Sam brings to Direct Impact a unique understanding of the power of grassroots and localized messaging. He has built coalitions in communities across the United States around the policies and ideals of presidential campaigns, presidential administrations, and advocacy organizations spanning commerce, technology, education, health care, defense, and aerospace. Much of that success came from going to places like Macomb Community College with President Barack Obama, Selma, Alabama, with Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and the 92nd Street Y with Vice President Joe Biden to locally frame why these policies mattered to people, in their communities. After the Obama Administration, Sam led partnerships and development for Brooklyn-based Huge, Inc, developing thought leadership dialogues around autonomous vehicles, the future of work, space exploration, and the empowerment of women and girls.
Sam grew up in a rural farm community in Northeast Missouri and has lived in the Washington, D.C., area since 1995. He and his family currently live in Arlington, VA.
Hometown Newspaper: The Edina Sentinel
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