MEET THE TEAM
Built on decades of experience in the labor movement, progressive community organizing, and Democratic politics and policy, The Organizing Group offers comprehensive political consulting services to candidates, unions and other progressive organizations. We leverage political and legislative strategy, “grass tops” outreach, and a full range of integrated campaign elements to achieve the goals of our clients.
Steve Rosenthal, President
For nearly 30 years, Steve Rosenthal has been at the center of progressive Democratic politics and policy, having served as the founder and CEO of America Coming Together (ACT) one of the largest voter mobilization campaigns in Democratic history, as the innovative political director of the AFL-CIO, and currently as founder and president of The Atlas Project.
Steve is founder and president of The Organizing Group, a consulting firm that works with labor unions and other progressive organizations, and he is the president of Working for Us PAC, whose mission is to hold members of Congress accountable to the populist vision at the heart of the Democratic Party.
Steve has been described by the New York Times as one of the Democratic Party's "smartest and most influential strategists" and by the Washington Post as, "one of the party's best-known voter turnout specialists."
Beginning in 1981, Steve spent eleven years working for the Communications Workers of America, where he started as an organizer and ended as Administrative Assistant to former-CWA President Morton Bahr. During the first three years of the Clinton Administration Steve served as Associate Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Labor where he acted as former-Secretary Robert Reich's chief advisor on policy and legislation related to unions.
Prior to his tenure at CWA Steve managed and consulted with congressional, state and local campaigns in his home state of New York and also worked for the New York State Legislature. Steve has worked in every Democratic presidential effort since 1972.
Jenna Fullmer, Chief Operating Officer
Jenna joined The Organizing Group in May 2007. In addition to writing voter contact plans, Jenna coordinates all aspects of campaigns including direct mail, phones, polling, paid media, online and field. In addition to her role as Senior Associate at TOG, Jenna also manages the activities of several independent expenditure committees including Working for Us PAC and They Work for Us PAC. Jenna has managed several campaigns throughout the country since joining the team.
Previously, Jenna worked for two Washington-based Democratic fundraising firms. At Christensen & Associates, she coordinated events and managed donor databases for the congressional campaigns of Reps. Zach Space (OH-18) and Jerry McNerney (CA-11). At the Arum Group, LLC, Jenna organized events, wrote direct mail pieces, and assisted numerous members of Congress with large donor fundraising. In particular, she worked closely with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Leadership PAC. She has also worked for several Democratic state legislative campaigns in Virginia.
Jenna is a native of South Jersey and a dedicated Philadelphia Phillies Fan. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from American University with a degree in Political Science.
Andrew Alquesta, Associate
Andrew Alquesta is the most recent addition to The Organizing Group team joining in January of 2012. Andrew manages the day-today operations for TOG and provides research for our clients. Originally from North Canaan, Connecticut, Andrew graduated with honors from UConn with a degree in English and political science. He previously interned in the District Office of Congressman Chris Murphy (CT-05), and worked as a writer for the Civic Life Project, which seeks to increase civic involvement in high school and college students through documentary film production. He's also an enthusiastic fan of UConn basketball and Boston Red Sox baseball.