Thomas J. O’Brien is a native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania and has conducted opposition research for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, assisted with fundraising for the Joe Sestak for Senate campaign, and managed communication strategies for several state and local campaigns. He developed an interest in communications while serving as Managing Editor of The Tulane Hullabaloo and working as a reporter/researcher for ESPN The Magazine. He has served on the board of directors for the New Orleans-based nonprofit Roots of Renewal NOLA.
Thomas holds a B.A. in Political Economy, International Development, and Spanish from Tulane University and is currently pursing his J.D. at Tulane Law School.
Brendan Lyman is a native of Moundsville, West Virginia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Brendan has a diverse range of experience in communications, business strategy and development, political organizing, and marketing. He has worked as a Communications and Policy Director for a nonprofit focused on reintegration and prison reform in New Orleans, and as a Marketing Coordinator for a national multi-family real estate developer. He serves on national member advisory boards for Amnesty International and on the board of directors for the Irish Network New Orleans.
Brendan enjoys sports and is a passionate West Virginia Mountaineers fan. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Tulane University.