Executive Director, New Organizing Institute
Ethan has over ten years of experience in political organizing and data ranging from electoral and issue campaigns to labor organizing, electoral research, and LGBT rights advocacy. He ran the Data departments for the Obama presidential campaigns in 2008 and 2012, pioneering the use of a large-scale data operation to support individualized, relationship-based organizing. Ethan has also done extensive work with voter files and voting information, leading the team at NOI that created the first ever comprehensive and free database of polling locations in the US in 2010. Ethan worked with NOI as the Director of Data and Technology from 2009-2011 and rejoined in the Spring of 2013 as Executive Director. He brings to NOI a passion for developing the specialized skills of organizers, diversifying the ranks of Digital and Data practitioners on campaigns, and growing the social justice movement by always being open to talent and promise sprouting from unexpected places.