Meet The Team

Erin Vilardi, Founder and CEO

Erin Vilardi is the Founder and CEO of VoteRunLead, a national organization leveraging technology and training to accelerate the number of women in civic and political leadership. She first launched VRL as Vice President of Program and Communications at The White House Project, establishing the largest national political training program readying women for public office and civic life, training over 15,000 women. She has served as a Leadership Development Consultant for a range of clients,… Read more

Amanda O’Donnell, Chief Operating Officer

Amanda O’Donnell is a finance and operations professional experienced in planning, analysis, and management of innovative and high-growth organizations.  She is passionate about empowering women and girls in leadership, bridging digital divides, and increasing diversity in STEM and Government. Amanda is thrilled to have joined VoteRunLead in 2017 as the organization’s first Chief Operations Officer. Prior to VoteRunLead, Amanda was SVP of Finance at Intersection, a Sidewalk Labs company that combines expertise in technology, user experience… Read more

Faith Winter, Training Coordinator

Faith Winter is currently a Colorado State Representative, Executive Director of Emerge Colorado and consultant for VoteRunLead. Faith has spent her entire career inspiring people to action whether it is the thousands of women she trained to run for office at The White House Project, the young voters she turned out in 2004, or engaging her constituents on important issues facing Westminster. In 2004 Faith was named one of 30 people under 30 showing political… Read more

Mark Vilardi, Events & Operations Manager

Growing up, Mark lived in a household filled with strong women, solidifying his passion for and belief in gender equality. For over a decade, Mark has worked almost every possible position in the hospitality and restaurant industry in New York City, fine-tuning his management and organizational skills. Mark is an advocate for LGBTQ and equal rights, and currently pursuing a degree in social work. His free time is spent volunteering, riding his bike, and enjoying… Read more

Tyler Shaffer, Lead Designer

Ty Shaffer is a conceptual, visual designer with a love for branding, typography, and creative direction. Ty is a recent graduate of the Columbus College of Art & Design, from where he earned his BFA in Advertising and Graphic Design. After completing his co-op as a design intern at The Switch: National Anti-Human Trafficking Network, he relocated to New York City. He’s excited to be a member of the VRL team, where he can continue… Read more