Crystal Patterson, Global Civic Partnerships Manager, Facebook
With more than 15 years of experience in politics, policy and elections, Crystal leads Facebook’s global civic partnerships team, with a focus on civic participation and elections integrity. Prior to joining Facebook, Crystal was Communications Director for the Center for American Progress and also managed communications for Rep Tim Ryan of Ohio. She also worked as a Strategic Communications Specialist for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. A native of northeast Ohio and a graduate of Northwestern University, Crystal is based in Washington, DC.