Obama 2012 General Election Campaign Organization, Massachusetts
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State Director  Carl Nilsson

Campaigns director at Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts.  Coordinated GOTV operation for Gov. Deval Patrick's 2010 re-election.

Data Director and Regional Field Director  Kristina F. Bigdeli

(Sept. 2012)  Started on the campaign in Nov. 2011 as a community organizer, then from March 2012 served as a field organizer and from May 2012 a regional field director.  Working towards an M.P.H. from Boston University; M.A. in Italian literature (2009) and B.A. in Italian (2007) from UCLA.

GOTV and Regional Field Director  Dan Burgess

(Sept. 2012)  On leave from position as legislative director for energy at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, from April 2012.  Clean energy communications fellow at the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, 2011-12.  Senior release coordinator in the manufacturing and logistics group at Sybase, 2006-11.  GOTV and regional field director on Deval Patrick's re-election campaign from Sept 2010; started in May 2010 as a volunteer. Fellow at the Civic Leadership Institute, 2009-10.  Purchasing specialist at Hamilton Sundstrand, 2005-06.  M.P.A. in public administration from Northeastern University, 2011; B.A. in business management from University of Maine, 2005.

Field Organizers

CDs 5 and 6  Taryn Hallweaver

CD3  Chelsie Ouellette

CD1 (Western Mass.)  Susan Olshuff

Southeast and LGBT Coordinator  Julian Cyr

Metrowest and Worcester  Sam Nurick

Boston and Latinos for Obama Coordinator  Abel R. Cano

Greater Boston area  Emily Dahl

Political Director and Communications Advisor John Bisognano

Deputy Northeast/West political director at the DNC.  Deputy national regional director at Organizing for America, 2009-11.  Vice president of accounts at National Field LLC, 2010-11.  Deputy regional field director on Obama's 2008 campaign in Southern Missouri (June-Nov. 2008) and during the primaries a field organizer in NC, WV, KY and MT.  M.B.A. and B.S. degrees in marketing from Providence College.

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Chairman  John E. Walsh

(elected April 2007)  President of Independence Insurance Agency, Inc. since Nov. 1982.  Campaign manager on Deval Patrick's 2006 campaign for governor, then transition manager.  Campaign manager of the Massachusetts Democratic Party's 2002 Coordinated Campaign.  Field director on Brian Donnelly’s campaign for governor in 1998.  Elected and served ten years as a member of the Abington Board of Selectman and served for three years as a member of the Plymouth County Charter Commission.  A.B. in politics from Princeton University, 1980.

Executive Director  Clare Kelly

(March 2011)  Field director on Deval Patrick's 2010 re-elect campaign.