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updated July 2, 2009

Campaign for Change Florida Field Organization

Five regions or pods, 58 offices, about 600 paid staff...

Deputy Field Director
Oliva Lopez
Regional field director for the Obama campaign in Nevada and contributed to get-out-the-vote efforts in Arizona, Texas and Oregon.  In 2004, Lopez organized grassroots efforts for presidential and local Democratic races in California's 17th Congressional District.  She has worked for the office of Global Development Alliances (GDA) at USAID, the Impact Alliance, an international network dedicated to social change, and at Inter American Dialogue, a think tank on U.S.-Latin American relations and policy issues. M.Sc. in comparative politics from London School of Economics and B.A. in political science from UC Berkeley.

Deputy Political Director
Adam Wilzcewski
Wilzcewski is a veteran of South Florida campaigns.  Since 2001, he has worked with four presidential, two congressional, and a handful of local races, serving in the political, field, and finance departments.  In 2006-07, he served as the Southern Finance Director for Joe Biden for President in Florida and most recently was a finance and political consultant for campaigns in South Florida.  In addition, Wilzcewski has consulted and fundraised for a number of national non-profits. Adam attended the University of Florida and received his law degree from American University's Washington College of Law.

OFA Deputy Communications Director for Miami-Dade, Southwest
and Hispanic Media
Alejandro Miyar
(announced July 23, 2008)  Miyar was most recently the statewide press secretary and Hispanic outreach coordinator for the Florida Democratic Party.  Press secretary for City of Miami Mayor Manny Diaz from 2004-07.  Graduate of Haverford College.  Of Cuban-American heritage, Miyar grew up in South Florida.

TAMPA BAY REGION (announced July 23, 2008)
Deputy Field Director
Laura Grossman
Youth vote organizer for the Obama campaign in Pennsylvania during the primary.  Grossman's political experience includes field organizing in Missouri and Ohio on the 2004 Kerry-Edwards campaign, work with the communications department at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, and work in U.S. Sen. Joe Biden's Chief of Staff's office. Grossman just completed her Masters degree in governmental administration at the University of Pennsylvania.

Deputy Political Director
Omar Khan
Khan left Florida to become the Nevada state field director for Biden for President in 2007.  After Biden withdrew he joined the Obama campaign, serving in Nevada on voter outreach and in New Mexico and Texas as a field organizer, and then taking the role of operations director for the Texas Democratic State Convention.    President of Florida Young Democrats.  Deputy political director for Florida Senate Democrats during the 2006 election cycle.  Deputy campaign manager for Florida House Victory ’04.  Graduate of the University of South Florida; elected student body president and appointed to the USF’s Board of Trustees. Native of Central Florida.

OFA Deputy Communications Director for the Tampa Bay Area
and African American Media
Adora Andy
(announced July 23, 2008)  Spokesperson for the Obama campaign in six states during the primary election season.  Spokesperson for the DeKalb County District Attorney's Office in Metro-Atlanta before joining the Obama campaign.  Andy got her start in politics as Congressman Harold Ford Jr.'s Press Secretary on his U.S. Senate Campaign in Tennessee.  A former journalist, she worked as a TV news producer at stations in Missouri and Tennessee and a writer at CNBC Europe in London.  Graduate of the University of Missouri's School of Journalism.

SOUTH FLORIDA REGION Palm Beach, Glades, Hendry, Highlands, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie (announced July 28, 2008)
Deputy Field Director
Lynn Eisenberg
Eisenberg started on the Obama campaign in New Hampshire, continued in a variety of roles in the Chicago headquarters, and returned to the states to work in the Pennsylvania primary.  Interned in U.S. Senator Corzine’s office and worked on Jeff Smith’s State Senate race in Missouri.  Graduate of Washington University in St. Louis.  New Jersey native.

Deputy Political Director
Joshua W. Maddock
Most recently, District representative in Congressman Ron Klein’s office.  Worked for four years for Sen. Bill Nelson, both in his West Palm Beach and Washington DC offices.  Maddock ran countywide and single-member district campaigns in Palm Beach County prior to his experience at the federal level.  Degree in political science from the University of Georgia. 

OFA Deputy Communications Director for South Florida and Jewish Media
Bobby Gravitz
Started on the Obama campaign in Iowa and continued as a spokesperson in four additional states during the primary election season.  Previously deputy research director on Tom Vilsack's presidential campaign.  In 2006, he worked as a research consultant at a firm in Oakland, CA.  Graduate of Yale University.

Deputy Field Director
Jason Roth

announced Aug. 14, 2008:
Deputy Political Director
Kenneth D. Pratt
A Florida attorney and legislative aide for State Rep. Geraldine F. Thompson (D-Orlando).   Worked as Florida Legal Counsel for election protection efforts in 2004.  Graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta and Florida State University's College of Law.  Native of Tallahassee.

Deputy Political Director
Jon Wright
From Kentucky and most recently served as the Obama campaign's political director in the Kentucky primary; earlier he worked field operations in Texas, New Mexico and Nevada for Obama.  Prior to joining the Obama campaign, he served as Gov. Bill Richardson's Nevada GOTV director and deputy field director for the Iowa caucuses.  Previously, Wright served as field director for two congressional campaigns.  Graduate of Murray State University and Northern Kentucky University's Chase College of Law.

OFA Deputy Communications Director for North Florida
Kevin Cate
(announced Aug. 14, 2008)  Joins the Obama campaign from his position as deputy communications director in Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink's office.  Director of communications for the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice.  Press secretary for the Florida Department of Heath, where he won an Emmy for his work on the "Fifth Guy" campaign.  Prior to his work in state government, Cate ran communications and Pasco County field operations for Phyllis Busansky's 2006 US Congressional race.  Graduate of Auburn University in Alabama and is currently working on his Master's at Florida State University.  Florida native.

Brevard, Indian River, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia Counties (announced Sept. 10, 2008)

Deputy Field Director
Taryn Benarroch
Joined the Obama campaign in July 2007, and has worked for Sen. Obama in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Oregon.  Taught special education students in the South Bronx as a member of Teach for America.  Started in politics working for Rep. Adam Schiff’s 2000 campaign, which remains the most expensive U.S. House race.  Graduate of Claremont McKenna College.

Deputy Political Director
Nate Jenkins
In 2007, Jenkins returned to Central Florida and helped Tony Sasso and Darren Soto win special elections for State Representative in former Republican districts.  Taught social studies in inner city Atlanta as a member of Teach for America.  Degree in public policy from Duke University.  From Central Florida and was Edgewater High School president in 2000.

OFA Regional Press Secretary for Central Florida
Laura McGinnis
U.S. Congressional Page during the Clinton Administration, McGinnis has been involved with local, state, and national campaigns in Pennsylvania, Delaware and Washington, D.C. prior to joining Obama for America in Florida. Specializing in minority and diversity media relations, she is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and the National Gay and Lesbian Journalists Association.

Offices (58 total including headquarters)
Tampa -- Florida HQ
1771 E 9th Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605

1109 14th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34205

733 2nd Street
Chipley, FL 32428

133 N Fort Harrison Avenue
(Entrance is on the corner of Drew and Waterson)
Clearwater, FL 33755

640 Brevard Avenue, Unit 101
Cocoa, FL 32922

Coral Gables
257 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL 33134

665 Beville Road
South Daytona, FL 32119

121 West Wisconsin Avenue
Deland, FL 32720

Delray Beach
14537 South Military Trail Suites C&D
(next to AAA,
in Office Depot strip mall at Atlantic Avenue)
Delray Beach, FL 33484

970 Gulf Shore Drive
Destin, FL 32541

Fort Lauderdale
733 NW Sistrunk
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

Fort Myers
6350 Presidential Court, Suite B
Fort Myers, FL 33919

901 NW 8th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601

Gainesville - UF
11 West University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601

2422 W 60th Street, Bay 8
Hialeah, FL 33014

7050 Taft Street
Hollywood, FL 33024

224 Washington Avenue, Suite 14
Homestead, FL 33030

106 S. 2nd Street, Suites 10, 12, 13
Immokalee, FL 34142

1830 N Main Street, 3rd Floor
Jacksonville, FL 32206

Jacksonville - West
3998 Confederate Point Road
Jacksonville, FL 32210

Jacksonville - UNF
10221 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32246

1200 Town Center Drive, Suite 108
Jupiter, FL 33458

11559 SW 88th Street
Miami, FL 33176

Key West
1511 Truman Avenue, Suite A
Key West, FL 33040

910 Mabbette Street
Kissimmee, FL 34741

Lake City
212 N Marion, Suite 201
Lake City, FL 32055

5385 Gateway Boulevard, Bays 12-14
Lakeland, FL 33811

Liberty City
647 NW 62nd Street
Miami, FL 33150

6221 Margate Boulevard
Margate, FL

3238 Lake Washington Road
Melbourne, FL 32934

1830 NW 7th Street, Suite 202
Miami, FL 33125

Miami Gardens
600 NW 183rd Street
Miami Gardens, FL 33169

932 5th Avenue N
Naples, FL 34102

New Port Richey
4809 Grand Blvd, Suite P
New Port Richey, FL 34652

1203 SW 12th Street, Unit 6
Ocala, FL 34474

1011 E Colonial Drive, Suite 520 (5th Floor)
Orlando, FL 32803

Orlando - UCF
1842 Alafaya Trail
Orlando, FL 32826

5705 Hansel Avenue North Wing
Orlando, FL 32809

279 E Main Street
Pahokee, FL 33476

4367 5th Ave
Pace, FL 32571

Panama City
135 Harrison Avenue
Panama City, FL 32401

321 N De Villiers Street, Suite 200
Pensacola, FL 32501

Port Charlotte
3718 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL

Port St. Lucie
704 SW Port St. Lucie Boulevard, Building B
Port St. Lucie, FL 34953

20 E Washington Street, Suite G
Quincy, FL 32351

419 S Sanford Avenue
Sanford, FL 32771

1343 Main Street Suite 200
Sarasota, FL 34230

4210 Sebring Pkwy
Sebring, FL 33870

Spring Hill
5330 Spring Hill Drive, Suite C
Spring Hill, FL 34606

St. Augustine
61 San Marco Avene
St. Augustine, FL 32084

St. Petersburg
2321 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33713

2116 N. University Drive
Sunrise, FL 33322

Sun City
137 S Pebble Beach Blvd., Suite 202G
Sun City Center, FL 33573

920 E Lafayette Street, Suites C & D
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Tallahassee FSU
324 West College Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Tampa - Regional Office
817 E. Washington Street
Tampa, FL 33602

Tampa – USF
14519 North 18th Street
Tampa, FL 33613

West Palm Beach
2790 N Military Trail
(just past the Goodyear Tire)
West Palm Beach FL, 33409

...54 offices as of Oct. 3, 2008