Communications and Public Relations in Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Neil Sroka is the Communications Director of Democracy for America,a member-driven, people-powered progressive political action committee with 1 million members nationwide committed to taking on income inequality, money in politics, and structural racism.
He never planned on working in politics, but after doing one of the first studies of blogging and the U.S. Congress for his undergraduate thesis, Neil got a job with Joe Trippi, one of the first Democratic political operatives to realize the potential of the Internet.
Since 2006, Neil has directed digital efforts on President Barack Obama's primary campaigns in South Carolina & Ohio; managed trailblazing social media projects at MoveOn.org; and served in the Obama administration as the U.S. Department of Commerce's first Director of New Media.
Neil left government and returned to campaign politics in 2010 -- first, as the Communications Director for Ann McLane Kuster's first campaign for Congress, and then serving as the Press Secretary of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee during the 2012 election cycle. He joined Democracy for America in February 2013.
In 2015, Neil and his wife, Christine Jacobs, decided to leave Washington, DC and move to Christine's hometown of Grosse Pointe Farms, MI.
Today, Neil is a member of the Rotary Club of Grosse Pointe, an active volunteer in WeGP (Welcoming Everyone Grosse Pointe), an alternate delegate to the Michigan Democratic Party's State Central Committee, and serves as a board member of the Grosse Pointe Democratic Club. When he's not attending meetings, he's either doing really mediocre Double Unders at St. Clair Shore CrossFit, getting in a quick Peloton ride, or trying to keep up with his two-year-old daughter, Frances.