Obama General Election
Campaign Organization, Missouri
April 14, 2009 disclaimer
Obama for America
(announced June 12, 2008) Wicks started as
campaign's Western region field director in Chicago, served as
field director in California, was deputy field director in Texas, and
then directed the campaign's national volunteer program ("Obama
for Wake Up Wal-Mart. Organizer in the 'Anti-War in Iraq'
in San Francisco, CA. Co-founded Hoi-Polloi, "a people’s
created by a small group of conscientious thinkers striving for world
Campaign manager on Jay Fetcher's 2004 state Senate campaign in
Des Moines organizer on Howard Dean's Iowa caucus campaign.
of the University of Washington, 1998.
Deputy chief of
staff to U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill. Campaign
director for McCaskill’s
2006 U.S. Senate campaign. Finance director and
then campaign manager for St. Louis Mayor
Slay’s 2005 re-election campaign. Worked
on the 2002 Democratic Coordinated Campaign. Graduate school at
Washington University in St. Louis. Born in Carbondale, Illinois.
of staff to Obama senior strategist David Axelrod at AKPD Message &
Media, 2004-07. Senior account executive at Dan Klores
in New York City. Legislative aide to then Congresswoman Karen
McCarthy. Kansas City, MO native.
Served as communications
director on Obama's California primary campaign, on leave from her
communications director for San Francisco District Attorney Kamala
Public relations manager at Telocity, provider of residential broadband
services, starting in late 2000. California press assistant and
California field representative for Senator Feinstein. Worked for
Solem & Associates, a San Francisco public relations agency.
Media relations manager for the Atlanta City Council. Public
information officer for Mayor Bob Knight in Wichita, Kansas.
Deputy chief of staff to Congressman
George Miller (D-CA) since July 2004. Legislative director to
Congressman Chris Bell (D-TX), 2002-04. B.A. in international
studies from the University of St. Thomas (Houston), 2001.
out as an organizer on Obama's South Carolina primary campaign.
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Maya Goines-Deputy director, African
American at the DNC's American Majority Partnership. Served about four months as executive director of Maryland
Democratic Party. Senior campaign field coordinator at
SEIU. Graduate of Iowa State University. Originally from
Myesha Ward-Deputy director for delegate
selection on Obama for America. Deputy political director for
Sen. John Kerry's PAC Keeping America's Promise. In 2004 Ward
worked as deputy GOTV director - Milwaukee on the Kerry-Edwards
campaign, as deputy political director for Southern and Northeastern
States on Kerry-Edwards, in the boiler room during the Democratic
National Convention in Boston, and as a delegate tracker for Southern
states at Kerry headquarters in Washington, DC. Law degree from
John Oxtoby-Started out as an organizer on Obama's NH
primary campaign (Laconia).
Previously Hillary Clinton's
field director on the May 6 Indiana primary campaign, field director on
the March 4 Ohio primary
and field director on the Jan. 19 Nevada caucuses campaign. In
served as field director on the Maryland Coordinated Campaign and
as Prince George's County regional field director. Regional field
director for the Kansas Democratic Party in the 3rd CD for the last six
months of 2005. In summer and fall 2004 Marshall served as Kansas
City, MO field organizer/regional base vote director on the Missouri
Campaign; he finished the campaign doing GOTV in Ohio. Graduate
the University of Kansas with a degree in communication studies.
Native of St. Louis (grew up in Richmond
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regional field director for Obama's South Carolina primary campaign;
also worked on the campaign in Doylestown, PA.. In Fall 2004
Myers served as a field organizer for the Kerry-Edwards campaign in the
Missouri 8th CD, which includes her hometown of Rolla, MO.
on the campaign in Mississippi and Indiana. Worked at Kansas City
Economic Development Corporation's Loan Corporation. Kansas City
police officer, 1996-2005. Graduate of Tuskegee University in
Atlanta. Grew up in Los Angeles.
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Nitti came to the campaign in July
after several months as a senior associate at The Strategy Group's Los
Angeles office. Account manager at Kristina Schake Consultants in
Los Angeles. Junior publicist at Much & House Public
Relations. Degree in political science from
Occidental College in Los Angeles.
Secretary (Kansas City and Northwest Missouri)
Came to the campaign in August
from her position as communications director for New York City Council
Member Bill de Blasio.
Press Assistant: Joseph De Wolk
Elizabeth Sharpe-Taylor, Drew Brookie, Courtney Wade, Nicholas Warshaw.
Tracker: Chrissi Johnson
Howard worked as a national media
relations specialist at SEIU for more than six years, from
2002-08. Communications director to Sen. Mark Dayton,
2001-02. Press secretary on Carnahan for Senate, 2000.
Assistant press secretary on Bill Bradley for President. B.A.
degrees in political science and women's studies from Rutgers, 1998.
director at TerraPass. Consultant to environmental
organizations. Communications director in the Brooklyn Borough
President's Office, 2003-05. Policy director to New York City
Council Member Alan Jay Gerson, 2002-03. Staff writer at Brill's
Content magazine, 1997-99. M.P.P. from Harvard University's
Kennedy School of Government, 2001; undergraduate degree from Columbia
Campaign manager on DeLear for
Congress in Missouri's 2nd CD to Aug. 2008. Deputy field director
on Jim Shrewsbury as Aldermanic President in early 2007. Field
organizer on Claire McCaskill for U.S. Senate, 2006. Attended St.
Louis Community College.
Kimiko Gilmore, Kasaye
Youth Vote Organizers: Lynna Cobrall, Stephen Eisel, Corinna
King-Brown, Kelley Robinson, John Scott
Gloria Bilchik, Shelia Johnson, Carol Wofsey
Initially special projects
director. Operations director on the California primary campaign.
During the primary campaign Brennan
was program manager and one of several developers of the Texas Precinct
Captain and PA Teams online calling tools. Ph.D. student in
engineering at the University of Southern California. B.S.
degrees in computer systems engineering and electrical engineering from
the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 2006.
Voter File: Jessica Hampton Hill, Matthew Munsey
Started on the campaign as a field
organizer on Obama's NH primary campaign.
Attorney at Zuckerman Spaeder.
During the 2004 campaign Ewing coordinated volunteer attorneys for John
Kerry for President and the DNC while on leave from Baker Botts.
Associate at Baker Botts from 2001-04. Judicial clerk to the
Honorable Edmund V. Ludwig of the U.S. District Court, Eastern District
of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 2000-01. J.D. from Harvard Law
School, 2000; undergraduate degree from Harvard College, 1995.
Has worked on campaigns across the
includingGet-Out-The-Vote Director for America Coming Together in New
Mexico in Fall 2004, Judi Dutcher for Governor (MN), Bill Richardson
for Governor of New Mexico in 2002, Russ Carnahan
for Congress (MO-3), Tom Keefe for Congress (WA) in 2000, and David
campaign for the DFL U.S. Senate nomination in 2000. National
director of organizing, managed the Ballot Access teams, and served as
deputy director in the Iowa Caucuses on Bill Bradley for
President. Executive director of the Missouri Democratic Party,
1997-99. Executive director of Participation 2000, 1992-97.
Grew up in rural Missouri.
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Of counsel at Gallop, Johnson
& Neuman, and practices in governmental law and relations and
business services; joined the firm in 1985 and continued there as
partner through 1997. President and CEO of Mayflower Van Lines,
1998-99. Chief of governmental affairs, St. Louis County, 2004-07. Candidate for Congress, 1988. Chief
of staff to the Mayor of the City of St. Louis, 1981-85. J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law,
1975; B.A. from Cardinal Glennon College, St. Louis, 1971.
Vice Chair Yolanda Wheat
Treasurer Rod Anderson
Secretary Shirla Howard
(announced April 14, 2007)
Previously St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay’s deputy legislative director;
started May 2005. Political director for Mayor Slay’s
successful 2005 re-election campaign. Ran Gov. Bob Holden’s St. Louis
office. Base vote director for Sen. Jean Carnahan's 2002
campaign. Press aide for Freeman Bosley, Jr.’s 2001 mayoral
Prevously legislative director of AFSCME
(started Aug. 2004) Previously
Gov. Bob Holden's press secretary, started in Jan. 2003. Press
in Attorney General Jay Nixon's office. Graduate of the
of Missouri with a B.A. in political science.
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