Greg Speed

President at America Votes

Greg Speed

Greg Speed

President at America Votes

Biography

Greg Speed is the president of America Votes. He has led AV, as president, and previously as executive director, since late 2007. Speed is a leading progressive campaign strategist with a broad experience in politics, having worked for advocacy organizations, the Democratic Party and elected officials.

Leading one of the progressive community’s most vital organizations, America Votes, Speed has worked to create a coalition of more than 400 national and state partners working in coordination to build progressive power across the country. With operations in more than 20 states, America Votes has served as the coordination hub of the progressive community for more than a decade, leading efforts to advance policies, win elections and advance every American’s right to vote.

Speed’s unique range of experiences from the progressive movement to Capitol Hill to party committees gives him an expertise to speak to the inter-workings of independent expenditure organizations and the progressive community. He served as communications director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in the 2004 election cycle, press secretary for Congressman Martin Frost during his tenure as Democratic caucus chair and communications director for IMPAC 2000, the national Democratic redistricting project in 2001-2002.

Speed serves on the boards of Priorities USA, Progress Now and the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center. A foremost progressive expert on the redistricting process, Speed has led AV and its allies in a multi-tiered strategy nationally and in key states to impact redistricting, and currently serves on the board of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee.

Speed was raised in “Chicagoland” and is a proud alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He and his wife, Lona Valmoro, reside on Capitol Hill with their two children.

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America Votes

RelSci Relationships

134

Primary Location

Washington, DC, United States

Number of Boards

3

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President at American Federation of Teachers

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Chair, Board of Trustees at Riverview School, Inc.

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President at Emily's List

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Founder at Media Matters for America

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Senior Fellow at University of California Berkeley - Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity at School of Law

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Global Head of Inclusion & Executive Vice President, Public Affairs, Kids & Family Entertainment Brands, Viacomcbs Domestic Media Networks at ViacomCBS, Inc.

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Benefit Plan Administrator at United Association of Journeymen & Apprentices of The Plumbing & Pipe

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Education
B.A.

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has long been recognized as one of America's great universities. A public, land-grant institution, UW–Madison offers a complete spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs and student activities. Spanning 936 acres along the southern shore of Lake Mendota, the campus is located in the city of Madison.

Career History
President
Current
Communications Director
2004

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is the official campaign arm of the Democrats in the House. The DCCC is the only political committee in the country whose principal mission is to support Democratic House candidates every step of the way.

Boards & Committees
Board Member
Current

Priorities USA Action is an Independent Expenditure PAC that supports candidates who will advance policies that provide the strongest and most sound outcomes for middle class families.

Treasurer
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BISC FOUNDATION CONDUCTS RESEARCH ON ISSUES AND THE ROLE OF BALLOT MEASURES IN DEMOCRACY.

Political Donations
$250
2013

Former Governor at Virginia Office of the Governor, Terry McAuliffe

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2012

Representative from Texas's 33rd Congressional District

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2012

Vice Chairman at San Diego Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Community Center

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