Meet the Staff

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Erin Cutraro, Executive Director

Erin Loos Cutraro is Executive Director of She Should Run, a Washington, D.C. based organization working to dramatically increase the number of women in public leadership. She is based in New York City where she develops and manages She Should Run’s strategic growth and break-out franchises that combine technology, media, and action to target specific issues related to moving forward women’s representation in government.
 
They include She Should Run In Action, a dynamic online tool that asks women to run for office and boasts an active list of over 200,000 women; Vote With Your Purse, a program working to close the gap between women’s philanthropic and political giving; and Name It. Change It., a program in partnership with Women’s Media Center that uses social and traditional media to identify and rapidly respond to reports to sexism that women candidates face on the campaign trail.
 
Erin has directly advised over 500 candidates at the national, state, and local level on a gendered-lens approach to running for public office. Before joining She Should Run, Erin designed and implemented a variety of strategic programs for companies, campaigns, and organizations that traverse the public policy, non-profit, and financial business arenas. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Missouri and a master’s degree in Communication from Saint Louis University. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters.

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Clare Bresnahan, Programs Director

As Programs Director, Clare oversees the operations, marketing, and outreach for She Should Run programs, including national and local partnerships. She also manages She Should Run's premier Fellowship Program. She comes to She Should Run from the Girl Scouts of the USA, where she served as the Public Policy and Advocacy Associate for their government relations office. Clare led GSUSA’s legislative and public affairs strategies for promoting healthy media images and oversaw grassroots and national partnerships elevating Girl Scouts’ advocacy efforts. Clare graduated from American University with B.A. in Communications, Law, Economics, and Government (C.L.E.G.), and is a graduate of the American University Women and Politics Institute’s WeLEAD bipartisan leadership training program.

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LaToya Egwuekwe-Smith, Communications Consultant

LaToya Egwuekwe-Smith is a former journalist who works with organizations to support their missions through strategic media relations and communications. LaToya has nearly 15 years experience in communications and journalism. She is a former Communications Specialist for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, one of the largest industrial trade unions in North America. Prior to joining the labor movement, LaToya worked as a political television news reporter/anchor for The Florida Channel in Tallahassee, FL, and as a television news producer for WEWS-TV in Cleveland, OH. LaToya is a graduate of the Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications in Hampton, Virginia, with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism. She graduated with a Master of Arts in Interactive Journalism from American University in Washington, DC. She was also a 2014 Fellow of the Washington, DC chapter of a growing group of next generation leaders and social entrepreneurs known as the New Leaders Council.

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Sarah Bruno, Operations and Development Consultant

With over a decade of nonprofit experience, Sarah Bruno works with organizations to improve their operations and fundraising and helps them develop the tools they need to better reach their goals. Before opening her own consulting business, Sarah served as Chief Operating Officer at the Truman National Security Project & Center for National Policy, where she was responsible for the overall day-to-day operations and human resource management of the organization. She previously served as the organization’s Director of Development. Before joining the Truman Project in 2010, Sarah served as the National Development Director at America Votes, where she had been since March of 2007. Previous to America Votes, Sarah was a Development Writer at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. In 2007, Sarah was elected to Chair the Women’s Information Network (WIN), a networking group for Democratic, pro-choice women in Washington, DC, a position she held until 2008. Before coming to Washington, Sarah worked as Development Coordinator at the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A life-long feminist and long-time advocate for social justice, Sarah holds a Master’s degree in macro social work from Boston University and a B.A. in Anthropology with a Women’s Studies concentration from Haverford College. In her free time, Sarah volunteers with various other organizations and political campaigns, and sings with the Congressional Chorus. She grew up in New Hampshire and is a die-hard Red Sox fan.

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