updated March 31, 2020)
Headquarters: 229 W. 43rd
St., New York, NY 10036 (the former New York Times building)
Initial Headquarters (to end of Dec. 2019): 25 E. 78th St., New York, NY 10075
mikebloomberg.com | @MikeBloomberg @Mike2020
- ruled out Mar. 5, 2019
- announced Nov. 24, 2019.
- suspended Mar. 4, 2020.
press releases on staff | Day One (Jan. 11, 2020) | Mar. 20, 2020 Memo: Bloomberg Campaign Next Steps
Note: Bloomberg invested not just in his high-profile TV ad campaign, but in assembling a top-notch team nationally and across multiple states. The Bloomberg campaign ultimately had a staff reported at 2,400 people. It was a remarkable feat to recruit and bring so many people on board in such a short period of time.
Jan. 6... 800 staff, 300 in
headquarters in New York and 500 in over 30 states (NBC News).
Jan. 14... over 1,000 staff, including more than 700 in 33 states (Politico).
Feb. 4... more than 2,100 staff, including 1,700 in 40 states (news reports).
Feb. 11... 2,400 staff, including 2,000 staff based in 43 states and territories (campaign press release).
Looking at people's experience, one can see that a
fair number of campaign staff moved over from Bloomberg Philanthropies
LP. Additionally, a number of staff served in various capacities
in the Bloomberg
administration during his tenure as Mayor of New York City. The
campaign also picked up staff from erstwhile presidential
campaigns, particularly those of Kamala Harris and Steve Bullock.
At the state level the campaign sought to bring in a range of talent,
for example including people with experience in organized labor as
well as those from the private sector.
The listing below has a lot of holes but gives a sense of the scope and organization of this unprecedented campaign. Bloomberg 2020 opened more than 200 offices around the country by Super Tuesday (some but not all shown below).
Candidate Mike Bloomberg timeline
Partner Diana Taylor
Campaign Chair Patti Harris
Chief executive of Bloomberg Philanthropies from Jan. 2014. First Deputy Mayor and earlier Deputy Mayor in the Bloomberg Administration, Jan. 2002-Dec. 2013. Corporate communications at Bloomberg LP, 1994-2001. Vie president for public relations at SERINO/COYNE, 1993-94. Vice president for public relations at Rogers & Cowan, 1991-93. Served 13 years in the Koch Administration as executive director of the New York City Art Commission, 1983-91 and assistant to the Mayor, 1978-83. Bachelor's degree in government from Franklin & Marshall College, 1997. twitter
Mayor Steve Benjamin
Louisville (KY) Mayor Greg Fischer
U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy (FL-7)
National Political Chair
Former Philadelphia, PA Mayor Michael Nutter
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) twitter
National Political Co-Chair
Former Miami, FL Mayor Manny Diaz
(announced Jan. 21, 2020) twitter
Campaign Manager Kevin Sheekey
Global head of communications, public policy and
marketing at Bloomberg LP from Jan. 2010. New York City Deputy
Mayor for Government Relations, Jan. 2006-Mar. 2010. Campaign
manager on Bloomberg for Mayor 2005. President of the New York
City Host Committee for the Republican National Convention, Dec.
2003-Nov. 2004. Special assistant in the Office of the Mayor,
Jan. 2002-Nov. 2003. Worked on Bloomberg for Mayor campaign,
June-Dec. 2001. Public affairs at Bloomberg, Jan. 1997-May
2001. Chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Oct.
1992-Dec. 1996. Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. James H. Scheuer
(NY), June 1988-Sept. 1992. B.S. in economics from Washington
University in St. Louis, 1988. DC native. twitter
Senior Advisor Howard Wolfson
(Nov. 2019) Senior advisor at Bloomberg
New York City Deputy Mayor for Government Affairs and Communications,
2010-13. Senior strategist on Mayor Bloomberg's 2009 re-election
campaign. Partner in The
Group's New York office. Co-chief strategist and
communications director on Hillary Clinton''s 2008 presidential
campaign. Communications director for then First Lady Hillary
Clinton's 2000 U.S. Senate campaign. Executive director at
the DCCC, 1998-2000. Communications director for
then Rep. Charles Schumer's 1998 U.S. Senate campaign. Chief of
staff and press secretary to U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey (NY). Master's
in U.S. history from Duke University; undergraduate degree from the
University of Chicago. New York native. twitter
Senior Advisor on Strategy, Policy and Messaging Tim O'Brien
(announced Nov. 25, 2019) Joins the campaign on
leave from position
editor of Bloomberg Opinion, started there in Apr. 2013.
Executive editor of The Huffington Post, Jan. 2011-Apr. 2013.
Editor of the Sunday Business section (May 2006-Jan. 2011) and staff
writer (2003-06) at the New York
Times. Staff writer at Talk
magazine, 2000-02. Staff writer at the New York Times,
1997-2000. Staff writer at the Wall
1992-97. B.A. in English language and literature from Georgetown
University, 1984; M.A. in U.S. history from Columbia University, 1987;
M.S. in journalism from Columbia University, 1990; and M.B.A. from
University, 1992. Author of The
Conspiracy (novel, 2012), TrumpNation:
(2005) and Bad Bet: The Inside
Story of the Glamour,
Glitz and Danger of America’s
Gambling Industry (1998). twitter
Senior Advisor on Campaign Strategy Mitch Stewart
(reported on Bloomberg's team by The Washington Post, Jan. 31, 2019) Co-founder (2013) of 270 Strategies. Battleground state director on Obama's 2012 re-election campaign. National director of Organizing for America. Virginia state director on the 2008 Obama campaign in the Fall; during the primaries Stewart served as Obama's Iowa caucus director starting in Jan. 2007, then worked on the campaign in Nevada and Minnesota, as field director on the March 4 Texas campaign, and as state director on the May 6 Indiana primary campaign. Coordinated Campaign director for the Minnesota DFL during the 2006 midterm elections. Field director on Sen. Tom Daschle's 2004 re-election campaign. Eastern Iowa regional field director for Sen. John Edwards’ Iowa caucus campaign (announced May 2003). A regional field director for the Louisiana Democratic Party during Sen. Mary Landrieu's 2002 run-off campaign. A regional field director for the South Dakota Democratic Party during Sen. Tim Johnson's 2002 re-election campaign. Also served as a research assistant and staff assistant in Johnson's Senate office. B.S. in chemistry and biology from the University of South Dakota. Originally from Vermillion, SD. twitter
The states team, initially announced on Dec. 20, 2019, includes well-known veteran Democratic operatives, including many with experience on the Obama campaigns, and also brings on board staffers from former 2020 campaigns of Harris, O'Rourke and Bullock.
Senior Advisor on Campaign Strategy Mitch Stewart
States Director Dan Kanninen
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) Partner and CEO at STG
in North Carolina on Hillary for America. Senior advisor
in Virginia to Obama for America in the 2012 general election after
serving as Northeast regional director in Chicago during the
primaries. White House liaison to the EPA. Legislative
director to Gov. Jim Doyle of Wisconsin from Dec. 2008. Wisconsin
state director on Obama's 2008 general election campaign, after working
on the primary campaigns in WI, OH (early vote lead) and NC (deputy
political director and GOTV political director). Chief of staff
to Wisconsin Sen. Robert Jauch (D-Poplar) for four years and had
almost a decade of experience working in the Wisconsin State
Capitol. Studied political science at University of
Wisconsin-Madison. Superior native. twitter
Assistant to the States Director Savannah Shepard
Vetting analyst on Kamala
Harris for the People, June-early Dec.
2019. Bachelor's degree in political communication, human
social justice from The George Washington University, 2019.
Deputy States Director Cassandra Henry
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) Chief of staff for the
deputy campaign manager
(Oct.-Nov. 2019), national political director-special projects
(Aug.-Oct. 2019) and distributed organizing (Mar.-Aug. 2019) on Beto
for America. Distributed manager (Sept.-Nov. 2018) and
distributed organizer (July-Aug. 2018) and finance volunteer (June-July
2018) on Beto for Texas. Vice president of IR and marketing at
LibreMax Capital, LLC, June 2015-June 2018. Manager at Casey,
Quirk & Associates, Aug. 2013-May 2015. Research assistant to
senior utilities and industrial analyst at Artisan Partners, May
2008-May 2011. Executive assistant to the head of the diversified
industrial group, Feb. 2007-May 2008. M.B.A. from NYU Stern
School of Business, 2013; bachelor's degree in political science from
University of Notre Dame, 2006. twitter
Deputy States Director Will Dubbs
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) Iowa state director on
for the People, lateJan.-ea. Dec. 2019. Coordinated Campaign
director for the Pennsylvania
Democratic Party Feb.-Nov. 2018. Organizing director for the
North Carolina Coordinated Campaign; May-Nov. 2016; organizing director
on Hillary for America for the Nebraska caucus and New York primary
campaigns, Feb.-May 2016; regional organizing director in Soux City for
Hillary for America Iowa caucus campaign, April 2015-Feb. 2016.
Seacoast area regional field director for the NH Democratic Party,
June-Nov. 2014. Field organizer for Obama for America in
Bradenton, FL, June-Nov. 2012. B.A. in government from Wesleyan
University, 2014. twitter
Senior Advisor Brandon Davis
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) Principal, managing
director at GPS Impact from Feb.
of staff at the DNC, June-Dec. 2016. National
director at the SEIU; previously deputy national political
director for member engagement, and started with SEIU in 2007 as
political director for the union's Missouri State Council.
Political director and deputy campaign director on Claire McCaskill's
2006 U.S. Senate campaign. Political director for the Missouri
Democratic Party in 2005. Political director on Gov. Bob Holden's
2004 U.S. Senate primary campaign. Political director for the
Missouri Democratic Party in 2003. Double major in black studies
and political science from University of Missouri-Columbia. twitter
National Organizing Director Megan Simpson
on Bullock for President to Dec. 2, 2019, reported on
Feb. 2, 2019 by Iowa Starting Line as Iowa organizing director to
Bullock's Big Sky Values PAC. Coordinated director for the
Montana Democratic Party, Feb. 2018-Jan. 2019. Community
engagement director for the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque,
June 2017-Feb. 2018. Public policy for Airbnb in San Francisco,
June 2015-June 2017. Coordinated director for the Alaska
Democratic Party, Jan.-Dec. 2014. Studied at the University of
Assistant to the National Organizing Director Ella Wodin
(Dec. 2019) Field organizer in Iowa City on
President, Aug.-Dec. 2, 2019. Bachelor's degree in history and
political science from
The George Washington University, 2019. twitter
National Organizing Desk Patrick Eisenhauer
(Dec. 2019) Iowa data director on Bullock for
June-Dec. 2019. Deputy
National Training Director Monica Guardiola
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) Attorney.
Director of ballot access on Beto for America. Deputy general
counsel at Hillary for America from April 2015. Director of voter
protection for ForwardNC, Aug. 2014. Voter protection attorney in
Colorado for Organizing for America, Aug.-Nov. 2012. Attorney at
King & Greisen, LLP, May 2010-Aug. 2012. Attorney for the
U.S. Postal Service, 2004-06. J.D. from the University of New
Mexico Law School, 2000; B.A. in political science from New Mexico
National Training Consultant Sarah Hummell
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) Training and learning
director at Blue Leadership Collaborative from
Feb. 2019. Deputy political director (Jan. 2017-Dec. 2018) and
GOTV director (June 2018-Dec. 2018) Deputy campaign manager on
Clay Pell for Governor, Apr.-Sept. 2014. Northeast regional
manager for Organizing for Action, Mar. 2013-Apr. 2014. Regional
field director in Ohio on Organizing for America, Aug. 2011-Nov.
2012. Manager for Williams-Sonoma, Inc., Oct. 2007-Mar.
2011. District manager for Abercrombie & Fitch, 2000-03. B.S.
in labor studies from Indiana University. twitter
National Operations Director Daniel Ensign
(Nov. 2019) Chief of staff at Burrow, Nov.
GOTV director on Haley Stevens for Congress (MI), Oct.-Nov. 2018.
Deputy campaign manager and COO on Alec Ross for Maryland, Mar.
2017-Sept. 2018. Regional operations director for 8 states on
Hillary for Americ, May-Nov. 2016. Deputy COO and budget director
on O'Malley for President, May 2015-Apr. 2016. Deputy political
director on Gov. Martin O'Malley's's O'PAC, Aug. 2014-May 2015. twitter
Director of Regional Operations Vincent Giannone
(Dec. 2019) Vetting Director on Kamala Harris for the People, Apr.-Nov. 2019. Research at the Obama Foundation, Apr. 2018-Mar. 2019. Community and government affairs for the New York Power Authority, Feb. 2017-Apr. 2018. Vetting specialist on Hillary for America, June 2015-Dec. 2016. Confidential assistant to the Counselor, Executive Chamber of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, Jan.-June 2015. M.P.A. from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University of Albany, 2014; B.A. in political science and government from State University of New York at Albany, 2013.
Regional Scheduling Director Tien Nguyen
Regional Organizing Director Erin Phillips
Regional Organizing Director Jacqueline Ridberg
Deputy organizing director in Iowa on Bullock for
President to Dec. 2,
2019. Site lead in Hernando Co. on the Florida recount, Nov.
2018. Regional organizing director in Fairfield for the
Connecticut Democratic Party, Apr.-Nov. 2018. Client service
representative for Foundation Source, Dec. 2017-Mar. 2018.
Campaign manager for the People First Committee (Greenwich, CT),
Oct.-Nov. 2017. Customer service representative for Jack Morton
Worldwide, Mar.-Aug. 2017. Field organizer in Whitewater for the
Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Aug.-Nov. 2016. Bachelor's degree
in drama from New York University. twitter
States Team Analysts
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) Senior consultant
(from Oct. 2019)
(Sept. 2017-Sept. 2019) at EY-Parthenon. Schools manager for
EVERFI, Aug. 2014-June 2015. Math and science teacher (Sept.
2010-June 2014) and math teacher (Sept. 2009-June 2010) with the NYC
Department of Education. M.B.A. from Harvard Business School,
2017; M.Ed. from CUNY The City College of New York, 2011; B.A. in
political science from Brown University, 2009.
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) Travel coordinator at
Kamala Harris for
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) ...
Director Rob Diamond
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) Founder of Stratagem Public Affairs based in New York City. A managing director of public affairs at Tishman Speyer. Special Assistant to the President and Director of Private Sector Engagement at the White House. Downstate director of intergovernmental affairs for New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. National veterans and military families vote director and New York state director on Obama's 2012 campaign. A "former finance-type," Diamond was a vice president at Bear Stearns & Co, Inc., in the Structured Equity Products/Equity Finance group and a senior vice president at Realty Capital International LLC. Officer in the U.S. Navy for seven years. Bachelor's degree from the U.S. Naval Academy. NYC native. twitter
Deputy Director Gabe Amo
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) State and local
for The Home Depot from Mar. 2019. Director of public engagement
and community affairs in the Office of Gov. Gina Raimondo (RI), Feb.
2015-Feb. 2019. Senior advisor on Gina Raimondo for Governor,
Mar.-Nov. 2018. Office of Intergovernmental Affairs at The White
House, Feb. 2013-Feb. 2015. National political coordinator on
Obama for America, Jan.-Nov. 2012. Field director for the RI
Democratic Party, Nov. 2006-Apr. 2008. Marshall Scholar at
University of Oxford, 2010-11; undergraduate degree in political
science from Wheaton College, 2010. From Pawtucket, RI. twitter
Operations Director Sarah Callaway
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) Consultant to UNICEF
USA, May-Nov. 2019. Legislative director, senior legislative
assistant, legislative assistant and legislative correspondent in the
U.S. House, June 2015-Aug. 2018. Government relations assistant
at Business Roundtable, May 2014-June 2015. Staff on House
Foreign Affairs Committee, Oct. 2013-Apr. 2014. M.S. in
international politics from Trinity College Dublin, 2019; B.S. in
interantional affairs from Florida State University, 2013.
Director Hans Goff
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) Senior advisor/Member services for Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján from Jan. 2019. Director of member engagement and political strategy at the DCCC, Feb. 2017-Jan. 2019. Southern political director, New Jersey state director, North Carolina state director and primary states regional director for the South on Hillary for America. Southern regional organizing director at Ready for Hillary super PAC. Senior associate at Kivvit, Feb. 2013-Mar. 2014. Rocky Mount/Northeast regional field director for OFA-NC, Obama's 2012 re-election campaign. Founder and CEO of Voting Works, LLC., Jan. 2010-Nov. 2012. Program administrator at YouthBuild Newark, Mar. 2010-Oct. 2011. Legislative director for New Jersey Department of Treasury, Feb. 2009-2010. Legislative analyst for New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Jan. 2008-Feb. 2009. Community outreach coordinator for New Jersey General Assembly Majority Office, Jan. 2006-Aug. 2007. Master's of public policy from Rutgers University, 2008; double major in government and African-American studies from William and Mary, 2005. Started out in politics in high school, working as an intern for Trenton Mayor Douglas Palmer. Native of Trenton. twitter
Constituency Director Aisha J. McClendon
Director Katie Ingebretson
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) Independent consultant
based in L.A. from Jan. 2013. Co-founder of K
states director on Obama for America, May 2011-May 2012. Digital
Political Director Carlos Sanchez
(Dec. 2019) Senior advisor to Assistant Speaker
Ben Ray Lujan,
Jan.-Dec. 2019. Executive director for the House Democratic
Caucus, Jan. 2017-Dec. 2018. Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Joaquin
Castro, Jan. 2013-Jan. 2017. Deputy national political director
(May-Nov. 2016) and communications
director on the Texas primary campaign on Hillary for America, on leave
from position as chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Castro. Deputy press
secretary and advisor (Jan. 2011-Dec. 2012) and press advisor (Sept.
2007-Jan. 2011) to House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Communications director for the Congressional HIspanic Caucus
Institute, June 2006-Sept. 2007. Native of B.A. in political
science and government from Texas A&M, 2002. Loredo, TX. twitter
Deputy Political Director Darius Jones
(Jan. 2020) National African-American
constituency director (from
June 2014) and Southeast regional outreach director (2011-June 2014)
for AIPAC. Founder and president of Vanguard Leadership Group,
Mar. 2003-Mar. 2011. Speechwriter to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed,
Jan. 2010-Feb. 2011; campaign speechwriter and communications on Kasim
Reed for Mayor, July-Dec. 2009. B.A. in mass communications from
Clark Atlanta University.
Regional Political Directors
Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer, Dec.
Executive director (May 2017-Dec. 2018) and policy and communications
director (Apr. 2014-May 2017) for Business Forward. Senior
advisor and communications director for U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, Jan.
2009-Mar. 2014. Communications director for the Michigan
Democratic Party, Feb. 2008-Jan. 2009. Deputy communications
director for Michigan Senate Democratic Caucus, Jan. 2007-Feb.
2008. Communications, Field, GOTV on the Michigan Coordinated
Campaign, 2006. Communications aide to the Michigan Senate
Democratic Caucus, 2005-06. Research assistant for the State
Health Access Data Assistant Center (MN), Oct. 2002-Sept. 2003.
M.B.A. from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business; B.A. in
economics and Bachelor of Musical Arts in oboe performance from
University of Michigan.
Director of Constituencies and Coalitions Fatima Shama
Executive director of the Fresh Air Fund, "a nonprofit
provides free summer experiences to New York City children from
low-income communities." Served in the Bloomberg administration from
2006-13 as New York City Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs (from Aug.
2009); senior education policy advisor; and health literacy and
language access coordinator. Executive director of the Greater
Brooklyn Health Coalition for four years. Managed the Urban
Horizons program at the Women's Housing and Economic Development
Corporation in The Bronx. A program officer for Research, Action,
Information Network for the Bodily Integrity of Women (RAINBOW).
M.P.A. from Baruch College; bachelor's degree from SUNY
Binghamton. Born in the Bronx to immigrant parents. twitter
Director of Jewish Outreach Abigail Pogrebin
(Nov. 2019) Writer and producer including of
"Parsha in Progress"
podcast for Tablet magazine. Has worked as a producer for TV
including Mike Wallace at "60 Minutes." Immediate past president
of Central Synagogue, a prominent Reform congregation in
Manhattan. Author of "My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wandering
Jew (2017); "One and the Same: My Life As an Identical Twin and What
I’ve Learned About Everyone’s Struggle to Be Singular" (2009); and
"Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk about Being Jewish" (2005).
Yale graduate. Twin sister of NYT reporter Robin Pogrebin. twitter
Deputy Director of Jewish Outreach Scott Richman
(Jan. 2020) Regional director for American
Westchester/Fairfield, Jan. 2009-Jan. 2020. Founding executive
director of Dor Chadash, Dec. 2005-Dec. 2008. Former Soviet Union
desk director for JDC, Mar. 1996-Dec. 2005. Associate attorney at
Levitt & Needleman, P.C.,, Aug. 1994-Mar. 1996. Financial
analyst at Merrill Lynch, Aug. 1989-July 1991. J.D. in
international law and legal studies from Brooklyn Law School, 1994;
B.S. in economics, finance from the Wharton School, 1989.
United for Mike Leadership Council (announced Jan. 26, 2020)
Deputy Women's Outreach Director Amanda Finney
(Dec. 2019) Marketing communications manager
(from June 2018) and
program manager (July 2017-May 2018) for Microsoft. Digital
correspondence (2016) and Louisiana ramp up (Apr.-July 2015) on Hillary
for America. First grade teacher with Teach for America,
2013-15. Field organizer in Virginia on Obama for America,
May-Nov. 2012. M.A. in television, radio and film from Syracuse
University, 2016; undergraduate from Wake Forest University. twitter
Director of Latino Outreach Gisel Aceves
(Jan. 2020) Political director for CHC BOLD PAC
2019. Candidate services director at the DSCC, Sept. 2017-Dec.
2018. Campaign finance advisor to EMILY's List, Feb.-Sept.
2017. Colorado finance director on Bennet for Colorado, July
2015-Nov. 2016. Senior associate at HM Consulting, Apr.-July
2015. Director of operations in the U.S. House, Jan. 2013-Mar.
2015. Finance on Pete Aguilar for Congress, Mar.-June 2012.
Studied politics and Latin American/Latino studies at UCSC.
Director of AAPI Outreach Eric Salcedo
(Jan. 2020) National field director at APIAVote,
2020. Community outreach coordinator (Mar. 2008-July 2014) and
Asian-American community liaiso (Feb. 2004-July 2014) in the illinois
Attorney General's Office. Organizer, senior advisor, field
director on Naisy Dolar campaign for 50th Ward Alderman
(Chicago). Intake director (2001-03) and development associate
(1999-2001) at ACLU of Illinois. Test coordinator for the
Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities, Sept. 1999-Aug.
2000. B.A. in history from Northwestern University.
Deputy Director of AAPI Outreach Neha Chatterjee
(Jan. 2020) Deputy national finance director on Yang 2020 campaign, Sept. 2019-Jan. 2020. Operations manager, intergovernmental and community affairs for NYS Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, Dec. 2017-Aug. 2019. Director of MWBE marketing and outreach for Empire State Development, Feb.-Dec. 2017. Campaign finance on Hillary for America, Jan.-Nov. 2016. Bachelor's degree in economics from University of Michigan.
Director of LGBTQ Outreach Joseph Arroyo
(Dec. 2019) Manager of local campaigns at
Everytown for Gun
Safety, Aug.-Dec. 2019. Northeast regional director for GLSEN,
Nov. 2017-May 2019. Training and talent development specialist
for Community Outreach Group, LLC, July-Dec. 2016. Vice president
of sales and support at Impact Dialing, June 2013-June 2016.
Field director at Houston United, July-Dec. 2015. Organizer at
Latinos for Garcetti, Jan.-May 2013. Campaign manager on Matt
Szabo for City Cuncil, Dec. 2012-Mar. 2013. Deputy field director
on Mainers United for Marriage, Apr.-Dec. 2012. Field director
(Jan. 2011-Apr. 2012) and Los Angeles regional field manager (May
2009-Jan. 2011) at Equality California. Volunteer organizer for
No on Prop. 8 - Equality for All, May-Dec. 2008.
Deputy Director of LGBTQ Outreach Daniel Volker
(Nov. 2019) Team lead for global brand strategy
(from May 2016)
and global brand strategy (Jan. 2015-May 2016) at Bloomberg LP.
Account supervisor (Aug. 2012-Jan. 2015) and account executive (Sept.
2010-Aug. 2012) at mcgarrybowen. Business development manager at
the Center for Communication Compliance, July 2008-Sept. 2010.
B.S. in business administration, marketing from UNC at Charlotte-Belk
College of Business, 2007.
Mayors for Mike Sami Naim
(Dec. 2019) Director of public policy at
Grubhub, Apr.-Dec. 2019. Senior manager for public policy at
Lyft, Jan. 2016-Apr. 2019. Vice president for law and policy at
The Municipal Art Society of New York, Feb. 2014-Nov. 2015.
Special counselor to Mayor Bloomberg, June 2008-Dec. 2013.
Assistant director fo the Center for New York City Law and New
Law School, Aug. 2007-June 2008. Associate counsel for the New
York City Department of Parks & Recreation, June 2004-Aug. 2007.
J.D. from University of Chicago Law School, 2003; B.A. in
economics and political science from McGill University, 2000.
National Coalitions and Constituences Dina Dariotis
(Nov. 2019) Deputy director for survivor network grassroot engagement and support programs at Everytown for Gun Safety, Aug. 2015-Nov. 2019. Board member and legislative consultant woth New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, Oct. 2012-July 2015. Management consultant with Bennett Midland, Mar. 2012-June 2013. Associate coordinator for the New York City Mayor's Office /Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Aug. 2003-Sept. 2011. Legislative analyst (2001-03) and presidential management intern (1999-2001) at NIH. M.P.A. (1999) and B.A. in political science (1997) from The George Washington University.
National Coalitions and Constituencies Katie Duda
(Nov. 2019) Government innovation at Bloomberg Philanthropies from Apr. 2010. Assistant communications director in the Office of Mayor Bloomberg, 2006-10. Policy and planning at New York City Department of Homeless Services, June 2002-May 206. M.P.A. in policy analysis from New York University; B.A. in psychology and government from University of Virginia, 2002. twitter
National Coalitions and Constituencies Madelyn Kasprzak
(Dec. 2019) Director of special projects (Oct.
2019),deputy chief of staff, external relations and development
(Apr.-Oct. 2018), assistant director, special projects (Mar. 2016-Apr.
2018) and coordinator of advancement services (Oct. 2014-Mar. 2016) for
Columbia University. Coordinator of patron programs for WNET New
York Public Media, Nov. 2013-Oct. 2014. M.P.A. in international
economic policy from Columbia University, 2019; B.A. in anthropology
from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2012.
Chief of Staff, Constituencies and Coalitions Degan Mercado Leopold
(Nov. 2019) Diversity recruiting team leader (Sept. 2016-Nov. 2019), recruiting and philanthropy and engagement program manager (Dec. 2015-Sept. 2016) and senior program manager, global philanthropy and engagement (Sept. 2010-Dec. 2015) for Bloomberg LP. Special projects coordinator in the Office of the First Deputy Mayor of New York City, June 2003-Sept. 2010. Brooklyn campaign volunteer manager on Bloomberg for Mayor, Mar.-Dec. 2009. Intern at Bloomberg LP, Dec. 1999-Dec. 2002. M.P.A. from NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, 2009; B.A. in dance and Spanish from Wesleyan University. twitter
Deputy Director of Surrogates Emily Molitor
(Dec. 2019) Executive communications and
(2018-19) and marketing and communications (2015-18) at Two
Sigma. Content marketing strategy (2014-15) and global social
media strategy (2011-14) at Bloomberg LP. Content marketing and
product manager at SmartBrief, 2009-11. Associate consultant at
Kaiser Associates, 2008. M.B.A. from Columbia University/London
Business School, 2016. B.A. in history from Middlebury College,
Deputy Communications Director for Messaging and Strategy Erika Gudmundson
(Dec. 2019) Principal at Pramana Collective,
2019. Director of communications at Zumper, Mar.-Nov. 2017.
Freelance communications consultant, Nov. 2016-Mar. 2017. Press
secretary to Chelsea Clinton on Hillary for America, Jan.-Nov.
Deputy Communications Director for Messaging and
Planning Suzanne Foote
At Bloomberg Philanthropies from 2014.
Speechwriting and communications in the Office of Mayor Bloomberg, June
2012-Dec. 2013. Associate producer at Half Yard Productions, June
2011-June 2012. Field content producer for Mayors Against Illegal
Guns, Feb.-June 2011. B.A. in political science and government
from Northwestern University, 2010.
Deputy Communications Director for Staffing and Operations Rachel Nagler
Director of communications at Bloomberg Philanthropies
from Nov. 2017. Head of communications, digital editorial,
Bloomberg Media and Bloomberg News, Jan. 2015-Nov. 2017; global head of
communications for Bloomberg Businessweek, Oct. 2011-Nov. 2017.
Senior vice president at Rubenstein Communications, Aug. 2005-Sept.
2011. Associate director of publicity at Simon & Schuster,
1997-2005. Publicity assistant at Random House, 1995-97.
B.A. in English from Bowdoin College, 1995. twitter
Strategic Communications Advisor Sterling Elmore
National trip director on Kamala Harris for the
2019. Politics and advocacy at Bloomberg Philanthropies, Jan.
2017-Aug. 2019. National advance on Hillary for America, May
2015-Nov. 2016. Director of advance on Mark Pryor for U.S.
Senate, Aug.-Nov. 2014. B.A. in political science and history
from University of Arkansas, 2014. twitter
Senior Communications Coordinator Erin Waters
Communications Chief of Staff Hannah Carey
Regional Communications Directors
corporate communications (Jan. 2017-May 2018), senior director of
corporate communications (May 2018-Apr. 2019) and vice president of
corporate communications (from Apr. 2016) at WeWork. Rapid
response spokesperson and earlier part of the state press team on
Hillary for America from Feb. 2016. Communications director at
American Bridge 21st Century super PAC, 2014-15. Rapid response
director on Terry McAuliffe's campaign for Virginia governor,
2013. North Carolina communications director on Obama for
America, 2012. Communications director on Natalie Tennant's campaign
for West Virginia governor, 2011. Communications director on
Betty Sutton's 2010 congressional campaign in Ohio. Press
secretary for Bill de Blasio for Public Advocate campaign, 2009.
Master's degree from New York University; Bachelor's degree from the
University of Maryland. twitter
Deputy communications director at Everytown for Gun Safety from June 2018. Director at The Glover Park Group, Mar. 2015-May 2018. Group manager (Oct. 2014-Feb. 2015) and account supervisor (Sept. 2013-Sept. 2014) at Weber Shandwick. Senior associate (Mar. 2012-Aug. 2013) associate (Sept. 2010-Feb. 2012) and assistant (July 2009-Aug. 2010) at The Glover Park Group. B.A. in political science and government from Colby College. twitter
(Oct. 2019) Senior advisor at Pine Street
Strategies from July
2016. Vice president at FleishmanHillard, Oct. 2018-Mar.
2019. Communications director on Frank Scott for Mayor of Littler
Rock, Nov. 2017-Dec. 2018. Senior manager of public affairs for
the Bipartisan Policy Center, Sept. 2015-Oct. 2018.
Communications director on Randall Woodfin for Mayor (Birmingham, AL),
Jan.-Nov. 2017. Communications and marketing manager for the
Council on Foundations, Feb. 2014-Sept. 2015. Regional press
secretary for StudentsFirst, May 2012-Feb. 2014. Senior associate
at SKDKnickerbocker, Feb. 2010-May 2012. Bachelor's degree in
sociology from Morehouse College. twitter
(announced as California communications director on Dec. 20, 2019) West regional press secretary at the DCCC in the 2018 cycle from June 2017. Communications contractor at 270 Strategies, Jan.-May 2017. Communications director on Morgan Carroll for Congress, July-Nov. 2016. Communications associate at 270 Strategies, Aug. 2014-July 2016. Intern at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, Feb.-June 2014. Analyst at EMPRA, Sept. 2013-Feb. 2014. B.A. in sociology, Portuguese studies from Columbia University in the City of New York, 2013. twitter
P O L I C Y C O M M U N I C A T I O N S
Senior Advisor for Policy Communications Jim Anderson
Head of government innovation programs at Bloomberg
May 2010. Communications director in the Office Of Mayor
Bloomberg, Jan. 2006-Apr. 2010. Associate commissioner for
external affairs for City of New York Department of Homeless Services,
Apr. 2002-Jan. 2006. Communications director for the Gay, Lesbian
& Straight Education Network, Sept. 1998-Mar. 2002. B.A. in
English language and literature from University of Washington,
Director of Policy Communications Brian Reich
(Dec. 2019) Chief media officer at RedPen from
Founder/president of Casual from Jan. 2017. Partner at little m
media from Mar. 2009. Senior advisor on smarter data and
imagination to Vaudeville Ventures from Nov. 2016. Vice president
of communications for murmurations, Nov. 2018-Dec. 2019.
Corporate communications consultant to Viacom, June-Nov. 2018.
Director of communications for United Bid 2026 (bid submission to
FIFA), Sept. 2017-June 2018. Political director at REVOLT, Dec.
2015-Nov. 2016. Director of The Hive innovation lab for USA for
UNHCR, Nov. 2014-June 2016. Fellow with the Tow-Knight
Entrepreneurial Journalism Program, Jan. 2012-Jan. 2013. SVP and
global editor at Edelman, Feb. 2011-Feb. 2012. Principal at
EchoDitto, Jan. 2008-Mar. 2009. Senior strategic consultant
to Mindshare Interactive Campaigns in the mid-2000s. Director of
new media for Cone, Inc. Dec. 2006-Dec. 2007. Founder and
president of Mouse Communications, 2000-04. Briefing director in
the Office of the Vice President, 1999-2001; briefing director via the
White House for Gore 2000/Gore-Lieberman. B.A. in political
science from Columbia University in the City of New York, 2003; B.A. in
political science from University of Michigan, 1999. Author of The Imagination Gap (Emerald
Group Publishing, 2017). twitter
Communications Lead and National Spokesperson Daphne Wang
(Nov. 2019) Head of communications and public affairs, environment and climate at Bloomberg Philanthropies from Aug. 2019. Managing director at Bully Pulpit Interactive, May 2018-Aug. 2019. Senior vice president, head of key clients for APCO Worlwide, 2011-18. Account executive at Finn Partners, 2006-11. Bachelor's and master's degrees from The Johns Hopkins University. Masters degree in strategic communication and doctorate degree in violin performance from the University of Southern California.
(Nov. 2019) Head of communications for arts and
(from Jan. 2018) and head of foreign press delegations at the Global
Business Forum (July 2018-Sept. 2019) and communications manager (Oct.
2013-Jan. 2018) at Bloomberg Philanthropies. Public relations
associate at Sloane & Company, May 2011-Oct. 2013. Contract
campus recruiting coordinator at Goldman Sachs, Feb.-Apr. 2011.
Communications coordinator for the U.S. Financial Times, 2009-10.
Public relations coordinator at Ficciones Media, May-Dec. 2018.
M.A. in corporate communications from Baruch College, 2016; B.A. in
liberal arts, journalism from The New School, 2008. twitter
Global communications, public health at Bloomberg
Jan. 2018. Chief communications officer for the New York City
Housing Authority, Feb. 2015-Jan. 2018. Director of public
affairs for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene,
June 2012-Jan. 2015. Manager of corporate communications for GE,
Apr. 2011-June 2012. Press secretary for OMB at The White House,
June 2009-Sept. 2010. Regional press secretary in Missouri on
Obama for America, Aug.-Nov. 2008. Communications director for NY
Coucilmember de Blasio, Nov. 2006-Aug. 2008. Producer at CNN, May
2002-May 2006. B.A. in government from Georgetown
Constituency Communications Director Jin
Constituency Communications Evelyn ("Ev") Erskine
Senior communications director for corporate philanthropy at Bloomberg LP from Jan. 2014. Deputy press secretary to Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Sept. 2006-Dec. 2013. Deputy director of public affairs for the New York City Department for the Aging, Jan.-Sept. 2006. Press officer on Bloomberg for Mayor 2005, June-Dec. 2005. Research analyst in the Mayor's Office of Research and Media Analysis, Sept. 2003-June 2005. Program manager for Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, Mar.-Dec. 2003; and public affairs assistant for the Union Square Business Improvement District, Jan.-Sept. 2003. twitter
Surrogate Communications Director Robin Reck
(Dec. 2019) Director of public affairs for
Feb. 2018-Nov. 2019. Senior director at Bully Pulpit Interactive,
Jan. 2017-Feb. 2018. Managing director (Mar. 2016-Feb. 2018) and
principal (Feb. 2014-Mar. 2016) at The Incite Agency. Account
supervisor at kglobal, Feb. 2013-Feb. 2014. B.A. in international
relations, communications from University of Southern California,
Senior Communications Advisor Marc La Vorgna
Founder (2015) of MLV Strategies. Press
secretary to Mayor Mike
Bloomberg, 2012-14. New York State press secretary on Obama for
America, Dec. 2007-Mar. 2008. Press secretary to U.S. Rep. Bill
Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-8), 2001-04. B.A. in government from Georgetown
University, 2001. twitter
(Dec. 2019) Executive vice president and
deputy director of external affairs (from 2017), executive vice
president for communications and marketing (Aug. 2015-17), senior vice
president for communications and digital media (Aug. 2013-Aug. 2015),
vice president of communications (Jan. 2012-Aug. 2013), communications
director (Jan. 2011-Jan. 2012) and senior communications manager, Dec.
2009-Dec. 2010. City Hall bureau chief/crime reporter for New
York Newsday, 2005-09. Lead crime reporter for the Arkansas
Democrat-Gazette, 2003-05. Newsperson for the AP in Little Rock,
2001-02. Bachelor's in journalism from the University of Arkansas
at Fayetteville. twitter
(Dec. 2019) Communications director on Bullock for President and earlier communications director for Bullock's Big Sky Values PAC, Mar.-Dec. 2019. Communications director on JB Pritzker's 2018 campaign for governor of Illinois, Mar. 2017-Nov. 2018. Deputy communications director on Patrick Murphy for U.S. Senate (FL), Nov. 2015-Nov. 2016. Communications director on Andy Beshear for Attorney General (KY), Jan.-Nov. 2015. Deputy press secretary on Kay Hagan for U.S. Senate (NC), Mar.-Nov. 2014. Chief of staff to Dorothy McAuliffe on Terry McAuliffe's campaign for governor of Virginia, June-Nov. 2013. Deputy communications director on Christie Vilsack for Congress (IA), June-Nov. 2012. B.A. in government and Chinese from Hamilton College, 2013. twitter
Partner at Swann Street Strategies from Feb.
bureau chief/editor/White House reporter for IJR, Feb. 2017-Jan.
2018. Communications director for 1776 (seed fund and incubator),
Feb. 2016-Jan. 2007. National correspondent for CNN, Jan.
2013-2015. National political reporter for RealClearPolitics.com,
Aug. 2010-Jan. 2013. Political reporter for National Journal,
Feb. 2008-Aug. 2010. Embed (Romney) for NBC News, Aug. 2007-Feb.
2008. Campaigns staff writer for National Journal, Jan. 2006-Aug.
2007. B.A. degrees in political science and journalism from
American University, 2005. twitter
(Dec. 2019) News reporters/ national news correspondent in Teaneck for Univision Communications Inc. May 2016-Dec. 2019. Media strategy/crisis communications/reputation development with Stu Loeser & Co. Mar. 2014-Apr. 2016. Director, communications and outreach for NYC Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence, Mar. 2012-Mar. 2014. News reporter/anchor at NY1 News/NY1 Noticias, June 2004-Jan. 2012. Writer producer for Telemundo 47 in Fort Lee, NJ, Jan.-June 2004. Communications managaer for the Insurance Information Institute, Mar. 2000-June 2004. Cas manager/court advocate at the Center for Community Alternatives, July 1998-Mar. 2000. B.A. in international relations from Fordham University, 1998. twitter
Director of communications in NYC (from Sept. 2019)
and head of communications for Lyft Bikes & Scooters (from Jan.
2019) for Lyft. VP of communications and external affairs at
Motivate International Inc, Oct. 2017-Jan. 2019. Senior
spokesperson on Hillary for America, Aug.-Nov. 2016. Director of
global communications at Kickstarter, Nov. 2013-July 2016. First
deputy press secretary in the Office of Mayor Bloomberg, May
2011-Nov. 2013. Press secretary for the New York City Economic
Development Corporation, June 2010-May 2011. Senior associate at
Global Strategy Group, Jan. 2018-July 2010. Managing associate at
Chlopak Leonard Schechter & Associates, 2004-07. B.A. in
English from Georgetown University. twitter
Senior associate (from July 2019) and associate
(Aug. 2018-July 2019) at Mercury. B.A. in political science,
international relations from Lehigh University, 2018. twitter
(Jan. 30, 2020 tweet) National press secretary on Cory 2020, Mar. 2019-Jan. 2020. Regional deputy communications director at the DNC in Fall 2018. Deputy communications director at American Bridge. A regional communications director on Hillary for America, June-Nov. 2016. Communications director on Katie McGinty's campaign for U.S. Senate (PA), 2015-June 2016. Senior associate at SKDKnickerbocker from Jan. 2015. Deputy communications director at the DGA. Communications director for U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (IL). Deputy press secretary at the DCCC in the 2012 cycle; started there in early 2011 as a press assistant. twitter
Content Emily Abernathy-Jones
(Dec. 2019) Manager, speechwriting and
correspondence for the
Clinton Foundation, Aug. 2013-June 2017. Editorial assistant to
the editor-in-chief at The New Yorker, Apr. 1996-Oct. 1997. B.A.
in history from Dartmouth College, 1995.
Content Alisha Berger Gorder
(Dec. 2019) Freelancer in New York City since
Author and novelist of Joy: A Modern
Fable. Editor/newsletter writer/copywriter for WebMD
(consultant/contract), 2005-14. Founder and president of Swaddle,
Toddle & Bump, 2006-10. Reporter for The New York Post,
2002-04. Reporter for The Patriot Ledger, 2000-02.
Clerk/freelance reporter for The New York Times, 1998-2000.
Advanced degree in French language, civilization and culture from
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3, 1996; B.A. in communications from
University of Pennsylvania, 1995. twitter
Founding principal (Sept. 2012) of Stu
Co. Press secretary to Mayor Bloomberg, Jan.
2006-Aug. 2012. Press secretary/ communications director to U.S.
Sen. Chuck Schumer, Feb. 2003-Feb. 2005. Senior communications
advisor to Bloomberg for Mayor 2005. Research director on McCall
for Governor (NY), 2002. Research director on Green for Mayor
(NYC) 2001. Director of Media research on Gore/Lieberman
2000. Director of external relations for the Presidential
Advisory Commission on Holocaust Assets in the United States,
1998-2000. Deputy press secretary and research director on
Shaheen for Governor (NH), 1998. Legislative assistant at the
Corporation for National and Community Service, 1994-98. Deputy
field director in Davidson County, TN on Clinton/Gore '96. B.A.
in American social history, urban studies from University of
Pennsylvania, 1995. twitter
Press Assistant Sydney Boal
(Jan. 2020) Recruitment aand communications coordinator (from Nov. 2019) and applicant experience team member (Sept.-Nov. 2019) at Shorashim in Chicago. Bachelor's degree in community and nonprofit leadership from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2019; interned for Bloomberg Philanthropies in summer 2018.
(Nov. 2019) Corporate communications (from Aug.
technical operations (Aug. 2014-Apr. 2017) at Bloomberg LP.
Athlete/sales and marketing associate for Nike, Inc. Nov. 2013-Mar.
2014. Sports director (Sept. 2010-May 2013) and business manager
(Sept. 2011-May 2012) at 91.3FM WVUD in Newark, DE. J.D.
candidate at City University of New York School of Law; B.S. in finance
from University of Delaware, 2013. twitter
Speechwriter Andrew McCarthy
(Nov. 2019) Executive writer for Bloomberg
Feb. 2019. Deputy director of speechwriting for New York City
Mayor Bill de Blasio, Dec. 2017-Feb. 2019. Writer and producer
for Slate Magazine, Feb. 2014-Nov. 2016. Contributing writer to
MensJournal.com, June 2013-Jan. 2014. Staff writer for Kentucky
Sports Radio, June 2012-Oct. 2013. Studied international
relations at University of Kentucky.
??? Jason Schechter
Chief communications officer at Bloomberg LP from Dec. 2012. Chair of U.S. corporate practice at Burson-Marsteller, Apr. 2007-Nov. 2012. Senior vice president at Robinson Lerer & Montgomery, 2001-07. Assistant press secretary at the White House, 1997-2001. B.A. in economics and government from Georgetown University 1997. twitter
Hawkfish LLC - "primary digital agency and
technology services provider" for the campaign
(reported by Vox on Nov. 25, 2019) At Hawkfish
LLC from Sept. 2019. VP, CMO at
2013-Nov. 2018. Advisor to CEO (Jan.-Aug. 2013) and SVP for
marketing (June 2012-Jan. 2013 at Motorola Mobility. Chairman
(Oct. 2010-Dec. 2012) and CEO (Nov. 2008-Oct. 2010) at Plastic
Jungle. VP for consumer marketing at Google, Oct. 2010-June
2012. SVP, CMO at eBay North America, Feb. 2006-Mar. 2008.
VP of marketing at PayPal, June 2005-Feb. 2006. VP, GM at eBay Canada
(2004-05) and VP for consumer marketing (2002-04) at eBay. CMO
and co-founder of OurHouse, Inc., 1999-2002. Director of brand
strategy at IBM, 1997-99. Director of Brand Pepsi at Pepsi Cola,
1993-97. EM, associate at McKinsey and Company, 1989-93.
M.B.A. from Kellogg at Northwestern, 1989; A.B. in political science
from Brown University, 1984.
Head of digital at Hawkfish LLC from Dec. 2019.
CEO (Jan. 2016-Dec. 2019) and COO (June 2014-Dec. 2015) of
Foursquare. Entrepreneur in resident at Matrix Partners,
Feb.-June 2014. EVP of operator solutions for Opera Software,
Feb. 2013-Feb. 2014. CEO of Skyfire, July 2009-Feb. 2014.
CMO at Travelocity.com, Mar. 2002-Mar. 2009. Co-founder and chief
strategic officer at site59.com, Dec. 1999-Mar. 2002 (acquired by
Travelocity). White House fellow, Aug. 1998-Oct. 1999.
Consultant at Monitor Group, 1994-98. Consultant at Monitor
Company, Sept. 1991-Aug. 1992. M.Phil in international relations
from University of Oxford, 1994; B.A. in social studies from Harvard
University, 1991. twitter
Digital Kevin Frankenfeld
(Nov. 2019) Director of content at Elixxir "a full-stack blockchain platform by David Chaum," Sept. 2018-Nov. 2019; and business development for mobilads, Sept. 2018-Nov. 2019. International strategy (June 2016-June 2018) and brand partnerships (July 2015-June 2018) for Snap Inc.. Sales for Twitter, July 2013-July 2015. Music royalties analyst, Aug. 2012-July 2013. B.B.A. from University of Georgia - Terry College of Business, 2012.
Director of Content and Creative Jonathan Jarvis
(Nov. 2019) Co-founder and CEO of Toke.ai, Feb.
2019. Creative director at Google, June 2009-Jan. 2016.
Founder of Jarvis Group, 2009-12. Product designer for UNICEF,
May-Sept. 2008. Interaction designer at George P. Johnson, Aug.
2007-Jan. 2008. Design researcher for Adobe Systems, May-Aug.
2007. M.F.A. from ArtCenter College of Design, 2009; B.F.A. in
graphic design from University of Iowa, 2006. twitter
Crreative Team Director Linda Lu
(Nov. 2019) Crreatlive lead (June 2017-Nov.
2019, art director
(Feb. 2016-June 2017) and freelance designer for Bloomberg
Philanthropies. Senior designer at TBWA\Chiat\Day, Apr.-Nov.
2014. Freelance art director, Jan.-Aug. 2014. Design studio
manager at GlobalWorks, Nov. 2007-Dec. 2013. Art director at F
& T Group, Mar.-Nov. 2007. B.F.A. in communication design,
graphic and advertising design from Kutztown University of
reform | gun safety
initiatives | housing / Earned Income
Tax Credit | slash emissions by 50% by
| maternal health
veterans and military families
business and entrepreneurship | all-in economy
| 100% clean
| climate and
wildfire resilience | clean transportation | economic justice for
Black America | infrastructure | anti-Semitism
| Puerto Rico
Senior Advisor Antha Williams
(Nov. 2019) Head of environmental programs at
Philanthropies, Sept. 2013-Nov. 2019. Consulting producer on
"Paris to Pittsburgh," Jan.-Dec. 2018. Consulting producer on
"From the Ashes," Jan. 2016-June 2017. Senior vice president at
Corridor Partners LLC, July 2011-July 2013. Advocacy executive at
The Atlantic Philanthropies, Mar. 2009-Apr. 2011. Program office
at the Beldon Fund, Aug. 2004-July 2008. Voter protection
director in Minnesota on the Campaign for Change, 2008. Assistant
organizing director (Aug. 2000-Aug. 2004) and organizing fellow (Aug.
1999-Aug. 2000) with Green Corps. Studied at Dartmouth
Climate and Environment Team Kendra Kostek
(Jan. 2020) Project manager for NYSERDA, May
2019. Director of public engagement at New Energy America (Sept.
2017-Apr. 2018), clean energy associate (Sept. 2015-Apr. 2018) and
chief of staff (Sept. 2014-Sept. 2015) at Boundary Stone
Partners. Deputy director of travel on Hillary for America,
May-Dec. 2016. Degree
in international studies, international relations and international
business from American University 2012. twitter
(Jan. 2020) Chief of staff for Long Island Rail
2018-Jan. 2020. Fellow with State of New York Metropolitan
Transportation Association, Sept. 2017-Apr. 2018. Campaign
manager on Helen 2017 (City Council District 6), May-Sept. 2017.
Worked on land use and community development for the Manhattan Borough
President's Office, May-Nov. 2016. Government affairs for
Bolton-St. Johns, June 2012-July 2015. M.P.A. (2017) and
bachelor's degree in political science and government (2012) from
Columbia University. twitter
Policy Researcher Francesca Haass
(Dec. 2019) Director of management initiatives
for State of
Missouri, Sept. 2018-Jan. 2019. Management associate at
Bridgewater Associates, May 2017-Sept. 2018. Bachelor's degree in
political science from Middlebury College, 2017. twitter
Deputy Operations Director Kelly Mehlenbacher
(reported by the New York Post on Nov. 28, 2019)
operations director on Kamala Harris for the People, resigned in Nov.
11, 2019 letter (>) effective Nov. 30. COO at
Onward Together from May 2017. Treasury
manager on Hillary
for America, May 2015. Operations
director at Battleground Texas, 2014-15. Deputy White House
liaison at the U.S. Department of State, Nov. 2011-April 2014.
Special assistant at USAID, Oct. 2010-Nov. 2011. Accounting at
Hillary Clinton for President and HillPAC, Oct. 2007-Oct. 2010.
Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in political science from Texas Tech
Chief of Staff for Planning Operations - IT & Security Victoria Cerullo
(Nov. 2019) COO-global technology
services and solutions, director of Data for Good Exchange (D4GX) (from
May 2019); director of business strategy and engagement, director
(June 2017-May 2019);
Bloomberg Intelligence (May 2015-June 2017) and global philanthropy and
engagement (Jan. 2014-May 2015) at Bloomberg LP. Chief of staff
at the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, June 2013-Jan.
2014. Legislative representative (Oct. 2012-June 2013) and
borough director (Jan. 2007-Oct. 2012) in the Office of the
Mayor. Assistant account executive, July-Dec. 2006. Special
assistant in the U.S. House, 2004-06. M.P.A. in environmental
studies from Columbia University; B.A. in English/economics from
Messiah College, 2004.
Planning and Operations Dylan Krouse
(Nov. 2019) Data and reporting (Jan.-Nov. 2019)
management (July 2016-Jan. 2019) at Bloomberg Philanthropies; also
interned there Jan.-Aug. 2015. B.A. in government and women's and
gender studies from Dartmouth College, 2016.
Human Resources Coordinator Caroline Grenis
(Dec. 2019) Senior associate, people
M&A (July-Nov. 2019) and associate, candidate experience (May
2018-July 2019) for WeWork. Lateral partner recruitment assistant
at Hogan Lovells, Sept. 2016-May 2018. Studied gender and women's
studies, global health at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
HR Business Partner Delores Tersigni
(Dec. 2019) President at Ellavate from Aug.
people officer at Headspace Inc. July 2017-Aug. 2018. Vice
president for talent at Netflix, Jan. 2013-Feb. 2017. Vice
president, head of people at theAudience, July 2011-Dec. 2012.
Director of human resources and talent acquisition at Initiative (Los
Angeles), Aug. 2006-July 2011. Manager at Lifetouch, Mar.
2001-Apr. 2004. Recruiter at GUESS?, Inc., 2000-01. M.A. in
criminal justice from Rutgers University, 2000; B.A. in political
science and government from University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1998.
Recruiting Lead Ellie Pilgrim
(Nov. 2019) Global talent
acquisition lead (from Dec. 2016), recruitment partner, U.S. financial
products (May-Nov. 2016) and recruiting business partner-financial
products APAC (July 2013-May 2016) at Bloomberg LP. Director,
global banking, executive search at Sheffield Haworth in Hong Kong,
2011-13. Consultant for Principal Search, 2009-11. Senior
associate, financial services practice at Heidrick & Struggles,
2008-09. Vice president at Whitney Group, 2004-08 (Hong
Kong/London). Account manager at Portland Resourcing (London),
2003-04. B.A. in music and French from University of Exeter, 2003.
Recruiter Catherine Whelan
(Nov. 2019) HR project coordinator (Apr.-Nov.
recruiter (June 2017-Apr. 2019) and talent experience specialist (July
2015-June 2017) for Bloomberg LP. Undergraduate degree from
Data Director Torey Cahn
(Dec. 2019) Data director on Kamala Harris for the People, July-Dec. 2019. Data director for the Nevada State Democratic Party, Mar.-Nov. 2018. Data Director on JB Pritzker for Governor, June 2017-Mar. 2018. Data director on Archie Parnell for Congress (SC), May-June 2017. Deputy campaign manager on John Horhn for Mayor (Jackson, MS), Dec. 2016-May 2017. Deputy data director for the New Hampshire Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2016. Political director for the Mississippi Democratic Trust, Mar.-May 2016. New Hampshire statewide organizer and data coordinator for Human Rights Campaign, Dec. 2015-Mar. 2016. Campaign manager on Joce Pritchett for Auditor (MS), Aug.-Nov. 2015. Director of targeting for Chism Strategies, May 2012-Aug. 2015. B.A. in history and political science from Millsaps College, 2014. twitter
Trip Director Shawn Davis
(Dec. 2019) Director of advance for Howard
Schultz, Dec. 2018-June 2019. Director of advance and trip
director on Stacey Abrams for Governor, June-Nov. 2018. Director
of external affairs for the NYS Department of Transportation, Jan.
2017-Mar. 2018. Advance associate for the White House, June
2012-Dec. 2016. National advance on Hillary for America, June
2015-Nov. 2016. Production manager of special events at the
Center for American Progress, Mar. 2012-Sept. 2015. AmeriCorps
VISTA development coordinator in Hawaii for Habitat for Humanity
International, June 2009-Aug. 2010. B.A. in political science,
law and jurisprudence from Niagara University, 2009.
Research Andrew Wright
(Dec. 2019) Policy associate in the Office of
Jumaane Williams, July-Dec. 2019. Senior vice president of
research at Marathon Strategies LLC, Dec. 2013-June 2019. B.A. in
political science, history from Columbia University in the City of New
On leave from position as senior executive editor at Bloomberg Opinion, started there in Jan. 2011. Deputy editorial page editor and Op-Ed page editor of The New York Times. Special Assistant to the President and senior presidential speechwriter, 1995-97. Degree from Williams College. twitter
(Dec. 2019) Social media editor at Bloomberg
Opinion from Sept.
2017. Bachelor's degree in English from Indiana University
Bloomington, 2017. twitter
(Dec. 2019) Leave of absence from Bloomberg
graduate of Yale University. twitter
Advertising Bill Knapp
February 2020 - Early States
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin ...reported by The State on Nov. 18, 2019 >
March 3, 2020 - 14 States plus American Samoa and Democrats Abroad
AL, AR, CA, CO, ME, MA, MN, NC, OK, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA
Huntsville - 900 Bob Wallace Ave. SW, Ste. 124, Huntsville, AL 35801
Montgomery - 1 Court Square, Montgomery, Ste., 100, Montgomery, AL 36104
State Director Bradley Davidson
(reported by al.com on Dec. 29, 2019) Executive
Empower Alabama. Executive director of the Alabama Democratic
Party, Feb. 2011-13.
Communications Director Mallory Hagan
(reported by al.com on Dec. 29, 2019) Director
for The Miss America Organization from Nov. 2018.
Founder/president of Hagan Strategies, Nov. 2018. Democratic
nominee for Congress in AL-03, Feb.-Nov. 2018. Personal branding
specialist at DEFINE, LLC, Oct. 2014-July 2018. News anchor (Arp.
2017-Feb. 2018) and reporter and multimedia journalist (Aug. 2016-Apr.
2017) at WLTX NBC 38 in Columbus GA. Advertising and marketing
degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology, 2016. Miss
America, Jan.-Sept. 2013. twitter
Fayetteville -109 N. Block Ave., Fayetteville, AR ...opening Feb. 10, 2020
Little Rock - 815 Main St., Little Rock, AR ...opening Feb. 17, 2020
State Director Milton Ezell
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) Director of community
outreach to U.S.
Rep. Mike Ross, working out of his Pine Bluff office, starting in early
2003. Base vote director on Kerry-Edwards '04. Worked in
the Community Service Division of the DNC. Attended Philander
Smith College. Native of McGehee, Arkansas.
Headquarters: 1201 Del Paso Blvd., Sacramento, CA 85815
No. and Central Calif.
Fresno - 2414 Tulare St., Fresno, CA 93721
Modesto - 1124 11th St., Modesto, CA 95354
Oakland - 1504 Franklin St., Oakland, CA 94612
Pleasant Hill (Contra Costa Co.) - 598 Patterson Blvd., Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Santa Clara - 2249 The Alameda, Santa Clara, CA 95050
Stockton - 445 W. Weber Ave. #120, Stockton, CA 95203
Bakersfield - 1220 Oak St., Ste. J, Bakersfield, CA 93304
Los Angeles - 645 S. Olive St., Los Angeles, CA 90014 ...opened Jan. 6, 2020
Pasadena - 54 Green St., Pasadena, CA 91105
Riverside - 4380 Market St., Riverside, CA 92501 ...opened Jan. 5, 2020
San Diego - 707 Broadway. Suite 700. San Diego, CA 92101
Santa Monica - 1639 11th St., Santa Monica, CA ...opened Feb. 8, 2020
Seal Beach - 2365 Seal Beach Blvd., Ste. 101, Seal Beach, CA 90740
State Director Chris Masami Myers
(announced Dec. 24, 2019) Executive director of
Democratic Party, Dec. 2018-Dec. 2019. Chief deputy
director of the California Workforce Development Board, Aug. 2017-Dec.
2018. Executive director (July 2015-July 2017), managing director
(Jan. 2011-June 2015) and research director (Aug. 1998-Dec. 2010) of
the California Democratic Party. Legislative aide to Assemblyman
Don Perata, Mar. 1997-July 1998. Mail program for the California
Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 1996. B.A. in political science from
Cal State Sacramento, 1996; A.A. in radio broadcasting from Fullerton
College, 1995. twitter
Senior Advisor Kyle Layman
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) Western
states political director in Irvine for the DCCC, Feb. 2017-Feb.
2019. Executive director at Indepependent Lines Advocacy, May
2015-Jan. 2017. Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Raul Ruiz (CA), Jan.
2013-Feb. 2015; managed Ruiz's upset campaign, Feb.-Nov. 2012.
Campaign manager for the Gloucester County Democratic Party, May-Nov.
2012. Political director for the North Carolina House Democratic
Party, Jan.-Nov. 2010. Campaign manager on Gwen Mason for
Delegate (Roanoke, VA), June-Nov. 2009. Western region political
director on Terry McAuliffe for Governor, Feb.-June 2009.
Regional field director in Southside Virginia (Emporia) for the
Coordinated Campaign, June-Nov. 2008. M.A. in democracy and
governance from Georgetown University, 2008; B.A. in religion from Wake
Forest University, 2005.
Senior Advisor Marcelo Gaete
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) Vice
of public and government affairs with Entravision
Communications Corporations. Senior
of programs at NALEO, Apr. 1998-Sept. 2007. Chief
staff to Illinois State Senator Jesus Garcia, 1992-98. Deputy
to the U.S. Senate. Studied at University of Illinois at Chicago.
Senior Advisor Courtni Pugh
(reported by AP on Jan. 10, 2020 "focused on paid
constituency groups") California state director for Kamala Harris
People from Feb. 2019. Partner at Hilltop
Public Solutions from Aug. 2014, and heads California-based operations
for the firmIn 2018 Pugh served as campaign manager on Kevin de León's
challenge to U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, and strategic consultant on
Treasurer John Chiang's primary campaign for governor. Deputy
state director on Hillary for America, announced May 2016; also
political advisor to California Senate Democrats in the 2016
cycle. Executive director of SEIU Local 99, Sept. 2012-June 2014,
after serving as special assistant to the previous executive director,
Dec. 2010-Sept. 2012. Ran labor’s independent expenditure
campaign in support of Jerry Brown for Governor. Executive
director of the California State Council of the Service Employees
International Union, June 2008-Oct. 2011. Political director of
the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, 2006-07.
Western region political director for SEIU, 2004-06. California
political director on John Edwards' 2004 campaign. Manager of
government relations mCapitol Management (mCM), Inc. National
field director at Rock the Vote, 2001. Deputy base vote director
and national director of Asian Pacific American outreach at the DNC for
the 2000 cycle. Worked for U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-Chicago),
including as legislative director, 1997-99. Community organizer
for the Chinese American Service League in Chicago, 1994-96. B.A.
in political science from Ball State University. Born in South
Senior Advisor Alexandra ("Alex") Gallardo-Rooker
(reported by AP on Jan. 10, 2020) Acting chair
of the California Democratic Party in 2019. Second vice dhair of
the California Democratic Party, elected in 1997. Variety of roles with
CWA Local #9400 ranging from shop steward to vice president.
Graduate of Cypress College. Born in Mexico City. twitter
Senior Advisor for Los Angeles Jamarah Hayner
Founder (Sept. 2016) and president of JKH Consulting
Beach. Senior vice president at Lee Andrews Group, Feb.
2014-Sept. 2016. Special assistant to L.A. County Supervisor Mark
Ridley-Thomas, June 2013-Feb. 2014. Outreach director on Wendy
Greuel for Mayor, 2012-13. Los Angeles district director for the
Office of Attorney General Kamala Harris, Feb. 2011-Aug. 2012.
Director of policy and special initiatives in the Community Affairs
Unit for NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, 2007-10. B.A. in American
studies from Barnard College, 2006.
Chief of Staff Jordan Uter
(Dec. 2019) National advance desk on Kamala
Harris for the
People, Apr.-Dec. 2019. Candidate services coordinator for the
DCCC, Mar.2017-Jan. 2019. National advance associate on Hillary
for America, May-Nov. 2016. Bachelor's degree in political
science and government from Arizona State University, 2016. twitter
Political Director Crystal Strait
(reported by AP on Jan. 10, 2020)
Principal (self-employed) at StraitTalk Strategies in Sacramento from
CEO/president of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, June
2017-June 2019. Chief of staff/senior advisor in the Office of
Mayor of the City of Sacramento, Oct. 2015-June 2017. Chief of
to Assemblyman and then Senator Dr. Richard Pan. General
political consulting in California, 2009-14. Political director
for the California Democratic Party, Apr. 2006-Sept. 2009.
Comunications director in the Office of Assemblyman Lloyd Levine, Dec.
2002-Apr. 2006. Bachelor's degree in political science and
governmeent from UC Santa Barbara, 2000.
Deputy Political Director Eddie Kirby
(Jan. 2020) Political organizer for the
Association, Aug. 2015-Jan. 2020. President of California Young
Democrats, Feb. 2016-Feb. 2018. Campaign manager on Mike
Gatto for Lt. Gov. (2018) and Mike Gatto for State Senate (2016).
Deputy district director for Assemblyman Mike Gatto, Apr.-Aug.
2015. Deputy district director for Assemblyman then Senator Dr.
Richard Pan, Dec. 2012-Apr. 2015. Information specialist for
Daniel C. Weitzman Consulting, LLC, Feb. 2007-Dec. 2012. Studied
business administration and management at Cal State Sacramento.
Regional Political Directors
San Joaquin Valley Fresno City Councilman Luis Chavez
Elected to represent District 5 in 2016 and
re-elected in 2018. Waged a short campaign for Mayor of Fresno,
May-Aug. 2019. Chief of staff to Councilman Sal Quintero.
Candidate for state Senate District 14 in 2014. Bachelor's and
masters degrees in public administraiton from Cal State Fresno;
associate degree from Fresno City College.
San Diego MaryAnne Pintar
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) Leave of absence from
position as district chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Scott Peters (San
Latino Outreach Director Pablo Espinoza
(Feb. 2020) Speaker's Office of Member Services
in the California
Assembly. News anchor/investigative reporter, host for Univision
Communications. Reporter for KJEO CBS (Fresno), reporter for KWTX
News 10 (Waco) and associate producer/assignment desk for KMOL NBC (San
Antonio). B.A. in communications, English from University of the
Incarnate Word, 1997.
Regional Organizing Directors include:
Riverside Fernando Michel
(Jan. 2020) Account executive and affiliate
recruiter for One
Percent Life (supplement), June 2017-Nov. 2019; field marketing manager
for SoCal Helpful Honda Campaign, Jan. 2016-Mar. 2018. Bachelor's
degree in political science and government from Cal Poly
Orange County Suzan Al Shammari
(Jan. 2020) Government relations specialist for
Family Support Center in New York City, July 2019-Jan. 2020.
Communications and community relations fellow for the Port of Long
Beach, July 2016-Sept. 2018. Social media fellow in the Office of
Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, Apr. 2015-July 2016. M.S. in
security studies from UCL, 2019; bachelor's degree in communication
studies from Cal State Long Beach, 2018. From Iraq; immigrated to
the United States in 2010.
(Jan. 2020) Partner at Rose Strategic
Communications from Jan.
2010. Campaign manager on Jim Costa for Congress, Aug. 2018-Jan.
2020. Management analyst II (Aug. 2009-Mar. 2010) and deputy city
manager (Jan.-Aug. 2009) for City of Fresno. Political director
for the Fresno, Madera, Tulare, Kings Counties Central Labor Council,
Nov. 2007-Nov. 2008. Adjunct political science professor at
Reedley College, Sept. 2006-May 2007. Field representative to
U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, Jan. 2003-May 2005. Field director in
Central Joaquin Valley, 2002. M.A. in international relations
from Cal State Fresno, 2007; bachelor's degree in international
relations from Mills College, 2001.
San Francisco Patty Mitchell
(Jan. 2020) Co-founder and president of Shaker Consulting Inc. (from Jan. 2010) and of Mitchell Consulting Cooperative, LLC (2006-09). Founder and managing owner of Shaker Properties from 2013. B.A. in psychology/film and media studies from Carleton College.
Policy Director Linda Lopez
(Jan. 2020) Social impact consultant from Oct.
Advisor to the Refugee Investment Network from Oct. 2019. Chief
of the Office of Immigrant Affairs in the Los Angeles Mayor's Office,
Aug. 2013-Sept. 2019. Associate dean of diversity and strategic
initiatives at University of Souther California, Feb. 2011-Aug.
2013. Consultant (Apr. 2008-Aug. 2013) and program officer (May
2006-Feb. 2009) at the National Science Foundation. Director of
education for the American Political Science Association, June
2002-Jun3 2006. Assistant professor of political science and
director of the legal studies program at Chapman University, Aug.
1999-June 2002 Ph.D. in political science, public policy,
American politics and public administration and M.A. in political
science from University of Southern California; B.A. in political
science from Cal Poly Pomona.
Deputy Policy Director Omar Gonzales
(Jan. 2020) Government affairs, West for Bird,
2020. Policy associate in the Office of L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti,
Sept. 2017-July 2018; assistant to the chief counsel, chief of state
and federal affairs and chief Olympics officer of the Cilty of Los
Angeles, Jan. 2016-Sept. 2017. CORO fellow, Aug. 2015-June
2016. B.S. in business administration from University of Southern
Communications Advisor Michael Buckley
(announced as communications advisor Dec. 20,
2019) Co-founder (2012) and board member of New Frontier Foods,
Inc.. Angel investor and advisor from Jan. 2012. Board
member and investor in various companies. Senior counselor to
Brunswick Group, Aug. 2016-Dec. 2017. VP from global business
communications at Facebook, Mar. 2013-May 2016. U.S. managing
partner at Brunswick Group LLC, Mar 2001-Mar. 2013. Senior
managing director and national director of litigation group
(1999-2001) and senior managing director (from 1997)) at Hill
& Knowlton. B.A. in communications and political science from
So. Calif. Communications Lead Lys
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) Government
partnerships at Bird, Sept. 2018-Jan. 2020. Chief communications
officer for Liberty Hill Foundation, June 2017-Sept. 2018. Senior
account executive at RALLY: a communications firm, Oct. 2014-May
2017. Outreach coordinator and urban planner on Plan for a
Healthy L.A. with Ralmi + Associates and Los Angeles Department of City
Planning, Mar. 2013-Oct. 2014. Deputy press secretary/policy
analyst for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, June 2011-Mar.
2013. Public information specialist for County of Riverside, Feb.
2008-Aug. 2010. Development associate at Esperanza Community
Housing Corporation, July 2006-Nov. 2007. Reporter with The
Press-Enterprise, Jan. 2004-July 2006. Master of urban and
regional planning from UCLA: B.A. in politics, Latin American and
Latino studies from UC Santa Cruz. twitter
Deputy Digital Director Justo Robles
(Jan. 2020 Deputy director/chief of staff for
Now (L.A.), July 2017-Dec. 2019. Director of private sector
engagement for the U.S. Air Force, Mar. 2016-Jan. 2017. Travel
operations, advance lead (July 2013-Mar. 2016) and special assistant
(June 2012-June 2013) in the Immediate Office of the Secretary of
Defense. Legislative assistant (Jan.-Nov. 2012) and strategic
communications planner (Dec. 2010-Dec. 2011) in the Office of the
Secretary of Defense. Defense fellow, Apr. 2010-Dec. 2010 and
Aug. 2009-Apr. 2010. Special assistant to the White House
liaison, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Mar.-Aug. 2009.
Fundraising associate on Michael Bennet for Senate, July-Mar.
2009. Colorado deputy political director on Obama for America,
June-Nov. 2008. Campaign manager on Norma Torres for Assembly
(CA), Feb.-June 2008. Political and field in four states on Obama
for America, Mar. 2007-Feb. 2008. Assistant to the community
liaison for the City of San Francisco, Feb.-Nov. 2005. Podium
operations for the DNCC in Boston, June-July 2004. Community
organizer on Gavin Newsom for Mayor, May-Nov. 2003. B.A. in
international relations and political science from San Francisco State
Operations Director Margo Brown
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) Senior security
strategist (July-Dec. 2019), sales operations manager (Nov. 2017-July
2019) and customer development (May-Nov. 2017) at Cloudflare,
Inc.. Policy advisor (Oct. 2015-May 2017), legislative aide
(Feb.-Oct. 2015), legislative correspondent (Jan. 2014-Feb. 2015) and
intern (Sept. 2013-Jan. 2014) to U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton (MA).
B.A. in public policy from Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton
Director of Strategic Initiatives Christine Turner
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) Global policy for
WhatsApp Inc., Nov. 2016-2019. Director for trade policy and
global supply chain security for the National Security Council at The
White House, Sept. 2013-Feb. 2016. Office of the Secretary,
Director of the Executive Secretariat at the U.S. Department of
Commerce, Nov. 2012-Sept. 2013. Assistant U.S. Trade
Representative for Intergovernmenta Affairs and Public Engagement,
Feb.-Nov. 2012. Senior advisor for Foreign Agricultural Service
at USDA, Mar. 2009-Feb. 2012. Counsel for delegate operations on
Obama for America, Feb.-Nov. 2008. Associate at Seward &
Kissel LLP, Sept. 2003-Feb. 2008. J.D. from University of
Illinois College of Law; Master's of international affars from Columbia
University; B.A. from Tulane University.
Director of Community and Partner Engagement Nazli Parvizi
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) Director
Community Assistance Unit (CAU), appointed May
Mayor's Volunteer Center from 2002. Program
Social Science Research Council. Started
Night Kitchen. B.A. in anthropology from
Boulder - 1624 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302
Colorado Springs - 115 N. Tejon St., Ste 115, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Denver (downtown) - 1431 15th St., Denver, CO 80202
Denver - 1753 S. Broadway, Denver, CO 80210
Pueblo - 1617 W. U.S. Hwy 50, Ste. 160, Pueblo, CO 81008
nine total offices
openings: Denver downtown (Feb. 1 with Bloomberg), Aurora and Colorado Springs (Feb. 9 with actor Sam Waterston)
Senior Advisor Debbie Willhite
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) COO of the
Arkansas Health Care Connector Division for the Arkansas Insurance
Department, Sept. 2013-Sept. 2015. Founder of DKW Strategies,
June 2010-May 2013; founder Go Fight Win Group Inc.. in Little Rock,
Feb. 2009-July 2012. Partner at Field Works, May 2002-Jan.
2008. Executive director of the Denver host committee in its
effort to attract the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Senior vice
president at the U.S. Postal Service, Feb. 1998-Mar. 2003.
Coordinated Campaign director for Democrats for both the Clinton/Gore
campaigns. Graduate studies public administration at University
of Central Florida; B.A. in political science from Lyon College, 1974.
Senior Advisor and State Director Ray Rivera
(from late Jan. 2020 succeeding Jeannette Galanis;
announced as senior advisor on Dec. 20, 2019) Co-founder (Jan.
at Marvera Group
in Denver. Vice president of Leadership for Educational Equity,
Apr. 2014-June 2018. Co-founder of Democracy.com, May 2012-Mar.
2013. Deputy associate director for policy outreach for the White
House Council on Enviromnental Quality, Jan.-July 2011. Director
of external and intergovernmental affairs at the U.S. Department of the
Interior, Jan. 2009-Dec. 2010. Colorado state director, Northeast
field director Western states caucus director on Obama for America,
Apr. 2007-Nov. 2008. Colorado and Nevada political director, New
Mexico organizer for AFSCME, Jan. 2003-Apr. 2007. Field
director on Richard Romero for Congress, 2002. Legislative
affairs for Mayor Jim Baca, 2001-02. Staffer on Diane Denish for
Lt. Governor. 2001. Youth director with the Gore campaign in
2000. M.P.A. from Harvard University Kennedy School of
Government, 2012; B.A. in political science from University of New
Deputy State Director Josh Miller
(announced Jan. 2, 2020) Consultant at Webb
in Denver from Feb. 2015. Political director on DeGette for
Congress, July 2012-Dec. 2015. Aide to state Sen. Joyce Foster
(CO), Jan.-July 2012. Staffer on Hancock for Denver campaign,
Apr.-June 2011. Scheduler on Boigon for Denver, Dec. 2010-Apr.
2011. Independent vendor/data entry staffer for U.S. Rep.
Gabrielle Giffords, July-Nov. 2010. twitter
Deputy State Director Tyler Mounsey
(annunced Jan. 2, 2020) Director of government
Metropolitan State University of Denver from July 2018.
Legislative liaison for the Colorado Department of Higher Education,
Jan. 2016-Nov. 2017. Director of constituent services for Gov.
John Hickenlooper, Jan. 2011-Dec. 2015. Executive director of the
House Majority Project, July 2009-Feb. 2011. Director of events
on the Campaign for Change-Colorado, Sept.-Nov. 2008. Deputy
director of operations for the Denver 2008 Convention Host Committee,
June 2007-Nov. 2008. Logistics consultant to Obama for America,
Jan.Feb. 2007. Field director on Rales for U.S. Senate (MD),
May-Oct. 2006. Political director on Lise Van Susteren for U.S.
Senate, Aug. 2005-May 2006. National advance on Kerry-Edwards,
2003-04. Account coordinator at Dittus Communications,
2001-03. Legislative correspondent for DC shadow Sen. Paul
Strauss, Jan.-Aug. 2001. B.S. in polical science and government
from American University, 2001. twitter
Political Director Melanie Knaus
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) Principal at MK Political Strategies in
Denver from Jan. 2019. West managing director for candidate
development (July 2017-Jan. 2019) and director of candidate development
(Apr. 2014-July 2017) at Leadership for Educational Equity.
Director of district relations for U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, Jan.
2007-Apr. 2014. Deputy general election director in Colorado on
Obama for America, Aug.-Nov. 2008. B.A. in political science and
government from Fort Lewis College.
Regional Organizing Directors include:
Luis Gustavo Dos Santos
(Feb. 2020) California regional organizing
director in the L.A.
area on Tom Steyer 2020, Oct. 2019-Jan. 2020. Policy and
government relations coordinator at the Empire Justice Center, Dec.
2018-Oct. 2019. Canvass field director for Red Horse Stragegies,
Oct.-Nov. 2018. Field organizer for the New York State Democratic
Party, Aug.-Oct. 2018. School outreach coordinator for Learning
Alliances, LLC< Jan.-Aug. 2018. Political fellow on de Blasio
2017, Sept.-Dec. 2017. Passport specialist for the U.S.
Department of State, Feb. 2016-Mar. 2017. Communication organizer
in Wheat Ridge on Udall for Colorado, Aug.-Nov. 2014. B.A.
degrees in history and sociology from Ouachita Baptist University, 200.
Communications Advisor Curtis Hubbard
(announced Jan. 2, 2020) Partner at OnSight
Public Affairs from June 2013. Editorial page editor (June
2011-June 2013), political editor (Jan. 2007-June 2011) and state
editor (Sept. 2004-Dec. 2006) at the Denver Post. Editor at the
Boulder Daily Camera, Apr. 1999-Aug. 2004. Sports anchor at KJWY,
1994-99. Reporter/editor for the Jackson Hole Guide,
1993-99. B.A. in creative writing from Beloit College. twitter
Press Secretary Betsy Hart
Former State Director Jeanette
(announced Jan. 2, 2020) Director of
public affairs for Denver Public Schools, May 2018-July 2019.
Self employed consultant, Feb. 2017-Jan. 2018. Chief of staff at
the United States Mine Safety and Health Administration, Jan. 2016-Jan.
2017. Deputy field director at the AFL-CIO, Jan. 2014-Jan.
2016. National field director at Public Campaign, Dec. 2006-Nov.
2013. Campaign director for Yes on 42 Coloradans for a Fair
Minimum Wage, May-Nov. 2006. M.P.S. in communications from
University of Denver; bachelor's degree from University of Colorado
Boulder, 1994. twitter
Bangor - 205 Exchange St., Bangor, ME 04401
office openings: Scarborough (Jan. 27 with with Bloomberg and former U.S Rep. Michaud); Bangor (mid-Feb.)
Senior Advisor Michael Cuzzi
Founder (June 2019) and principal at SRL
Strategies. Senior director for government affairs and policy,
North America for Brookfield Renewable, Nov. 2016-June 2019. New
England strategist for Draft Biden 2016 in 2015. Senior vice
president at VOX Global in Portland, ME, Apr. 2008-Nov. 2016. New
Hampshire political director and deputy state director on Obama for
America, Feb. 2007-Jan.2008. Managed U.S.
Rep. Tom Allen's (ME-1) 2006 re-election campaign. Political
director for the New Hampshire Firefighters. Advance site lead for John
Kerry's 2004 NH primary campaign and part of the associate advance
staff team for Kerry-Edwards '04. Volunteered for Rahm Emanuel
for Congress and Rod Blagojevich for Governor in 2002 in
Illinois. Volunteered for Gore in 2000. B.A. in philosophy
from Colby College, 1998. twitter
State Director Crystal Canney
(reported by the
Bangor Daily News
on Jan. 27, 2020) CEO of The Knight Canney Group in
Portland from Dec. 2013. Director of communications and global
operations for the University of New England, Jan. 2015-Dec.
2017. Communications director to U.S. Sen. Angus King and earlier
on King's campaign for U.S. Senate, Feb. 2012-Dec. 2014.
President on Canney Communnications, Nov. 2009-Jan. 2013.
Communications director on Citizens Unified for Maine's Future (Tabor
II campaign), July-Nov. 2009. Associate Commissioner for the
State of Maine, Jan. 2007-July 2009. Communications directr to
Gov. John E. Baldacci, 2005-07. Editorial manager (Jan. 2000-Jan.
2005) and investigative reporter (1991-2005) at WGME-TV.
Assignment editor, anchor, producer (Jan. 1985-Jan. 1990) at
WABI-TV. B.S. in communications and political science from
Emerson College, 1985. twitter
Organizing Director Emily Horadam
A deputy organizing director in New Hampshire on Cory 2020 from Apr. 2019. Recruitment and training director at Aim Higher Now, Jan.-Dec. 2018. Paralegal at Aziz Law Firm in Charlotte, NC, Jan. 2017-Jan. 2018. Organizer/team lead for the North Carolina Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2016. Account manager for Professional Sports Publications, Jan. 2015-Jan. 2016. Regional coordinator for Feminist Majority Foundation, Sept.-Nov. 2014. B.A. in political science and government from Queens College of Charlotte, 2014. From Naples, FL. twitter
Press Secretary Zachary Holman
(Jan. 2020) National advance on Kamala Harris
for the People,
Apr.-Dec. 2019. Press intern for U.S. Sen. Angus S. King,
Jr.,Jan.-Apr. 2019. Finance and communications aide on Janet
Mills for Governor, Oct. 2017-Nov. 2018. B.A. in political
science and edonomics from University of Maine.
36 staffers as of Jan. 23. WCVB reported 56 staff as of Feb. 12.
Lowell - 58 Prescott St., Lowell, MA 01852
Medford - 287 Middlesex Ave., Medford, MA 02155
Quincy - 100 Granite St., Quincy, MA 02169
Springfield - 182 Worthington St., Springfield, MA 01103 ...opening Feb. 11 with Mayor Nutter
six offices planned
Senior Advisor Will Keyser
(reported by the Boston Globe on Jan. 23, 2020)
Keyser Public Strategies from Jan. 2008. Senior vice president at
Hill Holiday, July 2002-Dec. 2007. Senior advisor on Charlie
Baker's 2014 campaign for governor. Communications director to
Sen. Edward Kennedy, Jan. 1999-July 2002. Chief of staff to U.S.
Rep. Marty Meehan, Aug. 1994-Dec. 1999. Campaign manager for
Attorney General Tom Reilly in 1998. B.S. in political
communication from The George Washington University, 1991.
Lifelong Democrat. twitter
State Director Jordan Overstreet
(reported by the Boston Globe on Jan. 23, 2020) Per John DiStaso campaign manager on Lincoln Soldati for Congress campaign in NH-01 2018 primary. Managed a progressive political group in North Carolina. Executive director for the Missouri House Democratic Victory Committee in the 2014 cycle. Executive director of Southwest Democrats (MO). Worked on Scott Eckersley's campaign for Congress. Degree in political science from Missouri State, 2011.
Organizing Director Ross Doty
(reported by the Boston Globe on Jan. 23, 2020)
at Moose Hill Group LLC in Boston area from Aug. 2019. Campaign
manager on Dan Rizzo for Mayor (Revere), Apr.-Nov. 2019. Deputy
field director on Bill Foster for Congress (IL-11), July-Nov.
2018. Campaign manager on Matt Crescenzo for State Representative
(9th Essex District, MA), May-Nov. 2018. Field director on Paul
Feeney for State Senate (Bristol Norfolk District, MA), June-Sept.
2017. Regional field director on Julian Cyr for State Senate
(Cape Cod and Islands), July-Nov. 2016. Field organizer on Bob
Croce for State Representative (Essex Co., MA), Mar.-July 2016.
B.A. in public policy from University of Delaware, 2018; bachelor's
degree in business economics, political science from Sacred Heart
Deputy Data Director Rachael Russell
(Feb. 2020) Field organizer in Cedar Rapids area
on Kamala Harris
for the People, Oct.-Dec. 2019. Paralegal, June 2017-Oct.
2019. Bachelor's degree in English and political science from
University of Delaware, 2017.
Operations Director Natalie Kostich
(reported by the Boston Globe on Jan. 23, 2020)
on Denise Simmons for Cambridge City Council, Apr.-Dec. 2019.
Director of partnerships at Zemcar, Apr.-Oct. 2018. Director of
language travel USA for EF Education First, Jan. 2012-Sept. 2013.
Director of sales at EF English First, Sept. 2008-Sept. 2011.
M.P.A. from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government,
2017; bachelor's degree double major in sociology and Spanish from
College of the Holy Cross, 2000. twitter
Blaine - 12461 Oak Park
Blvd NE. Blaine, MN 55434
Duluth - 21 N. 1st Ave. W, Ste. 101, Duluth, MN 55802
Hopkins - 415 17th Ave. N,
Ste. 106, Hopkins, MN 55343
Minneapolis (St. Anthony) - 2900 Pentagon Dr., Minneapolis, MN 55418
Rochester - 1137 6th St. NW, Ste. 108, Rochester, MN 55901Saint Paul - 162 Dale St. N, Saint Paul, MN 55102
also Fargo, ND office for the 7th CD
State Director Michael Schultz
re-election campaign. Maryland
and Delaware finance director on Hillary for America from April
2015. Southwest finance director at the DSCC, Jan.-April
2015. Finance director at Friends of Anthony Brown, April
2013-Dec. 2014. Development director at Berger Hirschberg
Strategies, Nov. 2011-April 2013. Finance director at Jeff
Anderson for Congress, June-Nov. 2011. LGBT outreach director and
deputy scheduler at Citizens for Lisa Madigan, July 2010-Feb.
2011. Constituent services for U.S. Rep. Jan. Schakowsky, Aug.
2009-July 2010. Degree from DePaul University.
Regional Organizing Directors include
Experience on the Walz/Flanagan campaign in 2018 and
worked for the
DFL in CD8 in 2016. twitter
Operations Director Daniel Hedstrom
(Jan. 2020) Product manager for RxSense, Sept.
2020. Project manager and consultant for NBCUniversal Media, LLC,
Mar. 2016-Sept. 2019. IT process analyst for FAST Global
Solutions (WASP Inc.), Apr.-Oct. 2015. Business systems analyst
(consultant), Apr.-Oct. 2014. B.A. in philosophy, religion from
The University of North Dakota.
Asheville - 109 Central Ave. Asheville, NC 28801
Chapel Hill - 505 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Fayetteville - Liberty Point Bldg., 145 Person St., Fayetteville, NC 28301 ...opened Jan. 3, 2020
Raleigh - 207 W. Davie St., Raleigh, NC 27601 ...opened Jan. 3, 2020
Winston-Salem -501 N. Liberty St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101 ...opening Jan. 11, 2020
Senior Advisor Justin Vollmer
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) Managing director at McLarty Consulting from Feb. 2018. National events director at Brass Tactics, Feb.-Dec. 2017. Deputy organizing director for Southwest NC for the North Carolina Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign, May-Nov. 2016. Organizer in the Des Moines area on the Hillary for America Iowa Caucus campaign, April 2015-Feb. 2016. Regional field director for the Democratic Party of Arkansas, March-Nov. 2014. Finance assistant on Rick Wade for U.S. Senate (SC), Feb.-March 2014. Finance assistant for the Democratic Party of Virginia, Dec. 2013-Jan. 2014. Regional GOTV lead for the Virginia Coordinated Campaign, Sept.-Nov. 2013. Mortgage banker, Feb.-Sept. 2013. Field organizer in Charlotte on Obama for America, May-Nov. 2012. Studied political science and government at UNC Charlotte.
State Director James "Smuggie" Mitchell
15, 2019) At-large member of the Charlotte City
Council; senior business development manager at JE Dunn Construction
Company; president of Next Level Leadership, Inc.. Elected to the
City Council in 2015, 2017 and 2019. Candidate for Mayor in the
Sept. 2013 Democratic primary, finishing second. District 2
council member, 1999-2013. President of the National League of
Cities, 2011. Bachelor's degree in business administration from
North Carolina Central University. Charlotte native.
Political Director Tariq Smith
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) Lead regional director
at Run for Something in Charlotte from Apr. 2018. Independent
consultant, Mar. 2017-May 2018. Associate at Nexus Strategies,
Feb.-Apr. 2018. Staffing team on Roy Cooper transition team, Nov.
2016-Jan. 2017. Deputy organizing director on the North Carolina
Coordinated Campaign, Apr.-Dec. 2016. Organizing staff in IA, NV,
UT and NY on Hillary for America, Aug. 2015-May 2016. Regional
field director in Southeast NC on the North Carolina Coordinated
Campaign (Forward NC), Mar.-Nov. 2014. Regional GOTV lead on the
Virginia Coordinated Campaign, Sept.-Nov. 2013. Regional
organizing director for Mayors Against Illegal Guns, May-Sept.
2013. Field organizer (Mar.-Nov. 2012) and organizing fellow
(Aug. 2011-Mar. 2012) on Organizing for America. Studied at North
Carolina State University. twitter
Political Director Katie Hendrickson
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) Deputy Director of
Boards and Commissions to Gov. Roy Cooper from Jan. 2017.
Transition aide to Gov-Elect Cooper, Nov. 2016-Jan. 2017.
National advance staff on Hillary for America, Sept. 2015-Nov.
2016. Property manager/event coordinator and development
associate at Lookout Ventures, Inc. in Raleigh, Sept. 2012-Apr.
2016. B.S. in business administration, entrepreneurship from
North Carolina State University, 2012.
Deputy Political Director Malbert Smith
(Dec. 2019) Education policy fellow with
MetaMetrics, Inc. in the
Raleigh-Durham area, Aug.-Dec. 2019. Operations associate at the
DNC (including DNC state offices and internship program), Nov.
2015-Jan. 2017. M.Phil in public policy from University of
Cambridge, 2019; Master's degree in political management from The
George Washington University, 2018; undergraduate degree in political
science and gender studies from UNC Greensboro, 2014.
Organizing Director Robin Briendel
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) National advance on
Beto for America, Apr.-Nov. 2019. Deputy field director for the
Ohio Democratic Party, May-Dec. 2018. Field assistant on JB
Pritzker for Governor, Mar. 2018. Mid-Atlantic events manager at
Brass Tactics, Feb.-Dec. 2017. Regional organizing director
(July-Dec. 2016) and organizer (May-July 2016) for the North Carolina
Democratic Party. Orgainzer (Feb.-May 2016), deputy organizer
(Nov. 2015-Feb. 2016) and fellow (Sept.-Nov. 2015) on Hillay for
America. B.A. in education studies and politics from Brandeis
University, 2015. twitter
Deputy Organizing Director Thomas Orabuena
(Dec. 2019) Regional organizing director in Iowa City on Bullock for President, May-Dec. 2019. Field organizer/intern coordinator for the Colorado Democratic Party; field organizer/intern coordinator on Polis for Colorado, Apr.-Sept. 2018. Studied political science at the University of Colorado Boulder. twitter
Regional Field Director Edward York
(Dec. 2019) President of Edward J. York, Inc.
2015. Regional organizing director in Iowa on Bullock for
President, June-Dec. 2, 2019. Regional field director on JB for
Illinois Apr.-Nov. 2018. Field director on RD Huffsteler for
Congress (VA), Mar.-May 2018. Field organizer in NC and VA for
Swing Left, Jan.-Mar. 2018. Deputy field organizer in Richmond
for the Democratic Party of Virginia, Sept.-Nov. 2017. Assistant
director of the Fund for the Public Interest (Chapel Hill), May
2016-June 2017. Studied Spanish language and literature at
Hampden-Sydney College. twitter
Communications Director LaToya Evans
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) Communications
chief at LaToya Evans Public Relations, LLC in Charlotte from Sept.
2017; communications on Vi Lyles' 2017 campaign for mayor.
Corporate PR and brand reputation for Ally, Jan.-Aug. 2019.
Director and head of communications, North and South America for Cisco,
2017-18. Vice president, chief of communications at Compass Group
USA, 2016-17. Vice president, media relations-national corporate
reputation for Bank of America, Nov. 2013-Nov. 2016. Senior
manager, corporation communications, U.S. media relations for Walmart,
Aug. 2012-Sept. 2013. Public relations manager, consumer
lifestyle for Philips, Sept. 2011-July 2012. Global media
relations lead, global technology services division at IBM, June
2010-Sept. 2011. Reporter for Glamour Magazine, Aug. 2005-Sept.
2008. Reporter for People Magazine, Aug. 2007-Aug. 2008.
Freelance writer/reporter, Aug. 2005-June 2008. B.A. in
journalism and mass communication from
Digital Director Alexis Hebert
(announced Dec. 20, 2019)
Operations Director Heidi Walker
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) Co-founder of the
Jordan Lake Rowing Club, Oct. 2015-June 2019. Co-author, trainer
for The Parenting Difference, Oct. 2009-May 2015. HR director at
Swiss Re, June 2006-Sept. 2009. Human resources dirrector at GE
insurance solutions, Dec. 2002-June 2006. HR manager at Bloomberg
LP, Dec. 1999-Nov. 2002. M.Sc. from the London School of Economic and
Political Science, 1996. B.Sc. in psychology, sociology from
Randolph College, 1994. twitter
Trips Director Liz O'Connell
(Dec. 2019) Director of events at the Foundation
Blindness in Raleigh-Durham, Oct. 2016-Dec. 2019. National
director of special events at Autism Speaks, Oct. 2014-Oct. 2016.
Director of the Mayor's Office of Citywide Event Coordination &
Management, SAPO (Jan.-Oct. 2014) and event manager in the Mayor's
Office of Special Projects and Community Events (Sept. 2010-Dec. 2013)
in New York City. Manager of partnership marketing and public
events for the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, 2006-Aug.
2010. B.S. in geology from Union College.
Julian Calabro Greensboro
Jayla Everett Raleigh
Eddie Glenn, Jr. Gastonia
Tulsa - 3334 E. 32nd Pl., Tulsa, OK 74135
Oklahoma City - 2915 N. Classen, 3rd Floor, Oklahoma City, OK 73106
State Director Sarah Baker
(Jan. 2020) Owner of Eos Concepts, LLC from Mar.
executive director of the Oklahoma Democratic Party, June 2019-Jan.
2020. Consultant at Camelot Consulting, LLC, July 2017-June
2019. Executive director (July 2016-Apr. 2017) and communications
director (Feb. 2015-July 2016) for the Oklahoma Democratic Party.
Candidate for Oklahoma House District 43, Apr.-Nov. 2014. Vice
president of communications (July 2013-May 2014) and Oklahoma
legislative chair (Aug. 2012-July 2013) for the Oklahoma PTA.
Administrative assistant for the Oklahoma Farm Bureau, July 2006-Aug.
2010. Real estate assistant and marketing coordinator, Mar.
2000-Dec. 2007. Studied political science and government at
Oklahoma City Community College.
Chattanooga - 724 Cherry St., Chattanooga, TN 37402 ...opening Jan. 27, 2020
Knoxville - 1601 Western Ave., Knoxville, TN 37921 ...opening Jan. 10, 2020
Memphis - 516 Tennessee St., Memphis, TN 38103 ...opening Feb. 6, 2020
Carol Brown Andrews
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) Partner at Grindstone Research in Nashville from 2011. Communicationns director for Gov. Jim Doyle (WI), 2009-10. Communications director on Harold Ford Jr. for U.S. Senate, 2005-06. B.S. in communications from University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) Partner at Bruns Wheeler Group Consulting in Nashville from Jan. 2018. Campaign manager on Karl Dean for Governor, , Mar. 2017-Nov. 2018. Director of community engagement at Project Renaissance, a nonprofit started by Dean, Aug. 2015-Feb. 2017. Director of the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhoods and special assistant to Mayor Dean, Jan. 2013-Aug. 2015. National voter protection coordinator on Obama for America, Jan.-Nov. 2012. Campaign manager on Mayor Dean's 2011 re-election campaign. Director of special projects at the DNC, Aug. 2010-Jan. 2011. Deputy campaign manager on Karl Dean for Mayor, 2007. Political director on Jim Davis for Governor of Florida, 2005-06. Political director at the Tennessee Democratic Party, 2004-05. Field director in Tennessee and Maryland on John Kerry for President, then served as delegate tracker for the campaign. Campaign manager for a couple of state reps. on the Tennessee Coordinated Campaign, Fall 2012. J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law, 2010; undergraduate degree from Texas State University-San Marcos, 2001. twitter
Director Ashford Hughes
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) Chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer (Feb. 2018-Oct. 2019) and senior advisor to the mayor on labor and workforce development (Nov. 2015-Jan. 2018) for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County. Assistant business manager for LIUNA, Feb. 2013-Nov. 2015. Political director for the Tennessee Democratic Party, Jan. 2012-Feb. 2013. Deputy campaign manager on Burt Dodson for State Senate, Aug.-Dec. 2011. Campaign manager on Megan Barry for Metro Council, Jan.-Aug. 2011. B.S. and B.A. in political science and government from Tennessee State University. twitter
Director London Lamar
(announced Dec. 20,
2019) Member of the Tennessee House representing District 91
(Memphis), first elected Nov. 2018. Consultant. President
of Tennessee Young Democrats from Apr. 2015. Policy associate at
SISTERREACH, Jan. 2017-Jan. 2018. Memphis organizer for Stand for
Children, Sept. 2014-Nov. 2016. Senior associate for The Rincon
Strategy Firm, Jan.-Aug. 2014. B.A. in political science,
sociology, intercultural studies from Saint Mary's College, 2013. twitter
Director Rodriquez Wright II
(announced Dec. 20,
2019) Field director or Powerful Performance Solutions from Jan.
2017. Campaign associate for Hilltop Public Solutions, Sept.
2015-Dec. 2016. Project director for Illinois Together Coordinatd
Campaign, Oct.-Nov. 2016; project director for Nevada Together
Coordinated Campaign, Sept.-Nov. 2016. State project director on
Montanans for Research and Cures ballot initiative, Apr.-June
2016. Regional GOTV assistan in Nashua, NH on Hillary for
America, Jan.-Feb. 2016. State canvassing director for the Fair
Healthcare Pricing ballot initiative (MA), Sept.-Nov. 2015.
Director of community outreach on David Fox for Mayor, Aug.-Sept.
2015. Campaign manager (July-Aug. 2015) and deputy campaign
manager (Feb.-July 2015) on Howard Gentry for Mayor. Campaign
associate at Calvert Street Group (Nashville), Feb. 2013-Feb.
2015. Work on a couple of judicial races in the first part of
2014. Field organizer for the Tennessee Democratic Party,
Aug.-Nov. 2012. M.P.A. (2014) and undergraduate degree (2012)
from Tennessee State University.
Most recently interned at ThinkTennessee, July
Studied economics, government at Claremont University.
Director Holly McCall
(announced Dec. 20,
2019) More than 25 years of experience in journalism, public
relations and nonprofit organizations. Candidate for chair of the
Tennessee Democratic Party in Jan. 2019; chair of Williamson County
Democrats. Owner and principal of Morrigan Strategies. Candidate
for TN House in District 65 in 2016. Communications director for
Metro Nashville, Newspaper reporter, covering city government for
papers in Ohio, Missouri and Tennessee. Degree in political
science from University of Tennesse. Franklin native. twitter
(announced Dec. 20,
2019) Self-employed communications strategist from Dec.
2014. Communications director for the Tennessee Democratic Party,
Jan. 2016-Jan. 2017. Political research analyst at Grindstone
Research, June 2013-Feb. 2016. Communications director and
spokesperson on Howard Gentry for Mayor of Nashville, Feb.-Aug.
2015. Various roles on three campaigns for Tennessee Supreme
Court Justice, June-Aug. 2014. Field manager on Tennesseans for
Brad Thompson, Aug.-Nov. 2012. B.S. in political science and
government from University of Tennessee at Martin, 2014; president of
UT Martin College Democrats, 2013-14. twitter
Texas Tribune reported on Feb. 5 "72 staff members on the ground and will have 150 staffers in state by Super Tuesday"
North Austin - 2203 W. Anderson Lane, Ste. B, Austin, TX 78757
Dallas - 4527 Travis St., Dallas, TX 75205
El Paso - 3800 N Mesa St. Ste. C-12, El Paso, TX
Fort Worth - 317 W. 7th St., Ste. 200, Fort Worth, TX 76107
McAllen - 1908 S. Main St., McAllen, TX 78503
San Antoino - 1455 Austin Hwy., Ste. 103, San Antonio, TX 78209
San Marcos - 209 N. Edward Gary St., San Marcos, TX 78666
...plan to open 17 offices
Dr. Carla Brailey
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) Candidate for Houston City Councill District D. Vice chair of the Texas Democratic Party, effective June 23, 2018. SAssistant professor of sociology at Texas Southern University from Aug. 2010; assistant professor at Springfield, Aug. 2010-Aug. 2014. Executive director of the Office of Community Affairs (Feb. 2008-Sept. 2009) and Director of the Office of Boards and Commissions (Jan. 2007-Feb. 2008) to DC Mayor Adrian M. Fenty. Assistant professor in the Department of Afro-American Studies at Howard University, Feb. 2004-Feb. 2008. Assistant principal at Harmony Science Academy, Sept. 2000-July 2001. Executive director at Children Bettering America School of Arts, Mar. 1998-July 2000. Ph.D. in sociology, M.Div in sociology and M.A. in counseling psychology from Howard University; bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Texas State University.
State Director Ashlea Turner
(reported by The Texas
Tribune on Dec. 28, 2019) President of Gavel In, LLC in Houston and
has nine years of lobbying experience. Chief governmental
relations and strategy officer for the Houston Independent School
District (HISD) for almost six years. Advocacy team for the
Greater Houston Partnership (GHP) from 2011. A regional political
director on Bill White's gubernatorial campaign in 2010. Worked
on U.S. Rep. Al Green's policy team. Policy adviser to State Sen.
Rodney Ellis. Graduate of Stanford University.
Deputy State Directors
(reported by The Texas Tribune on Jan. 14, 2020)
Organizing director (May 2018-Jan. 2019) deputy field director (from
Mar. 2018) and regional coordinator (Mar. 2017-Mar. 2018) for
Battleground Texas. Organizer in Salt Lake City for the DNC,
Oct.-Nov. 2016. Organizer in Woodbridge for the Democratic Party
of Virginia, May-Oct. 2016. Accounts manager for RJ Produce, Nov.
2015-May 2016. ACA navigator for Med Team Inc., Nov. 2014-May
2015. B.A. in political science and government from The
University of Texas at San Antonio, 2014. twitter
(reported by The Texas Tribune on Jan. 14, 2020)
Elected to the El Paso City Council District 1 in July 2015 and
re-elected in Dec. 2018. M.F.A. in photo and video from the
School of Visual Arts in New York; undergraduate degree in English from
Franklin and Marshall College. Born and raised in El Paso. twitter
(reported by The Texas Tribune on Jan. 14, 2020)
Principal at Armadilla Strategies, LLC in Dallas from June 2019.
Account executive at CoStar Group, Nov. 2018-Oct. 2019.
Democratic nominee for Texas Senate District 2 in Nov. 2018.
Manager of coounity services fro Atlantic Housing Foundation, Dec.
2015-Sept. 2018. Property manager (Mar.-Nov. 2015) and leasing
manager (Jan. 2013-Mar. 2015) for Atlantic Housing Management.
B.A. in political science from Sam Houston State University.
Sulphur Springs native. twitter
Organizing Director Kevin Lo
(reported by The Texas Tribune on Dec. 28, 2019)
director for Polk, Story, Boone, Jasper, Marshall Cos. on Kamala
Harris for the People, May-Dec. 2019. Field director and deputy
campaign manager on Lauren Baer for Congress (FL), Apr.-Nov.
2018. COO at Brigaid in New London/Norwich, CT, Jan.-Nov.
2017. Regional organizing director for the Pennsylvania
Democratic Coordinated Campaign, May-Nov. 2016. Worked on Hillary
for America from May 2015-May 2016, starting as a fellow in Iowa,
deputy field organizer in Nevada, organizer in Louisiana and finishing
as a regional organizing director in State College, PA. B.A. in
government and business administration from Georgetown University,
Regional Organizing Directors include:
(Jan. 2020) Latinx Caucus chair for Texas Young
May 2019. Latinx constituency organizer for the Texas Democratic
Party, Nov. 2019-Jan. 2020. Organizer in Sioux City, Iowa on Beto
for America, July-Nov. 2019. Field director on Omar Jimenez for
Dallas ISD School Board, Feb.-Mar. 2019. Logistical field
organizer on Beto for Texas, July-Nov. 2018. Field organizer on
Sheryl Cole for State Representative (TX), Mar.-May 2018. Student
at the University of Texas at Dallas. twitter
Communications Director Lizzie Lewis
(reported by The Texas Tribune on Dec. 28, 2019)
director on Lupe Valdez' campaign for governor, June-Nov. 2018.
Self-employed special projects consultant for various clients and
projects, Sept. 2012-June 2018. Director of communications for
Emerson Collective, Sept.-Dec. 2017. Advance associate with the
White House, Sept. 2013-Dec. 2016. Special events for Hargrove,
Inc., May-Aug. 2016. Director of media logistics on Bernie 2016,
July 2015-Apr. 2016. National advance staff on Obama for America,
Apr.-Nov. 20112. Stadium operations for the Democratic National
Convention in Charlotte, June-Sept. 2012. English teacher for
DILKO English, Oct. 2008-May 2009 and for AMIDEAST, Aug. 2007-Oct.
2008. M.A. from the Hult International Business School, 2011;
B.S. in sociology from College of Charleston, 2007.
Deputy Chief of Staff Tara Dennis
(Dec. 2019) Principal
at TwoEighteen in Houston,
2019. District director in the U.S. House (Houston), Sept.
2018-June 2019. Senior manager for member engagment and
development at Greater Houston Partnership, Nov. 2016-Aug. 2018.
Area vice president for Georgia region (Nov. 2015-July 2016), district
manager for SE region (Nov. 2014-Nov. 2015) and program director for
Youth Empowerment Group (Jan. 2010-Nov. 2014 at Operation Hope.
M.B.A. from Mercer University, 2006; bachelor's degree from Texas
Draper - 201 E 12300 S, Draper, UT 84020 ...opening Feb. 25, 2020
State Director Lauren Littlefield
(Jan. 2020) Senior associate at The Exoro Groupl, May
2020. Partner at Blueprint Public Affairs, July 2017-May
2018. Executive director (Feb. 2015-July 2017) and political
director (Jan. 2013-Feb. 2015) of the Utah Democratic Party,
Executive director of the Salt Lake County Democratic Party, Sept.
2011-Jan. 2013. Manager of advocacy and programs for Equality
Utah, Jan. 2008-Aug. 2011. Assistant field director on Wilson for
Mayor, Mar.-Sept. 2007. B.S. in gender studies from University of
Utah, 2007. twitter
Organizing Director Rudy Miera
(Jan. 2020) Finance assistant on Ben McAdams for
2019-Jan. 2020. Campaign manager on Luz Escamila for Salt Lake
City Mayor, Apr.-Nov. 2019. Campaign manager on Jackie Biskupski
for Salt Lake City Mayor, Mar. 2019. Battlestation director in
UT04 for the DCCC, Feb. -Dec. 2018. Operations manager for the
Utah Nnnprofits Association Oct. 2017-Jan. 2018. Paid canvass
director for the Utah State Democratic Committee, Aug.-Nov. 2016.
Asset development coordinator for the Community Action Partnership of
Utah, Oct. 2015-June 2016. Event specialist for The Salt Lake
City Corporation, Apr. -Oct. 2015. Office and volunteer services
manager for the Utah AIDS Foundaiton, Apr. 2013-Jan. 2015. Field
organizer in CD 4 for Utah Democrats, Aug.-Nov. 2012. Campaign
manager on Angela Romero for House District 26, Apr.-Aug. 2012. Studied
political science, French at University of Utah, after two years at
Salt Lake Community College..
R. Christopher Di Mezzo
(reported by VTDigger on Jan. 21, 2020) On leave
from position as communications director for the Vermont Democratic
Party, started in July 2018. Director of communications on Martz
for Congress (NY), Feb.-July 2018. B.A. in political science and
government from St. Lawrence University, 2018. twitter
Richmond - 1515 W. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23220
Arlington - 1301 S Joyce St., D102, Arlington, VA 22202
Charlottesville - 455 2nd St, SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Danville - 3328 Riverside Dr., Danville, VA 24541
Hampton - 4400 Kilgore Ave., Hampton, VA 23666
Total of seven offices and over 80 staff.
Senior Advisor Lise Clavel
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) States director on Beto for America, May-Nov. 2019. Senior program officer with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation from May 2015. Senior advisor to the Under Secretary for International Trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Aug. 2014-Apr. 2015. Special Assistant to the President, director of public engagement in the Office of the Vice President, June 2013-Aug. 2014. Virginia state director on Obama for America, Oct. 2011-Nov. 2012. Deputy director of the FOX campaign at Media Matters, Feb.-Aug. 2011. Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello (VA-5), Jan. 2009-Jan. 2011, and campaign manager of the Perriello for Congress campaigns in 2008 and 2010. Producer at Scholastic, June 2006-Jan. 2008. B.A. in English from Yale University, 2002. twitter
State Director Melissa Gallahan
(announced Jan. 22, 2020) Virginia organizing
director at For Our
Future and For Our Future Action Fund. Field director (Apr.
2016-May 2017) and senior research associate (Dec. 2016-Apr. 2017) at
Acadia Consulting, LLC. Virginia organizing lead on Hillary for
America, Nov. 2015-Mar. 2016. Field director for the Democratic
Party of Virginia, May-Nov. 2015. Regional field director for the
Democratic Party of Virginia, May-Nov. 2014. Statewide spring
trainer on Organizing for Action, Jan.-Apr. 2014. Petition
organizer on Chopra for Virginia, Feb.-Mar. 2013. Field organizer
in Henrico on Obama for America, Aug.-Nov. 2012. Bachelor's
degree double major in political and English from St. Mary's College of
Deputy State Director Tyler Tucker
(announced Jan. 22, 2020) Experience includes
political director on Gillibrand 2020; political director on Ralph
Northam for Governor; deputy organizing director for the Democratic
Party of Virginia; organizer on Terry McAuliffe for Governor. twitter
Political Director Adnan Mohamed
(announced Jan. 22, 2020) National political director on Beto for America, July-Nov. 20`9. Deputy political director for Seth Moulton and for Moulton's Serve America PAC from Feb. 2018. Regional political director on Ralph Northam for Governor, Aug.-Nov. 2017. Deputy political director on Tom Perriello for Governor, Apr.-June 2017. Legislative correspondent for U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (VA), Jan. 2015-Apr. 2017. M.S. in public policy and security studies from American University, 2015; B.A. in political science and Arabic studies from Texas A&M University, 2013. twitter
Organizing Director Zachary Sabin
(Jan. 2020) Regional director for the Democratic
Virginia, July-Nov. 2019. Campaign manager on Friends of Jeff
McKay (Fairfax, VA), Mar.-July 2019. Account executive at
Superior Blue Strategies, July-Dec. 2018. Campaign manager on
Raja for Congress (IL), Jan.-July 2018. Campaign manager for the
Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee (Bergen Co., NJ) Aug-Nov.
2017. Campaign manager on Marc for DA (Brooklyn), Mar.-Aug.
2017. Field director in the L.A. area for the Californai
Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2016. Campaign manager fo rthe
Pennsylvania House Democratic Campaign Committee, Apr.-July 2016.
Campaign manager on Willie Bailey for city Council (Alexandria),
June-Nov. 2015. Field organizer for the Democratic Party of
Virginia in Southwest VA, June-Nov. 2014. Interned with
Organizing for America in Charlottesville, Sept. 2011-Nov. 2012.
B.A in political science and government from University of Virginia;
B.A. in political science and government from American University, 2011.
Director Michelle Moffit
(announced Dec. 20,
Experience includes Southwest Virginia director for For Our Future and
For Our Future Action Fund; campaign manager on Hurst for Delegate; and
regional organizing director on Hillary for America in Nebraska.
Communications Director Renzo Olivari
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) Nevada
secretary on Kamala Harris for the People. Press secretary
to U.S. Rep. Susie Lee (NV) from Jan. 2019. Constituency media
press secretary for the Nevada State Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov.
2018. Communications director on Leslie Cokburn for Congress
(VA), Mar.-Aug. 2018. Session aide in the Virginia House of
Delegates, Jan.-Mar. 2018. Field organizer in Harrisonburg for
the Democratic Party of Virginia, July-Nov. 2017. B,A. in
political science, history from James Madison University. twitter
Deputy Communications Director Samuel Dorn
Press secretary (July 2019-Jan. 2020) and press
assistant and digital
director (July 2018-July 2019) in the U.S. House. Independent
contractor at MDS Communications, Mar.-July 2018. Communications
associate at Stove Boat Communications, LLC, Mar. 2016-Mar. 2017.
Press intern in for U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, Oct. 2015-Mar.
2016. Bachelor's degree in political science, broadcast and
digital journalism from University of Southern California, 2015. twitter
Operations Director Christopher Bruno
(Jan. 2020) On leave from position as Fairfax
City Director of Economic Development, started there May 2016.
Agency counsel, assistant director of commercial
revitalization for the New York City Department of Small Business
Services, Oct. 2012-May 2016. J.D. from New York Law School,
2012; M.A. in elections and campaign management/political science
(2007) and B.A. in history, political science (2006) from Fordham
March 10, 2020
ID, MI, MS, MO, ND, WA
Communications Director Erin Hudson
(Jan. 2020) Digital communications
coordinator (Oct.-Dec. 2019) and web
project coordinator (Dec. 2017-Sept. 2019) for the City of Boise.
Promoted content manager at Krazy Coupon Lady, LLC, Apr.-Aug.
2017. Integrated marketing specialist at Scentsy, Inc. corporate
office in Meridian, ID, Feb. 2016-Apr. 2017. Digital content
manager for Albertsons, Feb. 2014-Sept. 2015. Marketing assistant
at Bronco Motors, Jan.-Oct. 2013. Studied communication and
public relations at Boise State University and English literature and
theater at Eastern Oregon University.
Ann Arbor - 217 S. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Bloomfield Hills (Oakland Co.) - 43263 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills, Mi 48302
Detroit (West Side) - 18310 Livernois, Detroit, MI 48221
Flint - 653 Saginaw St., Ste. 105, Flint, MI 48502
Grand Rapids - 929 Fulton St. E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Lansing - 2624 Lake Lansing Rd., # 201, Lansing, MI 48912
Warren (Macomb Co.) - 29359 Mound Rd., Warren, MI 48092
Westland (Western Wayne Co.) - 6629 N. Wayne Rd., Westland, MI 48185
office openings: Detroit Eastern Market (Dec. 21), Detroit West Side (Jan. 11), Bloomfield Hills and Flint (Feb. 8), Grand Rapids (Feb. 16)
Senior Advisor Jill Alper
Founder and president of
Alper Strategies & Media. Partner at
Dewey Square Group Jan. 2001-June 2017. Media training and video
production for Franklin Forum and Correct the Record, Feb. 2015-Nov.
2016. Speech coach for the 2016 Democratic National Convention,
July 2016. Strategist for Gov. Jennifer Granholm, July 2001-Jan.
2011. Strategist on David Bing for Mayor of Detroit, Sept.
2008-Nov. 2009. Consultant on Hillary Clinton for President, Apr.
2007-May 2008. Electoral strategist on John Kerry for President,
July 2001-Nov. 2004. Vice president at Squier Knapp Dunn
Media - Gore for President media account, Feb. 1999-Dec. 2000.
Political director at the DNC, Feb. 1997-Feb. 1999. National
Coordinated Campaign director at the DNC, Mar. 1994-Feb. 1997.
Deputy political director for the DSCC, Jan. 1991-Sept. 1992.
Studied political science and philosophy at Boston College.
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) Principal at Detroit based Compass Strategies formerly DMC Strategies from Sept. 2006. Spokesperson and communications director for the city of Detroit; communications director for the House Democrats of the Michigan Legislature; and served on the transition team of the Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority (Cobo Hall). Bachelor's degree in mass communication/media studies from Jackson State University, 1993. Detroit native.
Political Director Ian Conyers
(Jan. 2020) Principal
advisor at Ruth Strategies in Detroit, from
June 2014. Government affairs for Eaze, Feb.-Oct. 2019.
Michigan State Senator, Nov. 2016-Dec. 2018. Disadvantaged
business manager - Anacostia Waterfront Initiative, Feb. 2013-Aug.
2014. National deputy director for 1911 United (super PAC), Aug.
2012-Feb. 2013. Regional field director on Organizing for
America, Feb.-Aug. 2012. Account executive for iCore Networkds,
Jan. 2011-Feb. 2012. Executive office of DC Mayor Adrian
Fenty Sept 2010-Jan. 2011. Masters degree in urban and
regional planning (2015) and undergraduate degree (2010) from
Ann Arbor Erika Bolton
Lansing Chad Guerrant
(Jan.. 2020) Canvass
manager in Lansing with For
July-Dec. 2018. Field director on Sarah Anthony for State
Represneative, Mar.-July 2018. Political strategist at KAC
Associates, Mar. 2011-June 2018. Campaign manager on Patricia
Spitzley for Lansing City Council At-Large, May-Nov. 2015.
Campaign manager on Steve Ross for East Lansing City Council, Mar.-Nov.
2015. State organizing lead (July 2014-Mar. 2015) and field
organizer (June 2013-June 2014) at Enroll America. Field
organizer in Nevada on Organizing for America, July-Nov. 2012.
Associate's degree in political science and government from Lansing
Community College, 2018.
Communications Director Charly Norton
President and founder (2018)
of CN2 Strategies in the Detroit
area. Director of market communications at Renovate America,
Sept. 2017-Sept. 2018. Executive director of FloridaStrong,
2015-Sept. 2017. Communications director on Alison for Kentucky,
July 2013-Nov. 2014. Senior media executive at Edelman, Dec.
2012-July 2013. National deputy director of constituency press on
Obama for America, Mar. 2011-Nov. 2012. Account
Data Director AJ Ganik
(Jan. 2020) Vice president for strategy and analytics at Compass Strategies from Apr. 2018. Project manager for Penn Schoen Berland, Nov. 2016-Apr. 2018. A deputy director for data and analytics in Michigan on Hillary for America, June-Nov. 2016. Analyst for Penn Schoen Berland, May 2015-June 2016. Project manager for DMC Strategies, Jan.-Apr. 2015. Deputy canvass director for Grassroots solutions, and dpueyt campaign manager for AFL-CiO, Sept.-Nov. 2014. Research and policy analyst on Rudy Hobbs for Congress (MI), Sept. 2013-Aug. 2014.
Kansas City - 6435 N. Cosby Ave., Kansas City, MO 64151
Kansas City - 427 Westport Rd., Kansas City, MO 64111
St. Louis - 3803 S. Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63118
Kansas City offices announced Feb. 3
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) Partner at Winding Creek Strategies in the St. Louis area from Jan. 2019. Principal at Hilltop Public Solutions, July 2017-Dec. 2018. President/owner at The Winding Creek Group in Chesterfield, Oct. 2008-June 2017. Vice president at Zataj3, Jan. 2007-Dec. 2008. Political director at Winning Connections, Jan.-Dec. 2006. Regional financial services director at the DCCC, Jan. 2004-Feb. 2005. Independent campaign operative in multiple states for primarily congressional campaigns, Oct. 1995-Sept. 2008. Studied at Northeastern University.
(announced Dec. 20,
2019) Chief of staff and treasurer at Winding Creek
Strategies. Special project at Sherpa Ventures, Sept. 2016-June
2017. Head of operations at Eonit Perception, Inc. Mar.-Aug.
2016. Chief of staff at Organizing for Action, Mar. 2013-June
2015. Director of events for the Presidential Inaugural
Committee, Nov. 2012-Mar. 2013. Director of advance on Obama for
America, Sept. 2011-Nov. 2012. Associate director of advance/trip
coordinator at The White House, 2009-11. National advance desk on
Obama for America, 2008. National advance staff on John Edwards
for President, 2007-08. Freelance producation manager/assistant
editor, 2002-07. B.A. in English liberature from University of
Deputy Political Director Samuel Rebmann
Deputy finance director on
Cort VanOstran for Congress (St. Louis area)
from May 2018. Studied at University of Arizona.
Director Roya Massoudnia
(announced Dec. 20,
2019) Political consultant at JTW Consulting. Studied at
St. Louis University. Lived in Tehran, Iran, 2004-11. Born
in St. Louis. ]twitter
(Dec. 2019) Statewide
field coordinator for PROMO, Aug.-Dec.
2019. Manager for advocacy and member engagement for the St.
Louis Regional Chamber, Mar. 2018-Aug. 2019. Branch manager at
Regions Bank in Cape Girardeau, Feb. 2017-Jan. 2018. Financial
center manager with Bank of America, May 2016-Jan. 2017.
Assistant manager at PNC, Dec. 2014-May 2016. Assistant
divisional manager for Nordstrom, May 2013-Sept. 2014. B.A. in
philosophy and B.S. in economics from Southeast Missouri State
Larry Davis Jr.
(Dec. 2019) Co-founder
and vice president of
MANUPSTL from Feb.
2016. High school and election judge training coordinator for the
St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners, Sept. 2015-Oct.
2017. Deputy principal assistant at the Missouri Department of
Labor and Industrail Relations, Sept. 2013-Mar. 2014. Senior
staff assistant in Congress, Sept. 2010-Dec. 2012. B.A. in
political science and government from Saint Louis University.
Gulfport - 9471 Three Rivers Rd., Ste. F, Gulfport, MS 39503
Oxford - 2305 Jackson Ave. West #205, Oxford, MS 38655
making it "the largest full-time staff of any presidential candidate in the state’s history."
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) President and founder (Jan. 2013) of Chism Strategies. President of Zataj3 Consulting, Nov. 2005-Dec. 2012. Vice president for policy campaigns at Winning Connections, Jan. 2000-Nov. 2005. Executive director at the Jackson Medical Mall Foundation, Jan. 1996-Dec. 1999. Rhodes scholar at Oxford University, 1984; degree in political science from Millsaps College, 1982.
(announced Dec. 20,
2019) President and founder (2012) of P3 Strategies. Law
degree from University of Maryland; bachelor's degree in political
science from Southern University. Grew up in Vicksburg.
Political Director Teresa Jones
(Dec. 2019) Founder
and president of G.A.L.S. (Girls Achieving
Leading and Succeeding) mentorship program from Des. 2014. Grant
writer for City of Clarksdale, June 2019-Feb. 2020. Director of
scheduling and special assistant on Mike Espy for U.S. Senate,
June-Nov. 2018. Deputy executive assistant to U.S. Sen. Schumer,
Apr. 2017-June 2018. Staff assistant to Dr. Jill Biden, Dec.
2016-Jan. 2017; intern in OVP, Sept.-Dec. 2016. Teacher at South
Delta High School, Aug. 2015-Aug. 2016. Business development
associate for Spectrum Management, LLC in Washington, DC, May 2014-June
2015. Bachelor's degree in political science from University of
Mississippi, 2014. Mississippi Delta native. twitter
Organizing Director Brittany Gray
Has worked on campaigns of Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba and his father. In 2015 went to Ferguson, MO to help organize. Jackson area community activist..
North Jarrius Adams
President of Young Democrats of Mississippi. twitter
Central Anthony Jackson
South Church Patterson
Communications Director Sam Hall
Executive editor (Feb.
2015-Jan. 2020), assistant managing
editor/digita (Jan. 2014-Feb. 2015) and audien ce manager and
assignment editor (Apr. 2012-Jan. 2014) at the Clarion Ledger.
Partner at Blue Dot Group, Jan. 2008-Dec. 2011. Vicce president
and publisher of The Demopolis Times (daily in West Alabama),
2006-08. Editor and publisher of The Scott County Times,
2003-06. Editor and publisher of The Times-Post, 2002-03.
Managing editor of the Natchez Democrat, 2001-02. News editor at
The Rankin Record, 1998-2001. Executive director of the
Mississippi Democratic Party. B.S. in political science from
Millsaps College, 1998. twitter
Digital Director Emily Liner
(Jan. 2020) Federal
affairs manager in DC area for Salesforce,
Feb. 2018-Jan. 2020. Senior policy advisor (Feb. 2017-Feb. 2018)
and policy advisor (Jan. 2015-Feb. 2017) for Third Way. M.B.A.
from UNC Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School, 2015; B.A. in
government, history, French from Georgetown University, 2008. Bay
St. Louis native. twitter
Operations Director Ryan Brown
(Jan. 2020) Candidate
for Mississippi Public Service Commission
in the Aug. 2019 Democratic primary, finishing third. Deputy
Public Service Commissioner from Jan. 2016 to Mar. 2019.
Policy coordinator for the Mississippi Department of Mental Health’s
Division of Alcohol and Drug Services from 2012-15. Finance
directr and field coordinator for Mississippi Democratic Trust,
Jan.-Apr. 2012. Deputy finance director on Friends of Glenn Nye
(VA), June-Nov. 2010. Associate manager for corporate relations
for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC, Jan. 2007-Feb.
2010. Part-time staff assistant to U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, Feb.
2003-Dec. 2006. Master of Public Policy and Administration from
Jackson State University, 2015; B.A. in political science from the
University of Mississippi, 2006.
Field Organizers include:
Mario Giles, - ran for Bolivar County supervisor District 4 in 2019 finishing third
Brandon Rue - Democratic nominee for House District 102 in 2019 twitter
Spokane - 821 W. 2nd Ave., Ste 102, Spokane, WA 99201
Tacoma - 936 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402
Yakima - 1220 S. 1st St., Yakima, WA 98901
openings: Seattle (Feb. 6), Yakima (Feb. 16)
...plans to open 10 offices (one per congressional district)
Senior Advisor Alex Glass
(reported by the Seatlle Times on Jan. 23, 2020) President of Glass Ceiling Strategies, LLC in Seattle from Nov. 2018. Senior communications officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Mar. 2017-Nov. 2018. Political advisor (Feb. 2016-Mar. 2017) and communications advisor (Mar. 2014-Feb. 2016) to EMILY's List. Vice president for events at Foreign Policy magazine, May 2013-June 2014. Director of press relations for 2012 Democratic National Convention, June-Sept. 2012. Deputy press director and spokesperson for the U.S. Agency for International Development. Worked for U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) for over ten years to Oct. 2011, serving as her long-time communications director and advisor. Deputy campaign manager for Murray’s re-election campaign in 2010, and has worked on numerous political campaigns. First exposure to national political conventions in 2000 as a surrogate booker with the Gore/Lieberman presidential campaign. twitter
(reported by the Seatlle
Times on Jan. 23, 2020) On leave from position as chief of staff
to King County Councilmember Joe McDermott, started Jan. 2017.
Campaign consultant to Integrity Washington, Aug.-Dec. 2016.
Campaign manager on Joe McDermott for Congress, Feb.-Sept. 2016.
Director of outreach for Small Business Majority, 2013-16.
General election director on OFA Virginia, Feb.-Dec. 2012. Campaign
manager at Yes
Regional Organizing Directors include
Seattle Delancey Lane
(Jan. 2020) Campaign manager on Joe McDermott for King County Council, Aug.-Nov. 2019. Campaign manager on Jay Fathi for Seattle City Council, Apr.-Aug. 2019. Campaign manager on Shannon Braddock for State Senate, June-Nov. 2018. Legislative assistant to state Sen. Patty Kuderer (Olympia, WA), Jan.-May 2018. Communications manager for the Metropolitan Policy Center, Sept. 2017-Jan. 2018. B.A. in communications, legal institutions, economics and government (CLEG) from American University, 2017.
Communications Director Katie Rodihan
(reported by the Seatlle Times on Jan. 23, 2020) Press secretary on Inslee for America presidential campaign. Account supervisor for corporate and crisis communications in Seattle for Edelman, Jan.-June 2019. Communications director on Kim Schrier for Congress, Jan.-Dec. 2018. Assistant account executive at The Hatch Agency (SF area), Feb. 2016-Jan. 2018. Special assistant to the members of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, Jan.-Dec. 2015. Staff assistant/research analyst for the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, June 2014-Jan. 2015. B.A. in government and economics from Claremont McKenna College, 2014. twitter
Digital director on Inslee for America from April 2019. Digital director on McCaskill for Missouri, Aug. 2017-Nov. 2018. Senior digital maanger at NextGenClimate, Jan. 2016-June 2017. Client strategist for Quantcast, Aug. 2014-Jan. 2016. Account executive (Feb.-Sept. 2013) and assistant account executive (Sept. 2011-Jan. 2013) at AKQA, Oct. 2013-Aug. 2014. B.A. in English literature from Hamilton College, 2011. twitter
Operations Director Kristin Misner-Gutierrez
(reported by the Seatlle
Times on Jan. 23, 2020) President and
CEO of KMG Consulting in Seattle from July 2019. Deputy
Commissioner for Supportive and Affordable Housing and Services at the
NYC Human Resources Administration, Apr. 2016-Dec. 2017. Director
of social services (Jan. 2014-Apr. 2016) and chief of staff to the
Deputy Mayor (Jan. 2006-Jan. 2014) in the NYC Office of the
Mayor. Special assistant to the Commissioner , NYC Department of
Homeless Services, Sept. 2003-Jan. 2006. M.P.A. from NYU Robert
F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service; undergraduate degree from
College of the Holy Cross.
March 14, 2020
March 17, 2020
AZ, FL, IL, OH
Flagstaff - 1800 S. Milton Rd., Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Scottsdale - 14700 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Tempe - 1825 E. Guadalupe Rd., Ste. 101, Tempe, AZ 85284
Tolleson (West Valley) - 8343 W. Van Buren St., Tolleson, AZ 85353
Tucson - 2955 E. Grant Rd., Tucson, AZ 85716
office openings: Flagstaff (Feb. 22), Scottsdale (Feb. 26), Tucson and Tempe (Feb. 27)
Senior Advisor Joseph Wolf
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) Deputy director for Yes on 3, The Energy Choice Initiative (Nevada), Sept.-Nov. 2018. Campaign manager on Farley for Arizona, Mar. 2017-Aug. 2018. Deputy caucus director (Aug. 2016-Mar. 2017) and finance director (Feb.-Sept. 2016) for the Arizona Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee. Account executive at Gumbinner & Davies Communications, Sept.-Nov. 2015. Campaign manager on Paul Tinkler for Mayor, Jan.-Sept. 2015. Deputy field director on Elizabeth Colbert Busch for Congress, Jan.-Mar. 2013. Deputy field director for the SCDP, May-Aug. 2012. Campaign manager on Beth Bernstein for House, Mar.-May 2012. Graduate of University of South Carolina-Columbia, 2014.
(announced Dec. 20,
2019) Senior government affairs associate for the Arizona Chamber
of Commerce and Industry from Nov. 2018. Chief strategist for
Element Public Affairs from Nov. 2016. Statewide organizing
director (Jan.-Aug. 2018) and Phoenix director (Feb. 2016-Jan. 2018)
for Stand for Children. Project manager at Kyle Moyer & Co.,
May 2013-Feb. 2016. Analyst, May-Set. 2013. B.A. in English
literature/international studies from Loras College, 2013. twitter
Deputy Communications Director Andrew Tucker
(Jan. 2020) Communications director
for the Maricopa County
Library District, Oct. 2016-Jan. 2020. Communication manager for
Maricopa County, Nov. 2015-Oct. 2016. District manager for
communications for Maricopa Community Colleges, Feb. 2012-Nov.
2015. Self employed communications strategist, 2009-13.
Specialty grocery sales manager for H-E-B in Dallas, 2010-11.
Director of communications for Prevention Partners, 2007-09.
Press secretary and deputy communications director (Dec. 2005-July
2007) and deputy press secretary (May 2001-Nov. 2005) for the NYC
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Research analyst for The
Lewin Group, 1999-2001. Research assistant at the U.S. Department
of Veterans Affairs in Mass., 1998-99. B.A. from Brandeis
Digital Director Anaiis Ballesteros
(Dec. 2019) Director of content maketing for The
Collective, Apr.-Dec. 2019. Director of marketing and digital
engagement for Expect More Arizona, July 2016-Apr. 2019. Vice
president of marketing for the Phoenix chapter of the Association of
Latino Professionals for America, Apr. 2016-Apr. 2018. Mareting
communications coordinator for Helios Education Foundation, July
2015-July 2016. Marketing director (Dec. 2012-June 2015) and
marketing specialist (Jan. 2011-Dec. 2012) for the Association for
Supportive Child Care. Account executive at CBS Outdoor, Aug.
2009-Jan. 2011. B.A. in communications from University of
Deputy Digital Director Graham Bosch
(Jan. 2020) Multimedia journalist for Chamber Business
2018-Jan. 2020. Production coordinatgor at Dixiletta Moving
Pictures, July 2016-May 2018. B.A. in journalism, mass communication
from Arizona State University, 2017. twitter
Gainesville - 235 S. Main St., Ste. 206, Gainesville, Fl 32601
Jacksonville - 1036 Dunn Ave., Ste. 44, Jacksonville, FL 32218
Miami (Little Havana) - 1756 SW 8th St., Miami, FL 33135
North Miami - 14681 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach, FL 33181
Orlando - 29 S. Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32801
Parkland - 7363 FL-7, Parkland, FL 33067
Sanford - 5645 W. State Rd. 46, Sanford, FL 32771
Sarasota - 325 Central Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236
St. Petersburg - 2101 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL 33713
Tallahassee - 214 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL 32301
West Palm Beach - 2885 N. Military Trail, Ste. 2885-J, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
at least 14 offices
Senior Advisor Brandon Davis
(announced as general senior advisor
Dec. 20, 2019; on Dec. 31, 2019
Politico reported Davis as state director, but on Jan. 7 reported
Kosanovich in that role) Principal-managing director in
Washington, DC at GPSIMPACT from Feb. 2017. Campaign manager on
Andrew Gillum's campaign for governor, Sept. 18-Nov. 2018.
General election director at the DNC, mid-June to Dec. 2016.
National political director fot the SEIU; previously deputy national
political director for member engagement, and started with SEIU in 2007
as political director for the union's Missouri State Council.
Political director and deputy campaign director on Claire McCaskill's
2006 U.S. Senate campaign. Political director for the Missouri
Democratic Party in 2005. Political director on Gov. Bob Holden's
2004 U.S. Senate primary campaign. Political director for the
Missouri Democratic Party in 2003. Double major in black studies
and political science from University of Missouri-Columbia. twitter
State Director Scott Kosanovich
(reported by Politico on Jan. 7,
2020) Senior consultant at
Johnson Strategies. Campaign director for Florida House Victory,
2017-18. Deputy organizing director in the Tampa area on
Hillary for America/Coordinated Campaign; regional director in Western
Iowa on Hillary Clinton's caucus campaign. Regional field
director for Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties on Charlie Crist's
gubernatorial campaign. Florida deputy state director on
Organizing for Action, 2014. Field director on Amanda Murphy's
campaign for State House in the 2013 special election. Field
organizer in the Tampa Bay area on Organizing for America-FL, Aug-Nov.
2012. Community organizer on Kendrick Meek for Florida,
2010. Bachelor's degree in public administration from St.
Petersburg College, 2013. Clearwater resident. twitter
Deputy State Director Tim Wagner
(reported by Politico
on Jan. 7, 2020) Campaign manager on Jane Castor for Mayor
(Tampa), Nov. 2018-Apr. 2019. Campaign manager on Janet Cruz for
Snate (Tampa-St. Pete), July-Nov. 2018. Campaign manager on
Patrick Ryan for Congress (NY), Feb.-June 2018. Cmapaign manager
on Mike Mullin for Virginia, Mar.-Nov. 2017. Campaign manager on
Coleman for Congress (South Bend), Nov. 2015-Nov. 2016. Finance
director on Melissa McKinlay for Congress, Aug.-Dec. 2015.
Finance director on Patel for Iowa, Feb.-July 2015. Field
director for the West Virginia Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2014.
Finance associate/office manager for the Montana Democratic Party,
May-Aug. 2014. Field organizer in Goshen for the Indiana
Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2012. B.A. in political science and
government from Indiana University Bloomington, 2014.
Organizing Director Jessica Montgomery
Regional organizing director for Council Bluffs and SW Iowa on Kamala Harris for the People to end of that campaign in earl Dec. 2019. Deputy GOTV director on JB Pritzker for Governor, Jan.-Nov. 2018. Deputy national field director for Swing Left, Nov. 2017-Jan. 2018. Deputy campaign manager on Latoya Cantrell for Mayor (New Orleans), Apr.-Nov. 2017. A regional organizing director for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2016. Field organizer in Iowa, Nebraska and Pennsylvania on Hillary for America, Nov. 2015-May 2016. B.S. in speech communication from University of Nebraska at Omaha.
West Palm Beach Matther Taudien
(Jan. 2020) Bachelor's degree in political
governmeent from Florida Atlantic University.
Digital Director Maria M. Bilbao
(Jan. 2020) Director of Florida Watch from Feb.
Founder of Breakthrough Communications LLC, June 2016. Public
relations and marketing specialist for Everglades Foundation, Mar.
2016-May 2016. Communications leade at Enroll Americ, Jan.
2014-Mar. 2015. Community organizer and communications
coordinator at Organize Now! in Orlando area, May 2012-Dec. 2013.
Bachelor's degree in political science from University of Florida, 2007.
Operations Director Brandon Philipczyk
(Jan. 2020) COO at the Florida Democratic Party, Mar. 2018-Jan. 2020. National coordinated operations director for the DNC, May 2016-Feb. 2017. Operations director on Clinton's Nevada caucus campaign from June 2015-Feb. 2016. Operations director for the Texas Democratic Party, May 2013-Feb. 2015. Operations director at Organizing for America - Florida, April 2012-Jan. 2013. Operations director at Organizing for America - Minnesota, Dec. 2011-April 2012. Comptroller on Mark Dayton's campaign for governor of Minnesota, Sept.-Nov. 2010. Operations director on Minnesotans for Matt (Etanza) gubernatorial campaign, Oct. 2009-Sept. 2010. Deputy campaign manager on Tinklenberg for Congress (MN), Nov. 2007-March 2010. B.S. in political science from North Dakota State University, 2003.
Florida Co-Chair Former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz
(announced Jan. 21, 2020) twitter
Aurora - Fox Valley Mall, 4332 Fox Vally Center Dr., Aurora, IL 60504
Belleville - 25 E. Main St., Ste. A, Belleville, IL 62220
Chicago (Edgewater/Northside) - 1130 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, IL 60660
Chicago (Chatham/Southside) - 740 E. 87th St., Chicago, IL 60619
Deerfield - 740 Waukegan Rd., Ste. 108, Deerfield, IL 60015
Springfield - 605 E. Washington St., Springfield, IL 62701
Waukegan - 1340 N. Green Bay Rd., Waukegan, IL 60085
openings: Deerfield (Feb. 16), Waukegan (Feb. 22)
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) has managed six campaigns ranging from Chicago City Council to U.S. Senate and has worked and consulted on more than 75 local and federal races across the country. Principal and co-founder of New Chicago Consulting from Jan. 2013. Senior advisor to Mac Strategies Group, Jan. 2013-June 2019. Executive director of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's The Chicago Committee leadership PAC, Mar. 2011-Dec. 2012. Deputy campaign manager on Emanuel's campaign for Mayor of Chicago, Nov 201-Mar. 2011. Campaign manager on Citizens for Claypool (for Cook County Assessor), Apr.-Dec. 2010. Camapign manager (Sept. 2009-Apr. 2010) and deputy campaign manager (June-Sept. 2009) on Alexi for Illinois. Campaign manager on Quigley for Congress in the IL-5 special election, Jan.-June 2009. Senior strategist at The Strategy Group, July-Dec. 2008. West Virginia press secretary on Obama for America, Apr.-June 2008. Campaign manager on Bill Foster for Congress (IL-14), July 2007-Apr. 2008. Campaign manager on Friends of Vi Daley (for Chicago Alderman), Dec. 2006-May 2007. Strategist with The Strategy Group, May-Dec. 2006. Campaign manager on Moriarty and Mayer for Assembly (NJ), Mar.-Dec. 2005. Press assistant on Obama for Illinois, May 2004-Feb. 2005. Staff writer for The Hotline, Oct. 2002-Dec. 2003. B.A. in political science from Illinois Wesleyan University, 2001. twitter
State Director Kara Highfill
(announced Dec. 20, 2019)
Campaign manager for Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs, 2018.
Campaign manager for Cook County Commissioner from Dec. 2017.
Director of scheduling and advance for Cook County Government, Jan.
2017. In-district chief of staff for State. Repb. Deb Conroy, May
2015-Dec. 2016; issue development staff, Aug. 2014-May 2015.
Camapign manager on Deb Conroy for State Representative, June-Nov.
2016. Dual degree in political science and urban and public
affairs from University of Illinois at Chicago, 2014. twitter
Political Director Magdalena Fudalewicz
(Jan. 2020) Chief of state to Chicago Alderman
May 2015-Jan. 2020. Director of strategic initiatives at Richard
J Daley College, Jan.-May 2015. Director of public and
multicultural affairs for the Cook County Board of Commissioners, June
2011-June 2014. Paralega, June 2009-June 2011. M.A. in
public policy and administratin from Northwester University, 2013; B.A.
in political science and Latin American and Latino studies from DePaul
Director Julie Kaviar
(announced Dec. 20,
2019) Chief of staff in the Office of Cook County Commissioner
Scott Britton from Jan. 2019. Deputy press secretary for the
Mayors office, City of Chicago, Sept. 2016-Dec. 2018.
Communications specialist for Walker, Feb. 2015-Sept. 2016.
Deputy communications director for the Massachusetts Executive Office
of Health and Human Services, Jan. 2013-Feb. 2015. Director of
communications for Young Democrats of Massachusetts, May 2012-Jan.
2013. Assistant account executive (Jan. 2011-Feb. 2012) and account
manger for online content and social media (Feb. 2012-Jan. 2013) at
Emerging Media Inc. Assistant account executive and account
coordinator at Lotus Public Relations, Mar.-Dec. 2010. B.S. in
political science and American studies from Tufts University,
Director Briana Collins
(announced Dec. 20,
Associate Political Director Joshua May
(reported by CS-T's Lynn Sweet)
Cincinnati - 814 Plum St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
Cleveland East - 20065 Chagrin Blvd., Ste. 121, Shaker Heights, OH 44120
Columbus - 2025 High St., Columbus, OH 43207
Lima - 927 N. Cable Rd., Lima, OH 45805
Toledo - 238 N. Erie St., Toledo, OH 43604
Westerville - 640 W. Schrock Rd., Westerville, OH 43081
Regional Advisor/State Director Aaron Pickrell
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) Principal at Remington Road Group in Columbus, Ohio from Feb. 2011. Ohio senior on Hillary for America, Feb.-Nov. 2016. Senior advisor on Obama's 2012 re-election campaign. Ohio state director for Obama for America, June-Dec. 2008. Chief operating officer to Gov. Ted Strickland, Jan. 2007-June 2008. Campaign manager on the Strickland for Governor campaign in 2006. Chief operating officer at DCS Congressional. Political director on John Edwards' 2003-04 Iowa caucus campaign. Chief of staff to Rep. Leonard Boswell, Jan. 2001-Feb. 2003. Worked a stint at Kieloch Consulting in Washington, DC. Finance director for Vilsack/Pederson Inaugural Committee, 1999. Finance director/deputy campaign manager for Boswell's re-election campaign, 1997-98. Deputy director of operations for the Iowa Democratic Party, 1995-96. Field staff/office manager for Nagle for Congress in Waterloo, Jan.-May 1995. B.A. in political science from Iowa State University, 1997. twitter
Director Andrew Buis
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) Deputy organizing director on Ohio Together, the 2016 Ohio Democratic Party's Coordinated Campaign. North Dakota staffer for HFA's Ramp Up Grassroots Organizing Program, April-May 2015. Field organizer on Elizabeth Colbert Busch for Congress (SC), 2013. Field organizer with Obama for America, Jan.-Nov. 2012. B.A. in American government and politics from The Catholic University of America. twitter
Akron Kevin Sabellico
(Dec. 2019) Field organizer in Marion, SC on
Kamala Harris for
the People, Oct.-Dec. 2019. Site lead in Orlando for the DSCC
recount, Nov. 2018. Field organizer in Storm Lake, IA for the
Iowa Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2018. Student at UC Santa
(Dec. 2019) Field organizer (contract) for the
Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2019. Field organizer (contract) in
rural NE Ohio for the Ohio Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2018.
Bachelor's degree double major in philosophy and politics and
government from Ohio Wesleyan University, 2018.
Dayton Rachel Carman
(Dec. 2019) Regional field director for the
Party, June-Nov. 2019. Canvass manager with For Our Future,
Mar.-Nov. 2018. B.A. in classical civilization from University of
Toledo Catherine Steele
(Jan. 2020) Regional field director in Owensboro
for the Kentucky
Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2019. Visitor and volunteer services
associate for the Clinton Foundation, Aug. 2017-June 2019. Field
rganizer on Jared Henderson for Governor (AR), Aug.-Nov. 2018.
Field organizer in Charles City for the Iowa Democratic Party,
Aug.-Nov. 2016. B.S. in English language and literatuve from
Murray State University, 2015. twitter
Director Meredith Tucker
Associate Jada Campbell
(announced Dec. 20,
2019) Graduate of Ohio State University, 2019. Treasurer of
Ohio Young Democrats. From Beachwood.
Data Director Brian K. Jones
(Jan. 2020) Director/program lead, enterprise analytics office (Mar. 2017-Jan. 2020), senior consultant, enterprise analytics office - marketing analytics (Feb. 2012-Mar. 2017) and senior consultant, enterprise analytics office - consumer analytics (Oct. 2010-Feb. 2012) for Nationwide. Managing director of Jones Insight, Sept. 2007-Oct. 2010. Manager, marketing (Mar. 2006-Aug. 2007) and consultant, marketing (Apr. 2002-Feb. 2006) for Verizon Wireless. Senior consultant for Modis, 2000-02. Senior marketing analyst (Oct. 1997-May 2000) and risk analyst (Dec. 1995-Oct. 1997) at Chase. Statistician/analyst at Alliance Data, Dec. 1992-Dec. 1995. B.S./B.A. in finance from Miami University.
Director Christine (Christy) White
(announced Dec. 20,
2019) Head of people operations (from June 2019) and
implementation consultant (Feb. 2018-June 2019) to Moxe Health.
Special agen with the FBI, Mar. 2016-Feb. 2018. Quality assurance
and support lead at Dimagi Inc., Nov. 2013-Feb. 2016. Business
analyst at Deloitte Consulting, July 2010-Nov. 2013. Bachelor's
degree in finance from Indiana University Bloomington, 2010.
Field Organizers include:
March 24, 2020
On Feb. 5, AJC reported the campaign has 50 staffers
eight offices including...
Headquarters - 171 17th St. NW, Ste. 1650, Atlanta, GA 30363
Decatur - 431 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, GA 30030
Gwinnett - 1180 McKendree Church Rd., Ste. 208, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
- 3085 Vineville Ave., Macon, GA 31204
Savannah - 7805 Abercorn St., Ste. 20, Savannah, GA 31406
Senior Advisor Howard Franklin
(announced Dec. 20,
2019) Founder (Sept. 2005) and managing partner at Ohio River
South in Atlanta; strategic partner with Thompson Victory Group from
Nov. 2014. Senior policy advisor with Fulton County Government,
Jan.-Nov. 2014. Director of public affairs and e.communications
at Allison+Partners, Jan. 2007-Mar. 2008. Public information
officer for the City of Atlanta, Apr. 2003-Sept. 2005. B.A. in
sociology from Morehouse College, 2001.
State Director Lance Orchid
Campaign manager on Atlanta City Council President
run for Mayor in 2017. Worked on Hillary for America in
2015. National organizing director at Fund for a Safer Future at
New Venture Fund. Deputy field director on Obama/Campaign for
Change in Georgia in Fall 2008.
Organizing Director Matt Handsfield
South Carolina organizing director on Cory 2020, June-Sept. 2019. Deputy field director for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party in 2018. Worked for Virginia Democrats in 2017. Worked on Hillary for America. Degree in political science from Tulane University, 2014. Atlanta native. twitter
Savannah Madison Gardner
(Jan. 2020) Regional organizing director in
Myrtle Beach on Cory
2020, June-Dec. 2019. Field organizer in Myrtle Beach for the
South Carolina Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2018. Closing
coordinator (Mar.-June 2018) and office manager (Sept. 2017-June 2018
at Welcome Home Realty in Myrtle Beach. Out of Commonwealth
volunteer coordinator on Ralph Northam for Governor (VA), Oct.-Nov.
2017. Field organizer on Archie Parnell for Congress (SC),
May-June 2017. Chie fo staff on Alexis Frank for Congress (SC),
Apr.-May 2017. Organizer for the Democratic Party of Virginia,
May-Nov. 2016. Field fellow in Spartanburg on Hillary for
America, Jan.-Feb. 2016.
Communications Director Kelley Bass Jackson
Data Director Jennifer Wegmann-Gabb
(Jan. 2020) Political data director for
Strategies, Jan. 2019-Feb. 2020. Field organizer on Lauren
Underwood for Congress, Sept.-Nov. 2018. M.A. in art history,
criticism and coservation from The University of Kansas, 2018.
Operations Director Indras Whittaker
Finance director for the Democratic Party of Georgia
2019. Fundraising and marketing consultant at Capitoline from
Feb. 2016. Marketing director for Jackmont Hospitality, Inc.,
Sept. 2010-Jan. 2016. M.B.A. from University of Georgia-Terry
College of Business, 2016; B.S. in biology from Morris Brown College,
Senior Advisor Ryan Berni
Principal at Berni
Consulting. Previously longtime aide to New Orleans Mayor Mitch
Landrieu; served as Deputy Mayor of External Affairs to Landrieu to
mid-Jan. 2018. Leave of absence to manage U.S. Sen. Mary
Landrieu's 2014 re-election campaign. Worked on Mayor Landrieu's
2013 re-election; communications director and press secretary to Mayor
Landrieu; worked on Landrieu's 2010 campaign. Chief of staff for
strategist James Carville. Various positions with the Louisiana
Democratic Party. B.A. in political science from Louisiana State
Senior Advisor Bill Rouselle
President and CEO of Bright
Moments, LLC from 1984. Worked at Black Collegian Magazine in the
early 1980s. Director of the Parent Community Alliance. Worked ten
years for Free Southern Theater (FST). Deputy Director of the City of
New Orlean’s Human Relations Committee. First African-American
on-air news reporter in New Orleans at WDSU TV, 1968-69. Graduate of
Xavier University, 1967. Grew up in Uptown New Orleans.
State Director Richard Carbo
(7 senior staff reported by The Advocate
on Jan. 21, 2020) Deputy chief of staff (from May 2017) and
communications director (Jan. 2016-May 2017) to Gov. John Bel
Edwards. Communications director for End Citizens United
PAC. Communications director in the U.S House, June 2011-July
2015. Campaign manager on Friends of John Barrow (GA),
2014. Deputy press secretary/ press secretary to U.S. Sen. Mary
Landrieu, Jan. 2009-June 2011. Deputy press secretary to Gov.
Kathleen Babineaux Blanco. B.A. in communications from Louisiana
State University, 2006. Alexandria native. twitter
Political Director Kia Bickham
Community outreach manager for APTIM in Baton Rouge
from July 2017;
community outreach manager at CB&I in Baton Rouge from Jan.
2017. Chief service office in the Office of the Mayor-President,
City of Baton Rouge, Sept. 2011-Jan. 2017. Project manager at
Covalent Logic, 2010-11. Political director on Charlie Melancon
for U.S. Senate, 2010. Community outreach specialist and
scheduler to Lt. Gov. Mitch Landriew, 2007-10. Scheduler on
Mitch Landrieu fro Louisiana, 2007. Assistant to the deputy COS
and director of policy and planning for Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco,
Organizing Director Telley Savalas Madina
President of The Madina Group, LLC. Senior Gulf Coast policy officer for Oxfam America. Business service representative and intergovernmental affairs liaison for the City of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. Executive director of the Louisiana Oystermen Association following the BP oil disaster. M.P.A. from University of New Orleans; undergraduate degree from Loyola University New Orleans. Born and raised in New Orleans.
Communications Director Micah Cormier
Executive director of communications and technology
for St. Charle Parish from July 2019. Press secretary and special
assistant to Gov. John Bel Edwards, Aug. 2017-July 2019. Outreach
coordinator for South Central Planning and Development Commission
(Lafayette), Mar.-Aug. 2017. Campaign manager on Friends of Scott
Angelle (Lafayette), Mar.-Dec. 2016. Special assistant to the
candidates on Friends of Scott Angelle, Oct. 2014-Oct. 2015.
Technical assistant for the Louisiana Public Service Commission, Jan.
2013-Oct. 20 14. Assistant to the Secretary of
the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Jan.-Nov. 2012.
Field director in SW LA on Friends of Bobby Jindal, Jan.-Nov. 2011.
Assistant to the chief of staff in the Office of Gov. Bobby Jindal,
July-Dec. 2010. Studies political science and government at
Lousiana State University. twitter
Digital Director Tyler Walker
Digital director to Gov. John Bel Edwards from June 2017. Creative director and director of video production for O'Carroll Group (Lake Charles), Mar. 2015-Apr. 2017. Creative director and partner at Walker Williams (Lake Charles), June 2014-Mar. 2015. Graphic designer at AdSource Outdoor Advertising, June 2012-June 2014. B.A. in graphic design from McNeese State University. twitter
Operations Director Emilie Tenenbaum
...Principal at ERT Consulting, LLC from Apr.
2016. Senior consultant to Gov. John Bel Edwards from Apr.
2016. Senior consultant to Rebuild Louisiana, May 2016-Dec.
2019. Consultant to the Democratic Governors Association, Sept.
2016-Dec. 2018. Director of external affairs and investor
relations for the New Orleans Business Alliance, May 2012-Mar.
2016. Director of development for St. Bernard Project, Mar.
2011-May 2012. Finance director on Melancon for Senate, June
2009-Nov. 2010. Finance director on Friends of Mary Landrieu,
Aug. 2007-Dec. 2008. Associate at Betolina and Barnato
Consulting, Mar.-July 2007. Finance director on Matt Dunne for
Lt. Governor (VT), June-Nov. 2006. Campaign coordinator on
Oropeze for State Senate (CA), July 2005-June 2006. Bachelor's
degree in political science and government from University of Delaware,
April 7, 2020
Milwaukee - 161 S. 1st St., Milwaukee, WI 53204
openings: Milwaukee (Dec. 21, 2019 with Mayor Bloomberg), Madison (Feb. 8, 2020 with actor Michael Douglas)
(announced Dec. 20,
Founder (June 2003) and senior partner at Nation Consulting.
Senior Advisor Tim
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) Director of public affairs for Bear Development in Kenosha. President and founder of Mahone Strategies. Wisconsin political director on Obama for America, July-Nov. 2008; a senior advisor to the Obama campaign during the Wisconsin primary. Director of the Gov. Jim Doyle's Southeast Office located in Milwaukee. Political director for Gov. Doyle’s re-election campaign in 2006. Graduate of Marquette University. Native of Kenosha.
State Director Jorna Taylor
(announced Dec. 20,
Founder (May 2019) of Inland Ocean LLC. Director of advance for
Gov. Tony Evers, Jan.-May 2019. Inaugural director for Gov.-Elect
Evers and Lt. Gov.-Elect Barnes, Nov. 2018-Jan. 2019. Full-time
Director Brita Olsen
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) Campaign manager and earlier deputy campagn manager on state Rep. Dan Wachs for governor of Wisconsin from Jan. 2018. Wisconsin political director on Hillary for America's Fall 2016 campaign. Political director for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Oct. 2013-May 2016. Legislative aide to state Rep. Cory Mason (D-Racine), Feb.-Oct. 2013. Regional director for the Wisconsin Assembly Democratic Campaign Committee, June-Nov. 2012. Regional GOTV director for We Are Wisconsin, May-June 2012. Field director, scheduling director on Kathleen Falk for Wisconsin, Feb.-May 2012. Field director, regional director and team leader for Advancing Wisconsin, Aug. 2008-Sept. 2011. B.A. in political science and communication arts from University of Wisconsin Madison, 2000.
Director Kelly Gleeson
(Feb. 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.
Deputy Political Director Beth Burke
(Feb. 2020) Senior
director of strategic planning and operations
for U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, Apr. 2012-Feb. 2020; director of scheduling
on People for Patty Murray, 2016. Director of scheduling
(political appointee) at the ExIm Bank, Sept. 2011-Apr. 2012.
Regional GOTV lead in Dayton on Obama for America, 2012.
Executive assistant to form Sen. Evan Bayh at McGuire Woods LLP,
Jan.-Sept. 2011. Executive assistant to Sen. Bayh, Feb. 2010-Jan.
2011. Office manager and scheduler for U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner,
Feb. 2009-Feb. 2010. Field organizer on Obama for America,
June-Nov. 2008. Bachelor's degree in history from University of
Organizing Director Maura Tracy
(announced Dec. 20, 2019)
Senior strategist at Wildfire Contact from May 2018. Campaign
manager o Dita for CT and Dita for CT Treasurer, Dec. 2017-May
2018. Campaign manager on Gronik for WI, May-Sept. 2017.
Campaign manager on Terry Bonoff for Congress, May-Nov. 2016.
Senior associate for public affairs at Global Strategy Group, Oct.
2013-May 2016. Deputy campaign manager on Toi 4 Illinois special
election primary in IL-2, Dec. 2012-Feb. 2013. Illinois field
director for the DCC, May-Nov. 2012. Regional director for the
Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Feb.-May 2012. Legislative
assistant in the Wisconsin State Senate, Oct. 2011-Jan. 2012.
Field director in Senate District 2 for the Democratic Party of
Wisconsin in the Senate recall elections, May-Aug. 2011.
Campaign coordinator on Citizens for Dane County's Future, Dec.
2009-Apr. 2010. Graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2010.
Deputy Organizing Director Josh Dellaquila
(Jan. 2020, initially
regional organizing director for Madison) Campaign manager on
Ganim for Bridgeport (CT),
Mar.-Nov. 2019. Director of party affairs for Connecticut
Democrats, July 2018-Feb. 2019. Campaign manager on Dita for CT
Treasurer, Feb.-Jun. 2018; political director on Dita for CT
Exploratory, Nov. 2017-Feb. 2018. B.A. in political science and
government from Southern New Hampshire University, 2020; A.A.S. from
Housatonic Community College, 2018.
La Crosse Russell Frakes
(Jan. 2020) Regional
organizing director in Dubuque, Iowa on
Friends of Andrew Yang, Sept. 2019-Jan. 2020. Field director on
Samantha Nugent for 39th Ward Alderman, Feb.-Apr. 2019. Regional field
director in Grand Rapids area for the Michigan Democratic Party,
Oct.-Nov. 2018. Organizer on JB Pritzker for Governor, Nov.
2017-Sep. 2018. Studied international relations and affairs at
Roosevelt University,. twitter
Press Secretary Brandon Weathersby
Communications specialist in
the Wisconsin State Senate, Feb.-Oct.
2019. Director of communications for the Evers/Barnes
inauguration, Nov. 2018-Jan. 2019. Communications director on
Jane Raybould for Senate, July-Nov. 2018. Communications director
on Andy Gronik for Governor, Aug. 2017-June 2018. Communications
director for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Dec. 2015-Aug.
2017. Legislative assistant in the Wisconsin State Assembly,
Jan.-Nov. 2015. Deputy Communications director for the Democratic
Party of Wisconsin, Nov. 2013-Dec. 2014. Communications
specialist at Wisconsin Jobs Now, Feb.-Oct. 2013. Communications
assistant on Tammy Baldwin for Senate, Jan.-Nov. 2012. twitter
April 28, 2020
State Director Brett Broesder
(announced Jan. 28, 2020) Elected member of the
Milford Planning and Zoning Board in Nov. 2019. President of A
Campaign, LLC from
Oct. 2017. Managing director for the public relations firm
Advocacy Solutions LLC from Oct. 2018. Vice president and
co-founder of the Campaign for Tomorrow's Jobs from Dec. 2016.
Director of communications and new media for the City of Hartford,
Mar.-Dec. 2016. Director of communications for the City of
Bridgeport, Mar. 2014-Dec. 2015. Senior director of
communications for the Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now
(ConnCAN), Dec. 2012-Mar. 2014. Senior stragetist, campaign
services with THe Baughman Company, Sept.-Nov. 2012.
Communications director for the Montana Democratic Party, Apr.-Aug.
2012. Senior account executive for Hill-Knowlton Strategies, Mar.
2011-Mar. 2012. Director of policy and legislation for the Rhode
Island Attorney General, Dec. 2010-Apr. 2011. Campaign manager
and spokesperson on Peter Kilmartin for Attorney General (RI),
Jan.-Nov. 2010. Account executive at Hill-Knowlton Strategies,
Mar. 2009-Jan. 2010. Associate account executive at Ketchum,
Sept. 2007-Mar. 2009. Press assistant/advance director on Tom
Knox for Mayor of Philadelphia, Feb.-May 2007. Field coordinator
on the Obama campaign in 2007. Field organizer on Sheldon
Whitehouse for U.S. Senate. June-ov. 2006. B.A. in political
science, communications from Rhode Island College, 2006. twitter
Political Director Ruben Felipe
(announced Jan. 28, 2020) Nearly two
decades of campaign experience in Connecticut on the municipal, state,
and federal levels. Connecticut state director for Northast Charter
Schools Network. Eight years as the deputy chief of staff to
Mayor Bill Finch. Grew up in Brooklyn, NY.
Communications Director Jordan Grice
(annunced Jan. 28, 2020) Business reporter for Connecticut Post/Hearst Connecticut Media Group, Nov. 2017-Jan. 2020. Multimedia journallist for The Southside Daily (Virginia Beach), May-Nov. 2017. Reporter for The Republican (Springfield, MA), Sept. 2016-May 2017. Freelance journalist in Naugatuck, CT, Sept. 2015-Mr. 2017. B.A. in print journalism from Hampton University, 2015. twitter
Operations Director Michelle Parente
(annunced Jan. 28, 2020) Elected to the Milford
Board of Aldermen in Nov. 2019.
(announced Dec. 20,
2019) Campaign manager on Ben Jealous's 2018 campaign for
governor. Spokesman for Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake,
2013. Campaign manager on Educating Maryland Kids, the Maryland
DREAM Act on the Nov. 2012 ballot. Managed Mayor Rawlings-Blake's
2011 re-election. Executive director of the Maryland Democratic
Party, 2009-10. Managed Baltimore City Councilman Edward L.
Reisinger's re-election campaign in 2007. In 2006 worked for
Mayor Martin O’Malley's gubernatorial campaign and Rep. Benjamin L.
Cardin's U.S. Senate campaign. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps
for four years. Aquasco native.
State Director Megan Irving Tyler
(Jan. 2020) Associate director of operations for
Oct. 2019-Jan. 2020; and associate director of operations for When We
All Vote, Oct. 2019-Jan. 2020. Fellow with DigiDems, Apr.-July
2019. CEO of TruBlue Politics, Nov. 2018-Apr. 2019.
Exeuctive vice president and COO (Mar.-Nov. 2018) and senior vice
president of fund development (June 2017-Mar. 2018) at MD Strategic
Consulting. Campaign manager and general consultant on Kagan for
Senate (Denver), May 2015-Nov. 2016. General consultant on Andria
McClellan for Norfolk City Council (VA), Sept. 2015-May 2016.
Campaign manager on Daniel Kagan for State Representative, Sept-Nov.
2014. Campaign manager on Lavern Chatman for Congress (VA),
Feb.-July 2014. Campaign manager on Andria McClellan for
Senate (VA), Oct.-Nov. 2013. Field organizer in Fairfax Co on
McAuliffe for Governor, June-Sept. 2013. Field organizer on
Aneesh Chopra for Lt. Governor (VA), May-June 2013. GOTV
organizer on Elizabeth Colbert Busch for Congress/SCDP, Apr.-May
2013. Field organizer in Fredericksburg on Organizing for
America-Virginia, July-Dec. 2012. B.A. in sociology from Loyola
University New Orleans. twitter
State Director John Calvelli
(announced Dec. 20,
Executive vice president for public affairs at the Wildlife
Conservation Society from May 2000. Adminstrative
assistant/counsel to U.S. Rep. Elliot Engel, Jan. 1989-Apr. 2000.
Associate legislative counsel for the New York State Assembly Committee
on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, 1987-88. J.D. from Fordham
University School of Law, 1987; B.A. from Fordham University, 1984.
Director David Allard
(announced Dec. 20,
Government relations, public affairs and media consultant with Simon
Consulting, Feb.-Dec. 2019. Campaign manager on Re-elect Mayor
Elorza (Providence, RI), Feb. 2018-Dec. 2019. Outreach manager
Gina Raimondo, Jan. 2015-Feb. 2018. Spanish teacher in Swansea
Schools, Aug. 2012-Jan. 2015. Field director on Smiley for Mayor,
May-Nov. 2014. Field director on Smiley for Mayor, May-Nov.
Spanish teacher at URI, July 2011-July 2012. Spanish teacher at
Portsmouth Abbey School, Sept. 2007-June 2011. twitter
Associate Marian Sereno
(announced Dec. 20, 2019)
Senior Advisor Michael Berman
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) Partner at Dover Strategy Group from Apr. 2016; senior vice president at The Strategy Group from Nov. 2008. Coverage campaign manager for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Mar. 2006-Nov. 2008. Communications director for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, 2001-06. B.A. in urban studies from University of Pennsylvania, 1993.
(announced Dec. 20, 2019) Founder (Nov. 2010) of the Carey Group. Campaign manager on Mayor Michael Nutter's 2011 re-election. Campaign manager for Dan Onorato’s 2010 gubernatorial campaign. Role on Obama's general election campaign in Pennsylvania in 2008, Deputy state director on HIllary Clinton for President in the 2008 Pennsylvania primary. Western regional coordinator on Gov. Ed Rendell's 2006 re-election campaign. Chief of staff to Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato; managed Onorato's campaign. Lobbyist for the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office. Campaign manager for Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission counsel James Dodaro's campaign for Commonwealth Court judge in Nov. 2001. Aide to U.S. Rep. Ron Klink of Murrysville, 1998-2000. Aide to U.S. Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York.
Political Director Mitch Kates
(reported by The Philadelphia Inquirer on Jan. 15,
2020) Co-founder of Think Big Campaigns, Feb. 2018-Jan.
2020. Political director for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party,
Dec. 2015-Feb. 2018. Political consultant at Think Big PC, Inc.
Dec. 2004-15. Director of business development at TMD Holdings,
LLC, Nov. 2013-Feb. 2014. President of Chrome Bones, 2013-Feb.
2014. State convention coordinator for the Florida Democratic
Party, 2007. Director at 3e Trading, Dec. 2002-Aug. 2004.
President and co-founder of PowerbyNumbers.com, 1999-2000.
Principal and founder at Union Street Associates, 1992-99. B.A.
in history/sociology from Western New England College, 1986 twitter
Deputy Political Director Abu Edwards
(reported by The Philadelphia Inquirer on Jan. 15,
2020) Candidate for Pennsylvania House in District 179 in the May
15, 2018 primary. Deputy campaign manager on David Wecht for
Supreme Court of
PA. Legislative aide to State Rep. Rosita Youngblood, Sept.
2014-Apr. 2015. Political director for the Philadelphia region on
Katie McGinty for Governor, Oct. 2013-May 2014. Field organizer
with Organizing for Action, July-Nov. 2012. B.A. in political
science and government from Wilberforce University, 2011. twitter
Senior Communications Advisor Mustafa Rashed
(reported by The Philadelphia Inquirer on Jan.
15, 2020) President and CEO of Bellevue Strategies. twitter
Field Director Kelly Zimmerman
(reported by PoliticsPA on Jan. 16, 2020) Field
director on Andy Kim's campaign for Congress in NJ-3 in 2018. twitter
Regional Organizing Directors include
Chester Co. Kevin Burk
(Jan. 2020) Campaign manager for Think Big
Campaigns, from Mar.
2018. Campaign manager on Marian Moskowitz for Chester County
Commissioner, Jan.-May 2019. B.A. in political science and
history from University of Pittsburgh, 2018. twitter
Allentown Cheryl Johnson Watts
School board director for Allentown School District from Dec.
2017. Independent consultant, Jan. 2017-Jan. 2020.
Financial advisor with VALIC in Allentown, May 2014-Jan. 2017.
Partner at The Epicenter Consulting LLC, Apr-Aug. 2014. Producer
of conferences, large scole events and content, Apr. 2011-June
2012. Senior vice president and conference producer for
IMIN/Euromoney Institutional Investor, May 2006-Mar. 2011. Chief
consultant at CJ & Company Creative consultants, June 1997-Mar.
2006. Manager of the events and attractions group for the NBA,
Mar. 1994-May 1997. Manager of special events for MTV Networks,
Jan.-July 1993. Coordinator, international program sales
for MTV Networks Syndication Sales Worldwide, Mar. 1990-Jan.
1993. Executive assistant at MTV, Aug. 1989-Mar. 1990.
Communications Associate Rosie Lapowsky
(reported by PoliticsPA on Jan. 16, 2020)
Digital Director Cara Koontz
(reported by PoliticsPA on Jan. 16, 2020)
Digital director for the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means, Jan.
2019-Jan. 2020; and press secretary and digital director to U.S. Rep.
Sean Patrick Maloney 2018-Jan. 2020. Press assistant to U.S. Rep.
Louise Slaughter, Dec. 2016-Feb. 2018. Master's degree in English
language and literature from Villanova University, 2017; B.A. in
English language and literature from Washington College, 2015. twitter
National Political Chairman Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter
(announced Dec. 20, 2019)
DC, MT, NJ, NM, SD
(reported by insidernj on Jan. 13, 2020)
President of Muller Public Strategies from Dec. 2009. CEO of the NJ
Democratic Assembly campaign Committee from Dec. 2017; executive
director of the NJ Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee, Mar.
2002-May 2017. Consultant at Totten Communications from Mar.
2010. Associate executive director of the NJ Assembly Majority
Office, Mar. 2002-Mar. 2010. Coordinated campaign director for NJ
Democrats, July-Nov. 2008. New Jersy state director on Hillary
Clinton for President, Dec. 2007-Feb. 2008. B.S. in communication
from Kaplan University. twitter
Senior Advisor Liz Purdy
(announced Feb. 12, 2020) Principal at MEP Strategic Consulting from 2009. Senior advisor to Maggie Hassan for Governor, June-Nov. 2019. Campaign director on Standing Up for New Hampshire Families, 2011-12. Senior political advisor and in state finance director on Friends of Jeanne Shaheen, 2008-12. New Hampshire senior advisor to Hillary Clinton for President, Jan. 2007-Jan. 2008. COO of Gov. John Lynch's transition team following his election in 2004. Finance director and briefly interim executive director for the New Hampshire Democratic Party. Deputy campaign manager for Jeanne Shaheen’s 2002 U.S. Senate campaign. Fundraising director for Gov. Jeanne Shaheen’s 2000 re-election campaign. Field director on Joe Keefe's 1996 congressional campaign. B.A. in political science from the UNH, 1996, and M.B.A. from UNH, 2004. (Purdy is married to Mike Vlacich).
State Director Ryan Mahoney
(announced Feb. 12, 2020) Chief of staff to Mayor Joyce Craig. Chief of staff to Speaker of the NH House of Representatives and the senior staff member for the NH State Senate Democrats. Chair of the Manchester City Democratic Committee from 2015 to 2018.Executive director of the New Hampshire Democratic Party in 2012.
Alisa Wiersema and Benjamin Siegel. "Bloomberg sued by former field organizers in two class-action lawsuits." ABC News, Mar. 23, 2020.
Rebecca R. Ruiz. "Ex Field-Organizers Sue Bloomberg Campaign, Claiming They Were Misled." The New York Times, Mar. 23, 2020.
Christopher Cadelago and Sally Goldenberg. "Bloomberg aides cut loose despite yearlong employment promise." Politico, Mar. 9, 2020.
Tarini Parti. "Bloomberg's '100-Day Wild Ride' Was a Campaign Like No Other." The Wall Street Journal, Mar. 5, 2020.
Times, Mar. 4, 2020.
Suhauna Hussain. "Buying illusion of grass roots." Los Angeles Times, Feb. 23, 2020
Adam Ganucheau. "Bloomberg builds 'massive' Mississippi campaign as other 2020 Democrats focus elsewhere. Mississippi Today, Feb. 18, 2020.
James Pindell. "Michael Bloomberg announces Mass. campaign team, led by Will Keyser." Boston Globe, Jan. 23, 2020.
Jim Brunner. "Mike Bloomberg hires Washington state campaign team, plans to open 10 offices." Seattle Times, Jan. 23, 2020.
Maggie Severns. "Bloomberg's billions stay veiled while funding 2020 campaign." Politico, Jan. 22, 2020.
Crisp. Veterans from John Bel Edwards, Mitch Landrieu campaigns
to staff Mike Bloomberg's Louisiana team." The
Advocate, Jan. 21, 2020.
John Cole. "Bloomberg Announces Initial PA Hires." PoliticsPA. Jan. 16, 2020.
Christopher Cadelago and Sally Goldenberg. "Bloomberg's campaign snowballs to 1,000 staffers and counting." Politico, Jan. 14, 2020.
Alex Samuels. "Michael Bloomberg announces plans to hire more than 100 Texas organizers by end of the month." The Texas Tribune, Jan. 14, 2020.
Darrel Rowland. "Mike Bloomberg making big Ohio push: 60 staffers already, 13 field offices coming." The Columbus Dispatch, Jan. 8, 2020.
Matt Dixon. "Bloomberg bets early – and big – on Florida." Politico, Jan. 7, 2020.
Brian Schwartz. "Tech firm helping Bloomberg campaign lands former Goldman Sachs executive, ex-Facebook employees in hiring blitz." CNBC, Jan. 6, 2020.
Ali Vitali. "Bloomberg's campaign hires 500 staffers in over 30 states." NBC News, Jan. 6, 2020.
Alex Samuels and Patrick Svitek. Michael Bloomberg revs up Texas campaign with big plans." The Texas Tribune, Dec. 28, 2019.
Bryan Anderson. "Bloomberg's new California director is working to build biggest state operation 'in history.'" The Sacramento Bee, Dec. 24, 2019.
Lynn Sweet. "Michael Bloomberg jumps into Illinois president primary in a big way." Chicago Sun-Times, Dec. 19, 2019.
Sally Goldenberg. "The hidden hand behind Bloomberg's
Maxwell Tani. "Bloomberg Continues to Poach His Newsroom to Staff Up 2020 Campaign." The Daily Beast, Dec. 10, 2019.
Robert Costa. "Bloomberg builds an all-star political team—and he might not even run." The Washington Post, Jan. 31, 2019
ema 11/24/19 - Whether Mike Bloomberg would take on the complications of a presidential campaign was an open question at the start of 2019. He did enjoy success in his three terms as Mayor (elected in 2001, 2005, and 2009). He was having an impact in the private sector, from leadership of Bloomberg LP, the global information and technology company he founded in 1981, which has 19,000 employees, to his work at Bloomberg Philanthropies. Bloomberg led on several issues important to Democrats, specifically gun violence and climate change. He co-founded Mayors Against Illegal Guns in 2006 and has provided much of the backing for Everytown for Gun Safety. On climate change, he teamed with former Sierra Club chairman Carl Pope to author Climate of Hope (St. Martin's Press, April 2017) and in 2018 Bloomberg Philanthropies supported the documentary Paris to Pittsburgh. In the 2018 cycle he provided a total of $110 million to support Democrats, much through his Independence USA PAC, and emphasized taking back the U.S. House (1, 2). However, Bloomberg doesn't fit the picture of a traditional Democrat. He has been described as a "pragmatic centrist," and will likely have difficulty attracting support of the progressive activists who are a critical part of the party. In 2016 Bloomberg considered an independent run for president, but he ruled it out on March (+). In March 2019, Bloomberg, now a Democrat, again ruled out a presidential run (+). However, eight months later, on Nov. 24, he reversed course an announced his entry into the race (+).