Mr. Copeland served as the deputy national finance director for then-Senator Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign and held leadership positions in the campaigns of Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, Senator Bill Nelson, Senator Tom Harkin, and within the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
Mr. Copeland was a founding partner at New Partners Consulting, where he supported companies, philanthropic organizations, and political campaigns in Washington and across the country. He also served as executive director of Business Forward, a D.C.-based, national business trade group that is active in over 100 cities around the country working with over 100,000 local business leaders and executives on issues critical to economic growth.
With his experience collaborating with hundreds of decisionmakers across federal, state and local agencies, Mr. Copeland is frequently sought after by national media for his insights on national politics. Oftentimes, he is featured in outlets including Politico, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, and NPR.
Before launching his professional political career, Mr. Copeland lived abroad, obtained the rank of First Sergeant in the Israeli Defense Forces and worked as an investment banker and business journalist in Europe.