Speaker Profile

Jesse Thomas


Jesse Thomas served as Acting CEO of Crowdpac during the highly successful Be A Hero campaign targeting Susan Collins in Maine, raising over $4 million for her future Democratic opponent. At Crowdpac, his products helped 14 new members of the 2018 congress launch and eventually win their races, as well as thousands of other candidates up and down the ballot from coast to coast. As a consultant he worked with Ady Barkan and Be A Hero to create and run highly effective political ads featuring Ady's story in congressional races across the country in 2018. Jesse previously served as the Digital Director for NextGen America leading digital IE campaigns in 7 US Senate and Governor races during the 2014 midterm elections and running digital advocacy efforts against the Keystone XL pipeline. Jesse served in both of President Barack Obama's successful campaigns for the White House as an early field operative in '08 and as the Digital Program Manager for Voting Programs in '12 registering over 1.5 million voters online. He also served as a political appointee in the Obama Administration at the US Department of Commerce and at USAID where he built the agency's digital shop.

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