President and Founder- The Campaign Workshop
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 at 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.
President- Campaign Services Group
President Kelton Morgan is a seasoned political professional with over 28 years of experience in his field. He has handled voter contact campaigns for over a dozen United States Senators (including John McCain and Lindsey Graham), several governors and numerous members of Congress. He has led voter contact efforts for three presidential campaigns, identifying, targeting and turning out unprecedented numbers of independent and cross-party voters. After McCain’s presidential campaign in 2000, Morgan worked with McCain’s Straight Talk America PAC, including advocacy efforts to pass the landmark McCain–Feingold campaign finance reform, which was enacted in 2002.
Vice President, Digital – The Campaign Workshop
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.
Founder – Alfred Stanley & Associates
Alfred Stanley is one of the leading Democratic fundraisers in Texas. He was born in New York City and raised in New Jersey. After earning his bachelor’s degree in design from Dartmouth College, he moved to Texas and has lived in Austin for more than forty years. He received the degree Master of Science in Statistics in 1989 from the University of Texas at Austin. In 1982, he started the public-affairs consulting firm Alfred Stanley & Associates, through which he provides fund-raising services to candidates and officeholders in Texas. He was Texas Political Director of Bill Bradley’s presidential campaign in 2000. Throughout his adult life, he has been an active environmentalist, participating in the first Earth Day in 1970, organizing on behalf of the 1980 Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, and serving serving in leadership positions in the Austin Regional Group of the Sierra Club and the Texas League of Conservation Voters. In addition to political consulting, he has owned and managed commercial real estate in central Austin since 1996 and is president of FireWatch Texas, which sells a wildfire-detection system developed by the German Aerospace Center.
Marvin J. Steele
Former Director, Government Relations – American Red Cross
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.
Founder – Stones’ Phones
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.