THURSDAY LUNCHEON SPEAKER - Nicole Derse - Presidential Primary Process
Nicole Derse is a Founding Principal of 50+1 Strategies whose 17-year long career has been focused on helping candidates, communities and causes win on issues that matter. Throughout her career, Nicole has brought effective and inspired community engagement to local, state and national campaigns. She was one of the first staffers for Obama for America in 2007, the National Training Director for Organizing for America and a Senior Advisor on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 primary campaign. She has worked on important issues across California as well, from stem cell research to affordable housing to workers rights.
In 2015, Nicole was awarded the American Association of Political Consultants’ (AAPC) “40 under 40 Award” for her work leading successful campaigns throughout California and across the country. The following year, she won the AAPC’s “Ballot Measure Campaign of the Year Award” for her work leading the San Francisco campaign to support home sharing. She has also received the San Francisco Women’s Political Committee Visionary Award.