Biden General Election Campaign Organization, Minnesota
Biden for President/Coordinated Campaign 

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State Director  Ryan Doyle

(reported by KARE 11 on July 13, 2020)  Advance on Warren for President, Feb. 2019-Mar. 2020.  Campaign manager on Keith Ellison for Attorney General, June 2018-July 2019.  Organizing and program director (2017-18) and director of Resistance Summer, Apr.-Sept. 2017 at the DNC.  Executive director and co-founder of Change Corps, May 2014-2017.  Assistant organizing director (July 2011-May 2014) and lead organizer (Aug. 2010-July 2011) at Green Corps.  Bachelor's degree in environmental studies and political science from St. Olaf College, 2009.  twitter

Senior Advisor  Corey Day

(reported by KARE 11 on July 13, 2020)  Senior advisor on Biden's Minnesota primary campaign.  CEO of Blue Ox Strategies from April 2019; and consultant/manager of the Minnesota office of New Partners from Feb. 2019.  Executive director of the Minnesota DFL, Jan. 2015-Nov. 2019.  Partner at Strategic Field Concepts, Aug. 2009-2011.  GOTV director in West Palm Beach on Obama for America, 2008.  Grassroots coordinator East for Walmart, 2006-08,  B.A.Sc. in political science and government from Illinois State University, 1999.  twitter

Political Director  Nevada Littlewolf

Independent consultant since 2009.  President and CEO of Tiwahe Foundation, Mar. 2018-Apr. 2019.  Executive director and founder of Rural American Indigenous Leadership, Jan. 2012-Feb. 2018.  City councilor for the City of Virginia, MN, 2008-18.  Graduate student at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs; B.F.A. from University of Minnesota Duluth; A.A. from Mesabi College.  twitter

Communications Director  Rykia Dorsey Craig

(July 2020)  Communications director (Jan. 2019-July 2020) and press secretary (Apr. 2017-Jan. 2019) to U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (CA-43.  Press assistant at Third Way, May 2016-Apr. 2017.  Client executive (2016) and client staff assistant (from Jan. 2015), public affairs and crisis at Burson-Marsteller.  B.A. in journalism, political science from Howard University.  twitter

Coordinated Campaign

DFL Deputy Director Kieran McCarney

Deputy national field director and national ballot access director for Amy Klobuchar's presidential campaign.   Field director on U.S. Sen. Tina Smith's campaign in 2018.  Early vote and GOTV director at the Minnesota DFL in 2016.  Campaign manager on two NE State Senate races, July-Nov. 2014; canvass director for NSEA/Fieldworks, May-Nov. 2014.  Campaign manager on Brad Ashford for Congress, Feb.-May 2014.  Communications director for the Nebraska State AFL-CIO, Jan. 2013-Feb. 2014.  Field director on John Ewing for Congress, June-Nov. 2012.  Executive Director of the Douglas County Democratic Party, May 2011-June 2012.

Coordinated Campaign Director  Casey Clemmons

Michigan campaign director for Organizing Together 2020.  Iowa deputy state director on Pete for America caucus campaign, Oct. 2019-Feb. 2020.  Caucus director on Kirsten Gillibrand's Iowa caucus campaign from Mar. 2019 to end.  GOTV director for the Iowa Democratic Party, Sept.-Nov. 2018.  Field director on Gwen Graham for Governor (FL), May-Aug. 2018.  Cook County organizing director on JB Pritzker for Governor, May 2017-Apr. 2018.  Deputy organizing director for the Iowa Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2016.  Delegate protection coordinator in Des Moines (Mar.-May 2016), deputy organizing director for the Illinois primary (Feb.-Mar. 2016) and organizer in Ankeny (July 2015-Feb. 2016) on Hillary for America.  Deputy field director on Chicago for Rahm Emanuel, Dec. 2014-April 2015.  Regional field director on Dick Durbin for U.S. Senate, May-Nov. 2014.  Bachelor's degree in political science from DePaul University, 2014; served a president of the Student Government Association, 2013-14.  twitter

Senior Advisor  Caitlin Grady

Deputy director of national scheduling and advance on Amy for America, Sept. 2019-Mar. 2020.  Scheduler for U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips (MN), Jan.-Sept. 2019.  Scheduling and operations director on Dean Phillips for Congress, Oct. 2017-Jan. 2019.  Account manager (Aug. 2016-June 2017), assistant account executive (Apr.-Aug. 2016) and account coordinator (Jan. 2015-Apr. 2016) at Periscope.  B.A. in international relations from University of Rochester, 2013.  twitter

Deputy Coordinated Campaign Director  Sydney Watnick

(Aug. 2020)  National regional field desk on Warren for President, Dec. 2019-Mar. 2020.  NH organizing director on Beto for America, May-Nov. 2019.  Field director for the North Carolina Democratic Party from May 2018.  Outreach consultant for WomenCount, from Feb. 2018.  Regional field director in Charlottesville area on Ralph Northam for Governor, July-Nov. 2017.  Coordinator for arts and entertainment engagement for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Jan.-June 2017.  Regional organizing director in Wilkes Barre, PA (May-Nov. 2016) and organizer in Charleston, SC (Aug. 2015-Apr. 2016 on Hillary for America.  Regional organizing director in Ames, IA for NextGen Climate, Apr.-Aug. 2015.  Field assistant for the New Hampshire Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2014.  Bachelor's degree in studio art, American studies, political science from Kenyon College, 2014.  twitter

Deputy Coordinated Campaign Director  Alyse Maye Quade

(Aug. 2020)  Political and organizing director (from Dec. 2018), Coordinated Campaign field director (Apr.-Dec. 2018) and political and organizing director (June 2017-Apr. 2018) for the Minnesota DFL.  Organizing manager in Minnesota for Everytown for Gun Safety, Oct. 2015-June 2017.  Phone bank coordinator for MN Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, Jan.-Sept. 2015.  Deputy regional organizing director on Al Franken for Senate, Apr.-Nov. 2014.  B.A. in political science and journalism from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2012.  twitter

Organizing Director  Jonathan Sperber

(Aug. 2020)  Worked on Elizabeth Warren's NV caucus campaign.  Deputy field director for the Missouri Democratic Party, Mar.-Nov. 2018.  Deputy campaign manager on Marc Elrich for County Executive, Apr. 2017-Mar. 2018.  Regional field director for the Maryland Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2016.  Field organizer, deputy field organizer and intern on Van Hollen for Senate, May 2015-Apr. 2016.  B.A. in political science and government from University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2015.  twitter

Digital Organizing Director  Emily Frost

(Aug. 2020)  Deputy organizing director in Florida on Warren for President, Dec. 2019-Mar. 2020.  A regional organizing director in Iowa on Beto for America, Apr.-Nov. 2019.  Regional field director in Tucson for the Arizona Democratic Party, Sept.-Nov. 2018.  Regional field director for Palm Beach County on Philip Levine for Governor of Florida, May-Aug. 2018.  Field organizer on Kriseman for Mayor of St. Petersburg, Aug.-Nov. 2017.  Studied communication and political science at Eckerd College.  twitter

Coalitions Director  Misha Battiste

(reported by KARE 11 on July 13, 2020)  Deputy director of surrogates on Warren for President; started Feb. 2019 as organizing program manager.  Deputy political director on Tina Smith for Minnesota, May-Nov. 2018.  Political associate at the DSCC, Apr. 2017-May 2018.  Pennsylvania deputy operations director /HR associate in Brooklyn on Hillary for America, Aug.-Nov. 2016.  Delegate tracker (Feb.-Aug. 2016) and intern (Sept.-Dec. 2015) at the DNC.  B.A. in mass communications/media studies from Xavier University of Louisiana, 2015.  twitter

Press Secretary  Sam Michel

(July 2020)  Director (from Jan. 2019), senior associate (Jan.-Dec. 2018) and associate (Nov. 2015-Dec. 2017) at SKDKnickerbocker.  Press office of U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, Mar.-Nov. 2015.  Media assistant at GMMB, June-Nov. 2014.  Bachelor's degree in international relations, economics from The George Washington University, 2014.  twitter

Training Director  Sonja Johnson

Training director (from Nov. 2019) and deputy training and party affairs director (Feb.-Nov. 2019) for the MN DFL.  Coordinated Campaign canvass team director for the Minnesota DFL Party, Aug.-Nov. 2018.  Senior coordinator of lifeguards and safety at New Hope YMCA, YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities, July 2015-Aug. 2016. Elementary literacy tutor for Minnesota Reading Corps, May 2014-June 2014.  Master's degree in international relations in the Middle East from The University of Edinburgh, 2017;B.A. in psychology and political science from Gustavus Adolphus College, 2014.  twitter

Data Director  Collin Murray

Voter file manager for the MN DFL.  twitter

Senior Data Analyst  Abi Singaram


GOTV Director  Jackson Sump

Iowa organizing director on Amy for America.  GOTV director for the Minnesota DFL, July-Dec. 2018.  Field director/deputy campaign manager on Rebecca Otter's campaign for governor, Jan.-June 2018.  Deputy field director on Schneider for Congress (IL), Feb.-Nov. 2016.  Field organizer in Iowa on O'Malley for President, Jan.-Feb. 2016.  Iowa regional field director on Draft Biden, Sept.-Nov. 2015.  Bachelor's degree in political science from University of Kansas, 2015.  twitter

Voter Protection Director  Robert Haider

(started at the Minnesota DFL in Jan. 2020)  Research for the Minnesota House DFL Caucus, Jan. 2019-Jan. 2020.  Campaign manager on Steve Simon for Secretary of State, May-Nov. 2018.  Self-employed political consultant in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Sept. 2017-May 2018.  Executive director of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL, Apr. 2015-July 2017.  Campaign manager on Taylor for Agriculture Commissioner, May-Nov. 2014.  Program assistant at the Center for Human Rights and Genocide Studies, Nov. 2012-Apr. 2014.  Campaign manager on Schneider, Oversen and Mock for District 42, Aug.-Nov. 2012.  Campaign manager on Corey Mock for Secretary of State, Mar.-Nov. 2010.  Legal intern (voter protection) at the DNC, May-Aug. 2013.  Organizing fellow with PCCC, Oct. 2009-Nov. 2010.  Field organizer for SEIU, June-Aug. 2009.  Field organizer on Obama for America, June-Nov. 2008.  J.D. from University of North Dakota School of Law, 2014; B.A. in political science and government from the University of North Dakota, 2010.  twitter

Operations Director  Austin Marlowe

(June 2020)  National operations associate (Feb.-Mar. 2020) and Iowa deputy operations director (June 2019-Feb. 2020) on Peter for America.  Recruitment team on the DSCC Florida recount, Nov. 2018.  A regional organizing director on the Pennsylvania Coordinated Campaign, May-Nov. 2018.  Field organizer for the New Jersey Senate Democratic Majority, Sept.-Nov. 2017.  Field director on Students for Education Reform in St. Paul, June-Sept. 2017.  Field organizer on Nick Melvoin for School Board (Los Angeles), Mar.-May 2017.  Field organizer on the North Carolina Coordinated Campaign, Aug.-Nov. 2016.  B.A. in international politics from Penn State University, 2016.  twitter

DFL Operations Director  Kayla Joyce

Has worked in campaign operations in Illinois including Chris Kennedy for Governor in the 2018 Democratic primary and Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago.  Graduate of University of Minnesota.  Born and raised in the Twin Cities.

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Chairman  Ken Martin

(first elected Feb. 5, 2011; re-elected in  2013, 2015 and 2017 and 2019; Martin has also served as chair of the ASDC and a DNC vice chair since Feb. 2017)  Executive director of WIN Minnesota, 2010, then managed the gubernatorial campaign recount.  Campaign manager for the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment campaign, 2008; worked on the Mike Hatch for Governor campaign, 2008.  Political director for the Minnesota Coordinated Campaign, June-Nov. 2004; campaign director for John Kerry's Minnesota caucus campaign.  Campaign manager of Buck Humphrey's campaign for Minnesota Secretary of State in 2002.  Deputy state director of Al Gore's presidential campaign in Minnesota in 2000.  Political director for the Minnesota DFL Party, 1998.  Field director on the Kansas Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign, 1996.  Campus organizer on the Clinton-Gore campaign, 1992.  B.A. in political science and history from the University of Kansas.  twitter

Vice Chair  Marge Hoffa

Executive Director  Sally Miller

(announced Jan. 14, 2019)  Deputy campaign manager on Tina Smith for Minnesota, Mar.-Dec. 2018.  General manager at Common Roots Cafe and Catering, Apr. 2017-Mar. 2018.  Owner of Sally Miller Consulting, Aug. 2015-May 2017.  Senior project manager at Grassroots Solutions, Mar. 2012-July 2015.  South and Southwest political director at SEIU, Feb. 2006-Mar. 2012.  Project manager at Grassroots Solutions, Feb. 2001-Jan. 2003.  Aide and campaign director to Hennepin County Commissioner Gail Dorfman, Mar. 1999-Feb. 2001.  Director of the MN House Caucus Campaign, Mar. 1998-Jan. 1999.  Legislative aide and campaign staff to U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone, Jan. 1994-Mar. 1998.  B.A. in political science and local and urban affairs from St. Cloud University, 1994.

Executive Assistant to the Chair  Lindsay Crawford

Comptroller  Libby Keefe 

Finance Director  Tyler Blackmon

Training and Party Affairs Advisor  Vicki Wright

Communications Director  Brian Evans  twitter

Deputy Research Director  Vlad Ryaboy

Red to Blue Program Director  Trista Schwind

Research Director  William Davis

Civic Engagement Director  Ian Oundo

Human Resources Director and Deputy Comptroller  Alex Holecek

Call Center Manager  Kristin Dodds

Party Affairs Director  Scott Graham