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Tim Ryan for America

(page updated June 5, 2019)

announced April 4, 2019  |  @TimRyan

Candidate  Tim Ryan  timeline
wife Andrea Zetts

Campaign Manager  Mike Morley

Advisor to Ryan, now based in New York.  Worked for many years as an attorney in Youngstown, and has experience as a real estate developer and movie producer.  Served on the Mahoning County Board of Elections for many years, including as chairman.  Chairman of Mahoning County Democrats in mid-1990s.  Youngstown native.

Strategic Advisor  Stefanie Cruz

Vice president of marketing and digital strategy at America’s Promise Alliance, Dec. 2014-Dec. 2018. Marketing and digital outreach advisor (June-Dec. 2014) and online communications manager (May 2013-May 2014) for AARP's Office of Volunteerism and Service. Director of digital media strategy in the U.S. House, Feb. 2006-June 2013. Director of youth employment for Phipps Neighborhoods, Sept. 2005-Feb. 2006. Youth development coordinator for Sister to Siter/Hermana a Hermana, Jan. 2004-Dec. 2005.  Bachelor's degree in political science and sociology from Pepperdine University, 2005. video  twitter


National Organizing Director  Zach Fang

Solutions architect at Hustle, Inc. in San Francisco from Apr. 2016.  Regional field director for Polk County for the Iowa caucuses, then ield director for Oklahoma and Maryland,and late help in Kansas on Bernie 2016.   Field director on Doug Gansler for Governor campaign in Maryland, July 2013-June 2014.  Field director for the California Democratic Party in CA-10, May-Nov. 2012.  Degree in political science from American University, 2012.


Communications Director  Michael Zetts

(May 2019)  Moved over from position as communications director in Ryan's congressional office, served in that role from July 2011.  Deputy campaign manager on John DeStefano for Mayor (Hartford, CT), 2011.  Deputy field director on John Boccieri for Congress (OH), June-Nov. 2010.  Degree in political science from Kent State University, 2011.  twitter


New Blue Interactive (NBI)

based in Washington, DC.


Balodis Group LLC

based in Westlake, OH.

Mitchell Berger

Fort Lauderdale attorney.


State Director  Chris Bowen

Regional field director in Burlington, Iowa on Bernie 2016 from July 2015.  Stay at home dad.  COO of Total Relaxation & Wellness, Inc., Nov. 2014-April 2015.  Freight coordinator for Kohl's Department Stores in West Burlington, Nov. 2012-Sept. 2013.  Field and political director for the Pennsylvania Democratic State Senate Campaign Committee, Feb-Aug. 2010.  Field director on Mary Jo Kilroy for Congress, June-Nov. 2008.  Regional field director on Chris Dodd for President, March 2007-Jan. 2008.  Regional field director for the Iowa Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2006.  Eastern Iowa regional field director on Chet Culver for Governor, Feb.-June 2006.  Canvass director for the New Jersey Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2005.  Canvass team leader and volunteer coordinator for the Iowa Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2004.  B.A. in political science and public administration from Missouri Valley College, 1999; started at University of Iowa.  Burlington native. >


State Director  Peter Mellinger

(announced June 5, 2019)  Nevada State Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign director, Jan.-Nov. 2018.  Campaign manager on Susan Platt's campaign for Lt. Governor in Virginia, 2017.  Organizing director for New Hampshire Together, the NHDP's Coordinated Campaign, April-Nov. 2016; regional organizing director for Manchester on Clinton's NH primary campaign, April 2015-April 2016.  Deputy field director for the Kentucky Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2014.  Director of operations for U.S. Rep. Daniel Maffei (NY), July 2013-Aug. 2014.  Finance/compliance on Terry McAuliffe for Governor, April-July 2013.  Field organizer in Iowa City on Obama for America, July-Nov. 2012.  Studied at Bucknell University.  twitter

Communications  Julia Krieger

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