The Auxiliary has brought together over 130 of the country's best digital and guerrilla marketers, medical professionals, and disinformation experts on a mission to fight for truth in the age of the virus.

FOUNDERS

Imran Hafiz

 

Before he had graduated high school, Hafiz co-authored The American Muslim Teenager’s Handbook and won the Arizona Martin Luther King, Jr. Living the Dream Award for activism. He made documentaries at VICE informed by his Duke University public policy training, including the Emmy-award winning VICE on HBO episode that sent Dennis Rodman to North Korea. He introduced Bernie Sanders to Killer Mike while pitching a show for VICELAND. He has made millions of dollars for Fortune 500 companies as a creative, strategist, and publisher for VICE Media’s ad agency, VIRTUE.

Beckett Mufson 

Mufson was a top-trafficked reporter at VICE, covering internet culture and transmedia for five years. You can find his byline on Intel’s The Creators Project, VICE.com, iHeart Radio, and WeedMaps News. He later worked on campaigns for top entertainment brands like HBO, Showtime, and Facebook Watch. He helped Hafiz start The Auxiliary while on sabbatical from Sean Parker’s video chat app company, Airtime.

Dylan Enright

Enright is a founder, angel investor, and political junkie with a passion for novel ideas. He has worked in startups leading growth and product at companies like YC backed Wefunder - the pioneer and market leader of investment crowdfunding and Biobot Analytics - an MIT company transforming wastewater infrastructure into public health observatories. Dylan also recently led fundraising for Andrew Yang’s historic 2020 campaign for president.

KEY MEMBERS

Dr. Michael Jin 

Chief Science Officer

Pete Adams 

Researcher

Dr. Welton Chang 

Disinformation Expert

Stanley McBride 

Researcher

Sabrina Fiorentino 

Web Designer

Kirsten Chilstrom

Photographer

Dylan DeMarko 

Video Editor

Ashley Lake

Designer

Ben Tuber 

Animator

ADVISORS

Rory Sutherland

Executive Vice Chairman

Ogilvy UK

Shahed Amanullah

Managing Director

Frost Capital

Andrew Essex

CEO, Founder Plan A; 

Founding CEO Droga 5

Christopher Graves

President, Founder Ogilvy

Center for Behavioral Science

David Jay

Head of Mobilization

The Center for Humane Technology

Clare O'Donoghue VelikićHead of Mobilization,

Founder & Director, ODV Digital 

Fmr Facebook Government & Politics Client Partner

MEMBERS' PREVIOUS CLIENTS

COLLABORATORS

Dr. William Myles 

CEO of the Albany Housing

Authority of Albany, GA

Big Josh

Rapper

Mt. Zion Baptist Church

Jo3 H3nson

Rapper

Cantrell

Rapper

OG Twelve

Rapper

Thanks to redacted for designing our logo.

 

Thanks to Ashley Lake for heading up operations for our Georgia Hackathon.

 

Thanks to Alex Brandler for your insights into the tech industry landscape.

 

Thanks to Lauren Kostetski, Eric Martucci, and Gunny Scarfo for your guidance on the secret art of account and budgeting.

 

Thanks to Tommy Stang, Dorothy and Al Rowswell, Hamid and Dilara Hafiz, and Kirsten Chilstrom for your hospitality. 

WORKING WITH THE AUXILIARY WAS SIMPLY AMAZING AND REFRESHING

They brought a renewed perspective to reaching the residents of public housing through a different communication platform. Their zeal and tenacity for serving those who are often overlooked impressed me a great deal. They understood the importance of disseminating real and truthful information to the community and that speaks volumes to their integrity. I enjoyed every moment of working with them on the campaign and I look forward to possible future projects with them.

DR WILLIAM MYLES CEO of the Albany Housing Authority