Fly on the Wall
On the pod this week is Ann Richard! She's worked with many government agencies and nonprofits, including the Office of Management and Budget, State Department, Peace Corps, and International Rescue Committee. Most recently, Ann was the Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration from 2012-2017 in the Obama Administration. It's a fascinating conversation you don't want to miss! (Plus we have a guest co-host, Margaret Hodson!)
This week we're so excited to welcome Kevin McLaughlin to the pod! He is the Executive Director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) for the 2020 cycle. Kevin had previously worked at the NRSC during the 2014 and 2016 election cycles, helping Republicans grow and hold their Senate Majority. This is a fantastic episode so be sure to tune in!
This week we're happy to have Ashley Allison on the pod! She's an alum of the Obama White House and his 2012 re-election campaign. She worked as a field organizer in the swing state of Ohio in 2012, and at the White House she was the Deputy Director and Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Public Engagement. There she managed a team that worked with the LGBTQ, Muslim, faith, African-American, disability, and entertainment communities, as well as focusing on criminal justice and policing reform. Tune in for a wonderful episode!
This week we're excited to welcome GU Politics' Fellow, Paulette Aniskoff! She started off in Obama World as his Get out the Vote Director in Iowa in 2008 and then went to work for him in the White House as Priority Placement Director, did a stint at FEMA, and then went back to the White House as Director of the Office of Public Engagement. We chat with her about her time with Obama and what she's doing now at Citizen 44. Check out this pod and if you want to hear more from Paulette, go to her discussion group!
We're back from spring break and so excited to welcome Mo Elleithee to the pod this week! He is the Executive Director of GU Politics and was the Communications Director at the Democratic National Committee. We chatted with him about his time in Virginia politics, Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign, and his time at the DNC. Tune in!
P.S. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
This week on the pod we are excited to have Dan Sena! As the Executive Director of the DCCC for the 2018 election cycle, Dan was the architect for the Dems taking back the House. We also delve into his start in politics working in New Mexico where he managed Sen. Tom Udall's reelection campaign. Check out this fascinating episode!