Mindy Finn

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Mindy Finn
Mindy Finn at Personal Democracy Forum 2011.jpg
Mindy Finn at the Personal Democracy Forum in June 2011.
Born Mindy Lisa Finn[1]
(1981-02-10) February 10, 1981 (age 37)[2]
Kingwood, Houston, Texas, U.S.
Nationality American
Education
Occupation Digital media strategist, politician
Known for
  • Empowered Women (founder)
  • Engage (co-founder with Patrick Ruffini)
Political party
Board member of
  • Empowered Women (chairperson of board of directors)
  • Democracy Fund (advisory board)
Spouse(s) David Feinberg (m. 2009)
Children 2

Mindy Finn is an American conservative entrepreneur and digital media strategist, who is a candidate for Vice President of the United States in the 2016 election as the running mate of 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.[5]

Career

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

Mindy Finn is founder and current president of Empowered Women, a non-profit working to expand and diversify the conversation on feminism and women's equality.[6] Finn previously worked at Twitter heading up strategic partnerships in Washington, D.C., and specializing in business development. She was recently 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 left Engage to pursue an opportunity at Twitter in late 2011.

Finn is currently based in Washington, D.C. Most of Finn’s work focuses on technology’s impact on politics and democracy, and she has built tools and programs to empower individuals to organize and shape policy.

Finn has worked on or 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 the South by Southwest Interactive conference,[9] the Personal Democracy Forum, the Brookings Institution, the Edelman Academic Summit, the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University, the Milken Institute, the American Political Science Association Summit, Kellogg’s Media Management Center at Northwestern University, the New Politics Institute at the University of Texas, the American Association of Political Consultants, Politics Online, Konrad Adenauer Foundation (Germany), and Fundacion Global Democracia y Desarrollo (Dominican Republic).

In 2016, Finn was chosen as the running mate of independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin.[10]

Recognition

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

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  2. "Mindy Finn". LinkedIn.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Who Runs Gov: Mindy Finn". whorunsgov.com.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "The Arena: Politico biography for Mindy Finn". Politico.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "10 Truths About Mindy Finn, the Jewish, Pro-Life Texan Running for Vice-President". forward.com.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Independent presidential candidate names Jewish running mate". October 10, 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Enage". engagedc.com. Retrieved October 9, 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Mindy Finn Helps Bring GOP into the Digital Age"
  9. Engage (2 September 2011). "SXSW Panel Voting: Down to the Wire - Engage".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "Presidential Candidate Evan McMullin Picks Mindy Finn as Running Mate". ABC News. Retrieved October 7, 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. Jenning, Linda Kramer. "How to Love a Crazy Job". glamour.com. Retrieved October 9, 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. "Smear sites hit the campaign trail". Politico. Retrieved October 9, 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  13. "Obama faces brave new Web world". Politico. Retrieved October 9, 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  14. "CNN-tea party debate draws criticism". Politico. Retrieved October 9, 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  15. "Making Politics Hip: Republican Mindy Finn says the first impulse of political strategists should be to think digitally". National Journal.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  16. Vargas, Jose Antonio (May 4, 2007). "Meet the OPOs". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 9, 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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