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Senior Advisor Tanya Bjork
Wisconsin senior advisor on Obama's 2012 re-election campaign. Senior advisor to Protect Your Care, a healthcare advocacy group, from 2010. Director of federal affairs for Gov. Jim Doyle 2009-10. Wisconsin general election director on Obama's 2008 campaign. A regional director for EMILY's List to 2008. In 2004 Bjork served as the AFL-CIO desk coordinator for MN, WI and IL, based in Madison. Aide to state Senator Brian Burke. Assembly Democratic Caucus (ADC) director under State Representative Shirley Krug in 2000. Political director for U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold's re-election campaign in 1998. Field director for U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone's re-election campaign in 1996.
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.
Communications Director Gillian Drummond
Alumni Ambassador program manager for the University
Milwaukee from June 2014. Communications director in the Office
of Wisconsin Senate Democratic Leader Chris Larson, Jan. 2013-June
2014. Wisconsin press secretary for the Obama campaign, Oct.
2011-Nov. 2012. Press secretary for the Wisconsin Democratic
Party, April-Oct. 2011. Deputy communications director on
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett's campaign for governor, Feb-Nov.
2010. In 2009 Morris served as senior research associate on Deeds
for Virginia in the Fall campaign, and as research assistant on Friends
of Terry McAuliffe in the primary campaign. Field organizer for
the Democratic Party of Virginia in Fall 2008. B.A. in policial
science from The George Washington University, 2008. twitter
Press Secretary Ofirah Yheskel
(May 2016) Communications assistant to U.S. Sen.
2015-May 2016. Communications diirector to Texas Rep. Garnet
Coleman and the Legislative Study Group, Jan. -June 2015. Deputy
press secretary on Wendy Davis for Governor, Dec. 2013-Nov. 2014.
B.S. in political communication and B.A. in international relations and
global studies from The University of Texas at Austin, 2013. twitter
Deputy Press Secretary Nathan Evans
(July 2016) Press advance associate with the White House, Aug. 2015-July 2016. Bachelor's degree in political science and government from The George Washington University.
Digital Director Courtney Corbisiero
(May 2016) Digital associate at 270 Strategies,
Jan. 2015-May 2016. Deputy
digital director at Braley for Iowa (U.S. Senate) June-Nov. 2014.
Digital director for state support at 270 Strategies, Dec. 2013-May
2014. Deputy digital director at Business Forward, Feb.-Dec.
2013. Digital organizer in Ohio (July-Nov. 2012), tech and field
intern (Jan.-July 2012) and Illinois digital state lead (Sept.
2011-Feb. 2012) on Obama for America. B.A. in political science
from The George Washington University, 2013. twitter
Deputy Digital Director Catherine Gabel
(June 2016) Email and partnerships coordinator
at ATTN: in Los
Angeles, Feb.-May 2016. Email and digital associate at 270
Strategies, Sept. 2014-Jan. 2016. Digital media intern on Ready
for Hillary, May-Oct. 2014. B.A. in journalism from Marquette
Digital Organizer Vishal Disawar
(Aug. 2016) Degree in computer science and
political science from
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016.
Political Director Brita Olsen
Political director for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Oct. 2013-May
2016. Legislative aide to state Rep. Cory Mason (D-Racine),
Feb.-Oct. 2013. Regional director for the Wisconsin Assembly
Democratic Campaign Committee, June-Nov. 2012. Regional GOTV
director for We Are Wisconsin, May-June 2012. Field director,
scheduling director on Kathleen Falk for Wisconsin, Feb.-May
2012. Field director, regional director and team leader for
Advancing Wisconsin, Aug. 2008-Sept. 2011. B.A. in political
science and communication arts from University of Wisconsin Madison,
Deputy Political Directors
Director of Women's Outreach Sarah Godlewski
(Aug. 2016) Co-founder of MaSa Partners, a
social impact venture,
2015. Director of the Department of Strategy and Performance for
Arapahoe County (CO), 2012-Feb. 2016. Lead associate at Booz
Allen Hamilton, Oct. 2004-Nov. 2012. Senior consultant at
BearingPoint, Aug. 2007-March 2009. M.P.A. from University of
Pennsylvania; undergraduate degree in peace and conflict resolution
from George Mason University.
Faith Commmunity/African American Outreach-Milwaukee Adam Barr
(Aug. 2016) Co-founder and president of the
Project, Aug. 2009. Regional director for Democracy Builders,
Oct. 2013-June 2016. D.C. director for GreatSchools, June
2012-March 2013. Founder and strategist for DC for Obama, Feb.
2007-Nov. 2012. Human capital consultant for Deloitte Consulting,
Oct. 2009-Feb. 2012. Campaign manager on TimeBanks USA,
March-Aug. 2009. Program manager at the Institute for Responsible
Citizenship, Oct. 2005-April 2008. Education technology
consultant for IET Mediaworks, Sept. 2001-Sept. 2005. Information
technology specialist fo ACEi, Aug 1999-Sept. 2001. B.A. in
political science from UC Davis, 2005.
(Aug. 2016) Beauty advisor at Clinique in the
Madison area from
Sept. 2015. Organizer with Enroll America in the Rockford,
Illinois area, Sept. 2013-March 2015. Regional field director on
Citizens for Mike Mclachlan (CO), May-June 2013. Regional field
director for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin in the Green Bay area,
June-Nov. 2012; recall organizer for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin,
Oct. 2011-June 2012. Campaign manager on Lewandowski for State
Senate, July-Nov. 2011. Field coordinator on Sheila Stocks Smith
for Mayor, March-Aug. 2011. Regional coordinator with MoveOn.org,
2008-March 2011. Field organizer with the Illinois Democratic
Coordinated Campaign, Sept.-Nov 2010; field director with the Illinois
Senate Democratic Victory Fund, 2010. Studied economics at
Northern Illinois University; A.A. from Rock Valley College.
Party affairs director at the Democratic Party of
Wisconsin from Oct.
2015. Human resources assistant at St. Mary's Hospital, Jan.-Oct.
2015. Deputy canvass director for Grassroots Solutions
Consulting, LLC, Oct.-Nov. 2014. Deputy finance director (Sept.
2013-Aug. 2014) and deputy membership director (May 2010-Sept. 2013) at
the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. B.A. in political scienc,
social welfare from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2012.
(Aug. 2016) Associate director of credentials for the 2016 Democratic National Convention from Feb. 2016. Logistics, marketing and sponsorship consultant since 2003. Director of printing services for the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee. Deputy director of credentials operations at Charlotte in 2012-Democratic National Convention, 2012. Regional GOTV director for Obama campaign in NH, 2012. Senior partner specialist/team leader at the U.S. Census Bureau, 2008-10. Communications/logistics/fundraising consultant for the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 2003-08. Partnership and data services specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau, 1997-2002. M.S. in public policy and management from Carnegie Mellon University; B.A. in communications from Seton Hall University.
Also, volunteer political fellows: Helen Sarakinos,
Gao Xiong and Meghan Christiansen.
Director Jason Perkey
(May 2016) Executive director of the South
Party, March 2015-April 2016. Executive director of the Kansas
Democratic Party, Jan. 2012-March 2015. Principal at The Perkey
Group, Nov. 2009-Jan. 2012. Regional field director with the
Kentucky Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign in Louisville, KY,
May-Nov. 2011. Managed U.S. Rep. Danny Davis' brief campaign for
Mayor of Chicago in late 2010. Managed the campaign of David Yates (D)
for the District 25 seat on the Louisville Metro Council, defeating
incumbent Doug Hawkins (R), April-Nov. 2010. Ran Marty Meyer’s
unsuccessful bid against state Sen. Dan Seum (R-Louisville).
Senior strategist on Tyler Allen's Democratic primary campaign for
mayor of Louisville, Nov. 2009-May 2010. Campaign manager on
Friends of Shannon Valentine, April-Nov. 2009. A field organizer
on the Obama campaign in Virginia, June-Nov. 2008. Associate at
Smith & Helman, Sept. 2007-June 2008; associate at Kohn, Kohn &
Colapinto, LLC, March 2004-March 2007. J.D. from Vermont Law
School, 2003; B.A. in political science from Coker College in
Hartsville, SC, 1997. Perkey is also a partner at the Truman
National Security Project. He has played golf
professionally. Originally from Louisville. twitter
Organizing Director Robert D. Scott
Worked on Clinton's Iowa caucus campaign. A
regional field director on Terry McAuliffe's campaign for Governor of
Virginia in 2013. Regional field director for
South Milwaukee Co. on OFA-Wisconsin in Fall 2012.
Deputy Organizing Director Erin Turmelle
(April 2016) Regional organizing director
on Hillary for America's NH primary campaign for Portsmouth and the
Seacoast, then to Maine before arriving in Wisconsin, April 2015-April
2016. Regional field director with the New Hampshire Democratic
Party for Rochester, Conway and Laconia, July-Nov. 2014. Program
ccordinator for strategic partnerships with the Sierra Club, Aug.
2011-July 2014. Media fellow with the Council on Foreign
Relations, Jan.-July 2011. Bachelor's degree in international
affairs and political science from The George Washington University,
CDs 8, 2 and 5 ...4 Regional Organizing
Directors and 33 Organizers
CD2 and then just
Madison in August - Laura
CD2 minus Madison starting in August - Maya Garcia ...Outer Dane, Sauk, Iowa, Green and Lafayette Cos.
CD5 - Sam Sorscher
CD8 - Emma Tyler
Deputy Organizing Director Chris Garretty
(Aug. 2016; promoted after starting as a regional
in La Crosse,
April-Aug. 2016) Organizer on Hillary for America's NH primary
campaign in Londonderry and Litchfield, then to Central Maine and
Madison, July 2015-April 2016. Field director for the Coalition
for an Affordable City-Stop Unfair Beverage Taxes (San Francisco), Dec.
2013-Nov. 2014. Campaign coordinator for Whitehurse/Mosher
Campaign Strategy and Media (San Francisco), Aug. 2012-Nov. 2013.
B.A. in economics from San Francisco State University, 2012.
CDs 6, 7 and 3 ...3 Regional Organizing
Directors and 25 Organizers
CD3 succeeding Chris Garretty in August when he was promoted; originally an organizer in Green Bay - Emilie Pollock
CD6 starting in August - Rose Cooney
CD7 - Scott Genzink
Deputy Organizing Director Liz Mueller
(April 2016) Organizer/regional organizing
director on Hillary
for America's Iowa caucus campaign in Newton (Jasper Co.), then to
Maine and Milwaukee, April 2015-April 2016. Regional field
director for the Democratic Party of Arkansas, March-Nov. 2014.
Field organizer in Virginia Beach for the Democratic Coordinated
Campaign of Virginia, April-Nov. 2013. Research fellow for the
DCCC independent expenditure program, Aug-Dec. 2012. B.A. in
political science, psychology from College of Charleston, 2012.
Milwaukee Co. and CD 1 ...4 Regional
Organizing Directors and 39 Organizers
CD1 (Kenosha...) - Tyler Jack
Milwaukee starting in July - Eron Lira
Milwaukee starting in August - Ahilya Wallia
CD4 and then just Milwaukee in August - Searcy Williams
total of 97-99 field organizers
Early Vote Director Danielle Melfi
(Sept. 2016; started as organizing chief of staff,
2016) Organizer on Hillary for America's NH primary campaign,
then to Maine and NY, June 2015-March 2016. Consultant at
Deloitte Consulting, 2013-15. B.A. in political science from
Loyola University Maryland, 2009-13.
Youth Vote Director Kia Kolderup-Lane
(Aug. 2016) Field representative in the Office
Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, June 2014-Aug. 2016. Director of
community engagement for Women Get It Done, Dec. 2014-Jan.
2016. Fellow with the New Leaders Council, Jan.-June
2015. Project manager for sf.citi, June 2012-June 2014.
Production associate at She Started It, Aug. 2013-Jan. 2014. B.A.
in political science from Sonoma State University, 2012.
9 campus specific organizers
Training Director Jessica Lovejoy
Asociate at 50+1 Strategies from Oct.
2013. Deputy field organizer in Bradenton, FL on Obama for
America, Oct.-Nov. 2012. General manager at the Florida Keys
Visitor Center, May-Aug. 2012. B.A. in criminology and law from
University of Florida, 2011.
Director of Data and Analytics Katherine
(May 2016) Coordinator-systems and data in the office of student financial aid at Marquette University, Jan. 2015-May 2016. Digital data consultant to the Rainforest Action Network, Nov. 2014-Feb. 2015. Deputy data director for Battleground Texas and Wendy Davis for Governor, June-Nov. 2014. Education associate for NETWORK Lobby, Sept. 2013-June 2014. B.A. double major in political science and international affairs from Marquette University, 2013.
Deputy Data Directors
(June 2016) Tenpas left biomedical Ph.D. program
brain and behavior at University of Wisconsin-Madison) to join the
campaign. Bachelor's degree in evolutionary biology from
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015.
2015 graduate of Northwestern University. Originally from Encinitas, CA.
(July 2016) Research associate at the Alliance
Families and Communities in Milwaukee, Oct. 2015-July 2016.
Research assistant to Jen Sykes, Ph.D., June 2014-Jan. 2015. Degree in
social relations and policy from Michigan State University, 2014.
Voter Protection Director Emma Olson
(June 2016) Associate
Baker Daniels LLP in Chicago,
Sept. 2015-June 2016. Organizer for Grassroots Solutions, Jan.
2011-Aug. 2012. Field director for the DFL House Caucus, May-Nov.
2010. Field director on Maureen Reed for Congress, May 2009-April
2010. Field organizer for the Minnesota DFL, Aug.-Dec.
2008. J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law, 2015; B.S.
in political science and business from University of Minnesota-Twin
Legislative counsel in the
U.S. Senate, July 2013-July 2016.
Legislative correspondent (Oct. 2008-July 2010) and staff assistannt
(Oct. 2007-Oct. 2008) in the U.S. House of Representatives. J.D.
from Georgetown University, 2012; B.A. in political science from
Northwestern University, 2007.
counsel for the City of Chicago. J.D. from
Columbia University School of Law, 2014; undergraduate degree in
sociology from Yale University. Originally from Long Grove, Ill.
GOTV Director Amanda Brink
staff, production, media and security housing for the 2016
Democratic National Convention Committee Operations
the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, 2010-15. Studied accounting at
Truman State University. Originally from St. Louis.
Director of Operations Rachael Goldenberg
(March 2016) Director of operations for HFA in
2016; earlier served as the campaign's New Hampshire director of
scheduling, April 2015-Feb. 2016. Scheduler for U.S. Rep.
Joseph Kennedy III, Jan. 2013-March 2015. Surrogate scheduler on
Jeanne Shaheen for Senate, Oct.-Nov. 2014. Field organizer on Joe
Kennedy for Congress, Feb.-Nov. 2012. B.A. in peace and justice,
women's and gender studies from Wellesley College, 2012.
(Aug. 2016) Legislative specialist and PAC coordinator at Polsinelli PC, Aug. 2014-Aug. 2016. M.P.S. in legislative affairs from GWU Graduate School of Political Management; bachelor's degree in political science from The George Washington University, 2014.
(June 2016) Federal consultant at Deloitte, July 2010-July 2014. M.P.P. from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, 2016; B.S. in foreign service, international politics from Georgetown University, 2010.
IT Visraant "VIs" Iyer
(July 2016) Software
developer with The Difference Engine, Feb.-July
2016. Purchasing supervisor at McMaster-Carr, March 2013-Feb.
Field organizer in Florida from Sept. 2012, advance associate from Aug.
2012, and started as a political department intern in Jan. 2012 on
Obama for America in Chicago. B.A. in political science and
international relations from Northwestern University, 2012.
Chairman Martha Laning
(elected June 2015) Candidate for Wisconsin State Senate in 2014. Executive director of the Plymouth Intergenerational Coalition, June 2008-May 2013. Worked at Target Stores Corporate offices. M.B.A. in finance (2002) and undergraduate degree in business and accounting from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Born and raised in rural Central Wisconsin. twitter
Executive Director Kory Kozloski
(announced Sept. 30, 2015, started at the beginning of
2015) A senior associate and communications strategist at A|L
Media (Adelstein Liston) from Nov. 2011-Oct. 2015. Director of
the DPW Coordinated Campaign for 2011 Senate recalls, March-Sept.
2011. Executive director of WI State Senate Democratic Committee,
Jan. 2009-March 2011. Chief of staff to Sen. Lena Taylor, Nov.
2006-Dec. 2007. Campaign manager on John Lehman for Senate, April-Nov.
2006. B.A. in political science from UW-Milwaukee. twitter
Candidate Services Director Sam
Operations Director Liz Treviño
Organizing Director and Voter File Manager Will Hoffman
Finance Director Emma Lowry
Party Affairs Director Cassi Fenili
Party Affairs Assistant McKinley Kant
Executive Assistant Lea Koch