Session Type(s): Panel
Starts: Saturday, Jul. 18 3:00 PM (Mountain (no DST))
Ends: Saturday, Jul. 18 4:15 PM (Mountain (no DST))
Room: 221 AB
2016 will bring not only a presidential contest but many other fights, from winning back control of the Senate to policy advocacy and state ballot initiatives. Progressives need a pipeline of strong digital talent who can staff all levels of these campaigns if we are to scale the lessons of past winning campaigns down our ballot. Join us for a conversation on how we can better provide campaigns with good staff while also providing a diverse group of progressives with opportunities to enter into this rewarding career.
Robyn Swirling is the founder of Works in Progress, a new organization dedicated to building a progressive workplace culture free from sexual and gender-based harassment. Robyn has worked within the progressive movement for more than thirteen years as an organizer, communicator, trainer, and storyteller, including roles with the National Education Association, Action Network, Advocates for Youth, and several electoral campaigns. Robyn is committed to ending the stigma associated with women’s experiences and bodies, in particular, and writes and speaks frequently regarding sexual assault, abortion, and physical manifestations of trauma.
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Catherine Algeri, Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, heads up political email and advertising at Chapman Cubine + Hussey. Prior to joining the CCAH team, Catherine headed up all of digital for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in the 2018 and 2016 cycles and was the first Latinx to head digital for a major Democratic Party committee. Under her leadership the DSCC saw substantial cycle-over-cycle revenue growth and a dramatic increase in digital advertising performance. Catherine previously served as Digital Director on Senate campaigns for Senator Richard Blumenthal, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, and Michelle Nunn. Her work and digital expertise has been profiled in the New York Times, Politico, and Roll Call.
Lauren Miller served as digital director for Elizabeth Warren’s historic 2012 Senate campaign in Massachusetts, and she continues to manage Senator Warren’s online communications, outreach, and fundraising strategy.
From 2013-2014, she was a senior director at Bully Pulpit interactive, the largest digital marketing firm of the Democratic Party. Most notably, Lauren led BPI’s work on Marty Walsh’s underdog mayoral campaign in Boston, serving as the campaign’s digital director for the preliminary and general elections.
Prior to joining the Warren campaign, Lauren spent more than six years at Blue State Digital, the technology and consulting firm best known for its work on BarackObama.com. As director of online communications, she built and managed a team of talented writers, social media experts, and content strategists in Washington, New York and London that ran programs for more than 100 political campaigns, advocacy groups, and nonprofit organizations.
Eric is Digital Director for Donna Edwards’ Senate campaign in Maryland.
Previously he served as Digital Director for the New Organizing Institute overseeing all online communications, strategy, and fundraising. As part of his duties he helped train hundreds of organizers in social media, email, and building a winning campaign online. Before coming to NOI he filled digital roles with Public Campaign Action Fund and CREDO SuperPAC. As well as communications and organizing roles with We are Wisconsin, SEIU, and Russ Feingold’s 2010 Senate campaign.
In his free time he likes to work on side projects like parabellumlabs.org and doihavetoworktoday.com.
Hilary Nachem serves as Digital Advisor for EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest financial resource for women running for office. It’s her second “tour of duty” with EMILY’s List and her second cycle in this role. As a member of the Federal & Gubernatorial Campaigns Team, Hilary acts as a consultant for women candidates and their teams. Prior to this, she served a similar capacity at FitzGibbon Media where she worked with progressive clients.
In 2012, Hilary served as New Media Director to then-Rep. Tammy Baldwin on her history making US Senate bid. Prior to her station in Wisconsin, Hilary ran list-building and social advocacy campaigns for EMILY’s List. She began her career in the office of Congresswoman Doris O. Matsui where she mastered the art of press clips.
Hilary is a graduate of the University of Maryland and a DC-transplant. Her sworn enemy is the two-space copywriter.