Stephanie Cutter is a Partner at Precision.
Called “one of the most prominent voices in the [Democratic] party, and one of its top strategists and crisis managers” by Politico, Stephanie’s political and communications experience spans two decades in public service and the private sector. The New York Times called her “the polished, sometimes scarily organized strategist who gets things done” who “has a long and favorable reputation with some of the most influential journalists and opinion makers in Washington.” GQ named her one of “the 50 most powerful people in Washington.”
From the halls of Congress, to the campaign trail, the West Wing and the C-suite, Stephanie has crafted communications and crisis-management strategies for the nation’s leading campaigns and corporations. As The Atlantic notes, “Cutter's ability to drive home a message with force and clarity is prized.”
Most recently, Stephanie was Deputy Campaign Manager for President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, Obama for America. In that capacity, she oversaw communications, media, policy, and research, and was a member of the senior strategy team. She also served as Chairman of the Board for the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee.
Before joining the campaign, Stephanie was Deputy Senior Adviser to President Obama, managing message strategy and issue development. At the White House, she also crafted the confirmation strategy for Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and helped create the First Lady’s successful Let’s Move! campaign. From January to May 2009, Stephanie served as Counselor to Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, handling the strategy behind the development and implementation of the Obama Administration’s Financial Stability Plan.
Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Stephanie was the Chief Spokesperson for the Obama-Biden Transition, and served as Michelle Obama’s Chief of Staff on the 2008 Obama for America campaign.
In 2006, Stephanie started the Cutter Media Group (CMG), a strategic communications firm that specializes in designing and implementing public affairs strategies, including message development, crisis management, national and grassroots coalition building, and other strategic communications, for corporations, political and issue-based campaigns, trade associations and non-profit organizations.
From January 2005 to March 2006, Stephanie was a senior advisor to then Minority Leader Harry Reid and Democratic Senator Edward M. Kennedy. In this dual role, she developed a message and communications strategy for Senate Democratic leadership and managed the strategic campaign that led to the Democratic takeover in the 2006 elections. She also devised and implemented a rapid response system for members of Congress, national Democrats and advocacy groups to promote message unity in the fight to regain a Democratic majority in Congress.
In the fall of 2003, the John Kerry for President Campaign brought in Stephanie to serve as a National Spokesperson and develop a communications plan to reposition Kerry for victory. After the campaign’s come-from-behind upset in Iowa, she assumed the position of Communications Director for the Kerry-Edwards 2004 presidential campaign.
Before joining the campaign, Stephanie was Communications Director to Senator Edward M. Kennedy. From 1994 to 2001, she held various positions in the Clinton Administration, including White House Deputy Communications Director and Deputy Assistant to the President.
Stephanie was a Fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics, taught at Johns Hopkins University, and has lectured at Smith College, American University and the University of Pennsylvania. She regularly appears discussing the issues of the day on network news and cable channels.
Stephanie sits on the boards of Organizing for Action and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, and is represented by the Washington Speaker’s Bureau in Alexandria, VA.
A Massachusetts native, Stephanie lives in Washington, DC, and is a graduate of Smith College and Georgetown University Law Center.
Teddy Goff is a Partner at Precision.
Teddy Goff was the Digital Director for President Obama’s reelection campaign, leading the President's digital strategy and managing the 250-person nationwide team responsible for the campaign's social media, email, web, online advertising, online organizing, front-end and product development, design, and video presences. TIME described his work as "redefining the limits of viral politics."
Under Teddy’s leadership, Obama for America raised more than $690 million over the Internet, registered more than a million voters online, built Facebook and Twitter followings of more than 45 and 33 million people respectively, earned more than 133 million video views, ran more than $100 million in online media spend (the largest such program in political history), built groundbreaking tools for online fundraising and campaigning, organized hundreds of thousands of volunteers and events through a proprietary organizing platform, and sent the most retweeted tweet and most liked Facebook post of all time.
As a member of the campaign’s leadership, he also played a seminal role in shaping and executing the broader campaign's strategy for communications, fundraising, and organizing. His work on the campaign has been featured in TIME, Bloomberg Businessweek, Rolling Stone, New York Magazine, BuzzFeed, and the New York Times.
Before joining the campaign, Teddy served as Associate Vice President for Strategy at Blue State Digital, overseeing BSD's creative team that serviced more than 75 active engagements across the globe. He also personally directed programs for Microsoft, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Partners In Health, American Express, Carnegie Hall, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others.
On President Obama's 2008 campaign, Teddy was responsible for state-level digital campaigns, managing everything from email and social media programs to online organizing strategies in more than 25 battleground states. During the primaries, he helped lead President Obama’s mass email team, writing and editing fundraising, recruitment, and messaging emails, and developing communications and segmentation plans. Teddy also oversaw the creation and launch of the Obama Administration’s new WhiteHouse.gov website as a member of the Presidential Transition Team.
Teddy lives in Manhattan and is a graduate of Yale University. He has been featured in TIME's list of the "30 people under 30 who are changing the world," Bloomberg Businessweek's list of "The Most Eligible Hires in Techdom," AdAge's "Wish List" of the top four Obama campaign officials, BusinessInsider's list of the hottest people in online politics, and the AdWeek 50. He has also appeared on the Charlie Rose Show and is a regular public speaker.
Jen O'Malley Dillon
Jen O'Malley Dillon is a Partner at Precision.
Jen is a veteran organizer, campaign manager and pioneer in the use of data analytics to target voters and consumers. She most recently served as Deputy Campaign Manager for President Obama's reelection campaign, overseeing the largest field organization in the history of presidential campaigns, voter protection and education programs, and political outreach, and leading the development and use of data analytics to target, register, persuade and mobilize voters.
In 2009, President Obama named Jen as his first Executive Director of the Democratic National Committee, where she served with Chairman Tim Kaine, until she left for the 2012 campaign. Jen raised and managed an annual budget of over $100 million and built the largest DNC operation in its history, housing Organizing for America, staff in all 50 states, and building the Party’s first and most robust data, analytics and technology infrastructure, which became the foundation of President Obama’s re-election campaign.
She also served as the National Co-Chair of the 57th Presidential Inauguration and was President of the Democratic National Convention Committee, where she oversaw the early planning, timing and location process, leading to the selection of the host city. She currently serves on the executive board of Organizing for Action, President Obama’s issue advocacy organization.
In 2010, Jen was named to TIME’s 40 under 40—and, in 2012, to Fortune’s 40 under 40 Electors, which called her a “field organizing whiz.”
In 2008, Jen worked as the 2008 Obama campaign’s Battleground States Director, where she helped usher in President Obama’s 365 electoral votes, winning all but one of his contested battleground states. Jen managed the largest grassroots organization in presidential history with over 5,000 staff on the ground and built the first ever in-house analytics team focused on targeted voter contact, resource allocation, and program efficiency.
Jen has served on five presidential campaigns and worked at every level from State Senate and Mayoral races to Congressional, Gubernatorial, and Senate campaigns. Additional campaign highlights include Deputy National Campaign Manager and Iowa State Director for the 2008 presidential campaign of Senator John Edwards, Campaign Manager for Jim Davis’ 2006 Florida gubernatorial campaign, Deputy Campaign Manager for Senate Majority Leader Senator Tom Daschle’s re-election campaign in 2004, and Field Director for Senator Tim Johnson’s 2002 victory by 524 votes, which was the closest race in the country.
She has also worked on behalf of non-profit and private organizations from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, to the Children’s Defense Fund to serving as the Associate Director of Personnel for the 2008 Presidential Transition Team for President Obama.
Jen is a proud mom to twin daughters, Mary and Katie, who were born exactly one week after the 2012 election. A native of Boston, Jen lives in Washington, DC, and is a graduate of Tufts University.
Jen O'Malley Dillon
Jenni LeCompte is Of Counsel to Precision.
Jenni most recently served as the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs. Confirmed by the U.S. Senate in June 2011 and holding the position through January 2013, LeCompte led a team responsible for developing and implementing strategic communications planning for the Department and advising Secretary Tim Geithner and other officials within the Department and its bureaus on how best to communicate with the American people on issues and priorities of public interest. In this capacity, LeCompte oversaw the media relations, business and public liaison and speechwriting teams at Treasury. Prior to that role, LeCompte served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary, Public Affairs Operations at Treasury, where she worked since 2009. She remains a close adviser to former Secretary Geithner. In 2007 and 2008, LeCompte served as Deputy CEO for Public Affairs for the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC). Prior to her work for the DNCC, LeCompte was the Director of Communications for the Recording Industry Association of America.
Previously, she served as Regional Communications Director for the Kerry-Edwards for President campaign, and during the 2004 presidential cycle, served as Deputy Communications Director for the Democratic National Convention in Boston and as a press secretary for the Edwards for President campaign during the primaries. Before that, she worked on Capitol Hill in the communications offices of Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and in the White House press office during the Clinton Administration.
LeCompte holds a B.S. from Northwestern University, where she attended the Medill School of Journalism.
Meredith Gringer is a Principal at Precision.
Meredith is a digital strategist with a background in analytics and reporting.
Most recently, Meredith worked in the Strategy & Analysis group at Digitas where she helped Fortune 500 companies like Aetna, Goodyear, and AT&T define their digital strategies. Prior to that, she honed her expertise in social media and CRM while consulting for Publicis Groupe, at Big Fuel and CRM365.
She graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College with a degree in History and Government and currently lives in Brooklyn.
Shannon Lee is a Principal at Precision.
Shannon led paid digital media strategy for the Obama 2012 re-election campaign, driving several first-to-market programs in the political marketing industry. In that role, she directed budget and media targeting for the campaign’s online advertising programs across fundraising, persuasion and voter turnout goals. She was behind the largest paid online voter registration effort in political campaign history, directly helping to register over 250,000 new voters through the use of paid search, social, digital display and mobile media.
A veteran of the digital marketing industry, Shannon most recently led emerging media and technology efforts at Digitas where she created a new team at the agency focused on connecting clients with the digital startup community. Brands such as MillerCoors and Taco Bell looked to her to help drive innovation through startup partnerships, integrating new technologies and consumer behavioral trends into their businesses.
Previously, Shannon built a strong digital marketing background advising Fortune 500 brands such as Sprint and Walgreens as they transitioned marketing efforts into the digital space. Shannon graduated with Honors from Indiana University.
Caitlin Legacki is a Principal at Precision.
Caitlin is a battle-tested communications professional with experience in traditionally red and purple states.
In 2012, Caitlin served as Communications Director for Sen. Claire McCaskill’s re-election campaign, where she helped engineer and execute the strategy that guided the Senate’s most vulnerable incumbent to a remarkable 15-point victory. Prior to joining McCaskill’s campaign, Caitlin was Communications Director for the Missouri Democratic Party, where she planned and implemented opposition messaging efforts against Republican candidates in both the Governor’s race and the US Senate race.
In 2011, Caitlin assisted Planned Parenthood in their successful fight against the Pence amendment, which would have eliminated the organization’s federal funding. Prior to that, Caitlin served in the communications and press operations for Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Kay Hagan, Rep. Bruce Braley and Sen. John Edwards’ 2008 presidential campaign.
Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Caitlin’s first job in politics was knocking doors for Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles’ 2004 Senate campaign. She is a proud graduate of the University of North Carolina’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Benjy Messner is a Principal at Precision.
Benjy is a data and analytics professional with years of experience using data to solve problems, target voters and consumers, and run programs efficiently.
Most recently, Benjy was a senior software engineer at NGP VAN, helping build the toolbox of the progressive movement and integrating the company's core applications with each other, customers, and other tools.
In 2012, Benjy served as Deputy Coordinated Campaign Director in Missouri, using advanced data and analytics tactics to help re-elect Sen. Claire McCaskill, Gov. Jay Nixon, and the rest of the Democratic ticket. Prior to joining the Coordinated in Missouri, he served as Data and Technology Director for Sen. Tim Kaine's successful 2012 campaign, where he planned the campaign's data program and assisted in its initial voter contact efforts.
Prior to that, Benjy worked for Voter Activation Network, a precursor to NGP VAN, Virginia State Sen. Creigh Deeds' campaign for Governor, and Senator Mark Warner's 2008 campaign.
A native of Washington, D.C., Benjy's first job in politics was in 2004, helping the D.C. office team on the Kerry-Edwards campaign. He holds a bachelor's degree in Political Economy and History from Georgetown University.
Megan Rollins is a Principal at Precision.
Megan Rollins has spent nearly a decade developing marketing and digital communications strategies for political campaigns, nonprofit organizations, progressive causes, cultural institutions and Fortune 500 companies.
A veteran of both of Barack Obama's presidential runs, Megan worked with Shepard Fairey to promote and distribute his iconic HOPE poster during the 2008 campaign and then led a team of artists and writers who volunteered their talents for Obama 2012. After the election, Megan moved to Martha Stewart Living, where she led the brand's outbound communication strategies.
Between the two presidential campaigns, Megan served as a senior communications strategist at Blue State Digital, a leading technology and strategy agency, where she crafted goal-focused communications programs for the NAACP, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Budweiser, and Freedom to Marry. Megan holds a master's degree in Art and Public Policy from Tisch School of the Arts and a bachelor's degree in English and Political Science from the University of Washington. Most importantly, Megan once appeared as an extra on an episode of Full House.
Zach Wineburg is a Principal at Precision.
Zach is a veteran organizer and campaign manager who has worked on races at every level - from municipal to Congressional, Senate, Gubernatorial and Presidential. This includes managing the successful reelection of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords in 2008, and working on the elections of Senators Claire McCaskill and Tom Daschle.
Most recently, Zach was part of President Obama’s 2012 re-election team in the pivotal battleground state of Iowa, where he oversaw the longest Early Vote period in the country and the first day of voting nationally for the President in September.
Zach has worked in the political departments at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) and the Democratic Governor’s Association (DGA). During the 2010 election cycle, Zach served DGA’s Deputy Political Director where he oversaw 16 states and managed 4 independent expenditures. In total, Zach has political experience in 22 different states.
Zach also has experience consulting businesses and nonprofits. Prior to joining Precision Strategies, he served as Senior Advisor to a digital start-up company, aiding in product development and implementation strategy in the political arena.
He holds his bachelors degree from Mary Washington College and a masters degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Zach got his start in politics managing his best friend’s (successful) campaign for 7th grade class President at Kiser Middle School in Greensboro, NC.
Emily Booker is an Associate at Precision.
Emily comes to Precision after internships with Obama for America, and the offices of Senator Claire McCaskill, Senator Kay Hagan and Congressman David Price.
A born and bred North Carolinian, Emily graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied political science and journalism. She currently lives in Washington, D.C.
Zach Duffy is an Associate at Precision.
Zach helped Obama for America’s email team test, mobilize, and fundraise its way to victory as an Email Writer for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. He spent several years beforehand running issue campaigns in Washington State and comes to Precision after a Watson Fellowship. Zach is a graduate of Whitman College and lives in New York City.
Ciaran O'Connor is an Associate at Precision.
As a rapid response writer in campaign headquarters, Ciaran helped Obama for America implement and execute its online content and social media strategies. He graduated from Duke University with a degree in public policy and currently lives in New York City.
Lucy Silver is an Associate at Precision.
Previously, she served as a Press Assistant for Obama for America in the Office of the First Lady—and in the communications department of the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee.
Lucy lives in Washington, DC. She is a cum laude graduate of Harvard College.
Thomas Winslow is an Associate at Precision.
He previously served as Deputy Director of Surrogate Media at the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee and as a Staff Assistant for the Campaign Management team at Obama for America.
Thomas grew up in California, and headed east to attend American University where he studied both international relations and communications.
Cristina Bonuso is the Director of Operations at Precision.
Cristina is a 2012 Obama Campaign alumna, having served as a budget analyst for states programs. She managed nationwide cash flows and financial forecasts for the Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions, as well as headquarters field staff.
Prior to the Campaign, Cristina worked in the private sector as a corporate M&A and securities associate attorney at a law firm in New York City. Her pro bono work included election protection work for the first Obama presidential campaign, and preparing estate documents with the New York Guard for deploying soldiers.
Cristina lives in Washington, DC. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics and Italian Studies from Brown University, and a law degree from Fordham University School of Law.