Our Team

Lindsey Slanker   |   Kate Szafran   |   Tim Perez

Lindsey Slanker – President

Lindsey Slanker is President of the national fundraising company, October, Inc., and she has spent her professional career connecting donors to political candidates and philanthropic organizations.

As finance director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, she provided critical support for key races through comprehensive nationwide fundraising efforts. She managed a multi-media solicitation campaign, special events and key personal visits. Her efforts resulted in impressive fundraising gains during a challenging political environment.

She has spearheaded fundraising efforts for members of the United States Senate and Congress, Presidential candidates, and statewide office holders including Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Treasurer, State Senate and State Assembly. She has also managed fundraising efforts for national and state parties and state ballot initiatives. For Lindsey, fundraising and philanthropic efforts are both a professional effort, and a personal passion.

She currently serves on the boards of charitable organizations including St. Jude's Ranch for Children, and Spread the Word Nevada, and her volunteer efforts have included the National MS Society, Las Vegas Prom Closet, Three Square Food Bank, Boy Scouts of America-Las Vegas Area Council and Caring for Kids.

Lindsey resides in Las Vegas, NV, with her husband Mike and their daughters Claire and Charlotte.

Kate Szafran

Kate's extensive work with contributors, elected officials, and various political organizations has helped her achieve a diverse background in fundraising. Kate Szafran has widespread experience in Nevada and nationally, most recently serving as Finance Director for both Governor Brian Sandoval and US Senator Dean Heller.

Prior to joining October, Inc., Kate worked as the Majority Makers and Senatorial Trust Director for the National Republican Senatorial Committee. She also served in a fundraising capacity at the Republican Governors Association under the Chairmanships of Governors Mitt Romney and Kenny Guinn and also at the Republican National Committee during President George W. Bush's successful reelection.

Kate attended Clarion University of Pennsylvania for her Bachelor of Arts degree where she graduated with honors. She moved to Washington D.C. where she attended The George Washington University and received her Master's in Political Management.

Tim Perez

Tim joined October, Inc. at the beginning of the 2012 Election Cycle. Since then he has had the opportunity to work and gain experience in a fundraising capacity with State Candidates, Federal Candidates, and National Committees.

Tim graduated Pepperdine University with a bachelor's degree in International Studies. While at Pepperdine, Tim interned with the Finance Team at the National Republican Senatorial Committee during the summer of 2008.

He currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.