Nicky Coutinho

Meta’s Government, Politics, and Nonprofit team

Nicky works on Meta’s Government, Politics, and Nonprofit team where he supports advocacy groups and PACs with their advertising efforts on Meta platforms. Before Meta, Nicky worked at various Washington, D.C. political agencies where he helped campaigns, IEs, and advocacy groups with their digital strategy across various advertising platforms. He is obsessed with Korean BBQ and loves to play video games in his free time.

Grace Briscoe

SVP of Client Development- Basis Technologies

Grace Briscoe is Senior Vice President of Client Development for Basis Technologies. Her team delivers digital media expertise and technology that political and public affairs marketers need to drive action from key constituents.

Since joining Basis Technologies over a decade ago, Grace has guided the company’s most important political advertising clients nationwide. She also founded their Washington, DC, office in 2010, firmly entrenching the company’s presence among political and advocacy marketing teams.

Tommy Knepper

President & Co-Founder- InField Strategies

Tommy Knepper is President and Co-Founder of In Field Strategies, a nationwide grassroots firm that has employed over 11,000 people, working in 37 states over the past 5 years. Prior to starting In Field Strategies, Tommy served as the Pennsylvania State Director for the Republican National Committee in 2016 where he was instrumental in winning the state for the first time in 28 years. In 2014 Tommy was Campaign Manager for Carl DeMaio in California’s 52nd Congressional Race and served as Deputy Campaign Manager for the 2012 Mayors Race in San Diego, California.

Tommy has over 16 years of experience managing campaigns involving large-paid ground operations, worked as a District Director in the California State Assembly, the Director of Intern Recruitment in the City of San Diego District 7 office and in the Public Liaison Office for the 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee.

Tommy also served in the California Army National Guard as a Lieutenant for 6 years ending in 2014.

A graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, Tommy received his bachelor’s degree in History and a minor in Political Science in June 2008 and currently resides in Charleston, South Carolina with his wife Anastacia Knepper and 4 children.

Farz Sokhansanj

VP of Business Development-

Farz is VP of Business Development at  which is a peer-to-peer texting platform working with campaigns, advocacy groups, nonprofits, and associations. Before joining  he managed API integrated partner relationships and the developer ecosystem at NationBuilder. He lives in Austin, Texas with his dog Luna.

Brittany Comins

President- Amplify

Brittany Comins has dedicated more than a decade to political and Capitol Hill communications, often working at the intersection of messaging and policy. She’s served as a communications strategist for the pro-Romney Super PAC Restore Our Future, Representative Kay Granger, and Governor Kristi Noem.

JR Kennelly

Account Manager– i360

Mark Positano

Vice President of Media- i360

Over the last seven years, Mark has successfully scaled sales, operations and talent at a rapidly growing data and technology startup on the East Coast. As the 5th employee at i360 – which has since grown to over 100 – he has first-hand experience building a credible brand, maintaining long-lasting client partnerships and cultivating an inspiring, high-achieving office culture. Mark is driven to provide top-notch customer service that ensures every interaction is valuable and memorable.

Reginald Calhoun

Senior Digital Media Planner- GMMB

Reginald specializes in digital media research, planning and buying strategy for political, issue/advocacy, nonprofit and utility clients. He has overseen digital initiatives for candidates up and down the ballot, utilities of varying sizes and worked on campaigns across the nation. He is the lead digital media planner for various clients at GMMB, including the Washington State Department of Health, AARP and the Consumer Healthcare Products Association.

Prior to joining GMMB, Reginald worked as a Digital Media Planner at Storefront Political Media; overseeing the planning and execution of digital campaigns, email marketing and SMS programs for a number of political races and major utilities in California, New York, Texas and New Mexico. He has also worked as an Assistant Director for The Fund for the Public Interest, overseeing several grassroots campaigns throughout the San Francisco Bay Area working to save American honeybee populations and end the overuse of antibiotics on Factory farms.

Mark Torres

West Coast Business Development Director- DSPolitical

Based in San Francisco, Mark focuses on partnerships, growth strategy, and overseeing engagements with political, labor, and advocacy organizations across California and the West Coast. He brings a background in both the public and private sectors and uses his extensive knowledge in strategic stakeholder engagement and public policy to develop partnerships that help Progressive candidates and causes win up-and-down the ticket.

Prior to joining DSPolitical, Mark served in various roles in the U.S. House of Representatives, the University of California-Merced, and several successful Silicon Valley start-ups. A native of the Central Valley, he holds a BA and MPA from Fresno State and is a Board Member of the Fresno State Alumni Association.

Jefferson Thomas

Senior Vice President- HBS+

Jefferson brings 14 years of expert experience with political campaigns and ballot issues to the team. Thomas has managed various projects and campaigns nationally, including Presidential efforts in 2016 and 2020.

Prior to joining HBS+, Thomas founded a political consulting firm that grew to having clients in 5 states. Thomas oversaw the largest volunteer field program in Colorado history while serving as the RNC Colorado State Director, knocking over 2 million doors and making over 5 million phone calls. He also served twice as Wisconsin Recount Director for a Presidential campaign.

Jefferson and his wife Paige reside in Northern Colorado along with their two Bernese Mountain Dogs. Thomas is an alum of the University of Missouri and enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing, and traveling when not assisting clients.