Talent

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Our long history of innovation and support will keep you ahead of the curve in everything from consulting on legislative elections to organizing large, issue-focused national campaigns.  We are focused on politics because it’s a passion.  We work only for causes and candidates we agree with because we want to make a difference.  With September Group, LLC, you are not just a client, you’re our friend who we can help bring a win home to.

Attempts vs. Contacts

Some grassroots consulting firms and third-party groups mask data to make it appear as though it originates from their voter outreach efforts.  This is known as "AstroTurf" in some corners -- we simply call it “fraud”.  These types of firms and third-party groups claim to have made thousands to tens-of-thousand voter contacts, when in reality they have only talked to a small percentage of people.  We define a “contact” as a conversation or message delivered to a targeted voter; whether it be face-to-face, cottage meetings, rallies, and digital engagement or over the phone. If none of this has taken place -- it isn't a contact. Anything less is as useful as a car without an engine.  Mere attempts are not communication or education; you either do it, or do not.

We'll make that contact, in turn making a difference that changes policy outcomes and increases bottom lines. And brings it together in the winner’s circle.

Meet the Team

Chuck Warren

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Managing Director


Chuck Warren is Managing Director of September Group, LLC, a public affairs, crisis communication and initiative qualification company (www.septembergroupllc.com); Managing Director, Monolith Registry, LLC, (www.Get.Vote).  Mr. Warren has worked for major law firms, municipalities, and companies as diverse as Ragnar Relay; Overstock.com; Blue Cross Blue Shield; Arches Health Plan, Inc.; Delta Airlines; Dorado Systems; Comcast; Gold Cross Ambulance; Eureka Casino Resort; Casablanca Resort Casino; Republican Governors Association; Amazon.com; Republican National Committee; National Republican Senatorial Committee; Freedom Works; Lewis, Young, Robertson & Burningham, Inc.; and Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA).

Mr. Warren has served on the Finance Committee and raised money for some of the following elected officials: Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT); former Rep. Mia Love (R-UT); Sen. Mitt Romney; President George Bush; Rudy Giuliani; the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ); Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN); former Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ); Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ); former Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT); U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman (R-UT); Carly Fiorina for President Campaign; Gov. Doug Ducey (R-AZ); as well as numerous issue advocacy groups. In addition, he served as National Republican Congressional Committee Finance Chair for Utah and Arizona.

Mr. Warren serves, or has served, as a consultant for former Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT); Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT); Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC); Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS); CARLY for America 2015-16; and Keep the Promise Super PAC, 2016. In addition, Mr. Warren was selected in “Campaigns and Elections” Influencers 500 in 2013.

He is managing director of Running With the Bulls, LLC, (www.runningwiththebullsusa.com), participates on the Business Constituency Committee at ICANN, and is on the USGLC Utah Advisory Committee.

Mr. Warren has appeared on numerous radio programs, such as NPR, and his columns and comments have been published in Breitbart, The Daily Caller, Roll Call, The Wall Street Journal, Arizona Capitol Times, PJMedia.com, Washington Post, Politico, The Tampa Tribune, Cal News, Deseret News, and Washington Times. You can find some of these op-eds on www.chuckwarren.co.  He co-authored a book "Expanding the Tent" featured on www.expandingthetent.vote,  and recently launched www.crazypolitician.vote.


 

Hillary Koellner

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COO

Alex Nickle

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Senior Consultant


Hillary Koellner, COO, is the Hispanic Outreach Director for Monolith Registry and September Group, LLC. Hillary was born in Lima, Peru, and graduated with a B.A. in communications from the University of Utah and a minor in Nutrition. Fluent in English and Spanish, Hillary has worked on both congressional and gubernatorial campaigns; as well as working in a congressional office in Washington, D.C. She was an anchor/reporter for Telemundo Utah (leading Spanish television network in the Beehive State); and has worked with Bully Pulpit and Dot.Vote/Voto with Hispanic/Latino outreach.  Hillary has completed training and earned the Grassroots Activist Certification from the Americans for Prosperity Foundation.


Alex Nickle is a Senior Consultant with September Group, LLC, Bully Pulpit, Inc., and September, Inc.  Mr. Nickle routinely sits down with Mr. Warren and other members of the team to discuss strategies, budget, and grassroots organization.  Mr. Nickle often manages the budgets making certain companies and candidates dollars are being used in the most effective way.  Mr. Nickle’s role can vary dramatically, depending on the style and needs of each project.  Mr. Nickle’s background in past campaigns and projects has been very situational as his role with each changes.  Mr. Nickle has experience in the food industry as a former franchise owner in Slices Pizza; as well as other business experience as an owner in Warehouse 5, LLC. Mr. Nickle has completed training and earned the Grassroots Activist Certification from the Americans for Prosperity Foundation.

Alex Iorg

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Senior Consultant


Alex Iorg is a Senior Consultant in September Inc.  Mr. Iorg has been working in and around politics since 2009, beginning with a string of internships in the office of then Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, and former Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT).  Alex earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and campaign management from the University of Utah.  He returned to the U of U in 2014 to complete a master’s degree in Public Policy with a focus on data analytics and nonprofit management.  Since joining the firm he has worked on dozens of campaigns in over 15 states; consulting small state legislative races, congressional, gubernatorial, senatorial and presidential campaigns.  Digital campaigning and data analysis has been a key focus of his efforts but he has experience at nearly every position in a campaign.  Mr. Iorg is currently involved in promotional efforts of Dot.Vote/Voto web domain ending for candidates and political entities.

Neal Blair

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Senior Consultant


Neal Blair is a Senior Consultant and has been affiliated with the companies for more than 20 years.  Mr. Blair has labored for more than 54 years as a campaign consultant and several capacity’s with the federal government.  When working for the federal the government Mr. Blair was an administrative law judge, chief labor/management negotiator, congressional assistant for a member of the President’s Cabinet, and professional staffer for a Presidential Commission.  Mr. Blair has crafted and helped implement campaign strategies for candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, a wide variety of state and local campaigns, as well as work with presidential campaigns.  Every decade or so, he takes a break for world travel and relaxation.  All we know is he returns with a good tan and lots of smiles.

Joshua Jones

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Senior Advisor


Joshua W. Jones is a Senior Advisor with September Group, Inc. As an award winning public relations and public affairs practitioner, he has provided strategic counsel to some of the world's leading corporations, political candidates and associations. Having consulted for more than 450 clients, his extensive experience in advocacy, management, and communications has translated into victories in 49 states.

During the George W. Bush administration, Mr. Jones served as a site lead for the White House Office of Presidential Advance, where he was responsible for planning, organizing and executing presidential events. Specifically, his responsibilities included publicizing presidential visits, ensuring press coverage, coordinating sound and lighting, providing event color, and meshing the message and visuals.

Jones received a dual degree in public relations and political science and an MBA from the University of Georgia where he serves on the Board of Visitors for the School of Public and International Affairs. Recognized as one of the University’s “40 under 40,” Jones is a Board Director for Global Paint for Charity. Currently, he resides in Atlanta, Ga. where he manages September Group’s Georgia office.

Jesyka Dereta

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Client Relations and Marketing Manager


Jesyka Dereta leads September Inc. and Monolith Registry, LLC (.VOTE) in client relations and social media strategies as Managing Director of Business Development. Jesyka does this by providing clients with leadership and a go-getter attitude. Jesyka is a former television journalist and activist dedicated to empowering women to run and hold leadership roles. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism and Communication. Jesyka lives in Miami with her cat and loves a good high heel.

Mackenzie Semerad

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Marketing Director


Mackenzie Semerad is Marketing Director for Monolith Registry, LLC (.Vote), and September Group, LLC.  Ms. Semerad works in promoting and branding the companies as well as Dot-vote via social media platforms in the digital market. She is instrumental in development of candidate and company messaging in campaigns. Ms. Semerad received her undergrad from Arizona State University in Communication (graduated Spring-2015) and Masters: Liberal Studies (graduated Spring-2016). She worked for Cruz Super PAC, Issa for Congress, and the Republican National Committee. Ms. Semerad transferred to ASU in April 2013 after playing soccer at East Carolina for two years. From 2013-2015 at ASU she held the position as central midfielder.  She went on to a post collegiate professional soccer career playing for Krokom/Dvärsätts IF, located in Östersund, Sweden (2016). Upon her return to Arizona, Ms. Semerad has continued her association with soccer as a coach for a young women’s team.

Cheryl Miller

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Prior to joining The September Group, Cheryl Miller was the Director of International Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs at Verizon, starting her career with the company in 2011 as the Director of Technology Policy.  In both roles she worked closely with policymakers and regulators in order to increase innovation and investment in the technology sector.  Her portfolio covered a wide range of issues including privacy, cybersecurity, net neutrality, Internet governance, and women in tech.

Before joining Verizon, Cheryl served as Deputy Staff Director for Innovation and Technology at the US Senate, and Assistant Chief Counsel for the Office of Advocacy, U.S. Small Business Administration.  In these roles she set the tech agenda for the Senate Small Business Committee, assisted small business owners and start-up companies interested in establishing themselves within the U.S. tech sector, helped to draft related legislation and to assist small businesses impacted by the BP oil spill.  She started her adventures in the international tech sector right after law school, working at France Telecom, N.A., now Orange.

Cheryl also taught intellectual property law at The George Washington University, creating the IP curriculum for their Masters in Paralegal Studies program both in-class and online.  She has held several positions within the Internet Governance Community, including Representative of the Multi stakeholder Advisory Committee for the Internet Governance Forum, Commercial Stakeholder Group Representative for ICANN, and Co-Chair of ICANN’s Nominating Committee.

Cheryl hails from New York but now lives in Virginia with her rescue dog Jade.  Her favorite accomplishment was winning the New York State Championship title for the Womens’ 1500 meter run, and breaking the record for the state’s inter sectional relay team.  Cheryl graduated from Georgetown University (2000) and Catholic Law (2005).

Ayshia Connors

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Communications Advisor


Born and raised in Utah, Ayshia’s interest in politics began while attending Arizona State University, where she completed a triple major in corporate communications, public policy and public service, and global politics.

After graduating from Arizona State University in 2015, Ayshia quickly began making a name for herself in Washington and in the halls of Congress. She crafted legislation and engaged in community outreach for several members, including Reps. Mia Love, Rob Woodall and Brian Fitzpatrick as a Senior Policy Advisor.  Most recently, Ayshia served as the Congressional Caucus Director for the Congressional Future Caucus. Ayshia prides herself in bringing forth meaningful legislative solutions and working to get Republicans elected at all levels. This work ethic is often recognized by senior-level officials in the GOP.

During the 2018 election cycle, Ayshia was the Director of Communications and External Affairs for the Arizona Republican Party. In 2016, Ayshia served as the Director of African-American Engagement and Media for the Republican National Committee (RNC), offering extensive outreach to African-American voters in battleground states while simultaneously assisting several congressional races nationwide. In addition to time served at the RNC, Ayshia served on the 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) as Deputy Director of Strategic Media (spokeswoman), assisting the media with their messaging and coverage of the inauguration.  She has also appeared on CNN and Inside Edition and has been featured in Forbes, Roll Call, the Daily Signal, NBC News, Fox News and Bold.

In addition to Ayshia's extensive political and policy background, she has selflessly committed time to several boards and committees including the New Solutions Advisory Board, 20/20 Leaders of America, American Urban Strategies and the Family. She also served as the President of the Black Republican Congressional Staff Association on Capitol Hill and continues to serve as an advisor to the organization.

Erin Morris

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Fundraiser


Erin Morris is the most recent team member to join September Group LLC, with her role being Political Fundraiser.  Originally from Colorado, moved to Southern California in 2014 where she graduated with a B.A. in History and Political Thought from Concordia University Irvine and more recently relocating to the Phoenix area. Erin brings with her over 10 years of political experience having served as the Area Campaign Director for Coffman for Congress and assisted with Gardner for Congress, Walters for Congress, and Romney’s presidential campaign.  Served as a RNC AZ Field Operative successfully assisting in the victory of Republican candidates, keeping the local district red. Erin has been a fundraiser for non-profit organizations, local and national political candidates and membership based organizations. Additional credentials include time working on Capitol Hill for a congressional member and overseeing communications for a Second Amendment advocacy group, based in California. Erin has a passion for rescuing animals; she currently lives with her cat, Espyn Rune, and dog, Olive Rose.

Clark Caras

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Writer/Social Media


Clark Caras is Writer/Social Media Team Member for Monolith Registry, LLC (.Vote) and September Group LLC.  Mr. Caras was the Marketing Director State of Utah Huntsman Administration, Executive Director Utah State Fair, Executive Director Spanish Fork Salem Chamber of Commerce.  Writer Deseret News /  Writer Provo Daily Herald  /  Op-Ed Contributor to Salt Lake Tribune1985 Graduate BYU - BA Communications, minor in Political Science 1985 through University of Wisconsin exchange program studied Journalism for one semester at Moscow University.  Partner in Caras Ranch, Spanish Fork, Utah. Purebred Angus cattle; Suffolk, Rambouillet ewes and rams, trial border collies.  Completed the Certified Grassroots Activist training curriculum earning the Grassroots Activist Certification.

Katrina Nickle

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Chief of Staff


Katrina Nickle joined September Group LLC, in 2009 and is currently Chief of Staff.  She enjoys working closely with the company's executives and helps facilitate in time-management, execution and deadlines with various projects. Katrina also is the Executive Assistant to Managing Director, Chuck Warren. Mrs. Nickle was franchise owner in Slices Pizza and co-owner in Warehouse 5, LLC. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations from Utah Valley University.

Kristy Jensen-Coleman

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Research Director


Kristy has been with September Group, LLC, since 2005 after graduating Magna Cum Laude and being accepted into the International Honors Society, Omicron Delta Epsilon, with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Utah.

Kristy has extensive experience traveling for a variety of projects involving sales, promotion, lobbying and marketing.  Kristy has knowledge in a variety of cultures through her travels to: Brazil, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Portugal, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Sweden, UK, France, Switzerland, Italy, Dominican Republic, Thailand, Germany and Canada.  She also competed on the Emmy Award winning CBS show "The Amazing Race" and has experience successfully managing high stress situations.

She's overseen projects relating to legislative issues, fundraisers, interviewing, coordinating high profile events for presidential candidates, influential legislation and voucher programs, and in-depth research and data analysis.

- Coordinated fundraisers and solicit donors for former U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Sen. George Allen (R-VA), the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ); and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani
- Comprehensive research on economic policies, candidates, and federal policy
- Lobbied for Overstock.com at international ICANN conferences in Brazil and New Zealand for release of single digit domains
- Interviewed citizens and managed a campaign to ban dumping of (BSFR) radioactive materials
- Conflict resolution and planning of media release content for legislative candidates in the state of Utah
- Research and roll out of School Voucher Program.

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