About the Speaker: Roger Fisk
Roger Fisk was hired as the National Director of Special Events in what would become a history making Finance Department. Here he managed a nationwide grass-roots fundraising team that revolutionized modern political fundraising, totaling $100 million in 11 months while building the largest donor base in American history.
Fisk supervised teams in 27 states with direct managerial responsibility for event and advertising budgets, site selection, appropriation of staff resources, cultivation of targeted free media, coordination of web outreach, and collaboration with local, state and national elected officials. He also served as principal liaison with US Secret Service and local law enforcement, and was directly responsible for coordinating and managing media’s coverage of over 150 events across the country.
In the fall of 2007 he was asked to focus on a critical early state, becoming the Director of Scheduling and Advance in New Hampshire where Senator Obama was behind significantly. Here he managed a full time staff and was in charge of creating, promoting and implementing the NH trips of Senator Obama.
Roger concluded his service to the campaign by returning home to Massachusetts as State Director where he hired and managed a full time staff with oversight of all political relationships, press activity, field activity and exporting of thousands of volunteers a week to New Hampshire and other battleground states.
These experiences provide Mr. Fisk with a deep understanding of 21st century presidential politics and the rapidly shifting cultural landscape they play out on. A sought after public speaker who combines humor and deep insight into American politics, Fisk has already shared his insights with audiences such as Americans Abroad in Zurich and the Harvard Business School. He holds a BS and MS from Suffolk University in Boston.
Fisk coordinated trips for surrogates such as Senator Ted Kennedy and rap impresario Russell Simmons while coordinating Senator Obama's appearances on Larry King Live, 60 Minutes, Good Morning America and The Daily Show.