Hillary Clinton Assembles a Team of Female Digital Strategists for Her Impending Campaign
Obama may be our first social media-savvy president, but Hillary Clinton may just improve on his digital campaigning strategy. According to Democrats with knowledge of Clinton’s (not yet announced) campaign, she just hired Stephanie Hannon to be her chief technology officer. She would be the first woman to hold the position of CTO on a major presidential campaign (we imagine she'll get some good advice from Megan Smith, the White House's first female CTO).
Hannon is currently Google’s director of product management for civic innovation and social impact, the Washington Post reports. According to Hannon’s LinkedIn, her focus areas include improving natural disaster response around the world and helping cities to be transparent in elections, sharing ballots, candidates, and results globally.
As part of Clinton’s predicted campaign, Hannon will create digital tools to engage with supporters and voters while also fundraising and gathering information. She’ll join a team of tech-savvy women leading Clinton’s digital strategy team. Katie Dowd has been tapped as digital director, with Jenna Lowenstein as her deputy. Dowd is a longtime Clinton aide, while Lowenstein comes from Emily’s List, where she ran social media and broke the organization’s fundraising records in 2014. We can’t wait to see what these women achieve when they work together!