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Amy Niles Gonzalez and several other former strategists at MSHC Partners recently launched the website for Blueprint Interactive, a new media strategy, marketing and design firm. Gonzalez, president of the new firm, most recently was president at MSHC, where she worked on campaigns for Democrats including former Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) and Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (Ariz.).
Blueprint Vice President Emily Williams worked as a senior account executive at MSHC and was online advertising campaign manager for President Barack Obama in 2008. Cameron Cook is online strategies manager, Nick Rivers is lead developer, Yussi Pick is director of online strategies, and Darin Senneff is art director. Each previously worked at MSHC.
“It’s been a wild couple of months and between new clients and recurring work, we managed to launch a site for ourselves,” the firm said in a recent email. “It’s not a page you go to once to find our phone number and never come back. It’s a resource for non-profits, advocacy groups, and other organizations to succeed online, a showcase of our best work and what we can do to help your cause.”
Greco Heads South
The Democratic National Committee announced its senior leadership team for the national convention in Charlotte, N.C.
The 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee is led by CEO Stephen Kerrigan, who also ran the site selection committee. Kerrigan was a longtime staffer for the late Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) and chief of staff for the 2004 convention host committee in Boston as well as for President Barack Obama’s Inaugural Committee.
Kristie Greco, a longtime top aide to Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), will serve as communications director. Travis Dredd is the committee’s chief of staff, Treshawn Shields is deputy chief of staff, and Cameron Moody, a veteran of four conventions, is a senior adviser. Theo LeCompte will serve as chief operating officer, Eureka Gilkey is director of intergovernmental affairs and outreach, and Kevin Monroe of the Charlotte mayor’s office will be Gilkey’s deputy.
Other staff hires are Zoe Garmendia as director of credentials, Kelsey Larus as director of housing, Andrew Binns as director of technology and Alejandro Rodriguez as director of special projects.
GOP Convention Firm Staffs Up
GOP Convention Strategies announced recent additions to its team in preparation for the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. They include Bill Greener, a founding partner of Greener and Hook and the 1996 RNC convention manager, John Milne, a senior vice president for mCapitol Management, and Rick Shelby, a longtime lobbyist and former RNC national campaign director. Greener and Milne worked for convention services firm Take ’08 at the last convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul.
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