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February 8, 2021: Phillip Thompson has been appointed White House Liaison in the Office of the Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Washington, D.C.. Phillip Thompson joined the agency in January 2021 as the White House liaison in the NASA Office of the Administrator. He comes to NASA after serving as the Coalitions Advisor to the coordinated campaign to help elect Sen. Jon Ossoff and Sen. Rafael Warnock in the U.S. Senate runoff elections in Georgia. In the general election, Thompson served as Georgia Coalitions Director for President Biden, where he led a team to help engage one of the most diverse electorates in history. Thompson also has advised state and local officials on public engagement in Arizona, California, Texas, and Hawaii, as Director of Candidate Development for the Leadership for Educational Equity. While helping build campaigns, Phillip led the political research firm, The Maccabee Group as a former partner, advising members of Congress in New Mexico and Nevada, as well as efforts in Ohio and North Carolina. He has dedicated much of his career to community infrastructure and advocacy, previously serving as Deputy Executive Director of the Florida Democratic Party and former Campaign Manager at the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.