President of America Votes
Greg Speed is the president of America Votes. He has led AV as president, and previously as executive director, since late 2007.
Under Greg's leadership, AV has experienced significant growth as an organization, partnership network, and a pillar of progressive infrastructure nationally and in the states. He has led the development of a strong and stable fundraising base, and built robust campaign operations and coordination of independent programs delivering millions of voter contacts.
Previously, Greg served as communications director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in the 2004 election cycle. Greg worked as press secretary for Congressman Martin Frost during his tenure as Democratic Caucus Chair.
A foremost progressive expert on the redistricting process, Greg has led AV and allies' multi-tiered strategy nationally and in key states to impact redistricting. Previously, he directed communications for IMPAC 2000, the national Democratic redistricting project in 2001-2002. He has also worked in numerous states leading public education advocacy campaigns as national communications director for Communities for Quality Education (CQE).
Greg currently serves on the boards of Priorities USA, ProgressNow, and the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center. He was raised in "Chicagoland" and is a proud alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He and his wife, Lona Valmoro, reside on Capitol Hill with their two children.