OUR TEAM

edward erikson

Good communication means meeting your audience on their own turf and in their own words. Ed helps handcraft and execute winning communication strategies that integrate earned, paid and social media to engage and mobilize targeted audiences for ECG clients.

 

For the last 10 years, Ed has been behind some of the most innovative communication strategies that bridge online and offline campaigns to engage citizens, drive results, and win elections.  

A native Mainer, Ed has a BA in Political Science from the University of Southern Maine, an MA in Communication, Culture, and Technology from Georgetown University, and a Ph.D. (ABD) from The University of Massachusetts, Amherst in Political Science.

He's been featured in CNN, Politico, Fox News, PBS News Hour, Portland Press Herald, Bangor Daily News, and other publications.

president, founder

yaw akuffo-anoff 

A resident of Lewiston, Maine. Yaw is a graduate of Boston College with a background in advertising and screenwriting. Yaw enjoys traveling, reading, and ingesting copious amounts of chocolate malts.

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caitlin deluca

A native of Michigan, Caitlin specializes in public relations, video and written communications. In 2018, she completed her Bachelor of Arts in journalism at Michigan State University. While there, she covered the Dr. Larry Nassar/USA Gymnastics case; her work on this earned her two National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences honors and one win at the Michigan Emmys. She also won an award covering local and state government. In the years since graduation, Caitlin has worked as a field organizer for the Arizona Democratic Party and Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

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ben gubits

A native of Colorado, Ben has over ten years of experience in both the private and public sector. His expertise ranges from business development and organizational development to campaign management, field strategy, comms, organizing, public policy, government affairs and grassroots  engagement.

 

Most recently, Ben served as Co-founder and National Political Director for American Promise, a national cross-partisan organization working to overturn Citizens United vs. FEC. He has consulted fortune 500 companies at Monster.com, and previously served as Director of Professional Development with the National Council of History Education in Washington, D.C.

 

Ben has served as field staff for many local, statewide and federal campaigns. He is a graduate of Fort Lewis College in Colorado, and is currently a candidate for his Masters in Public Administration at Suffolk University in Boston.

vice president, business development and client strategy 

aren lebrun

From Skowhegan, Aren is a video journalist with a print/digital background as well as experience with political organizing.  Several of his productions have earned National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences honors at three different Boston/New England Emmy Awards. In 2016, before completing his Bachelor of Arts at Northeastern University, Aren was selected for a five-month editorial internship at Rolling Stone magazine in Manhattan. In the years since graduation, he has worked across the country in broadcast news, advertising, theatrical set carpentry, and field organizing. 

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quinn malter

From Cape Elizabeth, Quinn specializes in social media, issue research, and written communications. A recent graduate of Smith College, she has worked previously on field campaigns for candidates as well as party and nonprofit organizations. In her spare time, she can most likely be found reading with a dog in her lap.

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