Obama 2012 General Election Campaign Organization, New York
Obama for America/Organizing for America 
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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 Miss Hall's 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 University, 2003.

Data Director  Chris Harrison

(Feb. 2012)  Technology director for the Georgia Democratic Party, 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 organizer on Timothy M. Kennedy for Senate (Buffalo/Niagara), March-Nov. 2010.  Ph.D. in comparative literature from State University of New York at Buffalo, 2011.

New York and Long Island  Pablo Ruiz

Brooklyn and Queens  Patricia Ceccarelli

(Aug. 2012; started Jan. 2012 as a field organizer in Brooklyn)  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 Austin, 2001.

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

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Co-Chair  Rep. Keith L.T. Wright

(announced May 2012)  Representative for Central and Western Harlem 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 Tufts 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 Syracuse, elected 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.