About Us

Our Team

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.

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.

Anna McGreal

Chief Operating Officer

Anna McGreal manages the day-to-day efforts of Progressive Turnout Project’s various departments. Anna started in politics as a congressional fellow in 2014, quickly becoming a Field Organizer and later moving on to work in Chicago’s aldermanic races. In 2018, she joined PTP as a Regional Director, returning to politics after 3 years of learning project management at Epic Systems. Anna received her B.A. in Environmental Anthropology from North Central College.

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

National Distributed Organizing Director

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.

Alyssa

Legislative Political Director

Alyssa leads our work to support and elect Democrats at the state level. She’s served in leadership roles at state parties, campaigns, and as the lobbyist for Planned Parenthood and NARAL. She believes in investing in every state, no matter how red. As a proud Arizona State University alumni, she looks forward to the annual defeat of U of A at the hands of her Sun Devils.

Anthony

Device and Account Security Specialist

As our Device and Account Security Specialist, Anthony ensures all members of the team are up to date with the latest and greatest security and tech protocols. He has been committed to helping elect Democrats since 2015 by volunteering on campaigns, canvassing and phone banking. Anthony is an ASU alumni with a B.S. in Political Science.

Anusha

Special Projects Manager

Anusha’s background is in education and organizing, most recently working as a middle school math teacher and school board campaign manager. At Progressive Turnout Project, Anusha collaborates with the Political and Fellows teams on various projects. In addition to working at PTP, she is currently an MPP candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Arina

Compliance Assistant

Arina became passionate about politics and liberation work as a teen after she immigrated to the U.S. in her early years. She began working at Progressive Turnout Project as an intern during the 2020 General Election under their phone banking campaign to reach Democratic voters all over the country. Now, Arina assists the Compliance Manager with processing monthly reports and donor contributions.

Belle

Digital Producer

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.

Benno

Deputy Data Director of Experimentation

Benno applies his mathematical modeling and data analysis experience to assist the progressive field organizers at PTP.  Prior to working at PTP, he volunteered for many local and national progressive campaigns while also completing his PhD in applied mathematics at Princeton University and working as a data scientist for clinical trials. Benno currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Brad

Eastern & Federal Fellows program Manager

Brad coordinated our pilot Legislative Turnout Fellows program in his home state of New Jersey in 2021. In the 2022 cycle, he is managing our expanded Legislative Fellows program for the Eastern region, as well as our Federal Fellows program. A veteran teacher, trainer, and Field Organizer, Brad is excited to help develop the emerging organizers who will shape the next generation of Democratic campaigns.

Caitlin

Postcard Program Organizer

Caitlin joined PTP in 2020 as part of the postcards program. She also works in Chicago’s theatre scene as a costume, puppet, and scenic designer. The pandemic led Caitlin to pursue her interest in activism, and she is happy to continue her work with PTP. She earned her BFA in Theatre Design Technology at the University at Buffalo, and her MFA in Stage Design at Northwestern University.

Camilla

Midwest Fellows Program Manager

Camilla manages our expanded Legislative Campaign Fellows Program in the Midwestern region.  Before joining PTP, Camilla served as the Program Director for Rep. Jamie Raskin’s Democracy Summer Fellowship Program and has organized in states across the country. Camilla received her BA in International Relations and Modern History from the University of St Andrews in Scotland.
 

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.
 

Clare

Human Resources Assistant

Clare’s love of community building and progressive politics brought her to Progressive Turnout Project, where she supports the HR team in ensuring pay and benefits for our staff. She has lived in France and, most recently, Ireland, and is eager to delve back into American politics. Clare graduated from Notre Dame with a degree in the Program of Liberal Studies.

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

Grassroots Grant Manager

Emily runs our Turnout Grants Program. Her passion for voter and civic engagement began in 2017, when she developed and managed the K Votes program for Kalamazoo College. She is excited to continue working in voter turnout, partnering with grassroots organizations across the country. Emily received her BA in Political Science, Public Policy, and Global Health from Kalamazoo College in Michigan.

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.

Jason

Legislative Political Coordinator

Jason coordinates PTP’s support for state legislatures and statewide officials in the West. He brings experience working at the federal, state, and local levels of campaigns, legislatures, and non-profit advocacy. Jason is originally from Boston, attended the University of Cincinnati, and received his Master’s in Government from Johns Hopkins University.

Jessica

Federal Political Coordinator

Jessica focuses on increasing turnout and support for progressive candidates in Federal races. Her passion for politics grew out of a necessity for changes. She worked in senior leadership roles in campaigns and grassroots initiatives at the state, federal and presidential levels. Jessica received degrees from Clemson University and the Medical University of South Carolina.

Joe

Field Fellow

Starting in college, Joe began working in politics, where he discovered a passion for connecting voters with the Democratic Party. Several campaigns later, Joe joined the Fellows program as a Campaign Fellow in Virginia, and now serves as a Field Fellow. Joe graduated in 2020 from the California University of Pennsylvania with a B.A in Political Science.

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.
 

Julio

Western 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 Western Fellows Program Manager for the 2022 Campaign Fellows Program.

Kevin

Fellows Program Director

Kevin got his start in politics as a volunteer on President Obama’s reelection campaign and a field intern for Rep. Dan Kildee in 2012. At PTP, Kevin is responsible for directing the Fellows Program to help support state legislative and federal campaigns in target states. He received a B.S. in Philosophy and English Literature from the University of Michigan.

Kevin

ATS Administrator

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.

Lily

Legislative Political Coordinator

Lily is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied Political Science and Journalism. She has worked with the Minnesota-Biden Coordinated Campaign, where she was in charge of faith-based organizing, and for Rep. Angie Craig’s office, speaking with a diverse array of people and showing them how government can improve their lives.

Mason

Supporter Engagement Specialist

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.

Michelle

Postcard Program Organizer

Michelle joined PTP as part of the Postcards to Swing States team, based in Illinois, in 2022. Her activism began as a flight attendant and union rep with the Transport Workers Union. Beyond PTP, Michelle is a volunteer canvasser with local campaigns in her Chicago suburb, helps take care of her grandpup and plays Catan with her family regularly.

Mike

Federal Political Director

Mike manages PTP’s outreach to federal campaigns. He fell in love with campaign work after joining President Obama’s campaign in St. Louis, MO. He’s worked in senior leadership roles for state, federal, and presidential campaigns. Mike received degrees from Auburn University, the University of Colorado in Boulder, and Saint Louis University.

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.

Reid

Postcard Program Director

Reid co-founded Postcards to Swing States as a volunteer in 2019. With the help of PTP, the program’s volunteers wrote 21 million postcards to voters in 2020. Postcards to Swing States became part of PTP in 2021, and Reid left a career in corporate operations management to direct the program full time. Reid earned a BA in English and Economics from Washington University in St. Louis.

Rena

Compliance Assistant

Rena assists the Compliance Manager in performing various finance and compliance administrative duties. Prior to this role, Rena started out as a Political Intern and Executive Assistant at PTP. Outside of PTP, she is involved in grassroots organizing efforts in her community and is completing her Bachelor’s degree in Business.

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.

Sammantha

Legislative Political Coordinator

Sammantha began her career in politics as an intern for her hometown Congressman, Rep. James Oberstar (MN-08). Since graduating from American University, she has worked at the DCCC, the Texas Democratic Party, NextGen America, and eStreet Consulting Group. She oversees PTP’s support for state committees and legislators in the Midwest.

Sophia

Federal Political Coordinator

Sophia received her B.S. in Law & Public Policy from Indiana University Bloomington. She has since worked on campaigns at the state, federal, and presidential levels, including Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign in Iowa. At PTP, Sophia serves as the bridge between our organization and federal campaigns. She is excited to help elect candidates who exemplify our mission.

Sophia

Technology Logistics Manager

Sophia oversees the Field program’s technology resources. Their passion for politics was sparked in high school when they volunteered for the Obama campaign. Sophia received their B.A. in Political Science from Virginia Commonwealth University, where they co-founded a political literacy nonprofit as part of their Senior Capstone.

Sue

Postcard Program Organizer

Sue joined PTP in the Fall of 2021. Since 2017, she has actively volunteered with her local democratic organizations and was involved with Postcards to Swing States in 2019. Her background as a Business Analyst and other corporate positions gives her the skills to interact with our volunteers to meet their needs and to help manage their questions or issues that arise.

TaQuilla

Human Resources Assistant

TaQuilla became involved in community work as a teen, providing safe modern playgrounds to underfunded CPS schools with Chicago Cares and Playground Pilots. She is passionate about continuing to do meaningful work, and having earned a B.S. in Human Resources Management, her goal is to support the PTP team as they set out for progressive change.

Will

Office 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 all aspects of PTP’s national headquarters in beautiful Chicago.

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