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Thomas A. (Tad) Devine was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1955. He was an All-State basketball player at La Salle Academy, and received his A.B. in American History from Brown University, and his J.D. from Suffolk University School of Law. He is a member of the Bar in Rhode Island and the District of Columbia, and for 12 years was a member of the Board of Directors at IFES, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, an NGO which is a global leader in the promotion of democracy, where he served as Secretary, Treasurer, Vice-Chair, Co-Chair, and Chairman of the Board.
Since 1993, Tad has worked as a media consultant— writing, directing and producing television and radio advertising for leading Democratic and Independent candidates in the U.S. and providing strategic and media advice for national campaigns in Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. He has produced television advertising in 20 winning U.S. Senate & Gubernatorial campaigns, and worked as a media consultant and strategist in 12 winning campaigns for President or Prime Minister around the world.
Tad Devine has been recognized as one of “the nation’s most respected media consultants” by USA Today, and in 2003 Ireland’s Sunday Business Post called his firm “one of the most highly regarded and influential in the world.”
In the United States, Tad has worked at the highest-levels of campaigns for President. In 2016 he served as Chief Strategist for Bernie Sanders campaign, and his firm produced the acclaimed and award winning media for that campaign. In 2004, Tad served as Senior Advisor and strategist to John Kerry’s campaign for President in both the primary and the general election. He frequently represented the campaign on programs like Meet the Press and Face the Nation. In 2000, he served as Senior Strategist to the Gore/Lieberman campaign and oversaw day-to-day management in the general election.
Tad is considered one of the leading experts on the Democratic Party’s presidential nominating process and general election strategy. His work in presidential politics began in 1980 on President Carter’s campaign. He worked for Walter Mondale in 1984 and Governor Michael Dukakis in 1988. In the general election that year, he served as Campaign Manager for the Vice Presidential nominee, Senator Lloyd Bentsen of Texas. In 1992, Tad was Campaign Manager for Senator Bob Kerrey’s campaign for President.
Tad has also worked in law, government and academia. From 1982-83 he served as a law clerk to the Rhode Island Superior Court, and from 1985-87 he worked as an Associate Attorney in the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm of Winston & Strawn. From 1989-90, he served as a Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Providence, Rhode Island.
From 1991-93, Tad served as Assistant to the President of Boston University, where he taught a course on presidential campaigns and was a frequent university lecturer. He has also taught campaign management and strategy courses at George Washington University, University of Pennsylvania, and New York University. In 2011, Tad was a Resident Fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government where he led a study group on international political consulting.
Tad lives on Block Island, RI with his wife Ellen their and their pug Maeby. They are the parents of three adult children – Anna, Jacqueline and Thomas.
Julian Mulvey is a Democratic media consultant and partner at the firm Devine Mulvey Longabaugh. Julian’s advertising has been called “poetry” by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and “fake and fraudulent” by President Donald J. Trump. The New York Times named Julian one of the “architects” of Sen. Sanders’ 2016 Presidential Campaign that Jacobin Magazine said reinvigorated the American left. The BBC’s Kim Ghattas called Mulvey an “ad genius.” Julian has produced campaign ads for four winning U.S.Senators, one Governor, a European Prime Minister, several U.S.Congressmen and dozens of other American leaders and progressive causes.
In 2020, Julian produced the Joe Biden for President and Democratic National Committee’s joint advertising that infuriated Trump.
In 2016, Julian was a senior advisor to Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign for President and Creative Director of the TV advertising. The New York Times, The Washington Post and Esquire Magazine wrote the ads were “powerful,” “emotional” and “the best… ever seen.” The Daily Beast called the 2016 Sanders ad campaign “pure gold.” Bloomberg said Sanders’ opening biographical ad was “the best of the cycle, maybe several cycles.” The ads “stand out in the crowded airwaves,” noted CNN’s John King. The Inquisitr stated, “The Sanders campaign has become famous for its masterful storytelling and moving imagery.”
One ad in particular caught the public’s imagination. Titled “America,” the spot is scored by the Simon & Garfunkel track of the same name. MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough called “America” the ad of the year, saying, “It’s one of the most hopeful ads we’ve seen in a very long time.” USA Today’s Susan Page and The Hill likened it to President Reagan’s 1984 classic, “Morning in America.”
When not making ads Julian loves spending time with his family, watching award winning television and reading history. His play about the friendship and feud of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, “Rush’s Dream”, performed to sold-out shows off-Broadway. While never remotely reaching “Hamilton” success, historian Garry Wills called it “a beautiful story, beautifully told.”
Julian met Tad Devine while taking his class at Boston University. He was a research assistant at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government on the National Information Infrastructure project, or what we would now call “the internet”.
Julian lives in Takoma Park, MD, with his wife and noted pollster, Margie Omero, along with their two children.
Mark Longabaugh has over thirty years of experience in politics and media – ranging from presidential politics, to management of numerous statewide and congressional campaigns. In 2016, he was a senior advisor to Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, and in 2020 produced media for Nuestro PAC on behalf of the winning Biden-Harris campaign.
Prior to becoming a partner in Devine Mulvey Longabaugh, Mark founded and was a partner in Wild Bunch Media. He has written and produced advertising campaigns that have helped win over two dozen statewide and congressional races, in addition to winning numerous Pollie Awards for excellence in political advertising.
In addition to the Sanders campaign, Mark has had high-profile roles in several other presidential campaigns, managing the New Hampshire primary for former Rep. Dick Gephardt in 1988 and former Sen. Bill Bradley in 2000. He also ran the victorious Clinton-Gore campaign in Ohio in 1992.
Mark has served in leadership roles at two national environmental groups. He was Senior Vice President for Political Affairs at the League of Conservation Voters, and then subsequently spearheaded Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund’s historic and successful independent campaign to unseat, Rep. Richard Pombo, then chairman of the House Resources Committee.
In addition to his work in politics, Mark has worked at two respected corporate advertising agencies, the Sawyer-Miller Group and Shepardson, Stern + Kaminsky (SS+K).
Mark is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He lives with his wife in Tilghman Island, Maryland.
It was a love for numbers that got Lynnette started in accounting in the early 1990s. She’s worked as staff accountant and project specialist at several prominent production houses in Washington, including Georgetown Post, where she was their controller.
Lynnette brought her combination of accounting and production knowledge to Devine Mulvey Longabaugh in 2009.
Scott has produced award-winning commercials for campaigns across the country from City Council to President of the United States for over a decade. At Devine Mulvey Longabaugh, Scott leads production for all the firm’s clients. His passion for producing work of the highest caliber, combined with a big picture view and attention to detail, ensures the firm delivers creative that is on time, on budget, and on message. He lives in Silver Spring, MD with his family.
Harry joined Devine Mulvey Longabaugh in December 2021. As Senior Associate, Harry assists in script writing, content production, and ensuring the business runs smoothly.
Before joining DML, Harry worked at the University of Southern California’s Center for the Political Future, run by veteran political strategists Bob Shrum and Mike Murphy. He spent 2 ½ years working as Assistant to the Directors and then Manager of the CPF Fellows Program.
Harry holds a B.A. from St. John’s University in New York City, where he majored in Government and Politics and an M.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University. Harry’s passion for politics and winning campaigns is rivaled only by his love of family, dogs, reading history, and rewatching New Girl on Netflix.