Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee – 2019-20

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Chairman  Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (NV)

Elected to the Senate in Nov. 2016, succeeding Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid.twitter

Chair of Women's Senate Network  Sen. Maggie Hassan (NH)

(announced Feb. 12, 2019)


Executive Director  Scott Fairchild

(announced Dec. 7, 2018)  Chief of staff to Sen. Cortez Masto after serving as campaign manager on her 2016 campaign for U.S. Senate.  National campaigns director for the League of Conservation Voters from June 2011.  Campaign manager on Rahm Emanuel’s 2011 bid for Chicago Mayor, from Nov. 2010.  Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy (PA).  Campaign manager on Murphy's campaigns for Congress in 2006 and 2008; also took leave of absence from Murphy's office to run Bill Foster's campaign for Congress in the Illinois special election.  Worked on Tim Kaine's campaign for governor of Virginia, 2005. Worked on John Kerry's presidential campaign starting in New Hampshire and in the Toledo, OH office in the Fall.  Worked on Matt Dunne's campaign for Vermont State Senate in 2002.  Undergraduate degrees in government and history from Wesleyan University (CT), 2000.  Grew up on Long Island, NY.

Deputy Executive Director  Devan Barber

(announced Mar. 14, 2019)  DSCC political director in the 2018 cycle from Nov. 2017.   Political director (July-Nov. 2017) and director of polling and strategy (Feb.-July 2017) at End Citizens United.  Research director (May 2016-Jan. 2017) and deputy research director (Feb. 2015-May 2016) at the DSCC.  Research director on Kay Hagan for U.S. Senate (NC), Dec. 2012-Nov. 2014.  Researcher for Sen. Kay Hagan, Dec. 2012-Dec. 2013.  Senior research associate (July 2011-Nov. 2012) and research associate (March 2010-June 2011) at the DNC.   Legislative correspondence manager (Feb.-March 201), legislative correspondent (Jan.-Feb. 201) and research assistant (May-Nov. 2008) for Sen. Kay Hagan.  B.A. in government and women's studies from William & Mary, 2008.

Deputy Executive Director and COO  Brynn Palmen

(announced Mar. 14, 2019)  Senior advisor to Sen. Catherine Cortez-Masto from Jan. 2017.  Deputy campaign manager on Catherine Cortez Masto for Senate, July-Nov. 2016.  Field director for the Nevada State Democratic Party, Oct. 2015-2016.  Field director on Rahm for Chicago, Nov. 2014-April 2015.  Field director on Durbin for Senate (IL), April-Nov. 2014.  Assistant to the Director of Legislative Counsel and Government Affairs in the Chicago Mayor's Office, April 2011-April 2014.  Field organizer on Citizens for Tim Cullerton (Chicago), Feb.-April 2011.  Field organizer on Chicago for Rahm, 2010-Feb. 2011.  B.A. in history, American studies from William & Mary, 2009.

Senior Advisor  Justin Barasky

(announced Mar. 14, 2019)  Campaign manager on U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (OH)'s 2018 re-election campaign from Jan. 2017.   Communications director at Priorities USA from 2015.  Communications director (announced Nov. 21, 2014 ) and national press secretary (for the 2013-14 cycle) at the DSCC.  Communications director on Sen. Sherrod Brown's 2012 re-election campaign.  Press secretary at the Ohio Democratic Party, March -Dec. 2011.  Rapid response director on Friends for Harry Reid, Feb.-Dec. 2010.  Nevada press secretary to U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, June 2009-Feb. 2010.  Communications director at O'Neill for Congress, June-Dec. 2008.  Junior communications associate at The Raben Group, July 2006-May 2008.  Deputy finance director on Charlie Wilson for Congress, March-June 2006.  Bachelor's degree in political communication from Ohio University, 2005.  twitter

Senior Advisor  Christie Roberts

(announced Mar. 14, 2019)  Campaign manager on Sen. Jon Tester (MT)'s 2018 re-election campaign.   Political director (from May 2016), research director, (started in March 2014) and deputy research director (Jan. 2013-March 2014) at the DSCC.  Research director on Sen. Tester's re-election campaign, Jan. 2011-Nov. 2012.  Research associate at the DSCC, 2010.  B.A. in English and government from Georgetown University, 2006. 


Political Director  Gabrielle Quintana Greenfield

(announced Mar. 14, 2019)  Deputy director of DCCC I.E. in the 2018 cycle from 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.


Communications Director  Lauren Passalacqua

(also served in the role in the 2018 cycle, announced Feb. 16, 2017)  Served as DSCC national press secretary in the 2016 cycle.  Deputy press secretary in the New York City Mayor's Office.  Deputy press secretary in the Office of the Attorney General of the State of New York, Jan.-Dec. 2011.  Communications office of Andrew Cuomo 2010, Sept.-Nov. 2010.  Press secretary on Dinallo for Attorney General, April-Sept. 2010.  Deputy press secretary In the Office of the Governor of New York, May 2008-April 2010.  B.A. in journalism, sociology from New York University, 2008.  twitter

National Press Secretary  David Bergstein                    

(also served in this role in the 2018 election cycle)  Communications director on former Gov. Ted Strickland's 2016 campaign for U.S. Senate (OH).  Communications director for the Kentucky Democratic Party.   twitter


Research Director  Megan Hughes

(announced Mar. 14, 2019)  Research director on Sen. Sherrod Brown's 2018 re-election.  Research director for Evan Bayh.  Deputy research director for U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (NH)’s 2014 re-election.  DSCC senior research associate and in 2010 research analyst. 


Policy Director  Hazeen Ashby

(Feb. 2019; announced Mar. 14, 2019)  Senior counsel at the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, April 2017-Feb. 2019.  Director of technology and telecom policy (Mar. 2013-Mar. 2017) and executive editor of the State of Black America (Dec. 2011-Mar. 2014) at the National Urban League.  Senior policy counsel for the culture program at Third Way, Sept. 2010-May 2011.  Associate director for student chapters at the American Constitution Society, Sept. 2006-Sept. 2010.  J.D. from Howard University School of Law, 2004; B.S. in education and social policy from Northwestern University, 2001


Chief Digital Officer  Kati Card

(announced Mar. 14, 2019)  Digital director to U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto from Jan. 2017.  Digital director on Cortez Masto's 2016 U.S. Senate campaign.  Analyst for D.C. Public Schools, Oct. 2014-Sept. 2015.  Research associate (Jan. 2011-Sept. 2014) and press assistant (June 2009-Jan. 2011) to Sen. Minority Leader Harry Reid, Democratic Policy and Communications Committee.  B.A. in public relations from SUNY College at Oswego, 2008.

Digital Director  Marina Orcutt

(Feb. 2019; announced Mar. 14, 2019) Digital director to U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, Jan. 2015-Jan. 2019.  Digital content manager at the New Organizing Institute, Mar. 2014-Jan. 2015.  Chief of staff in the Oregon Legislature, Jan. 2013-Mar. 2014.  Montana Democratic Party, May-Dec. 2012.  Studied mass communication, communication and media studies at Linfield College.  twitter


Chief Information Security Officer  Jude Meche

(IT director at the DSCC in March 2005)  Meche also served as technology site lead at Invesco Field for the Democratic National Convention in Aug.-Sept. 2008.  Senior IT advisor for John Kerry for President and the Kerry-Edwards campaign, starting May 2004.  Director of IT for America Coming Together, Feb.-May 2004.  Director of IT on the Dick Gephardt for President campaign Feb. 2003-Feb. 2004.  Director of management information systems at the DCCC, Sept. 2001-Feb. 2003.  Consultant, 1992-2001. Degree in mechanical engineering from Tulane University, 1997.


Finance Director  Eben DuRoss

Also served in this role in the 2018 cycle.  Finance director on Catherine Cortez Masto's 2016 campaign for U.S. Senate in Nevada.  Worked for Planned Parenthood.  A regional finance director for the DSCC.  Bachelor's degree in government and international relations from Clark University, 2003.  From Bethesda.




Comptroller and Treasurer  Allison Wright

(Controller from May 2017)  Executive director to the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, April 2013-Jan. 2017.  Compliance director on Hillary Clinton for President, June 2007-April 2013.  Director of constituent services at the DNC, 2005-07.  Assistant treasurer at Democracy for America, Mar. 2004-Feb. 2005.   Complliance consultant on Dean for America, Jan. 2003-June 2007.  Compliance director on Gore/Lieberman 2000, 1999-2004; compliance director on Gore 2000, 1999-2005.  Compliance on Clinton-Gore '96, 1995-Jan. 2014.  Bachelor's degree in political science and government from University of Florida, 1995.