updated June 4, 2017)
Director Damian O'Doherty
(reported May 28, 2015) Principal at KO Public Affairs since Feb.
2008. Chair of the government affairs practice at Smith, Gildea,
and Schmidt, Jan. 2007-Jan. 2008. Senior advisor to Baltimore
County Executive Jim Smith, April 2002-Dec. 2006. Vice president
and association counsel at GCAAR, a real estate trade association, Oct.
2000-March 2002. Committee counsel in the Maryland Senate,
1998-2000. J.D. from University of Baltimore School of Law, 1999;
B.S. in history from University of Delaware, 1996.
Communications Director Ron Boehmer
(reported May 28, 2015) Senior associate at KO
Public Affairs since Jan. 2015. Deputy press secretary to Gov.
Martin O'Malley, Dec. 2013-Jan. 2015. Worked for Fix the Debt
Campaign, July 2012-Nov. 2013. B.A. in government, history from
Georgetown University, 2012. twitter
Finance Director Susan Smith-Bauk
(from late May 2015) Most recently finance
consultant to Howard County Executive Ken Ulman. Worked for
Maryland Gov. Parris Gendening including as finance director.
Graduate of University of Maryland-College Park.
Headquarters: 522 1/2 Grand Ave., Des Moines
State Field Director Jonathon Rowland
(July 2015) Director at FieldWorks in Portland,
OR from Sept.
2013. Field director on Swati Dandekar for Congress, Feb.-June
2014. Deputy office director at FieldWorks in Cincinnati,
Aug.-Sept. 2013. Administrative assistant at Murray State
University, April 2012-Aug. 2013. Field organizer at Obama for
America in Iowa, Aug.-Dec. 2012. B.A. in history from Murray
State University, 2011. twitter
Regional Field Director Kip Carr
(July 2015) Founder (Oct. 2012) and managing partner of CarrStrategy LLC in College Park, GA. Treasurer of the Democratic Party of Georgia 2015-present. Canvass manager for Community Outreach Group in Fairbanks Alaska, Aug.-Nov. 2014. Senior advisor to Gerald Beckum for Georgia Secretary of State, March-June 2014. Candidate for the Georgia House of Representatives, District 62, May-July 2012. Native of Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Regional Field Director Daniel Otto
(Aug. 2015) Field director on Poetter for
Congress (ran against
Speaker Boehner), July-Nov. 2014. Volunteer coordinator on
Friends of Suzi Rubin in Ohio's 53rd District, Feb.-July 2012.
Campaign manager on John Kinne's campaign for Oxford Township trustee,
Aug.-Nov. 2011. Studying philosophy at Miami University.
The Washington Post reported in early Sept. 2015 that Generation Forward "has laid off 38 organizers in Iowa -- about three-quarters of its staff here;" at that point, according to the Post, it had 13 staff in Iowa.
See: John Wagner. "Super PAC backing O'Malley
sheds much of its Iowa staff." The
Post, September 3, 2015.