The College Democrats of Ohio Executive Board is elected at our annual spring convention and consists of members from campuses across the state. Contact information for members of our executive board can be found under their profiles. For all press inquiries, email Communications Director Anthony Eliopoulos at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (440) 654-1105.
President: Matt Ziegman
Matt Ziegman is a senior Economics and Political Science double major at Miami University. He is currently the President of College Democrats of Ohio and has formerly served as both Vice President and Membership Director. He believes that voter education is vitally important and, thus, serves on the membership education committee of the League of Women Voters, a non-partisan voter outreach organization and was a Hillary for America fellow through Ohio Together in the 2016 election. Matt recently completed an internship working for Majority Group, a government relations consulting firm in Washington, D.C., where he handled a multitude of policy areas. He is now spending the summer in D.C. interning for the press team in the office of Senator Joe Manchin (WV). Matt believes that young people have an important role to play in the political process and appreciates that College Democrats of Ohio has allowed him to engage with student voters across the state, listen to the issues important to college students, and strengthen CDO chapters. Given the nature of his studies, Matt understands how democratic economic policies work to better the lives of working people and the middle class. He is passionate about environmental issues and supports policies to encourage the use of more renewable energy sources.
Vice President: Sam Miller
Sam Miller is a senior majoring in Journalism – Strategic Communication with a minor in Political Science. She currently serves as the Vice President of College Democrats of Ohio and previously served as Communications Director. Sam serves on the Athens County Democratic Party’s Executive Committee, an At-Large Senator on Ohio University Student Senate and previously served as the president of Ohio University College Democrats. This past fall, Sam worked as a fellow for the Hillary for America campaign through Ohio Together. Coming from a communications background, Sam sees communication as the key to bringing any issue to the surface and allows the stories of those suffering from those issues to be told. In a future career, Sam wants to use these skills to be an advocate for those in her home region of Appalachia. She is also extremely passionate about women’s rights, especially reproductive justice and health care. She sees the CDO as a group of change makers aiming to get the voices of young people heard and wanted to get involved instantly. When Sam isn’t fighting for Democratic values, she can be seen with coffee in hand jamming to records or rapping Hamilton.
Communications Director: Anthony Eliopoulos
Anthony is a junior majoring in Political Science: Pre-Law and Journalism – Strategic Communication at Ohio University. During his years there, he is an At-Large Student Senator, served as the Vice President of Ohio University College Democrats and enlisted in the Ohio National Guard’s 37th Infantry Division as a Private First Class and a Cadet for the Ohio University’s Bobcat Battalion. Additionally, he is currently interning with Senator Sherrod Brown in Columbus, he was a fellow for the Hillary for America campaign through Ohio Together and interned with the Law Department for the City of Lorain. Thanks to the works of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, Anthony got involved in politics at a young age because it affects the lives of people every day, whether they realize it or not. Some issues Anthony is particularly passionate about are the effects human interaction with the environment has on current and future generations, and the investment of innovative technologies to make the world a safer place. He wants to positively impact and serve the communities around him, wherever that is and sees College Democrats of Ohio as an agent to begin that impact. When Anthony isn’t fighting for causes he believes in he can be found playing with his dog, Achilles.
Political Director: Kelly Harrop
Kelly Harrop is a senior Political Science major with a minor in German at The Ohio State University. Most recently she served as Rep. Kristin Boggs Field Director and helped expand Rep. Boggs’ voter outreach as she ran for her first term in the statehouse. In the past, Kelly has interned on campaigns for Michael Stinziano for Columbus City Council and Andrew Ginther for Mayor. She also had the honor to serve as a delegate to Ohio’s 12th District at the Democratic National Convention in July, where Hillary Clinton was elected as the first female nominee for President. A native of Delaware County, Kelly was appointed to serve on the Delaware County Democratic Central Committee in March. On OSU’s campus, Kelly is a sister of the Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority and served as Vice President of Campus Relations. She is passionate about women’s issues, specifically equal pay for equal work, mental health reform, and working to elect progressive Democrats at the state and local level. To Kelly, College Democrats of Ohio helps address these issues and she decided to run to help arm Chapter’s with skills to continue to fight for the issues they believe in. When Kelly isn’t busy electing the next great Democratic leader, she likes spending time with her biggest side passions: her horse, Cookie and 3 dogs, Haley, Lexie, and Gracie.
Membership Director: Abby Wosinski
Abby Wosinski is a senior majoring in Political Science at Capital University. She founded Capital’s Chapter of College Democrats and currently serves as the President. Over the past year, she has also served as Secretary for College Democrats of Ohio. This past fall, Abby worked as a fellow for the Hillary for America campaign through Ohio Together and worked tirelessly to help elect Democrats in Bexley, OH. She also played a key role in hosting President Obama on Capital’s campus when he came to campaign for Secretary Clinton in October. Abby loves meeting Democrats across the state and appreciates that being involved in CDO helps make that possible. As Membership Director, she hopes to build relationships between Chapters so that everyone can meet to ensure that members get to have the same amazing experience she has by meeting other dedicated college students. She is most passionate about women’s issues and healthcare. Preserving the education system is another cause she cares deeply about. Abby is looking forward to working as part of the Democratic Party this year and re-energizing youth throughout the state.
Treasurer: Aditya Roy-Chaudhury
Aditya Roy-Chaudhury is a senior studying Operations Management at the University of Cincinnati. He is currently serving his second term as President of UC College Democrats. During his time at the University of Cincinnati, Aditya has held numerous positions, including the Director of City Relations for Undergraduate Student Government and on the Dean of Students Advisory Council. Ever since he was a sophomore in high school he has worked on a number of campaigns. First volunteering for then Senator Obama in 2008, to becoming campaign staff on a state legislative the summer before his freshman year of college. He is the son of immigrants to the U.S. and the first of his family to be born in the United States and vote. He believes that participating in local government and state legislatures are the best ways to make change and get things done, something that is commonly overlooked. Aditya is passionate about our education system and making sure every student has access to quality education regardless of their income. He believes that in times like today, CDO can prove to be a tool to unite students all across Ohio to make sure that our voices are heard. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his friends and works part-time at the Apple Store.
Secretary: Jessica Gorovitz
Jessie Gorovitz is a second semester sophomore at Kenyon College majoring in economics. She currently serves as the Secretary of College Democrats of Ohio and the President of Kenyon College Democrats. She previously served as the liaison to college campuses for the Ohio Democratic Women’s Caucus, educating other college women about organizing. After spending the summer of 2016 interning in Hillary for America headquarters in Brooklyn, she took off the fall semester of her sophomore year to be a field organizer for Ohio Together, Hillary Clinton’s coordinated campaign in Ohio, at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. After the election, she worked as a development officer at the ACLU of Northern California before returning to Kenyon. This past summer, she worked as a scheduling intern in Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s Washington, D.C. office. Jessie believes that widespread economic growth is essential for the success of democracy. She plans to use her degree in economics to bring jobs and prosperity to Ohio towns that have been hit hard by globalization. She also hopes to become a lawyer and work as a prosecutor in a human trafficking unit. In her spare time, she enjoys coloring and playing piano.