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TORI CHICA

Director of Operations

Tori Wender is a Public Affairs Manager at Cerrell Associates Inc., a Los Angeles-based political consulting, public affairs and communications firm. Tori manages local ballot measures and develops strategic communications plans for a wide array of corporate, government and non-profit clients.

Originally from Rhode Island, Tori attended George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Political Communications. 

Tori has played a game-changing role in building support for candidates and issues nationwide. Prior to joining Cerrell Associates, Tori served as a lead manager of the Strategic Research Department for President Obama’s successful 2012 reelection campaign. She served in a similar capacity on the President’s initial campaign in 2008. 

She began her first foray into politics while still in college, interning on the presidential campaign of then-U.S. Senator John Kerry. Following graduation, she spent a decade working on various political campaigns across the country, including for U.S. Senators and labor-backed initiatives.