Key People-Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN)
updated October 25, 2006

Executive Director Marc Farinella
(March 2006)  Partner in Murphy Putnam Shorr & Partners, one of the nationís top Democratic media firms.  Managed the late Missouri Gov. Mel Carnahan's 2000 U.S. Senate campaign in which Carnahan, who died in a plane crash three weeks before the election, defeated the then-incumbent Sen. John Ashcroft.  Chief of Staff to Gov. Mel Carnahan and managed Carnahanís successful campaign for governor in 1992.  Masterís degree in Public Policy from the University of Chicago and a Masterís degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois.  Bachelorís degree in Political Science from Northwestern University.
Midwest Political Director Chris Hayler
Hayler served as Southeast regional field director on Kerry's Iowa caucus campaign starting March 1, 2003.  Directed the Iowa Coordinated Campaign in the 1st CD in
2002.  Regional organizer for the Alliance for Justice, organizing youth for gun control.  Field organizer for Gore in Washington State.  M.A. in political management and
B.A. in political science from George Washington University.

Note: All America PAC held a number of "Camp Bayh" training sessions and on August 15, 2006 announced it was deploying about 50 activists to work as paid staffers on campaigns in IN, IA, NV, NH and SC.
Communications Director Dan  Pfeiffer
(started Sept. 2006--day after Labor Day)  Came to the PAC from Bayh's Senate office, where he started in 2005.  Deputy campaign manager on Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle's unsuccessful re-election campaign in 2004.  Worked on Sen. Tim Johnson's (D-SD) successful 2002 re-election campaign. Communications director at the Democratic Governors Association.
Press Writer Jonathan Kott

Technology/Internet Operations Chris Smith

Online Organizer/Blogger Ryan Alexander
(started June 5, 2006)
Finance Director Kory Mitchell
(announced June 21, 2006; Nancy Jacobson had been filling this role)  Most recently served as Regional Finance Director for the Democratic National Committee.  John Kerry's Florida finance director in 2003-04.  Originally from Sioux City, Iowa.
Senior Advisor Nancy Jacobson
(from June 21, 2006 "will focus on overall fundraising strategy and building and managing relationships with the donor community" previously had been filling finance director role)  Has worked with Bayh for over a decade.  In 2004 helped co-found Third Way, "a strategy center for progressives."  Founded and served as executive director of Next Generation, a political action committee devoted to supporting moderate Senate candidates.  The third person hired on Bill Clintonís 1992 Presidential campaign, served as his Inaugural Finance Director, Finance Director of the DNC when President Clinton assumed office in 1993.  B.A. in Political Science from Syracuse University and a Masters in Public Relations from American University.  Married to Mark Penn, who served as pollster and strategic advisor to President Clinton and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Senior Advisor Thurgood Marshall Jr.
(announced June 29, 2006-"policy and political")  Partner at Bingham McCutchen LLP and is a principal of Bingham Consulting Group.  Member of the White House senior staff in the Clinton administration, serving as assistant to the president and cabinet secretary from 1997 to 2001.  Director of legislative affairs and deputy counsel for Vice President Al Gore.  Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation, as well as the Governmental Affairs Committee.  Law clerk to U.S. District Judge Barrington D. Parker of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.  J.D. from University of Virginia School of Law, 1981; B.A. from University of Virginia, 1978.
Chief Technology Officer David Holtzman
former CTO of Network Solutions.
Pollster  Paul Maslin
Media Consultant Anita Dunn

Note: In early 2005 Bayh reorganized his leadership PAC; Americans for Responsible Leadership, formed in 1999, was renamed All America PAC.  Steve Bouchard, who served as Ohio Director for ACT in summer and fall 2004 and earlier was State Director for Wesley Clark's and for Sen. Bob Graham's campaigns in the 2004 NH primary campaign, headed up the PAC but left in Dec. 2005.

Chief of Staff Tom Sugar
Ran Bayh's campaign for Senate in 1998.  Director of policy and planning during Bayh's second term as governor.  Worked as a field organizer on Rep. Jim Jontz's campaign.  From Kokomo.
Deputy Chief of Staff Linda Moore Forbes
Deputy Chief of Staff to Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN) since 2001.  Political Director for Sen. John Edwards on the Kerry-Edwards campaign in 2004.  Deputy Political Director in the Clinton White House during the second term.  Deputy Political Director on Clinton/Gore '96.  Special Assistant to the President for Political Affairs during Clinton's first term.  Field Director for the Democratic Leadership Council, 1988-92.  Executive Assistant to the Campaign Manager on Rep. Dick Gephardt's 1988 president race, March 1987-April 1988.  Scheduler on the Dave Garrett for Senate campaign in Georgia from Aug. 1985-Aug. 1986.  Government relations work for a Dallas law firm.  Worked on then State Sen. Lloyd Doggett's 1984 campaign for U.S. Senate in Texas, starting as a volunteer and then on staff.  Graduate of the University of Texas with a B.A. in English.

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