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Speaker bios

Technology as a provider of opportunity roundtable discussion

Thursday March 26, 2015

12:30-1:00 pm

1200 New Hampshire Ave NW, Fifth floor

No cost. Space is limited. Lunch is provided. 

RSVP here: http://www.nlc4.org/nlc4_roundtable_tech_and_opportunity

Speakers bios

Caitlin Frazier, Director, Social Media, American Progress

Caitlin Frazier is the Director of Social Media for American Progress. Previously, she worked as the Communications Fellow for the Congressional Progressive Caucus in the office of Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN). She has also worked in political campaigns in California and Oklahoma.

A proud Oklahoma native, Caitlin received a bachelor’s degree in religious studies from the University of Oklahoma in 2008 with a concurrent certification in nonprofit management from the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. Immediately after graduation, Caitlin served as an AmeriCorps volunteer serving as an HIV tester and counselor in West Los Angeles.

Ben Resnik, Communications Director, Ruck.us

Ben Resnik is the Communications Director of Ruck.us, a DC-based startup dedicated to providing simple, powerful online platforms to local candidates and organizations that has partnered with the Association of State Democratic Chairs, the Democratic Parties of Michigan and Maryland, and others.

A native of Richmond, Virginia, Ben is a promoter of fair elections and grassroots democratic movements, and has worked at the Democratic Party of Virginia and Common Cause. His work at Ruck.us involves digital presence management, user support, and partner outreach.

Jason Rosenbaum, Elections and Advocacy, Google

Recognized as a leader in digital political media, Jason Rosenbaum has counseled hundreds of political campaigns and advocacy organizations on their paid media and digital fundraising programs. He has also lead teams that have raised more than $70 million online in support of Democratic candidates since 2006. Jason currently heads up the Democratic side of Google’s Elections and Advocacy team, which builds and executes large-scale paid advertising campaigns for Democratic campaigns and organizations.

In 2012, Jason completed his second successful election cycle managing digital operations for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), where he oversaw the committee’s strategy and advised campaigns for U.S. Senate. In his four years at the committee, Jason quadrupled digital revenue and built a department that generated more than a third of the organization’s overall funding. This was instrumental in maintaining the Democratic majority in 2010 and expanding it in 2012. Jason was also part of the historic rise of House Democrats in 2006 and 2008, helping lead digital fundraising efforts for the American Association for Justice and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Moderator: Matti Miranda, Chief Operating Officer, NLC4

Matti Miranda is the Chief Operating Officer of New Leaders Council Community Action Initiative (NLC4), a 501(c)(4) advocacy organization. NLC4 is the “what’s next” for the New Leaders Council community, and the progressive movement as a whole. Prior to becoming NLC4's COO, Matti served as the Programs Director at New Leaders Council (NLC), a 501(c)(3) charity with the mission to recruit, train, and promote the next generation of progressive leaders. 

Before leaving the world of science to work for NLC, Matti worked as a Scientist at NanoImaging Services in La Jolla, CA, where she analyzed electron microscopy data for NIS clients. She worked in Dr. Raymond Goldstein's laboratory at the University of Arizona studying the characterization of bacterial response to laminar fluid flow, and also worked as a research technician at the Atomic Mass Spectrometry Laboratory at U of A.