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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
Senior Advisor Dan Kanninen
A principal and vice president for issues and
advocacy at Smoot Tewes Group. Senior advisor in
Virginia to Obama for America in the 2012 general election
after serving as Northeast regional director in Chicago during
the primaries. White House Liaison to the EPA.
Legislative director to Gov. Jim Doyle of Wisconsin from Dec.
2008. Wisconsin state director on Obama's 2008 general
election campaign, after working on the primary campaigns in
WI, OH (early vote lead) and NC (deputy political director and
GOTV political director). Chief of staff to Wisconsin
Sen. Robert Jauch (D-Poplar) for four years and had
almost a decade of experience working in the Wisconsin State
Capitol. Attended the University of
Wisconsin-Madison. Superior native.
Communications Director Andrew Bates
(May 2016) Press secretary (Sept.
2014-May 2016) and deputy press secretary (Dec. 2013-Sept.
2014) at the U.S. Trade Representative. Communications
researcher (Aug. 2011-Dec. 2013), press assistant (March-Aug.
2011) and media monitor (March 2010-March 2011) at The White
House. Development coordinator at Business Forward,
Sept. 2009-Feb. 2010. Bachelor's degree in political
science from North Carolina State University, 2009.
Winston-Salem native. twitter
Press Secretary Andrew Estrada
Assistant press secretary (from April 2015) and
special assistant for scheduling and advance (Feb. 2014-April
2015) at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Staff
assistant at the House Democratic Caucus, May 2013-Feb.
2014. Advance associate with the White House and Obama
for America, March 2012-May 2013. Political advance
coordinator at Obama for America, Aug.-Nov. 2012. B.A.
in government, religious studies from Colby College,
Deputy Press Secretary Michael Gwin
Special assistant to the U.S. Trade
Representative from July 2015. Advance associate with
the White House, Feb.-June 2015. Regional field director
for the Iowa Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2014. Experience
also includes field organizer for Organizing for America-Iowa
in Polk County, May-Nov. 2012. B.S.F.S. in international
politics from Georgetown University, 2014. twitter
Deputy Press Secretary Jordun Lawrence
(Oct. 2016; started as a press assistant on the
campaign in Virginia, May-Oct. 2016) Press assistant
(March-May 2016) and legislative correspondent (Jan.
2015-March 2016) to U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield. Intern
for U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (CA). Finance director on Kerry
Graves for NC House, March-May 2014. Executive assistant
at Mosaic Strategies, Nov. 2013-May 2014. Public
relations manager and event coordinator for Chef Jerome Brown,
Jan.-April 2014. Intern on Dr. Bobbie Richardson for NC
House, July-Dec. 2013. B.A. in political science from
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2013.
Deputy Press Secretary/Director of African American Media Robyn Patterson
(Sept. 2016) Deputy press secretary at
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, July
2015-Sept. 2016. Account coordinator at Cerrell
Associates, Jan.-June 2015. B.A. in political
science and journalism from University of Southern California.
Hispanic Media Karely Hernandez
(transferred from HQ in Brooklyn where she
started in Aug. 2016) Hispanic media press secretary
(May-Aug. 2016) and deputy press secretary to U.S. Senate
Democratic Leader Harry Reid. Researcher (April-July
2015) and intern in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug. 2014-July
2015. Bachelor's degree in global and international
studies from UC Santa Barbara, 2014.
Political Director Ashley Foxx
(July 2016) Attorney at Foxx Law in
Morrisville, 2015-July 2016. Director of business
affairs at Hocus Pocus Productions, Inc., Oct.
2015-2016. J.D. from North Carolina Central University
School of Law, 2015; undergraduate degree from UNC Chapel
Faith Constituency Organizing Director Steven Marcus
(July 2016...African American outreach
coordinator from April-July 2016) Building commissioner
for the City of Gary, IN, 2012-April 2016. Architecture
and planning professional at Studio O.M.D., June 2009-Jan.
2012. M.Arch. from Hampton University, 2009; B.Arch.
from Purdue University, 2003.
Women Vote Director Shayna Cherry
(Sept. 2016) Federal policy consultant to
the Illinois State Treasurer, June-Dec. 2015. Director
of federal affairs to Gov. Pat Quinn (IL), June 2011-Feb.
2015. Special assistant in the Office of the Secretary,
USDA Rural Development, March 2009-May 2011. Personnel
associate in the Office of Presidential Personnel at the White
House, Jan.-March 2009. Regional field director on Obama
for America in Miami/Fort Lauderdale from June 2007.
Deputy finance director on Melissa Bean for Congress, Feb.
2006-May 2007. Outreach and constituent associate to
State. Rep. Karen May (IL), Jan. 2005-Jan. 2006.
Lobbying and finance consultant for the Florida Consumer
Action Network, March-June 2005. Canvass and field
director in Las Vegas for Women's Voices, Women Vote,
July-Nov. 2004. B.A. in liberal arts and
sciences/communications from University of Michigan, 2004.
Latinx Vote Director Irene Godínez
NC and VA director of public affairs for
Planned Parenthood Health Systems, Inc. April 2012-Oct.
2014. Legislative director for the Latin American
Coalition, July 2010-April 2012. NC district director at
Reform Immigration FOR America, Dec. 2009-June 2010.
Advocacy director (Dec. 2007-Oct. 2009) and public safety
specialist (2005-07) with El Pueblo, Inc.. Master in
international studies (2006) and B.A. in political science
(2004) from North Carolina State University.
African American Vote Director Angella Dunston
Director of citizen outreach in the Office of Gov. Kay Hagen starting in 2009. Director of the Education and Law Project at NC Justice Center, July 2000-Sept. 2009. B.A. in industrial relations from UNC Chapel Hill.
Veterans and Military Families Vote
Director Jason Cain
Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, March 2012-June
2015. Director of outreach for the Vietnam Veterans
Memorial Fund, March 2010-March 2012. M.P.A. from
Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government,
2016; Master's of legislative affairs from The George
Washington University, 2014; B.S. in government from Campbell
University, 2009. Served in the U.S. Army as a special
operations logistics representative, July 2004-March 2010, and
in the 82nd Airborne Division, Jan. 2000-July 2004.
Rural Vote Director P.J. Connelly
Connelly Properties, LLC. A former chairman of
the Craven County Democratic Party, and served as Craven
County GOTV coordinator for the NC Democratic Party in
2010. Studied political science at East Carolina
University. From New Bern.
Digital Director Clarke Humphrey
(May 2016) Email campaigner (March 2015-May 2016) and digital production assistant (June 2014-March 2015) for the DNC. B.S. in journalism and English literature from Northwestern University, 2014. twitter
Deputy Digital Directors
Organizing Maya Cantrell
(July 2016) Organizer with the New
Hampshire Democratic Party, June-July 2016. Customer
success agent at littleBits, Nov. 2015-May 2016; sales
associate at Athleta, Aug. 2015-May 2016. Executive
assistant at A Free BirdTM, July-Oct.
2015. Exam prep trainer in Dubai, UAE, Nov. 2014-June
2015; English instructor in Villavicencio, Columbia,
July-Nov. 2014. B.A. in political science and government
and global studies from Hofstra University, 2014.
Content Sriya Sarkar
(July 2016) Social media strategist for
What Is Missing? Foundation, May-July 2016; videographer for
Amazon Studios, April-June 2016. Operations manager at
Upworthy, March-Nov. 2012. Master's degree in integrated
digital media from New York University, 2016; bachelor's
degree in film/TV production from New York University, 2012.
Content Lincoln Pennington
(July 2016) B.A. in media and journalism
from UNC School of Media and Journalism, 2016. Digital
content intern on Roy Cooper for North Carolina, Feb.-July
Organizer Nestor Ruiz
Has DACA status. Originally from Monclova, Mexico.
Director Jonae Wartel
over 240 Organizers and 26 Regional Organizing Directors
Organizing Director Will Dubbs
Deputy Organizing Directors
(May 2016) Organizing staff on Hillary
for America in Des Moines, IA, Reno, NV, Salt Lake City, UT
and Manhattan and Brooklyn, NY, Aug. 2015-May 2016.
Regional field director in SE NC for the North Carolina
Coordinated Campaign (Forward NC), March-Nov. 2014.
Finance and fundraising on Jennifer Wexton for State Senate
(No. VA), Dec. 2013-Jan. 2014. Regional GOTV lead for
the Virginia Coordinated Campaign, Sept.-Nov. 2013.
Regional organizing director for Mayors Against Illegal Guns,
March-Sept. 2013. Field organizer (March-Nov. 2012) and
organizing fellow (Aug. 2011-March 2012) in Charlotte for
Organizing for America. Degree in political science from
North Carolina State University.
South West Justin Vollmer
(May 2016) Started as an organizer in the
Des Moines area on the Iowa Caucus campaign, April 2015-Feb.
2016. Regional field director for the Democratic Party
of Arkansas, March-Nov. 2014. Finance assistant on Rick
Wade for U.S. Senate (SC), Feb.-March 2014. Finance
assistant for the Democratic Party of Virginia, Dec. 2013-Jan.
2014. Regional GOTV lead for the Virginia Coordinated
Campaign, Sept.-Nov. 2013. Mortgage banker, Feb.-Sept.
2013. Field organizer in Charlotte on Obama for America,
May-Nov. 2012. Studied political science and government
at UNC Charlotte.
Central West Liz Mullen
Started on the campaign in 2015 as an organizer. Regional field director for the Iowa Democratic Party, April-Nov. 2014. Regional grassroots director in Bristol, PA for the DCCC, Feb.-April 2014. Field organizer and campus organizer on Terry McAuliffe for Goveror, April-Nov. 2013. Field organizer in Golden, CO on Organizing for America, Aug.-Nov. 2012. Degree in sociology from Wheaton College, 2012.
West Sean Hoey
(June 2016) Started on the campaign in
June 2015 as an organizer in Council Bluffs, IA, then to
Omaha, NE, Rochester, NY and Las Vegas, NV.
Communications assistant at Clean Wisconsin, Nov. 2014-May
2015; campaign manager on Madden for Madison city council
race, Nov. 2014-April 2015. Fellow on Obama's
re-election campaign in Madison, WI, June-Nov. 2012.
B.A. in English and political science from University of
Central Amanda Clarke
(Sept. 2016) Voter registration director
with the NC Democratic Party, July-Sept. 2016. Regional
organizing director for the Democratic Party of Virginia,
April-July 2016. Regional organizing director in Boise,
ID (Feb.-March 2016) and field organizer in Reno, NV (July
2015-Feb. 2016) on Hillary for America. Outreach team
lead for the City of New york, Department of Homeless
Services, May-July 2015. Regional field director at
Airbnb for Hilltop Public Solutions, Dec. 2014-May 2015.
Regional vote director on Ro Khanna for Congress (CA),
Jan.-Nov. 2014. Field organizer on New Yorkers for de
Blasio, Sept.-Nov. 2013. B.A. in literary studies from
The New School, 2012.
East Sara Marino
(May 2016) Previously a regional organizing director in Lincoln, NE and Philadelphia, PA and started on the campaign as an organizer in Mason City, Iowa, April 2015-Feb. 2016. Junior associate at M Public Affairs, Feb.-April 2015. Regional field director with the Kentucky Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2014. Organizer in Norristown on Organizing for Action-PA, Aug.-Nov. 2012. Bachelor's degree in Hispanic studies and classics from University of Pennyslvania, 2014.
Organizing Directors include
Asheville - Jessica Jollie
Boone - Claire Glezer
Charlotte - Robin Briendel
Charlotte - Alex Vuskovic
Gastonia - Kristen Morris
Greensboro/Winston-Salem - Nora Walsh-DeVries
Wilmington - Nick Marroletti
Border States Director Zack Wortman
(July 2016) Management consultant with
McKinsey & Company, Sept. 2014-July 2016. Bachelor's
degree in African and Afircan American Studies from Harvard
Youth Vote Director Lillie Catlin
(July 2016) Regional organizing director with the Democratic Party of Virginia Coordinated Campaign, May-June 2016. Regional organizing director (Feb.-April 2016) and started as an organizer in Iowa City (April 2015-Feb. 2016) on Hillary for America. Regional field director in Council Bluffs on the Iowa Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign, April-Nov. 2014. Field organizer on Jennifer Wexton for State Senate (VA) Dec. 2013-Jan. 2014. Campus organizer on Terry McAuliffe for Governor (VA), Aug.-Nov. 2013. Campus team leader for Organizing for America, Sept.-Nov. 2012. B.A. in political science, sociology from Bryn Mawr College, 2013.
Eastern Regional Youth Vote Director Sarah Fellman
(July 2016) Campus engagement coordinator Jan.-July 2016 and voter protection specialst (Aug. 2015-July 2016) for the North Carolina Democratic Party. Presidential campaigns and national engagement director, deputy Mass. director and political strategy researcher for Rise (issue of sexual assault). Student at Harvard University.
Training Director/Regional Field Director Gabriella Cascone
(July 2016; started as a field organizer in
April 2014) Public affairs coordinator for Planned
Parenthood of Nassau County (Hempstead, NY), Aug. 2012-April
2014. Client service representative for Upper Hudson
Planned Parenthood, July 2009-Aug. 2010. B.A. in
sociology from SUNY College at Geneseo, 2009.
Deputy Training Director Harrison Peel
Recruiter for Middle Georgia State University, Jan. 2015-April 2016. Staff assistant to U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, Sept. 2013-April 2014. Master's degree in liberal arts and sciences/liberal studies from Georgetown University, 2014; B.A. in peace, war and defense from UNC Chapel Hill, 2012.
Director Jody Wortman
Working towards a Ph.D. in statistics from Duke University since 2014; bachelor's degree in statistics from Harvard University, 2014.
(Aug. 2016) Media
and public relations from the American Dental Hygienists'
Association, Feb. 2013-Sept. 2014. Executive assistant
for policy and research in the Tennessee General Assembly,
Sept. 2010-Jan. 2013. Campaign manager on Bill Oldham
for Sheriff (Memphis), June-Aug. 2010. M.P.P from The
University of Chicago, 2016; B.A. in political science and
government from The University of Memphis, 2010.
Policy analyst consultant for the City University of New
York Institute of State and Local Governance, April-Aug.
2016. Survey associate at Mathematica Policy Research,
July 2011-June 2014. M.P.P. from The University of
Chicago, 2016; B.A. in psychology and social welfare from UC
Direct care worker at Let's Talk About It, community mental
health services, Dec. 2014-Dec. 2015. Field
organizer/volunteer coordinator for the Kalamzoo County
Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2014. Women's constituency
organizer on Jon Hoadley for State Rep., May-Aug.
2014. Studied at Western Michigan University.
Previously deputy data director on Hillary for America,
Jan.-May 2016. Project associate, analytics at
Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, April-Dec. 2015. B.A. in
government from Dartmouth College, 2014.
Assistant director of training with Grassroots Campaigns,
Sept.-Nov. 2015. Hispanic canvass/outreach director in
Miami, FL with NextGen Climate, April-Oct. 2014. Field
organizer with the Florida Democratic Party, April-July
2014. Intake specialist for CorVel Corporation, June
2013-Jan. 2014. Transportation management coordinator
with the U.S. Army, Aug. 2008-July 2014, including in
Afghanistan, Sept. 2010-Oct. 2011. B.A. in political
science and government from Virginia Commonwealth
University, 2012; at Universidad del Turabo, 2007-08.
Fulbright fellow in North Sumatra, Indonesia, Aug. 2015-May
2016. B.A. in cultural studies and comparative
literature from UNC Chapel Hill, 2015.
Voter Protection Director Phil Feagan
Schwartz & Shaw, PLLC, 2014-2016. Government
relations consultant for the Duke University Health System,
2013. Candidate for NC State Senate in District 47 in
2012. Press secretary and legislative assistant in the
Office of U.S. Rep. David Price, 2005-09. A regional
field director on the North Carolina Democratic Party
Coordinated Campaign, 2004. J.D. from UNC School of
Law, 2012; B.A. in political science and history from UNC
Chapel Hill, 2004.
Program director at the North Carolina Department of
Justice, Nov. 2015-July 2016. Government affairs aide
at the North Carolina League of Municipalities, May
2014-April 2015. J.D. from North Carolina Central
University, 2015; B.A. in political science from UNC
Sarah Boyce Goldsticker
Law clerk to the Hon. Sandra Day O'Connor and the Hon.
Stephen G. Breyer, July 2015-July 2016. Associate at
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Oct. 2014-July 2015.
Bristow fellow at the U.S. Department of Justice, Aug.
2013-Aug. 2014. Secondary teacher with Teach for
America, June 2007-June 2009. J.D. from Duke
University School of Law, 2012; B.A. in English from
Davidson College, 2007.
GOTV Director Kristin Avery
Director of Generation Progress' It's On Us Campaign. National outreach director for the Common Purpose Project. Field director on the Chicago for Rahm campaign. A special assistant at the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Started her career as a regional field director for Obama’s 2008 campaign. From Tacoma, Washington.
(Aug. 2016) Statewide field
director for the Mississippi Democratic Trust, Sept.
2014-Nov. 2015. Governmental affairs at the Brad
Morris Law Firm, June 2013-Aug. 2014. Campaign
manager on Patterson for Mayor (Oxford, MS), Jan.-June
2013. Campaign director on Brad Morris for
Congress, Jan.-Nov. 2012. Campaign manager on Jeff
Busby for Superviser, Feb.-Aug. 2011. B.A. in
history from University of Mississippi, 2011.
Special Projects Manager Casey Hagen
(July 2016) Legislative
correspondent, correspondence assistant, and legislative
intern to U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (WI), Jan. 2014-June
2016. B.A. in international relations and affairs
from The George Washington University, 2014.
total of 300+ campaign staff - overall budget was "upwards of $10m"
Operations Director Dallas Thompson
Principal at DBT Strategies from April 2013. Manager of
candidate fundraising development at Leadership for
Educational Equity, June 2015-July 2016. Development
manager at the New Organizing Institute, May 2014-Feb.
2015. Deputy finance director on Laura Fjeld for
Congress (NC), Aug. 2013-Jan. 2014. Director of grants
and operations at the A.J. Fletcher Foundation, May
2012-April 2013. Membership director for Girl
Scouts-North Carolina Coastal Pines, Aug. 2011-May
2012. North Carolina Campus Compact VISTA/AmeriCorps
VISTA, July 2009-July 2011. B.A. in history from Peace
Fellow at the AJ Fletcher Foundation, Aug. 2015-Aug.
2016. Program coordinator for DukeEngage in Muhuru
Bay, Kenya, June-Aug. 2015. Bachelor's degree in
cultural anthropology and global health from Duke
(May 2016) Self-employed attorney since Jan. 2016. Policy analyst (Jan.-Dec. 2015) and staff attorney (March 2011-Dec. 2014) for Disability Rights North Carolina. Attorney, Jan. 2010-May 2011. District scheduler/immigration caseworker to U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge, June 2004-Aug. 2006. J.D. from North Carolinai Central University School of Law, 2009; B.A. in journalism and political science from UNC Chapel Hill, 2004.
Noh ...then a regional GOTV director Oct.-Nov.
Bachelor's degree in public policy analysis from Duke
Director Galen Stork
System administrator Tier 1 (June 2014-Aug. 2016) and help
desk technician (Jan. 2014-Aug. 2016) at InterImage.
Tier 1 help desk support at FedSolutions, Inc., May-Sept.
2013. Customer service supervisor at Whole Foods Market,
May 2006-May 2013. Bachelor's degree in classical and
ancient studies from The Catholic University, 2005.
Trip Director Jessica Jennings
Deputy director of
media logistics for the Democratic National Convention
Committee, Feb.-Aug. 2016. Press secretary (Aug.
2015-Jan. 2016) and head of national security
communications/deputy spokesperson (March 2011-Aug. 2015) at
the British Embassy in Washington. Media logistics
for the G8 Summit, Jan.-July 2013. Director of
communications at the Carnegie Endowment for International
Peace, May 2010-March 2011. M.A. in global diplomacy
from University of London, 2016; B.A. in international
politics and public relations from Penn State University.
Deputy Trip Director Sallie James
Started on the campaign as a regional delegate coordinator
(NC, SC, VA and TN) in Brooklyn, May-July 2016, and earlier as
an intern, Jan.-May 2016. M.P.A. from NYU Robert F.
Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, 2016; B.A. in
history from Wake Forest University, 2013.
Surrogates Director Barbara Henry
J.D. from North Carolina Central University
School of Law, 2016; B.S. in criminal justice and corrections
from Fayetteville State University, 2013.
Surrogates Eddie Taveras
Previously expansion states surrogates deputy director in
Brooklyn, June-Sept. 2016; started on the campaign in the
political department, Jan.-June 2016. B.A. in sociology
from City University of New York-Brooklyn College.
Chairman Patsy Keever
(elected Feb. 7, 2015) Previously first vice-chair of the NCDP and elected chair of the Buncombe County Democratic Party in 2013. Democratic nominee for Congress in the 10th CD in 2012 and in the 11th CD in 2004. Served in the NC House of Representatives from 2010-12 and as a Buncombe County Commissioner from 1992 to 2004. Public school teacher for 25 years. Born and raised in Charlotte, NC. twitter
Executive Director Kimberly
(May 2015) Office of the Democratic Leader in the NC General Assembly, Feb.-April 2015. North Carolina executive director of the Center for Supportive Schools, March 2013-May 2014. Chief of staff (Feb. 2012-Jan. 2013) and deputy chief of staff (Jan. 2009-Feb. 2012) to the Lt. Gov. of North Carolina. Associate at Nexus Strategies, Jan. 2007-Dec. 2008. Director of NC Democrats Senate committee, 2005-06. B.A. in political science from North Carolina State University, 1998. twitter
Executive Director Doug Wilson
Director Jesse Presnell
Director Dave Miranda
Director Katherine Cadwallader
Associate David Dixon
Associate Carla Marin
Engagement and Voter Protection Coordinator Sarah
Operations Director Patti Mulligan
(July 2016) Freelance consulting on
digital engagement since Oct. 2012. Director of
Egiving/senior relationship manager for United Way of the
Greater Triangle, June 2006-May 2016. Community outreach
coordinator for Wake County Smart Start, Oct. 2013-May
2014. Community engagement manager for the North
Carolina Partnership for Children, Inc., Jan.-Oct. 2012.
Director of the national philanthopic partners program for The
Ultimate Gift Experience, LLC, Nov. 2005-May 2006.
Financial advisor at AG Edwards & Sons, LLC, Aug.
2004-Nov. 2005. Director of financial and IT programs at
the Compass Center for Women and Families, June 2000-July
2004. Deputy finance director on Wicker for Governor
campaign, June 1999-May 2000. Degree in political
science and government from North Carolina State University,
Director Ryan Deeter
Finance Director Meredith Cuomo
Finance Assistant Rachel Rogers
Field Director Steve Larson
Director Casey Wilkinson
Finance Director Cheryl Bruce