OUR TEAM

Harry Pascal

Founder 
Harry Pascal, Founder of the Progressive Turnout Project, has served as Treasurer and Senior Advisor to some of the most high-profile congressional campaigns in the country. After spending more than 35 years as a practicing CPA, Harry began working in progressive politics, bringing his expertise to help campaigns strategically budget and plan. Harry received his B.B.A. from the University of Michigan and his M.S.T. from DePaul University.

Alex Morgan

Executive Director
Alex Morgan manages all aspects of Progressive Turnout Project’s on-the-ground organizing efforts, and served as National Field and Training Director in 2016. Alex started his organizing career as a volunteer for Jennifer Granholm’s 2002 campaign for Michigan Governor. Since then, he has overseen grassroots efforts for presidential, congressional, state, and local campaigns. Alex received his B.A. in Political Science from Kalamazoo College and his M.A. in Urban Education from Cardinal Stritch University.

Brian Koppe

National Field Director
Brian Koppe has spent his career campaigning for Democrats and promoting progressive causes to ensure government represents the needs of all citizens. With a decade of political experience, he has worked within state government, held leadership roles in federal, state, and local campaigns, and established a record of success managing highly competitive campaigns for progressive and union-backed candidates in the Midwest. He received his B.A. in Political Science from DePaul University.

Connor Halline

Administrative Director
Connor Halline manages all operational and administrative tasks necessary to maintaining a growing business and supporting PTP’s staff and programs around the country. After previously working abroad, he joined PTP in early 2016 eager to break into the field of politics and make a difference in the makeup of our Washington representatives in order to better reflect progressive values. He received his B.A. in International Studies and Environmental Science from Emory University.

Katie Miller

Senior Analytics Advisor
Katie Miller advises PTP on strategy and analytics operations. Formerly our Data & Analytics Director, Katie is now the Executive Director of our sister organization Progressive Takeover, a bold new PAC working to take back state chambers for Democrats nationwide. Miller has held strategic data roles for a variety of campaigns and organizations, and she is passionate about using data as a tool to win elections and ultimately enact social change. Katie received her Honors B.A. in Political Science and International Affairs from Marquette University.

Priyal Amin

Communications Director  
Priyal Amin oversees and manages engagement with Progressive Turnout Project’s extensive online community across the country. As an Illinois native, Priyal has worked on numerous campaigns starting as a volunteer for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign and then as an intern on Mike Frerich’s 2014 campaign for Illinois State Treasurer. She is a passionate organizer and is eager to work toward increasing voter turnout across the country. Priyal received her B.A. in Political Science from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Sharon Batiste McEwen

Employment and Recruitment Director
Sharon Batiste McEwen, PHR, SHRM-CP is a certified human resource professional with more than 20 years of experience in HR administration, recruitment, and operations management at senior and executive levels.  She is a generalist who has managed both domestic and international HR teams. Ms. Batiste McEwen has received specialized training in business management, dispute resolution and mediation, training and facilitation, customer service, and HR compliance from George Mason University, The University of Virginia, and Trinity, Washington University.

Christopher Smith

Regional Director
Christopher Smith was the Deputy National Field Director for Senator Bernie Sanders’ Presidential Campaign in 2016, where he was responsible for the field and political operations in all 50 states and U.S. territories. He has also worked with some of the biggest campaigns in politics including Senator Harry Reid, Senator Kay Hagan and Congressman Sanford Bishop. Christopher has also served also served as Political Director for the Mississippi Democratic Party and worked for Service Employee International Union. Christopher Smith is a graduate of Tennessee State University. 

Gina Cruz

State Director
Gina Cruz, an adopted North Carolinian, is passionate about empowering communities to organize and make long term systemic change. She started her organizing career as a fellow on Terry McAuliffe’s 2013 campaign for Virginia Governor. Most recently, she has spent her time engaging North Carolinians in progressive political activism in both nonprofit and campaign settings. She received her B.A in Psychology and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies from University of Richmond.

Jillian Matson

Regional Director
Jillian Matson oversees competitive districts across the country, primarily in the Northeast. She started her political career working for Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire and worked her way through four other states during the primaries. Jillian finished out the 2016 cycle as an organizer for MoveOn’s United Against Hate campaign in Northeastern Pennsylvania. She comes to Progressive Turnout Project with a passion for empowering progressives to create real change within their communities and beyond.

Lauren Dombkoski

Supporter Engagement Assistant
Lauren Dombkoski is a recent graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where she earned a degree in Communication and Political Science. She has previously interned on Capitol Hill where she assisted in the fundraising efforts of the 2016 Democratic congressional campaigns. During her time in Washington, D.C., she was able to help fundraise over 4 million dollars. Lauren is eager to join the Progressive Turnout Project team in order to continue her work on Democratic campaigns.

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