Chris Cooper is the founder and President of Convergence Targeted Communications, a boutique political consulting firm in Washington, DC and Seattle, WA.
Over more than two decades in politics, Chris has worked on campaigns in over 40 states and the United Kingdom. His experience spans the fields of political strategy; persuasion mail creation, production and microtargeting; traditional and digital media consulting; campaign/project management; and public relations. His work has helped win elections from President, Governor and U.S. Senator to state representative, Mayor and city councilmember.
Convergence is positioned in the vanguard of reform-oriented candidate, independent expenditure and issue advocacy campaigns. The firm has worked on behalf of political reform ballot initiatives, including the successful efforts to institute Ranked Choice Voting in Maine, New York City and Portland, OR; state-based independent expenditures to bring new voices to state legislatures, open primaries and end gerrymandering; education reform advocates at the state and local level; and mayors and municipal officials in cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Dallas-Fort Worth, Nashville, Baltimore and Charleston, SC
Chris has developed and managed multi-state persuasion mail efforts for four US presidential campaigns. From 1998 to 2010, Chris consulted for the independent expenditure arm of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), helping to elect over 40 Members of Congress. In 2005, he directed the first national digital persuasion campaign for a general election in the United Kingdom.
Before founding Convergence in 2014, Chris served as a managing director at SKDK and a partner at MSHC Partners. During the 1990s, Chris served as national development director and political director at the New Democrat Network; campaign director at Campaign Performance Group, a persuasion mail firm; account executive at Joe Slade White and Company media consulting firm; manager of congressional campaigns, including former U.S. Rep. John Spratt (D-SC); director of voter identification and turnout on a gubernatorial campaign; and as a Capitol Hill aide to former US Sen. Ernest F. Hollings (D-SC).
A native of Charleston, SC, Chris graduated cum laude from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia and is a frequent lecturer at colleges, political training seminars and conferences. He and his wife, Elizabeth Spratt Cooper, live with their two daughters in Washington, DC. Chris is a long-suffering supporter of Tottenham Hotspur FC.
Nick Mildebrath is a Partner at Convergence Targeted Communications and joined the company at its founding in 2014. Over the course of more than a decade in politics, he’s managed and provided strategic guidance to political and public affairs campaigns in 29 states.
Nick played a central role in Convergence’s work on behalf of clients at every level of the ballot, including Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign, the successful election of Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Quinton Lucas in 2019, and the defeat of a Republican County Executive and State’s Attorney in Anne Arundel County, Maryland in 2018, when an incumbent Republican Governor carried the county by a significant margin.
Before his time with Convergence, Nick worked in a variety of roles on political campaigns in his native Florida, including as a manager. He’s proud to have started his career as a field organizer in Washington State before working on campaigns in Florida and New York.
Nick is a proud graduate and loyal fan of the University of Florida, where he received his degree in political science.
Sarah Monnin is a Senior Associate at Convergence Targeted and a creative and strategic mind behind our clients’ work in print and online. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, she was inspired by then-Senator Barack Obama and found her passion for political strategy while volunteering with her local Democratic Party.
After graduation from the University of Cincinnati in 2020 with degrees in marketing and political science, Sarah managed two successful campaigns in Ohio, and has a broad range of campaign experience since, including working on Stacey Abrams’ gubernatorial campaign and Senator Raphael Warnock’s victorious 2022 runoff election in Georgia.
John Rasure is an Associate at Convergence Targeted Communications. A lifelong news junkie, he got his start in politics working on local campaigns in his beloved home state of California. Since then he has traveled around the country working on campaigns in Iowa, Texas and DC. He has managed five local level races and worked at the DCCC.
John lives in DC with his partner and enjoys cooking, fantasy novels, and being a step-dad to two cats. He is a graduate of University of California, Davis and does not pay attention to their sports teams at all.