July 14, 2008

Obama's Communications Team

A lot of staffing news coming out of Obama HQ today. Here is a list of the communications staff as reported by Hotline's On Call Blog:

Robert Gibbs -- senior strategist for communications and message taking on a broader strategic portfolio for the Fall campaign while continuing to serve as senior communications aide travelling with Sen. Obama

Anita Dunn -- senior advisor overseeing the campaign’s communications, research and policy departments

Dan Pfeiffer -- communications director

Linda Douglass -- travelling spokesperson for the campaign

Bill Burton (former DCCC communications director) -- national spokesperson out of the Chicago headquarters

Josh Earnest (former DNC'er and was Vilsack's communications director during his short lived campaign) -- deputy communications director

Christina Reynolds (fmr res. dir. for John Edwards in 2004 and 2008) -- director of rapid response

Wendy Morigi -- national security spokesperson

Dag Vega (former DNCer) -- director of surrogate communications

Joelle Terry -- deputy director of surrogate press, chief booker for interviews for the senator

Tommy Vietor and Hari Sevugan -- rapid response

Moira Mack and Nick Shapiro -- deputy national press secretaries working for Burton

The following individuals will serve as regional communications directors:

Gannett Tseggai – Northeast

Amy Brundage – Midwest

Shannon Gilson – Southwest

Dan Leistikow – Industrial Midwest

Melanie Roussell – South

Nayyera Haq – West

(Hotline's On Call blog)

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