the Social Service Agency in Alameda County, Dec.
2014-April 2015. Deputy field director/field organizer
on Lara for New Mexico, July-Nov. 2014. Clerical
assistant, temp. assignment pool for the County
Administrator's Office in Alameda County, July 2013-July
2014. B.A. in political science from UC Berkeley, 2013.
Midwest (Chicago) Finance Assistant Nicole Merchut
(July 2016...started as a finance intern, Nov.
2015-June 2016. Student in political science at
University of Illinois at Chicago. A.A. in mass
communication from Harper College, 2014.
Northeast and Abroad Finance Assistant Fankai "Leo" Liu
(July 2016...started as a finance intern, Sept.
2015-July 2016) Student at Harvard University,
anticipated graduation 2019.
Vice Chairman and Personal Chief of Staff Huma Abedin
Directed Clinton's transition office when Clinton left the State Department. Special government employee/consultant and earlier deputy chief of staff to Clinton at the State Department. Traveling chief of staff for Clinton during her 2007-08 campaign. Senior advisor and earlier staff assistant to Sen. Clinton. Started working for First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton in 1996 as an intern at the White House. B.A. degree from The George Washington University. Grew up in Saudi Arabia; born in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Wife of former Congressman Anthony Weiner.
Assistant to the Vice Chair Sawsan Bay
Master's degree in
international relations and affiars from New York University,
Director of Engagement De'Ara Balenger
Executive director of vetting and research for The Harry Walker Agency, Inc. from April 2013. Justice advisor to the U.S. Department of State, Jan. 2012-April 2013. Undergraduate degree from Macalester College, 2003.
Trip Director and Personal Assistant to Hillary Clinton Connolly Keigher
(April 2015) Trip director and director of advance on Terry McAuliffe for Governor, Aug.-Nov. 2013. Lead protocol officer for the First Lady's 2012 NATO Summit Spouse Program (Jan.-June 2012) and protocol officer (April 2009-Aug. 2011), Office of the Chief of Protocol at the U.S. Department of State. National advance on Hillary Clinton for President, Feb. 2007-June 2008. Legislative correspondent April 2006-June 2007) and staff assistant (April 2005-June 2007) to U.S. Rep. David Obey (WI). Corps member with AmeriCorps, Sept. 2003-July 2004. M.P.A. in international public management from DePaul University School of Public Service, 2013.
Executive Assistant to Hillary Clinton Bonnie Rubin
Development associate at The Clinton
Foundation, Sept. 2011-April 2015. Executive assistant
to the CEO at Nightly Business Report, May 2010-April
2011. Project assistant at Akerman Senterfitt, June
2008-April 2010. B.A. in psychology from The George
Washington University, 2008.
Director of Correspondence and
Briefings Robert Russo
(April 2015) Director of correspondence
and briefing materials in the Office of Hillary Rodham
Clinton, March 2013-March 2015. Special assistant to the
Secretary of State, Jan. 2009-Feb. 2013. Special
assistant to the executive director/office manager at Friends
of Hillary/HillPAC, Sept. 2008-Jan. 2009. Assistant to
the campaign manager (May-Sept. 2008) and executive office
intern (Jan. 2007-May 2008) at Hillary Clinton for President.
Deputy Director of Correspondence Amy Kuhn
(June 2015) Manager of writing and
correspondence (Oct. 2014-June 2015), senior writer (Jan.
2013-Sept. 2014) , junior writer (April 2011-Dec. 2012) and
correspondence intern (Jan.-April 2011) at the Clinton
Foundation. B.A. in global studies, political science
from UC Santa Barbara, 2010.
Digital Correspondence Manager Vernessa Shih
(May 2015) Event operations consultant to
the Clinton Global Initiative, Jan.-May 2015. Intern in
the Office of Hillary Rodham Clinton (Oct. -Dec. 2014) and
intern in the Office of Chelsea Clinton at the Clinton
Foundation (June-Sept. 2014) M.P.P. from UCLA, 2014;
B.A. in global studies and sociology from UC Santa Barbara,
Digital Correspondence Associate Amanda Finney
(2016) Also served as grassroots state
director in Louisiana for the campaign's Ramp Up, April-June
2015. First grade teacher with Teach for America,
2013-2015. Field organizer in Virginia on Organizing for
America, May-Nov. 2012. M.A. in communication and media
studies from Syracuse University, 2016; undergraduate degree
from Wake Forest University, 2013.
Digital Correspondence Assistant Sarah Krauss
(Aug. 2016...previously a volunteer in the
correspondence department, Aug. 2015-July 2016) B.F.A.
in drama from New York University, 2012.
Correspondence Assistant Katie Cacouris
(March 2016) Most recently an intern at
Writers House, Oct. 2015-Jan. 2016. Degree in English
and American Studies from Columbia University in the City of
New York, 2015.
Correspondence Assistant Jacob Priley
(Aug. 2016...correspondence and briefings
intern, Aug. 2015-June 2016) Bachelor's degree in
political science from New York University, 2016.
Briefings and Media Writer Hang Liu
Speechwriter, presidential management fellow at
the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, June
2014-Aug. 2016. Business analyst in the financial
investigation unit at American Express, Dec. 2013-May
2014. J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, 2013; B.A. in
political science and government from Harvard University,
Briefing Specialist Jean Larsen
(June 2016...started as a vetting specialist,
May 2015-May 2016) National security intern in the
Presidential Personnel Office at the White House, Jan.-May
2015. Degree in politics and international relations
from Scripps College, 2014.
Production Director and Advisor on Scheduling and Advance Greg Hale
[overseeing all aspects of how events looked
and felt] Partner at The Markham
Group in Little Rock, Arkansas, producing events for
political, corporate and non-profit clients. Hale has
worked on four presidential campaigns including as trip
director on Clinton's 2008 campaign. Native of DeQueen,
Arkansas and a third generation cattle farmer.
Senior Advisor-Scheduling Lona Valmoro
Special Assistant to Secretary of State Clinton
and senior advisor to Clinton during her two terms in the U.S.
Senate. Valmoro played key roles in Clinton's two campaigns
for the Senate and her 2007-08 presidential campaign.
Deputy chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Robert Torricelli; worked
on Torricelli's 1996 Senate campaign. Master's degree in
comparative politics from the London School of Economics;
undergraduate degree from Rutgers University. Wife of
America Votes president Greg Speed.
Director of Scheduling and Advance Alex Hornbrook
(April 2015) Deputy Assistant to the Vice
President and director of scheduling (Biden). Scheduling
desk for Joe Biden on the Obama campaign in 2008, and earlier
assistant to the director of scheduling on Hillary Clinton for
President. Studied at The George Washington University.
Director of Scheduling Maia Johnson
Experience includes deputy director of
scheduling and advance for the U.S. Mission to the United
Nations, work on President Obamas reelection campaign in 2012,
at the DNC, and on Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign.
(May 2015) Special assistant to Dr. Jill
Biden, Sept. 2014-May 2015. Paralegal in the law office
of John K. Dema in Washington, DC, July 2010-Aug. 2014.
Senior operations coordinator for TSG Reporting, July
2009-July 2010. B.A. in economics/political science from
Columbia University in the City of New York, 2009.
Native of Seattle, WA.
(July 2016) Community associate for the
City of New York, June 2015-June 2016. Nassau County
field organizer on Tom DiNapoli for State Controller,
Oct.-Nov. 2014. Director of scheduling on Angel Taveras
for Governor, 2014. Field organizer on Elizabeth Crowley
for City Council, Oct.-Nov. 2013. Bachelor's degree in
mass communnications from Iona College, 2013.
Scheduling Associate Cameron Langford
(June 2016...also served as a communications
intern, June-Aug. 2015) Master's degree in political
thought and intellectual history from University of Cambridge,
2016; B.A. in politics from Princeton University, 2015.
Director of Advance Jason Chung
Experience includes associate/project manager
for The Markham Group. Full-time national advance
staffer on Obama's 2008 general election campaign for
president; national advance staffer on Hillary Clinton for
President. Researcher for the Library of Congress'
Federal Research Division. B.S. in Biochemistry and a
B.A. in History from Virginia Tech.
Deputy Director of Advance Margaret Lozier
(June 2016; national advance desk from April
2015-June 2016) Deputy director of advance on Wendy
Davis for Governor (TX), Nov. 2013-Nov. 2014. Advance
associat at the White House, Jan.-Dec. 2012. B.A. in
political science and government from University of Iowa,
(May 2016; previously scheduling associate and started as a staff assistant in April 2015; served as SC scheduling director, Feb. 2016, and NH director of surrogate scheduling, Dec. 2015-Feb. 2016) Policy fellow in the Office of Secretary Clinton, Jan.-April 2015. J.D. and M.P.A. from University of Miami School of Law, 2014; bachelor's degree in political science and government from Arizona State University, 2011.
(July 2016...initially national advance
staff-site lead, Jan.-July 2016) Government affairs
coordinator for BP, Sept. 2013-Jan. 2016. Assistant to the CEO
and COO/staff assistant at Securing America's Future Energy,
June-Sept. 2013. Deputy director of operations for
border states at OFA-VA, Sept.-Nov. 2012. Media
logistics manager and assistant to the director of media
logistics for the 2012 Democratic National Convention, Oct.
2011-Sept. 2012. B.A. in political science, history from
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011.
(July 2016) Government relations senior
analyst at Associated Medical Schools of New York, June
2014-July 2016. Legislative correspondent (Dec.
2010-Aug. 2012) and staff assistant (March-Dec. 2010) to U.S.
Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV. B.S. in biology and medical
humanities from University of Richmond, 2009.
Site Leads: Adam Baron (also motorcade), Jennifer Darley, Stephen Davis, Shawn Davis, Sterling Elmore, Joyce Kazadi, Grady Keefe, Mo Khan, Amanda Kules, Blake Levy, Anna-Lee Pittman, James Robinson, DJ Sigworth, Jake Strother
Leads: Eric Blackwell, Tom Kerr,
Patty Park, Daren Peters
Patrick Bauer, Diana Berrent, Anne Garland Berry, Brencia Berry, Micheal Brasher - Kenneth Campbell, Melvin D. Clayton, Kathleen Corcoran - Logan Dallas, Alex DiNino, Kimberly Doyle, Matthew Dutko - Rebecca Edelstein, Lauren Egan, Ed Emerson, Caitlin Etienne - Gideon Feit - Adam Goodrum, Kevin Gully, Stephen P. Groves - Anne Haley, Kate Hansen, Katie Hendrickson, Lushi Huang - Ian Jenkins - Imran Khan, Zareen Khan - Zach Leighton, Sara Loar, Stephanie Luger - Patrick Maddox, Gloria Mahbubani, Katie Meaney, Ian Mellul, Travis Merriweather, Mary Michalos, Michaela Miller, Alicia Molina - Tien Nguyen - Juan Ortega - Michael Rafshoon, Nalini Ramlogan - Miguel Segura - Sam Thomas - Opal Vadhan, Jake Velleman - Teddy Weigel - Shereen Zaid
Director of Press Advance Sarah Pollack
(March 2016...started as a press advance lead,
June 2015-March 2016) Manager (Nov. 2014-Dec. 2015),
associate (Nov. 2013-Nov. 2014) and coordinator (Nov.
2011-Nov. 2013) at Minassian Media Inc.. Press advance
associate for the White House, 2014-15. Freelance press
production associat at Viacom Media Networks, 2013-15.
Membership intern at the Clinton Global Initiative, June-Oct.
2011. B.A. in political science from McGill University,
Managed 12 full-time and 40 contract staff.
Press Advance Desks
(July 2016...advance press lead and site lead,
June 2015-June 2016) Government relations associate for
Scholastic, May 2014-June 2015. Senior communications
associate at the Clinton Foundation, Dec. 2012-April
2014. Press assistant at the William J. Clinton
Foundation, May 2011-Dec. 2012. Master's degree in
media, culture and communications from New York University,
2016; bachelor's degree in American Studies from Barnard
(started on the campaign in June 2015)
Executive assistant to Marjorie Margolies Mezvinsky on her
campaign for congress and afterwards, Oct. 2013-Jan.
2015. M.P.A. in politics from University of
Pennsylvania, 2015; B.A. in communication and public service
from University of Pennsylvania.
Full-Time Press Advance
Leads: Juan Bautista Dominguez, Tim Carroll, Steven K. Chlapecka, Sophie Friedman, Will Jennings, Brie Moore, Hyma Moore
Max Clermont, Andrea Gonzalez Garnier, Anthony J. Hayes, Zachary Helder, Spencer Lucker, Jon Murchinson, Nalini Ramlogan, Noelle Rosellini, Jesse Schneider.
Deputy Director of Advance/Director of Scheduling and Advance for Tim Kaine Christina Iskandar
(July 2016) Partner at Kasselman LLC
since Jan. 2010. Director of scheduling and advance in
the Office of the Secretary at the U.S. Department of
Agriculture, Aug. 2013-July 2016. National advance staff
on Obama for America, June-Nov. 2012. Deputy director of
advance on Newsom for California, July-Nov. 2009.
Production manager at Storefront Political Media, July-Dec.
2008. Surrogate scheduling and national advance on
HIllary Clinton for President, Sept. 2007-June 2008.
J.D. from Southwestern Law School, 2007; B.A. in political
science, English from UCLA, 2002.
Scheduling and Advance for Anne
Holton Megan Hupp
(Aug. 2016) Deputy director of Studio
2016 at the Democratic National Convention, July-Aug.
2016. Director of events at The Hill, Feb. 2014-June
2016. Director of event content and strategy at Atlantic
Media, Nov. 2012-Feb. 2014. National advance staff on
Obama for America, May-Nov. 2012. Editorial event
manager (April 2011-May 2012) and events content producer at
Atlantic Media, Dec. 2009-April 2011. B.A. in
journalism, English from Marquette University, 2009.
(started on the campaign in April 2016) Worked in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs (Dec. 2014-April 2016) and the White House Presidential Personnel Office (Aug. 2013-Dec. 2014). Confidential assistant to the executive director of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, Feb.-Aug. 2013. A regional GOTV director for Organizing for America in North Carolina, Oct.-Nov. 2012. Special assistant to the CEO (April-Oct. 2012) and executive assistant to the CEO (April 2011-April 2012) at the Democratic National Convention Committee. B.S. in journalism and American history from Boston University 2010.
(July 2016...started working for the campaign
as a national advance associate, Jan.-July 2016)
Operations manager at The Markham Group, July 2014-April
2016. Bachelor's degree in kinesiology and exercise
science from University of Arkansas, 2014.
Kaine Trip Director Doug Landry
CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
Administrative Officer Charlie Baker III
(reported April 28,
2015 by Bloomberg Politics, New York Times and Washington Post)
A founding partner of the Dewey Square Group. Also, a
partner with the law firm of DLA Piper US LLP. A
senior advisor on national field strategy to Kerry/Edwards
2004 and the DNC. A senior advisor on national field
strategy to the Gore/Lieberman campaign and the DNC, and
later served as a senior advisor for the campaign during the
Florida Recount. Chief campaign consultant to Sen.
Edward M. Kennedy’s 1994 re-election effort. Special
advisor/field organization for Clinton/Gore ’92.
National field director for Governor Mike Dukakis
presidential campaign in 1987-88. Deputy chief
secretary to Mass. Gov. Michael S. Dukakis, later deputy
secretary of the Executive Office of Communities and
Development (1986-87) and assistant secretary of the
Executive Office of Administration and Finance
Assistant Samantha (Sam) Slosberg
manager of surrogates for the campaign in Iowa, Nov. -Feb.
2016 and deputy director of convention planning, March-July
2016) Manager of state and local affairs and
multicultural strategies at Dewey Square Group, Dec.
2010-May 2015. Credentials manager for Democratic
friends and family for the Democratic National Convention
Committee in Charlotte, July-Sept. 2012. Account
assistant at Kennedy Communications Inc., July-Nov.
2010. M.P.A. from American University, 2012; B.A. in
communications, political science, peace and conflict
studies from University of Colorado Boulder, 2010.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Chief Operating Officer Beth Jones
(April 2015...into 2017, heading up winding
down) Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of
the Office of Administration (June 2011-Feb. 2015) Director of
White House Administration (April 2010-June 2011) and Director
of White House Personnel (Jan. 2009-April 2010) at the White
House. Regional operations desk at Obama for America,
2007-09. Assistant public defender in Cook County,
Illinois, Aug. 2004-Aug. 2007. Associate at Hogan
Lovells, May 2002-Aug. 2004. Associate at Carrington
Coleman, Sept. 2000-April 2002. J.D. from Vanderbilt
University Law School, 1998; B.A. in sociology from University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1996.
Executive Assistant Lisa Vedernikova
as a national finance intern, June 2015-Jan. 2016)
Degree in political psychology from New York University's
Gallatin School of Individualized Study, 2016.
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SERVICES | INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY |
Deputy COO David Levine
(April 2015) Chief of staff in the Office
of Administration at the White House, March 2013-March
2015. National operations director on Obama for America,
April 2011-Jan. 2013. National operations director at
the DNC, from April 2010; regional operations director at the
DNC, 2009-April 2010. Deputy COO at M+R Strategic
Services. Founder/partner at QCharm LLC, 2006-08;
founder/partner at EZBands LLC, 2004-08. In Fall 2004
Levine was assistant to director of operations at the
DCCC. In Fall 2003 he was a field organizer for EMILY's
List/Patti Morrisey for State Delegate in VA House District
32. B.A. in political science from American University.
Chief Diversity and Human Resources Officer Bernard Coleman III
(April 2015) Director of human resources
at the DNC, 2009-Jan. 2015, and added deputy chief diversity
officer role from Jan.-April 2015. State affairs
specialist for the Society for Human Resource Management to
May 2009. Project portfolio manager/agency liaison for DC
government. Member advocacy specialist for the Society for
Human Resource Management, March 2006-Jan. 2008. Executive
director Hoyer for Congress committee, Feb. 2005-March
2006. National field coordinator (2004-early 2005)
deputy director of member services (Jan. 2003-July 2004) and
associate director of member services (from Dec. 2001) at the
DCCC. M.B.A. from Trinity University-Washington, 2007;
B.A. in psychology from Hampton University, 2001.
Diversity Manager Cristina Lara
(June 2016) Global intern program manager
(Feb.-June 2016), program manager for inclusion and
collaboration (July 2015-Feb. 2016), HR project specialist
(Jan.-July 2015) and HR generalist for Cisco. Bachelor's
degree in industrial and labor relations, education, Latino
studies from Cornell University, 2014. twitter
Director of Talent Acquisition
(April 2015) Co-founder of ReWork in
Boulder, CO; CEO from Jan. 2013-March 2015 and managing
partner of strategy from July 2011-Dec. 2012. M.S. in
strategic leadership toward sustainability from Blekinge
Teniska Hogskola, 2011; B.A. in global human impact studies
from University of Vermont, 2008. twitter
Associate Director of Talent Acquisition Konstantin Hatcher
(June 2016) Principal at Platinum Results
Consulting since Dec. 2009. Managing director of
outreach at Educators 4 Excellence, March-Nov. 2015.
Operation Vote/Early Vote Director at Organizing for
America-Wisconsin, March-Nov. 2012. Regional field
director at Organizing for America-California, Aug. 2010-Feb.
2012. Account executive at KDAY, Jan. 2007-Aug.
2010. Community organizer in CD-30 at Organizing for
America-California, July 2009-July 2010. National
account manager at Answer Financial, Inc., Feb. 2005-Oct.
2006. Business development manager at Workforce
Solutions, Inc. Jan. 2003-Jan. 2004. M.B.A. from
California Lutheran University, 2006; B.A from Boston
Director of Payroll, Benefits and Employee Engagement Anya Knoblock
(earlier was senior HR specialist from May 2015 and started as HR specialist in April 2015) Assistant director of special projects and exhibits for the Russian American Foundation, Dec. 2013-April 2015. Operations associate/scheduler at BerlinRosen, June-Dec. 2013. Special assistant to the CFO at the DNC, Oct. 2011-June 2013. Project coordinator at Tigertail Productions, Aug. 2010-Aug. 2011. M.A. in international administration from University of Miami, 2008; B.A. in fine arts from University of Florida, 2008.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission from May
26, 2009 to Jan. 2014. Senior advisor to the Chairman of
the U.S. Senate Banking Committee, Sen. Paul Sarbanes, on the
Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Under Secretary of Domestic Finance
(1999-2001) and Assistant Secretary of Financial Markets
(1997-99) at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. A
principal at Goldman Sachs; worked there for 18 years.
M.B.A. (1979) and B.S. in economics (1978) from the University
of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. Co-author of The Great Mutual Fund Trap (Broadway
of all internal and external financial activity
Deputy CFO and Controller Daniel McCarthy
(promoted in Aug. 2016 succeeding Charles Olivier who moved over to CFO at the DNC; McCarthy started in April 2015 as deputy controller and accounts payable) Board treasurer and financial controller for the Gateway Men's Chorus, 2013-15. Senior internal revenue agent in the special enforcement program at the IRS in St. Louis, 2012-15. M.B.A. from Webster University, 2013; M.A. in accounting (2009) and bachelor's degree in accounting and business administration (2008) from University of Illinois.
Director Treasury Management Kelly Mehlenbacher
(May 2015) Operations director at
Battleground Texas, 2014-15. Deputy White House liaison
at the U.S. Department of State, Nov. 2011-April 2014.
Special assistant at USAID, Oct. 2010-Nov. 2011.
Accounting at Hillary Clinton for President and Friends of
Hillary, Oct. 2007-Oct. 2010. Bachelor of Arts and
Sciences in political science from Texas Tech University,
Assistant Director Treasury Management Faisal Nadeem
(July 2016) Accounts receivable
specialist at Pearland Brokerage, May-June 2016. Tax
intern-real estate at PwC, Jan.-April 2016. B.S. in
accounting from Queens College, 2014.
Assistant Director Treasury Management Dev Basumallik
(Aug. 2016) AERS at Deloitte, Sept.
2014-Aug. 2016. M.S. (2014) and B.S. (2013) in
accounting from Penn State University.
Director of Financial Reporting and Analysis Brittany Leach
(July 2016) Manager of superintendent
operations for the NYC Department of Education, May-July
2016. Senior financial analyst at NYU Langone Medical
Center, Sept. 2014-April 2016. Financial manager for the
Bluhm Legal Clinic at Northwestern University School of Law,
Jan. 2012-Aug. 2014. Payroll accountant at the
University of Miami, June 2010-Nov. 2011. Bachelor's
degrees in accounting and finance from University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign, 2009.
Senior Financial Reporting Analyst Vernon Gair
(June 2015) Associate at PwC, Aug.
2014-June 2015. M.S. in accountancy from University of
Notre Dame, 2014; undergraduate degree in accountancy from
University of Illinois Springfield.
Financial Reporting Analyst Tylah Gantt
(Aug. 2016) Bachelor's degree in
accounting from University of Notre Dame, 2016.
Lead Accounts Payable Associate Giavanna White
(Aug. 2016-March 2017...started as accounts
payable analyst, June 2015-July 2016) Operations junior
associate at Smoot Tewes Group, Nov. 2014-May 2015; started as
campaign operations intern in May 2014. B.A. in public
policy analysis from UNC at Chapel Hill, 2014.
Accounts Payable Analyst Delesia Watson
(Sept. 2016) Freelance writer for Ombligo, Inc., Feb.-May 2016. Account coordinator at Ketchum, April 2015-Feb. 2016. B.A. in communication from George Mason University.
Accounting Systems Manager Andrew Schreyer
(July 2015-Jan. 2017) Fleet performance and monitoring for Sungevity in Oakland, CA, from April 2014. B.A./B.S. in philosophy, business administration, French from Chapman University, 2014.
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Deputy CFO and Budget Director Dan Beksha
(promoted in Aug. 2016 succeeding
Kimberly Panicek Trueblood who moved over to serve as
Director of Operations for the Clinton-Kaine Presidential
Transition Team; Beksha started in April 2015 as deputy
budget director) Vice president for cross asset
sales (macro) (Jan.-April 2015) and associate (2011-Dec. 2014)
at Goldman Sachs. Analyst at Morgan Stanley, July
2009-Feb. 2011. Bachelor's degree in economics from
University of Chicago, 2009.
Deputy Budget Director Natasha Samantha Lawrence
(July 2015) Special assistant to the
Assistant Administrator at USAID, Nov. 2014-July 2015.
Coordinator of special projects and special assistant July
2013-Nov. 2014) and special assistant (Aug. 2012-July 2013) at
the White House Council of Economic Advisors. B.A. in
political science from University of Rochester, 2011.
Deputy Budget Director Jessica Wen
(Aug. 2015) Associate investment director (in Singapore, June 2014-July 2015), senior investment associate (in No. VA and Singapore, Dec. 2011-June 2014) and investment associate (June 2010-Dec. 2011) at Cambridge Associates. B.A. in economics, East Asian studies from Johns Hopkins University, 2010.
Deputy Budget Director Lindsey Hitchcock
(Nov. 2015) Manager (Sept. 2013-Nov.
2015) and senior consultant (Sept. 2008-Sept. 2010) at
Deloitte. M.P.P. from American University, 2008; B.A. in
political science, English from University of Michigan, 2006.
Associate Budget Director Kaitlin Ofman
(Feb. 2016) Business development
coordinator (July 2013-June 2014) and staff assistant II (June
2011-June 2013) at the Population Council; also worked there
as a summer development assistant June-Aug. 2010. M.B.A.
from New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of
Business, 2016; bachelor's degree in international
studies-political science from Middlebury College, 2010.
Associate Budget Director Michelle Fraling
(June 2016) Bachelor's degree in
government from Cornell University, 2016. From
Associate Budget Director - Paid Media and Reporting Alex Romano
(July 2016) Summer associate at the
United Nations Foundation, June-Sept. 2015. Account
manager (2012-14) and sales assistant in hedge fund business
development at Gerson Lehrman Group. Manager of
strategic initiatives and special assistant to the president
of Taproot Foundation, 2008-10. Fulbright fellowship,
English teaching assistant in Germany, 2007-08. M.B.A.
from Yale University - Yale School of Management, 2016; B.A.
in political science from Pomona College.
Director of Operation Services
Marisa McAuliffe ...to Clinton-Kaine Presidential
Transition in Aug. 2016
(April 2015-Aug. 2016) Director of
operations in the Office of Hillary Rodham Clinton, Feb.
2013-April 2015. Chief of staff for policy planning at
the U.S. Department of State, Aug. 2009-Feb. 2013.
Member of the national advance team on Obama for America,
Sept.-Nov. 2008. Director of operations in the chief of
staff's office at the Democratic National Convention
Committee, Aug. 2007-Sept. 2008. Volunteer for the
United States Peace Corps, Sept. 2004-Dec. 2006. Degree
in political science and business from University of Florida,
Director of Travel Aditi Nangia
(April 2015) Senior account executive
(Feb. 2013-Mar. 2015) and associate director for speaker
management (Feb. 2011-Feb. 2013) at The Harry Walker
Agency. M.Sc. in comparative politics (2010) and B.Sc.
in government (2009) from the London School of Economics and
Deputy Director of Travel Kendra Kostek
(June 2016) Project manager (from July
2015) and executive assistant (Aug. 2013-July 2015) at
Boundary Stone Partners. Degree in international
studies, international relations and international business
from American University 2012.
(Oct. 2015...started on the campaign in May 2015 as a political intern) B.A. in women's studies, history from Emory University, 2015.
(Dec. 2015) Outreach associate at
ActBlue, Feb.-Dec. 2015. Field organizer at Battleground
Texas, May-Nov. 2014. B.A. in peace, war and defense
from UNC Chapel Hill, 2014.
(Dec. 2015) Account manager at Esper,
Inc., May-Dec. 2015. Assistant to the executive director
at Ready for Hillary, Sept. 2013-April 2015. Worked in
the Office of Innovation and Investment at the U.S. Small
Business Administration, Feb.-Aug. 2013. B.A. in
political science from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2013;
earlier studied at National Taiwan University.
Numbers and Special Projects - Vaeme Afokpa
(March 2016) Small grants cluster for
UNOPS from Oct. 2015; ambassador at One-to-One International
Consulting from Sept. 2015; analyst for Gilder Gagnon Howe
from Aug. 2013. Policy and business at The Africa
Center, July-Dec. 2015. B.A. in international relations
from Stanford University, 2013.
(June 2016...started on the campaign as an
intern in Jan. 2016) M.P.A. from New York University,
2016; B.A. degrees in history and government and politics from
University of Maryland College Park, 2013.
(June 2016) B.A. in government from
Cornell University, 2016.
Press Travel - Electra Colevas
(May 2016) B.A. in politics from New York University, 2016; served as an intern at Ready for Hillary, Aug. 2014-Jan. 2015.
Director of Headquarters Operations
(April 2015) Chief operating officer
(Jan. 2013-April 2015) and director of operations (March
2007-Dec. 2012) at the Democratic Legislative Campaign
Committee. Operations on John Kerry for Senate/Keeping
America's Promise, March 2005-March 2007. Voter contact
and targeting at the DNC, Sept. 2004-March 2005.
Director of the National Volunteer Center Stephanie Yoon
(June 2015) Special assistant to the vice
president of policy and humanitarian response (Aug. 2014-June
2015) and public policy and advocacy coordinator (March
2013-Aug. 2014) at Save the Children US. Management and
administration associate at the White House, Oct. 2012-March
2013. Health and nutrition coordinator at Save the
Children US, Aug.-Oct. 2012. M.S. in global affairs from
New York University, 2011; B.A. degrees in advertising,
French, and international studies from Penn State University,
Chief Information Officer Shane Hable
(April 2015) Systems/DevOps engineer at the DNC, July 2013-Nov. 2014. Systems engineer for The MIS Department, Inc., May 2009-Nov. 2014. Security engineer at Obama for America, March 2011-Jan. 2013. Chicago IT support manager for the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team, Nov. 2008-Jan. 2009. Information technology specialist for the Obama campaign, May-Nov. 2008. Studied information assurance and security engineering at DePaul University.
IT Helpdesk Manager Charles Delavan
(April 2015) IT specialist at The MIS
Department, Inc, Nov. 2011-Nov. 2014. IT analyst at
Obama for America, Sept.-Nov. 2012. IT analyst (Aug.
2011-Nov. 2012), junior helpdesk analyst (Aug. 2010-Jan. 2011)
and intern (June-Aug. 2010) for the Democratic National
Committee. Web development/social media for the City of
Annapolis, Sept. 2008-March 2010. B.A. in political
science from University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2012;
studied computer science at the Rochester Institute of
IT Helpdesk Erik Domnizky
(June 2016) Advanced repair agent with Geek Squad on Staten Island, Oct. 2014-June 2016. Head photo specialist at Walgren's on Staten Island, Sept. 2012-Sept. 2014. Specialist at Apple Retail, Nov. 2009-April 2012.
IT Specialist Tom Gebbie
(April 2015) Cyber systems operations
for the U.S. Air Force, June 2011-March 2015. A.A.S. in
information technology from Community College of the Air
IT Administrator Alex Juarez
(Oct. 2015) Remote support engineer at
Everglades Technologies, Jan. 2014-Oct. 2015. On-site
technician for Interface Computer Communications, Inc.,
March-Dec. 2013. IT support technician at Citigroup,
Nov. 2011-March 2013. IL student information system
project cooridinator for the SIUC Center for Workforce
Development, Aug. 2008-June 2011. Bachelor's degree in
computer science from University of Illinois Springfield,
2007; transferred from University of Illinois at
Senior Systems Engineer Asad Yousof
(April 2015...systems manager) System
administrator for North America for Hailo, Oct. 2013-Nov.
2014. IT support/systems administrator for 2U (formerly
2tor), March 2011-Oct. 2013.
Senior Systems Engineer Matthew Wiegmann
(June 2016) Satellite systems engineer
for GHG at the Amundson-Scott South Pole Station in
Antarctica, Oct. 2014-Nov. 2015. Support engineer at
KForce, July-Oct. 2014. GNOC network engineer co-op for
Alcatel-Lucent, April 2013-July 2014. Bde. satellite
manager for the U.S. Army, May 2004-May 2010. Bachelor's
degree in computer engineering from University of North Texas,
Director of IT Organizing Amada Fitzsimmons
(July 2015) Technology project
administrator at the DNC, Aug. 2013-July 2015.
Procurement manager at Obama for America, Nov. 2011-Jan.
2013. Report specialist (Feb. 2010-Nov. 2011) and
medical office assistant (Dec. 2007-Feb. 2010) at Little
Company of Mary Affiliated Physicians in Chicago. M.B.A.
from Saint Xavier University, 2010; B.S. in community health,
health planning and administration from University of
IT and Operations Administrator Monika Ciereszko
(May 2016...started on the campaign as states,
political and grassroots intern, Jan.-June 2016) Office
administrator at Aqua Design Group, Vi Designs, Feb. 2014-Feb.
2015. Bachelor's degree in international relations and
affairs from City University of New York, 2015.
Chief Compliance Officer Nicholas Pancrazio
(April 2015) Director of operations for House Majority PAC, April 2013-March 2015. Director of compliance and vetting at Obama for America, April 2011-Feb. 2013. Research supervisor-compliance (Aug. 2010-March 2011) and research associate-compliance (Oct. 2009-July 2010 at the DNC. B.A. in political science and government from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008.
Consultant Shelly Moskwa
With Clinton from 1999 including treasurer for
her 2008 campaign and her 2000 U.S. Senate campaign.
Compliance director for Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI). Moskwa
is also the wife of Democratic Underground co-founder and
co-administrator David Allen (Skinner).
FEC Director Taryn Vogel
(April 2015) Director of operations at Obama
for America from Sept. 2013, and FEC reporting manager at
Obama for America, Sept. 2011-April 2015. FEC reports
manager at the DNC, 2009-Sept. 2011. Compliance
associate at the Hagan Senate Committee, Fall 2008. A
regional field director on the Hillary Clinton for President
campaign. B.A. in political science from Loyola
Marymount University, 2004.
Deputy FEC Reporting Director Olivia Barket
(Aug. 2016, FEC reporting specialist from Jan.
2016, after serving as a travel coordinator, May-Dec.
2015) Strategy and operations analyst for Deloitte, Aug.
2014-May 2015. Advance assoicate for the White House,
Jan. 2013-Oct. 2014. B.S. in business administration and
finance from University of Florida, 2014.
FEC Filing Specialist Timothy Handy
(June 2016) Worked for the Internal
Revenue Service, Oct. 2007-Dec. 2015, most recently as a
ational subject matter ex pert (retirement tax law) and
previously doing complex tax return preparation, identity
theft resolution, making complex account adjustments, and
acting as a liaison between the national Taxpayer Advocate
Service, examination functions, and state tax boards.
Master's degree in American history from Arizona State
University, 2016; B.A. in general studies from Western
Washington University, 2007.
Compliance Manager Erin Tibe
(April 2015) Compliance director at
Alison for Kentucky, Aug. 2013-March 2015. Attorney at
Overly & Johnson, May 2012-Aug. 2013. J.D. from
University of Kentucky Law School, 2012; B.A. from Xavier
Senior Compliance Specialist Laura Lopez
(April 2015) Deputy compliance director
at the DNC, March 2010-March 2015. Media liaison at
PETA, July 2009-Feb. 2010. Director of the Amos Eno
Gallery in New York, April 2004-April 2006. Bachelor's
degree in fine and studio arts, from New York University,
Senior Compliance Specialist Iran Campana
(June 2015) Operations associate at Ready
for Hillary PAC, Sept. 2014-June 2015; started as Latino
constituency intern, May-Sept. 2014. M.S. in public
administration and non-profit management (2015) and B.S.
(2012) in criminal justice from University of Central Florida.
Compliance Specialist Michael Billotti
(March 2016...started as a finance intern,
Sept. 2015-March 2016) Graduate of Fordham University,
2015; served as president of the College Democrats there from
April 2013-April 2015.
Compliance Specialist Loetta Henry
(June 2016) Special assistant at the
Coalition for Green Capital, June 2014-June 2016. B.A.
in American Studies from The College of William and Mary,
Compliance Specialist Kathleen Hoang
(June 2016) Operations director at Y
Strategy, Aug. 2015-June 2016. Studied at the University
of Texas at San Antonio; president of Texas College Democrats,
April 2015-April 2016.
Director of Vetting Karuna Seshasai
(April 2015) J.D. from The George
Washington University; undergraduate degree in political
science and French from University of Michigan, 2008.
Deputy Director of Vetting Zara Haq
(April 2015) Director of knowledge
management, voter expansion at the DNC, April 2014-April
2015. Deputy director of the OFA-VA voter protection
hotline, Oct.-Nov. 2012. Obama Victory Fund compliance
research associate at the DNC, June-Nov. 2012.
Commercial litigation assistant at Howrey LLP, Aug. 2007-June
2008. J.D. from American University Washington College
of Law, 2011; B.A. in philosophy, South Asian studies from
University of Virginia, 2007.
Deputy Director of Vetting Sam Hyde
(May 2016...worked the campaign in a couple of
primary states) Special counsel at the U.S. Department
of Defense, 2014-15. Program assistant for the U.S.
Department of State, Feb.-July 2010. J.D. from New York
University School of Law, 2014; B.A. in political science from
UC Berkeley, 2010.
(April 2015) Experience includes legal fellow on the DNC's Voter Expansion Project, Jan. 2014-March 2015. J.D. from American University's Washington College of Law, 2015; Master's degree in liberal studies from Hollins University, 2011; bachelor's degree in political science, international affairs from University of Mary Washington, 2008.
(June 2015) Confidential assistant to the
Counselor, Executive Chamber of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo,
Jan.-June 2015. M.P.A. from the Rockefeller College of
Public Affairs and Policy at the University of Albany, 2014;
B.A. in political science and government from State University
of New York at Albany, 2013.
(Feb. 2016...started on the campaign as a
fellow in Dec. 2015) Associate at Haworth Coleman &
Gerstman, LLC, Sept. 2013-Dec. 2015. Coordinator for the
Columbia Law School's National State Attorneys General
Program, Oct. 2008-May 2011. J.D. from Benjamin N.
Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, 2013; B.A. in
sociology from UC Berkeley, 2008.
(April 2016) Associate at O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Nov. 2014-April 2016. 5th grade teacher at Gwendolyn Woolley Elementary School in Las Vegas, Aug. 2009-July 2011. J.D. from Harvard Law School, 2015; M.Ed. from UNLV, 2011; B.A. in government from Harvard College, 2009.
(May 2016) Policy analyst for Success
Academy Charter Schools, Aug. 2015-April 2016.
Caseworker for SCO Family of Services in the New York area,
Oct. 2009-Aug. 2011. J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo
School of Law at Yeshiva University, 2015; B.A. in psychology
from Barnard College, 2009.
(June 2016) Bachelor's degrees in
international studies and political science from Johns Hopkins
University, 2016; internships include vetting team in the
Office of Presidential Personnel at the White House.
(June 2016) Associate at Paul, Weiss,
Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, Oct. 2013-June
2016. J.D. from Howard University School of Law, 2011;
B.S. in law and American civilization from Towson University,
(June 2016...started as a vetting intern,
Jan.-May 2016) J.D. from New York University,
2016. Information security and cyber risk management
analyst at Promontory Financial Group, Sept. 2013-Sept.
2014. Field organizer, Organizing for America,
2010. M.A. in intelligence and international security
from King's College London, 2010; B.A. in peace, war, and
defense and political science from the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008.
(July 2016) AML analyst for K2
Intelligence, Dec. 2015-June 2016. Researcher for
Diligence Inc., June 2014-May 2015. Executive assistant
to the chief client services officer at TCC Group, Jan.
2012-July 2013. Faculty assistant at Harvard Business
School, April 2010-Aug. 2011. M.P.A. from Columbia
University- School of International and Public Affairs,
2015;B.A. in political sciene from Tufts University, 2009.
(July 2016) Member at Heather Podesta + Partners, Nov. 2009-July 2011. J.D. from University of Southern California Law School, 2014; B.A. in international studies from Middlebury College, 2009.
General Counsel Marc Elias
Chair of the Perkins Coie
Political Law practice.
Deputy Counsel Monica Guardiola
Attorney at Guardiola Law Office.
Director of voter protection for ForwardNC, Aug. 2014.
Voter protection attorney for Organizing for America,
Aug.-Nov. 2012. Attorney at King & Greisen, LLP, May
2010-Aug. 2012. Attorney for the U.S. Postal Service,
2004-06. J.D. from the University of New Mexico Law
School, 2000; B.A. in political science from New Mexico State
Deputy Counsel Emily Cole
(Aug. 2015) Associate at Sidley Austin
LLP, Sept. 2014-July 2015. Special assistant to the
Secretary to Gov. Cuomo, Jan.-June 2011. Policy
associate on Andrew Cuomo 2010, May-Nov. 2010. J.D. from
Columbia Law School, 2014; bachelor's degree in political
science and government from Columbia University in the City of
New York, 2010.
Deputy Counsel for Special Projects and Research Debbie Fine
(May 2016) Deputy director of global
philanthropy for JPMorgan Chase & Co, April 2015-May
2016. Senior vice president, general counsel and
corporate secretary at Center for American Progres, Nov.
2004-April 2015. Associate in the technology
transactions group at Morrison & Foerster LLP, Aug.
2000-Nov. 2014. Various positions at the White
House, 1993-97. Special assistant on Clinton for
President '92 and on the Clinton/Gore campaign. J.D.
from Columbia Law School, 2000; A.B. in Russian/Soviet
studies/government from Cornell University, 1991.
Deputy Counsel and National Voter Protection Director Hannah Fried
(April 2016) Chief of staff and senior counsel in the Office of Legal Policy at the Department of Justice, Sept. 2014-April 2016. Special assistant to the chief of staff at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Aug. 2013-Aug. 2014. Florida voter protection director on Obama's re-election campaign, March-Nov. 2012. Deputy director and deputy counsel for voter protection at the Democratic National Committee, July 2009-March 2012. National advance staff on Obama's 2008 campaign. J.D. from Harvard Law School, 2008; bachelor's degree in political science and American studies from Williams College, 2004.
Deputy National Voter Protection Director Ally Coll Steele
(Aug. 2016...previously a regional voter
protection director (OH, PA and VA), May-Aug. 2016)
Press secretary on the U.S. Senate Budget Committee,
March-Aug. 2013. Field director on Kaine for Virginia,
Jan.-Nov. 2012. Finance consultant on Friends of Maria
Cantwell, Jun. 2011-Jan. 2012. Political director (Nov.
2010-Jan. 2012), field director (May-Nov. 2010) and fundraiser
(March 2008-March 2010) on People for Patty Murray.
Field organizer in Iowa, Nevada, Nebraska and Ohio on Obama
for America, June 2007-March 2008. J.D. from Harvard Law
School, 2016; B.A. from Tulane University, 2007.
Regional Voter Protection Directors [DNC but worked from
HFA HQ in Brooklyn]
(Aug. 2016) Associate at Mapetsi Policy Group since March 2010. Midwest finance at the DCCC, March 2009-March 2010. Field director on Leonard Boswell for Congress, Feb.-Nov. 2008. Staffer on Hillary Clinton for President, June 2007-Feb. 2008. Communications assistant at the Kansas Democratic Party, Aug. 2006-May 2007. J.D. from The George Washington University School of Law, 2014; B.A. in political science from University of Kansas, 2007.
(May 2016) Policy associate at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, March 2011-June 2013. Research assoicate at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, June 2010-March 2011. J.D. from Yale Law School, 2016; B.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, 2010.
(May 2016...served on the policy team from
Sept. 2015-May 2016) Policy fellow at Connecticut
Voices for Children, May 2011-June 2013. Campaign
experience from 2006-08: campaign manager on Annie Hornish
for State Rep., July-Nov. 2008; summer field program
director on Chris Murphy for Congress, June-Aug. 2008;
campaign manager on Elizabeth Esty for State Rep., 2008;
campaign manager on Vickie Nardello for State Rep.,
Sept.-Nov. 2006; and deputy 5th District field director on
Dan Malloy for Governor, May-Aug. 2006. J.D. from Yale
Law School and M.B.A. from Yale University School of
Management, 2016. A.B. in social studies from Harvard
Coordinated Campaign Counsel [DNC but worked from HFA HQ in Brooklyn]
(June 2016) On leave from position as
senior counsel at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in Washington,
DC. Associate at Skadden Arps, Oct. 2011-Jan.
2015. Program staff (2007-09) and fellow (2006-07) at
Indicorps in India. J.D. from Columbia Law School,
2011; B.A. in international relations from Brown University,
(May 2016) Worked at National
Strategies Inc, LLC, June 2009-June 2010. J.D. from
Georgetown University Law Center, 2013; B.A. in
international studies and Jewish studies from Emory
Antoinette Rangel ...to NC voter protection deputy director in Oct. 2016
(June 2016) Special assistant and
advisor to the press secretary and manager of special
projects (Feb. 2015-June 2016) and deputy director of
Hispanic media (May 2013-Feb. 2015) and press assistant and
press wrangler (Jan. 2011-May 2013) at the White
House. J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center,
2016; B.A. in political science from Middlebury College,
2009. Served as a field intern on Hillary Clinton for
President in NH from May-Sept. 2008.
Corporate Counsel Joslyn Massengale
(April 2015) Associate at Chadbourne
& Parke LLP, Oct. 2012-April 2015. J.D. from Harvard
Law School, 2012; bachelor's degree in international
relations, Arabic from Stanford University, 2008.
Treasurer José H. Villarreal
(reported by the San Antonio Express on April 14, 2015) Consultant/senior advisor and previously a longtime partner at Akin Gump based in San Antonio, TX. Experience also includes an assistant attorney general in the Public Finance Division of the Texas Attorney General's office. National treasurer of the Gore-Lieberman campaign in 2000. In 1993 served as associate director in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel. Deputy campaign manager on Bill Clinton's 1992 campaign. J.D. from Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington, 1979; B.A. from Purdue University, 1975.
Consultant-Delegate Operations and Continued with the Campaign Jeff Berman
(from mid-June 2015; reported by BuzzFeed on June 24, 2015) Buzzfeed reports Berman is starting his own public affairs and lobbying firm. Previously at Bryan Cave LLP, he joined the firm in Feb. 2009. National director of delegate operations on Obama's 2008 campaign. Berman fulfilled a similar role on both of Dick Gephardt's presidential campaigns.
Director of Delegate Operations and Ballot Access and Continued with the Campaign David Huynh
Consultant at Win Partners LLC. Louisiana
state director on Obama for America from Aug. 2008.
Consultant at College Hill Strategy Group, a boutique media
consulting firm in New Orleans. Managed Louisiana state
Rep. Karen Carter Peterson's 2007 re-election campaign and
Cheryl Gray's successful campaign for state Senate.
Field director on Peterson's unsuccessful 2006 primary
challenge to U.S. Rep. William Jefferson. Managed
Beasley Denson's campaign for tribal chief of the Mississippi
Band of Choctaw Indians. Degree in political science
Loyola University in New Orleans, 2008. Morgan City
Head of Strategic Partnerships Amy Karr
(July 2016) Vice president, director of content and strategy (Oct. 2014-May 2016) and vice president, creative media director, global (June 2011-Oct. 2014) at Starcom MediaVest Group. Country director, northern Uganda for VFGC, Jan. 2009-Feb. 2011.
Grassroots Fundraising Program Manager Megan Nashban
(June 2016) Development director (Jan.
2015-Feb. 2016) and deputy development director and major
gifts director (June 2013-Feb. 2016) at Americans for
Responsible Solutions. Northeast finance director (May
2012-May 2013) and deputy finance director (June 2011-April
2012) at the DCCC. Finance director at Kratovil for
Congress (MD-1), June-Nov. 2010. Finance associate at
HudsonTG, Dec. 2009-May 2010. B.A. in government, gender
and women's studies from Connecticut College, 2009.
Yuna Hong, Monica Huegel...
State Director John Powe
Powe served as Alabama state director on Obama's 2008 campaign. Chief deputy tax assessor for Jefferson County since Nov. 2010. Accountant for the State of Alabama Department of Human Resources, June 1999-Nov. 2010. He has been involved with campaigns in Alabama since 1986 and has managed a number of them, including Lee Wendell Loder for Council in Birmingham (1998, 2000, 2002), Oliver Robinson for state Representative (1997, 2001, 2005) state Sen. Sandra Escott's 2001 re-election campaign. B.A. in economics from Talladega College, 1993.
State Director Jenny Lauesen
LSM (Jan. 2015-April 2016), business
development manager (2013-14) and senior account manager (Aug.
2010-2013) for Coastal Television Broadcasting Company
LLC. B.A. in philosophy from Beloit College, 2003.
State Director Seth Scott
(reported by Politico
on August 2, 2016) On leave from position as chief of
staff for policy to Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, started in May
2013. Campaign consultant for the DCCC, Sept.-Nov.
2012. Campaign manager on Andrei (Cherny) for Arizona,
Jan.-Aug. 2012. Communications director and legislative
assistant in the U.S. House, 2007-09. Campaign manager
and communications director on Harry Mitchell for Congress,
2006-08. Press secretary for the Arizona Democratic
Party, 2005-06. Communications aide to Gov. Janet
Napolitano, 2004-05. Communications assistant at the
Center for American Progress, 2003-04. J.D. from Arizona
State University College of Law, 2012. B.A. in
journalism and B.S. in political science from Arizona State
University, 2002. twitter
State Director Evan Tanner
Project manager at The Markham Group since Jan. 2007. Account executive at BestQuest Teaching Systems, Aug. 2005-June 2006. Field sales representative for Reese Group Brokerage, Inc., March 2004-May 2005. Outside sales representative for New Age Distributing, May 2001-June 2002. B.Al. in international trade from University of Central Arkansas, 2005. twitter
State Director Cecilia Cabello
(July 2016) Deputy political director on
Clinton's California primary campaign. Director of
intergovernmental relations (from March 2015) and deputy
director of external affairs (July 2013-March 2015) in the
Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Vice
president at Mercury Public Affairs, March 2011-June
2013. Senior legislative deputy in the Office of L.A.
City Council President Eric Garcetti, Dec. 2005-March
2011. Chief political advisor to the Consul General of
Israel in Los Angeles, Feb. 2002-Nov. 2005. Special
projects manager to U.S. Rep. Hilda Solis, Aug. 2001-Dec.
2002. B.A. in art history from Columbia University in
the City of New York, 1996.
State Director Emmy Ruiz
(reported by Denver Post's John Frank on April 29, 2016) Served as state director for Clinton's Nevada caucus campaign (reported March 18, 2015 by the Washington Post). Political director for Annie's List, a group that works to elect pro-choice women in Texas, Sept. 2013-Aug. 2014. Campaign manager for comprehensive immigration reform at Organizing for Action, March-Sept. 2013. Nevada general election director for the Obama campaign from Feb.-Nov. 2012. Nevada field director for Organizing for America, June 2011-Jan. 2012. Texas field director for the DNC, June 2009-May 2011. National field manager of Young Democrats of America, Aug. 2008-Dec. 2010. Canvass director, late help and regional field director on the Hillary Clinton for President campaign, Oct. 2007-May 2008. Development coordinator/grant writer at the American Red Cross, 2006-07. Bachelor's degree in English language and literature from the University of Texas at San Antonio, 2006. twitter
State Director Tommy Hyde
(June 2016) Special assistant to Gov.
Dannel P. Malloy, from Dec. 2014. Field organizer for
Hillary for America in New London/Norwich, April 2016.
Campaign manager on Scott Slifka for West Hartford, Aug.-Nov.
2015. West Hartford field organizer on Dan Malloy 2014,
June-Nov. 2014. Legislative coordinator at Capitol
Strategies Group, LLC, Feb.-June 2014. Research fellow
on Terry McAuliffe for Governor, Aug.-Nov. 2013.
Bachelor's degree in political science and government from
Trinity College-Hartford, 2013. twitter
State Director Jose Miranda
(Aug. 2016) Arizona state director on Bernie 2016 and also worked on Sanders' campaign in Washington State and as national political manager. Campaign manager to U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, April 2014-Nov. 2015. District aide to Rep. Grijalva from July 2006-April 2014. Bachelor's degree in political science and business administration from the University of Arizona, 2012.
State Director Simone Ward
(reported by Tampa
Times' Adam C. Smith on April 29, 2016)
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 outreach director and director of
women's outreach at the DNC in the 2012 cycle. Campaign
manager on Sen. Barbara Mikulski's re-election campaign,
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 of
Democratic GAIN in 2004. Executive director of Young
Democrats of America starting 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
Senior Advisor Tracey Lewis
(reported by AJC's Greg Bluestein on Aug. 14, 2016) Directed surrogate operations at the Democratic National Convention. Primary states director on Hillary for America. Previously state strategic advisor to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (MA). Principal in the grassroots practice at Dewey Square Group from May 2011. National field director for the Alliance for Climate Protection. Managed the 2010 Connecticut Coordinated Campaign. General election director on Obama's Campaign for Change in New Hampshire, July-Nov. 2008. New Hampshire field director for Hillary Clinton's 2008 primary campaign, then served as senior staff and field advisor and organized get-out-the-vote efforts for Clinton in six other primary states. Campaign manager for Massachusetts Democrats' Victory ‘06 Coordinated Campaign. Deputy director of Sen. John Kerry's leadership committee, Keeping America's Promise. Worked in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Florida for John Kerry in 2004 and served as Kerry's credentials director during the 2004 Democratic National Convention. Worked in Wisconsin for Gore-Lieberman in 2000. Lewis has also worked on various local and statewide races in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Graduate of Colgate University. Grew up in Syracuse, NY. twitter
State Director Dylan Beesley
Founder (Jan. 2015) and principal of Lanakila Strategies, a Hawai'i based political consulting firm. Campaign manager on Tulsi for Hawai'l, May-Dec. 2014; field director for the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Aug.-Nov. 2014. Legislative assistant to U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Jan. 2013-May 2014. Regional coordinator for the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Sept.-Nov. 2012. Help desk analyst at te U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Oct. 2010-May 2012. Case manager and liaison for quality control at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, May 2009-Oct. 2010. B.S. in legal studies from Saint John's University, 2009. twitter
State Director Robin Lee Beusan
(June 2016) A chief of staff in the
Idaho House of Representatives, Jan.-March 2016.
Associate at Peyron Strategic Communications, Aug. 2015-Jan.
2016. Legislative aide in the Idaho Legislature,
Jan.-April 2015. Communications on Bert Marley for Lt.
Governor, Sept.-Nov. 2014; deputy communications director on
A.J. Balukoff for Governor, Dec. 2013-Nov. 2014.
Program coordinator at Washington State University, Oct.
2011-Oct. 2013. Press associate for Sen. Max Baucus,
May-Oct. 2011. B.S. in public relations and political
science from University of Idaho, 2011.
State Director Greg Bales
(July 2016) On leave from position as community outreach director to U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin, from Sept. 2011. Direct mail consultant at Rocket Consulting from March 2009. Policy advisor at the Illinois Department of Transportation, April-Sept. 2011. Regional director for U.S. Rep. Debbie Halvorson, Aug. 2009-Jan. 2011. Field organizer on Joan Buchanan for Congress, May-Aug. 2009. Field organizer on Sara Feigenholtz for Congress, Jan.-March 2009. GOTV director for Illinois Victory 2008, July-Nov. 2008. Field organizer on Obama for America, April-May 2008. B.A. in political science from Indiana University Bloomington. twitter
State Director Marcella Jewell
(June 2016) Started on the campaign in
Oct. 2015 as an organizer in New Hampshire, then in Maine and
Indiana, then state director for the campaign in North
Dakota. Founder and CEO of Ant Hill in Saratoga Spring,
NY, Sept. 2013-Oct. 2015. B.A. in political science,
computer science from Skidmore College, 2014. twitter
State Director Kane Miller
(reported by Des Moines Register's Jason Noble on May 18, 2016) Regional organizing director for the Des Moines area on Clinton's Iowa caucus campaign from April 2015. Campaign manager on U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei (NY-24)'s 2014 campaign. North Carolina deputy field director on Obama's 2012 campaign. Field director at Anthony Foxx for Mayor, latter part of 2011. A regional field director at Organizing for America, Jan. 2010-June 2011. Field organizer at Obama for America, Fall 2008. B.S. in psychology from North Carolina College and State University, 2009. twitter
State Director Andrea Johnson
Johnson was the Kansas staffer for the
campaign's Ramp Up program in April-May 2015.
Contributing writer to the
Leavenworth Times from 2013. M.T.S. in ethics
and public values from Harvard University, 1998; B.A. in
sociology, policy studies from Rice University, 1995.
Based in Leavenworth. twitter
State Director Elizabeth Cantrell
Political director on Alison for Kentucky
(Alison Ludergan Grimes for U.S. Senate), July 2013-Dec.
2014. Self-employed international development
professional, Aug. 2005-2013. Political consultant,
Jan. 2006-2009, including Kentucky political director on
Hillary Clinton for President. M.S. in global affairs,
international development and humanitarian assistance from
New York University, 2012; B.A. in political science and
communication from University of Louisville,
2005. Greenup native. twitter
State Director Lynda Woolard
President at the Woolard Family Foundation
from Jan. 2007. Greater New Orleands regional field
coordinator for the Louisiana Democratic Party, Feb.
2013-Dec. 2015. Southeast Louisiana regional field
lead for Organizing for America/Obama for America, Dec.
2010-Nov. 2012: Lousiana state communications lead for
Organizing for America, May 2009-April 2010; founder and
organizer of Change Corps of New Orleans, Nov. 2008-May
2009; New Orleans field representative for Obama for
America, April-Nov. 2008. Social media consultant for
the New Orlean Shell Shockers, March 2006-Aug. 2007.
Art triage worker for the New Orleans Conservation Guild,
Dec. 2005-Nov. 2006. Owner and artist at The
Craftivist Art Gallery, Sept. 2001-Aug. 2005. B.A. in
American studies, art from University of Delaware, 1985;
B.A. in American studies, drama from Franklin & Marshall
College, 1982. twitter
State Director Jeremy Kennedy
Previously at the Maine Democratic Party as executive director (from Jan. 2015) and finance director (from Jan. 2013) and as state field director from July-Nov. 2010. Campaign manager on Libby Mitchell for Governor, April-July 2010. Regional field organizer for the Human Rights Campaign, Sept. 2008-March 2010. Political on Hillary Clinton's earlier presidential campaign, 2007-08. B.A. in biology and political science from The University of Texas at Dallas, 2007. twitter
State Director Jessica Semachko
Experience includes campaign manager for Del.
Dereck Davis' run for Congress in Maryland CD-4, July
2015-Feb. 2016; and earlier political director of SEIU Local
1199 MD-DC State Council. twitter
State Director Nick Black
During the primary campaign Black served as Rhode Island state director and earlier as primary states training director for the campaign from Aug. 2015. Special assistant to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Jan. 2013-Aug. 2015. Operations director on Warren's campaign for U.S. Senate, Aug. 2011-Jan. 2013. Product manager for The Spoken Hub, Jan.-April 2011. Deputy national field director for the Alliance for Climate Protection, April 2009-Jan. 2010. Technology director for the Democratic Party of Virginia, May-Nov. 2008. Regional field director and field director on Hillary Clinton for President, May 2007-May 2008. Coordinator at the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, Jan. 2005-May 2007. Field organizer on John Kerry for President, Sept.-Nov. 2004. Bachelor's degree in political science and government from the University of Kansas, 2004. twitter
State Director Walter "Walt" Herzig
(reported by the Detroit Free Press on June 21, 2016) District director to U.S. Rep. Sander Levin (MI-9) from May 2011. Consultant to the AFL-CIO, Feb.-May 2011. Michigan state director for the 2010 Census, Jan.-Dec. 2010. Campaign manager on Virg Bernero for Governor, Aug.-Nov. 2010. Chief of staff to Lt. Gov. John Cherry Jr., March 2007-Dec. 2009. Co-director of the Granholm-Cherry Inaugural Committee, Nov. 2006-Feb. 2007. Director of the Michigan Democratic Coordinated Campaign, April 2005-Nov. 2006. Director of the Granholm Leadership Fund, Feb. 2003-April 2005. Deputy campaign manager/finance director at Friends of Sen. Carl Levin, Jan. 2001-Nov. 2002. Special assistant and scheduler to Sen. Carl Levin, 1997-2001. B.A. in history from University of Michigan-Dearborn.
State Director Mackenzie Taylor
Public affairs coordinator at Minnesota
Association of Professional Employees (MAPE) from April
2014. Coordinated campaign manager for the Minnesota
DFL, Jan.-Dec. 2012. Field director for the Minnesota
DFL, Aug.-Dec. 2010. Field director on Margaret for
Governor, Aug. 2009-Aug. 2010. Deputy staff director for
Southern MN on the Franken Recount. Regional field
director for the Minnesota DFL, May-Nov. 2008.
Endorsement campaign coordinator on Ashwin Madia for Congress,
Jan.-April 2008. B.A. in political science from
Minnesota State University Moorhead, 2007. twitter
State Director Tyrone Hendrix
(June 2016) City Councilman in Jackson
from July 2014; managing director at Hendrix & Dometz
Organizational Solutions, LLC from 2008. Campaign
consultant and communications director for Johnny DuPree for
Mayor, June-Sept. 2013. Campaign manager on Jonathan Lee
for Mayor, Nov. 2012-June 2013. Deputy campaign manager
at Johnny DuPree for Governor (MS), Feb.-Nov.
2011. Indiana state field director at Organizing
for America/Indiana Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign/DNC,
July 2010-Jan. 2011. Mississippi state director for
Organizing for America, DNC, Aug. 2009-July 2010. GOTV
co-director at Harvey Johnson for Mayor, May-June 2009.
Field director on John Horhn for Mayor, Nov. 2008-May
2009. Field director for Obama for America, April-Nov.
2008. Ph.D. in public policy and administration (2009),
M.A. in political science (2008) and B.S. in psychology (2006)
from Jackson State University. twitter
State Director Ansley Lacitis
(latter part of June 2016) National
security crisis law fellow at Georgetown's Center on National
Security and the Law. Before law school, Lacitis worked
"on political campaigns across the United States, eventually
co-founding The Allies Group." LL.M. and J.D. from
Georgetown University Law Center; B.A. in political science
from University of Washington. Born and raised in
State Rep. Jenny Eck
Also state director for the June 7 primary (announced May 9, 2016). From Helena, first elected to the Montana House in 2012 representing District 82; following redistricting represents District 79. Program manager for Carol’s List, an organization working to elect more women in Montana. Worked as a consumer protection advocate at the Montana Attorney General’s Office, 2009-12. Secretary for the House Judiciary Committee. B.A. degree from Smith College.
State Director Hannah Ledford
Vice president at Moore Campaigns, 2015-16.; Campaign manager on Aimee Belgard for Congress, 2014. Account executive at Moore Campaigns and the Mack-Crounse Group, 2012-13. Campaign manager on Brad Harriman for Congress, 2012. Regional political director for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, 2011. Canvass director for the Nebraska Democratic Party, 2008 and 2010. Bachelor’s degrees in international studies and Latin American studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2010.
State Director Jorge Neri
Organizing director on Clinton's Nevada caucus
campaign (reported April 9, 2015 by BuzzFeed's Adrian
Carrasquillo). Associate Director of Public Engagement
in the Office of Public Engagement at the White House.
Deputy campaign manager for field at the Alliance for
Citizenship, Feb. 2013-Jan. 2014. Nevada field director
on Obama's re-election campaign from July 2012 after serving
as the national campaign's Southern regional field director
from Aug. 2011-July 2012. Midwest and Southeast
organizer at the Center for Community Change, Nov. 2008-Aug.
11. Organizer at UFCW Local 1546 in Chicago, Dec.
2007-Nov. 2008. Robert Morris College. twitter
State Director Mike Vlacich
Vlacich also served as state director on
Clinton's New Hampshire primary campaign (reported March 13,
2015 by AP). Senior advisor to Sen. Jeanne Shaheen;
managed Shaheen for Senate, Jan.-Dec. 2014; state director
in the Office of Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, Jan. 2009-Jan.
2014. Director of the Division of Economic Development
in the NH Department of Resources and Economic Development,
Dec. 2006-Dec. 2008. Deputy chief of staff to Gov.
John Lynch, Dec. 2004-Dec. 2006; manager of New Hampshire
for John Lynch in 2006. Executive director of the NH
Democratic Party, June 2003-Dec. 2004. Business
recruitment and retention specialist in the NH Department of
Resources and Economic Development, Dec. 2002-June
2003. Special assistant for economic development to
Gov. Jeanne Shaheen, March 1997-Dec. 2002. B.A. in
political science from University of New Hampshire,
State Director Jennifer C.
(June 2016) CEO of Celebrate New Jersey Now from March 2016. Owner of JC Strategies from Sept. 2009. Political director for the New Jersey Democratic State Committee, Feb. 2014-March 2016; and director of the NJ Dem. Coordinated Campaign, July-Nov. 2014. Director of policy and communication to Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Jan. 2012-Feb. 2014. Deputy political director on Barbara Buono for Governor, March-Nov. 2013. Law clerk, 2008-09. Legislative aide to Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders chairwoman Bernadette P. McPherson, 2005-07. Congressional aide to U.S. Rep. Steven R. Rothman, 2003-05. J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, 2008; bachelor's degree in political science and government from Rowan University, 2003. twitter
State Director Scott Forrester
Also served as state director on Clinton's
New Mexico primary campaign (announced April 26,
2016). Co-founder of Bosque Strategies in Albuquerque,
April 2013. Executive director of the Democratic Party
of New Mexico, Dec. 2009-April 2013. Previously chief
of staff to Albuquerque Mayor Martin J. Chávez; started
working for Chávez in Dec. 2005. Did advance/college
outreach on Colorado Victory 2004 (coordinated
campaign). Bachelor's degree in political science from
Regis University in Denver, 2004. Albuquerque
State Director Rodney Capel
Special advisor to Gov. Andrew Cuomo,
announced April 2014. Executive director of the New
York State Democratic Committee, Aug. 2012-April 2014.
Director of NYC Intergovernmental Affairs for Gov. Andrew
Cuomo, March 2011-Aug. 2012. Senior vice president at
Mercury LLC, Nov. 2998-March 2011. Deputy chief of
staffin the New York City Council, Aug. 2006-Nov.
2008. Executive director/political director at the New
York State Democratic Commitee to Jan. 2006. State
director on Kerry-Edwards 2004, Inc., June-Nov. 2012.
Political director for the New York State Democratic
Committee, starting in Aug. 2001, on leave for Kerry
campaign. Deputy state director in the office of Sen.
Charles Schumer from Jan. 1999-mid-2001; took leave to serve
as deputy state director the Gore/Lieberman campaign
in fall 2000. Special Assistant to the Assistant
Secretary for Office of Congressional and Legislative
Affairs at the U.S. Department of Education,
1997-1999. M.A. in political management from The
George Washington University, 1998; B.A. in political
science from Syracuse University, 1995. twitter
State Director Troy Clair
(reported by Politico's Gabriel Debenedetti on May 3,
2016) Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield
(NC) from Jan. 2012. Senior advisor to the Assistant
Secretary for Financial Stability at the U.S. Department of
the Treasury, Jan. 2010-Dec. 2011. External relations
deputy director to U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer,
Jan. 2007-Dec. 2009. Director of training for 21st
Century Democrats, May-Dec. 2006. Program coordinator
at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, May 2003-May
2006. A regional field organizer in Miami/Ft.
Lauderdale on Kerry/Edwards, Aug.-Nov. 2004.
Bachelor's degree in political science and government from
Duke University, 2003. twitter
State Director Jaime Peters
(June 2016) Previously digital director at the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party from Sept. 2015. Chief technology officer/email marketing manager for Zogics from 2014. Principal at Berkshire Digital Strategies from Nov. 2012. New York digital director on Obama for America starting June 2012. Electronic communications manager at Miss Hall's School, July 2011-June 2012. Deputy digital director on Andrew Cuomo 2010. eCommunications coordinator for Make It Right, June-Dec. 2009. Technology program manager for The White House Project, March 2007-June 2009. Field organizer with Grassroots Campaigns, 2005-Jan. 2007. B.A. in political science from Syracuse University, 2003.
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
State Director Nicole McAfee
(June 2016) Researcher for Global
Strategy Group in New York, April-May 2016. Oklahoma
grassroots organizing director on Hillary for America, Nov.
2015-March 2016. Account executive at Skyline Media in
OKC, Sept.-Nov. 2015. Field staffer for the Oklahoma
County Democratic Party, Aug.-Sept. 2015. Field work
in Cherokee Nation for Water Spider LLC, May-July
2015. Field organizer on the Colorado Coordinated
Campaign, Aug.-Nov. 2014. Graduate assistant and
Oklahoma State, 2012-14. M.A. in political science and
government from Oklahoma State University; B.A. in
international studies and French from Texas A&M
State Director Andrea Cooper
Experience includes chief of staff in the
House Majority Office, and director of FuturePAC, the
campaign arm of Oregon House Democrats.
State Director Corey Dukes
State Director Joe Caiazzo
(June 2016) Principal at Knox Cannon Strategies LLC from 2012. Political partner at the Truman National Security Project since Sept. 2013. Rhode island communications and political director (March-April 2016) and Massachusetts communications and political director (Dec. 2015-March 2016) on Bernie 2016. Has worked on many campaigns in Mass. including most recently political advisor to Seth Moulton for Congress, Sept.-Nov. 2014; campaign manager on Mike Lake for lieutenant governor, June-Sept. 2014; and political director on Don Berwick for governor, April 2013-May 2014. B.A. in history and theology from Barry University, 2009. twitter
State Director Alycia Albergottie
(announced Aug. 5, 2016) Executive assistant at Dickey Law Group, LLC from June 2014. Camapign manager on Val Applewhite for Mayor (Fayetteville, NC), July-Oct. 2013. Deputy campaign manager on Benjamin for Mayor of Columbia, SC, May-July 2013. Regional field director on Elizabeth Colbert Busch for Congress, Jan.-March 2013. Regional field director (West) for Organizing for America South Carolina, 2012. Project coordinator (Oct. 2010-Dec. 2011) and research coordinator (Oct. 2008-Aug. 2011) at the University of South Carolina. B.S. in biology from Allen University, 2008.
State Director Matt Willliams
(July 2016) Campaign manager on Sen. John
Sabatina, Jr.'s re-election primary race in Pennsylvania,
Feb.-April 2016. Camapign manager on Grace Solares for
Miami City Commission, Nov. 2014-Nov. 2015. Campaign
manager on Daniella Levine Cava for County Commission (Miami),
April-Aug. 2014. Canvass manager with Community Connect
Inc.-Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Nov. 2013-April
2014. Northern Virginia field director for Virginia New
Majority, Sept.-Nov. 2013. Campaign manager/field
director on Ross Hancock for Coral Gables City Commission,
Feb.-April 2013. Field organizer with Organizing for
America in Miami/Fort Lauderdale, July-Nov. 2012. M.A.
in history (2011) and B.A. in history (2009) from Florida
State Director Tyler Yount
Civic engagement coordinator at the City of
Chattanooga from Jan. 2014. Political campaign
consultant, April 2013-Jan. 2014; also worked at Mojo Burrito,
Aug. 2013-Jan. 2014. Campaign manager on Moses Freeman
for City Council, Jan.-March 2013. Campaign manager on
Gloria Johnson for State Rep., June-Nov. 2012. Summer
organizer on Obama for America, June-Aug. 2011. B.A. in
political science, philosophy, telecommunications from Indiana
University Bloomington, 2012. twitter
State Director Jaclyn Uresti
(from Aug. 2016) Previously worked on regional delegate operations for the campaign from May 2016, and was internship program manager from April 2015-March 2016. Strategic policy advisor for Brady & Peavey in Austin, Jan.-June 2015. Senior advisor to Texas State Rep. Abel Herrero, Feb. 2013-Dec. 2014. Political director for the Texas House Democratic Campaign Committee, May 2012-May 2013. Legislative director to State Rep. Joaquin Castro, Aug. 2011-May 2012. Studied at Texas State University.
State Director Jefferson Campbell
(July 2016) Server/bartender at Darden in
Salt Lake City from June 2015. Community power map
consultant with Utah United, LLC, Feb.-June 2016. Field
director on Jackie Biskupski for Salt Lake City Mayor,
Feb.-June 2015. Field organizer for the Arizona
Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2014. Bachelor's degree in
gender studies, political science and campaign management from
University of Utah, 2015.
State Director and National Progressive
Outreach Coordinator Nick Carter
Political outreach director on Bernie 2016. Started with Sen. Sanders in Sept. 2014 as managing director of Friends of Bernie Sanders and Progressive Voters of Vermont. Public affairs coordinator of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, April 2012-Sept. 2014. Project manager/network coordinator for CCTV Center for Media & Democracy, Feb. 2009-April 2012. Field organizer for the Vermont Freedom to Marry Task Force, Jan.-April 2009. Scheduler and organizer for the Vermont Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2008. B.A. in political science, economics from University of Vermont, 2008. twitter
State Director Brian Zuzenak
(reported by Politico's
Gabriel Debenedetti on May 3, 2016) Director of Gov. Terry
McAuliffe's Common Good VA political action committee.
Deputy executive director (Dec. 2013-Dec. 2014), political
director (Dec. 2012-Dec. 2013) and regional political director
for the Plains (Dec. 2011-Dec. 2012) at the DCCC.
Campaign manager on Kate Marshall for Congress in Reno, NV,
April-Oct. 2011. Executive director of the Missouri
Democratic Party, 2009-11. Campaign manager on Judy
Baker for Congress in MO-9, March-Nov. 2008. ERP
consultant for the State of Tennessee, Feb. 2007-March
2008. B.S. in political science from Missouri State
University, 2000. twitter
State Director Edie Gilliss
Regional affairs director in the City of
Seattle's Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. Director
of Washington Conservation Voters, Oct. 2011-Nov. 2013.
Senior advisor to the Washington Department of Natiural
Resources, Dec. 2008-Sept. 2011. Washington State
director for Progressive Majority, 2007-08. Field
organizer with Green Corps, 1999-2000. M.P.A. in
communications, urban policy, environment from University of
Washington, 2011; B.A. in evolutionary biology and political
science from Duke University, 1999. twitter
State Director Talley Sergent
Also served as state director for the May 10 West Virginia primary campaign. Senior communications manager in corporate external affairs for Coca-Cola. Worked at the U.S. Department of State from 2009 to late 2011 or into 2012. West Virginia state director of Clinton's 2008 campaign (announced April 3, 2008). Communications director for the West Virginia State Democratic Party starting in late 2006. DNC organizer for North Central West Virginia, as part of Howard Dean's 50-state strategy, Fall 2006. National advance staffer on the Kerry-Edwards ’04 campaign. Member of Sen. Jay Rockefeller's press team in Washington, DC, 2002-04. Graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Huntington native. twitter
State Director Jake Hajdu
Political director on Clinton's Wisconsin primary campaign; earlier state director on Hillary for Maine, Feb.-Mar. 2016, and partnership director at Hillary for Iowa from Oct. 2015. Executive director (Oct. 2013-Oct. 2015), political director (Nov. 2010-Oct. 2013) and organizing director (June 2009-Nov. 2010) at the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. Phone bank manager for Smoke Free Wisconsin, April-June 2009. Consultant at Melissa Mullike Consulting, Nov. 2008-April 2009. Campaign manager on Kelda for Assembly, May-Sept. 2008. Field organizer on John Edwards for President in Carroll County, NH, Nov. 2007-Jan. 2008. Studied at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
State Director Bridger Bailey
(June 2016) Organizer at ELLA WY, an
organizational development and consulting service, April
2014-June 2016; manager at Subway, Aug. 2013-May 2016.
Volunteer on OFA Wyoming, June-Nov. 2012. Studied
theatre and dance at the University of Wyoming.
Director Herb Smith
Has managed races including school board,
county council, State Representative and State Senate, and
served as consultant on various municipal races.
Political director on Donna Edwards' campaign for U.S. Senate
in the Maryland Democratic primary, 2016. Campaign
director for the 100,000 Homes campaign in Maryland.
Field director for the Maryland Dream Campaign, 2012.
GOTV coordinator in Prince George's County on 2006 governor's
race. Degree in political science from Clark Atlanta
Coordinator (London, UK) Eleonora Smeriglio
(Jan. 2016) Development intern at the Clinton Foundation, Sept.-Dec. 2015. Bachelor's degree in art history from New York University, 2015.
A lot of talent went into this campaign and "it seemed to be working." In the aftermath of Nov. 8, people have sought to understand how such an upset could have halppened. Criticisms have been levelled at the candidate, the campaign, and the message. Observers have suggested that the campaign was too data driven; the polling, on which much was based, missed white, rural voters; the campaign was "Brooklyn heavy" and "top-down, command and control;" and "they didn't run a continual campaign." At the same time many people who worked in Brooklyn praise the culture within the organization. On the question of running a continual campaign there is the example of Michigan, which proved to be a critical state. One staffer commented to this reporter that the national headquarters shut down operations after the primary ("they closed it all") and then restarted it later for the general election. However, another staffer pointed to limited resources and said the move was move of a pause. Jonathan Allen and Annie Parnes' book Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign has many revelations about the inner workings of the Clinton campaign, highlighting questionable decisions such one to do no polling in the final three weeks leading up to Election Day. A New York Post April 18, 2017 headline declared,"Hillary Clinton ran the worst presidential campaign ever." There were clear flaws in the candidate, the message, and decisions made by campaign leadership, and with the benefit of hindsight mistakes are apparent, but the campaign organization itself was a generally solid and professional group, and there was much creative and innovative work done day in and day out by hundreds of staff putting in long hours in the various departments. Perhaps most damaging was the underlying sense and widespread expectation throughout the general election period that against the "unfit" Trump, Clinton's win was inevitable; this mindset no doubt colored some of the decisions, leading the campaign to play it safe (+), in contrast to the Trump campaign which was constantly on the edge, and at the time did seem in some respects like the worst campaign ever. But it worked.
Remy DeCausemaker. "Freedom and loathing on the campaign trail '16." Talk delivered at the LibrePlanet 2017 conference at MIT, Mar. 26, 2017.
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John Wagner. "Clinton’s data-driven campaign relied heavily on an algorithm named Ada. What didn’t she see?" The Washington Post, Nov. 9, 2016.
Ashley Weatherford. "Hillary Clinton's Campaign Has More Black Women Than Any Presidential Campaign in History." New York. Oct. 18, 2016.
Yara Simón. "Meet 9 Latinos Working to Make Hillary the 45th President of the United States." Remezcla. Oct. 18, 2016.
Lori Janjigian. "We visited Hillary Clinton's cramped tech offices in Brooklyn - check it out." Business Insider, Sept. 18, 2016.
Shane Goldmacher. "Hillary Clinton's 'Invisible Guiding Hand.'" Politico Magazine, Sept. 7, 2016.
Mina Markham. "Pantsuit: The Hillary Clinton UI pattern library." Medium, Aug. 31, 2016.
Meg Miller. "Behind The Branding Of The Hillary Clinton Campaign." Fast Company, Aug. 23, 2016.
Sasha Issenberg. "Early Voting Dictates a New Clinton Campaign Structure." Bloomberg, Aug. 17, 2016.
Adrian Carrasquillo. "Clinton Campaign Expands Latino Operation To Take On Trump." BuzzFeed. June 30, 2016.
Gabriel Debenedetti. "Clinton plots swing-state ambush for Trump." Politico, May 3, 2016.
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