Aimee Bigham

Chief Strategist- mv digital group

Aimee Bigham is the CSO of MV Digital Group. Aimee previously worked at Advance Local. Aimee attended Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Jason Mendeloff

Stephanie O’Connell

Account Executive, US Elections- Google

Stephanie O’Connell is an Account Executive on Google’s US Elections and Advocacy team. Since joining Google in 2017, Stephanie has consulted with hundreds of PACs and advocacy organizations on digital media and marketing, helping them leverage Google and YouTube to reach voters.

Jim Innocenzi

Owner- Sandler-Innocenzi, Inc.

Jim Innocenzi, veteran media consultant and award-winning commercial producer and pioneer in political advertising, is President and founding partner of Sandler-Innocenzi.
Jim’s work with Sandler-Innocenzi has been recognized for fundamentally reshaping political advertising, bringing a Madison Avenue approach to a cluttered political spectrum. Throughout the firm’s 40-year history, Jim has been the creative force behind scores of high-profile political campaigns, combining distinctive advertising and targeted strategic messaging to move the hearts and minds of voters with over 400 winning clients to date.
Jim is currently a member of the executive board of the A.A.P.C.
Jim grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is a proud Buckeye who earned a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from The Ohio State University.

Alicia Sisneros

Founder- Sisneros Strategies

Alicia Sisneros is the Founder of Sisneros Strategies, a woman-led, minority-owned political consulting firm. She has worked across the country helping elect Democrats to office and fighting for progressive values. She brings to politics a diverse voice for her client’s political strategy, paid field, and direct mail programs. With a depth of knowledge in elections at the federal, state, and local level, Alicia is recognized for her extensive and diverse experience working across the county communicating to and mobilizing voters. Alicia has been recognized by the AAPC as one of the 40 best and brightest campaign professionals under 40 and her work has also received numerous Pollie awards for political direct mail.

Jaimey Sexton

Founder/Principal- The Sexton Group

Jaimey Sexton is Principal of the The Sexton Group. Mr. Sexton has 20 years of experience as an organizer, vendor, and consultant for campaigns large and small, from President Obama to a school board race in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Jaimey brings the same attention to detail to every project or campaign. His goal isn’t simply to make thousands of phone calls or send text messages; he strives to add value to every working relationship. Jaimey is also a board member of the American Association of Political Consultants.

Mike Burton, Ph.D

Associate Professor- Ohio University

Dr. Michael John Burton is a scholar with deep experience in high-consequence decision-making.  Now an associate professor of Political Science at Ohio University, he has been involved in national politics for three decades, including work in the office of Vice President Al Gore.  He has co-written Campaign Craft: The Strategies, Tactics, and Art of Political Campaign Management and Campaign Mode: Strategic Vision in Congressional Elections.   Dr. Burton serves as an academic member of the board of the American Association of Political Consultants.  He volunteers in the Colorado Rockies as an EMT for Silverton Medical Rescue.

Andrew Carroll

Senior Account Executive- Elections & Advocacy at Google

Andrew currently works as a Senior Account Executive at Google. He graduated from the University of Louisville with a degree in Political Science.

Erica Arbetter

Civics Outreach Manager- Google

Erica Arbetter currently serves as a Civics Outreach Manager at Google, where she works on developing the company’s outreach and training program for political entities, as well as efforts that help people engage with elections around the world through Google products. Most recently, Erica served as digital director for the American Action Network and Congressional Leadership Fund. She has also served as the digital director for various committees on Capitol Hill. Prior to her work in government, Erica worked at a consulting firm where she developed and implemented digital strategy for a variety of organizations, candidates, elected officials and Fortune 500 companies.

Maria Giannopoulos

Civics Outreach- Google

Maria serves on the Civics Outreach Team at Google. She trains elected officials, political campaigns, advocacy organizations and non-profits on best practices for Google’s vast array of digital products.