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Jayson T. Williams

Jayson T. Williams

President and CEO

Jayson Williams is a graduate of  St. Mary’s College of Maryland  with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and minors in Public Policy and Environmental Studies…

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Jayson Williams is a graduate of  St. Mary’s College of Maryland  with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and minors in Public Policy and Environmental Studies.

Jayson has a varied and rich background, including working for local, state and federal government, managing political campaigns and working for labor unions. His public service history includes working for Maryland State Senate  President Thomas V. Mike  Miller, U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III.

Jayson served as the Special Assistant to County Executive Baker and then Vice President for Strategic Alliances for the Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation, where he was a part of the leadership ushering government reform, improving education oversight and spurring economic development, including the development of $1.2 billion MGM National Harbor.

Since 2009, Jayson has taught a political campaign management course as an Adjunct Professor at George Washington University in Washington D.C. Jayson currently serves on the boards of the Alice Ferguson Foundation, The Pride of Baltimore, and Preservation Maryland.

Adam Erickson

Adam Erickson

Principal

Adam Erickson uses his experience in managing, field-work, and fundraising to give political campaigns a winning structure that produces high level results…

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Adam Erickson uses his experience in managing, field-work, and fundraising to give political campaigns a winning structure that produces high level results. Before starting Princeton Strategies, LLC, Adam worked on several political races throughout NY, NJ, MD, PA, & VA. In 2014 he worked for Congressman Frank Pallone’s (NJ-6) in his race for Ranking Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee. Adam had previously worked for Congressman Pallone as his Regional Field Director for Pallone’s campaign for US Senate in 2013. After that primary, Adam moved to PA to manage, then State Representative, Brendan Boyle’s Campaign for Congress. Although it was reported that Boyle was down in the polls by over 30 points to a very well know former Congresswoman, Boyle went on to win decisively in the Primary and is now the current congressman of PA-13.

Along with receiving much national attention for his work for Congressman Boyle, Congressman Frank Pallone, and Congressman Charles Rangel, Adam received an award for #1 Grassroots Campaign in the Nation from the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee’s as the Campaign Manager for a special election State Assembly race in New Jersey in 2012. He understands the need for professional level campaigns not just for federal office, but at the state, county, and municipal level.

Along with campaigns, Adam has a passion for non-profits. He has worked with many organizations on creating a fundraising strategy. In 2011 he was on the steering committee that opened Agape Health Clinic in rural Pratt, KS. Now in its 5th year, the structure and financial plan Adam helped to create has made this 501C3 a vital part of the community, providing monthly free health care for uninsured individuals. After working with community leaders and healthcare providers to open the clinic, he was voted onto the Board of Directors and served for one term.

With a proven track record of successful planning and execution, along with dedication and experience in campaigning, Adam provides oversight and structure to ensure clients have a campaign they are proud of and a campaign that wins.

Matthew E. Newcomer

Matthew E. Newcomer

Chief Operating & Financial Officer

Matt is a 2005 graduate of St. Mary’s College of Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a minor in Spanish Language and Culture…

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Matt is a 2005 graduate of St. Mary’s College of Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a minor in Spanish Language and Culture, and a 2012 graduate of the University of Baltimore with a Masters of Business Administration.

Matt spent 10 years in corporate banking: seven years at Wells Fargo Bank, in the Corporate Trust division and three years in the Global Commercial Bank at Bank of America where he served as a credit underwriter for the Specialized Industries group, which provides a full array of lending and financial services to non-profit clients. In his spare time, Matt has a passion for serving the community and currently serves on the Finance Committee for the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS).

Nicholas L. Dewey

Nicholas L. Dewey

Senior Vice President

Nick is a graduate of  Kent State University  with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Since 2012, Nicholas has been managing partner…

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Nick is a graduate of  Kent State University  with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

Since 2012, Nicholas has been managing partner at NLD Consulting, LLC a dynamic political consulting firm that offers legislative and electoral representation at all levels of engagement. In that time, he has successfully managed electoral and ballot initiative campaigns as well as advocated for healthcare, labor and education organizations.

Prior to creating NLD Consulting, LLC, Nicholas joined GS Proctor & Associates as a lobbyist representing clients at the federal, state and local levels in Maryland and Washington, DC. His client list consisted of a variety of public and private sector institutions including but not limited to Constellation Exelon, Oracle, and Washington D.C. Fire Fighters Association Local 36 IAFF.

From 2003-2010 Nicholas worked in the Political and Government Affairs Department for 1199 SEIU. While there, he was successful in securing federal, state, and municipal funding for hospitals and nursing homes throughout the Mid-Atlantic as well as managing federal and local electoral campaigns.

Monica Biscoe

Monica Biscoe

Vice President of Marketing & Communications

Raised in Prince George’s County & a graduate of Mount Vernon College at George Washington University, Monica is a media maven whose…

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Raised in Prince George’s County & a graduate of Mount Vernon College at George Washington University, Monica is a media maven whose  media career spans over 25 years, and, her career  path  has  taken  her  to  WPGC, Westwood  One,  Turner Broadcasting Network, UPN 20, WB50, NBC 4, Radio One, the Afro American Newspapers, and even a camera operator assistant for the Washington Wizards.

As Communications/PR Specialist for the Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation, Monica handled media relations, growing their social media presence, and writing & producing a weekly e-newsletter, “Biz Buzz.” She photographs events throughout Prince George’s County and the state of Maryland that have been published by the Washington Business Journal, Washington Informer, PG Sentinel, Prince George’s Post, Enquirer- Gazette, Afro, and Patch.com.

Nick Pfisterer

Nick Pfisterer

Senior Associate

Nick is a 2014 graduate of St. Mary’s College of Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Political Science and Economics…

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Nick is a 2014 graduate of St. Mary’s College of Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Political Science and Economics.

After college, Nick joined Allan Kittleman’s successful campaign for Howard County Executive and stayed on with the transition team until he took a position working under Jayson at the Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation.

In the fall of 2015, Nick joined Mayson-Dixon part-time as the campaign manager for a Baltimore City Council race and them became a full-time team member handling fundraising and development, political and campaign consulting, and social media marketing for the firm.

Myles Hicks

Myles Hicks

Associate

Myles is a lifelong Maryland resident from Ellicott City. He graduated from Howard High School and is currently attending the…

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Myles is a lifelong Maryland resident from Ellicott City. He graduated from Howard High School and is currently attending the University of Maryland, College Park. Myles is a junior double majoring in Government & Politics and Criminology & Criminal Justice. He is very involved on the UMD campus working as an ambassador for the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, as a member services supervisor for University Recreation & Wellness, as a community assistant for the Department of Resident life, and is part of the Rawlings Undergraduate Leadership Fellows Program. Some of Myles’ hobbies include playing basketball, watching tv, and relaxing with friends.

Chris Valentine

Chris Valentine

Creative Director

Chris is a 2015 graduate of Full Sail University with a Bachelor of Science degree in the Science of Film…

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Chris is a 2015 graduate of Full Sail University with a Bachelor of Science degree in the Science of Film.

After college, Chris joined the communications team of the Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation as Multimedia Producer. During his time there, he created and produced commercials, special features and highlight video documentaries for the County and their strategic partners. He was also the official photographer for visiting international delegations and elected officials.

The newest member of the Mayson-Dixon team, Chris joined Mayson-Dixon as the Creative Director in fall of 2016, and is instrumental in helping our clients tell their stories using digital media.

Collin Sewell

Collin Sewell

Senior Associate

Born and raised in the Philadelphia suburbs, Collin is a Senior Associate at Princeton Strategies LLC and the chief field strategist for the firm…

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Born and raised in the Philadelphia suburbs, Collin is a Senior Associate at Princeton Strategies LLC and the chief field strategist for the firm. He graduated from Gettysburg College in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Writing.

Collin’s career in field politics began well before he went to college when his father took him canvassing for Senator John Kerry’s presidential campaign in 2004. He received his true education in local politics as an undergrad at Gettysburg. Mentored by veteran political operative Tim Diehl and Democratic Chairman Roger Lund, Collin learned the ropes of field politics while still a student, eventually working his way up to Field Director of a state-level race in his senior year. He further served as President and Secretary of the Gettysburg College Democrats and College Liaison to the Adams County (PA) Democratic Committee. Collin is also a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity.

Upon graduating from Gettysburg, Collin hit the campaign trail, working in different staff positions for political campaigns in Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina, New Jersey, and his home state of Pennsylvania. He first met and worked with Adam Erickson on a campaign in New Jersey, where they demonstrated instant chemistry as a campaign team and became close friends.

Following that race, the chairwoman of the Somerset County (NJ) Democratic Committee selected him to be the committee’s Executive Director, a position he proudly served for three years. He managed the day-to-day operations of the political organization, worked with campaigns ranging from the municipal to federal levels, and helped municipal party leaders build their local organizations across the county.

Collin also spent some time in Washington D.C. working with the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) and Murphy Putnam Media LLC, then the consulting firm of Democratic ad guru Mark Putnam, his political idol. He was also named the first ever winner of the AAPC Foundation’s Alan Locke Memorial Scholarship Award.

Outside of politics, Collin enjoys cooking a wide array of foods, sampling diverse cuisines at local restaurants, riding roller coasters, traveling, and rooting for his beloved Philadelphia Eagles. He also plays several sports recreationally including baseball/softball, hockey, volleyball, and dodgeball. He currently resides in King of Prussia with his girlfriend Amanda and cat Mooshu.

Zack Arnold

Zack Arnold

Senior Associate

A lifelong learner, Zack has been business savvy since he first started a neighborhood pizza shop out of his mother’s kitchen when he…

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A lifelong learner, Zack has been business savvy since he first started a neighborhood pizza shop out of his mother’s kitchen when he was in the fourth grade.

Since then, Zack has gained experience in a range of fields. During the spring of 2016 he served as campaign manager for Jared Solomon’s campaign in which they defeated the longest serving State Representative in Pennsylvania’s history. Zack remains a close aide to Representative Solomon and was instrumental in his transition team.

As a Senior Associate at Princeton Strategies, a millennial run political consulting firm headquartered in Philadelphia with offices in Baltimore and Washington, Zack continues to consult on both local and federal campaigns along with foundations and progressive organizations. He also serves on the board of directors of the Isaiah Thomas & Chris Woods foundation, a non profit that mentors at-risk youth from grade school to college. Social justice and equality are issues Zack cares deeply about.

Outside of his professional life, Zack enjoys a diverse array of activities. He is an avid amateur musician, enjoys spending time outdoors and exploring the both urban and rural landscapes, usually on foot. Zack is observant and calculating, always on the lookout for new opportunities to improve himself and those around him. His relentless work ethic has allowed him to take full advantage of the opportunities afforded to him so far with the motto “If you’re going to do something, do it right.”

Jenn Kinsella

Jenn Kinsella

Junior Associate

Jenn recently graduated from Arcadia University where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a concentration in…

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Jenn recently graduated from Arcadia University where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a concentration in international relations. Throughout her undergraduate studies, Jenn was involved in Model United Nations, and has participated in Harvard University’s World Model United Nations. She was also part of the university’s Student Government Organization.

She has studied abroad on two separate occasions, the first of which was in London in the Spring of 2013 and then later in Edinburgh in the Spring 2015. While in Scotland, she worked under a Member of Scottish Parliament who represented part of the largest city in the country. In this position, Jenn was responsible for dealing with constituents, writing speeches, and creating press releases, among other things.

Jenn began working on political campaigns in 2014 with Brendan Boyle’s successful run in Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional district. Most recently, she worked on a few campaigns leading up to the 2016 General Election, including Dave Cole for Congress in New Jersey’s 2nd district.

When she’s not working, Jenn enjoys playing with dogs, drinking margaritas, and eating tacos.

Chris Knabb

Chris Knabb

Junior Associate

Chris recently graduated from Penn State University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Economics…

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Chris recently graduated from Penn State University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Economics. During his time at Penn State, Chris was a part of United Students Against Sweatshops, a student run club that campaigned for worker safety. During his time with the organization, they ran a successful campaign to have Penn State cut a contract with a well-known corporation who refused to sign an accord that would protect workers in Malaysia.

Chris takes a lot of pride in community service. Before going to college, he was a part of Boy Scouts of America where he would volunteer, and lead many community projects which include his Eagle Scout project. At Penn State, he was a part of Penn State Rotaract which is a student run club that volunteered around the community.

Chris began working on political campaigns in 2016 where he worked with Princeton Strategies on various campaigns which includes Joe Hohenstein for State Representative in Pennsylvania’s 177th district.

During his free time, Chris enjoys hiking, camping, watching documentaries, and drinking a nice cold beer.