Mary Lou Akai Ferguson

I’m a passionate advisor and strategist dedicated to supporting scrappy, grassroots campaign managers driving systemic change in your district. With experience spanning city council to presidential campaigns, including key roles like AAPI outreach director for Senator Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 presidential run, manager for Boston Mayor Michelle Wu’s historic win in 2021, and advisor for the largest active single unit campaign in the country—the Delta Flight Attendants union organizing campaign—I bring a wealth of expertise. I thrive on encouraging creative, out-of-the-box ideas that challenge the status quo and believe that being inquisitive, creative, and embracing the unknown are what make the strongest campaign managers. As a former high school algebra teacher and soccer coach, I’m passionate about empowering leaders to step into their power. Let’s collaborate and create an impactful, innovative campaign together!

Coaching Topics:
Apps, Tech & Digital Tools, Budgeting, Candidate Management, Crisis Management, Digital Fundraising, Digital Outreach, Field Organizing, Financial Plans, General Advice, Paid Media Plan, People/Volunteer Management, Relational Organizing, Social Media, Team Culture