Democratic National Committee – 2017-18

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Note: Under Chairman Tom Perez, the DNC has undergone a significant restructuring, including regional pods and a mobilization department designed to make "grassroots organizing part of the fabric of the DNC."

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: Lorraine Miller and James Roosevelt

Credentials - Co-chairs: Karen Carter Peterson and John Currie

Resolutions - Co-Chairs: Lottie Shackelford and Stuart Applebaum

Budget and Finance - Doris Crouse Mays and Daniel Halpern

    Caucus and Council chairs and vice chairs:
Constituency caucuses: Black - Virgie Rollins.  Hispanic - Iris Martinez.  Women - Lottie Shackleford.  LGBT - Earl Fowlkes.  AAPI - Bel Leong Hong.
    Regional caucuses: East - Nancy DiNardo.   Midwest - Ron Harris.  South - Alan Clendenin.   West - Jesse Durfee.
    Councils: Youth - Akilah Ensley.     Seniors - Steve Regenstreif.     Native American - Rion Ramirez.     Ethnic.     Small Business - Andrew Lachman.    
                    Rural - Betty Richie.    Veterans & Military Families - Thomas McDermott and Christine Pelosi.   Labor - Maria Elena Durazo.    Disabiliity - Tony Coehlo.

Nine Elected Officers*

*Chairman  Tom Perez

(elected Feb.25, 2017)  U.S. Secretary of Labor, July 2013-Jan. 2017.  Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice, Oct. 2009-July 2013.  Secretary of the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Jan. 2007-Oct. 2009.  Elected to Montgomery County Council, in 2002 and served to 2006, including as president, 2004-05.  Professor at the University of Maryland School of Law, 2001-07.  Director of the Office for Civil Rights at the United States Department of Health and Human Services.  Advisor to U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy, 1995-98.  Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights under Attorney General Janet Reno.; and federal prosecutor in the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division, 1989-95.  Law clerk for Judge Zita Weinshienk of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, 1987-89.  J.D. from Harvard Law School and M.P.P. from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, 1987; B.A. in international relations and political science from Brown University, 1983.  twitter

Director of Travel and Advance for the Chair  Juan Ortega
(Mar. 2018)  Deputy communications director at For Our Future in Las Vegas, May 2017-Mar. 2018.  Studied at the College of Southern Nevada.

Deputy Chair  U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison

(Feb. 25, 2017; runner-up candidate for DNC chair)  Represents Minnesota's 5th CD, first elected Nov. 2006.  Elected to the Minnesota House in 2002 and re-elected in 2004.  Attorney at Hassan & Reed Ltd.  Executive director of the Legal Rights Center in Minneapolis.  Attorney at Lindquist & Vennum.  J.D. from University of Minnesota Law School, 1990; B.A. in economics from Wayne State University, 1987.  Born and raised in Detroit, MI.  twitter

Counselor and Associate Chair  Jaime Harrison

(Candidate for DNC chair but withdrew on Feb. 23 and endorsed Perez)  Chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party from May 4, 2013, and principal at the Podesta Group from 2008.  Floor director and counsel to U.S. House Office of the Majority Whip, Jan. 2007-Dec. 2008.  Executive director of the House Democratic Caucus, Jan.-Dec. 2006.  Policy advisor to U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, Jan. 2003-Dec. 2005.  COO of College Summit, Aug. 1999-Dec. 2002.  Teacher (longterm temp.) and Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School, Aug. 1998-June 1999.  J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, 2004.  B.A. in political science from Yale University, 1998.  twitter

Senior Advisor  Will Hailer

(announced June 9, 2017)  Political director on Rep. Ellison's campaign for DNC chair.  Vice president of creative and campaign services at BerlinRosen.  Executive director of the Texas Democratic Party from late April 2013.  District director and earlier campaign manager for U.S. Rep Keith Ellison (MN-05).  Director of development for the Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus.  Additional experience includes various leadership positions for the Democratic House Caucus in Minnesota, recounts of Al Franken and Mark Dayton, and caucus organizing work for the Dean, Edwards, and Clinton campaigns.  B.A. in political science from Concordia College.  twitter

Deputy Director, Office of DNC Leadership  Colby Moore

(May 2017)  Previously surrogates manager (Sept. 2016-May 2017), general election special projects manager (June-Sept. 2016) and executive assistant to the national political director (Sept. 2015-June 2016) at the DNC.  B.A. in politics and international affairs from Wake Forest University, 2015; internships including DNC political department in summer 2014.

Vice Chairs
(roles and responsibilites announced April 19, 2017)

*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 International (General Vice President of Immigration, Civil Rights and Diversity).  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.  twitter

*U.S. Rep. Grace Meng

(elected Jan. 29, 2015, succeeding Rep. Tulsi Gabbard)  Represents New York's 6th CD (Queens), first elected in Nov. 2012.  Member of the New York Assembly, first elected in Nov. 2008.  Attorney.  J.D. from Yeshiva University, 2002; undergraduate degree from University of Michigan, 1997.  twitter

*New York Assemblyman Michael Blake

(elected Feb. 25, 2017)  Member of the State Assembly representing the 79th District (the Bronx), first elected in 2014; also national consultant for ATLAS Strategy Group from Jan. 2013.  Senior advisor to the chairman of Operation HOPE, Feb.-July 2014; and director of public policy and external affairs on Green For All, Jan-July 2014.  Campaign manager on Saujani for NYC Public Advocate, Feb.-Sept. 2013.  Operation Vote deputy director on Obama for America, Aug. 2011-Nov. 2012.  Deputy Associate Director in the White House Office of Public Engagement where he directed outreach to the African-American and minority business communities.  In the 2008 general election campaign Blake served as deputy state director/political director for the Obama-Biden campaign in Michigan; he started as deputy political director on Obama's Iowa caucus campaign.  Director of external affairs for the Michigan House of Representatives.   West Michigan campaign organizer for the Michigan House Democratic Caucus, organizing three state house campaigns, 2006.  Member of the inaugural class of Obama's Hopefund "Yes We Can" training program.  Graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, 2004.  From the Bronx.  twitter

*Karen Carter Peterson - Civic Engagement and Voter Participation

(elected Feb. 25, 2017)  Chair of the Louisiana Democratic Party, first elected April 28, 2012.  Counsel at Denton's in New Orleans since 2014.  State Senator representing District 5 (New Orleans and parts of Jefferson Parish), since 2010; previously served a decade in the Louisiana House of Representatives.  J.D. from Tulane University Law School, 1995; B.B.A. in international business and marketing from Howard University School of Business, 1981.  twitter

*Ken Martin - ASDC President 

(elected Feb. 25, 2017)  Chair of the Minnesota DFL, first elected Feb. 5, 2011; re-elected in  2013, 2015 and 2017.  Executive director of WIN Minnesota, then managed the 2010 gubernatorial campaign recount.  Campaign manager for the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment campaign, 2008; worked on the Mike Hatch for Governor campaign, 2008.  Political director for the Minnesota Coordinated Campaign, June-Nov. 2004; campaign director for John Kerry's Minnesota caucus campaign.  Campaign manager of Buck Humphrey's campaign for Minnesota Secretary of State in 2002.  Deputy state director of Al Gore's presidential campaign in Minnesota in 2000.  Political director for the Minnesota DFL Party, 1998.  Field director on the Kansas Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign, 1996.  Campus organizer on the Clinton-Gore campaign, 1992.  B.A. in political science and history from the University of Kansas.  twitter

Executive Director/Director of State Party Programs  Maureen Garde

Director of state party programs since March 2014.  Started at the DNC in 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.

Midwest Regional Director  Emily Jensen

(Aug. 2017)  Campaign manager on Draft Rick Nolan, Apr.-June 2017.  Campaign manager on Ken Martin for DFL chair, Nov. 2016-Mar. 2017.  Deputy director of candidate service for the House DFL Caucus, June-Nov. 2016.  Minnesota Caucus director on Bernie 2016, Nov. 2015-June 2016.  Aquatic assistant department head at Lifetime Fitness in Lakeville, Dec. 2014-June 2015.  Direct support staff at Opportunity Matters Inc, July-Dec. 2014.  Studied political science, international relations at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University.

Southern Regional Director  Lauren Harmon

(Sept. 2017)  Senior vice president at Bergmann Zwerdling Direct, from Mar. 2016.  Director of voting and democracy campaigns (Jan.-Mar. 2016) and associate director of voting and democracy campaigns (Jan.-Dec. 2015) at CAP Action (Center for American Progress).  Campaigns director for the Ohio Democratic Party, Jan.-Dec. 2014.  Executive director of the Democratic Party of Virginia, Feb.-Dec. 2013.  Deputy political director at the Ohio Democratic Party, Mar. 2012-Feb. 2013; also Women's Caucus director for the ODP, June 2011-Feb. 2013.  Campaign manager on Adriana Martinez for Ward 3 Counci in Las Vegas, Feb.-June 2011.  Senior deputy finance director for the Arizona Democratic Party, July 2010-Feb. 2011.  Campaign manager on Felecia Rotellin for Arizona Attorney General, Oct. 2009-July 2010.  Government relations account executive at Torres Consulting and Law Group, Nov. 2008-Oct. 2009.  Deputy field director on Bob Lord for Congress (AZ), June-Nov. 2008.  Studied political science and public policy analysis at University of Arizona.

Operations Director  Bridget Hebbard

(July 2016)  Deployed to Michigan for GOTV operations, Oct.-Nov. 2016.  Prior to starting as operations director, Hebbard served as a compliance research associate (May 2015-June 2016) and started as Mame Reiley Fellow (Jan.-May 2015) at the DNC.  Field organizer in Boulder for the Colorado Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2014.  B.S. in international studies from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2013.

Senior Advisor, ASDC  Ann 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.

Director of Best Practices Institute  Erik Balsbaugh

(Jan. 2018)  Vice president of public affairs at the American Gaming Association, 2016-17.  Primary director (grassroots activist program/contact for elected officials) in New England on Hillary for America.  Senior associate/principal at Dewey Square Group in Boston, 2011-16.  Convention director on Steve Grossman for Governor, 2014.  Senior advisor on Elizabeth Warren for Senate, 2011-12.  Political/executive director for the Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters, 2010-11.  GOTV director in Western Mass for the Deval Patrick campaign, 2010.  Campaign director for the Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition, 2009-10.  Advance director on Mike Capuano for Senate 2009.  Regional field director on Hillary Clinton for President in MA, ME, NH and RI, 2008.  Deputy field director on John Kerry 2008 re-election campaign.  B.A. in international relations from Colby College.

Deputy Director, Best Practices Institute  Cheyenne Davis

(Jan. 2018)  Deputy executive director, field political and data director, statewide VAN administrator (July 2017-Jan. 2018) , field, political and data director/voter file manager (Aug. 2015-July 2017), regional director (Jan.-July 2015) and field organizer (June-Nov. 2014) at the Kansas Democratic Party.  Optician, Nov. 2006-May 2011.  Bachelor's degree in political science, American studies from University of Kansas, 2014.

State Partnership Program

*Treasurer  Willliam "Bill" Derrough

(elected Feb. 25, 2017)  Investment banker and co-head of the recapitalization and restructuring group at Moelis & Company, started there in 2008.  Previously at Jeffries & Company (from 1998), Doyle & Boissier (1997-98), Chanin & Company (1991-97) and started as an analyst on the bond desk at Salomon Brothers (1989-91). B.A. degree from UC Berkeley.  twitter  >

*Secretary  Jason Rae

(elected Feb. 25, 2017)  Senior associate at Nation Consulting in Milwaukee; and founder (2012) and executive director of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce.  B.A. in history and political science from Marquette University, 2009; served as chair of Marquette College Democrats and elected chair of the College Democrats of Wisconsin in 2008.  Elected a member of the DNC in 2004 at age 17.  From Rice Lake, WI.  twitter

Director of the Secretary's Office  Miles Fernandez

(May 2017)  Previously deputy engagement director for youth and seniors (from Nov. 2015), rural, seniors and small business deputy community engagement director (June-Nov. 2015) and special assistant to the Director of Community Engagement (July 2014-June 2015).  B.A. from University of Washington, 2013.

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.

Special Assistant to the Office of the Secretary  Izeah Garcia

(June 2017)  Undergraduate degree in history of public policy, american trade policy and capitalism from UC santa Barbara, 2017; president of UCSB Campus Democrats, 2016-17.

*National Finance Committee Chair  Henry R. Muñoz III

(from Jan. 22, 2013 meeting; re-elected Feb. 25, 2017)  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

Vice Chairs (announced Oct. 11, 2017)

National Advisory Board  Chair Elizabeth Frawley Bagley


Incoming CEO  Seema Nanda  ...starting in July 2018

(announced June 29, 2018, starting July 2018)  Executive vice president and COO at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights from June 2017.  Consultant, Feb.-May 2017.  COS in the Office of the Secretary (Tom Perez) (July 2016-Jan. 2017), Deputy Solicitor of Labor (Mar.-July 2016), Deputy COS in the Office of the Secretary (Oct. 2013-Mar. 2016) at the U.S. Department of Labor,  Deputy special counsel (May 2011-Oct. 2013) and senior trial attorney (July 2010-April 211) in the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice.  Supervisory attorney (Mar. 2007-July 2010) and attorney (Nov. 2000-Feb. 2007) at the NLRB.  Attorney at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Sept. 1997-Sept. 2000.  J.D. from Boston College Law School, 1995; B.A. from Brown University, 1992.

Interim CEO  Mary Beth Cahill   ...continuing into July 2018

(announced Feb. 1, 2018)  Most recently national political director of United Auto Workers and director of the Washington, DC office.  Campaign manager on Kerry-Edwards 2004 and John Kerry for President from Nov. 2003.  Came to the campaign from position as chief of staff to Sen. Edward Kennedy, where she started in 2000.  Director of the Office of Public Liaison at the White House, appointed Feb. 1999.  Executive director of EMILY's List for over five years, and previously the organization's political director.  Managed Les AuCoin's U.S. Senate campaign in Oregon in 1992; and Sen. Claiborne Pell (D-RI)'s 1990 re-election campaign.  Served as director of personnel and earlier as director of federal-state relations for Gov. Michael Dukakis (D-MA), 1987-90.  Managed Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT)'s 1986 re-election campaign; and Rep. Ed Markey's (D-MA) 1984 re-election campaign.  A field director on Barney Frank's 1980 campaign, in which he was first elected to Congress, and then served as a legislative aide to Frank.  Staff associate and receptionist for Rep. Robert F. Drinan (D-MA).  B.A. degree from Emmanuel College, 1976.  Born in Dorchester, Massachusetts.

Chief of Staff  Sam Cornale

(announced June 9, 2017)  Deputy chief of staff (April 2016-Jan. 2017), senior advisor to the Secretary (May 2014-April 2016), speechwriter (Oct. 2013-May 2014) and senior advisor to the Acting Secretary (Feb.-Oct. 2013) at the U.S. Department of Labor.  Policy director for the Obama campaign in Pennsylvania, April-Nov. 2012.  Policy advisor (July 2010-April 2012) and special assistant (March 2009-July 2010) to Labor Secretary Hilda Solis.  Member of the Obama-Biden Transition Team in the Labor, Education, and Transportation Working Group, Nov. 2008-Feb. 2009.  Worked on Obama\'s 2008 campaign in Wisconsin as a regional field director in the general election; started as an Obama Organizing Fellow in Stevens Point (Portage County), WI.  B.A. in political science from University of Wisconsin.  Madison, WI native.  twitter

Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Staff Michael Kikukawa
(July 2017)  B.A. in government from Harvard University, 2017; interned on Hillary for America, June-Nov. 2016.  From Molokai, HI.

Chief Operating Officer  Laura Chambers

(announced June 9, 2017)  Chief of staff of the Peace Corps from June 2014.  Deputy executive director of management for the Global Aids Alliance from Oct. 2009.  Chief operating office at Civic Ventures, 2007-Oct. 2009.  President of Hannah House, 1995-2009.  Vice president at Advocacy Institute/Leadership for a Changing World, 1995-2005.  Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal, 1984-86.  Bachelor's degree in psychology from the College of William and Mary, 1983.

Special Assistant to the COO  De'Marcus Finnell

(July 2017)  Staff assistant for the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Apr. 2015-July 2017.  Legislative intern for Sen. Sherrod Brown, Aug.-Dec. 2014.  Bachelor's degree in communications from University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 2014.


Political and Organizing Director  Amanda Brown Lierman

(announced June 9, 2017)  Campaign director at For Our Future from May 2016.  Executive director of the National Women's Business Council, May 2014-May 2016.  National political director of Rock the Vote, Oct. 2011-April 2014.  Advisor for strategic planning at the U.S. Department of Energy, Feb. 2010-Oct. 2011.  Assistant to the Director of the White House Office of Political Affairs, Jan. 2009-Jan. 2010.  Regional surrogate director and family desk (July-Nov. 2008), state surrogate director (Feb.-June 2008) and political assistant (Aug. 2007-Jan. 2008) at Obama for America.  B.A. in government and sociology from Dartmouth College, 2007.  twitter

Director of States  Allison Zelman

(Aug. 2017)  Founding partner at Citizen 44, Dec. 2016-July 2017.  National regional battleground states director on Hillary for America, May-Nov. 2016.  Senior advisor and Director of the Office of Public Engagment at the U.S. Department of Labor, Dec. 2014-April 2016.  Managing director of the Women's Initiative (Feb.-Dec. 2014) and senior manager for gun policy mobilization (April 2013-Feb. 2014) at the Center for American Progress.   A policy assistant for the White House Domestic Policy Council and a special assistant in legislative affairs at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, 2009-11.  Worked for over a year on Obama's 2008 campaign starting as a volunteer in California and concluding as a regional field director in New Mexico.  Bachelor's degree in international relations from Connecticut College, 2007.  twitter

Regional Political and Organizing Directors
Northeast  Mansoor Khadir

A regional field director for the DCCC, 2015-17.  Field manager for No Kid Hungry at Share Our Strength, 2013-15.  Political parties trainer/resident program officer at National Democratic Institute in Cairo, Egypt, 2011-12.  Program manager for the Islamic Medical Association of North America in Haiti, 2010.  Coordinated campaign manager on Diane Denish for Governor (NM), 2010.  Field director on Tom Udall for U.S. Senate (NM), 2008.  Regional director on Bill Richardson for President in Waterloo, IA, 2007.  Campaign staff on Spencer for Congress (IA), 2006.  Field organizer on Blouin for Governor (IA), 2005-06.  Campaign coordinator on a city council campaign in Ames, IA, 2005.  Field organizer for U.S. PIRG in Ames, 2003-04.  B.S. in economics from Iowa State University.

South  Jonae Wartel

(Nov. 2017)  Co-founder and strategist for Invictus Strategy Group from Dec. 2016.  Deputy campaign manager and political director on Jon Ossoff for Congress (GA-6), March-June 2017.  Coordinated campaign director for the North Carolina Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2016.  Executive director of the Association of State Democratic Chairs (ASDC) at the DNC, April 2015-June 2016.  Chief of staff for community affairs to DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, Jan.-March 2015.  Training director for the ASDC, June 2013-Jan. 2015.  Regional field director for Organizing for America-North Carolina, based in Durham, Oct. 2011-Nov. 2012.  Metro Atlanta region director of Young Democrats of Georgia, April-Oct. 2011.  Deputy director, director of constituent services for the Georgia House Democratic Caucus, May 2010-Oct. 2011.  Campaign manager on Stacey Evans for George House District 40, Aug.-Nov. 2010.  Field organizer in Kansas City, MO on Barack Obama's Campaign for Change, July-Nov. 2008.  B.A. in political science and Spanish from University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  twitter

Midwest  Ramsey Reid

(2017)  Virginia GOTV director for the Democratic coordinated campaign in Fall 2016.  Campaign manager on Cincinnati City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld's campaign for the 2016 Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Ohio. Deputy political director on Battleground Texas, Wendy Davis' campaign for Governor of Texas, 2014.  White House Council on Environmental Quality.  Worked on the Obama campaign in Ohio in 2012.  J.D. from The Ohio State University; B.A. from Tulane University.  twitter

Director of Community Engagement and Strategic Partnerships  ???

Associate Director of Community Engagement/Director of African-American Outreach  Waikinya Clanton

(Sept. 2017)  Executive director of the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women, May 2013-Aug. 2017.  Founder (2013) and president of Power of the PUMP, a women's engagement network. Consultant, July 2012-Sept. 2013; president of Congressional Black Associates, Jan. 2012-May 2013.  Legislative correspondent/systems administrator in the U.S. House, April 2009-May 2013.  B.A. in sociology from Tourgaloo College, 2008.  twitter

Associate Director of Community Engagement  Tyler Lykins

(Jan. 2018... previously DNC rapid response research manager, Mar. 2015-Jan. 2018)  Also trips director on Ralph Northam for Governor, Sept.-Nov. 2017.  Rapid response research associate on Hillary for America, June-Nov. 2016.  Deputy research director July-Nov. 2014) and research assistant (Aug. 2013-July 2014) on Alison for Kentucky.  Clinical informatics specialist with UnitedHealth Group, Sept. 2012-Aug. 2013.  Mental health associate at Eastern State Psychiatric Hospital, Sept. 2011-July 2012.  Studied psychology at University of Kentucky.  twitter

Director of AAPI Outreach  Phil Kim

Most recently organizing advocate for Educators for Excellence.  Deputy political director for the Nevada State Democratic Party, April-Nov. 2016.  Attended UC Berkeley.  twitter

Democratic Women's Alliance Director

Organizing and Program Manager  Ryan M. Doyle

(April 2017)...started as director of Resistance Summer program, April-Sept. 2017)  Executive director and founding member of Change Corps from May 2014.  Assistant organizing director (July 2011-May 2014) and lead organizer (Aug. 2010-July 2011) at Green Corps.  Bachelor's degree in environmental studies and political science from St. Olaf College, 2009.  twitter



Communications Director  Xochitl Hinojosa                     

(announced April 4, 2017)  Director of coalitions press on Hillary for America, reported May 2015 to Nov. 2016.  Senior managing director (from Dec. 2014) and press secretary (Aug. 2013-Dec. 2014) at the U.S. Department of Labor under Sec. Tom Perez.  Communications director to U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (HI), Jan.-Aug. 2013.  Communications director on Berkley for Senate in Nevada, June-Nov. 2012.  Public affairs specialist at the U.S. Department of Justice, July 2009-May 2012.  Graduate of the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX.  From Texas.  twitter

Deputy Communications Director  Adrienne Watson

(announced April 4, to day, Trump war room, national reporters)  Rapid response spokesperson on Hillary for America, Feb.-Nov. 2016.  Communications director (2015-16) and deputy communications director and director of surrogates (2013-15) at Correct The Record.  Press secretary for U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (IN), 2013.  Communications director/press secretary to U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez (CA), 2011-13.  Press assistant, staff assistant and intern to U.S. Rep. Baron Hill (IN), 2009-11.  B.A. in history from Indiana University.  Originally from Carmel, Indiana.  twitter

Regional Deputy Communications Director  Sabrina Singh

Previously deputy communications director at American Bridge.  A regional communications director on Hillary for America, June-Nov. 2016.  Communications director on Katie McGinty's campaign for U.S. Senate (PA), 2015-June 2016.  Senior associate at SK­DKnick­er­bock­er from Jan. 2015.  Deputy com­mu­nic­a­tions dir­ect­or at the DGA.  Communications director for U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (IL).  Deputy press secretary at the DCCC in the 2012 cycle; started there in early 2011 as a press assistant.  twitter

Press Secretary  Michael W. Tyler
(announced April 4, 2017)   Press secretary on Perez's bid for DNC chair.  Communications director on Russ Feingold's 2016 U.S. Senate campaign.  Director of African American Media and Southern regional press secretary at the DNC.  Press secretary on Michele Nunn's 2014 campaign for U.S. Senate in Georgia.  Communications specialist for the Atlanta City Council from June 2011.  Strategist on a City Council campaign in Washington, DC, 2010.  A field organizer in Virginia on Obama's 2008 campaign.  B.S. in international politics from Georgetown University.  twitter

Spokesperson  Daniel Wessel

(May 2017)  Virginia press secretary on Hillary for America, May-Nov. 2016.  Press secretary (May 2015-May 2016) and press assistant (Nov. 2013-April 2015) at Correct The Record.  B.S. in economics from University of Delaware-Lerner College of Business.  twitter

Deputy Press Secretary  Brian Gabriel Jr.

Press assistant (May 2015-Jan. 2017) and associate (Sept. 2014-Jan. 2015) at the White House.  B.A. in political science from Loyola University New Orleans, 2014.  Military journalist in the U.S. Marine Corps, Sept. 2007-Sept. 2011.  

Hispanic Media Director and South Regional Press Secretary  Francisco J. Pelayo

(July 2017)  Hispanic media director on Tom Perez for DNC chair, Jan.-Feb. 2017.  Florida Hispanic press director on Hillary for America, Aug.-Nov. 2016.   Senior elections coordinator April 2015-Aug. 2016) and social media community manager-news (Nov. 2013-March 2015) at Univision Communications Inc..  Deputy director of international operations at Campaigns & Elections magazine, June 2012-Nov. 2013.  Projects coordinator at Centro Interamericano de Gerencia Politica, Dec. 2010-May 2012.  Corporate regulatory and affairs executive for British American Tobacco, Nov. 2007-Dec. 2009.  Master's degree in peace studies and conflict resolution from Università degli Studi di Torino, 2010; Bachelor's degree in political science and government from Universidad Central de Venezuela, 2008.  twitter

AAPI Media Director and West Regional Press Secretary  Vedant Patel

(May 2017)  Communications director on Mike Honda for Congress, Nov. 2015-Jan. 2017.  Deputy communications director to U.S. Rep. Mike Honda (CA), Jan. 2013-Nov. 2015.  M.B.A. from UF Hough Graduate School of Business, 2017; B.S. in biology from UC Riverside, 2012.  twitter

Midwest Regional Press Secretary  Mandy McClure

(May 2017)  Special assistant at the U.S. Department of Labor, Oct. 2015-Jan. 2017.  Deputy communications director at Americans for Tax Fairness, Feb.-Oct. 2015.  Iowa press secretary (July 2014-Jan. 2015), deputy press secretary (June 2012-July 2014) and staff assistant (Sept. 2011-June 2012) to U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin (IA).  Executive assistant at United Financial Systems, Aug. 2009-Jan. 2011.  B.A.  in journalism and mass communication from University of Iowa, 2009.  twitter

Northeast Regional Press Secretary  Elizabeth Renda

(June 2017)  Special assistant on Tom Perez for DNC, Dec. 2016-Feb. 2017.  Communications associate in Denver, CO (June-Nov. 2016) and and special assistant in the department of state campaigns and political engagement (March 2015-June 2016) on Hillary for America.  Executive assistant at 270 Strategies, Aug. 2014-March 2015.  B.A. in public relations from University of Florida.

Speechwriter  Cody Pomeranz

Degree in history from Yale University, 2015.  From Cincinnati, OH.  twitter

National Broadcast Media Manager  Lucas Acosta

(March 2016)  National radio broadcast manager on Hillary for America, July-Nov. 2016.  Senior communications associate at Marathon Strategies, LLC, Dec. 2015-July 2016.  Director of communications and legislation in the Office of NY City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, Sept. 2014-Nov. 2015.  B.A. in political science, religious ethics from Middlebury College, 2014.   twitter

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.


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

Video Research Director  Corinne Matti

Experience includes tracker for the Missouri Democratic Party.

Rapid Response  Matt Sarge

(May 2017)  Started at the DNC as a research associate, Sept. 2015-May 2017.  Budget review fellow at the Office of Management and Budget, Jan.-July 2015.  M.A. in American government and politics (2015) and B.A. in economics/government (2014) from Georgetown University.

Senior Research Supervisor  Erin Kenney

(Nov. 2017)  Compliance research associate at the DNC from Sept. 2016.  Sales associate and social media coordinator for a boutique in Leesburg, Sept. 2015-Aug. 2016.Marketing intern at the DNC, Sept.-Dec. 2015.  Bachelor's degree in sociology and political science from University at Albany, SUNY, 2015.

Research Associates include
Caryn Lenhoff
Erin Sullivan
Claire Vinocur

Video Research Associates include
Matthew Jakubiec
Daniel Maynard


Digital Director  Tessa Simonds

(Jan. 2017)  Previously deputy digital director (from May 2016) and digital organizing director (from July 2015) at the DNC.  Digital director for the Texas Democratic Party, April 2013-June 2015.  Online campaigns manager at Free Press, Oct. 2009-April 2013.  Teaching fellow at the New Organizing Institute, Jan. 2012-Jan. 2013.  Field director on John Olver for Congress, June-Nov. 2008.  B.A. in English, social thought and political economy from University of Massachusetts,Amherst, 2008; A.A. from MassBay Community College, 2005.  twitter

Email Director  Robin Curran

(Dec. 2017)  Digital strategist (Dec. 2016-Nov. 2017) and digital production associate (May 2015-Dec. 2016) at Revolution Messaging; digital production director for Bernie 2016, May 2015-July 2016.  Communications fellow at the Center for Community Change, June 2014-May 2015.  B.A. in sociology and Italian from Dominican University, 2014.

Video Director  Kaela Jeffers

(April 2018...senior producer from Oct. 2017)  Associate video producer (June-Oct. 2017) and multimedia coordinator (Mar. 2015-June 20l17) at Human Rights Campaign.  Bachelor's degree in mass  communication/media studies from University of Delaware, 2014.

Community Management Director  Sean Kornegay

(May 2017...previously senior email campaigner from May 2014)  Field and message consultant on campaigns in Phoenix and Los Angeles, Feb.-April 2013.  Field organizer in Las Vegas on Organizing for America, Nevada State Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2012.  Paralegal specialist in the U.S. Army, Nov. 2008-Nov. 2011.  B.A. in English-Literature from North Carolina Central University, 2008.

Social Content Manager  Paola Rolón Machado

(Mar. 2018)  Freelance social media consultant and content writer, July 2017-Mar. 2018; digital communications manager for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Nov. 2017-Feb. 2018.  Journalist with GFR Media in Guaynabo, PR, Aug. 2016-July 2017.  B.A. from University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras

Writer/Editor  Thomas Walsh

(Jan. 2016)  Speechwriter to Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Feb. 2015-Jan. 2016.  Senior writer for Gov. Martin O'Malley, Feb. 2014-Feb. 2015.  Director of communications to Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton (NC), June 2012-Jan. 2013; speechwriter to Gov. Bev Perdue (NC), Nov. 2010-Nov. 2012.  Congressional aide to Sen. Edward Kennedy, 2006-09.  Studied at Boston College.

Digital Writer/Strategist  Rabiah Elisa

(Sept. 2015)  B.A. in political science and government/Asian studies from Spelman College, 2015.

Graphic Designer  Esther Yi

(May/June 2016)  Previously senior designer at the DNC.  Associate for Leica Camera.  Graduate studies in graphic design at the Maryland Institute College of Art; undergraduate studies at the Corcoran College of Art and Design.  twitter

Junior Designer  Eric Ziminsky

(Feb. 2016)  B.F.A. in graphic design from the Maryland Institute College of Art, 2016; A.A. in graphic design from Delaware College of Art and Design, 2013.


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Chief Mobilization Officer  Caitlin Mitchell

(announced Aug. 25, 2017)  Vice president of digital at EMILY's List from Apr. 2015.  Deputy digital director at the DNC, July 2014-Apr. 2015.  Email director at Organizing for Action, Feb. 2013-July 2014.  Email writer for Obama for America, Aug. 2011-Jan. 2013.  Research director at AKPD Message and Media, Feb. 2009-Aug. 2011.  Digital director on Chicago for Rahm Emanuel, Oct. 2010-Mar. 2011.  Staff assistant at AKPD Message and Media/ASK Public Strategies, Feb.-July 2009.  B.S. in communication studies, public advocacy from Ohio University, 2007.

Message Mobilization Director  Kat Skiles

(Aug. 2017)  Senior marketing strategist for Human Rights Campaign, Aug. 2016-Aug. 2017.  Senior advisor and digital director to House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, July 2014-July 2016.  Vice president of marketing and communications for NGP VAN, Feb.-July 2014.  Press secretary and digital director to the U.S. House Democratic Caucus, July 2012-Feb. 2014.  Digital director for the U.S. House Committee on Energy & Commerce, Jan. 2011-July 2012.  Press assistant for the U.S. House Committee on Science & Technology, July 2010-Jan. 2011.  Scheduler to U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier (CA), April 2008-July 2010.  B.A. in political science from Dominican University of California, 2007.  Utah native.  twitter

Donor Mobilization Director  Patrick J. Stevenson

(Dec. 2017)  Principal strategist at Blue State Digital, March-Nov. 2017.  Director of state digital programs (April-Nov. 2016) and senior fundraising strategist (June 2015-March 2016) at Hillary for America.  Email director at the DNC, March 2013-May 2015.  Email writer for PIC 2013.  Outbound writer at Obama for America from April 2012.  Assistant account executive (Nov. 2010-March 2012) and account coordinator (Aug. 2009-Nov. 2010) at GYMR Public Relations.  B.A. in English and history from Xavier University, 2008.  twitter

Regional Mobilization Directors 
Midwest  Julie Thompson

(May 2017)  Digital assistant at the DNC from March 2016.  Special assistant to the Michigan Senate Minority Leader (Oct. 2015-March 2016) and digital communications specialist (Jan. 2015-Feb. 2016) in the Michigan State Senate.  B.A. in English language and literature, general from Michigan State University, 2014.

Jose Nunez

(Nov. 2017)  Digital associate at Wide Eye Creative, Jan.-Nov. 2017.  Iowa deputy digital director on Hillary for America, June-Nov. 2016.   Political organizer/communications at the San Antonio Alliance of Teachers and Support Personnel, Feb. 2015-June 2016.  Digital strategist on Leticia Van de Putte's campaign for lieutenant governor, July-Nov. 2014.  Studied political science and government at the University of Texas at Austin.

Southern States  Maya Cantrell

(Sept. 2017)  Client services at Hustle, July-Sept. 2017.  Deputy digital director on Jon Ossoff for Congress, Mar.-June 2017.  Deputy digital organizing director for the North Carolina Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2016.  Organizer with the NHDP, June-July 2016.  Customer success agent/sales associate in New York City area.  Exam prep trainer in Dubai, UAE, Nov. 2014-June 2015.  English instructor in Columbia, July-Nov. 2014.  B.A. in political science and government and global studies from Hofstra University, 2014.

Chief of Staff, Mobilization  Heather Reid

(April 2018)  Previously social media director at the DNC, March 2017-April 2018.  New Hampshire deputy digital director for Hillary for America, June-Nov. 2016.  Administrative manager, office of the EVP/CXO at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Aug. 2015-June 2016.  Regional tracking director (May-Aug. 2015) and tracking department manager (March 2014-May 2015) at American Bridge 21st Century.  External relations coordinator for The Atlas Project/Democratic GAIN, June 2013-March 2014; program assistant at The Atlas Project, May 2012-May 2013.  B.A in political science from the University of Illinois and Urbana-Champaign, 2011.  twitter


Director of Marketing  Katja Greeson

(Jan. 2017)  Previously deputy director of marketing (from April 2015), marketing manager (Nov. 2014-March 2015) and State Party Victory Fund coordinator (Jan.-Nov. 2014) at the DNC.  Development and finance at USAction, June-Dec. 2013.  Campaign manager on the Committee to Elect Van Duyn in Buncombe Co. NC, June-Nov. 2012.  Bachelor's degree in political science from University of North Carolina at Asheville, 2012.

Director of Direct Marketing  Lauren Williams

(Jan. 2018...deputy director from Aug.-Dec. 2017)  Direct marketing manager (May 2015-Aug. 2017), direct markeing assistant (Jan. 2014-May 2015) and intern (Sept. 2013-Jan. 2014) at EMILY's List.  B.A. in psychology and studio art from University of Virginia.

Deputy Director of Direct Marketing  Zach McNamara

(April marketing manager from Oct. 2017-April 2018)  Press secretary (Nov. 2016-March 2017) and communications director House and Senate (April-Nov. 2016) for the New Hampshire Democratic Party.  Coordinator of the State Party Victory Fund at the DNC, March 2015-April 2016.  Marketing coordinator at 14th Street Strategies, Inc. April 2014-Feb. 2015.   Press intern for Sen. Gillibrand, Aug.-Dec. 2013.  B.A. in international affairs from The George Washington University, 2013.


Deputy Director and Counsel  Georgina Cannan

(July 2017)  Voter protection and policy director at the Democratic Party of Virginia, Sept. 2015-July 2017.  Legislative aide in the Virginia House of Delegates, June-Aug. 2015.  Voter protection director for Virginia Victory 2014, Aug.-Nov. 2014.  J.D. from The George Washington University Law School, 2013; B.A. in political science, international relations from Wheaton College, 2009.  Virginia native.  twitter


Policy Director  Kalen Pruss

(April 2017)  Account supervisor at BerlinRosen, March 2016-April 2017.  Policy advisor to the Clinton-Kaine Presidential Transition Team, Aug.-Nov. 2016.  Policy director on Martin O'Malley for President, Feb. 2015-Feb. 2016.  Special assistant to the Secretary (Tom Perez) at the U.S. Department of Labor, July 2013-Feb. 2015.  Confidential assistant to the Assistant Attorney General (Tom Perez), July 2012-July 2013.  Speechwriter and editorial assistant at the Center for American Progress, July 2010-July 2012.  B.A. in environment, history from University of Michigan, 2010.


Chief Technology Officer  Raffi Krikorian

(July 2017)  Senior director for self driving (software) at Uber ATG, March 2015-March 2017.  Vice president of engineering-platform at Twitter, Aug. 2009-Aug. 2014.  Co-founder of WattzOn, Aug. 2008-March 2011.  Senior partner and founder at Synthesis Studios, Jan. 2005-July 2009.  S.B. (2000) and M.Eng. (2002) in EECS and S.M. in media arts and sciences/physics and media (2004) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  twitter

Chief Security Officer  Bob Lord

(Jan. 2018...San Francisco)  Chief information security officer at Yahoo, Nov. 2015-Oct. 2017.  CISO in residence for Rapid 7 LLC, April-Nov. 2015.  Information security consultant/Lord Consulting, Nov. 2014-Nov. 2015.  Director of information security (July 2012-Nov. 2014) and manager of network security and infrastructure (Mar. 2010-July 2012) at Twitter.  Senior director, directory and security engineering at Red Hat, Dec. 2004-May 2008.  Senior director, client and security engineering (Nov. 2001-Dec. 2004) and director of security engineering (Feb. 1998-Nov. 2001) at AOL/Time Warner.  Manager of corporate electronic security at Netscape Communications Corp., Feb. 1996-Jan. 1998.  President and co-founder of Emerge Consulting, Sept. 1995-Nov. 1996.  IS manager at Andersen Consulting, Jan. 1989-Sept. 1995.  B.A. in political science from University of Chicago, 1988.  twitter

Director of Data  Felicity Pereyra

(Sept. 2017)  Analytics lead (FL, NC, NV, CO) on Hillary for America, Jan.-Nov. 2016.  Deputy campaign manager on Adrian Garcia for Mayor (Houston), May-Nov. 2015.  Data director for Battleground Texas, June 2013-Nov. 2014.  Deputy data director in Colorado for Obama for America, May-Nov. 2012; regional field director for Organizing for America in Colorado, Dec. 2011-May 2012.  Field director on Kendra Yarbrough Camarena for Texas House, June-Nov. 2010.   Director of youth outreach for the Harris County Democratic Party, Sept. 2009-June 2010.  Volunteer coordinator on Bill White for Texas, Jan.-July 2009.  B.A. in history from University of Houston, 2016; B.M. in vocal performance from New England Conservatory of Music, 2005.

Data Acquisitions Manager  Andrew Callahan

(Dec. 2015)  Also manager for the DNC polling place project, Sept. 2014-Dec. 2016.  Freelance political consultant, Jan. 2013-Sept. 2014.  Data and targeting director for the Baughman Company, June-Nov. 2012.  GOTV director on Ben Cardin for Senate, Feb.-June 2012.  Chief of staff to Maryland State Sen. Victor Ramirez, Jan.-Nov. 2011.  Targeting and data director on Derrick Leon Davis for County Council (Largo, MD), June-Sept. 2011. Legislative aide to Delegate Victor Ramirez, Jan. 2009-Dec. 2010.  Campaign manager on Victor Ramirez for Senate, April-Sept. 2010.  Deputy campaign manager on Jane Mitakides for Congress, June-Aug. 2008.  Studied at University of Maryland College Park.

Data Community Specialist  Grant Wiles

(Mar. 2018)  Started at the DNC as special assistant to the CTO, Oct. 2017-Mar. 2018.  Business development at Quorum Analytics, Dec. 2016-Oct. 2017.  Ohio regional operations and GOTV director (May-Nov. 2016)  and state operations director in Brooklyn (Jan.-May 2016) on Hillary for America.  Intern at the White House, Aug.-Nov. 2015.  B.A. in government from The University of Texas at Austin, 2015.

Data Engineer/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.

Data Services Manager  Madeleine Leader

Statistical Modeling Lead  Jody (Heck) Wortman

(Jan. 2018)  Data director for the North Carolina Coordinated Campaign, May-Nov. 2016.  Ph.D. in statistics from Duke University, 2018; bachelor's degree in statistics from Harvard University, 2014.

Engineering Director  Peter Seibel

(SF Bay area; Jan. 2018...DNC staff engineer from Sept. 2017-Jan. 2018.  Director of software engineering (Oct. 2016-Mar. 2016), senior staff engineer (April 2015-Oct. 2016) and staff engineer (April 2013-March 2015) at Twitter.  Senior software engineer at Etsy, Feb. 2012-March 2013.  Technical director at Kenamea, Dec. 1999-2003.  Senior software engineer at Weblogic, 1997-99.  Software engineer at Organic, 1995-97.  B.A. in English language and literature from Yale University, 1994. 

Senior Software Engineer  Akiva Leffert

(May 2017)  Senior software engineer at HIllary for America, June-Nov. 2016.  Mobile team lead at edX, Nov. 2014-June 2016.  Senior iOS engineer at Etsy, Jan. 2013-Oct. 2014.  Software engineer at Apple, July 2008-July 2011.  B.S. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University, 2006.

Senior Engineer  Trisha Quan

(Aug. 2017)  Software engineer at Pinterest, Jan. 2015-May 2017.  Senior backend engineer at Hillary for America, Sept.-Nov. 2016.  Software engineer at Twitter, Sept. 2011-Dec. 2014.  Performance engineer at, June 2010-Sept. 2011.  B.S. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University, 2010.

Staff Engineer  Lennon Day-Reynolds

(Oct. 2017)  Software engineer at Stripe, Dec. 2015-Aug. 2017.  Technologist in residence at Reed College, Nov. 2014-Dec. 2015.  Senior technical advisor (Dec. 2014-June 2015) and director of engineering (Aug. 2013-Nov. 2014) at Urban Airship.  Senior engineering manager at Twitter, Feb. 2011-Aug. 2013.  Developer at Dark Horse Comics, July 2009-Feb. 2011.  Engineer for Sun Microsystems (Project Kenai), Dec. 2008-June 2009.  Senior systems programmer at Reed College, June 2005-Nov. 2008.  Software engineer at Intel, June 2004-Jan. 2005.  Owner of Ronin Coder, LLC, July 2002-July 2004.  Software engineer for the Kestrel Institute, Jan. 2001-June 2002.  Studied linguistics, math and computer science at Portland State University, and math at Reed College.

Staff Engineer  Liza Daly

(Boston, Sept. 2017)  Founder of World Writable, March 2016-Aug. 2017.  CTO (Jan. 2015-Feb. 2016) and vice president of engineering (Jan. 2012-Dec. 2014) at Safari.  President and founder of Threepress Consulting Inc., May 2008-Dec. 2011.  Senior software engineer at Interactive Factory, July 2002-April 2008.  Senior software engineer at Digitas, Aug. 2000-July 2002.  Manager of applications development at Public Interactive, June 1999-Aug. 2000.  B.A./M.A. in psychology from Boston University, 1997.

Staff Engineer  Ben Matasar

(Feb. 2018)  Vice president of engineering for Civil Comments in Portland, OR, Mar. 2016-Jan. 2018.  Founder of Variance, Aug. 2014-Mar. 2016.  Staff software engineer at Twitter, June 2010-June 2014.  Developer at Smallthought Systems, Nov. 2006-June 2010.  Developer for, Sept.-Nov. 2006.  Software engineer at Intel, June 2002-Sept. 2006.  B.S. in EECS from UC Berkeley, 2002.

Full Stack Engineer  Mica Alaniz

(2017)  Technical director at Arneya Pawar for Governor (IL, 2017).  Front end developer at Leapfrog Online, 2016-17.  UI engineer at ReviewTrackers, 2015-16.  Web developer at Columbia College Chicago, 2012-15.  Social media/email marketing specialist at The Plumtree Group, 2011-12.  M.A. in new media studies from DePaul University, 2011; B.S. in communications from Loyola University of Chicago, 2007.

Program Manager, Technology  Sally Marx

(Aug. 2017)  Voter outreach and mobilization project manager (June-Nov. 2016) and political assistant (May 2015-June 2016) at Hillary for America.  Executive assistant at Ben Barnes Group, Dec. 2014-April 2015.  B.A. in history from Amherst College, 2014.

Technology Integration Manager  Dae Yi

(July 2017)  Co-founder and president of SDG Technologies Corporation from Jan. 2015.  Vice president of business development (Feb. 2014-Feb. 2015) and innovation and customer success manager (Dec. 2013-Feb. 2014) at Dynamic Network Solutions.  Director of external communications on Friends of Clarence Lam (MD), Sept. 2013-Jun. 2014.  Business analyst for Altarum, July-Nov. 2013.  Computer science instructor for Howard County Public Schools, Aug. 2006-July 2013.  MBA/MSIT from The Johns Hopkins University-Carey Business School, 2013; B.S. in computer science from University of Maryland College Park, 2005.

Chief of Staff - Tech  Pam Cardona

(Aug. 2017)  Senior technical program manager at Uber, June 2015-March 2017.  Quality assurance lead at Duolingo, Sept. 2012-May 2015.  M.A. in Italian studies from Middlebury College, 2012; B.A. in political science and government from The University of Texas at Austin, 2009.


Finance Director  Clayton Cox  

(reported Feb. 2018, had been serving as senior advisor;)  DNC Midwest, Florida and Georgia finance director, March 2014-Dec. 2016, and as DNC Florida and Southern states Hillary Victory Fund director, July-Nov. 2016; DNC deputy finance director for the South and Florida, March 2013-March 2014.  Swing State Victory Fund for Obama for America, June 2011-Nov. 2012.  Also finance director for Virginia Progress PAC, March-Dec. 2014.  Masters of political management from The George Washington University, 2012; undergraduate degree in political science and international affairs from Teh University of Georgia, 2010.

North Mid-Atlantic/LGBT Finance Director  Alex Boyar

    Mid-Atlantic North and Finance Coalitions Deputy Finance Director  Adarrell X. Gadsden
    Tri-State Finance Associate  Michaela Gaughan

South Mid-Atlantic/Abroad/PAC Finance Director  Foxhall Parker

Western Finance Director  Erica Slates

Midwest Finance Dirctor  Brandon Hynes

    Deputy Midwest Finance Director  Mackenzie Corbin

Southeast Finance Director  Nabilah Islam
    Deputy Southwest Finance Director/Native American and AAPI Finance Director  PeeWee Rivera

Ten DNC Finance Councils including

Deputy Finance Director/African American Leadership Council and New England  Augusto Goncalves

Director of Futuro Finance Council and Young Professional Leadership Council  Fernando Ramos

Director of Democratic Lawyers Council  Malik Haughton

Director, Women's Leadership Forum  Jessica Knight Henry

(Nov. 2017)  Manager at the League of Conservation Voters, Sept. 2013-May 2015.  Executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus PAC, Aug. 2007-Sept. 2013.  Development associate at Berger Strategies and Hirschberg Strategies, April 2006-July 2007.  Volunteer coordinator on Virginia Victory 2005.  B.A. in political science and government from Millsaps College, 2004.    

Director of Surrogates for Finance and Chief of Staff to the National Finance Chair  Alex Hoffman

(May 2017)  Previously DNC deputy chief of staff for finance (March 2016-May 2017), assistant to the national finance chair (Jan. 2015-March 2016), finance assistant (Sept.-Dec. 2014) and finance intern (Jan.-Sept. 2014).  Degree in political science and government from American University; president of AU College Democrats, April 2013-April 2014.

Finance Assistant  Filip Joetvski
(July 2017)  Political fundraising associate at The Strathdee Group, Jan.-June 2017.  Fellow for the DNC National Democratic Ethnic Coordination Council in Ohio, Mar.-Nov. 2016.  B.B.A. in marketing/professionalsales and international business from University of Cincinnati, 2016.

National Director of Events  Ellen Thrower

(2003)  Deputy director of the DNC's Jefferson Trust, 2000-03.  Marketing/circulation, publishing division/Barney Magazine, 1998-2000.  Public relations at Resource 3, Inc., 1997-98.  Marketing/circulation for D Magazine, 1995-97.  Studied at University of Mississippi. 


Compliance Director  Preston (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.

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.


CFO  Joseph Smolskis

(Aug. 2017)  Finance officer and treasurer for St. John's College in Annapolis, MD, Aug. 2014-Aug. 2017.  CFO/senior vice president of finance and administration at the Center for American Progress, Oct. 2011-Aug. 2014.  Executive vice president/COO of the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation, April 2002-Oct. 2011.  Vice president of finance and administraiton at Trinity Washington University, March 1998-March 2002.  Vice president of finance and administration for the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, March 1997-March 1998.  Vice president of finance and administration for the National Food Brokers Association, April 1994-March 1997.  Controller at Trinity University in Washington, DC, March 1991-March 1994.  Accounting manager with Deloitte, July 1984-March 1991.  M.B.A. from University of Maryland University College, 2001; B.S. in accounting from Georgetown University.

Controller  Lisa Felleman

(Oct. 2017)  Supervisory financial analyst for the Federal Reserve Board, Nov. 2015-Oct. 2017.  Senior vice president and controller at Avidbank, 2005-15.  Asset liability analyst for Washington Mutual, 1996-98.  Senior holding company analyst for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 1988-93.  M.S. in finance from Boston College, 1987; B.S. in management science from MIT, 1980.

Senior Accountant  Norine Reingold

(Nov. 2009)  Controller on SEIU/2008 presidential campaign, Oct. 2007-Aug. 2008.  M.S. in accounting from American University, 1987; B.A. in international affairs from The George Washington University, 1979.


Director of Human Resources  Kristele Pyles

(April 2015)  Previously DNC associate director of human resources from Sept. 2010.  Studied at Hampton University.

Benefits and Payroll Manager  Sera Lee

(June 2016)  Previously DNC human resources administrator (July 2015-June 2016) and human resources associate (Sept. 2014-July 2015).  Export documentation associate for Haijin Shipping, Jan. 2013-June 2014.  B.B.A. from Georgia State University, 2012.


Director of Party Affairs  Patrice Taylor

(note: Politico reported Feb. 14, 2018 Taylor promoted, given additional responsibilities including "liaison between the DNC and its party officers")  Deputy director in the 2008 cycle; started with Party Affairs in June 2006 after working in the Research Department since Sept. 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.

Deputy Director of Party Affairs  Jacob Burman

(Oct. 2017)  Fellow at the Put a Price On It Campaign, Nov. 2016-May 2017.  Data and analytics fellow at Hillary for Virginia, Sept.-Nov. 2016.  B.A. in public policy and economics from The George Washington University, 2017.

OFFICE OF Meetings and Conferences

Director of Meetings and Conferences  Lisa Hargrove Ware

(May 2017)  Chief everything officer at LiLaCo Inc. from Sept. 2016.  Director of credentials for the 2016 Democratic National Convention Committee, Sept. 2015-Sept. 2016.  Assistant to the national president (Aug. 2012-Sept. 2015) and confidential executive assistant to the general counsel (July 2011-Sept. 2012) of the American Federation of Government Employees.  Operations manager at the Caraway Group, July 2010-Jan. 2011.  Campaign manager on Cheryle Jackson's 2009 campaign for U.S. Senate in Illinois.  Director of operations in the office of CEO Leah Daughtry for the 2008 Democratic Convention in Denver.  Executive assistant to chief of staff Leah Daughtry at the DNC, 2006-09.