Biden General Election Campaign Organization, Ohio
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State Director  Toni Webb

(announced July 17, 2020)  Partner at JM2 in Columbus from Feb. 2020.  State director of For Our Future Ohio, May 2016-Feb. 2020; and Ohio political director of AFSCME, Mar. 2010-Feb. 2020.  Field organizer and paid field coordinator for the Democratic Party of Virginia, July-Nov. 2009.  Associate at Tonkin & Mondi, Mar.-July 2009.  Field organizer on Obama for America, Sept.-Nov. 2008.  J.D. in international law and criminal litigation from Saint Louis University School of Law, 2008; B.S. in experimental psychology from Millikin University, 2003.

Senior Advisor  Demeatrious St. John

(announced July 17, 2002)  Political outreach director to U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge (OH-11).  Senior associate at Strategic Resources Consulting, LLC from Jan. 2012.  Regional coordinator in Ohio for the NAACP Voter Fund, Sept.-Nov. 2018.  Executive vice chair of the Stark County Democratic Party, May 2014-Mar. 2016.  Senior consultant to Responsible Ohio, May-Nov. 2015.  Field consultant in the 16th CD for Progress Ohio.  Political director on Ohio Treasurer Kevin Boyce's 2010 campaign.  Consultant on Conyers for Congress, Nov. 2008-Nov. 2010.  African Amerian outreach director for the Ohio Democratic Party/Obama for Ohio, May-Dec. 2008.  Minority outreach coordinator on Strickland for Governor, Oct. 2005-Nov. 2006.  Minority outreach coordinator in Stark County for the Kerry/Edwards campaign, Apr.-Nov. 2004.  Campaign director on Friends of Kelly Zachary (Canton), Feb.-Nov. 2003.

Deputy State Director  Meredith Tucker

(announced July 17, 2020)  Deputy chief of staff to to Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein from Mar. 2002.  Ohio communications director on Mike Bloomberg 2020, Dec. 2019-Mar. 2020.  Chief of staff for communications to Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein, Jan. 2018-Jan. 2020.  Senior policy analyst for the City of Columbus, Oct.-Dec. 2017.  Vice president, director of public affairs at JVA Campaigns (Cleveland), 2015-17.  Communications director for the Ohio Democratic Party, Mar. 2014-May 2015.  Spokesperson and media consultant for Columbus 2016 DNC bid, Nov. 2014-Feb. 2015.  New media and communications director for Precision New Media, Jan. 2013-Apr. 2014.  Deputy communications director for the Ohio Democratic Party, Mar.-Dec. 2012.  Regional communications director for We Are Ohio, May 2011-Apr. 2012.  Senior legislative aide in the Ohio House, June 2010-June 2011.  GOTV coordinator, campus organizer on Obama for America, May 2007-Nov. 2008.  B.A. in political science from Ohio University, 2010.  twitter

Political Director  Alan Bannister

(announced July 17, 2020)  Ohio political director on Hillary for America in Fall 2016.  Special projects manager for the City of Toledo from Jan. 2011.  Program manager and regional director for NW Ohio for the office of Gov. Ted Strickland, Jan. 2007-Jan. 2011.  Account executive for Sprint Nextel Communications, Jan. 2006-Jan. 2007.  Executive assistant to the Mayor of Toledo, April 2001-Jan. 2006.  Account executive for Sprint, Jan. 2001-Jan. 2006.  Account manager (Feb. 1998-Dec. 2000) and territory sales representative (Jan. 1998-Jan. 2000) for Philip Morris USA.  Research assistant/intern in the Office of the Gov. of Kentucky, 1997-98.  Executive MBA from University of Toledo, 2012; B.S. in public administration from Kentucky State University, 1996.  twitter

Deputy Political Director  Gen Murphy

(mid-Aug. 2020)  Dayton consultant; political advisor to Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and worked on her campaign for governor, 2017-early 2018.  twitter

Coalitions Director  Jaladah Aslam

(mid-Aug. 2020)  Regional organizing director in Youngstown Political and labor consultant at SRC and Company from Feb. 2016.  Executive board member of the Mahoning Trumbulll AFL-CIO from July 2004.  Commissioner for the Ohio Lottery Commission, Oct. 2007-Dec. 2010.  Caseworker for Mahoning County Job and Family Services, 1981-92.  A.S. from Youngstown State University, 1980.  twitter

Deputy Coalitions Director  Rick Neal

(mid-Aug. 2020)  Democratic nominee for Congress in OH-15 in 2018.  Moved to Columbus in 2007.  International humanitarian aid worker.  Peace Corps teacher and health educator in Morocco, 1988-93.  Undergraduate degree from Miami University of Ohio.  Born in Milwaukee.  twitter

Deputy Coalitions Director  Jada Campbell

(mid-Aug. 2020)  Political associate on Mike Bloomberg's Ohio campaign.  Graduate of Ohio State University, 2019.  Treasurer of Ohio Young Democrats.  From Beachwood.

Deputy Coalitions Director  Sarah Montell

(Aug. 2020)  Political director for the Ohio Environmental Council, Feb.-Aug. 2020.  New Hampshire trip director on Biden for President, Oct. 2019-Jan. 2020.  Political advocacy consultant for the Ohio Education Association, Mar.-Oct. 2019.  Deputy political director on Friends of Sherrod Brown, July 2017-Dec. 2018.  Associate director for presidential personnel and special assistant to the director (Jan. 2016-Jan. 2017) and staff assistant (Aug. 2015-Jan. 2016) at the White House.  B.A. in public affairs from The Ohio State University, 2015.  twitter

Digital Organizing Director  Aneese Johnson

(mid-Aug. 2020)  Principal owner at Shaping Democracy in Columbus, OH from June 2018.  Director of campaign events and digital services on Beatty for Congress, Oct. 2018-May 2020.  Digital director for Ohio on Mike Bloomberg 2020, Jan.-Mar. 2020.  Manager of digital services at JVA Campaigns, Mar.-Sept. 2018.  Digital project manager (June 2016-Feb. 2018) and party engagement associate (Aug. 2015-June 2016) and finance intern (May-Aug. 20150 at the Ohio Democratic Party.  Bachelor's degree in American government and politics from The Ohio State University, 2015; also studies at Clark Atlanta University.   twitter

Press Secretary  Faith Oltman

(mid-Aug. 2020)  On leave from position as communications director to Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein from Mar. 2020.  Communications director for the Minority Caucus in the Ohio Senate, Feb. 2018-Mar. 2020.   Communications director at Precision New Media, May 2015-Feb. 2018.  Deputy communications director (Sept. 2013-May 2015) and legislative aide (July 2011-Sept. 2013) in the Ohio House of Representatives.  B.A. in women's studies, English, professional writing from The Ohio State University, 2011.  twitter

also note on the national team:

General Election Strategist and Senior Advisor  Greg Schultz

(including liaison to the DNC...served as campaign manager from Apr. 25, 2019 to Mar 12, 2020)  Schultz served as executive director of Biden's American Possibilities PAC and started as senior advisor to Vice President Biden in Dec. 2013.  Ohio state director on Obama's 2012 re-election campaign.  Chairman of Franklin County Democrats to mid-2012.  State director of Organizing for America from mid-March 2009.  Deputy political director on the Ohio Campaign for Change in Fall 2008.  Legislative liaison for Gov. Ted Strickland in the Department of Administrative Services.  First vice president of Ohio Young Democrats.  B.A. in history and political science (2003) and M.Ed (2004) from The Ohio State University.  twitter

Coordinated Campaign

Director  Jimmy Dahman

Early states organizing director on Pete for America from May 2019.  Founder, executive director of Town Hall Project, Jan. 2017-May 2019.  Volunteer GOTV director on Cindy Axne for Congress, Oct.-Nov. 2018.  Deputy organizing director on Ohio Together, Apr.-Nov. 2016.  Regional organizing director in Phoenix (Mar.-Apr. 2016) and in Wheat Ridge, CO (Feb.-Mar. 2016) and organizer in Grinnell, Iowa, Apr. 2015-Feb. 2016 on Hillary for America.  Regional field director on Friends of Anthony Brown, Apr.-July 2014.  Field organizer in Peoria on Enroll America, Dec. 2013-Apr. 2014.  Field organizer for the Nassau County Democratic Committee, July-Nov. 2013.  B.A. in political science, American politics from Kent State University, 2013.  twitter

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Chairman  David Pepper 

(elected Dec. 17, 2014, re-election June 5, 2018)  Attorney at Blank Rome LLP.  Democratic nominee for Ohio Attorney General in 2014.  Democratic nominee for Ohio Auditor in 2010.  Elected to the Hamilton County Commission in 2006 and served as Commission president from 2009-10.  Elected to the Cincinnati City Council in 2001 and re-elected in 2003.  J.D. from Yale Law School, 1999; B.A. from Yale University, 1993.  Born and raised in Cincinnati; a fifth-generation Cincinnatian.  twitter 

Vice Chair Rhine McLin

Executive Director  Greg Beswick 

(Jan. 2015)  District director/communications director to U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty, Jan. 2013-Jan. 2015.  Campaign manager on Beatty for Congress, Dec. 2011-Dec. 2012.  President of Buckey Strategy Group, Aug. 2008-Jan. 2013.  Director of policy and legislative affairs in the Ohio Attorney General's Office, Jan. 2007-Aug. 2008.  Ohio Democratic Paaty campaign manager on the Attorney General race, May-Dec. 2006.  Legislative and political director for Care for Ohio, a project of SEIU, Feb. 2005-Dec. 2006.  Central regional field director for America Coming Together in Ohio, Aug. 2003-Dec. 2004.  M.B.A. from Ohio Dominican University, 2009.  B.A. in political science from The Ohio State University, 2001.  twitter

Communications Director  Kirstin Alvanitakis

(May 2015)  Communications director at the Louisiana Democratic Party, Apr. 2013-Feb. 2015.  Communications director for the Michigan Democratic Party, Apr. 2012-Mar. 2013.  Online communication specialist for the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties, Apr. 2011-Mar. 2012.  Deputy press secretary for the Pennsylvania Lottery, Nov. 2009-Apr. 2011.  Communications manager in PA Governor Rendell's press office, May 2008-Nov. 2009.  Research analyst/press writer in the PA State Senate, Oct. 2004-May 2008.  M.A. in journalism and mass communication from UNC Chapel Hill, 2003; B.S. in media arts and design from James Madison University, 1999.  twitter

Director of Party Affairs  Liz Shirey