(Announced as Senior Advisor
on Dec. 18, 2003; full time from Jan. 1, 2004; named as CEO on Jan.
28, 2004) From 1977 to 1994, Neel served in key roles in Al Gore's
Washington operations, becoming Chief of Staff for Senator and later Vice
President Gore. Neel managed Gore's 1992 vice presidential campaign
and was a central figure in the Clinton-Gore transition. He served
for a time as President Clinton's Deputy Chief of Staff, responsible for
coordinating all policy and communications activities for the President.
Leaving for the private sector, Neel became President and CEO of the United
States Telecom Association. During 2000, Neel was director of Vice
President Gore's presidential transition planning, and he managed transition
efforts for Gore during the post-election challenge in Florida.
|Chief Executive Officer
(Announced April 7, 2003)
Most recently vice president of public affairs for Central Vermont Public
Service Corp. Deputy chief of staff to Dean from 1994-98. Served
in various positions for Lawton Chiles when he was U.S. Senator and then
governor of Florida. Rogan also worked as a legislative assistant
to Sen. Bob Graham.
|Deputy Campaign Manager
(Announced May 22, 2003)
Worked in the Clinton Administration from 1993-99, serving as deputy director
of advance in the White House and as a public affairs specialist at the
Department of Defense. McMahon was involved in the Gore campaign
in 2000, the Clinton campaign in 1996, and was a regional field director
in Missouri for Clinton/Gore in 1992.
|Deputy Campaign Manager
(Announced August 7, 2003)
Pringle joined the political consulting firm Whistle Stop Communications
as a partner after serving as campaign manager of
Carol Moseley Braun's presidential campaign from February to June 2003.
She worked for the Open Society Institute on its criminal justice initiative,
2001-'02; and served as campaign manager for a juvenile justice reform
advocacy effort in Florida, 2002. Communications director for the
NAACP National Voter Fund in 2000-'01. Deputy campaign manager for
John White, Jr. for Mayor in Philadelphia, 1998-99. Worked on Jesse
Jackson's 1984 and 1988 presidential campaigns and at the National Rainbow
Coalition, 1984-88. Pringle also has extensive experience in entertainment
|Deputy Campaign Manager
||Andrea "Andi" Pringle
Longtime aide; ran Dean's campaign
for lieutenant governor in 1989, his campaigns for governor, and the Fund
for a Healthy America leadership PAC he established in November 2001.
Served as special assistant to Dean from 1991-97 and as his secretary of
civil and military affairs since 1997.
|(Kate doesn't like titles)
O P E R A T I O N S
(Initially did some work in
compliance). Executive director of the Vermont Democratic Party for
4 years through the 2002 cycle.
|Director of Operations
In 2002 served as campaign manager
for Chris Kouri's congressional campaign against Robin Hayes in North Carolina.
(Started February 2003 as Special
Operations. Officially titled Field Director on Nov. 13;she had been
fulfilling that role on an interim basis) Campaign manager for John Baldacci’s
successful 2002 gubernatorial campaign in Maine. Graduate of Bates
(started February 2003)
Worked at KaBOOM!, an organization which seeks to provide healthy play
opportunities for children, and previously as meeting and special events
coordinator at Ben & Jerry's.
|Volunteer and Intern Coordinator
(announced January 12, 2004)
Reed served as Gore/Lieberman's 2000 National Director for Disability Outreach.
He lives with hemophilia, HIV, Hepatitis C and Multiple Sclerosis. He works
in a private legal practice in Phoenix, Ariz., where he chairs the Arizona
State Bar Committee on Accessibility for the State Bar Task Force on Persons
in the Legal Profession with Disabilities. Reed is also Chair of
the Disabilities Caucus for the Arizona State Democratic Committee, and
a member of the State Party's Executive Committee.
|Disability Outreach Director
Compliance: Ben Metcalf
C O M M U N I C A T I O N
(started May 15, 2003)
Most recently press secretary to Sen. Tom Harkin. Deputy communications
director for Gore/Lieberman in 2000. Senior advisor/assistant secretary
for public affairs/deputy asst. secretary for public affairs at HUD, over
the course of seven and a half years on and off. Pennsylvania press
secretary for Clinton/Gore 1996. Worked in the White House Office
of Media Affairs, 1993. Worked in the national press office of Clinton
for President, 1992.
(started out with the campaign
in January 2003 as an assistant to campaign manager Rick Ridder)
Has done communications work for campaigns including Janet Reno for Governor
(Fla.) and Bob Clement for Senate (Tenn.), as well as various issue campaigns
for children and environmental causes.
|Deputy Communications Director
(second week of October 2003)
Carson came to the campaign after serving as Sen. Daschle's press secretary
for three years. He did advance/press advance on Bill Bradley's presidential
campaign, and earlier worked on Chuck Schumer's Senate race. Carson
is a graduate of Columbia University.
July 1, 2003) Pettitt
was pursuing sailing and professional photography in Sausalito, CA (CloudView
Photography) after retiring from Silicon Valley.
(The campaign's press secretary
from January 2003 to April 9, 2003) Previously served as Dean's press
secretary in the Governor's office starting in Sept. 1998.
I N T E R N E T
(started May 3, 2003)
Webmaster of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative in New York.
Produced live streaming webcasts of the Shadow Conventions 2000.
First webmaster at Common Cause. 1999 graduate of the College of
William & Mary. Born in Ghana to foreign service parents; graduated
from high school in Malaysia.
In 2001, Teachout and three
others co-founded the Fair Trial Initiative, a group that seeks to assure
quality representation in death penalty cases. Teachout earned her
J.D. from Duke University Law School, and she also has a Master's degree
in Political Science from Duke University; her Bachelor's degree is from
Yale College. She is a Vermont native and served as Operations Director
on Dean's 1994 re-election campaign.
|Director, Online Organizing
The Glen Canyon Reader
(University of Arizona Press, 2003) and lived in Moab, Utah.
|Director of Internet Communications
Before joining the campaign,
Rospars lived in Stockholm, Sweden. He wrote at Not Geniuses and
earlier at That Other Blog. Rospars earned a degree in political
science from the George Washington University. Originally from Long
Worked as a freelance technology
consultant in Atlanta.
R E S E A R C H
(started July 2003) Previously
at the DCCC.
P O L I C Y
(to start May 19, 2003) Came
to the campaign from position as director of communications for the New
York-based New Israel Fund. In 2001 he served as deputy campaign
manager on Mark Green's campaign for mayor of New York City. Ben-Ami
served a variety of roles in the Clinton Administration. Starting
June 1995 he was Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy;
he was chief of staff of the White House Domestic Policy Council from 1993-96;
earlier he was a special assistant to the assistant secretary for children
and families in the Department of Health and Human Services. He served
as assistant deputy commissioner of the New York City Human Resources Administration.
Ben-Ami has a law degree from New York University and is an '84 graduate
of Princeton University.
(with the campaign from January
2003, started as special projects)
|Deputy Policy Director
M O R E
Served as Venue Protocol Manager
during the Olympic Games at Salt Lake City. Worked on Vice President
Al Gore's staff. George Washington University graduate. Native
of Tacoma, Washington.
|Director of Scheduling
source: Lori Matsukawa:
"Olympics 'flag guy' from Tacoma, Wa." KING 5 News, Seattle
Previously Dean's scheduler
in the Governor's office.
F I N A N C E
...26-person finance staff
as of October 2003
Worked at the Democratic Senatorial
Campaign Committee as as director of campaign assistance (political) in
the 2002 cycle and as southern regional finance director during the 2000
cycle. B.S. in Administration from Mankato State University in Minnesota
('95) and M.A. from the Graduate School of Political Management ('97).
|National Finance Director
(from January 2003)
Assistant to the Director
& VT: T. Kate Cenis
|Deputy National Finance
Director for Direct Mail, Telemarketing
- Larry Biddle
Director of GLBT Fundraising - Patrick
GLBT Deputies: Jen Goncalves,
Tagen Assistant: Alex Moody
House Parties - David P. Salie Deputy:
Minority Fundraising - Alex Pearson
Doctors for Dean/Deputy NE - David Kirby
Database Finance - Bobby Clark
E-Mail Director - Kelly Nuxoll
Monthly Contributions/Dean Team - Lindsay
Finance Assistant - Jay
Midwest - Jenny Lehner
New York - Lindsey Lewis
Deputy: Giovanna Torchio
Vermont - Carolyn Dwyer
No. Calif. - A.J. Goodman
Assistant: Jill Habig
So. Calif. - Jenna Grigsby
Assistant: Kat Woodruff
Mid-Atlantic - Alex Pearson
Assistant: Addy Gross
North East - Andrew Wright
Oregon/WA - Emily Wurgaft
Dean's List group
-- people that have committed to raising $50,000. There are about
100 on the list and they work with the regional directors.
National Finance Committee
Co-chairs: Terry Lierman of Maryland and Pamela Eakes of Mercer Island,
(Announced Nov. 11, 2002)
Sought the Democratic nomination for Governor of Massachusetts in 2002,
but withdrew from the five man race in July 2002. Runs MassEnvelopePlus,
a Somerville printing company founded by his grandfather in 1910.
National chairman of the Democratic National Committee from Jan. 1997-Jan.
1999. Elected president of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee
(AIPAC) in 1992, then served as chair. Chair of the Massachusetts
Democratic Party 1990-1992.
(doing a lot of work helping to raise money
M E D I A
Trippi and McMahon have been
Dean's media consultants for all five of his gubernatorial campaigns. In
1980 as a student at the University of Nebraska, McMahon volunteer on the
Kennedy campaign. He worked on Kennedy's Senate staff, went to law
school and worked for Doak & Shrum.
||(Joe Trippi and) Steve McMahon
A N D
Partner in Fairbank,
Maslin, Maullin & Associates since 1992. Lives in Madison,
||Direct Line Politics (Alexandria,
[Ridder served as campaign manager
from Jan.-April 15, 2003] President and co-founder of Ridder/Braden,
Inc., a Denver, Colorado-based consulting firm that he and Joannie
Braden founded in 1985. Experience on presidential campaigns of Gary
Hart (1984 and 1988), Al Gore (1988), Bill Clinton (1992) and Bill Bradley
(2000). Named by the American Association of Political Consultants
as "international consultant of the year" in 1998. Immediate past-president
of the International Association of Political Consultants. fuller
|Strategic and Tactical
||Rick Ridder - Ridder/Braden, Inc.
Working with Policy Director Jeremy Ben-Ami to set
up a policy council to advise Gov. Dean:
(Announced May 22, 2003)
Partner at Zuckerman Spaeder LLP in Washington, DC since March 1997.
Worked in various positions in the U.S. Senate from 1989-97, including
General Counsel to the Labor and Human Resources Committee and Chief
Counsel to Sen. Edward Kennedy on the Judiciary Committee. Served
as an Assistant District Attorney in New York County. Law degree
from Yale University, 1983; undergraduate degree from Columbia University,
|Senior Policy Advisor
(Announced May 22, 2003)
Attorney and consultant in Washington, DC. Was the highest ranking
Latino ever to serve in the White House as Assistant to the President and
Deputy Chief of Staff in the Clinton's second term. Previously Administrator
of the Wage and House Division of the Department of Labor.
(Announced May 22, 2003)
Professor at Harvard Law School and founding co-Director of the Civil Rights
Project at Harvard. Served as Senior Counsel to President Clinton
and Senior Advisor for the Race Initiative. Associate Director of
the OMB. National issues director on the Dukakis presidential campaign.
Assistant Director of the Domestic Policy Council under President Clinton
||Chris Edley Jr.
(Announced October 31, 2003)
Has worked on numerous presidential campaigns going as far back as 1972,
and has also worked as an organizer for AFSCME.
(Announced November 21, 2003;
to start December 1, 2003--will travel with Dean) Most recently Assistant
to the President for Strategic Issues and Political Action at SEIU.
National campaign manager for Bill Bradley in his 2000 presidential campaign.
With Angie Martin she founded Martin & Glantz in 1985; she took leave
in 1999 to work on the Bradley campaign and sold the firm in 2001.
(Announced November 24, 2003)
Eldest daughter of U.S. Senator and former presidential candidate Bob Graham.
Attorney and mother of three. She attended the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Washington College of Law at American University.
|National Surrogate and
Southern Regional Advisor
||Gwen Graham Logan
(Announced January 7, 2004)
A long-time senior foreign policy advisor to Senator and then-Vice President
Al Gore, Fuerth has taught at the George Washington University since the
2000 election. He served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force from
1962 to 1965 and then as a Foreign Service Officer from 1968 to 1979.
He was the senior staff member for the late congressman Les Aspin on the
House Select Committee on Intelligence from 1979 to 1984. Fuerth
then served as the senior staff member on international affairs for Senator
Gore from 1984 to 1992 and as Gore's National Security Advisor from 1992
to 2000. He is a graduate of NYU and holds graduate degrees from
NYU and the J.F.K. School of Government at Harvard University.
|Chair of National Security
and Foreign Policy Advisors
(Started in 2002; formally announced
December 15, 2003) Associate Vice President of the Cohen
Group since February 2002. Served as "the Defense Department's
Director of the Policy Executive Secretariat for the global war on terrorism
from September 2001 until January of 2002." Served in the Office
of the Under Secretary for Policy at DoD from 1995-2001. Started
his career in government at the Defense Intelligence Agency in 1985.
BA in International Affairs from the George Washington University,1984;
completed the coursework for a Masters in National Security Policy in 1988;
Masters in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government
at Harvard University.
|Senior Foreign Policy Advisor
||Danny E. Sebright
Helped the campaign develop national security and
foreign policy, and spearheaded the process of recruiting the team
of advisors announced on December 15.
(Announced Jan. 12, 2004)
From 1995 to January 4, 2004, Birch served as Executive Director of the
Human Rights Campaign and HRC Foundation; during her tenure the organization
grew dramatically. Prior to HRC, Birch was an executive in Silicon
Valley. She served as worldwide director of litigation for Apple Computer,
Inc. and as the General Counsel of Claris Corporation, the software subsidiary
(Announced Jan. 13, 2004, to
work full time out of Burlington headquarters) This is Haber's fifth
presidential campaign. He was deputy campaign manager for Congressman
Richard Gephardt in 1988 and on the national advance staff for Sen. Edward
Kennedy's 1980 presidential bid. He also worked for Walter Mondale
in 1984 and Bill Clinton in 1992. Haber also has extensive experience
on Capitol Hill, including stints as communications director for Vermont
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) on the agriculture committee and chief of staff
to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). Most recently, he was a senior partner
at Fleishman Hillard in Washington. Haber is a graduate of UCLA and
of the University of San Francisco Law School.
O W A
Key Early States:
(Announced Dec. 18, 2002)
From Jan.-Nov. 2002 she managed John Norris' unsuccessful campaign for
the Iowa 4th CD seat held by Rep. Tom Latham. Executive director
of the Iowa Democratic Party from May 2000 to January 2002. Worked
for Rep. Leonard Boswell for over four years, finishing as his chief of
staff. Graduate of St. Ambrose University in Davenport, and attended
graduate school in journalism at the University of Iowa.
|Iowa State Director
E W H A M P S H I R E
(Announced Feb. 14, 2003)
Political director for Gov. Jeanne Shaheen’s 2002 bid for the U.S. Senate.
Political director for Shaheen’s 2000 race for Governor. Prior to
that, Hicks served as Shaheen’s Health Policy Advisor. From 1993-97,
she served as executive director of New Hampshire Citizen Action.
|New Hampshire State Director
O U T H C A R O L I N A (February 3 primary)
(started latter part of Nov.
2003) Founder of the Jones & Associates political consulting
firm. Formerly served as a consultant on African-American outreach to both
Clinton presidential campaigns.
|South Carolina State Director
R I Z O N A (February 3 primary)
(Started volunteering in March
2003; started July 15, 2003; officially announced mid-Aug. 2003)
Costanzo is providing overall campaign advisory services through his consulting
company, FTC & Associates, Inc. Since the mid-1980s he has done
consulting work on start-ups and turn-arounds. He is educational
coordinator for the Arizona Democratic Party, and has also served as the
party's finance chair. Before moving to Arizona, Costanzo lived in
New York, where he served two terms as a legislator from Chautauqua County
and helped lead urban renewal efforts in City of Jamestown. Costanzo
also has military experience as a U.S. Army officer, including a stint
as a Nike Hercules Missile Commander. He earned a B.A.from St. Bonaventure
University and an M.A. from Keane College of New Jersey.
|Arizona State Director
K L A H O M A (February 3 primary)
(Officially announced Aug. 12,
2003) Experience includes work as field director for the Women’s
Voter Information Project in Arkansas and director of operations on the
“No on 695” campaign in 2001. Marshall, a native Oklahoman and Native
American, attended Norman High School and the University of Oklahoma in
|Oklahoma State Coordinator
||Chilton Ladd Marshall
E W M E X I C O (February 3 caucuses)
(Started September 1, 2003)
As the Southern New Mexico Coordinator for Bill Richardson's campaign in
the fall of 2002, Castillo ran the Las Cruces office and oversaw the campaign's
efforts in 7-9 southern counties. He is from Central Texas and was
living in Austin at the time he was selected for the Dean campaign.
Castillo did Hispanic outreach for the Texas Democratic Coordinated Campaign
in 2000; was Hispanic director for Garry Mauro's 1998 gubernatorial campaign;
was Hispanic outreach director for Texas Attorney General Jim Mattox in
the 1990 Democratic gubernatorial primary (won by Ann Richards); and worked
on Mattox' successful re-election campaign for Attorney General in 1986.
Castillo got his start in campaigns in Galveston, where he was hired as
a Criminal District Attorney Investigator with the Galveston County District
Attorney's Office, but got involved in the District Attorney's re-election
|New Mexico State Director
O R T H D A K O T A (February 3 caucuses)
Crabtree is a native of Iowa
and a graduate of the University of Iowa. He currently lives and
works in Harvey, North Dakota. He most recently managed the campaign
that elected then Representative April Fairfield (DNPL-Eldridge) to the
Senate in 2002. Senator Fairfield defeated a long-time Republican
incumbent in a closely watched battle. John brings a wealth of caucus
experience from Iowa, having served as a district coordinator for Rev.
Jesse Jackson's Presidential campaign in Iowa and more recently as farm
and rural policy advisor and state committee member for Senator Bill Bradley's
Presidential campaign in Iowa.
|North Dakota Executive
I C H I G A N (February 7 caucuses)
(Officially announced Aug. 16,
2003) One of two deputy campaign managers on Congressman Tim Holden's
successful 2002 congressional race against Congressman George W. Gekas
in Pennsylvania's 17th CD. In 2000 Berringer was campaign manager
Jim Eisenhower, the Democratic nominee for Attorney General in Pennsylvania.
|Michigan State Coordinator
Berringer: "On July 3 at
11:00 pm, the eve of our Nation's birthday, I received the call from the
campaign that said, 'Hey Daren, you're going to Michigan.'"
A S H I N G T O N (February 7 caucuses)
(Started July 15, 2003)
Campaign management, fundraising, and event coordination through Betty
J. Means & Associates, 2001-2003. Associate State Director for
Advocacy, AARP Washington, 1999-2001. AARP/VOTE Legislative Representative
for WA, AK, MT, NV, OR, and ID, 1993-1999. Senior Field Communications
Coordinator for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, 1989-1992.
Deputy Political Director, Democratic National Committee, 1987-1988. District
Manager/Outreach Coordinator, Congressman Mike Lowry, 1979-1987.
|Washington State Director
M A I N E (February 8 caucuses)
Most recently worked for Eric
Sklar, COO of Burrito Brothers. Campaign manager for Congressman
Tom Allen (ME-1)'s 2002 re-election campaign. Originally from Louisiana,
Dees earned degrees in Business and English from LSU in Baton Rouge; she
also studied French at St. Anne's in Nova Scotia and in Toulouse, France.
The first campaign she worked on was Mary Landrieu's 1996 campaign for
|Maine State Director
I R G I N I A (February 10 primary)
(Started on staff July 2003)
Boysko was the first official MeetUp host for Northern Virginia.
Over the past several years she has been politically active on the grassroots
level, particularly following the 2000 election and the instigation of
the war in Iraq. She started volunteering for the Dean campaign in
January 2003 after seeing him speak at a luncheon fundraiser on Capitol
Hill. Most recently a stay-at-home mom, Boysko graduated from Hollins
Women's College in Roanoke, VA.
|Virginia State Co-Director
|Virginia State Co-Director
|Virginia State Co-Director
I S C O N S I N (February 17 primary)
(announced August 21, 2003)
Prior to joining the campaign, Tate worked as political director for Dane
County Executive Kathleen Falk. In 2002 he worked as state field
director on Falk's bid for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, and
then worked as a regional political director for AFSCME Council 40.
He has worked for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, is a former national
vice president of the College Democrats of America, and started out in
Wisconsin politics working on Sen. Russ Feingold's 1998 re-election campaign.
|Wisconsin State Coordinator
A L I F O R N I A (March 2 primary)
(announced Dec. 6, 2003)
Has worked in California politics and government for the last 15 years,
most recently serving as Chief of Staff to San Jose Mayor Ron Gonzales.
In 2001, Jude and Joe Trippi co-founded Catapult Strategies, Inc., a firm
specializing in politics, policy, and technology. Barry's career
began in Washington, DC, in 1984 as a press aide and deputy political director
in the office of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. He later worked on the Gary
Hart presidential campaign. In 1988 he was the national budget director
for Richard Gephardt’s presidential bid.
|California State Director
Jude set up Governor Howard
Dean’s first visits to California for his presidential exploratory efforts
in early 2002, and he served as a senior advisor to the campaign since
E W Y O R K (March 2 primary)
Heads Geto & deMilly, lobbying
and public relations firm founded in 1980. Was a top political aide
to former Attorney General Bob Abrams.
|New York State Director
A S S A C H U S E T T S (March 2 primary)
A R Y L A N D (March 2 primary)
R E G O N (May 18 primary)
U E R T O R I C O (June 6 primary)
E W J E R S E Y (June 8 primary)