Board of Managers

Danny Hogenkamp

Chairman of the Board

Since founding the company in 2017, Danny's capacity and roles have continued to grow. He has served as CEO and Chairman of Grassroots Analytics since 2020, where he manages GA's industry-leading progressive consumer database and oversees GA's numerous investments.

 
 

Claudia Shrivastava

Treasurer

Claudia serves as CFO of Grassroots Analytics, as well as Treasurer of the board. As someone who has previously worked in the campaign space, as well as in finance focusing on structured credit investments, Claudia is the ideal person to lead the company's financial charge.

Ryan Dunn

Secretary

As Grassroots Analytics' Director of Operations since 2020, Ryan knows the ins and outs of GA better than anyone. He is excited to continue to serve GA in the capacity of Secretary of the Board.

Akilah Ensley

Board Member

Akilah R. Ensley is a dedicated political strategist, community organizer, and fundraiser. She has experience in building coalitions, program development, and community and political engagement. She is the Founder and CEO of Invictus Strategy Group, a consulting entity that works to build resource development, fundraising, and strategic development for campaigns, nonprofits, and small businesses. Most recently, ISG worked hand in hand with several US Senate & Congressional candidates as well as organizations during the 2020 cycle, raising over $12 million in funds to move their campaigns forward. She also worked as Finance Director for Mayor Andrew Gillum’s Florida Gubernatorial Campaign for the 2018 midterm elections. In previous years she worked as Deputy Field Director for Project Vote and Program Manager for the Everybody Votes Campaign. In years past she has worked on numerous campaigns including Kay Hagan for US Senate, President Obama’s 2012 Presidential Campaign, Regional Field Director for Erskine Bowles for US Senate. Prior to that, she held several community engagement roles as Partnership Specialist for the United States Census Bureau, Principal Consultant for ERA Management and Consulting, LLC, and Executive Director of the Pitt County Substance Abuse Coalition. Akilah also served as the Deputy Director of Major Gifts for the Truman National Security Project and Center for National Policy and has fundraised for both political candidates and nonprofits. She is currently an At-Large member of the Democratic National Committee and is an active member of the Women’s Leadership Forum. Finally, she serves on the Planned Parenthood South Atlantic Board and founded the New Leaders Council Chapter in North Carolina.

Zach Krasner

Board Member

Raised in the mountains of central Vermont, Zach grew up with a strong passion for understanding and building technology. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, he began a career at Bridgewater Associates implementing a platform for the world's biggest investors to achieve their investment goals. He's excited to help Grassroots Analytics grow into the future.

Joey Mamlin

Board Member
Having joined GA in 2018, Joey serves as Technical Director for GA Parent Company, Director of GA Campaigns, and sits on the board. As one of GA's longest tenured employees, there are few better suited to advise GA as Joey.

Meghan McAnespie

Board Member

Meghan serves at the Digital Director for Grassroots Analytics Campaigns and Director of Grassroots Analytics Non-Profit. As someone who has spearheaded digital strategy for Democratic candidates across the country, Meghan's immense knowledge is a huge asset, both for the board and across GA.

 

Julia Murray

Board Member

Julia serves as Director of Digital Sales with GA Campaigns and sits on the board. Julia joined the Grassroots team as a data contractor while attending Syracuse University, and has been lucky to not only see the progress GA has made, but to have been a significant part of it. She’s excited to continue aiding GA going forward, and is incredibly proud of the progressive changes that Grassroots’ technology makes possible for candidate fundraising.

 
 

Sarah Elizabeth Pole

Board Member

Sarah Elizabeth serves as Grassroots Analytics'  Director of Marketing and Communications, in addition to her board seat. She joined GA in early 2018, when it was still somewhat in its infancy; she has enjoyed not only watching GA thrive, but takes pride in having been a part of that growth from the early onset. As someone who spent her formative years in red states, Sarah Elizabeth believes strongly in the importance of representative government, and looks forward to seeing GA continue to aid in making that a reality. A graduate of UVA's McIntire School of Commerce, Sarah Elizabeth believes that a small team is all that's necessary to be a strong catalyst for change. 

Frank Silva

Board Member

Frank Silva is a solutions engineer at a leading artificial intelligence and machine learning company. He specializes in a wide variety of advanced analytical use cases, and is focused on growing the presence of data analytics and artificial intelligence in Latin American markets. Previously, he was the technical lead of a data analytics team focusing on enabling professional sports organizations to conduct predictive analytics projects.

Scott Steever

Board Member

Scott joins the board as an avid supporter of cause-driven investing and believes in the power granted back to society through the access and democratization of investing. His background lies in healthcare, from working with physicians and hospitals as a sales manager at Smith & Nephew to his current role as a Healthcare Specialist within J.P. Morgan's Investment Bank.

Morgan Kull

Summer Data Analyst
Morgan comes to Grassroots Analytics as a Chicagoland area native excited to be a Summer Data Analyst. Currently getting her master's degree in public policy at University of Illinois at Chicago, Morgan will be putting her data skills to the test to help elect Democrats. Previously, she has worked on the legislative side of politics as an intern at the Alabama State House, in a district congressional office in Alabama, and on campaigns helping turn out voters in a variety of Illinois races (IL-06 Sean Casten, IL-14 Lauren Underwood, and a State House race).

EDUCATION
B.A., Political Science, Auburn University
M.A., Public Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago (Degree in progress)

WHAT EXCITES MORGAN?
First time female candidates and flipping Southern seats from red to blue
Cats, coffee, concerts
A new season of the Great British Bake Off

Owen Turnbull

Spring Data Analyst

Owen is a current undergraduate student at the University of Maryland. Studying both Political and Data Sciences, Owen hopes to integrate his knowledge of statistics and politics in order to assist progressive campaigns around the country. Prior to this internship, Owen worked for Maryland State Senator Ronald Young as a legislative aide. He has also worked extensively as an aid in the Maryland Senate.

WHAT EXCITES OWEN?
Seeing Progressive Victories
Drug Policy Reform
Music History
Travel

Josh Vera O'Steen

Spring Data Analyst

A proud Seattle native, Josh joins Grassroots Analytics with a strong background in statistics and previous internship experience in political consulting. He helped conduct research on legislative behavior at American University’s Center for Data Science and has done academic research on voter microtargeting. As someone who cares deeply about progressive causes, Josh is excited to be helping progressive campaigns win across the country.

Mort Ricky

Chief Education Officer

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