Our Team

 

 
 

Cindy Boatwright

Chief Strategist

Cindy has over 25 years of marketing, communications and strategic planning experience. She first worked as a writer for advertising giant, Foote, Cone and Belding and has significant writing and editing expertise. Additionally, Cindy earned a Masters in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University.

For L’Oreal, Cindy launched global products in the US market, managing PR and press relations. As a Senior VP of marketing and communications, managing teams in 4 offices, Cindy was a senior consultant to clients such as Kraft, Johnson & Johnson, Citibank and several pharmaceutical companies. She was in senior marketing at AT&T in domestic segment marketing, targeting AT&T’s products based on segment needs. For Verizon, she managed business and consumer projects to integrate and package product offerings based on market trends.

Mid-career, Cindy earned an M.Ed in Counseling Psychology from Rutgers University and an LPC in Counseling from Kean University and was licensed as a professional counselor.

Cindy as a Candidate

In early 2018 Cindy ran in a special election for the South Carolina Statehouse in a heavily Republican district. No Democrat had run for that seat in 18 years. Cindy ran against 4 Republicans who had the benefit of both a primary and a runoff to gain name recognition. Despite having an opponent for only 6 weeks, Cindy won 43% of the vote (exceeding Hillary Clinton's 2016 total by 11 points) and won her county, which no Democrat had ever done. She accomplished this despite raising one-seventh of the funds of her female Republican Trump-supporting opponent. Cindy knows how to push through and wants to help you win!!!

 
beth-bast.jpg

Beth Bast

Design & Web

Beth is a branding expert who works with candidates to craft their image across the internet and print. She has experience creating candidates' websites utilizing WordPress, Squarespace and NationBuilder and is always exploring new online solutions for her clients. Beth has also served as a campaign manager for a Statehouse race.

Meredith-Preston.jpg

Meredith Preston

Media Strategist

Meredith Preston is a media placement strategist, with over three decades of experience in the fields of politics and public relations. On Capitol Hill she worked as a press secretary to a US Representative; legislative aide to a US Senator; lobbyist for a human rights group and media strategist for a political consulting firm. In Los Angeles she worked as the campaign coordinator for candidates for the California state assembly and for California attorney general. Her experience in public relations includes serving as vice president for corporate communications and public affairs for Hill and Knowlton, at the time the world’s largest public relations firm, and as president of her own company, Preston P|R. She is a published author and free-lance journalist whose work has appeared throughout the country. Her specialties are development of media strategy and generation of positive media coverage for HWW candidates.

bridget-mccurry.jpg

Bridget McCurry

Voter Database & Phonebanking

Bridget is a GOTV expert who has worked her magic on Congressional and Statehouse races. She is adept at list assessment, voter targeting and phone banking technology. Bridget's special power is recruiting and retaining volunteers with her sense of humor and gentle support.

 
 
carly-lewis.jpg
 

Carly Lewis

Social Media

Carly is a recent graduate of College of Charleston where she earned a bachelor's degree in Women's and Gender Studies, with concentrations in healthcare and environmental politics. She is experienced in social media campaigning and marketing, as well as event coordination. Carly's special interest is fighting for electoral justice and equal representation. She also worked as an intern at the Center for Women, and volunteered for People Against Rape and Get Out the Vote (GOTV) initiatives.