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Summary

Experienced Senior Project Manager whose skill set includes:  leadership development and team building; strategic planning and implementation; internal and external communication; and passion coupled with a strong work ethic.

Work experience

Aug 2010Present

National Data Coordinator

New Organizing Institute

2011

  • Manage the fundraising, budget, planning, curriculum development, and implementation for 14 beginner,
  • intermediate and advanced data trainings across America
  • Setup, customize, and administer Salesforce for the entire NOI organization
  • Provide programmatic, data, and technology support for the Organizing and Training departments

2010

  • Generate daily, weekly, monthly and annual reports for the Civic Engagement Organizing Project
  • Trained organizers, data managers, regional managers, and program directors to use the Voter Activation Network
  • Coached and supported program directors to create and implement comprehensive campaign plans
  • Managed Catalist syndication and data access for Arizona and Texas c3 table organizations
May 2006Aug 2010

Consultant

Gray and Associates
  • Managed 13 primary and 8 general races for municipal, county, state and statewide campaigns in Nevada (2006)
  • Managed 8 primary races for municipal, county, state, and statewide campaigns in Nevada (2010)
  • Created, tracked and billed detailed line item budgets, ranging from $250,000 to $750,000
  • Worked directly with pollsters and researchers to write polls and develop campaign themes and messages
  • Designed, wrote and worked with website and research vendors to create candidate and opposition websites
  • Managed paid canvassers, team leads, managers, and outreach directors for all clients
  • Wrote and/or edited hundreds of mail pieces, media releases, candidate questionnaire answers, candidate speeches, television and radio advertisements, auto-dial scripts and all field materials
Apr 2009Nov 2009

Data and Reporting, Hiring and Special Projects Director

Virginia Democratic Coordinated Campaign
  • Generated daily and weekly voter contact, voter penetration, audit, organization and special request reports
  • Provided daily and weekly analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the statewide coordinated field program
  • Managed the interview and hiring process which hired 81 employees
  • Responsible for planning, targeting and executing the Absentee Ballot and the Out of State Volunteer programs
Mar 2008Nov 2008

State Director

  • Developed, wrote, and managed a $1.14 million comprehensive statewide independent expenditure campaign
  • Led a statewide organization of 53 team members, which included 7 leads and 46 organizers
  • Collaborated with America Votes partner organizations to coordinate strategy and activities
  • Created training materials and “trained the trainers” for each phase of the campaign program
  • Determined strategy for campaign targets through participation in Project New West poll briefings and focus groups
Oct 2007Feb 2008

Regional Director

Hillary Clinton for President
  • Managed an intense campaign operation for 2 regional offices and 9 organizers in Iowa and 2 regional offices and 2 organizers in South Carolina
  • Assessed and evaluated organizer’s progress to goal daily, weekly and monthly
  • Mentored, instructed and motivated staff to work hard individually and as one team to achieve established goals
  • Collaborated with senior staff to hire additional staff, schedule surrogate and principal events and address the political priorities and challenges of the region
  • Wrote detailed briefings and event plans for principal and surrogate visits and personally briefed mid and high level surrogates
Oct 2005Apr 2006

Regional Director

Sherrod Brown for the US Senate
  • Recruited and trained over 200 campaign coordinators for 39 counties in Ohio
  • Spoke on behalf of Congressman (now Senator) Sherrod Brown before neighborhood groups, organizations and other groups
  • Worked with and lobbied elected officials, organizations and influential business leaders to endorse Sherrod Brown for the U.S. Senate
  • Managed and implemented individual county plans to successfully accomplish established campaign voter contact and recruitment goals
Jan 2005Sep 2005

Regional Director

Ohio Democratic Party
  • Recruited and filed 86 municipal and 132 township/village candidates for elected office throughout 17 Ohio counties
  • Wrote and presented trainings, statewide and county-by-county, for targeting, canvassing, phone banking, transportation, legal protection, campaign finance, visibility, weak and sporadic voters and early vote/absentee voters
  • Trained volunteers to circulate ballot initiative petitions and met goals for all counties in the region
  • Compiled and analyzed election data and organizing information for Ohio’s 2006 mid-term elections
Jun 2004Nov 2004

Regional Organizer

Ohio Victory 2004
  • Recruited, trained and organized 560 volunteers, 122 precinct captains and 24 Election Day coordinators for 4 southeastern Ohio counties
  • Exceeded the vote goal of 122,000 votes by 3,000 votes
  • Created precinct committees of 3 to 5 precinct residents to implement a neighbor to neighbor voter contact program and organized sportsmen to sportsmen voter contact
  • Raised low donor contributions and recruited volunteers by organizing 154 house parties over a 4 month period
Jun 2003Aug 2003

Intern

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
  • Worked directly with the research department on compiling opposition research files and writing opposition memos
  • Compiled and distributed the daily newspaper clips
  • Performed online duties using search engines and Lexis-Nexis, which included prospective donor research, scheduling finance event logistics and opposition research

Education

Aug 1999Jun 2004

Bachelor of Arts

References

Leticia Martinez

Bryan Whitaker

Denise Ferriozi

Kevin O'Holleran

Daniel Lucas

Skills

Targeting and Analysis of NCEC and Election Data
Microsoft Word and Excel
Donkey / mPower
Voter Action Network
My Voters and My Campaign