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Andrew Bleeker

President & Founder

Andrew Bleeker

President & Founder

Andrew Bleeker is a global leader in high stakes digital communications. He is a senior counselor to leading businesses, organizations and political campaigns around the world and is a frequent speaker on digital topics. Notably, Andrew was the lead digital marketing strategist on both of President Obama's campaigns as well as a senior advisor to Secretary Clinton. Since founding Bully Pulpit Interactive in 2009, the firm now spans four offices and has managed nearly a billion dollars in marketing spend. During that time, Andrew incubated two additional firms – Precision Network and the Analytics Media Group – and in 2016, BPI acquired The Incite Agency to drive an integrated marketing and communications offering. Previously, Andrew served as the Global Digital Practice Leader for Hill + Knowlton Strategies where he advised global brands and managed teams in over 20 countries. He has also worked for two online marketing firms, was the digital director for President Obama’s Inaugural Committee, and served on the campaigns of John Kerry and Tim Kaine. Andrew has been featured on The TODAY Show and CNN, was named to 40 under 40 lists by both AdAge and PRWeek and was credited as a ‘disruptor’ by Campaign and Elections. He taught digital analytics at Georgetown University and serves as an advisory board member to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Andrew graduated from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. He is based in Washington, DC but is often traveling for clients and can likely be found at any airport hub.

Mark Skidmore

Senior Advisor

Mark Skidmore

Senior Advisor

Mark sits on the board of several NYC based startups. Mark uses data, design and technology to help organizations raise money, sell products, get votes, build supporters and get the right message in front of the right people at the right time. He helps clients take advantage of the moment while planning for the long-term. At BPI, he directs award winning campaigns for Fortune 500 corporations, federal and state-wide candidates, advocacy groups and global non-profits including: Obama for America, LIVESTRONG, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Elizabeth Warren for MA, Claire McCaskill, Rahm Emanuel and Bill de Blasio. Mark played a key role in the launch of President Obama’s campaign for re-election. During Barack Obama’s historic 2008 campaign Mark pioneered the use of digital media in politics. He developed new methods for rapid response, supporter recruitment and persuasion advertising. Mark's rapid response techniques were leveraged to offset smears against the Obama campaign and have since become standard in the digital political playbook. During the Presidential transition he directed advertising for the Presidential Inaugural Committee. Prior to joining BPI, Mark was Head of Advertising for Blue State Digital, the technology firm behind barackobama.com. Prior to his work in politics Mark ran global advertising campaigns for Nike. He earned a B.A. in Fine Arts from NYU.

Ben Coffey Clark

Partner, Head of New Business & Client Services

Ben Coffey Clark

Partner, Head of New Business & Client Services

Ben Coffey Clark is a founding partner responsible for business development at BPI and an expert in how companies and non-profits can use lessons learned on political campaigns. He got his start in 2004 as an anti-war activist, then as a staffer on Gov. Howard Dean’s presidential campaign and he has worked in politics as a digital expert ever since. In the 2012 election, he co-founded Precision Network to advance voter-targeted communications and in the 2014 and 2016 cycles he ran the largest digital persuasion campaigns for the Democratic Party, and established new ways to measure an online program’s impact on voters. Most recently he ran the largest digital persuasion paid media campaign on behalf of independent expenditures during 2016 election. Over the past 13 years, first at the Harbour Group, then as the co-chair of Fleishman-Hillard's Global Public Affairs Group and now at BPI, he has helped pioneer a digital public affairs approach. He has helped pass legislation, such as the First Time Homebuyers Tax Credit, won ballot measures such as a tax on soda consumption, and helped raise public awareness around issues related to climate change. He was also the first digital editorial director for the Washingtonian Magazine and continues to advise several technology companies and publications on content and marketing strategies. He has been featured in The Today Show, Politico, CNN and The New York Times and has spoken at SXSW Interactive.

Tim Lim

Partner

Tim Lim

Partner

Tim Lim is a BPI partner as well as the President and Founder of Precision Network, a premier digital planning and media buying firm. While at BPI, Tim has overseen the growth of BPI’s paid media department, ad operations teams and driven strategy for several client accounts such as NCAA, DCCC IE and others. Tim has been featured on the TODAY Show, in Bloomberg and Politico, among other outlets. Previously, he was the Director of Partnerships at Change.org and prior to that role ran the Washington, DC office for Grossman Marketing Group led by former DNC Chair Steve Grossman. Tim can trace his political beginnings to campaigns from his home state of California to the primary battles in New Hampshire. Some of the campaigns that Tim has worked on include Howard Dean's presidential campaign, Chris Gabrieli for Governor, and the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. Tim also served as one of the Founding Co-Chairs for Gen44, the young professional arm of President Obama's re-election campaign and served on the National Finance Committee of the Hillary for America campaign in 2016.

Ben LaBolt

Partner

Ben LaBolt

Partner

Ben LaBolt is a partner at Bully Pulpit Interactive who oversees strategic communications services. He also co-founded The Incite Agency, which became part of BPI in 2016. He advises clients on how to transform communications efforts to be more targeted and persuasive, defend organizations under siege and tackle significant consumer and policy initiatives. In 2015, LaBolt was named to PR Week's 40 Under 40 list of industry leaders who "get results, never settle and represent the future of communications." For over a decade he served as a communications strategist on campaigns at the city, state, and national level, on Capitol Hill, and in the Obama White House. According to POLITICO, he was tasked with handling "tough questions" about "the most sensitive topics" at the White House and was one of the best sources "for intelligence on what the media are thinking and which story lines reporters are likely to pursue.” His prior work includes serving as the national press secretary for President Obama’s re-election campaign, press secretary for then-Congressman Sherrod Brown’s campaign for Senate, communications director for Rahm Emanuel’s first campaign for Mayor and White House spokesman for the efforts to confirm Justices Sotomayor and Kagan to the Supreme Court. He also serves as an adjunct instructor in crisis management at NYU's School of Professional Studies.

Eliza Lockwood

Partner & Chief Financial Officer

Eliza Lockwood

Partner & Chief Financial Officer

Eliza Lockwood is a Partner and the Chief Financial Officer at Bully Pulpit Interactive where she is responsible for directing the company's fiscal functions in accordance with best practices within the advertising and marketing industry. As CFO of BPI, Lockwood has driven the firm’s growth by managing millions of dollars in revenue while providing strategic financial oversight and maintaining the company culture. Since joining BPI in 2009 as its second employee, Lockwood has managed the company’s financial and legal functions, human resources and recruitment efforts. She has been a core part of BPI’s success as the largest digital marketer of the democratic party and helped BPI grow in DC, New York and Chicago. During President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, Lockwood managed the online media budget on behalf of BPI and split her time between DC and Chicago. In addition to her role at BPI, Eliza was the comptroller for Blue Engine Message and Media until mid 2014. Eliza graduated from Wheaton College in Massachusetts with a bachelor’s degree in American Studies.

Ann Marie Habershaw

Chief Operating Officer

Ann Marie Habershaw

Chief Operating Officer

Ann Marie Habershaw is the COO of Bully Pulpit Interactive, where she oversees the firm’s three offices in Washington DC, Chicago and New York as well as a staff of over eighty people and works to optimize BPI’s multiple revenue streams in advertising, marketing and communications. Prior to joining BPI, Habershaw served as the Chief of Staff and Director of External Affairs at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and previously served as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Obama for America, where she built nationwide infrastructure to align with the national campaign plan. In this role, she oversaw all aspects of campaign operations, which included a $1 billion budget, the establishment of hundreds of offices nationwide, IT infrastructure, the human resources program for over 4,000 staff members and she also ensured that the infrastructure and resources matched the grassroots campaign focus on organizing, technology and digital strategy. Habershaw has also served as the COO of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and as the CFO and subsequently the COO of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). At both organizations, she thoroughly assessed existing organizational structure and led strategic process and change initiatives to overhaul all committee operations. This ensured that committee resources were aligned with the key initiatives such as fundraising, digital presence and national field efforts. Habershaw's passion for operations took off at EMILY's List, where she was Director of Finance and Administration and found her niche helping mission driven organizations make sure that the resources of organizations, both people and dollars, move as one with their values and goals. OFA, DNC, DCCC and EMILY's List are all current and former clients of BPI as well. Habershaw's private sector experience includes serving as the COO of M+R Strategic Services as well as several years of practice in the accounting field and as a controller for various private businesses specializing in retail and direct marketing. Habershaw received her undergrad degree at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island and an MBA from UNC Chapel Hill.

Mike Schneider

Managing Director

Mike Schneider

Managing Director

Mike Schneider is a Managing Director at Bully Pulpit Interactive and built the BPI Labs team to drive ideation and development of new marketing technology products. Mike has been with BPI since 2011 and helped craft the firm’s strategic direction around advertising, measurement and targeting.

In 2015, Mike launched a new core line of business for BPI - the Vantage platform - which allows advertisers to optimize for persuasion instead of engagement. Vantage has fundamentally changed how BPI measures the success of digital marketing campaigns and shifted how Democrats run campaigns up and down the ballot.

Prior to this role, Mike led paid media strategy and buying for BPI's largest political, corporate and nonprofit clients. His advertising campaigns generated unprecedented performance and ROI for organizations such as LIVESTRONG, the USO and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

Mike speaks regularly at industry events and previously taught a course in Digital Analytics and Measurement for Georgetown's graduate program. He is currently based in Washington, DC.

Jennifer Nedeau

Head of Marketing and Communications

Jennifer Nedeau

Head of Marketing and Communications

Jennifer Nedeau is the Head of Marketing and Communications at Bully Pulpit Interactive where she develops new business, markets the firm’s advertising, tech, communications and creative services and is in charge of storytelling for the agency's work. She single-handedly runs BPI's PR strategy and has secured coverage in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Today Show, CNN, CNBC, AdAge, AdWeek, among other publications. She also manages the agency’s public footprint in DC, New York and Chicago and oversees business expansion such as the recent acquisition of The Incite Agency. Previous to her current role, she served as a Senior Director at BPI where she managed a team and worked with clients ranging from political campaigns to corporations to causes. Prior to joining BPI in 2012, she worked in New York where she directed traditional, mobile and online communications strategy for TIME, FORTUNE, MONEY, LIFE and CNNMoney. Prior to Time Inc., she ran digital and content strategy for brands such as Air America Media, New Media Strategies and America Abroad Media. In 2015, she was featured on PRWeek's Innovation 50 List and also named as one of the top PR pros to follow on Twitter by PRNewser. She is on the board of Thrive DC, a non-profit that helps the homeless and organizes a women’s leadership network. She received her bachelor's degree in Journalism from The George Washington School of Media and Public Affairs. She was born and raised in San Francisco and is currently based in Washington, DC.

Lianne Bollinger

Director

Lianne Bollinger

Director

With a decade of experience, Lianne is a brand expert, working on behalf of clients to create and promote communications campaigns that bolster reputation, change perception and drive action. She has worked for a broad range of corporate and advocacy clients across the retail, energy, technology and public affairs industries. As a Director at BPI, she leads engagements with some of the company's largest corporate accounts. For a top retail client, she builds corporate reputation campaigns that have consistently proven to not just positively move brand perception, but also sales, among diverse, key audiences like shoppers and political elites. In addition to corporate work, she launched the digital campaign for the NOW campaign, which is a new organization working to build mental health and addiction awareness across the country. In its first year, the campaign was recognized as a Webby honoree in the Social: News & Information category. In the 2016 election, Lianne planned digital advertising on behalf of Planned Parenthood Action Fund in key states like Pennsylvania and Nevada. Previously, Lianne spent 9 years at Burson-Marsteller's Proof Integrated Communications where she managed and led integrated and complex communications campaigns that included website development, online and offline marketing, digital strategy, and media buying. Clients included Intel, Microsoft, Discover, Dominion Virginia Power and the American Gas Association. Lianne graduated from The George Washington University with a degree in Finance and currently lives in D.C. with her husband.

Elizabeth Eadie

Director of Creative Services

Elizabeth Eadie

Director of Creative Services

Elizabeth Eadie is the Director of Creative Services at BPI where she drives the suite of creative services for BPI’s clients across the political, corporate and advocacy space. Additionally, she directs the agency’s creative point of view, oversees BPI’s design team and is responsible for the agency's visual and branding services. Prior to joining BPI, Elizabeth was both the Creative Director and Deputy Digital Director of the DNC where she led the digital team to record breaking fundraising and changed the way design was used in political emails. Prior to the DNC, Elizabeth was a web design consultant, where she worked with clients such as EMILY’s List, Johns Hopkins University and tech startups in the Mid-Atlantic area. Elizabeth began her creative career in entertainment consumer products in Los Angeles. Her experience with companies like Warner Brothers and FOX includes everything from online ads to DVDs to product packaging. Elizabeth was part of the branding team that launched a global rebrand of Disney Consumer Products and was part of Disney's global stationery licensing team. Elizabeth has an English degree from North Carolina State University and Graphic Design and Web Design degrees from Santa Monica College. Elizabeth is based in Washington, DC.

Andrew Eldredge-Martin

Director

Over the past twelve years, Andrew Eldredge-Martin has run integrated strategic communications and advertising campaigns and driven measurable impact for more than 300 causes and brands across industry verticals including political, public affairs, agriculture, energy and finance. Prior to this role at BPI, he was the lead digital strategist at Precision Network where he worked for Senate Majority PAC in 6 targeted U.S. Senate races in the 2016 cycle as well as for Latino Victory Fund in Nevada's U.S. Senate race and for End Citizens United's independent expenditures in U.S. House races. Andrew was named a 2015 Rising Star by Campaigns & Elections magazine and has been featured in The Boston Globe, among other publications. He worked with for Shaheen for Senate in 2014 and led a team that won a Gold Pollie for the Best Democratic Senate internet advertising campaign. His 2012 election work with The Strategy Group on the Obama for America direct mail team also was recognized with several Gold Pollie and Reed Awards. In 2006, he was campaign manager for one of most surprising upsets of the cycle when he guided Chris Carney to victory in Pennsylvania’s rural 10th Congressional District. Andrew is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School and Haverford College in Pennsylvania.

Jane Hughes

Director

Jane Hughes

Director

Jane Hughes is a Director at Bully Pulpit Interactive where her background in marketing, brand development, and fundraising guides her leadership on some of the company's top political clients. Jane returned to BPI after serving as the Digital Director on Governor Maggie Hassan's successful run for United States Senate in New Hampshire. There, she ran the most successful online fundraising program for a Senate campaign in the history of ActBlue, building an email list from scratch and netting over $7 million in just 13 months. Prior to that, Jane served as the Deputy Digital Director at EMILY's List where she oversaw rebranding efforts, acquisition advertising, and email fundraising. Jane got her start at BPI working on a range of political and non-profit clients including the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, McCaskill for Missouri, Elizabeth for MA, LIVESTRONG, EMILY's List, and Catholic Charities. Jane grew up in Vermont and is currently based in Washington, DC. She graduated from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science.

Jon Jones

Senior Director

Jon Jones

Senior Director

Jon Jones is a Senior Director at Bully Pulpit Interactive. BPI acquired The Incite Agency, where Jones serves as the Chief Digital Officer, in 2016. 
As the digital landscape has dramatically changed over the last 10 years, Jones has been there every step of the way, developing and executing some of the most innovative digital strategies for the world’s largest brands. Both as Digital Director for Senator 
Bob Casey’s landslide defeat of Rick Santorum and as the first digital strategist for Obama’s historic 2008 presidential campaign, he has harnessed creative thinking and innovation to develop game-changing digital campaigns. Jones’ experience extends into 
the private sector through his work at the digital advertising agency R/GA, including client work with Nike, NikeID, Wal-Mart, Samsung, Tiffany, Unilever, Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister and McCormick. He is based in New York, NY.

Alex Kellner

Senior Director

Alex Kellner

Senior Director

Alex Kellner is a senior director at Bully Pulpit Interactive where he develops marketing strategies for campaigns, companies, and causes that result in real world outcomes. At BPI, he manages a team of nearly ten to help clients pass complex legislation, improve brand favorability, and increase vote share in elections. As one of the agency's foremost political experts, Kellner has overseen digital media strategy for the largest independent expenditures including Priorities USA Action, EMILY’s List WOMEN VOTE! and NextGen Climate Action. Kellner specializes in crafting messaging for millennials, political and business influentials, as well as activists across multiple digital channels. Prior to joining BPI, Kellner served as Digital Director for Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Sen. Claire McCaskill's campaigns. In less than two years, he managed online fundraising programs that netted $7.5 million collectively, ran cutting edge online organizing efforts, and oversaw multi-million dollar online advertising campaigns. Before hitting the campaign trail, Kellner spent several years at Blue State Digital where he developed and executed content, outreach, and social networking strategies for clients such as USA World Cup Bid Committee, Autism Speaks, The Communications Workers of America, United Way and more. Outside of his work at BPI, Kellner serves as an Adjunct Professor at The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management where he teaches digital strategy. He has been featured in The New York Times, International Business Times and guest lectured at American University and University of Delaware. Kellner holds a Master’s degree in Political Management and a Bachelor's in Political Communications from The George Washington University.

Murali

Senior Director, Head of Planning

Murali

Senior Director, Head of Planning

Murali is the Head of Planning at Bully Pulpit Interactive where he leads brand planning and innovation for a variety of brands, non-profits and campaigns. He brings over a decade of experience transforming organizations and helping them engage their customers and constituents in imaginative, compelling ways. Prior to joining BPI, Murali served as Strategy Director at Publicis, where he drove planning and strategy for brands including Cadillac, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and LensCrafters. Before that, he led US Strategy & Planning for Hill+Knowlton Strategies, advising many of the firm’s largest clients including Target, Goldman Sachs, AT&T, Hotels.com, Lee Jeans and Coca-Cola. Murali is a published composer whose music has been performed across the country. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in music composition from New York University and a Master’s degree from Tulane University. He sits on the board of International Contemporary Ensemble.

Robin Reck

Senior Director

Robin Reck

Senior Director

Robin Reck is a Senior Director at Bully Pulpit Interactive. BPI acquired The Incite Agency, where Reck serves as Managing Director, in 2016. For over a decade, Reck has developed public affairs and communications programs on domestic and international issues for corporations, associations and non-profit coalitions to help them achieve their public policy goals in the United States and abroad. With an emphasis on corporate social responsibility issues and reputation management, Robin has worked at both large and small public affairs and public relations agencies. She has designed global strategic and media relations programs for clients including Bloomberg Philanthropies, Autism Speaks, Save Darfur Coalition, Prince of Wales Charitable Trust, Travel Technology Association, European Union, Tiffany Foundation, Council for Biotechnology Information, Mars, Dow, Cargill and Coca-Cola. She is based in Washington, DC.

Eric Reif

Media Director

Eric Reif

Media Director

Eric Reif is Media Director at Bully Pulpit Interactive, where he brings his marketing, communications, and fundraising experience to develop innovative media strategies. Eric re-joined BPI after four years at the Democratic National Committee. As Grassroots Donor Director and Email Director, he managed one of the largest email advocacy and fundraising programs in Democratic politics and raised more money online for the DNC in 2016 than ever before in the Party’s history. Prior to that, Eric led paid media engagements for public affairs and government clients at Powell Tate/Weber Shandwick, including large-scale health care awareness campaigns for the federal Health Insurance Marketplace and state-based exchanges including Covered California and the DC Health Link. Eric began his career at BPI working with some of the agency’s largest political and advocacy clients. In 2011, he helped launch President Obama’s re-election campaign online and later became Senior Digital Advertising Manager at Obama for America, where he helped lead strategy and operations for the campaign’s digital marketing program. Eric is a D.C.-area native and currently based in Washington. He graduated summa cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis with a Bachelor’s degree in history and American culture studies.

Michael Ruemmler

Senior Advisor

Michael Ruemmler

Senior Advisor

Before coming to BPI, Michael managed Rahm Emanuel's re-election in Chicago. He spent the previous three and a half years with Mayor Emanuel as Advance Director for the 2011 campaign and then three years in the City Hall intergovernmental affairs office. Before Rahm, Michael was with OFA in '07-'08 and then two years at the White House as an Advance Lead. He is a 2003 graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, majoring in Political Science and English.

Daniel Scarvalone

Director

Daniel helps build and manage BPI's testing and analytics tools through his work on the BPI Labs team. Before joining BPI, Daniel was the Director of Data and Modeling at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, where his team managed the data and analytics that optimized Democratic House campaigns across the country. Prior to his work at the DCCC, Daniel was the Reporting Director at Obama for America, where he helped the campaign’s leadership evaluate organizing programs across the country, and worked on the construction and deployment of the campaign’s engagement tools. Outside of his work at BPI, Daniel is an avid supporter of the Arsenal Gunners, and a Fast and Furious enthusiast. He's a proud Brooklyn native, and a Tufts University alum.

Christina Sheffey

Creative Director

Christina Sheffey

Creative Director

Christina Sheffey is the Creative Director at Bully Pulpit Interactive where she leads creative strategy and execution of all video-related content. A firm believer in data-driven creative, her campaigns consistently deliver tangible results that change hearts and minds for campaigns, companies and causes. Most recently, Christina has overseen creative development and messaging for clients such as NextGen Climate, NCAA, Senate Majority PAC, Exelon, the NOW Campaign, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and Hillary For America across channels ranging from traditional (television and pre-roll), to cutting edge (Snapchat, Digital Out-of-Home, Instagram and Tinder). Prior to BPI, Christina created campaigns for a variety of TV and digital programs, ranging from political and issue advocacy to corporate and non-profit. Her work in the 2010, 2012 and 2014 election cycles for clients like California Governor Jerry Brown, Congressman Joe Kennedy, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the Democratic Congressional Committee and NextGen Climate won multiple POLLIE and Reed Awards, and brought accolades from Time Magazine, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post and The New York Times, among others. In 2016, she concepted and oversaw the execution of the creative campaign to launch the NOW Campaign, work which was then nominated for a Webby Award. She has spoken at forums like Campaign Tech East and the Campaigns & Marketing Summit. Christina graduated cum laude from The George Washington University with a degree in Political Communications, and currently splits her time between San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

Graves Spindler

Senior Director

Graves Spindler

Senior Director

Graves Spindler focuses his extensive client engagement and new business development experience on some of BPI’s most complex corporate and political relationships. Graves has over ten years of experience working on political campaigns, in the Obama Administration, and developing advertising and communications campaigns for a range of political, non-profit, advocacy, and Fortune 100 clients. Graves joined BPI after over three years in the D.C. office of SS+K, a creative communications and advertising agency based in New York City. Graves previously served at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, where he developed digital communications strategies for DHS and coordinated digital efforts during national security incidents. In 2007 and 2008, Graves worked for Obama for America at the Western New Media desk in Chicago headquarters.

Erica Stanley

Senior Director

Erica Stanley

Senior Director

Erica Stanley is a Senior Director at BPI where she brings more than 15 years of proven experience in public affairs and strategic communications to drive complex campaigns across political, advocacy and corporate sectors. Previously, Erica led marketing and communications efforts at The National Partnership for Women & Families, where she developed and implemented the strategies, messages and materials that promoted and positioned the organization as a powerful voice for women and leading expert on workplace issues, health policy and reproductive rights. Leading the communications and digital teams, her work bolstered the organization’s efforts to promote fairness in the workplace, access to quality, affordable health care and policies that help meet the dual demands of work and family. Prior to that, Erica spent seven years at The Glover Park Group where she developed and executed integrated communications campaigns for a client portfolio of nonprofits, corporations and issue advocacy organizations. At GPG, she led multiple large nonprofit and corporate accounts spanning issues and industries, including education, financial services, health care, technology and commercial real estate. Erica’s communication efforts drove advocacy, boosted reputations and achieved marketing goals for her clients. In 2009, she was deputy communications director for Washington, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty, where she served as an on-the-record spokesperson in the mayor’s active press office and drove communications strategy during the height of the city’s education reform efforts. Erica also has a background in public opinion research and advertising. As a Senior Associate at MacWilliams Robinson & Partners, she served as a media consultant to top-tier congressional candidates and issue organizations, and she was a research analyst and field director at Lake Research Partners, where she provided polling and messaging services to clients focused on a range of issues including reproductive rights, the environment, education and women’s health. She graduated from Elon University with a BA in Communications, and lives on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC with her husband and daughter.

Preeti Wali

Senior Director

Preeti Wali

Senior Director

Preeti Wali is a Senior Director at Bully Pulpit Interactive where she drives digital integration across paid and organic media for a wide range of clients, which include Fortune 50 corporations, causes and public affairs campaigns. She also focuses on the growth of BPI’s New York office and manages the team based there. Prior to joining BPI, she served as vice president of integrated media and marketing in Bite Global’s San Francisco office where she managed client engagements with public companies, startups and venture capital firms. She has also previously served as an associate director in APCO Worldwide’s StudioOnline practice where she led cross-functional teams to develop and implement integrated communications campaigns and engagement strategies for clients and served as digital lead for the Technology practice. Prior to APCO, Preeti was a communications officer at the Grameen Foundation where she shaped and implemented a communications, product marketing and branding strategy to scale the use of the Progress out of Poverty Index across 45 countries. Preeti has also held positions with MSHC Partners, and worked on the Kerry-Edwards 2004 presidential campaign. Preeti holds a Bachelor of Arts in international affairs, economics and political science from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. Born in Kashmir and raised in Syracuse, N.Y., she speaks Hindi, Kashmiri and French.

Addie Whisenant

Director

Addie Whisenant

Director

Addie Whisenant is a Director at BPI based in San Francisco, CA where she works across tech, corporate and advocacy clients. She has more than 10 years of experience in strategic communications including The White House, Capitol Hill and campaigns. Prior to BPI, Addie served as White House Senior Director of African American Media where she developed strategic communications planning and provided counsel to President Barack Obama and senior Administration officials on the impact of a range of policy issues including civil rights, healthcare, environmental and tech policy, as it relates to the African American community. Addie also helped develop communications planning for President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative, which aims to provide opportunity for all young people, including boys and young men of color. Before working at the White House, Addie served President Obama in a number of roles including Press Secretary at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, National Spokesperson for the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee and Regional Press Secretary for Obama for America (2012) where she oversaw communications in a number of states and played a vital role in the campaign’s victory in the crucial battleground state of Florida. Addie is also a veteran of Capitol Hill, having served as Press Secretary and primary spokesperson for Congressman Barney Frank and the House Committee on Financial Services as well as Communications Director for Congressman Artur Davis (AL-7). A native of Atlanta, GA, Addie graduated from North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, NC where she majored in Journalism and Mass Communications.

Scott Zumwalt

Senior Director

Scott Zumwalt

Senior Director

Scott Zumwalt is a senior director at Bully Pulpit Interactive where he manages a team and leads comprehensive communications and marketing strategy for several of BPI’s major client engagements. Scott has over a decade of experience in digital strategy and marketing for Fortune 500 corporations, non-profits and progressive political campaigns. Most recently in 2016, Scott led BPI’s work with three winning Senate races and the DSCC. Additionally, Scott is the chief digital strategist that helped launch and develop the award winning It Gets Better Project. He previously worked for Blue State Digital where he directed strategy accounts for American Red Cross and the Communications Workers of America. In 2008, he was the New Media Director for Kay Hagan’s successful campaign for the U.S. Senate in North Carolina against former Sen. Elizabeth Dole. Scott was also a digital aide on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and with former Gov. Tom Vilsack. A native of Chappaqua, New York, Scott graduated cum laude from Georgetown University with a B.A. in Political Economy and minor in Sociology. He also holds a certificate in web design and development from Boston University. Scott currently serves on the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund's Campaign Board.

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