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Angelo Paparella

PCI Consultants, Inc. is a nationwide petition management firm based in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1992 by Angelo, PCI has gathered more than 44 million signatures and qualified hundreds of state and local initiatives.

In addition to petition management services, Angelo also acts as a consultant to political candidates and initiative campaign committees o n field strategy and operations. PCI also runs field campaigns for candidates in local and statewide elections.

Prior to forming PCI, Angelo was a founding member and the Director of Operations for Voter Revolt from 1987 to 1992. Voter Revolt was the grassroots citizen organization that successfully qualified and won Proposition 103 in California, an upset victory against an $80 million dollar campaign by auto insurers in 1988.

After graduating form the University of Notre Dame in 1982, Angelo went to work for the Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs) serving as California Statewide Field Director from 1983 to 1985 and later as National PIRG Field Director until 1987.

Currently Angelo lives in Los Angeles with his wife and four sons.

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Rob Grocholski
Vice President and Director of Field Operations

Rob began organizing when he was hired as a canvasser in May 1992 and quickly showed his skills in field work. Seeking to unite his talent as an organizer with his avid interest in politics, Rob joined PCI in early 1993 as its lead organizer. Since then he has become Director of Field Operations and managed statewide advocacy campaigns throughout the country, including Single Payer Health Care, Auto Insurance Reform, and Drug Sentencing Reform.

Rob has one of the most impressive political resumes in field work:

Rob was born and raised in Bay City, Michigan and graduated with B.A. in Politics, University of California, Santa Cruz 1991. He reads Don DeLillo novels, roots for the Detroit Red Wings, and takes care of three cats with his girlfriend in San Pedro, California.

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Dana Gonzalez-Aplin
Director of Signature Processing

Dana leads our technical operations and oversees the industry’s top signature checking and validation system. With a background in political field campaigns and certified as an IT specialist, she was key in the design of propriety software, systems and procedures that have allowed PCI to meet and exceed deadlines and nationwide standards to deliver over 65 million signatures.

With decades of operations management experience, Dana supervises the data entry and processing staff while managing all aspects of the highly detailed tasks of checking, processing and preparing submissions to the Secretary of States, County Registrars and City Clerks.

Dana lives in Thousand Oaks, California where she enjoys running, is a political news junky and also manages her busy family - her husband, two daughters, a son, two cats and a new puppy.