Speaker's Biography:

Bill Carrick
Democratic Strategist, Carrick Consulting

Bill Carrick is a strategic and media consultant for candidates and ballot initiatives in California and nationally. He founded Carrick Consulting, which specializes in the creation, production and placement of advertising for candidates, ballot initiatives and organizations. His clients have included Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Charles Schumer, State Treasurer Bill Lockyer, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell, the No on Prop. 77 campaign, L.A. Mayors Dick Riordan and James Hahn, President Bill Clinton and both the Democratic congressional and senatorial campaign committees. A native of South Carolina, Carrick began his career in politics there working for local and statewide candidates, including Gov. Dick Riley. He went on to serve in Washington as Sen. Ted Kennedy's political director and as national manager for Richard Gephardt's presidential campaign before moving to California. Carrick has also worked as an on-air political analyst for ABC's "This Week," CNN, KABC-TV and NPR.