Personally, I am the fortunate husband of my beautiful wife, Christina — a die-hard Michigan State University fan / alumni, and lover of Phish and The Grateful Dead.
Professionally, I specialize in directing political, data, and technology programs. I have directed data, digital voter contact, and technology programs for Governor Rick Snyder, Governor Bruce Rauner, Governor Doug Burgum, Ambassador Ron Weiser, Senator Ben Sasse, Senator Rand Paul, Senator John McCain, Representatives John Moolenaar, Curt Clawson, and Jack Bergman, the Michigan Republican Party, as well as numerous other political and advocacy groups. I have also led software and database development for multiple successful SaaS marketing and voter contact platforms.
Featured Winner Interview:
AAPC: Who do you look up to in the industry and why?
Adam: John Yob and Ambassador Ron Weiser have been two very impactful mentors. They both showed trust and confidence in me, and gave me opportunities I was probably not 100% qualified for at the time. These opportunities taught me many lessons about failures, successes, hard work, and what it takes to thrive in this arena.
AAPC: Tell us about something you’re most proud of accomplishing in your professional career.
Adam: One of the most impactful mentors I have had in my career is Ambassador Ron Weiser. I was fortunate enough to work closely with him on his two successful campaign’s for Michigan’s GOP Chairman. I learned a ton from working closely with him–about success in life and business–beyond politics. Additionally, in 2016, I was very proud to be able to help his successful effort to win election to the board of The University of Michigan Regents. As a Michigan State University alumni myself, I even had to suffer through running Maize and Blue digital creative for him.
I was also very proud to have lived through the ups and downs of the McCain 2008 Presidential Campaign. I moved into the National Campaign HQ in the summer of 2007 from the Michigan team, when only a small group of national staff was left. Being able to help the campaign ultimately come back to win the nomination, along with a small and amazing team in HQ and around the country, is still one of the most exciting experiences I have had in politics / campaigns. Obviously it did not end the way we wanted on 2008, but wow…what a ride that was!
AAPC: To what do you credit your success at such a young age?
Adam: My wife Christina, obviously.
AAPC: What advice would you give to a young professional who has their eye on being a future 40 Under 40 Award winner?
Adam: Say please and thank you–it is rare in this business.
In victory, you are often assigned more credit than you deserve and likewise with blame in defeat so don’t take yourself too seriously.
Remember, “everything is figureoutable…”
And most importantly, sending an email is not only way to get things done. Pick up the damn phone, call people. Talking is fun.