Meredith Lilly is an attorney, experienced community organizer, and a sought-after campaign manager. Lilly started her political career in 2007 with the Obama for America campaign where she served as a Regional Political Director, managing multiple campaign offices in several states across the nation. Upon this success in 2008, she received a Presidential Appointment as the Senior Advisor to the Regional Administrator of the United States General Services Administration (GSA) in Atlanta, Georgia.
She was selected as State Director of Obama for America-Georgia in April 2012. In this role, Meredith distinguished herself by successfully leading and mobilizing Obama employees and volunteers during President Obama’s campaign; assisting President Obama to secure a victory in the 2012 presidential election. In her role, she was a lead engineer who assembled and organized thousands of Georgians to travel to North Carolina and Florida during the last few months of the 2012 Presidential Election.
Additionally, Meredith promoted President Obama’s policies and assisted with early voter registration to effectively help President Obama secure Florida’s Electoral College. After the successful 2012 race, Lilly returned to the Obama administration at the United States General Services Administration (GSA) in her previous role. Meredith is a passionate advocate for community initiatives and development programming.
As a testament to her political acumen, she has been called upon by notable politicians Kasim Reed, Congressman Hank Johnson, Mereda Johnson, Doreen Carter, and Mike Thurmond; serving as campaign manager for these prominent politicians. She currently serves as Director of External affairs for DeKalb County in Mike Thurmond’s administration.
Over the past several years she has been involved with the following organizations: Habitat for Humanity, NAACP, American Cancer Society (Relay for Life), Hospitality House for victims of domestic violence and Toys for Tots. Meredith holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Pre-Law from Talladega College and Juris Doctorate from Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston, Texas and she is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority, Inc.