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Friends of Andrew Yang

(page updated November 18, 2019)

Headquarters: New York, NY.    FEC.
announced Feb. 2, 2018.
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Candidate  Andrew Yang  timeline

wife Evelyn Yang

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 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 science and 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 architect at Hustle, Inc. in San Francisco from Apr. 2016.  Regional field director for Polk County for the Iowa caucuses, then field director for Oklahoma and Maryland, and late help in Kansas on 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 campaign.  Senior advisor 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 Organizing  Drew Corbitt

(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 Thrive Global from June 2017; contributing writer for, 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

(initially digital associate, May-Aug. 2019)  Bachelor's degree in psychology from Binghamton University, 2019.  Personal assistant to the CEO of BWD Capital, Oct. 2017-May 2019.  twitter

Graphic Designer  Jason Lee

(Sept. 2019)  Visual designer (WeatherBug) for GroundTruth from 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. Sanchez 

(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 native.  twitter

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

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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 intergovernmental and 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.


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, 2018.

Director of Advance  Ethan Dunn

(July 2019)  Worked for Capital One, June 2015-July 2019.  B.S. in statistics, economics from Duke University, 2016.

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 College.


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 University, 2012.

Treasurer  Wayne Knopp



Des Moines: 950 Office Park Rd., West Des Moines, IA 50265 
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 University.  twitter

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 Technology, 2016.

Campus Organizing Director  Pheng Yang

(initially Des Moines regional organizing director)  twitter

Field Organzers include

Hazel Hering - Des Moines  twitter


Concord - 50 Pinewood Rd., Allenstown, NH 03275
Manchester - 489 Amory St., Manchester, NH 03102
- 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 University,.  twitter

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

Emily Crovella
Daniel Powers


Las Vegas - 4276 Spring Mountain Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89102
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

(Aug. 2019)  Committee secretary in the Nevada State Legislature, Jan.-June 2019.  Field director for the Nevada Assembly Democratic Caucus, Apr.-Dec. 2018.  Field director on Elizabeth Guzman for Delegate (VA), Aug.-Nov. 2017.  Campaign manager on Brian Sullivan for Mayor of Everett, WA, Mar.-Aug. 2017.  Regional field director for the Arizona Democratic Party, Apr.-Nov. 2016.  Organizer in Juneau, AK on Hillary for America, Mar.-Apr. 2016.  Field organizer in Senate District 6 for the Democratic Party of Virginia, May-Dec. 2015.  Field organizer for the Alaska Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2014.  Studied international affairs, government, anthropology at Eastern Washington University.   twitter

Political Director  Jenny Lehner

(Nov. 15, 2019)  Per The Nevada Independent, Lehner moved to 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. director)  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 Pittsburgh-Johnstown.  twitter

Field Organizers include

Chad Comey
Robert Haggarty
Ray Skenandore


15 paid staff and three field offices as of Nov. 1, 2019 according to CBS News.
Regional HQ - 917 Huger St., Columbia, SC 29201
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

See also:
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 College, 2012.

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

(Dec. 2018, based in Iowa City)  Indefinite leave from being a second year law student at Harvard Law School.  M.B.A. from Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University; A.B. from Harvard University, where he was the highest ranked undergraduate.  Grew up in New York but spent several formative years in Alaska (+).  twitter