Innovative Design.

Evidence-based Strategies.

Woman Owned & Operated.

Laura Tamman

Founding Partner

As a PhD candidate at CUNY’s Graduate Center, Greenlight’s Founding Partner Laura Tamman has a unique combination of campaign experience and academic training that enables her to understand and operationalize current research in a way few consultants can.

With nearly two decades of experience in national, state and local politics, Laura is a veteran political strategist. Under her leadership, Greenlight has managed extensive mail programs for a diverse group of clients including Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster, NEA, and NextGen.

Prior to founding Greenlight, Laura led the development and execution of direct mail programs for Knickerbocker SKD. She managed the firm’s engagements with high-profile clients such as Bloomberg for Mayor and Obama for America.

Laura holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree in politics, philosophy, and economics from Oxford University in England.

Tasha Ellis

Director of Operations and Production

In her role as Greenlight’s Director of Operations and Production, Tasha manages the day to day operations and execution of the firm’s direct mail programs.

Tasha is a seasoned community activist having previously served as the Treasurer for the Davidson County Democratic Executive Committee and as a current member of the board for an annual community event that serves over 3,000 underserved immigrant children. She is also a founding contributor of the 260 Change Fund, a black philanthropic giving circle.

Tasha holds a bachelor’s degree from Tennessee State University and an MBA from Trevecca Nazarene University.

Matt Anderson

Senior Strategist

As Greenlight’s Senior Strategist, Matt Anderson works with campaigns to develop messages that win.

Matt is a long-time communications professional who created winning direct mail campaigns in Tennessee and Colorado. Those included Democratic primary campaigns for Denver area candidates who went on to pick up seats held by Republicans. Prior to joining Greenlight, he served as press secretary for the Tennessee Senate Democratic Caucus, amplifying the voices of Democratic Senators well above their numbers in the legislative body.

Outside of his work for the Senate Caucus, he led earned media efforts for Protect Our Care that sought to protect the Affordable Care Act. He has served as an elected member of Davidson County Democratic Party Executive Committee and was selected as a New Leaders Council fellow in 2017.

Before he began working in politics, Matt was a reporter and community news editor for The Tennessean. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University.

Ravi Charan

Director of Analytics

Ravi Charan has extensive experience as a data scientist in both the private and political sectors. As a Business Analyst for McKinsey, Ravi’s worked with large health and P&C insurers to understand their claims. As the founder of a YC fellowship company, he worked on personalizing education. Ravi earned Bachelor degrees in both Mathematics and Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).