Americans Coming Together--Organization
888 16th Street, NW, Suite 450, Washington, DC
 
President Ellen R. Malcolm
["lead the effort to build ACTís membership and raise $95 million to support ACTís voter contact program."]  Founder and president of EMILYís List Ė a political action committee that supports pro-choice Democratic women candidates.
 
 
Chief Executive Officer Steve Rosenthal
["design and execute ACTís voter contact program"]  Political Director of the AFL-CIO from 1996-2002.  During the first three years of the Clinton Administration, Rosenthal served as Associate Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor where he acted as former-Secretary Robert Reichís chief advisor on union matters.  Before that he was Deputy Political Director for the Democratic National Committee under Chairman Ron Brown and Political Director Paul Tully.
 
 
Chief of Staff Harold Ickes
Ickes had headed up The Media Fund until resigning in May.
 
 
Political Director JoDee Winterhof
Served Sen. Tom Harkin over a period of 14 years, most recently as chief of staff; advised both his presidential and senatorial campaigns.  She has managed congressional campaigns in Iowa and the Iowa Democratic Coordinated Campaign in 1996.  From Pottawattamie County.
 
 
Director of Research and Technology Andy Grossman
Andrew Grossman served at the DSCC from 1999-2003.  In 1998, he directed the New York Democratic Partyís coordinated campaign.  Grossman got his start in politics in 1988 working on Jesse Jacksonís presidential campaign.  He has worked for Democratic candidates at the local, state and national level, including David Dinkinsí 1989 mayoral campaign in New York, Tom Harkinís campaign for president in 1992, and Jim McGreevey for Governor of New Jersey in 1997.
 
 
Director of Field Communications Monica Dixon
Consultant.  Served as deputy chief of staff to Vice President Gore, then joined the Gore-Lieberman campaign in Nashville running the war room.  Former chief of staff for the House Democratic Caucus.
 
 
National Field Director Patrick Gaspard
Previously SEIU NYSC Deputy Director.
 
 

I N   T H E    S T A T E S
77 field offices (according to a Sept. 17 e-mail)


 
Arizona Director Michael Frias
Previously served as deputy director of the Governor's Office of Highway Safety in Arizona.
 
 
Florida Director Karin Johanson
Principal at Precision Communications, Inc., a consulting firm in Silver Spring, MD.  Managed Rep. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin's winning campaign in  2002.  Political Director at the DCCC in 2000 and as worked as its West Coast Field Director.  Communications Director, then Political Director at EMILY's List.  Worked for U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) for ten years including the last two as chief of staff.
 
 
Iowa Director Jeff Link
Campaign Manager for Sen. Tom Harkinís successful 1996 and 2002 campaigns and Iowa State Director for Gore-Lieberman in 2000.  Chief of Staff for Sen. Harkin, 1997-99.
 
 
Maine Director Rich Pelletier
Political director for Think About It, an unsucessful November 2003 referendum to build a casino resort in Sanford, Maine.  Worked for Maine Democrats in 2002.
 
 
Michigan Director Lon Johnson
Campaign manager for Rep. John Dingell's 2002 re-election campaign (primary against Rep. Lynn Rivers).  Served as a senior fundraiser for Al Gore's 2000 campaign.
 
 
Minnesota Director Rob Richman
Richman served National Field Director for the Bill Bradley for President campaign.  He was an early field organizer for the late Sen. Paul Wellstone.  He served as Campaign Manager for Darlene Hooley (OR-5); Deputy Campaign Manager for Ann Wynia in her U.S. Senate race in Minnesota in 1994; and Field Director for fellow Minnesotan David Mingeís upset victory for the U.S. House in 1992.
 
 
Missouri Director Grant Williams
(Initially Donald Redmond--Political Director for Philadelphia Mayor John Street in both his 1999 and 2003 campaigns.  Field Director for Ed Rendellís successful 2002 gubernatorial campaign. He has also provided organizing and tactical services to the NAACP Voter Fund and the Philadelphia Voter Mobilization Coalition).
 
 
New Hampshire Director Dennis Newman
Massachusetts State Director for Gore-Lieberman in 2000; New Hampshire State Director for the Clinton-Gore campaign in 1996. Since 1985, in addition to his political organizing work, Mr. Newman has maintained a respected Boston law practice specializing in legislative issues and election law.
 
 
New Mexico Director Geraldine Prado
Started as the Kerry campaign's New Mexico state director in August 2003.  Before moving to New Mexico to work on the campaign, Prado was political director for Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 105 in Colorado.  There she ran several campaigns and worked on legislation for the union.  Worked field in the last month of Tom Strickland's 2002 U.S. Senate campaign under the Democratic coordinated effort and as field director for Congresswoman Diana DeGette's 2002 campaign; also worked as a senior congressional aide in DeGette's district office.  Ran a state house race in Denver and was the Fair Housing Director for NEWSED, a non-profit that serves low-income families and communities.  Worked in the Manhattan District Attorney's office.  Graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder.
 
 
Nevada Director Terence Tolbert
New York State Director of Sen. John Edwards' campaign, starting August 2003.  Previously worked as chief of staff to Assemblyman Keith Wright.  Has worked on a number of city and state campaigns in New York.  Directed the 2000 Coordinated Campaign in Louisiana.
 
 
Ohio Director Steve Bouchard
New Hampshire State Director of Gen. Wesley Clark's campaign, announced Oct. 10, 2003, after serving as New Hampshire State Director of Sen. Bob Graham's campaign from March 17, 2003 until Graham withdrew on October 6, 2003.  In 2002 Bouchard was deputy campaign manager of Tony Sanchez's gubernatorial campaign in Texas.  He was field director for Mark Warner's campaign for governor of Virginia in 2000-2001.  Bouchard worked for Sen. Bob Kerrey's BACK PAC on the national level in 1999 and as NH director in 1998 as Kerrey considered a presidential campaign.  Previously, he served in various capacities in NH Democratic politics, including communications director for the House Democrats, House Caucus director, chairman of the Hillsborough County Democrats, chairman of the 1st CD for the NHDP, and activity in numerous local and state campaigns.
 
 
Oregon Director Matt Schneider

 
 
Pennsylvania Director Greg Naylor
More than three decades organizing Pennsylvania voters.  Field Director for Philadelphia Mayor John Street in 1999 and 2003.  Eastern Pennsylvania Field Director for Ed Rendell's successful gubernatorial campaign in 2002.  Pennsylvania State Field Director for Gore-Lieberman in 2000.  Has also served as Chief of Staff to U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah.
 
 
West Virginia Director Lisa McMurray
Campaign manager for Gov. Ronnie Musgrove's unsuccessful re-election campaign in Mississippi in 2003.  Chief of Staff for Virginia Lt. Gov. Tim Kaine through Feb. 2003; headed Kaine's campaign in 2001.  Staffer on Sen. John Edwards' 1998 North Carolina Senate campaign.
 
 
Wisconsin Director Tamara Pogue
Started working on the Dean campaign in February 2003 doing Special Operations, moved to field role and officially titled as Field Director on November 13.  Campaign manager for John Baldacciís successful 2002 gubernatorial campaign in Maine.  Graduate of Bates College ('99).
 
 

S T R A T E G I S T S

Cornell Belcher -- President of brilliant corners Research & Strategies, a polling firm specializing in political, policy, opinion and market research analysis of minority and youth constituencies.

Sergio Bendixen -- President of Bendixen & Associates, a Coral Gables, FL-based public opinion research company that specializes in polling analysis of Latinos in the United States.

Anna Greenberg  -- Vice President of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research (GQR).

Stan Greenberg -- Chairman and CEO of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research (GQR).

Minyon Moore -- heads Dewey Squareís state and local affairs practice.

Celinda Lake -- President of Lake Snell Perry & Associates, Inc.

Tom Lindenfeld -- Partner at LSG Strategies, a firm he founded with Mark Sump in 2000.
 
 

Board Members (Source: Center for Public Integrity): Ellen R. Malcolm, Steve Rosenthal, Anne Bartley, Gina Glantz, Rob Glaser, Jonathan Lewis, Rob Mckay, Minyon Moore, Cecile Richards, Jonathan Soros, Antonio Villaraigosa