WASHINGTON, DC — 270 Strategies today announced one of its founding partners, Marlon Marshall, has departed the grassroots consulting firm to serve as Deputy Director in the White House Office of Public Engagement.
“For years I’ve worked to motivate Americans to be more involved in their government and in the democratic process — and I’m looking forward to putting those skills to work for this historic Administration,” said Marshall. “While it is incredibly hard to step away from the talented team at 270 Strategies, I’m deeply honored by this opportunity to serve the President while helping connect the nation’s families to their White House.”
“They don’t come any better than Marlon Marshall — he’s not only been a great Partner here at 270 Strategies, he’s an even better friend,” said Mitch Stewart, a founding partner at 270 Strategies. “So we hate to see him go. But our loss is the country’s gain and I know he’ll serve the nation well, continuing his work to get more Americans involved in our great Democracy.”
Marshall previously served as the Deputy National Field Director for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, where he helped lead its unprecedented targeted voter registration and get-out-the-vote programs and was central to a field program that far outpaced previous efforts in 2008 and beyond. He joined the Obama campaign team as Missouri General Election Director in 2008 after initially working as Field Director in Nevada, Ohio, and Indiana for the presidential campaign of then-Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Between the last two presidential cycles, Marshall was first the National Field Director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee — overseeing the team that designed and implemented field plans for targeted congressional races across the country — and was later appointed as the organization’s Deputy Executive Director.
Prior to helping launch 270 Strategies, Marshall served as the Senior Advisor to the Presidential Inaugural Committee, where he helped lead a team that put together official activities for an estimated 800,000 visitors to the nation’s capital, including the swearing in ceremonies for President Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden.