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Bloomberg Campaign Press Release - Mike Bloomberg 2020 Announces Robust State Operation

December 20, 2019

Initial Team of More Than 200 Staff Represents an Unparalleled State Structure with More to Come

New York, New York – December 20, 2019 – Mike Bloomberg 2020 announced today an experienced, robust field operation in more than 20 states across the country.

The initial team of more than 170 staff embedded in states, supported by the headquarters team, will engage voters across the country while focusing on the delegate-rich March primary contests and beyond.

"As he did at his company and in government, Mike Bloomberg excels at bringing together the best teams to challenge convention and innovate," said Kevin Sheekey, Campaign Manager for Mike Bloomberg 2020. "The impressive team we've built across the country will help us connect with voters and make Mike's case against President Trump everywhere."

"We'll be competing with teams on the ground in more states at once than any campaign in history," said Dan Kanninen, States Director for Mike Bloomberg 2020. "Our seasoned team has deep ties in all corners of states throughout the country."

In keeping with Bloomberg's commitment to defeating President Trump, the former New York City Mayor has pledged to keep staff in key states through the 2020 General Election to support the Democratic Party.

The state teams are currently building campaign and field operations across the country and will continue to add new staff and operations in additional states in the coming weeks.
Current key leadership of the states operation includes:


  • Mitch Stewart, Senior Advisor on Campaign Strategy
  • Dan Kanninen, States Director
  • Cassandra Henry, Deputy States Director
  • Will Dubbs, Deputy States Director
  • Rob Diamond, East Regional Director
  • Hans Goff, Central Regional Director
  • Katie Ingebretson, West Regional Director
  • Daniel Ensign, National Operations Director
  • Megan Simpson, National Organizing Director
  • Gabe Amo, East Regional Deputy Director
  • Brandon Davis, Senior Advisor
  • Monica Guardiola, National Training Director
  • Sarah Hummell, National Training Consultant
  • Tien Nguyen, Regional Scheduling Director
  • Sarah Callaway, East Regional Operations Director
  • Aisha J. McClendon, Central Regional Constituency Director
  • Erin Phillips, Regional Organizing Director
  • Jacqueline Ridberg, Regional Organizing Director
  • Charlotte Steel, Analyst
  • Caitlin Graff, Analyst
  • Bryce Lacy, Analyst
  • Savannah Shepard, Assistant to the State Director


  • Milton Ezell, State Director


  • Luis Acosta, State Director
  • Joseph Wolf, Senior Advisor


  • Kyle Layman, Senior Advisor
  • Marcelo Gaete, Senior Advisor
  • Drew Godinich, Communications Director
  • Lys Mendez, Southern CA Communications Director
  • Christine Turner, Director of Strategic Initiatives
  • Michael Buckley, Communications Advisor
  • Margo Brown, Operations Director
  • Nazli Parvizi, Director of Community and Partner Engagement
  • MaryAnne Pintar, Regional Political Director


  • Debbie Willhite, Senior Advisor
  • Ray Rivera, Senior Advisor
  • Melanie Knaus, Political Director


  • Howard Franklin, Senior Advisor


  • Kara Highfill, State Director
  • Tom Bowen, Senior Advisor
  • Julie Kaviar, Communications Director
  • Briana Collins, Operations Director


  • Jason Waskey, Senior Advisor
  • Travis Tazelaar, Senior Advisor


  • Michael Cuzzi, Senior Advisor


  • Michael Kurtz, State Director
  • Jamaine Dickens, Senior Advisor


  • Grant Campbell, State Director
  • Ryan Hawkins, Senior Advisor
  • Roya Mossoudnia, Organizing Director


  • Pamela Shaw, State Director
  • Brad Chism, Senior Advisor

North Carolina

  • James Mitchell, State Director
  • Justin Vollmer, Senior Advisor
  • Robin Briendel, Organizing Director
  • Tariq Smith, Political Director
  • LaToya Evans, Communications Director
  • Alexis Hebert, Digital Director
  • Heidi Walker, Operations Director
  • Katie Hendrickson, Political Director

New York

  • John Calvelli, State Director
  • David Allard, Organizing Director
  • Marian Sereno, Operations Associate


  • Aaron Pickrell, Regional Advisor / State Director
  • Andrew Buis, Organizing Director
  • Meredith Tucker, Communications Director
  • Christine White, Operations Director
  • Jada Campbell, Political Associate


  • Kevin Kinross, State Director
  • Michael Berman, Senior Advisor


  • Courtney Wheeler, State Director
  • Carol Brown Andrews, Senior Advisor
  • Ashford Hughes, Political Director
  • Holly McCall, Communications Director
  • Rodriquez Wright II, Organizing Director
  • London Lamar, Outreach Director
  • Spencer Bowers, Digital Director


  • Dr. Carla Brailey, Senior Advisor


  • Lise Clavel, Senior Advisor
  • Michelle Moffit, Organizing Director


  • Jorna Taylor, State Director
  • Thad Nation, Senior Advisor
  • Tim Mahone, Senior Advisor
  • Brita Olsen, Political Director
  • Maura Tracy, Organizing Director

Michael Bloomberg, Bloomberg Campaign Press Release - Mike Bloomberg 2020 Announces Robust State Operation Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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