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Crystal Patterson | Board Chair - Washington, DC

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Crystal Patterson, Global Civic Partnerships Manager at Facebook, and Chair of the Board of Directors at VoteRunLead. As a senior level communications and political professional with extensive experience in strategic communications, including earned and paid media, new media, social networking, rapid response and crisis communications, as well as fundraising and development communications, polling, research and activist engagement, Crystal is uniquely qualified to help guide VoteRunLead’s technology-based training modules and outreach. Prior to her years with Facebook, Crystal was the communications director at the Center for American Progress, the communications director for the U.S. Congress, managing director with Petel & Co., a political consulting firm, and a strategic communications specialist with the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Government from Northwestern University and resides in the Washington, D.C. area.