Spitfire Strategies

Adam Bink

Vice President

Adam Bink brings more than a decade of experience in building and executing winning advocacy campaigns and communications plans. Adam’s talents include expertise in campaign planning along with rapid-response digital campaigning – harnessing a “moment” to turn on a dime and educate the public, win accountability, and enact reform. He also is a sought-after trainer in the areas of storytelling and message development, turning a complex issue into not just a digestible sound bite, but a story that moves advocates from online to offline and key targets from opposition to support.

He joins Spitfire from UltraViolet, where Adam led women’s health campaigns for nearly five years and helped mobilize people to win successful campaigns on sexual and domestic violence. These include forcing the NFL to revise its player personnel policy following abuse by prominent running back Ray Rice, and winning accountability for biased Judge Aaron Persky following his unjust decision in the 2014 “Emily Doe” rape case at Stanford University. He led UltraViolet’s efforts in defense of Planned Parenthood, the Affordable Care Act, and other institutions critical to women’s health while lifting up a diverse set of women’s voices and experiences. He also helped expand access to family planning and well-woman care in states like California and Louisiana while championing equity.

Prior to joining UltraViolet, Adam served as Director of Online Programs at Courage Campaign, California’s ProgressNow affiliate. While at Courage, he won progress at the ballot box, corporate boardroom, courts, and state legislature on a wide range of issues, including climate change, LGBTQ rights, investment in schools, and relief for those impacted by the foreclosure and mortgage crisis.

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Midy Aponte

Midy Aponte

Senior Vice President

AnaChristina Arana

AnaChristina Arana

Account Coordinator

Jae Aron

Jae Aron

Senior Account Manager

Adam Bink

Adam Bink

Vice President

Alexander Boykin

Alexander Boykin

Learning Programs Specialist

Jennifer Carnig

Jennifer Carnig

Senior Vice President

Mark Dessauer

Mark Dessauer

Vice President

Kevin Forster

Kevin Forster

Chief Financial Officer

Tonya Gardner

Tonya Gardner

Executive Assistant to Kristen Grimm

Annabelle Gardner

Annabelle Gardner

Senior Account Manager

Caroline Gasparini

Caroline Gasparini

Account Coordinator

Shari Goins

Shari Goins

Senior Project Accountant

Kristen Grimm

Kristen Grimm

President

Erin B. Hart

Erin B. Hart

Chief Innovation Officer

Kamara Jones

Kamara Jones

Director

Kristiana Jordan

Kristiana Jordan

Senior Account Executive

Jenny Kern

Jenny Kern

Vice President

Liv Kittel

Liv Kittel

Director

Ellie Klerlein

Ellie Klerlein

Vice President

Corey Martin

Corey Martin

Staff Accountant

Sydney McKenney

Sydney McKenney

Senior Account Executive of Creative

Haley McKey

Haley McKey

Senior Account Executive

Brenda Melvin

Brenda Melvin

Director of Human Resources

Melanie Moon

Melanie Moon

Senior Account Manager

Dennis Poplin

Dennis Poplin

Senior Vice President

Michael Ramsey

Michael Ramsey

Senior Account Executive

Gabriel Rodriguez

Gabriel Rodriguez

Senior Account Manager

Hannah Ross

Hannah Ross

Account Executive

Nima Shirazi

Nima Shirazi

Director

Jacquelyn Smith

Jacquelyn Smith

Account Executive

Heather Sullivan

Heather Sullivan

Director of Operations

Aaron Zeiler

Aaron Zeiler

Account Coordinator

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