Teal Baker brings deep operational and strategic know-how to Invariant as its Chief Operating Officer after years in the Democratic campaign trenches. She looks at the big picture and coordinates the firm’s work on behalf of clients, including developing strategic engagement plans, crafting messaging materials, and guiding political outreach.
She was deputy COO on the 2012 Obama re-election campaign, national director of surrogates on the 2008 Obama campaign, and director of entertainment for the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Committee.
Between presidential campaigns, Teal was a principal and chief of staff at the Podesta Group, where she provided guidance to the firm’s clients on developing and implementing public relations campaigns. Earlier in her career, she worked for former Congressmen Brian Baird (D-WA) and Harold Ford, Jr. (D-TN).
Teal is a graduate of Rhodes College.