Leadership

Greg Speed, Presidentgreg newer headshot

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.

Follow Greg’s posts on the America Votes Medium.

 

sara headshot_croppedSara Schreiber, Managing Director

Sara Schreiber is the managing director of America Votes, where she leads day-to-day management of the organization, including overseeing all department heads. She works closely with America Votes’ president, senior leadership and board of directors on development and implementation of the organization’s strategic plan. Top priorities include an elevated focus on America Votes’ redistricting program and election modernization work, as well as efforts to broaden the partner base. Sara joined America Votes in 2010 as the development director, where she oversaw fundraising efforts to generate funds across eleven states and in Washington, D.C.

Previously, Sara was the communications director for former Representative Harry Teague from her home state of New Mexico. Sara has also served various roles on candidate campaigns and within many progressive organizations in Colorado, Oklahoma and Washington, D.C. Sara earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of New Mexico and currently lives in Arlington, VA.