Angela M. Tombazzi is the first woman to serve as Director of Data & Technology. With a staff of seven and growing, Angela oversees the largest and most diverse department at State Voices. Her team is responsible for the hiring, onboarding, training, and development of more than 30 state data staff who work at State Voices’ 23 state tables and serve the data needs of 600 table partners.
Angela has led the department in integrating new tools, data, and reporting capabilities, and built a robust civic data program that emphasizes 21st century organizing needs. The department oversaw efforts that resulted in record voter outreach—more than 25 million text messages, phone calls, and emails in 2018—through digital organizing and online voter registration campaigns. In 2019, her efforts to find enhanced data for the unregistered community resulted in State Voices gaining access to the largest dataset ever available for nonprofit census outreach. In 2020, her department expects to set a new record and manage data for more than 30 million voter contacts and 2 million voter registrations.
Angela has over a decade of experience managing civic data and civic engagement programs. After interning and working for various Democratic political campaigns, she began her nonprofit career as the Ohio Voice and America Votes-Ohio Data Associate in 2008. She then served as the Data Manager for both organizations from 2009-2012, the Ohio Voice Data Director from 2012-2016, and Deputy Director of Data & Technology at State Voices from 2017-2019.
Angela holds a BA in Political Science and Sociology from Ohio University. A life-long Ohioan, Angela grew up in Cleveland and currently calls the city of Kent home. She enjoys spending her free time relaxing with her husband and their 2 dogs and 2 cats.