Obama General Election Campaign Organization, Alabama
revised March 2, 2011

Obama for America 
|  1815 4th Ave North  |  Birmingham, AL
2880 Zelda Road  |  Montgomery, AL
State Chairman
U.S. Rep. Artur Davis (Birmingham)
Classmate of Obama's at Harvard Law School.

State Director
John M. Powe
Powe has worked as an accountant for the State of Alabama since June 1999.  He has been involved with campaigns in Alabama since 1986 and has managed a number of them, including Lee Wendell Loder for Council in Birmingham (1998, 2000, 2002), Oliver Robinson for state Representative (1997, 2001, 2005) state Sen. Sandra Escott's 2001 re-election campaign.  Graduate of Talladega College, 1993.

State Field Organizer
Kimberly Chatman
(assisted volunteers in setting up offices; also facilitator for Women for Obama)  Field organizer on various campaigns.  Community affairs coordinator for Birmingham Mayor Bernard Kincaid, 2004-07. In the 2004 cycle, Chatman worked on the Kerry and Kerry-Edwards campaigns.  Volunteer coordinator on Kincaid re-election campaign.  Degree in urban and rural development from Alabama A and M University.  From Birmingham.

Volunteers set up their own offices in Mobile, Jefferson, Madison, Perry and Sumter Counties.

Alabama Democratic Party 
|  501 Adams Ave.  |  Montgomery, AL 36104   (334) 262-2221 or Toll Free: (800) 995-3386   >
Joe Turnham
Third stint over a 13 year period as chairman of the Alabama Democratic Party.  Organizational strategist and consultant.  Democratic nominee for the U.S. Congress in 1998 and 2002.  A founding director of the state's environmental lobby, Alabama League of Environmental Action Voters (today known as Conservation Alabama).  Worked for 18 years in a family business.

Executive Director
Jim Spearman
(started at the party in Feb. 2005)  In 2004 he was Alabama political director for Wesley Clark and then for John Kerry.  He served as the vice chair for county affairs for the Alabama Democratic Party for four years, and served as chairman of the Lamar County Democratic Executive Committee for 17 years.  Graduate of Auburn University, 1983.

Director of Operations
Brannon Walden

Executive Assistant
Renee Wesson

Director of Development
Stephanie Crompton

Director of Communications
Lindsay Waits
(Aug. 2008) Director of education for the International Safe Travels Foundation, Aug. 2006-Jan. 2008.  Master's degree in hospitality and tourism, 2008.  B.S. in psychology/political science from Jacksonville State University, 2004.

Director of Technology
Darren Kinnard

Field Organizers
North Alabama - vacant
Southwest Alabama - Sim Pettway
Southeast - Felix Parker

Intern - Ashley Mallory

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