Joe Fuld founded The Campaign Workshop in 2009 after having been a partner at MSHC Partners. Joe has produced award-winning direct mail, digital, and creative strategies for a long list of political and advocacy clients, including the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, National Nurses United, Defenders of Wildlife, LIUNA, DC VOTE, Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, as well as many other groups, candidates and ballot measures. Before becoming a Democratic political consultant, Joe served as the Northeast Political Director at the DNC in 1996, and between 1991-1995 managed 10 Democratic political campaigns throughout the country. He has been the lead trainer for the Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute’s Candidate and Campaign Training School for over 15 years. He also conducts political and advocacy trainings for many other groups and organizations. Joe serves on the board of the CAIR Coalition and The International Dyslexia Association.
Jason Mida is President & CEO of Mida Associates LLC, a leading consultancy firm founded in 2011 to strengthen non-profit and advocacy organizations. Prior to founding Mida Associates, Jason served as Vice President of Development at the Victory Fund where he worked for over seven years. During his time at the Victory Fund, Jason worked on groundbreaking races for Victory endorsed LGBTQ candidates across the country, including Annise Parker’s historic successful campaign for Mayor of Houston. Overseeing a team of seven in development, Jason and his colleagues set fundraising records, secured new corporate partners, expanded the Signature Champagne Brunch Series, built and launched the Victory Campaign Board, bundled record amounts for endorsed candidates running at the local, state and national level and grew the organization’s overall revenue from $3 million to $5 million in less than three years.
As Vice President, Digital, Lizzie Kendrick has worked on a variety of advocacy and political clients, including the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, California Nurses Association, the Pretrial Justice Institute, The Nature Conservancy, Fair Wisconsin and many others. Before joining TCW, Lizzie was the Deputy Director of Online Marketing at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. During her 4 years at the DSCC, she helped raise over $25 million dollars online, developed and managed the DSCC’s innovative online marketing program, advised the committee on social media tactics, and worked with Senate campaigns across the USA. Her experience includes work for the Strategy Group, The Child Abuse Prevention Center in Orange County, and a deliciously brief stint as a baker at Buttercake Bakery in L.A. She served in the Peace Corps in the Republic of Kiribati and holds a degree in International Affairs from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Christopher Coes oversees Smart Growth America’s real estate programs. Christopher has led national and regional public policy and advocacy efforts on a range of issues, including securing over $20 billion in transit-oriented development and local infrastructure financing in the recent federal transportation legislation, FAST Act. In 2014, Christopher launched the Attainable Housing and Social Equity Initiative which has assisted local communities to develop place-based, market-driven strategies aimed at encouraging economic growth while ensuring accessibility and social equity in walkable urban places. Prior to joining Smart Growth America, Christopher served as a Consultant for Government Affairs and Campaigns at M+R Strategic Services, and served for three years as as Transportation for America’s Senior Campaign Advisor and Deputy Director. He currently serves as an active member of Urban Land Institute and serves as Treasurer and the Board of Directors Director of African American Real Estate Professional of DC.
Martín Diego Garcia dedicated his entire career to building a more representative democracy. Over the last nine years, he has trained and developed the leadership of thousands of candidates, campaign operatives and advocates fighting to uplift marginalized communities and advance a progressive and inclusive political agenda. Formerly the Director of Strategic Initiatives and External Affairs, at Wellstone Action, Martín focused on key external relationships and stakeholders continuously identifying opportunities for collaboration across all areas of programs and building state and national presence in key movement spaces.
Previously as the Director of Public & Political Leadership at Wellstone Action, Martín oversaw a talented team who provide national support to local and community owed leadership development projects through training, organizing tools, and technical assistance.
Hannah Willard is a campaign strategist specializing in legislative advocacy, crafting persuasive messages, and building winning coalitions. As Senior Director of Campaigns at Freedom for All Americans, Hannah partners with state-based LGBTQ advocacy organizations to advance state and federal nondiscrimination laws to protect LGBTQ people and their families.
Prior to joining the team at Freedom For All Americans, Hannah was Equality Florida’s Senior Policy Director and full-time lobbyist in the Florida Capitol. She previously managed the launch of Equality Florida’s Honor Them With Action campaign in the wake of the Pulse massacre in Orlando, and led Equality Florida’s marriage equality campaign to victory in 2015.
Hannah graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florida with degrees in Economics and Women’s Studies. She currently lives in Orlando, Florida.
Joshua Kelley is a firm believer in the transformative powers of storytelling to change hearts and minds, as well as to move public policy in a more equitable direction. For the past three years at Stones’ Phones, Josh has worked with countless progressive leaders and organizations across the country to develop and deploy strategic political phone campaigns. His work has helped restore voting rights to 1.4 million Floridians, pass a trans-inclusive non-discrimination bill in New Hampshire, and organize students around the 2018 National School Walkout. Whether an electoral battle, ballot measure fight, or legislative advocacy effort, Joshua specializes in story-centric communications campaigns to connect everyday Americans with their government. His background is also incredibly diverse, from assistant preschool teacher to entertainment industry professional to LGBTQ youth worker to – you guessed it – a DC-based drag queen. This diverse background that centers storytelling, creativity, and a service-oriented mindset continues to anchor his work at Stones’ Phones and beyond. When not fighting for a kinder and more inclusive world, Joshua can be found practicing yoga, painting his nails, and binge-watching cult classics WAY after the fad has passed.