Stu Trevelyan


Stu Trevelyan
Under Stu’s leadership, NGP VAN ( is the leading technology provider to progressive organizations and campaigns, offering an integrated platform that combines the best new media, fundraising, and organizing products available. NGP VAN powers Obama for America, the DNC, Democratic state parties, the DSCC, the DCCC, the DLCC, the majority of Democratic state legislative caucuses, and thousands of other Democratic candidates and organizations; virtually every Democratic campaign and progressive political organization will use NGP VAN’s tools in 2012. NGP VAN’s Accelerator product is now the most widely used new media platform amongst Democratic candidates and is the preferred platform of the DCCC, DLCC, Emily’s List, America Votes and State Voices. NGP VAN’s innovative Social Organizing tool allows supporters of a campaign to match their Facebook friends to the voter file, and then run persuasion and GOTV virtual phonebanks (amongst other tasks). Social Organizing won the Campaign Excellence Award from the American Association of Political Consultants as the Best Use of New Technology in 2011, and TechPresident wrote that this tool “has the potential to change the way campaigns work.”

Stu, who was recognized recently by an 2012 Innovator Award from CBSi and Campaigns and Elections Magazine, has two decades of experience in the political technology space. His previous firm, the Carol/Trevelyan Strategy Group (CTSG) was one of the first digital agencies to serve progressive groups and candidates starting in 1995, and innovated several new media strategies and advocacy tools. Before starting CTSG, Stu worked directly on a number of campaigns, including working in the 1992 Clinton-Gore "War Room," and then in the Clinton White House.


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