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Rock The Vote
Company: Rock The Vote

Rock the Vote’s mission is to build the political clout and engagement of young people in order to achieve progressive change in our country. Rock the Vote uses music, popular culture and new technologies to engage and incite young people to register and vote in every election. We give young people the tools to identify, learn about, and take action on the issues that affect their lives, and leverage their power in the political process. Rock the Vote is creative, effective, and controlled by nobody’s agenda but our own – we tell it like it is and pride ourselves on being a trusted source for information on politics. We empower the 44 million young people in America who want to step up, claim their voice in the political process, and change the way politics is done. Founded in 1990 in response to a wave of attacks on freedom of speech and artistic expression, Rock the Vote has over the past 18 years become a name ubiquitous with youth political engagement.

1505 22nd Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
202-719-9910 (phone)
202-719-9952 ( fax)
Greg Allison
Company: Button Biz

Greg Allison is the marketing director for Button Biz. Button Biz is an online distributor of button maker machines and button supplies.

Jim Arnold
Company: Jim Arnold & Associates

Jim Arnold is President of Jim Arnold & Associates, an Austin, Texas-based firm specializing in public and political affairs work both in Texas and Washington, DC. Jim has broad political and public policy experience, both in Texas and on a national level. Arnold opened his firm after managing the successful 1998 Lieutenant Governor campaign for current Governor Rick Perry, the first Republican elected Lt. Governor since Reconstruction.

PMB 545
815 A Brazos St.
Austin, TX 78701
Voice: 512.477.423
Fax: 512.477.5058
Brad Bannon
Company: Bannon Communications Research

Bannon is president of Bannon Communications Research which for 20 years has designed poll driven messages for Democrats, labor unions and issue groups. You can reach him via email with questions, comments or complaints.

William S. Bike
Company: Central Park Communications

William S. Bike, senior vice president of Chicago-based Central Park Communications, a political consulting and communications consulting firm, is an award-winning journalist and public relations professional who also is a frequent radio commentator concerning politics and campaigning. Mr. Bike is the author of Winning Political Campaigns: A Comprehensive Guide to Electoral Success, a how-to guide on all aspects of political campaigning available from The Denali Press of Juneau, Alaska.

Central Park Communications
6160 W. 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60638

(773) 229-0024
Brad Blaemire
Company: Blaemire Associates

Bon Blaemire is president of Blaemire Associates, a Washington-area Voter List Management firm.

Jenifer Broadbent
Company: CompleteCampaigns.com

Jenifer Broadbent is the Office Manager for CompleteCampaigns.com. Before joining the staff, she was a Volunteer Coordinator in the 2004 election cycle, and was a professional Stage Manager before that.

3635 Ruffin Rd, 3rd Floor
San Diego, CA 92123
Jim L. Burdge
Jim Burdge has been involved in Political campaigns since the age of six. His first campaign assignment was giving away #2 pencils to his first grade class that promoted a County Sheriff candidate in a small rural county in Colorado. Jim has been involved in campaigns in Oklahoma, Georgia, South Carolina, New Mexico, Colorado and Texas.

Michael Cohen
Company: Cohen Research Group

Michael Cohen, Ph.D. is President of Cohen Research Group of Washington, DC.

Terry Cooper
Terry Cooper (A.B. Princeton, LL. B. Virginia) has more than 23 years' experience doing issues and opposition research. He has worked in 49 of the 50 states in campaigns from governor and U.S. Senator to town council, sheriff and prosecutor.

Christopher Crotty
Company: Crotty Consulting

Christopher J. Crotty is a seasoned public affairs professional with almost twenty years of experience serving national, state and local clients in several states. Crotty’s professional career began as a staff writer for the San Francisco Examiner. Crotty also has worked as a Public Relations Specialist for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region IX (San Francisco) and as an attorney. After serving as a policy, legislation, and intergovernmental relations specialist for San Diego Mayor Maureen O’Connor, and as Chief of Staff for California State Assemblywoman Lucy Killea, Crotty founded his public affairs, government relations, and political campaign consulting firm in 1990.

2535 Kettner Boulevard, Suite 2b3
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619.291.0407
Fax: 619.291.0480
Email: crotty@crottyconsulting.com
Tom Edmonds
Company: Edmonds Hackney and Associates, Inc

Tom Edmonds is a former president of the American Association of Political Consultants and a veteran Capitol Hill strategist. As CEO of Edmonds Hackney and Associates, Inc., he has developed and executed media campaigns for Republican candidates at all levels of government, and implemented independent expenditure campaigns for major conservative political organizations. Most recently, Edmonds helped coordinate and produce the media for the National Rifle Association during the 2000 campaign cycle, an effort that was recognized as decisive in the defeat of Al Gore by a number of publications, including Fortune, Newsweek, and USA Today.

900 Second Street, NE Suite 118
Washington, DC 20002
Tel: 202/371-0110
Fax: 202/371-9550
Paul M. Fallon
Company: Fallon Research & Communications, Inc.

Paul Fallon is a public opinion researcher, political pollster and advisor for corporations, trade groups, levy committees, interest groups, political candidates and public organizations. He has worked on numerous projects, campaigns and ballot issues throughout the country. He also conducts customer, member, contributor and citizen satisfaction studies for government agencies, industry and labor groups, public agencies and private companies. He recently completed a 3-year stint as the director of public opinion research for the National Association of Home Builders. Paul was responsible for opinion research, as well as political polling for a highly successful ballot issue management program that resulted in numerous successes in campaigns at the state, county and local level. During that time he earned a reputation for helping candidates navigate complex growth issues affecting their campaigns. He previously served as director of public opinion research for the Ohio Republican Party.

Nationwide toll-free: (800) 676-3996
Columbus, Ohio: (614) 341-7005
Washington D.C.: (202) 263-7292
(202) 318-0346 - fax
Jim Fleming
Company: Artype, Inc

Jim Fleming was a national award-winning writer, lecturer and author of Winning Big in Small Budget Campaigns. He passed away in 2005. He will be missed.

Joe Garecht
Jeremy Geltman
Company: CompleteCampaigns.com

Jeremy is the Marketing Coordinator at CompleteCampaigns.com, specializing in web-based marketing strategies. Jeremy received his B.F.A. in design from the University of Michigan's School of Art and Design in 2001. He has worked in print advertising, publishing, and web design, as both designer and marketing strategist.

3635 Ruffin Rd, 3rd Floor
San Diego, CA 92123
Alex Gorman
Gary Gray
Company: Gray and Associates

Gary Gray is a Nevada-based consultant serving Democratic and non-partisan clients for over 20 years.

Nancy Haley
Company: Scott & Cronin LLP - Political Reporting Division

Nancy became the director of Scott & Cronin’s Political Reporting Division in the fall of 1997 bringing with her over 12 years of experience in campaign management, strategic planning and political fundraising. She has had the opportunity to work with numerous public officials at the state and local level as well as on the passage of ballot measures throughout California. Since joining Scott & Cronin, Nancy has worked directly in the preparation of campaign reports with gross receipts in excess of $35 million. Whether it is promoting candidates, committees or issues, Nancy is unique in her ability to provide political expertise not only to her political clients but also to tax and business clients who are active in state and local civic issues. Nancy has a B.A. in Public Administration with a concentration in Political Science from San Diego State University. She is involved in numerous civic organizations in the San Diego area.

330 Encinitas Blvd., Suite 101
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 632-3600
Gail Hogan
Company: Reputation Management Associates

Gail Hogan is vice president of Reputation Management Associates, a Columbus, Ohio-based media training and crisis communications firm. Gail is a former Emmy award winning broadcast journalist with 25 years experience.

Lori Le Jacobs
Company: Scott & Cronin LLP - Political Reporting Division

Lori has been in the field of campaign accounting since 1988, working with candidate, initiative and political action committees. Before joining Scott & Cronin in 1999, she spent ten years as a partner in a political consulting firm and specialized in campaign bookkeeping and financial reporting. Prior to that, she enjoyed a career in banking, specializing in project management in consumer lending. Lori's attention to detail and ability to service client needs has made her a valued part of many campaign teams. Her experience includes working on both state and federal committees, and for a wide range of local candidate and measure committees. Lori has a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA, and has worked for and volunteered on numerous political staffs and committees.

330 Encinitas Blvd., Suite 101
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 632-3600
Karen A.B. Jagoda
Company: E-Voter Institute

Karen A.B. Jagoda is the President of Turtleback Interactive, LLC, an Internet agency specializing in strategic research and consulting on e-business development, use of the Internet for communicating with targeted audiences, and political and advocacy online advertising. She is also President of the e-Voter Institute, a non-partisan trade association founded in 1999 to promote the interests of Web publishers and solution providers to the political and advocacy communities. She holds a BA in mathematics and political science from Goucher College and an MS in Business Administration from the Johns Hopkins University.

Cheryl Katz
Company: CompleteCampaigns.com

Cheryl Katz serves as Director of Marketing for CompleteCampaigns.com. Immediately prior to joining CompleteCampaigns.com, she worked for the Puntam County Board of Elections in New York State, handling campaign finance reporting, data maintenance and election day activities. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Film from Vassar College.

3635 Ruffin Rd, 3rd Floor
San Diego, CA 92123
Benjamin A. Katz
Company: Givalike.org

Benjamin A. Katz was the founder and first president of CompleteCampaigns.com. In 2008, with the acquisition of CompleteCampaigns by Aristotle, Ben became the CTO of Aristotle International. Since leaving Aristotle, Ben has founded two new companies:

JSX, Inc - a provider of custom information management and workflow systems.

Givalike.org - a platform designed to make giving to nonprofits easy.

4858 Mercury Street, Suite 205 San Diego, CA 92111 888-261-3265
Deborah Keltner
Deborah Keltner is an independent marketing consultant based in San Diego, CA.

Deborah can be reached by contacting CompleteCampaigns.com staff.
Al Madison
Company: Madison and Company

Al Madison is president of Madison and Company, an international public relations firm with offices in Washington, DC.

Madison & Company, LLC
815 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 220
Washington, DC 20006
202.841.3341 (cell)
Hal Malchow
Company: Malchow Schlackman Hoppey & Cooper, Inc.

Hal Malchow’s creative work has won numerous awards from the international Direct Marketing Association, the Direct Marketing Association of Washington and the American Association of Political Consultants. Hal is president of Malchow Schlackman Hoppey & Cooper, Inc., the nation’s leading targeted political communications firm.

Art Murray
Company: AmeriCan GOTV Enterprises, LLC

In 2002, Mr. Murray partnered in the update and re-write of The Campaign Manual by (retired) Political Campaign Consultant and Author, S.J. Guzzetta. Mr. Murray is the sole author of many sections within the manual, including Chapter 12 – Computerization of the Campaign. Mr. Murray has worked extensively as the development manager of the Campaign Optimizer and the PAC Optimizer, campaign management and financial reporting software applications focused on the management and accounting needs of individual candidates, the multi-campaign needs of campaign management firms or PAC and Party Committees. In addition, Mr. Murray consults on the development of campaign computerization systems and the use of the Internet campaign in the modern political campaign environment. Mr. Murray, on numerous occasions, has been the guest speaker during campaign management seminars, both for AmeriCan GOTV Seminars and for organization sponsored workshops.

AmeriCan GOTV Enterprises, LLC
1625 Howard Gap Loop Rd.
Flat Rock, NC 28731
Direct - 828-221-0169
Toll Free - 866-633-4688
Bill Patterson
Company: Reputation Management Associates

Patterson is founder and President of Reputation Management Associates, a national media training/crisis management firm in Columbus, Ohio.

Liz Chadderdon Powell
Company: BatesNiemand, Inc.

Liz Chadderdon Powell is vice president of political strategies with BatesNiemand, Inc., a Democratic direct mail and issue advocacy consulting firm in Washington, DC.

Mark Proctor
Company: MPA Consulting, Inc.

Mark Proctor has been involved in political campaigns for over 30 years. He has been a volunteer, on the paid staff, and a consultant for Republican candidates at the local, state, and national level. MPA Consulting, Inc. represents business clients and political candidates, as well as organizes grassroots issues campaigns. Current clients include electronics recycling, health care administration, medical research, pollution control devices, and candidates for the U.S. Congress, Florida State Legislature, Elections Supervisor, and County Commission.

409 South Kings Avenue, Brandon, Florida, 33511.
Telephone (813) 689-5659
Fax (813) 685-9292
Email: mpaconsulting@tampabay.rr.com
David Rabinowe
David Rabinowe is an attorney and political consultant based in New York.

Mark Rackers
Mark Rackers is a writer living in San Diego, California. He graduated from the Univerisity of California, San Diego in English Literature and Writing, earned his masters at San Diego State University in Comparative Literature and Translation, and is in his second year of law school at the University of San Diego. He has edited academic titles for Greenhaven Press, translated three books of poetry by the Argentine poet, Alejandra Pizarnik, published his first novel, Nesting, and is finishing work on his second, Smoke Trees.

Holly Robichaud
Holly Robichaurd has 17 years experience in managing campaigns at the local, state and federal levels. As a fund-raiser, she has set records for statewide and local campaigns and Political Action Committees.

Evan Rosen
Company: Impact Video Communication

Evan Rosen coaches candidates for public office to communicate effectively for free media opportunities and speeches. Evan is Chief Strategist and Senior Coach with Impact Video Communication, a San Francisco-based media coaching and communications strategy firm. He writes frequently on communication topics in numerous publications. During a decade as a television reporter and anchor, Evan interviewed political leaders including Bill Clinton, John Glenn, Michael Dukakis, Dan Quayle, and Ralph Nader. He has held news positions at KICU-TV in San Jose, WABC-TV in New York, WXYZ-TV in Detroit, WTOL-TV in Toledo, KODE-TV in Joplin, Missouri, and WCBN-FM in Ann Arbor. Also, Evan's work has aired on CBS News and on CNN.

1750 Montgomery St.
San Francisco, CA 94111
Jim Ross
Company: Jim Ross Consulting

Jim Ross is the owner of Jim Ross Political Consulting; he managed Gavin Newsom Mayoral campaign.

140 2nd Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-358-4837 (Fax) jim@jimrossconsulting.com
Joe Rothstein
Company: Rothstein & Company, Inc.

Joe Rothstein has worked in campaigns over 30 years, working in 250+ campaigns, in 41 states---from city council to U.S. President, for incumbents and for challengers, for issues and against them.

1350 Connecticut Ave. NW #1102
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202 223 0058
FAX: 202 223 0055
Marty Stone
Company: Stones Phones

Marty Stone’s firm Stones' Phones does live and automated phone calls for Democratic campaigns and progressive causes. After 22 years in politics, including 5 cycles at the DCCC and a run for Congress himself, Marty has seen thousands of campaign budgets.

Raymond D. Strother
Raymond Strother is called the "consultant's consultant" by his peers. Universities teaching campaign management named him "a living legend" in 2003. He is a past president of the American Association of Political Consultants.

Marnie Turman
Company: Automated Signature Technology

Randall P. Whatley
Company: Cypress Media Group, Inc.

Randall P. Whatley is president of Cypress Media Group, Inc., www.cypressmedia.net, an Atlanta-based advertising, public relations, political consulting, and training firm. He has been a government relations consultant for over 20 years. Whatley has also served as a political campaign consultant (over 50 campaigns with 30+ victories in four states) and lobbyist. Additionally, Whatley has served as an RFP consultant to both government agencies and contractors, administered government contracts, written proposals and authored handbooks that address government/layperson relations.

Box 53198, Atlanta, GA 30355
E-mail: randy@cypressmedia.net
Telephone: 770-640-9918
FAX: 770-640-9819
Brian Williams
Company: Aristotle

Donna Zajonc
Company: Politics of Hope

Donna Zajonc, is a former Oregon Legislator and author of Politics of Hope.