MaryEllen Veliz

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MaryEllen Veliz

MaryEllen Veliz
Business Development Director

MaryEllen G. Veliz, is an experienced political operative with a demonstrated history of advancing progressive change. Skilled in programmatic digital ad campaigns for persuasion and GOTV, nonprofit organizations, communications, policy analysis, politics and campaigns, and government, Veliz is focused on building progressive movements. Veliz’s commitment to building power rooted in equity and social justice is evident in her board service with organizations like New Leaders Council (NLC), Annie’s List, and Planned Parenthood South Texas. Additionally, she is a 2021 Political Partner for the Truman National Security Project. Veliz currently works with DSPolitical as a Business Development Director, working with campaigns and progressive causes to target audiences across the country. Previously she served as Deputy Chief of Staff and District Director to U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas). Before serving as Deputy Chief and District Director, Veliz spent time in Washington D.C. working on Capitol Hill as a Legislative Assistant focusing on issues such as foreign policy and environmental policy. A native of San Antonio, Veliz holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

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