Board of Directors

 

Making Tarrant county better For All of Us

Allison Campolo

President

Allison Campolo was born and raised in Irving, TX. The daughter of a political family, Allison grew up knocking doors and stuffing letters for Democratic candidates in Dallas County as her father ran for judge from 2002-2006. She saw firsthand how collaborative efforts can turn a red county blue.

While finishing her PhD in biomedical science, Allison and her husband moved to Tarrant County to be closer to his job. After running for office herself in the State Senate District 10 primary in 2018, she went on to manage the coordinated campaign for Tarrant County Democrats. This coalition of candidates and volunteers led to flipping 3 districts in the county, and Beto taking the county. Passionate about bringing this coalition-building potential to the 2020 cycle in Tarrant County, Allison formed the Tarrant Together PAC in order to empower all voters.

Jana Lynne Sanchez

Director of Finance

Jana Lynne is a communications and fundraising specialist, having advised executives at major corporations across the US and Europe, as well as numerous political candidates in Texas and California. She’s also been a candidate for US Congress (TX06 in 2018) so she very much understands the challenges of the people who she now advises.

Jana Lynne previously founded and ran CitySavvy Ltd, a public relations agency in London and Amsterdam and was a political fundraiser in California at the beginning of her career. She spent more than a decade in between as a journalist, working for such prestigious outlets as The Baltimore Sun and Reuters. In 2014, she returned to Texas, to her home town of Waxahachie. She now combines her professional experience as a communications person and a fundraiser with her passion for helping Democrats win.

Veronica Penrod

Director of Communications

Veronica is a marketing and design professional with over 15 years experience with creative development, marketing, and social media. Veronica was recently the Campaign Manager for Vanessa Adia, candidate for US Congress in Fort Worth’s congressional district 12. Through her work on the campaign, Veronica became a seasoned political force, making connections and inspiring voters and volunteers throughout Tarrant County.

Veronica is also a fierce advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and has previously served on the board as Media Director for Tarrant County Gay Pride Association. A TCU alumni, Veronica lives in southwest Fort Worth with her family while working full time as the Creative Director for a Chicago-based communications agency.

Vanessa Adia

Community Outreach Committee

Vanessa is an award-winning teacher who serves at her neighborhood public middle school and teaches her daughters and students to study hard and dream big. In 2017, she realized that if she wanted her kids to keep dreaming big, she needed to do everything she could to remove the obstacles that keep her students and children from achieving their version of the American Dream. With a crew of volunteers and staff that were new to politics, she waged a run for Congressional District 12 in Fort Worth that focused on building relationships with neighbors and inspiring them to use their political power by voting. Tarrant Together is a continuation of that mission and Vanessa is proud to join in the efforts of inspiring and our empowering our neighbors to use their vote. As Vanessa says, “Our voices have power, and when we stand together, that power is amplified.”

Nancy Bean

Community Outreach Committee

Nancy is a daughter of the Texas prairie and the grandchild of Texas dust bowl farmers. Nancy’s parents were both first generation high school graduates and first generation college graduates. Her father was a minister and her mother a teacher. Nancy, along with her husband of 41 years, Dr. Alan Bean, spent their careers fighting for justice for their neighbors including founding the non-profit, Friends of Justice. And they raised their three children to do the same.

Nancy served as educator and school counselor for nearly 25 years before starting her own counseling practice, Whole Heart Solutions. Nancy ran for State Board of Education in 2014 to fight for public education and continued the fight running for HD 93 rep in 2016 and 2018.

Heather Buen

Community Outreach Committee

Heather Buen prides herself as an egalitarian and champion of working families. Heather is an award-winning former lifestyle blogger, where she once owned and operated “Dallas Single Mom.” As a family lifestyle writer for CBS DFW, CW33, Examiner.com and other online publications; Heather has always given critical advice and knowledge in helping working moms balance their careers, families, self-care and community advocacy. Heather has worked on numerous candidate campaigns for the Democratic Party and is a Field Organizer in Tarrant County. She also serves as a member of the Landmark Preservation Committee for the City of Hurst.

As a working parent, Heather is committed to finding solutions for healthcare access for children, while ensuring that services are not cut for seniors. She wants to ensure that public schools and our veteran’s programs are both adequately funded. She is an advocate for trade and apprenticeship programs for our youth, our people of color, and women entering labor fields that are experiencing extreme labor shortages presently.

Gwenn Burud

Community Outreach Committee

A proud native of Fort Worth, Gwenn wears a variety of hats including wife, mother, deaf education teacher, activist, and most recently, the 2018 Democratic nominee for Texas Senate District 9.

Now it’s time to continue the work of insuring the citizens of Tarrant County have the tools they need to let their voices be heard at the polls. Gwenn believes that our system of checks and balances is being dismantled, leaving us unprotected.” She is particularly concerned to see Texas legislators making extreme cuts to public education, which has led to underfunded school systems and overcrowded classrooms, overwhelmed teachers, and underserved students. Gwenn, is committed to making real progress on this issue and in other areas that make a real difference in the lives of real people.

Beth Llewellyn McLaughlin

Community Outreach Committee

Beth is an award-winning retired public school teacher. She taught for 32 years, 29 of them at Southwest High School in Fort Worth. At 17 she spent a year as an exchange student in France, which led her to pursue a degree in French, German, and Political Science at the University of Nebraska. Beth’s passion for public education, social justice, equality for women, and access to healthcare inspired her to run for State Representative in Texas House District 97 in Southwest Fort Worth in 2018. Currently, Beth is a caregiver for her husband John, a cancer survivor. She is also honored to serve as a volunteer docent at the Kimbell Art Museum.

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Paid for by Tarrant Together PAC. Treasurer, Allison Campolo.