Neil Sroka is the Communications Director of Democracy for America, the one-million member, national political action committee founded in 2004 by Governor Howard Dean.
He never thought of actually working in politics, but after doing one of the first studies of blogging and the U.S. Congress for his undergraduate thesis, Neil ended up working for Joe Trippi, one of the first Democratic political operatives to realize the potential of the Internet.
Since then, 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.
In 2010, Neil left government and returned to campaign politics -- first, as the Communications Director for Ann McLane Kuster's 2010 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 January 2013.
He lives in Washington, DC with his wife, Christine Jacobs, and cat, Magellan.