Key People-Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY)
updated July 16, 2006

The team of key Hillary staff and advisors is called Hillaryland.  See for example, Ryan Lizza.  "Welcome to Hillaryland."  The New Republic.  February 20, 2006. and Raymond Hernandez.  "In Vigilant Hillaryland, Advisers Stay Devoted," New York Times, June 1, 2005.  Also note that some Senate staffers were receiving added pay for work on the campaign and/or the PAC.  See Glenn Thrush.  "Clinton staffers paid more to work on her campaign."  Newsday, November 3, 2005.
FRIENDS OF HILLARY and HILLPAC
Executive Director Patti Solis Doyle
Has worked with Clinton since 1991.  Chief of staff on her campaign for U.S. Senate in 2000.  During the Clinton Administration served as special assistant to the president and director of scheduling for First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.  Formerly an aide to the Chicago city treasurer.  From Chicago.
 
 
Margaret "Maggie" Williams
Principal in GriffinWilliams LLC, a management consulting firm.  Chief of staff to former President Bill Clinton, managing both his foundation and his personal staff.  President of Fenton Communications, a marketing and communications firm, starting Sept. 2000-July 2001.  Chief of staff to First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and an Assistant to President (there were 17), 1993-97.  Director of communications for the Children's Defense Fund; deputy director of media relations for the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; press secretary for then Sen. Robert Torricelli's campaign, deputy press secretary at the Democratic National Committee; and congressional aide to Rep. Morris Udall.  M.A. in Communication Philosophy from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, 1992.  B.A. in Political Science and Urban Studies from Trinity College in Washington, DC.
 
 
Director of Communications Ann Lewis
National chair of the DNC Womenís Vote Center, the Democratic Partyís major initiative to reach, engage, and mobilize women voters, 2002-04.  Senior advisor to Hillary Rodham Clinton's U.S. Senate campaign in 2000.  Served in the Clinton Administration as deputy director of communications (starting Jan. 1997), director of communications (May 1997-99), and then Counselor to President Bill Clinton.  Director of communications and deputy campaign manager for the Clinton-Gore re-election campaign, 1995-96.  Vice president for public policy at the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, 1994-95.  Headed two consulting companies, Politics, Inc. and Ann F. Lewis, Inc.. Senior adviser to Jesse Jackson's 1988 campaign.  National director of Americans for Democratic Action.  Political director for the Democratic National Committee.  Chief of staff to then-Congresswoman Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, 1978-81.  She is also the older sister of Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA).
 
 
Blog Advisor Peter Daou
("facilitate and expand her relationship with the netroots.")
(first reported on "The Fix" June 28, 2006)  Previously ran the "Daou Report" on Salon.com, launched in Dec. 2004 [purpose "1) to offer a diverse, unfiltered sample of online political discourse, 2) to probe the ideas, passions, and perspectives that give rise to our current political divide, 3) to examine the relationship between blogs, the political establishment and the traditional media."]  Online Comunication Advisor to the Kerry campaign (volunteered starting Aug. 2003; full-time staff March 2004) responsible for outreach to the blog community; launched and managed D-Bunker, the rapid response/fact check section of johnkerry.com; also produced a daily blog survey for the campaign staff.  Daou has an interesting background outside of politics; he is described as "a top notch remix keyboardist," and has had success recording dance music with wife Vanessa--a 1992 single "Surrender Yourself" reached number one on the Billboard club chart.
 
 
FOH Finance Chair Alan Patricof
Co-founder of Apax Partners, L.P., one of the world's leading private equity firms (formerly Patricof & Co. Ventures, Inc.).  BS in finance from Ohio State University and an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.
National Finance Director Capricia Marshall
(reported by The Hotline on March 1, 2006)  Social secretary at the Clinton White House starting Aug. 1997 (official title: deputy assistant to the president).  Previously special assistant to First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton (including Chelsea responsibilities).  Worked on Clinton's 1992 campaign.  Law degree from Case Western Reserve.  Graduate of Purdue University with a degree in government, 1986.  Grew up in University Heights and Cleveland Heights, OH.
Dan Turrentine.
A regional finance director at the DNC in the 2004 cycle.  2000 graduate of Lafayette College in Easton, PA.
Deputy Finance Director - Bari Lurie.
New York Finance Director - Dara Freed.
Sara O'Keefe.
 

HILLPAC Political Director or Deputy Political Director - John Gans.  seeking clarification
2000 graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

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Mark Penn
President of Penn,Schoen & Berland Associates since he co-founded the firm in 1975.
 
Mandy Grunwald
Veteran Democratic media consultant; key adviser on Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign.
 
Harold Wolfson
Partner in The Glover Park Group's New York office.  Executive director at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) for two years.  Communications director for then First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2000 U.S. Senate campaign.  Communications director for then Rep. Charles Schumer's 1998 U.S. Senate campaign.  Chief of Staff and Press Secretary to Representative Nita Lowey.  Masters in U.S. History from Duke University; undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago.
 
Harold Ickes
Established The Media Fund, a 527 group which ran $50 million in media during the 2004 cycle.  Principal of Ickes and Enright Group, affiliated with Washington D.C.-based lobbying firm Griffin Johnson Dover & Stewart.  Senior advisor to Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2000 U.S. Senate campaign.  Deputy chief of staff to President Bill Clinton (announced Dec. 22, 1993) through Jan. 1997.  Joined the law firm of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein in 1980 or '81, made partner, and continued there through 1993.  Worked on various campaigns including Eugene McCarthy's presidential campaign.  Law degree from Columbia.  Graduated from Stanford University with a degree in economics after one year at the University of Arizona.  Worked on cattle ranches and construction jobs for three or four years in California and Oregon.
 
Neera Tanden
Senior vice president for academic affairs at the Center for American Progress.  Prior to joing the Center, she was legislative director for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. Previously senior vice president for domestic policy for the Center for American Progress.  Issues director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC).  Senior policy advisor to the Chancellor of the New York City Schools, Harold Levy.  Deputy campaign manager and policy director for Clinton's U.S. Senate campaign in 2000.  Senior policy advisor to the First Lady and associate director in the Domestic Policy Council during the Clinton Administration.  Law degree from Yale Law School; undergraduate degree from UCLA.
 

SENATE OFFICE
Chief of Staff Tamera Luzzatto
(Chief of staff to Clinton since she started as Senator).  Previously worked for Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV (D-WV) for about 15 years; his chief of staff for two years through June 2000; earlier served Rockefeller as legislative director and as legislative assistant.  Harvard graduate.
 
 
Legislative Director Laurie Rubiner
Previously director of the  New America Foundationís Universal Health Insurance Program.  Practiced law in New York City.  Vice President for Public Policy at the National Partnership for Women & Families in Washington, DC.  Senior Legislative Assistant in the office of U.S. Sen. John H. Chafee (R-RI) for nine years; also worked for former Senator Bob Dole (R-KS) in a number of capacities.  Graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and Barnard College at Columbia University,
 
 
Communications Director Lorraine Voles
(from Jan. 2006)  Previously at Porter Novelli, the public relations firm.  Communications director to Vice President Al Gore through 1997 when she left to join Porter Novelli.  Deputy press secretary at the White House, 1993-94.  Press secretary to Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA).  B.A. from The George Washington University, 1981.
 
 
State Director Karen Persichilli Keogh
Previous experience includes director of operations for the New York City Council and a special adviser to Council Speaker Peter F. Vallone.  Master's degree in social work from Columbia; undergraduate degree from State University at Stony Brook, NY.
 
 
 

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