Gabby Seay is a Vice President at 270 Strategies. Most recently, Gabby served as a regional campaign director for the Women’s Equality Center, where she helped establish the organization’s advocacy efforts to build long-term capacity among women’s organizations and their allies.
Gabby has developed and led issue-based campaigns at the state and national level. As the Political Director for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign in the critical battleground state of Ohio, Gabby coordinated a record number of surrogates, including elected officials, Democratic operatives, and community leaders, to mobilize volunteers and turn out voters.
Passionate about bringing people together to create change, Gabby cut her teeth working on local and state campaigns, both issue and electoral, in her home state of Ohio. At the Partnership for Working Families, Gabby worked to make transit and housing more equitable for low income communities and communities of color. Her experience also includes organizing faith, community, labor, and environmental groups as part of the Stand Up for Ohio campaign at the Ohio Organizing Collaborative. She spoke about her commitment to bringing communities together at a TEDxToledo talk entitled Unconditional Compassion.
Gabby earned a BS in Sociology and Africana Studies from the University of Toledo. A resident of Washington, DC, Gabby volunteers as a mentor for Brown Girls Lead and as a kitchen aide at Christ’s House Shelter. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, enjoys cooking (and eating) comfort food, 90s dance parties, and spoiling her seven nieces and nephews.