Our Team

Neil Oxman - President, Co-founder

One of The Campaign Group’s founders, Neil has been the principal media architect of two Presidential primary campaigns and has elected dozens of candidates to federal and statewide office. Neil has lectured extensively on media and political strategy at Oxford University, the University of Pennsylvania, and various other colleges.

Doc Sweitzer - Co-founder

One of The Campaign Group’s founders, Doc is a veteran of over 600 campaigns and has successfully elected more than 50 Governors, Senators, or Members of Congress. His work includes domestic and international political campaigns, as well as corporate and nonprofit clients. He is a regular guest lecturer across the country on political strategy and media planning. Doc has served as a member of the Pennsylvania State Higher Education System on the Board of Governors, representing 14 universities. He’s a board member of Respectability, a national organization that advocates for people with disabilities. Doc was awarded an honorary Doctorate in Public Service by Lock Haven University for service to his hometown.

Bill Wachob - Partner

Bill, who leads The Campaign Group’s West Coast office, has helped elect ten members of Congress and various state/municipal officials throughout the West and Southwest. Prior to becoming a media consultant, Bill served 3 terms in the Pennsylvania General Assembly and was a candidate for Congress. Two of his clients, Loretta Sanchez and Linda Sanchez, are the first sisters ever to serve in the U.S. Congress. In 2010, Bill’s clients won 8 out of 10 campaigns, protecting 5 out of 6 U.S. House incumbents.

J.J. Balaban - Partner

J.J., Partner in The Campaign Group’s Philadelphia office, has helped create television and radio ads for campaigns in 35 states, 60 Congressional districts, and 115 media markets. J.J.—a graduate of Princeton University—served as a Congressional Press Secretary and worked on various political campaigns prior to joining The Campaign Group in 2002. J.J.’s work was hailed by the Washington Post and MSNBC’s Hardball as the best ad of 2010 and by Time Magazine as the second best ad of 2010.

Pia Carusone - Partner

Pia heads up The Campaign Group’s Washington, D.C. office. After years of winning tough campaigns, Pia served as Chief of Staff to U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and was recognized on the floor of Congress for her leadership after the Tucson shooting. The former Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security and the first Executive Director of Giffords’ gun violence prevention organization Americans for Responsible Solutions, Pia has given hundreds of TV, radio, and print interviews. She was recently named one of Politico’s “50 Politicos to Watch.”

Mark Moskowitz - Creative Director

Mark has been The Campaign Group’s chief filmmaker since the founding of the firm. His commercials have been called “a model of the medium” by Adweek magazine. In addition to hands-on producing and directing The Campaign Group’s work, Mark also has consulted on communication strategy and directed films and commercials for Blue Cross, DuPont, Haverford College, and the NBA Players Association. As a motion picture director, he wrote and directed the critically acclaimed 2003 documentary Stone Reader, which played theatrically worldwide.

Lisa Cabanel - Senior Vice President

Our Senior Vice President for Media Direction, Lisa has been the firm’s media buyer since 1983. Lisa has planned and placed media in nearly every market in the nation and has handled total media budgets in excess of $500 million. Her lengthy experience enables clients to obtain premium placement for their spots at a reduced cost.

Tommy McDonald - Vice President

Tommy has served clients across the political and nonprofit realm, including political campaigns at the mayoral, congressional, senatorial, gubernatorial and international levels as well as national advocacy organizations. He has worked in eight different states in a variety of campaign positions, including campaign manager, finance director, communications director and digital director. Tommy’s work has been featured on numerous outlets including The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and NBC Nightly News. He has been interviewed about his work by CNN, the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News and was featured in an MTV documentary.

As well as serving as an account lead, Tommy leads our digital practice and has been working in the digital space since 2008.

Thomas Beal - Vice President

Thomas is a graduate of Temple University and has experience in both audio and video production as well as commercial distribution. He is responsible for ensuring the delivery of every television, radio, digital and print advertisement to the right places at the right time. He also assists clients with opposition research and in the production of advertisements.

“The Campaign Group understands how to communicate effectively and what it takes to win. Because of that, they make some of the most creative and effective ads in the business.”

GOVERNOR EDWARD RENDELL

PENNSYLVANIA

“They’ve done every race of mine. I wouldn’t hire anyone else.”

U.S. SENATOR TOM CARPER

DELAWARE

“The Campaign Group understands how to capture the different character and tone in different parts of the country, which is really important when you’re making independent expenditure ads in various states around the nation.”

CONGRESSWOMAN GABRIELLE GIFFORDS AND MARK KELLY