Alex Beckmann is TTD’s Legislative Representative. He oversees the organization’s policy efforts and priorities on rail and motorcoach issues.
Prior to joining TTD, Alex was a Senior Policy Advisor for Congressman Jesús "Chuy" García, handling the Congressman's work on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Additionally, he served as Legislative Director for Congressmen Josh Gottheimer and Dan Lipinski.
Alex graduated from Davidson College in 2014 with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Economics. He is originally from Westchester County, New York.
Prior to joining TTD, Samantha was the Communications Director for the National Rural Letter Carriers' Association (NRLCA). Before that, she was the Communications Director for Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and previously served in various other communications roles in his office. She completed a year-long communications fellowship at TTD from 2015 to 2016, which introduced her to the AFL-CIO labor union family.
A proud native South Carolinian, Samantha received a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina in 2013 and a Master's in Legislative Affairs from the George Washington University in 2018.
Priscila Calderón is TTD’s PAC Administrator and Legislative Aide. She oversees the organization’s PAC fundraising and distribution efforts and handles policy priorities related to U.S. letter carriers, the school bus industry, and transportation employee drug testing.
Prior to joining TTD, Priscila was the political and policy assistant at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Additionally, she was a policy and budget analyst for the Illinois State Senate, handled constituent affairs for a state senator, and worked as a field organizer through multiple cycles for state and local races in Central Illinois.
Originally from Chicago, Priscila graduated from Bradley University with a B.S. in Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics.
Prior to joining TTD, Matthew was the Senior Policy Advisor to Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-CT), covering all issues related to her appointment as Vice-Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. He has also served as the lead advocate for federal infrastructure policy at the National League of Cities, and covered transportation and infrastructure policy as the Senior Legislative Assistant to Congressman Albio Sires (D-NJ) and as a Legislative Aide to Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ).
Matthew received his B.A. in Political Science and Environmental Studies from the University of San Diego in 2007, and a Master of Policy Management from Georgetown University in 2017.
Lianne Endo is TTD’s Legislative Representative. She oversees the organization’s policy efforts and priorities on aviation, maritime, water resources, and domestic content.
Prior to joining TTD, Lianne was a federal lobbyist representing labor unions in the building trades, transportation coalitions, and local governments. Additionally, she spent several years as a key staffer for Senator Al Franken (D-MN) and worked on the senator’s successful 2014 reelection campaign.
Lianne graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a B.S. in Environmental Science, Policy and Management and has a minor in Political Science. She is originally from the island of Oahu in Hawaii
Samantha Fazenbaker is TTD's Legislative Representative. She oversees TTD’s budget and appropriations and electrification portfolios, and collaborates on innovation/tech issues.
Prior to joining TTD, Samantha worked for the University of Texas System Office of Federal Relations and interned with Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-CA).
Samantha holds a B.S. in Political Science and a Master's in Political Science with a concentration in Applied American Politics and Policy from Florida State University. She is originally from Fort Lauderdale, FL.
As TTD’s Administrative Assistant, Brooke supports the TTD staff with the daily administrative and clerical duties of the office. Brooke handles TTD's databases, assists with TTD's PAC and handles much of TTD’s document preparation and distribution. She has worked at TTD since 1999.
Both of her parents worked in the labor movement. Originally from Oregon, Brooke attended the University of Oregon.
Katey Wilson is TTD’s Policy Analyst. She manages the organization’s regulatory portfolio.
Prior to joining TTD, Katey was a Legislative Aide for Senator Jeanne Shaheen, where she primarily worked on labor and environmental issues. Her interest in the labor movement began at a young age as she watched her parents' active engagement in their respective locals of the International Association of Fire Fighters and the National Education Association.
Katey graduated from Gettysburg College in 2019 with a B.A. in Political Science. She is originally from New Hampshire.