Jonae Wartel

Jonae Wartel

Managing Director

Pronouns: she/her

Jonae is the Managing Director at Arc Initiatives. She recently served as the Runoff Director to elect Senators Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in Georgia. She holds a senior leadership role with More than a Vote—a C4 organization founded by Lebron James and other Black athletes focused on combating systemic, racist voter suppression by educating, energizing, and protecting the Black community in 2020. Originally from Marietta, Georgia—Jonae first began her work in politics more than a decade ago working with local candidates. In her role as Southern Regional Director for the Democratic National Committee, serving 13 southern states with a multi-million dollar investment, she returned to the state to run the Early Vote program for Stacy Abrams 2018 Gubernatorial race. Most recently she served as Chief Program Officer at Organizing Corps 2020, an initiative focused on training 1000 organizers for the 2020 presidential election in key battleground states—including Georgia. She worked on the 2008, 2012, and 2016 Presidential campaigns.