Morty Shallman has been helping his brother John win tough political campaigns since Loretta Sanchez’s upset victory over notorious right-wing Republican B-1 Bob Dornan in 1996. Morty specializes in pairing provocative imagery with profound – and often humorous – copy, resulting in some of the most "devastating" (LA WEEKLY) and effective political advertising on the California scene. In addition to his creative direction and strategic input on political campaigns, Morty helped direct the public education and rebranding campaign for the $4.11 Billion Capital Improvement Project at LAX called LAneXt. When he’s not working on campaigns, Morty spends time writing novels, producing records and music videos, and performing his original songs in venues from L.A. to Liverpool.
Ray Campbell started his award-winning career at the early age of 20 working on Toyota Motor Corporation, one of the largest automobile accounts in the world. Twenty-five years later, he has worked for almost every worldwide ad agency including Saatchi & Saatchi, Deutsch, and Chiat Day on a wide variety of accounts. Ray has over a decade of experience in the area of political advertising, helping to craft the image and communicate the message for a host of political candidates. Ray studied at the University of Southern California and lives with his wife in Westwood.
Meghan Carvalho came to Shallman Communications after graduating from UCLA and managing several campaigns throughout California. Since joining the team over a year ago, Meghan has helped clinch victories for Shallman clients with her technical expertise, creative talents, and strategic mind. When she isn’t helping elect progressive candidates, she can be found leading a local Girl Scout Troop or proudly cheering on the Bruins at the Rose Bowl.
Having worked on dozens of campaigns throughout the Los Angeles area and California, Nina Tognazzini is an experienced campaign operative who combines her nuts-and-bolts operations approach with innovative, out-of-the-box thinking. She has a strong background and extensive experience in field, campaign strategy, earned media and policy analysis. Nina is a proud UCLA graduate and spends her free time taking photos on and off the campaign trail.
A former event planner at the Woman’s Resource Center, organizer at UNITE HERE! and consultant at the Greenlining Institute, Lluvia will use her wide range of experiences and talents to advise and direct clients throughout California. Born in San Jose, California and a graduate of Saint Mary’s College, Lluvia is a published author who currently resides in Los Angeles.
Recent UCLA graduate Hailey Shaw is a skilled campaign researcher, organizer and data analyst whose expertise and political prowess has helped several Congressional, Assembly, and municipal candidates run successful campaigns. Having worked in both the fields of law and campaign fundraising, she brings a well rounded, levelheaded and holistic approach to all of her projects. Apart from her work in political consulting, Hailey likes to immerse herself in local history and culture and regularly visits museums in the LA area.