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State Director Jackie Lee
(reported by the Miami Herald on July 6,
2020) Joined the campaign in Oct. 2019 as senior advisor
on Biden's Florida primary campaign. Founding partner
(2009) of JLee
Strategies in Orlando. Progressive partnership and
elections advisor for Our Future Florida, 2016. Florida
state director for NextGen Climate Action, 2014-16.
Senior advisor on Obama's 2012 general election campaign in
Florida. Florida lead for Protect Your Care/Know Your
Care, May 2011-Apr. 2014. Executive director of Fair
Districts Now campaign in 2010. General election
director on Obama's Campaign for Change in Florida, July-Nov.
2008. Iowa field director for the John Edwards for
President campaign, 2007-08. Statewide field director
for the Florida Democratic Party in 2006. Florida
statewide field director for former Sen. John Edwards’
campaign during the 2004 presidential primary. Delaware State
director for the Emergency Campaign for America’s Priorities
and for Americans United to Protect Social Security.
Field director for the Oklahoma Democratic Coordinated
Campaign. North Central Iowa regional field director for
the Edwards for President campaign in 2003-04, and then the
campaign's field director in Virginia and Florida.
Worked for the Louisiana Democratic Party during Sen. Mary
Landrieu's 2002 run-off campaign. Managed a field office
for the South Dakota Democratic Party during Sen. Tim
Johnson's 2002 re-election campaign. B.A. in
international relations from University of Delaware.
Delaware native. twitter
Senior Advisor Juan Peñalosa
(announced July 6, 2020) Executive
director of the Florida Democratic Party (see below).
Senior Advisor and Senior Advisor to National Faith Outreach Karen Andre
(announced July 6, 2020) President
of People First Strategies. Most recently Florida
political director on Organizing Together 2020. Senior
advisor on Gillum for Governor, July-Nov. 2018. White
House liaison to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development, July 2014-Jan. 2017. Labor/management
liaison in the Executive Office of the DC Mayor, June
2013-July 2014. Florida deputy political director on
Obama for America, Sept. 2011-Nov. 2012. Offices
of Karen Andre, Aug. 2007-Jan. 2013. Political
director at SEIU, Florida 2006-07. Community outreach
director for Congressman Peter Deutsch, 2003-05.
Legislative assistant in the Florida Senate, 2002-03.
J.D. from Miami University School of Law; B.A. in psychology
from Florida International University. First
generation Haitian-American. twitter
Senior Advisor for Political Engagement Former Mayor Alvin Brown
(announced Aug. 7, 2020) Senior advisor
with Gray Global Advisors. Challenged U.S. Rep. Al
Lawson (D) in the Aug. 2018 Democratic primary, obtaining just
under 40 percent of the vote. First Black mayor of
Jacksonville, 2011-15, lost re-election effort in May
Executive in residence at Jacksonville University’s Davis
School of Business. Executive director of the
Bush/Clinton Katrina Interfaith Fund. President and CEO
of The Willie Gary Classic. Extensive experience in the
Clinton administration: staff on the transition; advisor to
Commerce Secretary Ron Brown; advisor to HUD Secretary Andrew
Deputy Administrator for Community Development, Rural Business
and Cooperative Development Services at the Department of
Agriculture; Assistant Director of the Office of Special
Actions at the HUD; executive director of the White House
Community Empowerment Board; co-chair of the White House Task
Force on Livable Communities; and senior advisor for Urban
Policy and vice chair of the White House Community Empowerment
Board. M.B.A. and B.S. degrees from Jacksonville
University. Originally from Beaufort, SC.
Strategic Advisor Scott Arceneaux
(announced Aug. 7, 2020) President of Arceneaux Strategies, LLC from Apr. 2017. Directed turnout efforts and consulted on message and strategy on Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ re-election campaign, 2019. Chief strategist on Andrew Gillum for Governor, 2018. Senior advisor on Hillary for America general election campaign in Florida. Executive director of the Florida Democratic Party, July 2009-Apr. 2017. General consultant for the DGA in Louisiana assisting the John Bel Edwards campaign, Sept.-Nov. 2015. Founder, president of Arceneaux Consulting, Jan. 2008-June 2009. Worked on Creigh Deeds' successful primary campaign for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in Virginia, 2009. National political director on Sen. Chris Dodd's presidential campaign, 2007-Jan. 2008. In the 2006 cycle Arceneaux served as campaign manager on Doug Duncan's bid for Maryland Governor (starting in May 2005 through June 2006), then took similar roles for Peter Franchot's campaign for Maryland Comptroller and Judy Feder's run for Congress in Virginia's 10th District (starting in Aug. 2006). Campaign manager on Rep. Chris John's U.S. Senate bid in Louisiana in 2004. Executive director of the Louisiana Democratic Party, 2001-04, where he directed efforts for Mary Landrieu's 2002 Senate re-election and Kathleen Blanco's 2003 gubernatorial campaign. Litigation associate at Stone, Pigman, Walther, Wittman and Hutchinson law firm, 1998-2001. Judicial law clerk, Aug. 1997-Aug. 1998. J.D. from Tulane Law School, 1995; bachelor's degree from Washington and Lee University, 1992. Louisiana native. twitter
Political Director Shahra Anderson Lambert
(reported July 22, 2020) Federal affairs
director at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer
Services from Feb. 2019. Regional director for Sen. Bill
Nelson, Nov. 2004-Jan. 2019. Legislative aide to Florida
State Rep. Bruce Antone, Jan. 2001-May 2003. Constituent
advocate for Sen. Bob Graham, Aug. 1998-Jan. 2001. M.A.
from Florida State University, 2001; bachelor's degree from
Mercer University, 1997.
Communications Director Carlie Waibel
(reported July 22, 2020) National press secretary on Amy for America, Feb. 2019-Mar. 2020. Senior spokesperson on Andrew Gillum for Governor (FL). Communications director on Bill Nelson for U.S. Senate, April-Sept. 2018. Press secretary in the Office of Sen. Bill Nelson, Aug. 2017-March 2018. Public affairs-New England for Uber Technologies, Jul. 2015-Aug. 2017. Deputy communications director on Charlie Crist for Governor, July-Nov. 2014. Government relations at Lockridge Grindal Nauen, Jan. 2013-July 2014. Deputy communications director for the Minnesota DFL, July 2011-Feb. 2012. Field organizer on Jim Meffert for Congress, June-Nov. 2010. Undergraduate degree from University of St. Thomas, 2011. From Minnesota. twitter
Press Secretary Kevin Munoz
(Feb. 2019...previously Nevada press secretary
(Oct. 2019-Feb. 2020) and started Sept. 2019 as Nevada deputy
press secretary). Account executive (from July 2019) and
account coordinator (from June 2018) at SS+K. Bachelor's
degree in political science, Latin American studies from
Vanderbilt University 2018. twitter
Coordinated Director Brandon
(reported July 6, 2020) Florida director
of Organizing Together 2020. Director of national
campaigns (managing the Super Tuesday states program) on
Kamala Harris for the People, May-Dec. 2019. National
field director at For Our Future, June 2016-May 2019.
Campaign manager on Raise the Wage Oregon, Feb. 2015-June
2016. National training director at the DCCC, Feb.-Dec.
2014. Deputy training director at Organizing for Action,
Mar. 2013-Feb. 2014. Regional field director in
Tampa/St. Pete on Organizing for America-Florida, Jan.-Nov.
2012. Regional field coordinator at the National
Association of Letter Carriers, July 2010-July 2012.
Staff assistant to U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, Jan.-Aug.
2010. B.A. in politics from Williamette University,
2010. Interned for the DNC in fall 2008; for the Oregon
AFL-CIO in summer 2008; and field organizer on Obama for
America, Mar.-May 2008. twitter
Deputy Director Gabriela Castillo
(reported July 22, 2020, start July 27)
A vice president at Mercury Florida from Mar. 2019, and most
recently communications director for Organizing Together 2020
Florida. Communications director for City of Miami Mayor
Francis Suarez, Jan. 2018-Feb. 2019. Senior associate at
LSN Partners, LLC, Apr. 2015-Dec. 2017; and associate attorney
at Llorente & Heckler, P.A., Apr. 2015-Dec. 2017.
J.D. from Florida International University School of Law,
2014; B.S. in communications from Florida International
University, 2009. Originally from Caracas,
Deputy Director Stacy Eichner
(reported July 22, 2020, previously Florida primary state director and political chief of staff from June 2019) Deputy political director/PAC director for UFCW, July 2017-June 2019. Program manager for Foreign Policy's CultureSummit 2017, Feb.-Apr. 2017. Florida surrogates director on Hillary for America, Apr.-Nov. 2016. Director of special projects for the 2016 Democratic National Convention Committee, Aug. 2015-Aug. 2016. Special assistant to the chair at the DNC, Mar. 2013-May 2015. Deputy finance director on Robin Kelly for Congress, Dec. 2012-Mar. 2013. Deputy finance director on Kathy Boockvar for Congress, Mar.-Nov. 2012. B.A. in political science and government from University of Florida.
Deputy Political Director Cedric McMinn
(reported July 22, 2020) Chief of staff
at Miami-Dade County Public Schools from Nov. 2014.
Outreach director on Charlie Crist for Gvernor, May-Nov.
2014. Districts assistant to State Rep. Cynthia A.
Stafford (D-109), Dec. 2013-May 2014. Vice president of
strategic partnerships for the Miami Children's Initiative,
Mar.-Dec. 2013. Executive director of Miami-Dade
Democratic Party, Oct. 2011-Dec. 2012. Government
relations specialist at Becker & Poliakoff, 2006-Sept.
2011. Legislative assistant to State Rep. Dorothy
Bendross-Mindingall, Nov. 2004-Aug. 2006. Coordinator of
campus life at Florida International University,
2001-03. B.A. in liberal studies from Florida
International University, 2001. twitter
Coalitions Director Javier Cuebas
(announced Aug. 7, 2020; start week of Aug.
10) Managing partner at Amelia Consulting Group from
Apr. 2020. Director for advocacy for Lutheran
Immigration and Refugee Service from 2017. Executive
director of Vamos4PR, Aug. 2019-Apr. 2020. Director of
advocacy at the American Foreign Service Association, Oct.
2012-May 2016. Managing partner at Amelia Consulting
Group, Sept. 2007-Oct. 2012. Senior associate/director
of development at Association Management Bureau,
2005-07. Worked on the Kerry campaign. Interim
deputy executive director for the National Latino Council for
Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention, 2002-03. Associate
director regional offices at the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs
Administration, 2001-02. Worked on the Gore
campaign. Special events coordinator at LULAC,
1999-2001. Legislative correspondend to U.S. Rep.
Barbara Lee, 1998-99. Staff assistant to U.S. Rep.
Barbara Kennelly, 1996-98. Master of global studies from
University of Denver, 2004; B.A. in political science from
Universidad de Puerto Rico.
Organizing Director Rachel Niemerski
(announced Aug. 7, 2020) Biden for President NE organizing director, Georgia organizing director, California organizing director (Feb.-Mar. 2020), and started as deputy organizing director on the Iowa caucus campaign (May 2019-Feb. 2020). Organizing director on Andrew Cuomo 2018, June-Nov. 2018. NYC organizing director for the New York State Democratic Party, Feb.-June 2018. Field director on Sheehan for Mayor (Albany, NY), May-Nov. 2017. Regional organizing director for the Ohio Democratic Party, Apr.-Nov. 2016. Regional organizing director in Boise, ID (Feb.-Apr. 2016) and field organizer in Iowa (July 2015-Feb. 2016) on Hillary for America. Operations manager (2014-June 2015) and policy associate and executive assistant (Feb. 2013-Aug. 2014) for Environmental Working Group. B.S., program in the environment from University of Michigan, 2012. twitter
Organizing Program Director Christina Ho
(announced Aug. 7, 2020) Nevada organizing director on Kamala Harris for the People. Deputy Western political and organizing director and states program manager (from June 2018) and organizing manager (May 2017-May 2018) at the DNC. Regional political director on Tom Perez for DNC Chair, Jan.-Feb. 2017. REgional organizing director (July-Nov. 2016) and field organizer (April-June 2016) for the Colorado Democratic Party. Field organizer in Chicago (Feb.-Mar. 2016) and Las Vegas (Dec. 2015-Feb. 2016) on Hillary for America, B.A. in creative writing from Scripps College, 2015. twitter
Deputy Communications Director Luisana Pérez Fernández
(reported July 22, 2020) Deputy
communications director and Hispanic media director (from Dec.
2019) and Hispanic communications director (Jan.-Dec. 2019) at
the Florida Democratic Party. Political commentator from
Jan. 2019. Hispanic communications director and
spokesperson on Bill Nelson for U.S. Senate, June-Nov.
2018. District director to Florida state Sen.
José Javier Rodríguez (D-37), Nov. 2016-May 2018.
Office manager at Del Rosario Distribution, Nov.
2013-Feb. 2015. Event and communication planner for the
Florida Foreign Trade Association, June-Nov. 2013.
Professor, introduction to Spanish language at Universitas
Atma Jaya in Indonesia, Jan. 2010-Jan. 2011. B.A. in
international studies from Universidad Central de
Deputy Communications Director Amir Avin
(announced Aug. 7, 2020) Communications
director to U.S. Rep. Jennifer Wexton (VA) from Feb.
2019. Regional press secretary on Andrew gillum for
Goovernor, Sept.-Nov. 2018. Organizing director for the
Florida Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign, May-Sept.
2018. Campaign manager on Matt Haggman for Congress
(FL-27), Nov. 2017-Mmay 2018. Deputy communications
director at the Florida Democratic Party, May-Nov.
20017. Senior project manager at Ballard Partners,
Feb.-May 2017. Deputy campaign manager at Joe Garcia for
Congress, May-Nov. 2016. Campaign manager on Lauren Poe
for Mayor (Gainesville), Nov. 2015-Mar. 2016. Campaign
manager on Jay Curtis for City Commission (Gainesville), Dec.
2014-Apr. 2015. Bachelor's degree in finance from
University of Florida. twitter
Press Secretary Jackie McGuinness
(announced Aug. 7, 2020) Communications
director to U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL) from Jan. 2019.
Press secretary (Apr. 2018-Jan. 2019), deputy press secretary
(Aug. 2017-Apr 2018) and press assistant (July 2016-July 2017)
to U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson. B.A. in political science from
Middlebury College, 2016. twitter
Deputy Press Secretary for Hispanic Media Karla Alvarado
(announced Aug. 7, 2020) Hispanic press
associate at the Florida Democratic Party from May 2020.
Partnerships coordinator ((June 2019-May 2020) and special
assistant to the executive director (June-Dec. 2019 at Forward
Florida Action. B.A. in history annd listrature from
Harvard University, 2019. twitter
Deputy Press Secretary for African American and Caribbean Media Freedom Murphy
(announced Aug. 7, 2020) Communications
associate at the Center for American Progress war room from
June 2018. Media analyst at Media Matters for America,
June 2017-June 2018. Global marketing at APCO Worldwide,
Jan.-May 2017. Public relations coordinator at The
Washington Post, Mar.-Sept. 2016. B.A. in administration
of justice/public relations from Howard University,
Chief of Staff Faith Lowe
(reported July 22, 2020)
Managed operations for Amendment Four, the Voter Restoration
J.D. from the Florida A&M University College of
Law (FAMU) and bachelor’s degree in political science from
FAMU. Orlando native.
Florida Democratic Party
Chairwoman Terrie Rizzo
(elected Dec. 9, 2017) Chairwoman of the Palm Beach County Democrats from 2012. Started in politics as a volunteer on John Kerry's 2004 campaign. Forty year career in health and fitness. twitter
Executive Director Juan Peñalosa
(Mar. 2018) Senior vice president at
Mercury in Florida, Mar. 2015-Feb. 2018. Partner at 332
Collective, Dec. 212-Feb. 2015. Regional field director
in Broward Co. on Obama for America, Jan.-Nov. 2012.
Senior managing consultant, Global Healthcare and Social
Service Center at IBM, Aug. 2005-Jan. 2012. eGovernment
analyst, state and local government at Tie Technologies, Jan.
2003-Aug. 2005. Analyst at Arthur D. Little Consulting
Group, May 2000-Mar. 2002. Project geophysicist at
Wester Geophysical/Schlumberger, June 1998-Mar. 2000.
B.S. in geology from Boston College, 1998. First
generation Colombian American. twitter
Senior Advisor Christina Diamond
Communications Director Joy Howell
Deputy Communications Director Luisana Pérez Fernández ...to Coordinated Campaign
Creative Director Ali Akın Kurnaz
Director of Rapid Response Frances Swanson
Political Director Lauren Calmet
Coalitions Director Clifton Addison
Deputy Political Director Miles Davis
Finance Director Devon Murphy-Anderson
Deputy Finance Director, North Florida Brendan Bargmann
Party Affairs Team
Director of Party Affairs Rachel Berger
Deputy Director of Party Affairs Wendy Williams
Data & Technology Team
Chief Technology Officer Dale Gibler
Deputy Executive Director, Data and Security Will Zigler
Deputy Director of Analytics Catherine Thériault
Statewide Engagement and Outreach Director Chris Hill
Digital Director Chelsea Daley
Voter Protection Director Brandon Peters, Esq.
Municipal Victory Director Lisa Peth
Community Engagement Directors
Region 1 Sam Dorr
Region 2 Elia Coffee
Region 3 Harrison Angelis
Region 4 Alex Berrios
Region 5 Abigayil Yisrael
Region 6 Keith Hardy
Region 7 Brittney Geathers
Region 8 Jami Hudson
Operations Coordinator Stephanie Lindor
Chief Financial Officer Anne Morgan
Compliance Specialist Nicole Torres Ray
Bianca Padró Ocasio. "Biden's campaign is 'suppressing the Hispanic vote' in Florida, an internal letter claims." Miami Herald, July 25, 2020.