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Pete for America

(page updated December 9, 2019)  

Headquarters: South Bend, IN.   ...moved in April 1, 2019  comms./political/field in 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 grew to a staff of just under 400 people by Oct. 1, 2019.  Also note from Nov. 21, 2019, the campaign's field organizers are unionizing (IBEW Local 2321) (+). @PeteButtigieg @PeteForAmerica

Candidate  Pete Buttigieg  timeline

Husband  Chasten Buttigieg  twitter
First Dogs  Truman and Buddy  twitter


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 three years."  Journalist in Minneapolis.  Studied at the Paris Institute of Political Studies, 2013-15; undergraduate degree in history from the University of Notre Dame, 2005.  See also : Nov. 17, 2011 article in The Observer.

Deputy Campaign Manager for Brand and Media  Hari Sevugan

(reported by Axios' Mike Allen on Aug. 8, 2019)  Partner (from 2018) and principal (from 2014) at 270 Strategies.  Vice president of StudentsFirst, 2011-13.  National press secretary at the DNC, Mar. 18, 2009-2011.  Senior spokesman on Obama for America (started April 8, 2008).  Communications director on Sen. Chris Dodd's presidential campaign from May 2007 (started as deputy communications director in March 2007).  Communications director on the O'Malley-Brown gubernatorial campaign in Maryland, Feb. 2006-Nov. 2008.  Policy director onTim Kaine's gubernatorial campaign, Jan. 2005-Jan. 2006.  Policy director on Mongiardo for Senate (KY), May-Nov. 2004.  Deputy policy director for Dan Hynes’U.S. Senate primary campaign in Illinois, Oct. 2003-Apr. 2004.   Practiced securities law in Chicago for two years.  Award-winning school teacher in the Washington Heights community of New York as part of Teach for America, 1996-98.  J.D. from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, 2001; B.A. in political science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1996.  twitter

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 manager on 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

Chief of Staff  Morgan Mohr

(from Apr. 2019, initially assistant to the campaign manager)  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 Bloomington. 


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

National Engagement Director  Hasoni Pratts

(reported by Politico Playbook on Dec. 2, 2019)  A founding member and treasurer of Higher Heights for America (HHFA).  Executive vice president (opportunity zones) at Empire State Development Corp..  National director of higher education for Say Yes to Education.  Worked on several New York state economic development projects.  Chief of staff to New York state assemblyman Karim Camara after managing the Nov. 2005 special election campaign.  Worked in the financial services division of Deloitte.

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

(reported by 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 generation Mexican-American.  twitter

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
    Veterans and Military Community for Pete (announced Nov. 13, 2019)

Faith Engagement Director  Rev. Shawna Foster

(Aug. 9, 2019 fb post) Most  recently pastor of Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist in Carbondale, CO.  twitter

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, 2009. twitter

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, 2013.  twitter

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

(July 2019)  Experience includes director of engagement for the Boston Schools Fund.  M..P.A. from Harvard Kennedy School of Government and M.B.A.from MIT Sloan School of Management, 2017.; B.A. in Biology and English from Yale College.  twitter


Senior Advisor, Communications  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

Deputy Communications Director  Rachel Thomas

(reported by Politico Playbook on Dec. 2, 2019)  Deputy communications director for strategic content on Beto for America (reported by CNN's Eric Bradner on June 19, 2019 to end of campaign on Nov. 1).  Senior director of communications at ACRONYM from July 2018.  Yoga instructor at CorePower Yoga in DC from Aug. 2017.  External relations, government and regulatory affairs at IBM, Apr. 2017-Aug. 2018.  Communications director (Feb. -Apr. 2017) and national press secretary (Apr. 2015-Jan. 2017 at EMILY's List.  Traveling press secretary to Gov. TGerry McAulliffe, Jan. 2014-Apr. 2015; deputy communications director on McAuliffe's transition; deputy press secretary on McAuliffe for Governor, Apr.-Nov. 2013.  Special assistant to the Administrator at the U.S. Small Business Administration, Sept. 2011-Apr. 2013.  Advance associate for the White House, June 2010-Sept. 2011.  B.A. in communication and public service from University of Pennsylvania, 2011.  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 Modesto 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.    B.A. in journalism and political science from Cal State University Long Beach, 2016.  twitter

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, 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 University.  twitter

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

Deputy Rapid Response Director  Matt Corridoni

(reported by Politico Playbook on Dec. 2, 2019)  National press secretary and senior spokesman on Seth Moulton for America, Apr.-Aug. 2019.  Press secretary on Seth Moulton for Congress from May 2017; press secretary to U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton, May 2017-Feb. 2019.  Deputy communications director and campaign spokesman on Pete for DNC, Jan.-Feb. 2017.  Communications director on Levar Stoney campaign for Mayor of Richmond, Apr.-Dec. 2016.  Deputy national press secretary and LGBTQ spokesperson on O'Malley for President, May 2015-Feb. 2016.  Press associate at O'PAC, Aug. 2014-May 2015.  M.A. in political communication from American University, 2015; B.A. in political science and theater arts from Marymount Manhattan College, 2013.  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


Chief of Staff, Communications  Andrew Mamo

(from Mar. 2019, intially national press assistant)  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, 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

(reported by 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.

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, SC.  twitter

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. 2017.  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.

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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  |  people with disabilities  |  an economic agenda to empower America's working and middle class families  |  serve military communities  |  affordable college and workforce development  |  dignity and security in retirement
health equity

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 native.  twitter

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.  

Politico 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, 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 University.  twitter

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, Jan.-May 2015.

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 University, 2017.


National Investment Chair  Swati Mylavarapu

Managing partner at (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 Wiredtwitter

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, 2017. 

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 College, 2016.

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 Davis, 2006.

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 California.

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 University.  twitter

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 
Alexis Gonzaludo

(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

Elizabeth Hascher

(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

Arjun Parikh

(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.

Ekum Sohal

(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

(Oct. 2019)  Principal at Watson, LLC from Jan. 2013.  Advance associate for The White House, 2010-Jan. 2017.  Special assistant to Madeleine Albright at Albright Stonebridge Group, 2012-13.  Associate producer at The Markham Group, 2011-12.  Senior account executive at Scott Circle Communications, Feb. 2009-Oct. 2011.  Gallery director at Walker Fine Art in Denver, Jan.-July 2008.  Production assistant for the 2008 Democratic National Convention Committee in Denver, 2008.  B.A. in art history, theatre from University of Colorado Boulder.  twitter


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, 2007.  twitter

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 University.

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 Michigan, 2018.

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.  twitter

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, 2011.  twitter

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

(reported by Politico on May 15, 2019)  Grisolano is CEO of AKPD Message and Media and served as director of paid media for Obama-Biden in 2012 and 2009.  twitter

Polling  Katie Connolly, Benenson Strategy Group

(reported by Politico on May 15, 2019) 

Initial 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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Nan Whaley, Mayor of Dayton, OH (Apr. 14, 2019)

Five former 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)

Sean Shaw, 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. 18, 2019)

U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky (IN-1) (announced Nov. 25, 2019)

U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice (NY-4) (announced Nov. 26, 2019)

VoteVets PAC (announced Dec. 4, 2019)

Obama Administration officials Reggie Love, Austan Goolsbee and Linda Douglass (announced Dec. 5, 2019)


press releases
Oct. 1, 2019: 21 offices and a staff of nearly 100.
Field Offices:
: 823 Wheeler St., Ste. 3, Ames, IA 50010
: 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
: 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
: 224 W. 4th St., Unit 2C, Ottumwa, IA 52501
Sioux City:
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)

State Director  Brendan McPhillips

(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 also  Bleeding Heartland  twitter

Deputy Political Director  Anne Bottaro

(Aug. 2019)  Media and outreach specialist for the Illinois State Senate Democratic Caucus, Jan. 2017-Aug. 2019.  Campaign manager for the Iowa Senate Majority Fund, June-Nov. 2018.  Production manager for The Strategy Group, June-Nov. 2016.  Development manager for iVote, June 2015-June 2016.  Deputy campaign manager on Friends of Alyx Pattison (Chicago), Nov. 2014-Apr. 2015.  Production associate at The Strategy Group, June-Nov. 2014.  Finance director on O'Brien for Iowa, Nov. 2013-June 2014.  B.A. in communication studies, political science from Loyola University Chicago.  twitter

Deputy Political Director  Kevin Burgess (Sept. 2019)   Regional campaign director for the House Truman Fund from June 2018.  1st District organizer for the Iowa Democratic Party, Oct. 2017-June 2018.  Junior policy anaylst at the Network for Economic Opportunity in New Orleans, Jan.-May 2017.   Field organizer in Burlington, IA; El Paso, TX, Tucson, AZ and Las Vegas, NV on Bernie Sanders 2016, Sept. 2015-May 2016.  Bachelor's degree in political science, social innovation and social entrepreneurship from Tulane University 2017.  twitter

Regional Political Directors 
Andrew Williams

(Oct. 2019)  Organizing director (Apr. 2016-Sept. 2019), lead 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.

Toby Cain

(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

Lavanna Martinez

(Dec. 2019...started as an organizer in Urbandale in Oct. 2019)  Lead organizer/stage manager for the Women's March Alliance in New York from Nov. 2017.  Client relationship manager at IBIS World in New York, Aug. 2018-Oct. 2019.  Senior event sales coordinator for Bowlero Corporation, Oct. 2015-Aug. 2018.  Server and assistant events manager at The Cuban Bar and Restaurant Hoboken, 2015.  Private events coordinator at The Capital Grille Chrysler Building location in New York, 2012-13; started at host, 2011-12.  Bachelor's degree in fashion merchandising from Howard University, 2011. 


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

Experience includes field director for the Iowa Senate Majority Fund.  Regional organizing director for Zanesville and Central Ohio on Ohio Together (Coordinated Campaign) in the 2016 Fall campaign.  Worked for Arkansas Democrats and for OFA-OH.  twitter

Deputy Organizing Director  Sara Goldstein

(started as regional organizing director in Iowa City in Apr. 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

Regional Organizing Directors

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  Emily Byrn

Regional organizing director in Dubuque on Gillibrand 2020.  Field organizer in Chester Co. for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign, June-Nov. 2018.  Bachelor's degree in psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, 2018.  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, 2018.  twitter

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 Strategies, June 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 associate, June-Nov. 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


Operations 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 Pittsburgh.  twitter

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

Operations  Morgan Mahoney
Previously worked on Mueller for Mayor (South Bend) in the May 7, 2019 primary and for Indiana House Democrats.  Purdue alumna.  twitter

Trips Director  Bailey Romans

(started as deputy political director, 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

Field Organizers include:

Celeste Banda -  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 
Emily Michael
-  Le Mars
Jonathan Miller
-  Davenport  twitter
Jamie Nemzer -  Decorah  twitter
Ben Osterlund
-  Jasper Co.  twitter
Michael Paulson 
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
Oona Ryle
Andrew Sacks
Shannon Sankey
-  Polk Co.  twitter
Samantha Scott -
  SE Iowa  twitter
Vianne Kara Singh
-  Coralville  twitter
Kate Smart
Madison Smith -  Davenport  twitter
Tyler Studebaker
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

(press releases)
...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, 2019
Ryan Arndorfer, Mayor of Britt

12 more Democratic leaders across the state ...announced on Sept. 19, 2019

28 elected officials, Democratic activists, business and faith leaders ...announced Nov. 7, 2019

19 local elected officials and Democratic party activists ...announced Nov. 22, 2019


press releases
Oct. 1, 2019: Headquarters in Manchester, 12 field offices in all 10 counties, and a staff of 54.
Berlin: 19 Pleasant St., Berlin, NH 03570
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

opening events:
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 Oregon.  twitter


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, 2017.  twitter

Political Assistant  JaBree Harris

(Sept. 2019...started on the campaign in July as an organizer)  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, 2014.  twitter

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 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 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 -  Laconia
Beth Ann Dahan 
Jordan Fuja -
Northwood  twitter
W. Tanner Gildea
-  Freedom  twitter
Christopher Gundermann
-  Lebanon  twitter
Lucas Harrington -  Concord  twitter
Dalia Jude 
Dover  twitter
Carina Kaplan
Shoshana Kaplan - UNH  twitter
Brenda Kissane  twitter
David Kunin - 
Chester, Auburn, Brentwood  twitter
Ethan Lendore
-  Manchester  twitter
Christopher James Mayer
-  Manchester
Amy Miller 
Connor Morgan -
  Exeter  twitter
Shreeya Panigarhi 
Molly Rain 
Adam Lee Richardson 
Will Rumford
Amit Sankaran -  Exeter  twitter
Paige Schoppmann
-  Plymouth
Sarah Silverstein
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  Nashua


(press releases)
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, 2019
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. 11, 2019
Rochester City Councilor and Air Force Veteran Jeremy Hutchinson

...announced Nov. 14, 2019
former State Senator and gubernatorial nominee Mark Fernald

...announced Nov. 19, 2019
Keene City Councilor and Navy Veteran Randy Filiault

...announced Dec. 2, 2019
Neil Weatherbee
, chair of Derry Town Council
Dvver Mayor Karen Weston

also see: (unofficial)


press releases
- 46 staff as of mid-Nov. 2019, to 55 by Thanksgiving -
Field Offices include:
North Las Vegas: 4588 N. Rancho Dr., Ste. 8, Las Vegas, NV 89130
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

(mid-June 2019)  Most recently executive director of the Nevada Assembly Democratic Caucus. Field director for the Nevada Senate Caucus during the 2014 election cycle.  Originally from Iowa.  twitter

Senior Advisor  Martin Fitzgerald

(announced Sept. 26, 2019)  Nevada state director for Let America Vote.  Chief of staff to Democratic Assembly 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 director 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 from Villanova University, 2019.  Experience includes student fellow on JB for Governor (IL), July-Nov. 2018 and summers as a law clerk.  From Chicago.  twitter

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. 2019), deputy 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, 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 native.  twitter


Data Director  Jeremy Cohen

Data director on Polis for Colorado, Jan.-Nov. 2018.  Nevada data director for America Votes, Aug. 2017-Jan. 2018.  Data and targeting director on Jon Ossoff for Congress (GA special election), Mar.-June 2017.  Deputy data and targeting director at Mission Control, Inc., Mar.-Nov. 2016.  Field director on Mike Honda for Congress (CA), Feb.-Nov. 2014.  Virginia field director for the League of Conservation Voters, Sept.-Nov. 2013.  Regional field director on Cory Booker for Senate, June-Aug. 2013.  Regional field director in the Milwaukee suburbs for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Oct. 2011-Nov. 2012.  Field organizer in congressional special election (Kate Marshall) for the Nevada State Democratic Party, June-Sept. 2011.  Field organizer in Adams Co. for the Colorado Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2010.  Communications director on Nayiri Nahabedian for State Assembly (CA), Jan.-Apr. 2010.  Staff assistant on Paul Krekorian for City Council, July-Dec. 2009.  Communications director on Emanuel Pleitez for Congress, Jan.-May 2009.  Press assistant in Nevada on Obama's Campaign for Change, Aug.-Nov. 2008.  Project manager for the Legal Aid Society of Orange County, Jan. 2007-July 2008.  B.A. in English literature, media studies from UC Santa Cruz, 2007.  Orange County, CA native.  twitter


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 -  Reno
Zachary Cook - 
Las Vegas (East)  twitter
Matty Easton
-  Las Vegas  twitter
Issac Gonzalez -  Las Vegas (Paradise)  twitter
Karina Guadarrama - 
Las Vegas  twitter
Lynne Guey 
Jamie Jarvis 
Noelle Laub 
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

(press releases)
 ...announced on list of mayors' endorsements Sept. 18, 2019
Layla Walz, Mayor of Wells

...announced on Veteran's Day, Nov. 11, 2019
Nevada Veterans and Military Communities for Pete


Nov. 14, 2019: Four offices and 40 full-time staff.
Field Offices include:
Charleston: 1820 1st Dr., Charleston, SC 29407
: 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. 2017.  Bachelor's degree  in sociology and Russian from University of South Carolina-Columbia, 2017.


Political Director  Abe Jenkins

(reported by The Charlotte Observer Nov. 8, 2019)  Owner of ABJ Consulting in Charleston.  Experience includes campaign manager on Fielding for Senate 42 in 2013; regional field director in SW Philadelphia on Organizing for America, Aug.-Nov. 2012.  Political director of the South Carolina Democratic Party.  Studied dynamics of organization/leadership at University of Pennsylvania; and political science/public administration at South Carolina State University.  twitter

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. 2019)  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

Regional 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

Eastern SC

(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, 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, 2015.

Field Organizers include
Mary Katherine Alley  Clemson University  twitter
Elizabeth Foy-Spivey
  Aiken  twitter
Kara Glennon
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, 1996.  twitter

...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)

Pete's Rules of the Road

See also:

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

And note:
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.

Andrew Galo
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