2010 Campaign Bootcamp

Campaign Bootcamp is a three-day nonpartisan training that gives young people the opportunity to experience a practical introduction to what it's like to work on and run a political campaign.

Hands-on workshops are taught by active political professionals on topics such as campaign management, finding your campaign narrative, crafting your field plan, volunteer management, fundraising, and more.

The New Politics Forum's Campaign Bootcamp also features a unique, interactive component where participants work together on mock campaign teams to craft a real-life campaign plan for their candidate. At the end of the weekend, teams present their plans to our mock "Texas Campaign Commission" of political professionals to try and win their endorsement.

Here are our speakers from the 2010 Campaign Bootcamp:


James Aldrete. President, Message, Audience & Presentation

Matt Angle. President and Owner, Angle and Associates

Daniel Becka. Director of Advocacy, Texas Exes

Kevin Burnette. CEO, Gulf Direct

Liz Chadderdon. President, The Chadderdon Group

John Doner. President, JDA Research and John Donor & Associates, Inc.

Will Franklin. President, Franklin Strategy Group

Matt Glazer. Executive Director, Austin Young Chamber of Commerce

Mark Harkrider. Independent Lobbyist

Eva Hernandez-Simmons. Senior Field Organizing Manager, Sierra Club

Frank Guerra. CEO, Guerra DeBerry Coody

Dr. Roderick Hart. Dean, Moody College of Communications at The University of Texas at Austin

Will Ikard. Associate, Masciola Campaign Consulting LLC

Ramey Ko. Attorney, Jung Ko PLLC

Rebecca Leal. Partner, Rylo Consulting

Susan Lilly. President, Lilly & Company

Karl-Thomas Musselman. Owner, Burnt Orange Report

Katie Naranjo. CEO and Founding Partner, GNI Strategies LLC

Bill Noble. President and CEO, Noble Strategic Partners

Chris Perkins. Partner, WPA Opinion Research

Howard Prince, II. Clinical Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin

Jenifer Sarver. Chief of Staff to Karen Hughes, Burson-Marsteller Austin Office

Julie Shussler. Corporate Communications Coordinator, Spurs Sports & Entertainment

Matt Smelser. Senior Communications Manager for Gulf and Southeast Oceans Program, Environmental Defense Fund

Tim Sorrells. Partner, The Tuggey Group LLP

Jason Stanford. Owner, Stanford Campaigns

Tayna Tarr. Director of Legislative & Political Mobilization, Texas American Federation of Teachers

Genevieve Van Cleve. General Consultant, Sarah Eckhardt for Travis County Judge