Meet Our Leadership

Leadership Council

Co-Founders

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Lisa Diaz Nash

San Francisco Bay Area
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Lisa Diaz Nash

Co-Founder

San Francisco Bay Area

Lisa Diaz Nash is a seasoned social entrepreneur, consumer marketer and political advocate with more than 25 years of experience working with start-ups and international brands. Most recently, Lisa served as CEO of Blue Planet Network and Chief Marketing Officer at Thrive Networks, leading a network of over 100 social enterprises to enable access to clean water for more than 2.2 million people in 27 countries. Previously, Lisa advised marketing efforts at several Silicon Valley start-ups and led marketing groups at companies including Yahoo!, E*TRADE, Charles Schwab, VISA and American Express. Lisa is a member of Elect Women Silicon Valley, and was an active fundraiser for Hillary for President 2008. In 2012, she was named one of the “Silicon Valley 100 Women of Influence.”

Laetitia Garriott

New York, NY & Austin, TX

Laetitia Garriott

Co-Founder

New York, NY & Austin, TX

Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux is a French-born American entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in technology and finance,  during which time she was based in the US, Europe and Asia. She is co-founder of space technology company Escape Dynamics which was featured on the cover of Aviation Week magazine and in Scientific American magazine as a “World Changing Idea” that could enable microwave-powered spaceplanes. Previously, she worked at Goldman Sachs and held senior investment roles at leading global firms TPG-Axon and Renaissance Technologies before founding her own investment firm. Garriott served as co-chair of the National Finance Council for the Ready for Hillary PAC. She is a board member of the National Museum of Mathematics, a Truman national security fellow, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Economic Club of New York. Garriott holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Maura O’Neill

Seattle, WA
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Maura O’Neill

Co-Founder

Seattle, WA

Maura O’Neill, a serial entrepreneur, has founded four companies and currently advises high-growth start-ups in a wide range of industries. She served as the first Chief Innovation Officer of the U.S. Agency for International Development after spending a year as Chief of Staff to Senator Maria Cantwell during the 2008 financial crisis. Maura is a Distinguished Teaching Fellow at the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at UC Berkeley, and previously taught at Stanford and Columbia.She has worked for more than two decades getting exceptional women elected and appointed to local, state and national positions. Maura also chaired the Washington State Women’s Political Caucus, and currently serves as founding vice chair of the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women.

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Jo Ousterhout

Washington, DC
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Jo Ousterhout

Co-Founder

Washington, DC

Jo Ousterhout is a political advocate working to elect women to local, state and national office. She was one of the first National Finance Co-Chairs of Ready for Hillary, and currently serves on the Leadership Council for the Athena School of Leadership Studies at Barnard College. As a career entrepreneur, she has a history of successfully founding and leading new businesses, including Metta Journeys and Emerge America. Prior to pursuing entrepreneurship, Jo served as Managing Director of Barclays Capital and held leadership positions at Merrill Lynch and Continental Bank. As an entrepreneur, consultant and senior executive, Jo has lived and worked in the US, Asia, and Europe.

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Shelly Porges

Washington, DC
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Shelly Porges

Co-Founder

Washington, DC

Shelly Porges is a serial entrepreneur and investor as well as a global entrepreneurship advocate. She currently serves as Managing Director of Reservoir Q Global LLC, and was National Finance Co-Chair for Ready for Hillary before joining Hillary for America as a key fundraiser. Shelly worked with Secretary Clinton at the State Department as a Senior Advisor to the Global Entrepreneurship Program, and launched the Global Women’s Business Initiative. She is President of the North American Jury for the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards, an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Georgetown University, and is on the Advisory Board for Global Entrepreneurship Week. She also has a distinguished career in the private sector, including both corporate and entrepreneurial ventures.

Digital Marketing Team

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Lisa Amundsen

Creative Director
New York, NY
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Lisa Amundsen

Creative Director

New York, NY

As Creative Director, Lisa created the original style guide and logo for Entrepreneurs for Hillary, and continues to manage all web and collateral designs. She currently lives and works in New York as a web UI/UX designer, and is finishing her Master’s thesis. In addition to design, Lisa has worked as a freelance illustrator. She has illustrated a published 26-page children’s book, “We Are Just Alike!,” with the Stop Abuse campaign.

Prior to pursuing design, Lisa studied fine arts. She holds a BFA with honors from New York University.

Aaron Giannini

Communications Manager
New York, NY

Aaron Giannini

Communications Manager

New York, NY

Alongside his position as Communications Manager of Entrepreneurs for Hillary, Aaron Giannini also serves as a Staff Writer for UJA-Federation of New York, the largest Jewish nonprofit in the world. Prior to joining the Marketing and Communications team at UJA-Federation, he wrote the official correspondence of UJA-Federation’s CEO, Eric Goldstein. He served for over a year as Editor in Chief of Leviathan Jewish Journal, a quarterly academic publication, before moving to New York in 2013.

Aaron graduated with honors from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a degree in History and Jewish Studies. He grew up in Los Angeles, CA, and now lives in Brooklyn with his two roommates.

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Raphael Giannini

Director of Communications
New York, NY
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Raphael Giannini

Director of Communications

New York, NY

Raphael is an experienced media and communications professional, and has developed and overseen communications strategies from conception though implementation and delivery in support of strengthening media positioning and presence, establishing thought leadership, increasing constituent engagement and improving brand awareness. He started his career in communications with the 2012 Obama for America campaign, and has since worked as a communications consultant for clients in many industries, from politics to healthcare and finance. His portfolio includes work with the New York State Assembly and Fortune 500 companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Cardinal Health, 3M and Capital One.

Prior to communications, Raphael worked in the media room at NBCUniversal, where he learned about the intricacies of the 24-hour news cycle. Raphael holds a bachelor’s degree from New York University, where he graduated cum laude.

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Sarah Norman

Insights Director
New York, NY
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Sarah Norman

Insights Director

New York, NY

Sarah Evangeline Norman is a data analytics expert who specializes in business strategy. Sarah loves turning numbers into action. She has spent her entire career at early stage technology startups such as Fab.com and Gilt.com. Most recently, Sarah served as Head of Business Intelligence for Lover.ly, a startup that brings technology into wedding planning, where Sarah used data to run business strategy. Sarah is currently an Analytical Lead at Google, helping Fortune 500 companies identify business opportunities.

She holds a B.A. with Honors from New York University. Sarah loves to travel, and is passionate about spreading Silicon Valley to New York City and around the world.

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Hannah Roos

Digital Media Director
Boston, MA
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Hannah Roos

Digital Media Director

Boston, MA

Hannah Roos serves as Director of Digital Media at Entrepreneurs for Hillary. In addition, she is the Digital Marketing Manager at the Ad Council, where she consults with clients and various stakeholders on digital strategies across platforms. Before joining the Ad Council, Hannah worked at Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation. Originally from San Francisco, Hannah moved East to attend Bryn Mawr College. She now lives in Boston with her partner, Aly.