updated April 3, 2013)
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Senior Advisor Craig Hughes
(reported by the Denver Post on Feb. 20) Managing director at RBI Strategies; started working at RBI in 1987 as an intern and has been involved in numerous campaigns. Campaign manager on Sen. Michael Bennet's 2010 campaign. Senior advisor for Barack Obama’s Colorado campaign. Eastern political director in the Clinton White House from 1998-2000. One of the earliest staff members hired for the Clinton for President campaign in 1991, and subsequently worked for both Clinton/Gore campaigns as well as the Democratic National Committee. twitter
State Director Carrie Doyle
(reported by the Denver Post on Feb. 20; start
March 5, 2012) Most recently chief program officer at Western
Conservation Foundation. Campaign director at Western Energy
Project, 2009-11. Executive director at Colorado Conservation
Voters, 2006-09. Advocate for the Colorado Environmental
Coalition, 2003-06. Southwest program manger for the League of
Conservation Voters, 2001-03. Organizer, canvasser and
administrator for PIRGs, 1990-2000. B.A. in American studies from
Stanford University, 1990. twitter
Deputy State Director Jen Cheyne
(March 2012) Colorado state director (May
2010-March 2012) and field director (March 2009-May 2010) at Organizing
for America. Worked on Obama's 2007-08 campaign starting as a
staffer in the Indianola office in the Iowa Caucuses. B.A. in
history from The College of Idaho, 2003. twitter
Communications Director Michael Amodeo
(March 20012) Press secretary to Sen. Michael
Bennet from Jan.
2009-March 2012; press secretary on Bennet for Colorado, Fall
Deputy press secretary to Sen. Ken Salazar, 2007-08. B.A. in
economics and political science from University of Colorado at Boulder,
Press Secretary Kim Parker
(June 2012) Previously communications director
at Brave New Foundation. Publicist at Sunshine, Sachs &
Associates, 2010-11. Senior account manager at HL Group,
2007-10. Associate director at the California African American
Museum, 2007. Associate director at the Alitash Kebede Gallery,
2005-07. Publicity assistant at Workman Publishing,
2003-04. Administration supervisor/assistant to COO at the New
York Sun, 2002-03. M.Sc. in comparative politics from London
School of Economics and Political Science, 2005. B.A. in public
policy from Duke University, 2002.
Deputy Press Secretary Laura Brandon
Came to the campaign from Sen. Michael
Bennet's press office.
Digital Director Jeremie Vella
(Dec. 2011) Web production manager for the
National Center for
Learning Disabilities in NYC, April-Dec. 2011. Online strategist
at Ideas on Purpose, 2010-11. Online communications coordinator
for the Foundation for California Community Colleges, 2008-10.
B.A. in English from Oberlin College, 2007. twitter
Deputy Digital Director Emily Bengtson
(June 2012) Previously communications manager at
National Bar Association from June 2011. Internships,
2010-11. B.A. in Romance languages from Dartmouth College,
Videographer/Producer J. Scott Willey
Worked as a videographer on Obama's 2008 campaign and
in the White
House. Masters in communication, culture and technology from
Georgetown University; undergraduate degree from the University of
Digital Border States Director Laura Miller
(for the closing part of the campaign; program manager
in the digital
department in Chicago from Feb.
2012) Intern in the Office of Digital
Strategy at the White
House, Aug. 2011-Jan. 2012. Account management intern at Launch
Creative Marketing in Chicago. B.S. in advertising from
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011.
Field Director Gabe Lifton-Zoline
(Feb. 2012) Pilots/strategy at Infratab Inc.,
Colorado state director for Organizing for America, 2009-10.
Worked on Obama's 2008 campaign including regional field director for
the Western Slope on Obama's Campaign for Change in Fall 2008.
B.A. from University of Chicago, 2005. Grew up in Telluride.
Deputy Field Directors
Larimer, Weld, Douglas, El Paso and Pueblo Alex Steele
A field organizer on Obama's campaign from Oct.
2007-Nov. 2008 (Montrose office in Fall 2008), then
worked on Organizing for America. B.A. from Cal State University
Chico, 2006. twitter
Boulder, Adams and Arapahoe Scott Mackey
(March 2012) Public policy associate at
Internews Network, 2009-11. A field organizer on Obama's 2008
campaign, started Jan. 2008. B.A. in sociology, international
affairs from George Fox University, 2007; student body president
Jefferson and Denver Tami Parker
(June 2012; regional field director with Organizing
for America from May 2011-June 2012) Field organizer on Mejia for
Mayor, Jan.-May 2011. Field organizer on Sen. Bennet's campaign,
Fall 2010. Girls education and empowerment volunteer with the
Peace Corps in Togo, 2006-08. M.S.W. from University of Denver,
2010; B.S.W. from James Madison University, 2006. twitter
West Slope Dylan Roberts
Degree in political science and environmental studies
College. Interned in Gov. John Hickenlooper's office. Took
a semester off in Fall 2008 to work as a field organizer on Obama's
Change in the Steamboat office . Grew up in Steamboat.
Adams County Nikki Javurek
Oregon state director on Organizing for America from
March 2010 to
2011, after serving as regional field director from the latter part of
2009. An organizer on Obama's Campaign for Change in
Wisconsin. Graduate of University of Washington. From
Director of Training/Border State
Coordinator Daniel Suvor
Assistant general counsel at the Office of Management and Budget, the White House, Dec. 2011-Sept. 2012. Special assistant to the general counsel at HHS, from March 2009. Deputy field director on Obama's Campaign for Change in New Mexico in Fall 2008; earlier did GOTC on Obama's 2008 Nevada caucus campaign. Worked for New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson as Phoenix canvass director for Moving America Forward. Paid canvass director for the 2004 New Mexico Democratic Coordinated Campaign. J.D. from The George Washington University Law School, 2008; B.A. in political science from the University of Southern California, 2004.
Field Administrator Rini Kaplan
Data Director Emily Norman
(April 2012) Initially battleground states
Operation Vote analytics
lead in Chicago. Elections analyst in the targeting department at
the DNC, 2010-11. Business analyst for McKinsey & Company,
2008-09. A.B. in mathematics from Bryn Mawr College, 2007.
Analytics Greg Dyer
(started on the campaign in Sept. 2011) Interned at
the Council of
Economic Advisors, Oct.-Dec. 2010. A.B. in statistics from
Harvard College, 2009.
Deputy Data Director Felicity Pereyra
(May 2012; initially a regional field director from
Dec. 2011) Considerable Texas campaign experience. Field
director on Kendra Yarbrough Camarena for Texas House, June-Nov.
2010. Director of youth outreach for the Harris County Democratic
Party, 2009-10. Volunteer coordinator on Bill White for Texas,
first half of 2009. Midtown field director for the Harris County
Democratic Party, Fall 2008. Administrative assistant at Nelson
Duffie Interests, Inc., 2007-08. Host at Legal Sea Foods,
2005-06. B.A. from University of Houston, 2010; B.M. in vocal
performance from New England Conservatory of Music, 2005. twitter
Deputy Data Director Trevor Wong
(April 2012) Official at Tenacity Sports,
2011-12; field supervisor City of Mercer Island, 2011-12.
Campaign manager on Mike Heavy for State Representative,
mid-2010. Bellevue volunteer coordinator on Dow Constantine for
King County Executive, Fall 2009. Tour crewmember for Education
Dynamics, mid-2009. Canvass director, Grassroots Soluions Fall
2008. B.A. in political science from University of Washington,
Deputy Data Director Robert Courtney
Political Director Sergio Gonzales
Legislative assistant to Sen. Michael Bennet.
outreach director on Sen. Bennet's 2010 campaign.
Deputy Political Director Leslie Herod
Program officer at the Colorado-based Gill Foundation. A senior policy advisor to Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter. Held numerous staff positions within the Colorado General Assembly and was the outreach director for Referendum I, Colorado’s domestic partnership initiative. Graduate of the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Deputy Political Director Jennifer Ridder
Climate reality associate at The Climate Reality
Project. Worked on Obama's 2008 campaign in Colorado.
Graduate of Middlebury College, 2010.
Policy Director Jacob Swanton
(May 2012) Deputy
legislative director to Sen. Mark Udall; started with Udall as a
legislative assistant in March 2009. Deputy legislative assistant
to Sen. Ben Nelson, 2007-09. A regional GOTV director in Aurora,
CO on Obama's 2008 campaign. Deputy research director on Ben
Nelson for Senate in the latter half of 2006. Honors paralegal at
the Federal Trade Commission, 2004-06. National advance staff on
John Kerry for President, Fall 2004. Graduate of the College of
William and Mary, 2004.
Deputy Policy Director Laura Morsch-Babu
M.P.P. from the University of California-Berkeley;
bachelor’s degree in
journalism from Northwestern University. From Hinckley, IL.
Operation Vote Director Jamiko Rose
Chief officer for family and community engagement at
Chicago Public Schools, Aug. 2011-May 2012. Volunteer, organizer,
senior organizer, and associate director and from 2007, executive
director of ONE, Organization of the North East. Graduate of the
University of Notre Dame.
Latino Vote Director Laura Esquivel
Senior vice president for political and public affairs
at the Gay and
Lesbian Victory Fund and Gay and Lesbian Leadership Institute.
Several decades of activism for the Latino LGBT community. M.P.A.
from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Originally from Los
Women Vote Director Serena Woods
(July 2012) Director of strategic engagement for
Consumer Health Initiative from April 2011. Campaign manager on
Colorado state Treasurer Cary Kennedy's 2010 re-election
campaign. Colorado communications director at Change that Works,
2009-10. Online communications consultant for UFCW Local 7,
2009. Colorado communications and marketing director at Media
Matters for America, 2008-09. Graduate of University of Oregon,
2004. Born and raised in Evergreen, CO.
Youth Vote Director Liz Bruns
(Aug. 2012) Scribe in the emergency department
at UC San
Francisco, San Francisco General Hospital from April 2011. Doula
at Ubuntu Birth Support, 2010-11. Investigator at Stein, Mitchell
& Muse, LLP, 2009-10. A field organizer on Obama's 2008
campaign, then worked on the Inaugural Committee.
Post-baccalaureate studies in pre-medicine at UC Berkeley, 2010-12;
B.A. in public policy analysis from Duke University, 2008.
Senior Advisor for GOTV Marygrace Galston
In the Fall 2008 campaign Galston served as
director of the Campaign for Change at the DNC, announced June 5, 2008;
she started out the 2008 campaign as deputy state director on
Obama's Iowa caucus campaign. Washington State
Coordinated Campaign director in 2006. East King County director
(ran the Bellevue office) for Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) in 2005.
on Sen. Murray's successful 2004 re-election campaign. Worked on
Sen. John Kerry's primary campaign starting in Iowa City for the Iowa
campaign then proceeding to Michigan for the Feb. 7 caucuses campaign
to Ohio. Bachelor's degree in political science from Colorado
University; president of Young Democrats in her senior year.
Deputy GOTV Director Katie Ingebretson
Served as deputy battleground director in
Chicago from May 2011 to end of May 2012, then left to form K Plus K
Enterprises, LLC in June 2012. Digital director
at the U.S.
Department of Defense, Dec. 2009-April 2011. Worked on Obama's
serving as director of the Virginia Campaign for Change in the Fall;
during the primaries was Waterloo
director for Obama's Iowa caucus campaign as well as state director on
caucus camapign and Austin regional field director
on the Texas primary campaign. Worked on Virginia
2005, helping to elect Tim Kaine governor.
A canvassing team member on the 2004 Wisconsin Coordinated
Campaign. Bachelor's degree in philosophy and history from
University of Texas at Austin, 2004. Texas native.
GOTV Data Director Lena Tom
(Aug. 2012; most of the campaign in Chicago starting
Aug. 2011 as Northeast regional data
manager then as Great Lakes/Mid-Atlantic regional
National data and targeting director at the Alliance for Climate
Protection, 2009-11. Customer services representative at the DVA
Federal Credit Union, mid-2009. Indiana deputy voter file manager
and field organizer on the Obama campaign in Fall 2008. Interim
manager at H.A.L.E. Federal Credit Union, first part of 2007.
B.A. from Loyola University of Chicago, 2007.
Voter Protection Coordinator Spencer Ross
(March 2012) Associate at Faegre Baker Daniels
2012. Deputy Colorado voter protection director on the Obama
campaign in Fall 2008. President of Colorado Young Democrats,
2004-05. Political diretor for the Colorado Democratic Party,
2003-05, and operations director for Colorado Victory 2004. J.D.
from University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2009; B.A. in political
science, communications from Wake Forest University, 2003.
Deputy Voter Protection Coordinator Monica
(Aug. 2012) Attorney at King & Greisen, LLP,
2012. Attorney at Guardiola Law Office, 2006-May 2010.
Attorney for the U.S. Postal Service, 2004-06. Associate at Baker
& Hostetler, 2002-04. Associate at Ballard Spahr Andrews
& Ingersoll, LLP, 1999-2002. J.D. from The University of New
Mexico School of Law, 2000; B.A. in political science from New Mexico
State University, 1994.
Deputy Voter Protection Coordinator Young
Deputy Voter Protection Coordinator Spencer Jones
(Aug. 2012; also serving as deputy LGBT Operation Vote
organizer from May-July 2012) On leave from position as a
litigation and antitrust associate at O'Melveny & Myers LLP.
J.D. from Stanford University, 2007; B.A. from Dartmouth College, 2002.
Operations Director Peter Schottenfels
(April 2012) Campaign manager at Happy Haynes'
campaign for Denver Public Schools Board of Education, 2011.
Finance director on Mejia for Mayor, Dec. 2010-May 2011. Regional
field director on Bennet for Colorado, 2009-10. Field organizer
on the Virginia Coordinated Campaign, Fall 2009. Photojournalist
for the Flint Journal, first part of 2009. Field organizer for
the Obama campaign in Ann Arbor Michigan, Fall 2008. B.A. in
political science and social science from the University of Michigan.
Deputy Operations Director Christine Nims
Director of Human Relations and
On leave from her own
Classique, LLC., which is a private client service company that offers
training and consulting for individuals, corporations, business
fundraising, political consulting and the etiquette of entertaining
at work or in your home. Dunham similarly took leave to serve as chief
of staff of the Denver 2008 Convention Host Committee.
Surrogate Scheduler Patricia Padilla
(Oct. 2012) Deputy director of stadium
operations for the
Democratic National Convention Committee, May-Oct. 2012. Advance
lead at the U.S. Department of Labor, March 2009-May 2012.
National advance staff on Hillary Clinton for President, 2007-08.
National development officer at Yachting Australia, 2005-06. B.S.
in sport management from University of South Australia, 2004; B.S. in
nutritional science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 2002.
Special Projects Coordinator Kacey Wulff
(Aug. 2012; started as a constituency outreach volunteer in May) Fellow in the Department of Bioethics at NIH, 2009-11. M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2012; B.A. in philosophy, human biology from Stanford University, 2009.
Political Director Rosemary Rodriguez
(reported March 14, 2012; worked to Sept. 2012 when she left for health reasons) To the campaign from position state director for U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, started March 2009. Served on the federal Election Assistance Commission, March 2007-Feb. 2009 including as chair. Member of the Denver City Council starting in 2003, and elected as Council President in 2005. Chaired the Colorado Reapportionment Commission in 2001. City of Denver Clerk and Recorder, appointed by Mayor Webb in Jan. 1997. Served in the administration of Mayor Wellington Webb including three years as scheduling director and deputy director for the Mayor's Office of Art, Culture and Film. President of the Hispanic League in 1993. Worked as a paralegal for about ten years.
Director Causten Wollerman
(May-Sept. 2012) New leaders program manager at the Center for Progressive Leadership, 2008-10. Lead racial justice organizer for the Colorado Progressive Coalition, 2004-08. Grew up in Denver, CO.
(Dec. 2011-April 2012) Worked as a freelance
journalist and editor in New York City and Washington, DC.
National advocacy specialist for
Coalition, 2006-08. Founder and executive director of Amputees in
Motion, 2005-07. Showroom assistant at Baby Phat Jeans LLC,
in legislative affairs from The George Washington University,
in fashion merchandising from the School of Fashion, Academy of Art
Press Secretary Emily Dulcan
(May 2011-March 2012) California communications director for Organizing for America from July 2009-May 2011. Account executive at Fenton Communications, 2006-08. M.A. in journalism from University of Missouri-Columbia, 2006. Undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley, 2001.
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Chairman Rick Palacio
(elected March 15, 2011) Deputy director of
member services for
Majority Leader Steny Hoyer. Deputy communications director and
legislative assistant to Rep. John Salazar. A regional director
Victory 2006; candidate for Pueblo County Clerk
and Recorder in 2006.. Assistant to Colorado House
Majority Leader Alice Madden (D), 2004-06. Attended Regis
University in Denver. A sixth generation Coloradoan, born in
Executive Director Alec Garnett
(March 2011) Campaign director at Stan Garnett
Attorney General, 2010. Legislative director for Congressman John
Adler, 2008-09. M.P.A. from the University of Colorado at Denver,
2006; B.A. in history from The College of Wooster, 2005.