Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee – 2017-18

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Chairman  Rep. Ben Ray Luján (NM)

(announced Nov. 17, 2014, re-elected Dec. 6, 2016)  Served as chairman of BOLD PAC, which raises money for Congressional Hispanic Caucus members and candidates, in the 2014 cycle.  Elected to Congress representing NM-3 (northern NM) in Nov. 2008.  Chairman of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, 2005-07; member of the Commission, 2004-08.  Director of administrative services and chief financial officer at the New Mexico Cultural Affairs Department.  Bachelor's degree in business administration from New Mexico Highlands University, 2007, after attending University of New Mexico.  Grew up in Nambe, NM, a farming community north of Santa Fe.  twitter

Regional Vice Chairs
Rep.  Betty McCollum (MN)
Rep. Ted Lieu (CA)
Rep. Joe Kennedy III (MA)
Rep. Donald McEachin (VA)
Rep. Jared Polis (CO)  ...and LGBT Co-Chair

Finance Co-Chair - Rep. Don Beyer (VA)
Finance Co-Chair - Rep. Suzan DelBene (WA)

Frontline Chair - Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (NH)

Candidate Services Chair - Rep. Jan Schakowsky (IL)

Recruitment Chair - Rep. Danny Heck (WA)
Recruitment Vice Chair - Rep. Katherine Clark (MA)

More Programs
WomenLEAD Co-Chairs - Reps. Val Demings (FL), Debbie Dingell (MI) and Lois Frankel (FL)

LGBT Council - Rep. Mark Takano (CA)
Tribal Engagement & Active Members (TEAM) Co-Chairs - Reps. Dan Kildee (MI), Gwen Moore (WI), Raul Ruiz (CA) and Norma Torres (CA)

Labor Council Co-Chairs - Reps. Mark Pocan (WI) and Robert C. Scott (VA)
Partners & Allies Council Co-Chairs - Reps. Jim Himes (CT), Robert E. Neal (MA), Terri A. Sewell (AL) and Joaquin Castro (TX)

Heartland Engagement Chair - Rep. Cheri Bustos (IL)

(first reported by CQ Roll Call on Feb. 9, 2017)


Executive Director Dan Sena

(announced Dec. 9, 2016)  In the 2016 cycle Sena served as DCCC deputy executive director for outreach and voter contact and senior advisor to the chairman (announced Jan. 13, 2015).  Campaign manager for the successful re-election of Sen. Tom Udall in New Mexico in 2014.  Political director at the DGA in 2011-12.  During the 2010 election cycle, Sena worked in Nevada with Patriot Majority, a 527 group, to help secure the re-election of Sen. Harry Reid.  In 2008 "he led efforts" in New Mexico to elect Tom Udall to the U.S. Senate.  Field director on Gov. Bill Richardson's presidential campaign, 2007.  Deputy political director at the Democratic Governors' Association in 2006.  Managed day to day operations at Richardson's Moving America Forward PAC.  Worked at Sue Burnside & Associates in Los Angeles from 1998-2004.  Master's degree from GWU's Graduate School of Political Management, 1997; B.A. in political science and economics from the University of Arizona.  Originally from Santa Fe, NM.  twitter

Assistant to the Executive Director  Karla Galvan
(Jan. 2017)  Creative assistant at 76 Words, Aug. 2016-Jan. 2017.  Bachelor's degree in political science and government from Cal State University-Long Beach, 2016

Deputy Executive Director  Nicole Eynard

(reported Jan. 6, 2017)  DCCC director of candidate services and deputy political director in the 2016 and 2014 cycles; Midwest regional candidate services director in the 2012 cycle.  Fundraising experience includes Jennifer Brunner primary campaign for U.S. Senate (OH), Kay Barnes for Congress (MO) in 2008 and U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill's campaign.


Chief Operating Officer Jacqui Newman

(Jan. 2017...managing day to day operations)  DCCC chief administrative officer (Jan. 2015-Dec. 2016) and deputy COO (Jan. 2014-Dec. 2015).  COO on Terry McAuliffe for Governor, Dec. 2012-Jan. 2014.  Director of operations for the DCCC's 2012 I.E. program, May-Dec. 2012.  Director of operations for Protect Your Care and Know Your Care, April 2011-May 2012.  Deputy director of compliance and operations for the Indiana Democratic Party, April-Dec. 2010.  Compliance director at A Strong Majoirty, April 2009-April 2010.  GIS specialist for the Timmons Group, May 2008-March 2010.  Studied at Mary Washington College.

Deputy COO  Greg Diamond

(Feb. 2017)  DCCC state operations director (April 2015-Jan. 2017) and national field operations director (June 2014-April 2015).  Director of operations at Brass Tactics, LLC, June 2013-June 2014.  Operations director at Organizing for America-Iowa, July 2012-Jan. 2013; Midwest regional operations director at Obama for America in Chicago, Nov. 2011-July 2012.  Operations and scheduling/advance director at Bonamici for Congress in Portland, Aug.-Nov. 2011.  Operations and scheduling director at Kitzhaber 2010, Oct. 2009-Nov. 2010.  Field organizer and data tec. at Oregonians for Health Security, July 2008-March 2009.  Language instructor in Japan, Aug. 2004-April 2008.  B.A. in political science from University of Oregon, 2005.

Chief Financial Officer  Jackie Forte-Mackay

(overseeing the Committee's finances and compliance reporting)  Has served as the DCCC's CFO for twelve cycles. 

Chief of Staff  Aaron Trujillo

(announced Dec. 9, 2016)  In the 2016 cycle Trujillo served as senior advisor to the chairman (announced Jan. 13, 2015).  Associate Director for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Commerce.  Worked in the U.S. House from Jan. 2009-Jan. 2014, most recently as senior policy advisor to Rep. Luján.  Grew up in El Rancho, NM.


Political Director  Jason Bresler

DCCC Great Lakes/Midwest regional political director in the 2016 cycle.  Worked for 4CM&M, the media and strategy firm, from June 2013.  Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Bill Enyart (IL), and earlier campaign manager on his successful 2012 campaign.  From the Cleveland area.

Deputy Political Director  John Bivona

DCCC South regional political director in the 2016 cycle, Mar.-Nov. 2016.  New Hampshire state director on O'Malley for President, May 2015-Feb. 2016.  Coordinated Campaign director for the New Hampshire Democratic Party, April-Dec. 2014.  Campaign manager on Alex Sink for Congress, Nov. 2013-Mar. 2014.  Consultant at Brass Tactics Consulting, Mar.-Nov. 2013.  Advocacy program director for the Common Purpose Project, Oct. 2011-Mar. 2013.  Director of special projects at the DNC, April-Sept. 2011.  Florida field director for Organizing for America, April 2009-April 2011.  State field director for the Florida Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign, Aug.-Nov. 2010.  Field staff on Obama for America, July 2007-Nov. 2008.  Studied at Florida State University.

Training Director and Deputy Political Director  Sarah Hummell

(Jan. 2017)  DCCC GOTV director and national deputy field director in the 2016 cycle, from June 2015.  Deputy campaign manager on Clay Pell for Governor in Rhode Island, April-Sept. 2014.  Northeast regional manager (March 2013-April 2014) and regional field director in the Cincinnati area (Dec. 2011-Nov. 2012) for Organizing for America.  Manager at Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Oct. 2007-March 2011.  District manager at Abercrombie & Fitch, 2000-03.  B.A. in labor studies from Indiana University Bloomington.

Regional Political Directors
West  Kyle Layman

Executive director at Independent Lines Advocacy from May 2015.  Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Raul Ruiz, Jan. 2013-Feb. 2015; campaign manager on Dr. Raul Ruiz for Congress (CA) from Feb. 2012.  Campaign manager for the Gloucester County Democratic Party, March-Nov. 2011.  Political director for the North Carolina House Democratic Caucus, Jan.-Nov. 2010.  M.A. in democracy and governance, emerging democracies from Georgetown University, 2008; B.A. in religion from Wake Forest University, 2005.

Midwest  Molly Ritner

Campaign manager on Sue Minter's run for governor of Vermont from Feb. 2016.  Campaign manager at Friends of Gary McCollum for State Senate (Virginia Beach, VA), 2015.  Midwest fundraising director for the DCCC, 2013-14.  Finance director on U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan's (MN) 2012 re-election campaign.  Finance director on Chris Donovan for Congress (CT-5) from July 2012.  Deputy finance director on U.S. Rep. Martin Heinrich (NM)'s 2010 re-election campaign.

South  James Stretch

Campaign manager on Annette Taddeo for Congress campaign in Miami, FL from June 2016.  Managed actress Melissa Gilbert's congressional campaign in MI-8, 2015-May 2016.  Finance director on Cain for Congress (ME), 2013-14.  Aide for the Arlington County Board, 2013.  Deputy finance director on Schreibman for Congress (NY), 2012.  Finance director on Libby Garvey for Senate (VA), 2011.  Regional field director on Perriello for Congress (VA), May-Nov. 2010.  Regional field organizer for the Virginia Democratic Coordinated Campaign, 2009.  B.A. in political science and government from Ithaca College.

Northeast  Kory Kozloski

(April 2017)  Executive director of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Nov. 2015-Feb. 2017.  Senior associate at A | L Media, Nov. 2011-Oct. 2015.  Director of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin Coordinated Campaign (Senate recalls), March-Sept. 2011.  Executive director of the Wisconsin State Democratic Committee, Jan. 2009-March 2011.  Chief of staff to Wisconsin State Sen. Lena Taylor, Nov. 2006-Dec. 2007.  Campaign manager on John Lehman for Senate, April-Nov. 2006.  B.A. in political science from UW-Milwaukee, 2004.

Political Coordinator  Lucy MacIntosh

(Jan. 2017)  Executive assistant May-Nov. 2016 and political intern (June 2016-May 2016 on Hillary for America in Brooklyn.  Bachelor's degree in organization science from The George Washington University, 2016.

Poltical and Campaigns Assistant  Sam Iacobellis

(June 2017)  B.A. degrees in political science and history from Penn State University, 2017.  Co-president of Penn for Hillary, 2015-16.  Campaign staffer on John Larson for Congress (CT), May-Sept. 2015.

Director of Member Engagement and Political Strategy  Hans Goff

(Feb. 2017)  Southern regional political director on Hillary for America.  Southern regional organizing director at Ready for Hillary super PAC.  Senior associate at M Public Affairs; founder (2010) and CEO of Voting Works, LLC.  Rocky Mount/Northeast regional field director for OFA-NC, Obama's 2012 re-election campaign.  Other experience includes work for Gov. Mark Warner, the New Jersey General Assembly Majority Office, the non-profit YouthBuild Newark, U.S. Rep. John Olver, Gov. Jon Corzine and Sen. Robert Menendez.  Master of public affairs and politics from Rutgers Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, 2008; double major in government and African-American studies from William and Mary, 2005.  Started out in politics in high school, working as an intern for Trenton Mayor Douglas Palmer.  Native of Trenton.  Godson of Pattie LaBelle.  twitter

Member Engagement Deputy Director  Brenna Marron

(April 2017)  Advisor to the Administrator at the Federal Railroad Administration, Oct. 2016-Jan. 2017.  Director of scheduling in the Office of the Secretary (Sept. 2015-Oct. 2016) and special assistant in the Office of the Secretary (April-Aug. 2015) at the U.S. Department of Transportation.  Director of the office of the chairman at the DCCC, Jan. 2013-Jan. 2015.  Field director in UT-04 for the Utah State Democratic Committee, May-Nov. 2012.  Scheduler and constituent services in Salt Lake City for U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson, Jan. 2011-April 2012.  Deputy campaign manager, field director on Matheson for Congress, March-Dec. 2010.  B.S. in political science, sociology from University of Utah, 2009.

Director of Polling and Modelling  Amber Carrier

(April 2017)  Senior project manager and survey lead, analytics on Hillary for America, April-Nov. 2016.  Senior analyst at The Mellman Group, May 2007-April 2016.  National finance assistant at Nancy Jacobsen Consulting, 2005-May 2007, and national finance assistant for Evan Bayh Committee/All America PAC, 2005-07.  Degree in culture and politics from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.

Policy Director  Lyron Blum-Evitts

(March 2017)  Legislative director in the U.S. House, Feb. 2013-Feb. 2017.  Senior advisor on Cain for Congress (ME), March-Nov. 2016.  Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers-Service Delivery Center, Feb. 2012-Feb. 2013.  Staff assistant in the U.S. House, Nov. 2011-Jan. 2012.  B.S. in psychology and sociology from St. Lawrence University, 2011.

Senior Campaign Advisor  Casey O'Shea

Managing director at FTI Consulting; since 2010; co-founder of 4C Partners, now 4CM&M; independent expenditure director at Center Forward since 2012.  National field director at the DCCC in 2008.  Chief of staff and campaign manager to U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon (LA-3), 2004-07.  Caucus organizer and Missouri primary field director on John Kerry's 2004 campaign for president.  Campaigns director for the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, 2003.  Deputy campaign manager and aide to U.S. Rep. Brad Miller (NC-13), 2002.  M.B.A. from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business; B.A. in political science from University of Mississippi.  twitter


Director of Campaigns and Voter Contact  Steve Sisneros

(April 2017)  DCCC national field director, April 2015-April 2017.  Field director for the Ohio Democratic Party, March-Nov. 2014.  Deputy national regional director at Organizing for Action, April 2013-March 2014.   Deputy field director (Nov. 2011-Nov. 2012) and regional field director (Aug.-Nov. 2011) for Obama for America.  Regional field director in Las Vegas area for the DNC, Aug. 2009-Aug. 2011.  Committee assistant in the Nevada State Legislature, Feb.-June 2009.  B.A. in criminal justice/communications from UNLV, 2006.

National Field Director  Kurt Bagley

Deputy field director at Utah Votes from Apr. 2013.  Field organizer at CU Boulder for Organizing for America-Colorado, Aug.-Nov 2012; organizing fellow at Obama for America Utah, Feb.-May 2012.  General manager at Turbo Express Car Wash, Jan. 2011-Feb. 2012.  B.A. in economics from University of Utah, 2011.  twitter

Deputy National Field Director  John Bivona

DCCC Southern regional political director, March-Dec. 2016.  New Hampshire state director on O'Malley for President, May 2015-Feb. 2016.  Coordinated Campaign director for the New Hampshire Democratic Party, April-Dec. 2014.  Campaign manager on Alex Sink for Congress, Nov. 2013-Mar. 2014.  Consultant at Brass Tactics Consulting, Mar.-Nov. 2013.  Advocacy program director for the Common Purpose Project, Oct. 2011-Mar. 2013.  Director of special projects at the DNC, April-Sept. 2011.  Florida field director for Organizing for America, April 2009-April 2011.  State field director for the Florida Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign, Aug.-Nov. 2010.  Field staff on Obama for America starting in Council Bluffs on the Iowa caucus campaign and serving as a regional field director in the general election, July 2007-Nov. 2008.

Deputy National Field Director  Anatole Jenkins

(Aug. 2017)  Organizing director for the MN coordinated campaign in Fall 2016; in the primaries Jenkins served as HFA political director/lead organizer on the North Carolina primary campaign, and he started as deputy organizing director on the Nevada caucus campaign.  Coordinated campaign field director for the Nevada State Democratic Party, July-Dec. 2014.  Worked for Organizing for Action, the grassroots organization supporting President Obama, as deputy national regional director (April-July 2014), Maryland and DC coordinator (Dec. 2013-April 2014) and Maryland fundraising manager (Sept.-Dec. 2013).  Regional field director at Obama for America in Nevada, Dec. 2011-Nov. 2012;  field organizer at Organizing for America in Las Vegas, June-Dec. 2011.  B.A. in political science and pre-law from The Catholic University of America, 2015.  twitter

Regional Field Directors:
Noah Dion

(Jan. 2018)  Campaign manager on Rodman for Delegate (VA), May-Nov. 2017.  Deputy organizing director with PA Victory 2016, July-Nov. 2016.  Director of customer engagement at Empower Gas and Electric, Sept. 2015-July 2016.  Political organizer with American Federation of Teaxhers in Cleveland, March 2014-Sept. 2015.  Campaign manager on For Our Cleveland Metroparks, June-Nov. 2013.  Political director on Citizens for Michael Wager, Jan.-June 2013.  Regional field director for the Ohio Democratic Party, Feb.-Dec. 2012.  Field organizer with We Are Ohio, 2011.  Field organizer with the Ohio Democratic Party, 2010.  B.A. in politics, history from Lake Forest College, 2010.

Joel Wanger

Started on Hillary for America in April 2015 as regional organizing director in Las Vegas on the Nevada caucus campaign.  Deputy field director for the Ohio Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2014.  Michigan state coordinator (Sept. 2013-May 2014) and comprehensive immigration reform organizer (June-Aug. 2013) at Organizing for Action.  Mid-Atlantic regional field director on Scouts for Equality, March-May 2013.  Field organizer in Las Vegas for Obama for America, Sept.-Nov. 2012.  B.A. from Northeastern University, 2011.  twitter

Training Manager  Megan Jackson

(Feb. 2017...previously assistant to the COO/chief of staff, Feb. 2016-Jan. 2017)  Assistant scheduler/assistant to the chief of staff (Aug. 2014-Feb. 2016) and staff assistant (Jan.-Aug. 2014) to U.S. Sen. Mazie K. Hirono (HI).  B.A. in political science from Gonzaga University, 2013.

State Operations Director


regional offices: ex West - Irvine, CA (reported April 2017 >)

National Special Projects Director/Field and Analytics  Olivia Shestopal

Deputy director, Office of the Secretary at the DNC, Dec. 2015-May 2017.  Deputy trips director on the NH Democratic Coordinated Campaign, Sept.-Nov. 2016.  Project associate/project coordinator at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, July-Dec. 2015.  Bachelor's degree in political science from Goucher College.  twitter

Targeting Director  Claire Low

(2017)  DCCC regional targeting director from Aug. 2015.  Vice president of Kennedy Communications Inc. since Feb. 2010.  Assistant, managing director of public policy and communication for the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., June 2009-Feb. 2010.  B.A. in political communication from The George Washington University.

Regional Targeting Directors include
Stephanie Hendrick

(Sept. 2017)  Data director on Tom Perriello for Governor (VA), March-June 2017.  States analyst on Hillary for America, Oct. 2015-Nov. 2016.  Data director (Jan.-Oct. 2015) and deputy data director (June-Nov. 2014) for the Florida Democratic Party.  Organizer for Enroll America in the West Palm Beach area, July 2013-May 2014.  Field organizer for Miami First (special election), March-May 2013.  Counselor at The Little Blue House, Jan.-March 2013.  Field organizer on Obama for America in Tampa/St. Petersburg area, Aug.-Nov. 2012.  English language and cultural assistant for the Ministry of Education in Spain, Oct. 2009-May 2012.  B.A. in humanities and Spanish from Florida State University, 2009.

Christa Chiao

(Sept. 2017)  Analytics fellow at the Analyst Institute, March-June 2017.  Ohio deputy data and analytics director on Hillary for America, July-Dec. 2016.  Analytics fellow at Clarity Campaign Labs, May-July 2016.  Political engagement intern at the Analyst Institute, Sept. 2015-Feb. 2016..  B.A. in political theory and African studies from Smith College, 2015.

Data and Reporting Director  John Faas

(Jan. 2017)  DCCC regional targeting and analytics director, Sept. 2015-Jan. 2017.  Data director for the Vermont Democratic Party, July 2012-Sept. 2015.  Campaign manager on Park for PRC (Albuquerque), Feb.-June 2012.  Field director on Vote New Mexico, July-Dec. 2010.  M.A. in political science from Miami University, 2007; B.S. in political science from Bradley University, 2006.

Deputy Director, Data and Reporting  Timothy Durigan

(June 2017)  Business information consultant, provider analytics for Anthem, Inc., Aug. 2014-June 2017.  Data visualization analyst at Hillary for America, Aug.-Nov. 2016.  Technology analyst for JPMorgan Chase's corporate development program, in Columbus, OH, July 2013-Aug. 2014.  Information and communication technology specialist with the Peace Corps in Dominican Republic, May 2011-May 2013.  B.A. in economics from University of Notre Dame, 2010.


Communications Director  Meredith Kelly

(announced Dec. 9, 2016)  DCCC national press secretary in the 2016 cycle.  New York press secretary for Sen. Charles Schumer.  Graduate of Boston College.  twitter

Deputy Communications Director  Patrick Burgwinkle

(Feb. 2017)  A Hillary for America regional communications director (responsible for battleground states of IA, MI, NH and WI); earlier communications director for the Oklahoma and Pennsylvania primaries; and started out as press secretary for Clinton's Iowa caucus campaign, April 2015-Feb. 2016.  Press secretary for the Democratic Party of Arkansas from Sept. 2013.  A regional press secretary (Dec. 2012-Aug. 2013) and assistant press secretary (Dec. 2011-Dec. 2012) at the DNC.  Managed Massachusetts State Sen. Jamie Eldridge's 2010 campaign.  M.A. in media and public affairs from The George Washington University, 2011; B.A. in political science from GWU, 2009.  Grew up in Lancaster, MA.  twitter

National Press Secretary  Tyler Law

(Jan. 2017)  DCCC Mountain West regional press secretary in the 2016 cycle from April 2015.  Communications director (June-Nov. 2014) and press secretary (April 2013-June 2014) at Ro Khanna for Congress.  Organizer (June-Nov. 2012) and operations coordinator at Kaine for Virginia.  B.A. in economic and political science from Bucknell University, 2011.  twitter

Regional Press Secretaries 
West  Andrew (Drew) Godinich

(June 2017)  Communications contractor at 270 Strategies, Jan.-May 2017.  Communications director on Morgan Carroll for Congress, July-Nov. 2016.  Communications associate at 270 Strategies, Aug. 2014-July 2016.  Intern at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, Feb.-June 2014.  Analyst at EMPRA, Sept. 2013-Feb. 2014.  B.A. in sociology, Portuguese studies from Columbia University in the City of New York, 2013.  twitter

Midwest  Rachel Irwin

(April 2017)  Senior associate at AL Media in Chicago, Jan. 2016-March 2017.   Communications director at the Maine Democratic Party, Jan. 2014-Jan. 2016.  Marketing and events manager for Portland's Downtown District, 2013-14.  Account manager at Limelight Public Relations, Inc. in San Diego, 2010-12.  Senior account executive at Allison+Partners in San Diego, 2008-10.  Communications director in the U.S. House, 2007-08.  B.A. in journalism from University of Maine.  twitter

South  Cole Leiter

(March 2017)  Press secretary on Deborah Ross for U.S. Senate (NC), April-Nov. 2016.  Deputy communications director and digital director to U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (CO), Jan. 2015-April 2016; staff assistant/press assistant in the U.S. House, June 2014-Jan. 2015.  B.A. in political economy from Williams College, 2014.  twitter

Northeast  Evan Lukaske

(Feb. 2017)  Press secretary for the NH Democratic Party, Feb. -Nov. 2016.  Communications director on Friends of Madeline Singas (Mineola), April-Nov. 2015.  Communications director on Bishop for Congress, July-Nov. 2014.  Press assistant (Jan.-July 2014) and staff assistant (June-Dec. 2013) to U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (NY).  Financial performance analyst for BP, June 2012-May 2013.  twitter

Region?  Jacob Peters

(Sept. 2017)  Communications director (Dec. 2016-Sept. 2017), press secretary (Dec. 2015-Dec. 2016), and deputy press secretary (June-Dec. 2015) in the U.S. House of Representatives.  Bachelor's degree in international studies from The Johns Hopkins University, 2014.  twitter

Deputy National Press Secretary and Director of African American Media  Kamau Marshall

(2018)  Communications director to U.S. Rep. Al Green (TX), 2017-18.  Speechwriter and communications advisor at the USDA, 2016-17.  Special assistant to U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, 2015-16.  Communications and outreach coordinator (contractor) for U.S. Department of Labor, 2015.  Public affairs at SKDKnickerbocker, 2014-15.  Press and legislative fellow with U.S. Sen. Tom Carper and Homeland and Government Affairs Committee, 2013-14.  Field organizer with Obama for America, 2012.  M.P.A. in public policy and B.A. in journalism and public affairs from Texas Southern University.  twitter

Director of Hispanic Media  Javier Gamboa

(March 2016)  Digital strategist and communications manager at the Texas Democratic Party, Aug. 2014-March 2016.  Director of new media and digital communications at the Wyoming Democratic Party, April 2013-Aug. 2014.  Bachelor's degree in political science and government from the University of Wyoming, 2013.  twitter

Digital Press Secretary  Sebastian Silva

(June 2017)  Press assistant to U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (VA), June 2015-May 2017.  B.S. in foreign service, international politics from Georgetown University, 2015.  twitter

Director of Media Affairs and Surrogates  Molly Mitchell

(Feb. 2018)  Associate director of communications at Axios, Mar. 2017-Feb. 2018.  Associate at Scott Circle, Jan. 2016-Mar. 2017.  Communications director at the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, Aug. 2015-Jan. 2016.  Production assistant at ABC News, Dec. 2014-Aug. 2015.  Bachelor's degree in government from Georgetown University.


Research Director  Matt Fuehrmeyer

Capitol Hill experience includes director of member services for the U.S. Senate Democrats' Policy and Communications Center, 2011-12.  Campaign experience includes research director on Al Franken's campaign for U.S. Senate in 2008, and work on former Sen. John Edwards' 2008 presidential campaign.  Graduate of Valparaiso University.Originally from Plainfield, IL.  twitter

Deputy Research Director  Tyler Hansen

(Feb. 2017)  Director of research, direcotr of rapid response on Kirkpatrick for Senate (AZ), Nov. 2015-Nov. 2016.  Senior researcher at American Bridge 21st Century, Feb.-Nov. 2015.  Deputy research director on Braley for Iowa, Feb.-Nov. 2014.  Senior researcher at Media Matters for America, Feb. 2013-Feb. 2014.  Tracking and research at American Bridge 21st Century, July 2011-Dec. 2012.  Tracker for the Missouri Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2010.  B.A. in political science from University of Missouri-Columbia, 2010.

Regional Research Directors

Mountain West 

Great Lakes/Midwest 



region?  Alex Stack

(Feb. 2017)  DCCC research analyst (Sept. 2015-Dec. 2016) and NY-22 GOTV director (Oct.-Nov. 2016).  Deputy campaign manager on Gecker for Senate (VA), April-June 2015.  Lead field organizer on Alaska Victory '14/Alaskans for Begich, May-Nov. 2014.  Staff assistant in the U.S. House of Representatives, Jan.-May 2014.  Legislative aide and constituent services coordinator in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, May 2012-Dec. 2013.  Studied philosophy at Temple University.

Research Analysts include
Natalie Heinitz (Feb. 2017)  Miguel Arreola (March 2017)  Mario Mejia (April 2017)  Lena Bradtke-Litwack (Aug. 2017)


direct marketing efforts, including all direct mail and telemarketing fundraising

Chief Digital Officer  Julia Ager

(Jan. 2018)  DCCC digital director (Mar. 2015-Dec. 2017), deputy digital director (2014 cycle) and digital copywriter (2012 cycle) at the DSCC, May 2012-March 2015.  Account executive at Salsa Labs, Inc. Feb. 2011-May 2012.  Political writer at the Mack | Crounse Group, LLC, July-Nov. 2010.  B.A. in political science from Rice University.  twitter

Deputy Digital Director  Ryan Thompson

(Feb. 2017)  DCCC email production manager (Feb. 2016-Jan. 2017) and digital membership coordinator (March 2015-Feb. 2016).  Field organizer on the North Carolina Coordinated Campaign, Aug.-Nov. 2014.  Graphic designer (Jan.-Aug. 2014) and copywriter (March 2013-Jan. 2014) at Fanatics, Inc. in Jacksonville, FL.  Contributing writer at Folio Weekly, Dec. 2012-Jan. 2014.  B.S. degrees in communication and English from University of North Florida, Dec. 2012.

Digital Organizing Director  Sam Sterling

(Jan. 2018)  Program manager at SWITCHBOARD Communications from Jan. 2016.  Campaign manager on Saslaw for Senate, July-Dec. 2015.  Legislative intern at U.S. PIRG, Jan.-May 2015.  Field organizer for the Nevada Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2014.  B.A. in international relations and affairs from American University, 2014.  twitter

Digital Director for Political Expansion  Amanda Sands

(Mar. 2018)  Digital director on Chris King for Florida, April 2017-Feb. 2018.  Digital director on Van Ostern for New Hampshire, July-Nov. 2016.  Digital strategist with New Blue Interactive, June 2015-July 2016.  B.A. in political science, creative writing from American University, 2015.

Digital Strategist  Shereen Ahmad

(March 2017)  Digital director on Pete Gallego for Congress (TX), July-Nov. 2016.  Legislative director, senior legislative assistant and legislative assistant in the Texas House of Representatives, Dec. 2014-July 2016.  Deputy campaign manager on Battleground Texas, Sept.-Nov. 2014.  B.A. in government, theatre and dance from the University of Texas at Austin.

Creative Director  Kate Conway

(Feb. 2017)  Started at the DCCC as graphic designer, April 2015 -Jan. 2017.  Graphic designer for American Bridge 21st Century, May 2014-April 2015.   Writer/researcher at American Bridge 21st Century, Feb. 2012-May 2014.  Editor in chief (Dec. 2011-Feb. 2012) and deputy editor (April-Dec. 2011) of for Media Matters for America.  B.A. from Georgetown University, 2008.

Digital Campaign Director  Jack McCullough

(Jan. 2018)  DCCC deputy digital campaign director (Jan.-Dec. 2017), digital campaign manager in the 2016 cycle, March 2015-Dec. 2016.  Digital director (Jan.-Dec. 2014) and digital content manager (July 2013-Jan. 2014) at No Labels.  Studied at University of Maryland College Park.

Deputy Digital Campaign Director  Crystal Ebert

(Jan. 2018)  DCCC Southern digital director (Jan. 2017-Jan. 2018) and digital assistant, Jan.-Dec. 2016.  Digital account executive at CDR Fundraising Group, June 2015-Jan. 2016.  Direct mail team at SKDKnickerbocker, Aug. 2014-June 2015.  Deputy campaign manager on Dana Beyer for Maryland State Senate, March-July 2014.  Master's of political management, electoral politics from The George Washington University, 2014; B.A. in political science and government from Washington State University, 2013.  Arizona native.  twitter

Digital Campaign Manager  Juliana Dolcimascolo

(Jan. 2017)  Previously digital assistant at the DCCC, Jan.-Dec. 2016.  Digital intern at the DSCC, Sept.-Dec. 2015.  Bachelor's degree in political communication from The George Washington University, 2015.

Regional Digital Directors
Region?  Madeline Conway

(Sept. 2017)  Reporter for Politico, Sept. 2016-Sept. 2017.  B.A. in history from Harvard University, 2016; managing editor of The Harvard Crimson, 2015.  twitter

Great Lakes/Midwest  Jessica Blum

(July 2017)  Digital content coordinator at the Brookings Institution, Feb.-June 2017.  Account coordinator at New Blue Interactive, June 2016-Feb. 2017.  B.A. in government and politics and journalism from University of Maryland College Park, 2016.  twitter


Northeast  Kelley Hardon

(March 2017)  Deputy digital director at Katie McGinty for U.S. Senate, Feb.-Nov. 2016.  Advance associate for Hillary for America, July 2015-Jan. 2016.  Bachelor's degree in international relations from Colgate University, 2015.  twitter

West  Joseph Abushawish

(May 2017)  Digital manager at the DLCC from April 2016.   Campaign manager at Will Jawando for Congress, July-Nov. 2015.  Field director on Dr. Raul Ruiz for Congress (CA), Feb. 2014-April 2015.  Executive assistant to U.S. Rep. Raul Ruiz, Jan. 2013-Jan. 2014.  Field organizer on Dr. Raul Ruiz for Congress, July-Dec. 2012.  Bachelor's degree in political science, philosophy, Arabic from The University of San Diego, 2011.


National Finance Director  Michael Smith

(Jan. 2017)  Deputy national finance director for outreach on Hillary for America, April 2015-Nov. 2016.  DC finance director at the DCCC and finance director House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Jan. 2013-March 2015.  Deputy DC finance director at the DCCC, Sept. 2011-Dec. 2012.  Development manager for Campus Progress, Feb.-Sept. 2011.  Finance on Sestak for Senate, July-Nov. 2010.  Director of the Council of State Governments' Legal Task Force (Aug. 2009-July 2010) and legislative policy analyst (June 2007-July 2010) at the Council of State Governments.  B.A. in political science from Rutgers University, 2007.

Deputy National Finance Director  Alexandra Smith

(Dec. 2017)  Previously DCCC finance chief of staff and operations director, Feb.-Dec. 2017.  Deputy finance outreach director on Hillary for America, April 2015-Nov. 2016.  Deputy finance director at Ready for Hillary, Sept. 2013-April 2015.  Grassroots associate at Dewey Squar Group, July 2010-Aug. 2013.  B.S. in architecture from University of Virginia, 2010.

West  Amanda Bailey

(Feb. 2017)  Finance director on Mike Honda for Congress (CA), June-Nov. 2016.  Deputy finance director on Donna Edwards for Senate (MD), Sept. 2015-April 2016.  Finance director on Diane Sheehan for Executive Council (NH), Sept.-Nov. 2014.  Regional field director on Steve Grossman for Governor (MA), March-Sept. 2014.  Assistant director at Grassroots Campaigns, Sept.-Dec. 2013.  B.A. in international relations and affairs from The University of Georgia, 2013.

Deputy West  Caroline Musumarra

Midwest, South and TEAM  Sarah Russell

(Feb. 2017)  DCCC Northeast candidate fundraising director, Jan. 2016-Feb. 2017.  Finance director on Baron Hill for Indiana, Aug. 2015-Jan. 2016.  Finance director on Emily Cain for Congress (ME), Feb.-Aug. 2015.  Finance director (March-Nov. 2014) and deputy finance director (Sept. 2013-Feb. 2014) on Martha Robertson for Congress (NY).  Executive assistant to Glenda Ritz, Superintendent of Public Instruction/Indiana Department of Education, Jan.-Sept. 2013.  Campaign manager (July-Nov. 2012) and finance director (Oct. 2011-Nov. 2012) on Reske for Congress (IN).  Legislative assistant at Hays & Associates, LLC, Jan.-Sept. 2011.  Campaign manager on Catherine Fanello for State Senate (IN), May-Nov. 2010.  B.A. in journalism and B.S. in political science from Ball State University, 2010.

Mid-Atlantic  Teresa Skala

(March 2017)  Fundraising consultant on Barragan for Congress (L.A. area) from Aug. 2015 and finance director on the Committee to Re-elect Linda Sanchez (CA) from Feb. 2015.  Finance director on Amanda Renteria for Congress (CA), June-Nov. 2014.  Fundraising associate at The Frost Group, March 2013-June 2014.  Special projects coordinator (Nov. 2012-Feb. 2013) and call-time manager (Nov. 2011-Nov. 2012) on Donnelly for Indiana.  B.A. in political science from UC Berkeley, 2011.

Deputy Mid-Atlantic  Kristin Broner

Director of Member Outreach  Amy Soenksen

(Aug. 2017)  Also finance director (since 2015) and national finance assistant (Feb.-June 2015) to House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.  Previously Mid-Atlantic deputy finance director (Aug. 2015-Aug. 2017), Mid-Atlantic finance assistant (Feb.-Aug. 2015) and finance operations director and national finance assistant (Feb. 2014-Feb. 2015) at the DCCC.  Development associate at Freedom House, Aug. 2013-Feb. 2014.  B.A. in government and economics from Hamilton College, 2013.

Events Director

Finance Operations Director  Jillian Shweiki

B.A. in global studies from Cal State University-Monterey Bay, 2012.


[ensures that Democratic Members and challengers have the financial resources they need]

National Candidate Fundraising Director/Director of Candidate Services  Emily Crerand

(Feb. 2017)  Director of candidate services at the DSCC, Jan.-Dec. 2016.  Deputy national finance director and DC finance director at Gillibrand for Senate, Jan. 2015-Jan. 2016.  Finance director on Natalie Tennant for U.S. Senate (WV), Oct. 2013-Dec. 2014.  Assistant to the chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, Jan.-Oct. 2013.  Deputy finance director on Heidi Heitkamp for North Dakota, Dec. 2011-Dec. 2012.  Finance director on Ed Potosnak for Congress (NJ), Aug.-Dec. 2011.  Program specialist on GWU's Semester in Washington Politics Program, July 2008-July 2011.  Master's degree in political management from The George Washington University; B.A. in history and Asian studies from Nazareth College of Rochester.

Deputy Candidate Fundraising Director 

Regional Candidate Fundraising Directors
West  Becky Colmenero
Midwest  Jacob Plotnick
South  Travis Brimm
Northeast  Tayhlor Coleman

Candidate Services Coordinator  Jordan Uter

(March 2017)  National advance associate at Hillary for America, May-Nov. 2016.  Bachelor's degree in political science and government from Arizona State University, 2016.


[provides support for Democratic Members of Congress while they conduct their political activities]

Director of Member Services  Charles Benton

(Sept. 2011)  Public affairs policy advocate at the American Association for Justice, 2008-09.  Deputy director of member services at the DCCC, 2004-08.  J.D. Howard University School of Law, 2002; B.A. in political science from Macalester College, 1994.


Director of IT  David Winston

IT director at the DCCC since Jan. 2004.  Previously system administrator for Reilly Mortgage Group, 1998-2003.  B.S. in business administration-MIS, 1998.

Application Developer  Brandon Goren

(April 2017)  Software consultant with Macedon Technologies, June 2016-April 2017.  Degree in computer science, economics, psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, 2016.


Chief Financial Officer  Jackie Forte-Mackay

(see above)

Accounting and Compliance Associate  Samantha Dizon

(Feb. 2017...started as accounting and compliance assistant, June 2016-Jan. 2017)  Membership services representative for the Navy League of the United States, Feb.-May 2016.  Assistant teacher with Asian American LEAD, Aug. 2015-Feb. 2016.  B.A. in political science from Stony Brook University, 2015.


Chief Operations Officer  Jacqui Newman

(see above)


General Counsel  Marc Elias

Chair of the Perkins Coie Political Law practice, joined the firm in 1993; among Elias' other clients are the DNC, DSCC and DGA.  General counsel to Hillary for America.  General counsel to John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign.   J.D. from Duke University School of Law, and M.A. in political science from Duke University, 1993.  B.A. in government from Hamilton College, 1990.  New York native.

Counsel  Danielle Friedman

Associate in the Political Law practice at Perkins Coie.  Experience includes Playing for Peace, Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland program director, 2005-96.  J.D. from Emory University School of Law, 2010; B.S. in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University, 2005.

InDependent Expenditures

[IE, operating separately and independently from the DCCC, spends tens of millions of dollars largely on advertising, doled out to various consultants]

Director of Independent Expenditures  Jessica Mackler

(announced Sept. 28, 2017)  President of American Bridge 21st Century in the 2016 cycle (announced May 12, 2015); vice president and campaign director at American Bridge in the 2014 cycle (announced April 1, 2013).  Campaign manager on U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley’s U.S. Senate race in Nevada, June 2011-Nov. 2012.  Campaign manager for U.S. Rep. Frank Kratovil in the MD-01 congressional race in 2010.  Consultant to American Rights at Work, Dec. 2008-April 2010.  Research director on Friends of Mary Landrieu, Aug. 2007-Feb. 2010.  Owner of the Athena Group, a political research and strategy firm, Feb. 2005-July 2007.  Deputy research director (June 2003-Feb. 2005) and researcher (July 2001-June 2003) at EMILY's List.  UC San Diego.  twitter

Deputy Director of I.E.  Gabrielle Quintana Greenfield

(Jan. 2018)  Executive director of the Stronger Together PAC, Nov. 2015-Nov. 2017; deputy campaign manager on Northam for Governor, Nov. 2015-Nov. 2017.  Campaign manager on Santarsiero for Congress (PA), Mar.-Oct. 2015.   Campaign manager on Sean Eldridge for Congress (NY), July-Nov. 2014.  Campaign manager on Friends of Don Beyer, Jan.-June 2014.  Senior advisor on Andria McClellan for Senate (VA), Nov.-Dec. 2013.  Finance director on Ralph Northam for Lt. Governor, Mar.-Nov. 2013. Deputy finance director and outreach on Allyson Schwartz for Congress (PA), Jan.-Dec. 2012.  Deputy campaign manageron DeStefano for Mayor (New Haven), May-Nov. 2011.  Undergraduate degres in public policy from Brown University, 2010.

I.E. Digital Director and Senior Advisor  Brian Krebs

(Mar. 2018)  Started at the DCCC in Feb. 2015 as digital campaign director, then digital strategy director from Jan. 2017.  Digital director on Udall for Colorado, Feb. 2013-Nov. 2014.  Deputy digital director on McCaskill for Missouri, May-Dec. 2012.  Senior local editor of Huntington-Belle Haven Patch, July 2010-April 2012.  Studied journalism, political science and env. studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia.  twitter

I.E. Deputy Digital Director  Matt Campbell

(Apr. 2018)  Email director and senior digital advisor at Phil Weiser for Colorado from July 2017.  Digital marketing manager for Dish Network, July 2017-Mar. 2018.  Self-employed digital strategy and marketing consultant in Dvenr area, from Jan. 2017.   Digital marketing director on Bennet for Colorado, Feb. 2016-Jan. 2017.  Digital director to Sen. Michael Bennet, June 2015-Jan. 2016.  Digital content and project manager for It's On Us at Center for American Progress, Feb.-May 2015.  Deputy digital director on Sen. Mark Warner re-election campaign, Feb.-Nov. 2014.  Digital director in the Office of Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe, Nov. 2013-Jan. 2014.  Digital assistant (July-Nov. 2013) and digital fellow (Feb.-June 2013) on Terry McAuliffe for Governor.  Field organizer in Muncie for Donnelly/Gregg/indiana Democratic Party, Sept.-Nov. 2012.  B.A. in political science from Elon University, 2012.

I.E. Video Editor  Matt Ingram

(Apr. 2018)  Digital media associate in the CAP Action war room, Mar. 2017-April 2018.  Content strategist (July 2016-Feb. 2017) and fellow (Jan.-June 2016) with the Government Exectuvei Media Group at Atlantic Media.  Bachelor of journalism in strategic communication and B.A. in theatre, journalism from University of Missouri-Columbia, 2015.

I.E. Analytics Director  Rosa Mendoza

(Mar. 2018)  DCCC Mountain West targeting director from July 2015.  Data director at Florida Competes, Dec. 2014-June 2015.  Campus data director for NextGen Climate in Broward Co., FL, Aug-Nov. 2014.  Field director on Barbara Sharief for County Commission (Broward Co.), Mar.-Aug. 2014.  Field and targeting organizer on Alex Sink for Congress (FL), Jan.-Mar. 2014.  B.S. in economics from Florida Gulf Coast University, 2013.

Desk  Dana Walton

(Mar. 2018)  Director of the Arizona Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee from Jan. 2015.  Director of Building Arizona's Future, April 2014-Jan. 2015.  Executive director at Arizona List, Oct. 2013-Mar. 2014.  Deputy director at Montana DLCC, Jan. 2012-Oct. 2013.  Field director Wyoming Democratic Party, June 2011-Jan. 2012.  Legislative field organizer for AFSCME Council, Mar.-June 2011.  Campaign manager for House Truman Fund, May-Nov. 2010.  B.S. in political science from University of Wyoming, 2010.

Desk  Anne Gimbel

(Apr. 2018)  Political director for Virginia House Democratic Caucus, May-Nov. 2017.  Senior account executive and Gumbinner & Davies Communications, May-Nov. 2016.  Campaign manager on Susannah Randolph for Congress (FL), Jan.-Feb. 2016.  Deputy campaign manager (Sept.-Nov. 2015) and field director (June-Sept. 2015) on Jennifer Roberts for Mayor of Charlotte.  Field director on Megan Barry for Mayor (TN), Jan.-May 2015.  Scheduler to U.S. Rep. Steve Israel, June 2013-Dec. 2014.  Bachelor's degree in history, legal studies from Trinity College-Hartford.

I.E. Political Assistant  Temi Amoye

(Feb. 2018)  Finance assistant on Will Jawando for County Council (Silver Spring, MD), Nov. 2017-Feb. 2018.  Field organizer on Ralph Northam for Governor//Democratic Party of Virginia, July-Nov. 2017.  Fundraising director with Donor Development Strategies, Jan.-July 2017.  Organizer with the Democratic Party of Virginia, May-Nov 2016.  J.D. from Howard University School of Law, 2016; B.S. in political science and government from Frostburg State University, 2013.

I.E. Executive Coordinator  Lindsay Adams

(Apr. 2018)  Deputy campaign manager on Renato Mariotti for Attorney General (IL), Oct. 2017-Feb. 2018.  Director of scheduling and advance on Ameya Pawar for Governor (IL), Aug.-Oct. 2017.  Bachelor's degree in political science from Northwestern University, 2017.


Database Administrator  Kidron Lewis data administrator for POLITICO

(Aug. 2016-Jan. 2018)  Principal at Kidron Lewis Consulting since Aug. 2008.  Political and tech. consultant on Hillary Clinton for President, Aug. 2007-Aug. 2008.  Client services and technology support manager at NGP VAN, Sept. 2006-Aug. 2007.  Associate at the Lone Star Project, Apr. 2005-Aug. 2006.  Deputy finance director and special assistant to the chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Martin Frost (TX), May 2003-March 2005.  Bachelor's degree from Texas Tech University, 2007.  Reserve soldier in a Special Operations unit of the U.S. Army, 1997-2000.

Operations Assistant  Shane Dias

(Feb. -Dec. 2017)  Regional operations director on Hillary for America in Arlington, VA, Aug.-Nov. 2016.   Organizer for the Democratic Party of Virginia, June-July 2016.  B.A. in political science from UCLA, 2016.