Matt Kasdan is a campaign veteran who has worked in government, political and public affairs for more than a decade. He served in the Obama Administration at the White House Council on Environmental Quality and at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and continues to serve as a member of the White House Steering Committee for California. Prior to his service in the Obama Administration, Matt was a political strategist on races at the local, state and national level throughout the US. He was an early member of Obama’s presidential campaign, where he advised, developed and managed statewide programs in several caucus and primary elections. Matt was the New Mexico General Election Director for President Obama’s 2008 campaign and ran GOTV operations in Nevada this past election cycle.


David Cohen is a senior campaign operative and strategic advisor for Democratic campaigns, non-profits and corporate clients. For more than a decade he has been mobilizing grassroots communities, managing political campaigns across the US, and helping organizations apply campaign techniques to new settings. In 2007 he was one of the Obama campaign's first hires, tapped to lead crucial caucus and primary states from Nevada to Connecticut. He led General Election budget planning for battleground state operations and managed the campaign's national direct mail program, a $48 million operation, out of the Chicago headquarters. David has worked at the local, House, Senate and gubernatorial levels of campaigns, and in the non-profit sector where he has focused on East Africa, global health and agriculture.