Our Directors

#LeadershipForTomorrow

Jeremy Bird

Jeremy Bird is CEO and a Founding Partner at 270 Strategies with extensive experience working with startups, domestic and international political campaigns, labor and policy organizations, and Fortune 500 companies. He helped launch 270 Strategies after serving as the national field director for the 2012 re-election campaign of President Barack Obama.

Dubbed the campaign's "Field General" by Rolling Stone magazine, Jeremy was listed among "The Obama Campaign's Real Heroes" and has been cited as "a former Harvard divinity student who took to political organizing as though it were his higher calling." In 2013, he was featured in Fortune magazine's "40 Under 40" list, which highlights 40 individuals the magazine considers to be the most influential executives and "the year's most important young innovators, risk-takers, and rule-breakers in business."

Jeremy is the founder of Battleground Texas, a long-term grassroots effort to get out the vote and register millions of Texans whose voices have been silenced in the political process. His work with the organization has garnered extensive media attention, including in The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalPOLITICOThe Colbert ReportMSNBC, and Bloomberg News.

Jeremy serves on the Board of Directors of iVote, a voting rights organization dedicated to the notion that every eligible citizen should vote. He explored the issue of voting rights as part of his 2014 TEDx Talk and penned an op-ed on the topic for The New Republic, "We Can’t Just Play Defense on Voting Access. It's Time to Make Voting Easier." While at 270, Jeremy has been an advisor on several mayoral, gubernatorial, and Congressional races. He also works on issue campaigns, like the Scouts for Equality’s push to reverse a decades-long anti-gay discrimination policy by the Boy Scouts of America.

Never afraid to take on the most challenging organizing efforts, Jeremy has served as an advisor for organizations across the globe. Most recently, he has been engaged in work with OneVoice, now Darkenu and Zimam Palestine, a movement focused on bringing Israelis and Palestinians together to find a peaceful resolution to the conflict. That work led to a partnership with Victory 2015, an unprecedented grassroots organizing effort that reached out to more than 750,000 targeted voters in the 2015 Israeli elections.

The Wall Street Journal described Jeremy's theory of organizing as "one part data, and one part emotional connection. He keeps close track of which states are making their targets each day, but also preaches the value of relationships - between the campaign and its volunteers, and between volunteers and voters." His contributions to this groundbreaking organizing model led Rolling Stone to recognize him on its 2012 "Hot List," calling him "the Obama campaign's secret weapon" with "a massive army of staff and grassroots volunteers for which Romney has no answer."

Prior to organizing with the President, Jeremy worked for several issue campaigns and candidates at the federal and local level, including the presidential campaigns of then-Senator John Kerry and former Governor Howard Dean. He also has experience advocating for educational equality and worked as a field director for the United Food and Commercial Workers international union.

Jeremy is a graduate of Wabash College, where he serves on the Board of Trustees, and Harvard Divinity School. He grew up in a trailer park in High Ridge, Missouri and is passionate about grassroots politics, traveling the world, and talking about sports - especially his hometown St. Louis Cardinals and his newfound love of soccer.

Sabrina Philson, Campaign Manager

Sabrina Philson is Principal and Co-Founder of Epsilon Advisors, LLC, a management consulting firm founded in 2008, that delivers strategic planning, new business development and maximization of profitability for minority and women-owned businesses and non-profits.  Prior to founding Epsilon Advisors, Sabrina spent a decade at JP Morgan Chase, where she was CFO of the Private Bank Liquidity Products Group and VP of the Strategic Advisory Group. During her tenure, she led an internal consulting team that built profitability management tools used in capacity planning, process reengineering, budgeting and benchmarking. 

 

From 2010-2013, Sabrina was Chief of Staff at Bill Lynch Associates, a NYC campaign management and government affairs firm. 

 

Sabrina has provided strategic planning, board governance and financial management trainings for non-profits and entrepreneurs, since 2005.  Her acumen was recognized by Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education from 2008 through 2010.  There, she presented to charter school leaders from across the United States at the annual Charter Schools Institute.

 

Sabrina resides in Brooklyn, NY, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and an alumna of Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO).  Her volunteer commitments have focused on serving youth of color, with an emphasis on providing financial literacy and entrepreneurship training, through organizations like the Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF) and Beyond the Bling.

Aubrey Tucker, Treasurer

Aubrey Tucker mastered finance at the McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia, and law at Vanderbilt University Law School. He worked as a consultant at Ernst & Young, senior consultant at Cap Gemini, and now managing partner at Tucker & Associates PLLC, focusing on corporate governance. He has served as Finance Director for Friends of Michael Blake in the 2014 NY State Assembly campaign. 

Stephanie Valencia

Stephanie Valencia is one of Washington, DC's leading political strategists, having spent over ten years working on campaigns, in Congress and building coalitions and running issue campaigns from the the White House, Department of Commerce and now the private sector.  

 

Most recently, Stephanie served as Co-Director of Outreach and Engagement for the Clinton-Kaine Transition Project. Prior to serving in the private sector, Stephanie was Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary Penny Pritzker at the U.S. Department of Commerce.  Stephanie also served for almost five years in the White House Office of Public Engagement, as Special Assistant to the President and Principal Deputy Director, overseeing critical engagement around the President’s top priorities such as immigration, Affordable Care Act implementation and confirmation of nominees.  She served in the Office of Public Engagement from day one in 2009 where she originally handled outreach to the Hispanic community, immigration and housing.  

 

Before the Obama Administration, Stephanie served on the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team and was Deputy Latino Vote Director on the 2008 Obama campaign.  Stephanie has also served as Press Secretary to United States Senator Ken Salazar (D-CO), serving as his spokesperson and media advisor.  She also worked in the U.S. House of Representatives Democratic Caucus for Congressmen Rahm Emanuel (D-IL) and John Larson (D-CT), and as Press Secretary to Congresswoman Linda Sanchez (D-CA).

 

Stephanie is a founding member and Co-chair of Latinos44, an alumni association of Obama Latino appointees; a founding board member of Civic Nation and is on the boards of the Center for Community Change Action Fund, the Latino Victory Foundation and the National Network to End Domestic Violence.  


Stephanie started her career in the nation’s capital as a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Fellow for the U.S. Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee, chaired by Senators Tom Dashcle (D-SD) and Hillary Clinton (D-NY). Stephanie, a graduate of Boston College, was born and raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

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