updated November 12, 2019)
Campaign Manager Heather Hargreaves
(July 2019) Executive director (from Jan. 2018)
and executive vice president (from Dec. 2017) of NextGenAmerica; vice
president, national program (Jan. 2016-May 2017) and national advocacy
director (Sept. 2015-Jan. 2016) at NextGen Climate. Deputy field
director on the Alliance for Climate Protection, Mar. 2009-Sept.
2010. General election director on the Campaign for Change in
Nevada, June-Nov. 2008; field director in Chicago (Mar.-June 2008) and
regional field director in Reno, NV (May 2007-Mar. 2008) on Obama for
America. Field director on Steve Westly for Governor (CA), July
2005-June 2006. Early vote and volunteer czar on Iowa Democrats'
coordinated campaign in Fall 2004; earlier in 2003-04 she was a
regional director on Wesley Clark's NH primary campaign, based in
Hanover, after serving same role on Sen. Bob Graham's NH primary
campaign (Upper Valley field organizer). B.A. in economics,
political science from Stanford University, 2003; served as president
of Stanford Democrats. twitter
Deputy Campaign Manager, Digital Martha Patzer
Head of digital at Need to Impeach, and head of
digital at Fahr LLC from June 2018. Freelance communications
strategist and writer from Aug. 2017. Principal (Jan. 2015-Aug.
2017) and vice president (May 2013-May 2015) at 270 Strategies.
Email director for the Presidential Inaugural Committee, Dec. 2012-Feb.
2013. Deputy outbound communications director/deputy email director on
Obama for America, May 2011-Dec. 2012. Email
English from the University of Notre
Dame, 2005. twitter
Deputy Campaign Manager, Battleground States Abdul Henderson
(Aug. 2019) Senior consultant at HRS Group
(hotel sourcing), July 2018-Aug. 2019. Chief acquisitions officer
at L&H Strategies, LLC, Jan. 2017-June 2018. Executive
director and a senior advisor to the chairman of the Congressional
Black Caucus, Jan. 2015-Jan. 2017. Director of international
affairs at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, June 2012-Jan.
2015. Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Diane Watson, June 2005-May
2011. Control team chief (forward observer) in the U.S. Marine
Corps, Dec. 1999-Nov. 2007. M.B.A. and B.S. in business
administration from University of Maryland University College.
Senior Advisor Doug Rubin
Chief of Staff Patrick Millham
(July 2019) Director of advocacy at NextGen
America, May 2017-July 2019. Pennsylvania state director at
NextGen Climate, Apr.-Nov. 2016. Political/government relations
consultant at The Carey Group, Jan. 2010-Dec. 2014. Regional
political desk at NextGen Climate, Aug-Nov. 2014. Senior advisor
on Pennsylvania for Allyson, May 2013-May 2014. Pennsylvania
political director on Obama for America, Apr.-Nov. 2012. Field
and political director on Friends of Onorato, July 2007-Nov.
2010. Regional field director on Ed Rendall for Governor,
Apr.-Nov. 2006. Bachelor's degree in environmental studies from
University of Pittsubrgh, 2005
Political Director Malik Hubbard
the Obama camapign from Feb. 2012. Executive director of the
State of Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors, 2011-12.
Deputy director of Boards and Commissions in Gov. Ted Strickland's
office, 2007-11. Political director at the Ohio Democratic Party,
Fall 2008. Field director on the Ohio Democratic Coordinated
Campaign, 2006. Deputy field director at Tim Kaine for Governor,
2005. Base field director at America Coming Together, 2003-04.
B.A.Sc. in pre-medicine from the Ohio State University and earlier
attended Ohio Wesleyan University. twitter
Deputy Political Director Fernando Treviño
(Sept. 2019) Principal at Treviño Strategic Consulting, LLC in Philadelphia from Feb. 2016. Democratic candidate for City Council At-Large, Nov. 2018-May 2019. Director of constituency outreach and partnerships at For Our Future, June 2016-Feb. 2017. Deputy executive director in the Mayor's Office of Immigrant and Multicultural Affairs, City of Philadelphia, Mar. 2013-Dec. 2015. Pennsylvania state director of Operation Vote for Obama for America, Apr.-Nov. 2012. NE regional field coordinator for National Council of La Raza, Aug. 2011-Apr. 2012. Northeast regional director for Democracia USA, Sept. 2009-July 2011. J.D. from Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León.
National Organizing Director Brandon Upson
Moved over from organizing manager at Need to
Impeach. Founder (Jan. 2016) of The Unity Initiative in Aiken,
SC. Deputy political director on Marsy's Law for North Carolina,
Aug.-Nov. 2018. Campaign manager on Phil Noble for Governor (SC),
Jan.-July 2018. Senior advisor to Annabelle Robertson for
Congress (SC), Nov. 2017-Jan. 2018. Deputy campaign director in
North Carolina for MoveOn.org, Aug.-Nov. 2016. CEO of Upson
Group International, Inc., May 2015-Feb. 2016. COO for Aike
Personnel Services, 2016. Assistant manager at Premier Integrated
Consultants Inc., 2014-15. B.A. in business administration,
marketing, political science from College of Charleston, 2013; served
in the SC Army National Guard, Jan. 2003-Jan. 2014. twitter
Deputy Organizing Director Sam Powers
California organizing manager for Need to Impeach from
Sept. 2018. Campaign manager on David Richardson for Congress
(FL), Nov. 2017-Sept. 2018. Campaign manager on Vincent Gentile
for District Attorney (NY), Feb.-Sept. 2017. Deputy organizing
director for the Florida Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2016. Deputy
organizing director in New York (Mar.-Apr. 2016), regional organizing
director in Nebraska (Feb.-Mar. 2016) and organizer in Sioux City, Iowa
(July 2015-Feb. 2016) on Hillary for America. Campaign manager on
Vik Handa for Davenport (Canada), Dec. 2014-June 2015. Regional
field director on Charlie Crist for Governor, July-Nov. 2014.
Field director on the Our Place Initiative (Toronto), Feb. 2013-Feb.
2014. Field organizer in Minneapolis-St. Paul on Obama for
America, May-Nov. 2012; organizing fellow, May-Aug. 2011. B.A. in
political science and history from University of Toronto, 2013.
Eastern States Desk Aaron Soriano
(July 2019) NE organizing manager on Need to
Impeach, 2018-June 2019. Chief of staff for the New York State
Democratic Party, early 2018. Organizing director for Friends of
the Brooklyn Queens Connector, Apr.-Dec. 2017. A regional
organizing director in Pueblo, Colorado on Hillary for America,
May-Nov. 2016. Neighborhood organizer for the NYC Mayor's Office
of Immigrant Affairs, Mar. 2015-May 2016. Campaign manager for
the Nassau County Democratic Party, Feb.-Mar. 2015. Field
director for BMWL, Jan.-Nov. 2014. Canvass director for Red Horse
Strategies, May-Dec. 2013. Campus organizer for New Jersey United
for Marriage, Sept.-Oct. 2013. Legislative assistant in the
Florida House of Representatives, Mar. 2011-May 2012. Bachelor's
degree in political science from Florida State University. twitter
Western States Desk (Denver) Peter Hinga
(July 2019) Founding partner of Peak Capitol
Strategy, Oct. 2014-July 2019. Enterprise sales and strategic
advisor at NationBuilder, May 2013-Oct. 2014. Long term elections
observer in Amman, Jordan (Nov. 2012-Feb. 2013) and in Tbilisi,
Georgia, (July-Nov. 2012) for the International Republican
Institute. Research analyst at Project New America, June
2010-July 2012. Campaign manager on Citizens for Andy Kerr,
Assembly re-elect campaign, Feb.-Nov. 2010. Independent
contractor-actor/writer, Sept. 2006-Jan. 2010. Legislative
correspondent to U.S. Rep. John T. Salazar, Jan. 2005-Aug. 2006.
Issues and research director on John Salazar for Congres (CO),
June-Nov. 2014. M.B.A. from Thunderbird School of Global
Management, 2013; B.A. in American studies from Eckerd College,
National Distributed Organizing Director
Consultant to various non-profit organizations from
Oct. 2012. Regional field manager for Color of Change PAC,
Feb.-Dec. 2018. Project manager at GROW North Texas, Jan.
2017-Feb. 2018. Parole officer fot the Texas Department of
Criminal Justice, Nov. 2014-Mar. 2016; and charge mental health
technician at Nexus Recovery Center, July 2013-Jan. 2015. Case
manager for Lakes Regional MHMR Center, Oct. 2011-Oct. 2012.
Advocate for Disability Rights Texas, Mar.-Oct. 2011. Service
coordinator for Metrocare Services, Sept. 2009-Jan. 2011. B.A. in
psychology from University of North Texas, 2009.
National Training Director Jamarr Brown
(Sept. 2019) Trainer for the National Democratic
Training Committee from Dec. 2018. Organizing and training
director for Planned Parenthood Texas Votes, Aug. 2014-Sept.
Trainer for re:power, Mar.-Dec. 2018; trainer for Campus Camp
Wellstone/Wellstone Action, June 2010-Sept. 2015. National
trainings director for Young Democrats of America, Nov. 2013-Aug.
2015. Field director on Jimmy Tarlau for Maryland State Delegate,
Jan.-June 2014. Principal consultant and trainer at The Jamarr
Brown Group, LLC, June 2011-Jan. 2014. Political coordinator at
Progressive Majority, June 2012-Aug. 2013. Co-founder and trainer
at Future for a Working Democracy, Apr. 2011-Apr. 2012. GOTV
director on Mary Bernsdorff for SC House (HD-45), Aug.-Nov. 2010.
National vice president at College Democrats of America, July 2009-Aug.
2010 Deputy finance director at Rob Miller for Congress (SC),
Dec. 2009-June 2010. B.A. in political science and government
from Clemson University, 2009.
State Communications Desk/Deputy Director of Communications Lauren Windsor
(July 2019) Partner at Democracy Partners, Nov.
2017-July 2019. twitter
National Press Director Alberto Lammers
Principal at OCH Media LLC from May 2012. Deputy
director of communications at Fahr LLC from Jan. 2018. Director
of communications at SF LGBT Center, June 2016-Jan. 2018.
Assistant director of communicatinos for the National Center for
Lesbian Rights, Sept. 2014-Feb. 2016. Director of communications
for the Cato Institute, Sept. 2013-June 2014. Senior director of
publicity at HarperCollins Publishers, Oct. 2007-Apr. 2012.
Director of corporate communications for The Advertising Council,
June-Sept. 2007. Communications counsel at Consumer Reports, Nov.
2003-Aug. 2006. Publicity manager for HarperCollins Publishers,
2001-03. Director of public relations for Out Publishing Inc.,
1998-2000. B.A. in history/Spanish from Lafayette College,
Traveling Press Secretary Benjamin Gerdes
Experience includes press secretary on U.S. Rep. Donna
Edwards' 2016 primary campaign for U.S. Senate in Maryland.
Degree in English from University of Chicago. twitter
Press Secretary Denise Lopez
(Oct. 2019) Senior advisor to Mozaic Media +
Communications from June 2016. Senior associate (July 2013-May
2016) and associate (Jan. 2011-June 2013) at Dewey Square Group.
Regional field director in Las Vegas for the DNC, Aug.-Nov. 2010.
Program manager at Revolution Messaging, Aug. 2009-Nov. 2010.
Field representative in the California State Senate, Feb. 2008-Feb.
2009. Youth Vote coordinator in Los Angeles for SVREP, Jan.-Feb.
2008. Communications associate for Brave New Foundation,
June-Dec. 2007. Dual bachelor's degree in sociology and ethnic
studies from UC Riverside, 2006. twitter
Press Secretary Jake Lewis
(July 2019) Deputy war room director for Howard
Schultz, May-June 2019. Political campaign strategist and
production director at J&Z Strategies, Jan. 2018-May 2019.
Deputy communications director to U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman (CA), Feb.
2017-Jan. 2018. Senior associate at Ward Circle Strategies, Jan.
2016-Feb. 2017. Bodyman/finance assistant on Wendy Greuel for
Mayor (Los Angeles), Sept. 2012-June 2013. M.A. in political
communication from American University, 2015; B.A. in political science
and government from The University of Texas at Austin, 2011. twitter
Press Associate Kristi Johnston
Press Associate Zehra Khan
(July 2019) Briefly a communications intern at
NextGen America from June 2019. B.A. in political science and
economics from McGill University, 2019.
Head of Content Jeff Blanc
(Sept. 2019) Based in the SF Bay area. Freelance
strategist, Feb.-Aug. 2019. Executive strategy director, story
[x] partnerships at The New York Times, July 2018-Jan. 2019. SVP,
senior strategist at Voce Communications, Mar. 2014-July 2018.
Freelance strategy consultant, June 2012-Mar. 2014. Co-founder
and chief strategy office at Square1 Strategy Building, LLC, Aug.
2006-Aug. 2012. VP of worldwide sales and corporate
communications for NeoMagic, Mar. 2005-Aug. 2006. COO at Triton
Funding Group, Jan. 2004-Mar. 2005. VP of worldwide markeint at
Planetweb, Sept. 2001-Dec. 2003. Freelance marketing consultant,
Jan.-Sept 2001. VP of marketing at Case Central, May 1999-Dec.
2000. Junior positions in marketing, advertising and sales, Aug.
1989-May 1999. B.S. in international relations from Georgetown
Spanish Language Content Manager Ricardo Gutiérrez
(Aug. 2019) Campaign manager on Jess Phoenix for
(CA) from Feb. 2018. Senior Spanish communications consultant for
Middle Seat from Oct. 2016. Member outreach director on
Grassroots for Sanders from Aug. 2015. COO for Casa Comedy, Nov.
2016-Nov. 2017. Naval support activity in Hampton Roads, Jan.
2014-Sept. 2016. Machinist's mate in the U.S. Navy, Sept.
1996-Sept. 2016. Director of Spanish communications for Bernie
2016, Sept. 2015-July 2016. Associate's degree in liberal studies
from San Diego City College, 2014.
Social Media Director Amy Brown
(July 2019) Social media director (Feb.-June
2019) and digital content strategist (Sept. 2018-Feb. 2019) at Need to
Impeach. Social media manager at Postmates Inc., Feb.-Sept.
2018. Freelance social media strategist, May 2017-Feb.
2018. Social media manager (Mar. 2015-Mar. 2017) and social media
specialist (Oct. 2012-Mar. 2015) for The Wendy's Company.
Copywriter for Buckeye Interactive, May-Oct. 2012. Communications
supervisor at The Marketing Zen Group, Oct. 2011-May 2012. B.S.
in journalism, political science from Ohio University, 2011. twitter
Social Media Manager Stephanie Ruby
(July 2019) Social media manager at Need to
Impeach, Apr.-June 2019. Yoga teacher in Morgantown, PA, Apr.
2017-Apr. 2019. Digital strategist for Verified Strategy, Aug.
2016-Apr. 2019. Director of marketing for the International
Association of Trampoline Parks, Jan.-Sept. 2018. Blogger at The
Hungry Mother, Jan. 2013-Feb. 2018. Manager at John J. Jeffries
in Lancaster, PA, Aug. 2014-Mar. 2016. Finance director on Lois
Herr for Congress. Harrisburg (PA) campaign coordinator for Clean
Water Action, Jan.-Apr. 2009. Deputy director of the women's
caucus at the 2008 DNCC, Aug.-Sept. 2008. Field director on
Debbie Boyd for State House (FL), Aug.-Nov. 2006. B.A. in
political science from University of Florida, 2006. twitter
Email Director Kunal Basu-Dutta
(Aug. 2019) Digital director on Swalwell for Congress, July-Aug. 2019. Freelance writer and editor from Nov. 2017. Digital marketing manager for Swalwell for Congress, Mar. 2018-Apr. 2019. Educational fellow for Bedrock Educational Consultants, July 2016-July 2017. Social editorial lead for Amazon, Feb.-Dec. 2015. Digital marketer for University of Chicago, Oct. 2014-Feb. 2015. Communications associate for the National Association of Charter School Authorizers, July 2013-Oct. 2014. B.A. in classics and classical languages, literature from University of Chicago, 2013.
Mobile Manager Lilian Adams
(July 2019) Digital organizer with Need to
2019. Digital campaigner for NextGen America, Jan. 2018-Feb.
2019. Field director on Nelda Martinez for Corpus Christi Mayor,
Mar.-May 2017. Social media manager on Jehmu for DNC, Jan.-Feb.
2017. Field organizer for the Colorado Democratic Party, May-Nov.
2016. Digital assistant in Brooklyn on Hillary for America, Oct.
Director of Video Morgan White
(July 2019) Video director at Need To Impeach,
Aug. 2018-July 2019. Deputy creative director at BMWL, Nov.
2015-Aug. 2018. Director of photography at Eyeboogie, Inc. Jan.
2014-Oct. 2015. Freelance director of photography in the L.A.
area, Jan. 2013-Oct. 2015; director of photography for MotionLit
Services, Inc., 2014-Sept. 2015. Cenematographer, 2012-13.
Editor at Mind Over Eye, Sept. 2012-Feb. 2013. Media production
on Dennis Herrera for Mayor, June-Nov. 2011. Campaign
communications on Perata for Mayor 2010 Oakland, CA), June-Nov.
2010. B.A. in theater arts from UC Santa Cruz, 2007. twitter
Design Director Jennifer Bagheri
(July 2019) Design director (from Oct. 2017) and
senior designer (from June 2016) at NextGen America. Associate
art director for Banana Republic, Gap Inc., Nov. 2009-May 2016.
Designer at MendeDesign, Jan. 2008-June 2009. Design fellow at
Chronicle Books, July-Dec. 2007. Junior designer at Pentagram,
2006. B.F.A. in graphic design from The Maryland Institute
College of Art, 2006. www.jenniferbagheri.com
Research Director Tawab Malekzad
(July 2019) Research director at Need to
Impeach, Jan.-June 2019. Research associate at Fahr LLC, Sept.
2018-Jan. 2019. Producer (July 2015-Oct. 2016) and video
journalist (Sept. 2014-Oct. 2016) for Voice of America. B.A. in
international affairs from Lewis and Clark College, 2013. twitter
Deputy Research Director Mark Raymond
(July 2019) Research manager (Mar.-July 2019), senior research associate (Aug. 2018-Mar. 2019), research associate (Dec. 2014-Aug. 2018) and research assistant (May-Nov. 2014) at NextGen America. Field organizer on Cory Booker for Senate, July-Oct. 2013. B.A. in political science from Brown University, 2013. Experience includes internship on Sen. Elizabeth Warren for Senate, Sept.-Nov. 2012 and organizing fellow on Obama for America in Providence, RI, June-Nov. 2012.
Senior Research Associate Nathan Kurz
(July 2019) Self employed writer from May
2012. Early career fellow for the Pears Institute for the Study
of Antisemitism at the University of London, Sept. 2015-Jan.
2018. Research and teaching fellow at Yale University, Sept.
2008-Aug. 2015. Assistant to the president's office at the
National Endowment for Democracy, Sept. 2007-Aug. 2008. Program
assistant at Love of Children, Aug. 2006-Aug. 2007. Ph.D. in
history from Yale University, 2015; B.A. in history from Stanford
Senior Advisor, Policy Arnie Sowell
(announced Aug. 27, 2019) Taking leave from position as executive director of NextGen Policy Center; earlier vice president of California policy at NextGen Climate.. Policy Director in the California Assembly Speaker's Office, worked for 5 Speakers.
Senior Advisor, Finance Jenna Slosson
(announced Aug. 27, 2019) Formerly vice president for development at NextGen America from May 2015. Vice president of partner services at The Democracy Allisance, Mar. 2012-May 2015. Vice president of development and strategic relationships at NDN, Feb. 2011-Jan. 2012. Director of development at Democracia USA, Jan. 2009-Jan. 2011. Regional fundraiser on John Edwards for President, 2006-08. B.A. in print journalism from USC, 2002.
Director of Scheduling Shannon Hart
(July 2019) Director of scheduling (from Jan.
2019) and deputy director of scheduling/executive assistant (May
2017-Dec. 2018) to Tom Steyer at Fahr LLC. California scheduler
(May 2014-Jan. 2017), assistant to the director of constitutent
services (July 2013-Apr. 2014) and staff assistant (Sept. 2012-June
2013) to U.S Sen. Barbara Boxer. M.A. in government and politics
from St. John's University, 2012; B.A. in political science and
government from University of San Francisco, 2010.
Director of Advance and Strategic Planning Samantha Couch
(July 2019) Deputy director for social media and
strategic initiatives (from Apr. 2018), senior manager of strategic
initiatives, June 2017-Apr. 2018) and strategic initiatives and events
manager (Aug. 2015-June 2017) at NextGen America. Deputy director
of development and strategic planning (Oct. 2014-Aug. 2015), special
assistant to the founder and CEO (Jan. 2013-Oct. 2014), donor relations
manager (Mar.-Dec. 2012) and senior executive assistant (Nov. 2011-Mar.
2012) at StudentsFirst. Director at Knowledge Universe, Aug.
2005-Oct. 2010. B.A. in communication studies from Cal State
Director of Advance Valerie Tyburski
(Sept. 2019) Operations administrator for DST
2017-Dec. 2018. Director of travel operations (May 2016-Apr.
2017), deputy director of travel operations (Sept. 2015-May 2016) and
advance officer (July 2013-Sept. 2015) in the Office of the Secretary
of Defense. Advance officer for the White House, Mar. 2010-July
2013; national advance staff on Obama for America, Jan.-Nov.
2012. B.A. in marketin and B.S. in business marketing from Ball
State University, 2011.
Delegate Operations and Ballot Access Manager Cameron Koob
(July 2019) Senior research associate (Jan.-July 2019) and research associate (Feb.-Dec. 2018) at Fahr LLC / Need to Impeach. Public policy coordinator for the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Mar. 2017-Feb. 2018. Campaign manager on Joe Casey for State Senate (NH), June-Nov. 2016. Research assistant on Katie McGinty for Senate (PA), Jan.-May 2016. B.A. in political science and government from Franklin & Marshall College, 2015.
Chief Operating Officer Chris Fadeff
with Steyer since
Head of People Operations Mike De Bellis
Head of people operations at NextGen America, Need to Impeach, Fahr LLC from Dec. 2018. Director of human resources at Planned Parenthood Northern California, Feb. 2015-Dec. 2018. Senior human resources manager, retail at Peet's Coffee & Tea, Dec. 2012-Jan. 2015. Director of human resources at Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, June 2009-Dec. 2012. Manager of employee relations and EEO programs for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, Oct. 2002-June 2009. Litigation attorney at Bledso, Cathcart et al. in San Francisco, Jan. 2000-Feb. 2002. Law clerk in the Alameda County District Attorney's Office, Jan. 1997-Jan. 1999. J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law, 1998; B.A. in English and History from Gonzaga University, 1995.
People Operations Manager Jessie Xenakis
(July 2019) People operations associate (June
2018-July 2019) and office manager (Feb.-June 2018) at NextGen
America. Job developer/employment specialist at Swords to
Plowshares, July 2015-Feb. 2018. B.A. in psychology from San
Francisco State University, 2015.
Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion J. Aniece Adams
(July 2019) Digital advocacy director, director
of partnerships at NextGen America, Apr. 2017-July 2019. Campaign
director at MoveOn.org, Mar. 2016-Apr. 2017. Senior director of
digital media interim vice president of communications and digital
media (July 2014-July 2015) and director of digital media (June
2012-July 2014) at the NAACP. Consultant/cultural ambassador for
the U.S. Department of State, May-Oct. 2012. Owner of nubian
sisters productions, Jan. 2008-June 2012. Diversity media
strategist for the Sierra Club, 2012. Media consultant (Oct.-Nov. 2009)
and new media producer (Mar-Sept. 2009) for SEIU. New media
manager of constituency content at the DNC, July 2010-Sept. 2011.
Outreach director for Brave New Foundation, Jan.-Dec. 2007.
Manager of creative services and artist relations fro CBS Television
Entertainment in Los Angeles, Jan. 1996-Aug. 2000. B.A. in
broadcast communications from San Francisco State University.
Battleground States Operations Director Rebecca Dussich
(July 2019) Midwest organizing manager at Need
to Impeach, Sept.
2018-July 2019. Associate attorney at Frost Brown Todd in
Cincinnati, Oct. 2016-Sept. 2018. J.D. from University of
Cincinnati College of Law, 2016; B.B.A. in business management from
Thomas More College, 2013.
Western Regional Operations Director Sarah Bacon
(Sept. 2019) Director of operations at Lake Research Partners, May 2018-Mar. 2019. Director of customer success at Grassroots Unwired, May 2016-Nov. 2017. National operations director and Iowa operations director (from June 2015) at Bernie 2016. Bacon has held more than a dozen campaign and organizing positions over almost a decade. Recent experience includes Western KY organizer for Smoke-free Kentucky, Dec. 2014-Jan. 2015; director at Buzzards Bay Strategies, June-Nov. 2014; campaign manager on Adams for Montana, Jan.-March 2014; and state canvass director for Grassroots Solutions, based in Norfolk, VA, July-Nov. 2013. She started as Southern Oregon field director on Westlund for Governor, Jan.-Aug. 2006. Bachelor's degree in sociology from Southern Oregon University, 2011.
Office Coordinator Jessica R. Hyman
Bachelor's in international studies from University of
San Francisco, 2019.
Product Manager Alexander Frieden
(July 2019) Product manager at Atrium, Mar. 2017-July 2019. Advance associate for the White House, Aug. 2013-Jan. 2017. Chief of staff on Jim Barksdale for Senate (GA), Oct.-Nov. 2016. Special advisor and director of site advance on Bernie 2016, Aug. 2015-June 2016. Associate at Brad Herbert Associates for United Nations Population Fund, June 2011-May 2013. GOTV staff on OFA-VA in Hampton Roads, VA, Oct.-Nov. 2012. Data acquisition specialist at the DNC, Oct. 2011-Nov. 2012. B.A. in government, law and society from Cornell University.
User Experience Designer/Junior Designer Sophia Lu
(Aug. 2019) UX designer since 2018. Practice coordinatr at UCSF Medical Center, Feb.-June 2018. Administrative assistant/document control coordinator for Convergent Laser Technologies, Aug. 2016-Aug. 2017. Assistant teacher at LePort Schools in the SF Bay area, Nov. 2015-Aug. 2016. Bachelor's degree in human development from UC Davis, 2015.
Surrogate and Family Liaison Sam Steyer
(July 2019) Co-founder and head of analytics at
Station A, Aug. 2018-July 2019. Head of analytics, Station A
Group (Jan.-Aug. 2018) and product manager for energy analytics,
Station A Group (Jan. 2017-Jan. 2018) at NRG Energy. Project
coordinator for 2Seeds Masoko Project in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Aug.
2012-July 2013. Analyst for Advanced Energy Economy, May
2011-Aug. 2012. M.S. in computationa and mathematical engineering
fom Stanford University, 2015; A.B. in applied mathematics from Harvard
Media Consultant/TV Advertising Kevin Cate
(July 2019) President and founder (Dec. 2010)
at CATECOMM, a
public relations, digital and advertising firm in Tallahassee;
experience includes Andrew Gillum's campaign for governor in
2018 and senior advisor on Charlie Crist's campaign for governor in
2014. Master's degree in political science from Florida State
University, 2009; bachelor's degree in political science,
communications from Auburn University, 2005. twitter
State Director Michael Edwards
(announced Aug. 27, 2019) Freelance consultant
and campaign strategist from June 2016. Consultant at Crossroads
Campaign Solutions, Apr.-Nov. 2018. Campaign manager on Margaret
for Alaska, Feb.-June 2016. Deputy national political director on
O'Malley for President, June 2015-Jan. 2016. Campaign manager on
Glen Gainer for Congress (WV), Feb.-Nov. 2014. Deputy campaign
manager on Adam Haber for Nassau County Executive, July-Sept.
2013. Coordinated Campaign director for the Indiana Democratic
Party, Aug.-Nov. 2012. Director of outreach for U.S. Chamber
Watch, 2011-12. Campaign director for Defeat Poverty DC,
Jan.-Nov. 2010. Program manager at Winning Connections, Aug.-Nov.
2008. National outreach director for Children's Defense Fund,
June 2007-July 2008. Field coordinator for ONE Campaign, June
2006-June 2007. B.A. in political science and government from
Simpson College, 2000. Davenport native.
Organizing Director Keshavan Sridhar
Previously Iowa field director on Rep. Eric Swalwell's
Regional Organizing Directors include:
Ames Cylest Brooks
(Oct. 2019) Freelancer in the Greater Milwaukee
area from Feb.
2018. Organizer at For Our Future, Sept.-Oct. 2019.
Assistant store manager at Torrid in Glendale, WI, Nov. 2016-May
2017. Studied at Alverno College and Olivet Nazarene University.
Communications Director Leah Haberman
(Sept. 2019) Outreach manager for the Housing
Development Consortium of Seattle-King County, June 2018-Sept.
2019. Undergraduate degree in law, societies, and justice from
University of Washington. twitter
Press Secretary Courtney
(Oct. 2019) Iowa press secretary on Friends of
Jan.-Oct. 2019. Brand ambassador for Portobello Road
Ames, Aug.-Dec. 2018. Owner of RMC Studios in Ames from June
2018. Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism from Iowa
State University, 2018. twitter
Political Director Pat Murphy ...resigned Nov. 8, 2019; see below.
Roger Thomas, former state Rep., represented Elkader district from Jan. 1977-Jan. 2014. ...announced Oct. 15, 2019
Headquarters: 1 Perimeter Rd., Manchester, NH ...from Sept. 2019
State Director Michael Morrill
(announced Aug. 27, 2019) Executive director of
Greyroots Action from July 2017. Interim executive director at
Progress South Carolina, July 2017-Aug. 2018. Executive director
of Keystone Progress, July 2008-June 2017. Executive director of
Pennsylvanians United for Quality Care, June 2003-Aug. 2008.
M.Div. in theology, communications from Southern Baptist Theological
Seminary, 1990; undergraduate studies at Eastern Nazarene College.
Regional organizing directors include
Jacob (Jake) Capistran
Regional organizer director (from Jan. 2019) and
(May-Nov. 2018) in Jacksonville, FL for NextGen America. Studied
at Jacksonville University. twitter
(Oct. 2019) Political campaign manager for BTDC in Berlin, CT from Apr. 2016. Chief experience officer for Valerity-Strategies & Solutions, Aug. 2018-Sept. 2019. Co-founder of ContentRobot LLC, July 2004-Oct. 2018. Masters in business from Rensselar Polytechnic Institute at Hartford, 1997; B.A. in English from The University of Connecticut, 1986.
Communications Director Keith Barnish
(Oct. 2019) Communications director for Colorado
Democrats, Aug. 2018-Oct. 2019. Senior account supervisor (Dec.
2017-July 2018) and account supervisor (May 2016-Nov. 2017) at Kirtzman
Strategies in NYC area. Campaign advisor for Santos NY, Jan.-June
2017. Associate at Group Gordon, Jan. 2015-Feb. 2016.
Research associate for higher education strategic research, The
Advisory Board Company, Oct. 2013-Dec. 2014. B.A. in political
science, international studies, journalism from Boston College. twitter
Press Secretary Colin Booth
(Aug. 2019, initailly organizing director)
Director of communications for Civix
Strategy Group in Concord, NH from Mar. 2019. New England
organizing manager for Need to Impeach, Oct. 2018-Mar. 2019.
Field director on Corbin-Johnson for Congress (PA-10), Feb.-May
2018. Field director for the Chester County Democratic Party,
Sept.-Nov. 2017. Deputy field director on Citizens for Rich
Negrin (District Attorney of Philadelphia), Feb.-June 2017.
Regional field organizer for PA Dems, Hillary for America, Aug.-Nov.
2016. Principal at RAT-PAC, June 2015-July 2016. Account
representative at NCH Corporation, Jan. 2012-June 2015. Stringer
and cortributor for The Associated Press, 2009-Nov. 2013. B.A.Sc.
in journalism, news writing from West Virginia University, 2011; A.A.S.
in communication and media studies from County College of Morris,
Kory GJ Gittens
Dudley Dudley, former Executive Councillor and state Rep. from Durham
State Director Jocelyn Sida
(announced Aug. 27, 2019) Deputy campaign manager on Amy Vilela's congressional campaign in NV-4 in the June 2018 primary. Nevada state director and earlier deputy director and development associate at Mi Familia Vota in 2016. "No War With Iran" regional field organizer for MoveOn from Aug. 2015. Worked on Emanuel Pleitez's 2013 campaign for Mayor of Los Angeles. Candidate for Fontana (CA) School Board in Nov. 2012. B.A. in political science and international relations. Originally from El Monte, CA.
Political Director Jessica Padrón
(Oct. 2019) Founder of Latinos Unidos NV from
Political advocacy and public relations strategist at Padrón Strategies
& Solutions from Feb.
2014. Public health diversity advisor for the Nevada Office of
Minority Health & Equity, Aug.-Oct. 2019. Elder rights
specialist II for the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services,
June-Aug 2019. Legislative assistant to Sen. Pat Spearman,
Jan.-June 2019. Deputy campaign and finance director for Policy
Communications in Las Vegas, Sept. 2017-Dec. 2018. Field director
in northern Michigan for the DCCC, Sept.-Nov. 2016. Southern
Nevada community organizer for Everytown for Gun Safety, Sept.
2015-Sept. 2016. B.A. in international relations and foreign
affairs from UNLV, 2016.
Organizing Director Evan Welty
(Sept. 2019) Director of data services in Las
Vegas for America
Votes, July 2018-May 2019. Managing director in Las Vegas for
FieldWorks, Feb.-July 2018. Interim executive director (June
2017-Feb. 2018) and legislative aide (Jan.-Apr. 2017) for the Wyoming
Democratic Party. Regional organizing director for the Florida
Democratic Party, Apr.-Nov. 2016. Field organizer on Hillary for
America, Nov. 2015-Apr. 2016. Event specialist at Advantage Sales
& Marketing, Feb. 2011-May 2015. Organizer for the Arizona
Democratic Party, Sept.-Dec. 2014. B.A.Sc. in American government
and politics (2010) and M.A. in public policy analysis (2014) from
Northern Arizona University.
State Director Jonathan Metcalf
(started in early Aug. 2019; announced Aug. 27,
2019) Principal at
Fletcher+Metcalf (Columbia-Spartanburg) from Aug. 2012; owner of
Metcalf-Marketing, LLC from Jan. 1996. South Carolina chair
Political Director Jill Fletcher
(reported by FITS News, Oct. 14, 2019; announced Oct. 30) Twenty years experience in SC politics including associate at Momentum National (previously South Carolina Public Affairs) from June 2018; and fundraising for the South Carolina Democratic Party under Chairman Joe Erwin.
Communications Director Tiffiany Vaughn Jones
by FITS News, Oct. 14, 2019; announced Oct. 30) Founder of Brash
v2.0 Communications. Organizer in Perry, Iowa on Hillary for
America campaign in Fall 2016. Worked on Obama's 2008
campaign. New Jersey native.
Press Secretary Quincy Oxendine
(Aug. 2019) Communications assistan to the
executive director of
The Big Red Barn Retreat, Jan.-July 2019. Logistics specialist in
the Navy Reserves, May 2012-May 2017. Postal clerk/logistics
specialist for the U.S. Navy, May 2004-May 2012. Circulation
assistant at Sumter County Library, Aug. 2002-Apr. 2004.
Technical assistant for Miller Communications, May 2000-Aug.
2002. Master of Mass Communication (2019) and B.A. in broadcast
journalism (2001) from University of South Carolina.
Regional Organizing Directors include
Nocola Hemphill, PM
(Oct. 2019) Entrepreneur based in Charlotte,
executive director of GlowHive from July 2008. Freelance brand
development, project manager at Nocola Creative, from Nov. 2010.
Founder, executive director of Kokumo Lifestyle from Jan. 2017.
Chief owner of Nfinity Spa Bar from Aug. 2017. Studied at South
Carolina State University.
Logan Franks - Greenville
State Rep. Jerry
95, Orangeburg Co.)
(reported Oct. 4, 2019) Elected to the House and
currently chairman of South Carolina’s Legislative Black Caucus.
Advisor and co-chairman of Biden’s 2008 campaign in South
Carolina. Primary drug prevention consultant since 1990.
Small Business Development Center at South Carolina State
University. Assistant to the Director of Personnel at South
Carolina State University. Recruiting officer for the South
Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
Personnel specialist for the U.S. Department of the Navy. B.A.
degree from South Carolina State University, 1982.
by FITS News, Oct. 14, 2019; announced Oct. 30) Serves as the
organizing director, from Spartanburg; see
also note: Deputy State Director Dwane Sims ...resigned Nov. 4, 2019; see below.
Former South Carolina State Rep. Harold Mitchell ... announced Sept. 10, 2019
represented the 31st District (Spartanburg) from 2005-17.
Political Director Steve Dunwoody
(Sept. 2019) Deputy director of the Center for Diverse Leadership in Science at UCLA, Sept. 2018-Sept. 2019. Candidate for California Assembly, July 2017-June 2018. California director at Vet Voice Foundation of VoteVets.org, June 2014-2017. Independent consultant, May 2012-May 2014. B.A. in political science-international relations.
Organizing Directors include
Luiz Gustavo Dos Santos
(Oct. 2019) Policy and
government relations coordinator for the Empire
Justice Center in NY, Dec. 2018-Oct. 2019. Canvass field director
for Red Horse Strategies, Oct.-Nov. 2018. Field organizer for the
New York State Democratic Party, Aug.-Oct. 2018. School outreach
coordinator for Learning Allliances, LLC, Jan.-Aug. 2018.
Political fellow on de Blasio 2017, Sept.-Dec. 2017. Passport
specialist for the U.S. Department of State, Feb. 2016-Mar. 2016.
Barista at Starbucks, Aug. 2015-Feb. 2016. Community organizer on
Udall for Colorado, Aug.-Nov. 2014. Peace Corps in Morocco, Mar.
2012-May 2014. Student relations coordinator for Trio Educational
Services in AR, Jan. 2018-Feb. 2012. B.A. degrees in history and
sociology from Ouachita Baptist University, 2009.
(Oct. 2019) Self-employed writer/producer/actor/leadership trainer in the L.A. area from Feb. 2017. B.F.A. from UCLA.
State Director Tanya Nathan
(Aug. 2019) Young adult department program
JEWISHcolorado, Apr. 2017-June 2019. Colorado training director
(June-Nov. 2016) and state field lead
2016 ) on Hillary for America.
planner with the Religious Action
Center of Reform Judaism, June 2013-May 2014. B.A. in
international/global studies, political science from University of
(07/15/19)-Quite a few staff
America, Need to Impeach and Fahr LLC moved over the the campaign,
allowing it to quickly ramp up, nationally at least.
Director Pat Murphy ...resigned Nov. 8,
for Congress in IA-1 in 2014,
losing to Rod Blum. Served 12 terms in the Iowa House, including
as Speaker (2007-11) and Minority Leader (2003-07); first elected in a
1989 special election. Worked as a quality assurance
analyst/document specialist. B.A. in speech communication from
Loras College, 1980.
See: Alexandra Jaffe. "AP Exclusive: Steyer aide offered money for endorsements." The Associated Press, Nov. 7, 2019.
South Carolina Deputy State Director Dwane Sims ...resigned Nov. 4, 2019
Data director/voter file
manager (Nov. 2018-Sept. 2019) and field director (July-Nov. 2018) at
the SC Democratic Party. Served 23 years in the U.S. Marine
Corps, including deputy director of recruiting operations
for eight states in the Southeast (Jan. 2017-May 2018); commanding
officer in Montgomery, AL (Sept.-Dec. 2016) and training team officer
(July 2015-Aug 2016) for Marine Corps Recruiting. Bachelor’s
degree in political
science from the University of South Carolina.
...briefly on comms.
(July 2019) Policy director for Need to Impeach. Corporate communications roles at Google and Intuit. On-air reporter at NBC affiliates in Illinois and Minnesota. Worked with Northwestern University’s Innocence Project. M.S. in integrated marketing communications (2011) and B.S. in journalism (2004) from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
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