updated November 18, 2019)
Candidate Andrew Yang timeline
Campaign Manager Zach Graumann
(Mar. 2018) Co-founder and CEO of SuitUp Incorporated, from June
2014. Director, head of client philanthropy solutions (June
2014-Mar. 2018); associate director, strategic analyst, wealth
management transformation (April 2012-May 2014); and graduate training
program analyst (July 2010-April 2012) for UBS Wealth Management.
A.B. in public policy, markets and management studies from Duke
University, 2010. twitter
Chief Operating Officer Muhan Zhang
(from Aug. 2018; started out as tech guy, Sept.
2017-Aug. 2008) Senior growth engineer for Open English, April
2016-July 2017. Software engineer of Kairos.com-Facial
Biometrics, Sept. 2015-Feb. 2016. B.S. in management, computer
science from Boston College, 2015.
Campaign Chief Nick Ryan
(started in Mar. 2019) Served four years in the U.S. Army, Nov. 2012-Oct. 2016, including as company executive officer (May-Oct. 2016) and platoon leader (Jan. 2014-Apr. 2016) in Afghanistan and Ft. Polk, Louisiana. M.B.A. in finance, change management from NYU Stern School of Business, 2019; B.A. in political science from Northeastern University, 2012.
Deputy Campaign Manager Jared Volz
(Aug. 2019) Managing director at Seneca Clark from Sept. 2015. Digital director at Marijuana Policy Project, Aug. 2014-Dec. 2016. Self employed consultant, Oct. 2011-Sept. 2015. Senior policy associate at Badlands Strategies, LLC in Kalamazoo, MI, Jan. 2012-Mar. 2014. Director of marketing and promotions at Cosmic Empire (Empire, MI), May 2009-Jan. 2012. Director of operations for Great Lakes Tea & Spice, May 2006-May 2008. B.A. in political science and government from Western Michigan University; bachelor's degree in history from Arizona State University. twitter
Political Director Randy Jones
(started as deputy press secretary in Apr. 2019, then
press secretary/director of political affairs) Political director
for the Peoples House Project from Jan. 2019. Political
director/campaign manager on Richard Ojeda for Congress (WV), Jan.-Nov.
2018. Strategic partnership manager for Virtual Global, Inc.,
Oct. -Dec. 2017. Senior government relations associate for
Strategic Health Resources LLC, May 2011-May 2016. B.S. in
political science and government from West Virginia University, 2015.
Deputy Political Director Adlai Coleman
(Sept. 2019) Bachelor's degree in political
government from Dartmouth College, 2019.
National Youth Director Andrew Juan
(Oct. 2019...intern from May-Oct. 2019) Student at Sturgis Charter Public School; from Yarmouth Port, MA.
Field Director Zach Fang
Most recently national organizing director on Tim Ryan
for America. In Jan. 2019 hired in Iowa by America Works, Sherrod
Brown's PAC. Solutions
Bernie 2016. Field director on Doug Gansler for Governor
campaign in Maryland, July 2013-June 2014. Field director for the
California Democratic Party in CA-10, May-Nov. 2012. Degree in
political science from American University, 2012.
Early States Director Keith Presley
Iowa state director on Gov. Jay Inslee's presidential
for the Florida Democratic Party, Oct.-Nov. 2018. Deputy campaign
manager on Ben Cardin for Senate (MD), July-Oct. 2018. Campaign
manager on Madeleno for Governor (MD), Aug. 2017-July 2018.
Campaigns director (Dec. 2016-July 2017) and Coordinated Campaign
director (July-Nov. 2016) for the Maryland Democratic Party.
Field director on Van Hollen for Senate (MD), May 2015-June 2016.
Deputy field director for Democratic Party of Arkansas, June-Dec.
2014. Field director on Monica Vernon for Congress (IA),
Jan.-June 2014. GOTV director on Daniel Squadron for Public
Advocate (NY), Sept.-Oct. 2013. Regional field director on Quinn
for New York, May-Sept. 2013. Deputy regional field director and
earlier field organizer for the Missouri Democratic Party, 2012.
B.S. in environmental science from University of Maryland, 2010. twitter
Texting Director/Director of Distributed
(started as texting director in June 2019) Distributed organizer on Beto for Senate, Aug.-Nov. 2018. Disaster housing inspector for WSP, Sept.-Dec. 2017. Vice president of production and publishing (Aug. 2014-Feb. 2017) and project manager (Sept. 2011-Aug. 2014) at iVerse Media, LLC. Assistant branch manager at Regions Bank, Nov. 2009-Aug. 2011. Personal banker at Guaranty Bank, 2005-Oct. 2009. B.S. in business administration and management from LeTourneau University, 2007. twitter
Digital Director Eric Ming
Director of digital strategy at Run the World Digital
from June 2017. Digital director and consultant to For Our Future
Super PAC, May 2016-Nov. 2018. Digital director on Donna Edwards
for Senate (MD), Apr. 2015-Apr. 2016. Digital director at New
Organizing Institute, June 2013-Feb. 2015. Online organizer for
Public Campaign Action Fund, Jan.-May 2013. New media director
for Take Down Joe Walsh/Credo SuperPAC, May-Nov. 2012. Organizer
for Wisconsin Jobs Now, Oct. 2011-May 2012. Communications for We
are Wisconsin, May-Aug. 2011. Organizer for Wisconsin Progress,
Mar.-May 2011. Field organizer on the Feingold Senate Committee,
May-Nov. 2010. B.A. in political science from St. Norbert
College, 2010. twitter
Director of Brand, Merch. and Special Projects Andrew Frawley
(from Aug. 2019; initially communications manager,
started in Dec.
2017 then digital director to Aug. 2019) Contributing writer for
from June 2017; contributing writer for LifeHack.org, Jan.-June 2017;
contributing writer (initially community intern) for Startup Grind from
Sept. 2016...all in SF Bay area. Content and growth strategist
for SherpaDesk, Oct. 2016-Aug. 2017. Bachelor's degree in
business marketing from Virginia Commonwealth University, 2016. twitter
Creative Director Annie Beyer-Chafets
Graphic Designer Jason Lee
(Sept. 2019) Visual designer (WeatherBug) for
Dec. 2018. UX designer for Dinner Thyme, July-Aug. 2018.
Production manager for De Boer Media Group, July 2017-June 2018.
Freelance graphic designer in New York City, Jan. 2015-May 2018.
Production specialist for ESPY Color Imaging , June 2015-June
2016; Bachelor's degree in communication and media studies from
Hunter College, 2014.
Communications Director Matthew Shinners
(started on the campaign in April 2018 as chief of
staff, also served as policy director) Senior manager of product
strategy (Mar. 2015-Dec. 2017) and instructor (from Mar. 2014) at
Manhattan Prep. Associate director of pre-law programs for Kaplan
Test Prep, Jan.-April 2018. Vice president at Blueprint Test
Preparation, Jan. 2010-Dec. 2013. J.D. from Harvard Law School,
2009; B.S. in biochemistry from Boston College, 2006.
Traveling Press Secretary Erick M.
(started as communications advisor) Briefly
communications director on U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan's presidential campaign,
from July 2019. Principal at Quixotic LLC in New Orleans from
Jan. 2018. Director of community affairs for Drink Company from
July 2017. Public relations consultant at Frontier Solutions,
LLC, June 2015-Mar. 2016. Strategic communications specialst for
AFSCME, Jan. 2012-June 2015. Field communications manager on We
Are Ohio, Apr.-Nov. 2011. Deputy commuincations director at the
Ohio Democratic Party in the 2010 cycle. Press secretary
and social media for U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, Jan. 2008-Apr. 2011.
Undergraduate degree from George Mason University, 2007. DC area
National Press Secretary SY Lee
(briefly rapide response director anounced Oct. 11,
2019 to first part of Nov. 2019) Communications
consultant since 2016. Senior manager for corporate
communications at Okta, Inc, 2018-19. Authored a novel, Pandora's
Box. Deputy press secretary (2015-16) and assistant press
secretary (2013-15) at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Associate at the White House, 2010-11. Field organizer in
Milwaukee, WI and field intern in Manchester, NH on Obama for America.,
2007-08. B.A. in journalism from University of Technology,
Sydney, 2010. twitter
Deputy Press Secretary Rachel Barnhart
(announced Oct. 11, 2019) Legislator in the
Monroe County Legislature from Sept. 2019. Self-employed media
and comunications specialist from Dec. 2018. Press secretary on
Miner for NY, July-Nov. 2018. Candidate for Mayor of Rochester,
2017. Chief development office for Settlement Houses of Rochester
Foundation, Jan. 2017-Mar. 2018. Anchor/reporter at WROC-TV
Channel 8 (Rochester, NY), Apr. 2013-May 2016. Anchor/reporter at
13WHAM ABC (Rochester, NY), Apr. 2006-Apr. 2013. Anchor/reporter
at WROC-TV Channel 8, Oct. 2000-Jan. 2006. Producer/reporter at
Time Warner Cable News, Aug. 1999-Oct. 2000. Anchor/reporter at
WENY-TV (Elmira), Dec. 1997-Aug. 1999. B.S. in
communication from Cornell University, 1998. twitter
Deputy Press Secretary Hilary Kinney
(Aug. 2019) Literacy Leaders program assistant
at The New York Public Library, June-Aug. 2019. Regional manager
at Inspire U.S., Sept. 2017-May 2019. B.S. in journalism from
West Virginia University, 2017. twitter
Policy Director Alex Damianou
(Oct. 2019) Founder of Talleyrand Advisors, Feb.
2018. COO of DEC Projects, Aug. 2018. Head of research and
strategy for Jeddah Economic Company (Saudia Arabia), Aug. 2016-Jan.
2018. Country research manager and editor for Oxford Business
Group, May 2013-Aug. 2016. Economic advisor for the United
Nations, June 2012-May 2013. Bachelor of Commerce from McGill
University, 2012. twitter
Deputy Policy Director Caitlin Remmel
(Aug. 2019) Working toward J.D. from American
University Washington College of Law. Deputy communications dire
tor for Brand New Congress, June 2016-Aug. 2017. Family placement
manager for College Nannies, Sitters and Tutors, Jan. 2016-May
2017. Volunteer organizer on Bernie 2016, Jan.-June 2016.
Location manager for NY Kids Club and NY Preschool, Mar. 2014-Aug.
2015. At Your Service at Bloomingdales, Nov. 2013-Mar.
2014. B.A. in drama from UC Irvine, 2013. twitter
Finance Director Carly Reilly
(started Aug. 18, 2018 as deputy chief of staff in New
York and also served as volunteer coordinator). Production
assistant at RadicalMedia LLC in NY from May 2018.). Columnist
and producer, 2017. Analyst for Hutner Capital Management, June
2016-June 2017. Bachelor's degree in political science and
computer science from Tufts University, 2016. twitter
Deputy Finance Director Neha Chatterjee
(Sept. 2019) Operations manager for
community affairs in the Office of the NYS Comptroller Thomas P.
DiNapoli, Dec. 2017-Aug. 2019. Director of MWBE marketing and
outreach for Empire State Development, Feb.-Dec. 2017. Campaign
finance on Hillary for America, Jan.-Nov. 2016. Bachelor's degre
in economics from University of Michigan Dearborn.
SCHEDULING AND ADVANCE
Director of Scheduling and Advance Shelby Summerfield
(started Apr. 2019 as event coordinator also served as
deputy finance director) Associate at AlphaSights, Sept.
2018-Apr. 2019. Undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University,
Director of Advance Ethan Dunn
(July 2019) Worked for Capital One, June
2015-July 2019. B.S. in statistics, economics from Duke
Body Man/Special Assistant Tyriq Jackson
(Oct. 2019) Graduate assistant for Fulton County
government to Oct. 2019. Special assistant on Stacey Abrams for
Governor, Aug.-Dec. 2018. Studied political science at Morehouse
Director of Reporting James Northmore
(Sept. 2019) Deputy field director for the
Democratic Party of
New Mexico, June-Dec. 2018; and field director on Xochitl Torres Small
for Congress (NM), Mar.-Dec. 2018. Regional field director on JB
Pritzker for Governor (IL), June 2017-Apr. 2018. Regional field
director in Lansing, MI on Hillary for America. Field organizer
in Dayton, OH on Obama for America. Bachelor's degree in America
politics, public law and nonprofit administration from Eastern Michigan
Treasurer Wayne Knopp
A CPA in NYC.
Ames: 219 Main St., Ames, IA 50010
Davenport: 1706 N Brady St., Ste 107, Davenport, IA 52803
Iowa City: 412 Highland Ave., Ste. A, Iowa City, IA 52240
...Yang opened the WDSM and Davenport offices on Sept. 22; Iowa City on Nov. 2
Campaign Chair Al Womble
(announced Mar. 25, 2019)
Third Congressional District Chair for the Iowa
Democratic Party and member of the State Central Committee. Has
worked as a pipeline worker with LIUNA Local 353. twitter
State Director Rob Bingham
Experience on Hillary for America, Iowa Democrats,
Organizing for America Iowa and AARP Iowa. Attended Iowa State
Regional Organizing Directors include
Des Moines Timothy Clark
(arrived in Iowa on Sept. 21, 2019) Experience
includes Yes on 1631 (WA) in 2018; Better Boundaries (Yes on Prop 4 in
Utah), 2018; Jim Dabakis, 2017; and Mike Weinholtz's campaign for
governor of Utah in 2016.
Davenport Allison Groves
Regional Engagement Director Rebecca Rae Reagan
(Oct. 2019) Master's degree in
international politics from Aberystwyth University, 2019; Bachelor's
degree in political science from Norwegian University of Science and
Campus Organizing Director Pheng Yang
(initially Des Moines regional organizing
Field Organzers include
Hazel Hering - Des Moines twitter
Manchester - 489 Amory St., Manchester, NH 03102
Nashua - 115 Main St., Ste 301, Nashua, NH 03060
Portsmouth - 1 Raynes Ave, Ste 205, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Office Openings: Nashua (Yang opened on Aug. 17); Portsmouth (Yang opened on Aug. 18), Manchester (Yang to open on Dec. 3)
State Director Khrystina Snell
(Apr. 2019) Project manager at Reaching Higher NH, Oct. 2018-Mar. 2019. Campaign manager (June-Sept. 2018) and call time manager (Mar. 2017-June 2018) on Marchand for NH. Political director (July-Nov. 2016) and finance assistant (Mar.-July 2016) on Dan Weeks for Executive Council. Fellow in New England on Hillary for America, Sept. 2015-Feb. 2016. Bachelor's degree in liberal arts and sciences/liberal studies from University of Massachusetts Lowell, 2018. twitter
Senior Advisor Steve Marchand
Principal at SRM Consulting, LLC in Portsmouth from
June 2014. Director of corporate relations for the University of
New Hampshire, Jan. 2012-June 2014. Principal at The Marchand
Group, Jan. 2003-Dec. 2011. Mayor of the city of Portsmouth, Jan.
2006-Jan. 2008. Associate state director of AARP NH, July
2005-Oct. 2006. Northeast regional director for The Concord
Coalition, Jan.-Dec. 2001. M.P.A. (1998) and B.A. degrees in
public relations and international relations (1996) from Syracuse
Regional Organizing Directors include
Manchester Sam Ingalls
(Oct. 2019) Program director for Southwest
Florida YMCA Youth in
Government in Fort Myers, July 2017-June 2019. 6th grade ACT
teacher in Baton Rouge, LA, July 2016-Jan. 2017. B.S. in finance
and political economy from Tulane University, 2016.
Concord Matt Jones
Lebanon Matt Bedinger
(Oct. 2019) Associate field representative
(Jan.-Oct. 2019), staff assistant (Sept. 2017-Jan. 2019) and intern
(May-Aug. 2017) for U.S. Senate. Senior marketing analyst for
Pathway Capital Management, Aug. 2015-Feb. 2017. Client services
analyst, account manager for Clearwater Analytics, Jan. 2014-July
2015. B.B.A. in finance from Boise State University, 2013.
Field Organizers include
Reno - Arlington & Plumb Plaza, 1885 S. Arlington Ave. #201, Reno, NV 89509
Office Openings: Las Vegas (Sept. 13), Reno (Nov. 24)
State Director Mark Peckham
Political Director Jenny Lehner
(Nov. 15, 2019) Per The Nevada Independent, Lehner
Nevada in 2014 to work for Strategies 360 and has 17 years of
fundraising experience, including recently finance director on Chris
Giunchigliani's 2018 primary campaign for governor.
Regional Organizing Directors
Las Vegas Alex Pittaro
Experience includes constituency organizer on Susie Lee for Congress.
Reno Jeremy Cohen
(Sept. 2019) Field organizer for the Suffolk
County (NY) Democratic Committee, June-Nov. 2017. Field organizer
in Carson City for the Nevada Democratic Coordinated Campaign,
June-Nov. 2016. Field organizer in Reno, San Diego and Honolulu
on Bernie 2016, Jan.-June 2016. Studied at Truckee Meadows
Community College. twitter
Deputy Communications Director Alison Jones
(Sept. 2019 initially LV regional and deputy comms.
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 NetGen America, July-Nov. 2017.
Field director for Five Corners Strategies, Apr.-June 2017. Field
organizer in Carmichael for the California Democratic Party, June-Nov.
2016. Master's degree in political communication from American
University; B.A. in political communication from University of
Field Organizers include
Charleston - 74 Reid St., Charleston, SC 29403
Greenville - 114 Laurens Rd., Unit C, Greenville, SC 29607
State Director Heidi Johnson-Young
Experience includes field staffer in Charleston on
Obama's 2007-08 SC primary campaign.
State Coordinator Dr. Jermaine Johnson Sr.
(announced June 6, 2019) Owner of Dream Team
Consulting LLC from Sept. 2014.and founder and CEO of the New Economic
Beginnings Foundation Inc. from Sept. 2014. Played
professional basketball abroad in Canada, Brazil, Mexico, and Portugal,
Dec. 2009-May 2015.;drafted to the NBA D-League’s Reno Bighorns.
D.B.A. in organizational leadership from Northcentral University, 2018;
Master's degree in project management from Strayer University, 2014;
B.A. in communications from the College of Charleston, 2008. twitter
Regional Engagement Director Dwayne Alan Robertson, Jr.
(Sept. 2019) Self-employed IT specialist
in Rock Hill from Jan. 2007. Field organizer for the SCDP,
Sept.-Nov. 2018. Field organizer on Archie Parnell for Congress,
May-June 2017. AppleCare at home advisor, Nov. 2015-Feb.
2017. IT support technician, Feb.-Oct. 2013. Field
organizer for the SCDP, Apr.-May 2013. A.A.S in computer systems
networking and telecommunications from York Technical College, 2011.
Field Organizers include
Barrett Hurd twitter
Ashley Jamison - Greenville
Ben Mitchell and Lacrai Mitchell. "In South Carolina, Andrew Yang maximizes digital reach to mobilize ground game." CBS News, Nov. 1, 2019.
Former staff include:
Communications Director Madalin Sammons
(from May 2019, started as press secretay, announced Feb. 28, 2019) Communications director on West Virginia state Sen. Richard Ojeda's short presidential campaign and his 2018 congressional race in WV-03. Studied at West Virginia University. West Virginia native. twitter
Director of Distributed Organizing Shaun Looney
(May 2019) Summer associate at Bank of America
Merrill Lynch, June-Aug. 2018. Special operations officer,
captain in the 75 Ranger Regiment (June 2015-Feb. 2017) and infantry
officer, lieutenant (June 2012-May 2015) in the U.S. Army. M.B.A.
from NYU Stern School of Business, 2019; B.S. in accounting from Siena
Finance Director Dylan Enright
(Apr. 2019) Founding partner of XX in SF Bay area, July 2018. Founding partneer of Wefunder, Sept. 2013-Apr. 2019. Founder of Rightside, Jan. 2012-July 2014. Degree in economics from Boston College, 2012.
Creative Director Luke Hansen
Videographer and filmmaker at Luke Hansen Media in Phoenix since Sept. 2010. Creative director for The Media Guys, May 2006-Sept. 2010. Videographer/editor at EdTV, Aug. 2004-June 2005. Studied broadcast television at Scottsdale Community College. twitter
Iowa State Coordinator Jonathan Herzog