Moses Mercado

Moses Mercado

Principal at Ogilvy Government Relations

Location
Washington D.C. Metro Area
Industry
Legislative Office

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Moses Mercado's Summary

Mercado, with nearly two decades of experience at the highest levels of Congress, national politics and corporate lobbying, is a recognized expert in the development of public policy and managing effective public affairs campaigns. Mercado has designed and executed winning strategic plans for, among others, then-Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Barack Obama (D-IL), Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean and then-House Democratic Leader Dick Gephardt (D-MO).

Named one of Latino Magazine’s “Power Players” in Washington, Mercado previously served as vice president of federal affairs to the American Insurance Association, where he shaped the association’s public policy goals and advised the nation’s leading insurance companies.

Mercado’s political and public policy experience includes senior jobs in the US House Democratic Leader’s office and on the Democratic National Committee. As the DNC’s deputy executive director of inter-governmental affairs, Mercado led outreach and communications to Members of Congress, governors, mayors and local elected officials. Prior to that, as deputy chief of staff and senior policy adviser to House Democratic Leader Gephardt, Mercado managed day-to-day operations of the Leader’s office and served as liaison to Members of the Democratic Caucus. Additionally, Mercado served as an adviser to Senator Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign.

Before coming to Washington, Mercado served as an assistant district attorney in Texas and worked in law enforcement for the Travis County, Texas Sheriff’s Office.

Mercado was named to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Board in 2008 and remains active in national Democratic politics.

Moses Mercado's Experience

Public Company; 11-50 employees; Government Relations industry

January 2013Present (1 year 9 months)

With more than fifteen years of experience at the highest levels of Congress, national politics and corporate lobbying, Moses C. Mercado has developed an expertise in the development of public policy and managing effective public affairs campaigns. Mercado is a premier political organizer who has designed and executed winning strategic plans for leading public officials including U.S. Senator Barack Obama, Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean, U.S. Senator John Kerry and U.S. House Democratic Leader Dick Gephardt. Currently, Mercado has been working as a senior advisor to Senator Obama’s presidential campaign organizing and overseeing efforts in three states.

Public Company; 11-50 employees; Government Relations industry

January 2010December 2012 (3 years)

Managing Director

Ogilvy Government Relations

Public Company; 11-50 employees; Government Relations industry

March 2008December 2009 (1 year 10 months)

Senior Vice President

Ogilvy Government Relations

Public Company; 11-50 employees; Government Relations industry

January 2007November 2007 (11 months)

Deputy Excecutive Director, Intergovernmental Affairs

Democratic National Committee

Nonprofit; 201-500 employees; Political Organization industry

20052007 (2 years)

State Director

Kerry For President

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; KYGa.I; Food & Beverages industry

May 2004November 2004 (7 months)

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Insurance industry

January 2003May 2004 (1 year 5 months)

State director

Gephardt for President

20032004 (1 year)

Deputy Chief of Staff

House Democratic Leader

January 1998January 2003 (5 years 1 month)

Deputy Chief Of Staff

Democratic Leader Richard "Dick" Gephardt

19972002 (5 years)

Chief of Staff

Congressman Gene Green

January 1993January 1997 (4 years 1 month)

Assistant Attorney General

Texas Attorney General

Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Law Practice industry

February 1992December 1992 (11 months)

Officer

Travis County Sheriff's Department

August 1986June 1988 (1 year 11 months)

Moses Mercado's Languages

  • Spanish

Moses Mercado's Skills & Expertise

  1. Legislative Relations
  2. Political Campaigns
  3. Public Policy
  4. Coalitions
  5. Politics
  6. Grassroots Organizing
  7. Legislation
  8. Public Affairs
  9. Policy Analysis
  10. Government
  11. Political Consulting
  12. Policy
  13. Media Relations
  14. Fundraising
  15. Nonprofits
  16. Public Relations
  17. Public Speaking

Moses Mercado's Education

South Texas College of Law

JD, Law

19881991

Activities and Societies: Student Bar Association President Alpha Phi Omega

The University of Texas at Austin

BA, Political Science and Government/ History

19821986

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