SiX Welcomes Two New Staff Members: Press Secretary Margaret Ann Morgan and Deputy Director of Strategic Engagement Mandela Barnes

December 2016 in , , , , ,

As the SiX staff continues to grow, we are thrilled to announce two new members of the team: Press Secretary Margaret Ann Morgan and Deputy Director of Strategic Engagement Mandela Barnes.

Barnes most recently served in the Wisconsin State Assembly. During his tenure there, he authored legislation to protect voting rights, provide small businesses with tax relief, safeguard children’s health, enhance public safety, encourage responsible gun ownership, and ban employment discrimination – along with a number of other policies. He served on the Committees on Corrections, Education, Jobs & the Economy, and Small Business Development and was also chairman of the legislature’s Black and Latino Caucus. Barnes is active in a number of organizations serving the Milwaukee area and has been recognized by NewDEAL as one of America’s top pro-growth progressive leaders.

Prior to joining SiX, Morgan served as press secretary for Correct The Record, a strategic research and rapid response team designed to defend Hillary Clinton from baseless attacks. There, she placed top surrogates on national networks during the 2016 campaign and assisted with rapid response communication. Morgan moved to Washington, D.C. after her time as a journalist in her home state of Mississippi, where she was the state’s top television reporter at WDAM in Hattiesburg, covering local and state politics and education policy.

Check out this POLITICO write-up on Morgan joining the SiX team.