Clinton 2016 General Election Campaign Organization, Wisconsin
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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 of Wisconsin 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. Claire McCaskill (MO), Nov. 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 University, 2015.

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, 2000.

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 Grassroots Education 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.

Crystal Miller

(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, 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.

Cassi Fenili

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.

Gina Manley

(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.

Coordinated Campaign

Director  Jason Perkey

(May 2016)  Executive director of the South Carolina Democratic 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, 2010.

CDs 8, 2 and 5  ...4 Regional Organizing Directors and 33 Organizers

CD2 and then just Madison in August - Laura O'Neil
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 organizing director 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, May-Sept. 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 ouf House 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, 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 "Katie" Miller

(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
Parker Tenpas

(June 2016)  Tenpas left biomedical Ph.D. program (psychology-biology of brain and behavior at University of Wisconsin-Madison) to join the campaign.  Bachelor's degree in evolutionary biology from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015.

Sam Houskeeper

2015 graduate of Northwestern University.  Originally from Encinitas, CA.

Mike Malloy

(July 2016)  Research associate at the Alliance for Strong 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 at Faegre 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 Cities, 2008.

Deputy Voter Protection Directors
Monica Carmean

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.

Carl Johnson

Assistant corporation 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

Associate manager of staff, production, media and security housing for the 2016 Democratic National Convention Committee Operations director for 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 Maine, Feb.-March 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.

Malcolm Fouhy

(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.

Caitlin Ryan

(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. 2016.  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.

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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 Nov. 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 Voorhees

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