Over our 16 years of business, TargetPoint has assembled an incredibly talented team of political and advocacy professionals to work on behalf of our clients. Maintaining this talent level means being open to change; both in adding new skills and experiences, while also providing opportunities to find and embrace new challenges outside of TargetPoint. We wanted to take this opportunity to let you know about some of these exciting changes.
First, we want to thank Samantha Zaleski for all her hard work and dedication over the past four years and wish her the best on joining the team at Unlocking Potential, founded by Carly Fiorina, as a Director of Special Projects. We will also miss David Fetters, who has taken his specialization in data and analytics back home to Ohio. Additionally, we congratulate Nick Bolger on his return to Michigan with a new role as a legislative assistant to House Speaker Lee Chatfield. While they are leaving the TargetPoint firm, they will always be part of the TargetPoint family, and we wish them all the best.
We also want to welcome some fresh faces who bring new skills, insights, and ideas to our team. We look forward to sharing their skills with our clients.
Business Intelligence Project Manager
As the Business Intelligence Project Manager for TargetPoint, Carter works to turn our data into actionable information through insightful data visualization, and is responsible for creating in-depth, visually interactive reports for our clients.
Carter’s career at the intersection of data and politics began in 2012 as Data Coordinator for the RNC’s field program in North Carolina for the Romney campaign. He also worked to help elect Thom Tillis to the Senate as Data Director in 2014. Prior to joining the TargetPoint team, Carter worked in the Data Department at the RNC for close to four years, where he was devoted to helping campaigns and sister committees leverage the power of business intelligence.
Carter earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Clemson University. On Saturdays in the fall, you can usually find him glued to a television watching his beloved Tigers.
Project Manager-Database Administrator
Taylor is an important team member as a Project Manager-Database Administrator. Previously, he worked for The Data Trust where he spent three years managing their data infrastructure. His experience includes overseeing multiple SQL servers, automating ETL flows in the Azure environment and delivering data to clients.
During the 2018 election cycle, Taylor oversaw processing of absentee and early voting data for more than 100 elections nationwide. He’s applying this experience at TargetPoint and enjoys discovering new ways to positively impact data processes.
Sooner born and bred, Taylor earned a B.B.A. in Economics from The University of Oklahoma. Having always had an interest in politics and public policy, he now enjoys calling the DC metro area home. He loves reading books, going out with friends and discovering new perspectives and places.
As a Data Analyst, Danielle brings value to TargetPoint with a specialization in utilizing GIS and geocoding to show political trends throughout the nation. Her experience working with the National Office of Geo-Strategic Analytics brings additional value to TargetPoint’s statistical analytics.
Danielle earned her degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she found her love and interest for politics and statistics.
As a Data Analyst, James helps build voter models and geo-strategic analysis. His experience working with the National Office of Geo-Strategic Analytics brings value to our MicroTargeting analytics.
Prior to joining TargetPoint, James attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he majored in Statistics and Computer Science. His programming experience has helped him develop unique problem-solving abilities and make effective timely solutions. In his free time, he enjoys golfing and cheering on the Wisconsin Badgers.