Biden General Election Campaign Organization, Colorado
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State Director  Ernesto Apreza

(announced July 17, 2020)  Communications director to Seattle Mayor Durkan, Jan.-July 2020.  Nevada state director on Kamala Harris for the People, Apr.-Dec. 2019.  Public relations manager (rapid response), North American transportation for Amazon, Dec. 2016-Mar. 2019.  Fellow at the Institute for a Democratic Future, Jan.-June 2018.  Freelance artist at The George Washington, University, Jan. 2016-Apr. 2017.  Colorado deputy communications director/regional press secretary on Hillary for America, June-Nov. 2016.  PR specialist for Amazon in Seattle, WA, May 2015-June 2016.  Consultant to La Gloria Market, Inc., Dec. 2014-May 2015.  Latino organizing, regional field director and deputy press secretary on Battleground Texas, May-Nov 2014.  State outreach director for Students First in Columbus, OH, Jan. 2013-May 2014.  East Las Vegas field organizer and spokesperson on Obama for America, Feb.-Nov. 2012.  Internships in the White House Office of Public Engagement and with Sen. Patty Murray (WA).  B.A. in international affairs from The George Washington University, 2011.  twitter


Senior Advisor  Jennie Peek-Dunstone

(announced July 17, 2020)  President of Alpine Public Affairs from July 2013.  Executive director at AFT Colorado, Apr. 2011-June 2013.  Executive director at the Colorado Democratic Party, Jan. 2010-Jan. 2011.  Executive director of the Democratic Senate Campaign Fund, June 2007-Dec. 2009.  Deputy communications director of Colorado State Senate Democrats, Jan.-June 2007.  Campaign manager on Riesberg for State House (CO), Nov. 2005-Nov. 2006.  Bachelor's degree in public policy and political science from University of Denver.  twitter


Strategic Advisor  Khadija Katherine Haynes

(announced July 17, 2020)  "Political and community navigation strategist, thought partner," from July 2009.  Deputy political director on Mike Bloomberg's campaign in Colorado.  Candidate for State Senate in District 33 in 2016.  Principal at K-Solutions, a political consulting, lobbying and public relations firm.  Chief of staff in the Colorado Senate, 2006-09.  Majority policy director in the General Assembly, 2005-06.  Director of operations in Gov. Roy Romer's administration.  Denver native.


Deputy State Director  Ben Tobias

(announced Aug. 7, 2020)  Colorado organizing director on Warren for President.  Organizing director on Cary Kennedy for Governor (CO), Oct. 2017-2018.  Project manager at Terra Strategies, Apr.-Nov. 2016.  Researcher for the Colorado Democratic Party, Mar. 2015-Apr. 2016.  Deputy field director for the Colorado Democratic Party, Apr.-Nov. 2014.  Research associate at IRN Inc. in Denver, Feb.-Apr. 2014.  Regional organizing director for Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Mar.-Oct. 2013.  Deputy field director on Vote Yes Linn County (IA), Jan.-Mar. 2013.  Regional field director in Las Vegas on Obama for America, July-Nov. 2012.  Field organizer on We are Wisconsin, Feb.-June 2012.  Campaign manager on Rusk for Dane County Board, Dec. 2011-Apr. 2012. Legislative aide in the Wisconsin State Assembly, Jan. 2011-Mar. 2012.  Campaign manager on Phair for Council (Madison), Dec. 2010-Apr. 2011.  Campaign manager on Friends of Brett Hulsey, Mar.-Nov. 2010.  B.A. in political science from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2012; earlier studied at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  twitter

Political Director  Analysse Escobar

(announced Aug. 7, 2020)  Comes to the campaign from position as deputy community engagement director for Gov. Jared Polis from Jan. 2019.  Trips and surrogates director for the Colorado Democratic Party, Sept.-Dec. 2018.  Field representative for U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (TX), July 2017-Aug. 2018.  Campaign manager on Melissa for San Antonio City Council District 6, Jan.-Jun. 2017.  Regional organizing director in Fort Collins for the Colorado Democratic Party, Apr.-Nov. 2016.  Field organizer in Las Vegas on Hillary for America Nevada caucus campaign, Nov. 2015-Mar. 2016.  Caregiver in San Antonio, May-Nov. 2015.  Vice president of business administration for the National Hispanic Institute, May 208-Nov 2015.  M.B.A. in management from Our Lady of the Lake University, 2014; bachelor's degree in communication and public relations from The University of Texas at San Antonio, 2008.  twitter

Communications Director  Vanessa Harmoush

(announced Aug. 7, 2020)  Communications director at Rocky Mountain Values from July 2019.  Deputy communications director for the Colorado House Majority, Dec. 2018-July 2019.  Associate director of digital communications for the State Innovation Exchange, June 2016-Aug. 2018.  B.S. in broadcast journalism from University of Colorado at Boulder, 2015.  twitter

Special Projects and Trips Director  Sarah Moss

(announced Aug. 7, 2020)  Consultant at Sarah Moss, Inc. from July 2018.  Contractor on advance, event production, scheduling, trip directing and trip desking for The Markham Group since 2009.  Project manager, trainer and coach at Undaunted Ventures from July 2018.  Strategic programs and government affairs manager for the Denver Fire Department, June 2013-July 2018.  Advance volunteer (site/press) for the White House, 2009-Jan. 2017.  National advance team (site) on Hillary for America, Jan.-Nov. 2016.  President and executive director of the inaugural committee for Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, May-July 2015.  Lead advance, travel scheduling, and special assistant to Attorney General Eric H. Holder, July 2012-May 2013.  President and owner of Sarah Moss, Inc. from Aug. 2008-July 2012.  Interim marketing and communications manager for Downtown Denver Partnership, Nov. 2011-May. 2012.  Executive director of the inaugural committee for Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, June-July 2011.  National advance team (site) on Obama for America, July 2007-Nov. 2008.  Consultant with The Sullivan Group (Denver), Dec. 2007-Aug. 2008.  Communications specialist in the Office of Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, Sept. 2005-Nov. 2007.  Grassroots communications director on Rutt Bridges for Governor (CO), 2005.  Field on Cover the Uninsured Week in Denver, 2004-05.  National advance team (site/crowd on Kerry-Edwards 2004.  Campaign manager on Ed Moss for Mayor (Westminster (CO), 2003.  Account assistant at GMMB, 2002-03.  M.P.A. from University of Colorado Denver; B.A in public communication from American University. twitter


Coordinated Campaign

Director  Cyrus Schick

(announced Aug. 7, 2020)  Organizing director on Beto for America Iowa caucus campaign, Apr.-Nov. 2019.  Coordinated Campaign director for the Missouri Democratic Party, 2018.  Virginia field director for Let America Vote, May-Nov. 2017.  Field director for the Missouri Democratic Party, Sept.-Nov. 2016.  Statewide deputy field director on Koster for Missouri, Mar.-Sept. 2016.  Regional GOTV director in Portsmouth, NH on Hillary for America, Dec. 2015-Feb. 2016.  GOTV director for Tennessee Democratic Party in the Nashville mayoral runoff, Aug-Sept. 2015.  Field director on Freeman for Mayor (of Nashville), Dec. 2014-Aug. 2015.  Regional field director for the Michigan Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2014.  Regional field director on Quinn for New York, May-Sept. 2013.  Field organizer for the Missouri Democratic Party, Sept.-Nov. 2012.  Field organizer on Eric Stewart for Congress (TN), May-Sept. 2012.  Degree in political communication from The George Washington University.  twitter

Deputy Director  Luke Tonat

(announced Aug. 7, 2020)  Organizing director on Warren for President Nevada caucus campaign.  Field director (Aug.-Nov. 2018) and deputy field director (Feb.-Aug. 2018) for the Missouri Democratic Coordinated Campaign.  Field director for Lift Up Houston PAC, May-Nov. 2017.  Regional field director for the Missouri Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2016.  Field organizer on Chris Van Hollen for U.S. Senate (MD), July 2015-April 2016.  Graduate of the College of Wooster, 2015.

Coalitions Director  Bianka Emerson

(announced July 17, 2020)  Founder (2018) of The Emerson Group (TEG) Consulting LLC.  Founder (2019) of Political DirectHer.  Constituency outreach director for Mike Bloomberg’s campaign in Colorado, Jan.-Mar. 2020. GOTV director/campaign coordinator on Mayor Michael Hancock's re-election campaign, Feb.-June 2019.  Deputy political director on Jared Polis' campaign for governor, May 2018-Feb. 2019.  Health care analyst II, Jan.-Apr. 2018.  J.D. from Arizona Summit Law School, 2016; M.A. in social sciences (2004) and B.A. in history (2001) from Southern University.  Denver native.

Organizing Director  Nick Marroletti

(announced Aug. 7, 2020)  Regional organizing director for March states on Warren for President, Jan.-Mar. 2020.  Iowa organizing director on Steve Bullock for President, Apr.-Dec. 2019.  Organizing director for Connecticut Democrats, Mar.-Nov. 2016.  Organizing lead on friends of Chris Murphy, Mar. 2017-Mar. 2018.  Regional organizing director in Wilmington for the North Carolina Democratic Coordinated Campaign, May-Nov. 2016.  Organizer in Wyoming, digital lead in Kansas (Feb.-Apr. 2016) and organizer in DeWitt, Iowa (Oct. 2015-Feb. 2016) on Hillary for America.  B.A. in American studies and political narrative from New York University, 2015.  twitter

Mobilization Director  Karla Galvan

(announced Aug. 7, 2020)  Colorado mobilization director (Feb.-Mar. 2020) and Iowa digital programs manager (June 2019-Feb. 2020) on Warren for President.  Voter contact coordinator (Jan. 2018-Feb. 2019) and executive assistant to the executive director (Jan. 2017-Jan. 2018) at the DCCC.  Creative assistant at 76 Words, Aug. 2016-Jan. 2017.  Bachelor's degree in political science and government from Cal State Long Beach, 2016.  twitter



Colorado Democratic Party    

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Chairwoman  Morgan L. Carroll

(elected Mar. 11, 2017, re-elected Mar. 9, 2019)  Democratic nominee for Congress in CO-6, losing to Rep. Mike Coffman.  State Senate Minority Leader in 2015 and President of the Senate, Oct. 2013-2014.  Elected to the State Senate District 29 in 2008 and re-elected in 2012.  Elected to Colorado State House District 36 in 2004 and re-elected in 2006.  J.D. from University of Colorado, 2000; B.A. in psychology from University of Colorado, 1996.  twitter

Executive Director  Halisi Vinson

(May 2019)  Business consultant at A New Dawn Public Affairs from Sept. 2019.  Executive director of the Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center, Dec. 2015-May 2016.  Candidate for Denver City Council District 4 in 2015.  Marketing and brand manager at Quiznos, Sept. 2008-Sept. 2009.  Project manager at Meritage Funds, Aug. 2003-Sept. 2008.  Manager of administration at The Seff Group, Jan. 2001-Aug. 2003.  Business development and operations at Solid Rock Entertainment, Apr. 1997-Sept. 2000.  M.B.A. from Babson College; B.A. in communications from Loyola Marymount University.  twitter

Statewide Field Director  Tyler McDermott

Communications Advisor  Eli Rosen

Communications Director  David Pourshoushtari  twitter

Volunteer Coordinator  Karin Asensio

Technology Director  Bruce Norikane

Finance Director  Parker Fiske

Compliance Director  Jamie Elkins

Administrative Assistant  Erica Pike

 

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