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.

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.

Bryant I. Haines

Executive Director of Research & Data Management

Bryant brings twenty-five years’ experience leading mission-critical initiatives in both the public and private sectors. His work includes service with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Department of Treasury, Department of Justice, Department of Defense and NASA. He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, a past member of the U.S. Congressional Business Advisory Council, an inductee into the Ronald Reagan Congressional Commission and was awarded the US Congressional Medal of Distinction for his work with the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Bryant spent thirteen years as the CEO of Kinetic IT Systems, Inc. He has also held a Department of Defense Top Secret clearance, is certified in multiple intelligence systems, and has led development of artificial intelligence solutions for the US Drug Enforcement Agency, FBI, US Army, and US Special Operations Command. He has worked with several non-profits and supported fundraising and grants on multiple initiatives.

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.

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.

Alisa MacQuinn

Associate Researcher

Alisa is an Associate Researcher and has been with the 2ndVote team since August 2021. She holds an A.S. in General Studies and has a strong background in Education based learning and teaching. Since graduating, she has spent several years working within the nonprofit sector and managing donations and contributions.

Corrie Christiaansen

Associate Researcher

Corrie has been on the 2ndVote team since August 2021. She recently worked in political campaigns as Catholic Engagement Director for the 2020 Trump Campaign in Wisconsin and Field Organizer with the NRSC for the Senate Runoff Election Campaign in Georgia. She has experience working in education, youth ministry, and non-profit organizations. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology with minors in Spanish and Ministry/Spirituality.