Mindy Finn

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Original short description: "American academic"

Template:Infobox officeholder Mindy Lisa Finn[1] (born February 10, 1981)[2] is an American entrepreneur and digital media strategist, who was a candidate for Vice President of the United States in the 2016 election as the running mate of Independent Evan McMullin.

Early life and education

Finn grew up in Kingwood, Texas, a suburb of Houston.[3] She holds a master's degree in political management from George Washington University and a bachelor's degree from Boston University.[4]

Finn and her husband David Feinberg have two sons and one daughter.[5]

Career

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Finn appearing with Ellen S. Miller, Sascha Meinrath, and Craig Newmark at a New America event in 2009

Finn's work focuses on technology's impact on politics and democracy for good, and she has built tools and programs to empower groups and individuals to organize and shape policy. Finn is co-founder of Stand Up Republic, a leading organization creating systems to unite Americans across the political spectrum to defend and advance democracy, inspire responsible, unifying leaders and sustain a healthy, pluralistic society. Finn founded Empowered Women, a non-profit working to expand and diversify the conversation on women's equality to build a more inclusive pipeline of civic leaders through which she sits on the board of ReflectUS.[6] Finn previously worked at Twitter heading up strategic partnerships in Washington, D.C., and specializing in business development. She was recently[when?] named one of "50 Politicos to Watch" by POLITICO and a "Tech Titan" by the Washingtonian magazine. Finn has also been named one of the Best in Digital by FamousDC.

Finn was a founding partner of Engage, an online media strategy company.[7] She sold her stake in Engage to pursue an opportunity at Twitter in late 2011.

Finn is currently based in Washington, D.C.

Finn has worked on and led digital programs for President George W. Bush and Governor Mitt Romney.[3]

She began her career as a Congressional correspondent for the Waterbury, Connecticut Republican-American and as a staffer for Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX).[8]

Finn is a panelist and lecturer and has spoken at:

2016 vice presidential candidacy

Finn with Evan McMullin

In 2016, Finn was chosen as the running mate of independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin.[10] The ticket finished fifth in the popular vote with 0.54%, appearing on the ballot in 11 states and a write-in status in 32 other states plus the District of Columbia. In all but two states the ticket received less than 2% of the vote. In Utah the ticket received 21.5% of the vote, and in Idaho the ticket received 6.7% of the vote.

Recognition

Finn was named a "Tech Titan" by the Washingtonian in 2011, a "Rising Star" by Campaigns & Elections in 2007, and a "Top 10 Political Powerhouse under 30" by Glamour.[11]

In addition, Finn has appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, C-SPAN, NPR and other media channels to provide political commentary.[3] She is regularly quoted in print publications, including Politico.[12][13][14]

She has been profiled in numerous publications, including National Journal,[15] Campaigns & Elections,[8] and the Washington Post.[16]

References

  1. "Mindy Lisa Finn". https://www.geni.com/people/Mindy/6000000048213833883. Retrieved 26 October 2016. 
  2. "Mindy Finn". LinkedIn. https://www.linkedin.com/in/mindyfinn?authType=name&authToken=02ih&trk=prof-sb-browse_map-name. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Who Runs Gov: Mindy Finn". Archived from the original on 2011-06-29. https://web.archive.org/web/20110629010710/http://www.whorunsgov.com/Profiles/Mindy_Finn. 
  4. "The Arena: Politico biography for Mindy Finn". http://www.politico.com/arena/bio/mindy_finn.html. 
  5. "10 Truths About Mindy Finn, the Jewish, Pro-Life Texan Running for Vice-President". forward.com. http://forward.com/news/351872/10-truths-about-mindy-finn-the-jewish-pro-life-texan-running-for-vice-presi/. 
  6. "Independent presidential candidate names Jewish running mate". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. October 10, 2016. http://www.jta.org/2016/10/10/news-opinion/politics/mindy-finn-named-running-mate-for-independent-presidential-candidiate. 
  7. "Enage". engagedc.com. http://www.engagedc.com. Retrieved October 9, 2016. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Mindy Finn Helps Bring GOP into the Digital Age"Template:Dead link
  9. "SXSW Panel Voting: Down to the Wire". Engage. 2 September 2011. http://enga.ge/team-2/sxsw-panel-voting-down-to-the-wire/. 
  10. "Presidential Candidate Evan McMullin Picks Mindy Finn as Running Mate". ABC News. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/presidential-candidate-evan-mcmullin-picks-mindy-finn-running/story?id=42629024. Retrieved October 7, 2016. 
  11. Jenning, Linda Kramer. "How to Love a Crazy Job". Glamour. http://www.glamour.com/sex-love-life/2007/12/love-a-crazy-job?currentPage=4&__mode=red. Retrieved October 9, 2016. 
  12. "Smear sites hit the campaign trail". Politico. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0511/55136.html. Retrieved October 9, 2016. 
  13. "Obama faces brave new Web world". Politico. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/51594.html. Retrieved October 9, 2016. 
  14. "CNN-tea party debate draws criticism". Politico. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1210/46602.html. Retrieved October 9, 2016. 
  15. "Making Politics Hip: Republican Mindy Finn says the first impulse of political strategists should be to think digitally". http://www.nationaljournal.com/magazine/mindy-finn-think-digitally-20110421. 
  16. Vargas, Jose Antonio (May 4, 2007). "Meet the OPOs". The Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/05/03/AR2007050302546.html. Retrieved October 9, 2016. 

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