South Bend, IN. ...moved
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formal announcement Apr. 14, 2019; announced Pete for America Exploratory Committee Jan. 23, 2019.
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Candidate Pete Buttigieg timeline
Campaign Manager Mike Schmuhl
Senior advisor, treasurer of Buttigieg's Hitting Home
PAC; Consultant to Mel Hall's 2018 campaign against U.S.
Walorski (R) in IN-2. Chief of staff to Mayor Buttigieg through
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
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,
Deputy National Political Director Caitria Mahoney
(May 2019) Chief of staff at GlobalCitizen from
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
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
(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.
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
(MI). General assignment sports reporter for The State
East Lansing, Jan.-May 2005. J.D. from Santa Barbara College of
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
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.
Traveling Press Secretary Nina Smith
(May 2019) Managing partner/co-owner/director of
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 TheRoot.com,
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
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 2019...social, email, SMS, content and
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
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. jackrelax.com
Creative Content Stefan Smith
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,
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
Production Manager Alison Jarvis
(June 2019) Story producer at committee_films in
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
Digital Paid Media Director Maxwell Nunes
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
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.
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
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
There.com, 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
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
National Investment Director Anthony Mercurio
Finance director for Forward Majority from Feb. 2018. Fundraising
manager for Everytown for Gun Safety, Jan. 2017-Feb. 2018.
finance team on Hillary for America, April 2015-Jan. 2017.
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
HERE Local 2, Sept.-Nov. 2012. Assistant store manager at Philz
Coffee, Mar. 2011-Sept. 2012. B.A. in international relations,
from Boston University, 2011. twitter
Florida Regional Investment Director Samantha Pollara
(May 2019) Finance director on Jane Castor for
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.
Deputy Tri-State Regional Investment Director Tom Strong-Grinsell
(Apr. 2019) Director of special projects (Sept.
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
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
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
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
(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
(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.
(May 2019) Bachelor's degree in international
from Fordham University, 2019. Internships include Office of
Hillary Rodham Clinton (2018) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (Jan.-May
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.
B.A. in history from University of Notre Dame, 2019.
Travel Manager Emily Voorde
National Operations Coordinator Gabie Hart
(June 2019) Director of planning and development
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.
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
(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
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
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,
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
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)
LGBTQ Victory Fund (announced
June 28, 2019)
(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
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
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,
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
Council Bluffs Kenneth Gonzales
(July 2019) Regional campaign manager (Feb.-July
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,
B.A. in economics and statistics from Cornell University, 2018. twitter
Director Matt Harrison
(June 2019) Pennsylvania operations director for
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
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 twitter
Shannon Sankey - Polk Co. twitter
Lizz Tyler - Dubuque twitter
Dalia Wrocherinsky - Polk Co. twitter
David Zevallos twitter
Madison Smith - Davenport twitter
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
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
Deputy Political Director/Outreach Coordinator State Rep. Cole Riel
Filmmaker. Elected state Rep. for Hillsborough
(Goffstown) in Nov. 2018. Execcutive director of Manchester City
Democrats, May-Nov. 2018. Managed
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,
Organizing Director Noah Dion
(June 2019) National regional field director for
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.
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
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
Low Country/Charleston Paul Bradfield
Experience includes administrative associate at the
Washington, DC Economic Partnership. twitter
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
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