Kristin Oblander Speaks to Association of Fundraising Professionals
Kristin Oblander, President of The Oblander Group, was one of three featured speakers at an event hosted by the Greater Atlanta Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. As part of the “Campaigns and Cocktails” series, Ms. Oblander was joined on stage by Jeremy Berry and Stefan Passantino, Partners of Dentons US LLP. Dentons Law Firm also hosted the event, held May 17th.
Billed as a discussion regarding “Lessons from Political Fundraising”, attendees were offered unique perspectives into political fundraising from both Republican and Democratic viewpoints.
About Kristin Oblander
Kristin Oblander has been a featured fundraising speaker at many national training seminars and conferences including: the White House Project, the Legislative Candidate Training for Democratic GAIN, the Burris School of Government Candidate Training, the Stennis Center for Southern Women in Public Service, the Campaigns & Elections Political Training Seminar, the New Leader’s Council and the National Center for Transportation Excellence.
Ms. Oblander has attended five Democratic National Conventions in official capacities including as a member of the DNC finance operation at the 2004 Boston, 2008 Denver and 2012 Charlotte Conventions, was elected an at-large delegate to the 2000 Los Angeles Convention, and served as the Georgia Arrangements Chair for the 1996 Chicago Convention.
Leading to the opening of her Midtown Atlanta-based firm, Ms. Oblander served as the Finance Director for the Roy Barnes for Governor Campaign. Under her direction, the 1998 Barnes campaign raised over $12 million, allowing for a hard-fought victory in the general election. Ms. Oblander’s fundraising during the 2002 Barnes re-election established an all-time Georgia political record by raising over $22,000,000.