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Tom Steyer 2020

(page currently undergoing revision April 6,, 2020)

Headquarters: San Francisco area, CA  |  FEC  | 
@TomSteyer  |  @TomHQ
- initially ruled out Jan. 8, 2019.
- announced July 9, 2019.
- suspended campaign Feb. 29, 2020.

Overview: The campaign reported net operating expenditures through Feb. 29, 2020 of $338.5 million.  Just over half of that, or about $172.4 million went into TV advertising and another $15.9 million went into Facebook ads (>).  Beyond the paid media, there was a solid campaign organization.  The campaign was able to ramp up quickly despite Steyer's relatively late entry in July as quite a few staff from Need to Impeach, NextGen America and Fahr LLC moved over.  The national team drew much of its talent from California and the San Francisco area, where the campaign was based.  Tom Steyer was proud of the diversity of his campaign.  On Dec. 10, 2019, campaign manager Heather Hargreaves noted in a tweet, "More than half of our campaign team are people of color. More than half of us identify as women. 30% are members of the LGBTQ+ community. ⅓ are parents. 12% are Americans with disabilities. 4% are veterans or active military."  At peak the campaign had a staff of about 700 nationally and in the states.  The campaign fielded credible organizations in the four early states, hoping particularly for strong showings in Nevada and South Carolina.  At the time Steyer ended the effort on Feb. 29, the campaign was prepared to compete on Super Tuesday with a sizable team in California and organization in half a dozen other states.  Also see:  press releases on staff

Candidate  Tom Steyer  timeline
wife  Kat Taylor


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

        Executive Assistant  Joshua Roma

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 campaigner at the DNC, Aug. 2010-May 2011.  Online outreach and communications manager at the League of Women Voters, July 2009-Aug. 2010.  Communications manager at the Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement, Mar. 2007-June 2009.  Arts and entertainment writer for UWeekly, 2006-07.  Copy editor at the South Bend Tribune, 2005-06.  B.A. in 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.

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

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 Pittsburgh, 2005


Deputy Campaign Manager, Battleground States  Abdul Henderson

Political Director  Malik Hubbard
Organizing Director  Brandon Upson


Political Director  Malik Hubbard

(announced Aug. 27, 2019)  Deputy political director at the Center for Popular Democracy, 2017-July 2018.  Regional political for 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, 2015-July 2017.  Deputy African American vote director on Hillary for America, July-Nov. 2016.  Deputy campaign manager on Fitzgerald-Neuhardt for Governor (OH), Apr. 2013-Dec. 2014.  Operation Vote director in Ohio for the Obama campaign 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, East  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.

Deputy Political Director, West  Nicole Rivera

(2019)  Public affairs consultant from May 2016.  Marketing, partnerships, communications and social impact for Lime, 2018.  Government relations, policy, community engagement and communications for Alameda Health System, 2017.  Business development, marketing, communications and social impact for San Francisco Federal Credit Union, 2014-16.  Government relations, policy and communications in California for AFSCME, 2012-13.  Public affairs manager (2011-12) and field representative (2010-11) for Leader Nancy Pelosi.  California director for Voto Latino, Sept.-Dec. 2010.  Field director for special election in Orange County, Dec. 2006; event director on Nancy Pelosi for Congress, Nov.-Dec. 2006; campaign manager for the United Democratic Campaign Contra Costa County, Aug.-Nov. 2006.  Communications and event strategies for the American Diabetes Association, 2003-06.  Marketing, communications and public policy for NAHREP, 2000-03.  B.A. from UC Berkeley.

Latino Outreach Director  Lauren Perez

(Nov. 2019)  Director of the organizing department at SAG-AFTRA, Jan. 2011-Nov. 2019.  New Leaders Council fellow, Jan.-June 202.  Western regional Census director for MALDEF, Aug. 2009-July 2010.  Organizer with SEIU UHW, Sept. 2005-Mar. 2009.  B.A. in government and Latin American studies from Smith College, 2005.   twitter

African American Outreach Director  Axel D. Adams

Owner of the AAdamsGroup, a management firm specializing in faith-based marketing, artist management and public relations.  Southern regional bureau chief (from July 2018), national director of the 1000 Churches Connected Program (from Aug. 2001) and chief operations officer (COO) and deputy executive director in the Chicago headquarters (June 1997-Aug. 2001) of Rev. Jesse Jackson's Rainbow Push Coalition.  A supervisor in the nuclear material processing division at the Department of Energy Westinghouse Savannah River Company, May 1985-June 1997.    Elected to serve on New Ellenton City Council at age 22, served two four-year terms.  M.B.A. from Strayer University; associate degree and bachelor's degree in business management from the University of Phoenix.  Native of New Ellenton, SC.  Based in Atlanta.

Deputy African American Outreach Director  Sheena Mathews

Political consultant in the Raleigh-Durham area from July 2016.  Staff in the North Carolina Senate, 2018.  Campaign manager for NC House District 31, 2018.  Worked in the Office of Birmingham (AL) Mayor William A. Bell Sr, 2010-17.  Worked for Jefferson County Commissioner Sheila Smoot, 2010.  B.A. in political science from Miles College, 2010.

Climate Director  Aaron Burgess

(July 2019)  Director of the climate and energy program (Jan.-July 2019), advocacy manager (June 2017-Jan. 2019), policy analyst (Dec. 2014-June 2017) and policy associate (Apr.-Dec. 2014) at NextGen America.  Consultant to former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, Feb. 2014-June 2019.  Reality check fellow for the Schusterman Philanthropic Network, Jan. 2013-Jan. 2014.  Consultant for the Center for the New Energy Economy, Jan.-Aug. 2013.  Associate producer at Current TV-The War Room with Jennifer Granholm, Jan. 2012-Aug. 2013.  Consultant to the California Air Resources Board, Nov. 2011-May 2012.  7th Grade science teacher in Vance County, NC with Teach for America, Aug. 2008-June 2010.  M.P.P. from UC Berkeley; B.A., B.S. in political science, broadcast journalism from University of Colorado at Boulder.

Political Program Manager  Casey Lee

(July 2019)  Political associate at Need to Impeach, Mar.-July 2019; political associate at Fahr LLC, Sept. 2018-Mar. 2019; operations intern at NextGen America, July-Sept. 2018.  Degree in political science, international relations from UCLA, 2018.

Political Program Manager  Candice Aquino


Political Program Associate  Sonja Thrasher

(Sept. 2019)  B.A. in international/global studies from UC Irvine, 2019. 

Political Program Associate  Robert Wool

(Aug. 2019)  Group leader for Rustic Pathways, May 2013-Aug. 2015.  Master's degree in strategic communications from American University 2017.

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 computational and mathematical engineering from Stanford University, 2015; A.B. in applied mathematics from Harvard University 2011.  twitter

Political Organizer and Family Liaison  Evi Steyer

Investment associate at Astanor Ventures from June 2019.  Strategy analyst at Improbable in London, UK, Oct. 2018-May 2019.  Associate at Generation Investment Management in London, UK, July 2015-June 2018.  B.A. in environmental studies from Yale University 2015.  twitter


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, 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 (NY)  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 Congress (CO), June-Nov. 2014.  M.B.A. from Thunderbird School of Global Management, 2013; B.A. in American studies from Eckerd College, 2004.  twitter

Southern States Desk  Alicia Walker

(Jan. 2020...started as senior project manager in Oct. 2019)  Executive assistant at Color of Change (SF area), Jan. 2018-Sept. 2019.  Community manager for The Regus Group, July 2013-Dec. 2017.  Specialist at Apple in Palo Alto, Mar. 2011-July 2013.  Lead organizer in SF area for Groundworks Campaigns, Apr.-Nov. 2010.  Studied political science and government at San Francisco State University.

National Distributed Organizing Director  Clarice Criss

(Texas)  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 for 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. 2019.  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.
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Deputy National Training Director  Yladrea Drummond

(Oct. 2019)  Special education teacher and volleyball coach at Sunset High School in Dallas, TX.  Senior corporate paralegal at the U.S. Small Business Administration, Oct. 2017-May 2018.  Public policy fellow at Organizing for Action, May-Aug. 2017.  Regulatory compliance analyst and senior paralegal at Reverse Mortgage Solutions, Inc., Aug. 2015-June 2016.  J.D. from Southern University Law Center, 2015; B.A. in political science and government from Texas State University-San Marcos, 2012.

Field Data Director  Ali Nikseresht

Experience includes Bernie 2016 and DNC in the 2004 cycle.

Deputy Field Data Director  Thomas Whitaker

Head of marketing and communications for Faraday Bicycles, July 2016-Jan. 2019.  National data manager at NextGen Climate, Aug.-Dec. 2014.  Sales team manager-U.S. politics (Jan.-Aug. 2014) and business development-politics (Feb. 2013-Jan. 2014) at NationBuilder.  Field organizer in Pittsburgh area on Obama for America, Mar.-Nov. 2012.  Partnership manager at Catchafire, May 2011-Mar. 2012.  Small enterprise development for the U.S. Peace Corps in Senegal, Sept. 2008-Nov. 2010.  Legislative assistant to M.P. in the UK House of Commons, Oct. 2006-Sept. 2007.  M.A. in global finance, trade and economic integratino from University of Denver, 2010; B.A. in international studies from West Virginia University, 2006.

National GOTV Director  Ryan Hughes

Founder/president of Localized Strategies LLC.  Campaign manager on Keady for Congress (NJ-4) in 2018.  Michigan state director on Bernie 2016.  Business development manager for Energy Pioneer Solutions, Aug. 2011-Dec. 2015.  Cuyahoga County GOTV director at Obama for America, Sept.-Nov. 2012.  Grassroots manager at Dewey Square Group, Feb. 2007-June 2011.  Deputy GOTV director in Ohio on Obama for America, Oct.-Nov. 2008.  Campaign manager on Scott Kleeb for Congress, Mar.-Dec. 2006.  First campaign was Shannon O'Brien's 2002 race for governor against Mitt Romney.  B.A. in international affairs and political science from Northeastern University.  Originally from Syracuse, NY.


Senior Advisor  Jeff Berman

(announced Jan. 3, 2020)  Senior advisor for delegate strategy on Beto for America (announced May 9, 2019).  Founder of Berman Strategies LLC.  Consultant on delegate operations for Hillary for America.  Lobbyist, worked in the public policy and governmental affairs group of Bryan Cave LLP, Feb. 2009 to Spring 2015.  National director of delegate operations on Obama's 2008 campaign.  Berman fulfilled a similar role on both of Rep. Dick Gephardt's presidential campaigns and on Sen. John Glenn's presidential campaign.  Attorney.  Graduate of Brown University and Harvard Law School.  Author of The Magic Number: Inside Obama's Chase for the Presidential Nomination (2012) (+)  Member of the DNC's Unity Reform Commission, 2017-18 and Democratic Change Commission, 2009.

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.

Delegate Operations Associate  Zoe Kaiser


Advisor  Elizabeth Lucas

Owner of The Initiative Group from Aug. 2015.  Director of strategic initiatives for NextGen America, Sept. 2017-Dec. 2018.  Political director for the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center, Aug. 2012-Mar. 2015.  Senior advisor for Jacobson Strategic Communications, Dec. 2011-Apr. 2012.  Field director on SB5/Issue 2 for the Ohio Democratic Party, Sept.-Nov. 2011.  Pennsylvania state director for OFA/DNC, May 2009-May 2011.  Director for Pennsylvania VOTE 2010 Democratic Coordinated Campaign, July-Nov. 2010.  National recruitment director for Power Shift 2009.  GOTV director in Tampa for Obama for America, Sept.-Nov. 2008.  Deputy campaign manager/field director on John Carney for Governor (DE), Mar.-Sept. 2008.  Iowa regional director on John Edwards for President, 2007-08.  Field organizer on Jim Davis for Governor (FL), 2006.  Field/advance on the Kerry-Edwards campaign, 2004.  Studied at University of Iowa.


Senior Advisor, Communications  Doug Rubin

Founding partner at Northwind Strategies.  A senior strategist for Elizabeth Warren’s 2012 U.S. Senate campaign, Joe Kennedy III’s  congressional campaign, and for both of Deval Patrick’s successful gubernatorial campaigns.  Chief of staff to Gov. Deval Patrick (MA), 2007-09.  First Deputy Treasurer in the Office of Treasurer Timothy P. Cahill (MA), 2003-05.  Partner at Fireman Capital Partners (FCP), a private equity investment firm.  M.P.P. from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, 1996; bachelor's degree in political science and economics from University of Pennsylvania.  twitter

Senior Advisor, Paid Media and Message  Christopher Lehman

(July 2019)  Principal at Chris A. Lehman Consulting from Dec. 2005.  Strategist for California Senate Democrats from Aug. 2003.  Senior advisor and co-creator of Need to Impeach, Oct. 2017-June. 2019.  Senior advisor to NextGen America and Tom Steyer from June 2012.  Lead strategist on SF Kids vs. Big Tobacco-Yes on Prop. E, Aug. 2017-June 2018.  Lead strategist on Yes on Prop. 56, Save Lives California, Feb. 2013-Nov. 2016.  Strategist for Proposition 39-Close the Corporate Tax Loophole, May-Nov. 2012.  Campaign manager on Proposition 29-Californians for a Cure, Mar. 2009-June 2012.  Consultant to Sen. Don Perata, Jan. 1999-Dec. 2008.  B.A. degrees in physics, political science from UC Davis, 1999.

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 communications 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, 1994.  twitter

Senior/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  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 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  Patrice Snow

(Dec. 2019)  Press secretary at Allied Progress, 2018-Dec. 2019.  Director of communications for the consumer program at U.S. PIRG, 2016-17.  Senior account executive at CQ-Roll Call, Inc. 2014-16.  Fundraising consultant/independent contractor, 2012-14.  National director of business development and outreach at, 2011-12.  Director of membership and finance at NDN, 2011.  B.A. in political science from Columbia College (SC).  twitter

Deputy Press Secretary  Luca Servodio

(Dec. 2019)  Communications manager for LA 2028, July 2017-Dec. 2019.  Communications advisor on Harley Rouda for Congress, July-Dec. 2018.  Communications manager for LA 2024/LA 2028 Exploratory Committee, Nov. 2015-July 2017.  Account associate at RALLY: communications firm, July 2014-Nov. 2015.  Coordinator of the Legislators in Residence Program at USC Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, Aug. 2013-June 2014.  B.A. in political science and government from University of Southern California, 2013.

Constituency Media Director  Tommy McDonald

(Dec. 2019)  Lead consultant at TMC Strategy in Oakland, CA.  Director of multimedia (Sept. 2015-June 2019) and West Coast director of media relations (Sept. 2005-Sept. 2015) for Drug Policy Alliance.  Senior public information office at Tennessee State University, 2003-05.  Senior communications associate at Children Now, 2001-03.  Account executive at Fenton Communications, 2000-01.  Account manager at Communication Works, 1998-2000.  Local sports editor for the Oakland Tribune, 1997-98.  Community news reporter for The Sacramento Bee, 1997.  Sports writer for the Nashville Banner, 1991-97.  B.S. in journalism from Tennessee State University, 1993.  twitter

Press Associate  Kristi Johnston

(July 2019)  Communications associate (June-July 2019) and office coordinator (June 2018-June 2019) at NextGen America.  Campaign manager for Yes on Measure 69 (Santa Cruz), Feb.-June 2018.  B.A. from UC Santa Cruz, 2018; president of UC Santa Cruz College Democrats, Sept. 2017-June 2018.  twitter

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.  twitter

Speechwriter  Kevin Samy

Independent communications and strategy consultant at Samy Strategies.  Served in the Obama administration as speechwriter for Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, chief speechwriter to Administrator Gina McCarthy at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and as a member of the White Houses climate team.  B.S. in accountancy from Miami University, 2009.

Associate Speechwriter  Alexandra Robinson

(Nov. 2019)  Associate consultant at Marsh and Mclennan, July-Nov. 2019.  Bachelor's degree in journalism from University of Maryland, 2019.

Paid Media Manager  Yule Kim

Senior writer at Mack Sumner Communications in SF area.  Worked for the DCCC I.E. in 2016.  Korean American.

Paid Media and State Comms. Desk Associate  Paul Seymour

(Aug. 2019)  Public affairs intern at SKDKnickerbocker, Jan.-May 2019.  Campaign strategist with Winston Terrel Group Inc. in Indianapolis, Sept. 2018-Jan. 2019.  Project management assistant at the Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science, Aug. 2018-Jan. 2019.  Fellow on Gareth Rhodes for Congress, May-June 2018.  Political fundraiser for LatPAC, Aug.-Nov. 2017.  B.A. in history from I.U.P.U.I, 2017.

Director of Analytics-Comms/Paid  Richard Barney

(July 2019)  Director of analytics for Need to Impeach, July 2018-July 2019.  Co-founder of Company Card Comedy, LLC, Feb. 2019.  Marketing research-survey science lead for Uber, Feb. 2017-Apr. 2017.  Manager of Research and Analytics for Civis Analytics, Jan. 2014-Jan. 2017.  Research data analyst at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, June 2011-Dec. 2013.  Research assistant at UNH Survey Center, May 2010-June 2011.  M.A. in political science (2010) and B.A. in political science and international affairs, 2009 from University of New Hampshire.

Data Analyst  Ben Muirhead

(Aug. 2019)  Business intelligence analyst at Ridgewood Technology Partners, May 2017-Aug. 2019.  Data acquisition manager for the DNC, Aug.-Nov. 2016.  Targeting and analytics manager on Bernie 2016, Nov. 2015-June 2016.  B.S. in statistics and B.A. in political science from American University, 2015.

Media Monitor  Jesse Valentine

(Aug. 2019)  Tracker, research associate for the North Carolina Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2018.  Bachelor's degree in English language and literature/letters from The New School, 2011.

Strategic Communications Specialist  Ryan Jham

Experience includes research for NextGen Climate, and rapid response director for the DCCC.

Head of Communication Projects  Gregory Minchak

Communications consultant from July 2017.  Director of communications on John Wisniewski for Governor (NJ), Jan.-June 2017.  Press secretary on Barksdale for Senate, Sept.-Nov. 2016.  A regional press secretary on Bernie 2016, Jan.-June 2016. Director of strategic communications fro the National League of Cities, Oct. 2008-Dec. 2014. Grassroots associate at Bonner & Associates, Oct. 2005-May 2006.  Public relations and communications for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association, 2006-08,  Marketing director for Harriet Clothier, a start up online clothing company.  Director of external affairs (Apr. 2001-July 2005) and senior research associate (Nov. 1999-Apr. 2001) at the Computer & Communications Industry Association.  M.A. in political management from The George Washington University; B.A. in political science from Kings College.

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Policy Director  Radha Seshagiri

(Oct. 2019...started as policy advisor, June-Oct. 2019)  Principal at Seshgiri Consulting from Sept. 2010.  Senior analyst at the U.S. Government Accountability Office, Sept. 2009-Sept. 2010.  Director of Causal Fund, 2006-08.  Consultant (2002-05) and research analyst (1997-2002) to The World Bank.  M.P.P. in public policy from Georgetown University, 1998; B.A. in economics from UC Berkeley, 1994.

Senior Policy Advisor  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 Policy Advisor, Climate Justice  Vien Truong

(July 2019)  Principal at Truong & Associates from Jan. 2019.  President (May 2017-June 2019) and CEO (Aug. 2015-Apr. 2019) of The Dream Corps.  Director of Green For All, Aug. 2015-July 2018.  Director of environmental equity at The Greenlining Institute, Oct. 2011-July 2016.   Chair of the City of Oakland Planning Commission, 2008-Mar. 2013.  Senior associate at Green For All, 2008-11.  J.D. from University of California Hastings College of Law; Bachelor's degree in rhetoric, education from UC Berkeley.  From Oakland.

Policy Advisor  Frances Sawyer

Aug. 2019)  Deputy director of external affairs to Gov. Jerry Brown from Feb. 2018.  Chief of staff to Kahle-Austin Foundation & Internet Archive, Sept. 2017-Feb. 2018.  Strategic initiatives associate for NextGen Climate, Jan.-July 2017; strategic initiatives associate for Fahr LLC, June 2015-Jan. 2017.  Master of Forestry from Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, 2015; undergraduate degree from Yale University, 2012.

Policy Advisor  Natan Sebhatleab

Policy advisor to Fahr LLC from Sept. 2018.  Program coordinator at Youth Leadership Institute, June 2017-Sept. 2018.  B.A. dual major in legal studies and philosophy from Claremont McKenna College, 2017; J.D. student at NYU School of Law from 2019.

Policy Advisor  Maribeth Healey

Director of client development for Direct Action Partners from Feb. 2017.  Project manager for Working America, Nov. 2014-Aug. 2016.  Deputy state director to U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, 2009-12.  Executive director on Oregonians for Health Security, Jan. 2002-Dec. 2008.  Florida State Council executive director for SEIU, Apr. 1997-Oct. 2001.

Senior Writer, Policy  Martin Rock

(Jan. 2020...started as senior creative writer in Nov 2019)  Communications consultant and copywriter from Jan. 2017; book designer from Jan. 2015.  Associate director of communications for Exploratorium, Feb. 2017-Feb. 2019.  Managing editor (May 2014-Aug. 2016) and assistant poetry editor (June 2013-May 2014) for Gulf Coast-A Journal of Literature & Fine Arts.  Overflow editor (temp.) for Eurasia Group, 2012-14.  Managing editor for Epiphany, a Literary Journal, Apr. 2011-Jan. 2013.  Instructor in creative writing at New York University, Feb.-May 2010.  Editor in chief (Aug. 2009-May 2010) and web editor (Sept. 2008-Aug. 2009) for Washington Square Review.  Assistant language teacher in Japan, Apr. 2006-Dec. 2008; instructor of English in Japan, Mar. 2004-Mar. 2005.  Ph.D. in creative writing and literature from University of Houston, 2018; M.F.A. in creative writing-poetry from New York University, 2010; B.A. in English language and literature from Florida State University, 2004.

Policy Manager  Jacqueline Silvers

Environmental attorney based in Los Angeles.  J.D. from USC School of Law.

Policy Manager  Amy Hamblin

Advocacy and partnerships consultant to The World Bank from Oct. 2013.  Advisor to Netvote Corporation, Apr.-Dec. 2018.  Co-founder and deputy director of BeTheWave, Jan.-Nov. 2018.  Communications strategist for the Global Water Challenge, June 2009-Aug. 2010.  New media consultant to Organizing for America/DNC, Apr.-June 2009.  Digital product and community manager on Obama for America, June 2007-Nov. 2018.  M.A. in international relations and economics from The Johns Hopkins University SAIS, 2012; B.S. in journalism, political science from Northwestern University, 2007.

Policy Associate  Alex Coffman


Deputy Campaign Manager, Digital  Martha Patzer
CTO - Cameron Corda
Digital Director - Jessalyn Reid
Creative Director - Dave Dawson

- Digital Paid Media, Email, Social Media, Digital Organizing, Digital Analytics -

Digital Director  Jessalyn Reid

Digital director on Kaine for Virginia, July 2017-Dec. 2018.  Senior strategist, content and campaigns at Blue State Digital, Mar.-Aug. 2017.  Virginia digital director on Hillary for America, May-Nov. 2016.   Deputy email director at the DNC, June 2015-May 2016. Communications director for State Rep. Justin Rodriguez (TX)j, Nov. 2014-June 2015.  Senior digital associate at Battleground Texas, Feb.-Nov. 2014. Account manager for marketing communications for Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, May 2011-Jan. 2014. B.A. in psychology, philosophy from McGill University, 2011.  twitter

Digital Paid Media Lead  Isabel Arnold

(Aug. 2019...started as senior digital project manager in July 2019)  Strategic projects manager at Fahr LLC, Jan. 2018-July 2019.  Business technology analyst at Deloitte, Sept. 2016-Jan. 2018.  Bachelor's degree in finance and information technology from McIntire School of Commerce, 2016. 

Project Manager-Digital Ads  Anne Kuenning

(July 2019)  Digital engagement associate at Need to Impeach, May 2018-July 2019.  Digital associate at Fahr LLC, Nov. 2017-May 2018.  Field organizer in Blacksburg, VA, July-Nov. 2017.  Degree in politics and sociology from Mount Holyoke College.

Creative Associate/Copywriter  Daryth Gayles

(Nov. 2019)  Co-founder/owner of Thimbelly Etsy e-store.  TED Radio Hour intern, Sept. 2018-Jan. 2019.  Bachelor's degree in human biology from Stanford University, 2018.

Deputy Director of Creative Production  Chelsea Buyco

(July 2019)  Senior digital producer at NextGen America, Sept. 2015-July 2019.  Content and audience development strategist for COLLiDE Agency, LLC, May 2014-June 2015.  Digital media strategist at SOL REPUBLIC, Feb. 2013-May 2014.  Social media marketing manager and corporate sponsorships at BoomBotix, July 2011-Dec. 2012.  B.S. in architecture from University of San Francisco, 2011.

Creative Producer  Akshaya Sawant

(Sept. 2019...supervised and maintained production of over 1,300 static, 200 animated and 400 direct response persuasion ads as well as print materials, merchandise, social media and web graphics)  Master's degree in film and media art from Emerson College, 2019.  In Mumbai area, India: cinematographer and editor at 42fps productions, Jan. 2014-Aug. 2015.  Visualizer and video editor, Mar. 2015-July 2015.  Freelance artist, Mar. 2010-Set. 2014.  ; bachelor's degree in painting from Rachana Sansad Academy of Fine Art and Craft, 2012.  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.

Lead Creative Writer  Eve Tyler

(July 2019)  Creative writer at Need to Impeach, Apr. 2018-July 2019.  Contract copywriter for Blue Beyond Consulting, Feb.-Apr. 2018.  Copywriter/SEO content executive for Tug Agency (London, UK), Sept. 2014-Aug. 2017.  M.A. in creative and life writing from Goldsmiths College, University of London, 2014; B.A. in English language and literature from UC Davis, 2013.

Creative Writer  Tony Choi

(Oct. 2019)  Deputy digital director at The Soze Agency in Brooklyn, Apr. 2018-June 2019.  Deputy of partnerships, special assistant to co-chair and social media advisor to Women's March, Dec. 2016-May 2017.  Social media manager and lead researcher for The Soze Agency, June 2015-Sept. 2016.  Communications specials and community organizer at MinKwon Center for Community Action, July 2012-Nov. 2014.  B.A. in Spanish language and literature from Berea College, 2011.  Immigrant.  twitter

Creative Writer  Karla Robinson

(Oct. 2019)  Spa coordinator at Lahontan Golf Club, May-Sept. 2019.  Ski instructor at Sugar Bowl Resort, Dec. 2018-Apr. 2019.  Self employed travel writer, Jan.-Dec. 2018.  Consultant with Deloitte, July 2016-Jan. 2018.  Business analyst in Chicago area, Nov. 2014-June 2016.  B.A. in print and digital journalism from University of Southern California, 2014.  twitter

Digital Producer and Analyst  Grant Samuel

(July 2019)  Digital producer/analyst (Feb.-July 2019) and email associate (Mar. 2018-Feb. 2019) at Need to Impeach.  Digital fellow at 50+1 Strategies, LLC, Oct. 2017-Jan. 2018.  Head bike mechanic for Motivate, June 2014-July 2016.  Rebalancer/station tech for Bay Area Bike Share, Sept. 2013-June 2014.  B.A. in philosophy from UC Santa Barbara, 2013.

Data Associate  Sanaz Jamloo

Front-end developer, javascript programmer, data artist based in San Jose area.  M.F.A. from Academy of Art University in San Francisco, 2012.

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 Impact Director  Jeremiah Chapman

National director of cultural organizing (from Jan. 2018) and national youth training director (from Apr. 2017) at NextGen America.  Fellow at Center for Community Change from Jan. 2017.  North Carolina state GOTV director for For Our Future, Oct.-Nov. 2016.  District liaison for U.S. Rep. Alma Adams (NC-12), Nov. 2014-Oct. 2016.  Director of field operations on Alma Adams for Congress, July-Nov. 2014.  Community organizer for Forward NC, May-Aug. 2014.  Regional outreach coordinator/internship coordinator on Alma Adams for Congress, Jan.-May 2014.  Digital communications coordinator/community organizer for 1911 United super PAC, May-Aug. 2013.  Field organizer on Elizabeth Colbert Busch for the SCDP, Apr.-May 2013.  Distribution project manager in Yellowbook, May 2012-Mar. 2013.  Event and promotions consultant for the DNC Black Caucus, Feb.-Sept. 2012.  M.B.A. from Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University, 2013; B.A. in interdisciplinary studies from Johnson C. Smith University, 2011.

Social Media Manager  Jaclyn Gioiosa

(Nov. media associate, July-Nov. 2019)  Scheduling associate at Fahr LLC, June-July 2019.  Operations and communications associate (July 2016-June 2019) and administrative assistant (Dec. 2014-June 2016) for the Northern California Innocence Project.  M.A. in interdisciplinary education, alternative and correctional education from Santa Clara University, 2018; B.A. in English, legal studies from University of San Francisco, 2014.  twitter

Social Media Associate  Evan Jacoby

Freelance social media specialist/consultant, from June 2018; co-founder/content lead for Yamble Sports, Aug. 2018-Oct. 2019.  Associate manager, social media publishing for the NBA, Dec. 2012-Apr. 2018.  B.A. in communication from Villanova University.  twitter

Director of Analytics-Digital  Zachary DeSario

(July 2019)  Director of analytics at Need to Impeach from Feb. 2018.  Data scientist at Google, Apr. 2015-Feb. 2018.  Data science instructor at Zipfian Academy and at Galvanize Inc., June 2014-Apr. 2015.  Freelance data visualization specialist, 2012-15.  Online poker professional, Jan. 2009-May 2014.  Graphic designer for Vox Hamptons magazine, June 2007-Oct. 2008.  B.S. in psychology, neuroscience from College of Charleston, 2007.


Chief Technology Officer  Cameron Corda

Head of technology for Need to Impeach, Jan. 2018-June 2019.  Founder (Jan. 2013) at (SF).  Director of production at Blue State Digital, Jan. 2005-Dec. 2012.  Webmaster for America Coming Together, Apr. 2004-May 2005.  Studied at UCLA.  twitter

Director of Product Management  Nicole Woods

(July 2019)  Project manager/senior project manager at Need to Impeach, Aug. 2018-Feb. 2019.  Research consultant to Inclusive America, Feb.-Dec. 2018; associate consultant at Schaffer&Combs, Feb.-Aug. 2018.  Freelance data analyst, Aug. 2017-Apr. 2018.  Project manager for JSM, Mar. 2016-Jan 2018.  Program manager, global advocate fellow at Mama Hope in Tanzania, June 2015-Mar. 2016.  Associate at 111 Minna Gallery LLC, Jan.-Aug. 2015.  B.S. in business administration from University of Maine.

Senior Ecommerce Manager  Isabelle Rabin

(Sept. store design and "developed over 100 new campaign merchandise products")  Marketing manager (Dec. 2017-Aug. 2019) and marketing coordinator (June-Dec. 2017) and intern (Jan.-May 2017) at StoreBound.  Bachelor's degree in political science and government from Barnard College, 2017.

Project/Product Manager  Matthew Ranalletta

(July 2019)  Product manager for Need to Impeach, Dec. 2018-July 2019; deputy digital director (Jan.-Dec. 2018), senior digital program manager (Jan. 2016-Dec. 2017) and digital program manager (Sept.-Dec. 2015) for NextGen America.  Digital platform manager at Organizing for Action, 2013-15.  Program manager, technology for VivaKi, 2013.  Digital project manager on Obama for America, 2011-12.  Account management at Oglivy & Mather, 2010.  B.A. in psychology, marketing from Washington University in St. Louis.  twitter

User Engagement Specialist  Julia Templeman

(July 2019)  User engagement specialist at Need to Impeach, Feb. 2018-July 2019.  Community services assistant at Burke Centre Conservancy, Feb. 2017-Feb. 2018.  Organizer in Staunton for the Democratic Party of Virginia, Aug.-Nov. 2016.  Campus organizer in Blacksburg, VA for NextGen Climate, Sept.-Nov. 2015.  B.A. in international studies and Spanish from Virginia Tech, 2016.

Mobile Manager  Lilian Adams

(July 2019)  Digital organizer with Need to Impeach, Feb.-July 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. 2015-May 2016.

Senior Full Stack Engineer  Brannen Sorem

(Jan. 2020...started as frontend web developer, Aug. 2019-Jan. 2020)  Co-founder of Campfire Firm LLC, Apr. 2019.  Software development contractor.  Senior web developer (Oct. 2014-July 2019) and lead web developer (Oct. 2012-Oct. 2014) at SugarCRM.  Principal software architect, co-founder of OpenROV, 2012.  Owner of Radixd, Sept. 2008-Dec. 2011.  M.Sc. in computer science from Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018; B.S. in computer science from Humboldt State University, 2011.

Product Designer  Linda Yang

(June 2019)  Product designer for Intercom, July 2015-Apr. 2019.  Senior product designer (Jan.-July 2015) and product designer (Oct. 2012-Jan. 2015) at AppDirect.  Front-end web developer (June 2011-Oct. 2012) and intern (June 2009-May 2011) at Blue State Digital.  Marketing analyst for Mouth Watering Media LLC, May-Nov. 2008.  B.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.  twitter

Security Engineer  Joanne Pham

(Sept. 2019)  Security engineer (June 2018-Sept. 2019) and product engineer (Nov. 2015-June 2018) at Intercom.  Bachelor's degree in philosophy from University of Chicago, 2013.

Analyst, Digital Organizing  Matthew Roth

(Dec. 2019)  Growth marketing analyst at Facebook, Oct. 2018-Sept. 2019.  Lead, growth and operations, integrity (Nov. 2017-Oct. 2018) and senior growth analyst (June 2016-Oct. 2017) for Premise Data.  Senior account manager (Oct. 2013-Oct. 2015) and account manager (Oct. 2013-Dec. 2014) at Thunder Industries.  Creative strategist and account coordinator for Sq1, June 2012-May 2013.  B.S. in psychology from Yale University, 2013.

Data Engineer  James Ouyang


- Design, Video, Content -

Creative Director  Dave Dawson

Founder and principal at Cottleston Pie design studio in New York City.  Previously principal designer at Blue State Digital in New York City.

DESIGN [examples]
...produced over 2,900 deliverables in 8 months including paid and organic ads, email layouts, out of home
products, merchandise, video graphics,landing pages, infographics, and layout templates for field teams.

Design Director  Jennifer Bagheri

(July 2019)  Design director at Need to Impeach, Dec. 2018-July 2019.  Design director (May 2017-Dec. 2018) and senior designer (June 2016-May 2017) 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.

Senior Designer Contractor  Melissa Cetlin

Graphic designer and art director for a variety of nonprofits and political clients from June 2010. Senior visual sesigner - contract at Dolby Laboratories, Aug. 2016-Jan. 2017. Graphic design and art direction contractor at Airbnb, Apr.-July 2016. Freelance art director at Berlin
Rosen, May 2013- July 2016. Freelance social media designer at E. & J. Gallo Winery, Feb.- Apr. 2016. Contract designer at Blue State
Digital, Oct.-Nov. 2015. Freelance art director at DigitasLBi, May-Aug. 2015. Freelance art director at MSLGROUP, Mar.-Jun 2015. Freelance
social media designer at Deep Focus, Jan. 2014- Mar. 2015. Freelance art director at The National Memo, mid-2013. Art director at PowerPact, July 2012- May 2013. Freelance editorial designer at Allure Magazine, Feb.-Apr. 2011. Editorial art intern at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Jun.- Aug. 2010. B.F.A. in graphic design from Rhode IslandSchool of Design.  

Senior Designer  Candes Lecocq

Principal at Candes Lecocq Design in Oakland from Jan. 1998.  Senior brand designer for Money Lion, Mar. 2017-May 2019.  Art/creative director at Lesley Evers in Oakland, Jan. 2006-Jan. 2013.  Art director and press relations for University of Texas at Dallas, School of Management, Jan. 1996-June 1998.  Bachelor's degree in communications from Cal State University Fullerton.

Visual Designer  Nella Athena Ocampo

(July 2019)  Visual designer for Need to Impeach, Dec. 2018-July 2019.  Visual designer for NextGen America, Feb.-Dec. 2018.  B.S. in visual communication design from San Francisco State University, 2017; studied photography at Academy of Art University.

Graphic Designer  Claire Harcourt

(July 2019)  Graphic designer for Need to Impeach, Mar. 2018-July 2019.  Visual communication designer at Dell EMC, Feb. 2018-July 2019.  Visual communications designer for Virtustream, June 2016-Mar. 2018.  B.S. in design and visual communications from San Francisco State University, 2017.

User Experience Designer/Junior Designer  Sophia Lu

(Aug. 2019)  UX designer since 2018.  Practice coordinator 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.

...produced over 1,800 deliverables in 8 months 

Editorial Director  Amanda McPhillips

(Sept. 2019)  Has worked 20 years in production.  Executive producer for Wilshire Studios, Discovery/Embassy Row and NBCU/E! in 2019.  Executive producer/showrunner for Embassy Row (L.A.), 2015-Dec. 2018.  Vice president of development for Embassy Row (NY), Mar. 2012-15. Supervising producer for Harpo/Sony, May 2010-Feb. 2012.  Developed and produced content including live; multi-cam; event franchises; award shows; format and artist driven celeb projects for MTV, 2001-10.  Co-producer for Google/Sunset Lane Productions, Aug.-Nov. 2008. 

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.  Cinematographer, 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

Supervising Producer  Xochitl Dorsey

(Aug. 2019)  Producer, writer and editor of documentary and narrative films based in California.  Work has appeared on HBO, PBS, NPR, Showtime, MSNBC, among others, as well as film festivals around the country.  M.F.A. in directing and production from UCLA and M.A. in Latin American studies from NYU.

Lead Photographer  David Lienemann

Director of public engagement for the Office of Governor, State of Alaska, Dec. 2017-Aug. 2018.  White House photographer for the Office of the Vice President, Mar. 2009-Jan. 2017.  Freelance photographer, Feb. 2007-Feb. 2009.  Photojournalist intern with the Albuquerque Journal, Cedar Rapids Gazette and Bucks County Courier Times, June 2005-Jan. 2007.  B.A. in economics and business from Cornell College, 2005.

Senior Producer  Jamal Farley

(Sept. 2019)  Senior producer at Picturelab, Feb. 2017-Sept. 2019.  Director/producer, operating video content production studio, All Jay Frame, Inc., in the SF area, Dec. 2012-Jan. 2017.  Freelance director of photography, June 1996-June 2014.  M.F.A. in cinematography from The American Film Institute, 1996; B.A. in film studies from UC Santa Barbara, 1993.

Lead Motion Graphic Designer/Senior Video Editor  Frank Wells

(Sept. 2019)  Creative director and owner of Discoforest Productions from Jan. 2008.  Art director (July 2018-Feb. 2019) and senior motion graphic designer and editor (Dec. 2017-July 2018) at UC Santa Cruz.  Lead motion designer and editor at Greenberg Direct, Inc., May 2016-Nov. 2017.  Motion graphic designer and editor for David&Goliath/freelance, May 2015-Feb. 2017.  Motion graphic designer / contract for The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Aug. 2015-Jan. 2016.  Visual effects artist for RadicalMedia LLC/freelance, Dec. 2015-Aug. 2015.  Editor/motion graphic designer for Cinemills, Dec. 2010-Sept. 2012.  Producer for PlayOn Sports system, Apr. 2009-Feb. 2011.  Associate degree in film and television from San Diego City College, 2010.  Fire controlman for the U.S. Navy, Sept. 1997-Mar. 2005.

Post Production Supervisor  Damiano Cinque

Video post production supervisor (from July 2017), post production coordinator (Jan. 2016-June 2017) and assistant editor (Nov. 2013-Dec. 2015) at Lucky Dog Films.  Video assistant editor for Shining Red Productions, July 2013-May 2014.  Freelance Avid assistant editor, Oct. 2012-Feb. 2013.  M.F.A. in film, fine arts from Ohio University, 2011; bachelor's degree in journalism and communications from Universidad Central de Venezuela, 2000.

Production Coordinator  Toyin Giwa

Freelance producing on a variety of TV/Film productions for networks such as ABC, FOX, GSN, BET and Lifetime in L.A. area since 2014.  Marketing account manager at Powerwave Technologies (CA), Nov. 2010-Nov. 2011.  Master's degree in mass communication and media management, focus on film (2014) and bachelor's degree in business marketing (2010) from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.  First generation Nigerian-American raised in Chicago.

Video Editor  Kevin Yeh

(Aug. 2019)  Associate editor at Veteran Documentary Corp, Aug. 2018-Dec. 2019.  Assistant editor on Love Boat: Taiwan, documentary, Aug. 2017-Aug. 2019.  Production assistant at KTSF, Oct. 2018-Jan. 2019.  Graduate teaching assistant at SFSU, Sept. 2016-May 2018.  M.F.A. in film, cinema, video studies from San Francisco State University, 2015; bachelor's degree in industrial and product design from National Cheng Kung University. 

Video Editor  Emily Hunt

Associate video editor at OZY Media, June 2018-July 2019.  Undergraduate degree in photographic arts and sciences from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Lead Traveling Video Editor  Elijah Kaplan

(July 2019)  Video shooter/editor (Apr. 2018-July 2019) and research/rapid response associate (Feb.-May 2018) at Need to Impeach.  Researcher and junior research for The President Show, Mar.-Nov. 2017.  Bachelor's degree in journalism from Northeastern University, 2016.

Lead Travel Cinematographer  Avery Peterson

(July 2019)  Lead video specialist at Need to Impeach, Mar. 2018-July 2019.  Experience as a production assistant, freelance researcher and video producer.  B.A. in journalism from San Francisco State University.

Travel Videographer  Mallory Newman

(July 2019)  Master's degree in journalism from UC Berkeley, 2019.  Team leader and account manager at Houzz in Orange County., Nov. 2015-Feb. 2017.  Canvass director for MembershipDrive in Orange County, CA.  Writer for Task and Purpose, Sept. 2014-Feb. 2015.  ; bachelor's degree in international relations from San Francisco State University, 2014.  Served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, Oct. 2007-Feb. 2014.

Video Specialist/Livestream Operator  Jeremy Lassalle

(Dec. 2019)  Freelance videographer (Sept. 2015-Dec. 2019) and intern (July 2014-Feb. 2015) for The Commonwealth Club of Californai.  Field production producer/cameraman for TheCube, Aug. 2014-Nov. 2015.  Bachelor's degree in broadcast and electric communication arts from San Francisco State University, 2014; transfered from Las Positas College.

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 marketing 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 University, 1989.

Lead Content Strategist  Mario Fraticelli

(Sept. 2019)  Content marketing consultant at H&M Communications in L.A. area, Nov. 2017-Sept. 2019.  Deputy editor (digital) for ESPN, May 2008-Mar. 2019.  Managing editor (digital) Fox Pan American Sports, Nov. 2006-May 2008.  Assistant managing editor (digital) fr Univision Communications Inc., Mar. 2000-Nov. 2006.  Master's in management from Colorado Technical University; B.A. in communication from Universidad del Sagrado Corazón.

Spanish Language Content Manager  Ricardo Gutiérrez

(Aug. 2019)  Campaign manager on Jess Phoenix for Congress (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.

Spanish Language Content Associate  Daniela Castro

(Sept. 2019)  Director of operations for Kat Taylor (2017-19) and executive assistant to Kat Taylor (Nov. 2015-2017) at Fahr LLC.  Assistant to the managing director at MaXentric Technologies, Feb.-Sept. 2015.  Executive assistant to the CEO at ICD Group International, Inc. Sept. 2012-Aug. 2014.  Studied international relations at Instituto Techológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.


Senior Advisor, Finance  Jenna Slosson Narayanan

(announced Aug. 27, 2019)  Formerly vice president for development at NextGen America from May 2015.  Vice president of partner services at The Democracy Alliance, 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.

Finance Manager  Hannah Benau

(July 2019)  Administrative associate at Fahr LLC, July 2018-July 2019.  Deputy finance director on Jeff Bleich for Lt. Governor (CA), May 2017-June 2018.  Bachelor's degree in political science, international relations from Tulane University, 2017.

Finance Associate  Samah Shaiq

(2019)  B.A. in political science from UCLA, 2019.

Finance Associate  Hannah Banks

(Aug. 2019)  Administrative assistant at Complete Tree Care in Berkeley, Mar. 2018-Aug. 2019.  Recruiter for Insight Global, Aug. 2017-Jan. 2018.  Bachelor's degree in psychology and human development from Eckerd College, 2017.

Advisor  Lycia Carmody

Independent consultant, Mar. 2018-July 2019.  Served on various boards, 20002-16.  Partner and director of research for Laurel Management Company, LLC, Sept. 1995-Mar. 1999.  Investor relations at Farallon Capital Management, Mar. 1993-Sept. 1995.  B.A. in history from University of Virginia, 1991.

Advisor to Kat Taylor  Laura Morris


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 constituent 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.

Scheduling Associate  Katie Brown

Scheduling Associate  Nanyelis Diaz

(Aug. 2019)  Graduate student advisor for Academy of Art University, July 2018-May 2019.  Case manager for St. Vincent de Paul Society San Francisco, May-July 2018.  Child protective investigator (Oct. 2017-May 2018) and adult protective investigator (July-Oct. 2017) for the Florida Department of Children and Families.  Case manager/co-lead fro Comprehensive health services, June 2016-Apr. 2017.  Bachelor's degree in international/global studies and criminology from University of South Florida, 2015.  Dominicana.

Director of Strategic Planning and Advance  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 University-Sacramento.

Director of Strategic Planning and Advance  Alexander Fujinaka

Deputy political director on Inslee for America to Aug. 2019.  Other experience includes political associate at NextGen Climate and personal aide to Tom Steyer at Fahr LLC.  Graduate of Brown University, 2013  twitter

Manager, Strategic Planning and Surrogate Advance  Nikki Poppiti

(Nov. 2019)  Communications specialist, Apple Inc. at Markham, Nov. 2018-Nov. 2019.  Senior strategist and head of new business development for Orange Sparkle Ball, Inc. June 2015-June 2018.  French and Spanish teacher at Trinity School, July 2014-Apr. 2016.  Research assistant at University of the South, 2011-13.  B.A. in French language and literature, women and gender studies from Sewanee-The University of the South, 2012.

Director of Advance  Valerie Tyburski

(Sept. 2019)  Operations administrator for DST Global, May 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 marketing and B.S. in business marketing from Ball State University, 2011.

Advance Desks  David Baler and Anosha Kumar

Advance Officers  Caroline Smith, Angela Johnson, Chris Cobbs, Stephen Groves, Jake Velleman, John Knutsen

Personal Aide and Advance Lead  Mustafa Khan

Previously with Beto for America.

Director of Press Advance  Troy Blackwell Jr.

(Dec. 2019)  National press advance lead on Kamala Harris for the People, from Mar. 2019.  Senior communications advisor at BerlinRosen, June 2018-Apr. 2019.  Communications, speechwriting, public engagement in Executive Office of the President, The White House, July 2016-Jan. 2017.  Communications aide for the New York City Council, 2014-16.  Global communications for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State in Madrid, Spain, 2014-16.  Communications in NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, 2015.  Press officer on Kevin Powell's congressional campaign (NY-10), 2010-11.  Communications specialist for CAMBA, 2006-10.  M.S. in strategic communications from Columbia University in the City of New York, 2018; B.A. in public relations, advertising and applied communications from City University of New York City College.  twitter

Press Advance Officer   Christina Simon

Trip Director ("Director of Trip Operations and Production")  Jesse Sendroff

(Sept. 2019)  Advance lead in the Office of Barack and Michelle Obama since Jan. 2017.  Interim executive director of the Office of Special Projects and Community Events (May 2018-May 2019) and director of advance for the NYC Office of the Mayor.  Senior advance lead at the White House, Aug. 2013-Jan 2017.  Voter protection attorney in NH for Obama for America, Oct.-Nov. 2012.  Compliance manager for the Democratic National Convention Committee, Dec. 2011-Oct. 2012.  Congressional liaison at the U.S. Department of Energy, Feb. 2010-Dec. 2011.  J.D. from Western New England University School of Law, 2009; B.A. in political science from Quinnipiac University, 2006.


Chief Operating Officer  Chris Fadeff

(July 2019)  Has worked with Steyer since Oct. 2013, serving as chief financial officer and vice president of legal for both NextGen America and Need to Impeach.  Development officer at Sonoma State University, Jan. 2011-Oct. 2013.  Aide on Jerry Brown 2010, Aug.-Dec. 2010.  Law clerk in the U.S. Department of Justice, 2008.  Aide in the U.S. House of Representatives, May 2005-May 2007.  J.D. from University of California's Hastings College of Law; bachelor's degree from Sonoma State University.

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.

People Operations Assistant/Office Coordinator  Jazmin Williams

Redeployment Director  Betsy Avila

(Jan. 2020)  Organizing director on Marianne Williamson for President, Aug.-Nov. 2019.  Managing director (Feb. 2017-July 2019) and digital organizing director (Jan. 2016-Feb. 2017) on Democracy at Work.  Digital media consultant on Genevieve Flores-Haro for Oxnard City Council, Aug.-Nov. 2016.  Graphic designer for People for Bernie 2016.  Deputy digital director on Bernie Sanders NV caucus campaign, Jan.-Feb. 2016.  Online organizer(Sept.-Dec. 2015) and national youth organizer (July 2014-Aug. 2015) for Democratic Socialists of America.  Office manager in the California State Assembly, Jan. 2013-June 2014.  GOTV field organizer on the Obama campaign, Oct.-Nov. 2012.   Office manager/staff assistant in the U.S. House, Oct. 2011-Aug. 2012.   SPA national field director for The Peace Alliance, Apr. 2010.-Feb. 2011.  Field organizer in California for SEIU, Aug.-Nov. 2010.  Online organizer and digital content consultant, Aug. 2008-Aug. 2010.  B.A. degrees in political science, fine arts from University of Southern California, 2009.

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, 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.  twitter

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.

Midwest Regional Operations Director  Vincent Hayden (based in Iowa)
Southwest Regional Operations Director  Karina Provost (based in Nevada)
Southeast Regional Operations Director  Gabrielle D'Alemberte (based in South Carolina)

Senior IT Administrator  Eric Bettencourt

Technology director for Say OK from July 2013; owner of B Parlor from Mar. 2012; technology consulting from Jan. 2006.  Technology consulting for Rocket Science Consulting, Mar. 2010-Apr. 2013.  IT director for Minor Ventures, May 2008-Mar. 2010.  Technology consultant for InfoPartners, Jan. 2006-May 2008.  Network administrator for Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream, Aug. 1999-Jan. 2006.

IT Administrator  Bradford Akerman

(2020)  Technology director (2016-18) and marketing manager (2016-18) at TomKat Ranch Educational Foundation.  Technology manager at NextGen America, 2015-16.  Technology manager at NextGen Policy and Fahr LLC, 2015-16.  Technology consultant to Esalen Institute, 2014-15.  Director of technology (contract) for Tender Greens, 2011-13.  Founder of Indeno (technology/innovation consultancy), 2008-13.  Digital integration manager for David&Goliath, 2004-07.  Founding team member for the Apple store in Manhattan.  Technology manager for ATTIK in London, 2000-02.  B.A. in advertising from Hartwick College; also studied music theory at University of London's Royal Academy of Music.

IT Administrator  Nico Ziccarelli

(2019)  Mac specialist for John McNeil Studio, Feb. 2017-Mar. 2019.  IT contractor for WB Games San Francisco, Aug. 2016-Feb. 2017.  IT administrator/acting manager at The Batter, Sept. 2013-Aug. 2016.  LAN analyst for Scranton Gillette Communications, Inc. July 2011-Aug. 2013.  Owner of Loft 816 (online clothing store), Feb. 2008-June 2011.  Assistant manager at American Eagle Outfitters, May 2004-Feb. 2008.  B.S. in network and communications management from DeVry University, 2015.

IT Administrator  Ben Stroud

(July 2019)  Technology operations administrator for NextGen America, Oct. 2017-July 2019.   IT system administrator at Datameer, Feb. 2016-Oct. 2017.  Apple certified Mac technician (Simply Mac, Nov. 2013-Feb. 2016; also graphic and web design, June 2013-Feb. 2016.  House manager and caretaker for Chrysalis, Sept. 2010-July 2013.  A-10 crew chief in the U.S. Air Force, Sept. 2008-Aug. 2010.  A.S. in graphic and web design from Provo College-American Fork, 2013.

Director of IT Operations and Security  Joe Russell

Campaign Finance and Operations Analyst  Kimi Meyer

(Aug. 2019)  Finance coordinator at Yondr, Mar.-Aug. 2019.  Schedule manager (Jan.-Mar. 2019) and operations manager (Aug. 2017-Jan. 2019) at NextGen America.  Interim administrative assistant (Mar.-July 2017) and interim office manager (Nov. 2016-Mar. 2017) at Fahr LLC.  Intern at NextGen Climate, Sept.-Nov. 2016.  B.A. in geography from UC Berkeley, 2016.

Operations Associate  Abigail Sculley

(Dec. 2019)  Grants and operations manager at Power for All, Jan.-Dec. 2019.  Field organizer in the Las Vegas area for the Nevada State Democratic Party.  B.A. in business economics, global studies from UCLA, 2018.  Experience also includes finance intern for NextGen America in Summer 2017.

Operations Manager (Treasurer)  Hunter Blas

(July 2019)  Operations associate at NextGen America, July 2018-July 2019.  Administrative assistant at Byrd Barr Place, Dec. 2017-July 2018.  Bachelor's degree in political science and English from Fordham University, 2017.


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.

Deputy Research Director  Kat Bocanegra-Speed

(July 2019)  Deputy research director at Need to Impeach, Jan.-July 2019.  Research associate at Fahr LLC, Feb. 2018-Jan. 2019.  Bachelor's degree in political science from UCLA, 2017.  twitter

Senior Research Associates 
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 University, 2006.

Daniel Abbas

David Wardlaw

(Aug. 2019)  Financial business consultant at Yondr (SF area), Oct. 2018-Feb. 2019.  Director of finance at Dividend Solar, Feb. 2014-July 2018.  Manager of financial planning analysis at GoGrid, Nov. 2011-Apr. 2014.  Worked at Gallina LLP, Jan. 2009-Nov. 2011.  B.A., business management in economics from UC Santa Cruz, 2008.

Jessica R. Hyman

(Feb. 2020...research associate from July 2019, started on the campaign as people operations assistant/office coordinator, July 2019)  Office manager at Fahr LLC, June-July 2019.  Bachelor's degree in international studies from University of San Francisco, 2019.

Research Associates
Tala Dayyat

(Sept. 2019)  M.A. in political science and government from American University, 2019; M.A. in international/global studies (2016) and B.A. in political science and government (2014) from University of San Francisco.

Michael McCarthy

(Sept. 2019)  B.A. in international political economy from Pitzer College, 2019.

Jacob Ganz

Nov. 2019)  Degree in political science, history from UC Davis, 2019.


General Counsel  Ryan Hughes

(July 2019)  Founder of Tuple Legal (Los Angeles), Jan. 2017.  Founder of Dollar Dollar Bill , a 501(c)(3) nonprofit focused on campaign finance in California, Aug. 2012.  Associate political ethics counsel at Reed & Davidson, LLP, Feb. 2016-Jan. 2017.  Associate counsel at Reich, Adell and Cvitan, Jan. 2013-Jan. 2015.  Legislative consultant to the California State Assembly, Mar. 2011-Dec. 2012.  Senior research associate on Jerry Brown 2010, Apr.-Dec. 2010.  Policy associate at Education Trust, June 2006-June 2007.  6th grade teacher, Aug. 2004-June 2006.  J.D. from University of California Hastings College of the Law, 2010; B.A. in government from University of Virginia, 2004.  twitter


Pollsters  HIT Strategies and Beacon Research

Field Data Analyst  Justin Miller
Field Data Associate Salil Deshpande

Field Data Associate  Aneesa Ali-Bocas

National Endorsements

press releases
Headquarters: 3810 Ingersoll Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312  ...from Jan. 2020 (former Harris HQ)
: 410 5th St., Ames, IA 50010 (former O'Rourke)  ...opening event Dec. 19

Carroll: 409 W. 7th St., Carroll, IA 51401
Cedar Rapids: 1239 1st Ave. SE, Ste. G, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Council Bluffs: 500 Willow Ave., Ste. 2028, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Des Moines
2815 Beaver Ave., Des Moines, IA 50310  ...headquarters from late Sept. 2019-Jan. 2020
Davenport:: 1706 Brady St., #205, Davenport, IA 52803  ...opening event Nov. 22
Dubuque: 3392 Hillcrest Rd., Ste. 1A, Dubuque, IA 52002
Fort Dodge: 801 Central Ave., Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Iowa City: 412 Highland Ave., Ste. D, Iowa City, IA 52240 (former O'Rourke)

Mason City: 21 N. Delaware Ave., Mason City, IA 50401
Sioux City: 1308 Pierce St., Sioux City, IA 51105 (former O'Rourke)   ...opening event Dec. 19

Spirit Lake:  605 Lake St., Unit 4, Spirit Lake, IA 51360  ...opening Jan. 3
Storm Lake:  701 Seneca St., Ste.  2, Storm Lake, IA 50588
Waterloo: 10 W. 4th St., Ste 80, Waterloo, IA 50701

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.  twitter

Senior Advisor for Battleground States  Zack Davis

(announced Dec. 19, 2019)  Iowa senior advisor to Kamala Harris for the People, Feb.-Dec. 2019.  Iowa state director for Let America Vote.  Previously at the Iowa Center for Economic Success and Bluprint Consulting.  Iowa state director for NextGen Climate in 2016.  A regional field director on Obama's 2012 Iowa caucus campaign (non competitive); worked on Obama's 2008 campaign as well.  Iowa native.  twitter


Organizing Director  Keshavan Sridhar

Previously Iowa field director on Rep. Eric Swalwell's campaign.

Deputy Organizing Director  Jonathan Hilbrands

...Field organizer at For Our Future in Tampa from May 2018.  Field organizer on Lizzie Pannil Fletcher for Congress (Houston), Dec. 2017-Mar. 2018.  Field organizer on LiftUp Houston, Aug.-Nov. 2017.  Field organizer in Tampa/St. Petersburg for the Florida Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2016.  Youth development with the Peace Corps in Thailand, Jan.-July 2014.  LGBTQI2-S homeless youth coordinator for AmeriCorps VISTA, in Tampa/St. Petersburg, Aug. 2012-Jan. 2013.  Work toward master of social work, bachelor of social work (2005) from Florida State University.

Regional Organizing Directors

Polk County  Matt Rego

(Dec. 2019)  Finance assistant on Margaret Good for Congress (Sarasota, FL), June-Nov. 2019.  Regional field director for the Rhode Island Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2018.  Finance intern on Bob Casey for U.S. Senate, Jan.-May 2018.  Field organizer on Perry Warren for State Representative (PA), May-Nov. 2016.  Bachelor's degree in journalism from Temple University, 2018.  Rhode Island native.

Central Iowa/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.  Briefly a candidate for Assembly in WI District 7 in 2012.  Studied at Alverno College and Olivet Nazarene University.  twitter

Iowa City  Nathan Haerr

(Nov. 2019)  Field organizer in Richmond for the Democratic Party of Virginia, July-Nov. 2019.  Field organizer in Fairfield for the Iowa Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2018.  Bachelor's degree in physics from Coe College, 2018.  twitter

Waterloo  Joe Caruolo

Field organizer in Virginia for For Our Future from Aug. 2019.  Field organizer on Sheldon Whitehouse for U.S. Senate, June-Nov. 2018.  B.A. in philosophy from Guilford College.

Davenport  Andrew McDowell

...  twitter

Cedar Rapids  Jamie Fullerton

(Jan. 2020; started on the campaign in Nov. 2019 as a community organizer in San Diego)  Legislative fellow/intern in the U.S. House, Jan.-June 2019.  M.Sc. from The London School of Economics and Politics Science, 2018; B.A. in political science and government from Texas State University, 2015.  twitter

Fort Dodge  Dan Balm


Sioux City  Zach Pargeon

(Jan. 2020)  Briefly with the Delaney campaign.  Field organizer on Nancy Zettler for State Senate (NC), June-Nov. 2018.  Team lead (May 2016-May 2018) and customer service representative (May 2012-May 2016) at Dovenmuehl Mortgage, Inc. in Illinois.  Production assistant, 2010-11.  B.S. in media production from East Carolina University, 2010.  twitter


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 Carstens

(Oct. 2019)  Iowa press secretary on Friends of John Delaney, 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


Digital Director  Britt Bischoff

(Oct. 2019)  Analytics manager for Intoxalock, Mar. 2018-Oct. 2019.  Digital strategist for Spinutech (Cedar Falls), Aug. 2015-Mar. 2018.  Manager of SEO (Apr. 2014-Aug. 2015) and digital marketing specialist (Oct. 2012-Apr. 2014) for Mudd Advertising (Cedar Falls).  Web content writer for Yell Adworks, Dec. 2011-Oct. 2012.  Web marketing specialist for d'vine(R) Skin Care, July 2010-Nov. 2011.  B.A. in marketing, advertising from University of Northern Iowa, 2010.  twitter


Midwest Regional Operations Director  Vincent Hayden

(2019)  Facility operations supervisor at Gateway Film Center, May-Oct. 2019.  Ohio state operations director (July-Nov. 2018), state operations manager (Aug. 2016-July 2018) and operations assistant (July-Aug. 2016) at For Our Future.  Production assistant at The Muny in St. Louis, June 2013-July 2015.  General manager Chipotle Mexican Grill in Kirkwood, MO, Jan. 2011-Aug. 2012.  B.A. in political science from The Ohio State University, 2016; A.A. in general studies from St. Louis Community College, 2011.

Organizers include
Jesse Schwartzmann  twitter
Stephanie Sisley
Neal Salogar
Tracy Pease
Andrew Gonzales

also note:
Political Director  Pat Murphy   ...resigned Nov. 8, 2019; see below.

(press releases)
Roger Thomas, former state Rep., represented Elkader district from Jan. 1977-Jan. 2014.  ...announced Oct. 15, 2019

Ed Fallon and Kathy Byrnes, climate activists; he is director of Bold Iowa, a former state Rep. (1993-2006), candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor in 2006, and candidate for Congress in 2008.  ...announced Dec. 30, 2019

Sherry Washington, Fort Dodge NAACP President and 4th District Affirmative Action Chair Sherry Washington   ...announced Jan. 15, 2020

Jessica Trinidad, LULAC Deputy State Director for Young Adults  ...announced Jan 24, 2020

Holly Brown
, from Cedar Rapids, AAPI Caucus chair  ...announced Jan. 29, 2020

State Rep. Chuck Isenhart (District 100, Dubuque)  ...announced Feb. 1, 2020

Betty Andrews, Iowa-Nebraska NAACP president  ...announced Feb. 1, 2020



Headquarters: 1 Perimeter Rd., Manchester, NH   ...from Sept. 2019
Nashua: 33 Main St., Nashua, NH 03064
Portsmouth: 77 Hanover St., Portsmouth, NH 03801

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.

Deputy State Director  Keith Barnish

(Jan. 2020; communications director, Oct.-Dec. 2019)  Communications director for Colorado Senate 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


Organizing Director  Branden Shafer

Deputy organizing staffer in Larimer on the Colorado Coordinated Campaign in Fall 2016.  Studied political science at the University of Michigan.

Regional organizing directors include:
Jacob (Jake) Capistran

Regional organizer director (from Jan. 2019) and community organizer (May-Nov. 2018) in Jacksonville, FL for NextGen America.  Studied at Jacksonville University.  twitter

Karen Jackie

(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.

Dillon Corbett

Principal at DC Campaign management (Columbia, SC) from Feb. 2018, and independent consultant from June 2011.  Lead field researcher and tracker/research for American Bridge 21st Century, June 2013-Apr. 2015.  State director for the South Carolina Working Families Party, Nov. 2011-May 2013.  Assistant field director on Gloria Bromell Tinubu for Congress (SC), Oct.-Nov. 2012.  Field director on Carol Tempel for SC House 115, June-July 2012.  Field researcher/tracker in South Carolina, Sept.-Nov. 2011.  Studied political science at University of South Carolina-Columbia.

Michael Rossi

(Jan. 2020...Nashua, then to Charleston)  Campaign manager on Neil Perry for Mayor of Methuen, July-Nov. 2019.  Outreach coordinator for Groundwork Lawrence, Apr.-June 2019.  Customer success intern for WegoWise by AppFolio, Feb.-Apr. 2019.  Lead campaign fellow for Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund, May-Dec. 2018.  M.S. in sustainability science from UMass Amherst, 2018; bachelor's degree in environmental policy, law and society from Unity College, 2016.

Border State Director  Debbie Hadley

(Nov. 2019)  Deputy press secretary for Gov. Tony Evers, Jan.-Aug. 2019; communications assistant in Evers' transition office.  Field organizer for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Apr.-Nov. 2018.  Fellow for the Democratic Party of Virginia, Sept. 2017-Jan. 2018.  Tour guide manager for The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia, Mar. 2015-Feb. 2017.  Applied behavioral analysis provider at KidsPeace, May 2012-Nov. 2014.  B.A. in liberal studies from Arizona State University; earlier studied at Pima Community College.


Press Secretary  Colin Booth

(Aug. 2019, initially 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 contributor 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, 2006.  twitter


Field Data Associate/State Data Director  Emily Shelton

(Oct. 2019)  Data engineer at Pondata, Jan.-Aug. 2019.  Data associate for the Colorado Democratic Party, Sept.-Nov. 2018.  Data associate on Polis for Colorado, Jan.-Sept. 2018.  B.A. in geography, GIS from University of Colorado Boulder, 2017.


GOTV Director  Donnie Johnson

Organizers include:
Kory GJ Gittens
Jim Henry
Paul Horner

Phillip Dargan Kirby

(press releases)
Dudley Dudley
, former Executive Councilor and state Rep. from Durham  ...announced Nov. 12, 2019

Mae Bradshaw
, the elected chair of the Rye’s Budget Committee ...announced Jan. 10, 2020


Headquarters: 6326 S. Pecos Rd., Ste. 1, Las Vegas, NV 89120  ...opening with Tom Steyer
Las Vegas (Summerlin): 1750 Buffalo Dr., Ste. 103, Las Vegas, NV 89128  ...opening Jan. 4, 2020 with Sam Steyer
: 705 S. Wells Ave., Ste. 100A, Reno, NV 89502
Sparks: 4835 Sparks Blvd., Sparks, NV 89436

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.  twitter

Deputy State Director  Alistair Glover

(Sept. 2019)  Operations manager for Ray's Vegan Soul in St. Petersburg, June 2015-June 2019.  B.A. in economics from Dartmouth College, 2015; A.A. in chemistry from St. Petersburg College, 2012.

Caucus Director  Benjamin Wheeler

(Dec. 2019)  Deputy organizing director in Reno for the Nevada State Democratic Party, June-Dec. 2019.  Field director on Bill Foster for Congress (IL), Aug. 2018-Jan. 2019.  Field on Lauren Underwood for Congress (IL), Jan.-Aug. 2018.  Field organizer on JB Pritzker for Governor, July 2017-Jan. 2018.  Freelance reported in the Chicago area, Nov. 2015-Jan. 2017.  Political organizer in Pennsylvania for the DNC, July-Nov. 2016.


Political Director  Jessica Padrón

(Oct. 2019)  Founder of Latinos Unidos NV from Mar. 2018.  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.  twitter

Deputy Political Director  Redeem Robinson

(initially regional organizing director for Las Vegas and faith outreach) Experience includes Southwest regional manager for Need to Impeach.  twitter


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.  twitter

Deputy Organizing Director  Brian Santa Maria

Regional Organizing Directors include:
Dana Johnson

(Jan. 2020)  DJ/producer in New Jersey from July 2006.  Junior associate at Mosaic Strategies Group, Jan.-Apr. 2019.  Director in Phoenix (May-July 2018) and Las Vegas (Mar.-May 2018) for FieldWorks.  General manager at Studio 18 in Orlando, Dec. 2016-Mar. 2018.  Regional field director in Columbus, OH for NextGen America, Mar.-Sept. 2016.  Manager at Studio 18 in Orlando, Jan.-Aug. 2015.  Field organizer for Aim Higher Now in North Carolina House District 41, Aug-Nov. 2014.  Field organizer for the League of Conservation Voters, Jan.-July 2014.  Climate leadership fellow with the New Organizing Institute, Jan.-Mar. 2014.  Studied sociology and anthropology at West Virginia University.  twitter

Leslie Vega

Loan officer in Las Vegas area, Apr.-Sept. 2017.  Director of training, regional field director, field director, canvasser in Las Vegas with Terra Strategies, 2016.  Benefits specialist for InsureMonkey, 2014-16.  A.A. in journalism and media studies from College of Southern Nevada.  twitter

Kevin Wong

(Jan. 2020)  Outreach coordinator for the Asia Community Development Council in Las Vegas, July-Dec. 2019.  Studying political science and government at UNLV.

Jesse Schwartzmann

(Feb. 2020...organizer in Des Moines, Sept. 2019-Feb. 2020)  Community organizer for Democratic Majority for Israel, June-Sept. 2019.  Sales associate at J.Crew in New Jersey, Nov. 2018-June 2019.  Field organizer for the Rhode Island Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2018.  Legal assistant at Britcher Leone & Roth, LLC, Dec. 2014-July 2018.  Office assistant at Law offices of Bruce Egert, Mar. 2013-Mar. 2014.  Customer service advisor, selling consultant, 2011-13. Field organizer on Brendan Gill for Essex County Freeholder, May-Nov. 2011.  B.A. in political science and government from Montclair State University, 2011.


Communications Director  Eli Magaña

Experience includes Nevada Assembly Democrats, For Our Future Nevada, AFSCME, SEIU, UAW and Yomiuri Oniline.  Attended UC Berkeley.  twitter

Press Secretary  Ivet Contreras

Principal at IC Media Strategy in Reno-Tahoe from May 2018.  Multimedia journalist/assignment desk manager at Telemundo Las Vegas, Oct. 2015-Apr. 2018.  Multimedia journalist in Las Vegas (June-Oct. 2015) and Reno (Sept. 2013-June 2015) for Entravision Communications.  Producer at KRNV News 4-Reno (NBC affiliate), Oct. 2012-Sept. 2013.  B.A. in broadcast journalism from University of Nevada-Reno, 2012.  twitter


Digital Director  Karen Y. Martinez

(Nov. 2019)  Communications specialist for SEIU Texas, Dec. 2018-June 2019.  Media consultant for Mi Familia Vota, June 2015-Nov. 2016.  Communications specialist for SEIU Texas, Dec. 2015-Sept. 2017.  M.F.A. in IPEF (2019) and B.A. in media production (2012) from University of Houston.  twitter

Digital Organizer  Alison Jones

(Feb. 2020)  Nevada deputy communications director (Oct. 2019-Feb. 2020) and regional organizing director (Sept.-Oct. 2019) on Andrew Yang's campaign.  Communications director for North Dakota Democratic-NPL, Feb.-Aug. 2019.  Campaign manager for the Pennsylvania House Democratic Campaign Committee, July-Dec. 2018.  Field director for Five Corners Strategies, Dec. 2017-June 2018.  Lead organizer in Fairfax, VA for NextGen America, July-Nov. 2017.  Field director for Five Corners Strategies, Apr.-June 2017.  Field organizer in Carmichael for the California Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2016.  Master's degree in political communication from American University; B.A. in political communication from University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown.  twitter


Southwest Regional Operations Director  Karina Provost

Southern Nevada organizing coordinator for NARAL Pro-Choice America from Sept. 2018.  Regional reporting analyst (Jan.-Sept. 2018) and national sales and marketing project supervisor (Jan. 2016-Dec. 2017) for Diamond Resorts; national sales and marking coordinator (Oct. 2013-Dec. 2015) and contracts specialist (May-Oct. 2013) for Diamond Resorts International.  Consultant/office manager for Your Vacation Destinations, Jan.-May 2013.  Executive assistant to the CEO (Aug. 2011-Aug. 2012) and contracts/escrow processor (Feb. 2010-Aug. 2011 at Starpoint Resort Group Inc.

Southwest Operations Associate  Elizabeth Castillo

(Jan. 2020)  Legislative aide at NARAL Pro-Choice America, Mar.-June 2019.  Field organizer at NARAL Pro-Choice Nevada, June-Sept. 2017.  B.A. in psychology from Carleton College, 2014.

Operations Manager  Adela Moreno

(Jan. 2020)  Working toward B.A. in political science and government from University of Nevada Reno.  Retail supervisor, retail associate at Godiva Chocolatier, 2011-19.  Canvasser for NARAL Pro-Choice America, Feb.-May 2017.  Central field director in Las Vegas for Terra Strategies, Sept.-Nov. 2016.  Organization development specialist, travel coordinator, order verification specialist and customer service rep for Zappos Family of Companies, 2013-16.  A.A. in political science and government from College of Southern Nevada, 2019.

Field Data Associate  Grant Hamersma

Various positions for ShipBob, Inc. in Chicago including product analyst, from June 2017.  Field organizer for the Florida Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2016.  Head of marketing and co-founder of Dycap Media Solutions (Gainesville), Aug. 2014-Aug. 2015.  Studied philosophy at University of Florida.


GOTC Director  Shane Ringressy

Regional field director (May-Nov. 2018) and organizer (Nov. 2017-May 2018) on JB Pritzker for Governor.  GOTV lead in Roanoke on Ralph Northam for Governor (VA), Apr.-June 2017.  Organizer for Democratic Party of Virginia, May-Nov. 2016.  Field organizer on Mike Hamlar for Virginia Senate, Sept.-Nov. 2015.  Bachelor's degree in political science from Virginia Tech, 2015.

Organizers include:
Logan Caton
Arely Chaparro
  Las Vegas  twitter
Marissa Maury  Elko  twitter
Eric Volat
Miguel Zapata  twitter


New York Times reported on Jan. 25, 2019 Steyer has 93 staff in South Carolina
Headquarters: 1815 Gervais St., Columbia, SC 29201
North Charleston: 2000 Reynolds Ave., Ste. 201, North Charleston, SC 29405
Greenville: 14 S. Main St., 3rd Floor, Greenville, SC 29601
Orangeburg: 324 St. Paul St., Orangeburg, SC
...openings Columbia Jan. 11 with Sam Steyer and Brandon Upson; Orangeburg Jan. 11 w/ Rep. Jerry Govan

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 of Ready for Hillary in 2016. Business development executive for Carolinas Suppliers Diversity Council, June 2009-Jan. 2011.  Regional sales manager for Black Pages, 1993-2009.  Upstate political director/political outreach coordinator for Obama for America in the South Carolina primary, June 2007-Feb. 2008.  B.A. in political science from University of South Carolina, 1988.

Deputy State Director  Krystel Reid

Founder, chief strategist and CEO of Capitol Consulting Strategies, LLC in Columbia SC from Feb. 2008.  M.S.W. from University of South Carolina-Columbia, 2013; B.A. in political science and government from University of South Carolina, 2007.  Charleston native.

Senior Advisor  State Rep. Jerry Govan (District 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.

Senior Advisor  Brandon Upson

(reported by FITS News, Oct. 14, 2019; announced Oct. 30)  Serves as the campaign's national organizing director from July 2019.  Regional director/organizing manager at Need to Impeach, Sept. 2018-July 2019.  Founder of The Unity Initiative in Aiken, SC, Jan. 2016-July 2019.  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, 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

Senior National Advisor  State Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter (District 66, Orangeburg Co.)

(reported Feb. 12, 2020)  Elected to the House in 1992, served as House Minority Leader, 1997-2000.  Executive director of CASA Family Services from 1985.  Caseworker for the Orangeburg Department of Social Services, 1979-84.  M.A. from Florida State University, 1978. B.S. from Florida A&M University, 1973.

Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice  Harold Mitchell, Jr.

(endorsed Steyer on Sept. 10, 2019)  Founder and CEO of ReGenesis, a South Carolina Community Development Corporation.  Served as a state Representative (District 31, Spartanburg) from 2005-17.


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.

Deputy Political Director  Cassandra Williams

Faith Director  Troy T. McClain, Jr.

Active in Alpha Phi Alpha.  On air personality at Heaven 1390.  Bachelor of religion from Liberty University.  From Charleston.

Political Organizer  Mary Geren

(Jan. 2020)  Previously a regional organizing director on Cory 2020.


Organizing Director  Kayin Jones

Deputy Organizing Director  Carol Coakley

(2019)  Previously a regional organizing director on Bernie 2020 South Carolina campaign.  Field organizer for the SCDP, June-Nov. 2014.  Bachelor's degree in political science and government from University of South Carolina Aiken, 2014.

Deputy Organizing Director  Joseph White

Regional Organizing Directors

Anderson  Michael Logan Franks

(Dec. 2019; started Sept. 2019 as an organizer in Greenville)  Bachelor's degree in American/United States studies from Erskine College, 2019.  Campaign manager on Devon Smith for SC House, Mar.-Nov. 2018.

Greenville  F. Rachel Magdalene

(Sept. 2019)  Campaign manager on Sylvia Glass for Loudoun County (VA) Supervisor, Mar.-July 2019.  Campaign manager on John McManus for State Rep. (Dayton), Jan.-Dec. 2018.  Visiting scholar of Biblical studies at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Jan. 2014-Dec. 2018.  Campaign management consultant on Kim McCarthy for Ohio House District 73, July-Sept. 2018.  Campaign manager on Darryl Fairchild for Dayton City Commission, Aug.-Nov. 2017.  Campaign fellow/neighborhood team leader in Dayton on Ohio Together/Clinton campaign, July-Nov. 2016.  Research, writing, editing and translating (Jan. 2004-Nov. 2015) and consulting editor (June 2010-Dec. 2013) in Dresden, Germany.  Visiting research scholar, Faculty of Theology, University of Leipzig, Oct. 2008-Oct. 2012.  Assistant professor at Augustana College, 2005-08.  Ph.D. and MDIv (2003), MAR (1993) from Iliff School of Theology; J.D. from University of Colorado School of Law, 1979; B.A. in general science and psychology from University of Rochester, 1975.

Myrtle Beach  Tess Emiroglu

(Dec. 2019)  Organizer in Myrtle Beach on Julian for the Future, Aug.-Nov. 2019.  Regional field director on Bernie 2020, May-July 2019.  General manager of UltraSkin Wax Center in Myrtle Beach, May 2018-May 2019.  Bachelor's degree in political science/women's and gender studies from Coastal Carolina University.

LaShonda NeSmith-Jackson

Founder and CEO of the Embrace Foundation.  Chair of the Florence County Democratic Party to July 2019.  Candidate for Florence City Council District 2 in July 2018.

Bennettsville  Bryan Walensky

(Feb. 2020)  Loan officer in River Edge, NJ from Oct. 2019; executive director/owner of Redwater Operations in New Jersey from Nov. 2011.  has worked on numbers campaigns in New Jersey.

Adam Belton  Annette Bowman  Telia Dixon  Jesse Lifton  Ashley Torres


Communications Director  Tiffiany Vaughn Jones

(reported 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 assistant 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.

Press Associate  Ariel Cassell

(Jan. 2020)  Freelance content creator based in Atlanta area from Feb. 2012.  Executive assistant to the CEO at Blackmon Accounting LLC June 2006-Oct. 2019.  M.F.A. in media design from Full Sail University, 2019; B.A. in mass media arts-film from Clark Atlanta University 2013.


Digital Director  Lawrence Nathaniel

Candidate for 2020 Democratic nomination for Congress against Joe Wilson in SC-2 to Nov. 2019.  Founder (May 2018)/president of the National Organization for Change.  Founder (May 2013)/CEO of The Destiny Company.  Staffer/South Carolina organizer on Bernie 2016, June 2015-Mar. 2016.  Born in Long Island, NY and raised in Bamberg, SC.  twitter


Southeast Regional Operations Director  Gabrielle D'Alemberte

(Oct. 2019)  Managing partner of The D'Alemberte Trial Firm (Miami) from Apr. 2012.  Founder of The D'Alemberte Institute (Charleston, SC), Jan. 2019.  Director of business development at Pravati Capital LLC, Jan. 2018-Mar. 2019.  Attorney, 2000-12.  Assistant Attorney General in Florida, 1998-2000; state prosecutor for the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, 1998-99.  J.D. from University of Denver, 1996; B.A. in English from University of Iowa, 1992.

Operations Associate  Deanna Miller Berry

Founding organizer of Denmark Citizens for Safe Water, 2017.  CEO of The Saving Shannie Foundation from 2014.  U.S. Army, 1996-97.

Scheduler  Nocola Hemphill, PM

(Oct. 2019)  Entrepreneur based in Charlotte, NC.  Founder, 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.


GOTV Director  Raamon Bryant

Studied at Clark Atlanta University.  Columbia, SC resident.

Title?  Ayana Noémie Crawford

also note:
On Feb. 11, 2020 Steyer's wife Kat Taylor announced she was moving to South Carolina for the rest of the campaign.

On Nov. 4, 2019 Deputy State Director Dwane Sims resigned.


24 endorsements announced as of Feb. 18, 2020 (press releases)

Former State Rep. Harold Mitchell  ... announced Sept. 10, 2019
represented the 31st District (Spartanburg) from 2005-17.

State Rep. Jerry Govan (District 95, Orangeburg Co.)  ...Oct. 4, 2019 *senior advisor, see above

State Rep. Shedron Williams (District 122, Hampton)  ...reported Nov. 7, 2019 >

State Rep. Russell Ott (District 93, St. Matthews) [Assistant Minority Leader] ...reported Nov. 7, announced Nov. 8, 2019 >

...announced Dec. 23, 2019
State Rep. Leola Robinson-Simpson
(District 25, Greenville) 
Mayor Barbara Hopkins of Sellers
Ronald Henegan,
former Chair of Marlboro County School Board
Rosie Craig, founding member of the Conargee Southeast Vista Guild

Orangeburg City Councilwoman Liz Zimmermann Keitt   ...announced Jan. 10, 2020

State Sen. John Scott, Jr. (District 19, Columbia/Richland Co.)  ...reported Jan. 19, 2020 >

Greenwood City Councilwoman Edith Childs   ...announced Jan. 27, 2020

Mattie Thomas, Florence County Democratic Party chair, Black Women's Caucus co-chair   ...reported by Reuters on Feb. 2, 2020

State Rep. John King (District 49, Rock Hill)   ...Feb. 10, 2020 reported Feb. 11 >
State Rep. Annie McDaniel (District 41, Fairfield)  ...Feb. 10, 2020 reported Feb. 11 >

State Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter (District 66, Orangeburg Co.)  ...Feb. 12, 2020 *national senior advisor, see above

State Rep. Patricia Moore "Pat" Henegan (District 54, Marlboro)  ...announced Feb. 16, 2020

State Rep. Chandra Dillard (District 23, Greenville)  ...Feb. 18, 2020 release, reported Feb. 19 >


March 3, 2020 - 14 States plus American Samoa and Democrats Abroad



State Director  Tania Jones

(announced Nov. 25, 2020)  Deputy campaign manager on Steven L. Reed's campaign for mayor of Montgomery, which defeated the incumbent in a runoff, June-Oct. 2019.  Research associate at ALG Research, Oct. 2015-Mar. 2019.  Case manager for Alabama Department of Human Resources, June 2006-Oct. 2015.  M.P.A. from Auburn University at Montgomery, 2008; bachelor's degree in political and government from Alabama State University, 2003.

Organizing Director  Terry Foster

(Jan. 2020)  Independent business owner at Terra Foster Solutions, LLC from Dec. 2018  Project manager for Lift Our Vote, Mar. 2019-Jan 2020.  Campaign manager on Kari Powell's campaign for PSC Place 2 (Alabama).  Community outreach coordinator on Sue Bell Cobb for Alabama Governor, Jan. 2018-Jan. 2020.  Special education paraprofessional for Sylacauga City Schools, Aug 2016-Jan. 2020.  Human resource personnel manager (Mar. 2004-Aug. 2016) and administrative assistant for State of Alabama, May 1995-Mar. 2004.  M.S. in justice administration, criminal justice (2017) and B.S. in human resource management (2015) from Faulkner University; A.S. in political science from Troy University, 2012.

Communications Director  Gregory Harris

Rev. Gwendolyn Cook Webb, civil rights activist  ...announced Feb. 2, 2020

So. Calif.
Chula Vista
:  310 3rd Ave. C11 & C14, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Fullerton:  153 Raymond Ave., Fullerton, CA 92831
Los Angeles:  3440 Wilshire Blvd. #1100, Los Angeles, CA 90010
North Hollywood:  11400 Victory Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91606
Palmdale:  2123 East Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale, CA 93550
Riverside:  4100 Central Dr. #204-205, Riverside, CA 92506

Santa Monica:  1448 15th St., Santa Monica, CA 90404
No. Calif.
Headquarters in San Francisco area
Fresno:  464 E. Bullard Ave., Suite 107 & 108, Fresno, CA 93710 
Oakland:  2501 International Blvd., Oakland, CA 94601

office openings: Fresno (Dec. 30), Fullerton (Jan. 19 with Sam Steyer), Oakland (Jan. 30 with Kat Taylor), Chula Vista (Feb. 1), Riverside (Feb. 8), Palmdale (Feb. 9), Santa Monica (Feb. 16)

State Director  Katie (Barbero) Vavao

(Nov. 2019)  Deputy director of the Democratic Office of Communications and Outreach from Aug. 2017.   Deputy director at the Speaker's Office of Member Services in Sacramento, Mar. 2015-Aug. 2017.  Chief of staff to California Assemblyman Das Williams, Mar. 2014-Mar. 2015.  Statewide field deputy director for the California Democratic Party from Dec. 2012.  Campaign manager on Joan Buchanan for State Assembly/CDP, July-Nov. 2010.  Field director on Joan Buchanan for State Assembly/CDP (Elk Grove), Aug.-Nov. 2008.  Volunteer coordinator on Nicole Parra for State Assembly/CDP (Bakersfield), Aug.-Nov. 2006.  Master's degree in American government and politics from Cal State Sacramento, 2005; bachelor's degree in political science and government from UC Davis, 2003.  twitter

Deputy State Director  Rostom Sarkissian

Principal project manager at RMedia in Los Angeles from Mar. 2009.  Director of development for the Armenian EyeCare Project, Feb. 2016-Feb. 2017.  Candidate for L.A. City Council District 4 in the Mar. 3, 2015 primary.  Colorado deputy press secretary on Obama for America, Sept.-Nov. 2008.  General consultant on Ardy for Clerk (Glendale, CA), Dec. 2004-Apr. 2005.  Deputy field director for the Democratic Party of Oregon, June-Nov. 2004.  Fellow in public affairs at Coro Pittsburgh, Sept. 2003-June 2004.  M.P.P. from Harvard Kennedy School, 2007; bachelor's degree in diplomacy and world affairs from Occidental College, 2002.  Grew up in Hollywood, CA.

Deputy State Director-No. Calif.  Andrea Slater

Senior strategy consultant/campaign manager at Red Lotus Collective from Dec. 2018.  Political organizing and coalition building since Jan. 2000.  Deputy director of the Center on Policy Initiatives, Sept. 2017-Apr. 2018.  Program manager for Common Cause, June 2016-Aug. 2017.  Program outreach specialist for Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco, June 2015-July 2017.  M.P.P. from UC Irvine, 2014; BA. in political science from UCLA, 2011; A.A. in political science from West Los Angeles College.  twitter


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, June 2014-2017.  Independent consultant, May 2012-May 2014.  B.A. in political science-international relations.

Deputy Political Director (Inland Empire/Statewide Labor Liaison)  Astine Suleimanyan

(Jan. 2020)  Political organizer for United Teachers Los Angeles, Sept. 2015-Nov. 2019.  Political coordinator with SEIU ULTCW, Oct 2013-Sept. 2015.  Labor relations representative for CSEA, Mar-Oct. 2013.  Community outreach director and volunteer coordinator for HyeVotes (Armenian turnout in AD43).  International organizer for SEIU, Jan. 2011-Jan. 2012.  Worked in ACLU's legislative office in Washington, DC, Mar. 2007-Feb. 2010.  Bachelor's degree in women's studies from UC Irvine, 2007.

Deputy Political Director  Luis Carlos Sante

(Nov. 2019...started on the campaign in July 2019)  Trips director at NextGen America, Jan.-July 2019; special assistant to Tom Steyer, Aug. 2017-Jan. 2019.  Market analyst, Jan. 2016-Oct. 2017.  Political and economic advisor to the Embassy of El Salvador to the U.S., Jan.. 2014-Dec. 2015.  Community outreach coordinator for the General Consulate of El Salvador (in S.F.), Jan.-Dec. 2013.  Master's degree in international relations and affairs from Georgetown University, 2015; Bachelor's degree in political science and government from UC Berkeley, 2014.


Organizing Director  Calvin Sung

(Sept. 2019)  Associate consultant at Hilltop Public Solutions (in L.A.), 2015-19.  District director (2016-17) and senior district representative in the California State Senate; field representative in the California State Assembly, 2014.  Deputy campaign manager on Jay Chen for Congress (CA), Feb.-Dec. 2012.  Strategist and media outreach director on campaign in Walnut City, Jan.-Apr. 2012.  Accounts specialist for the Irvine Unified School District, 2011-12.  Bachelor's degree in economics from UC Irvine.

Regional Organizing Directors
Central Valley/Fresno  Patricia Hughes

(Jan. 2020)  Director of community engagement and manager, rural constituency (Sept. 2018-Oct. 2019) for the California Democratic Party, Sept. 2018-Oct. 2019.  Owner of Hughes Company, Jan. 2000-Jan. 2018.

Orange County  Jay Johnson

(Jan. 2020) Regional organizing director on Julian for the Future, Sept.-Nov. 2019.  Field manager on Beto for Texas, May-Nov. 2018.  M.S. in management and leadership (2016) and B.S. in political science (2014) from Tarleton State University.

Santa Monica  Anne Wile

Oct. 2019)  Self-employed writer/producer/actor/leadership trainer in the L.A. area from Feb. 2017.  B.F.A. from UCLA.

Theresa Bible
Cecily Koplin

Hector Rivera
Bonnie Ulshafer

?Janine Bogart

Distributed Organizer  Jacob Adams
Distributed Organizer  Breanna Chico
Distributed Organizer  Madison Medved


Senior Communications Advisor  Terri Chytrowski

(Jan 2020)  Marketing and communications consultant at CHY Communications, Feb. 2019-Jan. 2020.  Senior director of communications at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Feb. 2003-Feb. 2019.  Marketing director at Digital On-Demand, 1998-2000.

Communications Director  Anita Narayana

Executive board member of the California Democratic Party from 2010.  Political consultant at Madison Alexander PR from 2012.  Communications/political director on Hans Keirstead for Congress, 2017-18.  Communications on Loretta Sanchez for U.S. Senate, 2015-16.  Communications on Phil Angelides for Governor, 2005-06.  Bachelor's degree in political science and economics from UC Irvine.  twitter

Press Secretary  Rebekah Salgado

Has worked in marketing communications and real estate-property management for more than 10 years and appeared in television and film projects.   Human rights commissioner for the City of San Jose, California.  B.A. in journalism from San Jose State University.


Digital Director  Kyle Keyser

(Dec. 2019)  Director at R-Rated Creative in Atlanta from Nov. 2016.  Producer for Itsmyvoodoo Productions, Inc. Mar. 2001-Nov. 2016.  Director of communications for Atlantans Together Against Crime, Dec. 2008-Nov. 2009.  Producer, creative lead at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Sept. 2003-Mar. 2008.  Bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies (art) from University of Maryland Baltimore County, 1998; A.A. in general studies from Carroll Community, 1993.


Deputy GOTV Director  Steven Sherry

(Feb. 2020; started as an organizer, Oct. 2019-Feb. 2020)  Associate at Townsend Public Affairs in Newport Beach, Jan. 2018-Apr. 2019.  Policy analyst for the Renewable Energy Association, May-Aug. 2016.  B.S. in political science from UC Berkeley, 2017; associate's degree in political science and government from Fullerton College.  twitter

Deputy GOTV Director  Diaz Abelardo

Regional GOTV Directors: Dmitri Ashton, Evan Koplin, Matthew Malsin, Daniel Orea


Carlos Alcala, chair of the California Democratic Party Chicano-Latino Caucus   ...Dec. 17, 2019 campaign tweet

....Jan. 20, 2020
former State Senator Fran Pavley (Ventura/Los Angeles Counties)
Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia (District 56, Coachella)
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas (2nd District)
former State Senator Josh Newman (Los Angeles/Orange/San Bernardino Counties)



State Director  Tanya Nathan

(Aug. 2019)  Young adult department program manager for JEWISHcolorado, Apr. 2017-June 2019.  Colorado training director (June-Nov. 2016) and state field lead in Denver (Oct. 2015-May 2016 ) on Hillary for America.  Volunteer coordinator at Biennial of the Americas, May-Sept. 2015.  Regional field director with the Colorado Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2014.  Conference planner with the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, June 2013-May 2014.  B.A. in international/global studies, political science from University of Denver, 2012.  twitter

Communications Director  Kevin Hovdestad

(Jan. 2020)  Social media marketing consultant; freelance journalist.  Associate editor at Blizzard Entertainment, Jan. 2017-Oct. 2018.  Director of marketing for Catalyst Esports Solutions, Jan.-Dec. 2016.  Operations manager for Certified General Accountants Association of Saskatchewan, Oct. 2012-Jan. 2014.  Business consultant to DirectWest, June 2010-Oct. 2012.  B.A. in political science from University of Saskatchewan, 2011.

Western States Desk  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 Congress (CO), June-Nov. 2014.  M.B.A. from Thunderbird School of Global Management, 2013; B.A. in American studies from Eckerd College, 2004.  twitter



State Director  Doug Niemela

(Dec. 2019)  Executive director of the Minnesota Environmental Fund from Nov. 2018.  Executive director (July 2016-July 2018) and national campaign manager of Save the Boundary Waters campaign (June 2014-July 2018) at Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness.  Campaign manager n the Minnesota Clean Energy and Jobs Campaign, Apr. 2013-July 2014.   Minnesota program coordinator for ISSI, Aug. 2011-Nov. 2012.  Director of Ken Martin for Party Chair, Dec. 2010-Feb. 2011.  Deputy director of Ohio Vote Corps for Grassroots Solutions, Sept.-Nov. 2010.  Field director on Matt Entenza for Governor, Feb.-Aug. 2010.  State lead on Clean Energy Works Campaign, Aug.-Dec. 2009; Iowa state director for the Alliance for Climate Protection-Repower America Campaign, Apr.-Dec. 2019.  Lead organizer on Vote Yes Minnesota, Apr.-Nov. 2008.  Field organizer in SW Iowa on John Edwards for President, Mar. 2007-Jan. 2008.  Regional field organizer on Ciresi for Senate, 2008.  Field organizer on Wetterling '06, Sept.-Nov. 2006. Volunteer coordinator on Erlandson for Congress, July-Sept. 2006.  B.A. in communication studies and political science from University of Minnesota.



Charlotte:  2600 West Trade St., Charlotte, NC 28208
: 1107 Capital Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27603

State Director  Bryant Graham

(Nov. 2019)  Pennsylvania deputy field director for For Our Future, Feb.-Dec. 2018.  Field director on Anne Swern for District Attorney (Brooklyn, NY), Apr.-Sept. 2017.  Regional field director in Wausau for For Our Future, Sept.-Nov. 2016.  Regional field organizer in Goldsboro on the North Carolina Coordinated Campaign, Apr.-Sept. 2016.  Field director for the Brown Miller Group (Hudson Valley, NY), Sept. 2014-Nov. 2015.  Campaign treasurer/chief of state on Brown for State Senate, May-Sept. 2014.  Project sales manager for Crusader Services, Oct. 2009-Dec. 2010.  CEO of BEL Entertainment LLC, Jan. 2005-Aug. 2009.  Senior financial analyst for Primerica, Jan. 2000-Jan. 2005.  B.S. in finance from St. John's University.

Political Director  Crystal (Chris) Cavalier

(Jan. 2020...started as a community organizer in Dec. 2019)  Campaign manager on Kristen Powers for County Commissioner (Alamance Co.), 2019.  Principal CEO at Cavalier Consulting (emergency management and homeland security) in Raleigh-Durham from Jan. 2011.  Chairwoman of the NCDP Native American Caucus from Jan. 2019.  Self defense instructor from Feb. 2018.  Emergency management officer for the NC Division of Emergency Management, Oct. 2017-Apr. 2018.  Assistant to the director at Triad Math and Science Academy, Aug. 2016-Oct. 2017.  Intelligence analyst for Defense Security Service (Oct. 2015-Sept. 2016) and at HHS May 2013-Oct. 2015.  Sustainability procurement fellow (Jan. 2012-Jan. 2013) and special assistant to the chief of staff (2011-13) at U.S. General Services Administration.  Front desk manager at Courtyard by Marriott in Junction City, KS, 2001-06.  Master's degree in public administration from University of North Carolina at Pembroke, 2015; bachelor's degree in political science from University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2001.  Based in Bynum, NC.

Organizing Director  Cara Pearson

Regional Organizing Director  Carly Carroll

Studied at UNC Chapel Hill.  From Emerald Isle, NC.

Regional Organizing Director  Jesse Gantt

Real estate agent in Camp Hill, PA.  Candidate for 104th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House, 2019.

Communications Director  Dana Sidberry

(Jan. 2020)  Owner of Motivation Marketing & Advertising Co. in Charlotte from June 2009. Patient account representative for Presbyterian Hospital, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2010.  B.A. in marketing from Strayer University, 2009.  twitter


Nashville:  ...opening Feb. 8, 2020

State Director  Tequila Johnson

(Nov. 2019)  Co-founder and vice president of The Equity Alliance; and CEO of The Equity Consulting Group, LLC.  Statewide manager for the Tennessee Black Voter Project, 2018.  Campaign manager and lead strategist for Christiane Buggs’s Metro Nashville School Board election, Mar.-Aug. 2016.  Owner of TM Strategic Management LLC from Aug. 2015.  Senior program manager and evaluator for the Center for Service Learning & Civic Engagement from Dec. 2014.  M.S. in counseling psychology (2013) and B.A. in psychology and sociology (2009) from Tennessee State University.

Political Director  Brenda Gadd

President at Rethink Public Strategies in Nashville from 2017.  Public policy director for the Tennessee Bar Association, 2015-17.  Campaign manager campaigns of three Tennessee Supreme Court Justices and on Keep Tennessee Courts Fair, 2014.  Vice president at CivicPoint LLC, 2010-14.  Legislative liaison for the TN Department of Environment & Conservation, 2007-10.  Research analyst for the TN Senate Environment, Conservation and Tourism Committee, 2006-07.  Chief of staff for a Tennessee State Senator, 2003-06.  J.D. from Nashville School of Law, 2014; B.A. in political science from Maryville College, 2002.

Deputy Organizing Director  Lillye Moore

Brand ambassador for Extreme Marketing & Promotions, 2016-Oct. 2019.  B.B.A. from Kaplan University.

Regional Organizing Directors  Dennis Cierra, Venus McCoy, Larry Turnley

Digital Organizing Manager  Issac V. Freeman, III

(Jan. 2020)  twitter

Communications Director  Jason Luntz

Social media strategist.  Faculty member (entrepreneurship in the arts) at Tennessee State University.  Managing editor of The Nashville Voice, an online newspaper.  M.A. in new media journalism from Full Sail University.  From New Jersey.


(reported by The Nashville Voice on Feb. 11, 2020)
Rev. Howard Jones, pastor and educator
Joshua Mundy, businessman
Harry Gilmore, former Nashville Metro Juvenile Detention Clerk
Sandra Upchurch, energy organizer at Southern Alliance for Clean Energy in Memphis
Demetrus Coonrod, Chattanooga councilwoman


 Houston:  8811 Fox St., Houston, TX 77003   ...opening Feb. 13, 2020
Dallas:  3614 S. Tyler St., Dallas, TX 75224   ...opening Feb. 20, 2020

State Director  Omar El-Halwagi

(reported by the Texas Tribune on Jan. 23, 2020)  Associate at Norton Rose Fulbright in Houston, 2018-20.  Internal consultant for the City of Houston, 2012-14.  M.P.A. from Harvard Kennedy School, 2018 and J.D. from University of Michigan Law School, 2018; bachelor's degree in business from Texas A&M University, 2011.

Political Director  Sonja Marrett

Self-employed immigration attorney in Dallas.  Paralegal in Chicago, Nov. 2012-May 2014.  Campaign organizer in Illinois for the Sierra Club, Sept.-Nov. 2012.  J.D. from Boston College Law School, 2017; B.A. in political science/international studies from Northwestern University, 2012.

Regional Political Directors  Elizabeth Cappon, Michelle Espinal-Embler, Christian Evans, Patrick McDonald

National Distributed Organizing Director  Clarice Criss

(see above)

Distributed Organizing Manager  Ke'Yonna (Keda) Hall

(Sept. 2019, Dallas-Fort Worth)  Curriculum development and training coordinator for Deeds Not Words, Nov. 2018-June 2019.  Grassroots organizer for Texas Equal Access Fund, Mar.-Nov. 2018.  Law library assistant in Dallas County, Aug. 2016-June 2017.  M.S.W. from The University of Texas at Arlington, 2020; B.A. in sociology and B.S. in criminal justice and corrections from University of North Texas, 2016.

Distributed Organizer  Brianna Kirkland

Communications Director  Ellen Levitt

(Jan. 2020)  Director of communications for HCA Healthcare Ambulatory Surgery Division, Sept.-Nov. 2019.  Communications manager for the Center for American and International Law, Oct. 2018-Sept. 2019.  Strategic communications/public relations consultant in Dallas, July 2017-Oct. 2018.  Director of internal communications for UTSW Medical Center at Dallas, Jan. 2015-June 2017.  Director of operations communications and clinical communications for Tenet Healthcare, Feb.-Dec. 2014.  Senior communications specialist at Johns Hopkins Medicine, Feb. 2011-Jan. 2014.  Director of public affairs and media relations for University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Sept. 1989-Feb. 2011.  Assistant manager of public affairs for Maryland Port Administration, 1988-89.  News director at WJHU Radio, 1987-88.  Assistant director of public affairs for Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 1985-87.  B.S. in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University.

Press Secretary  Jack Shaw

(Feb. 2020)  Legislative and communications manager (July 2019-Feb. 2020) and senior research associate (Sept. 2018-July 2019) at Need to Impeach.  Litigation paralegal in San Francisco, Aug. 2017-July 2018.  B.A. in peace and conflict studies, political science from Colgate University, 2017.

Volunteer Engagement Director  Armetta "LaShun" Roy

(Feb. 2020...started as a TX community organizer in Jan. 2020)  Dallas field organizer for MOVE Texas, June-Nov. 2019.  B.A. in English language and literature from University of Texas at Tyler, 2019.  Varied experience including teacher with ACE programs; marketing and event coordinator; assistant manager, third-key manager, clerk/cashier in Tyler, TX area, 2014-17.

Regional GOTV Director  Levi Paterson



State Director  Krys White

(Jan. 2020)  Political researcher for the House Majority PAC, Feb.-Dec. 2018.  Commercial real estate paralegal, June-Dec. 2017.  Co-founder (Feb. 2016), vice president and COO of Black Millennials for Flint.  Corporate paralegal, July 2013-Sept. 2016.  Bachelor's degree in legal communications from Howard University, 2010.  twitter

Political Director  Whitney Spears

(Jan. 2020)  Campaign manager on state Senate race in Virginia, Mar.-Oct. 2019.  Receptionist at Christian & Barton Law, July-Sept. 2019.  Field organizer for the Democratic Party of Virginia, July-Nov. 2018.  Marketing team member for Clear Channel Outdoor Global, Sept. 2012-Aug. 2014.  Campaign associate for Grassroots Campaigns, June 2013-July 2014.  Administrative assistant to Sen. Henry Marsh, Aug. 2011-Mar. 2012.  B.A. in political science, history, government from Virginia Union University, 2013.

Organizing Director  Markus Videnieks

(Dec. 2019)  National coordinator for the American School Bus Council, Nov. 2012-May 2016.  Vice president at Cassidy & Associates, Jan. 2002-Dec. 2010.  Account executive at GolinHarris, Apr. 2000-June 2001.  B.A. in political science from Miami University, 1999.

Communications Director  Marcus Calabrese

(Feb. 2020)  Public relations manager on Friends of David Nygaard (VIrginia Beach City Council), May 2017-Feb. 2019.  Relations coordinator for Salvation Army Peninsula Command, Dec. 2009-Apr. 2010.  Consultant on Bob McDonnell for Governor, Feb. 2009-Jan. 2010.  Public relations coordinator at A. Reddix & Associates, Dec. 2008-Aug. 2009; center director at Neighborhood Networks, Mar. 2008-Aug. 2009.  Volunteer coordinator at Youth Matter America, Jan. 2003-Feb. 2009.  Studied at Virginia Wesleyan College.





Product Manager  Alexander Frieden Hawkfish LLC (Bloomberg) in Jan. 2020

(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.

California Regional Organizing Director  Luiz Gustavo Dos Santos Bloomberg campaign reg. organizing director in CO, Jan. 2020

(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 Alliances, 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.

Social Media Manager  Stephanie Ruby Nov. 2019

(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

Iowa Political Director  Pat Murphy  ...resigned Nov. 8, 2019

Democratic nominee 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. 

South Carolina Deputy State Director  Dwane Sims   ...resigned Nov. 4, 2019

(Oct. 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.

Press Secretary Karla Hudson  ...briefly on comms.

(July 2019)  National program director, town halls for Need to Impeach.  Communications consultant for Intuit, 2017.  Public relations manager, corporate for Google, 2015-17.  Operations and corporate risk manager for McMaster-Carr, 2007-15.  On-air reporter at NBC affiliates in Illinois and Minnesota, 2003-06.  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.

See also:
Cynthia Littleton.  "Mike Bloomberg and Tom Steyer Delivered $600 Million Windfall to Local TV Stations."  Variety, Mar. 5, 2020.
Kevin Alexander Gray.  "Tom Steyer's South Carolina Support Isn't Just About the Benjamins."  The Nation, Feb. 27, 2020.
Stephanie Saul.  "Tom Steyer Stirs More Debate Over Payments in South Carolina."  New York Times, Feb. 24, 2020.
Alexandra Jaffe.  "AP Exclusive: Steyer aide offered money for endorsements."  The Associated Press, Nov. 7, 2019.
Jamie Lovegrove.  "Tom Steyer aide resigns after stealing Kamala Harris’ SC 2020 volunteer data."  The Post and Courier Nov. 4, 2019.

see also:
Need to Impeach