Featured Speakers at Advance Camp 2019


Elizabeth Allen

  • Senior Vice President, The Glover Park Group

  • Former Deputy Communications Director, The White House

  • Former Deputy Communications Director, Office of Vice President Joe Biden

  • Obama ‘12, Obama ‘08


Chad Bolduc

  • Former Director of Advance, Office of Vice President Joe Biden

  • Obama ‘12, Hillary ‘08


Casey Breitenbeck

  • Director of Events and Strategic Partnerships, The Wilson Center

  • Former Senior Advance Lead for Presidential Trip Operations

  • Former Campaign Events Director, Obama for America

  • Obama '12, Obama '08


Michael Brush

  • Director of Advance, Office of Barack and Michelle Obama

  • Former Director of Advance and Operations, The White House

  • Obama ‘12, Obama ‘08, Kerry ‘04


Kate Gage

  • Founding Partner, The Movement Cooperative

  • Former Chief of Staff, March for Our Lives

  • Former Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House

  • Obama ‘08


Greg Hale

  • Partner, The Markham Group

  • Former Director of Production, Hillary for America

  • Former Trip Director, Hillary Clinton for President

  • Former Director of Advance, Kerry ‘04

  • Hillary ‘16, Hillary ‘08, Kerry ‘04


Meghan Hays

  • Executive Director of Enterprise Communications, MGM Resorts

  • Former Deputy Communications Director, Office of Vice President Joe Biden

  • Former Director of Scheduling and Advance, Wendy Davis for Governor

  • Obama ‘12, Hillary ‘08, Kerry ‘04, Dean ‘04


Alex Hornbrook

  • Director of Operations, Democracy Forward

  • Former Director of Scheduling and Advance, Hillary for America

  • Former Director of Scheduling, Office of Vice President Joe Biden

  • Hillary ‘16, Obama ‘12, Hillary ‘08


Reggie Hubbard

  • Congressional Liaison / Washington DC Strategist, MoveOn

  • Former Executive Producer, Bernie Sanders for President, 2016 Democratic National Convention

  • Former White House Advance Lead, Office of Vice President Joe Biden, Office of First Lady Michelle Obama 

  • Former Deputy Director of Hall Operations, 2008 Democratic National Convention

  • Bernie ‘16, Kerry ‘04


Clark Jennings

  • Director, C&M International

  • Former Chief of Staff, US Trade and Development Agency

  • Former Policy Advisor for International Trade, National Economic Council

  • Former Senior Director for Convention Operations, 2012 Democratic National Convention

  • Obama ‘12, Obama ‘08, Edwards ‘08, Kerry ‘04


Doug Landry

  • Former VP Trip Director, Hillary for America

  • Hillary ‘16, Obama ‘12, Hillary ‘08


Erin Mulhall

  • Corporate Communications, Amazon Inc.

  • Former Deputy Director of Advance & Director of Press Advance, The White House

  • Former Deputy Director of Media Logistics, 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee

  • Obama ‘12


Peter Selfridge

  • Senior Vice President & Global Head of Digital Government, SAP, Inc.

  • Former Chief of Protocol of the United States

  • Former Director of Advance & Operations, The White House

  • Former Director of Advance, Office of Vice President Joe Biden

  • Obama ‘12, Obama ‘08, Kerry ‘04, Gore ‘00,


Rick Siger

  • Head of University Engagement, Piazza Technologies

  • Former Chief of Staff, Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House

  • Former VP Trip Director, Obama for America

  • Obama ‘08, Kerry ‘04


Kenny Thompson, Jr.

  • Senior Director, Government & External Affairs, PepsiCo Inc.

  • Former Director of Message Events, Office of Vice President Joe Biden

  • Former Executive Secretary, U.S. Trade Representative

  • Obama ‘12, Obama ‘08


Maju Varghese

  • Chief Operating Officer, The Hub Project

  • Former Assistant to the President for Management and Administration, The White House

  • Former Deputy Director of Advance, The White House

  • Obama ‘12, Gore ‘00


Jessica Slider Whichard

  • Director of Communications, Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina

  • Former Senior Adviser to the Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Former Deputy Director of Media Logistics, 2012 Democratic National Convention

  • Former Associate Director of Advance, Office of Vice President Joe Biden

  • Obama '12, Obama ‘08


Jordan Whichard

  • Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, Office of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper

  • Former Southern Political Director, Democratic National Committee

  • Former Democratic National Convention 2012

  • Former Associate Director of Advance & Trip Coordinator, The White House

  • Obama ‘12, Obama ‘08


Danielle White

  • Regional V.P. of Community Engagement, MGM Resorts

  • Former Director of Scheduling and Advance, The White House

  • Former Deputy Director of Scheduling, Obama for America

  • Obama '12, Obama '08


Jessica Wright

  • Director of Planning and Operations, Greater Washington Partnership 

  • Former Director of Scheduling, The White House

  • Former Deputy Director of Scheduling, Obama for America

  • Obama '12, Obama '08