About Us

Our Team

Alex Morgan

Executive Director

For 20 years, Alex Morgan has been rallying Democrats to vote, leading grassroots efforts for presidential, state, and local campaigns. In 2015, he partnered with Harry Pascal to launch Progressive Turnout Project and invest in innovative voter turnout initiatives. Under Alex’s leadership, PTP has hired and trained more than 2,000 field staff who have made more than 59 million voter contact attempts. He won’t stop until every eligible Democrat is empowered to exercise their right to vote.

Harry Pascal

Founder

Harry Pascal, Founder of 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 fully support robust voter turnout programs. Harry received his B.B.A. from the University of Michigan and his M.S.T. from DePaul University.

Colleen Martin

Chief Political Officer

Colleen Martin oversees all aspects of Progressive Turnout Project’s political programming, and is a co-founder of PTP’s Stop Republicans initiative. She got her start in Democratic politics as an intern for Senator Dick Durbin and has since worked her way up to managing and advising high profile campaigns and influencers across the country. Colleen received her B.A. in Political Science from Baylor University, winners of the 2021 Men’s NCAA Championship (Sic ‘Em Bears).

Allison

Chief Program Officer

Allison is excited to launch our innovative Distributed Organizing pilot program nationwide in 2022. Her political career began on the 2010 Delaware Democratic campaigns for Sen. Coons and Rep. Carney. Back home in NJ, she has served as the elected Committeewoman for her district, Jersey City Deputy Chief of Staff and most recently the Director of Public Works. Allison received her B.A. from the University of Delaware.

Cindy

Grassroots Engagement Director

Cindy coordinates messaging and content to mobilize our supporters and ensure a strong brand voice. After a long private-sector career in marketing and public relations for Nike and other brands and projects, she is honored to join the fight to restore our democracy. Cindy earned a degree from Northwestern University and along with her husband is raising three progressive activists in the Chicago suburbs.
 

Rebecca

Human Resources Director

Rebecca’s background includes corporate HR and nonprofit leadership roles.  Most recently, she put those two skill sets together helping newly arrived immigrants and refugees enter the U.S. professional workforce. After years of volunteering as a canvasser for democratic campaigns, Rebecca is thrilled to join PTP. She received her B.S. in Human Resources from Ohio State University.

John

Data & Analytics Director

John first started working in politics in high school, serving as an organizing fellow for then-Senator Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008. After attending Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas, John transitioned to the data and analytics space in 2014 and has since worked on a number of progressive campaigns across the country, including Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and Hillary Clinton’s presidential bids.
 

Belle

Digital Project Manager

Belle is a creative storyteller with a designer’s eye, who helps showcase our work by producing content to tell the story of who we are and what we do. Prior to joining PTP, she worked as a freelance graphic designer for women of color in entrepreneurship. She graduated from Southern Methodist University with degrees in Fashion Media and Journalism.

Dori

Compliance Manager

Dori returned home to the Midwest after completing her degree in sunny Florida. Before joining Progressive Turnout Project as our Compliance Manager — dealing with all things related to the FEC — she crunched numbers and built relationships in several respected, boutique environments. Dori’s dogs are a welcome addition to any PTP video meetings they choose to attend.

Emily

Payroll and Benefits Manager

Emily ensures that Progressive Turnout Project staff from coast to coast are paid and supported with benefits. She joined PTP with prior HR experience in global and local non-profit organizations. Beyond work, she can be found enjoying Lake Michigan or learning how to grow things. Emily is an alumna of Kalamazoo College and Iliff School of Theology.

George

Digital Strategist

George manages our online presence, showcasing and supporting our work with things like voter portals, social media, and the occasional animated gif. He worked to turn out voters in Virginia’s 2017 elections and in Illinois’s most competitive Congressional races in 2018. George earned his B.A. from Brown University in Rhode Island, lives in Chicago, and misses DC’s free art museums.
 

India

Talent Manager

India’s background includes administrative, executive, and office management support and recruiting in the private and nonprofit sectors. She is a trusted leader, managing efficient processes and practices through empowerment and belonging. India is thrilled to join PTP where she will support our talent initiatives. India holds a B.A. from Salisbury University and holds a MPA from the University of Baltimore.

Julio

Fellows Program Manager

Julio got his start in politics as a Field Representative with PTP in 2016. In addition to learning the importance of personal conversations with voters, he experienced first-hand the profound impact of being supported along the way. This positive campaign work culture is what inspires Julio to continue in this work environment as the Fellows Program Manager for the Campaign Fellows Program.

Kevin

Systems Manager

Kevin’s background includes being an educator in the non-profit sector and working in operations with tech-focused companies. He now works with PTP’s HR team and Hiring Managers to help make the recruiting experience the best it can be. Kevin is an alum of SUNY Binghamton and is a long-time (suffering) Mets fan.

Kristen

Alumni Engagement Manager

Two years of service with AmeriCorps, 11 years of teaching and counseling, and organizing with PTP in WI-01 have instilled in Kristen a love of helping others access resources that will empower them and their communities. As Alumni Engagement Manager, she aims to similarly support former PTP employees. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Mason

Fundraising Manager

Mason has worked as an organizer on progressive campaigns in Colorado, Pennsylvania, Iowa, and Utah since they graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2018. Now, Mason is thrilled to be back home in Chicago working with PTP on anything and everything related to communicating with our supporters, donors, and volunteers.

Melissa

Relational Organizing Director

Melissa began organizing on President Obama’s reelection campaign. Since then, she has worked on over a dozen campaigns in various leadership roles. Melissa is excited to launch an innovative PTP pilot program in her beloved Commonwealth of Virginia. She received her B.A. in Political Science from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

Reid

Program Outreach Director

Reid co-founded Postcards to Swing States in 2019 after several years as a volunteer leader in grassroots organizing. Postcards to Swing States became part of PTP in 2021, and Reid left a career in corporate operations management to focus on empowering volunteers to rally Democrats to vote. Reid earned a BA in English and Economics from Washington University in St. Louis.

Sabrina

Deputy Data Director

Sabrina got started in progressive politics as a volunteer for Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign. Before coming to PTP, they served as the Data and Content Manager at BallotReady. Sabrina enjoys biking around Chicago, shooting film photography, and listening to shoegaze. Sabrina received their B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Chicago.

Will

Cybersecurity Manager

Will learned the value of face-to-face conversations and direct voter contact in 2014, while working as an organizer for Brad Schneider’s re-election campaign in IL-10. After honing his customer service and writing skills the past few years, he’s energized to manage our cybersecurity, supporting team members in keeping all aspects of our work secure.

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