Speaker Profile

Sean Carlson

Sean Carlson
Senior Vice President
Revolution Messaging

Sean Carlson is a Senior Vice President at Revolution Messaging. As an expert in strategic communications and online organizing, Sean works at the intersection of digital media, culture, and organizing with clients such as the Alliance For Justice, The Clooney Foundation for Justice, the Independent Drivers Guild, and UltraViolet. Sean has helped launch a nationwide campaign to close youth prisons, was the cochair of communications for the United for Marriage coalition during the landmark marriage equality cases in 2013, and has served as a teaching and training fellow at the New Organizing Institute. Sean was formerly a professional Trombonist, studying at Duquesne and Carnegie Mellon Universities, and is proud to have multiple degrees in Bass Trombone performance that he’s totally using (sorry Mom!). He lives in Hyattsville, MD with his husband Jamie McGonnigal and their dog Eli.