Headquarters: South Bend,
IN. ...moved in
April 1, 2019 | comms./political/field
Chicago | FEC
formal announcement Apr. 14, 2019; announced Pete for America Exploratory Committee Jan. 23, 2019.
> Starting with four people volunteering on the exploratory effort out of a small office in South Bend in January, the campaign has grown to a staff of just under 400 people as of Oct. 1, 2019.
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Campaign Manager Mike Schmuhl
Senior advisor, treasurer of Buttigieg's Hitting Home
PAC; Consultant to Mel Hall's 2018 campaign against U.S. Rep. Jackie
Walorski (R) in IN-2. Chief of staff to Mayor Buttigieg through
June 12, 2013 after managing his 2011 campaign. Campaign manager
on U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly's 2010 re-election campaign, a narrow win
over state Rep. Jackie Walorski (R). "Radio and television
producer for The Washington Post for
also : Nov. 17, 2011 article
Assistant to the Campaign Manager Morgan Mohr
(Apr. 2019) Deputy
operations director and HR speciallist for the Florida Democratic
Party, Sept.-Nov. 2016. Intern to COO on Hillary for America
(Aug.-Sept. 2016) and in the Office of the First Lady (May-Aug.
2016). M.P.P from Blavatnik School of Government; M.S. in
comparative social policy from University of Oxford; bachelor's degree
in political science, history, feminist policy from Indiana University
Senior Advisor Jess O'Connell
(reported July 18, 2019) Partner at NEWCO
Strategies. CEO of the DNC, May 2017-Jan./Feb. 2018.
Executive director of EMILY's List from 2014. Chief of staff and
senior vice president at the Center for American Progress, 2011-14.
National field director for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition,
2010-11. Senior manager at ONE Campaign, 2009. National
director of operations on Hillary Clinton for President, Nov. 2006,
resigned March 2008. Finance director/deputy campaign manager on
Phil Hare's successful 2006 campaign for Congress (IL-17); deputy
campaign manager on Peggy Lamm's unsuccessful 2006 primary campaign for
Congress (CO-7). COO at EchoDitto Inc., 2005-06.
Development director at the Children's Defense Fund, 2005.
Deputy director of major gifts and events at EMILY's List,
2003-05. M.B.A. from University of Denver-Daniels College of
Business; B.A. from University of Colorado at Boulder. twitter
Senior Advisor Brandon Neal
(reported by Politico on Aug. 12, 2019) Founder (Jan. 2017) and CEO of Pylores Strategies. National political director for the DNC, June 2016-Jan. 2017. Director of the Office of Small Business/Senior Advisor to the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Transportation, 2009. Finance on Obama for America, 2007-08. Director of external affairs (2006-07) and deputy political director (2005-06) at the Democratic Governors Association. Worked in the National Youth and College Division at the NAACP, 2000-05. M.P.A. from American University, 2008; undergraduate degree from Howard University, 2000.
Senior Strategist Michael Halle
(reported by Axios on July 29, 2019) Campaign
Cordray/Sutton for Governor of Ohio, Feb.-Nov. 2018. Director of
battleground analytics and strategy (Feb.-Nov. 2016) and Iowa caucus
director (April 2015-Feb. 2016) on Hillary for America. Executive
director of Common Good VA (McAullife PAC), Dec. 2013-Apr. 2015.
Director of the Democratic Party of Virginia Coordinated Campaign, Jan.
2013-Jan. 2014. Obama for America North Carolina general election
director, Jan.-Nov. 2012. Campaign manager on Anthony Foxx for
Charlotte, April-Nov. 2011. Campaign manager on Citizens for Jake
Zimmerman, St. Louis City Council Campaign, Jan.-April 2011.
Field director on the Missouri Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign,
May-Nov. 2010. Special assistant at the HHS Office of Health
Reform, April 2009-April 2010. Started as a field organizer on
Obama's 2007-08 Iowa caucus campaign, then continued on to Kansas,
Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana; and in the fall served as a deputy
field director in North Carolina. Prior to the campaign he
interned at the Center for American Progress. Graduate of
Illinois State University, 2006. twitter
National Political Director Stephen Brokaw
(Jan. 2019) Marketing manager for Grow with
Google (from Apr. 2017) and metro expansion lead (Jan. 2016-Mar. 2017)
at Google. Principal (May-Dec. 2015) and senior vice president
and general counsel (May 2014-May 2015) at 270 Strategies.
Associatae at Schiff Hardin LLP in Chicago, Jan. 2013-Mar. 2014.
Digital project manager at Obama for America, Aug.-Nov. 2012.
Senior political generalist on the Ohio campaign (July-Nov. 2008),
delegate tracker for OH, IN, WV and KY (Mar.-July 2008), constituency
director on the Nevada caucus campaign (Oct. 2007-Jan. 2008) and
assistant to the national field director (Feb.-Oct. 2007).
Bachelor's degree in government from Harvard University, 2006.
Deputy National Political Director Caitria Mahoney
(May 2019) Chief of staff at GlobalCitizen from
2017. Segment producer at MSNBC from 2017. Special
Assistant to the President and deputy director (June 2016-Jan. 2017),
director of planning (Mar. 2015-June 2016) and special assistant to the
director (Jan. 2013-Mar. 2015) of the Office of Political Strategy and
Outreach at the White House. Media operations director on Obama
for America, Aug. 2011-Nov. 2012. Worked at Benenson Strategy
Group, Sept. 2010-June 2011. Interned at the White House in
summer 2010.Bachelor's degree in political science and government from
University of Vermont, 2010 From Newton, Mass.. twitter
National Constituency Director José Morales
(started May 3, 2019) Community engagement and
projects director (from Jan. 2018) and director of special projects
(from Feb. 2017) at the National Democratic Redistricting
Committee. Executive assistant to the executive director at the
DCCC from Feb. 2015. Programs associate (Jan. 2014-Feb. 2015),
events fellow (Sept.-Dec. 2013) and election administration fellow
(June-Sept. 2013) at the New Organizing Institute. B.A. in
political science and sociology from American University, 2013. twitter
Mayoral Engagement Director Evan Wessel
(July 2019) City engagement at Accelerator for
America from Jan. 2018. Deputy director of the National
Conference of Democratic Mayors, July 2015-July 2019. Director of
national outreach/policy advisor for Infrastructure Week, Jan.
2018-June 2019. Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental
Affairs at the U.S. Department of Labor, Oct. 2016-Jan. 2017.
Digital/campaign consultant, May 2015-Oct. 2016. Deputy digital
director on Ready for Hillary, Mar. 2014-Apr. 2015. Legislative
affairs in the Office of the Vice President, June 2012-Mar. 2014.
B.S. in economics from University of Delaware. twitter
Women's Engagement Director Dana Mayber
(July 2019) Campaigns director (April 2018-May
2019) and deputy campaigns director (June 2017-Apr. 2018) at Organizing
for Action. Policy advisor of the Domestic Policy Council at The
White House, May 2016-Jan. 2017. Public affairs specialist and
writer for the Corporation for National and Community Service, May
2015-May 2016. Staff assistant in the Presidential Personnel
Office at The White House, Feb. 2014-May 2015, started as an intern,
Sept. 2013-Jan. 2014. B.A. in international studies from
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2013. twitter
Latinx Engagement Director Juan Carlos Perez
Politico on Sept. 16, 2019) Director
of advocacy and membership for GreenLatinos. Policy
and legislation manager with the League of United Latin American
Citizens (LULAC). Graduate support advisor for UNO Charter
School Network, July 2013-Aug. 2016. Resource cooordinator for
Metropolitan Family Services, Feb.-July 2013. Field organizer on
Organizing for America, Mar.-Nov. 2012. Professional program
specialist for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Feb.
2010-Feb. 2012. B.A. in political science from University of
Illinois at Chicago, 2006. First
Black Engagement Director Angela M. Angel
(reported by Politico on Sept. 20, 2019) Founder of Angel Consulting and Advocacy, Feb. 2019. Legislative affairs counsel to the PG County Department of the Environment, June 2014-Dec. 2018. Candidate for State Senate in 2018, but lost the June 26 primary. Elected to the Maryland General Assembly in 2014 representing 25th District (Prince George’s County), served one term, 2015-19. PG County legislative director in the Maryland House of Delegates, 2011. Policy fellow at Black Women's Roundtable, 2009-10. Family court legal services for City of New York, 2007-09. Field coordinator in North Philadelphia on Obama for America, 2008. Appointments secretary in the Office of Mayor Cory Booker, 2006. J.D. from Benjamine N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, 2004; B.A. in political science and government from Hampton University, 2001. Born in South Bend, IN. twitter
Veterans Engagement Director Catherine O'Connor
(Aug. 2019) Associate at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer
& Feld LLP, Oct. 2014-July 2019. Law clerk for U.S. District
Court, Sept. 2012-Sept. 2014. Sgt in the U.S. Marine Corps,
2004-12. Public policy analyst for Akin Gump Strauss Hauer &
Feld LLP, May 2006-Aug. 2009. J.D. from University of Minnesota
Law School, 2012; B.S. in economics from The George Washington
University, 2007. twitter
Faith Engagement Director Rev. Shawna Foster
Youth Engagement Director Marv McMoore, Jr.
(Sept. 30, 2019 tweet) Director of policy, planning and strategic initiatives at the Nassau County Comptroller's Office (NY), Sept. 2018-Sept. 2019. Director of community development and public engagement for the City of Long Beach (NY), Aug. 2017-Sept. 2018. National president (Sept. 2016-Oct. 2017) and national vice president (July 2015-Sept. 2016) at College Democrats of America. Special assistant to the deputy chief of state and director of appointments in the NYC Mayor's Office, Feb.-Aug. 2017. M.A. in election and campaign management from Fordham University, 2018; B.A. in political science from Northeastern University, 2015. twitter
National Surrogates Director Emily Abrams
(July 24, 2019 tweet) Founder of Abrams Impact
Group, consulting firm in NYC, Jan 2016. Interim campaign
manager/first hire on Nick Melvoin for LAUSD School Board, Feb.
2016-June 2017. Business development manager Aug. 2015-Jan. 2016)
and partnerships manager (Jan.-July 2015) for Omaze.
Communications on Marshall Tuck for State Superintendent of Public
Instruction (CA), Mar.-Dec. 2014. Motion picture literary and
talent trainee for Creative Artists Agency, Nov. 2009-2013. B.A.
double major in history, political science from University of Michigan,
National Delegate Director George Hornedo
(May 2019) Senior policy advisor (Aug. 2018-May
2019) and policy fellow (Aug. 2017-Aug. 2018) Political director
on Michael Blake for DNC vice chair, Dec. 2016-Feb. 2017.
Outreach and engagement on the Clinton-Kaine Transition Project,
Sept.-Nov. 2016. Regional delegate coordinate on Hillary for
America, May-Aug. 2016. Media affairs coordinator (Oct. 2015-May
2016) and press assistant (July 2014-Oct. 2015) at the U.S. Department
of Justice. J.D. from the George Washington University Law
School, 2019; M.Ed. in education policy and management from Harvard
University, 2014; B.A. in government from Cornell University,
National Deputy Delegate Director Jacob Burman
(Sept. 2019) Deputy director of party affairs and delegate selection at the DNC, Oct. 2017-Sept. 2019. Fellow at the Put a Price On It Campaign, Nov. 2016-May 2017. Data and analytics fellow at Hillary for Virginia, Sept.-Nov. 2016. B.A. in public policy and economics from The George Washington University, 2017.
Delegate Chief of Staff Alexandra Dakich
(June 2019; started as a special assistant in Apr.
2019) Press secretary on Perry Gershon for Congress (NY),
Sept.-Nov. 2018. Political director to Michael Blake, DNC Vice
Chair and NY State Assemblyman, Mar. 2017-Aug. 2018. Political
team on Michael Blake for DNC Vice Chair, Dec. 2016-Mar. 2017.
Advance associate for the White House, May-Dec. 2016; national advance
staff on Hillary for America, Aug.-Nov. 2016. B.A. in economics
and history, global politics from Vanderbilt University, 2016. twitter
National Organizing Director Greta Carnes
Texting director on the 2017 Virginia Coordinated Campaign. Regional digital lead (May-Nov. 2016) and social media lead on the Iowa caucus campaign (April 2015-Feb. 2016) for HIllary for America. Deputy digital director on Alison for Kentucky, July-Nov. 2014. Press assistant at 270 Strategies, June 2013-July 2014. Field organizer in the Dubuque area on Obama for America, Aug.-Nov. 2012. Degree in political science and government from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. twitter
Early States Organizing Director Jimmy Dahman
(May 2019) Founder, executive director of Town
Hall Project, Jan. 2017-May 2019. Volunteer GOTV director on
Cindy Axne for Congress, Oct.-Nov. 2018. Deputy organizing
director on Ohio Together, Apr.-Nov. 2016. Regional organizing
director in Phoenix (Mar.-Apr. 2016) and in Wheat Ridge, CO (Feb.-Mar.
2016) and organizer in Grinnell, Iowa, Apr. 2015-Feb. 2016 on HIllary
for America. Regional field director on Friends of Anthony Brown,
Apr.-July 2014. Field organizer in Peoria on Enroll America, Dec.
2013-Apr. 2014. Field organizer for the Nassau County Democratic
Committee, July-Nov. 2013. B.A. in political science, American
Politics from Kent State University, 2013. twitter
Marathon States Organizing Director Samantha Steelman
(June 2019) Vice president of West Coast operations
(from Nov. 2017), senior advisor (July-Oct. 2017), senior digital
strategist (July 2015-July 2017) and digital strategist (June 2014-July
2015) at New Blue Interactive. Arts Action Fund program
coordinator for Americans for the Arts, May 2013-June 2014. Nevada
state director on Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Feb.-May 2013.
Substitute teacher for the Clark County School District (NV), Jan.
2011-Dec. 2012. Northern Nevada (Reno) border state director
(Oct.-Nov. 2012) and regional field director in Las Vegas (Feb.-Sept.
2012) on Organizing for America. Lead campus organizer for
ReEnergize the Vote in Las Vegas, May-Nov. 2010. Master's degree
in political management from The George Washington University,
2015. B.A. in design and visual communications from UNLV,
2009. Field director on Ellen Spiegel for Assembly (NV),
Apr.-Nov. 2008. Deputy finance director on Robert Daskas for
Congress, Jan.-Apr. 2008. Caucus organizer for the Nevada State
Democratic Party, May 2007-Jan. 2008. twitter
Regional Organizing Directors
Northeast Justin Mun
(July 2019) Central PA regional organizing
director for NextGen America from Mar. 2019. Western regional
organizing director for Deval Patrick's Reason to Believe PAC, Oct.
2018-Jan. 2019. Field organizer on Dan Koh for Congress (MA),
Jan.-Sept. 2018. FOIA research assistant for Jones Mandel,
July-Sept. 2017. Tracker/researcher for Missouri Democratic
Party/Chris Koster for Governor, Oct. 2015-Nov. 2016. B.A. in
sociology from University of Southern California. twitter
South and Southeast Regional Organizing Director Ayodele Okeowo
(July 2019) Campaign manager on Jess Foster for
Delegate (VA), Feb.-July 2019. Senior consultant at BRMi, Mar.
2018-July 2019. Campaign manager on Mo Seifeldein for City Council
(Alexandria, VA), June-Nov. 2018. Campaign manager on Edwin
Santana for Congress (VA), May 2017-June 2018. Consultant (Mar.
2017-Mar. 2018) and senior analyst (Oct. 2015-Mar. 2017) at
Attain. Senior specialist at Capital One, Sept. 2011-Sept.
2013. Bachelor's degree in political science and government from
Virginia Commonwealth University. twitter
Midwest Kyrstin Schuette
Metro field director on Paul Thissen for Minnesota,
Sept. 2018-Feb. 2019. Political director for the Minnesota DFL,
July Nov. 2018. Training director for Angie Craig for Congress,
Feb.-Nov. 2016. Regional organizing director for OutFront
Minnesota, Sept. 2015-Feb. 2016. Political organizer for AFSCME
MN Council 5, Apr.-Sept. 2015. Field organizer on Al Franken for
Senate, Apr.-Nov. 2014. twitter
Southwest and West Michelle Hutchinson
Field organizer on Beto for Texas, June-Nov.
2018. Journalist for Bipartisan Report from Jan. 2018.
Research writer for Swyft Filings, Jan.-Nov. 2017. Communications
coordinator for Bellaire United Methodist Church, May 2013-Dec.
2015. Administrative assistant and receptionist , 2011-13.
Director of ministries to families and youth for Terrace United
Methodist Church, 2009-11. B.S. in multi/interdisciplinary studies from
University of Houston-Downtown, 2009; studied music performance at
Texas State University. twitter
Organizing Roohi Rustum
Communications Director Lis Smith
Co-founder of 50 State Communications, July 2016. Deputy campaign manager on O'Malley for President, May 2015-Feb. 2016; senior communications advisor to O'Malley's O'PAC, Jan. 2013-May 2015. Also in the 2014 cycle served as a consultant to the Democratic Governors Association; and communications consultant to Adriano Espaillat's challenge to U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel in the June 2014 primary. Spokeswoman on Bill de Blasio's campaign for Mayor of New York City, Sept.-Dec. 2013. Spokeswoman for Eliot Spitzer's campaign for city comptroller in the Sept. 10, 2013 Democratic primary. Director of rapid response on Obama's re-election campaign from Jan. 2012. Communications director for the Democratic Governors Association under O'Malley (announced Jan. 2011). Communications director on Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland's 2010 campaign, and in 2009 worked for New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine and Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe. Worked on Dan Seals' congressional campaign in Illinois. Campaign manager on Sen. Chris Koster's campaign for Attorney General in Missouri, 2007. Press secretary on Sen. Claire McCaskill's 2006 U.S. Senate campaign. Graduate of Dartmouth College, 2005. twitter
National Press Secretary Chris Meagher
Communications director on Montanas for Tester,
Jan.-Nov. 2018. Senior communications advisor for the Montana
Democratic Party, Mar. 2017-Jan. 2018. Senior communications
advisor for the Colorado Democratic Party, April-Nov. 2016.
Communications manager for General Motors, July 2015-Mar. 2016.
Communications director for U.S. Rep. Lois Capps (CA), June 2013-July
2015; also press secretary on Capps for Congress, Oct.-Nov. 2014. News
reporter for the Santa Barbara
Independent, Apr. 2007-June 2013. News reporter for The Santa Barbara Daily Sound, Mar.
2006-Mar. 2007. Internships for The
Bee, and The Oakland
Press (MI). General assignment sports reporter for The
State News in East Lansing, Jan.-May 2005. J.D. from Santa
Barbara College of Law, 2013; B.A. in journalism from Michigan State
University, 2005. twitter
Deputy National Press Secretary Tess Whittlesey
(May 2019) Communications director (Jan.
2017-May 2019) and press secretary (Apr.-Dec. 2016) to U.S. Rep. Salud
Carbajal (CA-24). Deputy press secretary (Jan.-Oct. 2016) and
press assistant (Feb. 2015-Jan. 2016) to U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff
(CA). Government affairs assistant at Ball Janik LLP, July
2014-Jan. 2015. Bachelor's degree in political science from
Dickinson College, 2014. twitter
Deputy National Press Secretary Marisol Samayoa
(June 2019) Most recently communications
director for the Florida House Democratic Caucus. Communications
director for Florida House Victory in 2018. Communications
director for Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, 2017. Digital
organizer in Florida on Hillary for America, June-Nov. 2016.
Traveling Press Secretary Nina Smith
(May 2019) Managing partner/co-owner/director of
media relations at Megaphone Strategies from Nov. 2016.
Communications director at Young Invincibles, Jan.-Nov. 2016.
Press secretary to U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, ranking member of the
Committee on Financial Services, Dec. 2014-Jan. 2016. Press
secretary to Gov. Martin O'Malley (MD), Nov. 2013-Dec. 2014.
Publicist for TheRoot.com, Apr.-Nov. 2013. Deputy press secretary
at the U.S. Small Business Administration, Apr. 2012-Feb. 2013.
Community liaison for strategic partnerships for the Office of the
County Executive of Prince George's County, Feb. 2011-Mar. 2012.
Public relations liaison (2009-11) and senior media events coordinator
(2007-09) in the Office of the Governor of Maryland; also coordinator
for PG County on O'Malley-Brown for Maryland, Sept.-Nov. 2010.
.B.A. in poltical science and government from Morgan State
Rapid Response Director Sean Savett
(announced Aug. 1, 2019) Deputy communications
director (Apr.-July 2019) and press secretary (Jan. 2017-Mar. 2019) to
U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth. Leave to serve as Illinois
communications director for the DCCC, Oct.-Nov. 2018. Senior
communications advisor and press secretary for the Democratic Party of
Illinois, Feb.-Nov. 2016. Deputy national press secretary on
O'Malley for President, June 2015-Feb. 2016. Junior press
secretary (Apr.-June 2015), press assistant (May 2014-Apr. 2015) and
media outreach fellow (July 2013-May 2014) at the AFL-CIO. Press and
finance assistant on Louise Slaughter for Congress, June-Nov.
2012. Policy and research fellow on Obama for America-Virginia,
Mar.-July 2012. B.A. in political science, international
relations, histor from University of Rochester, 2012. twitter
Surrogates Communications Director Constance Boozer
(May 2019) Director of surrogates and media
affairs (June 2017-May 2019) and research assistant (Jan.-June 2017)
for Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer. Research
associate on Hillary for America, June 2015-Nov. 2016. Research
fellow on Rahm for Chicago, Dec. 2014-Apr. 2015. Press and
research aide on Durbin for Senate, Mar.-Nov. 2014. Research
associate (June-Aug. 2013) and intern (Jan.-May 2013) on Mayors Against
Illegal Guns. M.P.P from The University of Chicago, 2015; B.A. in
American studies and political science from Columbia University in the
City of New York, 2013. Mississippi expat. twitter
Media Monitor Manuel Bonder
National Press Assistant Andrew Mamo
(Mar. 2019) Founder and lead coordinator at
UChicago Votes, July-Nov. 2018. Bachelor's degree in public
policy from University of Chicago, 2018. twitter
Rapid Response Director Rodericka Applewhaite
(Apr. 2019) Research manager (July 2018-Apr. 2019) and research coordinator (July 2017-June 2018) at EMILY's List. Research director on John Wisniewski for Governor (NJ), Dec. 2016-June 2017. Research director on Jim Barksdale for Senate (GA), Sept.-Nov. 2016. Research associate at Opposition Consulting, Aug. 2015-Aug. 2016. Research intern at Jones Mandel, Apr.-July 2015. Special assistant to the executive director at Veterans Campaign, Aug. 2014-Apr. 2015. B.A. in political science and government, Japanese from The George Washington University. twitter
Experience Director Bridget Halligan
Senior vice president (June 2016-Jan. 2019), director of digital engagement (Dec. 2014-June 2016) and digital project manager (Mar. 2013-Dec. 2014) at 270 Strategies. Engagement program manager - call tool on Obama for America, Aug. 2011-Nov. 2012. B.A. in political science, Arab and Islamic studies, philosophy from Villanova University, 2011; student body president, 2010-11. Halligan worked on Obama's 2008 campaign starting as an Organizing Fellow in June 2008, and served as a field organizer in Sarasota County, FL in the Fall.
National Platforms Director D.J. Koessler
(June 2019...social, email, SMS, content and
experiential messaging platforms) Digital director for State Up
America, Jan. 2017-June 2019. Regional digital director on
Hillary for America, July-Nov. 2016. Senior strategist at
Mothership Strategies, Nov. 2015-July 2016. Communications
associate at Blue State Digital, Jan. 2014-Nov. 2015. M.S. in
communications from Columbia University in the City of New York, 2014;
B.S. in liberal studies, political communication from Grand Valley
State University. twitter
Creative Director Jillian Maryonovich
Politico on May 31, 2019) Creative director at the White
House Office of Digital Strategy from 2013-17. Director of design
for the Presidential Inaugural Committee. Lead interactive
designer on the digital advertising team for Obama for America,
2012. Senior art director at several digital advertising
firms. Studied graphic design at the Massachusetts Colleg eof Art
and Design, and drum performance at Berklee College of Music.
Born and raised in Milwaukee. jackrelax.com
Creative Content Stefan Smith
(Apr. 2019) Chief digital strategist on Martin
Heinrich for Senate (NM), Dec. 2017-June 2018. Digital director for the
Committee to Elect Martin J. Walsh (Boston), Feb.-Nov. 2017. Deputy
digital director in Michigan on Hillary for America, July-Nov. 2016.
Digital communications director on Clyde Williams for Congress (NY),
Jan.-July 2016. Social media manager (Feb.-June 2016) and principal
researcher (Oct. 2015-Jan. 2016) for Comedy Central's "Drunk History."
Research fellow at Huntington Library, Aug. 2014-May 2015. Started a
Ph.D. in race and gender at University of Southern California; Master's
in history from University of Southern California, 2012; B.A. in
history from Brown University, 2009. Born and raised in Greenville,
Director of Video Shannon Fitzgerald
(from Apr. 25, 2019) Creative director at
Assemble the Agency. Communications director on Brian Flynn for
Congress (NY-19) in the June 2018 primary. Consultant to U.S.
Rep. Adam Schiff. Senior vice president for series development at
MTV. Worked in feature films and scripted and reality television
("....discovered the Kardashian family and executive produced the pilot
of 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' with Ryan Seacrest
Productions."-AAE Speaker's Bureau). Started at the BBC in
London. Studied at Gildhall School of Speech and Drama in London,
UK and Claude Watson School for the Performing Arts in Toronto. twitter
Production Manager Alison Jarvis
(June 2019) Story producer at committee_films in
Minneapolis-St. Paul, Sept. 2018-Mar. 2019. Field producer (July
2016-Sept. 2018) and associate producer (May-July 2016) for Optomen
Television. Segment producer (Aug. 2010-Dec. 2011), associate
producer (Mar. 2009-Aug. 2010) and production coordinator (Jan.
2008-Mar. 2009) for NBCUniversal's "LX.TV 1st Look." Magazine
editor and production designer for Music Plus TV, Aug. 2005-Nov.
2006. M.A. in documentary film, TV/film editing and business
management from New York University, 2016; B.A. in communication and
culture from Indiana University Bloomington, 2005.
Video Editor Garret Brubaker
(June 2019) Lead video editor and
post-production coordinator at Explore Media LLC in South Bend, Oct.
2015-May 2019. Bachelor's degree in telecommunications-video
production from Ball State University, 2015. twitter
Videographer Hussien Salama
(May 2019) IE video editor for the DCCC,
May-Dec. 2018. Digital fellow on Biss for Illinois, Jan.-Mar.
2018. Social media marketing assistant, Sept.-Dec. 2017.
Bachelor's degree from Columbia College Chicago, 2017. twitter
Graphic Designer Rebecca Dickson
(Sept. 2019) Designer at EMILY's List from Oct.
Production designer at The Hill, Feb. 2015-Sept. 2017. Design
consultant at DCI Group, Sept. 2014-Feb. 2015. Bachelor's degree
in visual journalism from Kent State University, 2014.
Email Director Lisa Zhang
(Oct. 2019) Director of digital media at
Rational 360, Apr.-Oct.
2019. Lead digital strategist (May 2018-Apr. 2019), digital
strategist (Nov. 2017-May 2018), and digital associate (Apr.-Nov. 2017)
at Mothership Strategies. Organizing fellow in State College, PA
on Hillary for america, Aug.-Nov. 2016. Domestic team at
Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, May-Aug. 2016. Studied political
science and economics at Penn State University.
foreign policy and national security | national service | empowerment of black America | supporting seniors | empowering workers
domestic terror and the gun lobby | rural health | rural economy | climate change | Medicare for all who want it | cost of prescription drugs |
LGBTQ+ equality | autonomy and justice for Tribal Nations | women's agenda | criminal justice
Policy Director Sonal Shah
(reported July 18, 2019) Leave of absence from
position as founding executive director of the Beeck Center for Social
Impact + Innovation at Georgetown University, from Jan. 2014.
Senior fellow for impact investing and impact bonds at the Center for
American Progress from June 2012. Co-founder, director of
Indicorps, Nov. 2001-Aug. 2014. Fellow at Harvard University's
Institute of Politics, Aug.-Dec. 2012. Fellow for impact
investing and market based solutions at Tides, Nov. 2011-Sept.
2012. Advisor to Fuse Corps, Nov. 2011-Mar. 2012. Deputy
Assistant to the President and director of the Office of Social
Innovation and Civic Participation at The White House, May 2009-Aug.
2011. Head of global development initiatives at Google, Mar.
2007-Mar. 2009. Vice president at Goldman Sachs, Aug. 2004-Mar.
2007. Associate director for economic policy at Center for
American Progress, Jan.-June 2004. Director of programs and
operations at the Center for Global Development, 2002-04. Senior
advisor to the Under Secretary and other positions at the U.S.
Department of Treasury, Jan. 1995-Jan. 2002. M.A. in economics
from Duke University, 1994; B.A. in economics from University of
Chicago, 1990. twitter
Deputy Policy Director Tyler Brandon
(May 2019) Community at The Human Diagnosis
Project, May 2017-Mar. 2019. Deputy chief of staff and policy
advisor at the White House Domestic Policy Council, July 2015-Jan.
2017. Associate at 270 Strategies, Sept. 2013-June 2015.
Research associate at Omidyar Network, Feb.-June 2013. Worked on
the Obama campaign in Chicago and Madison, June-Nov. 2012. A.B.
in social studies from Harvard University, 2012.
Associate Policy Director Andrés Argüello
(Aug. 2019) Health research analyst at
Mathematica, Sept. 2017-Sept. 2019. M.B.A./M.A. in international
economics from The Johns Hopkins University SAIS, 2016; M.Sc. in Latin
American studies from University of Oxford, 2011; undergraduate degree
from Harvard University, 2010.
Associate Policy Director Elizabeth Grossman
(Aug. 2019) Litigation associate at Paul, Weiss,
Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York, Sept. 2016-Aug
2019. Judicial law clerk for U.S. District Courts in
Philadelphia, Aug. 2015-Aug. 2016. Associate counsel in Los
Angeles for the U.S. Department of Homelans Security, Oct. 2013-Aug.
2015. J.D. from University of Michigan Law School; B.A. in
history from Claremont McKenna College. Kentucky
Policy Coordinator Lawrence Strickling
(Sept. 2019) Executive director of the
Collaborative Governance Project at the Internet Society, Feb.-Dec.
2018. Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information at
the U.S. Department of Commerce, June 2009-Jan. 2017. Policy
coordinator on Obama for America, May 2007-Nov. 2008. Chief
regulatory office at Broadwing Communications, Sept. 2004-May
2007. Senior vice president at Allegiance Telecom, June 2002-June
2004. Executive vice president and general counsel at
CoreExpress, Sept. 200-Dec. 2001. Chief of the Common Carrier
Bureau at the FCC, Nov. 1998-Aug. 2000. Vice president of public
policy at Ameritech, Feb. 1993-Sept. 1997. Attorney at Kirkland
& Ellis LLP, 1976-1987. J.D. from Harvard Law School, 1976;
B.A. in economics from University of Maryland, 1973.
Special Assistant for Policy Florence Chen
(Aug. 2019) Associate at Kingfish Group, June
2018-Aug. 2019. Business analyst with McKinsey & Company,
Oct. 2016-June 2018. Master's degree in Earth sciences from
University of Cambridge, 2016 (Fulbright scholar); undergraduate degree
in Earth and planetary sciences from Harvard University, 2015.
Foreign Policy Advisor Doug Wilson
Senior fellow and chairman of the Truman National Security Project/Center for National Policy from 2013. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, Feb. 2010-Mar. 2012; first openly-gay individual to be Senate-confirmed to a senior-level Pentagon position and played a key role in repeal of the “Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell” legislation. Board member and executive vice president of the Howard Gilman Foundation, 2009. Vice president of the Cohen Group, 2002-05. Co-founder (2001) of The Leaders Project. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs from summer 2000. National political director of the Democratic Leadership Council, 1999-2000. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, 1997-99. Led the Clinton-Gore re-election campaign team in Arizona in 1996. Director of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs and senior advisor to the director for the U.S. Information Agency, 1993-96. Chief foreign policy advisor and deputy presidential campaign manager to former U.S. Sen. Gary Hart. Foreign Service Information Officer for eight years, serving at U.S. diplomatic posts in Naples, Rome, and London. M.A. from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University; bachelor's degree in political science/international relations from Stanford University, 1972. Tucson native.
describes a "foreign policy brain trust, which includes more than 100
experts, largely working in a volunteer capacity." (+)
(Tech, Data and Analytics)
Chief Innovation Officer Ann Mei Chang
(June 2019) CIO and executive director of U.S.
Global Development Lab, Dec. 2014-Jan. 2017. CIO of Mercy Corps,
Oct. 2013-Dec. 2014. Senior advisor for women and technology at
the U.S. Department of State, Nov. 2011-Oct. 2013. Senior
engineering director at Google, 2004-12. Vice president of
engineering at There.com, 2002-04. Product development director
at Intuit, 1998-2000. Engineering manager on Final Cut Pro at
Apple, 1998-99. Engineering manager at SGI, 1990-94. B.S.
in computer science from Stanford University, 1988. Author of
LEAN IMPACT: How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good (Wiley,
Nov. 6, 2018). twitter
IT Director Tom Sysinger
(June 2019) B.S. in business, human resources
management from Western Governors University, 2019. Genius
administrator (Sept. 2018-June 2019), technical expert (Oct. 2017-Sept.
2018) and preservation and operations specialist, store administrator
(Oct. 2013-Oct. 2017) and technical support specialist (Sept. 2012-Oct.
2013) for Apple in Mishawaka, IN. twitter
Chief Information Security Officer Mick Baccio
(July 2019) Branch chief for threat
intellligence in the Executive Office of the President, Oct. 2015-Nov.
2015. Cyber threat analyst for the U.S. Department o f Health and
Human Services, Apr. 2013-Oct. 2015. Senior analyst at Cyber
Squared Inc., Apr. 2012-Mar. 2013. Deputy security operations
center lead at the FDA, June 2011-Mar. 2012. Tier II security
analyst at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Apr.
2010-June 2011. Staff security analyst at U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services, Sept. 2009-Apr. 2010. Security analys
for Lockheed Martin, Dec. 2008-Sept. 2009. Security analyst at
SecureWorks, June 2007-Oct. 2008. Tier II serve interface analyst
for MedQuist LLC, June 2003-June 2007. Technical consultant at
Uhl Consulting, June 2001-Mar. 2003. Senior network operations
center engineer for US Web/CKS, Jan. 2000-June 2001. Network
operations center engineer at Iridium LLC, Feb. 1999-Jan. 2000.
Data processing technician with the U.S. Navy, Nov. 1994-Nov. 1998.
Lead Data Director Michelle Zeiler
(July 2019) Business intelligence architect for
Forever Living Products, Jan.-July 2019. Data director for Clean
Energy for a Healthy Arizona, Mar.-Nov. 2018. Assistant director
(Nov. 2015-Nov. 2017) and senior associate (June 2010-Nov. 2015) for
the American Federation of Teachers. Strategic targeting
coordinator for United Food and Commercial Workers, July 2009-July
2019. Voter file manager in Georgia on Obama for America,
June-Dec. 2008. Translator, 2001-May 2008. Studied at Brown
Organizing Data Manager Nina Wornhoff
(Apr. 2019) Machine learning engineer for the
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Oct. 2017-Apr. 2019. Data consultant
for tine Indiana Coordinate Campaign, Sept.-Nov. 2018. Data
analyst at Deck, Jun.-Sept. 2017. Tech. intern at the DNC,
May-Aug. 2015. Field organizer on Darryl Neher for Mayor,
Digital Analytics Eric Mayefsky
(started June 20, 2019) Director of data science
(Apr. 2017-Mar. 2019) and product manager (Nov. 2016-Apr. 2017) at
Quora. Co-founder and CEO of WeFinance, Mar. 2014-Nov.
2016. Optimization/auction advisor for URX, Aug. 2013-Apr. 2016.
Manager of monetization (Feb. 2012-Aug. 2013) and monetization analyst
(June 2010-Feb. 2012) for Facebook. Ph.D. in economics (2011) and
B.A./B.S. in economics, mathematica and computational science (2006)
from Stanford University. twitter
Digital Paid Media Director Maxwell Nunes
Independent consultant in NYC from Mar.
2017. Digital advertising strategist on Hillary for America, June
2015-Nov. 2016. Senior account executive at Bully Pulpit
Interactive, Feb. 2013-June 2015. Political advertising fellow at
Google, June-Nov. 2012. B.A. in political communication from The
George Washington University, 2013; internships include operations
intern on Hillary Clinton for President, Dec. 2007-Jan. 2008. twitter
Senior Media Planner Dan Pino
(Aug. 2019) Digital campaigns manager at
Blueprint Interactive, May 2017-Aug. 2019. Senior account manager
for digital advertising at Revolution Messaging, June-Dec. 2016.
Associate for communications and public affairs at Global Strategy
Group, Mar. 2015-Mar. 2016. Field organizer for the Alaska
Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2014. Marketing assistant for the
National 4-H Council, Feb.-May 2014. B.A. in history from
Northeastern University, 2012; internships include Elizabeth Warren for
Massachusetts, Sept. 2011-June 2012. twitter
Paid Digital Media Manager John Axelrod
(July 2019) Digital senior account executive at
BerlinRosen, Apr. 2016-July 2019. Social media editor (Sept.
2015-Apr. 2016) and graphic producer (May 2014-Sept. 2015) at
MSNBC. Bachelor's degree in journalism and politics from New York
University, 2014. twitter
Paid Digital Media Manager Avika Dua
(July 2019) Social marketing lead for Google
Maps (Mar.-July 2019) and SEO marketing lead Grow with Google and SMB
segment, Aug. 2017-Mar. 2019. B.A. in economics from Harvard
National Investment Chair Swati Mylavarapu
Managing partner at Incite.org (an investment fund)
from 2017. Co-founder of The Arena, 2016. Partner at
venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers,
2015-17. Product marketing manager (2014-15) and international
lead (2012-15) at Square. Head of sales and client engagement at
Quid, 2010-12. Senior consultant at Dalberg Global Development
Advisors, 2009-10. Senior associate at Google, 2007-09.
Rhodes scholar at Oxford University; A.B. from Harvard University;
classmate of Buttigieg's at Harvard. See: Caitlin Kelly's June 17
article Wired. twitter
Chief of Staff to the National Investment Chair Londyn Marshall
(July 2019) PAC
manager at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, July 2017-July
2019. B.A. in political science from University of Kentucky,
National Investment Director Anthony Mercurio
Finance director for Forward Majority from Feb.
2018. Fundraising manager for Everytown for Gun Safety, Jan.
2017-Feb. 2018. National finance team on Hillary for America,
April 2015-Jan. 2017. Development manager for All Out, May
2014-Mar. 2015. Finance and development associate (April
2013-April 2014) and executive assistant to the founder (Nov.
2012-April 2014) for SumOfUs. Lead organizer for UNITE HERE Local
2, Sept.-Nov. 2012. Assistant store manager at Philz Coffee, Mar.
2011-Sept. 2012. B.A. in international relations, Arabic from
Boston University, 2011. twitter
Deputy National Investment Director Caitlin Quinn
(Aug. 2019) National finance manager on Seth Moulton for America, Apr.-Aug 2019. Deputy finance director on Serve America PAC and Seth Moulton for Congress from Aug. 2018. Development events manger at Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, Sept. 2016-Aug. 2018. Development coordinator for Heading Home in Boston, Oct. 2013-Aug. 2016. Major gifts coordinator for Habitat for Humanity International, Mar.-Oct. 2013. New media editorial assistant at Macmillan Learning, June 2010-Feb. 2013. B.A. in journalism from University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2010. twitter
Florida Regional Investment Director Samantha Pollara
(May 2019) Finance director on Jane Castor for
Tampa mayoral campaign, Dec. 2018-Apr. 2019. Deputy finance
director on Sean Shaw for Attorney General campaign, Mar.-Nov.
2018. Account executive at Blue Ticket Consulting (Tampa/St.
Pete), Feb. 2017-Mar. 2018. twitter
Northeast and Texas Regional Investment Director Alexandra Bucaciuc
(July 2019) Senior advisor on Miguel Solis
campaign (Dallas Fort Worth), Jan.-May 2019. Finance director
(June-Nov. 2018) and deputy finance director (Dec. 2017-May 2018) on
Beto for Texas. Vice president (Feb. 2016-Mar. 2017) and director
(Apr. 2013-Jan. 2016) at Mercury. Senior associate at BGR Group,
Apr. 2011-Apr. 2013. Program coordinator for international
initiatives for The Washington Center, Oct. 2010-Apr. 2011. B.A.
in international studies, Spanish from University of Mississippi, 2010.
Deputy Mid-Atlantic Investment Director Clare Rock
(May 2019) Central Ohio regional finance
director on Friends of Sherrod Brown, Apr. 2017-Nov. 2018.
Fundraising coordinator for the Sand County Foundation, Jan.-Mar.
2017. Finance assistant on Russ for Wisconsin, July-Nov.
2016. B.A. in political science and government from Hamilton
Deputy Tri-State Regional Investment Director Tom Strong-Grinsell
(Apr. 2019) Director of special projects (Sept.
2018-Apr. 2019) and executive assistant (July 2017-Sept. 2018) in the
Office of Fred P. Hochberg. National finance assistant for
operations (May-Dec. 2016) and national finance intern (Aug. 2015-May
2016) on Hillary for America. B.A. in economic from Fordham
University, 2016. twitter
Deputy West Coast Investment Director Joey Castaneda
(Apr. 2019...Northern Calif.) School programs
associate (Jan. 2014-Dec. 2015) and education assistant (Sept.
2010-Jan. 2014) for the San Francisco Opera. Consultant to
Crocker Arts Museum, July-Oct. 2010. Politics and philanthropy
associate in the Office of Susie Tompkins buell and Mark Buell, Dec.
2015-Ap. 2019. Development and community engagement coordinator
(Aug. 2007-June 2010) and development associate (Mar.-Aug. 2007) for
the Sacramento Opera. B.A. in music and communication from UC
Deputy West Coast Investment Director Tawny Valencia
(June 2019...Southern Calif.) Director of
fundraising and partnerships for DIGDEEP, Apr. 2014-June 2019.
Development for Shriners Hospitals for Children, Jan. 2012-Apr.
2014. Account coordinator at Bender/Helper Impact, June 2008-Jan.
2009. B.A. in communications from Saint Mary's College of
Deputy Investment Director Midwest and South John Pratt
(May 2019) Strategy and development consultant
for Citizens' Climate Lobby from Mar. 2019. Minnesota finance
director on Tina Smith for Minnesota, Feb-Dec. 2018. Deputy
northern Midwest finance director on Hillary for America, Aug.-Nov.
2016. Associate manager of party leaders credentially for the
2016 Democratic National Convention, May-Aug. 2016. Advance
associate for the White House, June 2012-July 2016. Senior executive
assistant for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Nov.
2013-Apr. 2016. National advance staff on Obama for America,
June-Nov. 2012. Bachelor's degree in political science,
psychology from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011.
Investment Associate Noah B. Sissoko
(July 2019) Accepted to Harvard Law School, but
deferred to work on the campaign. B.A. in political science and
government from UC Berkeley, 2019.
Grassroots Investment Manager Raven Hollins
(Apr. 2018) Distributed organizer for Real
Justice PAC, Dec. 2018-Apr. 2019. Distributed organizEr on Beto
for Texas, Sept.-Nov. 2018. Associate, training specialist (Sept.
2016-Aug. 2018) and regional manager assistant (Mar. 2015-Sept. 2016)
for Morgan Stanley. Human resources assistant at Harris Health
System, Aug. 2014-Jan. 2015. Studied at Texas State
Surrogate Investment Manager Danielle Hirshberg
(Sept. 2019) Creative director (Apr.-July 2019) and deputy digital director (Jan.-Apr. 2019) on Hickenlooper 2020. Head of brand for Ethan's from May 2018. Senior strategist (Mar. 2016-Jan. 2018) and creative strategist (Mar. 2015-Mar. 2016) for Fearless Unlimited in Boulder. Field organizer in Vail for the Colorado Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2014. Bachelor's degree in environmental studies and French from Middlebury College, 2014.
Investment Assistants include
(Mar. 2019) Finance assistant on Antonio Delgado for Congress (NY), July-Nov. 2018. Finance fellow on Patrick Ryan for Congress (NY), Mar.-June 2018. Campus organizing fellow on Chris Hurst for Delegate (VA), Aug.-Nov. 2017. Bachelor's degree in communications and media studies from Radford University, 2017. twitter
(Apr. 2019) Development associate at LBH Chicago, June 2018-Apr. 2019. B.A. in political science and international peace studies from University of Notre Dame, 2018. twitter
(June 2019) B.A. in government and African American history from New York Unviersty, 2018. Internships include HQ finance intern at Hillary for America, Aug.-Nov. 2016.
(May 2019) Bachelor's degree in international
studies, economics from Fordham University, 2019. Internships
include Office of Hillary Rodham Clinton (2018) and Sen. Kirsten
Gillibrand (Jan.-May 2018).
Director of Scheduling Courtenay Raymond
(April 2019) DC scheduler (Oct. 2017-Apr. 2019)
and director of advace (Mar.-Apr. 2019); DC scheduling assistant
(Jan.-Sept. 2017) in the Office of U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth.
Scheduler (Aug.-Dec. 2016) and executive and scheduling assistant (Aug.
2015-July 2016) to U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth. Bachelor's degree
in communication, legal studies from Lake Forest College, 2014.
Scheduling Coordinator Savanna Peterson
(June 2019) Scheduler in the U.S. House,
Jan.-May 2019. Special assistant (Jan. 2018-Jan. 2019) and staff
assistant (Oct. 2017-Jan. 2018) in the U.S. Senate. Docent for
Missouri State Rep. Crystal Quade, Jan.-May 2017. Deputy field
organizer on Chris Koster for Governor/Missouri Democratic Party,
Aug.-Nov. 2016. B.A. in communications and history from
Universtiy of Missouri-Columbia.
Director of Advance Matt Baca
(April 2019) Freelance campaign manager and
events producer, Feb. 2017-Apr. 2019. Campaign manager on Becky
for Illinois, Jan.-Mar. 2018. Press lead at the White House, Apr.
2016-Jan. 2017. Freelance advance and events contractor, Jan.
2015-Apr. 2016. Competitive media analyst at Adelstein Liston,
May-Nov. 2014. B.A. in public relations and advertising from
DePaul University, 2013.
Special Assistant to Mayor Pete Buttigieg Saralena Barry
(Jan. 2019) Deputy finance director (May-Nov.
2018) and operations (Apr.-Nov. 2018) on Mel Hall for Congress
(IN), Technical recruiter for Insight Global, Aug. 2017-Apr.
2018. Bachelor's degree in political science and environmental
studies from Santa Clara University, 2017. twitter
Senior Director of Principal Operations Abbey Watson
Director of Campaign Operations Max Harris
(Jan. 2019) Campaign manager on Mel Hall for
Congress (IN) from Jan. 2018. Special assistant to U.S. Sen.
Tammy Duckworth (IL), Jan. 2017-Jan. 2018. Special assistant
(June-Nov. 2016) and national finance assistant (June 2015-June 2016)
on Tammy for Illinois. Fellowship/internship with U.S. Rep. Tammy
Duckworth, May 2013-May 2015. B.A. in political science and
government from Georgetown University, 2015. twitter
National Operations Director Joey Pacific
(April 2019) Independent campaign operations
consultant at My Field Ops, Apr.-Dec. 2018. Logistics director
for the DSCC recount effort in Orlando, FL, Nov. 2018. Operations
director for the Democratic Party of Virginia Coordinated Campaign,
July-Dec. 2017. Operations director on Tom Perriello for
Virginia, Feb.-June 2017. Virginia deputy operations director
(May-Dec. 2016), director of shutdown operations and GOTV support in
Des Moines, Las Vegas and Seattle (Feb.-Apr. 2016), Iowa deputy
operations director (Dec. 2015-Feb. 2016) and vetting specialist in
Brooklyn (Mar.-Dec. 2015) on Hillary for America. Bachelor's
degree in political science from Washington State University. twitter
Director of State Operations Jessica Jollie
(May 2019) Operations director for the Arizona
Democratic Party, May-Dec. 2018. Operations director (Aug.
2017-May 2018) and deputy operations manager (Feb.-July 2017) at Brass
Tactics. Regional organizing director in Asheville for the North
Carolina Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2016. Organizer in Reno, NV,
Spokane, WA, and Binghamton, NY (Feb.-Apr. 2016), special projects
director in Davenport, IA (Oct. 2015-Feb. 2016) and fellow in Clinton,
IA (Sept.-Oct. 2015) on Hillary for America. Valuations
administrator (May-Sept. 2015), post sale administrator (Nov. 2013-Apr.
2015) and assistant (Sept-Nov. 2013) for Sotheby's. B.A. in
history of art from Yale University, 2013. twitter
People Director Megan Hovious
(May 2019...talent, HR) Director of talent (Mar.
2016-May 2019) and deputy director of global resourcing (Jan. 2014-Mar.
2016) at Blue State Digital, Jan. 2014-Mar. 2016. Senior manager
for strategy and project management at Interbrand, May 2013-Jan.
2014. Resource planner/operations analyst at VSA Partners, Nov.
2010-May 2013. B.S. in psychology from Ball State University,
Deputy People Director Abby Murray Vachon
(Oct. 2019...started as assistant director of
operations services in Apr. 2019) Assistant manager at J.Crew,
Sept. 2018-Arp. 2019. Professional actor, June 2012-Aug.
2018. B.F.A. in acting/musical theatre from Wright State
Human Resources Director Amanda Qualls
(July 2019) Director of human resources (July
2015-July 2019), director of training (Apr. 2013-July 2015) and
assistant staff writer (June 2011-Apr. 2013) for Ballotpedia.
Master of library science, rare books and manuscripts from Indiana
University Bloomington, 2013; B.A. in art history from University of
Nortre Dame, 2010.
HR Specialist Brandon Chaderton
(July 2019) Senior associate at Precision
Strategies, Nov. 2017-July 2019. Finance director on Paul Perry's
congressional race (PA), July-Oct. 2017. Finance director on Dan
Muroff's campaign for Congress, Apr.-June 2017. Deputy operations
director on Pennsylvania Victory 2016, June 2016-Jan. 2017.
Deputy finance director on Shapiro for Pennsylvania, Oct. 2015-June
2016. Director of member service for the Pennsylvania House
Democratic Campaign Committee, June-Oct. 2015. Program
manager in Manchester, NH (Aug. 2011-May 2014) and team leader in
Philadelphia area (July 2009-June 2011) for City Year. B.A. in
political science from Temple University, 2009. twitter
Correspondence Manager Lia Rocchino
Started on the campaign as an intern (Jan.-May 2019)
and earlier an intern for Hitting Home PAC (Sept. 2018-Jan.
2019). B.A. in history from University of Notre Dame, 2019.
Briefings and Correspondence Assistant David Beer
(Nov. 2019) Staff assistant/legislative
correspondent for U.S.
Rep. Sandy Levin (MI), July 2018-Jan. 2019. Bachelor's degree
dual major in international studies and German from University of
Travel Manager Emily Voorde
(May 2019) Operations coordinator, innovative
partnerships at Instruction Partners, Oct. 2017-May 2019.
Teacher at Resurrection Catholic Middle and High School in Pascagoula,
MS, Aug. 2015-July 2017. M.P.P. in education policy (2019) from
Vanderbilt University, 2019; M.Ed (2017) and B.A. in political science,
business-economics, constitutional studies (2015) from University of
Notre Dame; Interned in Mayor Buttigieg's office, June-Aug. 2013.
Director of Operations Services Leah Hendrix-Smith
(July 2019) Office coordinator for Kinetic
Revolutions LLC and for TruSource Consulting Group LLC from Feb.
2017. Deputy logistics director for the DSCC Florida Recount,
Nov. 2018. Director of operations for the Democratic Party of
Connecticut, Sept.-Nov. 2018. Regional operations director for
the Democratic Party of Virginia, Aug.-Nov. 2016. Bachelor's
degree in performing arts, dance from Saint Mary's College of
California, 2013. twitter
National Operations Coordinator Gabie Hart
(June 2019) Director of planning and development
for Chicago Alderman Brendan Reilly from June 2017. Scheduler for
U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider (IL), Jan.-June 2017. Internship
coordinator and scheduler on Schneider for Congres, May-Dec.
2016. Bachelor's degree in public policy studies from DePaul
University. Experience also includes finance intern on Draft
Biden 2016, May-Aug. 2015.
Director of Financial Operations Laurie Van Hall
(June 2019) Deputy director of finance and
compliance (Mar. 2017-Mar. 2019) and finance and compliance manager
(Apr. 2015-Mar. 2017) at EMILY's List. Political compliance
manager for Aristotle, Jan. 2013-Apr. 2015. Political client
finance associate for Mundy Katowitz Media, May-Dec. 2012.
Accounting associate for USAction, July 2010-May 2012. Office
manager/bookkeeper for Marijuana Policy Project, Oct. 2009-July
2010. B.A. in political science, history, international studies
from Greensboro College, 2008.
Budget Director Jake Mikva
(May 2019) Founder/CEO of GoodWerk, from June
2017. Budget analyst intern, CFO group at Hillary for America,
June-Nov. 2016. Senior associate at PIMCO, June 2011-June
2015. M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of
Business, 2017; B.A. in international relations global business
(finance) from University of Southern California, 2011.
Budget Sarah Monte
(started May 29, 2019) Political affairs and
advocacy strategist (from Feb. 2018) and policy analyst (Dec. 2015-Jan.
2018) for the Association of California School Administrators.
Campaign reports specialist II at Olson, Hagel & Fishburn, LLP,
July 2012-Dec. 2015. B.A. in English from UC Santa Barbara,
Account Analyst Michael Shepard II
(June 2019) Field director on James Mueller for
South Bend, Jan.-May 2019. Field organizer for the Indiana
Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign, July-Nov. 2018. Field
director on Terry Curry for Prosecutor (Indianapolis), Jan.-May
2018. Campaign assistant to Andre Carson, Oct. 2017-May
2018. Bachelor's degree in political science and government from
Indiana State University, 2018.
Accounting Jud Brown, CPA
(July 2019) Senior tax accountant for L.M.
Henderson & Company, LLP in Indianapolis, Aug. 2016-June
2019. Mergers and aquisitions tax services for Grant Thornton
LLP, Nov. 2014-July 2016. Master of Accountancy, Taxation from
University of Notre Dame, 2014; bachelor's degree in accounting from
Indiana University Bloomington, 2013.
Accounting Associate Kayla Heaslip, CPA
(June 2019) Audit supervisor with Withum in NJ,
Jan. 2013-June 2019. Degree in accounting from Ramapo College of
New Jersey, 2012. twitter
Legal Previn Warren
Attorney at Jenner & Block LLP in New York. Classmate of Buttigieg's at Harvard.
Deputy Counsel and Voter Protection Director Douglas E. Lindner
(July 2019) Voter protection director for the
Montana Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2018. Associate general
counsel for The Public Interest Network, July 2017-June 2018.
Voter protection legal fellow in NH for Hillary for America and NHDP,
Sept.-Nov. 2016. J.D. from New York University School of Law and
M.P.A. from New York University Wagner School of Public Service,
2015. B.S. in political science, international affairs from
Northeastern University, 2011. twitter
Media Consultants Larry Grisolano and John Del Cecato, AKPD Message and Media
Grisolano is CEO of AKPD Message and Media and served
as director of paid media for Obama-Biden in 2012 and 2009. twitter
Design Team Hyperakt
Principal and Creative Director Deroy Peraza
Founding partner (Sept. 2001) of Hyperakt, based in
Brooklyn, NY ("We create powerful design experiences to shape a more
equitable and creative world.") Professor at the Parsons School
of Design, 2004-May 2008. B.F.A. in illlustration from Parsons
School of Design - The New School, 2001.
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Treasurer Lily Ross
Nan Whaley, Mayor of Dayton, OH (Apr. 14, 2019)
Ambassadors who served under Obama: Timothy Broas (Netherlands), Bill Eacho (Austria), David Jacobson (Canada), John Phillips (Italy), Tod Sedgwick (Slovakia).
See: Jonathan Easley.
"Five former Obama ambassadors back Buttigieg." The Hill, April 19, 2019.
U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (VA-8) (announced April 24, 2019)
former Florida state rep. and 2018 Democratic nominee for Attorney
General (May 20, 2019) twitter
Christine Hunschofsky, Mayor of Parkland, FL (June 27, 2019) >
Dean Trantalis, Mayor of Fort Lauderdale, FL (June 27, 2019) >
LGBTQ Victory Fund (announced June 28, 2019)
58 mayors from 25
states (announced Sept.
Oct. 1, 2019: 21 offices and a staff of nearly 100.
Ames: 823 Wheeler St., Ste. 3, Ames, IA 50010
Burlington: 218 Jefferson St., Ste. 1E, Burlington, IA 52601
Cedar Rapids: 1019 1st Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
Clinton: 83 Main Ave., Clinton, IA 52732
Council Bluffs: 29 S. Main St., Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Davenport: 36 Federal St., Davenport, IA 52803
Des Moines area:
3839 Merle Hay Rd., Ste. 274, Des Moines, IA 50310 (Urbandale)
4560 Fleur Dr., Des Moines, IA 50321
102 SE 30th St., Ste. 4, Ankeny, IA 50021
Dubuque: 1125 Main St., Dubuque, IA 52001
Fort Dodge: #12 N. 11th St., Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Indianola: 1705 N. Jefferson Way, Suite 700, Indianola, IA 50125
Iowa City: 23 South Gilbert St., Iowa City, IA 52240
Marshalltown: 30 W. Main St., Marshalltown, IA 50158
Mason City: 14 S. Federal Ave., Mason City, IA 50401
Newton: 207 1st Ave. W, Newton, IA 50208
Ottumwa: 224 W. 4th St., Unit 2C, Ottumwa, IA 52501
Storm Lake: 119 Railroad St., Storm Lake, IA 50588
Waterloo: 110 E. 4th St., Waterloo, IA 50703
opening events: Cedar Rapids and Iowa City (Sept. 2 with Mayor Pete Buttigieg); Des Moines (Sept. 8); Mason City (Sept. 10); Marshalltown (Sept. 14 with Mike Schmuhl); Ankeny, Council Bluffs (Sept. 15 with Parkland, FL Mayor Christine Hunschofsky); Storm Lake, Fort Dodge (Sept. 18); Davenport (Sept. 19)
(reported May 6, 2019)
Campaign manager on Andrew Gillum for Governor (FL), Nov. 28, 2017-Aug.
2018. Senior advisor on Joe Khan for District Attorney
(Philadelphia), Jan.-May 2017. Political director on Pete for
DNC, Feb. 2017. Pennsylvania political director on Hillary for
America, May-Nov. 2016. Campaign manager on John Fetterman's 2016
primary campaign for U.S. Senate, Oct. 2015-April 2016. Campaign
manager on Helen Gym’s successful campaign for Philadelphia City
Council, Feb.-Nov. 2015. Campaign manager on Kevin Strouse’s 2014
congressional race in PA-8 in Bucks County, Jan.-Nov. 2014.
Pennsylvania organizing director for Mayors Against Illegal Guns, March
2013-Jan. 2014. Regional field director in Bucks County on the
Obama campaign, March-Nov. 2012. Regional field
director/assistant community manager for Draftfcb, March-Oct.
2011. Special projects director on Hoosiers for Hill, June-Nov.
2010. B.A. in political science, peace studies from University of
Notre Dame, 2010; transferred from San Jacinto College. twitter
Deputy State Director Casey Clemmons
(reported by Iowa Starting Line on Oct. 2, 2019) Caucus director on Kirsten Gillibrand's Iowa caucus campaign from Mar. 2019 to end (reported by the Des Moines Register on Feb. 20, 2019). GOTV director for the Iowa Democratic Party, Sept.-Nov. 2018. Field director on Gwen Graham for Governor (FL), May-Aug. 2018. Cook County organizing director on JB Pritzker for Governor, May 2017-Apr. 2018. Deputy organizing director for the Iowa Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2016. Delegate protection coordinator in Des Moines (Mar.-May 2016), deputy organizing director for the Illinois primary (Feb.-Mar. 2016) and organizer in Ankeny (July 2015-Feb. 2016) on Hillary for America. Deputy field director on Chicago for Rahm Emanuel, Dec. 2014-April 2015. Regional field director on Dick Durbin for U.S. Senate, May-Nov. 2014. Bachelor's degree in political science from DePaul University, 2014; served a president of the Student Government Association, 2013-14. twitter
Political Director Julie Stauch
(announced June 20, 2019) President and CEO of
Julie Stauch & Associates from June 2011. Campaign manager for
Angela Connolly for Polk County Supervisor. Candidate for chair of the
Iowa Democratic Party, withdrawing shortly before Jan. 2017 vote.
Chief public affairs officer at Planned Parenthood of the Heartland,
Dec. 2006-Mar. 2011. President and CEO of Stauch &
Associates, Sept. 1998-Dec. 2006. Political director on Bob
Graham for President, 2003. Has managed three congressional races
including U.S. Rep. Leonard Boswell’s 2002 re-election campaign.
Publicity manager for Pioneer Hi-Bred International,
1997-98. Event planner at 1996 DNC Convention in
Chicago. Advance staff for Vice President Al Gore. Worked
for Secretary of State Elaine Baxter and Attorneys General Bonnie Jean
Campbell and Tom Miller in state government. Ran a volunteer
phone bank for Dukakis for 12 weeks, six nights a week in
1987–88. B.S. in education from Iowa State University. see
Deputy Political Director Bailey Romans
(announced June 20, 2019) Regional organizing
director in Polk County suburbs and Dallas County for the Iowa
Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2016; worked in four states on Hillary for
America: regional organizing director for the Colorado caucuses (Fort
Collins), Idaho caucuses (Moscow) and Kentucky primary (Louisville),
Feb.-May 2016; started on the campaign as an organizer in Des Moines
for the Iowa caucuses, Aug. 2015-Feb. 2016. Bachelor's degree in
public relations from University of Dayton, 2014. twitter
Regional Political Directors
(Oct. 2019) Organizing director (Apr. 2016-Sept.
organizer (Apr. 2014-Apr. 2016) and organizer (Apr. 2012-Mar. 2014) at
AFSCME Iowa Council 61. Organizer with AFSCME, Apr. 2009-Mar.
2012. Organizer in Colorado with SEIU, Mar. 2008-Feb. 2009.
M.P.A in organization and community change, 2007; B.S. in justice
systems from Truman State University, 2001.
(Oct. 2019) Sustainability coordinator at Luther
College from Sept.
2018. Campaign manager on Austin Frerick for U.S. Congress in
IA-3, Aug. 2017-Mar. 2018. Midwest ambassador for WWOOF-USA,
June-Oct. 2017. Education and outreach coordinator (Sept.
2014-Nov. 2016) and education assistant (Feb.-Sept. 2014) at Seed
Savers Exchange in Decorah. Edicuation contractor for the
Smithsonian Institution, Oct. 2012-Apr. 2013. Master's student at
Universita di Scienze Gastronomiche, Mar. 2013-Mar. 2014. B.A. in
anthropology from Grinnell College, 2012. twitter
Organizing Director Kevin Groh
Digital director at the Office of the Speaker of the
New York City Council from Nov. 2018. GOTV director on Stacey
Abrams for Governor/Democratic Party of Georgia, Sept.-Nov. 2018.
Digital director at the Office of the Speaker of the New York City
Council, Jan.-Sept. 2018. Campaign manager on Corey Johnson for
City Council (NYC), Mar.-Dec. 2017. Legislative aide to VA Del.
Eileen Filler-Corn, Dec. 2016-Feb. 2017. Virginia deputy
organizing director on Hllary for America/Democratic Party of Virginia,
Apr.-Nov. 2016. Regional organizing director (Oct. 2015-Mar. 2016) and
organizer (Apr.-Sept. 2015) in New Hampshire on Hillary for
America. Finance assistant on Annie Kuster for Congress,
Jan.-Mar. 2015. Regional field director on the NH Democratic
Coordinated Campaign, June-Nov. 2014. Field director on Mark
Takei for Congress, Jan.-May 2014. Field organizer on DPV-Lynwood
Lewis for Senate, Nov. 2013-Jan. 2014. Field organizer on Terry
McAuliffe for Governor, Aug.-Nov. 2013. B.A. in political science
from Brown University, 2013. twitter
Deputy Organizing Director Sydney Throop
(initial title outreach
coordinator) Iowa regional organizer for Reason to Believe PAC
(Deval Patrick) from Sept. 2018. Field director (May-Sept. 2018)
and regional organizer (Jan.-April 2018) for Committee to Elect Josh
Zakim (MA). Organizing director (May 2017-Jan. 2018) and
community organizer (June 2016-May 2017) at Fair Shot For All
(Boston). Event organizer for Food Tank, Feb.-April 2017.
B.S. in public relations, communication and media studies from Boston
University, 2016. twitter
Deputy Organizing Director Dustin Sheets
Polk County Kyle Tromley
Campaign manager on Ryan
Taylor for Ohio House (District 40), 2018. Administrative
assistant to the County Auditor in Montgomery County, OH (Dayton) from
May 2017. University of Dayton campus organizer on Hillary for
America, Aug.-Nov. 2016. twitter
Iowa City Sara Goldstein
(reported May 6, 2019) Regional field director in Iowa City for the Iowa Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2018. Director of beverage and training for Picnik, Aug. 2017-May 2018. Organzer in Greene County for the Ohio Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2016. Degree in political economy, social sciences from Antioch College, 2016. twitter
Cedar Rapids Stephenine Dixon
Experience includes aide to Council-at-Large George
Tibbitt in Atlantic City. twitter
Waterloo/NE Iowa Nick Martinez
(June 2019) Field director on Leirion for
Lincoln Mayor, Nov. 2018-May 2019. Campaign manager on Don
Schuller for Legislature, Sept. 2017-Nov. 2018. Field director on
Leirion for Lincoln City Council, Jan.-May 2017. B.A. in
political science and sociology from University of Nebraska-Lincoln,
SE Iowa Blake Reinken
(started June 17, 2019) Bachelor's degree in
political communication from The George Washington University,
2019. General consultant on Haskell (SD 26), Hughes (AD
135), Garibay (AD 60) and Turner
(SD-23) campaigns in Connecticut, May-Nov. 2018. Executive intern
at the dCCC, Feb.-Dec. 2017. Field organizer in York, PA on
Hillary for America, July-Nov. 2016. From
Greenwich, CT. twitter
Council Bluffs/SW Iowa Kenneth Gonzales
(July 2019) Regional campaign manager (Feb.-July
2019) and regional youth and campus organizer (Dec. 2017-Jan. 2019) for
Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Program and operations
coordinator (June 2016-Nov. 2017) and communications consultant
(Mar.-May 2016) to the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance
(APALA). B.A. in African American and African studies from
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2016. twitter
Sioux City/NW Iowa John Scianimanico
(Oct. 2019...started as an organizer in Aug.
2019) High school math and statistics teacher with Teach for
America in Huntsville, AL, Jan. 2011-May 2013. M.P.P. in social
and urban policy from Harvard University's JFK School of Government,
2017; B.A. in political science from American University, 2013. twitter
Deputy Leadership Development Director Victoria Gale Modesto
(Aug. 2019; started as regional organizing director
for Ames, June-Aug. 2019) Field organizer on Beto for Texas,
Aug.-Nov. 2018. Manager (June 2014-June 2016) and corps member
(Aug. 2012-June 2014 with Teach for America; nath teacher for Dallas
Independent School District, Aug. 2012-June 2014. M.Ed. in
international education policy from Harvard University Graduate School
of Education, 2018; B.A. in communication and information sciences from
the University of Alabama, 2012. twitter
Communications Director Ben Halle
(reported May 6, 2019)
Press secretary at Planned Parenthood Federation of America from Sept.
2015. Communications director (Oct. 2012-Sept. 2015), policy aide
(Mar.-Sept. 2012), staff assistant (Jan. 2011-June 2012) and paid
intern (Aug.-Dec. 2010) for U.S. Rep. Adam Smith. B.A. in
history, anthopology from University of Iowa, 2010. twitter
Deputy Press Secretary Sean Manning
(July 2019) Communications at ACRONYM, Jan.-June
2019. State media manager in Milwaukee for NextGen America,
May-Nov. 2018. Bachelor's degree in political science and
government from Brown University, 2018. twitter
Data Director Lala Xu
Deputy data director on JB Pritzker for Governor,
June-Nov. 2018. B.A. in economics and statistics from Cornell
University, 2018. twitter
Deputy Data Director Rebecca Tjahja
(Sept. 2019) Associate at Hamilton Place
2018-Sept. 2019. B.S. in banking, corporate, finance and
securities law from The University of Texas at Dallas, 2018. twitter
Deputy Data Director Sarah Koulogeorge
(Nov. 2019; started in South Bend as a budget
2019) Senior associate consultant (from Aug.
2018) and associate consultant (Oct. 2016-July 2018) at Mars &
Co.. B.A. in history from Dartmouth College, 2016. twitter
Director Matt Harrison
(June 2019) Pennsylvania operations director for
NextGen America, Apr.-Nov. 2018. Operations manager in Pittsburgh
(Aug.-Nov. 2016) and organizing fellow (June-Aug. 2016) for NextGen
Climate. Studied political science and economics at University of
Deputy Operations Director Austin Marlowe
(June 2019) Recruitment team on the DSCC Florida
recount, Nov. 2018. A regional organizing director on the
Pennsylvania Coordinated Campaign, May-Nov. 2018. Field organizer
for the New Jersey Senate Democratic Majority, Sept.-Nov. 2017.
Field director on Students for Education Reform in St. Paul, June-Sept.
2017. Field organizer on Nick Melvoin for School Board (Los
Angeles), Mar.-May 2017. Field organizer on the North Carolina
Coordinated Campaign, Aug.-Nov. 2016. B.A. in international
politics from Penn State University, 2016. twitter
Field Organizers include:
- Storm Lake twitter
Michael Beaudet - Burlington (Des Moines, Lee and Van Buren Cos.) twitter
Elizabeth Byrnes-Mandelbaum - Muscatine
Andrew Chang - Davenport
Shalini Chilukuri - Council Bluffs twitter
Ishmael Cody-Harvell - Davenport twitter
Stephen Dee - West Des Moines twitter
Gabrielle Finlayson - University of Iowa twitter
Julia Hamelburg - Clinton twitter
Samuel Hanoura - Adams, Taylor, Union, Ringgold Cos. twitter
Analese Hauber - Iowa State University twitter
Lizzy Heurich - Council Bluffs twitter
Claudia Huang - Des Moines twitter
Lindsey Hunt - Cedar Rapids twitter
Takur Jackson - Adams, Taylor, Union, Cass, Ringgold Cos. twitter
Amir Jones - Waterloo twitter
Christian C. Lewis - Cedar Rapids
Kirk Linam - Spencer twitter
Peter Lopez - Maquoketa twitter
Clare Magalener - Tama, Benton Cos. twitter
Tyler Mathews twitter
Emily Michael - Le Mars
Jonathan Miller - Davenport twitter
Jamie Nemzer - Decorah twitter
Ben Osterlund - Jasper Co. twitter
Michael Paulson twitter
Alexander Peffer - Iowa City
Adam Peters - Iowa City twitter
Logan Bennett Pillard - Polk Co. twitter
Aidan Platkin - Mason City twitter
Sammy Rasin - Decorah twitter
Caitlin Reedy - Cedar Falls twitter
Sophie Rivera - North Central Iowa twitter
Andrew Sacks twitter
Shannon Sankey - Polk Co. twitter
Samantha Scott - SE Iowa twitter
Vianne Kara Singh - Coralville twitter
Madison Smith - Davenport twitter
Ewea Teresa - Davenport twitter
Quan Trimble - Des Moines twitter
Lizz Tyler - Dubuque twitter
Dalia Wrocherinsky - Polk Co. twitter
Adam Zabner - rural Johnson Co. twitter
David Zevallos - Mason City twitter
...announced Sept. 10, 2019 >
Jean Lloyd-Jones of Iowa City, former legislator, Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in 1992
Linda Langston, former Linn County supervisor
Larry Baker, former Iowa City Council member
Tyler Baird, Lone Tree City Council member
Amy Johnson, former Cedar Rapids television anchor and Linn County supervisor
Sara Prineas, Johnson County Democratic Central Committee
Libby Slappey of Cedar Rapids, former staffer for Sen. Dick Clark and President Jimmy Carter
Charles Crawley, president of the Inter-Religious Council of Linn County
Theo Prineas, co-founder of Students Against School Shootings Iowa, and member of Johnson County Democrats Central Committee
Tim Boyle, former Cedar Rapids radio personality
Clara Oleson of Springdale, founding member of the Iowa Women’s Political Caucus
...announced on list of mayors' endorsements Sept. 18,
Ryan Arndorfer, Mayor of Britt
...announced on Sept. 19, 2019
Ryan Arndorfer, Mayor, Britt, IA
Laura Hubka, Chair of Howard County Democrats
Regenia Bailey, former Mayor of Iowa City, former Iowa City City Council Member, Founding Executive of Iowa Women’s Foundation
John Hale, former Fort Dodge City Council Member and former Volunteer President AARP Iowa
Terri Hale, board of directors for One Iowa
Rich Eychaner, business owner, former commissioner on the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, co-founder of Iowa Safe Schools and the Iowa Pride Network
George Appleby, retired attorney, Long-time Democratic activist, Des Moines City Attorney, Assistant County Attorney.
Mary Riche, social worker and member of the Iowa Chapter of National Social Workers Ethics Committee
Laura Sands, former Liaison for Health, Education and Workforce for US Senator Tom Harkin, Polk County
Marilyn Staples, former President of the League of Women Voters of Des Moines, former Board Member of Grandview College, Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame Member
Sheila Burton, Precinct captain for Obama in 2008 and 2012, precinct captain for Hillary Clinton
Catherine Dietz-Kilen, attorney and Board Member of Planned Parenthood affiliate in Iowa and The Interfaith Alliance of Iowa
...announced Nov. 7, 2019
Linda Murken, Story County Supervisor
Daryl Beall, former Iowa State Senator, Webster County
Cal Whisler, Chair of Monroe County Democrats
Polly Denison, Former Candidate for Iowa House District 75
Nate Monson, Executive Director of Safe Schools Iowa
Daryn Hamilton, Jefferson County Supervisor
Jim Fulton, Decatur County Supervisor
Jessica Reynolds, Story County Attorney
Debra Kaldenberg, Winterset City Council Member
Myrt Bowers, 2019 Linn County Democrats Hall of Fame Inductee
Tim Bottaro, former Chair of Woodbury County Democrats
Denise Essman, President, Essman Associates
Tom Fey, former Iowa State Representative in Scott County
Pat Boddy, former Executive Director of Polk County Conservation
Dennis Cole, former Chair of Page County Democrats
Gary Schmidt, former Chair of Ankeny Area Democrats
Kyle McGlade, Council Bluffs School Board Member
Rodney Drenkow, Waverly City Council Member
Sue Cahill, Marshalltown City Council Member
Margi Weiss, former finance director at the Iowa Democratic Party
Graham Gillette, Des Moines Water Works Board member, precinct captain for Senator Barack Obama 2008
Katie Gillette, former White House staff under President George H.W. Bush Reverend Laura Wright, Decorah, IA
Reverend John Syvertson, Spencer, IA
Pastor Michele Mead, Johnston, IA
Reverend Jay Thornton, Pella, IA
Reverend Richard Hendricks, Davenport, IA
Reverend Gregory Steckel, Iowa City, IA
Claremont: 24 Crescent St., Claremont, NH 03743
Concord: 11 Depot St., Suite 1, Concord, NH 03301
Conway: 73 Main St., Unit 4, Conway, NH 03818
Derry: 127 Rockingham Rd. Suite 11, Derry, NH 03038
Keene: 39 Central Square, Keene, NH 03431
Laconia: 635 Main St., Suite 303, Laconia, NH 03246
Lebanon: 2 West Park St., Suite 260, Lebanon, NH 03766
Manchester: 542 Elm St., Manchester, NH 03101
Nashua: 37 Main St., Nashua, NH 03064
Portsmouth: 33 Deer St. #5A, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Somersworth: 8 Government Way, Somersworth, NH 03878
Sept. 5 - Manchester, Concord, Laconia, Lebanon (with Chasten Buttigieg and Mike Schmuhl)
Sept. 6 - Claremont (with Chasten Buttigieg and Mike Schmuhl), Nashua (with Mike Schmuhl), Derry (with Chasten Buttigieg)
Sept. 7 - Somersworth and Portsmouth (with Mayor Pete Buttigieg)
Sept. 8 - Conway and Berlin (with Mayor Pete Buttigieg)
State Director Victoria Williams
(announced as deputy state director on June 21, 2019,
promoted to state director following departure of initial state
director Michael Ceraso in early Aug. 2019) Counsel for the
judiciary and trade policy (from Jan. 2019) and counsel for economic
policy (Jan. 2017-Jan. 2019) to U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan. Director
of poerations, compliance and scheduling on Hassan's U.S. Senate
campaign, Nov. 2015-Dec. 2016. J.D. from Washington University in
St. Louis School of Law, 2015; B.B.A. in international business from
Texas Tech University, 2011. twitter
Deputy State Director Amelia Matier
(announced June 21, 2019) Managed Buffy Wicks'
primary and general election campaigns for California State Assembly,
2018. Managed Vicki Veenker’s campaign for California Assembly,
2016. Worked at a number of public affairs firms in
California. Associate producer for KCBS Radio in San
Francisco. Degree in journalism from the University of
Deputy Political Director/Outreach Coordinator State Rep. Cole Riel
Filmmaker. Elected state Rep. for Hillsborough
District 6 (Goffstown) in Nov. 2018. Execcutive director of
Manchester City Democrats, May-Nov. 2018. Managed Hassan Essa for
Manchester Alderman and Kelly Boyer for Goffstown Select Board
campaigns. Assistant to the executive director of
NH Young Democrats, Mar.-May 2018. Intern at GraniteRoots Public
Solutions, Aug. 2017-Feb. 2018. Campaign assistant and
communications on Hassam Essa for Alderman (Manchester), July-Nov.
2017. B.A. in communication arts, cinema and media arts from UNH,
Political Assistant JaBree Harris
(Sept. 2019...started on the campaign in July as an
Legislative aide in the Michigan House of Representatives, June-July
2019. M.S.W. from Howard University, 2019; Bacheor of Social
Woork from Eastern Michigan University, 2017. twitter
Organizing Director Noah Dion
(June 2019) National regional field director for
the DCCC, Jan.-Dec. 2018. Campaign manager on Rodman for Delegate
(VA), May-Nov. 2017. Deputy organizing director on PA Victory
2019, July-Nov. 2016. Director of customer engagment at Empower
Gas and Electric, Sept. 2015-July 2016. Politicalorganizer for
the American Federation of Teachers, Mar. 2014-Sept. 2015.
Campaign manager on For Our Cleveland Metroparks, June-Nov. 2013.
Political director on Citizens for Michael Wager, Jan.-June 2013.
Regional field director for the Ohio Democratic Party, Feb.-Dec.
2012. Field organizer for We Are Ohio, 2011. Field
organizer for the Ohio Democratic Party, 2010. B.A. in politics,
history from Lake Forest College, 2010. twitter
Deputy Organizing Director Zoë Meeken
(announced June 21, 2019) Volunteer engagement
coordinator (Sept. 2018-June 2019) and corporate engagement advisor
(Dec. 2017-Sept. 2018) at United Way of Salt Lake. Director of
special projects at the Democratic Party of Virginia, Sept.-Nov.
2017. Outreach specialist at Clearlink, Mar.-Sept. 2017.
Regional organizing director in Pittsburgh for the Pennsylvania
Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2016. Organizer in Pennsylvania, Maine
and New Hampshire on Hillary for America, Oct. 2015-Apr. 2016.
Field director on Angela Eagle for Deputy Leader of the Labour Party
(UK), July-Sept. 2015. General election mobilization assistant in
Waveney constituency for the Labour Party, Jan.-May 2015.
Bachelor's degre in American history with politics, from University of
East Anglia, 2014. twitter
Deputy Organizing Director Liz McLeod
(announced June 21, 2019) Campaign manager for the Travis County Coordinated Campaign in Texas. Previously worked on a number of congressional races in Texas and served as a policy advisor to San Antonio Councilwoman Ana Sandoval. twitter
Regional Organizing Directors include
Manchester Marrayam Khera
(July 2019) Deputy regional field director on
Jahana Hayes for U.S. Congress, Sept.-Nov. 2018. Distributed
organizer for CT-03 for the 2018 Connecticut Democratic Coordinated
Campaign, Apr.-Sept. 2018. Monitory and evaluation specialist for
Vital Voices Global Partnership, July 2016-June 2018. Project
associate at Grameen PrimaCare, Apr. 2013-July 2014. Executive
assistant for Resolve Network, Aug. 2012-Mar. 2013. Master's degree
from Tufts University Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, 2016;
bachelor's degree in political science and philosophy from Mount
Holyoke College, 2011. twitter
Seacoast Jesse Braughton
(July 2019) Field organizer in Hampton for the
New Hampshire Democratic Coordinated Campaign, June-Nov. 2018.
B.A. in political science from University of North Florida, 2018.
Also, fellow in Jacksonville for the Florida Democratic Party,
Apr.-Dec. 2016. twitter
Concord Lucia (Lucy) Arthur-Paratley
(Aug. 2019) Interim director of program for
Citizen Schools in the Greater Boston area, Feb.-July 2019. Lead
field organizer for Amy McGrath for Congress/DCCC, June-Nov.
2018. Deputy campus director for AmeriCorps 8th Grade
Academy (July 2016-June 2018) and AmeriCorps national teaching
fellow (July-2014-June 2016) for Citzen Schools. Consultant for
CJET Consulting, Nov. 2015-Jan. 2018. Bachelor's degree in
political science and ethnicity, race and migration from Yale
University, 2014. twitter
North Country Trevor Fifer
Field director for the Colorado Democratic Senate
Campaign Fund, Mar.-Nov. 2018. Field director for Our Denver,
Aug.-Nov. 2017. Campaign manager on Karen Kellen for Colorado,
Aug. 2017. Campaign manager on Chris Kennedy for Colorado,
Apr.-Nov. 2016. Field organizer in Jefferson County on Hillary
for America, Nov. 2015-Apr. 2016. Deputy campaign manager on
Goldhamer for Colorado, June-Nov. 2015. Field organizer in
Jefferson County on Colorado Victory 2014, June-Nov. 2014. B.A.
in political science and government from University of Denver,
and two more...
Communications Director Kevin Donohoe
(reported May 6, 2019) Senior communications
adviser and chief spokesperson (from Mar. 2019) and gubernatorial race
spokesman (2018) for the Florida Democratic Party. Communications
director for the Democratic Party of Virginia's 2017 Coordinated
Campaign. From North Hampton, NH. twitter
Deputy Communications Director Eugene Chow
(July 2019) Freelance journalist and
communications consultant, Aug. 2009-July 2019. Writer in chief
for The Future Company, Jan.-Apr. 2019. Senior writer for Robin
Hood, Dec. 2015-Apr. 2017. Senior speechwriter to New York City
Mayor Bill de Blasio, Mar. 2014-Dec. 2015. Speechwriter for
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Mar. 2012-Jan.
2014. Founding editor of Pluck Magazine, Sept. 2010-Apr.
2012. Executive editor of Homeland Security News Wire, Jan.
2011-Mar. 2012. Research assistant at Center for a New American
Security, Oct. 2009-June 2010. Intern speechwriter for Secretary
of Defense Robert Gates, May-Oct. 2009. Deputy regional field
director in New Mexico on Obama for America, June-Nov. 2008. B.A.
in rhetoric and B.S. in business administration and management from UC
Berkeley, 2008. twitter
Data Director Avinash Saraf
(July 2019) Business analyst at McKinsey &
Company, Sept. 2017-July 2019. B.A. in computer science from
Harvard University, 2017.
Deputy Data Director Taylor Erwin
(Nov. 2019) Senior analytics architect
(July-Nov. 2019) and
analytics architect (Oct. 2017-June 2019) at WillowTree. Digital
director for My Ride to Vote (Atlanta area), Jan.-Aug. 2017.
Senior conversion rate specialist (Nov. 2016-Oct. 2017) and conversion
rate specialist (Jan. 2016-Jan. 2017) at Look Listen. Bachelor's
degree in marketing and strategy consulting from Emory University, 2016.
Operations Director Laura Gelb
(announced June 21, 2019) Operations manager at
Mothership Strategies, Aug. 2017-June 2019. Legal assistant at
Utrecht, Kleinfeld, Fiori, Partners, Jan. 2016-Aug. 2017. Human
resources assistant at KaBOOM!, Oct.-Dec. 2015. Social media
assistant for Danielle Gingerich Social Media, July-Sept. 2015.
Field organizer in Muscatine for the Iowa Democratic Party, June-Nov.
2014. B.A. in history, Spanish, Latin American studies from
Muhlenberg College, 2014.
Deputy Operations Director Michael Shepard II
(Sept. 2019...started as account analyst in June
director on James Mueller for South Bend, Jan.-May 2019. Field
organizer for the Indiana Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign,
July-Nov. 2018. Field director on Team Curry for Prosecutor
(Indianapolis), Jan.-May 2018. Campaign assistant on Andre Carson
campaign (IN), Oct. 2017-May 2018. Bachelor's degree in political
science and government from Indiana State University, 2018. twitter
Field Organizers include:
Tiffany Cox -
Beth Ann Dahan twitter
Jordan Fuja - Northwood twitter
W. Tanner Gildea - Freedom twitter
Christopher Gundermann - Lebanon twitter
Lucas Harrington - Concord twitter
Dalia Jude Dover twitter
Carina Kaplan twitter
Shoshana Kaplan - UNH twitter
Brenda Kissane twitter
David Kunin - Chester, Auburn, Brentwood twitter
Ethan Lendore - Manchester twitter
Christopher James Mayer - Manchester
Amy Miller twitter
Connor Morgan - Exeter twitter
Shreeya Panigarhi twitter
Molly Rain twitter
Adam Lee Richardson twitter
Will Rumford twitter
Amit Sankaran - Exeter twitter
Paige Schoppmann - Plymouth
Sarah Silverstein twitter
Will Solmssen twitter
Jamie Soroka twitter
Victoria Stowell - Coos Co. twitter
Kerry Swartz - Orford
Eric Tallman - North Conway twitter
Alice Upton - Merrimack twitter
Colleen Willis - Keene twitter
Ilya Yudkovsky - Portsmouth
?Anabel Moreno Mendez
Rep. Cole Riel (Goffstown) ...on staff, first NH hire
Rep. Matt Wilhelm (Manchester) ...announced July 9, 2019
Rep. Susan Almy (Lebanon) ...Sept. 3, 2019
Rep. Dave Morrill (Keene) ...Sept. 3, 2019
...announced Sept. 4, 2019
Dan Weeks, clean energy entrepreneur, 2016 Democratic Nominee for Executive Council District Five, former Executive Director of Open Democracy, author of Democracy in Poverty: A View From Below (Harvard)
...reported by WMUR on Sept. 4, 2019
Adam Munguia, Epping Board of Selectman chair and U.S. Army veteran
...announced Sept. 5, 2019
Rep. Andrew O'Hearne (Claremont)
...announced Sept. 5, 2019
former Mayor of Lebanon and current City Councilor Suzanne Prentiss
former State Representative and Democratic Floor Leader Andrew White (Lebanon)
...announced on list of mayors' endorsements Sept. 18,
Suzanne Prentiss, Mayor of Lebanon
...announced Sept. 19, 2019
Rep. John Mann (Alstead)
Rep. Harrison Kanzler (Conway)
Rep. Michelle St. John (Hollis)
...announced Sept. 26, 2019
Rep. Donna Mombourquette (New Boston)
...announced Sept. 27, 2019
2008 and 2012 Obama NH Co-Chair Mary Rauh and Former U.S. Senate Nominee John Rauh
...announced Sept. 29, 2019
Rep. Diane Langley (Manchester)
Judy Carr, Democratic activist, Hollis
Sarah Welsch, former City Councilor, Lebanon
Carol McMahon, Democratic activist, Wolfeboro
Terry Reeves, Democratic activist, Peterborough
...announced Oct. 11, 2019
Cheshire County Sheriff Eli Rivera
...announced Nov. 14, 2109
former State Senator and gubernatorial nominee Mark Fernald
Nov. 19, 2109
Keene City Councilor and Navy Veteran Randy Filiault
also see: https://www.facebook.com/nhforpete2020/ (unofficial)
- 46 staff as of mid-Nov. 2019, to 55 by Thanksgiving -
East Las Vegas: 1729 E. Charleston Blvd., Ste. G, Las Vegas, NV 89104
Northwest Las Vegas: 101 S. Rainbow Blvd., Ste. 5, Las Vegas, NV 89145
Southwest Las Vegas: 8910 W. Tropicana Ave. Ste. 6, Las Vegas, NV 89147
Henderson: 10 W. Pacific Ave., Henderson, NV 89015
Pahrump: 1141 NV 160, Unit 4, Pahrump, NV 89048
Carson City: 600 E. William St., Ste. 304, Carson City, NV 89701
Elko: 401 Railroad St., Ste. 203, Elko, NV 89801
Falllon: 40 E. Center St., Ste. #5, Fallon, NV 89406
Reno: 1155 W. 4th St., Ste. 215, Reno, NV 89503
opening events: E. Las Vegas (Sept. 12), Elko (Sept. 15), Henderson (Sept. 16 w/ Mike Schmuhl)
State Director Paul Selberg
Senior Advisor Martin Fitzgerald
(announced Sept. 26, 2019) Nevada state director
for Let America
Vote. Chief of staff to Democratic
Speaker Jason Frierson in the 2017 legislative session.
Communications director at For Our Future Nevada. Deputy
research director for U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto. Research
for the Nevada State Democratic Party. twitter
National Caucus Director Travis Brock and National Latinx Engagement Director Juan Carlos Perez are based in Las Vegas.
Deputy Political Director Katie Davis
Senior project manager for Revolution Strategies on
congressional and senatorial seats, ballot initiatives, and voter
registration projects in Montana, Florida, and Indiana, 2017-18.
Organizer on the John Bell for Delegate campaign (VA), 2017. twitter
Organizing Director Mohamad (Mo) Shatara
Experience includes work on JB Pritzker's campaign for
governor. A regional organizing director in Volusia and Flagler
Cos. in Florida on the Coordinated Campaign/Hillary for America in Fall
2016. Palestinian-American. twitter
Deputy Organizing Director Carter Black
(July 2019) Virginia state director (Nov.
2017-July 2019) and regional organizing director (June-Nov. 2017) at
NextGen America. Organizer for the DNC in Tucson, AZ, Oct.-Nov.
2016. Campus organizer in Harrisonburg for the Democratic Party
of Virginia, Apr.-Oct. 2016. Bachelor's degree in political
science and government from James Madison University, 2016; president
of JMU College Democrats, Mar. 2015-Mar. 2016. twitter
Deputy Organizing Director Rubén Lebrón
Developing leaders program fellow at PPFA from Sept.
2018. Regional outreach coordinator (from June 2018) and
democracy fellow (July 2017-May 2018) at FairVote. Master's
degree in strategic governance and political communication from The
George Washington University; bachelor's degree in economics and
political science from Wichita State University. twitter
Regional Organizing Directors
CD-1 (Las Vegas) Daniel Lupin
(July 2019) Field organizer in Brownsville on
Beto for Texas, Sept.-Nov. 2018. Coordinator for consumer
products and gaming, global partnerships (Dec. 2017-July 2018) and
associate coordinator for global partnerships (Dec. 2015-Dec.
2017) for the National Basketball Association. Account
associate at Highwire PR, Jan.-Nov. 2015. B.A. in history
from Stanford University, 2014. twitter
CD-2 (Northern Nevada) Lizzy O'Hara
Bachelor's degree in political science and history
University, 2019. Experience includes student fellow on JB for
Governor (IL), July-Nov. 2018 and summers as a law clerk. From
CD-3 (Las Vegas) Nicholas Phalen
(July 2019) Regional organizing director for the Montana Democratic Party, Apr.-Nov. 2018. Field organizer for the Democratic Party of Virginia, July-Nov. 2017. Field organizer on Tom Perriello for Virginia, Mar.-June 2017. Organizer in Avon for the Colorado Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2016. B.S. in foreign service, regional and comparative studies from Georgetown University, 2016. twitter
CD-4 (Las Vegas) Madeeha Mehmood
(Aug. 2019) GOTV organizer on Rufus for Congress
(MA), Aug.-Sept. 2019. Consultant to Dragør Kommune, Feb.-May
2018; board member of Humanity in Action Denmark, Apr. 2017-Apr. 2018;
ommunications attache for British Embassy Copenhagen, Sept. 2017-Feb.
2018; advisor to Analog (Denmark), 2017-18. B.A. in business,
language and culture,
business and international relations from University of Southern
Denmark, 2015. twitter
Communications Director Olivia Bercow
(Sept. 2019) Communications director (Jan.-Sept.
communications director (Aug.-Dec. 2018) and press secretary (July
2017-Aug. 2018) at NextGen America. Press secretary on Jim
Johnson for Governor (NJ), Jan.-June 2017. Communications
associate (May-Nov. 2016) and communications fellow (Mar.-Apr. 2016) in
Florida on Hllary for America. Special projects manager for
Democracy.com, Mar. 2015-Mar. 2016. Field organizer in Ottumwa
for the Iowa Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2014. B.A. in political
science and government from Georgetown University, 2014. Miami
Operations Director Blake Smith
(started June 15, 2019) B.A. in political
science and economics from The George Washington University.
Internships include Sen. Tim Kaine (May-Aug. 2018), Obama Foundation
(Jan.-May 2018), assistant to operations director in Arlington, VA for
Virginia Democratic Party (July-Nov. 2017), operations fellow on Tom
Periello for Governor (May-June 2017) and out of commonwealth fellow in
Arlington, VA on Hillary for America (Aug.-Nov. 2016). twitter
Deputy Operations Director Michael Caballero
(July 2019) Distributed organizer on Beto for Texas, Jan.-Nov. 2018. Bachelor's degree in economics from American University, 2017. twitter
Deputy Operations Director Jana
Field Organizers include:
Evan Altman -
Zachary Cook - Las Vegas (East) twitter
Matty Easton - Las Vegas twitter
Issac Gonzalez - Las Vegas (Paradise) twitter
Karina Guadarrama - Las Vegas twitter
Lynne Guey twitter
Jamie Jarvis twitter
Noelle Laub twitter
Conor McQuivey - Reno twitter
Sarah Pincus - Las Vegas twitter
Haliema Twam - Reno
Jorge Santiago - Las Vegas twitter
Tehya Saylor - Las Vegas twitter
Ankur Shukla - Reno
Hadley Stack - Las Vegas twitter
Mauricio Vazquez - Las Vegas twitter
...announced on list of mayors' endorsements Sept. 18, 2019
Layla Walz, Mayor of Wells
Oct. 1, 2019: Three field offices and a staff of 33.
Charleston: 1820 1st Dr., Charleston, SC 29407
Columbia: 131 Morninghill Dr., Columbia, SC 29210
Florence: 358 N. Cashua Dr., Florence, SC 29501
Greenville: 27 Cleveland St., Ste.103, Greenville, SC 29601
office opening events: Columbia (Sept. 16 w/ Mayor Buttigieg), Florence (Sept. 17 w/ Mayor Buttigieg)
State Director Jarvis Houston
(Sept. 2019) Chief of staff to NY State Senator Jesse Hamilton, Oct. 2014-Feb. 2019. National co-chair of The Young & Powerful Group, Sept. 2007-Jan. 2014. Campaign manager on Laurie Cumbo for New York City Council, May-Oct. 2013. Campaign manager for the IL CD 2 coordinated campaign, Jan.-Nov. 2012. General consultant and campaign manager on Boyd for Cook County Judge, Oct. 2011-Nov. 2012. National director (Aug. 2006-Aug. 2007) and national recruitment and training coordinator (July 2005-Aug. 2006) for Project Youth Vote. National youth community coordinator for People for the America Way, 2003-05. B.A. in political science and government from Howard University, 2003. twitter
Chief of Staff Cory Alpert
(Apr. 2019) Political consultant from Sept.
Bachelor's degree in sociology and Russian from University of
South Carolina-Columbia, 2017.
Political Director Abe Jenkins
Deputy Political Director Garrett McDaniel
(reported by The Charlotte Observer Nov. 8,
2019) Laurens County
Councilman. Ran for State House District 14, Jan.-Apr. 2019
Owner of TEAM Companies LLC from Feb. 2015. Assistant trainmaster
(May 2013-Feb. 2015), transportation associate (Oct. 2012-May 2013) and
management trainee (Oct. 2011-Oct. 2012) for Norfolk Southern
Corporation. B.S. in mechanical engineering technology from South
Carolina State University, 2009. twitter
Deputy Political Director/Black Engagement Director Tiffany S. James
Founder (Mar. 2015) and CEO of Acting Up With
Tiffany. Community and public relations specialist for The COMET
(Central Midlands Transit Authority from Nov. 2013. Deputy
director of the Richland Library bond referendum, Sept.-Nov. 2013.
Outreach coordinator for the Penny Sales Tax referendum, Aug.-Nov.
2012. Internet response coordinator for Verizon Wireless, Apr.
2006-June 2012. Substitute teacher, Nov. 2005-Apr. 2006.
Youth services coordinator at IMPACT, Nov. 2004-Aug. 2005. M.A.
in public administration from Strayer University, 2011; B.A. in
political science from Clemson University, 2004. twitter
Political Assistant Bria Wallace
(Oct. 2019...started as an organizer in NH in Aug.
Paralegal, Apr.-July 2019. B.S. in criminal justice/law enforcement
administration from Cal State Dominguez Hills, 2018.
Organizing Director Timothy Ross
(started May 20, 2019) A deputy field director
for the Indiana Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2018. Worked on David
Trone for Congress (MD), 2018. Worked for the Democratic Party of
Virginia. Worked on Archie Parnell for Congress in SC-5 in the
June 2017 special election. Organizer in South Escambia Co. on
Organizing for America, Aug.-Nov. 2012. Studied politics at
University of West Florida. From Pensacola, FL twitter
Deputy Organizing Director Vania Adasme
Regional organizing director on Mina Malik for
Queens District Attorney, Feb.-May 2019. Coordinator for
credentials for Sundance Institute, Dec. 2018-Feb. 2019. Regional
field director in Augusta on Stacey Abrams for Governor/Democratic
Party of Georgia, July-Dec. 2018. Lead field organizer on David
Trone for Congress, Feb.-July 2018. Assistant at Sundance
Institute, Dec. 2017-Feb. 2018. Field organizer for Democratic
Party of Virginia, Aug.-Nov. 2017. Box office
agent/supervisor. Field organizer in Pensacola for Florida
Democratic Party/Hillary for America, July-Nov. 2016. COO/partner
in a tax services business, 2007-14. Bachelor's degree in women
and gender studies from CUNY-Hunter College, 2009. twitter
Organizing Directors include
Columbia Deven Andersen
(July 2019) Unemployed. Black Youth Vote!
lead organizer for the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation,
Apr. 2016-2018. Field director on Shiela Dixon for Mayor
(Baltimore), Feb.-Apr. 2016. Deputy state director for North
Carolina Voter Registration Project, Aug.-Oct. 2014. South
Carolina state coordinator and North Carolina deputy state coordinator
for Organizing for Action, July 2013-May 2014. A regional field
director n South Carolina on Obama for America, Mar.-Nov. 2012.
Senior program associate for the National Coalition on Black Civic
Participation, Feb. 2011-Jan. 2012. B.A. in English language and
literature from South Carolina State University, 2005. twitter
Low Country/Charleston Paul Bradfield
Experience includes administrative associate at the
Washington, DC Economic Partnership. twitter
Greenville Ingela Rundquist
(July 2019) Field director on Hassan for
Virginia, Jan.-June 2019. Field organizer in Roanoke for the
Democratic Party of Virginia, June-Nov. 2018. Field organizer on
Dan Ward for Congress (VA), Feb.-June 2018. Volunteer coordinator
and field organizer on Dr. Kathie Allen for Congress (UT), Aug..-Nov.
2017. Field organizer in Black Hawk Co. for the Iowa Democratic
Party, July-Nov. 2016. B.S. in history, political science from
Southern Utah University, 2016. twitter
(July 2019) twitter
Communications Director Lauren Brown
(reported by The Charlotte Observer Nov. 8, 2019) Berkeley County native.
Data Director Sohaib Hasan
(Sept 2019) Director of analytics at DoSomething.org, June 2017-Sept. 2019. Advisor to Rentlogic, Oct. 2015-Sept. 2019. Data scientist at OnDeck, Aug. 2014-June 2017. Chief analyst in the NYC Office of the Mayor, Nov. 2012-Sept. 2014. M.S. in applied economics and experimental statistics from Clemson University, 2012; B.A. in economics from New York University, 2009.
Operations Director Kai Mateo
(July 2019) Traveling fellow in Makati,
Philippines with Harvard University, Nov. 2018-July 2019; teaching
fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, Aug.-Nov. 2018. A.B. in social
studies from Harvard University, 2018; A.A. from Deep Springs College,
Mary Katherine Alley Clemson University twitter
Elizabeth Foy-Spivey Aiken twitter
Kara Glennon twitter
Scott Goodwin Charleston twitter
Pauline Hill Greenville twitter
Alton Irvin Charleston twitter
Chartu Lopez-White Summerville twitter
Alex McKeithen Florence twitter
Sarah Rashid Columbia twitter
Autumn Rivers North Charleston twitter
Megan Romero Greenville twitter
Sarah Stubbs Rock Hill twitter
Kat Thames Charleston twitter
Taye Wilkinson Horry Co. twitter
State Director Cecilia "Ceci" Cabello
(reported by Politico
on Sept. 20, 2019) Vice president of the Los Angeles Board of
Public Works from Nov. 2018. Chief of staff to L.A. Controller
Ron Galperin, June 2017-Nov. 2018. Director of government affairs
for the Southwest Council of Regional Carpenters, Feb.-June 2017.
State director on Hillary Clinton's general election campaign in
California, July-Nov. 2016 after serving as deputy politcal director on
the June primary campaign (May-June 2016). Director of
intergovernmental relations (March 2015-Feb. 2017) and deputy director
of external affairs (July 2013-March 2015) in the Office of Los Angeles
Mayor Eric Garcetti. Vice president at Mercury Public Affairs in
Los Angeles, March 2011-June 2013. Senior legislative deputy in
the Office of L.A. City Council President Eric Garcetti, Dec.
2005-March 2011. Chief political advisor to the Consul General of
Israel in Los Angeles, Feb. 2002-Nov. 2005. Special projects
manager to U.S. Rep. Hilda Solis, Aug. 2001-Dec. 2002. B.A. in
art history from Columbia University in the City of New York,
...announced on list of mayors' endorsements Sept. 18, 2019
Christopher Cabaldon (West Sacramento, CA)
John D’Amico (West Hollywood, CA)
Gleam Davis (Santa Monica, CA)
John Harabedian (Sierra Madre, CA)
Rob Moon (Palm Springs, CA)
Gabriel Quinto (El Cerrito, CA)
Daniel Yost (Woodside, CA)
Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley ...Apr. 14, 2019
Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley ...Sept. 18, 2019
Lima Mayor David Berger ...Sept. 18, 2019
...announced on Oct. 13, 2019
Joe Schiavoni, Former Democratic State Senate Leader
Casey Weinstein, State Representative (OH-37)
James Celebrezze, retired Ohio Supreme Court Justice
Ken Harbaugh, Navy veteran and former Congressional Candidate
Greg Landsman, Cincinnati City Council
Sean Fennell, Newark City Councilmember
Nick Komives, Toledo City Councilmember
David Donofrio, Board of Education Member, South-Western City Schools
State Director Arielle M. Brandy
(Oct. 2019) Vice president /co-founder of the St. Joseph County African American Democratic Coalition from Aug. 2016. Regional field director (2nd CD) for the Indiana Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2016. Youth development associate for Boys and Girlds Clubs of America, Sept. 2015-May 2016. B.S. in political science from Indiana State University, 2012. South Bend native. twitter
Endorsements of 58 mayors from 25 states (announced Sept. 18, 2019)
Caitlin Kelly. Mayor Pete Enlists a Silicon Valley Vet to Bring in the Money." Wired, June 17, 2019.
Jacqueline Alemany. "Power Up: Pete Buttigieg wants to lead on foreign policy. These are his advisors." The Washington Post, June 14, 2019.Elena Schneider. "Buttigieg puts focus on foreign policy as he hammers Trump." Politico, June 11, 2019.
Daniel Strauss. "Buttigieg campaign, brimming with cash, staffs up." Politico, May 31, 2019.
Kate Ackley. "K Street gets behind Mayor Pete Buttigieg." Roll Call, April 22, 2019.
Steve Peoples and Hunter Woodall. "Buttigieg scrambles to turn 2020 buzz into momentum." AP, April 22, 2019.
Elena Schneider. "Buttigieg dashes to catch up with newfound fame." Politico, April 1, 2019
On Aug. 29, 2019 CNN's DJ Judd tweeted, "Buttigieg’s paid staff has grown to more than 300 — up from 30 just a few months ago — with about 70 on the ground in Iowa and 50 in New Hampshire."
New Hampshire State Director Michael Ceraso
(reported May 6, 2019 to beg. of Aug. 2019, departure reported by WMUR's Adam Sexton on Aug. 2) Co-founder of Winning Margins, from Apr. 2017. Candidate for Claremont City Council, July-Nov. 2018. Campaign manager on Krish Vignarajah for Governor (MD), Nov. 2017-Jan. 2018. Worked for the SCDP, May-June 2017. Worked on Jimmy Gomez for Congress special election campaign in Los Angeles, Jan.-May 2017. Did mail for SG&A Consulting, Inc., Feb.-Apr. 2017. Policy researcher in the U.S. House, Aug. 2016-Jan. 2017. Campaign manager on Alan Grayson for Senate (FL), May-Aug. 2016. California state director (Mar.-May 2016), Northeast director (Feb.-Mar. 2016) and deputy state director on the NH primary campaign (Sept. 2015-Feb. 2016) for Bernie 2016. Deputy program director at Airbnb, June 2014-Sept. 2015 in the Los Angeles area. Ceraso has worked on numerous campaigns and organizing efforts since 2008, including as a deputy field director in Manchester, NH on the Obama campaign, May-Nov. 2012 and a field organizer on the Obama campaign in Carlsbad, NM, Aug.-Nov. 2008. In addition to campaigns he has worked with Greenpeace as a training coordinator in the L.A. area, 2006-11, and city coordinator in the Philadelphia area, March-Aug. 2008. B.S. in political science and government from Pitzer College, 2014. twitter
Head of Post Production Michael Giordano
(May-July 2019) President of North Harbor Productions from Oct. 2018. Post production supervisor for Viacom, Sept. 2018-June 2019. Executive vice president of media for Evolved Talent Agency Jan.-Oct. 2018; post production supervisor for Hudson Media, Oct. 2017-Apr. 2018. Post Production supervisor for Embassy Row, Funny or Die, Vice Media, and MTV; post production coordinato for Marobru, Inc. and Left Right. Associate producer (Aug. 2013-Sept. 2014) and post production assistant (Oct. 2012-Sept. 2013) at Magilla Entertainment. Studied business administration and managment at SUNY Empire State College and also attended SUNY Farmingdale.
Communications director on Mel Hall for Congress, Dec. 2017-Nov. 2018. Press intern for U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, Sept.-Dec. 2017. B.A. in political science, peace studies from University of Notre Dame, 2017. Communications director for College Democrats of Indiana, Aug. 2016-April 2017. Party coordinator for St. Joseph County Democrats, June-Nov. 2016. Field organizer and campaign fellow on Durbin for Senate, May-Aug. 2014.
Political Matthew Cruz
Political director of Hitting Home PAC from Aug. 2017; campaign director on Pete for South Bend from July 2017. Executive assistant and director of special projects in the City of South Bend Office of the Mayor, Dec. 2016-July 2017. Deputy finance director on Shelli Yoder for Indiana, Jan.-Nov. 2016. Finance director (June-Dec. 2015) and field director (March-May 2015) on Pete for South Bend. B.A. in political science and government from Indiana University Bloomington, 2013. twitter