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Legislative director for Gov. Bev Perdue, Jan. 2009-summer 2012. Account supervisor at Capstrat, May 2006-Jan. 2009. Special assistant to the Commissioner of the NC Department of Insurance, 2003-06). District representative for Congressman Bob Etheridge, 2000-03. Master's degree in liberal studies from Duke University, 2004; B.A. in English language and literature, French from North Carolina Central University, 2000.
State Director Lindsay Siler
(Sept. 2011) NC state director on Organizing for
America from June
Director of public policy at Planned Parenthood Health Systems,
2005-June 2009. Graduate of University of Southern
General Election Director Michael Halle
(Jan. 2012) Campaign manager on Anthony Foxx for Charlotte, April-Nov. 2011. Campaign manager on Citizens for Jake Zimmerman, St. Louis City Council Campaign, Jan.-April 2011. Field director on the Missouri Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign, May-Nov. 2010. Special assistant at the HHS Office of Health Reform, April 2009-April 2010. Started as a field organizer on Obama's 2007-08 Iowa caucus campaign, then continued on to Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana; and in the fall served as a deputy field director in North Carolina. Prior to the campaign he interned at the Center for American Progress. Graduate of Illinois State University, 2006. twitter
Communications Director Gwen Rocco
Campaign manager on Jessica Ehrlich for Congress in
Communications director on Natalie Tennant for Governor in West
Virginia, 2011. Press secretary to New York State Sen. Jeff
Klein, 2010. Communications director on Betty Sutton for
Congress, 2010. Press secretary of Bill de Blasio for Public
Advocate, 2009. M.P.A. from New York University's Robert F.
Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, 2009. B.A. in economics
from University of Maryland College Park, 2007.
Press Secretary Cameron French
Most recently communication specialist at the
Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the U.S.
Department of HHS. Communications director to Congressman John
Hall (NY), June 2010-Jan. 2011. Deputy communications director to
Congressman Brad Sherman (CA), 2009-10. Deputy press secretary at
the DNCC, then a regional press secretary at the DNC. Press
assistant at the Podesta Group, 2006-07. Studied political
science at UNC Charlotte. Pennsylvania native.
Deputy Press Secretary Christina Freundlich
(April 2012) B.A. in political communication
from The George
Washington University, 2011.
Western Regional Press Secretary Suzi
(Sept. 2012) Previously press secretary at
Charlotte in 2012, the
host committee, from Aug. 2011. Senior communications officer for
the Apollo Alliance, 2010-11. Press aide and special events
coordinator at the Center for American Progress, 2007-10.
Associate director of programs at Envision EMI, 2003-07. B.A. in
French and political science from UCLA.
Press Assistant Morgan Finkelstein
Student in political communication at the University of Pennsylvania.
Digital Director Mike Davidson
(March 2012) Assistant national web manager
(started May 2011)
and previously national new media specialist (Nov. 2009-May 2011) at
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Teaching assistant in the
Department of English at the University of Maine, 2007-09. M.A.
in communication, culture and technology from Georgetown University,
2011; M.A. in English from University of Maine, 2009; B.A. in English
and environmental studies from Western Michigan University, 2003.
Deputy Digital Director Duncan Wolfe
Interned at Obama headquarters in 2008. B.A. in
art history from
DePauw University, 2011.
Digital Content Manager Mary Naset
(June 2012; started as a digital content intern at headquarters in Chicago in Jan. 2012) Interned at AKPD. Campaign photographer at Chicago for Rahm Emanuel Oct. 2010-March 2011. B.A. in political science from North Central College, 2012.
Digital Organizer Morgan Burke
(May 2012; started as digital organizing intern in
Student in political science, history at UNC Chapel Hill.
Field Director Greg Jackson
NC field director on Organizing for America from June
Organizational development consultant at Hassett Willis and Company,
Nov. 2008-June 2009. CRM consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton,
2007-08. B.A. in government from University of Virginia. twitter
Deputy Field Director Kane Miller
Field director at Anthony Foxx for Mayor, latter part
of 2011. A regional field director at Organizing for America,
Jan. 2010-June 2011. Field organizer at Obama for America, Fall
2008. B.S. in psychology from North Carolina College and State
Deputy Field Director Nina Meiers
(July 2012) Worked on the Walker recall campaign
in Wisconsin from
2012 (regional GOTV lead on Tom Barrett for Governor; a deputy regional
field director at the Democratic Party of Wisconsin; and DPW/Committee
to Recall Scott Walker). English teacher at Wangchanwittaya
School in Thailand, April-Oct. 2011. A regional field director at
Organizing for America, Aug. 2009-March 2011. A regional field
director on Perriello for Congress, Fall 2010. Field organizer in
Columbia County, WI on Obama's campaign in Fall 2008. B.A. in
psychology from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007.
Deputy Field Director Joshua Harris
(Jan. 2012) Missouri field director for
Organizing for America,
2012. Louisiana state director for Organizing for America, Sept.
2010-April 2011. Regional field director for Organizing for
America in Massachusetts, Jan.-Sept. 2010. Clerk in the
U.S. Attorney's office in New Orleans, 2008-09. B.A. in
political science from University of New Orleans, 2008.
Border States Director Mara Sirbu
(April 2012) Assistant to OFA deputy campaign
Smoot, April 2011-March 2012. Staff assistant in the White House
Office of Presidential Personnel, June 2010-April 2011. Fellow at
the New Organizing Institute, Sept. 2009-June 2010. Worked on
Obama's campaign as a regional field director and deputy field director
in Ohio and Georgia, June-Nov. 2008. B.A. in international
affairs from The George Washington University, 2010.
Director of Training and Internships/Public
(Jan. 2012) Strategic consultant at DabbleHQ,
latter half of 2011. In India from 2010-11, management trainee
and executive assistant. Field organizer and Organizing Fellow on
Obama's 2008 campaign in
Account executive at AT&T, 2005-08. B.S. in business
management from Tulane University's A.B. Freeman School of
Business. Originally from Downers Grove, IL. twitter
Data Director Santiago Martinez
(Jan. 2011) Data director and digital director
at Organizing for
America from Jan. 2010. Technology support analyst at Arizona
State University, Jan. 2008-Jan. 2010. B.A. in political science
and government from Arizona State University, 2007.
Deputy Data Director Alex Marino
Master's in public policy from Loyola University
in Chicago, 2011; B.A. in history, education from St. Louis University,
Deputy Data Director Jessica Russell
(Aug. 2012) Administrative assistant at Brown
Harris Stevens in
New York, 2008-10. MSc. from University College London, 2010;
B.A. in law and society from UC Santa Barbara, 2005.
Political Director Jesse Moore
Spokesman at the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Worked on Obama's 2008 campaign starting as a volunteer in Nevada and
continuing on to Washington, Texas, Indiana and North Carolina.
Multicultural outreach advisor in WWU's Office of Admissions.
Graduate of Western Washington University, 2005.
Deputy Political Director Kevin Brown
Graduate of Louisiana State University.
Policy and Research
Director of Policy and Research Asher
On leave from position as legislative director for
U.S. Rep. David
Price, from July 2009. Legislative assistant/correspondent for
U.S. Rep. David
Price, Jan. 2004-July 2007. Researcher on Karen DeYoung's book Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell.
and International Affairs at Princeton, 2009; B.A.
political science and psychology from UNC Chapel Hill, 2003.
Deputy Director of Policy and Research
Operation Vote Director Kara Hollingsworth
(March 2012) Came to the campaign from position
director at the NCDP. Veterans and military liaison in the Office
of Congressman Larry Kissel, 2011; community outreach coordinator in
the Office of Congressman Mike McIntyre, 2011. Campaign manager
on Margaret Dickson for State Senate, 2010. Military and
government affairs liaison for the Partnership for Children of
Cumberland County, 2009-10. Campaign manager for the Committee to
Re-Elect Margaret Dickson in House District 44, 2008. Bachelor's
degree in political science and government from Troy University.
Women's Vote Director Elizabeth Outten
(June 2012, succeeded Sloan Whelan) Regional liaison for Sen. Kay Hagan from Jan. 2011. Statewide energy coordinator for the Alaska Conservation Alliance, 2009-10. Operations and scheduling director at OFA-Alaska, 2008. Legislative aide to AK State Rep. Bob Buch, 2007-08. Policy manager for the North Carolina Alliance for Health, 2007. Grassroots manager at the American Cancer Society, 2005-07. B.A. in sociology, economic justice from UNC Chapel Hill, 2005.
Youth Vote Director Rob Abraham
(from Feb. 2012; served as a regional field director
2011) Ohio state coordinator for Rock the Vote, May-Nov.
2010. B.S. in psychology from Georgia Tech, 2008. twitter
GOTV Director Zach Koutsky
(Aug. 2012) Pursuing a master's degree in urban
development from University of Illinois at Chicago. Field
director at Kratovil for Congress, 2010. Membership
engagement coordinator at Freelancers Union, June 2009-May 2010.
Regional field director at Scott Murphy for Congress (NY), 2009.
Regional field director
for the Obama campaign in NC in Fall 2008; field organizer in IL, IA,
OR and PA for Obama's primary campaign. Chief of staff to Illinois
Mike Frerichs, 2007. B.S. double major in politics and government
and sociology from
Illinois State University, 2006.
GOTV Deputy Director Julian Federle
Experience includes field director for the Chicago
Federation of Labor,
deputy director on the 2010 Illinois Democratic Coordinated Campaign
and Maine state director for Organizing for America at the DNC, 2009-10.
GOTV Data Aly Sheets
(Aug. 2012; Southern regional data director at Obama
for America in
Chicago from Jan. 2012). Field director on the Wake County
Democratic Coordinated Campaign, latter part of 2011. Field
director on Dina Titus for Congress, 2010. Field organizer on
Shields for Delegate, Aug.-Nov. 2009. Field organizer on Friends
of Terry McAuliffe, Feb.-June 2009. North Carolina State
Regional GOTV Directors
Alejandro Alonso Galva, Sean Anderson, Courtney Counts, Mark Cygan, Shehn Datta, Bailey Dowling, Eddy Gattis, Elizabeth Gilbert, Michael Griffin, Gina Lee, Frances Marquez, Steph Mulvey, Andrew Patrick, John Bryce Perry, Darryl Scott and Khalil Thompson
Early Vote Director Jeff Mallare
(Sept. 2012) Senior advisor for community relations at Charlotte in 2012 from Dec. 2011. Wake County School board and Municipal Coordinated Campaign Director, latter part of 2011. Deputy state field director for the North Carolina Coordinated Campaign and a regional field director for the North Carolina Democratic Party, 2010-11. Campaign manager/senior advisor on Dan Murrey for County Commission, 2010. Field director on Anthony Foxx for Mayor, Fall 2009. Field organizer on Obama's 2008 campaign from July 2008. Studied at the University of Virginia.
Voter Protection Director Jennifer Gasper
(April 2012) Special Assistant U.S. Attorney
from April 2011.
Volunteer deputy city attorney in the Los Angeles City Attorney's
Office, latter part of 2010. J.D. from Georgetown University Law
Center, 2009; MSc. from the London School of Economics and Political
Science, 2006; B.A. in political science from The Johns Hopkins
Deputy Director of Voter Protection Nate
J.D. from the University of Richmond School of Law,
2009; B.A. in
English from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2004.
Voter Protection Advisor Jane Small
General counsel to the House Minority Leader at NC
Assembly from Feb. 2012. Associate at Davis, Polk and Wardwell,
2000-09. J.D. from NYU School of Law, 1999;
Director of Trips Amanda Aguirre
Management analysis/executive assistant to the
director at the Center
for Medicaid and CHIP Services, Jan.-June 2012. Staffer at the
Department of Health and Human Services, 2010-Jan. 2012. Graduate
University of Texas at Austin, 2010.
Operations Director Krista Anderson
(early Feb. 2012) North Carolina Senate
for the NCDP from Dec. 2007. Campaign manager on Albert Pollard
for state Senate, 2007. Political director for the North Carolina
Democratic House Committee, 2006. Campaign manager on Bill Barlow
for House of Delegates, 2005. Campaign coordinator on Llewellyn
for NC House, 2004. Legal office assistant. Bachelor's
degreee in political science and English from University of
Deputy Director of Operations and IT Aaron
Public policy associate (Jan. 2010-March 2012) and
PTO-Operations (Sept. 2008-Jan. 2010) at Google. Interned
at Office of Mayor John Hickenlooper and at Democratic
Convention Host Committee in 2008. A.B. in economics, Washington
University in St.
Women's Vote Director Sloane Whelan
South Carolina field coordinator for Planned Parenthood Health Systems, started Jan. 2009. Worked on Sen. Mary Landrieu's 2008 re-election campaign. B.A. in political science and law and society from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 2008.
Digital Director Anthony Nagatani (Aug.
2011-Feb. 2012) ...to NCDP
North Carolina Democratic Party +
Chairman David Parker
(elected Jan. 2011) General counsel at Langtree
at the Lake from
Aug. 2005 and attorney at David P. Parker PLLC from Aug. 1979.
campaign manager for Terry Sanford's US Senate campaign in
1992, and has consulted or managed numerous local and congressional
campaigns, and in 1976 served as Jimmy
Carter's North Carolina youth coordinator. J.D. from University
of North Carolina School of Law, 1979; B.A. in economics from UNC
Chapel Hill, 1976.
Interim Executive Director Tammy Brunner
(from May 2012, following resignation of Jay
director of the Wake County Democratic Party, March
2009-Dec. 2011. Operations director at the North Carolina
Democratic Party, Feb.-April 2011. B.A. in political science and
government from North Carolina State University, 1998.