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447 Members of the DNC

...includes 75 at-large members who are nominated by the Chairman and approved by the full DNC.

Executive Committee

64 members; oversees affairs of the party in between meetings of the full committee and meets four times a year.

Standing Committees

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 Solis (CA)

    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  Tracie Pough

Chief of staff to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz in her congressional 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.  Jacksonville native.

Senior Advisor  Jason O'Malley
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.

Communications 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)

*Donna Brazile

[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 CD; 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  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).

*Ray Buckley

[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 Barack Obama.

Executive Director, ASDC  John Bisognano

(April 2013)  Massachusetts 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, WV, KY and MT.  M.B.A. and B.S. degrees in marketing from Providence College.  twitter

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 Greensboro.  twitter

Operations Director, ASDC  Amy Littleton

(Nov. 2013)  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 University, 2012.

Senior Advisor, ASDC  Amy Fishman

Longtime ASDC executive director (from 1979) moved to senior advisor role effective April 15, 2013. 

Legal Counsel  Karl Sandstrom

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.

*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, 1992. 

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.

Deputy Director, 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 the 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  Kenneth Sandoval
(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 June 4, 2010.  Director of government relations at Service Employees International Union.  National political director for Sen. John Kerry's 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 for EMILY's List, 2001.  Deputy political director at the DCCC in the 2000 cycle.  Deputy chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Louis Slaughter (NY) 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 science from the American University, 1995; bachelor's degree in political science and history from the SUNY at Binghamton, 1993.  From Auburn, NY.  twitter

Special Assistant to the CEO  Courtney Federico
(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  Pratt Wiley

(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 Hoffman

(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 freelance political 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.


Political Director  Raul Alvillar

(announced March 5, 2014)  Senior advisor to Secretary 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 served as political director on the New Mexico Democratic Coordinated Campaign, and earlier worked in the boiler room during the Democratic National Convention in Boston, worked as a delegate tracker at Kerry headquarters in DC, and served as 1st CD regional field director on Kerry's NM caucus campaign, 2003-Feb. 3, 2004.  Deputy field organizer on Richard Romero for Congress, 2002.  District scheduler for Congressman Tom Udall, 2000-02.  Volunteer coordinator on the 2000 NM Coordinated Campaign.  Started off in politics working for the Democratic Party of New Mexico as originator 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 political 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

(see above)

Director of Community Engagement  Regena Thomas

Thomas is also a pastor in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.  Deputy campaign manager at the National Education 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 government 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 from 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 Albert Morales 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 University.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Engagement Desk  Laila Mohib

Program director at the Asian Pacific American Institute for 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  A'shanti Gholar

(Sept. 2014)  Manager of education, income, and health strategies 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 Outreach  Ron Pierce

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

(May 2013)  Northeast regional press secretary at Obama for America, Jan.-Nov. 2012.   Northeastern regional press secreatry, April 2009-Jan. 2012 and assistant press secretary April 2008-09 at the DNC.  Wisconsin press assistant, regional field director (Phoenix), and field organizer (Davenport, Iowa) on Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.  Press secretary on Denise O'Brien for Secretary of Agriculture (Iowa), July-Nov. 2006.  B.A. in modern Middle Eastern history and political science from Muhlenberg College.  twitter

Deputy National Press Secretary  Rebecca Chalif

(Dec. 2012; started as a communications intern June 2010-Nov. 2011, then assistant press secretary, Nov. 2011-Nov. 2012).  M.A. in media and politics from Georgetown University, 2011; B.A. in American history from Duke University, 2008.  twitter

Regional Press Secretaries

Midwest and Central  Jason Pitt

(Oct. 2013)  Communications director to Rep. Julia Brownley (CA).  Regional press secretary in the Cincinnati area on the Obama campaign, May-Nov. 2012.  Associate press secretary at the Sierra Club, May 2011-May 2012.  Deputy press secretary (March 2010-Jan. 2011) and scheduler/press assistant (Dec. 2009-March 2010) to Rep. John Boccieri (OH).  Attended James Madison University.  twitter

Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, VA, WV and KY  Ian Sams

(Sept. 2013) Press secretary to Sen. Tom Carper, June 2011-Sept. 2013; 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  Kiara Pesante

(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, 2009.  twitter

Writer  Tom Francis

Press Assistant  Miryam Lipper

(June 2013)  Undergraduate degree in political science and 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 Flaherty

(Nov. 2013)  Digital and press assistant at Terry McAuliffe for 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 2012.  Assistant 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. 2011-Nov. 2012, 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 University, 2006-10.

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 the DCCC.

Research Supervisor  Chad Rivard

(May 2013)  Senior research associate at the PIC, Nov. 2012-Jan. 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. 2011.  Field organizer for the Illinois Democratic Party, Fall 2010.  B.S. in history, political science from Illinois State University, 2010.

Research Associates include:  Jeremy Berns (Oct. 2013), Alice Kim (Nov. 2013), Michael Kane (Dec. 2013), Austin Dieter (April 2014), Jeremy Brinster (July 2014)


Technology Director  Andrew Brown

(April 2013; started at the DNC in Feb. 2013 as national data 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 Tamene Wolde-Yohannes

(from March 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. 2014), voter 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 Network (June 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 National Maritime Heritage Foundation, June 2005-May 2008.  B.A. in American 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 Solutions LLC, 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  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 2008 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 (March-Nov. 2012) 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. 

Deputy 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

(Feb. 2012)

Mid-Atlantic  Alexandria Shapiro

(Feb. 2014)  A regional fundraiser for McAuliffe for Governor, 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 director for 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 director for 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 Olszewski

(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 University, 2010.

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 Hardikar

(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, 2011.  twitter

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 Clement-Bremer

(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 and membership at EMILY’s List, 2004.  Marketing director on the Edwards for President campaign, 2003-04.  B.A. in international studies from American University, 1997.

Deputy Marketing Director  Rosalind Chapman

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 associate at 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 University, 2003.

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 from April 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.


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 PricewaterhouseCoopers, 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 PricewaterhouseCoopers, 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 for Human 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 2004.

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 DNC since February 2001.

Director of Convention Site Selection  Zoe Garmendia

Managing director of credentials for the 2012 Democratic National 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 the 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 Inauguration, 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.