Anna Nguyen, Associate Partner, West Coast

Anna Nguyen

Anna specializes in strategic communications, campaign management, campaign field and targeting operations. She earned a reputation for breaking ground by winning historic campaigns - electing the first woman mayor of New Orleans and the first black woman city-wide official of Portland, Oregon.

Prior to joining FSSG, Anna worked as Communication Director to Congressman Earl Blumenauer and Campaign Director to Blumenauer for Congress. For the 2018 cycle, Anna managed the municipal campaign for Jo Ann Hardesty, overseeing all aspects of fundraising, communications, political endorsements, and staff, Anna helped Jo Ann earn a mandate of 61.7% of the votes in November, 2018. The campaign's biggest success was the record breaking 1,870 individual donors. Anna previously led the voter targeting strategy as the data director and deputy field director for the LaToya Cantrell for Mayor campaign in New Orleans. Newspaper columnists attribute the Cantrell campaign's success to implementing bottom-up tactics, social media and direct voter outreach, and to "emotionally connecting with a cross-racial coalition of voters throughout the city."

In her roles, Anna has developed her capacities of planning and implementing short-term and long-term communications and outreach strategies, managing media initiatives, programming community meetings and events, coordinating and overseeing volunteer efforts, and implementing retail politics, field heavy strategies combined with data-driven voter targeting. She has presented trainings on volunteer management, field strategies, and campaign communications to nonprofit organizations and candidate training schools. Anna was also elected as the the youngest member to the Orleans Parish Democratic Executive Committee in March 2016. She is a 2015-2016 New Orleans Institute of Politics Fellow; a 2016 Fellow of the New Leaders’ Council, Louisiana chapter; 2016 Emerging Philanthropist of New Orleans Fellow; 2017 Youth Empowerment Project 40 under 40 Cohort member; and former Global Shaper, New Orleans member.