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.
Amy Kramer spent ten years leading the entertainment media efforts of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, a non-partisan nonprofit in Washington DC. In this role, she consulted with television writers and executives, magazine editors, and online content creators to help them tell meaningful stories about teen pregnancy and contraception. Most notably, she was the lead content expert for MTV’s “16 and Pregnant” and “Teen Mom” franchises – which experts credit with accelerating the dramatic declines in teen births since they premiered in 2009. Prior to her work at the Campaign she was a news producer at CNN and ABC, and a communications consultant working with clients as diverse as Fortune 500 companies and leading foundations. Before the internet was invented, she worked as a writer and editor at The Hotline, a daily political digest. She has also worked on political campaigns and as a summer camp waterski instructor.
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.
Marvin is a dynamic and well-respected leader with over 15 years of experience in government relations, public policy, campaign strategy and public affairs. He has worked in the U.S Congress, in the non-profit sector and on political campaigns. Marvin has led government engagement at organizations including the American Red Cross where he recently served as the Director of Government Relations. At the Red Cross, Marvin was responsible for managing legislative initiatives, public policy, and engagement with U.S. Congress and the Executive Branch. Prior to joining the American Red Cross, Marvin provided legislative and strategic counsel in the U.S. Congress for six years as a legislative aide to Congressman Lacy Clay of Missouri and on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. During his tenure on Capitol Hill, he was a leader in promoting bi-cameral and bi-partisanship among Congressional delegations, working on several initiatives with both Democratic and Republican leaders in the US House and US Senate. Marvin is a veteran of several political campaigns, highlighted by his service as Political Director for a “nationalized” U.S. Senate campaign in Missouri.
Marty brings to his clients more than 34 years of political experience in both the legislative and electoral fields. A former U.S. Congressional candidate himself, he brings demonstrated insights and deep experience to his clients’ electoral campaigns, strategizing for hundreds of candidates and causes over the years. Marty has also worked on hundreds of Congressional races as the former PAC director, California director, and Western States director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. He has served as the finance director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. An expert on special elections, Marty has a proven track record on winning when the turnout is low. His legislative background spans both progressive and corporate causes. He has served as vice president for government relations for AGRISystems and has worked with the National Democratic Institute in Bosnia, Croatia, and Azerbaijan on a pro-bono basis. Marty’s past experience also includes working as a media consultant with Laguens, Hamburger, Stone.
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.
Amie Kershner formed AKM Consulting LLC in 2011 after 10 years of fundraising for candidates, party committees and progressive organizations. Amie spent much of the 2016 election cycle serving as Finance Director for Priorities USA Action, the super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton. In that role, she led the team that helped to raise more than $175 million. Prior to starting AKM Consulting, Amie served as Campaign Services Director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and as the Major Gifts Director for EMILY’s List. Amie got her start in fundraising in 2002 as finance director for a PAC in Kansas designed to help elect pro-choice candidates to office. She served as Deputy Finance Director for the Nancy Farmer for U.S. Senate campaign in Missouri in 2003 and returned to Missouri to serve as Deputy Finance Director for Claire McCaskill for Governor. Amie currently serves on the board of directors of Emerge Maryland, of which she was founding member.
Amanda Hite is the Co-Founder, CEO of BTC (Be The Change) Revolutions, a Social Media Marketing Agency and Inc 500 fastest growing company that specializes in engaging communities and igniting movements through a unique movement marketing model. BTC also works with humanitarian organizations that are changing the world and has raised well over over $1 million dollars through social media for those causes. Amanda is a sought after keynote speaker and has been featured as a social media thought leader in several publications, including The Huffington Post and Entrepreneur. She is a founding member of the “Changers of Commerce” connected capitalism movement. In addition to her work at BTC, Amanda is an Advisory Board Member for Share Our Strength’s “Dine Out For No Kid Hungry” and she was recognized with their 2011 Advocate Leadership Award. She is a Federal Club Council member and serves on leadership committees for the Human Right’s Campaign.
Martín Diego Garcia has dedicated his entire career to building a more representative democracy. As the Director of Strategic Initiatives and External Affairs, Martín will focus on the management of key external relationships to identify opportunities for collaboration and building a state and national presence in key movement spaces. Martín was previously the Director of Public & Political Leadership at Wellstone Action. Prior to joining Wellstone Action, Martín was the Director of Campaigns at the Latino Victory Project, where he focused on encouraging, recruiting and supporting progressive Latino candidates to seek public office. He was also an Account Manager at The Campaign Workshop, where he consulted on numerous campaigns for LGBTQ candidates, candidates of color, independent expenditures, ballot initiatives and advocacy. Martín started his professional career as part of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and Institute’s political team, endorsing, supporting and training LGBTQ candidates running for office all over the country and at all levels of government.
Kelton Morgan is a seasoned political professional with over 28 years of experience in his field. He is the President of CSG, a political consulting and marketing firm servicing clients throughout America. CSG specializes in aggressive political campaigns and direct voter contact for political campaigns and non-profit organizations. Over the years, CSG’s work has been featured in national newspapers and magazines, major television newsmagazines, several national trade publications and National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. CSG has been awarded the highest national award – a first place Pollie – from the American Association of Political Consultants. Kelton has handled voter contact campaigns for over a dozen United States Senators, several governors and numerous members of Congress. He has led voter contact efforts for 3 presidential campaigns, identifyng, targeting and turning out unprecedented numbers of independent and cross-party voters.