(page upgraded Oct. 23,
Headquarters: Troy, NY
formally announced Mar. 17, 2019; announced Gillibrand 2020 Exploratory Committee Jan. 15, 2019.
On exit the campaign reported "nearly 100 talented staff, including 35 staffers on the ground in Iowa and 20 in New Hampshire."
Candidate Kirsten Gillibrand timeline
Husband Jonathan Gillibrand
Campaign Manager Jess Fassler
(reported by Politico
on Jan. 11, 2019) Chief of staff to Gillibrand since she
started in the U.S. House in 2007. Press secretary to
U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (TX), 2005-07. Press assistant
and press secretary to U.S. Rep. Martin Frost (TX),
2003-05. Policy assistant and special projects
coordinator in the U.S. House, 2000-03. Legislative aide
in the New York State Assembly, 1999-2000. M.A. in
political management from The George Washington University,
2001; bachelor's degree in political science and government
from SUNY at Albany, 1999. Originally from Buffalo, NY.
Senior Advisor/Campaign Director Dan McNally
(reported Jan. 11, 2019) Most recently at Shorr Johnson Magnus. Political director at the DSCC, Feb.-Oct. 2017. Campaign manager on Sen. Michael Bennet's 2016 re-election. DSCC regional political director in the 2014 cycle. Campaign manager on Mark Pocan's successful 2012 campaign for Congress in WI-2. Assistant director of intergovernmental affairs for the City of Syracuse, NY, Jan.-Sept. 2011. Campaign manager on U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei's unsuccessful re-election bid in 2010. Campaign manager on Stephanie Miner for Mayor of Syracuse in 2009. Field operations manager on Dan Maffei’s successful 2008 campaign for Congress. Worked on the Jon Power's primary campaign in NY-26 in 2008. Also worked on U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter's campaign. Undergraduate degree in political science from SUNY at Geneseo, 2008.
National Political Director Semedrian Smith
(announced Feb. 13, 2019) Deputy campaign
manager on Friends of Sherrod Brown, March-Nov. 2018.
Political on Ralph Northam for Governor, Feb. 2017-Jan.
2018. One of two political directors for the Democratic
Party of Virginia in 2016. Worked in Hampton Roads in
2015. Also worked in Wisconsin, Arizona and Texas.
Studied creative writing and political science at Edgewood
College. Born in rural Wisconsin.
Deputy National Political Director Gregory Smiley
(from Feb. 2019; announced Jan. 22)
Campaign manager on Gillibrand's re-election campaign from
April 2018. Director of intergovernmental affairs in the
office of Sen. Gillibrand, Jan. 2014-Mar. 2018. Regional
representative for Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Oct. 2011-Jan.
2014. Development coordinator in the Office of
University Relations (July 2009-Feb. 2011) and legislative
aide in the Office of State Relations (July 2007-June 2009) at
City University of New York. Committee clerk in the New
York State Assembly, Jan.-June 2007. M.P.A. in urban
affairs and public private partnerships and B.A. in black
studies and political science from CUNY City College.
Grew up in East New York; born in Jamaica, West Indies.
National Director of Delegate Operations Courtney Federico
(Mar. 2019) Program manager for WOMEN VOTE! at EMILY's List, Mar.-Dec. 2018. Outreach manager for the Combined Defense Project, Sept. 2017-Mar. 2018. Deputy director for party affairs and delegate selection at the DNC, July 2015-Aug. 2017. Special assistant to the CEO at the DNC, Jan. 2014-May 2015. Assistant to the executive director at the EMILY's List, June-Dec. 2013. Intern at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, Jan.-May 2013. Field organizer in Nashua (Aug.-Nov. 2012) and organizing fellow (July-Aug. 2012) on Organizing for America. B.A. in international relations from Boston University, 2012.
Early States Director Jacob Smith
(May 2019) Arizona Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign director, Mar. 2018-Mar 2019. Campaign manager on Kriseman for Mayor of St. Petersburg, Mar.-Nov. 2017. Michigan organizing director on Hillary for America, June-Nov. 2016; started on the campaign as a regional organizing director in New Hampshire in April 2015, then in Maine and Illinois; and organizing director in Indiana and Northern California. Field director on Alex Sink for Congress, Dec. 2013-March 2014. Field director on Rick Kriseman for Mayor of St. Petersburg, April-Nov. 2013. Regional field director for Organizing for America in Sarasota, FL. Field director on Thomas Hawkins for City Commission, Dec. 2010-March 2011. B.A. in political science from University of Florida, 2011; interned on Obama's campaign in Florida, Sept.-Nov. 2008.
Communications Director Meredith Kelly
(reported Jan. 11, 2019) Communications
for the 2018 cycle and national press secretary for the 2016
cycle at the DCCC. New York press secretary for Sen.
Charles Schumer. Graduate of Boston College. twitter
Director–Digital Emmy Bengston
National Press Secretary Evan Lukaske
(announced Jan. 22, 2019) A regional
press secretary at the DCCC in the 2018 cycle from Feb.
2017. Press secretary for the New Hampshire Democratic
Party, Feb.-Nov. 2016. Communications director for
Friends of Madeline Singas (Mineola, NY), April-Nov.
2015. Communications director on Bishop for Congress,
July-Nov. 2014. Press assistant (Jan.-July 2014) and
staff assistant (June-Dec. 2013) for U.S. Rep. Steve
Israel. Financial performance analyst (June 2012-May
2013) and HR analyst (June 2011-May 2012) for BP in the
Chicago area. Bachelor's degree in communications from
University of Michigan, 2011. twitter
Traveling Press Secretary Alex Phillips
(announced Jan. 22, 2019) Moving to the
campaign from her position as press secretary in the Senate
office, started there in June 2017. Director of
surrogates and media affairs for Senate Minority Leader
Charles E. Schumer. National booking manager (Aug.
2015-Nov. 2016) and press assistant (April 2015-Nov. 2016) on
Hillary for America. Policy officer in the Office of the
Global AIDS Coordinator at the U.S. Department of State, Sept.
2014-2015. Assistant in the president's office at The
Rockefeller Foundation, June 2012-Sept. 2014. Bachelor's
degree in international/global studies from Spellman College,
2012. Missouri native. twitter
Research Director Alexandra Sanchez
(announced Jan. 22, 2019) has served as Sen/ Gillibrand's research director and advisor since Gillibrand's appointment to the Senate in 2009. Worked in senior research roles for former Gov. Bill Richardson's gubernatorial and presidential campaigns, and for Tom Udall's U.S. Senate campaign. Originally from Albuquerque, NM.
Deputy Research Director Alexandra Wilcox
(Feb. 2019) Deputy research director for
the DCCC I.E., Mar.-Dec. 2018. Deputy research
director/senior researcher (Dec. 2013-Mar. 2018) and research
analyst (July 2011-Dec. 2013) at VR Research. B.A. in
English from UC Berkley; earlier attended Santa Barbara City
Director–Digital Emmy Bengston
(reported Jan. 11, 2019) Digital director on Gavin Newsom's campaign for Governor of California from Jan. 2018. Senior strategist at M+R in the San Francisco Bay area, Jan. 2017-Jan. 2018. Deputy social media director (from Dec. 2015) and senior social media strategist (May-Dec. 2015) on Hillary for America. Digital state campaigns manager (Feb.-May 2015) and digital content specialist (May 2013-Feb. 2015) at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Digital consultant for Vital Voices Global Partnership, March-May 2013. Colorado deputy digital director at Obama for America, June-Nov. 2012. Communications manager for the Hispanic National Bar Association, June 2011-Sept. 2012. B.A. in Romance languages from Dartmouth College, 2010. twitter
Digital Finance Director Gavrie Kullman
(reported by WSJ's Ken Thomas on Jan. 11, 2019;
announced Feb. 13, 2019) Digital director at the
Democratic Governors Association from July 2014; senior
digital advisor to the National Democratic Redistricting
Committee, Jan. 2017-Dec. 2018. Director of online
development for United Service Organizations, Oct. 2011-July
2014. Senior account executive at Anne Lewis Strategies,
LLC, June 2007-Oct. 2011. Deputy director of marketing,
online (Dec. 2006-June 2007) and direct marketing coordinator
(April 2005-Dec. 2006) at the DSCC. Field organizer on
Tom Daschle for Senate (SD), March-Dec. 2004. Field
coordinator in Nashua, NH on John Kerry’s presidential
campaign. Nov. 2003-Feb. 2004. B.A. in political science from
UC Riverside, 2003.
Deputy Digital Fundraising Director, Paid Acquisition Juliana Pajdo
(June 2019) Senior digital advertising manager
(June 2018-May 2019), digital advertising manager, May
2017-May 2018 and digital advertising coordinator (May
2016-May 2017) at Rising Tide Interactive. Bachelor's
degree in political science and government from New York
Digital Mobilization Director Alexis Magnan-Callaway
(reported by the Washington Post on Feb. 11, 2019) Digital director for the Arizona Democratic Party, 2018. Digital organizing lead in Arlington for the Democratic Party of Virginia from July 2017. Brand partnerships for ATTN: from Jan. 2017. Organizer in Luzerne County for Hillary for America in Pennsylvania, July-Nov. 2016. Account executive with iHeartMedia, July 2014-July 2016. Senior account executive at BlueLink Marketing LLC, 2012-14. Studied at New College of Florida. twitter
Digital Coalitions Director Justin Jenkins
(reported by the Washington Post on Feb. 11, 2019) Deputy digital director on McCaskill for Missouri, Jan.-Nov. 2018. Digital assistant on Ralph Northam for Governor, Feb-Nov. 2017. Shift supervisor, barista trainer and coffee master at Starbucks in Tucson, Oct. 2011-May 2017. Communications strategist at Dewey Square Group, May-Nov. 2016. Master's degree in political communication from American University, 2017; bachelor's degree in political science and communications from University of Arizona, 2015; associate's degree from Pima Community College, 2012. twitter
Content Director Sarah Rodriguez
(April 2019) Digital organizer for NY State Senator Michael Gianaris, Jan.-Apr. 2019. Field manager for Grassroots Campaigns, Aug. 2018-Jan. 2019. Professional dancer, Aug. 2014-July 2018. Bachelor's degree in dance performance, political science from University of Utah, 2014.
Clean Elections Plan | Reproductive
Rights | "Family Bill of Rights" | LGBTQ Rights
Agenda | Legalize
Marijuana | Restore Our
Expand Social Security | Aging with Dignity | Foreign Policy | Climate Change | Rural America | Mental Health
National Finance Director Stefanie Conahan
Senior national finance advisor to Gillibrand since 2009. Self employed political fundraiser and development consultant since 2008. Finance consultant to Hillary Clinton for President, Jan. 2007-June 2008. Deputy national finance director on Sen. Evan Bayh's All America PAC, Mar. 2005-Dec. 2006. Associate at ICF International, 2001-05. M.A. in political management from The George Washington University, 2005; B.S. in policy studies and public relations from Syracuse University, 2001. From Marblehead, Mass..
Deputy Finance Director Erica Bordador
With Gillibrand since 2010 including as
Mid-Atlantic finance director for Gillibrand for Senate and
Off the Sidelines PAC from Jan. 2015; senior special advisor
in the Office of Sen. Gillibrand, Jan. 2015-March 2017; deputy
finance director on Gillibrand for Senate, Aug. 2010-Dec.
2014. Scheduler and executive assistant to U.S. Rep.
Debbie Halvorson (IL-11), Jan. 2009-Aug. 2010. Finance
director on the campaign to re-elect U.S. Rep. Baron Hill
(IN), Mar. 2007-Nov. 2008. Studied at Indiana University
Tri-State Finance Director Laura Rokoff
Deputy finance director on Gillibrand for
Senate, May 2017-Jan. 2019. Interim director of
development (Jan.-May 2017) and senior advisor and project
manager (Feb.-Dec. 2016) on the Mayor's Fund to Advance New
York City. Finance director on Calone for Congress,
Apr.-Nov. 2015. Finance director Nov. 2013-Nov. 2014)
and chief organizing officer (May-Nov. 2013) on Friends of
Gina Raimondo (RI). Research assistant at Demos, June
2010-June 2011. Deputy chief of staff on Eric Dinallo
for Attorney General, Oct. 2009-Sept. 2010. Research
analyst at MultiState Associates, Inc., Jan. 2007-May
2008. Assistant at Peter D. Hart Research Associates,
Oct.-Dec. 2006. B.A. in political science from Lehigh
Southern California Finance Director Adam J. Schiff
(Jan. 2019) Self-employed political and
philanthropic consultant from April 2017. Director of
Western regional operations for J Street, Oct. 2017-Dec.
2018. Senior vice president-Southern California for
Strategies 360, July 2016-Mar. 2017. Senior director of
government and philanthropic affairs at Legendary
Entertainment, Jan. 2015-Jan. 2016. Vice president of
Noah Mamet & Associates, Feb. 2004-Dec. 2014.
Regional finance director on Gephardt for President, Jan.
2003-Jan. 2004. Finance assistant at the DCCC,
April-Dec. 2002. Videotape archivist for NBC Olympics,
Jan.-Mar. 2002. Desk assistant for PBS NewsHour, July
2001-Jan. 2002. B.A. in political science,
communications from University of Pennsylvania, 2001.
Blanca Andrei (New York)
Tiffani Sykhammountry (Boston)
Director of Scheduling Alina
(Feb. 2019) Director of scheduling (Mar.
2016-Feb. 2018), scheduler (July 2015-Mar. 2016) and
correspondence manager (Oct. 2014-July 2015) in the U.S.
Senate. Account assistant at Kennedy Communications,
Sept.-Oct. 2014. Fundraising director on Stanley Chang
for Congress, Feb.-Aug. 2014. Chief of staff to the CEO
(Sept. 2013-Jan. 2014), finance coordinator (Feb.-Sept. 2013)
and deputy field director (June 2012-Feb. 2013) at No
Labels. B.A. in political science from Allegheny
Chief Operating Officer Danielle Duffy
(announced Feb. 13, 2019) Director of
operations for the Medical Device Innovation Consortium, Feb.
2017-Feb. 2019; also consultant to Human Rights Port, April
2017-Aug. 2018. Human resources and operations director
at Rising Tide Interactive, Aug.-Nov. 2016. Director of
finance and business operations for the DC Primary Care
Association, Feb. 2014-Dec. 2015. Finance and operations
manager at the Hollings Center for International Dialogue,
Dec. 2009-Jan. 2014. Administrative assistant at
PoliTemps, Inc. June-Dec. 2009. Temp. scheduler for U.S.
Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper, Jan.-April 2009. Director of
operations for DCCC I.E., April-Dec. 2008. Executive
assistant and membership recruitment coordinator for the
League of Women Voters, April 2005-April 2008. M.A. in
political management from The George Washington University,
2006; B.S. in telecommunications from University of Florida,
Operations Assistant Margaret Trombly
(June 2019) Civic engagement fellow for
Young Invincibles, Sept.-Dec. 2018. Bachelor's degree in
gender and sexuality studies from Bates College, 2018.
Headquarters: 2900 Westown Pkwy, Ste. 140, West Des Moines, IA 50266. ...moved in in April 2019
State Director Lara Henderson
(announced Jan. 28, 2019) Finance
director on Fred Hubbell's 2018 campaign for governor from May
2017. Associate at Link Strategies, LLC to May
2017. Iowa finance director on Patty Judge's campaign
for U.S. Senate, Mar.-Nov. 2016. Midwest corn lawsuit
project manager at Link Strategies, LLC, Dec. 2014-Mar. 2016.
Campaign manager on Brad Anderson's 2014 campaign for
Secretary of State. Field director (July-Nov. 2013) and
political researcher (Feb.-July 2013) at Link Strategies,
LLC. Field organizer (Aug.-Nov. 2012) and summer
organizing fellow (June-Aug. 2012.in Cedar Rapids for
Organizing for America. B.A. in rhetoric and
communication from Drake University, 2014. From Cedar
Caucus Director Casey Clemmons
(Mar. 2019; 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 Haley Barbour
(reported by the Des Moines Register on Feb. 20, 2019)
Deputy finance director on Hubbell for Governor, May 2017-Nov.
2018. Organizer in NW Des Moines on Hillary for America,
May-Nov. 2016. B.A. in political science from Drake
University, 2017; a team member on the Harkin Institute's Iowa
Caucus Project, Aug. 2015-Feb. 2016. Originally from
Kansas City, MO.
5 regional organizing directors, 20 field organizers, 4 interns and 2 fellows.
Organizing Director Andrea Nemecek
(started May 6, 2019) Training director
for the Arizona Democratic Party, Apr. 2018-Apr. 2019.
Training director on JB Pritzker for Governor, Oct. 2017-Mar.
2018. Call time manager and finance assistant for the
Iowa Senate Majority Fund, June-Oct. 2017. Legislative
aide to state Rep. Kirsten Running-Marquardt, Jan.-Apr.
2017. Regional organizing director for universities in
SW Ohio (July-Nov. 2016) and organizer in Dayton (Apr.-July
2016) for the Ohio Democratic Party. Organizer on
Hillary for America in South Minneapolis, Nov. 2015-Mar.
2016. Regional field director in Iowa City for NextGen
Climate, Apr.-Nov. 2015. Regional GOTV director in
Waterloo for the Iowa Democratic Party, Oct.-Nov. 2014.
BA. in English from Grinnell College, 2014. twitter
Deputy Organizing Director Jesse
(July 2019) Deputy campaign manager on
Michele Smith for Alderman (Chicago 43rd Ward), Dec. 2018-Apr.
2019. Field director on Andrew Janz for Congress
(CA-22), Aug.-Nov. 2018. Canvass director on Helen Tai
for State Representative (PA), Apr.-May 2018. Campaign
manager on Grace Chan McKibben for State Representative (IL),
Dec. 2017-Mar. 2018. Regional GOTV director in Chester
Co., PA for the DNC, Sept.-Nov. 2016. Political director
for High Achievement NY, Sept. 2014-Sept. 2016. Campaign
manager (Nov. 2013) and regional field director (July-Nov.
2013) for Democrats for Education Reforrm. Field
organizer in Ohio on Obama for America, Aug.-Nov. 2012.
Field organizer for Resolute Consulting LLC, Apr.-Aug.
2012. Campaign organizer for West Hartford Town Council
Democrats, Sept.-Nov. 2011. M.S. in urban policy
analysis and management from The New School; B.A. in political
science from Clark University, 2011.
Regional Organizing Directors
Council Bluffs Shayne Ray
(June 2019) A regional field director for
the Ohio Democratic Party in Fall 2018. Regional
director for For Our Future, July 2017-July 2018. Deputy
regional organizing director in Toledo, OH on Hillary for
America, July-Nov. 2016. Field organizer for the Ohio
Democratic Party, Sept. 2015-Apr. 2016. Organizing
fellow on Hillary for America in Las Vegas, May-Sept.
2015. Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Ohio
University, 2010. twitter
Des Moines Alex (Alexandra) Songer
Director of operations at Nevadans for a Clean
Energy Future. Field organizer in Ankeny for the Iowa
Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2016. Field organizer on
Friends of Terry McAuliffe, 2009. Bachelor's degree in
political science and geography from University of Denver,
Cedar Rapids Devereaux Kesler
(May 2019) Regional field director in
Wausau for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. Field
organizer in Allentown for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party,
July-Nov. 2018. Field organizer in Norfolk for the
Virginia Coordinated Campaign, June-Nov. 2017. B.S. in
political science and government from Santa Clara University,
Waterloo Rayshawn Dyson
(July 2019) Worked on Stacey Abrams for
Governor campaign in Georgia, 2018. Field organizer for
the Democratic Party of Virginia, Aug.-Nov. 2017.
Studying at Arizona State University.
Dubuque Emily Byrn
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
Digital Organizing Director Maya Bentley
(June 2019) Application selection specialist (from Feb. 2019) and operations associate (Apr.-June 2019) for Organizing Corps 2020. Field organizer for the Nevada State Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2018. Certified application counselor and grassroots organizer for Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and SW Missouri, Apr. 2017-May 2018. B.S. in crisis/emergency/disaster management, psychology, women's and gender studies from Saint Louis University, 2017. twitter
Communications Director/Early States
Communications Advisor Rachel Irwin
(announced Jan. 28, 2019) Midwest press
secretary at the DCCC in the 2018 cycle from April 2017.
Senior associate at AL Media in Chicago, Jan. 2016-March
2017. Communications director at the Maine Democratic
Party, Jan. 2014-Jan. 2016. Marketing and events manager
for Portland's Downtown District, 2013-14. Account
manager at Limelight Public Relations, Inc. in San Diego,
2010-12. Senior account executive at Allison+Partners in
San Diego, 2008-10. Communications director in the U.S.
House, 2007-08. B.A. in journalism from University of
Deputy Communications Director and Policy Analyst Lucy Westerfield
(June 2019) Legislative director (Aug.
2018-June 2019), policy analyst (Sept. 2017-July 2018) and
program assistant (May-Aug. 2017) at Patients for Affordable
Drugs. Field organizer in Burlington for the Iowa
Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2016. Sales assistant for
Studio 3, Inc. in Portland, OR, Jan.-May 2016. B.A. in
biology, political science from Macalester College,
Data Director Stef Monson
DigiDems organizer for PA Democrats, July-Nov.
2018. Computer programmer and repair technician at PCs
for People, Feb. 2016-Apr. 2018. IS business automation
analyst (Mar. 2014-May 2015) and operations program associate
(Oct. 2012-Mar. 2014) at University of Wisconsin-Eau
Claire. Programmer from Menard's. Associate's
degree in information technology from Chippewa Valley
Technical College, 2010.
Megan Currie Sioux City twitter
Kassandra Fotiadis Dubuque twitter
Ana Hall Ames
Dan Holohan Cedar Rapids twitter
Dominic Patafie twitter
Katherine Shen Benton, Iowa, Poweshiek and Tama Cos. twitter
Mike Sickles Burlington twitter
Marisa Bremer Iowa City twitter
Kyla Paterson, chair of the Stonewall Caucus of the Iowa Democratic Party ...Jan. 19, 2019 >
Kirsten Anderson, a leader of the #metoo movement in Iowa ...Apr. 26, 2019 >
Claire Carstens, ISU student and founder of Youth Polk County Democrats ...Aug. 27, 2019 +
State Director Shannon McLeod
(reported by WMUR's John DiStasio Apr. 12, 2019 succeeding initial state director Pat Devney; initially political director announced Feb. 13, 2019) Campaign manager on Free & Fair New Hampshire/Colin Van Ostern for Secretary of State, Mar.-Dec. 2018. Finance director on Joyce Craig for Manchester, Jan.-Nov. 2017. Call time and events manager on Van Ostern for New Hampshire, Nov. 2015-Nov. 2016. Administrative director for the National Women's Political Caucus, Aug.-Nov. 2015. Assistant canvass director for Grassroots Campaigns, June-Aug. 2015. Bachelor's degree in political science, history from The George Washington University, 2015. twitter
Deputy Political Director Casey Neal
(reported by WMUR's John DiStaso on June 13, 2019) Organizing director on former Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern's race for New Hampshire Secretary of State. Finance consultant to Rio Strategies from Apr. 2017. Policy and administrative manager for Maryland Clean Energy, Apr. 2016-Apr. 2017. Undergraduate degree from University of Maryland Baltimore County. Other experience includes deputy campaign manager on Eric Ebersole for State Delegate, Feb.-Nov. 2019. twitter
Deputy Political Director Nadia Jaferey
(reported by WMUR's John DiStaso on June 13,
2019) NH organizing director for NextGen America
to June 2019. Campaign manager on Cindy Rosenwald for
New Hampshire, July-Nov. 2018. Content strategist for
cocoabeens communications, July 2017-May 2018.
Bachelor's degree in political science: international
relations and comparative politics from Emmanuel College,
2017. Other experience includes campaign organizer on
Jim Donchess for Mayor (Nashua), July-Sept. 2015; organizing
fellow in Nashua on Hillary for New Hampshire, May-Aug.
2015; and volunteer organizer in Nashua on Obama for America,
Aug.-Nov. 2018. From Nashua. twitter
Organizing Director Maggie Seppi
(reported by WMUR's John DiStaso on June 13, 2019) Deputy field director for the North Carolina Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2018. Finance assistant at Chraca Friedman Group, Oct. 2017-Apr. 2018. Deputy political director on Tom Perriello for Virginia, Mar.-June 2017. Regional organizing director in Arlington for the Democratic Party of Virginia, Apr.-Nov. 2016. Organizer in Jacksonville, FL area (Feb.-Mar. 2016) and in suburban Des Moines (Oct. 2015-Feb. 2016) on Hillary for America. Production assistant at The Strategy Group, Apr.-Sept. 2015. Field canvasser in DC for Clean Water Action, Jan.-Mar. 2015. Field organizer on the North Carolina Coordinated Campaign / Kay Hage, May-Nov. 2014. B.A. in communication, journalism from University of North Florida, 2012. twitter
Regional Organizing Directors
(reported by WMUR's John DiStaso on June 13,
2019) Undergraduate degree in politics, American
government and politics from Saint Anselm College, May
2019. Campaign manager on state Rep. Pat Boyd (CT)'s
re-election, Apr.-Nov. 2018; and a regional organizing
director on Eva Bermúdez Zimmerman’s campaign for lieutenant
governor of Connecticut, May-Aug. 2018. Field director
on Boyd for Connecticut, Feb.-Nov. 2016. Team leader
(Nov. 2015-Feb. 2016) and organizing fellow (Sept.-Nov. 2015)
on Hillary Clinton's NH primary campaign. From Pomfret
Center, CT. twitter
(reported by WMUR's John DiStaso on June 13,
2019) Founder (Aug. 2016) of Summit Campaigns in
Atlanta. Political organizer on Jon Ossoff for Congress
(GA-6) May-June 2017. Verification specialist for New
Georgia Project, 2014. Field organizer in
Cleveland/Akron for Grassroots Voter Outreach, Nov.
2012. Associate canvass director in Cleveland for
Environment Ohio, June-Oct. 2012. B.A. in political
science from Oberlin College, 2012. twitter
(July 2019) Policy coordinator for the
Mississippi State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Sept.
2017-July 2019. Executive director of the Mississippi
Democratic Trust, Jan. 2016-Sept. 2017. Deputy GOTV
director for the NC Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2016.
Statewide field director for the Mississippi Democratic Trust,
Sept. 2014-Nov. 2015. Government affairs at the Brad
Morris Law Firm, June 2013-Aug. 2014. Campaign manager
on Patterson for Mayor (Oxford, MS), Jan.-June 2013. Campaign
director on Brad Morris for Congress, Jan.-Nov. 2012.
Campaign manager on Jeff Busby for Supervisor, Feb.-Aug.
2011. B.A. in history from University of Mississippi,
(July 2019) Regional field director for
the Democratic Party of Georgia, July-Dec. 2018.
Associate editor of DBusiness Magazine, Dec. 2016-Jan.
2018. Field organizer for the Florida Democratic Party,
Aug.-Dec. 2016. B.A. in English and political science
from University of Michigan, 2016.
Digital Organizing Director Katie Whittington
(reported by WMUR's John DiStaso on June 13, 2019) Deputy organizing director for the Connecticut Democratic Party. Worked on Stephanie Murphy's 2016 congressional campaign. Florida native. twitter
New Hampshire Communications Director Sarah Guggenheimer
(April 2019) Director of communications
(Nov. 2018-Apr. 2019), deputy communications director
(Mar.-Nov. 2018) and communications associate (Apr. 2017-Mar.
2018). Pittsburgh lead on Organizing for Action,
Feb.-Mar. 2017. Regional organizing director on PA
Victory 2016, Mar.-Nov. 2016. Organizer in Lancaster, PA
(Sept. 2015-Apr. 2016) and fellow in Manchester, NH (June-Aug.
2015) on Hillary for America. B.A. in history and
political science from Washington University in St. Louis,
Field organizers include
Rylie E Cooper twitter
...announced May 30, 2019
Rep. Susan Ford (Grafton)
...letter in June 13, 2019 Concord Monitor >
Concord activist Kristyn Van Ostern
Judy Reardon, former Legal Counsel to Senator Jeanne Shaheen
Laurie McCray, Chair of the Portsmouth Democratic Committee
...announced Aug. 26, 2019
Anne Ketterer, NH Democratic Women's Caucus Co-Chair
New Hampshire State Director Pat Devney ...as reported Apr. 12, 2019 moved to become chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster
(announced Feb. 13, 2019) Campaign
manager on U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (WV)'s re-election, Oct.
2017-Nov. 2018. Campaign manager on Colin Van Ostern's
run for governor of New Hampshire, April-Nov. 2016.
Campaign manager on Chris Bell's run for Mayor of Houston in
2015. Campaign manager for U.S. Rep. Ann McLane Kuster's
re-election in 2014. Special projects director for U.S.
Sen. Mazie Hirono (HI), 2012-13. Campaign manager on
Nathan Granger for State Senate (LA), Feb. 2011. Worked
in Louisiana in late 2009-mid-2010 and in Virginia in the 2009
cycle. "...a veteran of multiple senate races and brings
significant experience managing successful campaigns at the
local, state, and federal levels."
Elena Schneider. "Why Gillibrand crashed and burned." Politico, Aug. 29, 2019.
Elena Schneider. "Gillibrand hires 3 senior staffers ahead of Iowa visit." Politico, Jan. 11, 2019.
Alexander Burns. "Gillibrand Hires New Aides, Signaling Presidential Run Is Imminent." New York Times, Jan. 11, 2019.
Chief of Staff Joi Chaney
(reported Jan. 4, 2019; start end of Jan.
2019) Senior counsel at Equal Rights Advocates from
Aug. 2017 and project director and campaign director at
Equal Pay Today (project of the Tides Foundation) from
Dec. 2015. Founder of J.O.I. Strategies, April
2015. Special assistant in the Office of the Chair
at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Aug.
2010-April 2015. Director of government relations at
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Jan.-June
2010. Policy director and counsel for the U.S.
Senate Democratic Policy Committee, June 2006-Dec.
2009. Associate director of student chapters for the
american Constitution Society, June 2004-June 2006.
Associate at Baach Robinson & Lewis PLLC, Sept.
2003-June 2004. Staff in the Office of the Secretary
at the DNC, Aug. 1999-Sept. 2000. J.D. from Harvard
Law School, 2003; B.A. in political science from Howard
University, 2000. twitter