updated April 3, 2013)
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State Director Robert Diamond
(Sept. 2011, also National Director, Veterans and Military Families Outreach) Senior vice president at Realty Capital International LLC, Feb. 2008-Sept. 2011. Vice president at Bear Stearns & Co, Inc., in the Structured Equity Products/Equity Finance group, Oct. 2006-Feb. 2008. Officer in the U.S. Navy for seven years, 1999-2006. B.S. in political science from the U.S. Naval Academy. NYC native. twitter
Field Director Kate Doehring
Experience includes organizing coordinator at
Citizen Action of NYC. Undergraduate degree in gender studies
from Northwestern University, 2006.
Digital Director Jaime Peters
(June 2012) Electronic communications manager at
School, July 2011-July 2012. Deputy digital director on Andrew
Cuomo 2010. eCommunications coordinator (consultant) for the Make
It Right Foundation, mid-2009. Technology program manager for the
White House Project, 2007-09. Field organizer at Grassroots
Campaigns, Jan. 2005-Jan. 2007. Citizen outreach director for
USPIRG, 2003-04. Master's degree in computer science from
Stanford University, 2012; B.A. in political science from Syracuse
Data Director Chris Harrison
(Feb. 2012) Technology director for the Georgia
June 2008-Dec. 2010.
GOTV Operations Director Heather Ullsvik
Principal at Ullsvik & Associates, LLC from Nov.
2009; also advance
associate for the White House since 2009; and
on-camera/voiceover/spokesperson talent with Jennifer's Talent
Unlimited since 2000. Assistant to the vice president of sales
and marketing/on-camera, voiceover talent at Time Warner Cable,
2006-09. National advance team at Obama for America, 2008.
Stage/on-camera/voice talent with the Andreadis Talent Agency,
2001-06. Field organizer in Milwaukee, WI on John Kerry for
President. Bachelor of Music in vocal performance and Bachelor of
Arts in acting specialties from University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Regional Field Directors
Upstate Nicole Jowsey
(May 2012) Experience includes regional field
Timothy M. Kennedy for Senate (Buffalo/Niagara), March-Nov. 2010.
Ph.D. in comparative literature from State University of New York at
New York and Long Island Pablo Ruiz
Brooklyn and Queens Patricia Ceccarelli
(Aug. 2012; started Jan. 2012 as a field organizer in
B.A. in political science from the University of Michigan, 2011.
Hudson Valley Kate Stevens
(Aug. 2012; started May-Aug. as a field organizer in
Westchester/Rockland Counties) Server at The Palm Restaurant,
2004-12. B.A. in psychology from the University of Texas at
18 Field Organizers
Major foci were:
-the volunteer export program into Pennsylvania.
-Ohio calling program.
520 Eighth Ave., 20th Floor, New York
222 Teall Ave., Suite 101, Syracuse
931A Boston Post Rd., Mamaroneck [Westchester Co.] Field Organizer: Sambhavi Cheemalapati
30 John St., Kingston [Ulster Co. in between NYC and Albany]
1645 Hertel Ave., Buffalo
New York State Democratic Committee +
Co-Chair Rep. Keith L.T. Wright
(announced May 2012) Representative for Central
in the New York State Assembly since 1992. Government Relations
for the New York City Transit
Authority. Direct the Uptown Office of
then-Manhattan Borough President David Dinkins.worked for the
city's Human Resources Administration (HRA) as Special Assistant to the
General Counsel. J.D. from Rutgers University. graduate of The Ethical
Culture Fieldston School and
University. born, raised and resides in Harlem, New York City.
Co-Chair Mayor Stephanie A. Miner
(announced May 2012) 53rd Mayor of the City of
Nov. 3, 2009. Elected Syracuse Common
Councilor-at-Large in 2001 and re-elected in 2005. A labor lawyer
at Blitman &
King, LLP. Central New York regional representative to Gov. Mario
Cuomo in 1994. Assistant Upstate coordinator for Geraldine
Ferraro for U.S. Senate. J.D. from SUNY Buffalo, 1999; B.A. in
political science and journalism from Syracuse University, 1992.
Executive Director Rodney Capel
(announced Aug. 3, 2012, started in Sept.) New
York City director
of intergovernmental affairs for
Gov. Cuomo since April 2011. Senior vice president of
Mercury LLC, Nov. 2008-March 2011. Deputy chief of staff for New
York City Council Speaker
Christine Quinn, 2006-08. Worked at the New York State Democratic
Committee Jan. 2001-Jan. 2006, including as political director and
executive director. Took leave to serve as New York state
director for the Kerry/Edwards
presidential campaign from June 15, 2004. Deputy state director
for Sen. Charles
Schumer, Jan. 1999-Jan. 2001; took leave to serve as deputy state
director on the Gore/Lieberman
presidential campaign in Fall 2000. Master's in political
management from The George Washington University, 1998; B.A. in
political science from Syracuse University, 1995.