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Pete for America

(page updated July 20, 2019)

Headquarters: South Bend, IN.   ...moved in April 1, 2019   FEC
formal announcement Apr. 14, 2019; announced Pete for America Exploratory Committee Jan. 23, 2019. @PeteButtigieg

Candidate  Pete Buttigieg  timeline

Husband  Chasten Buttigieg  twitter
First Dogs  Truman and Buddy  twitter

Campaign Manager  Mike Schmuhl

Senior advisor, treasurer of Buttigieg's Hitting Home PAC; Consultant to Mel Hall's 2018 campaign against U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R) in IN-2.  Chief of staff to Mayor Buttigieg through June 12, 2013 after managing his 2011 campaign.  Campaign manager on U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly's 2010 re-election campaign, a narrow win over state Rep. Jackie Walorski (R).  "Radio and television producer for The Washington Post for three years."  Journalist in Minneapolis.  Studied at the Paris Institute of Political Studies, 2013-15; undergraduate degree in history from the University of Notre Dame, 2005. 
See: Nov. 17, 2011 article in The Observer.

Senior Advisor  Jess O'Connell

(reported July 18, 2019)  Partner at NEWCO Strategies.  CEO of the DNC, May 2017-Jan./Feb. 2018.  Executive director of EMILY's List from 2014.  Chief of staff and senior vice president at the Center for American Progress, 2011-14.  National field director for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, 2010-11.  Senior manager at ONE Campaign, 2009.  National director of operations on Hillary Clinton for President, Nov. 2006, resigned March 2008.  Finance director/deputy campaign manager on Phil Hare's successful 2006 campaign for Congress (IL-17); deputy campaign manager on Peggy Lamm's unsuccessful 2006 primary campaign for Congress (CO-7).  COO at EchoDitto Inc., 2005-06.  Development director at the Children's Defense Fund, 2005.  Deputy director of major gifts and events at EMILY's List, 2003-05.  M.B.A. from University of Denver-Daniels College of Business; B.A. from University of Colorado at Boulder.  twitter


National Political Director  Stephen Brokaw

(Jan. 2019)  Marketing manager for Grow with Google (from Apr. 2017) and metro expansion lead (Jan. 2016-Mar. 2017) at Google.  Principal (May-Dec. 2015) and senior vice president and general counsel (May 2014-May 2015) at 270 Strategies.  Associatae at Schiff Hardin LLP in Chicago, Jan. 2013-Mar. 2014.  Digital project manager at Obama for America, Aug.-Nov. 2012.  Senior political generalist on the Ohio campaign (July-Nov. 2008), delegate tracker for OH, IN, WV and KY (Mar.-July 2008), constituency director on the Nevada caucus campaign (Oct.  2007-Jan. 2008) and assistant to the national field director (Feb.-Oct. 2007).  Bachelor's degree in government from Harvard University, 2006.

Deputy National Political Director  Caitria Mahoney

(May 2019)  Chief of staff at GlobalCitizen from 2017.  Segment producer at MSNBC from 2017.  Special Assistant to the President and deputy director (June 2016-Jan. 2017), director of planning (Mar. 2015-June 2016) and special assistant to the director (Jan. 2013-Mar. 2015) of the Office of Political Strategy and Outreach at the White House.  Media operations director on Obama for America, Aug. 2011-Nov. 2012.  Worked at Benenson Strategy Group, Sept. 2010-June 2011.  Interned at the White House in summer 2010.Bachelor's degree in political science and government from University of Vermont, 2010  From Newton, Mass..  twitter

National Organizing Director  Greta Carnes

Texting director on the 2017 Virginia Coordinated Campaign. Regional digital lead (May-Nov. 2016) and social media lead on the Iowa caucus campaign (April 2015-Feb. 2016) for HIllary for America.  Deputy digital director on Alison for Kentucky, July-Nov. 2014.  Press assistant at 270 Strategies, June 2013-July 2014.  Field organizer in the Dubuque area on Obama for America, Aug.-Nov. 2012.  Degree in political science and government from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.  twitter

Early States Organizing Director  Jimmy Dahman

(May 2019)  Founder, executive director of Town Hall Project, Jan. 2017-May 2019.  Volunteer GOTV director on Cindy Axne for Congress, Oct.-Nov. 2018.  Deputy organizing director on Ohio Together, Apr.-Nov. 2016.  Regional organizing director in Phoenix (Mar.-Apr. 2016) and in Wheat Ridge, CO (Feb.-Mar. 2016) and organizer in Grinnell, Iowa, Apr. 2015-Feb. 2016 on HIllary for America.  Regional field director on Friends of Anthony Brown, Apr.-July 2014.  Field organizer in Peoria on Enroll America, Dec. 2013-Apr. 2014.  Field organizer for the Nassau County Democratic Committee, July-Nov. 2013.  B.A. in political science, American Politics from Kent State University, 2013.  twitter

Organizing  Roohi Rustum

(July 2019)  Experience includes director of engagement for the Boston Schools Fund.  M..P.A. from Harvard Kennedy School of Government and M.B.A.from MIT Sloan School of Management, 2017.; B.A. in Biology and English from Yale College.  twitter

National Constituency Director  José Morales

(started May 3, 2019)  Community engagement and projects director (from Jan. 2018) and director of special projects (from Feb. 2017) at the National Democratic Redistricting Committee.  Executive assistant to the executive director at the DCCC from Feb. 2015.  Programs associate (Jan. 2014-Feb. 2015), events fellow (Sept.-Dec. 2013) and election administration fellow (June-Sept. 2013) at the New Organizing Institute.  B.A. in political science and sociology from American University, 2013.  twitter

National Delegate Director  George Hornedo

(May 2019)  Senior policy advisor (Aug. 2018-May 2019) and policy fellow (Aug. 2017-Aug. 2018)  Political director on Michael Blake for DNC vice chair, Dec. 2016-Feb. 2017.  Outreach and engagement on the Clinton-Kaine Transition Project, Sept.-Nov. 2016.  Regional delegate coordinate on Hillary for America, May-Aug. 2016.  Media affairs coordinator (Oct. 2015-May 2016) and press assistant (July 2014-Oct. 2015) at the U.S. Department of Justice.  J.D. from the George Washington University Law School, 2019; M.Ed. in education policy and management from Harvard University, 2014; B.A. in government from Cornell University, 2013.  twitter

Delegate Chief of Staff  Alexandra Dakich

(June 2019; started as a special assistant in Apr. 2019)  Press secretary on Perry Gershon for Congress (NY), Sept.-Nov. 2018.  Political director to Michael Blake, DNC Vice Chair and NY State Assemblyman, Mar. 2017-Aug. 2018.  Political team on Michael Blake for DNC Vice Chair, Dec. 2016-Mar. 2017.  Advance associate for the White House, May-Dec. 2016; national advance staff on Hillary for America, Aug.-Nov. 2016.  B.A. in economics and history, global politics from Vanderbilt University, 2016.  twitter


Communications Director  Lis Smith

Co-founder of 50 State Communications, July 2016.  Deputy campaign manager on O'Malley for President, May 2015-Feb. 2016; senior communications advisor to O'Malley's O'PAC, Jan. 2013-May 2015.  Also in the 2014 cycle served as a consultant to the Democratic Governors Association; and communications consultant to Adriano Espaillat's challenge to U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel in the June 2014 primary.  Spokeswoman on Bill de Blasio's campaign for Mayor of New York City, Sept.-Dec. 2013.  Spokeswoman for Eliot Spitzer's campaign for city comptroller in the Sept. 10, 2013 Democratic primary.  Director of rapid response on Obama's re-election campaign from Jan. 2012.  Communications director for the Democratic Governors Association under O'Malley (announced Jan. 2011).  Communications director on Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland's 2010 campaign, and in 2009 worked for New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine and Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe.  Worked on Dan Seals' congressional campaign in Illinois.  Campaign manager on Sen. Chris Koster's campaign for Attorney General in Missouri, 2007.  Press secretary on Sen. Claire McCaskill's 2006 U.S. Senate campaign.  Graduate of Dartmouth College, 2005.  twitter

National Press Secretary  Chris Meagher

Communications director on Montanas for Tester, Jan.-Nov. 2018.  Senior communications advisor for the Montana Democratic Party, Mar. 2017-Jan. 2018.  Senior communications advisor for the Colorado Democratic Party, April-Nov. 2016.   Communications manager for General Motors, July 2015-Mar. 2016.  Communications director for U.S. Rep. Lois Capps (CA), June 2013-July 2015; also press secretary on Capps for Congress, Oct.-Nov. 2014. News reporter for the Santa Barbara Independent, Apr. 2007-June 2013.  News reporter for The Santa Barbara Daily Sound, Mar. 2006-Mar. 2007.  Internships for The Modesto Bee, and The Oakland Press (MI).  General assignment sports reporter for The State News in East Lansing, Jan.-May 2005.  J.D. from Santa Barbara College of Law, 2013; B.A. in journalism from Michigan State University, 2005.   twitter

Deputy National Press Secretary  Tess Whittlesey

(May 2019)  Communications director (Jan. 2017-May 2019) and press secretary (Apr.-Dec. 2016) to U.S. Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24).  Deputy press secretary (Jan.-Oct. 2016) and press assistant (Feb. 2015-Jan. 2016) to U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (CA).  Government affairs assistant at Ball Janik LLP, July 2014-Jan. 2015.  Bachelor's degree in political science from Dickinson College, 2014.  twitter

Deputy National Press Secretary  Marisol Samayoa

(June 2019)  Most recently communications director for the Florida House Democratic Caucus.  Communications director for Florida House Victory in 2018.  Communications director for Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, 2017.  Digital organizer in Florida on Hillary for America, June-Nov. 2016.    B.A. in journalism and political science from Cal State University Long Beach, 2016.  twitter

Traveling Press Secretary  Nina Smith

(May 2019)  Managing partner/co-owner/director of media relations at Megaphone Strategies from Nov. 2016.  Communications director at Young Invincibles, Jan.-Nov. 2016.  Press secretary to U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, ranking member of the Committee on Financial Services, Dec. 2014-Jan. 2016.  Press secretary to Gov. Martin O'Malley (MD), Nov. 2013-Dec. 2014.  Publicist for, Apr.-Nov. 2013.  Deputy press secretary at the U.S. Small Business Administration, Apr. 2012-Feb. 2013.  Community liaison for strategic partnerships for the Office of the County Executive of Prince George's County, Feb. 2011-Mar. 2012.  Public relations liaison (2009-11) and senior media events coordinator (2007-09) in the Office of the Governor of Maryland; also coordinator for PG County on O'Malley-Brown for Maryland, Sept.-Nov. 2010.  .B.A. in poltical science and government from Morgan State University.  twitter

Rapid Response Director  Rodericka Applewhaite

(Apr. 2019)  Research manager (July 2018-Apr. 2019) and research coordinator (July 2017-June 2018) at EMILY's List.  Research director on John Wisniewski for Governor (NJ), Dec. 2016-June 2017.  Research director on Jim Barksdale for Senate (GA), Sept.-Nov. 2016.  Research associate at Opposition Consulting, Aug. 2015-Aug. 2016.  Research intern at Jones Mandel, Apr.-July 2015.  Special assistant to the executive director at Veterans Campaign, Aug. 2014-Apr. 2015.  B.A. in political science and government, Japanese from The George Washington University.  twitter

Surrogates Communications Director  Constance Boozer

(May 2019)  Director of surrogates and media affairs (June 2017-May 2019) and research assistant (Jan.-June 2017) for Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer.  Research associate on Hillary for America, June 2015-Nov. 2016.  Research fellow on Rahm for Chicago, Dec. 2014-Apr. 2015.  Press and research aide on Durbin for Senate, Mar.-Nov. 2014.  Research associate (June-Aug. 2013) and intern (Jan.-May 2013) on Mayors Against Illegal Guns.  M.P.P from The University of Chicago, 2015; B.A. in American studies and political science from Columbia University in the City of New York, 2013.  Mississippi expat.  twitter

Media Monitor  Manuel Bonder


National Press Assistant  Andrew Mamo

(Mar. 2019)  Founder and lead coordinator at UChicago Votes, July-Nov. 2018.  Bachelor's degree in public policy from University of Chicago, 2018.  twitter


Experience Director  Bridget Halligan

Senior vice president (June 2016-Jan. 2019), director of digital engagement (Dec. 2014-June 2016) and digital project manager (Mar. 2013-Dec. 2014) at 270 Strategies.  Engagement program manager - call tool on Obama for America, Aug. 2011-Nov. 2012.   B.A. in political science, Arab and Islamic studies, philosophy from Villanova University, 2011; student body president, 2010-11.  Halligan worked on Obama's 2008 campaign starting as an Organizing Fellow in June 2008, and served as a field organizer in Sarasota County, FL in the Fall. 

National Platforms Director  D.J. Koessler

(June, email, SMS, content and experiential messaging platforms)  Digital director for State Up America, Jan. 2017-June 2019.  Regional digital director on Hillary for America, July-Nov. 2016.  Senior strategist at Mothership Strategies, Nov. 2015-July 2016.  Communications associate at Blue State Digital, Jan. 2014-Nov. 2015.  M.S. in communications from Columbia University in the City of New York, 2014; B.S. in liberal studies, political communication from Grand Valley State University.  twitter

Creative Director  Jillian Maryonovich

(reported by Politico on May 31, 2019)  Creative director at the White House Office of Digital Strategy from 2013-17.  Director of design for the Presidential Inaugural Committee.  Lead interactive designer on the digital advertising team for Obama for America, 2012.  Senior art director at several digital advertising firms.  Studied graphic design at the Massachusetts Colleg eof Art and Design, and drum performance at Berklee College of Music.  Born and raised in Milwaukee.

Creative Content  Stefan Smith

(Apr. 2019)  Chief digital strategist on Martin Heinrich for Senate (NM), Dec. 2017-June 2018. Digital director for the Committee to Elect Martin J. Walsh (Boston), Feb.-Nov. 2017. Deputy digital director in Michigan on Hillary for America, July-Nov. 2016. Digital communications director on Clyde Williams for Congress (NY), Jan.-July 2016. Social media manager (Feb.-June 2016) and principal researcher (Oct. 2015-Jan. 2016) for Comedy Central's "Drunk History." Research fellow at Huntington Library, Aug. 2014-May 2015. Started a Ph.D. in race and gender at University of Southern California; Master's in history from University of Southern California, 2012; B.A. in history from Brown University, 2009. Born and raised in Greenville, SC.  twitter

Director of Video  Shannon Fitzgerald

(from Apr. 25, 2019)  Creative director at Assemble the Agency.  Communications director on Brian Flynn for Congress (NY-19) in the June 2018 primary.  Consultant to U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff.  Senior vice president for series development at MTV.  Worked in feature films and scripted and reality television ("....discovered the Kardashian family and executive produced the pilot of 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' with Ryan Seacrest Productions."-AAE Speaker's Bureau).  Started at the BBC in London.  Studied at Gildhall School of Speech and Drama in London, UK and Claude Watson School for the Performing Arts in Toronto.  twitter

Head of Post Production  Michael Giordano

(May 2019)  President of North Harbor Productions from Oct. 2018.  Post production supervisor for Viacom, Sept. 2018-June 2019.  Executive vice president of media for Evolved Talent Agency Jan.-Oct. 2018; post production supervisor for Hudson Media, Oct. 2017-Apr. 2018.  Post Production supervisor for Embassy Row, Funny or Die, Vice Media, and MTV; post production coordinato for Marobru, Inc. and Left Right.  Associate producer (Aug. 2013-Sept. 2014) and post production assistant (Oct. 2012-Sept. 2013) at Magilla Entertainment.  Studied business administration and managment at SUNY Empire State College and also attended SUNY Farmingdale.

Production Manager  Alison Jarvis

(June 2019)  Story producer at committee_films in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Sept. 2018-Mar. 2019.  Field producer (July 2016-Sept. 2018) and associate producer (May-July 2016) for Optomen Television.  Segment producer (Aug. 2010-Dec. 2011), associate producer (Mar. 2009-Aug. 2010) and production coordinator (Jan. 2008-Mar. 2009) for NBCUniversal's "LX.TV 1st Look."  Magazine editor and production designer for Music Plus TV, Aug. 2005-Nov. 2006.  M.A. in documentary film, TV/film editing and business management from New York University, 2016; B.A. in communication and culture from Indiana University Bloomington, 2005.

Video Editor  Garret Brubaker

(June 2019)  Lead video editor and post-production coordinator at Explore Media LLC in South Bend, Oct. 2015-May 2019.  Bachelor's degree in telecommunications-video production from Ball State University, 2015.

Digital Paid Media Director  Maxwell Nunes

Independent consultant in NYC from Mar. 2017.  Digital advertising strategist on Hillary for America, June 2015-Nov. 2016.  Senior account executive at Bully Pulpit Interactive, Feb. 2013-June 2015.  Political advertising fellow at Google, June-Nov. 2012. B.A. in political communication from The George Washington University, 2013; internships include operations intern on Hillary Clinton for President, Dec. 2007-Jan. 2008.  twitter

foreign policy and national security  |  national service   |  empowerment of black America   |  supporting seniors

Policy Director  Sonal Shah

(reported July 18, 2018)  Leave of absence from position as founding executive director of the Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation at Georgetown University, from Jan. 2014.  Senior fellow for impact investing and impact bonds at the Center for American Progress from June 2012.  Co-founder, director of Indicorps, Nov. 2001-Aug. 2014.  Fellow at Harvard University's Institute of Politics, Aug.-Dec. 2012.  Fellow for impact investing and market based solutions at Tides, Nov. 2011-Sept. 2012.  Advisor to Fuse Corps, Nov. 2011-Mar. 2012.  Deputy Assistant to the President and director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation at The White House, May 2009-Aug. 2011.  Head of global development initiatives at Google, Mar. 2007-Mar. 2009.  Vice president at Goldman Sachs, Aug. 2004-Mar. 2007.  Associate director for economic policy at Center for American Progress, Jan.-June 2004.  Director of programs and operations at the Center for Global Development, 2002-04.  Senior advisor to the Under Secretary and other positions at the U.S. Department of Treasury, Jan. 1995-Jan. 2002.  M.A. in economics from Duke University, 1994; B.A. in economics from University of Chicago, 1990.  twitter

Foreign Policy Advisor  Doug Wilson

Senior fellow and chairman of the Truman National Security Project/Center for National Policy from 2013.  Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, Feb. 2010-Mar. 2012; first openly-gay individual to be Senate-confirmed to a senior-level Pentagon position and played a key role in repeal of the “Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell” legislation.  Board member and executive vice president of the Howard Gilman Foundation, 2009.  Vice president of the Cohen Group, 2002-05.  Co-founder (2001) of The Leaders Project.  Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs from summer 2000.  National political director of the Democratic Leadership Council, 1999-2000.  Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, 1997-99.  Led the Clinton-Gore re-election campaign team in Arizona in 1996.  Director of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs and senior advisor to the director for the U.S. Information Agency, 1993-96.  Chief foreign policy advisor and deputy presidential campaign manager to former U.S. Sen. Gary Hart.  Foreign Service Information Officer for eight years, serving at U.S. diplomatic posts in Naples, Rome, and London.  M.A. from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University; bachelor's degree in political science/international relations from Stanford University, 1972.  Tucson native.  

Politico describes a "foreign policy brain trust, which includes more than 100 experts, largely working in a volunteer capacity." (+)


(Tech, Data and Analytics)

Chief Innovation Officer  Ann Mei Chang

(June 2019)  CIO and executive director of U.S. Global Development Lab, Dec. 2014-Jan. 2017.  CIO of Mercy Corps, Oct. 2013-Dec. 2014.  Senior advisor for women and technology at the U.S. Department of State, Nov. 2011-Oct. 2013.  Senior engineering director at Google, 2004-12.  Vice president of engineering at, 2002-04.  Product development director at Intuit, 1998-2000.  Engineering manager on Final Cut Pro at Apple, 1998-99.  Engineering manager at SGI, 1990-94.  B.S. in computer science from Stanford University, 1988.  Author of LEAN IMPACT: How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good (Wiley, Nov. 6, 2018).  twitter

IT Director  Tom Sysinger

(June 2019)  B.S. in business, human resources management from Western Governors University, 2019.  Genius administrator (Sept. 2018-June 2019), technical expert (Oct. 2017-Sept. 2018) and preservation and operations specialist, store administrator (Oct. 2013-Oct. 2017) and technical support specialist (Sept. 2012-Oct. 2013) for Apple in Mishawaka, IN.  twitter

Digital Analytics  Eric Mayefsky

(started June 20, 2019)  Director of data science (Apr. 2017-Mar. 2019) and product manager (Nov. 2016-Apr. 2017) at Quora.  Co-founder and CEO of WeFinance, Mar. 2014-Nov. 2016.  Optimization/auction advisor for URX, Aug. 2013-Apr. 2016. Manager of monetization (Feb. 2012-Aug. 2013) and monetization analyst (June 2010-Feb. 2012) for Facebook.  Ph.D. in economics (2011) and B.A./B.S. in economics, mathematica and computational science (2006) from Stanford University.  twitter


National Investment Chair  Swati Mylavarapu

Managing partner at (an investment fund) from 2017.  Co-founder of The Arena, 2016.  Partner at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, 2015-17.  Product marketing manager (2014-15) and international lead (2012-15) at Square.  Head of sales and client engagement at Quid, 2010-12.  Senior consultant at Dalberg Global Development Advisors, 2009-10.  Senior associate at Google, 2007-09.  Rhodes scholar at Oxford University; A.B. from Harvard University; classmate of Buttigieg's at Harvard.  See: Caitlin Kelly's June 17 article Wiredtwitter

National Investment Director  Anthony Mercurio

Finance director for Forward Majority from Feb. 2018.  Fundraising manager for Everytown for Gun Safety, Jan. 2017-Feb. 2018.  National finance team on Hillary for America, April 2015-Jan. 2017.  Development manager for All Out, May 2014-Mar. 2015.  Finance and development associate (April 2013-April 2014) and executive assistant to the founder (Nov. 2012-April 2014) for SumOfUs.  Lead organizer for UNITE HERE Local 2, Sept.-Nov. 2012.  Assistant store manager at Philz Coffee, Mar. 2011-Sept. 2012.  B.A. in international relations, Arabic from Boston University, 2011.  twitter

Florida Regional Investment Director  Samantha Pollara

(May 2019)  Finance director on Jane Castor for Tampa mayoral campaign, Dec. 2018-Apr. 2019.  Deputy finance director on Sean Shaw for Attorney General campaign, Mar.-Nov. 2018.  Account executive at Blue Ticket Consulting (Tampa/St. Pete), Feb. 2017-Mar. 2018.  twitter

Deputy Tri-State Regional Investment Director  Tom Strong-Grinsell

(Apr. 2019)  Director of special projects (Sept. 2018-Apr. 2019) and executive assistant (July 2017-Sept. 2018) in the Office of Fred P. Hochberg.  National finance assistant for operations (May-Dec. 2016) and national finance intern (Aug. 2015-May 2016) on Hillary for America.  B.A. in economic from Fordham University, 2016.  twitter

Deputy West Coast Investment Director  Joey Castaneda

(Apr. 2019...Northern Calif.)  School programs associate (Jan. 2014-Dec. 2015) and education assistant (Sept. 2010-Jan. 2014) for the San Francisco Opera.  Consultant to Crocker Arts Museum, July-Oct. 2010. Politics and philanthropy associate in the Office of Susie Tompkins buell and Mark Buell, Dec. 2015-Ap. 2019.  Development and community engagement coordinator (Aug. 2007-June 2010) and development associate (Mar.-Aug. 2007) for the Sacramento Opera.  B.A. in music and communication from UC Davis, 2006.

Deputy West Coast Investment Director  Tawny Valencia

(June 2019...Southern Calif.)  Director of fundraising and partnerships for DIGDEEP, Apr. 2014-June 2019.  Development for Shriners Hospitals for Children, Jan. 2012-Apr. 2014.  Account coordinator at Bender/Helper Impact, June 2008-Jan. 2009.  B.A. in communications from Saint Mary's College of California.

Investment Associate  Noah B. Sissoko

(July 2019)  Accepted to Harvard Law School, but deferred to work on the campaign.  B.A. in political science and government from UC Berkeley, 2019.

Grassroots Investment Manager  Raven Hollins

(Apr. 2018)  Distributed organizer for Real Justice PAC, Dec. 2018-Apr. 2019.  Distributed organizEr on Beto for Texas, Sept.-Nov. 2018.  Associate, training specialist (Sept. 2016-Aug. 2018) and regional manager assistant (Mar. 2015-Sept. 2016) for Morgan Stanley.  Human resources assistant at Harris Health System, Aug. 2014-Jan. 2015.  Studied at Texas State University.

National Investment Assistants 
Alexis Gonzaludo

(Mar. 2019)  Finance assistant on Antonio Delgado for Congress (NY), July-Nov. 2018.  Finance fellow on Patrick Ryan for Congress (NY), Mar.-June 2018.  Campus organizing fellow on Chris Hurst for Delegate (VA), Aug.-Nov. 2017.  Bachelor's degree in communications and media studies from Radford University, 2017.  twitter

Arjun Parikh

(June 2019)  B.A. in government and African American history from New York Unviersty, 2018.  Internships include HQ finance intern at Hillary for America, Aug.-Nov. 2016.

Ekum Sohal

(May 2019)  Bachelor's degree in international studies, economics from Fordham University, 2019.  Internships include Office of Hillary Rodham Clinton (2018) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (Jan.-May 2018).


Director of Scheduling  Courtenay Raymond

(April 2019)  DC scheduler (Oct. 2017-Apr. 2019) and director of advace (Mar.-Apr. 2019); DC scheduling assistant (Jan.-Sept. 2017) in the Office of U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth.  Scheduler (Aug.-Dec. 2016) and executive and scheduling assistant (Aug. 2015-July 2016) to U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth.  Bachelor's degree in communication, legal studies from Lake Forest College, 2014.

Director of Advance  Matt Baca

(April 2019)  Freelance campaign manager and events producer, Feb. 2017-Apr. 2019.  Campaign manager on Becky for Illinois, Jan.-Mar. 2018.  Press lead at the White House, Apr. 2016-Jan. 2017.  Freelance advance and events contractor, Jan. 2015-Apr. 2016.  Competitive media analyst at Adelstein Liston, May-Nov. 2014.  B.A. in public relations and advertising from DePaul University, 2013.

Special Assistant to Mayor Pete Buttigieg  Saralena Barry

(Jan. 2019)  Deputy finance director (May-Nov. 2018) and operations (Apr.-Nov. 2018) on Mel Hall for Congress (IN),  Technical recruiter for Insight Global, Aug. 2017-Apr. 2018.  Bachelor's degree in political science and environmental studies from Santa Clara University, 2017.  twitter


Director of Campaign Operations  Max Harris

(Jan. 2019)  Campaign manager on Mel Hall for Congress (IN) from Jan. 2018.  Special assistant to U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (IL), Jan. 2017-Jan. 2018.  Special assistant (June-Nov. 2016) and national finance assistant (June 2015-June 2016) on Tammy for Illinois.  Fellowship/internship with U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, May 2013-May 2015.  B.A. in political science and government from Georgetown University, 2015.  twitter

National Operations Director  Joey Pacific

(April 2019)  Independent campaign operations consultant at My Field Ops, Apr.-Dec. 2018.  Logistics director for the DSCC recount effort in Orlando, FL, Nov. 2018.  Operations director for the Democratic Party of Virginia Coordinated Campaign, July-Dec. 2017.  Operations director on Tom Perriello for Virginia, Feb.-June 2017.  Virginia deputy operations director (May-Dec. 2016), director of shutdown operations and GOTV support in Des Moines, Las Vegas and Seattle (Feb.-Apr. 2016), Iowa deputy operations director (Dec. 2015-Feb. 2016) and vetting specialist in Brooklyn (Mar.-Dec. 2015) on Hillary for America.  Bachelor's degree in political science from Washington State University.  twitter

Director of State Operations  Jessica Jollie

(May 2019)  Operations director for the Arizona Democratic Party, May-Dec. 2018.  Operations director (Aug. 2017-May 2018) and deputy operations manager (Feb.-July 2017) at Brass Tactics.  Regional organizing director in Asheville for the North Carolina Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2016.  Organizer in Reno, NV, Spokane, WA, and Binghamton, NY (Feb.-Apr. 2016), special projects director in Davenport, IA (Oct. 2015-Feb. 2016) and fellow in Clinton, IA (Sept.-Oct. 2015) on Hillary for America.  Valuations administrator (May-Sept. 2015), post sale administrator (Nov. 2013-Apr. 2015) and assistant (Sept-Nov. 2013) for Sotheby's.  B.A. in history of art from Yale University, 2013.

People Director  Megan Hovious

(May 2019...talent, HR)  Director of talent (Mar. 2016-May 2019) and deputy director of global resourcing (Jan. 2014-Mar. 2016) at Blue State Digital, Jan. 2014-Mar. 2016.  Senior manager for strategy and project management at Interbrand, May 2013-Jan. 2014.  Resource planner/operations analyst at VSA Partners, Nov. 2010-May 2013.  B.S. in psychology from Ball State University, 2007.  twitter

Correspondence Manager  Lia Rocchino

Started on the campaign as an intern (Jan.-May 2019) and earlier an intern for Hitting Home PAC (Sept. 2018-Jan. 2019).  B.A. in history from University of Notre Dame, 2019.

Travel Manager  Emily Voorde

(May 2019)  Operations coordinator, innovative partnerships at Instruction Partners, Oct. 2017-May 2019.   Teacher at Resurrection Catholic Middle and High School in Pascagoula, MS, Aug. 2015-July 2017.  M.P.P. in education policy (2019) from Vanderbilt University, 2019; M.Ed (2017) and B.A. in political science, business-economics, constitutional studies (2015) from University of Notre Dame; Interned in Mayor Buttigieg's office, June-Aug. 2013.  twitter

National Operations Coordinator  Gabie Hart

(June 2019)  Director of planning and development for Chicago Alderman Brendan Reilly from June 2017.  Scheduler for U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider (IL), Jan.-June 2017.  Internship coordinator and scheduler on Schneider for Congres, May-Dec. 2016.  Bachelor's degree in public policy studies from DePaul University.  Experience also includes finance intern on Draft Biden 2016, May-Aug. 2015.

Director of Financial Operations  Laurie Van Hall

(June 2019)  Deputy director of finance and compliance (Mar. 2017-Mar. 2019) and finance and compliance manager (Apr. 2015-Mar. 2017) at EMILY's List.  Political compliance manager for Aristotle, Jan. 2013-Apr. 2015.  Political client finance associate for Mundy Katowitz Media, May-Dec. 2012.  Accounting associate for USAction, July 2010-May 2012.  Office manager/bookkeeper for Marijuana Policy Project, Oct. 2009-July 2010.  B.A. in political science, history, international studies from Greensboro College, 2008.

Budget  Sarah Monte

(started May 29, 2019)  Political affairs and advocacy strategist (from Feb. 2018) and policy analyst (Dec. 2015-Jan. 2018) for the Association of California School Administrators.  Campaign reports specialist II at Olson, Hagel & Fishburn, LLP, July 2012-Dec. 2015.  B.A. in English from UC Santa Barbara, 2011.  twitter

Budget Associate  Sarah Koulogeorge

(June 2019) Senior associate consultant (from Aug. 2018) and associate consultant (Oct. 2016-July 2018) at Mars & Co..  B.A. in history from Dartmouth College, 2016.

Account Analyst  Michael Shepard II

(June 2019)  Field director on James Mueller for South Bend, Jan.-May 2019.  Field organizer for the Indiana Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign, July-Nov. 2018.  Field director on Terry Curry for Prosecutor (Indianapolis), Jan.-May 2018.  Campaign assistant to Andre Carson, Oct. 2017-May 2018.  Bachelor's degree in political science and government from Indiana State University, 2018.


Legal  Previn Warren

Attorney at Jenner & Block LLP in New York.  Classmate of Buttigieg's at Harvard.

Deputy Counsel and Voter Protection Director  Douglas E. Lindner

(July 2019)  Voter protection director for the Montana Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2018.  Associate general counsel for The Public Interest Network, July 2017-June 2018.  Voter protection legal fellow in NH for Hillary for America and NHDP, Sept.-Nov. 2016.  J.D. from New York University School of Law and M.P.A. from New York University Wagner School of Public Service, 2015.  B.S. in political science, international affairs from Northeastern University, 2011.


Media Consultants  Larry Grisolano and John Del Cecato, AKPD Message and Media

Grisolano is CEO of AKPD Message and Media and served as director of paid media for Obama-Biden in 2012 and 2009.  twitter

Design Team  Hyperakt 
Principal and Creative Director  Deroy Peraza

Founding partner (Sept. 2001) of Hyperakt, based in Brooklyn, NY ("We create powerful design experiences to shape a more equitable and creative world.")  Professor at the Parsons School of Design, 2004-May 2008.  B.F.A. in illlustration from Parsons School of Design - The New School, 2001. 
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Treasurer  Lily Ross

(press releases/comms)
Five former Ambassadors who served under Obama: Timothy Broas (Netherlands), Bill Eacho (Austria), David Jacobson (Canada), John Phillips (Italy), Tod Sedgwick (Slovakia).   See: Jonathan Easley.  "Five former Obama ambassadors back Buttigieg."  The Hill, April 19, 2019.

U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (VA-8)  (April 24, 2019)

Christine Hunschofsky, Mayor of Parkland, FL (June 27, 2019) >
Dean Trantalis, Mayor of Fort Lauderdale, FL (June 27, 2019) >

LGBTQ Victory Fund (announced June 28, 2019)

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State Director  Brendan McPhillips

(reported May 6, 2019)  Campaign manager on Andrew Gillum for Governor (FL), Nov. 28, 2017-Aug. 2018.  Senior advisor on Joe Khan for District Attorney (Philadelphia), Jan.-May 2017.  Political director on Pete for DNC, Feb. 2017.  Pennsylvania political director on Hillary for America, May-Nov. 2016.  Campaign manager on John Fetterman's 2016 primary campaign for U.S. Senate, Oct. 2015-April 2016.  Campaign manager on Helen Gym’s successful campaign for Philadelphia City Council, Feb.-Nov. 2015.  Campaign manager on Kevin Strouse’s 2014 congressional race in PA-8 in Bucks County, Jan.-Nov. 2014.  Pennsylvania organizing director for Mayors Against Illegal Guns, March 2013-Jan. 2014.  Regional field director in Bucks County on the Obama campaign, March-Nov. 2012.  Regional field director/assistant community manager for Draftfcb, March-Oct. 2011.  Special projects director on Hoosiers for Hill, June-Nov. 2010.  B.A. in political science, peace studies from University of Notre Dame, 2010; transferred from San Jacinto College.  twitter


Political Director  Julie Stauch

(announced June 20, 2019)  President and CEO of Julie Stauch & Associates from June 2011. Campaign manager for Angela Connolly for Polk County Supervisor. Candidate for chair of the Iowa Democratic Party, withdrawing shortly before Jan. 2017 vote.  Chief public affairs officer at Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, Dec. 2006-Mar. 2011.  President and CEO of Stauch & Associates, Sept. 1998-Dec. 2006.  Political director on Bob Graham for President, 2003.  Has managed three congressional races including U.S. Rep. Leonard Boswell’s 2002 re-election campaign.  Publicity manager for Pioneer Hi-Bred International, 1997-98.  Event planner at 1996 DNC Convention in Chicago.  Advance staff for Vice President Al Gore.  Worked for Secretary of State Elaine Baxter and Attorneys General Bonnie Jean Campbell and Tom Miller in state government.  Ran a volunteer phone bank for Dukakis for 12 weeks, six nights a week in 1987–88.  B.S. in education from Iowa State University.  see also  Bleeding Heartland  twitter

Deputy Political Director  Bailey Romans

(announced June 20, 2019)  Regional organizing director in Polk County suburbs and Dallas County for the Iowa Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2016; worked in four states on Hillary for America: regional organizing director for the Colorado caucuses (Fort Collins), Idaho caucuses (Moscow) and Kentucky primary (Louisville), Feb.-May 2016; started on the campaign as an organizer in Des Moines for the Iowa caucuses, Aug. 2015-Feb. 2016.  Bachelor's degree in public relations from University of Dayton, 2014.  twitter


Organizing Director  Kevin Groh

Digital director at the Office of the Speaker of the New York City Council from Nov. 2018.  GOTV director on Stacey Abrams for Governor/Democratic Party of Georgia, Sept.-Nov. 2018.  Digital director at the Office of the Speaker of the New York City Council, Jan.-Sept. 2018.  Campaign manager on Corey Johnson for City Council (NYC), Mar.-Dec. 2017.  Legislative aide to VA Del. Eileen Filler-Corn, Dec. 2016-Feb. 2017.  Virginia deputy organizing director on Hllary for America/Democratic Party of Virginia, Apr.-Nov. 2016. Regional organizing director (Oct. 2015-Mar. 2016) and organizer (Apr.-Sept. 2015) in New Hampshire on Hillary for America.  Finance assistant on Annie Kuster for Congress, Jan.-Mar. 2015.  Regional field director on the NH Democratic Coordinated Campaign, June-Nov. 2014.  Field director on Mark Takei for Congress, Jan.-May 2014.  Field organizer on DPV-Lynwood Lewis for Senate, Nov. 2013-Jan. 2014.  Field organizer on Terry McAuliffe for Governor, Aug.-Nov. 2013.  B.A. in political science from Brown University, 2013.  twitter

Deputy Organizing Director  Sydney Throop

(initial title outreach coordinator)  Iowa regional organizer for Reason to Believe PAC (Deval Patrick) from Sept. 2018.  Field director (May-Sept. 2018) and regional organizer (Jan.-April 2018) for Committee to Elect Josh Zakim (MA).  Organizing director (May 2017-Jan. 2018) and community organizer (June 2016-May 2017) at Fair Shot For All (Boston).  Event organizer for Food Tank, Feb.-April 2017.  B.S. in public relations, communication and media studies from Boston University, 2016.  twitter

Regional Organizing Directors

Polk County  Kyle Tromley

Campaign manager on Ryan Taylor for Ohio House (District 40), 2018.  Administrative assistant to the County Auditor in Montgomery County, OH (Dayton) from May 2017.  University of Dayton campus organizer on Hillary for America, Aug.-Nov. 2016.  twitter

Polk County  Victoria Gale Modesto

(June 2019)  Field organizer on Beto for Texas, Aug.-Nov. 2018.  Manager (June 2014-June 2016) and corps member (Aug. 2012-June 2014 with Teach for America; nath teacher for Dallas Independent School District, Aug. 2012-June 2014.  M.Ed. in international education policy from Harvard University Graduate School of Education, 2018; B.A. in communication and information sciences from the University of Alabama, 2012.

Iowa City  Sara Goldstein

(reported May 6, 2019)   Regional field director in Iowa City for the Iowa Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2018.  Director of beverage and training for Picnik, Aug. 2017-May 2018.  Organzer in Greene County for the Ohio Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2016.  Degree in political economy, social sciences from Antioch College, 2016.  twitter

Cedar Rapids  Stephenine Dixon

Experience includes aide to Council-at-Large George Tibbitt in Atlantic City.  twitter

Waterloo/NE Iowa  Nick Martinez


SE Iowa  Blake Reinken

(started June 17, 2019)  Bachelor's degree in political communication from The George Washington University, 2019.  General consultant on Haskell (SD 26), Hughes (AD 135), Garibay (AD 60) and Turner (SD-23) campaigns in Connecticut, May-Nov. 2018.  Executive intern at the dCCC, Feb.-Dec. 2017.  Field organizer in York, PA on Hillary for America, July-Nov. 2016.  From Greenwich, CT.  twitter

Council Bluffs  Kenneth Gonzales

(July 2019)  Regional campaign manager (Feb.-July 2019) and regional youth and campus organizer (Dec. 2017-Jan. 2019) for Planned Parenthood Federation of America.  Program and operations coordinator (June 2016-Nov. 2017) and communications consultant (Mar.-May 2016) to the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA).  B.A. in African American and African studies from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2016.  twitter


Communications Director  Ben Halle

(reported May 6, 2019)  Press secretary at Planned Parenthood Federation of America from Sept. 2015.  Communications director (Oct. 2012-Sept. 2015), policy aide (Mar.-Sept. 2012), staff assistant (Jan. 2011-June 2012) and paid intern (Aug.-Dec. 2010) for U.S. Rep. Adam Smith.  B.A. in history, anthopology from University of Iowa, 2010.  twitter


Data Director  Lala Xu

Deputy data director on JB Pritzker for Governor, June-Nov. 2018.  B.A. in economics and statistics from Cornell University, 2018.  twitter


Operations Director  Matt Harrison

(June 2019)  Pennsylvania operations director for NextGen America, Apr.-Nov. 2018.  Operations manager in Pittsburgh (Aug.-Nov. 2016) and organizing fellow (June-Aug. 2016) for NextGen Climate.  Studied political science and economics at University of Pittsburgh.

Deputy Operations Director  Austin Marlowe

(June 2019)  Recruitment team on the DSCC Florida recount, Nov. 2018.  A regional organizing director on the Pennsylvania Coordinated Campaign, May-Nov. 2018.  Field organizer for the New Jersey Senate Democratic Majority, Sept.-Nov. 2017.  Field director on Students for Education Reform in St. Paul, June-Sept. 2017.  Field organizer on Nick Melvoin for School Board (Los Angeles), Mar.-May 2017.  Field organizer on the North Carolina Coordinated Campaign, Aug.-Nov. 2016.  B.A. in international politics from Penn State University, 2016.

Field Organizers include:
Michael Beaudet - Burlington (Des Moines, Lee and Van Buren Cos.)  twitter
Lizzy Heurich
- Council Bluffs twitter
Jonathan Miller - Davenport  twitter
Jamie Nemzer - Decorah  twitter
Ben Osterlund
- Jasper Co.  twitter
Adam Peters
- Iowa City  twitter
Logan Bennett Pillard
- Polk Co.  twitter
Caitlin Reedy  twitter
Sophie Rivera 
Shannon Sankey
- Polk Co.  twitter
Lizz Tyler
- Dubuque  twitter
Dalia Wrocherinsky
- Polk Co.  twitter
David Zevallos  twitter
Madison Smith - Davenport  twitter

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State Director  Michael Ceraso

(reported May 6, 2019)  Co-founder of Winning Margins, from Apr. 2017.  Candidate for Claremont City Council, July-Nov. 2018.  Campaign manager on Krish Vignarajah for Governor (MD), Nov. 2017-Jan. 2018.  Worked for the SCDP, May-June 2017.  Worked on Jimmy Gomez for Congress special election campaign in Los Angeles, Jan.-May 2017.  Did mail for SG&A Consulting, Inc., Feb.-Apr. 2017.  Policy researcher in the U.S. House, Aug. 2016-Jan. 2017.  Campaign manager on Alan Grayson for Senate (FL), May-Aug. 2016.  California state director (Mar.-May 2016), Northeast director (Feb.-Mar. 2016) and deputy state director on the NH primary campaign (Sept. 2015-Feb. 2016) for Bernie 2016.  Deputy program director at Airbnb, June 2014-Sept. 2015 in the Los Angeles area.  Ceraso has worked on numerous campaigns and organizing efforts since 2008, including as a deputy field director in Manchester, NH on the Obama campaign, May-Nov. 2012 and a field organizer on the Obama campaign in Carlsbad, NM, Aug.-Nov. 2008.  In addition to campaigns he has worked with Greenpeace as a training coordinator in the L.A. area, 2006-11, and city coordinator in the Philadelphia area, March-Aug. 2008.  B.S. in political science and government from Pitzer College, 2014.  twitter

Deputy State Director  Victoria Williams

(announced June 21, 2019)  Counsel for the judiciary and trade policy (from Jan. 2019) and counsel for economic policy (Jan. 2017-Jan. 2019) to U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan.  Director of poerations, compliance and scheduling on Hassan's U.S. Senate campaign, Nov. 2015-Dec. 2016.  J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, 2015; B.B.A. in international business from Texas Tech University, 2011.  twitter

Deputy State Director  Amelia Matier

(announced June 21, 2019) Managed Buffy Wicks' primary and general election campaigns for California State Assembly, 2018.  Managed Vicki Veenker’s campaign for California Assembly, 2016.  Worked at a number of public affairs firms in California.  Associate producer for KCBS Radio in San Francisco.  Degree in journalism from the University of Oregon.  twitter


Deputy Political Director/Outreach Coordinator  State Rep. Cole Riel

Filmmaker.  Elected state Rep. for Hillsborough District 6 (Goffstown) in Nov. 2018.  Execcutive director of Manchester City Democrats, May-Nov. 2018.  Managed Hassan Essa for Manchester Alderman and Kelly Boyer for Goffstown Select Board campaigns.  Assistant to the executive director of NH Young Democrats, Mar.-May 2018.  Intern at GraniteRoots Public Solutions, Aug. 2017-Feb. 2018.  Campaign assistant and communications on Hassam Essa for Alderman (Manchester), July-Nov. 2017.  B.A. in communication arts, cinema and media arts from UNH, 2017.  twitter


Organizing Director  Noah Dion

(June 2019)  National regional field director for the DCCC, Jan.-Dec. 2018.  Campaign manager on Rodman for Delegate (VA), May-Nov. 2017.  Deputy organizing director on PA Victory 2019, July-Nov. 2016.  Director of customer engagment at Empower Gas and Electric, Sept. 2015-July 2016.  Politicalorganizer for the American Federation of Teachers, Mar. 2014-Sept. 2015.  Campaign manager on For Our Cleveland Metroparks, June-Nov. 2013.  Political director on Citizens for Michael Wager, Jan.-June 2013.  Regional field director for the Ohio Democratic Party, Feb.-Dec. 2012.  Field organizer for We Are Ohio, 2011.  Field organizer for the Ohio Democratic Party, 2010.  B.A. in politics, history from Lake Forest College, 2010.  twitter

Deputy Organizing Director  Zoë Meeken

(announced June 21, 2019)  Volunteer engagement coordinator (Sept. 2018-June 2019) and corporate engagement advisor (Dec. 2017-Sept. 2018) at United Way of Salt Lake.  Director of special projects at the Democratic Party of Virginia, Sept.-Nov. 2017.  Outreach specialist at Clearlink, Mar.-Sept. 2017.  Regional organizing director in Pittsburgh for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2016.  Organizer in Pennsylvania, Maine and New Hampshire on Hillary for America, Oct. 2015-Apr. 2016.  Field director on Angela Eagle for Deputy Leader of the Labour Party (UK), July-Sept. 2015.  General election mobilization assistant in Waveney constituency for the Labour Party, Jan.-May 2015.  Bachelor's degre in American history with politics, from University of East Anglia, 2014.  twitter

Deputy Organizing Director  Liz McLeod

(announced June 21, 2019)  Campaign manager for the Travis County Coordinated Campaign in Texas.  Previously worked on a number of congressional races in Texas and served as a policy advisor to San Antonio Councilwoman Ana Sandoval. twitter


Communications Director  Kevin Donohoe

(reported May 6, 2019)  Senior communications adviser and chief spokesperson (from Mar. 2019) and gubernatorial race spokesman (2018) for the Florida Democratic Party.  Communications director for the Democratic Party of Virginia's 2017 Coordinated Campaign.  From North Hampton, NH.  twitter


Operations Director  Laura Gelb

(announced June 21, 2019)  Operations manager at Mothership Strategies, Aug. 2017-June 2019.  Legal assistant at Utrecht, Kleinfeld, Fiori, Partners, Jan. 2016-Aug. 2017.  Human resources assistant at KaBOOM!, Oct.-Dec. 2015.  Social media assistant for Danielle Gingerich Social Media, July-Sept. 2015.  Field organizer in Muscatine for the Iowa Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2014.  B.A. in history, Spanish, Latin American studies from Muhlenberg College, 2014.


(press releases)
Rep. Matt Wilhelm (Manchester)  ...announced July 9, 2019


State Director  ???

(mid-June 2019)  There is a state director, trying to figure out who it is (+).


State Director  ???

Deputy Political Director  Tiffany S. James

Founder (Mar. 2015) and CEO of Acting Up With Tiffany.  Community and public relations specialist for The COMET (Central Midlands Transit Authority from Nov. 2013.  Deputy director of the Richland Library bond referendum, Sept.-Nov. 2013. Outreach coordinator for the Penny Sales Tax referendum, Aug.-Nov. 2012.  Internet response coordinator for Verizon Wireless, Apr. 2006-June 2012.  Substitute teacher, Nov. 2005-Apr. 2006.  Youth services coordinator at IMPACT, Nov. 2004-Aug. 2005.  M.A. in public administration from Strayer University, 2011; B.A. in political science from Clemson University, 2004.  twitter

Organizing Director  Timothy Ross

(started May 20, 2019)  A deputy field director for the Indiana Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2018.  Worked on David Trone for Congress (MD), 2018.  Worked for the Democratic Party of Virginia.  Worked on Archie Parnell for Congress in SC-5 in the June 2017 special election.  Organizer in South Escambia Co. on Organizing for America, Aug.-Nov. 2012.  Studied politics at University of West Florida.  From Pensacola, FL  twitter

Regional Organizing Directors
Low Country/Charleston  Paul Bradfield

Experience includes administrative associate at the Washington, DC Economic Partnership.  twitter 

Ingela Rundquist

(July 2019)  Field director on Hassan for Virginia, Jan.-June 2019.  Field organizer in Roanoke for the Democratic Party of Virginia, June-Nov. 2018.  Field organizer on Dan Ward for Congress (VA), Feb.-June 2018.  Volunteer coordinator and field organizer on Dr. Kathie Allen for Congress (UT), Aug..-Nov. 2017.  Field organizer in Black Hawk Co. for the Iowa Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2016.  B.S. in history, political science from Southern Utah University, 2016.  twitter

Organizers include
Kara Glennon (started July 8)  twitter
Scott Goodwin  Charleston (started July 1)  twitter
Pauline Hill (started June 24)  twitter
Kat Thames  Charleston (started late June)  twitter

Pete's Rules of the Road

See also:
Caitlin Kelly.  Mayor Pete Enlists a Silicon Valley Vet to Bring in the Money."  Wired, June 17, 2019.
Jacqueline Alemany.  "Power Up: Pete Buttigieg wants to lead on foreign policy. These are his advisors."  The Washington Post, June 14, 2019.Elena Schneider.  "Buttigieg puts focus on foreign policy as he hammers Trump."  Politico, June 11, 2019.
Daniel Strauss.  "Buttigieg campaign, brimming with cash, staffs up."  Politico, May 31, 2019.
Kate Ackley.  "K Street gets behind Mayor Pete Buttigieg."  Roll Call, April 22, 2019.
Steve Peoples and Hunter Woodall.  "Buttigieg scrambles to turn 2020 buzz into momentum."  AP, April 22, 2019.
Elena Schneider.  "Buttigieg dashes to catch up with newfound fame."  Politico, April 1, 2019


Andrew Galo
Communications director on Mel Hall for Congress, Dec. 2017-Nov. 2018.  Press intern for U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, Sept.-Dec. 2017.  B.A. in political science, peace studies from University of Notre Dame, 2017.  Communications director for College Democrats of Indiana, Aug. 2016-April 2017.  Party coordinator for St. Joseph County Democrats, June-Nov. 2016.  Field organizer and campaign fellow on Durbin for Senate, May-Aug. 2014.

Political  Matthew Cruz
Political director of Hitting Home PAC from Aug. 2017; campaign director on Pete for South Bend from July 2017.  Executive assistant and director of special projects in the City of South Bend Office of the Mayor, Dec. 2016-July 2017.  Deputy finance director on Shelli Yoder for Indiana, Jan.-Nov. 2016.  Finance director (June-Dec. 2015) and field director (March-May 2015) on Pete for South Bend.  B.A. in political science and government from Indiana University Bloomington, 2013.  twitter