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American Bridge Announces New Hires, Promotions

WASHINGTON – Today, American Bridge 21st Century President Rodell Mollineau announced the hires of Jessica Mackler and Eddie Vale. Mackler has joined the Super PAC as Vice President-Campaign Director. Vale will serve as Vice President-C-4 Director of the affiliated non-profit American Bridge 21st Century Foundation as well as a Senior Advisor to the PAC.

“As we prepare to build on the success of the last election cycle, Jessica and Eddie will be valuable additions to American Bridge and bring years of experience right in line with our core mission,” Mollineau said.  “They will further strengthen a rock-solid senior staff and organization that I couldn’t be prouder of.”

Mollineau also announced new, expanded roles for American Bridge alums Steven D’Amico, Kelli Farr and Chris Harris. D’Amico, who led the presidential and vice-presidential research teams last cycle, will serve as Research Director & Senior Advisor. Farr, who managed American Bridge’s tracking program in the 2012 cycle, will expand her portfolio as Tracking Director & Senior Advisor. And after focusing on outreach to national press since early 2011, Harris will lead overall communications efforts as Communications Director & Senior Advisor.

BIOS OF NEW HIRES

Jessica Mackler has spent the last decade on the ground working for Democratic campaigns across the country. Mackler most recently served as campaign manager for Shelley Berkley’s U.S. Senate race in Nevada. Previously, Mackler was a top adviser to U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu’s re-election campaign in 2008 and served as campaign manager for U.S. Rep. Frank Kratovil in the top-targeted MD-01 congressional race in 2010.  Mackler has also worked for EMILY’s List, American Rights at Work and as an opposition research consultant for Democratic campaigns and progressive organizations across the country.

Eddie Vale is a veteran of Democratic and progressive politics most recently serving as Communications Director for the AFL-CIO’s super PAC Workers’ Voice and the health care organization Protect Your Care.  He has also previously worked for the AFL-CIO, Progressive Media USA, John Edwards for President, Ned Lamont for Senate, and Spitzer for Governor, as well as multiple congressional races.  He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and PACE Law School.

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