Atanu is an experienced communications professional. He’s managed complicated integrated media plans for multiple statewide campaigns, issue advocacy groups and Super PACs. Most recently, he helped lead Katie Hobbs’ multi-million dollar paid media program for her winning gubernatorial bid in Arizona. A race was widely considered one of the most competitive and consequential statewide elections of the 2022 midterms. In addition, he helped develop and execute a paid media strategy for Governor Janet Mill’s successful 2022 reelection campaign where she won by an overwhelming margin. Atanu has also led the research efforts for the Democratic Governors Association’s (DGA) Independent Expenditure (IE) arm and Fred Hubbell’s 2018 gubernatorial campaign in Iowa. Before working in the electoral space, he conducted opposition research against oil and gas interests to protect public lands and expand renewable energy across the country. Though well-traveled, Atanu is an Ohio native who spent time growing up in both Columbus and Cleveland. He is a proud graduate of Denison University and currently resides in Washington, DC.