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Marianne Williamson for President

(updated January 10, 2020)

Marianne Williamson for President, presidential campaign committee, announced on Jan. 28, 2019

Note: On January 2, 2020 news outlets reported that Williamson had laid off her entire staff.  In a statement Williamson said she was not suspending her campaign and vowed to continue as long as she had the resources to do so.  Williamson's campaign was already relatively small; CNN reported that "Williamson at one point employed about 45 staffers at her campaign headquarters and in early voting states."  Williamson suspended her campaign little more than a week later on January 10.

Campaign Manager  Patricia Ewing

(communications director through Sept. 2019, then succeeded Maurice Daniel)  Partner at PLUS Strategic Advisors from June 2014; partner at Aletheia Communications from Jan. 2013.  Principal at Dewey Square Group, July 2011-Jan. 2013.  Partner at eye2eye communications, July 2000-Aug. 2011.  Senior advisor to the chair of the DNC, 1999-2000.  Deputy chief of staff to Vice President Al Gore, 1997-99.  Owner of Ewing Communications, Sept. 1984-Dec. 1997.  Deputy chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Harris Wofford (PA), 1993-94.  Political director for the New York State Democratic Committee, 1989-99.  Business to business executive for the State of New York, 1988-89.  Account executive for DDB Needham, May 1986-Aug. 1988.  B.A in political science, international relations from University of Delaware, 1984.

Deputy Campaign Manager/National Caucus Director  Juan A. Rodriguez

(announced  Nov. 19, 2019...previously served as national press secretary)  Managing partner/founder of Rodriguez Hispanic Concepts/RHC Media (Chicago, Milwaukee, Fort Collins) from Jan 2012.  Campaign manager on Levi for Colorado in CO 4th CD primary, 2017-18.  Quality control voter registration director, for Mi Familia Vota in Tucson, AZ, 2016.  Nevada state outreach director, Colorado outreach team on Bernie 2016.  Spanish language media consultant to Mary Burke For Governor (WI), 2012.  Director of political and community affairs, Sanchez Healy, Inc./Sanchez and Associates, Chicago, IL, 1997-2003.  Legislative aide to U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (IL), 1993-95.  Legislative aide to U.S .Sen., Alan J. Dixon (IL), 1989-92.  Member of the County Board, Rock Island County, IL, 1988-89.  B.A. double major in political science and law enforcement administration from Western Illinois University, 1987.


Press and Communications Assistant  Dominique Hinman

(July 2019; started as a volunteer in Jan. 2019)  Screenwriter from Los Angeles.  B.A. in theater, theology from Loyola Marymount University.

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Policy Director  Eleanor LeCain

President of The Breakthrough Way since Jan. 2008.  Host at PRN Radio since 2015.  Speaker and consultant since 1991.  National director of Feminist Majority's She Wins We Win campaign, July 2016-May 2018.  Campaign manager on Marianne Williamson for Congress in the 2014 primary.  Deputy director on the Jay Livingstone campaign, 2013.  Greater Boston GOTV on Elizabeth Warren's Senate campaign in 2012.  Assistant Secretary of State (Dec. 1989-91) and executive director of Blueprint 2000 (Dec. 1987-Dec. 1989) for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Master's degree in law and public policy from UC Berkeley School of Law; B.A. in economics from Yale University.  Author of Breakthrough Solutions: How to Improve Your Life and Change the World by Building on What Work.


Organizing / Volunteer Director  Betsy Avila

(Aug. 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 Operations  Alyssa O'Mara


Scheduler  Amber Logue


Wendy Zahler

Director of Agape International Spiritual Center from March 2010. twitter

Data Director  Jeff Marshall

Based in North Carolina.  Data manager on David Wilson Brown for U.S. House (NC), June-Nov. 2018.  Data manager on Jenny Marshall for U.S. House (NC), Dec. 2016-June 2018.  Manufacturing engineer at Haworth (May 2016-Sept. 2017), Randstad (Oct. 2015-May 2016), Siemens (Feb.-Sept. 2015), Caterpillar Inc. (2012-14), and Tric Company Inc (Aug. 2011-April 2012.  Associate's degree in mechanical engineering from GTCC, 2015; studied at Ivy Tech Community College.

Legal  Andrew Werbrock

Partner in political law at Remcho, Johansen and Percell, LLP.  Previously worked for seven years in the Political Law Group at Perkins Coie LLP.  J.D. from Harvard Law School, 2007; undergraduate degreee from Williams College, 2000.


State Director  Paula Roby

(reported July 8, 2019 by DMR's Brianne Pfannenstiel)  Attorney at Elderkin & Pirnie.  J.D. from University of Iowa College of Law, 1999.  B.A. from University of Northern Iowa, 1996.  Born and raised in Cedar Rapids.  (Succeeds Brent Roske, who served as state director from the start of the campaign through June 2019).  twitter

Headquarters: 9 N Main St, Concord, NH 03301-4928   ...grand opening eve. of Aug. 1, 2019

Senior Campaign Advisor and New Hampshire State Director  Paul Hodes

(announced Feb. 16, 2019)  Of Counsel to Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. since 2012; also is a musician and active in arts and entertainment.  Democratic nominee for the open U.S. Senate seat held by Sen. Judd Gregg (R) in 2010, losing to Kelly Ayotte by 60.1% to 36.7%.  Elected to Congress in 2006, defeating Rep. Bass by 52.7% to 45.6%; president of the freshman class; re-elected in 2008, def. Jennifer Horn.  Unsuccessful candidate for Congress against U.S. Rep. Charlie Bass (R) in NH-2 in 2004.  Partner and shareholder at Shaheen & Gordon, 1996-2006.  Attorney in private practice, 1983-96.  An Assistant Attorney General, 1980-82.  Attorney with the NH Department of Justice, 1978-80.  J.D. from Boston College Law School, 1978; B.A. in French, theater from Dartmouth College, 1972.  Born in New York City.


National Field Director  Maddie Adams

(June 2019...based in Las Vegas)  Regional field director for Sustainable Development Partners petition campaign in Tampa, Apr.-June 2019.  Field organizer in  L.A. from Presidio Strategic Communications, Mar.-May 2019.  Street canvass director for The Outreach Team in L.A., Dec. 2018-Feb. 2019.  Regional field director for CADC LLC in Henderson, NV, Aug.-Nov. 2018.  Field organizer and voluneer coordinator in Oakland County for the Michigan Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2014.  Studied at SNHU and Henry Ford College.

former Nevada State Director  David Bagley


Deputy State Director  Derrick Quarles

Director of Student Success Center, Wiley College, Marshall, TX, 2018-19.  Government relations liaison for Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC, 2017-18.  Advancement officer for Claflin University, 2016-17.  Consultant to the South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus, 2014-16.  Political director on Willie Wilson for America, SC, 2015.  Fundraiser on Sellers for South Carolina, 2014.  Page in the South Carolina Senate, Columbia, SC, 2012-15.  Campaign strategist on Karl Allen for South Carolina Senate, 2011.   M.P.A from Grand Canyon University, 2017; B.A. in political science, from Claflin University, 2014.



Campaign Manager  Maurice Daniel Sept./ Oct. 2019

(late Jan. 2019)  Senior director of government relations for Human Rights First, June 2015-June 2017.  Managing director of Integrated Capital Strategies, an asset management and financial services firm, Jan. 2009-Dec. 2013.  Political consultant at Eye2eye Communications, June 2004-Mar. 2010.  National director of political affairs to Vice President Al Gore, 1997-2000.  Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush, 1993-97.  Ohio state director on Clinton-Gore, June-Nov. 1996.  Midwest political desk at the DCCC, 1992.  Midwest political director at the DNC, 1989-91.  Started out as a field staffer on U.S. Rep. Dick Gephardt's 1987-88 presidential campaign.  B.A. in government and international studies from University of South Carolina-Columbia.  From South Carolina.

Deputy Campaign Manager  Michelle Macrina

Experience includes owner and president of The Macrina Group, a political and public relations consulting firm.  South Carolina press secretary on Sen. Chris Dodd's 2007-08 presidential campaign.  COO and acting executive director of the South Carolina Democratic Party. Field director on Sen. John Kerry's 2003-04 South Carolina primary campaign.  Served as treasurer of Greenville County Democrats through to the beginning of 2003.  Field director for Sen. Max Cleland's 2002 re-election campaign.  Regional field director for the South Carolina Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign in 2002.  Upstate Advisor for the South Carolina Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign in 2000.  Regional field director for Sen. Fritz Hollings and the South Carolina Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign in 1998.  National PAC coordinator and Virginia program director for Clean Water Action in Washington, DC.  Graduate of David Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN.

Iowa State Director  Robert Becker

(briefly for a couple of weeks Aug. 2019)  Battleground states director and earlier state director for the Iowa caucus campaign on Bernie 2016.  Founder and organizer with The Tanzeem Group, a Cairo, Egypt-based progressive grassroots organizing and communications firm.  Becker has worked on Democratic Party campaigns in twenty states.  Campaign manager on Jared Polis' election to Congress from Colorado in 2008.  Iowa state director on Bill Richardson's 2007-08 caucus campaign.  In 2006 he managed Phyllis Busansky's campaign in Florida's 9th CD.  In Fall 2004 Becker was field director for America Coming Together (ACT) in Florida.  He ran Polk County for Sen. Bill Bradley’s Iowa caucus campaign in 1999-2000. twitter

Iowa State Director  Brent Roske 

(departure from the campaign reported by DMR's Brianne Pfannenstiel in July 2019; reasons not cited, but he joined the Delaney campaign as Iowa deputy director within days)  Independent candidate for Governor of Iowa, May-Dec. 2017.  Produced the Emmy-nominated TV series ‘Roske on Politics.’  Independent candidate for Congress in CA-33 in 2014, but dropped out and endorsed Marianne Williamson in May.  Wrote and directed the political drama 'Chasing the Hill' (2012) and the sequel 'Courting Des Moines' (2016).  A creative director at NBC Universal for 9 years.  twitter

Initial Iowa Leadership  Tom and JoAnn Tully

(July- Dec. 2018)

Nevada State Director  David Bagley

(Mar. 2019; endorsement of Julián Castro announced Nov. 19, 2019)  On leave from positions as president of Bull City Works, LLC in Las Vegas from Dec. 2016; president of One Future from Jan. 2019.  Regional field director for CADC, LLC in Las Vegas, July-Nov. 2018.  Founding board member of High Point Peacemakers (NC), Sept. 2017-June 2018; senior advisor to High Point International Community Clinic, May 2017-June 2018.  Director of education at the Sylvan Learning Center in Raleigh-Durham, Aug. 2015-Nov. 2016.  Nutritionist at Dribble Delights in Glasgow, UK.  Business owner at MDDM Properties, Nov. 2008-Feb. 2014.  English teacher in Georgia, (Europe) Aug.-Dec. 2012.  Air chemist for the City of Philadelphi, Sept. 2009-May 2011.  M.Sc. in clinical nutrition from University of Glasgow, 2015; B.A. in sociology and B.S. in biological sciences from Drexel University, 2013.

South Carolina State Director  Gloria Bromell Tinubu

(per campaign, Feb. 18, 2019 to March 2019)  Gubernatorial candidate Phil Noble's pick for running mate in the June 2018 Democratic primary.  City of Georgetown's director of economic development, Feb. 2017-April 2018.  Part of the South Carolina Leadership Team that endorsed Bernie Sanders in Nov. 2015.  Two-time Democratic nominee for Congress in CD-7, losing to  U.S. Rep. Tom Rice (R) 60% to 40% in 2014 and losing to Rice by 55.5% to 44.4% in 2012.  Returned to Sourth Carolina in 2011 to teach in the College of Business Administration at Coastal Carolina University.  Elected to the Georgia House in 2010, but resigned effective Dec. 2011.  President of Barber-Scotia College, an HBCU in Concord, NC, from July 2004-2006.  Founder and CEO of Atlanta Cooperative Development Corporation, 2001-04.  Candidate for Mayor of Atlanta in 1997 (obtained 14% of the vote) and 2001 (16% of the vote), endorsed by the Georgia Green Party.  Elected to the Atlanta City Council in 1993 and served for four years.  Professor and earlier associate professor of economics at Spelman College in Atlanta, starting in 1986; eventually served as chair of the department.  Ph.D. in applied economics from Clemson University, 1986; M.S. in agricultural economics from Clemson University, 1977; B.F.A. from Howard University, 1974, after a year at the University of South Carolina.  South Carolina native; grew up in Plantersville (Georgetown County).

Informal Communications Advisor  Stefan Friedman

See also:
Max Greenwood.  "Williamson lays off entire campaign staff."  The Hill, Jan. 2, 2020.
Paul LeBlanc.  "Marianne Williamson lays off campaign staff nationally."  CNN, Jan. 2, 2020.

John DiStaso.  Democrat Marianne Williamson lays off campaign staff nationally, including NH."  WMUR, Jan. 2, 2020.

Alex Thompson.  "Marianne Williamson hires Sanders alum accused of forcibly kissing staffer."  Politico, Aug. 9, 2019.


Marianne Williamson Presidential Exploratory Committee, announced on Nov. 15, 2018