Resume

 
Professional​
Experience​
 
German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF)
Director of Government Relations
Washington, DC, July 2022-Present
  • Builds and maintains key relationships in the U.S. Congress and Administration, EU Parliament, embassies, and U.S. state and local governments 

  • Showcases GMF as thought leader on issues critical to transatlantic interests in the 21st century

American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
Director of Federal Government Affairs
Washington, DC, September 2020-June 2022
  • Developed and maintained relationships on Capitol Hill, the White House, and key federal agencies like Departments of Transportation, Labor, Commerce, Education, and HHS

  • Developed federal policy agenda and oversees execution of multi-pronged campaigns to achieve goals, including securing $350 billion in state and local aid as part of the American Rescue Plan Act and prioritizing public investments in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

  • Managed team of 11 lobbyists and administrative staff 

H&R Block
Director of Government Relations

Washington, DC, February 2018-August 2020

 

  • Developed and managed democratic relationships on Capitol Hill, focused on House Ways and Means, House Financial Services, Senate Finance, and Senate Banking Committees

  • Developed positions and political strategy to facilitate business objectives in collaboration with company executives and internal stakeholders

  • Managed contract lobbyists and external consultants 

 
National Public Pension Coalition
Executive Director

Washington, DC, December 2014-February 2018

 

  • Collaborated with national board to develop annual goals, legislative targets and organizational strategic plan

  • Managed $1.2 million annual budget, staff of three, and lobbying and advocacy efforts of 15 state coalitions 

  • Approved, disbursed, and oversaw over $300,000 in grants to states to conduct policy campaigns that include policymaker education, press outreach, and grassroots lobbying 

  • Developed national and state-based communications and research strategy; served as spokesperson for organization with press, key partners, and allies

 
Florida Coordinated Campaign
GOTV Director

Tampa, FL, August 2016-November 2016

 

  • Wrote and executed Florida GOTV plan and budget including volunteer and paid canvassing, early vote and GOTV events, and statewide and regional trainings

  • Hired and managed 18 staff

 
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
State Strategies Manager

Washington, DC, May 2013-November 2014

 

  • Advised state affiliates on strategic campaign planning, direct voter engagement, lobbying, and coalition development needed to accomplish budget and tax policy goals

  • Monitored trends in state tax policy and facilitated sharing of best practices for tax and budget advocacy work

  • Designed and implemented mail, phone, and digital programs to achieve policy victories

  • Cultivated and managed strategic partnerships at national and state level

 
American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
Political Action Representative

Washington, DC, March 2009-May 2013

 

  • Managed all aspects of $1.5 million political and legislative organizer program

    • Recruited, hired, trained, and managed 25 political and legislative organizers

    • Worked with organizers to develop regional and state plans to achieve overall political goals of increased voter registration, activism, and PAC contributions of members; generated over 22,000 new activists across 13 states

  • Managed $2.8 million in-kind for 2012 Presidential campaign staff deployment, 289 staff to 15 states

  • Coordinated grassroots lobbying efforts for 2009 healthcare campaign

    • Integrated new technologies (i.e. texting, email, social media, patch through calls) into traditional field campaign; generated over 99,900 calls on patch through lines, collected over 9,000 new member email addresses and added 1,400 numbers to texting program 

  • GOTV Director for We Are Wisconsin, We Are Ohio

    • Wrote and executed WI GOTV program resulting in 750,000 door knocks and 1.3 million calls over a four day period

    • Managed combined AFL-CIO and We Are Ohio GOTV program that conducted 850,000 door knocks and 1.8 million phone calls over a four day period

    • Wrote and managed $100,000-200,000 GOTV budgets for supplies, food, literature

    • Trained 500 members, staff, and volunteers on GOTV program

 
Women’s Voice. Women Vote
Political Director

Washington, DC, July 2008-March 2009

 

  • Developed and implemented national and state-level political plan for the 2008 cycle

  • Represented organization at national and state collaborative meetings and tables

 
Hillary Clinton for President

July 2007 – June 2008

 

National Campaign Staff Arlington, VA March 2008-June 2008

Iowa GOTC Director Des Moines, IA, Nov 2007-Jan 2008

Iowa Deputy Field Director Des Moines, IA July 2007-Nov 2007

 

  • Directed a $350,000 multi-tiered 19-state Superdelegate retention program

    • Hired and supervised grasstops and grassroots lobbying staff 

  • Developed and managed innovative GOTC “Get out to Caucus” Program, designed to educate and motivate supporters to caucus through a house meetings model 

    • Recruited and hired 113 staff within a matter of weeks

    • Set program, goals, managed day-to-day metrics of program, and mentored regional leads

  • Assisted Field Director with management of Iowa Caucus field team

 
Democratic National Committee
Regional Field Organizer

Harrisburg, PA, January 2006-January 2007

 

  • Designed a multi-faceted training program in five counties for targeted candidates 

  • Combined training, voter contact, and Get-Out-the-Vote (GOTV) efforts to increase Democratic performance in 28-county region

  • Contributed to the development of a four-year state strategic plan for the PA Democratic Party

 
John Kerry for President
Deputy Regional Field Director

Harrisburg, PA, July 2004-November 2004

 

  • Assisted the Regional Field Director in managing 14-county Central Pennsylvania region

Education
Master of Arts in Public Management

Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC

 

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

  • B.A. Magna Cum Laude

  • Phi Beta Kappa

  • Pi Sigma Alpha
     

Volunteer
Experience
Keystone Research Center
Board Member

January 2016-Present

 

The Carter Center
Election Observer, Kenya
July-August 2017

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