Butch is an organizer, advocate and activist. He currently is the Director of Advance for Clay Pell for Governor in Providence, RI, and a Director of Spark Clean Energy. Growing up in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was inspired to the join the Obama campaign in 2007, and worked as a field organizer on the primary and general election campaigns. From 2010-2011, Butch served as Special Assistant to the Administrator of the Small Business Administration. He joined the Department of Energy in the fall of 2011 as an advisor to the Under Secretary of Nuclear Security, before becoming a Special Assistant for Public Engagement for the Secretary of Energy. In the 2012 election, Butch returned to the Obama reelection campaign as the Regional GOTV Director for Cincinnati, OH. After leaving the Administration, he went on to establish Spark Clean Energy in 2013 with colleagues, and continues working to help young people find solutions to our generation's toughest problems. He also serves on the faculty of Institute for Compassionate Leadership. Butch holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Miami University of Ohio. Finally, he is passionate about good food, great music, and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.