Clark for President, Inc.
Headquarters: Union Station - 1400 Markham St., 4th Fl., Little
Clark's late entry, or as
one staffer put it "ridiculously late start," presented special challenges
in building a campaign organization. One reason Clark entered late
was that he needed to finish his book Winning Modern Wars.
At the time of Clark's announcement on Sept. 17, other campaigns had been
building for months; many operatives had long since signed on to work for
other candidates. In contrast, Budget Director Andy Kessler stated,
"We didn't have an organization in place when we started." Comptroller
Barry Wagman noted that the time compression "presented extraordinary challenges
beyond the normal 'organized chaos' of a presidential campaign environment
and reflected itself in almost every area" from accounting to political,
finance, field operations, and so forth. What might take months to
accomplish in a business operation Clark's team did in weeks. The
campaign attracted a fair number of Clinton veterans, many talented people
who showed up at the Little Rock headquarters on spec., and activists from
the draft movement. Clark's campaign endured an early shock as campaign
manager Donnie Fowler made an abrupt exit after only three weeks.
A degree of chaos ensued; one staffer later opined that nobody was in charge
for a period of about two months, another said that things settled down
by mid-October. Melding together two different cultures--campaign
veterans and draft activists--proved to be a challenge. Roles evolved;
there were "all sorts of titles floating around." The campaign picked up
a fair number of talented staffers from the campaign of Sen. Bob Graham
after he withdrew on Oct. 6. Vanessa Weaver, a former Clinton staffer
whom Clark dubbed the "ExO," played an important role in holding things
together. Weaver eventually recruited Paul Johnson, Sen. Bob Graham's
former campaign manager, to take the helm of Clark's campaign. Keeping
in mind the fact that roles changed and that some people filled multiple
roles and cannot be easily pigeon-holed, the listing below presents a sketch
of the organization which ultimately comprised about 225 paid staffers...
Segal served as assistant to
the president in the Clinton-Gore administration from 1993 to 1996, and
then as the first CEO of the Corporation for National Service, where he
was responsible for the legislation that created AmeriCorps. He also
launched the Welfare-to-Work Partnership, a non-partisan organization of
business leaders committed to hiring and retaining former welfare recipients.
Segal sits on the board of directors of Hasbro, AC Moore, and Citizens
bank, the board of advisors of Stonebridge International, LLC, and several
Assistant to the Chairman
- Christy Kitchens
Assistant - Sammye Taylor
(announced Jan. 17, 2004--"policy
and strategic guidance to the campaign's finance and political operations")
Political veteran of the Carter and Clinton campaigns. She served as chair
of the Coordinated Campaign in Florida in 1980, and served as Georgia campaign
manager for the Clinton Gore '92. She is a veteran of many Georgia campaigns,
including those of former Governor Roy Barnes, Congressman Buddy Darden,
and Martin Luther King III. Parrish worked as a consultant for the DNC
and the Georgia Democratic Party throughout the 1980's and 1990's.
(announced Nov. 24, 2003 start Dec. 1,
2003) Campaign manager for Sen. Bob Graham's presidential campaign
through to its end in Oct. 2003. In 2002 Johnson served as senior
advisor on Mark Pryor's campaign in Arkansas, helping oust Sen. Tim Hutchinson
(R). He has served as executive director of the DSCC. He managed
Ted Muenster's 1990 Senate race against Sen. Larry Pressler in South Dakota,
worked for Bob Kerry in 1988, and Tom Daschle in 1986. In 1984 Johnson
worked in several primary states for Walter Mondale's presidential campaign.
He is a Minnesota native residing in Louisiana.
(Initially Deputy Treasurer; recruited
Paul Johnson) Member of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import
Bank of the United States, nominated by President Clinton July 1999 and
sworn in Nov. 1999. Served at the White House from 1994 to 1999 as
deputy assistant to President Clinton and deputy director of presidential
personnel. From 1983 to 1994 she helped develop Engineering Research
Associates, a high tech company in McLean, VA.
and Treasurer ("ExO")
General Counsel and Director
of Special Projects in the New York office of the Crisis Group since its
opening in January 2001. Executive Vice President and General Counsel
of Sanwa Securities (USA) Co. L.P, 1991 to mid-1999. Worked at the
New York law firm of Seward & Kisser from 1983-1991 representing US
and foreign financial institutions and investment banks before federal
agencies and developing new products for the capital markets. JD
degree from New York University Law School, 1983 and BA degree from New
York University in 1979.
|Executive Staff/Senior Advisor
Executive Staff - Murat Armbruster
Executive Staff - Michel Zoghby
Executive Staff - Ben Steinberg (performed a variety of different
functions on the campaign including researching special assignments, volunteer
support, serving as an assistant to Carole Corcoran, and later compiling
the daily briefing book for Gen. Clark). Prior to joining the campaign
spent 10-plus years working in international development, specializing
in microfinance; managed microfinance programs in Kazakhstan, Armenia,
and Tanzania. Graduate of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton
Clark's top aide at Wesley K.
Clark and Associates before he entered the campaign. Worked on Al
Gore's campaign in 2000.
|Special Assistant to General
(Announced Oct. 10, 2003)
Most recently the Senior Director of the Corporate Executive Board Company.
Adams has also served as a consultant to the Safe Tables Our Priority.
She worked in numerous capacities in the White House from 1994 to 2000.
|Director of Administration
- Mary Wholleb
(Announced Oct. 10, 2003)
Most recently, Bennett worked as Director of Public Affairs for Americans
for Gun Safety. He served in
the White House from 1997-2001, as Deputy Assistant to the President for
Intergovernmental Affairs, and before that as Trip Director to Vice President
Gore. He served in various capacities on the Clinton/Gore campaigns
in 1996 and 1992 and on the Dukakis campaign in 1987-88.
|Director of Communications
(started Sept. 2003) Harvard
Law student (class of 2004). Edited Ripples of Hope: Great American
Civil Rights Speeches. Worked as a speechwriter to President
Bill Clinton and a senior advisor to the United States Commission on Civil
Rights. University of Pennsylvania graduate.
|Deputy Communications Director
and Chief Speechwriter
(started late Sept. 2003)
Harvard Law student (class of 2004). Worked as a speechwriter for
Sen. Tom Harkin. A.B. from Harvard College, 1999.
|Deputy Chief Speechwriter
experience includes work as a Slate editorial assistant.
(speechwriting staff director and communications special assistant)
Bachelor's degree in political science from Wellesley College, 2003.
(Announced Oct. 10, 2003)
Simmons most recently served as Press Secretary to Senator Bob Graham's
presidential campaign. He served as the Communications Director for
Max Cleland in 2002, and as Deputy Communications Director for Gore/Lieberman
in 2000. Mr. Simmons has also worked at the Department of Commerce and
as Special Assistant to Mickey Kantor at U.S.T.R.
|Travelling Press Secretary
(named on Dec. 5, 2003; previously
New Hampshire Communications Director for the Clark campaign-announced
on Oct. 23, 2003). Buck worked in New Hampshire for Clinton
for President in 1992, Clinton/Gore in 1996 and Gore 2000. Deputy
press secretary at the DNC through 2002; spokesperson for the Gore/Lieberman
campaign in Florida and continuing through the recount, 2000; spokesperson
for Domestic Finance at the Treasury Department, 1999; deputy communications
director at the Commerce Department for Sec. Daley; press secretary for
Clinton/Gore in Memphis, TN, 1996.
initially as traveling press secretary and later as a spokeswoman)
Left position as a reporter for the St. Petersburg Times to join
Resigned as Senior Advisor for
Communications to the Kerry campaign on Sept. 15, 2003. After the
2000 campaign Lehane was based in San Francisco, where he worked with Mark
Fabiani. In 2000 (announced Oct. 27, 1999) Lehane served as press
secretary for Al Gore's 2000 presidential campaign. He moved over
to that campaign from his position as press secretary for the Office of
the Vice President, and previously served as the Vice President's deputy
communications director. Worked as a special counsel for HUD Secretary
Andrew Cuomo in 1997 and as special assistant counsel for the President
in 1995-96. Lehane is a native of Lawrence, Mass. and is a graduate
of Amherst College ('90).
|Senior Communications Counselor
(Note: Kahn also directed marketing
and branding. For example, she made sure all online appeals, website,
and print materials reflected the core branding strategy; she also served
as in-house producer with Hollywood producer, Linda Bloodworth, for the
Clark biopic, "American Son." Early on she developed standards and
procedures for starting up the communications office. She selected
Union Station as campaign headquarters and negotiated the contract).
Founder and principal of Marion Kahn Communications, Inc., designing strategic
communications programs for corporate and non-profit clients since 1990.
Kahn has scripted and directed a number of documentaries and authored many
features and business articles. Director of communications for Heifer
International. Editor for the Land Development Law Reporter.
Worked as a researcher at the National Geographic Society. Interned
for columnist Jack Anderson during the Watergate hearings. Graduate
of the University of Pennsylvania.
|Press Secretary and Advisor
to Mrs. Clark
(Announced Oct. 10, 2003)
Israel served as a co-director of Locus
Media, Inc., an art gallery and performance space in New York City
while also working as an Account Executive in a public relations firm.
She has worked as an actress on stage, television, and film, including
appearances at Lincoln Center, and television's "Law & Order" and "Third
Watch." Israel has also organized numerous charity-related events.
|Associate Director of Communications
Most recently worked in the
office of U.S. Senator Harry Reid. Was the Research and Policy Director
for U.S. Senate candidate Alex Sanders in South Carolina in 2002.
Additionally, he has worked in the research departments for the winning
campaigns of both of New York's senators, Charles Schumer and Hillary Rodham
Clinton, and for the Democratic National Committee.
|Deputy Research Director
Jeff Dailey (press
Margulies (from DraftWesleyClark.com),
Amy Wojcicki (administration)
(Creation and maintenance of
the campaign's software, hardware and networking infrastructure).
|Director of Technology
Prior to Clark's entry into
the race, Lerner led the effort to create Digital Clark and The Clarksphere.
Co-founder and CEO of Alphanumerica, a Web consulting shop sold to CollabNet
Josh Hendler -
PHP and Perl coder (took leave from position as Manager of Content Management
for MLB.com in NY).
Jordan Higgins -
writing HTML; web designer and production associate.
- managing national
campaign data (founded and led the largest local grassroots 'Draft Clark'
organization in the country, New York for Clark; was working at N Space
Labs in NY).
Austin S. Lin-Perl
Leonard Richardson -
worked closely with Cameron Barrett on Clark Community Network (worked
at CollabNet; founded Segfault.org, a Linux humor site).
Tony Steidler-Dennison -
(open source author, PHP/MySQL developer from Iowa City).
Courtenay Teska -
project manager for IT quality assurance..."Bug Queen for the Tech Team"
(from Racine, WI).
Clark TechCorps --
involving volunteers to develop open source software: "provides
a framework for involving open source software developers in the Clark
campaign. Through the collaborative development of open source code, developers
design and implement critical Clark campaign infrastructure while extending
the availability of open campaignware/electionware."
(Also referred to Executive
Producer of Web Content. Oversaw all editorial aspects of the site
and co-headed the product development team that created such tools as eBlocks,
Clark Community Network, Clark Recruiters, and the Clark Event Finder).
|Director of Online Communications
Carbone co-founded the Real
Fans Sports Network, an interactive sports information and community, in
1995. America Online acquired the company in 1997 and Carbone continued
to work there.
Pioneered the 'blog' format
for Web sites, launching CamWorld
on June 11, 1997. Barrett also founded the cms-list, a mailing list
dedicated to the discussion of Content Management Systems. Freelance
and contract work in New York as Cameron Barrett Consulting, starting September
2001. Senior Information Architect/Design Technologist for CollabNet,
Inc. and Alphanumeric, Inc. in New York. Interactive Designer for
Borders.com, Feb. 1998-Feb. 2000 (the site went up in October 1998).
New Media Instructor at Northwestern Michigan College, 1997. Designed
his first web site in March 1994. B.S. in Telecommunications Management
from Western Michigan University; A.A.S. in Visual Communications from
Northwestern Michigan College.
Co-founded Draft Clark 2004.
Experience prior to the campaign includes work as an engagement manager
for Delphinity, LLC, an online marketing consulting firm; Director of Marketing
for Trigo Technologies, Inc., an enterprise software company; Senior Product
Marketing Manager at E*TRADE; and consultant in McKinsey &
San Francisco office. Graduate of Harvard University with a B.A.
Co-founded Draft Clark 2004.
Senior Product Manager for BestOffer.com; consultant in the San Francisco
office of Mercer Management Consulting. B.A. in Biochemistry from
(Announced Oct. 10, 2003)
Co-director of "DraftWesleyClark.com." Hlinko's career has focused
on "guerilla marketing" efforts. He has also worked as an investment banker,
campaign manager, dotcom marketing director, and a professional comedy
writer. B.A. from Wesleyan University and M.A. in public policy from
Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
|Director of Internet Strategy
|Special Assistant, Technology
and Online Communications
More On-line Outreach:
Jeremy Kratz, Jason McIntosh
Rubin and Thomas Gensemer -direct response marketing/online consulting
in travelling/advisory role in early Oct. 2003) Was a political and
public relations consultant--Act III Communications. Is a co-chair
of the Board of People for the American Way; also described as political
advisor/aide to Norman Lear. Served as executive director of the
Hollywood Women's Political Committee. Graduate of U.C. Berkeley.
Outreach) Director of Special Projects at the Democratic National
Committee. Former labor organizer.
Outreach) Served as Assistant Director of the American Jewish Committee's
office in Berlin, Germany. Doctorate in modern European history from
Georgetown University; Master of Arts degree in German and European Studies,
also from Georgetown.
Outreach) Worked for three years with Eastman Kodak Company's United
States, Canada and Latin American regional operations, coaching executives
on issues of human capital and diversity. Three years in China working
in higher education and management and consulting. Graduate of Cornell
University. A native of Rochester, New York.
Outreach) B.A. in Public Policy from Brown University. J.D.
from UC Hastings College of the Law.
Outreach) Deputy state
director for U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor starting in 2003. Base Vote Director
for the Arkansas Democratic Party's Coordinated Campaign in 2002.
Arkansas State Director for the NAACP National Voter Fund in 2000.
Graduate of University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff with a B.A. in political
science, 1994. Eight-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force Reserves.
Carol Willis, a longtime aide to Clinton who served as Director of Community
Services at the DNC, helped out, although more in a consulting role.
Outreach) Joined the
Federal Communications Commission in 1996. Worked four years in private
practice. J.D. from the University for Virginia. From Birmingham,
Outreach) Democratic nominee against Rep. J.C. Watts (OK-4) in Nov.
2000, obtaining 31.2% of the vote.
Jeff Hauser-(American Indians,
highlighting Clark's Kosovo experience) Came to the campaign from
two years in the Attorney General's Honors Program at the U.S. Department
of Justice's Antitrust Division, having been hired under Attorney General
Janet Reno. Led a legal research team on the Seminole and Martin
County cases during the Florida post-election litigation. Graduate
of N.Y.U. Law School and Harvard College.
in November) Prior to the campaign worked as a trial attorney at
the U.S. Department of Justice in the Environment Enforcement Section.
Three years as an associate at the Los Angeles firm Christensen, White,
Miller, Fink, Jacobs, Glaser & Shapiro. Clerked for a year at
DOJ in San Francisco. J.D. from UC Hastings College of the Law, 1994.
Worked for four years on Wall Street. Graduate of Harvard, 1987.
|Director of Ballot Access
as MW regional desk for Gore's Leadership '98 political action committee;
field person for Gore campaign in southeastern Iowa for the Iowa caucuses
starting Oct./Nov. 1999; then to California; ran the March 21 Illinois
primary campaign; convention floor manager at the Democratic National Convention
in L.A. (two months working on floor operations); returned to Illinois
in late August 2000 as state director for the fall campaign.
(Jim Carey- Northern
Virginia resident. Headed the DNC's Compliance Assistance Commission,
the predecessor to ballot access and delegate selection, under Chairman
("managed the development and implementation
of a...web-based voter information tool supporting ten states") Spent
two years as a management consultant in the Chicago headquarters office
of McKinsey & Company, Inc.. Served as a law clerk to Judge Stephen
Reinhardt in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Holds
graduate degrees from Harvard Law School and the John F. Kennedy School
of Government, and a baccalaureate from Harvard College.
|Director of Strategic Targeting
(lists-negotiating, manipulating, upkeep)
(Started mid-Nov. 2003) Principal
partner of Varoga Rice & Shalott, a Houston-based political consulting
firm he co-founded in 1995. Managed the Texas Truth Squad in 2000
for the Democratic National Committee and the Gore-Lieberman campaign;
served as national director of state research in 1996 for the Clinton-Gore
re-election. Varoga has managed campaigns throughout the country
for Senate, Congress, lieutenant governor, state treasurer and mayor, and
served as communications director for U. S. Senator Harry Reid. Graduate
of Princeton University and native of Pittsburgh, PA.
|National Field Director
|Deputy Field Director (phones
|Deputy Field Director (NH
desk/all around utility guy)
[in the closing weeks the grassroots
mobilization took high priority because tools like eBlock calls and letters
were launched.] Most recently was co-founder of DraftClark2004 and
TexansForClark. Co-led the Protect The Vote program for Texas Democratic
gubernatorial nominee Tony Sanchez and the 2002 Texas Coordinated Campaign.
|Midwest Political Director
and Grassroots Mobilization
14 states - IA, OK, ND,
MO, MI, WI, MN, OH, TX, KS, IL, IN, NE, SD.
Worked for Caroline Kennedy
at the New York City Department of Education; worked on the 2002 gubernatorial
race in New York. Started her career at Goldman Sachs as a municipal
finance analyst, structuring and marketing financial products for city
and state governments. B.A. in Social Studies from Harvard College,
1994 and M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
|Northeast Political Director
MPA in Public Administration
from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, 2002. Advance staffer
for Gore in the 2000 campaign.
Previously served as Western
Political Director on Bob Graham's campaign.
|West Political Director
||Alexandria ("Lexi") Marcus
and Field; went to New Hampshire and then Michigan)
Native Arkansan; graduate
of Arkansas State University.
Sept. 21, 2003. Shakow was Deputy Political Director in Little Rock;
in late December he went to Wisconsin and directed the campaign there)
Before joining the campaign Shakow worked as a lawyer in Los Angeles for
four years. He worked in Political Affairs at the White House, 1993-94,
and worked on Clinton/Gore '92 in Texas. Shakow earned his undergraduate
degree in History from Brown in 1992, and his law degree from the University
of Texas at Austin.
James Eby, Fatima Khan
Also: Within 24 hours of Rep.
Dick Gephardt's withdrawal following the Iowa caucuses, the campaign picked
up 39 field organizers who had worked for the Missouri congressman there;
Gephardt's Iowa caucus director John Lapp also joined the Clark campaign
for the last couple of weeks.
Visiting Lecturer in economics
at Yale University and Columbia University. An economic advisor to
the Gore campaign. Served as a staff economist at the Council of
Economic Advisers and Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy
in the Clinton Administration. Also, Senior Economic Adviser to the
Chief Economist of the World Bank. Ph.D. in economics from Harvard
Served as research director
of the Nuclear Threat Reduction Campaign in Washington, DC.
Previously a senior researcher in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at
The Brookings Institution, 1998-2001). Also worked on the Gore/Lieberman
foreign policy team. Master's from the Fletcher School of Law and
Diplomacy, Tufts University; bachelor's in political science from the University
of the South in Sewanee, TN.
Formerly a professor at the
Department of Political Science at California State University, Northridge,
and the School of Public Administration, at California State University,
Northridge. He holds a PhD in Political Science and an MA in Public
Policy from Claremont, an MA in Political Science from the University of
Nevada, and a BA with Honors from Queens University. Dr. Kofinis
is the co-author (with Dr. Stella Theodoulou) of "The Art of the Game,"
an exploration of the American political and policy process (October 2003).
He did some work for DraftWesleyClark.com.
|Deputy Policy Director
Terrell McSweeny, Peter Stevenson, Gabriel
(Announced Oct. 10, 2003)
Served as Finance Director for the DSCC, starting in May 2001, after working
as DSCC Director of Campaign Services. Rogalle has also served as
finance director for Sen. Byron Dorgan and Tom Strickland.
Worked at the DSCC, on Hillary
Clinton's 2000 Senate campaign, and for Sen. Ted Kennedy.
|Deputy Finance Director
Arkansas and the Deep South - Chris
Florida and Texas - Ben Eley
(Assistant: David Robinson)
California and the West -
Diane Hamwi (lead), Mike Stanifer (deputy)
(Assistant: Rebecca Gilden)
New York - Lenny Carr (lead),
Barbara Layton (senior advisor), Dennis Chang (deputy)
Northeast and Mid-Atlantic
- Stephanie Berger and Rachel Hirschberg
Midwest - The
Competence Group: David Rosen and Tony Chang
Chris Bolyai, Erika Boyd, Stephanie Leifer,
Laila Plassey, Rebecca Rios, and (DC
some consulting) Mary Pat Bonner.
SCHEDULING AND ADVANCE
served as Director of Scheduling and Deputy Campaign Manager for Gore 2000.
She served in the Clinton Administration as Special Assistant to Secretary
Henry Cisneros at the Department of Housing and Urban Development and as
Director of Scheduling and Advance for Secretary Rodney Slater at the Department
of Transportation. Various capacities on the Clinton/Gore Campaigns
in 1996 and 1992 and 1992 presidential transition team. Most recently,
Grunden served as a consultant at Southern Strategy Group in Little Rock.
She is a native of Arkansas and resides in Little Rock.
Johnson was one of
General Clark's executive assistants at Stephens Group, Inc. and then his
personal assistant and office manager at Wesley K. Clark and Associates.
Johnson is a graduate of John Brown University where she earned a Bachelor
of Science in organizational management.
Most recently Director of Advance
for the Graham for President campaign. Previously Tennessee political
director for Al Gore's political action committee, Leadership '02.
Directed Gore's advance efforts during the 2000 Iowa caucus campaign.
|Director of Advance
In 2000 served as an assistant
to Gore-Lieberman chairman William Daley.
|Deputy Director of Scheduling
Associate Director of Press
Advance for Gore 2000. Graduated from Yale in 1999 with a degree
in English. From Madisonville, Tennessee.
|Director of Press Advance
Served as Deputy Policy Director
on Bob Graham's presidential campaign. Special Assistant to the President
and Deputy Director of Presidential Advance for the White House (one of
|Director of Surrogate Scheduling
|Scheduling for Mrs. Clark
Advance: Dan Mintz, Will Pepik,
More Scheduling and Advance:
Ian Alberg, Joe Clark, Keith Griffin,
Crystal Hatfield, Mariah Hattah, Jack Katy, Clark Jennings, Connie Larossa,
Mary McGurn, Duke McLarty, Melissa Moody, Tom O'Brian, Nelson Peacock,
Jon Solomon, Jessie Walker, Rob Walker.
(started in Little Rock Oct.
27, 2003; directing all financial operations) Wagman has founded
or served as an executive of several companies. He served as Director
of the Office of Enforcement Policy and Planning within the U.S. Department
of Energy, as a Special Assistant to the Director General of the U.S. Foreign
Commercial Service, and as consultant to the Director of Enforcement of
the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 1978-81. Active in Democratic
politics for more than 30 years. Author of The Democratic
Party Campaign Treasurer's Handbook, the first text ever written on
political accounting, endorsed by the DNC in 1975. Graduate of the
University of Southern California.
||Barry E. Wagman, CPA
prepared the checks (paid the bills) prior to arrival of Barry Wagman;
subsequently prepared data for the payroll and compliance documentation.
Comptroller -started on the campaign in Dec.; accounts payable and bill
(Kessel "wore many hats during
the campaign." He started out in IT and played a key role early on
in developing the infrastructure and getting the campaign up and running;
he "had the checkbook." In October he built a spreadsheet that mapped
out a daily budget for the campaign into February 12, and he coordinated
with Paul Johnson to see that the campaign kept on track. After the
campaign he oversaw winding down activities).
A graduate of the Wharton
School, Andy Kessel spent 17 years on Wall Street, with Citibank Capital
Markets, Kidder Peabody and Barclay's de Zoete Wedd Securities where he
was a managing director in charge of Non-Government Securities trading
in the U.S.. In 1998 he moved to Arkansas and began a management
consulting business focusing on financial and technology businesses.
Clark for President was his first foray into the political world.
|Budget Director and Post-Campaign
Annette Robinette, Jule Couch CPA.
Experience includes work as
a researcher for Stan Greenberg and James Carville at Democracy Corps and
for President Clinton in his Harlem, NY office. Prior to that Ament
also worked for Rep. Ron Kind, the American Bar Association, Rep. Jan Schakowsky,
and the Chicago Tribune as an intern. He earned bachelors and masters
degrees in political science from Northwestern University in Evanston,
recruit, coordinate and maximize value added by local volunteers; established
correspondence department; assisted IT department in defining contact-tracking
software needs; established procedures to close down regional offices).
International consultant and policy advisor, including experience managing
privatization and economic reform programs in Germany and the former USSR.
Corporate and real estate attorney. Harvard Law School, 1981; undergraduate
degree from Columbia College, 1978.
|organized volunteers for
phone answering, phone banking and mailings
|managed the headquarters
||William J. Farah
William Oldaker) Partner at Oldaker, Biden & Belair, LLP.
Previously an attorney with the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer
& Feld, where he had principal responsibility for that firm’s Political
Law practice. J.D. from American University’s Washington College
of Law in 1989.
Founding partner of the National
Group (Jan. 2002). Founder and managing partner of Oldaker, Biden
& Belair, LLP. Formerly a partner at Manatt, Phelps and Phillips.
General counsel and treasurer to the Kennedy for President Committee, 1979-80.
Served as General Counsel of the Federal Election Commission, 1975-79.
LL.B. from the University of Iowa in 1966.
|Deputy Treasurer (Initially
General Counsel and Treasurer)
||William C. Oldaker
Jeff Priebe, Blake Rutherford.
MORE (not in any particular order)
|Chief of Staff to Mrs.
Prior to joining the campaign Jackson
was working as a television, film, and theater actor in Los Angeles.
Graduate of U.C. Berkeley, 1999.
|Personal Traveling Assistant
to Gen. Clark (bodyperson)
(from about late October 2003)
Clark's brother-in-law. Formerly worked for Reuters. From New
(early on, in Sept.-Oct. 2003)
Served in the Clinton administration as Deputy Commissioner and Acting
Commissioner of Social Security, and earlier, for six years, as Senior
Advisor in the Office of Management and Budget. Selected as a Rhodes
Scholar and a Marshall Scholar; Master of Philosophy degree in Economics
from Oxford University, 1986. A.B. in Economics and Political Science
from Stanford University, 1983.
see also: Partial
list of Clark for President staff
Fabiani works as a crisis management
consultant based in La Jolla, California (put another way he provides "strategic
advice and tactical execution to companies and individuals facing complex
financial, marketing, communications and legal challenges." Deputy
Campaign Manager for Communications and Strategy for Al Gore's 2000 presidential
campaign. Special Counsel to President Bill Clinton reponsible for
scandal damage control. Served four years as Deputy Mayor of Los
Angeles and Chief of Staff to Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley. Graduated
Cum Laude from Harvard Law School in 1982 after earning a bachelor's degree
in Philosophy from the University of Redlands.
Chief of Staff to Vice President
Gore, November 1995-1999. Counselor and Chief of Staff to Attorney
General Janet Reno. Associate Counsel to the President, directing
judicial selection efforts. Worked on the Clinton/Gore campaign as
Washington Issues Director and helping with debate prep. Chief Counsel
for the Senate Judiciary Committee, July 1989-July 1992. Law Clerk
to Supreme Court Justice Byron R. White during the 1987 and 1988 terms.
Much more campaign and Capitol Hill experience. Graduate of Harvard
Law School, magna cum laude, 1987, and of Georgetown University, summa
cum laude, 1983.
(announced Oct. 27, 2003 - unpaid)
Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs from January 1997 to May
2000. From May 1993 until 1996, Rubin served as Senior Adviser and
Spokesman for U.S. Representative to the United Nations Madeleine K. Albright.
Prior to joining the Clinton administration, Rubin worked on the U.S. Senate
Committee on Foreign Relations from 1989 to 1993. He was the research
director for the Arms Control Association from 1985 to 1989. Rubin
received a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Columbia University
in 1982 and a master's degree in international affairs in 1984.
|Senior Foreign Policy Advisor
||James P. Rubin
Michael Spence - Nobel
Prize-winning former Dean of Stanford Business School.
|Senior Economic Advisors
(announced Dec. 5, 2003 - unpaid)
Laura D'Andrea Tyson - former
Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors and former Director of the National
(announced Nov. 5, 2003 - unpaid)
Partner at Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman. Assistant to the
President and Cabinet Secretary (liaison between the President and the
agencies of the Executive Branch) from 1997 to 2001. Director of
Legislative Affairs and Deputy Counsel for Vice President Al Gore.
A counsel with the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Committee on Commerce,
Science & Transportation, as well as the Governmental Affairs Committee.
Marshall obtained both his J.D. and his B.A. from University of Virginia.
|Senior Director for Congressional
and Public Liaison
||Thurgood Marshall, Jr.
of APCO Worldwide
of Van Skoyoc Associates
Daniel C. Tate
of Capitol Solutions
of Farragut Consulting
President of Peter D. Hart Research
||Joe Slade White & Co.
National Steering Committee
...provides guidance on major
policy and strategic issues of the Clark campaign, organizes leaders across
the country for Clark and advocates for the campaign.
Currently a partner at Mayer,
Brown, Rowe & Maw, LLP. Secretary of Commerce, 1996-97.
United States Trade Representative, 1993-96. Worked on the Clinton
transition. National Chair of Clinton/Gore '92. Founded the
Los Angeles Conservation Corps. Managed Sen. Alan Cranston's 1974
re-election campaign. Staff coordinator for R. Sargent Shriver, Democratic
vice-presidential candidate, in 1972. Practiced law for 17 years
at Manatt, Phelps, Phillips and Kantor in Los Angeles. Law degree
from Georgetown University Law Center; four years as a naval officer; bachelor's
degree from Vanderbilt.
|Chairman of the Steering
Co-Chair: Ambassador Andrew Young
(announced Dec. 21, 2003)
Co-Chair: Congressman Charles Rangel
(announced Dec. 21, 2003)
Vice Chair (Southeast campaign
coordination): Gordon Giffin (announced Jan. 17, 2004)
Former Ambassador to Canada,
is a veteran of both Georgia and national politics. He was treasurer for
Sam Nunn's Senate campaign and Georgia chair of the Clinton-Gore '92 and
'96 campaigns. He also currently serves on the Council on Foreign Relations,
the Board of Trustees for the Carter Center and the Board of Advisors of
the Woodrow Wilson International Center.
Vice Chair: Johnny Hayes
- finance chairman of the Gore campaign in 2000 and as finance chair for
Gov. Phil Bredesen in 2002
Congressman Rahm Emanuel
Lt. Governor Barbara Layton
- former Clinton National Economic Advisor
- former Governor of South Carolina
Ted Sorensen - former
special counsel and advisor to President Kennedy (announced Dec. 19, 2003).
Dr. Mary Frances Berry
- Chair of the United States Commission on Civil Rights and a professor
of history at the University of Pennsylvania (announced Jan. 4, 2004).
Yolanda Caraway - former
Deputy Chair of the DNC under Paul Kirk, senior adviser to the late Ron
Brown, Vice-Chair of the 2000 DNC Convention Site Selection Committee and,
currently, a member of the Standing Committee on Resolutions (announced
Jan. 22, 2004).
legal policy advisor to the
National Steering Committee:
Bob Butterworth - served
as Florida's Attorney General for 16 years (announced January 23, 2004).
(key role in starting up the
campaign, return to California in late November 2003) Sklar has held
a wide range of senior positions in government and the private sector.
In April 2001 Gov. Gray Davis appointed him head of "The Governor’s Generation
Implementation Taskforce" He served the Special Representative of
the President to promote economic reconstruction and the development of
market economies in Southeast Europe, 1999-2001; as Ambassador to the United
Nations, 1997; and as the President's Special Representative in Bosnia
for Implementation of the Dayton Peace Accords, 1996-97. Earlier
in his career, he served as president of O’Brien Kreitzberg, a San
Francisco construction management company, eventually sold.
He was General Manager of San Francisco’s Public Utilities Commission,
1979-83 and Director of Capital Projects for the city, 1976-83. After
graduating from Cornell with a degree in mechanical engineering Sklar
founded a manufacturing firm and served as president and CEO until it was
sold in 1973.
|Chief Operating Officer
||Ambassador Richard Sklar
(September 18, 2003, returned
to New York November 2003 where she helped as a liaison to the entertainment
industry) Spell served as New Hampshire Communications Director for
John Kerry's campaign for one month, Aug. 18-Sept. 18, 2003 before leaving
to join the Clark campaign. She has run her own public relations
firm, Spell Communications, LLC, in New York for the past three years.
Spell served as deputy national communications director for the Gore-Lieberman
campaign in 2000; communications director for John Edwards 1998 Senate
campaign; communications director for Congressman David Price (D-NC) from
1997-98; and assistant press secretary for Gov. James Hunt (D-NC) from
|National Press Secretary
Served as campaign manager
from the inception of Clark's campaign but left abruptly after about three