Democratic National Convention Committee
 400 S. Tryon Street, Suite 500, Charlotte NC 28285 

(page updated September 20, 2012)

Democrats held a convention kick-off, during which they unveiled the logo, at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte on Sept. 6, 2011.  On Jan. 17, 2012 the DNCC announced that the convention would be shortened from four days to three and that the final day of the convention would be held in Bank of America Stadium to allow greater access.  On Feb. 14, the DNCC announced hotel assignments and headquarters hotels, and on Feb. 15, 2012 Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was announced as Convention Chair.  On July 16, 2012 the DNCC received the keys to Time Warner Cable Arena.  Ultimately the DNCC had a staff of about 170 people.

See also: Platform Drafting Committee, Convention Standing Committees

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer  Stephen Kerrigan

(announced May 20, 2011)  Previously director of convention planning at the DNC.  Chief of staff for the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Committee. Did surrogate scheduling at Obama for America.  President of Corner 4 Solutions starting May 2008.  Senior vice president at Lynch Associates Inc, 2007-May 2008.  Chief of staff to Mass. Attorney General Tom Reilly, 2003-07.  Chief of staff at Boston 2004, Inc. (the host committee for the 2004 Democratic National Convention), Jan.-Aug. 2004.  Worked for Sen. Edward Kennedy from 1989-2003 including as director of scheduling and advance and later as political director.  Graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, 1993.

Executive Assistant to the CEO  Taylor Barnes

(May 2012)  B.A. in political communications from The George Washington University, 2012; various internships including White House Office of the Social Secretary and summer organizer for Organizing for America.

Special Assistant to the CEO  Gina Lee

(April 2012)  Press and communications intern in the Office of the First Lady, EOP, 2010-11.  B.S. in journalism and American history from Boston University, 2010.

Director, Office of the CEO  Elizabeth Schoetz

(from June 2011; initially director of special projects)  Director of municipal affairs and scheduler to State Sen. Katherine Clark (MA), Jan.-June 2011; earlier legislative aide to State Rep. Clark, and managed Clark's state Senate campaign in the first part of 2010.  Associate at FHO Partners, 2007-10.  Research associate at Trammell Crow Company, 2006-07.  Leasing assistant at Equity Office Properties, 2005-06.  J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, 2003; B.A. in English from Providence College, 1997.

Director of Special Projects  Elizabeth Platt

(Feb. 2012)  B.A. in political science and government from Loyola University Maryland.

Senior Advisor for Convention Planning

Senior Advisor to the CEO  David Cusack

Deputy assistant to the president and director of advance at the White House, 2011-12 (announced Jan. 27, 2011); deputy director of advance at White House, 2009-10.  Director of events and ceremonies for Presidential Inaugural Committee, 2009.  Senior aide to Al Gore at Leadership '02.  Graduate of Colby College, 2000.

Director of Pre-Convention Logistics and Operations  LaVenia LaVelle

(started as deputy director of communications for community relations in Oct. 2011, then director of press operations for communications and public affairs from Jan. 2012)  Director of outreach communications and national radio/TV booking for U.S. Sen. Harry Reid and the Democratic Steering/Outreach Committee from June 2009.  CEO of Mosaic Public Relations, 2002-09.  Public affairs manager at Columbia University, 2008-09.  Publicist at Newsweek, 2006-08.  Director of public relations at Integrity Publishers, 2006-07.  Manager of public relations at Zondervan Publishers, 2002-05.  B.A. in marketing communications from Columbia College Chicago.

Director of Public Outreach  Dan Gross

(June 2012)  President of Brydie Spoon, Inc., an experiential marketing and event management firm in the New York area, since Oct. 2011.  Also advance associate for the White House starting 2012.  Worked as a senior account manager for a marketing agency.  Director of scheduling and advance at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2009-10.  National advance staff on the Obama campaign from Jan. 2007-Nov. 2008, then did logistics for the Presidential Inaugural Committee 2009.  Director of scheduling and advance on Ned Lamont for Senate, from Aug. 2006.  Conference director, Campaign for America's Future, to July 2006.  Event coordinator for The Washington Speakers Bureau, 2005.  National advance staff on the Kerry presidential campaign, Jan.-Nov. 2004.  Personal aide to Sen. John Kerry, 2001-04.  B.S. in political science from Marshall University, 1999.

Director of Convention Center Operations  Comelia Sanford

(March 2012)  Manager of conventions services for Events DC, 2002-12.

Director of Volunteer Coordination  Marquita V. Sanders

(March 2012)  Various positions at the Department of Defense, 2009-12.  Worked on Obama for America starting as a field organizer in July 2007, and later as failth/political outreach coordinator and regional field director/GOTV director.  Legal auditor, 2006-07.  B.S. in criminology from Florida State University, 2006.

Budget Director  Tegan Alexander

Deputy finance director on the Ritter for Governor campaign in Colorado, 2009 (Ritter, elected in 2006, opted not to seek a second term).  Associate director of budget and finance at the DNCC in Denver, 2008.  Deputy finance director on Shafroth for Congress, 2007.  M.P.P. from University of Denver, 2011; B.A. in journalism, political science from University of Kentucky, 2007.

Chief of Staff

Chief of Staff  Travis Dredd

(announced May 20, 2011)  Previously special assistant to the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy, from Jan. 2009.  Deputy director for the Office of the Vice President-elect on the Presidential Inaugural Committee.  Deputy CEO for hall operations for the 2008 Democratic National Convention.  Deputy executive director for the X PRIZE Foundation, 2005-07.  Deputy hall manager for the 2004 Democratic National Convention.   Lead advance on Kerry for President New Hampshire primary campaign and national advance lead on Kerry-Edwards 2004.  Worked on Gore's 2000 campaign and as a legislative aide for Sen. Feinstein on Capitol Hill.  From January to May 2000 he worked on the White House national advance team.   Degree in political science from UCLA, 2000.  Served six years in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Deputy Chief of Staff  Alejandro Rodriguez

(announced May 20, 2011 as director of special projects)  Previously convention operations manager at the DNC.

Director of Headquarters Operations  Chris M. Cobbs

(Jan. 2012; formerly serves as special assistant to the chief of staff)  Consultant, 2010-Jan. 2012, also graduate intern for Rep. Chaka Fattah, 2010-11.  Program associate fro the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, 2008-10.  B.A. in psychology from North Carolina Ag. and Tech. State University, 2007.

Compliance Manager  Jesse Sendroff

(Dec. 2011)  Previously congressional liaison at the U.S. Department of Energy from Feb. 2010.  J.D. from Western New England University School of Law, 2009; B.A. in political science from Quinnipiac University, 2006.


Director of Operations  F. Clark Jennings

Associate at Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull & Burrow PLLC in Little Rock; clerked for the Hon. D. P. Marshall Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas.   J.D. from University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law, 2011.  Deputy communications director to Gov. Mike Beebe.  Worked on Obama's 2008 campaign and earlier as senior advisor for advance on John Edwards for President.  B.S/B.A. in marketing management from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, 2001.

Senior Advisor  Cameron Moody

(announced May 20, 2011)  Director of the Office of Administration in the Executive Office of the President since Jan. 2009.  Deputy CEO for "Outside the Hall" Operations for the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver. Director of Strategic Planning and Operations for the American Cancer Society's National Government Relations Office.  Deputy CEO for Operations for the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, Deputy Director of Logistics for the 2000 Democratic National Convention in L.A., and Deputy Director of Transportation for the 1996 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.  Moody worked on the 2002, 2000 and 1996 Olympics and the 1997 Denver Summit of the Eight (G-8 Economic Summit). He is an engineer by training and has worked in automotive and athletic shoe design and development.  B.S. in industrial engineering from NC Agricultural and Technical State University, 1986 after attending Morehouse College.

Deputy Senior Advisor  Treshawn Shields

(announced May 20, 2011 as deputy chief of staff)  Deputy CFO/Compliance on Obama's 2008 campaign.  Assistant controller at the DCCC, 2003-07.  Accounting manager at EMILY's List, 1999-2003.


Managing Director of Credentials  Zoe Garmendia

 (announced May 20, 2011)  DNC senior advisor for convention planning in advance of the 2008 Democratic National Convention.  Senior advisor for operations for the 2004 Democratic National Convention Committee.  Worked on the 2000 and 1996 conventions as deputy director for convention planning, associate director for credentials, and special assistant to the Deputy Chief Executive Officer.  Event coordinator for the 53rd Presidential Inauguration, the 2000 Summer Olympics, and the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Credentials Operations Manager  Lauren Prince 

(started as executive assistant to the chief of staff in June 2011)  White House intern, Jan.-June 2011.  In 2010 Prince served as a field organizer for the Nevada Democratic Party and earlier on the Swett for Congress campaign in New Hampshire.  B.A. from Boston University, 2010.


Director of Transportation  Brian Wickersham

(from Jan. 2012)  Director of operations at Carey International, 2001-08.  Director of transportation for the 2000 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles.  B.S. in education from Greenville College.

Venue Transportation and Bus Operations Manager  Andrew Ballard

Served as director of transportation for the 2008 convention in Denver and has worked on the last four Democratic National Conventions.  Has experience managing transportation logistics on numerous large-scale events including the 2007 NCAA Men’s Final Four in Atlanta, the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake, Super Bowl XXXV in Tampa, the 1997 Summit of the Eight, the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, and the 1997 and 1993 presidential inaugurations in Washington, DC.


Director of Housing  Kelsey Larus

(announced May 20, 2011)  Comes to the Convention from the White House Travel Office.  Co-director for housing on the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Committee.


Director of Security  Tom Rosfelder

(reported March 21, 2012)  Per the Charlotte Observer, Rosfelder most recently managed the Cleveland Electronic Crimes Task Force and the Cleveland/Northern Ohio Organized Crime Task Force.  He previously served 26 years with the U.S. Secret Service.

Deputy Director of Security  Norman Garnes

Retired from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department.


Chief Operating Officer  Theo LeCompte

(announced May 20, 2011)  Consultant at Halyard Strategies from March 2009.  Deputy director of media logistics for the Presidential Inaugural Committee.  Director of media operations for the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver.  Communications director at Western Progress; started in August 2007.  Associate director of press relations at the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC.  Deputy director for media affairs at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, Sept. 2006.  A permanent press lead on the national advance staffs of Clark for President and Kerry-Edwards 2004.  Has also worked for A&E Television, HBO, NBC News and NYC2012.  Graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science, 2001.

Executive Assistant to the COO  Jeffrey Wexler

(Jan. 2012)  Government affairs coordinator at American Forest & Paper Association, 2011.  Press assistant to Sen. Evan Bayh; assistant to the national volunteer coordinator at Organizing for America, Fall 2010.  B.A. in international relations from Connecticut College, 2010.

Director of Stadium Operations  Alan Fitts

(March 2012)  Trip director for First Lady Michelle Obama, Feb. 2009-Feb. 2012.  Managed several events for the Presidential Inaugural Committee.  National advance staff on Obama for America, Feb.-Nov. 2008.  Associate (2005-08) and analyst (2000-03) in the investment banking division at Goldman Sachs.  M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, 2005; B.A. from Williams College, 2000.

Stadium Operations, External Manager  Joe Vivalo

Owner of Bulldog Bike Restoration since 2007.  Did consulting on event production and planning at Joe Vivalo consulting, 2000-06.  President of Aqua Cooler Media, 2005-06.  Director of special operations at Oceana, Sept. 2001-May 2003.  Ride director for the Washington DC AIDS Ride, 1997-99.  Worked at the Environmental Protection agency as special assistant to the Deputy Administrator (1996-97) and special assistant to the Deputy Director on State and Local Relations (1994-95). 

Deputy Director of Stadium Operations for Access Control  Jennifer Larus

President of Ware Events, Inc. since Jan. 2009 and advance associate for the Executive Office of the President at the White House also since Jan. 2009.  Co-director of housing for the Presidential Inaugural Committee 2009.  Advance staff on the Obama campaign in Fall 2008.  Convention services manager at the Omni Richmond Hotel, 2004-08.  Meetings manager at Opera America, 2002-04.  Tradeshow and market development coordinator for SnowSports Industries America, 2000-02.  Special events coordinator for OpSail 2000 Virginia, 1999-200.  Master's in tourism and event management from The George Washington University, 2000.  B.S./B.A. in marketing from Longwood University, 1999.

Director of Hall Operations  Kimberlin Love

A protocol officer at the U.S. Department of State.  Did press advance for Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign.  Spokeswoman on Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley's 2003 campaign.  A deputy press secretary at the DNC, starting in the latter part of 2000.  Deputy press secretary to Vice President Al Gore, announced March 2000.  Communications director and legislative assistant for Congressman Earl. F. Hilliard.  Public relations coordinator for America's Promise -- The Alliance for Youth.

Director of Media Logistics  Karen Burchard

Director of press operations for the 2008 DNCC.  Director of press advance on Kerry-Edwards 2004, Inc.  Prior to the campaign Burchard went to grad school in England, earning an M.A. in Archaeology, and consulted at SAIC.  Deputy director of advance at the White House from early 1999 to Jan. 2001.  In August of 1998 she returned to the Department of Education and from there was detailed to the White House.  Worked at the President's Initiative on Race.  Did advance full-time until 1998.  Press lead on Clinton's '96 re-election campaign.  Worked for Secretary Riley and Deputy Secretary Kunin at the Department of Education in the scheduling and advance office from 1993-96.  Graduate of the University of Virginia with a degree in Linguistics and Spanish, 1987.  From Arlington, VA.

Deputy Director of Media Logistics for Communications  Alyson Chadwick

(May 2012)  Did consulting.  Served as communications director for Rep. Joe Sestak for about four months in 2007.  Communications director on Josh Rales for the U.S. Senate, 2006.  Advance for Kerry/Edwards.  Did advance for the White House from 1996-2001 and for the Gore/Lieberman campaign.Publicist at RCA Victor/BMG Classics, 1998-99.  National advance staff on Clinton/Gore 1996.  B.A. degree from SUNY at Stony Brook.

Deputy Director of Media Logistics  Will Jennings

Staff assistant at the White House and advance associate.  Communications director/legislative assistant to Congressman Marion Berry, March 2010-Jan. 2011.  Media logistics coordinator on the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Committee.  Senior account executive at Clear Channel Communications, 2007-08.  B.A. in psychology from University of Arkansas.

Deputy Director of Media Logistics  Jessica Slider

Experience includes national advance lead in the Senate Office of the Vice President, and video editor on the 2008 Obama campaign.

Communications & Public Affairs

Chief Communications Officer  Kristie Greco

(announced July 11, 2012; held role of communications director from May 20, 2011)  Capitol Hill veteran.  Served as communications director to Rep. Jim Clyburn in the Office of the Majority Whip and earlier as press secretary to Rep. Peter DeFazio.

Assistant to the Chief Communications Officer  Richard Ruffner

Recent raduate of Davidson College with a degree in political science; served as a communications intern at the DNCC during his senior year.

Director of Press Relations  Alex Glass

(announced July 11, 2012)  Deputy press director and spokesperson for the U.S. Agency for International Development.  Worked for U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) for over ten years to Oct. 2011, serving as her long-time communications director and advisor.  Deputy campaign manager for Murray’s re-election campaign in 2010, and has worked on numerous political campaigns.  First exposure to national political conventions in 2000 as a surrogate booker with the Gore/Lieberman presidential campaign. 

Press Secretary  Joanne Peters

(from July 2011)  Regional press secretary at the DNC in the 2010 cycle, started May 2009.  Press secretary to Rep. Bob Etheridge (NC), 2005-April 2009.  Deputy director of radio booking at the DNC in 2008. Press secretary/legislative assistant to Rep. Joe Baca (CA), 2004-05.

Writer  Jackeline Stewart

Latino communications coordinator at SEIU.  Co-founder and blogger at  Worked at the National Council of La Raza from 2007-11, starting as a quality control copy editor and concluding as a senior media relations specialist.  M.A. in print and online journalism, 2007; B.A. in broadcast journalism from American University, 2006.

Deputy Press Secretary  Ryan Daniels

Most recently worked as a senior account executive at Edelman Public Relations on the Energy and Transportation team.  A press assistant for U.S. Rep. James E. Clyburn.  Graduate of North Carolina State University.  From Gaithersburg, MD.

Deputy Press Secretary  Samuel Lau

Most recently deputy press secretary to U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC).  Graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill.  Native of East Brunswick, NJ.

Deputy Press Secretary  Eric Ortega

Legislative assistant to Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY).  Constituent services representative and outreach staffer to U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ).  B.A. in political science and B.F.A. from Rutgers, 2011.

Press Relations Assistant  Lisa Paul

Previously a communications intern at the DSCC.  Master’s degree from Northwestern University.

Director of Press Operations  Tonya Ellison

Director of Digital Media  Nikki Sutton

In the 2008 campaign Sutton worked on the MyBO in the new media department at the Obama campaign.  Graduate of Middlebury College.

Director of Public Engagement  A'shanti Gholar

Special Assistant to the Secretary in the Office of Public Engagement of the Department of Labor from March 2011. B.A. in political science from UNLV, 2005.  From Nevada.

Deputy Press Secretary for Public Engagement  Jasmine Mora

Most recently worked for Rep. Xavier Becerra’s leadership office.  U.C. Berkeley grad.  From Los Angeles.

Director of Surrogate Operations  Lesley Lopez

Came to the DNCC from position as communications director for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, started June 2011.  Press secretary to Rep. Henry Cuellar, 2010-11.  Held several positions in media production from 2005-10, including producer for BBC News, news desk producer for Eurovision Americas Inc., and at This Week with George Stephanopoulos.   B.A. in comparative politics, Spanish literature from UC San Diego, 2005.

Director of Studio 2012  Gigi Hinton

Director of broadcast media at the Brookings Institution.


Chief Information Officer  Andrew Binns

(from Oct. 2011; initially the DNCC's director of technology, announced May 20, 2011 to Oct. 2011)  As a technology consultant "has worked on more than a dozen local and state political campaigns." Lead project manager of technology for the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver; lead project manager for technology for the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston. 

IT Security Analyst/Help Desk Manager  Phillip McFadden

 Information security analyst at Wells Fargo, 2010-11.  Wireless field technician for Clear, 2010.  Technical support analyst for Wachovia, 2008-09.  B.S. in industrial operations management from University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2008.  Instructional designer/corporate technical trainer at Family Dollar, 2001-04.  Instructional designer and software trainer for SI International, 1998.  U.S. Air Force, 1985-98.

Lead Project Manager  Elizabeth Schrock Tillson

(...managing IT vendors and service providers, July 2011)  Strategic business unit manager/account program manager for Affiliaited Computer Service, 2001-11.  Program manager for Lockheed Martin, 2001-03.  Manager at MCI/WorldCom, 1997-2001.  Director at the Corporation for Open Systems, Inc. 1986-96.  B.A. in political science/economics from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Intergovernmental Affairs

Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Outreach  Eureka Gilkey

(announced May 20, 2011) White House liaison at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Started on Obama's campaign in 2007 as deputy political director, then served as Georgia state director, Texas political director, and North Carolina political director.  National training director for EMILY's List during the 2006 cycle.  Deputy political director of NARAL Pro-Choice America during the 2004 election cycle.  PAC coordinator at the AFL-CIO during the 2002 election cycle.  Message and polling coordinator at the DNC.  Gilkey has worked on several campaigns, including Diane E. Watson for Congress (CA-32) and Ron Kirk for U.S. Senate in Texas.  First job out of college was political assistant at EMILY's List.  Graduate of Howard University.  Texas native.

Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Outreach  Kevin Monroe

(announced May 20, 2011)  Assistant to Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx from early 2010.  Political director on Obama's fall campaign in North Carolina.  Served as U.S. Sen. John Edwards’ representative in the Charlotte area.  Managed one of Rep. Mel Watt's campaigns and consultant on Foxx's two campaigns for City Council.  Prior to his political experience, Monroe was the senior policy adviser for national security to the late U.S. Sen. Terry Sanford and was on the Senate Armed Services Committee staff for U.S. Sen. Bob Graham (D-FL).  Grew up in Buies Creek.

Senior Advisor  Rick Wade

Wade also serves as senior advisor to Obama for America to the state of South Carolina.  A member of Obama's 2008 campaign team; (announced as a senior advisor on May 24, 2007, and served as African American Vote Director.  Vice president of business development for Palmetto GBA, a subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina.  Democratic nominee for Secretary of State in 2002, obtaining about 44 percent of the vote.  Senior associate at Fowler Communications.  State director of the S.C. Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Services (announced by Gov. Hodges in Jan. 1999, served through May 2002).  Other experience includes senior manager at Hoffmann-La Roche pharmaceutical company in New Jersey, analyst for the S.C. House Ways & Means Committee, executive assistant to the president of University of South Carolina and chief of staff for former Lt. Gov. Nick Theodore.  M.P.A. from the Kennedy School of Government, 1997.  B.S. from the University of South Carolina.  Native of Lancaster, SC.


Chief Counsel  Judy Corley

(from August 2011)  Served as general counsel at the DNC through June 2011.  Attorney at Perkins Coie.  Worked at the Federal Election Commission from 1975-81, including chief of public communications, 1978-81.  J.D. from The George Washington University Law School, 1985; B.A. from the University of Washington, 1974.

Deputy In-House Counsel  John Johnson

Deputy In-House Counsel  Kenneth Hardy


Executive Producer  Ricky Kirshner

Runs RK Productions and is one of the entertainment industry's leading production executives; he has produced countless television specials, stadium spectaculars, political events and corporate gatherings and won three Emmys.  Kirshner produced the 2008, 2004 and 2000 Democratic National Conventions.  Other examples of his work include executive producer of the 2007 Super Bowl Half Time Show starring Prince, the broadcast of the 60th Annual Tony Awards in 2006, senior producer of "ABC 2000," ABC News's Millennium coverage, producer for the North American Treaty Organization's (NATO) 50th Anniversary Summit and producer for President Bill Clinton's 1997 Inaugural Gala on CBS.

Production Designer
Line Producer
Lighting Designer
Audio Designer
Stage Manager  David Cove

diversity contracting policy

Studio 2012 - QRS Newmedia, BlaCon Media, Verge Talent, Stroud Communications and Strauss Radio Strategies

(announced Aug. 24, 2012)

Artwork and Design Services for 2012 DNC Credential - Zander Guinn Millan, Inc. (ZGM) and Rosa Naday Garmendia (announced May 17, 2012)

Website Services - Business Empire Consulting (announced April 30, 2012)

Transportation Management Team - partnership between Event Transportation Associates (ETA), Vectour Group and Charlotte Destination Group
(announced March 28, 2012)

Housing Services  - partnership between EventSphere, Akintayo Management Group and It’s My Affair
(announced Dec. 5, 2011)

Construction Manager - partnership between Rodgers Builders, Inc., Hunt Construction Group and H.J. Russell and Company.

Event Architect - partnership between Populous and Neighboring Concepts

Exposition and Event Services Provider - Hargrove, Inc.

(announced Oct. 25, 2011)


Construction Manager and Event Architect

(RFP issued Sept. 13, due Sept. 30, 2011)  "The CM will oversee the modification and then restoration of the Arena for the Convention, and will serve as the lead agency for the project.  The EA will be responsible for various architectural and design planning needs of the Convention and design a world-class convention venue."

Exposition Services Vendor

(RFP issued Sept. 21, due Oct. 7, 2011)  "The Exposition Services vendor will be responsible for delineating assigned spaces within the Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte Convention Center and other venues as designated offering for rent materials and furniture to outfit assigned spaces, and processing individual organization orders for such services."

Housing Services Vendor

(RFP issued Oct. 21, due Nov. 8, 2011)  "The housing services vendor will work closely with the DNCC housing department to manage the DNCC’s hotel room blocks for convention week.  The vendor will be responsible for providing support teams, including call centers, website reservation services and fax machines; building on existing housing inventory, handling contracts and assisting with housing inspections; managing housing inventory, wait-list procedures and post cut-off procedures; providing reservation services and meeting space management systems; and managing deposits and refunds, conducting audits and producing ongoing reports."

Security Printing Services Vendor to Print Credentials

(RFQ issued Dec. 21, 2011)  "Credentials will be printed by a security printing firm and bear security features to ensure against counterfeiting."

Transportation Services Vendor

(RFP issued Feb. 10, due Feb. 24, 2012)  "The transportation services vendor will be responsible for providing motor coach transportation and transportation management services, including developing a comprehensive transportation plan to and from more than 150 hotels and various DNCC events, supplying full-sized motor coaches that conform to DNCC guidelines, providing on-site operation support and staff, creating maps and diagrams, developing and submitting routings for approval, developing contingency plans, tracking vehicle movements, and more."

Website Services Vendor

(RFP issued March 9, due March 20, 2012)  "The websites services vendor will be responsible for providing web design, development and production services, including website hosting and security." 

Artwork and Design Services for 2012 DNC Credential

(RFP issued March 29, 2012)  "will develop credential designs and/or artwork in coordination with the DNCC, the security printing vendor and other vendors.  Vendors may bid for both credential design and artistic services, or may bid for just one component."

Studio 2012

(RFP issued June 15, 2012)  "The operation will include radio and satellite TV studios, photo, video and online support that will allow media located across the country to conduct live and taped interviews from their home states with elected officials and surrogates in Charlotte."