Our Team

Amy Lannom Wilhite

Executive Director

Amy Lannom Wilhite is the Executive Director at 2ndVote. Prior to taking this position, Amy was the Director of Finance/Events for the Diane Black for Governor campaign. In this role, she traveled with Congressman Black across the state managing fundraising events while meeting with state leaders, business owners, and supporters.

Prior to the campaign, Amy served as the Executive Director of the Aegis Sciences Foundation where she led the company’s philanthropic efforts focused on youth education and character building, veterans support, and healthy-lifestyle initiatives.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama where she majored in Public Relations, while also earning All-SEC honors for the Crimson Tide’s basketball program.

Ben Vega

Director of Research

Ben is the Director of Research for 2ndVote. He holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Using his experience in research and data analysis, he directs the 2ndVote research department in its endeavors, working closely with the research team to produce high quality methodologies, research, and ratings for 2ndVote’s various purposes. With a keen focus on qualitative and quantitative analysis, the 2ndVote research department aims for the highest standards in all that it produces.

Jennifer Thompson

Jennifer Thompson

Market Research & Development Coordinator

Jennifer has called Tennessee home for the past 25 years. After 19 years in Christian education, she joined the 2ndVote team in 2018 as an Executive Administrative Assistant.

Elian Richter

Senior Research Analyst

Elian is a research analyst and has been with the 2ndVote team since February 2021. He holds a B.S. in Communications and graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Caroline Hastings

Marketing Coordinator

Caroline Hastings graduated with a Marketing and Entrepreneurship degree from the University of Tennessee in May of 2020. Since graduating, she has worked as a Social Media Manager and Marketing Specialist in her roles prior. She is excited to work with the 2ndVote team to help people align their shopping habits and values.