Fiona Conroy

Partner

"I think most of my approach to life has been like that, to find order in chaos, to be in the middle of a bunch of things happening at the same time, but find focus." - RZA, Wu Tang Clan

Background

Proud PA native and alumna of The George Washington University. Former campaign manager for U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue; former Executive Director of the Pennsylvania House Democratic Campaign Committee; adjunct faculty at GWU’s Graduate School of Political Management.

First Job

Cashier at Wegmans. I started just days after my 15th birthday and worked there for the next seven years.

Career Highlights

Running the I.E. table that swept all three open PA Supreme Court races in 2015; winning a U.S. Senate race in a red state in 2012; being able to give my parents the opportunity to attend President Obama’s historic inauguration in 2009.

Guiding Principles

“I think most of my approach to life has been like that, to find order in chaos, to be in the middle of a bunch of things happening at the same time, but find focus. I strive to be like the sun sitting in the middle of the solar system with all the planets spinning around it — millions of things going on. It’s just sitting there being the sun, but exerting gravitational effect on everything.” -Rza, The Tao of Wu

Inspiration

Malala Yousafzai. Parkland Students. All the brave, engaged young people who are the future of our movement and world.

Giving Back

Between candidate trainings and my work as an adjunct professor at GW’s Graduate School of Political Management, I give back by helping to empower the next generation of political leaders.

Outside Interests

Cooking. NPR. Football.

Favorite Song

“City of New Orleans” (written by Steve Goodman; performed by many, including Arlo Guthrie, Willie Nelson and Chet Atkins).

Favorite Sport/sports Team

The Philadelphia Eagles

Hometown

Williamsport, PA (The home of Little League baseball).