Who We Are
Walter Ludwig began his political career as a staff volunteer on the McGovern campaign. He left politics in 1988 and founded several successful media and software companies, returning in 2003 as a state director for Dean for America, then founded Project 90, a precursor to DNC Chair Howard Dean’s “50-state strategy.” As principal of TeamBlue Politics, then managing partner of Indigo, he has been general consultant or managed over 25 Congressional and four US Senate races, as well as state rep/senate, statewide judicial and mayoral races, including electing the first Democratic mayor of Knoxville in three decades. In 2013-14, he was general consultant to the 28 social democratic parties’ election campaign for the European Parliament.
Matthew "Mudcat" Arnold from Booneville, MS, has worked in 29 states, covering dozen of campaigns for state and federal office. In 2012, he was the national campaign manager for the CREDO SuperPAC. He is a national field trainer for Democracy for America and a speaker at conventions and progressive gatherings across the country. He’s run campaigns for progressive champions like Lloyd Doggett, Mary Jo Kilroy, and Darcy Burner. Mudcat has designed sophisticated organizing operations for MoveOn.org, the Sierra Club, and a host of other non-profit and public affairs clients, and is executive director of South Forward PAC. Mudcat runs Indigo’s southern operations from Nashville.
Freyja Steingrímsdóttir specializes in developing and implementing effective digital strategies - social media campaigns in particular. In 2013 she moved to Brussels to join the campaign team for the Party of European Socialists & Democrats for the European Elections 2014, she has developed and worked on various campaigns for labor organizations and national political parties, both in Europe and the United States. For Freyja, progressive campaigning was a passion before it became a career. Throughout her B.A. studies in Political Science and postgraduate studies in Gender - she campaigned on various issues such EU membership for Iceland, equal pay and youth program funding. She also ran for Parliament as a candidate for the Social Democrats of Iceland.
Ruthanne Buck most recently served as a Senior Adviser to U.S. Secretaries Arne Duncan and John King to develop and direct the U.S. Department of Education strategy to engage educators. She was first appointed by President Barack Obama in April 2012 to serve as the Chief of Staff in the Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs prior to joining the Office of the Secretary. Prior to joining the Department, Ruthanne served as an Assistant to American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, where she led political, field and mobilization strategy. Ruthanne began her career in 2001 at the Democratic National Committee working on women’s and LGBT issues. Over the course of her career, Ruthanne has led major field and political efforts on behalf of progressive issues, agencies and candidates.
Stuart Rosenberg is a gifted strategist and campaign manager with extensive experience throughout the country. From municipal work and state legislative work all the way to working on two Presidential campaigns, Stuart has the knowledge and experience to address nearly any issue that may arise during this campaign. Successes include serving as State Field Director for Tammy Baldwin for Senate, media consultant for the 2016 New Mexico House (one of only three state legislative caucuses to flip from Republican to Democrat), and managing Houston Mayor Annise Parker's campaign in 2013. A Wisconsin native, Stuart has a JD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MPP from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.