Raphaela Abramson
Senior Associate

Raphaela Abramson

Raphaela Abramson

Social media must-follow: @rgay

Article everyone should read: Covert Operations by Jane Mayer is an excellent read on how rich individuals wield an absurdly outsized role in politics.

Favorite app: The Goodreads app. I enjoy posting the occasional snarky one word review and tracking the books I read.

Raphaela Abramson is a data analyst professional with over five years of experience in political, corporate, advocacy, and non-profit data.

At Precision, Raphaela has focused on helping clients implement strategic data practices and build efficient reporting systems and tools. She has worked with clients across diverse industries, from building custom data pipelines and reporting systems for Planned Parenthood and Robin Hood’s “Start by Asking” initiative to managing data systems for a leading financial institution. Raphaela loves engaging with data projects on all levels, no matter if is as granular as hunting for a stray bit of data to planning an entire database transfer.

Before joining Precision, Raphaela was the data manager for Everytown for Gun Safety where she designed, developed and delivered dozens of interactive reports in Excel and Google Sheets for various stakeholders including the chief organizing officer, deputy national organizing directors, and regional organizing managers and managed various Salesforce, ActionKit, and NGP VAN databases.

Prior to working at Everytown for Gun Safety, Raphaela was the deputy data director on Senator Mark Begich’s reelection campaign in Alaska where she designed and managed interactive daily reports and maps. She also worked on Planned Parenthood’s campaign to increase enrollment in the Affordable Care Act in Miami, Florida as a data manager.

Raphaela holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the Lander College for Women.

Lauren Alper
Senior Associate

Lauren Alper

Lauren Alper

Article everyone should read: 6 Million Lost Voters by the Sentencing Project

Favorite app: Open Table

Lauren Alper is a senior associate on the digital team at Precision. She works with a variety of immigration, nonprofit, healthcare, and corporate clients.

At Precision, Lauren helps clients such as GE manage its grassroots email program, from drafting and loading emails to performing quality checks and deploying campaigns. She also supports Planned Parenthood and the Families Belong Together coalition on social and digital strategy. In addition, Lauren regularly completes digital communications audits and conducts social monitoring for her clients.

Prior to joining Precision, Lauren was an associate at Davis & Associates Communications and served as a San Francisco City Hall Fellow.

Lauren earned her M.S. in Public Policy from NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service in 2018. In 2016, she graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with minors in Spanish and Global Health from Middlebury College. She completed internships in the offices of Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Congressman Jared Huffman during her collegiate summers. Lauren is from Mill Valley, California and currently lives in New York.

Ben Becker
Managing Principal

Ben Becker

Ben Becker

Social media must-follow: INTERNET K-HOLE

Article or feature everyone should read: RealClearPolitics Today morning email

Favorite app: TBH it's a tie between Spotify and Daily Mail

Ben Becker is a communications strategist and crisis manager with more than fifteen years of experience in congressional, advocacy, issue-based, and corporate communications.

At Precision, Ben focuses on helping political, non-profit, and advocacy clients to develop, execute, and manage campaign strategies across a range of issues — with an emphasis on message and strategy development, issue positioning, crisis management, and litigation strategy. He works with some of the nation’s leading advocacy organizations and has played a central role in engineering and managing strategies for several landmark Supreme Court cases and other high-profile litigation, state ballot initiatives, legislative advocacy campaigns, Senate confirmation battles, and public education initiatives — on a range of issues from criminal justice reform to marriage equality.

Before joining Precision, Ben served as spokesperson for Sen. Debbie Stabenow where he crafted and managed messaging and communications strategy around the reauthorization of the 2014 Farm Bill, culminating in an elaborate and multi-tiered effort focused on issues from food stamps and conservation policy to international trade and nutrition policy. Ben began his work in the Senate under Sen. Blanche Lincoln, before which he worked at the Glover Park Group where he focused on clients in the energy, environment, and sustainability spaces. He also helped craft and execute targeted, issue-based campaigns for an array of corporate and non-profit clients at FD Dittus Communications as well as the public affairs firm SDI.

Ben holds a Master of Arts degree from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University.

Paul Bell
Managing Principal

Paul Bell

Paul Bell

Paul Bell is a communications and digital strategist with over ten years experience advising campaigns, nonprofits, government and Fortune 50 companies in designing and executing creative campaigns, managing crises, telling compelling stories, and engaging target audiences.

At Precision, Paul brings an entrepreneurial and problem-solving focus to his clients’ strategies. He manages teams for clients who benefit from his deep digital and congressional experience using offline and online tactics to make an impact on influencer audiences.

Paul joined Precision after many years working for members of Congress and political campaigns where he managed communications and digital strategy. He served as lead spokesman for Congressman Elijah Cummings and Democratic committee members on the Select Committee on Benghazi. In this role, he managed strategy and communications for one of the highest-profile hearings involving a presidential candidate in recent history.

Paul also worked in a variety of communications and digital roles for President Obama’s re-election campaign, U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, U.S. Rep. Karen Bass, and Rep. Kendrick Meek’s campaign for U.S. Senate. In these roles, he developed digital campaigns that garnered nationwide earned media placement, designed digital solutions to solve problems and create efficiencies, and simultaneously oversaw and managed multiple teams that executed communications and digital initiatives.

Paul holds a Bachelors of Business Administration with a concentration in marketing and political science from the University of Minnesota.

Aaron Cahan
Executive Producer

Aaron Cahan

Executive Producer
Aaron Cahan

Social media must-follow: @MattGertz, he does the hard work of chronicling Fox and Friends so you don't have to.

Article everyone should read: Chaos Theory by Dahlia Lithwick is a piece that helps me understand workplaces, families, and the Supreme Court.

Favorite app: OverDrive. Free audiobooks from the library!

Aaron is the executive producer for video at Precision.

At Precision, Aaron leads the video team to bring high quality video to our political, non-profit, and corporate clients. He has produced a range of videos, from broadcast ads, documentaries, and a Webby Award winning rollout video. He specializes in creating video content that integrates directly into overall communications and digital strategy.

Before joining Precision, Aaron was the head of production at WIN, a creative agency for progressive political candidates where he produced broadcast and digital campaign ads for national and state-level races across the country.

Aaron served as director of video for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s creative communications team where he produced video promoting initiatives such as Pre-K for All and affordable housing. Aaron is an experienced commercial producer, working with national brands and non-profit organizations.

Aaron studied film and television at NYU’s Tisch School. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and adorable son.

Caty Cherepakhov
Senior Associate

Caty Cherepakhov

Caty Cherepakhov

Social media must-follow: @meganamram

Article everyone should read: I Don’t Want to be Right by Maria Konnikova

Favorite app: Kindle

 

Caty Cherepakhov is a senior associate on the digital team at Precision. She has helped produce social campaigns and strategies for a variety of nonprofit, advocacy, and corporate clients.

At Precision, Caty has worked with clients such as March For Our Lives to produce email, SMS, and social messages, and with a leading financial institution on brainstorming and rapid response work. She regularly assists with media monitoring and recaps, and has helped clients use creative tactics to reach new audiences.

Prior to joining Precision, Caty interned at Keith Powers’ City Council Campaign and on the U.S. National Committee on UN Women where she helped with voter outreach, research, and digital strategy. She also helped run personal and promotional accounts for a journalist and filmmaker.

Caty graduated cum laude with a degree in politics and a master’s degree in comparative politics from New York University, and produced a thesis on the relationship between disinformation and democracy. While at NYU, she was a proofreader for the Journal of Political Inquiry and contributor to a political newsletter. She was born in New Jersey and lives in New York City.

Matthew Creeden
Senior Associate

Matthew Creeden

Matthew Creeden

Social media must-follow: @Popehat

Article everyone should read: Tables for Two in the New Yorker. 

Favorite app: The Podcast App

Matthew Creeden is a senior associate on the campaign management and mobilization team at Precision, where he supports a range of corporate and nonprofit clients.

Matthew assists in the development of research programs and strategic campaigns to refine client messaging and mobilize key stakeholders. He frequently contributes to program evaluation and landscape assessment, ensuring that clients are operating efficiently and have a clear path forward.

Prior to joining Precision, Matthew worked at The Feldman Group, a Democratic polling firm. While there, he executed voter research programs for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, and gubernatorial campaigns, as well as for party organizations, labor unions, and issue advocacy groups. Matthew completed internships with EMILY’s List and The Office of Senator Elizabeth Warren when he was a student.

Matthew graduated from Hamilton College, where he earned a B.A. in political science. Originally from Massachusetts, he now lives in Washington, D.C.

Stephanie Cutter
Co-founder

Stephanie Cutter

Stephanie Cutter

Social media must-follow: @CecileRichards

Article everyone should read: Washington, D.C., is not a cynical swamp. It’s America’s most hopeful place. by David Litt

Favorite app: Boston GameDay Radio

Stephanie Cutter is a founding partner of Precision Strategies, an integrated strategy and marketing agency in Washington D.C. and New York City.

At Precision, Stephanie has revolutionized the integration of data-driven communications with digital and campaign style organizing to improve reputations, manage crises and drive people to action. She has improved the brand of one of the nation’s largest health insurers during a controversial merger; successfully launched a news network; restored the reputation of a multinational financial institution; reshaped a national storyline on behalf of a leading NFL quarterback; and successfully managed a global crisis for a well-known consumer tech platform.

Called “one of the most prominent voices in the [Democratic] party, and one of its top strategists and crisis managers” by Politico, Stephanie has crafted high-level communications, reputation and crisis-management strategies for two U.S. Presidents, U.S. Senate leaders, and the nation’s highest profile political campaigns and Fortune 500 corporations. 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.”

Stephanie served as deputy campaign manager for President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, where she played a pivotal role in designing and executing a game-changing campaign that broke barriers in understanding, reaching, and connecting with more Americans than any election in history. Previously, Stephanie served in various senior positions within the Obama administration and campaign, from managing the President’s message strategy and issue development in the White House, to serving as First Lady Michelle Obama’s chief of staff, to counselor to Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner.

Before the Obama administration, Stephanie served as a senior advisor to Minority Leader Harry Reid and Democratic Senator Edward M. Kennedy. In 2004, she served as Communications Director for the John Kerry for President Campaign. She also held various positions within the Clinton Administration, including President Clinton’s White House Deputy Communications Director.

A Massachusetts native, Stephanie lives in Washington, D.C. with her son, and is a graduate of Smith College and Georgetown University Law Center.

Stephanie is currently a contributor to ABC News, and is a former co-host of CNN’s Crossfire show.

Stephanie is represented by Leading Authorities Speakers Bureau in Washington, D.C.

Krishana Davis
Principal

Krishana Davis

Krishana Davis

Social media must follow: @ihartericka

Article everyone should read: Why America's Black Mothers and Babies are in a Life-or-Death Crisis explores the widening disparity of black mothers and babies who are being neglected by the U.S. healthcare system and the role systemic oppression and racism plays.

Favorite app: SkyScanner

Krishana Davis is a proven communications and digital professional, who has worked with non-profits, electoral campaigns, government agencies, and independent expenditure organizations to increase their brand awareness and run culturally competent and innovative strategic messaging campaigns.

Before joining Precision, Krishana served as deputy creative director at Priorities USA, leading the digital department in creative strategy and messaging in 2018 battleground states and running one of the largest digital mobilization programs to black and Latinx voters.

She began her career as a journalist covering the Baltimore City Police Department and the bureaucracy behind the department’s attempt to make the city safe again and address the systemic issues haunting the city. Krishana worked as a reporter for The Baltimore Sun covering education, and has penned pieces for BBC News, NBC, Jet Magazine, and various local and regional magazines.

Krishana advocates for educational equity, women’s reproductive justice, and equity for black lives. A Baltimore native, Krishana received her B.A. in political science from Morgan State University and a MPA from the University of Baltimore. She is still an avid writer focusing on pieces at the intersection of social justice and speculative fiction.

Kaila Davis
Associate

Kaila Davis

Kaila Davis

Social media must-follow: @ira

Article everyone should read: Don't Eat Before Reading This by Anthony Bourdain

Favorite app: New York Times Crossword

Kaila Davis is an associate on the digital team at Precision. She has helped develop the online presence of nonprofit organizations and worked to make policy accessible to the public.

At Precision, Kaila maintains the social media accounts for several advocacy clients and works to give each social channel a consistent brand. She regularly develops social media monitoring reports to ensure each client’s story is being translated effectively and also supports her teams with general project management duties.

Before becoming an associate, Kaila interned at Precision on the digital team where she assisted with a digital audit for the Gates Foundation and the execution of a GOTV SMS program. Kaila also served as an intern at the Department of State, on Capitol Hill, and at NASA.

She graduated with a degree in political communication from the School of Media and Public Affairs at the George Washington University. Kaila is from Green Brook, New Jersey and currently lives in Washington, D.C.

Dan DeBrakeleer
Associate

Dan DeBrakeleer

Dan DeBrakeleer
Social media must-follow: @Lin-Manuel

Article everyone should read: What Happened After My 13-Year-Old Son Joined the Alt-Right by Anonymous

Favorite app: Grubhub

Dan DeBrakeleer is an associate on the communications team at Precision and assists partner Stephanie Cutter. He supports the team through providing client research, organizing meetings, and overseeing the internship program. At Precision, Dan also compiles comprehensive research briefing materials for Stephanie, who leads the communications team.

Prior to joining Precision, Dan interned with both the Democracy Fund and the U.S. Senate H.E.L.P. Committee. He also managed communications at HealthHIV, overseeing press and digital operations at the nonprofit focused on advancing effective care for individuals living with HIV and HCV. He most recently served as assistant director for American University’s Campaign Management Institute, where he collaborated with prominent campaign professionals on a two-week intensive to teach students about every facet of running a political campaign.

Dan graduated from West Chester University of Pennsylvania with a degree in communication studies before obtaining his M.A. in political communication at American University. He is a Philadelphia native now living in Washington, DC.

Jen O’Malley Dillon
Co-founder

Jen O’Malley Dillon

Jen O’Malley Dillon

Social media must-follow: @mpdillon

Article everyone should read: Anything by Rebecca Traister, especially this.

Favorite app: The Peloton app...life changing!

Jen O’Malley Dillon is a veteran organizer, campaign manager, and pioneer in the use of data analytics to target voters and consumers. She 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.

As a Partner at Precision, Jen has taken her years of experience managing top political campaigns and applied it to corporations, causes, and campaigns both in the United States and abroad. From the early days of his then come-from-behind bid for Prime Minister, Jen served as the lead consultant to Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada, providing strategic guidance and support on a range of issues, including data-driven organizing, capacity building, and plotting the party’s path to victory. His victory became one of the biggest moments in Canadian political history.

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 her son, Kevin, and twin daughters, Mary and Katie, who were born exactly one week after the 2012 election. A native of Boston, Jen lives in Washington, D.C., and is a graduate of Tufts University.

Cate Domino
Principal

Cate Domino

Cate Domino

Social media must-follow: @chrissyteigen

Article everyone should read: And You Thought Trump Voters Were Mad by Rebecca Traister

Favorite app: Nuzzel

Cate Domino is a digital strategist who uses the power of the internet to grow movements, spread truth, and create change.

Cate is a principal on Precision’s digital team, focused on helping clients create action-oriented, compelling content. An experienced social media, email, and web content strategist, Cate has worked with campaigns, parties, and nonprofits to spread their message and grow their online presence.

Prior to joining Precision, Cate was the digital director on Senator Bob Casey’s 2018 re-election campaign, where she managed online messaging, fundraising, and organizing in a critical race. She previously served as a social media and content strategist at Threespot Media and spent over three years at the Democratic National Committee, where she was the social media director during the 2016 primary and general elections. Cate has managed social media accounts for many progressive leaders, including Vice President Joe Biden’s political social media during the 2014 and 2016 elections.

Cate holds a M.S. in social policy from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from the College of William & Mary. She lives in New York.

Elena Frosh
HR Director

Elena Frosh

Elena Frosh

Social media must-follow: @Food52

Favorite app: Google News

Elena Frosh is the human resources director on the operations team at Precision. She’s an HR Generalist with almost a decade of experience working in corporate operations.

At Precision, Elena’s focus is on supporting the staff and fostering an environment in which they can do their best work. She manages talent development, recruiting, strategic planning, and policy implementation.

Before joining Precision, Elena spent seven years on the human resources team at Penn Schoen Berland. There, she helped to recruit and build teams, create processes and policies, and worked on career development. Previously, Elena worked as an operations associate at Tiffany & Co. where she was introduced to the field of HR and honed her customer service skills.

Elena graduated from Pitzer College with degrees in math and studio art. She also holds a SHRM-CP certification and a Professional in Human Resources certification from HR Certification Institute.

Dan Frost
Senior Associate

Dan Frost

Dan Frost

Social media must-follow: @cmclymer

Article everyone should read: Being Black in America Can Be Hazardous to Your Health by Olga Khazan

Favorite app: NPR One

Dan Frost serves as a senior associate working on the digital team. He assists in the implementation of social media and digital strategy for a range of advocacy clients, such as the Families Belong Together coalition.

At Precision, Dan works with organizations to develop and execute digital strategy across a variety of channels to move the needle on key issues such as affordable health care, immigration reform, and court reform.

Prior to joining Precision, Dan served as the digital strategy and communications manager for Community Catalyst, a national non-profit health care advocacy organization with partner organizations in 48 states. There he managed all digital communications for the organization, as well as the organization’s visual identity and graphic design. Dan also led Community Catalyst’s technical assistance work in the digital space, and helped develop the digital legislative advocacy strategy for Community Catalyst Action Fund, the organization’s 501(c)(4) arm which seeks to build political power for the health justice movement.

Before Community Catalyst, Dan worked at the Burlington Free Press and interned for Marketing Partners, a communications firm for non-profits, socially-responsible organizations, and advocacy groups. Dan holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Vermont, where he studied political science and public communication. He currently lives in Washington, D.C.

Laura Gaffey
Deputy COO

Laura Gaffey

Laura Gaffey

Social media must-follow: @thomas_winslow

Laura Gaffey is the deputy chief operations officer at Precision and has deep experience in operations for companies, advocacy groups, and campaigns.

At Precision, Laura works on the operations team keeping the firm running smoothly, from managing the budget to contracts to office moves. Laura has helped grow and expand the company’s operations function as Precision has more than doubled in size. In addition to focusing on the operations of Precision itself, Laura has worked on a range of client projects at Precision, including working with advocacy organizations and campaigns to develop budgets that reflect their strategic priorities.

Before joining Precision, Laura worked at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee during the 2014 cycle. Laura managed the field program’s budget, spanning 10 states. Previously, Laura worked as a compliance assistant on U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar’s 2012 re-election campaign in her home state of Minnesota.

Laura is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University and is currently based in California.

Sally Gillis
Senior Associate

Sally Gillis

Sally Gillis

Social media must-follow: @chrissyteigen

Article everyone should read: My President Was Black by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Favorite app: Uber

Sally Gillis is a senior associate on the digital advertising team at Precision. She has helped plan and execute digital advertising campaigns for political campaigns, nonprofit organizations, and corporations.

At Precision, Sally has worked with a variety of clients to plan, develop creative for, and implement digital advertising strategies that engage, persuade, and drive key audiences to take action. She has worked with clients like Polis for Colorado to mobilize and persuade voters in CO, as well as advocacy organizations like Equity Forward and the Center for American Progress to engage people on issues like reproductive rights and climate change.

Prior to joining Precision, Sally interned at a variety of organizations in D.C., including the Hub Project, a progressive nonprofit, in the Campaigns and Elections office of the National Education Association, and in the office of Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Sally graduated with a degree in political science and sociology from the George Washington University in 2017. She grew up in Boston but currently lives in Washington, D.C. Sally spends her free time rooting for New England’s outstanding sports teams and attending championship parades.

Teddy Goff
Co-founder

Teddy Goff

Teddy Goff

Social media must-follow: @Zeynep

Article everyone should read: Email Addresses It Would Be Really Annoying To Give Out Over The Phone by Michael Ward

Favorite app: The Camera

Teddy Goff is a co-founder and partner at Precision, where he leads our digital practice. Teddy’s team develops strategies and runs programs for major corporations, innovative startups, leading nonprofits, and progressive campaigns.

Prior to Precision, Teddy was the digital director for President Obama’s re-election campaign, leading 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 and 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 advertising (the largest such program in political history), built groundbreaking tools for online fundraising and campaigning, organized hundreds of thousands of volunteers and events, and sent the second-most retweeted tweet (thanks, Ellen) 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 2012 campaign, Teddy served as associate vice president for strategy at Blue State Digital, overseeing BSD’s global creative team that serviced more than 75 active engagements around the world.

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. Afterward, Teddy 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 top people in online politics, and the AdWeek 50. He has appeared on the Charlie Rose Show and is a regular public speaker. He is also a founding partner at Black Tap Craft Burgers and Beer in New York City.

Ashley Guster
Senior Associate

Ashley Guster

Ashley Guster

Social media must-follow: IG: @tamronhall

Article everyone should read: 13 30-minute Meals That Will Make Cooking Dinner Easy Tonight by Lauren Porter

Favorite app: Nike Training Club

Ashley D. Guster is a communications and digital strategist with over seven years of experience in congressional, campaign, and corporate communications. At Precision, Ashley works to strategically elevate client messages to reach targeted audiences at the local and national level. She works with national and international brands to bring widespread awareness to issues through media relations and strategic communications.

Before joining Precision, Ashley led social media strategy efforts for the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). There she successfully increased followers and overall engagement by over 200% in just 9 months. Ashley also directed 24 local offices in social media strategy and assisted 37 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) improve their overall social media strategy. In addition to social media, Ashley led the efforts for digital marketing and engagement for UNCF’s department of K-12 advocacy, implementing text message marketing and a host of other digital methods to advance the organization’s mission.

Prior to serving at UNCF, Ashley worked as the Director for Communications and Marketing for a Catholic high school, managed press on the press team for Congresswoman Terri Sewell, and handled media planning and buying for a real estate advertising agency. Ashley has also worked on local Maryland campaigns, leading digital and communications strategy.

Ashley holds a bachelor’s degree from Howard University in communications and photography.

Emily Harrison
Associate

Emily Harrison

Emily Harrison

Social Media Must-Follow: @allhopegoodbye

Must Read Article: Comprehensive Sex Education is a Human Right

Favorite App: Pocket

Emily Harrison is an associate on the digital team at Precision. She assists in the implementation of email and social media strategy for a range of advocacy and corporate clients.

At Precision, Emily creates and implements mobilization and fundraising-based email strategies for clients like March For Our Lives and Medicare Part D. Utilizing her email writing experience, she regularly drafts engaging posts for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn for both client and influencer profiles. Additionally, she supports clients by developing digital campaign toolkits, profile audits, and landscape reviews.

Prior to joining Precision, Emily served as a digital organizer with the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, where she ran one of the largest mobilization-based email and SMS programs in the state during the 2018 midterms. Previously, she interned on the digital teams at EMILY’s List, Mothership Strategies, kglobal, Promoting Awareness Victim Empowerment, the League of Women Voters, and in the offices of various elected officials.

Emily graduated with a degree in political communication and American studies from the George Washington University. While at GW, she served as the vice president of education for Students Against Sexual Assault, where she designed and lead peer-to-peer workshops on consent, bystander intervention, and survivor support. Despite being a loud and proud Minnesotan, she currently lives in Arlington, VA.

Colleen Harrison
Associate

Colleen Harrison

Colleen Harrison

Social media must-follow: @thedogist

Article everyone should read: Rise of the Lady Backpack by Olga Khazan

Favorite app: Tasty

Colleen Harrison is an associate on the digital team at Precision. She assists in the implementation of social media and digital strategy for a range of advocacy and corporate clients.
At Precision, Colleen works on the Families Belong Together coalition, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and the MTA on social and digital strategy.
Prior to joining Precision, Colleen served as the associate on Senator Bob Casey’s 2018 re-election campaign where she produced content for social, online fundraising, and SMS platforms. Previously, she worked on the Hill, and interned for the Democratic National Committee, Gretchen Whitmer for Governor, Bully Pulpit Interactive, and a local campaign.
Colleen received a B.A. with honors from the University of Michigan in history and political science. Depending on how Michigan athletics are doing – she is a large Wolverines fan. While at UMich she served on the executive team of “Voice Your Vote” which helped to increase student voter registration and get registration materials provided on campus. Colleen currently lives in Washington, D.C.
Hanah Heintzelman
Senior Associate

Hanah Heintzelman

Hanah Heintzelman

Social media must-follow: @feministabulous

Favorite app: Goodreads

Hanah Heintzelman is a senior associate on the communications team at Precision, where she supports a range of advocacy, healthcare and corporate clients.

At Precision, she has worked with Planned Parenthood, America’s Promise Alliance, and a leading financial institution among other clients, on content creation, earned media outreach, thought leadership, and the development and implementation of strategic communications plans.

Prior to joining Precision, Hanah worked at The Boston Consulting Group in New York City. As part of a three-person team responsible for the firm’s external communications strategy in North America, she worked on executive visibility, thought leadership, and proactive and reactive media relations.

Hanah holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Villanova University. Born in New Jersey and raised in Tokyo, Japan, Hanah currently lives in Washington, D.C.

Elyse Johnson
Senior Associate

Elyse Johnson

Elyse Johnson

Social media must-follow: @chrissyteigen

Favorite app: Cartwheel

Elyse Johnson is a senior associate on the organizing and campaign management team and assists partner Jen O’Malley Dillon.

Prior to joining Precision, Elyse was the director of operations in Congressman Keith Ellison’s office. In that role, she managed the Congressman’s day-to-day and long term schedule to execute key legislative, communications, and political priorities.

Elyse started her career by working as a staff assistant in Senator Al Franken’s Minnesota office. While there, she aided Minnesotans who were in need of services from the Senator’s office and managed the internship program.

Elyse is a graduate of St. Catherine University, where she double majored in women’s studies and political science and ran cross country. She lives in Washington, D.C. and is originally from rural Minnesota.

Eric Koch
Managing Principal

Eric Koch

Eric Koch

Social media must-follow: @TheRealJRSmith

Article everyone should read: How David Beats Goliath by Malcom Gladwell - a great look at how to overcome long odds to fight.

Favorite app: It's cliche, but I love Instagram.

 

Eric Koch has over a decade of experience in high-level communication strategy, political campaigns, crisis communications, and brand management in both the public and private sectors.

At Precision, Eric specializes in crisis communications, messaging, and brand reputation management. He has helped lead influencer and policy communications campaigns for Fortune 500 companies, driven messaging and earned media on successful political campaigns, counseled clients through high-profile crisis situations, and provided strategic guidance to a range of corporations, non-profits, media organizations, educational institutions, and ballot initiatives.

Prior to joining Precision, Eric served as communications director for New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito where he handled communications for her contentious race for Speaker and then as chief government spokesman and senior strategist. While with Speaker Mark-Viverito, Eric created and executed a political and media strategy which elevated her to one of the top Latinx elected officials in the country. In addition, he was the author of two highly-acclaimed State of the City speeches. Before his work with the Speaker, Eric served as a communications consultant at Hiltzik Strategies in New York City. Specializing in crisis communications, he worked with high-level clients in sports, media, entertainment, finance, politics, and philanthropy. Eric also has worked on numerous political, issue, and legislative races throughout the country, and has served as an aide in the United States House of Representatives and the New York State Senate.

In 2014, he was named to the New York Observer’s Political Power 80 list of the most politically powerful people in New York and was named to City & State’s 40 under 40 list.

He holds a BA in political science from The George Washington University.

Staci Kohlhagen
Finance Coordinator

Staci Kohlhagen

Staci Kohlhagen

Social Media must-follow:  @PlayersTribune

Article everyone should read:  When you 'come out' about infertility by Michelle Sukhedo

Favorite app: ESPN

Staci Kohlhagen brings five years of experience to her finance coordinator role at Precision. She has handled financial reporting, analysis, billing, and collections. At Precision, Staci is responsible for the day-to-day finance and accounting functions including client billing, vendor relations, and time reporting. In addition to her finance and accounting responsibilities, Staci is also the New York office manager. Prior to joining Precision, Staci helped open The Beekman, A Thompson Hotel where she was the accounting clerk and staff accountant.

Madeline Kos
Principal

Madeline Kos

Madeline Kos

Social media must-follow: @furrylittlepeach

Article everyone should read: Art (as) Therapy by Jessica Hische

Favorite app: Instagram

Madeline Kos is a principal graphic designer and creative leader at Precision. Her focus is in communication and corporate design, branding and brand identity development, visual strategy and storytelling, and interdisciplinary creative projects. She has worked with clients across industries on a range of creative challenges, from basic graphic production to full company rebranding.

At Precision, Madeline oversees all aspects of brand, creative, and design work across the agency’s client base. She is a strategic resource for clients and internal teams developing and executing creative-driven projects. Madeline has worked with clients such as ACLU, The Fairness Project, John F. Kennedy Library, and League of Conservation Voters to help build brands and launch digital campaigns to raise awareness and drive people to action on important social issues. She regularly develops graphics for social media as well as print and digital ads, and handles overall design for business proposals and presentations.

Madeline originally joined Precision in 2014 as the first in-house designer and creative hire. As the company grew, she has helped develop and expand the creative team, managing interns, freelancers, and new full-time staff. She also designed and implemented processes for all creative needs to ensure effective cross-team and client communication.

Having been with the agency since its start, Madeline has also been an integral part of developing the Precision brand. She is a member of the in-house marketing team, providing strategic input and direction for the company’s overall aesthetic on both internal and external platforms and related material.

Madeline is a sustaining member of AIGA’s NY Chapter and the Type Director’s Club. She has a B.F.A in electronic design & multimedia from CUNY’s City College of New York and currently resides in New Jersey.

Erin Lindsay
Director

Erin Lindsay

Erin Lindsay

Social media must-follow: @africabytotobot

Article everyone should read: Joy by Zadie Smith

Favorite App: :shrug:

Erin Lindsay is a digital strategist with more than a decade of experience in leading digital communications and marketing campaigns for a range of high-profile organizations and causes.

As digital director at Precision, Erin has focused on helping our non-profit, political and advocacy clients implement cutting-edge strategies to meet their organizational goals. She has worked with clients across diverse industries, from 1776, a DC-based global incubator and seed fund, to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Emily’s List. She has also helped the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Foundation expand their digital audience by engaging with young people, and maximize the online impact of the Foundation’s signature program: The John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.

Before joining Precision, Erin served in the first-ever White House office of digital strategy as the deputy director of online engagement. At the White House, Erin helped pioneer the use of the internet, in particular social media, to communicate and engage with the American public online. Prior to joining the White House, Erin was the online marketing manager at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C.

A native of Westborough, Massachusetts, Erin received her B.A. in economics and history from Tufts University. In her free time Erin can be found cheering on her beloved Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots and obsessing about her fantasy sports teams.

Alyssa Lott
Principal

Alyssa Lott

Alyssa Lott

Alyssa Lott is a digital communications strategist and writer with experience in government, corporate, advocacy, and political communications.

At Precision, Alyssa is a principal on the digital team. She helps her clients craft and execute strategic communications across digital mediums like social media, email, SMS, and more. She has worked with a varied array of clients, from launching a nationwide grassroots movement, to transitioning a high-profile leadership change, to helping one of the largest companies in the country advocate for their priorities on the Hill. She loves using storytelling to devise creative strategies that drive messages to the right audiences.

Before joining Precision, Alyssa served as the deputy director of creative communications for the City of New York under Mayor de Blasio. At the City, she oversaw the social media accounts of the Mayor, the Mayor’s Office, the City of New York, and the First Lady. Alyssa cultivated new campaigns, managed a staff of content creators, crafted rapid response and crisis communications, supervised the production of graphics and videos, and advised City agencies on best practices. Alyssa holds the record for the City’s most shared digital content and helped triple the City’s social media following.

Prior to working for the City of New York, Alyssa worked for the legal and compliance team at Permal, a hedge fund and Legg Mason affiliate, and as an occasional improv instructor at the People’s Improv Theater.

Alyssa graduated from the University of Virginia with honors. She currently lives in New York.

Miranda Margowsky
Principal

Miranda Margowsky

Miranda Margowsky
Social Media Must Follow: @JMartNYT
Everyone Must Read: Politics Is Changing: Why Aren't The Pundits Who Cover It? By Rebecca Traister
Favorite App: Airbnb
Miranda Margowsky is a communications strategist and spokeswoman with over seven years of experience in congressional and campaign communications.
Prior to joining Precision, Miranda served as deputy communications director for U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, the fourth-ranked Democrat in the Senate and Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee. In that role, Miranda implemented a press strategy that elevated Stabenow as a national health care leader and a political force in Michigan, a key battleground state. Miranda also served as the primary spokesperson for Stabenow’s 2018 re-election campaign, labeled as one of the ten most competitive races that cycle by Politico.
Before working in Stabenow’s office, Miranda served as press secretary for House Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Beccera, where she provided communications and messaging guidance to over 180 House Democrats and ran operations in the House Democratic Caucus recording studio. Prior to that role, Miranda served as the sole communications staffer for U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, where she elevated Cuellar’s profile as a national leader on border issues and built relationships with both English and Spanish-language media. Prior to working on Capitol Hill, Miranda was a field organizer in Miami, Florida for President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign.
A native of New Hampshire, Miranda attended Harvard College, where she studied Middle Eastern history and Arabic. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Global Policy at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
Staci McCabe
Managing Principal

Staci McCabe

Managing Principal staci@precisionstrategies.com
Staci McCabe

Social media must-follow: @accidentallywesanderson

Article everyone should read: Thanksgiving in Mongolia by Ariel Levy

Favorite app: Goodreads

Staci McCabe is a managing principal on the communications team at Precision. She supports various corporate and advocacy clients to develop strategic communications campaigns, garner top-tier media coverage, and craft messaging that breaks through.

At Precision, she has worked with clients such as Planned Parenthood to help introduce and position its president, a leading financial institution to build and support its corporate reputation, and AIDS United to raise awareness and mobilize people in opposition of a devastating rule change for those living with HIV.

Prior to joining Precision, Staci worked at Porter Novelli where she acted as a communications counselor for multiple health care and public affairs clients. She also served as the communications director for Congressman Brad Schneider, directing the communications strategy and acting as the on-the-record spokesperson.

A Colorado native, Staci earned degrees in journalism and political science at Arizona State University.

Kat McDonald
Senior Associate

Kat McDonald

Kat McDonald

Social media must-follow: @SICKOFWOLVES

Article everyone should read: How Society Kills Your Creativity In An Award Winning Pixar-esque Short Film

Favorite app: Instagram

Kat McDonald is a senior graphic designer on the creative team at Precision. She specializes in critical inquiry and creative problem solving through a variety of applications including identity systems, typographic systems, publication design, user experience, interface design, and data visualization.

At Precision, Kat works on projects for clients including political and advocacy organizations, campaigns, technology companies, and social movements. Her work includes graphics for social media, motion design ranging from gifs to full animations, branding and identity for clients and events, multimedia designs for digital and print, and more. Kat also works on Precision’s in-house marketing team, strategizing and developing creative for all digital platforms.

 Prior to Precision, Kat worked as an art director for two editorials that empower young creatives by integrating editorial mentoring with civic responsibility and provide literary and creative arts education.

Kat holds a B.F.A. from Pratt Institute in communications design: graphic design, with a minor in psychology.

Matt McPartlin
Associate

Matt McPartlin

Matt McPartlin

Social media must-follow: @jordandmonaghan or @kanyewest

Article everyone should read: The Dash Poem by Linda Ellis

Favorite app: 18Birdies. It's an awesome GPS golf app that tracks how I play on any course.

Matt McPartlin is an associate on the communications team at Precision. He has helped create stories and strategy for a range of nonprofit, political, and corporate clients.

At Precision, Matt has worked with clients such as the March For Our Lives on proactive and reactive communications plans, public demonstrations, and long-term strategic goals. He regularly assists with media audits, content creation, and strategic planning and has helped land stories in tier one and millennial outlets such as The Washington Post, The New York Times, Buzzfeed, and NowThis. He also supports the communications team with general project management and administrative duties.  

Prior to joining Precision, Matt worked with The Markham Group and interned at Jasculca Terman Strategic Communications assisting in large-scale political event production, press logistics, and messaging. He also served as an intern in the White House in the Office of The Vice President.

Matt graduated with a degree in law and public policy from Indiana University’s Hutton Honors College and O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. While at Indiana, he served as an ambassador for the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs and on the board of directors for Indiana University’s Dance Marathon which raises 4 million dollars annually for Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.

Hayley Matz Meadvin
Director

Hayley Matz Meadvin

Hayley Matz Meadvin

Social media must-follow: @usinterior on Instagram - #FindYourPark!

Article everyone should read: 36 Hours in Jackson Hole, Wyo. in the New York Times

Hayley Matz Meadvin is a native Washingtonian and political communications veteran. After graduating from law school, Hayley has spent the past 15 years helping people and organizations lead conversations and grow their brand.

At Precision, Hayley provides communications strategy to corporate and non-profit clients, as well as national advocacy campaigns, to help them grow their brand, increase visibility, and improve their reputation. No stranger to crisis, Hayley helps clients prepare for the worst to ensure they come out their best.

Before joining Precision, Hayley was the chief officer for strategy and communications for Chicago Public Schools (CPS). While managing nearly daily crises, she helped CPS identify target audiences, build a robust digital operation and begin the process of telling a positive, proactive story. Prior to CPS, as a vice president at Edelman, Hayley helped clients lead issue-based advocacy campaigns by building coalitions and using multiple channels to reach a broad array of stakeholders including government, media and business.

Hayley has extensive experience in politics and public service. During the Obama administration, she served in the White House as communications director to Dr. Jill Biden and in the U.S. Small Business Administration as press secretary and deputy communications director. In these roles Hayley was the national spokesperson, and created and implemented national and regional media, messaging, and stakeholder engagement plans. On Capitol Hill, she served as press secretary for the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, and created the Senate Democrats’ national media booking program and directed message press events for the Democratic caucus in U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s office.

Hayley graduated from Tulane University and has a law degree from Penn State University.

Benjy Messner
Director

Benjy Messner

Benjy Messner

Social media must-follow: @TheOnion

Article everyone should read: How to Start Thinking like a Data Scientist by Thomas C. Redman

Favorite app: Shazam

Benjy Messner is a data and analytics strategist with over a decade of experience solving problems, targeting voters and consumers, and running programs efficiently.

At Precision, Benjy leads the data and analytics team and development of Arrow, our integrated data engagement dashboard. He helps clients unlock business value and transform their operations with data and analytics. He has worked with a broad range of clients, including the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, the Democratic National Committee, the Liberal Party of Canada, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the Robin Hood Foundation, The Fairness Project, General Electric, and a leading financial institution.

Previously, Benjy was a senior software engineer at NGP VAN, helping set their platform direction and integrating their systems with other parts of the progressive ecosystem. In 2012, Benjy served as deputy coordinated campaign director in Missouri, using advanced data and analytics strategies to help re-elect Senator Claire McCaskill, Governor Jay Nixon, and the rest of the Democratic ticket. Before joining the Missouri campaign, he served as data and technology director for Senator Tim Kaine’s successful 2012 campaign, worked for Voter Activation Network, and held positions on Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds’ campaign for governor and Senator Mark Warner’s 2008 campaign.

A proud native of Washington, D.C., Benjy’s first experience 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.  He is a 2017 winner of Campaigns & Elections‘ Rising Star award and a 2018 winner of the American Association of Political Consultants’ 40 Under 40 award.

Mary Moczula
Marketing Director

Mary Moczula

Marketing Director mary@precisionstrategies.com
Mary Moczula

Social media must-follow: @thescienceofus and @wojespn

Article everyone should read: Split Image by Kate Fagan

Favorite app: Spotify

Mary Moczula is a marketing director with several years of experience helping companies develop their market positioning and refine processes to encourage growth.

At Precision, Mary oversees all marketing initiatives for the agency, including events, conferences, social media, thought leadership, and awards. She leads a team of representatives from all practices areas to build and execute a unified strategy for the firm.

Before joining Precision, Mary led marketing and growth strategy at AxiCom, a WPP company. At AxiCom, she focused on defining the newly-rebranded agency’s market positioning and developing a corresponding growth-focused strategy. She also created a new business process for the agency, spearheading the development of all supporting material and systems.

Prior to working at AxiCom, Mary spent several years at Burson-Marsteller (now BCW Global) where she initially served as project manager on high value new business pitches across verticals including technology, corporate, healthcare and public affairs. She then launched and led the U.S. marketing team before ultimately moving to a global role, leading prospecting and marketing across all regions. She also managed all creative for business development projects, including graphic design and video production.

Before joining the agency world, Mary was a segment producer for the ESPN television show named Highly Questionable. She graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a B.A. in psychology and a minor in media studies, and currently lives in New York.

Jordan Monaghan
Senior Associate

Jordan Monaghan

Jordan Monaghan

Social media must-follow: @chrissyteigen

Article everyone should read: The Nationalist's Delusion by Adam Serwer

Favorite app: VSCO Camera

Jordan Monaghan is a senior associate on the communications team at Precision and assists partner Stephanie Cutter. At Precision, Jordan handles a variety of responsibilities from client work to intern management and administrative support. He has worked with both corporate and non-profit clients on the development of long-term communications plans and crisis management. He also conducts regular research and creates substantive briefing materials for Stephanie, the partner who leads the communications team.

Prior to joining Precision, Jordan interned at BerlinRosen Public Affairs, the U.S. Department of State in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, in the office of Rep. George K. Butterfield (NC-01), and at the Human Rights Campaign.

He received his B.A. in politics & international affairs from Wake Forest University, specializing in political theory, international human rights, and transitional justice.

Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Jordan now lives in Washington, D.C.

Carly Moore
Senior Associate

Carly Moore

Carly Moore

Social media must-follow: @natgeo

Article everyone should read: Welcome to Ted Cruz’s Thunderdome

Favorite app: VSCO

Carly Moore is a senior associate on the digital team at Precision. She develops and executes digital communication and strategy for nonprofit, corporate, and political clients.

At Precision, Carly works with clients including Polis for Colorado and GE, managing grassroots email programs to mobilize audiences. She also works with nonprofit clients to build out impactful messaging around nationwide advocacy campaigns.

Prior to joining Precision, Carly worked at Mothership Strategies where she created successful email and social media programs for multiple Congressional and Democratic clients. She previously worked on fundraising strategy for multiple 2018 campaigns across Illinois, including Marie Newman for Congress.

Carly graduated with a degree in political science from DePaul University in 2017. Originally from Los Angeles, she currently resides in Washington, D.C.

Ariana Motazed
Senior Associate

Ariana Motazed

Ariana Motazed

Social media must-follow: All of the Pod Save America guys - @danpfeiffer, @jonfavs, @jonlovett, @TVietor08. 

Article everyone should read: The Shadow Commander by Dexter Filkins

Favorite app: :shrug:

Ariana Motazed is a senior associate on the paid media team at Precision. She helps clients develop and execute data-informed advertising campaigns designed to build awareness, change minds, and drive users to action.

At Precision, Ariana has worked with political campaigns like Jared Polis for Colorado to help persuade voters and Get Out The Vote, and issue-oriented advocacy groups like Health Care Voter to meet their acquisition goals and engage users on key issues during critical electoral cycles.

Before joining Precision, Ariana worked as a digital strategy associate with the Podesta Group, where she conducted digital research and data analytics to provide strategic guidance for the firm’s lobbying, public affairs, and paid media campaigns. Prior to Podesta Group, Ariana was a fellow with Hillary for America and interned at the Brookings Institution.

Ariana graduated from Carnegie Mellon University where she double majored in decision science and public policy & management.

Ariana Mushnick
Principal

Ariana Mushnick

Ariana Mushnick

Social media must-follow: @districtdog

Article everyone should read: The Uninhabitable Earth, Annotated Edition by David Wallace-Wells - not a light read, but an important one.

Favorite app: Headspace

Ariana Mushnick is a digital strategist with experience in planning and executing digital campaigns and content strategy for a variety of clients, from advocacy groups to Fortune 500 companies.

At Precision, Ariana helps clients ensure they’re using their digital channels to effectively engage their audiences and meet organizational goals – whether it be on social media, email, or SMS. Ariana has worked on content creation, strategic planning, analytics reporting, and social listening for clients such as the ACLU, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, March For Our Lives, and a leading financial institution, among others.

Prior to joining Precision, Ariana held digital strategy and social media internships at Vox Media, The Brookings Institution, APCO Worldwide, and NBC Washington. Ariana graduated with a degree in journalism and mass communication in the School of Media and Public Affairs at the George Washington University. She resides in Washington D.C.

Neha Nair
Senior Associate

Neha Nair

Neha Nair

Social media must-follow: @Reductress

Article everyone should read: Before the Law in the New Yorker by Jennifer Gonnerman, the very important story of Kalief Browder.

Favorite app: Spotify

Neha Nair is a senior associate on the digital team at Precision, where she works with a range of clients to execute digital and social media campaigns.

At Precision, Neha provides digital strategy, manages websites, copywrites, and conducts reporting for the Gates Foundation, National Domestic Workers Alliance, and a leading financial institution, among other clients.

Neha has extensive experience in the world of progressive politics and digital media. Prior to joining Precision, Neha worked on the digital team at SKDKnickerbocker in Washington, D.C., where she helped political, nonprofit, advocacy, and corporate clients grow their digital presence and engage their online audiences. Previous roles include internships at the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Public Affairs, The Messina Group, and WXRT, Chicago’s finest rock radio station.

Neha graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, where she studied international development, legal studies, and studio art. She grew up in Southeast Asia, India, and Chicago, and currently lives in New York.

Alexandra Ozols
Senior Associate

Alexandra Ozols

Alexandra Ozols

Social media must-follow: @dog_feelings

Article everyone should read: Aristotle's Wrongful Death by Frank Bruni

Favorite app: New York Times Crossword

Alexandra Ozols is a senior associate on the communications team at Precision, where she develops narratives and strategic plans for a range of civic, advocacy, and political organizations as well as corporations.

Before joining Precision, Ali worked on the communications team as a speechwriter to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. There, she developed remarks across a breadth of public policy areas and city life, including education, health, transportation, immigration, and environmental stewardship. She wrote addresses for groundbreakings, commemorations, and bill signings, and helped advocate for the reauthorization of the Zadroga Act.

More recently, as an advisor in the Mayor’s Office of Operations, she worked to advance interagency initiatives and projects. In this role, she helped communicate ongoing commitments ranging from street safety to open data. She also studied the state of caregiving and was on the team that develops New York City’s strategic plan OneNYC.

Ali graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Classics from Wesleyan University.

Marsh Palin
Associate

Marsh Palin

Marsh Palin

Social Media Must Follow: @dog_feelings

Article Everyone Should Read: The Case of Jane Doe Ponytail

Favorite App: Sleep Cycle

Marsh Palin is an associate on the communications team at Precision. He has helped identify messaging opportunities for a range of nonprofit and corporate clients.

At Precision, Marsh has worked with clients such as Gilead on message outreach. He assists client teams with media monitoring and analysis, as well as crafting messaging documents to strategically target media opportunities. He also supports the communications team with project management and administrative duties.

Prior to joining Precision as an associate, Marsh was a communications intern. He assisted teams working on clients such as the Sacramento Kings and March For Our Lives. He regularly monitored media coverage and identified key stories that affected the messaging strategy for clients. He previously was an intern with the D.C. Pretrial Services Agency, where he helped pretrial officers supervise and support defendants in their experience with the legal system.

Marsh graduated with a degree in public administration from George Mason University. While at George Mason, he was a student ambassador, working with families to guide them through the college decision process. He was also a resident advisor, supporting students living on campus. Marsh was born in Vermont and currently works in the D.C.

Allie Peck
Associate

Allie Peck

Allie Peck
Social media must-follow: @jillboard
Article everyone should read: The Cruelty is the Point by Adam Serwer
Favorite app: SugarWOD

Allie Peck is an associate on the communications team at Precision, where she assists client teams with media monitoring and analysis and helps develop strategic messaging. Prior to joining Precision, Allie interned at the Human Rights Campaign and NARAL Pro-Choice America where she drafted communications and research materials while serving as the primary monitor for press coverage.

Allie also served as an intern in the offices of Senator Cory Booker and Representative Chrissy Houlahan. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with degrees in administration of justice and psychology and minors in political science and gender studies. She was born in Bethesda, Maryland and currently lives in DC.

Adrianna Taeko Perry
Senior Associate

Adrianna Taeko Perry

Adrianna Taeko Perry

Social media must-follow: @Casper

Article everyone should read: Why Women Still Can't Have It All by Anne-Marie Slaughter. The title is absolute clickbait, but the article is one everyone should read and take a stance on.

Favorite app: JetBlue

Adrianna Taeko Perry is a senior associate on the digital team at Precision. She has helped develop strategies and content plans for a range of nonprofit and advocacy clients, helping to build their online presence.

At Precision, Adrianna has worked with clients such as MTA, Manatt Health, March for Science, and Supermajority. She regularly assists with social monitoring and writing creative content. She also supports the digital team with general project management and business development.

Prior to joining Precision, Adrianna was a field organizer in Florida for Hillary for America, where she helped register voters, train volunteers, and build out the state’s organizing program. She also served on the operations and political teams at the campaign headquarters in Brooklyn.

Adrianna graduated from Hampshire College, where she completed a thesis on women’s leadership and political activism. She currently lives in New York City.

Annie Plotkin
Associate

Annie Plotkin

Annie Plotkin

Social media must-follow: @NYTvows 

Article everyone should read: Ruth Reichl’s 1993 review of Le Cirque, originally printed as side by side reviews comparing Reichl’s privileged experience dining as herself and that of her dinner in disguise.

Favorite app: Fandango and IMDB, the only super-specialized apps I actually use regularly for their intended purpose.

Annie Plotkin is an associate on the paid media team at Precision with experience in digital advertising for advocacy, trade organization, and coalition clients.

Prior to joining the team at Precision, Annie was a digital coordinator at Subject Matter, a creative advocacy communications and lobbying firm. There, she assisted in the management of organic and paid social and search campaigns for a wide array of clients. In addition to her social and digital experience, Annie previously worked for two restaurant PR firms in D.C. 

Annie graduated with a degree in history from Vassar College where she wrote her thesis on Queen Victoria. She grew up in Sleepy Hollow, NY and now lives in Washington D.C. 

Deirdre Murphy Ramsey
Director

Deirdre Murphy Ramsey

Deirdre Murphy Ramsey

Social Media must-follow:  A Mighty Girl

Article everyone should read: After Maria, Jose Andres and his team have prepared more hot meals in Puerto Rico than the Red Cross by Tim Carmen

Favorite app: My bedtime routine always includes a guided meditation on my Breathe app.

Deirdre Murphy Ramsey is a communications strategist and crisis manager with over fifteen years of experience in congressional, campaign, and corporate communications.

At Precision, Deirdre has focused on helping corporate, non-profit, political, and advocacy clients implement strategic communications plans and respond to crises on a range of issues. She has worked with clients across diverse industries, from rebranding sports teams to improving reputations across the technology, entertainment, and energy sectors, and devising campaign-style advocacy strategies to drive messages and action across the country.

Before joining Precision, Deirdre led communications for IBM’s global government and policy team. At IBM, she drove the media strategy for the company’s public policy advocacy efforts and generated awareness of the company’s brand and positions on technology policy issues of the day, including cybersecurity, patent reform, privacy, trade, tax, immigration, and other topics.

Prior to working at IBM, Deirdre served in several congressional and campaign communications roles, including national press secretary at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee where she worked with campaigns to develop and implement message strategies. Deirdre also served as press secretary for U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and communications director for U.S. Senator Michael Bennet. Deirdre also led in-state communications teams for Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid, traveling to seven states to create local press and support surrogate media opportunities.

Deirdre holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia and is a proud alumna of the Cavalier Daily, the University’s student-run daily newspaper.

Tom Reno
Chief Operating Officer

Tom Reno

Chief Operating Officer reno@precisionstrategies.com
Tom Reno

Social media must-follow:  HR Bartender — great source for all topics related to talent management; and Tim Ferriss.

An article everyone should read: What Gets You Up in the Morning

Favorite app: Waze. I road trip a lot to see my daughter play college lacrosse and Waze ifs the best GPS tool. Period.

Tom Reno is chief operating officer at Precision with more than 25 years of experience in the public relations industry. In that time, he’s held senior management positions at Hill & Knowlton, GCI Group, Ogilvy Public Relations, and Text 100 International. Most recently, Tom served as the worldwide COO of Burson Cohn & Wolfe (BCW), one of the world’s largest integrated communication firms created through the 2017 merger of WPP agencies Burson-Marsteller and Cohn & Wolfe.

Previously, Tom was the long-time COO and CFO for entertainment powerhouse 42West, helping to guide that agency through a period of unprecedented growth and its eventual sale to Dolphin Entertainment via a complicated stock deal. He was also the CEO and managing partner of Solebury Communications, a strategic consultancy offering corporate and financial communication counsel to high-growth micro- and small-cap companies.

Tom’s rare blend of communications, agency operations, talent management, and corporate finance experience ensures Precision is maximizing its operational functions to better support and empower its talented professionals to deliver superior client service.

Tom’s client experience includes advising market leaders such as Citibank, Ernst & Young, MasterCard, Deloitte, Royal Mail Group, Intel, JP Morgan Chase, Cigna, LexisNexis, Capgemini SE, DHL, Guardian Life, Payless ShoeSource, SlimFast, and Nixon Peabody, among others, to align communications with business strategy, manage change, protect and enhance reputation, and build brand equity.

Tom holds a B.A. in economics from Syracuse University and M.S. in organizational leadership and human resources from Colorado State University. He’s completed executive education programs at the Harvard Business School, Cornell University, and New York Institute of Finance.

Maria Rosa
Managing Principal

Maria Rosa

Maria Rosa

Social media must-follow: @Luvvie

Article everyone should read: (It's a book but it's short) We should all be feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Favorite app: The Google Calendar App (or IG!)

Maria Rosa is a digital strategist who partners with clients in the corporate, advocacy, and nonprofit sectors to communicate with audiences and grow their online presence. Since joining Precision, Maria has collaborated with and advised clients on email acquisition and brand awareness campaigns, national and state-based campaigns, social impact and crowdfunding campaigns, live events, brand insights, and day-to-day corporate digital communications.

Maria has worked on short and long-term social media strategy, as well as digital insights and madanalysis, content creation and execution, rapid-response, and website management. Present and past clients include the Families Belong Together Coalition, the National Domestic Domestic Workers Alliance, and the JFK Library Foundation among others. She previously worked at the NYU School of Medicine, where she worked in research and administration for the division chief and the director of operations.

Maria holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester and a master’s degree in digital marketing from New York University. When she’s not at work, you can catch her at Rumble Boxing Gym or spontaneously running a 5k.

Juan Antonio del Rosario
Producer

Juan Antonio del Rosario

Juan Antonio del Rosario

Social media must-follow: @DavidBegnaud The only stateside reporter who has an inside track into the actual mood of the Puerto Rican populace.

Article everyone should read: Patrik Schumacher's "13 Theses on the Crisis of Architectural Academia" A surprisingly accessible peek into how big data is changing the creative process. You could write the same points about video production.

Favorite app: Flipboard

Juan Antonio del Rosario is a video producer/director with over 10 years of experience creating corporate videos, branded documentaries, and commercials for national brands, non-profit organizations, and political campaigns.

At Precision, Juan Antonio conceptualizes and produces video content for corporate, political, and advocacy clients.

Before joining Precision, Juan Antonio wrote and produced the digital video content for Minnesota Governor Tim Walz’s campaign in 2018. Prior to his political work, he developed and produced digital video campaigns for national brands such as Craftsman Tools, General Mills, and 3M, as well as corporate communication videos for Target, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and United Healthgroup among others. His work for these brands combined documentary filmmaking and ethnographic research methodology to highlight audience insights and inform the creative process. JuanAntonio also led the digital video team at MRM/McCann Minneapolis, where he produced award winning digital advertising campaigns for HR Block, Microsoft, and General Mills. Before that, he was a journalist for The San Juan Star newspaper in Puerto Rico.

Juan Antonio studied telecommunications at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in Puerto Rico. He lives in Brooklyn.

Iris Shin
Principal

Iris Shin

Iris Shin

Social media must-follow: @wethedogsDC

An article everyone should read: Any of The Anxiety Chronicles

Favorite app: Tied between Instagram and Etsy

Iris Shin is a creative who works at the intersection of data and design. She loves to help people understand complex and dynamic issues with ease using aesthetically pleasing graphics.

At Precision, Iris helps the data and analytics team create compelling visuals for clients and internally strengthen visual comprehension.

Before joining Precision, Iris spent time at Deloitte juggling multiple design and technology focused projects. She worked with several federal agencies on design work and helped build out presentation and dashboards for internal requests.

Prior to starting in consulting, Iris worked at AARP, designing data visuals for membership and the analytics team. She grew her skills in Adobe Illustrator and Tableau in order to create meaningful visuals for her team and the greater organization.

Iris went to Emory University where she received her B.S. in environmental studies and B.A. in art history. She also holds a master’s degree in environmental science & conservation from the Bren School of the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Jared Smith
Principal

Jared Smith

Jared Smith

Social media must-follow: @JasonIsbell

Article everyone should read: Loyalty, unease in Trump’s Midwest by Dan Balz

Favorite app: Apple Music

Jared Smith is a battle-tested communications strategist, branding expert, and storyteller with more than a decade of campaign and governmental experience. On some of the toughest political races and in the top levels of Democratic House Leadership, Jared has managed crises with a cool head, driven messages that move the numbers, and turned countless good ideas into great results.

At Precision, Jared works with the firm’s political, non-profit, and corporate clients to build and execute comprehensive communications plans that achieve their strategic goals, connect with their target audiences, and clearly articulate their vision in a relatable way.

Before joining Precision, Jared built and led a 10-person team as the communications director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). Across a 77-seat battlefield, Jared worked tirelessly to develop and execute customized strategies designed to fortify and expand the new Democratic House Majority. With an aggressive approach to holding opponents accountable, Jared kept the Committee on offense against targeted opponents while also providing expert support to new Democratic Members of Congress who were building their own brands in their districts. Previously, Jared worked as the communications director and lead political strategist for Democratic Congresswoman Cheri Bustos. In this role, he led the strategy that established her national brand as a leader who knows how to win big in Trump country – a fact he helped her validate with a 20-point reelection victory in 2016 despite President Trump winning her district simultaneously.

During the 2018 cycle, he served as Rep. Bustos’ point person in her first House leadership position as a co-chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee which was tasked with developing the long arc messaging frame for House Democrats. Jared played a pivotal role in crafting and communicating the House Democrats’ For the People agenda. For the People has widely been credited with helping Democrats win their Majority by bringing message discipline and a renewed focus on the kitchen table issues facing everyday Americans to the Caucus at a critical moment. Today, For the People continues to be the centerpiece of the House Democrats strategy in the 116th Congress. Previously, Jared worked as the communications director for Senator Gary Peters and Rep. Anthony Brown.

Jared has a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Allegheny College and lives in the Washington region with his wife, two kids, and two dogs.

Jeff Solnet
Principal

Jeff Solnet

Jeff Solnet

Social media must-follow: @thomas_winslow

Article everyone should read: American Awakening by Jon Favreau

Favorite app: VSCO

Jeff Solnet is a communications strategist with significant experience in crisis management, media relations, executive visibility, and social advocacy.

At Precision, Jeff leads the development and implementation of strategic communication plans for corporate, non-profit, political, and advocacy clients. From bipartisan advocacy groups to sports teams, Jeff has helped clients grow their audiences, prepare for tough scenarios, and rebuild reputations.

Prior to joining Precision, Jeff worked at the Glover Park Group and Fenway Strategies to design and implement communication plans, legislative advocacy campaigns, influencer outreach, and coalition-building strategies for a range of clients including Fortune 500 companies, small and large technology startups, nonprofits, philanthropists, venture capital funds, industry coalitions, and government officials.

Jeff was also part of the founding team at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, where he identified partnership opportunities and helped manage the public launch, including over 100 public events in its first five months. He served as a web developer for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, focusing on building and optimizing fundraising and rapid response tools.

Originally from South Florida, Jeff graduated from Harvard College with an A.B. in government and secondary field in computer science. He served on the Harvard Institute of Politics Student Advisory Board for four years.

Joseph Sorrentino
Director

Joseph Sorrentino

Director @josephsorr
Joseph Sorrentino

Social Media Must Follow: @profgalloway

Article Everyone Should Read: Why Pie Charts Are The Absolute Worst

Favorite App: Pocket

Joseph Sorrentino is an advertising strategist with expertise in digital communications, paid media, and data analytics.

At Precision, Joseph leads a team of strategists and planners focused on executing & improving digital paid media performance for a diverse client portfolio. He leverages advanced analytics and platform fluency to help clients reach quantitative goals and works with brands, big and small, non-profits, advocacy orgs, political movements, and cultural institutions.

Before joining Precision, Joseph served as a vice president at Weber Shandwick, where he developed digital campaigns for Fortune 50 companies, helped upgrade paid media capabilities, and partnered on numerous new business initiatives. He worked on marketing programs and strategic realignments for clients such as IBM, Coca Cola, and Nespresso. He also was a lead instructor for data analytics courses at General Assembly, focused on Excel, SQL programming, and Tableau. Prior to Weber, Joseph spent time at Conversant, Bully Pulpit Interactive, and Blue State Digital.

Joseph holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree from Fordham University and currently resides in New York City.

Mike Spahn
Managing Director

Mike Spahn

Mike Spahn

Social media must-follow: @NatGeoTravel

Article everyone should read: He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He's Worried About An Information Apocalypse by Charlie Warzel

Favorite app: Live Music Archive

Mike Spahn is a dynamic strategist who blends expertise in communications, advocacy, policy, and campaign management. As a managing director at Precision, he is focused on business development and overseeing some of the agency’s largest clients.

Mike has been at the center of policy and politics for nearly two decades. Consistently cited as one of Roll Call’s Fabulous 50 Congressional staffers, he has crafted winning strategies for some of the toughest challenges of the day.

Most recently, Mike served as chief of staff for Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), the third most senior Democrat in the U.S. Senate. In this role, Spahn guided Democratic strategy from the highest levels of leadership, overseeing law making through the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, serving as senior counselor to the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee and engaging a broad spectrum of national stakeholders.

During Sen. Murray’s service as co-chair of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction and chair of the Senate Budget Committee, he helped Murray and other Democrats navigate the path toward a bipartisan compromise. This compromise paved the way for the landmark 2013 Murray-Ryan budget agreement that continues to guide Congressional negotiations on federal spending today. He also helped guide Senator Murray through two re-election campaigns: a 2016 record-setting victory and one of the toughest Senate Campaigns in the country in 2010.

Prior to serving as chief of staff, Spahn led the Office of the Democratic Conference Secretary. He also served as Floor Counsel to Assistant Democratic Leader Senator Dick Durbin. There, he aided the Whip in managing legislation on the Senate floor, coordinating with Democratic Leader’s office to implement message activities on the Senate floor and streamlining information flow through the entire Democratic Caucus.

Spahn began his career on Capitol Hill focused on communications strategy, working first in Senator Ted Kennedy’s press office and later serving as communications director to Senator Murray. He’s worked on several campaigns, including Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential run, Sen. Murray’s 2004 re-election, and Tammy Duckworth’s 2006 run for Congress in Illinois.

A native of Shorewood, Wisconsin, Spahn graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in political science. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife Maureen, daughters Isabella and Harper, and dog Reilly.

Andrea Terroba
Senior Associate

Andrea Terroba

Andrea Terroba

Social media must-follow: Mexican cinematographer Emmanuel Lubeski (@chivexp)

Article everyone must read: How I learned to Embrace Power as a Woman in Washington by Wendy R. Sherman

Favorite app: AntiSocial — It keeps me in check and helps me not waste time.

Andrea Terroba is a senior associate on the mobilization and campaign management team at Precision. She has experience in grassroots and strategic communications in political campaigns from the local to national levels in the U.S., Mexico, and Northern Ireland.

At Precision, Andrea works with clients such as the National Skills Coalition developing strategic plans to mobilize grassroots support and advocacy. She often conducts research to inform strategy and assists in driving project management for the team’s clients.

Prior to joining Precision, Andrea worked at Deliver Strategies, where she wrote and translated mail pieces for multiple campaigns during the 2018 midterms. She was also part of the organizing team that broke turnout records in the 2017 Virginia Democratic primary and of Hillary for America, where she mobilized Latinos in Miami securing the highest turnout for a presidential candidate in the county’s history. She also worked as a junior analyst at ByPower Group in Mexico City, where she conducted research and developed strategies for multiple candidates in the 2015 midterm elections.

Andrea graduated with a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Universidad Anáhuac in Mexico City, where she grew up, and an MSc in Politics and Communication of the London School of Economics. She currently lives in Washington, D.C.

Katie Tilson
Managing Principal

Katie Tilson

Katie Tilson

Social media must-follow: @rgay

Article everyone should read: The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Favorite app: Dark Sky. It's the most accurate and comprehensive app a weather nerd could ever want.

Katie Tilson is a digital strategist and marketer with over ten years of experience at the intersection of technology, nonprofits, politics, and business.

At Precision, Katie is focused on helping tech, nonprofit, advocacy, and corporate clients implement strategic digital strategies and monitor the latest trends. She has worked with clients across diverse industries, from launching a women’s organization from scratch to rolling out a new government product, and auditing and implementing digital best practices designed to increase benefits and access to care across the country.

Before joining Precision, Katie was the director of partnerships at Bionic, an innovation consulting firm. At Bionic, she helped Fortune 100 companies establish new growth and capabilities through the use of venture capital and entrepreneurship as forms of management.

Prior to working at Bionic, Katie served in several digital marketing roles, including running the automated email program on the Hillary for America Campaign, where she helped raise over $1M. Katie also led digital marketing strategies for enterprise, media, and eCommerces clients at Sailthru, a digital SaaS product. Additionally, Katie was the inaugural social media manager at American Jewish World Service, an international human rights nonprofit, where she launched and scaled the organization’s social media presence.

Katie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University and currently lives in Brooklyn.

Cameron Trimble
Principal

Cameron Trimble

Cameron Trimble

Social media must-follow: @NMAAHC

Article everyone should read: Before 'Black Panther,' there was John Lewis by Jonathan Capehart

Favorite app: Acorns

Cameron Trimble is a communications and marketing professional with more than a decade of experience leading communications strategy and developing targeted marketing campaigns across several industries. He has excelled at growing brands and crafting messaging that have kept his clients at the pulse of current culture. At Precision, Cameron provides communications strategy to corporate and non-profit organizations as well as national advocacy campaigns.

Prior to joining Precision, Cameron served as the senior public affairs specialist for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture during the museum’s inaugural year. His team harnessed the unprecedented interest and excitement in the museum’s opening to generate a constant flow of positive national and international news stories. As a public affairs team lead, he positioned the museum and its curators as African American cultural thought leaders in academia and across media platforms.

Cameron spent several cycles in Congress leading the communication team for the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. There he developed media events, crafted national communications campaigns that led to legislative victories, and consistently positioned the committee and its ranking member in the national media to elevate their work in the science and technology fields. Cameron was an active staff leader serving on the executive boards of the Democratic Communicators Network (DCNET) and the Congressional Black Associates.

Cameron is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, an active alumni leader for Howard University and serves on the board of the Men of Color in Communications professional organization.

Julia Watts
Managing Principal

Julia Watts

Managing Principal julia@precisionstrategies.com
Julia Watts

Social media must-follow: @pasttensestudio

Article everyone should read: The Curb-Cut Effect by Angela Glover Blackwell

Favorite app: Apple Podcasts

Julia Watts is a managing principal on the campaign management and mobilization team.

At Precision, Julia has focused on helping corporate, nonprofit, and issue advocacy clients build and run strategic engagement campaigns on issues ranging from workforce development to investor relations and raising the minimum wage. She has worked with clients across a diverse range of industries to write strategic plans, manage coalitions and run winning ballot campaigns.

Before joining Precision, she was the associate director of policy and campaigns with the American Sustainable Business Council where she led business organizing efforts and directed the High Road Workplace Project, a campaign championing responsible workplace policies. She also served as the advocacy manager for the nation’s largest network of human services providers, where she implemented campaigns related to child welfare and tax policy.

Julia is an AmeriCorps alumna. She holds a master’s degree in public administration from the George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She currently lives in Washington, D.C.

Eric Hollister Williams
Managing Principal

Eric Hollister Williams

Eric Hollister Williams

Social media must-follow: @Gimletmedia

Article everyone should read: Emergency Sex and Other Desperate Measures: A True Story From Hell On Earth — a must read for dreamers seeking to save the world.

Favorite app: Clash of Clans

Eric Hollister Williams is a communications and public affairs strategist with over 15 years of experience working for corporations, foundations, members of Congress and celebrity and high-profile influencers.

At Precision, Eric has focused on supporting corporate, non-profit and advocacy clients design and execute strategic communications plans on a range of issues. His portfolio of work includes gun violence prevention, health care and climate change, energy innovation — all focused on raising state-level to national awareness and achieving sustained policy change.

Eric joined Precision from Fenton where he was a vice president overseeing a broad portfolio focused on the 2018 midterm elections, education, public lands, global health, human rights, and child welfare. Prior to his time at Fenton, Eric served as a special projects director for the Ohio Coordinated Campaign as part of Hillary for America. Before that, Eric was a senior director at williamsworks, a social impact and philanthropic advisory firm based in Seattle. At williamsworks, Eric advised and led accounts for Eastern Congo Initiative, Glamour (The Girl Project), TOMS, Gatorade, Starkey Hearing Foundation, Save the Children Action Network, and Nike Foundation, among others.

From 2011 to 2014, Eric served as the democratic staff director for the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations and was a foreign policy aid to Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA). Prior to working on Capitol Hill, Eric was a senior policy associate at Physicians for Human Rights where he led the international civil society coalition, Health Workforce Advocacy Initiative, funded by the World Health Organization. Eric began his career at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Eric holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bowdoin College and master’s in public health from Columbia University.

Lyla Wilton
Principal

Lyla Wilton

Lyla Wilton

Social media must-follow: @LaurenDuca

Article everyone should read: The First White President by Ta-Nehisi Coates & Summer in the Heartsick Mountains by Ellie Shechet

Favorite app: Splitwise

Lyla Wilton is a digital strategist specializing in the development of targeted digital advertising campaigns that effectively engage, persuade, and mobilize audiences online.

As a principal on Precision’s digital advertising team, Lyla has focused on the design, management, and execution of data-informed paid media strategies for a wide variety of the firm’s high profile clients. At Precision, Lyla has worked to increase voter turnout in swing districts across the country, to launch new advocacy organizations from the ground up, to drive large-scale grassroots action to protect health care access, and to amplify the corporate responsibility initiatives of Fortune 500 companies, among other projects.

Lyla originally joined Precision as an associate, supporting the digital advertising team in creative development, campaign execution and reporting, and intern management. Prior to Precision, Lyla held a variety of internships in the nonprofit and digital communications sectors. Highlights include learning nonprofit development strategy and communications at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and building digital movements at Purpose – helping to launch Workshift, a national movement in partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation focused on amplifying the voices of American workers. She further honed her digital advertising acumen at Google AdCamp, where she developed skills from market analysis to media strategy.

Originally from San Francisco, Lyla earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University and currently resides in Washington, D.C.

Eli Zupnick
Managing Principal

Eli Zupnick

Managing Principal @elizupnick
Eli Zupnick

Social media must-follow: @brainpicker

Article everyone should read: A New Americanism by Jill Lepore

Favorite app: Overcast

Eli Zupnick is an experienced communications strategist who has spent his career working with candidates and elected officials to help them win races, enact their policy and legislative agendas, manage crises, and get their messages out clearly and effectively. Eli joined Precision following ten years in the U.S Senate, including six years as communications director for Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), the third ranking Democrat in Senate leadership.

In that role, Eli managed communications for Sen. Murray’s personal office, Democratic leadership office, and Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee ranking member office. He led the communications strategy and execution around the passage of numerous bipartisan bills, including Sen. Murray’s signature K-12 education law. He was on the front lines of Senate Democrats’ messaging and strategy as President Trump attempted to repeal health care reform, defund Planned Parenthood, and jam the courts. Prior to that, Eli was communications director for the Senate Budget Committee.

In addition to his work in the Senate, Eli has extensive political campaign experience. He served as senior communications advisor for Sen. Chris Murphy’s (D-CT) 2012 election as well as Rep. Bruce Braley’s (D-IA) 2014 Senate race, and managed communications for Sen. Murray’s re-election campaign in 2016. He was also a press staffer on the 2008 Obama campaign and worked on local races on the East Coast.

A native New Yorker, Eli graduated from Queens College with a degree in political science and philosophy. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his partner, their retired racing greyhound, and two cats.