The Team

Tom Bowen started New Chicago Consulting after a decade of experience in some of the top races across the country. He focuses on all aspects of successful organizations including management, self-assessments, communications, and public affairs.

He has managed six campaigns ranging from Chicago City Council to U.S. Senate and has worked and consulted on more than 75 local and federal races across the country, including the 2008 presidential campaign for Barack Obama. In 2011, Tom was the deputy campaign manager for Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago’s first new mayor in 22 years. He later established and managed his leadership political action committee. Over the course of his career, Tom has managed more than $12 million dollars.

Tom regularly provides commentary as an expert source on political issues for Chicago-based media organizations and is often quoted in national publications for his expertise on politics.  He has provided commentary and analysis for the New York TimesWall Street JournalNational JournalPOLITICO
Newsweek, and the NY Daily News.

Christina Nowinski Wurst established the fundraising services of New Chicago Consulting after spending five years in development for non-profit work and political races for federal, state and local offices. At NCC, she helps manage finance operations for clients and has overseen more than $10 million of funds raised.

She has tremendous local experience on the efforts of Bill Daley for Governor, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, and IL Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis. Additionally, she has worked with national clients on high profile fundraising trips.

Christina also serves as the Executive Director of the Illinois Women's Institute for Leadership Training Academy with the New Chicago team.

Prior to her independent work, Christina served in a leadership role with Nancy Kohn Consulting, a national fundraising firm headquartered in Chicago. She proudly serves on the Future Voices Council of Personal PAC, Illinois’ leading Pro-Choice organization.

Tracy Mayfield most recently worked as a Senior Advisor at Progressive Turnout Project, a PAC that runs independent field programs in targeted national races. In 2015-16, she worked at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee as a Regional Candidate Fundraising Director, helping top-tier races in the Midwest launch, staff up, and reach fundraising goals, as well as coordinating national surrogate travel for these races. Previously, she worked on the fundraising staff of four multi-million dollar campaigns in northern Illinois and Chicago, including as the Finance Director on Congressman Brad Schneider's winning 2012 campaign and his record-setting 2014 campaign – raising a total of more than $7 million in those two races.

Samantha Szpunar is a Senior Finance Associate for New Chicago Consulting. She has worked in fundraising on numerous political races in Illinois and Michigan. Samantha is originally from the Detroit area and Graduated with a Degree in International and Comparative Politics from Western Michigan University.

Daniel Egan is a Research Associate for New Chicago Consulting. He is a recent graduate of Saint Norbert College (Green Bay, WI) where he graduated with degrees in both Economics and Political Science and played Division III football.

Jessica Teuber is a Finance Associate for New Chicago Consulting. She is originally from Wauconda, Illinois and has worked on political campaigns in Wisconsin and Illinois. She graduated from Lawrence University in 2015, where she received her B.A. in both Government and Economics.

Amanda Latty is a Finance Associate for New Chicago Consulting. She started working in fundraising in 2012, raising funds for leading democratic and non-profit organizations including the DCCC, DSCC, Emily's List and Planned Parenthood. Amanda moved to Chicago after leading the fundraising efforts at the Missouri Democratic Party during the 2014 and 2016 cycles. She enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors and studied Political Science at the University of Missouri.