Democratic National Committee – 2013-14
447 Members of the DNC
...includes 75 at-large members who are nominated by
the Chairman and approved by the full DNC.
64 members; oversees affairs of the party in between
meetings of the full committee and meets four times a year.
Rules and Bylaws - Co-chairs: Jim Roosevelt (MA) and
Lorraine Miller (TX)
Credentials - Co-chairs: Karen Carter Peterson (LA)
and Andrés W. López (PR)
Resolutions - Co-Chairs: Jim Zogby (DC) and Hilda
Caucus and Council chairs
and vice chairs:
Constituency caucuses: Black (Virgie Rollins-MI, Everett Ward-NC), Hispanic (Iris Martinez-IL, Andres Ramirez-NV), Women (Lottie Shackelford, Joyce Cusack, Jadine Neilson, Alex Gallardo-Rooker), LGBT (Earl Fowlkes-DC, Laura Calvo-OR), AAPI (Bel Leong-Hong, Jadine Neilsen).
Regional caucuses: Eastern (Nancy DiNardo-CT, Gus Bickford-MA, Amanda Green Hawkins-PA), Midwest (Doug Brooks-MO, Dean Boerste-IN), Southern (Gilda Cobb Hunter-SC, Sally Rosser-GA, Darryl Sinkfield-AL), Western (Aleita Huguenin-CA, Carolyn Warner-AZ, Anthony Graves-CO).
Councils: Youth (Jason Rae, Tori Taylor). Seniors (Steve Regenstreif, Maria Cardone). Native Americans (Rion Ramirez-WA). Ethnic (Jim Zogby, Danica Oprnica). Small Business (Andrew Lachman, Annette Taddeo-Goldstein). Rural (Betty Richie-TX, Mike Gierau-ID). Veterans & Military Families (Don Fowler, Jan Donatelli). Labor (Acting Maria Elena Durazo).
Nine Elected Officers*
*Chairman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
announced April 5,
2011, elected May 4, 2011; re-elected Jan. 22, 2013)
Elected a DNC vice chair in Jan. 2009; also served as DCCC vice chair for incumbent retention in the 2010 cycle. Elected to represent Florida's 20th CD (parts of Broward and Miami-Dade Counties) in Nov. 2004 ("first Jewish Congresswoman ever elected from Florida"). Member of the Florida Senate, 2000-04. Member of the Florida House, 1992-2000 "youngest female legislator in Florida history"). Aide to U.S. Rep. Peter Deutsch, 1989-92. Additional experience includes adjunct instructor at Broward Community College, NJDC staffer, lecturer at Nova Southeastern University and community and external affairs staff at Nova Southeastern University. B.A. in political science, 1988, and M.A. in political science, 1990, from the University of Florida, 1988. Originally from New York. twitter
Chief of Staff
Chief of staff to Rep.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz in her
office. An advisor on education, budget and African
American outreach in the office of House Democratic Whip, Nancy Pelosi,
2003-05. Base vote director at the DCCC, 2002. Southeast
regional director and then state network director at the Center for
Policy Alternatives. Senior legislative analyst in the Florida
Legislature. Program administrator and management consultant with
the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. M.P.A. from Florida
State University; B.A. from Rollins College, 1992.
Senior Advisor Jason
Experience includes staffer to U.S. Rep. David Obey.Interned for Sen. Ted Kennedy. Bachelor's degree in international studies from American University, 1999. From Lancaster, PA.
Advisor Jonathan Beeton
(2011) Communications director to Rep. Wasserman Schultz since 2005. Michigan press secretary on Wesley Clark's presidential campaign. Gore/Lieberman press secretary in Kentucky in Fall 2000. Worked at the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Labor during Clinton's second term. West Michigan press secretary (Grand Rapids) for the Michigan Democratic Party during the 1996 election cycle. B.S. from Albion College. Grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Vice Chairs (5)
[Vice chair of Voter Registration and Participation] Served as interim chair for the month following Tim Kaine's resignation, April 5-May 4, 2011. Founder and managing director of Brazile & Associates LLC, a general consulting, grassroots advocacy, and training firm based in Washington, DC. Chair of the DNC's Voting Rights Institute, established in 2001. Worked on every presidential campaign from 1976 through 2000, when she served as campaign manager on Vice President Al Gore's campaign. Adjunct professor and lecturer; author (autobiography Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics); and frequent commentator. Degree in psychology from Louisiana State University. First campaign involvement at age 9 for a City Council candidate. New Orleans native.
*Maria Elena Durazo
(elected Jan. 22, 2013) Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, elected May 2006 and re-elected in 2010, and an Executive Vice President of the national AFL-CIO Executive Council. President of UNITE-HERE, Local 11, and in 2004 elected Executive Vice President of UNITE-HERE Internationa. Law degree from the People’s College of Law in 1985; undergraduate degree from St. Mary’s College in Moraga. Daughter of Mexican immigrant farm workers.
*U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard
(elected Jan. 22, 2013) Represents Hawaii's 2nd
elected in 2012. Elected to Honolulu City Council in 2010.
Legislative aide to Sen. Daniel Akaka. Member of the Hawai'i
National Guard; served two tours of combat duty in the Middle
East. Elected to the Hawai'i House of Representatives in 2002 at
21 years old. Degree in international business from Hawai'i
Pacific University. Born in American Samoa.
*Former Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak
(ratified Sept. 10, 2011) Executive director of Generation Next, a partnership focusing on the education achievement gap in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Elected Mayor in 2001 and re-elected in 2005 and 2009, serving to 2013. Business consultant. General manager of Channel4000.com. Vice president of Internet Broadcast System. Publisher of the Twin Cities Reader. Director of development at the Downtown Council. Reporter for the Minneapolis Tribune. Graduate of Boston College, 1978. (In 2007, Mayor Rybak was the first mayor of a major US city to endorse President Obama).
[President of the Association of State Democratic
Chairs (ASDC) [twitter, list], elected to a two-year term on
Jan. 21, 2009; first
openly gay person to serve in the position] Chair of the New Hampshire
Democratic Party, elected March 2007; previously served four terms as
vice chair, and also four years as executive director and two cycles as
New Hampshire Coordinated Campaign director. Served 18 years in the NH
legislature. First volunteered on a campaign at age 8. Served as Tilton
town chair for Ed Muskie at age 12, an organizer for Jimmy Carter's
1976 presidential campaign, and worked on the presidential campaigns of
Mike Dukakis, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Joe Lieberman, John Kerry and
political director and communications
advisor at Obama for America. Deputy Northeast/West political
director at the
DNC, 2011-12. Deputy
national regional director at Organizing for America, 2009-11.
Vice president of accounts at National Field LLC, 2010-11. Deputy
regional field director on Obama's 2008 campaign in Southern Missouri
(June-Nov. 2008) and during the primaries was a field organizer in NC,
KY and MT. M.B.A. and B.S. degrees in marketing from Providence
Training Director, ASDC Jonae Wartel
(June 2013) Regional
field director for Organizing for America in
Durham, NC, Oct. 2011-Nov. 2012. Deputy director, director of
constituent services for the Georgia House Democratic Caucus, May
2010-Oct. 2011. Campaign manager on Stacey Evans for Georgia
House District 40, Aug. 2009-Nov. 2010. Field organizer on Jim
Martin for U.S. Senate, Nov.-Dec. 2008. Field organizer on
Obama's campaign for Change in suburban Kansas City, MO. B.A. in
political science and Spanish from University of North Carolina at
ASDC Amy Littleton
Operations on Terry McAuliffe for Governor/DPV,
May-Nov. 2013. Field organizer/East Carolina University campus
organizer at Organizing for America North Carolina, July-Nov.
2012. B.A. degrees in political science and French from Harding
ASDC Amy Fishman
Longtime ASDC executive
director (from 1979) moved to senior advisor
role effective April 15, 2013.
Senior counsel at Perkins Coie.
*Treasurer Andrew Tobias
(1999) Author of a dozen books including three NYT national best-sellers (Fire and Ice: the Charles Revson/Revlon Story; The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need; Money Angles; Getting By On $100,000 a Year (And Other Sad Tales)). His Managing Your Money software was the market leader. Graduate of Harvard Business School. While studying Slavic Languages and Literature at Harvard he ran the publishing business Let's Go: The Student Guide to Europe. www.andrewtobias.com
*Secretary Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
(from Jan. 22, 2013 meeting) Sworn in as mayor
on Feb. 2010 and elected to a full term in Nov. 2011. Elected to
Baltimore City Council City in 1995 and served as Council President
from Jan. 2007 to Feb. 2010. J.D. from University of Maryland
School of Law, 1995; B.A. in political science from Oberlin College,
Director, Office of
the Secretary Julie Greene
(May 2014) Previously at the AFL-CIO as deputy political director, assistant political director (Aug. 2011-May 2012) and campaign operation analyst (June 2007-Aug. 2011). Account executive at MSHC Partners, June 2002-June 2007.
Secretary's Office Ariana Tobias
(Sept. 2012...with break
Oct.-Nov. 2012 to serve as
a regional GOTV director
for Organizing for
America in CO) Manager of Convention Services for
the Democratic National Convention Committee in Charlotte (overseeing
Office of the Secretary's Convention operation), June-Sept. 2012.
Bachelor's degree in political science from Hunter College, 2011.
Deputy Director, Secretary's Office Marvin Turner
(at the DNC from
2005) Also does consulting as The M. Turner Group from
2000. Campaign manager and field director at Grassroots
Solutions, 2003-07. Community relations liaison to Cong. Eleanor
Holmes Norton, 2000-04.
*National Finance Chair Henry R. Muñoz III
(from Jan. 22, 2013 meeting) Chairman of the
Board and Chief Creative Officer of Muñoz & Company, a design and
management firm based in San Antonio, TX; previously CEO of Kell Muñoz
Architects Inc.. A national co-chair of
The Futuro Fund, part of Obama's re-election effort. Served as
transportation commissioner under Gov. Ann Richards. twitter
Assistant to the Finance Chair
(March 2013) A regional field director, also youth vote and LGBT vote on Organizing for America New Mexico, March-Nov. 2012. Field staffer on Diane Denish's gubernatorial campaign in 2010. Attended New Mexico State University.
Chief Executive Officer Amy Dacey
(reported Oct. 31, 2013, started Jan. 2014)
Executive director of EMILY's List, announced
4, 2010. Director of government relations at Service Employees
International Union. National political director for Sen. John
Keeping America's Promise PAC, 2005-06. During the fall 2004
presidential campaign, Dacey
served as traveling political director to Sen. Kerry; during the
primaries, she was a regional political coordinator for the Kerry
campaign. Deputy political director at
the DSCC in the 2002 cycle. State legislative program director
EMILY's List, 2001. Deputy political director at the DCCC in the
2000 cycle. Deputy chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Louis Slaughter
and ran her successful 1998 re-election campaign. Deputy campaign
manager for U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey's (NY)
1996 re-election campaign. Dacey's first position in Washington,
DC was as a policy analyst and director of development for the National
Foundation of Women Legislators. Master's degree in political
from the American University, 1995; bachelor's degree in political
and history from the SUNY at
From Auburn, NY. twitter
Special Assistant to the CEO
(Jan. 2014) Assistant to the executive director at EMILY's List, June-Dec. 2013. Public engagement intern at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, Jan.-May 2013. Field organizer in Nashua, NH for Organizing for America, Aug.-Nov. 2012; started as an Organizing Fellow in Boston in the summer. B.A. in international relations from Boston University, 2012.
Director of Voter Protection/Expansion
(announced Oct. 23, 2013) A national regional
voter protection coordinator on Obama for America. Attorney at
Nutter, McClennan & Fish in Boston, Oct. 2006-May 2012.
Special assistant to the senior vice president for administration and
finance at Lesley University, 2001-03. Global Sales at Zentropy
Partners, 2000. 401(k) representative at Fidelity Investments,
Aug. 1998-Dec. 1999. J.D. from Boston College Law School, 2006;
B.S. in finance from Georgetown University, 1998. twitter
Deputy Director of Voter Expansion Bobby
(announced April 9, 2014) Leadership roles in the voter expansion program in Virginia in 2012 and 2013. Worked on Obama's 2008 and 2012 campaigns. Graduate of Valparaiso University Law School.
Director of Knowledge Management for Voter
Expansion Zara Haq
(announced April 9, 2014) Most recently a
consultant. Obama Victory Fund compliance research associate
(DNC), June-Nov. 2012 and at the close of the campaign deputy director
of the OFA-VA voter protection hotline. J.D. from American
University's Washington College of Law, 2011; B.A. in philosophy, South
Asian studies from University of Virginia, 2007.
State Voter Expansion Directors: Colorado - Mike Weissman, Florida - Zach Learner, Iowa - Chris Poyner, Ohio - Lindsay Langholz, Texas - Sondra Haltom, Wisconsin - Lillian Cheesman (announcements)
Arbor Project - next generation voter registration
toolset (announced June 5, 2014)
Chief Operating Officer Lindsey Reynolds
(from March 2014, promoted from director of the Secretary's Office; started there in 2011) Executive director of Democrats Abroad in the 2008 and 2010 cycles; also served as vice chair of the Association of State Executive Directors. Executive director of the Democratic Party of Virginia in the 2004 cycle; joined the state party in March 2002 as finance director. Finance director for Virginia's Joint Democratic Caucus starting in 2000. She began her career in Virginia Democratic politics in 1998, as legislative assistant to Sen. Stanley C. Walker of Norfolk, then President pro tempore of the Virginia Senate. B.A. in political science from Virginia Wesleyan College, 1998.
Deputy COO Christine Simpson
(2011; initally assistant COO) Worked in the Office of the Virginia Secretary of Commerce during the Kaine and Warner administrations. M.Phil in comparative politics from Oxford, 2010. B.A. in government from College of William and Mary, 2005.
(announced March 5, 2014) Senior advisor to
Shaun Donovan in the Office of Public Engagement and Public Affairs at
the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Associate director of the Office of Public Engagement at the Office of
the Vice President, March 2010-April 2011. A congressional
relations officer in the Office of Congressional and
Intergovernmental Relations in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD). Western regional political director at Obama
for America, March 2007-Nov. 2008, including state director for the
Feb. 5 Arizona primary. National deputy political director at
Keeping America's Promise/Friends of John Kerry, Feb. 2000-March 2007;
in 2004 Alvillar
as political director on the New Mexico Democratic Coordinated
and earlier worked in the boiler room during the Democratic National
in Boston, worked as a delegate tracker at Kerry headquarters in DC,
served as 1st CD regional field director on Kerry's NM caucus campaign,
2003-Feb. 3, 2004. Deputy field organizer on Richard Romero for
2002. District scheduler for Congressman Tom Udall,
Volunteer coordinator on the 2000 NM Coordinated Campaign.
off in politics working for the Democratic Party of New Mexico as
of the party's e-news newsletter. Attended the University of New
Mexico. Originally from Belen, NM.
Executive Assistant Calynn Jenkins
(Feb. 2014) Experience includes several internships including DNC marketing, Aug.-Dec. 2012. B.A. in political science and government from American University 2013.
Deputy Political Director of State Party Programs and Counselor to the CEO Maureen Garde
(promoted from deputy political director in March
2014) Started Sept. 2005 and continued through 2006
cycle as deputy
director (State Party Services); interim political director in the
first part of 2007. Deputy executive director of the Democratic
Governors' Association, 1999-2005. Executive director
of the Massachusetts Democratic Party in the early 1990s.
Graduate of Boston College.
Regional Political Directors
Northeast Erin Wilson
Longtime staffer to Sen. Bob Casey. Most
recently his deputy state director; previously director of outreach and
special projects (Nov. 2009-May 2011), field representative (2007-09)
and started as his deputy political director in 2006. B.A. in
political science and government from University of Pennsylvania, 2005
South Jordan Whichard
(June 2014) Advance associate for the White
House since 2012. Deputy director of events and ceremonies for
the PIC. Southern regional director for intergovernmental affairs
and outreach for the Democratic National Convention Committee, from
Sept. 2011. Associate director of advance and trip coordinator at
the White House, Jan. 2009-July 2011. National advance staff on
Obama for America from May 2007-Nov. 2008. B.A. in political
science; management and society from UNC at Chapel Hill, 2007.
Midwest Brooks Banton
(June 2014) Legislative assistant to U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond (LA) through March 2014. Finance associate at Political Development Group, Oct. 2009-March 2011. National political outreach coordinator at Obama for America, Feb. 2007-Nov. 2008. Finance director for the Democratic Expatriate Leadership Council, Feb. 2005-Feb. 2007. Mid-Atlantic finance assistant on John Kerry for President, March-Nov. 2004. B.S. from Ohio University, 2004. twitter
West Ali Khan
Director, ASDC John Bisognano
Director of Community Engagement Regena Thomas
Thomas is also a pastor in the African
Methodist Episcopal Church. Deputy campaign manager at the
Association in the 2008 cycle. New Jersey's 31st
Secretary of State, appointed by
Gov. McGreevey, Jan. 2002-Jan. 2006. Partner at IEM Message Management,
Inc. Worked or consulted on Corzine for Senate in 2000; McGreevey for
Governor in 1997, and Torricelli for Senate in 1996. Director of base
vote operations at the DNC, 1997-2001. Worked for six years in the DC
as deputy director and then director of constituent services. Worked
for the National Rainbow Coalition and Rev. Jesse L. Jackson's 1984 and
1988 campaigns. Legislative analyst for the Legislative Research
Commission for the Kentucky State Legislature, early 1980s. B.A. from
Morehead State University. Native of Clinton, KY.
Director of the Democratic Women's Alliance Kate Yglesias Houghton
(March 2014; previously deputy director of the Chair's
Office from May
2011) Policy analyst and PAC coordinator at CDM Smith, Aug.
2010-April 2011. Executive assistant and advisor to Rep. Debbie
Wasserman Schultz, Feb. 2009-Aug. 2010. M.A. in public policy
George Mason University, 2008; B.A. in political science and government
from Florida International University, 2006. twitter
Hispanic Engagement Desk Albert Morales
(July 2014) Founder (Jan. 2011) and president of
Strategies, LLC. Vice president at Cassidy & Associates,
2009-10. Hispanic outreach director at the DNC, 2005-09.
Policy advisor and federal liaison at the Democratic Governors
Association, 2003-05. Regional political director on the DNC's
2000 redistricting project, 2001-03. Attended Texas Wesleyan
Asian American and Pacific Islander Engagement
Desk Laila Mohib
Program director at the Asian Pacific American
Congressional Studies. Contractor for Communications Workers of
America. Political coordinator for campaign services and
trainings, and special assistant to the chief of staff at EMILY's
List. Staffer to U.S. Rep. Jim Davis, 2006. Worked in the
candidate recruitment department of Progressive Majority. DNC's
Office of Independent Expenditures. Masters in Arts in art
history, connoisseurship and the history of the art market from
Christie’s Education; undergraduate degree in Social anthropology and
art history from Sarah Lawrence College.
African American and Youth Engagement Desk
(Sept. 2014) Manager of education, income, and
and partnerships for United Way Worldwide, Jan.-Aug. 2014.
Special Assistant to the Secretary in the Office of
Public Engagement of the Department of Labor from March 2011-Dec.
2013. Director of public engagement for the 2012 Democratic
National Convention Committee, June-Sept. 2012. Worked in the
political department of the DNC, Jan. 2008-Feb. 2011. Field
director on Berkley for Congress, Oct. 2005-Dec. 2007. B.A. in
political science from UNLV, 2005. From Nevada.
?Director of Veterans and Small Business
West Point graduate, combat veteran.
Communications Director Mo Elleithee
(first reported by Politico on Aug. 12, 2013) A founder (2006) and partner at Hilltop Public Solutions, taking leave; also a partner at Three Point Media since 2009. Senior strategist on Tim Kaine for Senate, 2011-12. Senior advisor on Vince Gray for Mayor, 2010. Senior advisor to Terry McAuliffe for Governor and the Democratic Party of Virginia, 2009. Senior advisor at Tom Udall for Senate, 2008. Senior spokesman and traveling press secretary on Hillary Clinton for President, 2007-08. Communications director Lt. Gov. Tim Kaine's successful 2005 campaign for governor of Virginia. Senior vice president and communications director of the Thunder Road Group in 2004, overseeing the state communications operations of America Coming Together (ACT). New Hampshire communications director for Gen. Wesley Clark's 2004 NH primary campaign. National press secretary on Bob Graham for President, 2003. Campaign manager on Janet Reno's 2002 primary campaign for governor of Florida, then served as deputy campaign manager on Bill McBride's general election campaign. Press secretary on Mark Warner's 2001 successful campaign for governor of Virginia. Communications director on Chuck Robb for Senate, and press secretary to Sen. Robb, 2000. Communications director on Bill Bradley for President 2000 NH primary campaign, then Midwest regional communications director and Washington State communications director for the campaign. Deputy campaign manager on the Tom Udall for Congress campaign in New Mexico in 1998, helping Udall to defeat a Republican incumbent; then served as press secretary in Udall's office. Acting director of communications and field for The Interfaith Alliance, 1996-97. Field coordinator on the '96 Project in Raleigh, NC, 1996. M.A. from the Graduate School of Political Management at The George Washington University, 1996; B.S.F.S. from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, 1994. twitter
Deputy Communications Director Lily Adams
(Sept. 2013) Press secretary to Sen. Tim Kaine
(VA) after serving
as press secretary on his 2012 campaign. Press secretary to Sen.
Richard Blumenthal (CT). Deputy press secretary on Gov. Ted
Strickland's 2010 re-election campaign. Part of the press team on
Creigh Deeds' 2009 campaign for governor of Virginia. B.A. in
politics from Brandeis Universlty, 2009. Daughter of
Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and
granddaughter of Ann Richards. twitter
National Press Secretary Michael Czin
Deputy National Press Secretary Rebecca Chalif
Midwest and Central Jason Pitt
Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, VA, WV and KY Ian
(Sept. 2013) Press secretary to Sen. Tom Carper, June
also digital director on Carper for Delaware, June-Sept. 2013 and press
secretary on Carper for Delaware, Sept.-Nov. 2012. B.A. in
political science from University of Alabama. twitter
Director of Hispanic Media / Regional for the
West Pili Tobar
(Oct. 2013) Press secretary at America's
Voice from March 2011. Intern at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, Aug.
2010-March 2011. M.P.A. (2010) and B.S. in political science
(2008) from University of Miami. twitter
Director of African American Media / Regional
for the South
(July 2013) Communications director to DC
Councilmember Mary Cheh, Sept. 2011-June 2013. Founder and
principal of The Pesante Media Group, LLC, June 2009. Other
experience includes press assistant on Capitol Hill. M.P.A. from
Howard University, 2011; B.A. in journalism from Auburn University,
Writer Tom Francis
Press Assistant Miryam Lipper
(June 2013) Undergraduate degree in political
journalism from Indiana University Bloomington, 2013; while a student
worked at Slavica Publishers and did several internships including at
the DNC from May-Aug. 2012.
Media Center Director Mitch Malasky
(July 2014) Digital communications editor at the DCCC, Jan. 2013-June 2014. Video editor at the DNC, June-Nov. 2012. Owner/executive producer at Malasky Media LLC, March 2011-June 2012. Operations director for Main Street Insider, March 2010-Feb. 2012. Managing partner/executive producer at Sum of Change Productions, April 2009-March 2011. Production assistant/editor at Zej Media, Sept. 2008-June 2009. B.A. in technical theater, American culture studies, film from Washington University in St. Louis, 2008.
Video ProducerYouth Media Coordinator Rob
(Nov. 2013) Digital and press assistant at Terry
Governor, June-Nov. 2013. Communications coordinator for
Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton, Sept. 2011-Dec. 2012. Communictions
director on Myrick for Ithaca, March-Sept. 2011. B.A./B.S. in
politics/television from Ithaca College, 2013.
Digital Director Matt Compton
(Sept. 2013) Deputy director of digital content
at the White House, Oct. 2011-Sept. 2013. Director of new media
campaigns at the DNC, April 2010-Oct. 2011 (started as senior email
campaigner). Communications directo at the DLCC, May 2008-April
2010. Editor and manager of publications at the Progressive
Policy Institute, July 2005-May 2008. B.A. in history from University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2005. twitter
Creative Director Elizabeth Eadie
(at the DNC from July 2013; initially senior
designer) Owner/designer at Social Proper since July 2011.
Owner/designer at Wellmade Design from Oct. 2010. Freelance
graphic designer, June 2009-Jan. 2011. Creative project manager
(May 2008-Jan. 2009) and creative project management associate (Feb.
2007-May 2008) at The Walt Disney Company. Account coordinator at
B.D. Fox & Friends, 2005-06. B.A. in English from North
Carolina State University, 2003.
Email Director Patrick Stevenson
(March 2013) Email writer for PIC 2013.
Outbound writer at
Obama for America from April
account executive (Nov. 2010-March 2012) and account coordinator (Agu.
2009-Nov. 2010) at GYMR Public Relations. B.A. in English and
history from Xavier University, 2008.
Senior Email Campaigner Eric Reif
(Nov. 2013) Senior digital strategist at Powell Tate, Feb.-Nov. 2013. Senior digital strategist at Weber Shandwick, Feb.-Nov. 2013. Senior digital advertising manager at Obama for America, Aug. 2011-Jan. 2013. Account supervisor at Bully Pulpit Interactive, June 2010-Aug. 2011. B.A. in history, American culture studies from Washington University in St. Louis, 2010.
Senior Email Campaigner Rebecca Christopher
(Dec. 2013) Writer at Obama for America, Aug.
then writer on the 2013 PIC. Writer at OMP, July 2010-July
2011. Assistant external online organizer for Obama for America,
2007-08. Studied political science and government at Valparaiso
Project Ivy "the fourth (IV) iteration of the Democratic Party’s investment in digital and technology"
Research Director Lauren Dillon
(previously deputy research director; senior research
associate, 2011-12; started at the
DNC in 2009 as a
research associate) Correspondence and judicial appointments
coordinator in the Office of Gov. Culver and Lt. Gov. Judge,
2006-09. English teacher at Hebei Normal University
2005-06. B.A. degrees in politics and psychology from Drake
University, 2005. twitter
Deputy Research Director Lauren Smith
(March 2014) Previously Northeast regional
research analyst at
Research Supervisor Chad Rivard
(May 2013) Senior research associate at the PIC,
2013. Senior research associate at the DNC, Feb.-Nov. 2012.
Intern at Obama for America, May 2011-Jan. 2012. Regional field
director on Susana Mendoza for City Clerk (Chicago), Jan.-Feb.
organizer for the Illinois Democratic Party, Fall 2010. B.S. in
history, political science from Illinois State University, 2010.
include: Jeremy Berns
(Oct. 2013), Alice Kim (Nov.
2013), Michael Kane (Dec.
Austin Dieter (April 2014), Jeremy Brinster (July 2014)
Technology Director Andrew Brown
(April 2013; started at the DNC in Feb. 2013 as
director) COO (June 2012-Feb. 2013) and national project manager
(March 2008-June 2012) at ISSI. Iowa technology director on
Hillary Clinton for President, March 2007-Jan. 2008. Technology
director at Tom Vilsack for President, Nov. 2006-March 2007.
Technology director for the Iowa Democratic Party, 2003-06.
Attended Iowa State University.
Director of Information Technology Yared
(from March 2011...is senior project manager for The MIS Department, Inc.; he joined MIS in Sept. 2009) He has served in various roles at DePaul University including director of the McNair Scholars Program, adjunct faculty, student support services. M.A. in math education from DePaul University, 2004; B.S. in pure mathematics, philosophy from DePaul University, 1998.
Data Services Director Sam McCabe
(Oct. 2013; started as technology project manager in June 2013) Technology project manager at Votes Voices Now, Feb.-June 2013. National date manager at ISSI, July 2012-Jan. 2013. Senior account manager at Aristotle International, Aug. 2011-July 2012. Self-employed political strategist and pollster in Texas, 2005-2011. Network specialst for ResCare Premier, Aug. 1999-May 2005. B.A. in philosophy from Texas State University-San Marcos, 2010.
Data Services Manager Jacob Winowich
(April 2014) Executive director (March 2013-Jan.
file manager (March 2012-March 2013) and field organizer (Aug.-Oct.
2011) at the Democratic Party of West Virginia. Research director
for the Democratic Party of New Mexico, Jan.-July 2011. Assistant
to the Mayor of Albuquerque, Jan. 2008-Dec. 2009. M.P.A. from the
University of New Mexico, 2010; bachelor's degree in government from
New Mexico State University, 2007.
Data Services Manager Oliver Whitney
(Aug. 2013) Administrator of the Labor Action
2010-Aug. 2013), material/data mobilization coordinator (Dec. 2008-June
2010) and assistant administrator of the Labor Action Network (May-Dec.
2008) at the AFL-CIO. Director of on-water programs for the
Maritime Heritage Foundation, June 2005-May 2008. B.A. in
Studies from Carleton College, 2005.
Election Data Analyst Hana Elhattab
(from June 2014; started as a data services manager June 2013-June 2014) Deputy data and targeting manager at ISSI, June 2012-Jan. 2013. Senior program assistant for voter education campaign at the National Democratic Institute, 2010-12. BASc in genetics/cellular and molecular biology from University of Maryland College Park, 2010.
Senior Data Analyst Keith Erskine
(July 2010) Senior software engineer at Compact
July 2007-July 2010. Principal consultant at Aspective Ltd, May
2000-April 2007. Senior software engineer at Raytheon Canada,
LTD, May 1997-Feb. 2000. Software engineer at Syseca, Nov.
1993-April 1997. BSc from University of Leicester, 1988.
Director of Data Science Andrew Therriault
(May 2014) Senior data scientist at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, Sept. 2013-May 2014. Director of research and business development at Pivotal Targeting / Lightbox Analytics, March 2012-Aug. 2013. Production project manager at Elsevier, 2005-06. Production coordinator at Pearson Education, 2005. Production coordinator at Other Press, 2002-03. Ph.D. (2011), M.A. (2008) and B.A. (2003) from New York University.
Director of Engineering Nick Gaw
(Nov. 2013) Director of campaign tools
(April-Nov. 2013) and
senior campaigner for innovation (Aug. 2011-April 2013) at
Change.org. Communitiy manager (March 2010-Aug. 2011) and
trainings and events coordinator (June 2009-May 2010) at the New
Organizing Institute. B.A. in history and linguistics from
Swarthmore College, 2009.
National Finance Director Jordan Kaplan
(Feb. 2013) Illinois finance on Obama's 2012 and
presidential campaigns; started as a fundraiser for Obama on his 2004
U.S. Senate campaign. Finance director on Rahm Emanuel's 2011
campaign for Chicago mayor. Graduate of Connecticut College, 2000.
Texas/Oklahoma Max Marshall
(Feb. 2013) Fundraiser for Obama for America
and for the Presidential Inaugural Committee. Program manager at
the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE), Nov. 2011-March
2012. Bachelor's degree from Acadia University.
South/Florida Mabel Arrambide
Illinois finance director on Obama's 2012 campaign. Illinois finance director at the DNC and earlier Illinois deputy finance director. Deputy Southern finance director on Southern finance assistant, and Illinois finance assistant on Obama for America, 2008. B.A. in English from Howard University.
South/Florida Clayton Cox
(March 2013) Swing State Victory
Fund at Obama for America, June 2011-Nov. 2012. Masters in
political management from The George Washington University, 2012;
undergraduate degree in political science and international affairs
from the University of Georgia, 2010.
New York Tri-State Zach Allen
Mid-Atlantic Alexandria Shapiro
(Feb. 2014) A regional fundraiser for McAuliffe
Dec. 2012-Jan. 2014. Candidate services and fundraising associate
at the DCCC, April-Dec. 2012. Research assistant at ICF
International, July 2010-April 2012. B.A. in political science,
environmental studies from Tufts University, 2010.
New England unfilled
Northwest Ashling Pearson
(started at the DNC in March 2013 as deputy finance
Northern California) Deputy finance director of Montanans for
Tester, March-Nov. 2012. Advancement assistant at the Sierra
Club, Jan. 2011-March 2012. Finance assistant at Friends of
Barbara Boxer, June-Nov. 2010. BFA from Rutgers, 2007.
Southwest Charles Johnson
(started at the DNC in Feb. 2013 as deputy finance
Southern California) Graduate of Tulane University, 2012.
Northern California Erik Stowe
Southern California Lindsay Rachelefsky
Experience includes development director at ACLU
Foundation of Southern
California. Attended Columbia University in The City of New York.
Mid-West Lauren Durham
Experience includes field organizer in the Ohio
primary on Hillary
Clinton's presidential campaign.
Director, Women's Leadership Forum Claire
(March 2013) Midwest deputy finance director at
Obama for America, May 2011-Nov. 2012, then same position for the
Inaugural Committee. Advance staffer (Jan.-March 2011) and
scheduling and advance intern (Aug. 2010-Jan. 2011) in the Office of
First Lady Michelle Obama. Undergraduate degree from Northwestern
Director, African American Leadership
Council Aaron Carr
Worked in finance on Obama's 2012 campaign.
Recruiter for the Midtown Group. Special assistant to Washington,
DC Mayor Adrian Fenty, 2008-11. B.A. in public health from
University of Maryland College Park, 2010.
Director, LGBT Leadership Council Aditi
(Feb. 2013) Deputy director, LGBT Leadership
Council and LGBT
Vote at Obama for America, Aug. 2011-Nov. 2012. Bachelor's
degree in economics and political science from University of Michigan,
Director of Events Ellen Thrower
(since 2003) Deputy director of the DNC's Jefferson Trust, 2000-03. Marketing/circulation in the publishing division at Barney Magazine (Lyrick Studios in DFW area, 1998-2000. Public relations for Resource 3, Inc. 1997-98. Marketing/circulation for D Magazine, 1995-97. Attended University of Mississippi.
Finance Technology Manager Zak
(Sept. 2011) Senior database administrator at Integral, LLC, 2010-11. Data integration manager at Hillary Clinton for President, 2007-08. Database administrator at the DSCC, 2005-07. Worked for America Coming Together Michigan, 2004. Deputy director of operations at Joe Lieberman for President. Master's degree in campaign management from The George Washington University, 2002; bachelor's degree in political science from Michigan State University, 2001.
Marketing Director Kim Postulart
(started Sept. 2005) Vice president at Adams,
Hussey & Associates, 2004-05. Deputy director of marketing
membership at EMILY’s List, 2004. Marketing director on the
President campaign, 2003-04. B.A. in international studies from
American University, 1997.
Deputy Marketing Director Rosalind
Marketing Manager Molly Barker
(Feb. 2011; previously marketing coordinator from Jan.
2009 and started
at the DNC in Feb. 2008 as marketing assistant) B.S. in political
science and international relations from Utah State University, 2007.
Marketing Coordinator Nova Kennelty-Cohen
(May 2011) Previously development and advocacy
Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, from Aug. 2009.
Freelance political researcher, 2008-09. Research analyst at the
DCCC, 2007-08. Executive assistant/client services coordinator at
Dixon/Davis Media Group, 2005-07. Research director, deputy
communications director on Lois Murphy for Congress, 2004.
Master's in political management from The George Washington University,
2011; B.A. in government from Smith College, 2003.
Compliance Director Alan Reed
(Jan. 2008) Previously worked as a consultant for LexisNexis specializing in public records research for non-profits, 2001-07. Deputy director of compliance at the DNC, 1996-2001. M.A. in international relations from University of Kentucky, 1994; B.A. double major in history and political science from Northern Kentucky University, 1992.
Deputy Compliance Director Chelsea Cook
Also held this position in the 2008 cycle.
Deputy Compliance Director Laura Lopez
(March 2011; note served as a Obama GOTV volunteer in
the close of the
campaign) Media liaison at PETA, 2009-10. Compliance
researcher at the DNC, latter half of 2008. Executive assistant
to photographer Ruth Litoff, first part of 2008. Director of Amos
Eno Gallery, 2004-06. Bachelor's degree in art from New York
Deputy Compliance Director Kevin Snowden
(Sept. 2008) Organizer/compliance
associate on the Hillary for President campaign. Teller
supervisor at BB&T, 2005-07.
FEC Reports Manager Jessica TeSelle
(Aug. 2011) Comptroller at Gillibrand for Senate
2009. Compliance director on John Edwards for President,
2007-09. Compliance director on Cantwell 2006. B.A. in
political science from University of Washington, 2005.
CFO / ACCOUNTING
Chief Financial Officer Brad Marshall
CFO at the DNC since 1992. Previously he worked for a
decade as a CPA in Lexington, KY, 1982-92. Financial vice president and
controller for Melco Construction in London, KY, 1980-82. Senior
manager at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Lexington, 1978-80. Staff
accountant at Deloitte & Touche in Lexington, 1976-78. Bachelor's
degree in accounting from Morehead State University in Morehead, KY.
Controller Manisha Patel, CPA
(Aug. 2010) Senior assurance associate at
2006-10. Master's in accounting and BSBA/BSIS from University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Senior Staff Accountant Kaley Chenot, CPA
(May 2011) Assurance associate at
2008-11. Teller at Amboy Bank, 2005-06. B.S., B.A. in
accounting, economics from Elon University, 2008.
Director of Human Resources Bernard Coleman III
(2009) State affairs specialist for the Society
Resource Management to May 2009. Project portfolio manager/ageny
liaison for DC government. Member advocacy specialist for the Society
for Human Resource Management, March 2006-Jan. 2008. Executive director
Hoyer for Congress committee. National field coordinator for the DCCC,
2004-early 2005; deputy director of member services, Jan. 2003-July
Chief Diversity Officer Greg Hinton
(announced Oct. 17, 2011; shared with DCCC) Comes to the DNC from position as chief diversity officer of U.S. Cellular; started at U.S. Cellular in 2002 as senior director of talent strategies and diversity. Director of global sourcing at Abbott Laboratories, 1997-2002.
Director of Party Affairs Patrice Taylor
Deputy director in the 2008 cycle; started with Party
Affairs in June 2006 after working in the Research Department since
September 2005. Previously worked in Gov. Mark Warner's office and in
Rep. Bobby Scott (VA)'s office.
Special Assistant Alecia Dyer
(started with Party Affairs in Feb. 2005) At the
Director of Convention Site Selection Zoe
Managing director of credentials for the 2012
Convention. DNC senior
advisor for convention
planning in advance of the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
Senior advisor for operations
for the 2004 Democratic National Convention Committee. Worked on
2000 and 1996 conventions as deputy director for convention planning,
associate director for credentials, and special assistant to the deputy
CEO. Event coordinator for the 53rd Presidential
the 2000 Summer Olympics, and the 2002 Winter Olympics.
The DNC's 15-person Technical Advisory Committee consists of Stephen Bittel - Peggy Cusack - Amy Dacey, DNC CEO - Leah Daughtry - Lisa Garcia - Zoe Garmendia, DNC Director of Convention Site Selection - Greg Hinton, DNC Chief Diversity Officer - Ricky Kirshner - Theo LeCompte - John Liipfert - Cameron Moody - Ben Self - Erik Smith - Patrice Taylor, DNC Director of Party Affairs - Graham Wilson, Perkins Coie.
General Counsel Bob Bauer
(end of June or beginning of July 2011) Chair of the Political Law Group of Perkins Coie. White House Counsel, announced Nov. 2009, served through end of June 2011 (resignation announced June 2). Chair of the Political Law Group of Perkins Coie; served as general counsel to the DNC and Obama's personal lawyer. General counsel for Obama's 2008 campaign. Thirty years of law practice. Counsel for many years to the DSCC and DCCC. J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, 1976. B.A. from Harvard University, 1973.
Counsel Kip Wainscott
Associate at Perkins Coie. In 2011-12 he served as counsel and national delegate director for the Obama-Biden reelection campaign. Associate at Bryan Cave LLP, 2008-11. J.D. from The George Washington University Law School, 2008; B.A. in political communication from The George Washington University, 2004.
Counsel Graham Wilson
Associate at Perkins Coie. Previously
served as an
attorney at the
Federal Election Commission, Office of General Counsel, Litigation
Division. J.D. from University of Virginia; B.A. from Carleton
Winter - Jan. 22, 2013 at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, DC.
Summer - Aug. 22-23, 2013 at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel in Scottsdale, AZ.
Winter - Feb. 27-March 1, 2014 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC. >
Summer - Aug 21-23, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, GA. >
South Regional Political Dave Mills
(July 2013) Executive director of the Virginia
Democratic Party in the
2010 and 2012 cycles, announced March 8, 2010. Finance director
on Brian Moran's 2009 campaign for the
Democratic gubernatorial nomination, then worked finance on Creigh
Deeds' campaign in the general election campaign. Finance
director at the Virginia Democratic Party, 2006-08. Western
regional finance director for Tim Kaine's 2005
campaign for governor; then served on the Kaine Inaugural
Managed Al Weed's campaign for Congress against Rep. Virgil Goode in
Charlottesville in 2004. Mills has also worked to pass Gov.
Warner's 2004 investment in Virginia
schools and managed a race for House of Delegates in Hampton
Roads. Graduate of James Madison University, 2002.
Media Center Director Reed Petty
for CNN, and later at NBC for 13 years as
an editor. He has spent many years as a freelancer, working for
Discovery Communications, BBC America and Guggenheim Productions. He
spent his first year in the Washington, DC-area as a house husband and
has lived in the region for 24 years.
Deputy Digital Director Jenna
Digital at EMILY's List
(Dec. 2013 to June 2014)
director in Virginia,
April-Nov. 2013. Campaign innovation (Feb. 2012-April 2013) and
snior campaigner at Change.org (Jan. 2011-Feb. 2012). New media
director on Lee Fisher for Ohio, July-Nov. 2010. Director of
communications and online organizing at National Stonewall Democrats,
June 2009-July 2010. Online strategy associate at Joe Trippi and
Associates, Feb.-June 2009. B.A. in government, English from
Georgetown University. twitter
Video Research Director Erika Starr
manager at Human Rights Campaign
(July 2010 to June 2014; started as a research associate in July 2008) Government relations and public affairs specialist at the Natural Products Association, 2007-08. Field organizer on the Montana Coordinated Campaign/Jon Tester for Senate, 2006. Events coordinator at the Campaign Finance Institute, 2005-06. Surrogate scheduling assistant on Kerry-Edwards 2004. B.A. in English from the University of Virginia, 2004.
Chief Operating Officer Amanda Howe
(April 2011 to Feb. 2014) Previously business development manager for McGuireWoods LLP. Served Gov. Tim Kaine as executive director of Virginia's Royal Welcome, which designed and coordinated Queen Elizabeth II's visit to Virginia in 2007, and then as a communications advisor. Assistant secretary of commerce under Gov. Mark Warner. In Fall 2004 took leave to serve as a deputy field director on the Wisconsin Coordinated Campaign.
Acting National Political Director Steven
(July 2011 to
2014) Previously southern regional
director of Organizing for America from March 2010. Louisiana
state director of Organizing for America, from May 2009. A
regional field director on Obama's 2008 campaign. Degree in
from Prairie View A&M, 1990.
Acting Executive Director
(from Sept. 2013 to Jan. 2014; previously
staff to the
executive director from March 2011) Special assistant at the
House, Jan. 2009-Feb. 2011. Associate director for politics and
legislation at 1199 SEIU, Nov. 2004-June 2008. B.A. in
international/global studies from Manhattanville College, 2003.
Assistant in COO
Devan Cayea ...to Capitol Hill
(June 2013 to
assistant to the chief of
staff in the Office
of U.S. Rep. Ron Barber, July 2012-June 2013. B.A. in
international relations and affairs from American University, 2012.
Midwest Regional Political Josh
regional field director at the DCCC
(Jan. 2013 to
2014) Deputy field director on Obama's North Carolina
2012. Missouri field director for
Organizing for America,
2012. Louisiana state director for Organizing for America, Sept.
2010-April 2011. Regional field director for Organizing for
America in Massachusetts, Jan.-Sept. 2010. Clerk in the
U.S. Attorney's office in New Orleans, 2008-09. B.A. in
political science from University of New Orleans, 2008.
Senior Advisor for Hispanic Affairs Juan
Sepúlveda ...to senior vice
president of station services at PBS from Jan. 6, 2014
(Nov. 2011 to late 2013) Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, appointed by Sec. Duncan in May 2009. President and founder (2005) of The Common Enterprise (TCE), whose mission is to help nonprofit groups, philanthropic organizations and businesses help build stronger communities. Texas state director on Obama's 2008 campaign from July 2008 and a member of Obama's National Latino Leadership Council. A senior advisor for Bill Bradley's 2000 presidential campaign. Worked with the Rockefeller Foundation, 1992-95. Worked closely with Willie Velasquez, founder of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project. Law degree from Stanford Law School, 1993. Rhodes scholar; combined degree in politics, philosophy and economics at The Queen's College, Oxford University. B.A. in government from Harvard. Grew up in Topeka, KS. San Antonio resident from the 1980s.
Northeast Regional Political John Falcicchio ...to senior vice president at DKC in New York
(July 2011 to Dec.
Senior advisor to Mayor Adrian
M. Fenty, 2003-11. Finance director/GOTV coordinator on Kevin
Johnson for Mayor, Spring 2008. Campaign manager on Muriel Bowser
for Ward 4 (DC), first part of 2007. Field organizer on Dean for
America, 2003-04. Field organizer at Participation 2000/Maine
Democratic Coordinated, Fall 2002. Research analyst at Multistate
Associates, 2001-02. B.A. in politics from the Catholic
University of America, 2001.
Digital Content Manager Zoe Pagonis ...to public
relations manager at Walton Group of Companies
Dec. 2013) Director of digital
Oct. 2012), communications and new media manager (Jan. 2011-Oct. 2012)
and communications assistant (June-Nov. 2010) to Gov. Martin
O'Malley. Also served as political strategist to Marylanders for
Marriage Equality, May-Nov. 2012. Undergraduate degree in
marketing from University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of
Finance Chief of Staff Bo Creason ...to finance
director at Alison for Kentucky
(Feb. 2013 to Dec. 2013; started at the DNC as finance operations manager in April 2012) Associate at the Frost Group, 2010-12. B.A. degree from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 2009.
Mid-Atlantic Finance Director Michael Kurtz ...to national finance director at Alison for Kentucky
(Feb. 2013 to Dec. 2013) Senior Midwest deputy finance director at Obama for America, April 2011-Nov. 2012. Deputy finance director at Friends of Martin O'Malley, 2009-11. Finance intern on Obama's 2008 campaign. B.A. in political science from The George Washington University, 2009.
Rapid Response Director Director Rebecca
...to associate director of global engagement at Human Rights Campaign
(Aug. 2011 to
scheduling and advance in the Office of HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan,
2009-11. Researcher on the Obama campaign, 2007-08. Senior
project manager at Gragert Research, 2005-06. Campaigns assistant
at the League of Conservation Voters, 2004-05. B.A. in social
anthropology from University of Michigan, 2003.
Director of Political Operations Chris
Canning ...to senior advisor
to the director at U.S. Office of Personnel Management
(May 2011 to
also held title of western region political director) Deputy
of the Chairman's office to then-DNC chairman Howard Dean, April
2005-May 2011. Worked on Howard
Dean's presidential campaign for over a year, starting as an intern,
scheduling, and advance in the Iowa caucuses. Bachelor's degree
Georgetown University. From Burlington, VT.
Deputy COO Arnold Skretta ...to director of
compliance and law at the Connecticut Democratic Party
National Data Services Director Josh Wolf
(June 2013 to Oct. 2013) Chief administrative officer (May 2012-June 2013), director of data and technology (May 2011-May 2012) and national data coordinator (Aug. 2010-May 2011) at the New Organizing Institute. Campaign management consultant in the Las Vegas area, 2006-10. Data and reporting, hiring and special projects director for the Democratic Party of Virginia, April-Dec. 2009. Nevada state director at SEIU, March-Nov. 2008. Regional field director in Iowa, South Carolina and Hawaii on the Hillary Clinton for President campaign, Oct. 2007-Feb. 2008. Regional field director on Sherrod Brown for U.S. Senate, 2005-06. Regional field director at the Ohio Democratic Party, Jan.-Oct. 2005. Regional field organizeer on the Ohio Coordinated Campaign, June-Nov. 2004. B.A. from Ohio University, 2004.
Director, African American Leadership
Council Marcus Switzer ...to chief of staff
at Enduring Hydro
(Feb. 2013 to Oct. 2013) Deputy director of the African American Leadership Council on Obama for America. B.A. in public policy and psychology from Duke University.
Acting Constituency Outreach Director
Director of Women's Outreach Simone Ward
Campaign manager on Sen. Barbara Mikulski's
2009-10. Served in the political department at EMILY's List from
2007. A deputy director of the DNC's American Majority
Partnership under then-Chairman Howard Dean. Executive director
GAIN in 2004. Executive director of Young Democrats of America
in June 2002. Worked with Mercer & Associates in Washington,
DC. Finance assistant at the DNC; special assistant at the White
House. Pursuing an M.P.A from American University. B.A.
from Oklahoma City
Assistant Press Secretary Liz
...communications associate at Instagram from Oct. 2013
(assistant press secretary from Dec. 2012 to Sept. 2013; started at the DNC as special assistant to the Chair, March-Dec. 2012) Legislative aide to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, 2011. Legislative correspondent to Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, 2010-11, and staff assistant to Speaker Pelosi, 2009-10.
Director of LGBT Outreach and the Office of
Party Leaders Jeff
Marootian ...WH liaison at U.S.
(Oct. 2011 to
2013) Office of the
Director, District of
Department of Transportation, July 2008-Oct. 2011. Manager for
community partnerships at the Metropolitan Police Department,
2005-06. M.P.A. and B.A. from The George Washington University.
Digital Director Lucas
Fleischer ...creative director
at 270 Strategies from Feb. 2014
(from Dec. 2010 to Aug. 2013)
director starting in March 2009. Ohio director of new media for
Obama's general election campaign; joined the Obama campaign as a
volunteer in 2007. Graduate of Brown University, 1999.
Director of Rapid Response Research Tony
...to. dir. of the Health Care war room at Center for American
(July 2011 to
2013) Policy director of the
for American Progress Action Fund's "ThinkProgress.org" (a "progressive
communications war room"), 2009-11. Research director on Terry
gubernatorial campaign, Jan.-June 2009. Deputy research director
DSCC, latter half of 2008. Senior researcher on Hillary Clinton
for President, 2007-08. Research associate at IMS, 2003-07.
M.P.P. from Georgetown Public Policy Institute, 2003; bachelor's degree
from Siena College, 2001.
Regional Press Secretary Patrick
Burgwinkle ...to spokesperson for
Democratic Party of Arkansas
(Dec. 2012 to
assistant press secretary Dec. 2011-Dec.
Managed Massachusetts State Sen. Jamie Eldridge's 2010
M.A. in media and public affairs from The George Washington
University, 2011; B.A. in political science from GWU, 2009. Grew
CFO Anya Talbot ...to BerlinRosen in
(Nov. 2011 to
started as an
intern to the chair in
Sept. 2011) M.A. in international administration from University
of Miami; B.A. in fine arts from University of Florida.
Director of Data Architecture Chris
of BlueLabs: Analytics, Data, Technology
(July 2011 to
previously lead targeting developer from
Web developer at Voter Activation Network, 2009-10. Database
application developer at Obama for America, 2007-08. Programmer
at Eaton Vance, 2006-07. B.S. in physics, mathematics, history
from Carnegie Mellon University, 2006.
Director of Email Programs Alexa
...to study at New
York University Law School
(May 2012 to
2013) Previously campaign
manager for CREDO
Action in San
Francisco, from Nov. 2010. New media director at Onorato for
Governor (PA), Fall 2010. B.S. in foreign service, international
security studies from Georgetown University.
Regional Press Secretary Adam
Hodge ...to spokesperson at
the U.S. Department of the Treasury
(Jan. 2012 to
2013) Southern regional
press secretary at
the DCCC, July
2012. Press secretary in the Office of the Majority Whip,
2010-11. Deputy press secretary on the House Oversight and
Government Reform Committee. Assistant media buyer at Mundy
Katowitz Media, Fall 2008. Legal support, 2007-08; paralegal,
2006-07. Electronic correspondent in the Office of Sen. Chris
Dodd, 2004-06. African American outreach director and field
organizer on Friends of Chris Dodd, May-Nov. 2004. Phone bank
coordinator on the Gephardt for President campaign, 2004. B.A. in
government from Wesleyan University, 2004.
Executive Director Patrick
Gaspard ...to Ambassador to
South Africa (reported in March 2013, confirmation hearing July 24,
(announced Jan. 20, 2011, started early
March 2011... in Feb. 2013 reported Gaspard was in line to be U.S.
Ambassador to South Africa; he was nominated in June 2013)
White House political director from Jan. 2009. Political director
on Obama's 2008
campaign. Executive vice president of politics and legislation
for Local 1199
SEIU United Healthcare Workers East. In 2006 he served as
acting political director for SEIU international. National field
director for America Coming Together, 2004. Acting field director
on Howard Dean's South Carolina primary campaign. 1199 SEIU
director. Chief of staff to New York City Council member
Margarita Lopez. Worked on David Dinkins' 1989 campaign for
Mayor of New York City, then worked for four years for Mayor Dinkins in
advance and political, and on Dinkins' unsucessful 1993 re-election
on Jesse Jackson's 1988 presidential campaign. Studied at
Columbia University School of General Studies, 1994-97. Born in
Democratic Republic of Congo of
Haitian parents; grew up in New York City.
Deputy Technology Director Paul Smith
(Sept. 2011 to Feb. 2013) Co-founded EveryBlock in 2007; it was acquired by msnbc.com in 2009, and he worked there until the fall of 2011. Freelance web developer in Chicago. Webmaster and systems administrator at the Center for Neighborhood Technology in Chicago. Intermittently attended St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Originally from Maryland.
Senior Advisor Tom Manatos ...director of protocol for the 2013 PIC; started as director of gov't affairs at the Internet Association in June 2013
(July 2011 to
Prior to joining to
DNC, Manatos spent over nine years
Nancy Pelosi, both in the Speaker’s office and the Minority Leader’s
office through July 2011. Most recently he was the senior advisor
for Member services as well as outreach advisor for young Americans to
Pelosi. Previously he was the national trip director and the
director of advance for Speaker Pelosi. He started on Capitol
Hill as an intern and served as a staff assistant for then Minority
Whip Pelosi. Acting deputy press secretary for Sen. Paul
Sarbanes. Took a semester off from Cornell to serve as an advance
desk at the Gore/Lieberman headquarters in Nashville, TN in 2000.
Undergraduate degree from Cornell University; Master's degree in
government from Johns Hopkins University, 2010. With his wife he
has run the TomManatosJobs.com site since 2010.
Deputy Communications Director Caroline
A regional press secretary at the DNC in the 2008
cycle. Deputy press secretary and earlier press assistant to Sen.
Barbara Boxer, 2006-07.
Regional Press Secretary Ellen
Previously deputy chief of staff at Grunwald
Graduate of Eastern Illinois University, 2009. twitter
Deputy Media Director (Video) Jim Donofrio
(started at the DNC in Sept. 2011 as video systems administrator in Research) Streaming media assistant at MLB Advanced Media, March 2010-Sept. 2011. Mail technician at EY Productions, 2009-10. Production assistant at Comcast SportsNet, Oct. 2008-Feb. 2010. Promotions assistant at WBEB-FM, Aug. 2007-Dec. 2008; backup producer for CW WakeUp News at Traffic.com, Oct. 2007-Feb. 2008. B.A. in broadcasting/telecommunications/mass media from Temple University, 2007.
Counsel and Director of Voter Protection Will Crossley
(2009) Attorney at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, 2004-09. J.D. from University of Virginia School of Law, 2001; M.Ed. from Harvard University Graduate School of Education, 1995; B.A. in public policy studies from University of Chicago, 1994.