Emily Parcell is Managing Director at Wildfire Contact. A native of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa and graduate of Wartburg College, where she started her career as a field intern on Al Gore’s Iowa Caucus campaign in 2000. Her resume includes field and fundraising roles on the 2002 re-elects of U.S. Senators Tom Harkin and Mary Landrieu, managing the Iowa Senate Caucus to a Democratic majority through the 2004 – 2006 cycles, and serving as President Obama’s Political Director on the 2008 Iowa Caucus and as State Director on the 2008 Indiana general election team. She was the National Political Director for President Obama’s first inaugural before moving into the world of political consulting. Working first at MSHC Partners, she helped start the Pivot Group where she was a Senior Vice President for two cycles before launching the direct mail division at Wildfire in 2015. She has worked across the country with races at all levels of the ballot from municipal to statewide campaigns. In 2016, she stepped back into the day-to-day on campaigns to serve as a Senior Advisor to the Clinton campaign in Iowa.
Emily lives in Des Moines with her husband and their two young sons.