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State Director Danielle Melfi
(reported by Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel on
June 24, 2020) Assistant Secretary of the Wisconsin
Department of Children and Families, Jan. 2019-June
2020. Operations director on the Transition Team for
Gov. Elect Tony Evers. Director of political engagement
on Tammy Baldwin for Senate, Mar.-Nov. 2018. Policy and
development manager at Thorn, Jan. 2017-Mar. 2018.
Wisconsin early vote director (Sept.-Nov. 2016), Wisconsin
organizing organizing chief of staff (May-Sept.
2016) Organizer in NY and Maine and started as an
organizer on the NH primary (June 2015-Mar. 2016) on Hillary
for America. Consultant at Deloitte Consulting,
2013-15. B.A. in political science from Loyola
University Maryland, 2013. twitter
Senior Advisor Scott Spector
(announced June 24, 2020) Partner at
Spector Roh Strategies from Jan. 2020. Campaign manager
of U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin's 2018 re-election campaign;
political director to Baldwin from Feb. 2016. Executive
director of Wisconsin Progress, Apr. 2011-Jan. 2016.
Government relations director at AFT-Wisconsin, Mar. 2006-Apr.
2011. Worked at We Are Wisconsin. Wisconsin field
director on Howard Dean's campaign. Worked for the
Wisconsin Education Association Council. Master's degree
from Teacher's College at Columbia University, 2004; B.A. in
political science from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002;
was the campus director for Sen. Bill Bradley.
Originally from Oceanside, NY. twitter
Strategic Advisor Tanya Bjork
(announced July 20, 2020) Partner at
Capitol Navigators. Wisconsin senior advisor on
Clinton's 2016 campaign. Senior advisor on Mary Burke's
2014 campaign for governor. Senior advisor on Obama's
2012 re-election campaign. Senior advisor to Protect
Your Care, a healthcare advocacy group, from 2010.
Director of federal affairs for Gov. Jim Doyle 2009-10.
Wisconsin general election director on Obama's 2008
campaign. A regional director for EMILY's List to
2008. In 2004 Bjork served as the AFL-CIO desk
coordinator for MN, WI and IL, based in Madison. Aide to
state Sen. Brian Burke. Assembly Democratic Caucus (ADC)
director under State Rep. Shirley Krug in 2000.
Political director for U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold's re-election
campaign in 1998. Field director for U.S. Sen. Paul
Wellstone's re-election campaign in 1996.
Strategic Advisor Shirley Ellis
(to start following the Democratic National
Convention) Longtime advisor to U.S. Rep. Gwen
Moore, has worked with her for nearly three decades; on leave
to serve as an advisor to the DNCC.
Deputy State Director Garren Randolph
(announced June 24, 2020) Comes to the
campaign from political director at the Democratic Party of
Wisconsin, started Apr. 2020. Campaign
manager on state Rep. David Crowley's campaign for
Milwaukee County Executive, 2019. Political
director on Tony Evers' 2018 campaign for governor, and
campaign manager on Earnell Lucas' campaign for Milwaukee
County Sheriff. B.A. in international
affairs from Marquette University. twitter
Deputy State Director John Laadt
(announced July 20, 2020) Led the
primary effort in Wisconsin, and started on the campaign as
Massachusetts state director in Oct. 2019. M.P.A.
candidate at NYU Robert Wagner Graduate School of Public
Service from Jan. 2018. Campaign manager on Marty Walsh
for Mayor, Mar. 2017-Jan. 2018. Director of Boston 311,
Dec. 2016-Mar. 2017. Regional organizing director in
Lebanon and Berks Cos. on PA Victory 2016, July-Nov.
2016. Special assistant/sustainability advisor to
the Chief of Environment, Energy and Open Space (Sept.
2015-July 2016) and neighborhood coordinator, Allston-Brighton
(Jan. 2014-Sept. 2015) for City of Boston. Boston
regional organizer on Hillary for America, Feb.-Mar.
2016. Field organizer on Marty Walsh for Mayor,
July-Nov. 2013. Field fellow on Ed Markey for Senate,
Apr-June 2013. B.A. in history and political science
from Boston College, 2013. twitter
Political Director Elsie Raymer
(announced July 20, 2020) Organizational
specialist for the NEA in Wisconsin, Jan.-July 2020.
Director of scheduling and advance to Gov. Tony Evers, Jan.
2019-Jan. 2020. Director of scheduling and special
projects on Tammy Baldwin for Senate, Jan.-Nov. 2018.
Campaign manager on Pat Ryan for Congress (NY), Aug. 2017-Jan.
2018. Field consultant on Forward Together Bahamians,
Mar.-May 2017. Political director on Van Ostern for New
Hampshire, May-Nov. 2016. Regional field director for
the NHDP, Aug.-Nov. 2014. Field directro on Kuster for
Congress, Apr.-Aug. 2014. State campus director for
NextGen Climate Action, Aug.-Nov. 2013. Field organizer
in Durham, NH on Obama for America, May-Nov. 2012. B.A.
in political science from Vassar College, 2012.
Deputy Political Director Michael Woicekowski
(Sept. 2020) Special projects liaison in
the Wisconsin Department of Administration, May-Oct.
2019. Special projects liaison in the Office of Gov.
Evers, Jan.-May 2019. Deputy personnel director on the
Evers Transition Team, Nov. 2018-Jan. 2019. Wisconsin
finance director on Tammy Baldwin for Senate, Mar. 2017-Nov.
2018. Deputy finance director on Russ for Wisconsin,
Feb.-Nov. 2016. Finance associate on O'Malley for
President, June 2015-Feb. 2016. Deputy finance director
(May-Nov. 2014) and call time manager (Sept. 2013-Apr. 2014)
on Callis for Illinois. Bachelor's degree in international
relations and affairs from American University, 2012.
Coalitions Director Matt Dannenberg
(announced July 20, 2020) Census director at
Wisconsin Voices, Inc, July 2019-July 2020.
Communications and legislative director for the Public Service
Commission of Wisconsin, Mar.-May 2019. Program director
(Apr. 2018-Mar. 2019), field director (June 2015-May 2018) and
central Wisconsin organizer (June 2010-June 2015) for
Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters. B.A. in
political science, environmental studies from University of
Wisconsin-Madison, 2010. twitter
Deputy Coalitions Director Tony Snell
(Aug. 2020) Senior director of volunteer management on the Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee, Nov. 2019-Aug. 2020. Volunteer and staffing coordinator at VISIT Milwaukee from Jan. 2017. Interim executive director at the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, Jan.-Apr. 2018. Studied journalism at University of South Carolina.
African American Outreach Director Arkesia Jackson
(May 2020) Training and development
director for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin from Jan.
2019. Program director for Black Leaders
Organizing for Communities (BLOC), Nov. 2017-May 2019.
Legislative assistant for three members of the Milwaukee
County Board of Supervisors, Sept. 2016-Sept. 2017. Brand
ambassador lead for Uber, May-Sept. 2015. Fight for $15
home care organizer for Wisconsin Jobs Now, Jan.-Feb.
2015. Personal care worker with Supportive Homecare
Options, Oct. 2013-Jan. 2015. Home care organizer for
SEIU, Sept.-Dec. 2014. Summer/fall fellow in Milwaukee,
WI and Lake Worth, FL on Organizing for Action OFA, June-Dec.
2011. Biblical studies at Ignite Bible College &
Seminary, 2018-19; bachelor's degree in political science and
government from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2017.
Native American Outreach Director Arvina Martin
(Aug. 2020) District 11 City of Madison
from Apr. 2017. Policy analyst, statewide tribal liaison
for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Nov. 2016-Aug.
2017. Voter protection fellow for the Democratic Party
of Wisconsin, Aug.-Nov. 2016. Chief communications
officer for Ho-Chunk Nation Legislature, Mar. 2014-Mar.
2015. Native vote director on Organizing for America
Wisconsin, Sept.-Nov. 2012. American Indian outreach
coordinator for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Oct.
2011-Nov. 2012. Campaign manager on Ellen for Assembly
(Middleton), July-Aug. 2012. Admissions advisor for the
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Sept. 2004-Sept. 2008.
B.A. in Native American studies from Dartmouth College, 2002.
Latinx Outreach Director David Aguayo
(June 2020) Latino outreach director
(from June 2020) and finance manager (Oct. 2019-June 2020) for
the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. Executive asistant at
the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Apr.-Oct.
2019. Campaign manager on Kalee Caire for School Board
(Madison), Jan.-Apr. 2019. Legislative intern for U.S.
Rep. Mark Pocan, Sept. 2018-Jan. 2019. Paralegal at the
Federal Trade Commission, July 20016-Jan. 2019.
Bilingual specialist at the Wisconsin Department of Justice,
Apr. 2015-July 2016. Legal assistant at Legal Action of
Wisconsin, Inc., Feb.-June 2016. B.A. from University of
AAPI Outreach Director Jessica Boling
(May 2020) Director of community
engagement AAPI for the Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee,
Jan.-Apr. 2020. Director of operations at Silicon
Pastures LLC (Milwaukee area), June 2018-Dec. 2019.
Director of community engagement for Better Business Bureau
Serving Wisconsin, Oct. 2016-June 2018. Administrative
and project coordinator for P3 Development Group, LLC, Sept.
2014-2016. Business analyst at SmartWave Consulting,
Apr.-Oct. 2014. Program specialist at Girl Scouts of WI
Southeast, Apr.-Aug. 2014. Fulbright research fellow in
Cameron, Feb.-Nov. 2013. Interim executive director for
Global Overseas Adoptees' Link, Nov. 2011-Dec. 2012.
English language teacher in Seoul, Korea.Nov. 2011-May
2012. M.S.W. from Boston College, 2009; B.S.W. in
international development from Seattle University, 2007.
LGBTQ Outreach Director Kennedy Kastle
Staff assistant to the senior director of
operations at the Democratic National Convention
Women's Outreach Director M. Paula Phillips
(Aug. 2020) School Board Director for
Milwaukee Public Schools from Apr. 2017. Program
manager, Center for the Advancement of Women in Science and
Medicine (July 2018-Aug. 2020) and project coordinator for
women's initiatives (Aug. 2016-July 2018) at the Medical
College of Wisconsin. Client relations/fitness
instructor at The Barre Cde, June 2014-Mar. 2018.
Special projects manager (July 2012-June 2014), start up
operations project manager (Feb.-Aug. 2013) and special
projects assistant (July 2011-July 2012) for City Year.
Refugee services coordinator for the International Institute
of Wisconsin, Sept. 2010-June 2011. Civic engagement
corps member for City Year, Sept. 2009-June 2010.
B.A.Sc. in applied economics from University of
Wisconsin-Madison, 2016; A.A. from Milwaukee Area Technical
College, 2014; ministerial studies at Global University.
Faith Outreach Director Teresa Thomas-Boyd
Senior pastor at Matters of the Heart Christian
Ministeries. Studied at Agape Love Bible College and
Concordia University Wisconsin.
Communications Director Nate Evans
(July 2020) Press secretary to U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Mar.-July 2020. Director of state communications on Amy for America, Jan.-Mar. 2020. NH communications director on Kamala Harris for the People, Mar.-Nov. 2019. Deputy communications director and spokesperson for Sen. Bill Nelson's re-election campaign in Florida, June-Nov. 2018. Associate communications director at Media Matters for America, Jan. 2017-June 2018. Deputy press secretary in Madison, WI on Hillary for America, July-Nov. 2016. Press advance associate for the White House, Aug. 2015-July 2016. Iowa communications fellow on Hillary for America, Dec. 2015-Jan. 2016. Regional coordinator on Martha Coakley for Governor (MA), Nov. 2013-Jan. 2014. Field organizer on Terry McAuliffe for Governor, July-Nov. 2013. Bachelor's degree in political science and government from The George Washington University. twitter
Deputy Communications Director Sean Higgins
Started on Biden for President in Sept.
2019 as Iowa press secretary. Communications director
for U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Dec. 2018-Sept.
2019. Press secretary on Heidi Heitkamp for North
Dakota, Sept. 2017-Nov. 2018. Press secretary (Sept.
2016-Sept. 2017), speechwriter and press assistant (Nov.
2015-Sept. 2016) and legislative corresspondent and staff
assistant (Feb.-Nov. 2015) to U.S. Rep. Cheri
Bustos. B.A. in political science and African-American
studies from University of Mississippi, 2015. twitter
Press Secretary Charissee Ridgeway
(Aug. 2020) Deputy press secretary (May
2019-Aug. 2020) and press assistant (Jan. 2017-Aug. 2020) to
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. IE political assistant at the
DCCC, May-Dec. 2016. Political strategy and project
assistant (May 2015-Apr. 2016) and fellow (June 2014-May 2015)
at Smoot Tewes Group. M.P.S. in political management
from The George Washington University, 2015; B.A. in political
science from the University of Kentucky, 2013.
Trips Director Kelly Gleeson
(Aug. 2020) Wisconsin political director
on Mike Bloomberg 2020, Feb.-Mar. 2020.
Vice president of events and production at Milwaukee 2020 Host
Committee, Aug. 2019-Jan. 2020. Founder and CEO of KBG
Events, LLC, Mar. 2017-Aug. 2019. Director of events for
Internet Association, Jan.-Dec. 2016. Events director
for the Democratic Governors Association, Jan. 2012-Dec.
2015. Director of advance in the Office of Leader Nancy
Pelosi, Apr. 2008-Dec. 2011. Account executive at FD
Dittus Communications, Apr. 2007-Apr. 2008. Legislative
correspondent to U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl, 2007. Special
assistant to Gov. Doyle, 2003-07. B.S. in political
science from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, 2002.
Milwaukee Director Nadiya Groves
(announced July 20, 2020) Director of grassroots activism for Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee from Aug. 2019. Assistant program office for Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Dec. 2018-Aug. 2019. Deputy Milwaukee director on Tammy Baldwin for Senate, May-Dec. 2018. Principal and chief event designer at Lavish Events, 2010-14. Human resources assistant, 2010-13; administrative clerk, 2007-10. B.S. in user experience and communication design from Milwaukee School of Engineering, 2018.
Coordinated Campaign Director Chris
(announced July 20, 2020) Business
development manager, political at Civis Analytics, Mar.
2019-July 2020. Director of the Democratic Party of
Wisconsin Coordinated Campaign, Apr.-Dec. 2018. Business
development at Civis Analytics, June 2017-Apr. 2018.
Organizing director for the Iowa Democratic Party Coordinated
Campaign, April-Nov. 2016); regional field director in
Waterloo on Hillary for America, April 2015-Mar. 2016.
A deputy field director for the Kentucky Democratic
Party/Alison Lundergan Grimes for U.S. Senate, April-Nov.
2014. Deputy regional field director for the
Democratic Party of Virginia/Terry McAuliffe for
Governor, Feb.-Nov. 2013. Campus organizer for the
Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Aug.-Nov. 2012. B.A. in
political science from Illinois Wesleyan University,
2011. Wisconsin native. twitter
Deputy Coordinated Campaign Director Devin Remiker
(announced July 20, 2020) Senior
elections director, executive director of political affairs,
announced Jan. 2019, at the Democratic Party of Wisconsin;
earlier served as political director. Campaign manager
on U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (WI-3)'s re-election in 2016 and
2018. Graduate of UW-La Crosse, 2014. Grew up in
Two Rivers. twitter
Organizing Director Anna Surrey
Regional organizing director of the Democratic
Party of Wisconsin, Jan.-Nov. 2018. Field organizer for
the Democratic Party of Virginia, July-Nov. 2017.
Community organizer at Iowa State University for the Iowa
Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2016. Degree in political
science and government from Carleton College, 2017.
Deputy Organizing Directors:
Experience includes campaign manager on Maurice Cheeks' April 2017 re-election campaign t the Madison Common Council. Degree in political science from UW Madison.
(Jan. 2019) Organizer in Eau Claire for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, May-Nov. 2016. Campaign manager on Leland Pan for Dane County Board, Dec. 2013-Apr. 2014. Organizing fellow for Organizing for Action-MN, May-Aug. 2013; organizing fellow for Organizing for America-WI, Sept.-Nov. 2012; organizing fellow for Organizing for America-MN, June-Aug. 2012. B.A. in political science, criminal justice, educational policy studies from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015.
Started on the campaign as a regional organizing director in Western Iowa in June 2019. Regional field director (May-Nov. 2018) and field organizer (Oct. 2017-May 2018) on JB Pritzker for Governor. Master's degree in sport administration from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2018; bachelor's degree in sports management from University of Connecticut, 2016.
(Aug. 2020) Regional GOTV director in Texas (Feb.-Mar. 2020) and regional organizing director in Iowa on Warren for President. Operations associate (Aug.-Sept. 2019) and delivery driver (May-July 2019) at Fetch Package. County political organizer (Jan. 2018-Apr. 2019), field director (Feb.-Mar. 2018), community organizer (June 2015-Dec. 2017) and field manager (Sept.-Nov. 2016) at Texas Organizing Project. Field organizer (Apr.-Nov. 2014) and fellow (Feb.-Apr. 2014) at Battleground Texas. B.A. in economics from Austin College.
Field organizer in Davenport, IA and in Illinois on Warren for President. Degree in political science from Luther College, 2013.
Digital Organizing Director Heba Mohammad
(July 2020; started as distributed organizing
director, Apr.-July 2020) National field coordinator
(Jan. 2019-Apr. 2020) and field organizer (Feb. 2017-Jan.
2019) for Arab American Institute. Field organizer in
Brown Co. for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, July-Dec.
2016. After school program assistant for the Boys and
Girls Club of Greater Green Bay, Sept. 2015-June 2016.
Candidate for Green Bay City Council, Jan.-Apr. 2016.
AmericCorps Vista, Aug. 2014-Aug. 2015. Bachelor's
degree in history, political science from University of
Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2014.
Deputy Digital Organizing Director for Communities Priya Millward
(Aug. 2020) Manager of mobilization campaigns for Warren Democrats, Mar.-Aug. 2020. National social media organizer on Warren for President, July 2019-Mar. 2020. B.S. and B.A. in media, culture and communication; politics from New York University, 2019. Experience also includes social media strategist (Sept. 2018-Mar. 2019), accounts fellow (May-Aug. 2018) and freelance social media manager (Jan.-Aug. 2018) for Anne Lewis Strategies, LLC.
Deputy Digital Director Tyler Green
Regional organizing director for
Greater Manchester on Warren for President NH primary
campaign, Feb. 2019-Feb. 2020. Regional field director
for the Arizona Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2018. GOTV
and special projects director on Conor Lamb for Congress,
Feb.-Mar. 2018. Organizer for the Pennsylvania
Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign/Hillary for America in
Pittsburgh, May-Nov. 2016 Degree in international
relations and political science from Tufts University,
2016. Internships include Office of Sen. Warren,
Sept.-Dec. 2015. twitter
Data Director Ola Topczewska
(July 2020) Voter engagement analyst on
Warren for President, Oct. 2019-Mar. 2020. Applied data
science lead (Oct. 2018-Oct. 2019), senior applied data
scientist (July 2017-Oct. 2018) and applied data scientist
(July 2015-July 2017) at Civis Analytics. B.A. in
government from Harvard University, 2015.
Deputy Data Director Will Hoffman
Deputy Data Director Eli Vizcaino
Data Associate Annabelle Gary
Data Associate Vivek Pisharody
DigiDem Tanner Gildea
DigiDem Andrew Sheets
Operations Director Priyal Amin
(July 2020) Special projects director
for Progressive Turnout Project, Apr.-June 2020.
Wisconsin operations director (Feb.-Mar. 2020) and Iowa
operations director (July 2019-Feb. 2020) on Warren for
President. Communications director (Sept. 2017-July
2019) and digital organizer (May-Aug. 2017) at Progressive
Turnout Project. Management consulting analyst at
Infosys Public Systems, Aug. 2016-May 2017. B.A. in
political science and government from University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign, 2016.
Voter Protection Director David Kronig
(started as voter protection director at DPW
in Feb. 2020) Associate at Clarick Gueron Reisbaum
LLP in NYC, Mar. 2018-Feb. 2020. Law clerk at the U.S.
District Court for the Southern District of New York, Sept.
2015-Sept. 2016. Associate (Feb.-Aug. 2015) and law
clerk (Sept. 2014-Feb. 2015). Legislative assistant
(July 2007-Jan. 2011) and legislative correspondent (July
2006-July 2007) for U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd. J.D. from
Georgetown University Law Center, 2014; B.A. in government and
music from Harvard University, 2006.
GOTV Director Josh Henderson
(Aug. 2020) Founding partner (Nov. 2017)
of Path to Victory. Virginia director of The Arena,
Sept.-Nov. 2017. Managing director, state advocacy (ov.
2016-Aug. 2017) and special assistant to CEO (Sept. 2015-Nov.
2016) at Families for Excellent Schools. Government
relations liaison at DC Public Charter School Board, May
2014-Sept. 2015. Confidential assistant in the Office of
the Under Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, May
2013-May 2014. Regional field director in Oshkosh on
Obama for America, June-Nov. 2012. Corps member at Teach
for America, June 2010-June 2012. M. A. in secondary
education and teaching from American University, 2012;
bachelor's degree in political science from Marquette
Deputy GOTV Director Alison Newell
(Sept. 2020) Co-founder (May 2018) of Underdog, a Brooklyn-based consulting firm. Field director on Mathylde Frontus for NYS Assembly, Apr.-Nov. 2018. Directoor of taxtics (July 2015-Fb. 2018) and operations manager (May 2013-July 2015) at Families for Excellent Schools. Program assistant at Tech Kids Unlimited, Sept. 2012-May 2013. B.A. in psychology from New York University, 2012.
Deputy GOTV Director Janae Headly
(Sept. 2020) Account executive at
Storefront Political Media from Nov. 2017. B.A. in
political science and public relations from University of
Southern California, 2017. Experience includes
internship in Sen. Kamala Harris' L.A. office, Mar.-June 2017.
Chairman Ben Wikler
(elected June 2019) Candidate for DPW
chair, Feb.-June 2019. Washington director (from Sept.
2014) and senior advisor (Dec. 2018-Mar. 2019) to
MoveOn.org. Host of The Good Fight podcast, Nov.
2013-July 2015; host of The Flaming Sword of Justice,
2011-July 2013. Executiive vice president at Change.org
Dec. 2011-Dec. 2012. Campaign director at Avaaz.org,
Mar. 2007-Dec. 2011. Press secretary to Sherrod Brown
for U.S. Senate, Jan.-July 2006. Producer for The Al
Franken Show, Air America Radio, Feb. 2004-Dec. 2005.
Co-founder and national coordinator of the Student Global AIDS
Campaign, Feb. 2001-Feb. 2003. Contributor to The Onion,
Nov. 1999-Feb. 2003. B.A. in economics from Harvard
University, 2003; studied at University of Wisconsin-Madison,
1997-98. Raised in Madison. twitter
Executive Director Nellie Sires
(Dec. 21, 2019 tweet) Vice president of
training at The Management Center from May 2017. Great
Lakes regional field director at the DCCC, Oct. 2015-Dec.
Field director on Quinn for Illinois, April-Nov.
2014. Illinois state coordinator and volunteer state
lead for Organizing for Action, Feb. 2013-April 2014.
Regional director, field organizer, and fellow at Obama for
America, Jan.-Nov. 2012. Search marketing specialist
for Zenya,.com Aug. 2009-July 2011. Work towards M.A.
in political science at University of Illinois, 2009-11;
B.A. from Loyola University of Chicao, 2008. twitter