Eric Sapp has spent his career seeking to empower the better angels of American values in pursuit of policies and politics that promote the common good.
As a founder of Common Good Strategies, which later became the Eleison Group, Eric pioneered values-based communication and Democratic faith and rural outreach during the 2006 and 2008 elections. Over the past decade, Eric has worked on numerous advocacy and democracy-building campaigns, while overseeing Eleison's work to leverage voter response data from those campaigns to create one of the largest values/behavioral voter databases and most sophisticated digital advertising platforms in the country. Eric co-founded a new company built from that data asset, Public Democracy, where he serves as President.
Eric's focus on shared values and the need to realign broader political, economic, and other power systems to better serve the common good has enabled him to work with organizations from across the ideological spectrum on key projects in the advocacy space, overseeing successful campaigns on everything from international issues of peace, counter-terrorism, and foreign aid to domestic campaigns around pollution control, hunger, and supporting veterans and victims of terrorism.
Director, Digital Communications and Data
As Director of Digital Communications and Data, Chet oversees the creation, production, and realization of Eleison Group's digital messaging campaigns. He is also responsible for the upkeep of Eleison's extensive email systems and metadata/modeling programs.
Chet began his career in Arkansas, where he managed a campaign for state representative during the 2014 election cycle and served as a policy analyst for a non-profit during the 2015 Arkansas legislative session. He then relocated to D.C. as an intern in government relations.
Chet holds a master's degree in theological studies from Boston College; a bachelor's degree in political science and philosophy from Loyola University Chicago; and is currently pursuing a master's of divinity, specializing in public theology, at Wesley Theological Seminary.
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Director, Outreach and Veteran Engagement
As Director of Outreach and Veteran Engagement, Erica oversees the execution of the Iraq War Fund campaign and facilitates internal communications with all participating parties. In this unique capacity, she also trains and manages teams of adjunct officers who are responsible for reviewing and researching extensive data specific to Iraq War veterans and their impacted family members.
Prior to Erica’s employment with Eleison Group, she served nearly a decade with the Department of Defense. She entered federal service and attained permanent work status through completion of her Accounting degree and successfully matriculated to a Financial Analyst, responsible for managing accounting data and briefing the Commanding General monthly.
Erica is a former Congressional Assistant Campaign Organizer for Congressman Sanford Bishop, a graduate of both Georgia's WIN List Leadership Academy and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Leadership Institute, a NPR Political Rewind Voter Panelist, and a Southwest Georgia 40 Under 40 awardee.
Manager, Information Technology Systems
As Manager of Information Technology Systems, Leduan optimizes Eleison Group's technological capacities and provides administrative support for outreach and veteran engagement with the Iraq War Fund campaign.
Born and raised in Cuba, Leduan has worked as Missions Pastor of Cerro Baptist Church in Havana, served as a national logistical coordinator for the church planting movement of home churches in Cuba, and as senior interpreter and coordinator for East West Ministries for fifteen years. He has extensive experience in IT, having served as a consultant for both the Western Baptist Convention of Cuba and Havana Baptist Theological Seminary for over a decade.
Leduan has studied Theology and Missions at Havana Baptist Theological Seminary, received certification in internet networking and computer hardware from Sur Automatización & Control, and holds a GED from the Spanish American Civic Association in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Leduan currently serves as a church planter in Washington, D.C. with the New City Network, pastoring the Annandale Bible Church congregation.