Clinton 2016 General Election Campaign Organization, New Hampshire
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State Director  Mike Vlacich

State director on Clinton's New Hampshire primary campaign from the beginning (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, 1995.  twitter

Deputy State Director  Kari Thurman

Political director on Clinton's New Hampshire primary campaign from the beginning (reported March 13, 2015 by AP).  Political director on Shaheen for Senate in 2014.  Staffer in Shaheen's Senate office in the first part of 2012.  Did some work with the Progressive Change Campaign Committee.  Finance director on Kuster for Congress, May 2009-Dec. 2010.  Finance director on Carol Shea-Porter for Congress, May 2008-Oct. 2009.  Field staff for the New Hampshire Democratic Party, May 2007-May 2008.  Studied at Illinois State University and earlier at University of Missouri-Kansas City.  twitter


Communications Director  Julie McClain

Started out as press secretary for Clinton's New Hampshire primary campaign, April 2015-Feb. 2016, then did communications for the campaign in Vermont and Maryland.  Communications director for the New Hampshire Democratic Party, March-Nov. 2014.  Press secretary to U.S. Sen Brian Schatz (HI), March 2013-March 2014.  Deputy press secretary on Berkley for Senate in Nevada, 2011-12.  Press for U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (PA), March-Nov. 2011.  Policy associate on Andrew Cuomo 2010, June-Dec. 2010.  B.A. in political science and government from University of Pennsylvania, 2010.  twitter

Press Secretary  Victor Reyes

(June 2016)  Communications director on Clinton's New Mexico primary campaign.  Campaigns director at ProgressNow NM from May 2015.  Political and legislative director for Conservation Voters New Mexico from July 2014.  Fundraiser for Alan Webber for Governor (NM).  Legislative and district director for Texas Rep. Mary Gonzalez.  Worked in the office of U.S. Rep. Charlie Gonzalez and for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.  twitter

Communications Associate  Liam Swords

(May 2016...started on the campaign as an organizer in Texas, Florida and Pennsylvania, Feb.-April 2016)  Grant writing intern for Casa Verde, June-Nov. 2015.  Regional field director in Lewiston for the Maine Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2014.  B.A. in political science and Latin American studies from McGill University, 2014.


Political Director  Liz Wester

(May 2016)  Director of the Committee to Elect House Democrats for the NHDP from April 2014.  Outreach coordinator for U.S. Rep. John Tierney, April 2013-April 2014.  Data coordinator for the Human Rights Campaigns, Jan.-March 2013.  Field director for Niki Tsongas, April-Nov. 2012.  Field director for Standing Up for New Hampshire Families, Oct. 2011-April 2012.  Field organizer for the Human Rights Campaign, Jan.-July 2011.  Field organizer for the NHDP, Aug.-Nov. 2010.  B.A. in political science, history from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2010.  twitter

Deputy Political Director  Kate Moore

(July 2016)  Regional director to U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (MA) from Jan. 2013.  Field organizer on Elizabeth Warren for MA, May-Nov. 2012.  B.A. in government from Smith College, 2012; president of College Democrats of Massachusetts, 2010-12.  Interned on Hillary for President, July 2007-Jan. 2008.


Digital Director  Collin Gately

(May 2016)  Digital director for The Messina Group, Dec. 2014-May 2016.  Digital director at Shaheen for Senate, Jan.-Dec. 2014.  Freelance creative consultant, 2013; senior community manager at Arnold Worldwide, 2013.  Press secretary for the New Hampshire Democrtic Party, March-Dec. 2012.  B.A. in political science from UNH, 2010; bachelor's degree in film production and political communication from Emerson College, 2009.  Field organizer for the New Hampshire Coordinated Campaign, May-Sept. 2008.  Press assistant on Hillary Clinton for President, May 2007-Jan. 2008.  twitter

Deputy Digital Director  Heather Reid

(June 2016)  Administrative manager in the office of the EVP/CXO at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Aug. 2015-June 2016.  Regional tracking director (May-Aug. 2015) and department manager, tracking (March 2014-May 2015) at American Bridge 21st Century.  External relations coordinator for The Atlas Project/Democratic GAIN, June 2013-March 2014.  Program assistant at The Atlas Project, May 2012-May 2013.  B.A. in political science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011.

Deputy Digital Director  Greg Murphy

(Sept. 2016)  Director of digital marketplaces (Sept. 2015-Sept. 2016) and director of content (May-Sept. 2015 for Boston Globe Media.  Director of social content systems (Jan.-April 2015) and social media strategist (March 2011-April 2015) at Arnold Worldwide. Social media coordinator at Modernista!, Nov. 2010-March 2011.  B.S. in marketing communications from Emerson College, 2010.


Training Director and Fellowship Coordinator  Erol Yayboke

Started on the campaign as a summer fellow (June 2015), then an organizer in New Hampshire (June 2015-Feb. 2016) and Vermont (Feb.-March 2016).  Background in humanitarian aid and development project management.  Program/research manager at the Center for International Development at Harvard University, Oct. 2013-July 2015.  Consultant at AECOM in Afghanistan, March-July 2013.  Acting field manager for Save the Children in South Sudan, Sept.-Nov. 2012.  Associate program officer, program officer, monitoring and evaluation manager, deputy country director and regional manager for CHF International International, serving in Ethiopia, Iraq and South Sudan, Jan. 2008-April 2012.  Policy analyst at the International Institute for Homeland Security, Defense, and Restoration, Jan.-Dec. 2007.  M.P.A. and B.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.

New Hampshire Together (Coordinated Campaign|  57 Regional Drive  |  Concord, NH

Director  John Bisognano

(June 2016)  Associate Director of Public Engagement at the White House from March 2015.  Executive director of the Association of State Democratic Chairs (ASDC), April 2013-March 2015.  Massachusetts political director and communications advisor at Obama for America.  Deputy Northeast/West political director at the DNC, 2011-12.  Deputy national regional director at Organizing for America, 2009-11.  Vice president of accounts at National Field LLC, 2010-11.  Deputy regional field director on Obama's 2008 campaign in Southern Missouri (June-Nov. 2008) and during the primaries was a field organizer in NC, WV, KY and MT.  M.B.A. and B.S. degrees in marketing from Providence College.  twitter

Organizing Director  Peter Mellinger

(April 2016)  Regional organizing director for Manchester on Clinton's NH primary campaign, April 2015-April 2016.  Deputy field director for the Kentucky Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2014.  Director of operations for U.S. Rep. Daniel Maffei (NY), July 2013-Aug. 2014.  Finance/compliance on Terry McAuliffe for Governor, April-July 2013.  Field organizer in Iowa City on Obama for America, July-Nov. 2012.  Studied at Bucknell University.  twitter

Deputy Organizing Directors 
Daniel Ki

(April 2016)  Organizer for Hillary for America, July 2015-April 2016.  B.A. degree from Harvard University, 2015; served as president of Harvard College Democrats, 2013-14.

Regional Organizing Directors
Greater Nashua  Melissa Shohet
Greater Concord  Alex Cronheim
Salem  Matt Herdman
Campus  McKenzie St. Germain

Katherine Rogers

(April 2016)  Started on the campaign as an organizer in Keene (April-Oct. 2015) then a regional organizing director in Dover (Oct. 2015-April 2016).  Regional field director (Aug.-Nov. 2014) and field organizer (July-Aug. 2014) for the Kentucky Democratic Party.  Bachelor's degree in public relations and political science from Western Kentucky University, 2014.

Regional Organizing Directors
Greater Portsmouth  Aimee Van Cleave
Strafford County  Kevin Lata
Greater Manchester  Ashley Marcoux

Jeremiah Montgomery-Thompson

Regional director for U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren from Jan. 2013.  Western Mass. regional field director on Elizabeth Warren for Massachusetts, April-Nov. 2012.  Program assistant at the Harvard Law School Human Rights Program, 2011-May 2012.  Regional field direotor for the Committee to Re-elect Congressman Richard Neal (MA), Sept.-Nov. 2010.  B.A. in political science from University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2010.

Regional Organizing Directors
Keene/Claremont/Southwest NH  Sean Butler
North Country, Carroll County, Plymouth area  Matt Wald
Upper Valley–Lebanon, Hanover, Littleton  Quinton Valdez
Out of State program  Rory Clark

26 field offices as Sept. 10, 2016*:
Berlin 97 Main Street (9/6)
Claremont 8 Sullivan Street
Concord 56 Old Suncook Road
Conway 486 White Mountain Highway, Unit D
4 Peabody Road Annex (9/7)
Dover 83 Main Street
Epping 68 Fogg Road (9/7)
Exeter 24 Front Stree
Franklin 325 Main Street
Fremont 25 Spaulding Road (9/8)
Hampton 852 Lafayette Road
Keene 114 Main Street
Laconia 61 W. Beacon Street
Lebanon 10 Water Street, Suite 170
Littleton 551 Meadow Street (9/10)
4 Orchard View Drive (AppleTree Mall)
Manchester 379 Elm Street
Milford 54 Nashua Street, 2nd Floor
Nashua 291 Main Street
Newmarket 178 Main Street (9/8)
Peterborough 1 Jaffrey Road, Unit 11 (Monadnock Community Plaza) (9/8)
Plymouth 91 Main Street
Portsmouth 125 Brewery Lane
Rochester 22 North Main Street (9/7)
Salem 15 Ermer Road
Seabrook 1 Walton Road
*27 offices including Concord headquarters; final number of offices was 29.
To show the growth... on Aug. 1, 2016 there was the Coordinated Campaign headquarters and nine organizing offices.


Director of Data and Analytics  Shanthi Pierce

(June 2016)  Director of monitoring and evaluation at Families First, Oct. 2014-June 2016.  Peace Corps volunteer in Africa, Nov. 2009-Dec. 2011.  Actuarial Analyst at Mercer, Jan. 2006-Dec. 2008.  M.P.A. in international development from Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, 2014; B.A. in mathematics, economics from University of Richmond, 2006.

Deputy Data Director  Torey Cahn

(June 2016)  Political director for the Mississippi Democratic Trust, March-May 2016.  Statewide organizer and data coordinator for the Human Rights Campaign, Dec. 2015-March 2016.  Campaign manager on Joce Pritchett for Auditor, Aug.-Nov. 2015.  Director of targeting at Chism Strategies in Jackson, MS, May 2012-Aug. 2015.  B.A. in history and political science from Millsaps College, 2014.

Deputy Data Director  Julia Kandel-Krieger

(Sept. 2016)  Staff data scientist for the Strategic Innovation Group at Booz Allen Hamilton, Feb.-Sept. 2016.  Data scientist at Metis, June-Oct. 2015.  Field organizer on Obama for America, June-Nov. 2012.  Master's degree in social research methods from The London School of Economics and Political Science, 2015; Bachelor's degree in psychological and brain sciences, applied mathematics and statistics from The Johns Hopkins University, 2010.

Senior Advisor for Analytics and Targeting  John James Butler

(Aug. 2016)  Data and analytics director on Hillary for America starting in NH, and later in ME, PA, VT and MA, July 2015-April 2016.  Policy advisor/deputy budget director in the Office of Gov. Maggie Hassan, Jan.-June 2015.  Data director for the New Hampshire Democratic Party, June 2014-Jan. 2015.  New Hampshire data and targeting for America Votes, Sept. 2013-June 2014.  Government affairs and data coordinator for Fix It Now New Hampshire, March-June 2013.  New Hampshire deputy data director on Obama for America, Feb.-Nov. 2012.  Field organizer for the Ohio Democratic Party, Sept.-Nov. 2011.  M.P.A. from The Ohio State University's John Glenn School of Public Affairs, 2011; B.A. in business administration from Baldwin-Wallace College, 2007.


GOTV Director  Rahul Kale

(Aug. 2016)  Campaign manager on Calone for Congress (Long Island, NY), Feb.-July 2016.  Regional GOTV director at Hillary for America, Jan.-Feb. 2016.  Campaign manager on Joyce Craig for Mayor, March-Nov. 2015.  Deputy GOTV director at the New Hampshire Democratic Party, Sept.-Nov. 2014.  Deputy field director on Steve Grossman for Governor (MA), Jan.-Sept. 2014.  Field organizer for Organizing for America in Columbus, OH, April-Nov. 2012; started as an organizing fellow in Allentown, PA, Aug. 2011-March 2012.  A.B. in political science from Duke University, 2011.


Voter Protection Director  Carlos Martin Vizcarra

(July 2016)  Research director on gubernatorial campaign in Illinois in 2006.  Political research consultant in the 2005.  Deputy campaign manager on Paul Babbitt's campaign for Congress in AZ-1 from June 2004.  Research associate for the DNC/Kerry Edwards 2004, 2003-04.  Senior research analyst at the DCCC, 2001-03.  Press assistant in the U.S. House, 2000-01.  LL.M. in national security law (2012) and J.D. (2010) from Georgetown University; B.A. in history from Arizona State University, 2000.


Operations Director  Craig Brown

Also served as operations director for Clinton's NH primary campaign.  Operations director for Sen. Al Franken (MN)’s 2014 re-election campaign.  Deputy field director for Maggie Hassan’s 2012 campaign for governor.  B.A. in CLEG from American University, 2012.  Experience includes field assistant for the NHDP, June-Aug. 2008; volunteer/phonebank coordinator on Hillary for President in April-May 2008; and field intern on Hillary for President in Manchester, NH, June-Sept. 2007.  Born and raised in Manchester, NH.

Deputy Operations Director  Caitlin Spinelli-Moore

(Sept. 2016)  Programs and operations manager (June 2015-May 2016), program consultant (Jan.-June 2015) and office manager (Jan.-Aug. 2014) at Public Leadership Education Network.  Account manager (May 2012-Dec. 2013), IT manager (Sept. 2010-May 2012) and office manager (April 2008-Sept. 2010) at BAMKO.  Assistant manager at Dunn Bros. Coffee, Sept. 2007-March 2008.  Master's degree from American University; B.A. degree from University of Southern California, 2006.

IT Director  Malcolm Alexander

(July 2016)  Junior IT engineer at Coller Capital, Jan. 2015-July 2016.  Founder and president of MXA Consulting in the greater NYC area, Sept. 2010-June 2015.  Systems engineer at Cadrenet, Sept.-Dec. 2014.  School computer technology specialist for the YC Department of Education, Aug. 2013-Sept. 2014.  Studied computer science and public administration at City University of New York City College.


Trips and Surrogates Director  Emily Cashman

(July 2016)  Special assistant for policy and projects in the Office of U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, Nov. 2014-June 2016.  Scheduler on Shaheen for Senate, Aug.-Nov. 2014.  State scheduler i(July 2012-Aug. 2014) and special assistant for constituent services (Dec. 2010-July 2012) in the Office of Sen. Shaheen.  NHDP Senate Caucus communications director, July-Dec. 2010.  Administrative finance assistant for UNHCR, Sept. 2009-June 2010.  Bachelor's degree in Spanish, history from College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA), 2007.  New Hampshire native.

Deputy Trips Director  Olivia Shestopal

(Sept. 2016)  Project associate/project coordinator at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, July-Dec. 2015.  Bachelor's degree in political science from Goucher College.  

Special Projects Manager  Jay Wagner

Earlier worked as a volunteer coordinator at Hillary for New Hampshire.  B.A. in political science from Trinity College, 2014.  Originally from East Greenwich, RI.

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Chairman  Ray Buckley

(first elected March 2007)  Previously served four terms as vice chair, and also four years as executive director and two cycles as New Hampshire Coordinated Campaign director. Served 18 years in the NH legislature. First volunteered on a campaign at age 8. Served as Tilton town chair for Ed Muskie at age 12, an organizer for Jimmy Carter's 1976 presidential campaign, and worked on the presidential campaigns of Mike Dukakis, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Joe Lieberman, John Kerry and Barack Obama. Buckley is a vice chair of the DNC and president of the Association of State Democratic Chairs (ASDC). twitter

Executive Director  Sean Doyle

Started at the NHDP in Aug. 2011 as deputy executive director for administration and operations.  Director of operations at the ASDC at the DNC, May 2009-Aug. 2011.  Field coordinator for NHDP/Jeanne Shaheen for U.S. Senate, May-Oct. 2008.  Field organizer on Richardson for President, Inc. May 2007-Jan. 2008.  B.A. in computer information technology from Franklin Pierce University, 2009; president of the College Democrats of New Hampshire, May 2008-April 2009.  twitter

Senior Advisor  Brandon Maheu

(Aug. 2016)  National director of state campaigns (Feb.-May 2016) and New Hampshire primary director (field, data, GOTV) on Bernie 2016 presidential campaign (Aug. 2015-Feb. 2016).  Self-employed organizing consultant since July 2010.  Field director on Cutler for Maine (independent campaign for governor), July 2013-Jan. 2014.  Field director for the Main House Democratic Campaign Committee, Feb-Nov. 2012.  Campaign manager on McGowan for Maine (for governor), Dec. 2009-June 2010.  Deputy field director on No on 1: Protect Maine Equality, Sept.-Nov. 2009.  Field director for the Maine Democratic Party, Feb. 2008-Nov. 2009.  50-State Strategy organizer for the DNC, July 2006-Feb. 2008.  Special assistant to Gov. John Baldacci, Nov. 2005-Jan. 2006.  Regional field organizer at No on 1: Maine Won't Discriminate, Aug.-Nov. 2005.  Studied at University of Maine at Farmington.  twitter

Press Secretary  Melissa Miller

Press Secretary  Evan Lukaske

Communications Advisor  Holly Shulman

Press Assistant  Devon Dunn

Political Director  Rich Harrington

Office Manager  Pam Jorgensen

Executive Director, NH Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee  Gene P. Martin

House & Senate Finance Coordinator  Naomi Jefferson

House & Senate Communications Director  Zach McNamara

House Field Director  Nick Taylor

NH Young Democrats Executive Director  Amelia Keane

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