Chelsie Ouellette (she/her/hers) is a partner at Field First. Chelsie Ouellette brings her experience and talents as a strategic leader, grassroots organizer, and political communications professional to our clients.
While at Field First, Chelsie has worked with a number of our electoral and legislative advocacy clients to develop and execute winning campaign plans. As co-campaign manager of the Yes on 3 campaign, Chelsie oversaw the communications, organizing, operations, and budget of the campaign and worked directly with an Executive Committee comprised of both state and national LGBTQ advocates. With training in Action Science, Chelsie has provided leadership coaching services to management-level staff on progressive campaigns.
Prior to joining Field First, Chelsie served in leadership roles in both state and national electoral campaigns. An alumni of the 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign, Chelsie led the field program for the Pennsylvania Democratic Coordinated Campaign where she managed hundreds of field staff and directed millions of dollars in resources. During the primary, she served in organizing leadership roles in New Hampshire, Missouri, and Pennsylvania respectively.
In Massachusetts, Chelsie served as Field Director for Senator Ed Markey’s successful 2014 re-election campaign and led the coordinated field program for the Massachusetts Democratic Party. She was also part of the winning team for President Obama’s 2012 reelection, Ed Markey’s 2013 run for U.S. Senate, and the 2010 Patrick-Murray re-election among other state and local campaigns. Prior to organizing electoral campaigns, Chelsie served as speechwriter and deputy press secretary for Governor Deval Patrick.
Chelsie is originally from CT and is a graduate of Northeastern University. Chelsie lives in Charlestown, MA with her partner Patrick and dog Rufus.