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About Us

Chairman

Bill Samuels

Press
Dan Morris

Creative Team

Doug Forand has almost twenty years experience in non-profit advocacy and political campaign leadership. Doug Forand brings a wealth of knowledge to clients and candidates in need of strategic advocacy. He has served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of the DSCC under Senate Minority Leaders David Paterson and Malcolm Smith. In 2002, he was the campaign manager for Alan Hevesi’s winning Comptroller campaign and served as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for Comptroller Hevesi following his election.

Craig Ullman has been an innovator in web content and technology for over fifteen years. He runs Networked Politics, an interactive agency for progressive political causes and candidates.

Jennifer Lange is an Art Director and a principal in Networked Politics. She has designed numerous cutting websites for progressive political leaders and causes.

Robert S. Greenberg is an New York City Art Director, Fine Artist, Illustrator and Local Historian who was born in New Haven Ct. where he attended Educational Center for the Arts. Rob graduated from Rhode Island School of Design and has won numerous awards, such as the “Paint the Works” where his design has been applied to the New Haven Public Works vehicles for over 25 years.

Elizabeth Wilson is an Art Director and longtime political activist. She has worked for numerous political reform movements and candidates, including the New Democratic Majority and Blue Tiger Democrats.

Alumni

Jay Strell is a Senior Public Relations Advisor at Sunshine, Sachs and Associates. He has worked for more than a decade in Democratic and progressive politics. In 2004, he was the Communications Director and New York office director for Rock the Vote. During the Clinton Administration he worked as a press secretary at the State Department and at the United Nations for USUN Ambassadors Bill Richardson and Richard Holbrooke. Jay worked with New Roosevelt from 2005 to the end of 2013.

Benjamin J. Kallos joined New Roosevelt as Executive Director, using his skill sets in law, politics, public policy and technology to help improve our laws. His distinguished service includes serving Former Public Advocate Mark Green, Assembly Member Jonathan L. Bing, and the Open Government Foundation. He was recently recognized by the New York Observer for creating several civic websites including VoterSearch.org for voter education, OpenLegislation.org for legislative advocacy and transparency, and NYCPoliticalCalendar.com a crowd sourced political calendar.

Mr. Kallos joined New Roosevelt with the belief that the through the study of our State Constitution we can make it more effective so that the New York State can once again be a national leader.

Yorman Nunez managed the New Roosevelt Initiative field operation that built a movement in the 33rd Senate District around reform to defeat disgraced Senator Pedro Espada, Jr. He has been an organizer in the Bronx for almost a decade. His first field experience began when he joined the Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition and continued most recently with managing Bill Thompson’s Bronx field operation in his bid for Mayor against Michael Bloomberg.