New York: Uber has named political strategist and advocacy professional Punya Krishnappa as manager for federal campaigns. In a LinkedIn post, C.R. Wooters, head of Federal Affairs at Uber wrote that the growing Uber Federal team is pleased to add Krishnappa and Erin Reif, who are “rock stars and we are lucky to get to work with them.”
Krishnappa most recently served as a senior strategist for Baltimore tech entrepreneur Michael Rosenbaum’s Maryland gubernatorial campaign. A deputy national field director at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, she was the Director of States for Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote initiative.
She has also worked for President Obama’s White House campaigns and for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. At DCCC, Krishnappa, who is trained in communications, digital, research, and field tactics, ran the largest and earliest field investment program in the committee’s history.
She graduated from Bradley University in 2011 with a BA in Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communications.