Sindy Benavides serves as the Vice President for Field Operations and Political Affairs. She will lead Voto Latino's 2012 voter registration and GOTV efforts in targeted states through grassroots mobilization and direct voter contact. Prior to joining Voto Latino, Sindy served as senior advisor on Latino affairs and Northern Virginia Political Director to Kaine for Virginia U.S. Senatorial campaign, one of the most competitive races in the country. She served as the National Director of Community Outreach and Voting at the Democratic National Committee. Community service is important to Sindy and she serves on numerous local and state non-profit boards. She is a regular speaker on issues related to civic engagement, grassroots organizing, leadership development, and field operations.