Mindy Finn (born February 10, 1981) is an American conservative 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. She holds a master's degree in  political management from George Washington University and a bachelor's degree from Boston University. 
Finn and her husband David Feinberg have two sons.
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.
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. 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. 
She began her career as a
Congressional correspondent for the Waterbury, Connecticut and as a staffer for Republican-American Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX). 
Finn is a panelist and lecturer and has spoken at:
In 2016, Finn was chosen as the running mate of independent presidential candidate
Evan McMullin. 
Recognition [ edit ]
Finn was named a “Tech Titan” by the
in 2011, a “Rising Star” by Washingtonian Campaigns & Elections Magazine in 2007, and a “Top 10 Political Powerhouse under 30” by Glamour Magazine. 
In addition, Finn has appeared on
MSNBC, Fox News, C-SPAN, NPR and other media channels to provide political commentary. She is regularly quoted in print publications, including  Politico.   
She has been profiled in numerous publications, including
, National Journal  , Campaigns & Elections and the  . Washington Post 
References [ edit ]
^ "Mindy Lisa Finn" . Retrieved . 26 October 2016
^ "Mindy Finn". . LinkedIn
^ a b c "Who Runs Gov: Mindy Finn". . whorunsgov.com
^ "The Arena: . Politico biography for Mindy Finn" . Politico
^ "10 Truths About Mindy Finn, the Jewish, Pro-Life Texan Running for Vice-President". forward.com.
^ "Independent presidential candidate names Jewish running mate". October 10, 2016.
^ "Enage". engagedc.com . Retrieved . October 9, 2016
^ a b "Mindy Finn Helps Bring GOP into the Digital Age"
^ Engage (2 September 2011). "SXSW Panel Voting: Down to the Wire - Engage".
^ "Presidential Candidate Evan McMullin Picks Mindy Finn as Running Mate". ABC News . Retrieved . October 7, 2016
^ Jenning, Linda Kramer. "How to Love a Crazy Job". glamour.com . Retrieved . October 9, 2016
^ "Smear sites hit the campaign trail". Politico . Retrieved . October 9, 2016
^ "Obama faces brave new Web world". Politico . Retrieved . October 9, 2016
^ "CNN-tea party debate draws criticism". Politico . Retrieved . October 9, 2016
^ "Making Politics Hip: Republican Mindy Finn says the first impulse of political strategists should be to think digitally". . National Journal
^ Vargas, Jose Antonio (May 4, 2007). "Meet the OPOs". The Washington Post . Retrieved . October 9, 2016
External links [ edit ]
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