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Biden for President

(page updated June 11, 2019)

Headquarters: Philadelphia, PA.
announced candidacy April 25, 2019  |  @JoeBiden
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Campaign Manager  Greg Schultz

(Apr. 25)  Schultz served as executive director of Biden's American Possibilities PAC and started as senior advisor to Vice President Biden in Dec. 2013.  Ohio state director on Obama's 2012 re-election campaign.  Chairman of Franklin County Democrats to mid-2012.  State director of Organizing for America from mid-March 2009.  Deputy political director on the Ohio Campaign for Change in Fall 2008.  Legislative liaison for Gov. Ted Strickland in the Department of Administrative Services.  First vice president of Ohio Young Democrats.  B.A. in history and political science (2003) and M.Ed (2004) from The Ohio State University.  twitter

Assistant to the Campaign Manager  Esther Ongeri

(June 2019)  Special projects assistant to the CFO (from Feb. 2018) and operations coordinator (Sept. 2017-Feb. 2018).  Staff assistant (May 2016-July 2017) and intern (Aug. 2015-May 2016) to U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez.  Bachelor's degree in political science and government from Saint Peter's University.

Deputy Campaign Manager and Communications Director  Kate Bedingfield

(Apr. 25)  Vice president of communications at Monumental Sports & Entertainment.  Communications director to Vice President Biden from Aug. 2015.  Chief spokeswoman and vice president of corporate communications at the Motion Picture Association of America from May 2013; started there in Nov. 2011.  Associate communications director and acting director of media affairs at the White House.  Communications director on Jeanne Shaheen's 2008 campaign for U.S. Senate.  New Hampshire communications director (from May 2007) and earlier deputy national press secretary on John Edwards for President.  DCCC Western regional press secretary in the 2006 cycle.  Spokeswomen on Paul Hackett's congressional campaign in Ohio's 2nd CD (Aug. 2005 special election).  Worked on the Kerry-Edwards general election campaign.  Worked at the AFL-CIO.  Graduate of the University of Virginia.   twitter

Deputy Campaign Manager  Pete Kavanaugh

(Apr. 25)  President of Revolution Field Strategies in Boston from June 2013, and partner in Hilltop Public Solutions from June 2009.  Virginia senior advisor on Hillary for America, Apr.-Nov. 2016.  Director of the Obama for America campaign in New Hampshire, Sept. 2011-Nov. 2012.  Advisor on Jody Wagner for Lt. Governor in Virginia, 2009, and on Terry McAuliffe for Governor in Virginia, 2009.  Field director on the Virginia Democratic Coordinated Campaign, 2008.  New Hampshire deputy field director on John Edwards for President, 2007-08.  Deputy director of the Missouri Democratic Coordinated Campaign, 2006.  Field director on the Scott Lang for Mayor campaign in New Bedford, MA, 2005.  Political director at, 2004.  Political director on Jim Stork for Congress in FL-22, 2004.  New Hampshire political assistant on the John Edwards for President campaign, 2003-04.  B.A. in government from Georgetown University, 2006.  twitter

Deputy Campaign Manager and Chief of Staff to Dr. Jill Biden  Anthony Bernal

(Apr. 25)  Special Assistant to The President and Deputy Chief of Staff (Sept. 2013-Jan. 2017) and director of scheduling/trip director (from Jan. 2009) to Dr. Jill Biden in the Office of the Vice President.  Director of scheduling for Dr. Jill Biden on the Obama-Biden campaign from Aug. 2008.  Worked in the office of the CEO at the The Critical Path Institute. Chief of staff at the ALS Therapy Development Foundation, a Cambridge-based non-profit biotechnology company.  Director of financial administration for the Democratic National Convention Committee, Inc. in 2004.  He worked at AARP, and earlier worked in Coca-Cola Company’s office of international affairs in Washington, DC.  Served both President Bill Clinton and Vice-President Al Gore in their respective offices of scheduling and advance at the White House and did scheduling and advance for both Clinton campaigns.  Bachelor's degree in history and philosophy from the University of Texas at El Paso; also studied at Carleton College in Northfield, MN.  Native of Tucson, Arizona.  twitter

Senior Advisor  Symone Sanders

(Apr. 25)  Strategist and CNN political commentator.  National press secretary on Bernie 2016 from Aug. 2015-June 2016.  Communications officer at Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, Nov. 2014-Aug. 2015.  Communications director for Virginia Delegate Michael Futrell, Dec. 2014-June 2015.  Deputy communications director on Chuck Hassebrook for Governor (NE), April-Nov. 2014.  Communications, events and community outreach manager (Sept. 2013-Aug. 2014) and special projects coordinator (Oct. 2012-Sept. 2013) for the Empowerment Network in Omaha, NE.  B.B.A. in management from Creighton University, 2013.  twitter

Senior Advisor  Cristóbal Alex

(Apr. 25)  President of the Latino Victory Project from 2014.  Deputy director of voter outreach and mobilization on Hillary for America, June-Nov. 2016.  Program officer at the Ford Foundation, 2011-14.  Program officer at Open Society Foundations, 2009-11.  Director of the National Campaign to Restore Civil Rights, 2006-09.  Senior litigation associate at MacDonald Hoague & Bayless in Seattle, 2003-06.  Law clerk for the Washington Court of Appeals, 2001-04.  J.D. from University of Washington School of Law, 2001.  twitter

Senior Advisor  Brandon English

(Apr. 25)  Senior advisor to GPS IMPACT from June 2018.  DCCC deputy executive director for digital communications and fundraising (Jan.-Nov. 2015); digital director in the 2014 and 2012 cycles; DCCC online communications manager during the 2008 cycle; managed micro-sites and e-mail campaigns for the DCCC's Independent Expenditure Program in 2006.  Bachelor's degree in economics/modern culture and media from Brown University, 2006. twitter


Political Director  Erin Wilson

(Apr. 25)  State director ifor U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (PA) from Mar./Apr. 2017.  Deputy Pennsylvania state director on Hillary for America, June-Nov. 2016.  Northeast political director at the DNC from July 2014.  Longtime staffer to Sen. Bob Casey.  Deputy state director (May 2011-July 2014); director of outreach and special projects (Nov. 2009-May 2011), regional representative (Feb. 2007-Nov. 2009), and started as his deputy political director, July-Nov. 2006.  Assistant to the First Lady of Illinois, July 2005-July 2006.  B.A. in political science and government from University of Pennsylvania, 2005.

National Coalitions Director  Vanessa Cardenas

(Apr. 25)  Senior director of national outreach (from May 2018) and director of strategic communications (June 2016-Apr. 2018).  Director of Climatico at the World Wildliife Fund, Apr. 2015-June 2016.  Vice president for Progress 2050 (Jan. 2010-Mar. 2015)and director of ethnic media (June 2006-June 2009) at the Center for American Progress. Outreach coordinator/policy communications associate at the National Immigration Forum, Nov. 2002-June 2006.  Public education specialist in Arlington County, VA, Nov. 2000-Nov. 2002.  Outreach coordinator/media relations for Arlington Public Schools, Jan. 1997-Jan. 2000, M.P A. from George Mason University.  twitter


National Organizing Director  Kurt Bagley

(Apr. 25)  National field director (from Feb. 2017) and Southern national field desk (Oct. 2015-Dec. 2016) at the DCCC.  Field director on Ron Barber for Congress, Jan.-Dec. 2014.  Field and data director at Utah Votes from Apr.-Dec. 2013.  Field organizer at CU Boulder for Organizing for America-Colorado, Aug.-Nov 2012; organizing fellow at Obama for America Utah, Feb.-May 2012.  General manager at Turbo Express Car Wash, Jan. 2011-Feb. 2012.  B.A. in economics from University of Utah, 2011.  twitter

National Training Director  Gabriella Cascone

(May 2019)  Trainer for the National Democratic Training Committee from Jan. 2018.  Coach for Wellstone Action from July 2017.  Mobile enrollment coordinator for IDNYC for the NYC Human Resources Administration from Apr. 2017.  Training director on JB Pritzker for Governor, May-Dec. 2018.  Senior training manager with Indivisible Projet, Mar.-May 2018.   North Carolina statewide training director (July-Nov. 2016), regional organizing director in Newport News, VA (May-July 2016) and organizer in Western Iowa on the caucus campaign (July 2015-May 2016) for Hillary for America.  Regional field director (June-Nov. 2014) and field organizer (Apr.-June 2014) on the North Carolina Coordinated Campaign.  Public affairs coordinator for Planned Parenthood of Nassau County, Inc., Aug. 2012-Apr. 2014.  Client service representative for Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood, Inc., July 2009-Aug. 2010.  B.A. in sociology from SUNY Geneseo, 2009.  twitter


Communications Director  Kate Bedingfield  ...see above

Deputy Communications Director for Messaging   Kate Berner

(Apr. 25)  Vice president at SKDKnickerbocker from April 2016.  Special advisor to the Under Secretary at the International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, May 2015-Apr. 2016.  Director of outreach (from June 2014), deputy director of administration (May 2013-June 2014) and associate director of administration (May 2012-May 2013).  Senior state-federal liason for the Governor's Office, State of Illinois, May 2011-May 2012.  Advance and communications specialist on Quinn for Illinois, Feb.-Nov. 2010.  Bachelor's degree in history at The University of Chicago, 2010.  twitter

Deputy Communications Director for Strategic Planning  Meghan Hays

(Apr. 25)  Executive director of enterprise communications/director of executive communications for MGM Resorts International from Apr. 2017.  Deputy directro of communications/director of message planning/advance lead to Vice President Joe Biden, 2012-17.  Director of scheduling and advance on Wendy Davis for Governor, Oct. 2013-Nov. 2014.  Press lead, national advance staff on Obama for America, 2012.  Director of scheduling for U.S. Sen. Blumenthal (CT), Jan.-Dec. 2011.  Director of research and legislative affairs at The Duberstein Group, July 2008-Jan. 2011.  Deputy director for surrogate scheduling on Hillary Clinton for President, Sept. 2007-June 2008  National traveling advance team: lead site/press on Kerry-Edwards, 2004.  National traveling advance team: lead site/press on Dean for America, 2003-04.  Scheduler in the Office of Gov. Gray Davis, 2003.  B.A. in political science from UC Davis, 2003.  twitter

Deputy Communications Director for Press  Bill Russo

(Apr. 25)  Communications director to former Vice President Biden.  Advisor to Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken.  Advisor to Biden national security aide Jake Sullivan, associate director of administration, and earlier scheduling intern in the Office of the Vice President from Fall 2011.  Graduate in political science, English and history from the University of Delaware, 2009.  Grew up in Exton, PA.  twitter

National Press Secretary  Jamal Brown

(Apr. 25)  Consultant with Civic Advisors.  Worked for six years at the White House, most notably as press secretary for the Office of Management and Budget.  A senior legal assistant at GLBTQ Advocates & Defenders (GLAD).  B.A. in government and women's and gender studies from Dartmouth.  From Northern California. twitter

National Press Secretary  TJ Ducklo

(Apr. 25)  Senior communications director at NBC News in NYC from Mar. 2018.  Producer/communications for "The Circus: Inside The Biggest Story on Earth," Mar. 2017-Feb. 2018.  Owner of TJD Communications, Inc., Mar. 2017-Feb. 2018.  Communications director at Bloomberg Politics, Apr. 2016-Mar. 2017.  Senior manager for corporate communicationat Viacom, Mar. 2015-Apr. 2016.  Communications lead and advisor to the chairman on Washington 2024 (Olympic bid), July 2014-Apr. 2015.  Deputy director of corporate communications (Feb. 2013-July 2014) and press assistant (Sept. 2011-Feb. 2013) at the Motion Picture Association of America.  Communications aasistant at Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, June-Sept. 2011.  Research/staff assistant to Mary Matalin and James Carville, Aug. 2010-June 2011.  B.A. in political communication from The George Washington University, 2011.  twitter

Traveling National Press Secretary Remi Yamamoto

(Apr. 25)  Communications director on Fred Hubbell for Governor (IA) from Sept. 2017.  Press secretary on Tom Perriello for Virginia, Jan.-June 2017.  A regional press secretary in Virginia on Hillary for America, July-Nov. 2016.  Senior associate (Aug. 2015-July 2016) and communications associate (Aug. 2014-Aug. 2015) at Precision Strategies.  B.A. in political science and government from The George Washington University, 2013.  Served as a national headquarters paid media intern on Obama for America in summer 2012.  twitter

Deputy Press Secretary  Matt Hill

Prevously media relations manager at Georgetown University from Jan. 2018.  Associate at Global Strategy Group, May 2016-Jan. 2018.  B.A. degrees in political science, communication from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016; communications intern in the Office of the Vice President, Jan.-May 2016.  twitter

Deputy Press Secretary  Adonna Biel

(May 2019)  Campaign communications assistant at EMILY's List, Jan.-Dec. 2018.  B.A. in political science and government from North Carolina State University, 2017.  twitter

Communications Director for Dr. Jill Biden  Sherice Perry

(Apr. 25)  A vice president at Spitfire Strategies from Sept. 2017.  Executive director of The Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative, Feb. 2016-Apr. 2017.  Director of (Mar. 2014-Feb. 2016) and special assistant for (Apr. 2012-Mar. 2014) specialty and broadcast media in the secretary’s Public Affairs Office at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). Health equity program manager at Families USA, June 2008-Mar. 2012..  A communications specialist with the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service, June 2006-May 2008.  Consultant for health policy (Sept. 2005-May 2006) and intern (Nov. 2004-June 2005) at Burness Communications.  M.P.P. from Georgetown University; undergraduate degree from University of Pennsylvania.  Author of Invincible Summer.

Director of Rapid Response  Andrew Bates

(Apr. 25)  Communications director for House campaigns (from Feb. 2018) and deputy communications director (Feb. 2017-Feb. 2018) at American Bridge 21st Century.  North Carolina communications director on Hillary for America, May-Nov. 2016.  Press secretary (Sept. 2014-May 2016) and deputy press secretary (Dec. 2013-Sept. 2014) at the U.S. Trade Representative.  Communications researcher (Aug. 2011-Dec. 2013), press assistant (March-Aug. 2011) and media monitor (March 2010-March 2011) at The White House.  Development coordinator at Business Forward, Sept. 2009-Feb. 2010.  Bachelor's degree in political science from North Carolina State University, 2009.  Winston-Salem native.  twitter

Director of Strategic Communications  Kamau Marshall

(Apr. 25)  Deputy national press secretary and director of African American media at the DCCC, 2018-19.  Communications director to U.S. Rep. Al Green (TX), 2017-18.  Speechwriter and communications advisor at the USDA, 2016-17.  Special assistant to U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, 2015-16.  Communications and outreach coordinator (contractor) for U.S. Department of Labor, 2015.  Public affairs at SKDKnickerbocker, 2014-15.  Press and legislative fellow with U.S. Sen. Tom Carper and Homeland and Government Affairs Committee, 2013-14.  Field organizer with Obama for America, 2012.  M.P.A. in public policy and B.A. in journalism and public affairs from Texas Southern University.  twitter


Deputy Research Director  Sharmeen Khan

(April 2019)  Research associate at American Possibilities PAC, July 2018-Apr. 2019.  Research analyst at Democracy Forward, Sept. 2017-July 2018.  B.A. in political science and government from New York University, 2017.  Internships include research intern on Hillary for America (Sept.-Nov. 2016), office of Sen. Gillibrand (June-Aug. 2016), and research intern on Hillary for America, June 2015-May 2016.  Pakistani American.


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Policy Advisor  Stef Feldman

(April 2019)   Director of policy at the Biden Institute at the University of Delaware, Apr. 2017-Apr. 2019.  Deputy director for domestic and economic policy (Mar.-July 2015), associate director for policy (Nov. 2013-Feb. 2015), assistant director for policy (July 2012-Nov. 2013) and policy analyst (June 2011-July 2012) in the Office of Vice President Biden.  J.D. from Yale Law School; B.A. in public policy studies from Duke University.  twitter


Director of Digital Content  PJ Alampi

(Apr. 25)  Director of accounts (from Feb. 2019) and associate director of new business and social video strategy (Sept. 2017-Feb. 2019) at Fullscreen.  Social media strategist at Epic Signal, Mar.-Sept. 2017.  Senior account manager, social video strategist (Jan.-Mar. 2017) and account manager, social video strategist (Jan. 2016-Jan. 2017) and social video coordinator (Apr. 2015-Jan. 2016) at Fullscreen.  Associate producer at PBS, Aug. 2014-Apr. 2015.  B.F.A. in fine arts, film from Syracuse University, 2014.  twitter

Traveling Digital Director  Courtney Corbisiero

(Apr. 2019)  Digital director at End Citizens United, Nov. 2017-Apr. 2019.  Digital director on the Drive for Our Lives bus tour (Affordable Care Act), July-Aug. 2017.  Chief digital officer at Rapid Returns, Apr.-July 2017.  Digital director on the Save My Care bus tour, Jan.-Mar. 2017.  Wisconsin digital director on Hillary for America, May-Nov. 2016.  Digital associate at 270 Strategies, Jan. 2015-May 2016.  Deputy digital director at Braley for Iowa (U.S. Senate) June-Nov. 2014.  Digital director for state support at 270 Strategies, Dec. 2013-May 2014.  Deputy digital director at Business Forward, Feb.-Dec. 2013.  Digital organizer in Ohio (July-Nov. 2012), tech and field intern (Jan.-July 2012) and Illinois digital state lead (Sept. 2011-Feb. 2012) on Obama for America.  B.A. in political science from The George Washington University, 2013.  twitter


Chief Analytics Officer  Becca Siegel

(Apr. 25)  Director of data science at BlueLabs from Feb. 2015.  Ohio data and analytics director (Apr.-Nov. 2016) and national analytics (Jan.-Apr. 2016) on Hillary for America. Data science and strategy at BlueLabs Analytics, 2015.  Battleground Texas deputy data director, Dec. 2013-Nov. 2014.  Deputy regional field director in Fort Collins on Obama for America, Dec. 2011-Nov. 2012; deputy field organizer on Obama's 2008 campaign.  B.A. in history from Stanford University, 2013.  twitter

Deputy Chief Analytics Officer  Molly Graepel

(May 2019)  Analytics director, advocacy and engagement (Oct. 2018-May 2019) and data scientist (May-Oct. 2018) for the ACLU.  Analytics at Blue State Digital, June 2017-Apr. 2018.  Digital analytics on Hillary for America, June 2015-Nov. 2016; took a year and a half leave of absence from graduate studies at Harvard to work on the campaign.  Program analyst (Oct. 2013-June 2014) and associate program analyst (Oct. 2011-Sept. 2013) at Charity Navigator.  M.P.P. from Harvard University, 2018; undergraduate degree in East Asian studies, economics from Haverford College, 2010.


Finance Director  Katie Petrelius

(Apr. 25)  Director of development at the Biden Foundation from May 2017.  Northeast finance director at the DSCC, Mar. 2014-May 2017.  National finance director at Joe Kennedy for Congress, Feb. 2012-Mar. 2014.  West deputy finance director at the DSCC, Mar. 2011-Mar. 2012.  Finance associate at 4C Partners, LLC, Sept. 2009-Feb. 2011.  Finance assistant at the Public Justice Foundation, May 2008-Sept. 2009.  B.S. in political science and government, French from Drew University, 2008.

Deputy National Finance Director  Sharon Weber

(April 2019)  Midwest and South finance director at the DSCC, Mar. 2017-Feb. 2019.  Illinois finance director on Tammy for Illinois, Apr. 2015-Dec. 2016.  Political fundraiser for New Chicago Consulting LLC, Nov. 2014-Apr. 2015.  Political fundraiser at Nancy Kohn Consulting, LLC, Apr. 2011-Nov. 2014.  Deputy finance director on Toi for Illinois, Dec. 2012-Mar. 2013.  Field staffer (Sept.-Nov. 2010) and finance assistant (June-Oct. 2010) at Alexi for Illinois.  B.A. in political science from DePaul University, 2010.

PA and DE Finance Director  Evan Seltzer

(April 2019)  Deputy finance director on Tom Wolf for Governor, Mar. 2017-Nov. 2018.  Deputy finance director (in-state) on Katie McGinty for Senate, Sept. 2015-Nov. 2016.  Finance director on Paul Steinke for City Counci At-Large (Philadelphia), Jan.-May 2015.  Finance assistant ant tracker (May-Nov. 2014) and finance intern (Oct. 2013-May 2014) on Sean Eldridge for Congress (NY).  B.A. in political science from Vassar College, 2014.

Deputy So. Calif Finance Director  Haley Jones

(April 2019)  Junior associate (Sept. 2018-Mar. 2019), account assistant (Mar. 2017-Sept. 2018) and executive assistant (June 2016-Mar. 2017) at Gonring, Spahn & Associates.  B.A. in political science and govenrment from UCLA, 2016; internships include finance intern in the SW regional finance office on Hillary for America (Mar.-June 2016).

Southeast Deputy Regional Finance Director (Miami)  Georgette Brammer

(May 2019)  Tri-state finance director at the DNC, Feb. -May 2019.  Finance director on Donna Shalala for Congress, Mar. 2018-Feb. 2019.  Finance director (Aug. 2017-Jan. 2018) and deputy finance director (May-Aug. 2017) for the Florida Democratic Party.  Sales coordinator for the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, Aug. 2016-May 2017.  Welcome desk agent at W Fort Lauderdale, Nov. 2015-Aug. 2016.  Director of scheduling and advance in the USTR, Nov. 2013-Aug. 2015.   Director of scheduling and advance (Feb.-Nov. 2013), associate director of scheduling and advance (Dec. 2010-Feb. 2013) and special assistant to the White House liaison and scheduling and advance for the U.S. Department of Transportation.  Florida finance assistant on Obama for America, June 2007-Nov. 2008.  Bachelor's degree in political science from University of Miami, 2007.

Deputy Regional Finance Director (Houston)  Atissa Ladjevardian

(June 2019)  Finance associate at Fulkerson Kennedy and Company, Mar. 2017-Mar. 2019.  Finance assistant on Hillary for America, June-Nov. 2016.  Bachelor's degree in political science and government from Yale University, 2016. 

Director of Strategic Initiatives  Karla Frank

(April 2019)  Finance manager at American Possibilities PAC, July 2017-Apr. 2019.  Deputy West finance director at the DSCC, Mar.-July 2017.  Deputy No. California and Northwest finance director at the DNC, Feb. 2015-Nov. 2016.  National finance associate on Allison for Kentucky, Aug.-Nov. 2014.  Client staff assistant at Burson-Marsteller, Oct. 2013-July 2014.  B.A. in political science and government from Georgetown University, 2013.  twitter

Finance Chief of Staff  Meredith Jachowicz

(April 2019)  Finance chief of staff (Mar. 2017-Mar. 2019), deputy events director (Apr. 2015-Mar. 2017), Senate services director (Dec. 2012-Mar. 2017) and assistant to the finance director (Feb. 2011-Dec. 2012) at the DSCC.  Member services assistant, marketing intern at EMILY's List, Jan.-Nov. 2010.


Deputy Director of Advance  Jaclyn Gelfond

(April 2019)  Operations manager at ACRONYM, Aug. 2018-Apr. 2019.  Leadership recruiting for Tesla, Feb. 2017-Aug. 2018.  Deputy director of advance (Oct. 2016-Jan. 2017) and associate director of advance (Oct. 2015-Oct. 2016) in the Office of the Vice President; advance associate (May 2015-Sept. 2015) and scheduling and advance intern (Jan.-May 2015) at the White House.  B.A. in political science and communication at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015.

National Advance Lead  Valentine Sanders

(May 2019)  Director of advance in the Office of the New York State Attorney General, Jan. 2018-May 2019.  White House advance lead (Apr. 2014-Jan. 2017) and White House advance associate (Aug. 2011-Apr. 2014) for the Office of the Vice President.  Press advance leader on Obama for America, Feb.-Nov. 2012.  Advance lead on Elizabeth Warren for Massachusetts, Feb.-Nov. 2012.  Scholarship in Oman, May-Aug. 2011.  Studied political science and Arabic at CUNY Hunter College.  Communications intern in the Office of the Vice President, Dec. 2010-June 2011.  Deputy Wisconsin GOTV director (May-Nov. 2008) and field organizer (Jan.-June 2008) on Obama for America.  Junior analyst  at Caine Mitter & Associates, Jan.-Sept. 2007.

Director of Production  Ari Krupkin

(May 2019...May 20 tweet)  Manager at The Markham Group, Jan. 2015-May 2019.  Campaign manager on Edwin Edwards for Congress, July-Nov. 2014.  Advance associate at the White House, Feb. 2012-June 2014.  National advance staff on Obama for America, Feb.-Nov. 2012.  Studied at Louisiana State University.  twitter

Trip Director  Ashley Williams

(Apr. 25)  Senior advisor at director of special projects for the Ambassador at the U.S. Department of State, Feb. 2014-Aug. 2016.  National advance staffer on Obama for America, Aug.-Nov. 2012.  Special assistant (Apr. 2011-Aug. 2012) and intern (Sept. 2010-Jan. 2011) in the Office of Dr. Jill Biden at the White House.  J.D. candidate at University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2019.  Master's degree in political management from The George Washington University, 2018; B.S. in international politics from Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service, 2010.


Surrogates Director  Michelle Kwan

Outreach coordinator on Hillary for America, June 2015-Nov. 2016.  American Public Diplomacy Envoy, appointed by Secretary of State Condolezza Rice in Nov. 2006.  Champion figure skater from 1995-2005.  Master's degree from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University, 2011; undergraduate degree in international studies from the University of Denver, 2008.  twitter


COO and CFO  Daniel McCarthy

(Apr. 25)  Principal and CEO at Blue Ledger Group, LLC (BlueMissionOps) from May 2017, and director of finance and operations at Resources for Human Development from Apr. 2017.  Deputy CFO and controller (from Aug. 2016) and deputy controller and accounts payable (from Apr. 2015) on Hillary for America.  Board treasurer and financial controller for the Gateway Men's Chorus, 2013-15.  Senior internal revenue agent in the special enforcement program at the IRS in St. Louis, 2012-15.  M.B.A. from Webster University, 2013; M.A. in accounting (2009) and bachelor's degree in accounting and business administration (2008) from University of Illinois.

Director of Operations  Andrew Schreyer

(April 2019)  Operations at Everytown for Gun Safety, Apr. 2018-Apr. 2019.  Manager of field operations for Mesmerize Marketing: Point-of-Care Media, May 2017-Mar. 2018.  Accounting systems manager on Hillary for America, July 2015-Jan. 2017.  Fleet performance and monitoring for Sungevity in Oakland, CA, from April 2014.  B.A./B.S. in philosophy, business administration, French from Chapman University, 2014.  twitter

Deputy Director of National State Operations  DeUndre Eberhart

(May 2019)  Executive assistant to the executive director at the Democratic Governors Association, Feb.-May 2019.  Deputy logistics director fo the DSCC on the Florida recount, Nov. 2018.  Director of operations for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2018.   Director of logistics/special assistant to the candidate on Stacey Evans for Georgia Governor, July 2017-May 2018.  Special assistant to the Commissioner/trasition executive for DeKalb County Commissioner, Jan.-April 2017.  National chief operating officer fo the National Black MBA Association, Leaders of Tomorrow, Sept. 2014-June 2015.  Executive assistant to the executive director at Tomorrow's Luminaries Foundation, Aug. 2012-Feb. 2014.


General Counsel  Dana Remus

(Apr. 25)  General counsel of the Obama Foundation and the Office of Barack and Michelle Obama.  Senior ethics counsel at the White House from 2016.  Professor at the University of North Carolina School of Law, from 2013.  Prevously taught at the University of New Hampshire School of Law from 2009, and Drexel University's Earle Mack School of Law, 2006-08.  Associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP in New York, 2002-05.  J.D. from Yale Law School, 2002; A.B. in East Asian studies from Harvard College, 1997.

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U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond (LA-2)  (announced May 31, 2019)

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State Director  Jake Braun

(reported by DMR's Brianne Pfannenstiel on May 17, 2019)  CEO at Cambridge Global from 2013; faculty/lecturer at University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy.  White House liaison to the Department of Homeland Security, Jan. 2009-Dec. 2010.  Deputy national field director on Obama's 2008 campaign; earlier did some consulting for Chris Dodd's presidential campaign.  Field director on the Michigan Coordinated Campaign in Fall 2004; headed up John Kerry's Dubuque office during the 2003-04 Iowa caucus campaign.  Worked on local campaigns in Dubuque in 2002. Master's degree in international relations and affairs from Troy University; master's degree in education from National Louis University; bachelor's degree in philosophy from Loyola University Chicago.  From Omaha.

Senior Advisor  Jessie Harris

(reported by DMR's Brianne Pfannenstiel on May 17, 2019)  Partner at the LS2group in Des Moines from June 2017; started as a senior account executive in Nov. 2010.   A senior aide to Iowa Secretary of State Michael Mauro, 2010.  Iowa state director on SEIU Change That Works, 2009.  Iowa Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign director, Feb. 2008-Jan. 2009.  Political director on Citizens for Tom Harkin, Apr. 2007-Feb. 2008.  Iowa field director on Tom Vilsack for President, 2007-08.  Field director for the Iowa Democratic Party’s Coordinated Campaign.  Field director on the Chet Culver for Governor campaign.  Regional field director for the 2004 Iowa Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign (Linn County).  Field staffer on John Edwards' Iowa caucus campaign (Warren County).  B.A. double major in political science and history from Simpson College, 2003.

Communications Director  Julia Krieger

(May 2019)  Communications director for the start up of U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan's presidential campaign (first six weeks).  Communications director on U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)'s re-election campaign, Nov. 2017-Nov. 2018.  Deputy communications director (Feb.-Nov. 2017) and press secretary to Sen. Heitkamp.  New media press secretary to the U.S. House Oversight & Government Reform Committee, July 2013-Aug. 2014.  Media analyst for American Bridge 21st Century, Feb. 2012-July 2013.  Researcher at Media Matters for America, June 2010-Feb. 2012.  B.A. in journalism, gender, women and sexuality studies from University of Minnesota, 2009.  twitter

Deputy Organizing Directors 
Rachel Niemerski

(May 2019)  Organizing director on Andrew Cuomo 2018.  NYC organizing director for the New York State Democratic Party, Feb.-June 2018.  Field director on Sheehan for Mayor, May-Nov. 2017.  Regional organizing director in Mason for the Ohio Democratic Party/Hillary for America, Apr.-Nov. 2016; regional organizing director in Boise, ID (Feb.-Apr. 2016) and field organizer in the Des Moines area (July 2015-Feb. 2016) on Hillary for America.  Operations manager (2014-June 2015) and policy associate and executive assistant (Feb. 2013-Aug. 2014)  at the Environmental Working Group.  B.S. degree, program in the environment from University of Michigan, 2012.  twitter

Scott Genzink

(May 2019)  Organizing and youth vote director on Deidre DeJear for Secretary of State, Aug.-Nov. 2018.  Aide to the Secretary of State of New Jersey, Jan.-Aug. 2018.  Deputy field director on Murphy for Governor (NJ), Jan.-Nov. 2017.  Regional organizing director in Wausau for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Apr.-Nov. 2016.  Organizer in Milwaukee, WI, York, ME and Knoxville, IA on Hillary for America, July 2015-Apr. 2016.  Regional field director for the New York State Democratic Committee, July-Nov. 2014.  Field organizer on Cory Booker for Senate, July-Oct. 2013.  B.A. in political science and sociology from Calvin College, 2013.  twitter


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Betty Brim-Hunter, Former Political Director, Iowa Federation of Labor
Teri Hawks Goodman, Community Leader
Bruce Hunter, State Representative
Jim Lykam, State Senator
Mary Maloney, Polk County Treasurer
Jackie Norris, President & CEO, Goodwill of Central Iowa; Former Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama
Tom Powers, Former Councilman, City of Waterloo
Ken Runde, Former Dubuque County Sheriff & Obama Administration United States Marshal



State Director  Ian Moskowitz

(reported by WMUR on Apr. 25, 2019)  Campaign manager on Steve Dettelbach's run for Ohio Attorney General, May 2017-Nov. 2018.  Account executive at AL Media, Sept.-Nov. 2016.  Campaign manager on Galbraith for Vermont, Mar.-Aug. 2016.  Political director for the New Hampshire Democratic Party, Dec. 2014-Feb. 2016.  NH Senate Democratic Caucus campaign manager for state Sen. David Watters re-election and for Maureen Manning for state Senate, May-Nov. 2014.  Special assistant to New York City Council Member Annabel Palma, Mar. 2013-May 2014.  Research assistant at D Squared Tax Strategies, Jan.-May 2013.  Finance assistant on Mark Murphy for Congress (NY), June-Nov. 2012.  B.A. in political science from Boston University, 2012.  twitter

Deputy State Director  Laura O'Neill

(reported by WMUR on Apr. 25, 2019)  Has worked in the office of Sen. Jeanne Shaheen from Jan. 2018.  Director of the NH Senate Democratic Caucus, Jan. 2017-Jan. 2018.  Worked on Hillary for America in NH, ME and WI, July 2015-Nov. 2016.  Executive assistant to U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, July 2013-July 2015.  B.A. in political science and public and community service studies from Providence College, 2013.  twitter

Organizing Director  Peter Dougherty

(reported by WMUR on Apr. 25, 2019)  Southern regional field director at the DCCC from June 2018.  Campaiign manager on Bobby Kaple for Congress (GA), Jan.-May 2018.  Campaign manager on Karen Keys-Gamarra for School Board in Fairfax, VA, June-Sept. 2017.  Campaign manager on Sara Townsend for Delegate, Feb.-June 2017.  Regional GOTV director for the Democratic Party of Virginia, Aug.-Nov. 2016.  Field director on DPV/LuAnn Bennett for Congress (VA), Mar.-Nov. 2016.  Political director on Kathy McGuiness for Lt. Governor of Delaware, Jan.-Mar. 2016.  Field director on Ginny for Mayor (Charleston, SC), June-Nov. 2015.  Field director on Dan Storck for Supervisor of Mount Vernon, Apr.-June 2015.  Regional field director (July-Dec. 2014) and field organizer (Apr.-June 2014) for the Arizona Democratic Party.  Regional field director for the Utah Democratic Party, Jan.-Mar. 2014.  Communications intern at the DCCC, Sept.-Dec. 2013.  B.A. in political science from Miami University, 2013.  twitter

Deputy Organizing Director  Catherine Vegis

(May 2019)  Deputy field director (May-Nov. 2018) and regional field director (June 2017-May 2018) on JB Pritzker for Governor (IL).  Field organizer in greater Philadelphia area for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2016.  Experience also includes fellow on Hillary for America in Chicago, Feb.-Mar. 2016, Rahm Emanuel's mayoral campaign, Jan.-Apr. 2015.  Studied political science and government at DePaul University.  twitter

Regional Organizing Directors 
Joe Scheidler

(May 2019)  Special assistant on the Warrior-Scholar Project, Mar.-May 2019.  Campaign manager on Martha Fuller Clark for State Senate, Sept.-Dec. 2018.  Regional field director (Sept. 2018) and field organizer (June-Sept. 2018) and Intern (Jan.-May 2018) on Maura Sullivan for Congress (Portsmouth, NH).  B.A. in political science and government from University of New Hampshire, 2018.  twitter

Communications Director  Meira Bernstein

(reported by WMUR on Apr. 25, 2019)  Communications director on McCaskill for Missouri, Jan.-Nov. 2018.  Communications director for the Missouri Democratic Party, ,JUly-Dec. 2017.  Press secretary to U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, Jan.-July 2017; press secretary on Maggie for NH, Jan.-Nov. 2016.  Senior associate (June 2014-Dec. 2015) and associate (Apr. 2013-May 2014) at Global Strategy Group.  Associate account executive at Kwittken & Company, Jan.-Mar. 2013.  B.A. in history, leadership studies and international studies from Williams College, 2012.  twitter

Press Secretary  Emma Riley

(reported by WMUR on Apr. 25, 2019)  Associate press secretary (from Mar. 2018) and assistant (Mar. 2017-Mar. 2018) to Boston Mayor Martin Walsh.  Regional organizing director in York (July-Nov. 2016) and field organizer (May-July 2016) fo rthe Pennsylvania Democratic Party.  Organizing fellow in Nashua, NH for Hillary for America, May 2015-May 2016.  Bachelor's degree in political science and government, strategic communications from High Point University, 2016.  twitter


...reported by WMUR on Apr. 25, 2019
Former Gov. John Lynch served four terms from 2005-13 (>)
Terry Schumaker served as ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago from 1997-2001, co-chaired Bill Clinton's NH primary campaigns (>)
former New Hampshire Supreme Court Chief Justice John Broderick, served as chief justice 2004-10 and associate justice 1995-2004.


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State Director  Hilary Barrett

(announced May 6, 2019)  Campaign manager on Joe Kopser for Congress in TX-21, June-Nov. 2018.  Director of operations and scheduling on John Chiang for Governor (CA), Mar.-June 2018.  Director of scheduling for U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez-Masto (NV), Nov. 2016-Mar. 2018.  A deputy political director (focused on coordinated table; also principal trip lead) in Nevada on Hillary for America, May-Nov. 2016.  Operations and training (Feb.-May 2016) and deputy training director-presidential caucus (Aug. 2015-Feb. 2016) for the Nevada State Democratic Party.  Bachelor's degree in political science and international studies from University of Utah, 2015.

Organizing Director  Jennifer Sosa

(announced May 6, 2019)  Western regional field director at the DCCC from Jan. 2018.  Vice president of operations for California Young Democrats from Feb. 2018.  Field representative for U.S. Rep. Scott Peters (CA), Dec. 2016-Dec. 2017.  Field director in the greater San Diego area for the California Democratic Party (Aug.-Nov. 2016) and for the DCCC (Mar.-July 2016).  Deputy campaign manager for Yes on A (Carlsbad), Nov. 2015-Feb. 2016.  Campaign manager on Jerry Velasco for El Monte City Council and Andre Quintero for Mayor, Aug.-Nov. 2015.  Field organizer with the California Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2014.  Bachelor's degree from UC San Diego, 2014.  twitter

Deputy Organizing Director  Lucia Nunez

(announced May 6, 2019)   Field director for CA-10 (July-Nov. 2018), organizing director for CA-10 (Nov. 2017-June 2018) and senior regional organizer in Modesto (Feb.-Nov. 2017) for the California Democratic Party (Josh Harder).  Field organizer in Sacramento area for the California Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2016.  Research associate at briliant corners Research & Strategies, Dec. 2015-June 2016.  B.A. in environmental analysis, Hispanic studies from Scripps College, 2015.  twitter

Communications Director  Vedant Patel

(announced May 6, 2019)  Communications director to U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA) from July 2018.  Regional press secretary and director of AAPI media at the DNC, Apr. 2017-July 2018.  Communications director on Mike Honda for Congress, Nov. 2015-Jan. 2017.  Deputy communications director to U.S. Rep. Mike Honda (CA), Jan. 2013-Nov. 2015.  M.B.A. from UF Hough Graduate School of Business, 2017; B.S. in biology from UC Riverside, 2012.  twitter

Press Secretary  Isabel Aldunate

(announced May 6, 2019)  Deputy national press secretary (from Mar. 2018), press assistant (Jan. 2017-Mar. 2018) and intern (Oct.-Dec. 2016) to U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer.  Deputy press secretary on Andrew Gillum for Governor (FL), Sept.-Nov. 2018.  Communications intern at ACORE, Aug.-Oct. 2016; fellow at Climate Action Campaign, June-Aug. 2016; communications coordinator for the Maryland Clean Energy Center, Jan.-May 2016; and graduate fellow on Chris Van Hollen for U.S. Senate, Feb.-Apr. 2016.  Master's degree in political communication from American University, 2017; B.A. in comunication and media studies from University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2015.  twitter



State Director  Kendall Corley

(reported by The State on Apr. 25, 2019)  Political director on James Smith's 2018 campaign for governor.  Helped lead DNC turnout efforts on behalf of Doug Jones' campaign for U.S. Senate in Alabama (>).  Strategist on Archie Parnell's campaign for Congress against Ralph Norman in the June 20, 2017 special election to succeed U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney in the 5th CD.  South Carolina political director on Draft Biden, Sept.-Oct. 2015 (>).  Has worked for Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin.  Midlands regional field director on Obama's 2007-08 South Carolina primary campaign.

Deputy State Director  Mariah Hill

(reported by The State on Apr. 25, 2019)  Campaign manager on Joe Cunningham for Congress in the 1st CD, Feb. 2018-Feb. 2019.  Deputy political director (June-Nov. 2016) and scheduler and political assistant (Feb.-June 2016) on Jason Kander for U.S. Senate (MO).  Field organizer in New Hampshire on Martin O'Malley for President, Aug. 2015-Feb. 2016.  Intern for U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (MI), Feb.-June 2015.  B.A. in political science from Albion College, 2012.  twitter

Coalitions Director  Rosalyn Glenn

(reported by The State on Apr. 25, 2019)  Financial advisor.  Democratic nominee for South Carolina Treasurer, def. by incumbent Curtis Loftis (R) by 56.0% to 42.5%.  President and CEO of Glenn Destiny Consulting, LLC from 2007.  President and CEO of Brookland Federal Credit Union, 1999-2007.  B.A. in sociology from University of South Carolina, 1991.  Raised in Wellford, SC.

Political Director  Scott Harriford

(reported by The State on Apr. 25, 2019)  Field director for U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham from Jan. 2019.  Owner and CEO of Jah Roots (hydroponic farm/consulting) since Aug. 2012.  Deputy political director on James Smith's campaign for governor, Oct. 2017-Dec. 2018; assistant to state Rep. James Smith, May 2017-Dec. 2018.  Catering manager, Jan. 2013-Dec. 2017.  Managing partner of Royal Greens in Punta Gorda, FL, Nov. 2014-Aug. 2015.  Studied at University of South Carolina-Columbia.  twitter

Communications Director  Paige Hill

(reported by The State on Apr. 25, 2019)  Communications at Bloomberg Philanthropies from Jan. 2019.  Communications and policy director on former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean's campaign for governor in Tennessee, Feb.-Nov. 2018.  Traffic anchor (Sept. 2016-Jan. 2018) and reporter (Oct. 2014-Sept. 2016) for "Good Morning Nashville" (ABC).  Reporter for KFOR in Oklahoma City, May 2013-Oct. 2014.  B.A. in journalism from Lindenwood University, 2013.  twitter


press releases
...announced June 5, 2019
11 elected officials and community leaders led by:
Inez Tenenbaum, former State Superintendent of Education and Chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission

...announced May 6, 2019
23 political and community leaders including one state senator and five state representatives:
Sen. Dick Harpootlian, Richland County
Rep. Jimmy Bales, Richland County
Rep. Robert Brown, Charleston County
Rep. Biill Clyburn, Aiken County
Rep. Joseph Jefferson, Berkeley County
Rep. David Mack, III, Charleston County




U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein  ...reported by the Washington Examiner on May 8, 2019 >

See also:
John DiStaso.  "Biden staffing up: Ian Moskowitz, Laura O'Neill heading former VP's New Hampshire campaign team."  WMUR, Apr. 25, 2019.

Emma Dumain.  "Joe Biden enters 2020 race with a full team in South Carolina."  The State, Apr. 25, 2019

Katie Glueck and Emma Dumain.  "Biden's South Carolina allies lay groundwork for 2020 campaign."  McClatchy, Mar. 27, 2019.

Thomas Beaumont.  "Biden's team sees Iowa as crucial to nabbing 2020 nomination."  AP, Mar. 27, 2019.

Arlette Saenz and Jeff Zeleny.  "Joe Biden readies major endorsements and message of strength ahead of likely 2020 run."  CNN, Mar. 18, 2019.

Amie Parnes.  "Exclusive: Inside Joe Biden's campaign in waiting."  The Hill, Feb. 28, 2019.