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The Matriots PAC has hired its founding Executive Director!

We are excited to share that The Matriots PAC board of directors has hired Elissa Schneider as our founding Executive Director! Elissa brings the right experiences from both the nonprofit and political worlds that will guide The Matriots as we continue to grow throughout the state and work to get our endorsed candidates elected in 2018 and beyond.

Elissa joins The Matriots with more than a decade of non-profit fundraising experience, most recently serving as director of major gifts with the Mid-Ohio Foodbank and coordinator of annual giving at Columbus State Community College. Prior to this, she worked as a political fundraiser in Ohio and Michigan. She currently serves on the board of trustees for Transit Columbus and is a City of Columbus Commission appointee with the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission. She is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University and holds an MBA from Franklin University. Elissa is an Ohioan, born and raised in Oregon, Ohio and is ready to take on this leadership role with The Matriots in the midst of recent momentum.

“I’m beyond excited to join The Matriots. This organization’s work and vision are inspiring to me, and this organization is needed and important, now, more than ever. With the roots of my career in political campaigns working for women candidates, I have a deep understanding and respect for the candidates. I’ve been in the trenches. I understand the challenges that exist. But I’ve also had the opportunity to experience the transformational effect women have on government. It’s time more women are elected to office in Ohio.”
-Elissa Schneider

Elissa will be responsible for developing and leading the strategy that will elect more women to office, in turn, promoting an economy in which women in Ohio can thrive and prosper. We are thrilled to support Elissa as she steps into this role.