Nov 27, 2006

My Resume

Sean Finnerty

Work Experience

Lancman for Assembly – Fresh Meadows, NY March 2006- December 2006

Campaign Manager

  • Scheduled candidate’s events and set the candidate’s priorities. Wrote and executed field plan. Was the liaison to labor and political organizations, wrote press releases for local media. Hired, trained and managed paid petitioners. Recruited and managed volunteers and interns.

Mark Peters for Brooklyn DA - Brooklyn, NY April 2005 – September 2005

Field Director

  • Hired, trained, and managed 10 paid canvassers/petitioners. Recruited volunteers from personal interactions with the candidate.

  • Wrote the field plan, with 200,000 targeted primary voters and executed the plan.

Grassroots Campaigns Inc - Tampa, FL January 2005 – March 2005

Political Consultant

  • Mobilized Florida PIRG members to write letters to local media and to their Representatives & Senators in Congress as well as to attend rallies regarding the energy bill.

  • Organize media events in the Tampa area.

America Coming Together - Newark, OH February 2004 – November 2004

Multi-County Field Director

  • Hired, trained and supervised a staff of 20 paid canvassers to contact voters in 6 counties of the eastern exurbs of Columbus, OH.

  • Ensured all employees and volunteers were in compliance with FEC rulings of a 527 non-profit organization.

  • Responsible for the office's spending and budget.

Finnerty for Town Board Committee – Clifton Park, NY May 2003 – November 2003


  • Acted as campaign manager, treasurer and field director for campaign of at-large town council seat of town of 33,000 people. Knocked on over 3,500 doors, and had direct contact with 1000 voters.

Chellie Pingree for U. S. Senate – Portland, ME May 2002 – November 2002 Field Organizer

  • Canvassed door-to-door to persuade targeted voters to support Chellie Pingree

  • Recruited 11 volunteers to canvass, 17 volunteers to phone bank

  • Created phone banks for Penobscot, Kennebec, Piscataquis, Hancock, and Aroostook counties

  • Organized and implemented canvasses of paid staff and volunteers throughout the Greater Bangor area contacting nearly 15,000 voters face-to-face and 25,000 voters by phone

MediaCom – New York, NY May 2001 – May 2002

Assistant Media Buyer

  • Executed final details of national television ad time with Network and Syndicator Sales department.

  • Recorded movements of ads within proprietary Netrep computer system with data collected from Nielsen ratings to compare with guaranteed output of ad inventory

Evan Davis Campaign Committee – New York, NY May 1998September 1998

Petition Manager

  • Collected and organized petitions for a state -wide Attorney General election.

  • Shared supervision over thirty paid petitioners.

  • Maintained a database of constituents.

Education Fordham University, Bronx, NY

B.A. Communications, May 2001

Special Training 21st Century Democratic Field Campaign Training: Intensive training focused on the essentials of running a field campaign including; volunteer recruitment, earned media event planning, analysis of voter files, and letter-to-the-editor campaigning, as well as budgeting time, money, people & other resources.

Skills MS Excel, Word, Access, Voter file analysis, Volunteer recruitment, staff management,

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