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Greg Speed has a broad range of experience advancing progressive causes by leading grassroots advocacy programs, strategic communications efforts and political campaigns, and by working as a senior staffer to Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill. Most recently, Greg helped launch Envision Communications, a new Democratic media and communications firm where he provided consulting services for a variety of progressive organizations, labor unions, political candidates and committees.
Prior to forming his consulting practice, Greg served as the National Communications Director for Communities for Quality Education (CQE), an education advocacy organization working with parents, teachers, and communities across the country to advance a quality public school agenda. He developed innovative programs in numerous states including Colorado, Ohio and Virginia combining grassroots community involvement, issue advocacy, and voter education to move education to the center of public debate.
In the 2004 election cycle, Greg served as Communications Director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). Prior to that position, he worked as Press Secretary and Regional Political Director for the DCCC.
Greg served as Press Secretary and Legislative Assistant for Congressman Martin Frost (TX) throughout his four-year tenure as Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus. He also worked as Communications Director for IMPAC 2000, the national Democratic redistricting project chaired by Rep. Frost following the 2000 Census.
In the 1998 election cycle, Greg worked as Deputy Political Director for the DCCC's Harriman Communications Center and served as Communications Director for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. He has also held senior positions on congressional and legislative campaigns in numerous states, including Florida, Kentucky, Texas and Wisconsin. He was also elected President of the College Democrats at the University of Wisconsin-Madison following the 1992 election.
Greg was raised in "Chicagoland" and received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He and his wife, Lona Valmoro, reside on Capitol Hill with their son Andrew.