currently undergoing revision April 6,, 2020)
Headquarters: San Francisco
area, CA | FEC
www.tomsteyer.com | @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
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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
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
States Abdul Henderson
Director Malik Hubbard
Organizing Director Brandon Upson
Political Director Malik Hubbard
Deputy Political Director, East Fernando Treviño
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
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
Latino Outreach Director Lauren Perez
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
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,
2015. Master's degree in strategic communications from American
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
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 MoveOn.org, Aug.-Nov. 2016. CEO of Upson
Group International, Inc., May 2015-Feb. 2016. COO for Aike
Personnel Services, 2016. Assistant manager at Premier Integrated
Consultants Inc., 2014-15. B.A. in business administration,
marketing, political science from College of Charleston, 2013; served
in the SC Army National Guard, Jan. 2003-Jan. 2014. twitter
Deputy Organizing Director Sam Powers
California organizing manager for Need to Impeach from
Sept. 2018. Campaign manager on David Richardson for Congress
(FL), Nov. 2017-Sept. 2018. Campaign manager on Vincent Gentile
for District Attorney (NY), Feb.-Sept. 2017. Deputy organizing
director for the Florida Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2016. Deputy
organizing director in New York (Mar.-Apr. 2016), regional organizing
director in Nebraska (Feb.-Mar. 2016) and organizer in Sioux City, Iowa
(July 2015-Feb. 2016) on Hillary for America. Campaign manager on
Vik Handa for Davenport (Canada), Dec. 2014-June 2015. Regional
field director on Charlie Crist for Governor, July-Nov. 2014.
Field director on the Our Place Initiative (Toronto), Feb. 2013-Feb.
2014. Field organizer in Minneapolis-St. Paul on Obama for
America, May-Nov. 2012; organizing fellow, May-Aug. 2011. B.A. in
political science and history from University of Toronto, 2013.
Eastern States Desk (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,
Southern States Desk Alicia Walker
(Jan. 2020...started as senior project manager in Oct.
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
(Texas) Consultant to various non-profit
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.
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.
TeamTom Leadership Academy
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
Deputy Field Data Director Thomas Whitaker
Head of marketing and communications for Faraday
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
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
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
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,
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,
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 GoVote.com, 2011-12. Director of membership and finance at
NDN, 2011. B.A. in political science from Columbia College
Deputy Press Secretary Luca Servodio
(Dec. 2019) Communications manager for LA 2028,
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
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
2019. Bachelor's degree in journalism from University of
Paid Media Manager Yule Kim
Senior writer at Mack Sumner Communications in SF
for the DCCC I.E. in 2016. Korean American.
Paid Media and State Comms. Desk Associate Paul Seymour
(Aug. 2019) Public affairs intern at
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
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
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
director for the DCCC.
Head of Communication Projects Gregory Minchak
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.
fix the broken political system | justice-center climate plan | national service | international climate plan | end gun violence | economic agenda
health care | affordable housing | HBCUs | revitalize the middle class | immigration
Policy Director Radha Seshagiri
(Oct. 2019...started as policy advisor, June-Oct.
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
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
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
Policy Manager Amy Hamblin
Advocacy and partnerships consultant to The World Bank
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
Policy Associate Alex Coffman
Manager, Digital Martha
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 PAID MEDIA [examples]
Digital Paid Media Lead Isabel Arnold
(Aug. 2019...started as senior digital project manager
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
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
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
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,
Email Director Kunal Basu-Dutta
(Aug. 2019) Digital director on Swalwell for
2019. Freelance writer and editor from
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,
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
artist based in San
Jose area. M.F.A. from Academy of Art University in San
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. 2019...social media associate, July-Nov.
2019) Scheduling associate at Fahr LLC,
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
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.
TECHNOLOGY AND PRODUCT
Chief Technology Officer Cameron Corda
Head of technology for Need to Impeach, Jan. 2018-June
2019. Founder (Jan. 2013) at Patronage.org (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. 2019...online 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,
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.
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
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.
Senior Full Stack Engineer Brannen Sorem
(Jan. 2020...started as frontend web developer, Aug.
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. iamdavedawson.com
...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,
2018-July 2019. Design director (May 2017-Dec. 2018) and
senior designer (June 2016-May 2017) at NextGen America.
art director for Banana Republic, Gap Inc., Nov. 2009-May 2016.
Designer at MendeDesign, Jan. 2008-June 2009. Design fellow at
Chronicle Books, July-Dec. 2007. Junior designer at Pentagram,
2006. B.F.A. in graphic design from The Maryland Institute
College of Art, 2006. www.jenniferbagheri.com
Senior Designer Contractor Melissa Cetlin
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.
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
Work has appeared on HBO, PBS, NPR,
Showtime, MSNBC, among others, as well as film festivals around the
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.
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),
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
Undergraduate degree in photographic arts and sciences from the
Rochester Institute of Technology. www.emilyhuntphoto.com
Lead Traveling Video Editor Elijah Kaplan
(July 2019) Video shooter/editor (Apr. 2018-July
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
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
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
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
(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
(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
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
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.
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
Director of Strategic Planning and Advance Alexander Fujinaka
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
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
with Steyer since
Head of People Operations Mike De Bellis
Head of people operations at NextGen America, Need to Impeach, Fahr LLC from Dec. 2018. Director of human resources at Planned Parenthood Northern California, Feb. 2015-Dec. 2018. Senior human resources manager, retail at Peet's Coffee & Tea, Dec. 2012-Jan. 2015. Director of human resources at Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, June 2009-Dec. 2012. Manager of employee relations and EEO programs for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, Oct. 2002-June 2009. Litigation attorney at Bledso, Cathcart et al. in San Francisco, Jan. 2000-Feb. 2002. Law clerk in the Alameda County District Attorney's Office, Jan. 1997-Jan. 1999. J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law, 1998; B.A. in English and History from Gonzaga University, 1995.
People Operations Manager Jessie Xenakis
(July 2019) People operations associate (June
2018-July 2019) and office manager (Feb.-June 2018) at NextGen
America. Job developer/employment specialist at Swords to
Plowshares, July 2015-Feb. 2018. B.A. in psychology from San
Francisco State University, 2015.
People Operations Assistant/Office
Redeployment Director Betsy Avila
(Jan. 2020) Organizing director on Marianne
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 MoveOn.org, Mar. 2016-Apr. 2017. Senior director of
digital media interim vice president of communications and digital
media (July 2014-July 2015) and director of digital media (June
2012-July 2014) at the NAACP. Consultant/cultural ambassador for
the U.S. Department of State, May-Oct. 2012. Owner of nubian
sisters productions, Jan. 2008-June 2012. Diversity media
strategist for the Sierra Club, 2012. Media consultant (Oct.-Nov. 2009)
and new media producer (Mar-Sept. 2009) for SEIU. New media
manager of constituency content at the DNC, July 2010-Sept. 2011.
Outreach director for Brave New Foundation, Jan.-Dec. 2007.
Manager of creative services and artist relations fro CBS Television
Entertainment in Los Angeles, Jan. 1996-Aug. 2000. B.A. in
broadcast communications from San Francisco State University. 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
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
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,
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
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
Campaign Finance and Operations Analyst Kimi Meyer
(Aug. 2019) Finance coordinator at Yondr,
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
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
Jan.-July 2019. Research associate at Fahr LLC, Feb. 2018-Jan.
2019. Bachelor's degree in political science from UCLA,
Senior Research Associates
(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
(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,
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.
(Sept. 2019) M.A. in political science and
American University, 2019; M.A. in international/global studies (2016)
and B.A. in political science and government (2014) from University of
(Sept. 2019) B.A. in international political
economy from Pitzer
Nov. 2019) Degree in political science, history
from UC Davis,
General Counsel Ryan Hughes
(July 2019) Founder of Tuple Legal (Los
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
Field Data Analyst Justin Miller
Field Data Associate Salil Deshpande
Field Data Associate Aneesa Ali-Bocas
Ames: 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
Organizing Director Keshavan Sridhar
Previously Iowa field director on Rep. Eric Swalwell's
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
Iowa City Nathan Haerr
(Nov. 2019) Field organizer in Richmond for the
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
Field organizer on Sheldon Whitehouse for U.S. Senate, June-Nov.
2018. B.A. in philosophy from Guilford College.
Davenport Andrew McDowell
Cedar Rapids Jamie Fullerton
(Jan. 2020; started on the campaign in Nov. 2019 as a
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
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
(Oct. 2019) Iowa press secretary on Friends of
Jan.-Oct. 2019. Brand ambassador for Portobello Road
Ames, Aug.-Dec. 2018. Owner of RMC Studios in Ames from June
2018. Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism from Iowa
State University, 2018. twitter
Digital Director Britt Bischoff
(Oct. 2019) Analytics manager for Intoxalock,
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
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.
Jesse Schwartzmann twitter
Political Director Pat Murphy ...resigned Nov. 8, 2019; see below.
Roger Thomas, former state Rep., represented Elkader district from Jan. 1977-Jan. 2014. ...announced Oct. 15, 2019
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
Jan. 15, 2020
Jessica Trinidad, LULAC
Jan 24, 2020
Holly Brown, from Cedar Rapids, AAPI Caucus chair ...announced Jan. 29, 2020
State Rep. Chuck
100, Dubuque) ...announced
Feb. 1, 2020
Iowa-Nebraska NAACP president ...announced
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
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
(May-Nov. 2018) in Jacksonville, FL for NextGen America. Studied
at Jacksonville University. twitter
(Oct. 2019) Political campaign manager for BTDC
in Berlin, CT
from Apr. 2016. Chief experience officer for Valerity-Strategies
& Solutions, Aug. 2018-Sept. 2019. Co-founder of ContentRobot
LLC, July 2004-Oct. 2018. Masters in business from Rensselar
Polytechnic Institute at Hartford, 1997; B.A. in English from The
University of Connecticut, 1986.
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.
(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
Border State Director Debbie Hadley
(Nov. 2019) Deputy press secretary for Gov. Tony
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
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,
Field Data Associate/State Data Director Emily Shelton
(Oct. 2019) Data engineer at Pondata, Jan.-Aug.
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
Kory GJ Gittens
Phillip Dargan Kirby
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
Las Vegas (Summerlin): 1750 Buffalo Dr., Ste. 103, Las Vegas, NV 89128 ...opening Jan. 4, 2020 with Sam Steyer
Reno: 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
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
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
Regional Organizing Directors include:
(Jan. 2020) DJ/producer in New Jersey from July
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
Loan officer in Las Vegas area, Apr.-Sept. 2017.
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
(Jan. 2020) Outreach coordinator for the
Asia Community Development Council in Las Vegas, July-Dec. 2019.
Studying political science and government at UNLV.
(Feb. 2020...organizer in Des Moines, Sept. 2019-Feb.
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
Press Secretary Ivet Contreras
Principal at IC Media Strategy in Reno-Tahoe from May
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.
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
Southwest Regional Operations Director Karina Provost
Southern Nevada organizing coordinator for NARAL
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
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
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
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
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
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.
New York Times reported on Jan. 25, 2019 Steyer has 93 staff in South Carolina
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
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 MoveOn.org, Aug.-Nov. 2016. CEO of Upson Group International, Inc., May 2015-Feb. 2016. COO for Aike Personnel Services, 2016. Assistant manager at Premier Integrated Consultants Inc., 2014-15. B.A. in business administration, marketing, political science from College of Charleston, 2013; served in the SC Army National Guard, Jan. 2003-Jan. 2014. twitter
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
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
Faith Director Troy T. McClain, Jr.
Active in Alpha Phi Alpha. On air personality at
1390. Bachelor of religion from Liberty University. From
Political Organizer Mary Geren
(Jan. 2020) Previously a regional organizing
director on Cory
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,
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.
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
Director Tiffiany Vaughn Jones
by FITS News, Oct. 14, 2019; announced Oct. 30) Founder of Brash
v2.0 Communications. Organizer in Perry, Iowa on Hillary for
America campaign in Fall 2016. Worked on Obama's 2008
campaign. New Jersey native.
Press Secretary Quincy Oxendine
(Aug. 2019) Communications 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
Digital Director Lawrence Nathaniel
Candidate for 2020 Democratic nomination for Congress
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
(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.
Scheduler Nocola Hemphill, PM
(Oct. 2019) Entrepreneur based in
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
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
announced Sept. 10, 2019
represented the 31st District (Spartanburg) from 2005-17.
State Rep. Jerry Govan
95, Orangeburg Co.) ...Oct.
State Rep. Russell Ott
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
Councilwoman Liz Zimmermann Keitt ...announced Jan. 10, 2020
Councilwoman Edith Childs ...announced Jan. 27, 2020
Florence County Democratic Party chair, Black Women's Caucus co-chair
...reported by Reuters on Feb. 2, 2020
State Rep. Gilda
66, Orangeburg Co.) ...Feb. 12, 2020 *national senior advisor, see above
State Rep. Patricia
Moore "Pat" Henegan (District
54, Marlboro) ...announced
Feb. 16, 2020
March 3, 2020 - 14 States plus American Samoa and Democrats Abroad
AL, AR, CA, CO, ME, MA, MN, NC, OK, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA
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
Organizing Director Terry Foster
(Jan. 2020) Independent business owner at Terra
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
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
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
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,
Deputy State Director Rostom Sarkissian
Principal project manager at RMedia in Los Angeles
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
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
in Science at UCLA, Sept. 2018-Sept. 2019. Candidate for
California Assembly, July 2017-June 2018. California director at
Vet Voice Foundation of VoteVets.org, June 2014-2017. Independent
consultant, May 2012-May 2014. B.A. in political
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.
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.
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
trainer in the L.A. area from Feb. 2017. B.F.A. from UCLA.
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,
Communications Director Anita Narayana
Executive board member of the California Democratic
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
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
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
Deputy GOTV Director Steven Sherry
(Feb. 2020; started as an organizer, Oct. 2019-Feb.
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
Deputy GOTV Director Diaz Abelardo
Directors: Dmitri Ashton, Evan Koplin,
Matthew Malsin, Daniel Orea
Carlos Alcala, chair of the
California Democratic Party Chicano-Latino Caucus ...Dec. 17, 2019
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
Communications Director Kevin Hovdestad
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,
(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
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
Raleigh: 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.
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,
Regional Organizing Director Jesse Gantt
Real estate agent in Camp Hill, PA. Candidate
Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House, 2019.
Communications Director Dana Sidberry
(Jan. 2020) Owner of Motivation Marketing &
in Charlotte from June 2009. Patient account representative for
Presbyterian Hospital, Jan. 2008-Oct. 2010. B.A. in marketing
from Strayer University, 2009. twitter
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.
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
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.
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
Michelle Espinal-Embler, Christian Evans, Patrick McDonald
National Distributed Organizing Director Clarice Criss
Distributed Organizing Manager Ke'Yonna (Keda) Hall
(Sept. 2019, Dallas-Fort Worth) Curriculum
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
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
Press Secretary Jack Shaw
(Feb. 2020) Legislative and communications
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
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
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,
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 ...to 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.
Organizing Director Luiz Gustavo Dos Santos ...to 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 ...to 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
Director Pat Murphy ...resigned Nov. 8,
for Congress in IA-1 in 2014,
losing to Rod Blum. Served 12 terms in the Iowa House, including
as Speaker (2007-11) and Minority Leader (2003-07); first elected in a
1989 special election. Worked as a quality assurance
analyst/document specialist. B.A. in speech communication from
Loras College, 1980.
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
...briefly on comms.
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
Project. M.S. in integrated marketing communications (2011) and B.S. in
journalism (2004) from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern
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.
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