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Mindy Finn
Mindy Finn at Personal Democracy Forum 2011.jpg
Personal details
Born Mindy Lisa Finn
(1981-02-10) February 10, 1981 (age 37)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Political party Independent (2016–present)
Spouse(s) David Feinberg (2009–present)
Children 2
Education Boston University (BA)
George Washington University
(MA)

Mindy Lisa Finn[1] (born February 10, 1981)[2] is an American entrepreneur and digital media strategist, who was a candidate for Vice President of the United States in the 2016 election as the running mate of Evan McMullin.

Early life and education[edit]

Finn grew up in Kingwood, Texas, a suburb of Houston.[3] She holds a master's degree in political management from George Washington University and a bachelor's degree from Boston University.[4]

Finn and her husband David Feinberg have two sons.[5]

Career[edit]

Finn appearing with Ellen S. Miller, Sascha Meinrath, and Craig Newmark at a New America event in 2009

Finn is founder and current president of Empowered Women, a non-profit working to expand and diversify the conversation on feminism and women's equality.[6] Finn previously worked at Twitter heading up strategic partnerships in Washington, D.C., and specializing in business development. She was recently named one of "50 Politicos to Watch" by POLITICO and a "Tech Titan" by the Washingtonian magazine. Finn has also been named one of the Best in Digital by FamousDC.

Finn was a founding partner of Engage, an online media strategy company.[7] She left Engage to pursue an opportunity at Twitter in late 2011.

Finn is currently based in Washington, D.C. Most of Finn's work focuses on technology's impact on politics and democracy, and she has built tools and programs to empower individuals to organize and shape policy.

Finn has worked on or led digital programs for President George W. Bush and Governor Mitt Romney.[3]

She began her career as a Congressional correspondent for the Waterbury, Connecticut Republican-American and as a staffer for Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX).[8]

Finn is a panelist and lecturer and has spoken at:

2016 vice presidential candidacy[edit]

Finn with Evan McMullin

In 2016, Finn was chosen as the running mate of independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin.[10] The ticket finished fifth in the popular vote, receiving 0.54%. However, it did receive roughly 7% in Idaho and 22% in Utah.

Recognition[edit]

Finn was named a "Tech Titan" by the Washingtonian in 2011, a "Rising Star" by Campaigns & Elections Magazine in 2007, and a "Top 10 Political Powerhouse under 30" by Glamour Magazine.[11]

In addition, Finn has appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, C-SPAN, NPR and other media channels to provide political commentary.[3] She is regularly quoted in print publications, including Politico.[12][13][14]

She has been profiled in numerous publications, including National Journal,[15] Campaigns & Elections,[8] and the Washington Post.[16]

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