Obama 2012 General Election Campaign Organization, South Carolina
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|  717 Lady St., Suite A  |  Columbia, SC
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Acting State Director and Field Director  Alex Papadopoulos

Field director on Saqib Ali for State Senate (MD) Sept. 2010 primary campaign.   Studied sociology at Dickinson College.  From Chevy Chase, MD.

Regional Field Directors 
Lowcountry  Laura Storey

(Jan. 2012)  Prior to starting on the campaign, Storey served as a scheduling and advance intern at the White House, Aug.-Dec. 2011.  B.A. in political science and government from University of South Carolina-Aiken, 2011.

Midlands  Alycia Albergottie

M.S.P.H. from University of South Carolina-Columbia, 2011; B.S. in biology from Allen University, 2008.

1836 Ashley River Rd., Suite L, Charleston
1176 Ebenezer Rd., Rock Hill

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Chairman  Dick Harpootlian

(elected May 1, 2011)  Attorney in Columbia, SC.  Previously served as chairman of the party from 1998-2003.  Richland County Council, 1986-91.  Elected Fifth Circuit Solicitor in 1990; served from 1991-95.  Started his career as a prosecutor in the Fifth Circuit Solicitor's Office.  J.D. from University of South Carolina Law School, 1974; B.A. in history from Clemson University, 1971.

Executive Director  Amanda Loveday

(May 2011)  Host and producer of Law School Interactive, Feb. 2010-Jan. 2012.  Finance director on the Matthew Richardson for South Carolina Attorney General campaign, 2010.  Producer/director on South Carolina ETV, 2006-09.  Degree in broadcast journalism from University of South Carolina, 2007.

Obama for America/Organizing for America
State Director  Le'Jamiel (Lee) Goodall

(May 2011)  Georgia state director of Organizing for America, March 2009-April 2011.  In Fall 2008 served as field director on the Georgia Campaign for Change after serving on the primary campaign in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana.  Loan officer, Feb. 2003-Feb. 2008.  B.S. in communications from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., 2003.

Field Director  Patrick Meredith

(Dec. 2011)  Field director on U.S. Congressman Hank Johnson's re-election campaign in 2010.  Worked on Kasim Reed's campaign for Atlanta Mayor in 2009.  Started working for the Democratic Party of Georgia in early 2008 and eventually became the party's canvass director.

Press Secretary  Shira Kramer

(Oct. 2011)  Previously press assistant then deputy press secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce, March 2009-Oct. 2011.  Press assistant at Obama for America, Fall 2008.  Master's degree in business management from the University of Florida Warrington College of Business, 2008; bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Florida, 2007.

Senior Advisor  Rick Wade

Served as deputy chief of staff and senior advisor at the U.S. Department of Commerce.  Served on Obama's 2008 campaign, announced as a senior advisor on May 24, 2007, and was national African American vote director in the general election.  Vice president of business development for Palmetto GBA, a subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina.  Democratic nominee for Secretary of State in 2002, obtaining about 44 percent of the vote.  Senior associate at Fowler Communications.  State director of the S.C. Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Services (announced by Gov. Hodges in Jan. 1999, served through May 2002).  Other experience includes senior manager at Hoffmann-La Roche pharmaceutical company in New Jersey, analyst for the S.C. House Ways & Means Committee, executive assistant to the president of University of South Carolina and chief of staff for former Lt. Gov. Nick Theodore.  MPA from the Kennedy School of Government, 1997.  B.S. from the University of South Carolina.  Native of Lancaster, SC.

Regional Field Directors
Laura Storey

Alycia Albergottie

Offices (2 at the time of the primary):

Columbia - 1529 Hampton St.

No. Charleston - 5060 Dorchester Rd.

Field Director - Byron Wellman had been serving as South Carolina field director on Organizing for America since May 2009.  A regional field director on the Florida Campaign for Change in Fall 2008.  A South Carolina field director Chris Dodd's presidential campaign, June-Dec. 2007.  B.A. in public relations from University of South Carolina-Columbia, 2007; served as president of Young Democrats of South Carolina.  Originally from West Virginia.

RFDs - Robert Flood, Kayla Mallet