2009 Presidential Inaugural Committees
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Presidential Inaugural Committee 2009
updated April 28, 2009  disclaimer 
...according to the PIC Media Guide there were 432 PIC 2009 staff.  Below are shown the directors and deputy directors of the various departments and some of the other individuals who worked for the PIC (several hundred other staffers plus thousands of volunteers who helped make it happen not shown).

Co-Chairs (announced Nov. 25, 2008)
William Daley - head of JPMorgan Chase's Office of Corporate Social Responsibility as well as the firm's Vice Chairman, Chairman of the Midwest and Chairman of the JP Morgan Chase foundation. He is the Chair of the Economic Club of Chicago and is on the boards of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.   He served as U.S. Secretary of Commerce under President Bill Clinton from 1997 to 2000.  He also serves as member of the advisory board to President-elect Barack Obama's transition committee.


Penny Pritzker - a business executive and entrepreneur for more than twenty years, is chairman of the board of four companies:  TransUnion, Classic Residence by Hyatt, The Parking Spot and Pritzker Realty.  Ms. Pritzker also served as Finance Chair of the President-elect’s campaign committee.  As a civic leader, she's focused on improving the health and education of young people through enterprising initiatives, such as Chicago Run and the Chicago Public Education Fund. 


John W. Rogers, Jr. - founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Ariel Investments and serves on the boards of three public companies: Aon Corporation, Exelon Corporation and McDonald's Corporation. He also is a director of the Chicago Urban League, a trustee of the University of Chicago as well as a member of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. 


Patrick Ryan - a Republican, is Chairman and Chief Executive of Chicago 2016 and oversees all aspects of Chicago's bid for the 2016 Olympics.  He is the Founding Chairman of Aon Corporation.  Ryan is Chairman of the board of trustees of Northwestern University and serves as a life trustee of Rush University Medical Center. He is also an owner/director of the Chicago Bears Football Club.


Julianna Smoot - served as President-elect Obama's national finance director during his presidential campaign. She previously worked for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Senator Thomas Daschle, and Senator John Edwards.

Honorary Co-Chairs
(announced Dec. 22, 2008)
President Jimmy Carter, President George H. W. Bush, President William J. Clinton, Mayor Adrian Fenty, Senator Dick Durbin, Senator Dick Lugar, Senator Claire McCaskill, Representative Tammy Baldwin, Representative Artur Davis, Representative Ray Lahood, Representative Linda Sánchez, General Colin Powell, Hunter and Kathleen Biden, Craig Robinson, Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng

Executive Director
Emmett Beliveau
Director of Advance on Obama for America.  Attorney at Patton Boggs, LLP.  J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.  Undergraduate degree from Colby College, 1999.  Son of Severin Beliveau, a prominent Maine Democrat.

Assistant: Katie Hinterlong

Creative Director
Erik Smith
Consultant to the Obama campaign.  Partner at Blue Engine Message & Media.  Worked at Westhill Partners public affairs practice, joined the firm effective January 7, 2005.  President of the Media Fund, managing a $60 million national Democratic issue advertising campaign.  From 2001 through early 2004 Smith served as senior communications advisor to Rep. Dick Gephardt in both the House Democratic Leader's office and his 2004 presidential campaign.  Communications director for the DCCC and press secretary to the House Democratic Leader.

Assistant: Tiffany Edwards
More Creative: Fiona Conroy, Jim Gilio, Eric Lesser, Kevin Varney

Chief of Staff
Steve Kerrigan
Did surrogate scheduling at Obama for America.  President of Corner 4 Solutions starting May 2008.  Senior vice president at Lynch Associates Inc, 2007-May 2008.  Chief of staff to Attorney General Tom Reilly, 2003-07.  Chief of staff at Boston 2004, Inc. (the host committee for the 2004 Democratic National Convention), Jan.-Aug. 2004.  Worked for Sen. Edward Kennedy from 1989-2003 including as director of scheduling and advance and later as political director.  Graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, 1993.

Assistant: Stephanie Lee
Special Projects: Kevin McDonald

Photographer: David Katz

Chief Operating Officer
Karen Hancox
COO at the DSCC in the 2006 cycle.  CEO of the Kerry campaign (announced April 22, 2004).  Deputy campaign manager on the Gephardt campaign starting April 2003.  Chief of staff for Gore 2000.  In early 1998 Hancox worked on Lewinsky damage control at the DNC.  From March 1995-Jan. 1997 she served as deputy political director at the White House under Doug Sosnik; she started in the Clinton administration in January 1993 in the Office of Legislative Affairs.  Hancox handled congresssional relations on Clinton/Gore 1992.

Chief Financial Officers
Janica Kyriacopoulos and Brian Foucart
Brian Foucart - A deputy CFO on the Kerry campaign.  CFO and assistant treasurer on the Joe Lieberman for President campaign.  CFO for Gore 2000, Inc. when it was headquartered in Washington, DC during much of 1999.  Deputy chief operating officer for Clinton/Gore '96 under Ted Carter.  Foucart worked at the DNC for over 10 years through November 1992.
Janica Kyriacopoulos - A deputy CFO on the Kerry campaign.  CFO on Gephardt for President, Inc..  Experience also includes Treasurer at Steny Hoyer's AmeriPAC; Treasurer at the DCCC.

Chief Technical Officer
Mark Jablonowski
Joined the campaign in May 2007; served as regional IT director, traveling the country and working on state IT operations, then IT special projects manager in Chicago headquarters.  Did technical consulting and served as IT manager on Tony Knowles for US Senate, 2004.  Started studies at Colby College in Waterville, ME in 2006 but took leave.  Native of Anchorage, AK.

General Counsel
Deborah T. Ashford
Partner at Hogan & Hartson.  served as a judge on the UN Administrative Tribunal, 1995-99, appointed by President Clinton.  Prior to law school Ashford served as special assistant to the director, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare; assistant to the commissioner, U.S. Office of Education; and assistant to the director of the Women Studies Program at the University of Alabama.  J.D. from Yale Law School, 1981; M.A. from the University of Alabama, 1974; B.A. from the University of Alabama, 1972.

Director of Events and Ceremonies
David Cusack
Senior aide to Al Gore at Leadership '02.  Graduate of Colby College, 2000.

Deputy Director, Train
Steven Jacques
A senior advance lead on the campaign.  Director of programming and communications and for a time associate interim director of the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas.  Senior advance consultant for Sen. John Kerry.  Served in the Clinton and Carter administrations on the White House staff and at the State and Commerce Departments.  Experience on campaigns beginning withe Jimmy Carter's in 1976.

Deputy Director, Sunday
Jean-Michel Picher
Helped out on the campaign starting in 2007 and joined the campaign full-time in mid-2008 after he "completed his articles at Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP in Toronto.  L.L.B., M.B.A. from University of Western Ontario, 2006.  a special assistant (communications) to Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin in the latter half of 2005; also worked on Ken Dryden's campaign for the Liberal leadership. Associate advance staff on John Kerry's presidential campaign.   Graduate of Colby College, 1996.

Deputy Director, Monday
Mike Brush
An advance lead on the campaign.  Assistant director of government relations and community affairs at Northeastern University.  Degree in political science from Northeastern, 2001.

Deputy Director, JCCIC
Carrie Devine
A national advance lead on the campaign.  Director of events at Adaptive Path, 2005-07.  Lead advance for Teresa Heinz Kerry on the Kerry-Edwards campaign.  Worlked in press operation for the Salt Lake Organizing Committee, 2001-02.  VP at IMG, TWI Interactive, 1999-2000.  Senior director of marketing services at Sybase, 1996-99.  Manager of event marketing at Powersoft, 1993-96.  B.A. in journalism from Marquette University, 1985.

Deputy Director, AFIC (Parade Director)
Peter Gage
With the campaign since early 2007 including planning Obama's announcement in Springfield and the Invesco Field site for Obama's acceptance speech.  Field coordinator Energy Future Coalition/United Nations Foundation.  Advance staff on Tim Kaine's campaign for governor of Virginia in 2005.  On John Kerry's national advance team in 2004.  Research analyst at the World Resources Institute, 2003-04.  Bachelor's degree in environmental science and public policy from Harvard University, 2001.

Deputy Director, Inaugural Balls
Paul Hegarty
Pepsi Center manager for the campaign at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.  Deputy director of grassroots organizing at the DNC.  Served briefly as Assistant Deputy Director for Community Development in the Arizona Department of Commerce.  Executive director of the Arizona Democratic Party in the 2004 cycle; political director of the Arizona Democratic Party in the 2002 cycle.  Hegarty worked with the U.S. Department of Defense Base Realignment and Closing Commission, and as deputy director of advance the Office of Vice President Al Gore.  B.A. in political science from The George Washington University, 2000.  Arizona native.

Director of Renewing America Together
Buffy Wicks
Wicks started as the campaign's Western region field director in Chicago, served as field director in California, was deputy field director in Texas, directed the campaign's national volunteer program ("Obama Organizing Fellows"), and in the general election served as Missouri state director.  Political director for Wake Up Wal-Mart.  Organizer in the 'Anti-War in Iraq' campaign in San Francisco, CA.  Co-founded Hoi-Polloi, "a people’s organization created by a small group of conscientious thinkers striving for world peace."  Campaign manager on Jay Fetcher's 2004 state Senate campaign in Colorado.  Des Moines organizer on Howard Dean's Iowa caucus campaign.  Graduate of the University of Washington, 1998.

Deputy Director
Jeffrey Lerner
Political field director for Change to Win.  Communications director to New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, April 2007-April 2008.  Worked at Dan Klores Communications.  Florida Deputy State Director for America Votes, 2004.  In 2002, he oversaw a joint Sierra Club and the Service Employees International Union national, school-based get-out-the-vote effort, 2002.

Director of Entertainment
(Ashley) Teal Baker
Lobbyist with the Podesta Group.  Office manager and scheduler for Congressman Brian Baird (D-WA), 2002-04.  Staff assistant, then scheduler in the office of Congressman Harold Ford, Jr. (D-TN).

Deputy Director
Tori Scarborough
Surrogate scheduler on the campaign in Virginia in the fall; coordinated Women for Obama in the South Carolina primary campaign; worked for Obama's Hopefund.

Communications Director
Josh Earnest
Deputy communications director at Obama for America; communications director on Obama's Iowa caucus campaign.  Communications director on Tom Vilsack's presidential campaign (Dec. 2006-Feb. 2007).  Communications director for Jim Davis' 2006 campaign for governor in Florida.  In 2003-05, Earnest worked in the communications department at the DNC serving as regional media director in the 2004 cycle and as press secretary in 2005 and early 2006.  Communications director for Rep. Marion Berry (D-AR); he was Berry's deputy campaign manager during his successful 2002 re-election campaign.  Media assistant at Squier-Knapp-Dunn.  Before moving to Washington, DC, Earnest worked in the Houston office of Varoga & Rice (now known as Varoga, Rice & Shalett) as an account executive.  Graduate of Rice University, 1997.

Assistant: Priya Singh

Chief Spokesperson
Linda Douglas
Senior advisor/traveling spokeswoman on the campaign, started late May 2008.   Douglass left her position as a contributing editor at National Journal to join the campaign; she has thirty-five years experience working as a journalist.  Capitol Hill correspondent for ABC News through 2006; started as congressional correspondent in Feb. 1998 and was named chief Capitol Hill correspondent in Dec. 2000.  ABC News Justice Department correspondent starting in Jan. 1997.  Joined CBS News in 1993 as a Washington-based correspondent; covered politics and general assignment stories.  Political reporter for KNBC-TV in Los Angeles.  Political editor at KCBS-TV in Los Angeles, 1983-85. L os Angeles based correspondent for CBS News, 1981-83.  Political editor at KCBS, 1975-80.  Started as a researcher on the assignment desk at KCBS in 1973.  B.A. in psychology from the University of Southern California.

Brent Colburn
Communications director on the Obama for America general election campaign in Michigan, then spent the final three weeks in Virginia.  Spokesman on U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow's 2006 re-election campaign.  Research director on Howard Dean's presidential campaign, 2003-04.  Worked at the DCCC.  A regional political director for the Democratic Leadership Council.  Graduate of the College of William and Mary, 1998. 

Kevin Griffis
Communications director on the Obama for America general election campaign in Virginia; communications director for the Jan. 26 South Carolina primary campaign and for the primary campaigns in Virginia, Mississippi, Indiana, and South Dakota.  Previously served as communications director for Democratic nominee Jim Pederson in Arizona's 2006 U.S. Senate campaign.  Directed communications for Virginia's Democratic coordinated campaign during Tim Kaine's successful gubernatorial run in 2005.   Directed communications for the Democratic Party of Virginia.  Nevada communications director for America Coming Together in 2004.  Political reporter for Atlanta's independent newsweekly, Creative Loafing, 2000-03.  B.A. in political science from Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin.

Spokesperson for African American Media
Kevin Lewis
Lewis attended Obama's Hopefund Yes We Can training in Jan. 2006.

Spokesperson-Spanish Press
Melanie Roe
Director of Hall Management for the 2008 Democratic National Convention Committee.  M.P.P. from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, 2007.  Worked on John Kerry's presidential campaign as part of the advance staff during the NH primary and on the travelling staff during the general election.  Degree in political science and French from Wellesley College, 2000.

Spokesperson-Constituency Press
Shin Inouye
Senior legislative communications associate at the ACLU Washington Legislative Office.  B.A. in political science from the Johns Hopkins University, 2001.

Foreign Press Spokesperson
Natalie Wyeth
Press secretary for the 2008 Democratic National Convention Committee.  Spokeswoman for the Louisiana Recovery Authority.  Worked for the LRA at Ketchum Public Affairs.   Manning, Selvage & Lee, a  PR firm in Washington, DC.  Graduate of the University of Southern California, 1998.

Regional Desks
Shannon Gilson
Started on Obama for America in 2007.  Senior strategic communications specialist at AFSCME, 2003-07.  Reporter/senior producer at Pacifica Network News (and KPFK), 2000-02.  Senior editor at Rubin Postaer and Associates, 1997-2000.   Graduate of UCLA, 1996.

Katherine Lyons
Started out as deputy press secretary on Obama's NH primary campaign; later spokeswoman on his Tennessee primary campaign.  Finance assistant at Angelides 2006 gubernatorial campaign in California.  Policy assistant at Dewey Square Group.  Graduate of UC Berkeley, 2005.

Chris Mather
Traveling press secretary for Jill Biden during the fall campaign.  Political director at Change to Win (announced May 29, 2007).  A vice president at the American Association for Justice, formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.  Midwest press secretary for the Democratic National Committee.  Managed several campaigns in Illinois and New Jersey.  Deputy political director for NARAL in the 2000 election.  Helped develop a national network of activists for the American Nurses Association.  B.A. in political science and German from the University of Michigan, 1991.

Debbie Mesloh
During the fall campaign served as communications director for Obama for America in Missouri.  Communications director on Obama's California primary campaign, on leave from her position as communications director for San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris.  Public relations manager at Telocity, provider of residential broadband services, starting in late 2000.  California press assistant and Northern 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 officerr for Mayor Bob Knight in Wichita, Kansas.

Melanie Roussell
Regional communications director for the South on Obama for America.  Press secretary and spokesperson for the U.S. House Judiciary Committee under Chairman John Conyers (D-MI).  Communications director and earlier staff assistant for U.S. Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA), April 2002-Feb. 2007.  Native of New Orleans, LA.

Clark Stevens
Communications director for the Virginia Campaign for Change in Fall 2008.  Started on the campaign doing rapid response on Obama's NH primary campaign and served as press secretary for the Kentucky primary campaign.  Account executive and then online services director at Fenton Communications, July 2005-Aug. 2007.  Also co-director of the Campaign to Defend the Constitution, Sept. 2005-Aug. 2007.  Media officer at Greenpeace USA, April 2004-June 2005.  Policy and research assistant at  Dean for America.  Graduate of  Colby College, 2003.

PIC Chairs/Surrogate Presss
Joelle Terry
Deputy director of surrogate press on the campaign (announced July 15, 2008); earlier surrogate press secretary.  An associate in the Dewey Square Group’s Sacramento office since 2005.  Prior to joining DSG, Terry worked as an analyst with the Corporate Executive Board.  In 2004, Terry worked in the regional press office for the Kerry/Edwards presidential campaign, helping to execute rapid response press outreach for the Western Region; she also worked on the campaign’s national advance team.  A legislative assistant to California State Assembly Member Reyes.  Did research and analysis for the California State Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and International Trade.  Degree in political science/international relations from UC San Diego.  Native of Sacramento, Calif..

Chief Writer
Cody Keenan
Deputy speechwriter on the campaign starting in June 2008.  Speechwriting intern in summer 2007.  M.P.P. from Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, 2008.   Worked in the U.S. Senate from Sept. 2003-July 2006, starting as a staff assistant in the Office of Senator Edward M. Kennedy, then moving over to the HELP Committee.  B.A. in political science from Northwestern University, 2002.

Rebecca Adelman
Press aide on the campaign.  Producer/booker for National Journal On-Air at the National Journal Group.  Desk assistant at ABC News.  Graduate of Wellesley College, 2005.

Press Assistants: Marti Adams, Adam Elkington, Tim Skoczek

Director of Media Logistics
Samuel Myers, Jr.
Senior advisor for scheduling and advance on John Edwards for President, 2007-08.  Co-founder of Myers Strategies, 2005-06.  Director of VP special projects on Kerry-Edwards '04.  Event planning manager and associate director of programs at Envision EMI, 2001-03.  National advance staff on Gore-Lieberman 2000.  Schedule C appointee in the Department of Defense, 1997-98.  National advance staff on Clinton-Gore '96.  B.A. in public relations/political communication from George Mason University.

Deputy Director
Jen Arnold
Senior press advance on the national advance staff at Obama for America, started in June 2007.  Chief of Staff to the First Lady in Gov. Jim Doyle's Office, 2006-07.  Worked on Doyle's campaign, 1996.  B.A. in philosophy, political science from University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2005.

Deputy Director
Shannan Guinn

Deputy Director
Theo LeCompte
Director of media operations for the Democratic National Convention Committee [particular focus on credentialing]  Previously communications director at Western Progress; started in August 2007.  Associate director of press relations at the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC.  Deputy director for media affairs at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, Sept. 2006.  A permanent press lead on the national advance staffs of Clark for President and Kerry-Edwards 2004.  Has also worked for A&E Television, HBO, NBC News and NYC2012.  Graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Deputy Director
Johanna Maska
Did press advance in Iowa during the caucus campaign.  Graduate of Kansas University, 2004.

Deputy Director
Peter Weeks
Did advance on the campaign.

Director of New Media
Andrew Bleeker
As a deputy director of new media for the transition, Bleeker helped build the change.gov site.  Director of Internet advertising for Obama for America.  Prior to joining the campaign Bleeker held a similar position on the Hillary Clinton for President campaign.  Previously worked for two online marketing firms.  Worked on the Tim Kaine campaign in 2005 and the Kerry campaign in 2004.

Deputy Director
Damian Bednarz
Bednarz served as online organizer for the NH primary campaign; his involvement with the Obama effort began with his role as state director of Draft Obama in New Jersey and NJ for Obama.  Master's degree from Seton Hall's Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations, May 2007.  Traveled to Poland as a Fulbright scholar in 2004 ("Coalition-Building in Post-Communist Poland: The SLD and Beyond").  Undergraduate degree in political science from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Political Director
Emily Parcell Lowe
Indiana state director in the general election campaign; political director on the Iowa caucus campaign.  Managed Iowa Senate Democrats' political operation during the 2004 and 2006 elections (Democrats picked up a net gain of nine seats and took control of the Iowa Senate for the first time since 1996).  A regional field director (NW) on Rep. Dick Gephardt's 2004 Iowa caucus campaign.  Worked on Sen. Tom Harkin's 2002 re-election campaign.  Worked on Al Gore's Iowa caucus campaign.  Native Iowan; grew up in Mount Pleasant.

Senior Deputy Director
David Noble
LGBT vote director on the campaign.  Director of public policy and government affairs at the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force.  Executive director of Stonewall Democrats in the 2004 cycle.  Native of Rhode Island.

Director, Office of the President-Elect
Lisa Kohnke
Deputy director of scheduling and advance on Obama for America.  Associate director of national events for AIPAC, Oct. 2005-May 2007.  Joined the Kerry campaign in May 2004 as a scheduler for Sen. Kerry; moved over to advance and served as a deputy director of advance from July 2004 to the end of the campaign.  Scheduled for Congressman Kendrick Meek, late 2002 to May 2004.  Scheduled for Gore after he left office, first at his transition office then at his PAC, Leadership 02, until Nov. 2002.  Joined the Gore campaign in Nov 1999; worked as a field organizer for 5 months in Sioux City, IA and Broward County, FL, did advance for 3 months, then moved to Nashville in June to be the advance desk for Vice President Gore teams until Nov. 2000.  National field director of College Democrats of America, from Spring 1998 to Fall 1999.   B.A. degrees in political science and Jewish studies from Indiana University, 1998.

Director, Office of the Vice President-Elect
Alan Rose

Director of Scheduling
Jessica Wright
A deputy director of scheduling for the campaign.  Candidate aide/fundraiser on the Klobuchar for Senate campaign, 2005-06.  Graduate of University of Minnesota, 2004.

Director of Ticketing and Credentials
Jess Knox
Executive director of Protect Colorado’s Future, the campaign against Amendments 47, 49 and 54 on the Nov. 2008 ballot.  Deputy national political director on John Edwards for President, 2007-08.  Knox has more than a decade of experience working at every ballot level in Maine.  Coordinated Campaign director for Maine in 2006.  Field director for the winning civil rights referendum in Maine in 2005.  Special assistant to the Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives in spring 2005 and 2006.  Coordinated Campaign field director in West Virginia, 2004.  Coordinated Campaign field director for Maine in 2000; worked for Vice President Gore's NH primary campaign in 1999-2000.  J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law, 2004.  B.A. in politics and government from Ohio Wesleyan University, 1998.

Deputy Director for Credential/Overlay Management
Kinsey Casey
Northeast regional political director on John Edwards for President campaign, 2007-08.  Concord area regional field coordinator then volunteer coordinator on Edwards NH primary campaign, 2003-04.  A regional field director for New Hampshire Democrats' 2002 Coordinated Campaign, then worked on the Landrieu runoff in Louisiana.

Deputy Director for Ticket Management
Katy Cutright
Deputy campaign manager on Protect Colorado's Future.  National trip director for Elizabeth Edwards on John Edwards for President, Dec. 2006-Feb. 2008.  National lead advance on Kerry-Edwards '04.  Graduate of Texas Tech University.

Deputy Director for AOE
Gregory McDonald
Director of hall operations for the Democratic National Convention Committee in Denver.  Attorney at Greenberg TraurigGeorge Mason University School of Law.

Director of Volunteers
Trip Wellde
Iowa field director on Obama's Campaign for Change; started on the Obama campaign on March 3, 2007, working in Davenport, IA for the caucuses, and later served as a regional field director in Nevada, Minnesota, and Ohio, and as deputy field director in North Carolina.  Graduate of the University of Richmond.

Deputy Director
Tyler Lectenberg
A regional field director in Central Iowa duringthe General Election; during the primaries worked in Louisville, KY; Youngstown, OH; Las Cruces, NM; and Marshalltown, IA.  Sports writer for The Cedar Rapids (IA) Gazette for three years, and has worked as a writer for the Marketing Department at Portland (OR) Community College.

Jennifer Larus

Kelsey Larus

Director of Transportation
Andrew Ballard
Director of transportation for the 2008 Democratic National Convention and worked on the previous three Democratic National Conventions and on the 1997 and 1993 presidential inaugurations in Washington, DC.  Experience managing transportation logistics on numerous large-scale events including the 2007 NCAA Men’s Final Four in Atlanta, the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake, Super Bowl XXXV in Tampa, the 1997 Summit of the Eight, the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

Deputy Director
James Infanzon
National advance on Obama for America.  National advance on Hillary Clinton for President through June 2008.

Finance Director
Brian Screnar
A co-founder of The Funding Partners LLC, a consulting firm.  Co-finance director for Sen; John Edwards' 2003-04 presidential campaign.  Also served as finance director of Edwards' New American Optimists.  Northeast finance director at the DCCC.  Started in fundraising as a deputy finance director at the DSCC.  B.A. in economics from Tulane University.  Native of Bozeman, MT.

Finance Chief of Staff
Stacy Koo
Finance surrogate director at the DNC in Fall 2008.

...much of the campaign finance team moved over to the PIC.

Meaghan Burdick
Director of direct marketing for the camapign.  Director of marketing and online services at the DCCC in the 2006 cycle (started there in Jan. 2005).  Previously worked at the DSCC and EMILY's List.  B.A. in government from Georgetown University, 1998.

Deputy Director
Kim Alfred
Grassroots finance director on the campaign.  Legislative aide in the office of Congressman Henry Waxman, June 2002-Feb. 2007; caseworker and field deputy in the office of Congressman Waxman, May 1998-June 2002.  Compliance officer at Carry Oregon-Democratic Party of Oregon, July-Nov. 2004.  B.A. in political science from U.S.C., 1997.


Executive Producer for all PIC TV events Ricky Kirshner
Executive in charge of production for all PIC TV events Lisa Geers

Hargrove, Inc.
(announced Dec. 29, 2008) "...design, fabricate, and install the décor and manage all Technical Services (lighting, sound, and video) for ten official Inaugural Balls, and other official Inaugural events.  The company will also provide floats for the Inaugural Parade and directional signage related to many of the inaugural events."

Event Architects
(Jan. 13, 2009 press release)

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