I am available to join a progressive campaign leadership team for the 2020 election. In 2018, I served as a campaign counselor for five first-time candidates in state, county, and district races.
- Conducted full campaign management program, including market and opposition
research, strategic planning, 90-day sprints, weekly accountability calls
- Assembled teams of staff/core volunteers for critical roles in voter outreach, fundraising, volunteer management, events production
- Produced and managed communications and social media, press relations, speech and debate training; wrote policy positions
If a 2017 mayoral election had resulted differently, I would have received an appointment as Chief Innovation Officer to lead a new office dedicated to innovation and performance management. Duties I prepared to execute included initiation of and review of performance audits of city services, processes, regulations, technology and culture within 14 city departments. This office would have also overseen a resident engagement program, open data initiatives, and public reporting on major City initiatives.
As a community effort, I led TEDxOmaha for eight years. As an active member of the global TED community, I’ve attended four official events, produced 10 live speaker events, and spoken at TEDActive to 700 organizers from 65 countries. I’ve trained over 100 speakers in the US, Canada, and Uganda. My involvement has given me a deep understanding of how to connect people to a movement.
Prior to my political involvement, I was engaged in branding, sales and marketing, and strategy development for 14 years in agencies, as a contractor and consultant, and as a direct employee. I have collaborated with or spoken to United Nations, The Nature Conservancy, Broadway Across America, TED and TEDActive, Substance Abuse Training Initiative, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Association of Information Technology Professionals [AITP], and Independent Kidney Foundations. Clients have included TD Ameritrade, ACE Hardware, and a Division I NCAA athletics program.