is Director of Wildfire Contact. Marygrace has worked in the political arena for more than a decade, with experience across electoral campaigns, non-profit organizations, and issue advocacy initiatives. She served previously as a Regional Senior Political Advisor and the White House Liaison for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in multiple leadership positions on the 2008 and 2012 Obama for America campaigns, and in key management roles for numerous campaigns across the country.
is Managing Director at Wildfire Contact. Her decade-long campaign resume includes managing a state legislative program that flipped control to Democrats, field and political roles on three Presidential Caucus campaigns and overseeing President Barack Obama’s 2008 victory in Indiana. Prior to joining Wildfire, Emily logged three election cycles as a lead direct mail strategist for local, statewide and federal campaigns across the country.
is Managing Principal at Wildfire Contact. Named by Campaigns and Elections Magazine in 2007 as one of the “Rising Stars” in American political consulting, his political experience spans nearly two decades and includes direct mail, media production, polling and grassroots organizing. With more than seven cycles as a direct mail strategist, Grossfeld has created successful direct mail programs for initiative, congressional, gubernatorial and state legislative campaigns.
is Vice President with Wildfire. She has worked on campaigns from the mayoral to presidential level in field, communications, and as a manager. For over 15 years as a polling, direct mail, and media consultant, Erica has developed successful strategies for advocacy groups, political committees, ballot initiatives, labor organizations and candidates at every level across the country
is a Senior Advisor with Wildfire. A seasoned consultant and manager for progressive campaigns, causes, candidates for public office, and political organizations, Mike has more than a decade of experience as a highly-regarded political operative. Mike has worked with partners in Wisconsin, where he served six years as state Party chair, and across the country to build and manage massive communication plans, political and voter contact operations, joint fundraising campaigns, and earned media campaigns.
is Creative Services Manager for Wildfire Contact. Adam has 13 years of advertising, marketing and branding experience for both political and corporate clients on the local and national level. Prior to Wildfire he ran his own design business for 4 years where his clients included Senator Tom Harkin, Congressman Bruce Braley, the Iowa Democratic Party and President Obama’s 2012 campaign in Iowa.
is Senior Creative for Wildfire Contact. For over 15 years, Scott’s bold creative work helped elect progressive candidates from City Hall to the White House, brought in millions in fundraising for the DNC, and won attention and support for national non-profits like the American Diabetes Association, the United Nations Foundation, and the Sierra Club. Scott’s creative work also won over 50 national awards, including over 10 Gold Pollies and the Yahoo Purple Chair for excellence in online advertising. Prior to joining Wildfire, Scott worked with MSHC and Partners, Gumbinner and Davies, and BerlinRosen.
is Operations Manager at Wildfire Contact. Originally from eastern Iowa, Nathan has been involved in Iowa Democratic politics since enrolling at Drake University in 2009. He brings experience from his work as field staff on issue and U.S. Senate campaigns, as well as human resources work in the non-profit healthcare industry. Nathan is co-president of New Leaders Council - Des Moines, a progressive, leadership training organization committed to training young professionals for public service, and city organizer with Oxfam America.
Wildfire Contact draws on the expertise of winning campaign strategists from 270 Strategies and SmootTewes Group.
270 Strategies is a next-generation consulting firm that is redefining how companies and organizations build winning campaigns. We believe effective, 21st century campaigns must integrate people-centered, grassroots organizing with smart digital strategies and a data-driven approach. We’re changing the way our clients manage their strategies and meet their goals – and changing the world in the process.
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