Clinton 2016 General Election Campaign Organization, Virginia
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Senior Advisor  Pete Kavanaugh

(April 2016)  President of Revolution Field Strategies since June 2013, and a principal at Hilltop Public Solutions since Jan. 2009.  Director of Obama for America New Hampshire primary campaign, Sept. 2011-Nov. 2012.  Advisor on the Jody Wagner for Lt. Governor campaign in Virginia, 2009, and on the Terry McAuliffe for Governor campaign in Virginia, 2009.  Field director on the Virginia Democratic Coordinated Campaign, 2008.  New Hampshire deputy field director on John Edwards for President, 2007-08.  Deputy director of the Missouri Democratic Coordinated Campaign, 2006.  Field director on the Scott Lang for Mayor campaign in New Bedford, MA, 2005.  Political director at, 2004.  Political director on Jim Stork for Congress in FL-22, 2004.  New Hampshire political assistant on the John Edwards for President campaign, 2003-04.  B.A. in government from Georgetown University, 2006.

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

Deputy Director  Kéren E. Charles Dongo

Deputy state director and legislative assistant to U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine from Feb. 2013.  VA Victory 2012 Coordinated Campaign director, Jan.-Dec. 2012. Deputy field director at the ONE Campaign, Aug. 2009-Dec. 2011.  Political director on Terry McAuliffe's campaign for governor.  Outreach and political director of the 2008 Democratic Coordinated Campaign.  Communications and policy director at Tenants and Workers United, 2007-08.  An adviser to U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott (VA).  M.A. in government from Regent University's Robertson School of Government; J.D. from University of the District of Columbia School of Law, 2016; B.A. in political science from University of Michigan, 2001.  twitter


Political Director  Marvin Figueroa

(July 2016)  Healthcare and education policy legislative staffer in the U.S. Senate from Jan. 2011.  Ed.M. from Harvard University Graduate School of Education, 2010; B.A. in Latin American studies and political science from Vanderbilt University, 2007.

Deputy Political Director  Jackson Menner Florida, pod lead assistant in Broward County in Oct. 2016

(July 2016)  Immediately prior to becoming deputy political director, Menner was an organizer for the Virginia Democratic Coordinated Campaign, May-June 2016.  He started on the campaign as political assistant in Iowa, April 2015-Feb. 2016, then organizer in Nevada, Feb. 2016, then district delegate protection director in Iowa, Feb.-May 2016.  Field organizer for the Iowa Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2014.  Field organizer on Pat Murphy for Congress in Dubuque, Iowa, Jan.-June 2014.  B.A. in philosophy from Grinnell College, 2013.

Deputy Political Director Arquena “Quena” Dailey, MPA

(July 2016)  Staff assistant to the District Department of the Environment, Dec. 2011-July 2014.  Project coordinator in the Office of the Chief Technology Officer, District of Columbia, July 2008-Dec. 2011.  Legislative assistant in the Virginia General Assembly, Dec. 2004-July 2008.  Physical therapy technician in Hampton, Virginia, July 1998-Dec. 2004.  M.P.A. from Troy University; B.S. in biology from Longwood University. 

Deputy Political Director  Alice Tong

(June 2016)  Chief of staff to Catherine Van Hollen on the Chris Van Hollen for Senate campaign, Jan.-June 2016.  Eastern states advocate at Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), Feb. 2015-Jan. 2016.  Northern Virginia political director on Friends of Mark Warner, Feb.-Nov. 2014.  Deputy campaign manager/deputy finance director on Moran for Congress (VA), May 2013-Jan. 2014.  Legislative fellow in the U.S. House of Representatives, March 2012-March 2013.  B.S. in communication studies from New York University.


Communications Director  Sarah Peck

(May 2016...served as press secretary on Clinton's Virginia primary campaign, Feb.-March 2016)  Press secretary (from Oct. 2013) and deputy press secretary (Feb.-Oct. 2013) to U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine.  Press assistant  on Kaine for Virginia, May-Nov. 2012.  Graduate of University of Virginia, 2012.  twitter

Press Secretary  Daniel Wessel

(May 2016)  Press secretary (May 2015-May 2016) and press assistant (Nov. 2013-April 2015) at Correct The Record.  B.S. in economics from University of Delaware's Lerner College of Business.

Regional Press Secretary  Remi Yamamoto

(July 2016)  Senior associate (Aug. 2015-July 2016) and communications associate (Aug. 2014-Aug. 2015) at Precision Strategies.  B.A. in political science and government from The George Washington University, 2013.  Served as a national headquarters paid media intern on Obama for America in summer 2012.

Regional Press Secretary-Hampton Roads  Brandon Gassaway

(Aug. 2016)  On leave from position as communications director to U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond (LA), started March 2014.  Events associate at Parkinson's Action Network, Oct. 2013-March 2014.  Executive team leader at Target in Northridge, Calif., Feb. 2011-Aug. 2013.  Volunteer coordinator with the California Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2010.  B.S. in political science and public relations from Pepperdine University, 2010.

Press Assistant  Madeleine "Maddy" Broas

(June 2016)  Bachelor's degree in geography and government from Dartmouth College, 2016.  Organizing fellow on Hillary for New Hampshire, Dec. 2015-Feb. 2016.

Press Assistant  Jordun Lawrence North Carolina deputy press secretary in Oct. 2016

(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.


Digital Director  Jessalyn Reid

(May 2016) Deputy email director at the DNC, June 2015-May 2016. Communications director for State Rep. Justin Rodriguez (TX)j, Nov. 2014-June 2015.  Senior digital associate at Battleground Texas, Feb.-Nov. 2014. Account manager for marketing communications for Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, May 2011-Jan. 2014. B.A. in psychology, philosophy from McGill University, 2011.  twitter

Deputy Digital Director  Sam Jacobson

(June 2016)  Social media coordinator on Van Hollen for Senate (MD), Jan.-June 2016.  Senior account executive for new product launches at Politico, May 2013-Nov. 2015.  Senior associate at The Advisory Board, Jan. 2012-May 2013.  Field organizer in Flint, MI on the Obama campaign, Aug.-Nov. 2008.  B.A. in political science, international studies and Hebrew from UNC Chapel Hill, 2011.

Digital Content Lead  Logan Anderson

(June 2016, previously digital content and creative at headquarters in Brooklyn, May 2015-May 2016)  Graduate of Louisiana State University, 2015; interned for the Louisiana Democratic Party, Jan.-May 2014.

Digital Organizing Lead  Shaddi Zeid

(June 2016)  Field organizer/regional field director on Bernie 2016, Oct. 2015-May 2016.  Finance/communications intern with the Democratic Party of Virginia, Dec. 2014-Aug. 2015.  B.A. in political science, history from Virginia Commonwealth University, 2015.

Videographer  James Kicklighter

(Aug. 2016)  Founder (2005) and chairman of JamesWorks Entertainment, based in Los Angeles.  Program director at the National Student Leadership Conference, Jan.-Aug. 2010.  B.S. in public relations from Georgia Southern University, 2010.

Coordinated Campaign

GOTV Senior Advisor  Denise Feriozzi

(Oct. 2016)  Deputy executive director (from March 2015), political director (Jan. 2013-Feb. 2015) and Women Vote! director (Oct. 2009-Dec. 2012) at EMILY's List.  Executive director of Common Sense Virginia, Feb.-June 2009.  Deputy Women Vote! director at EMILY's List, May-Dec. 2008.  Iowa Caucus field director on Hillary Clinton for President, May 2007-March 2008.  Ohio State director, Virginia GOTV director at Communities for Quality Education, Sept. 2005-April 2007.  Deputy national field director at Americans United to Protect Social Security, March-Sept. 2005.  Campaign Corps deputy director and recruiter at EMILY's List, March 2003-Feb. 2005.  Field organizer on Mary Landrieu for Senate, Nov.-Dec. 2002.  Field organizer on Tim Johnson for Senate, June-Nov. 2002.  B.A. in government from The College of William and Mary, 2001.

Director  Kate Cummings Florida senior program director in Oct. 2016

(April-Sept. 2016)  Deputy organizing director on Clinton's Iowa caucus campaign, April 2015-Feb. 2016.  Field director on Alison Lundergan Grimes for U.S. Senate (KY) Jan.-Nov. 2014.  Deputy field director (April -Nov. 2013) and regional field director (Jan.-March 2013) on Terry McAuliffe's 2013 campaign for governor.  Worked on Obama's 2012 re-election campaign.  B.S. in public policy and law from Trinity College in Hartford, CT, 2011.  From New Orleans..  twitter


Organizing Director  Chris Bolling

Regional political director on Friends of Mark Warner, April-Nov. 2014.  Regional field director for the Democratic Party of Virginia, March-Nov. 2013.  Communications officer with the Richmond Police Department, Sept. 2011-March 2013.  National volunteer coordinator on Organizing for America, March-Nov. 2010.  Field organizer on Virginia Victory 2009, Aug.-Nov. 2009.  Field director on Towey for Delegate, June-Aug. 2009.  Field organizer on Terry McAuliffe's 2009 Democratic primary campaign for governor.  Field organizer on Obama's 2008 campaign.

Deputy Organizing Directors (6)

Inner NOVA (Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax-partial, Loudoun)  Kevin Groh

(April 2016...started on the New Hampshire primary campaign as an organizer from April-Sept. 2015 and then regional organizing director from Oct. 2015)  Finance assistant on Annie Kuster for Congress (NH), Jan.-March 2015.  Regional field director for the New Hampshire Democratic Coordinated Campaign, June-Nov. 2014.  Field director on Mark Takai for Congress, Jan.-May 2014.  Field organizer for the Democratic Party of Virginia-Lynwood Lewis for Senate (VA), Nov. 2013-Jan. 2014.  Field organizer for the Virginia Democratic Coordinated Campaign/Terry McAuliffe for Governor, Aug.-Nov. 2013.  B.A. in political science from Brown University, 2013.

Outer NOVA (Fairfax-partial, Prince William down to Fredericksburg and over to Winchester and Harrisburg)  Noah Kim

(April 2016...started on the campaign as an organizer in Des Moines, then to Austin, TX and Tallahassee, FL, Nov. 2015-March 2016)  Campaign manager on McPike for state Senate (No. VA), Jan.-Nov. 2015.  National finance assistant on Kay Hagan for U.S. Senate, Feb.-Nov. 2014.  Field organizer for the Democratic Party of Virginia-Lynwood Lewis for Senate (VA), Nov. 2013-Jan. 2014.  Field organizer for the Virginia Democratic Coordinated Campaign/Terry McAuliffe for Governor, June-Nov. 2013.  B.A. in government from The College of William and Mary, 2013.

Hampton Roads (just east of Fredericksburg down to Norfolk)  Jenny Glass

(May 2016...started on the Iowa caucus campaign as an organizer in rural Southwest Iowa, and Council Bluffs, then to Nebraska and New York, April 2015-May 2016).  Field director for the Virginia Victory Coordinated Campaign, June-Nov. 2014.  Field director on Don Beyer for Congress (VA-8), Feb.-June 2014.  Organizer with the Democratic Party of Virginia, April 2013-Jan. 2014.  Field organizer on Organizing for America Virginia, Aug.-Nov. 2012.  B.S. in political science from Old Dominion University, 2011.

Greater Richmond/South Side (south of Fredericksburg down to NC border including Suffolk)  Tyler Tucker

Experience includes Virginia House Democrats, Alison for Kentucky in 2015, Virginia Senate Democrats and Terry McAuliffe for Governor in 2013.

Southwest VA (Charlottesville to Roanoke to Blacksburg and Danville)  Joseph Hutton

Experience includes Kay Hagan for Senate (NC) in 2014 and Terry McAuliffe for Governor in 2013.

Out of Commmonwealth and Campus Programs  Sarah Horvitz

(June 2016...started on the campaign as an organizer, July 2015-Feb. 2016, then New Jersey organizing director, March-June 2016.  Associate at BMWL, Jan. 2014-July 2015.  Campaign associate for AIPAC, Jan. 2013-Jan. 2014.  Field director on Yes on Prop A-Save Our City College (SF), Aug.-Nov. 2012.  Campaign coordinator on Hannah Beth Jackson for State Senate (Santa Barbara, CA), April-Aug. 2012.  Legislative assistant to state Sen. Jamie Raskin (MD), Dec. 2011-April 2012.  B.A. in government and politics from University of Maryland College Park, 2011.

Campus Director  Hannah Bristol

(July 2016)  Youth vote director for NextGen Climate in New Hampshire, April 2015-July 2016.  Partnerships associate at Democracy Works, June 2014-March 2015.  Bachelor's degree in environmental studies from Middlebury College, 2015.
9 campus organizers

Out of Commonwealth Director  Veronica Young

(Sept. 2016)  Enterprise sales development representative at DoubleDutch, March-Sept. 2016.  Account manager at Wildfire Contact, Aug. 2014-March 2016.  Office manager, executive assistant to Paul Tewes at Smoot Tewes Group, April 2013-Aug. 2014.  Field organizer on Obama for America in Las Vegas, June-Nov. 2012.  B.A. in history of public policy from UC Santa Barbara, 2012.

Organizing Assistant/Executive Assistant to Organizing Director  Amanda Shepherd

(July 2016)  Served various positions with HFA from May 2015-July 2016: convention team, states team/New Jersey, mid-Atlantic finance  team, and grassroots engagement team.  President and founder of Hoyas for Hillary, Aug. 2015-May 2016.  B.S.F.S in international politics from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, 2016.

24 regional organizing directors and 200 organizers across the Commonwealth


Training Director  Lianna Stroster

(May 2016)  Director of the Office of the President (July 2014-May 2016) and executive assistant to the president and board of directors (June 2013-July 2014) at Enroll America.  B.A. in political science from Clark University, 2013; served as president of Democrats of Clark University, 2012-13.

Deputy Training Director  Amy Williams Navarro

(May 2016)  Assistant to the Executive Office in the Office of Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, April 2015-May 2016.  Policy associate at, May 2014-April 2015.  Special projects coordinator on the student Success Project at 270 Strategies, Dec. 2013-April 2014.  Field organizer on Terry McAuliffe for Governor, June-Nov. 2013.  B.A. in international relations and affairs from The George Washington University, 2013.

Regional Training Director/Training Assistant  Millicent "Millie" Cripe

(Aug. 2016...started on the campaign as a political intern, Jan.-July 2016)  Bachelor's degree in sociology from Yale University, 2016.


Data and Analytics Director  Daniel Westen

Data and analytics director on Clinton's Nevada caucus campaign, June 2015-Feb. 2016.  South targeting director at the DCCC, May 2014-May 2015.  Data analyst for the Office of the Deputy Chancellor at DC Public Schools, May 2013-May 2014.  Data director on Elizabeth Colbert Busch for Congress, April-May 2013.  Regional data director (March-Nov. 2012) and field organizer (March-Aug. 2012) for Organizing for America North Carolina.  Corps member at Teach for America, June 2009-June 2011.  B.A. in economics from Northwestern University, 2009.

Deputy Directors, Data and Analytics 
Evan Medina

(May 2016...started as lead organizer in Fort Dodge, Iowa, April 2015-Jan. 2016)  Regional field director on Anthony Hardy William for Mayor (Philadelphia), Jan.-March 2015.  Field director on Kelly Westlund for Congress (WI), July-Nov. 2014.  Regional field director on Alex Sink for Congress (FL), Jan.-March 2014.  Field organizer on the Virginia Democratic Coordinated Campaign, April-Nov. 2013.  Field organizer on Organizing for America-Florida in Miramar, June-Nov. 2012.  B.A. in political science from University of Pennsylvania, 2011.

Joe Eichenbaum

(May 2016)  Junior analyst at MIO Partners, Inc./McKinsey & Company, Aug. 2015-May 2016.  B.A. in mathematics from Northwestern University, 2015.

Matthew Botta

(June 2016)  Business analyst at Dataminr, Inc., June 2014-June 2016.  B.S.F.S. in international politics from Georgetown University, 2014.

Regional Data Directors
Ian Lyons

(Aug. 2016)  Mobilization lead in the greater L.A. area for Airbnb, Jan. 2015-June 2016.  Field organizer on Kathleen Murphy for Delegate (McLean, VA), Nov. 2014-Jan. 2015.  Field organizer for the Democratic Party of Virginia in Fredericksburg, June-Nov. 2014.  Field organizer for the Virginia Democratic House Caucus, Aug-Nov. 2013.  Bachelor's degree in international relations and affairs from The College of William and Mary, 2013.

Charlene Wang

(Aug. 2016)  Senior associate (Sept. 2015-Aug. 2016) and associate (March 2013-Aug. 2015) at Optimity Advisors.  Technology development program associate/systems analyst at UnitedHealth Group, Aug. 2012-Feb. 2013.  B.S. in earth and environmental engineering from Columbia University, 2012.

Julian Ramon

(Aug. 2016)  Regional organizing director with the Democratic Party of Virginia in Portsmouth, April-Aug. 2016.  Regional field director in Southwest Dallas County on Battleground Texas, May-Nov. 2014.  Issue organizer/spring trainer/deputy state coordinator at Organizing for Action Texas, Oct. 2013-May 2014; comprehensive immigration reform issue organizer at Organizing for Action in Grand Rapids, MI, July-Sept. 2013; intern on Organizing for America-Michigan, June-Nov. 2012.  B.A. in political science from The University of Texas at Arlington, 2012.


Voter Protection Director  Bobby Hoffman

(June 2016)  Senior associate for election initiatives at the Pew Charitable Trusts, Jan.-June 2016.  Deputy director of voter expansion at the DNC, April 2014-Dec. 2015.  Deputy voter protection director at Organizing for Action in Virginia, Aug.-Nov. 2012.  Legal intern with Obama for America in Chicago, April-Aug. 2012.  Field organizer/regional field director on Obama for America, Aug. 2007-Nov. 2008.  J.D. from Valparaiso University School of Law, 2013; bachelor's degree in political science and government from Purdue University Calumet, 2007.

Regional  Sonja Diaz

(Aug. 2016)  Deputy Attorney General in the Office of California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, May 2014-Sept. 2016.  Voting rights attorney and public interest law fellow at UC Berkeley, Oct. 2013-Sept. 2014.  Special projects associate at Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE), Oct. 2007-June 2008.  J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law, 2013; Master of Public Policy from UCLA, 2010; B.A. in politics from UC Santa Cruz, 2007.

Regional-NOVA  Bailey Dowling

(Aug. 2016)  Associate manager of volunteers for the 2016 Democratic National Convention Committee, March-Aug. 2016. Manager of administrative services for the Fairfax 2015 World Police and Fire Games, April-Aug. 2015.  Regional GOTV director with Obama for America in Raleigh-Durham, NC, Oct.-Nov. 2012; executive assistant to the senior advisor of convention planning for the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee, May-Sept. 2012; external relations intern with the Charlotte in 2012 host committee, Jan.-April 2012.  J.D. from American University's Washington College of Law, 2014; bachelor's degree in political science and government from University of South Florida, 2011.

(Director of Training)  Lawrence Liu

(Aug. 2016)  Staff director, deputy staff director (May 2011-Jan. 2015) and senior counsel, counsel (Aug. 2006-May 2011) at the Congressional-Executive Commission on China.  Associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York, Sept. 2003-July 2006.  J.D. from Columbia University School of Law; B.A. in public policy from Brown University.


GOTV Director  Ramsey Reid

Campaign manager on Cincinnati City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld's campaign for U.S. Senate in the March 2016 primary in Ohio, from Jan. 2015.  Deputy political director on Battleground Texas, Wendy Davis' campaign for Governor of Texas, 2014.  White House Council on Environmental Quality.  Worked on the Obama campaign  in Ohio in 2012.  Attended Tulane University and The Ohio State University.  Cincinnati native.

Deputy GOTV Director Dani Isaacsohn

(Aug. 2016)  Policy director on P.G. Sittenfeld for Senate, Jan. 2015-Feb. 2016.  Deputy campaigns director/deputy political director at Battleground Texas, March 2013-Nov. 2014.  J.D. from Yale Law School; M.Phil. in politics from Cambridge University, 2012; B.S. in international relations from Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, 2011.

Regional GOTV Directors


Operations Director  Amy Littleton

Operations director for the ASDC at the DNC, Nov. 2013-April 2016.  Operations on Terry McAuliffe for Governor and Democratic Party of Virginia, May-Nov. 2013.  Field organizer/East Carolina University campus organizer for Organizing for America North Carolina, July-Nov. 2012.  B.A. in political science from Harding University, 2012.

Deputy Operations Director  Sarah Rende

(May 2016)  Organizer on Hillary for America, Oct. 2015-April 2016; talent associate at Hillary for America in Brooklyn, April-Oct. 2015.  B.A. in political science from Colgate University, 2015; served as president of the Colgate Student Government Association.

Deputy Operations Director  Joseph Pacific

(May 2016)  Director of shutdown operations and GOTC/GOTV support on Hillary for America in Las Vegas, NV, Seattle, WA, Madison, WI and Philadelphia, PA.  Deputy operations director on the campaign in Iowa, Dec. 2015-Feb. 2016.  Vetting specialist on the campaign in Brooklyn, April-Nov. 2015.  Associate and intern in the White House Presidential Personnel Office.  Program coordinator at Washington State University, March 2013-May 2014.  Bachelor's degree in political science from Washington State University, 2012.

IT Director  Jerold Paulson

(June 2016)  Iowa IT director on Obama for America, July-Dec. 2012.  New Hampshire IT director on Obama for America, July-Dec. 2008.  High school mathematics teacher with the NYC Department of Education, Sept. 2005-Jan. 2007.  Technology architecture manager June 1999-Oct. 2000) and lead systems architect (Oct. 1996-June 1999) at AXA; division manager, senior project manager, programming consultant, and senior programmer/analyst and actuarial trainee at AXA Equitable, June 1985-Aug. 1996.  B.A., M.A. and M.S. in mathematics, computer science, risk management from City University of New York.

Regional Operations Directors
Shane Dias

(Aug. 2016)  Organizer for the Democratic Party of Virginia in Fredericksburg, June-July 2016.  B.A. in political science from UCLA, 2016.

Leah Hendrix-Smith

Working and dancing in the Bay Area, California.  Degrees in dance and creative writing from St. Mary's College, 2013.

Dan Wynn

(Aug. 2016)  Research assistant at Better Markets, Inc., June 2014-July 2016.  B.A. in political science and government from University of Delaware, 2013.


Surrogates Director and Senior Advisor for Operations  Lenora Hanks

(Aug. 2016)  Associate manager for housing for the Democratic National Convention Committee, May-Aug. 2016.  Operations director for Hillary for America in Iowa, April 2015-April 2016.  Operations director at 270 Strategies, Dec. 2013-March 2015.  Operations director for the Virginia Democratic Coordinated Campaign, Feb.-Dec. 2013.  Operations director at Organizing for America Michigan, Dec. 2011 to the end of the campaign.  Associate at the Dewey Square Group, May-Nov. 2011.  Operations coordinator (June 2010-March 2011) and executive assistant to the CEO (Feb. 2009-June 2010) at Benenson Strategy Group.  Field assistant on Obama's Campaign for Change, June-Nov. 2008.  Degree in political science, French from University of Michigan, 2008.  twitter

Trips Director  Ya'ara Barnoon

(July 2016)  Associate at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP since Oct. 2013.  Research associate at the Kennedy School of Government, June 2008-July 2010.  Non-proliferation and international affairs consultant with Copeland Capital International, June 2005-Jan. 2009.  Researcher at the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv, Jan.-April 2008.  Prospects for Peace Initiative with The Century Foundation, Aug. 2007-Jan. 2008.  J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, 2013; M.A. in international relations, Middle East studies, economics from University of St. Andrews, 2007.

Leadership Assistant  Leah Motzkin

(Aug. 2016)  Degree in American studies from Yale University, 2016.

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Chairman  Susan Swecker

(elected March 27, 2015)  President of Dividing Waters Public Affairs LLC.  "A veteran of over two decades of advocacy management, Susan is recognized as a pioneer in the field of grasstops and issues management."  J.D. from Washington and Lee University; B.A. in political science from Mary Baldwin College.  Lifelong Virginian, born and raised on the Swecker family farm in the Blue Grass Valley in Highland County.  twiitter

Executive Director  Becca Slutzky

(May 2015)  Campaign manager for Yes on Prop. 47, Californians for Safe Neighborhoods and Schools, Aug.-Nov. 2014.  Summer associate at Morgan Advisory Group, LLC, June 2013-Aug. 2014. Field director on Ned Lamont for Governor, March-Aug. 2010.  Deputy political director on Deeds for Governor, June-Nov. 2009.  Political on McAuliffe for Governor, Jan.-June 2009.  Regional field director for the Democratic Party of Virginia, June-Nov. 2008.  Worked on Hillary Clinton for President from May 2007-May 2008, starting as a field organizer in IA, SC and OH, as statewide student director in WI and as a regional field director in IN.  J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law, 2014; bachelor's degree in political science from Virginia Tech, 2007.  Native Virginian; grew up in Charlottesville.  twitter

Deputy Executive Director, COO  Thomas Buneo
Operations Director  Brittne Walker

Finance Director  Jamie Maniscalco
Finance Assistant  Gillian Pentheny

Political Director  Kees Nordin
Political Director  Semedrian Smith
Voter Protection and Policy Director  Georgina Cannon

Communications Director  Emily Bolton
Press Assistant  Meredith Huddle
Digital Organizer  Ashley Arkhurst

Deputy Executive Director, IT and Data  Brenner Tobe
Deputy Data Director  Shyam Raman

Office Manager  Joe Cutright

Trevor Southerland, House Caucus
Kristina Hagen, Senate Caucus
Cody McClelland, Senate Caucus
Jamie Nolan, Joint Democratic Caucus

1st Vice Chair, Organization  Gaylene Kanoyton

2nd Vice Chair of Rules  Fred W. Hudson

Vice Chair, Technology & Communications  Dave Leichtman

Vice Chair, Outreach  Sen. L. Louise Lucas

Vice Chair, Finance  Mark Bowles

Secretary  Dr. Steve Bunn

Treasurer  Barbara Klear