Organization  |  P2020 

Seth Moulton for America

(page updated August 19, 2019)

Headquarters: Salem, MA.
announced April 22, 2019  |  @sethmoulton

Candidate  Seth Moulton  timeline

wife Liz Boardman

Launch Campaign Manager  Jim Matheson

(Jan. 2019)  Senior lecturer at Harvard Business School.  Co-founder (Sept. 2018) of Patriapps.  Special advisor to The Engine from Dec. 2018; and special advisor to Breakthrough Eneryb Ventures from Dec. 2018.  Founder (May 2018) and CEO of Fuzzy, Inc.  Advisor to New Politics from Sept. 2017.  Chairman, president and CEO of Oasys Water, Sept. 2008-May 2018.  General partner and venture partner at Flagship Pioneering, 2000-May 2018.  Commander in the U.S. Navy, 1983-2008.  M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, 2001; B.S. in engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, 1987.

Deputy Campaign Manager for Policy and Communications  Marie Harf

(repurted by the Daily Beast on May 8, 2019)  Co-host of "Benson and Harf" radio show (from May 2018), analyst (from Jan. 2018) and contribuber (Jan. 2017-Jan. 2018) at Fox News.  Fellow at Georgetown University, Sept.-Dec. 2017.  Senior advisor to Secretary Kerry for strategic communications (June 2015-Jan. 2017) and deputy spokesperson (June 2013-June 2015) at the U.S. Department of State.  Associate policy director for national security on Obama for America, Dec. 2011-Nov. 2012.  Media spokesperson (June 2008-Nov. 2011) and Middle East leadership analyst (Mar. 2006-Jne 2008) at the Central Intelligence Agency.  Master's degree in foreign affairs from University of Virginia, 2006; bachelor's degree from political science and government Russian and Eastern European studies, Jewish studies from Indiana University Bloomington, 2003.


National Political Director  Julie Heinz

(July 2019)  Freelancer at J. A. Heinz LLC from Apr. 2018.  Special advisor for Mrs. Obama's Reach Higher Initiative at Civic Nation, Feb. 2017-Feb. 2018. Special advisor on First Lady Michelle Obama's Reach Higher Initiative (May 2016-Jan. 2017), special advisor at the Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE), Jan. 2012-May 2016, and confidential assistant (July-Dec. 2012) at the U.S. Department of Education.  Director of communications for the Every Kid in a Park Initiative at the U.S. Department of the Interior, June-Sept. 2015.  Managing director of Neighbor to Neighbor program for American Red Cross Bay Area, Jan.-June 2011.  Founder/director of the School for Global Citizenship, Feb. 2008-2011.  Regional GOTV director in Central Pennsylvania on Obama for America, 2008.  Northeast advocacy organizer in New Hampshire for CARE USA, 2005-08.  Northeast field organizer in Portland, ME for The ONE Campaign, May-Dec. 2005.  Co-founder/director for World School, Inc. 2002-04.  ESL teacher in Kyoto, Japan, 2002-03.  Master's degree in international education from the School for International Training; bachelor's degree in child development and psycholoy from Cal State University, Chico.

Political Advisor (on Maternity Leave)  Michelle Kleppe

Directed Moulton's PAC.  National organizing director on Hillary for America, Feb.-Nov. 2016; started on the campaign in April 2015 as organizing director for the Iowa caucuses.  Senior vice president at 270 Strategies.  State field director on Terry McAuliffe for Governor, Jan.-Dec. 2013.  Wisconsin state field director on Obama's 2012 re-election campaign; started as Wisconsin state field director on Organizing for America in Aug. 2009.  Field organizer on the Obama campaign in Waukesha County, Fall 2008.  Business manager at Shao Lin Boxing Methods, 2001-09; sales consultant at Mortensen Art Photography, 2001-06.  B.A. in politics from Carroll College, 2009.  twitter

Veterans Organizer  Scott Eshorn

(Apr. 2019)  Growth at Tradecraft from Aug. 2018. Associate at Goldman Sachs, May 2016-Aug. 2018.  Office in the U.S. Army for 10 years 2006-16; including special forces officer/Green Beret, Feb. 2012-Apr. 2016.  B.A. in international relations and affairs from American University.  Seattle native.  twitter


National Press Secretary and Senior Spokesman  Matt Corridoni

(Apr. 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

Speechwriter  Adam Farina

(Apr. 2019)  Worked Seth Moulton for Congress as speechwriter, special assistant and deputy operations director from June 2017. Content strategist and writer, digital marketing manager for Sharecare, Inc. in Nashville, June 2015-May 2017.  B.S. in business management from Babson College, 2015.  twitter


Director of New Media  Martin Rather

(Apr. 2019)  Blogger, intern for The Rachel Maddow Show.  Finishing work on Master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, 2019; bachelor's degree in history and sport management from Rice University, 2018.  twitter

Social Media Manager  Michaela Johnson

(Apr. 2019)  National online news producer for Sinclair Broadcast Group, Aug. 2018-Mar. 2019.  Freelance digital producer for NBC Sports Washington, Mar. 2017-Aug. 2018.  B.A. in broadcast journalism, government and politics from University of Maryland College Park, 2018.  twitter

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Senior Advisor for Foreign Policy  David Vorland

(Apr. 2019)  Vice president at Dezenhall Resources, Ltd. from Sept. 2017.  Special assistant to the Secretary of Defense, Oct. 2016-Jan. 2017.  Special assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans and Capabilities, Mar. 2015-Oct. 2016; special assistant on nuclear and missile defense policy, July 2009-Mar. 2015.  Regional field director in Rocky Mount, NC on Obama for America after serving as a field organizer in the Iowa caucuses, Sept. 2007-Nov. 2008.  Master's degree in international relations and affairs from University of Chicago, 2007; bachelor's degree in political science and government from Iowa State University, 2006.

Senior Advisor for Domestic Policy  Joseph Rodriguez

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Finance  Caitlin Quinn

(Apr. 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


Operations Director  Samantha Joseph

(May 2019)  Account manager for purpose practice at Porter Novelli, May 2018-Sept. 2019.  Global expansion lead at Cambridge Innovation Center CIC, July 2015-June 2016.  Director of corporate responsibility and sustainability (Sept. 2011-Dec. 2014) and manager of enterprise strategy (Dec. 2009-Sept. 2011) at Iron Mountain.  Summer associate at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, June-Dec. 2009.  Photographer at Samantha Joseph Photography, Jan. 2004-Jan. 2009.  M.P.A. from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School, 2017; M.B.A. from MIT Sloan School of Management, 2009; B.A. in sociology and political science from Brandeis University, 2004.  twitter



Deputy State Director  Zac Elder

(June 2019...started as special assistant, Apr.-June 2019)  Special assistant on Seth Moulton for Congress, Jan. 2018-Apr. 2019.  Bachelor's degree in American history and public policy.


State Director  Matthew DeFalco

(Apr. 2019)  Strategic partner with Accretive Consulting and with Consili Inc. in Las Vegas from Feb. 2018.  Campaign staffer on many local races in 2018-19 (Michele Romero for Henderson City Council, Cedric Crear for Las Vegas City Council, and Olivia Diaz for Las Vegas City Council; Justin Jones for Clark County Commission, Jim Gibson for Clark County Commission, Zach Conine for Nevada Treasurer, Sheriff Joe Lombardo re-election, Cedric Crear’s special election for Las Vegas City Council, and Question 5).  Wildland firefighter for the Bureau of Land Management, June 2015-June 2018.  Primary candidate for Henderson City Council in 2017, losing by less than half of one percent.  Interned for Sen. Harry Reid in 2011.  Bachelor's degree in political science and government from University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2015.  Soldier in the U.S. Army, Apr. 2008-Apr. 2011.  Raised largely in Henderson, NV.


State Director  Tonya V. James

(reported May 22, 2019)  Retired Marine Corps Master Sergeant, served 20 years on active duty, retiring in Dec. 2015 after a tour as communications chief at Marine Corps Base Quantico,.  More recently served as campaign manaager for Ronnie Ross for state Senate (SD-27) in Virginia; and earlier on Sen. Tim Kaine's 2018 re-election; the Northam campaign; and with Virginia Democrats.  Spartanburg native.  twitter

Deputy State Director  Clara Sandrin

Political organizer (from Nov. 2018) and field organizer (May-Nov. 2018) on Seth Moulton for Congress.  Graudate fellow at The Blue-Lab, June 2017-Mar. 2018.  Master's degree in professional politics and B.S. in American government and politics from Suffolk University, 2018.  twitter

Announcement video directed by Hollywood writer and producer Lance KhazeiCreate a Ripple helped promote it.
Jack Rabbit was enlisted to design logo and website re-launch.

Also See: 

Nicole Sganga.  "Seth Moulton disputes report he's laying off half of campaign staff." CBS News, Aug. 7, 2019.

Jacqueline Alemany.  "Power Up: 2020 hopeful Seth Moulton scaling back campaign staff."  The Washington Post, Aug. 7,  2019.

Daniel Strauss and Stephanie Murray.  "Moulton hires staff for expected presidential campaign."  Politico, Apr. 18, 2019,


Finance Director  Cathleen Coyle

(May-Aug. 2019)  Assistant dean (from Jan. 2017), director of major gifts (July 2014-Dec. 2016), associate director of major gifts (July 2013-July 2014), director of strategic alliances (Dec. 2007-July 2013) at Harvard Kennedy School.  Associate director for fellowship programs at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School, July 2004-Dec. 2007.  Associate director of administration at Harvard Kennedy School of Government, May 2000-July 2004.  B.A. in political science and government from Boston College, 1994.

Deputy Political Director  Adnan Mohamed ...on July 19, 2019, Politico reported Mohamed signed on as political director on Beto O'Rourke's campaign

Deputy political director for Moulton's Serve America PAC from Feb. 2018. Regional political director on Ralph Northam for Governor, Aug.-Nov. 2017.  Deputy political director on Tom Perriello for Governor, Apr.-June 2017.  Legislative correspondent for U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (VA), Jan. 2015-Apr. 2017.  M.S. in public policy and security studies from American University, 2015; B.A. in political science and Arabic studies from Texas A&M University, 2013.  twitter



Serve America PAC

For 2018 Moulton's Serve America PAC reported
$4.33 million contributed to elect Democrats
$1.8 million contributed to female candidates
candidates endorsed in 28 states
embedded staff members on 13 races across the country
Moulton travelled to 16 states

Serve America PAC 
Executive Director  Lenora Hanks

In 2018 cycles was director of finance and operations on the PAC.  Surrogates director and senior advisor for operations for the Clinton campaign in Virginia, Aug.-Nov. 2016.  Associate manager for housing for the Democratic National Convention Committee, May-Aug. 2016.  Operations director on Hillary Clinton's Iowa caucus campaign, Apr. 2015-Apr. 2016.  Operations director at 270 Strategies, Dec. 2013-Mar. 2015.  Operations director for the Virginia Democratic Coordinated Campaign, Feb.-Dec. 2013.  Operations director at Organizing for America Michigan, Dec. 2011 to the end of the campaign.  Associate at the Dewey Square Group, May-Nov. 2011.  Operations coordinator (June 2010-March 2011) and executive assistant to the CEO (Feb. 2009-June 2010) at Benenson Strategy Group.  Field assistant on Obama's Campaign for Change, June-Nov. 2008.  Degree in political science, French from University of Michigan, 2008.  twitter


Congressional Office
Chief of Staff  Alexis Prieur L’Heureux

(Apr. 2018)  Co-founder (June 2017) and senior advisor to Voter Protection Partners.  Co-founder of Access Democracy, Mar. 2017-April 2018.  Chief of staff in OSD policy at the U.S. Department of Defense, 2014-Jan. 2017.  Deputy executive secretary at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, 2013-14.  Voter protection, special projects director on Obama for America, 2012.  Special assistant on Somalia and Kenya (2011-12), special assistant on rule of law and international humanitarian policy (2010-11) and special assistant on Sudan (Sept. 2009-Sept. 2010) in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.  Mediator and litigation assistant in the Office of the Attorney General of Massachusetts, May 2007-Apr. 2009.  Voter protection coordinator in Wisconsin on Obama for America, Aug.-Nov. 2008.  Legal analyst for the UN High Commmission for Human Rights (Sri Lanka), May-Aug. 2006.  J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law, 2007; B.A. in history from Queen's University, 2001.