Priorities USA Announces New Staff

May 28, 2021

Priorities USA is announcing additional key staff members as the organization continues to expand in its mission to communicate the Biden administration and Democrats’ transformative vision, hold Republicans accountable for stifling necessary progress and protect the right to vote for millions of Americans.

The growing team will include:

Chelsea Bukowski will serve as Director of Analytics, leading media targeting, creative testing, competitive tracking, and modeling. She joins Priorities after three years of running data and measurement strategy for clients like NextGen America and House Majority PAC at Bully Pulpit Interactive.

Eliana Locke will serve as National Press Secretary. She was previously Deputy Press Secretary for Priorities USA during the 2020 election cycle and before that was a member of Beto O’Rourke’s presidential campaign communications team. Her role will include coordinating the Priorities USA press operation, assisting with messaging strategy, and acting as a spokesperson for the organization.

Jacqueline Grimsley will serve as Chief Operating Officer. She joins Priorities after four years with Alliance for Youth Action, where she most recently served as Deputy Executive Director of Organizational Strategy.

Mark Sheridan will serve as Research Manager, heading up opposition research and leading Priorities’ efforts to detail the Biden administration’s impact as American communities thrive under the “Build Back Better” agenda. Mark was Deputy Research Director for Priorities during the 2020 cycle and previously worked at Senate Majority PAC.

“After our historic successes in 2018 and 2020, I am proud that Priorities USA is building a top-notch team to continue to reach and engage voters ahead of the midterm elections,” said Danielle Butterfield, Executive Director of Priorities USA. “As our organization continues to grow, we will redouble our efforts to protect and expand Democratic majorities, safeguard voting rights for every American, and strengthen the entire progressive movement. I am confident that each new member of our team will be an invaluable asset to Priorities’ mission.”