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Dee Dee BenkieRepublican Strategist // Indiana National Committeewoman // Former President of the National Federation of Young Republicans
Indiana National Committeewoman Dee Dee Benkie is a dynamic political leader with a long record of success at every level of Republican activism. From the White House halls in Washington DC to the Versailles town hall of her heartland home in Southern Indiana, Dee Dee has utilized her excellent communication skills and technology savvy to advance the Republican cause.
John HlinkoDemocratic Strategist/Founder of Left Action
John Hlinko is President and CEO of Hlinko Consulting where he advises a range of clients including PR firms, Fortune 500 companies and national advocacy organizations. John was a Senior Advisor to General Wesley Clark's Presidential campaign and founded "DraftWesleyClark.com, one of the most successful grassroots movements in American political history. He was also a consultant to Barak Obama's President Barack Oabama's 2008 Presidential campaign, Senator John Edwards Presidential campaign and has advised the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. John is also the founder of Left Action, a network of more than one million progressive activists that was grown primarily through the use of viral marketing. In recognition of his work, PR Week named him as one of the top five "PR Professional of The Year. The American Association of Political Consultants awarded him its prestigious "Pollie" an award for excellence in public affairs. In 2004, he was named one of the world's top 25, "individuals, organizations and companies that are having the greatest impact on the way the Internet is changing politics," by the World Forum on e-Democracy. John holds a BA from Wesleyan University and an MA in public policy from Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Hlinko lives in New York City.