Samantha Kersul will serve as TechNet’s Executive Director for Washington and the Northwest effective August 19. Based in Olympia, she will oversee TechNet’s state advocacy and political activities in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming, and manage issue advocacy, government affairs, events, policy analysis, political fundraising, membership relations, coalition building, and media relations. Samantha brings more than a decade of policy and political campaign experience to TechNet. She most recently served as Director of Development and Operations for the Washington Senate Democratic Campaign, where she was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the $3 million fundraising program in support of Democratic candidates for the State Senate. Previously, she was Executive Legislative Assistant to a Washington State Senator where she was integral to advancing the senator’s legislative priorities, communicating the senator’s accomplishments, and managing constituent cases. Samantha has also managed various candidates’ campaigns for the Washington State Legislature, worked as a policy session aide in both the State House and Senate, and served as a community organizer for a clean energy advocacy nonprofit.
Executive Director, Washington and the Northwest (effective August 19)