Biden General Election Campaign Organization, Nevada
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State Director  Alana Mounce

(reported by The Nevada Independent on June 25, 2020)  Executive director of the Nevada State Democratic Party, announced July 13, 2017.  Deputy national political director for former Labor Secretary Tom Perez's campaign for DNC chair.  Organizing director for Colorado Democrats' Coordinated Campaign in the 2016 general election; earlier served as director of Hillary for America in Alaska and started as deputy organizing director (Washoe County) on the Nevada caucus campaign.  Has also worked at the White House during the Obama Administration and on statewide campaigns for Terry McAuliffe in Virginia and Mark Begich in Alaska.  Regional field director (March-Nov. 2012) and field organizer (Aug. 2011-Mar. 2012) for the Obama campaign in Las Vegas, NV.  B.A. in political science from Chapman University, 2011.  twitter

Senior Advisor  State Sen. Yvanna Cancela

(reported by The Nevada Independent on June 25, 2020)  Senior advisor on Biden's Nevada caucus campaign; first Nevada elected official to endorse Biden, in Apr. 2019.  Represents the 10th District, appointed to the seat in Dec. 2016.  Executive director of the Immigrant Workers Citizenship Project from Dec. 2016.  Political director at UNITE HERE’s Local 226, the Culinary Workers Union, Nov. 2010-Nov. 2016.  Worked on Sen. Harry Reid's 2010 re-election campaign.  J.D. from UNLV's William S. Boyd School of Law, 2020; bachelor's degree in communication and media studies from Northwestern University, 2010.  Grew up in Miami; daughter of Cuban immigrants.  twitter

Strategic Advisor  Lauren Brooks

(June 2020)  Nevada political director on Kamala Harris for the People, June-Dec. 2019.  Deputy director of government affairs at R&R Partners in Las Vegas from Jan. 2019.  Advisor on Jacky Rosen's and Kate Marshall's campaigns in 2018.  Policy analyst at McDonald Carano in Las Vegas from Jan. 2017.  Legislative assistant to the Democratic Minority Leader in the NV State Legislature, Jan.-June 2015.  Legislative assistant to Sen. Aaron Ford, Jan.-June 2013.  Account executive and assistant account executive at R&R Partners in Las Vegas, Oct. 2010-Jan. 2011.  Assignment manager at KWU Fox 5 in Las Vegas, Nov. 2007-April 2009.   Weekend assignment editor at KSNV-TV in Las Vegas, Oct. 2004-Sept. 2006.  Associate producer at Alabama's 13 WVTM, Oct. 2003-Sept. 2004.  Bachelors degrees in English and journalism and mass communications from Stillman College, 2003.  twitter

Deputy State Director  Morgan Mohr

(July 2020)  Chief of staff and initially assistant to the campaign manager on Pete for America, Apr. 2019-Mar. 2020 .  Advisor on Hiring OUr Heroes at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Jan.-Aug. 2017.  Deputy operations director and HR specialist for the Florida Democratic Party, Sept.-Nov. 2016.  Intern to COO on Hillary for America (Aug.-Sept. 2016); intern in the Office of the First Lady at the White House (May-Aug. 2016).  Rhodes Scholar, Sept. 2017-Aug. 2019; M.P.P from Blavatnik School of Government; M.S. in comparative social policy from University of Oxford; bachelor's degree in political science, history, feminist policy from Indiana University Bloomington.

Political Director  Erika Herrera

(July 21, 2020)  Most recently worked in Sen. Rosen's state office.  Southern Nevada political director on Jacky Rosen's 2018 U.S. Senate campaign.  Deputy political director on Catherine Cortez Masto's 2016 U.S. Senate campaign; worked for the Nevada State Democratic Party during the 2016 caucus.  Native Nevadan; daughter of immigrants.  twitter

Communications Director  Kevin Liao

(July 2020)  Press secretary on Elizabeth Warren's Iowa caucus campaign, July 15, 2019-Feb. 2020, then California communications director, Feb.-Mar. 2020.  Press secretary to Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, Mar. 2016-July 2019, and communications director to Assemblyman Anthony Rendon, Jan. 2015-Mar. 2016.  Campaign manager on Bill Dodd for Assembly (CA), Feb.-Nov. 2014.  External affairs for Covered California, Oct. 2013-Feb. 2014.  Fellow in the office of Assemblyman Mike Gatto, Oct. 2012-Oct. 2013.  B.A. in political science from UC San Diego, 2012.  Track and field writer for Citius Mag since Feb. 2017.  Lead editor on Spiked Up, Psyched Up blog, Aug. 2010-July 2014.  Media contributor for Flotrak, Feb. 2011-Dec. 2013.  twitter

Deputy Press Secretary  Sara Guerrero

(Sept. 2020)  National press assistant for Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, May 2019-Sept. 2020.  Legislative and press intern for Sen. Bill Nelson, Jan.-May 2019.  Bachelor's degree in political science and government from University of South Florida, 2018.  twitter

Voter Protection Director  Maya Maravilla

Special counsel (from Oct. 2005) and associate (from June 2006) at Calvo Fisher & Jacob, LLP.  J.D. from UC Davis School of Law; B.A. in design and visual communications from Mills College, 1995.

Deputy Voter Protection Director  Reggie McKoy

(June 2020)  Organizing director on Rushern Baker for Governor, 2018.  Deputy national field director at DLCC, May 2016-Jan. 2017.  Director od constituent service for Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Jan. 2014-Feb. 2016.  Deputy field director on Campaign for Louisiana, May-Nov. 2014.  Regional field director in Hampton Roads on McAuliffe for Governor, Mar.-Nov. 2013.  Regional GOTV director (Sept.-Nov. 2011) and operations associate (June-Aug. 2011) at OFA-Virginia.  J.D. from Widener University Commonwealth Law School, 2010; B.S. in psychology from Davidson College, 2003.

Deputy Voter Protection Director  Emily Goldman

Started as voter protection director for the Nevada State Democratic Party in Feb. 2020.  Organizer on Pete for America's Iowa caucus campaign, Oct. 2019-Feb. 2020.  twitter

Regional Voter Protection Director (Reno and Rural)  Quemars Ahmed

Experience includes field organizer on Warren for President in Cedar Rapids, IA.  J.D. from UCLA, 2018.  La Cañada Flintridge native.  twitter

Regional Voter Protection Director (Clark County)  Lance Arberry

Corporate assoicate at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, 2019-20.  Corporate associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP, 2014-19.  J.D. from The University of Chicago, 2017; B.A. in political science from UNLV, 2014.  Interned in the Office of Vice President Joe Biden, 2014.

Voter Protection Assistant  Izack Tenorio

(May 2020)  Nevada Latino constituency director on Pete for America, Dec. 2019-Mar. 2020.  Long term substitute teacher in the Clark County School District, Mar. 2013-Oct. 2015.  Organizer in Las Vegas for Mi Familia Vota, May-Nov. 2012.  Working on doctorate of public policy (started 2019), M.P.A. (2017) and B.B.A. (2015) from UNLV.

Coordinated Campaign

State Director  Shelby Wiltz

(reported by The Nevada Independent on June 25, 2020)  Caucus director for the Nevada State Democratic Party, charged with organizing the presidential caucuses, Mar. 2019-Feb. 2020.  Organizing director for the Nevada State Democratic Party's 2018 Coordinated Campaign.  Regional organizing director for East Allegheny Co. on Pennsylvania Victory 2016; started on the campaign as an organizer in Concord, NH on Hillary for America in July 2015.  Communications assistant/story organizer for Equality Pennsylvania, Jan.-June 2015.  Field organizer in Central Des Moines for the Iowa Democratic Coordinated Campaign, June-Nov. 2014.  B.A. in justice studies/social justice from James Madison University, 2014.  twitter

Deputy Political Director  Ender Austin, III

(announced Aug. 14, 2020)  Youth pastor, mentor and community activist.  Candidate for North Las Vegas City Council Ward 3 in April 2017. Longtime resident of North Las Vegas.  twitter

Coalitions Director  Christian Bato

(announced Aug. 14, 2020)  Regional representative for Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto in her Las Vegas office.  Worked for SEIU's iAmerica campaign in 2016.  UNLV graduate.  Son of Filipino immigrants.  twitter

Deputy Coalitions Director  Christian Jones

(announced Aug. 14, 2020)  Degree in economics from UNLV.  Las Vegas native.

Deputy Coalitions Director  Blanca Ortiz

(announced Aug. 14, 2020)  Conventions manager for county and state conventions and earlier organized in East and Central Las Vegas for the Nevada State Democratic Party.  Organized in Nevada on Warren for President.  Nevada native; daughter of immigrants.  twitter

Northern Regional Director  Michael Cullen

(announced Aug. 14, 2020)  Campaign manager on Patricia Ackerman for Congress (Carson City), Feb.-July 2020.  Nevada political director on Julián Castro's presidential campaign, June 2019-Jan. 2020.  Associate attorney at Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo in San Francisco, Mar. 2016-May 2019.  Field organizer in Carson City on Hillary for America, Nov. 2015-Feb. 2016.  Community manager in Reno for 270 Strategies, Oct.-Nov. 2015.  Organizing fellow in Reno on Hillary for America, June-Sept. 2015.  AmeriCorps team leader (June 2010-June 2011) and member (Aug. 2009-June 2010) in Little Rock, AR.  J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law, 2014; B.A. in politics from St. Mary's College of California, 2009. twitter

Press Secretary  Adrian Eng-Gastelum

(announced Aug. 14, 2020) Spokesman and media relations manager for AZ, CO and FL for the Center for American Progress' Climate Power 2020.  A national press assistant on Warren for President, Nov. 2019-Mar. 2020.  Field organizer in Las Vegas on Kamala Harris for the People, July-Oct. 2019.  Bachelor's degree in journalism and design from The New School, 2018.  twitter

Press Associate  Stefanie Lao

(announced Aug. 14, 2020)  Graduate of the University of Southern California.  Grew up in Los Angeles; born in the Phillipines.  twitter

Operations Director  Nico Starr

(May 2020)  Caucus operations and logistics director for the Nevada State Democratic Party, May 2019-May 2020.  Deputy GOTV director for the Indiana Democratic Party, Sept.-Nov. 2018.  Special assistant in the U.S. Senate, Nov. 2017-Aug. 2018.  Field assistant in Philadelphiia (July-Nov. 2016) and fellow (Apr.-July 2016) at Hillary for America.  Studied politics at Earlham College.  twitter

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Chairman  Assemblyman William McCurdy II

(elected Mar. 2017)  Democratic nominee for Clark County Commission, District D on Nov. 3, 2020.  Elected to the Assembly representing District 6 in 2016 and re-elected in 2018.  Union organizer with Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1107.  Associate's degree from the College of Southern Nevada; student body president.  Construction worker.  twitter

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Communications Director  Molly Forgey 
(Jan. 2019)  Press secretary on Jacky Rosen's campaign for U.S. Senate, 2018.  Deputy press secretary for Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer.  Deputy press secretary for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.  Graduate of UNLV.  Nevada native.  twitter

Rapid Response Director  Maddy Mundy
Communications coordinator on Bernie 2020 Nevada caucus campaign, Oct. 2019-Feb. 2020.  Contractor/independent political researcher, Apr. 2017-Oct. 2019.  Bachelor's degree in philosophy from University of Virginia, 2016.  twitter

Organizing Director  Susana Cervantes
Field director on Bernie 2020 Nevada caucus campaign.  Worked for Nevada Democrats in 2018.  Deputy political director and earlier regional field director in Sioux City on Bernie 2016 Iowa caucus campaign.  Western regional field director on the Run Warren Run campaign.  Worked for the Nevada Democratic Party.  Worked for Organizing for Action in Chicago.  A field organizer for President Obama's re-election campaign in Las Vegas in 2012.  Started as an organizer for the United Farm Workers in California.

Deputy Field Director  Alexandra (Alex) Kania 
Deputy field director on Bernie 2020 Nevada caucus campaign, Dec. 2019-Feb. 2020, then to Florida.  Regional organizing director for Northern NV/Reno on Cory 2020, June-Dec. 2019.  Regional organizing director (from Sept. 2018) and field organizer in Las Vegas area (from May 2018) for the Nevada State Democratic Party.  Field organizer on Ravi Bhalla for Mayor (Hoboken, NJ), Sept.-Nov. 2017; organizing fellow on Jim Johnson for Governor (NJ), Feb.-June. 2017.  Degree in political science, history from Rutgers University, 2019.  

Digital Organizing Director  Emma Kraus
Digital organizer for the Texas Democratic Party, 2018.  Digital organizer for MobilizeAmerica, Sept.-Dec. 2017  Interned for the U.S. Senate in DC and Syracuse, Jan.-Oct. 2017. Organizer in Athens, OH on Hillary for America, Aug.-Nov. 2016.  Bachelor's degree in public health, political science from Syracuse University, 2017.  twitter

Training Director  Pam Gidwani
(July 2020)  Deputy training director in Arizona for Organizing Together 2020, Apr.-July 2020.  Training associate in Oakland, CA on Warren for President, Dec. 2019-Mar. 2020.  Senior digital marketing manager, strategic events at Salesforce, Sept. 2017-Dec. 2019.  Marketing communications manager at Versium, Inc, contract, Jan.-June 2017.  Marketing and communications manager at Tableau Software, Jan. 2014-Oct. 2016.  Marketing project manager at Microsoft, Mar. 2012-Jan. 2014.  Marketing manager at East Bay Express, Mar. 2010-Feb. 2011.  Corporate partnerships and events coordinator for Alameda County Community Food Bank, Jan. 2007-Feb. 2010.  Events and marketing manager at Beets Hospitality Group, Sept. 2005-Jan. 2007.  Program associate at LeaderSpring, Feb.-Sept. 2005.  Studied graphic communication at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.  twitter

Data Director  Julia Laliberte

Finance Director  Tyler Langdon

Party Operations Director  Sabrina Maki

Note: Includes people who worked on Booker, Buttigieg, Harris, Sanders and Warren campaigns.