Democratic National Committee - 2010

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447 Members of the DNC

...includes 75 at-large members who are nominated by the Chairman and approved by the full DNC.
    Constituency caucuses: Black, Hispanic, Women, LGBT, AAPI.
    Regional caucuses: Eastern, Midwestern, Southern, Western.
    Councils: Youth, Seniors, Native Americans, Ethnic, Rural.

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: Alexis Herman and Jim Roosevelt (MA)

Credentials - Co-chairs: Susan Swecker (VA) and Everett Ward (NC)

Resolutions - Co-Chairs: Jim Zogby (DC) and Maria Echaveste (CA)

Nine Elected Officers*

*Chairman  Former Gov. Tim Kaine

(announced Jan. 8, 2009) Elected Governor of Virginia in Nov. 2005 and served to Jan. 2010. Elected Lieutenant Governor of Virginia in 2001. Served four terms on the Richmond City Council, including two as Richmond's Mayor. Practiced law in Richmond. Graduate of Harvard Law School, 1983, also spent one year as a Catholic missionary in Honduras; B.A. in economics from University of Missouri, 1979.

Senior Advisor and Chief of Staff to the Chairman  Larry Roberts

(March 2009) Counselor to Gov. Tim Kaine, Jan. 2006-March 2009. Earlier co-chair of Kaine's transition committee and chairman of his 2005 campaign. Partner at Skadden Arps, 2001-05; partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, 1997-2001; president of Roberts & Eckard, P.C., 1992-97; associate and partner at Mullin Rhyne Emmons & Topel, P.C., 1981-92. J.D. Georgetown University Law Center, 1981; B.A. in government and speech communications, 1978.

Traveling Assistant  Marc Cheatham

Served as Gov. Kaine's Director of Constituent Services and Senior Assistant to the Governor for Policy with a focus on housing, commerce and trade, and public safety.  Former Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps.

Deputy Director  Chris Canning

Previously served as aide to DNC chairman Howard Dean.

Also note: Following Scott Brown (R)'s win in the Jan. 19, 2010 U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts, President Obama put his 2008 campaign manager David Plouffe in an advisory role coordinating House, Senate and gubernatorial campaign efforts, based primarily out of the DNC. Additionally at the White House, Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina and Political Director Patrick Gaspard oversee political operations day to day.

Vice Chairs (5)

*Donna Brazile

[Vice chair of Voter Registration and Participation] Founder and managing director of Brazile & Associates LLC, a general consulting, grassroots advocacy, and training firm based in Washington, DC. Chair of the DNC's Voting Rights Institute, established in 2001. Worked on every presidential campaign from 1976 through 2000, when she served as campaign manager on Vice President Al Gore's campaign. Adjunct professor and lecturer; author (autobiography Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics); and frequent commentator. Degree in psychology from Louisiana State University. First campaign involvement at age 9 for a City Council candidate. New Orleans native.

*Linda Chavez-Thompson

Executive Vice President of the AFL-CIO, elected at the federation's 1995 convention and re-elected in 2001; served as an AFSCME international vice president, 1988-96

*Rep. Mike Honda

Represents California's 15th CD (Silicon Valley); elected in 2000.

*Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Represents Florida's 20th CD (Fort Lauderdale/Miami Beach); elected in 2004. Wasserman Schultz serves chief deputy whip in the House and is vice chair for incumbent retention at the DCCC. Previously a state senator for four years and earlier a state representative, elected in 1992 at age 26. Bachelor's degree in political science (1988) and Master's degree in political science (1990) from University of Florida.

*Ray Buckley

[President of the Association of State Democratic Chairs (ASDC), elected to a two-year term on Jan. 21, 2009; first openly gay person to serve in the position] Chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party, elected March 2007; previously served four terms as vice chair, and also four years as executive director and two cycles as New Hampshire Coordinated Campaign director. Served 18 years in the NH legislature. First volunteered on a campaign at age 8. Served as Tilton town chair for Ed Muskie at age 12, an organizer for Jimmy Carter's 1976 presidential campaign, and worked on the presidential campaigns of Mike Dukakis, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Joe Lieberman, John Kerry and Barack Obama.

Director, ASDC  Amy Fishman

Director, Office of the Vice Chairs  Alexandra Chalupa

Also held this position in the 2008 cycle. Previously executive director of Democrats Abroad. Has worked for California State Treasurer Phil Angelides. Worked a year in the Kerry headquarters in Washington, DC including as an online organizer, constituency outreach, then spent the last month of the 2004 campaign in Florida. Worked in the Clinton White House. A former Republican, worked for Gov. Pete Wilson on environmental issues. B.A. from UC Berkeley and a law degree from UC Davis.

*Treasurer Andrew Tobias

Author of many books including three national best-sellers (Fire and Ice: the Charles Revson/Revlon Story; The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need; Money Angles; Getting By On $100,000 a Year (And Other Sad Tales); The Invisible Bankers: Everything the Insurance Industry Never Wanted You to Know; My Vast Fortune; The Funny Money Game; The Best Little Boy in the World). His Managing Your Money software was the market leader. Graduate of Harvard Business School. While studying Slavic Languages and Literature at Harvard he ran the publishing business Let's Go: The Student Guide to Europe.

*Secretary  Alice Germond

Has served the Democratic party for over 40 years. Director of Party and Government Affairs and Site Selection at the DNC, 1992-95. Held senior positions in the campaigns of Jerry Brown, Gary Hart and Michael Dukakis and was California Political Director for Clinton/Gore in 1992. She has participated in every National Convention since the 1974 mid-term Charter Convention.

Director, Secretary's Office Operations  Jeannie Doherty

*National Finance Chair  Jane Stetson

Granddaughter of Thomas J. Watson, the founder of International Business Machines (IBM), the niece of Thomas J. Watson, Jr. the former U.S. Ambassador to Russia and former Chairman of the IBM Corporation,and the daughter of Arthur K. Watson, former Vice President of IBM and former Chairman of the IBM World Trade Corporation and former U.S. Ambassador to France.


Executive Director  Jennifer O'Malley Dillon

(Jan. 2009) Battleground states director on the Obama campaign, starting in April 2008. Deputy campaign manager on John Edwards for President after serving as state director on his Iowa caucus campaign.  Campaign manager on Rep. Jim Davis' 2006 gubernatorial campaign in Florida.  Deputy campaign manager for Sen. Tom Daschle's 2004 Senate re-election campaign in South Dakota. Field director on Sen. Edwards' 2003-04 Iowa caucus campaign.  In 2002 O'Malley served as field director for the South Dakota Democratic Coordinated Campaign, then as field director for Sen. Mary Landrieu's runoff campaign.  In 2001 she was campaign manager for St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay.  In 1999-2000 O'Malley was volunteer coordinator for Gore in the NH primary, then worked as a field organizer in New York and Pennsylvania, and in the general election, she was regional field director for the Missouri Coordinated Campaign in the St. Louis Metro area.  O'Malley is a 1998 graduate of Tufts University and hails from Jamaica Plains, MA. [Dillon's husband Patrick is White House Deputy Director of Political Affairs].

Voter and Community Outreach Director  Sindy Benavides

Previously served as Gov. Kaine's director of gubernatorial appointments and Latino liaison. M.A. degree in international affairs from American University; B.A. in political science from Virginia State University. Native of San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

Counsel and Director of Voter Protection  Will Crossley

Worked as an attorney at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr.


Chief Operating Officer  Ann Marie Habershaw

(March 2009) Chief operating officer at M+R Strategic Services, Inc., Feb. 2007-March 2009. COO at the DCCC for three cycles, 2001-07. Director of finance and administration at EMILY's List, 1995-2001. Degree in accounting from Bryant College and an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Chief Financial Officer  Brad Marshall

CFO at the DNC since 1992. Previously he worked for a decade as a CPA in Lexington, KY, 1982-92. Financial vice president and controller for Melco Construction in London, KY, 1980-82. Senior manager at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Lexington, 1978-80. Staff accountant at Deloitte & Touche in Lexington, 1976-78. Bachelor's degree in accounting from Morehead State University in Morehead, KY.


Political Director  Clyde Williams

(Feb. 2009 through March 4, 2011) Founder and president of his own business development firm, Certus Advisors, based in New York City. Senior adviser to the Clinton Foundation and before that a deputy chief of staff in the Department of Agriculture. Prior to entering national politics, Williams worked for DC City Council Chairman John A. Wilson. [Williams' wife Mona Sutpen is deputy chief of staff in the White House].

Deputy Political Director  Maureen Guarde.

Served as interim political director and earlier from Started Sept. 2005 and continued through 2006 cycle as deputy political director (State Party Services); interim political director in the first part of 2007.  Deputy executive director of the Democratic Governors' Association, 1999-2005.  Executive director of the Massachusetts Democratic Party in the early 1990s.  Graduate of Boston College.

Regional Political Directors

Northeast  Joe Montano

In 2008 he served as deputy political director for No. Virginia for the Democratic Party of Virginia.

South  Aaron Harris

Mississippi state director of Obama for America.  Base vote director for the 2004 Mississippi Democratic Coordinated Campaign.  Regional director for Gov. Ronnie Musgrove's campaign in 2003. State coordinator for Let's Go Vote 2002 in Mississippi. Involved with campaigns since 1997.  M.P.A. in urban planning and development from the University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, 2001.  B.A. in history and public administration from the University of Mississippi in Oxford, 1996.

Industrial States/Heartland  Samantha Gordon

(Aug. 2010) Previously New Jersey state director of Organizing for America from June 2009.  Political consultant for the NEA in in New Mexico, 2008.  New Jersey political director of Hillary Clinton for President, 2007-08.  Special assistant to Gov. Corzine, 2005-07.  Undergraduate degree in journalism from Rider University, 2004.

Southwest  Edward Espinoza

(April 2009) Extensive campaign experience including most recently Nevada state director for America Votes, June 2008-Feb. 2009. Deputy campaign manager on Bev Purdue for Governor (North Carolina) during the primary. Nevada caucus director on Bill Richardson for President. In 2004 Espinoza was Western States budget director for America Coming Together. Experience in California politics includes deputy to Senate Majority Leader Gloria Romero, 2003; staffer at the California Democratic Party in 2001-02; a regional director on the California Coordinated Campaign (Santa Monica/West Los Angeles), 1998; and organizer with the California Democratic Party in Fall 1996.

West  Kyle DeBeer

Previously deputy director of the ASDC. Executive director of the Wyoming Democratic Party, 2003 to mid-2007. Graduate of Colorado College, 2003.

Director of Faith and Constituent Outreach  Regena Thomas

Deputy campaign manager at the National Education Association in the 2008 cycle. Thomas is also a pastor in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.  She served as New Jersey's 31st Secretary of State, appointed by Gov. McGreevey, Jan. 2002-Jan. 2006. Partner at IEM Message Management, Inc. Worked or consulted on Corzine for Senate in 2000; McGreevey for Governor in 1997, and Torricelli for Senate in 1996. Director of base vote operations at the DNC. Worked for six years in the DC government as deputy director and then director of constituent services. Worked for the National Rainbow Coalition and Rev. Jesse L. Jackson's 1984 and 1988 campaigns. Legislative analyst for the Legislative Research Commission for the Kentucky State Legislature, early 1980s. B.A. from Morehead State University. Native of Clinton, KY.


By Oct. 2010, OFA had more than 300 staff nationwide and volunteers and staff active in all 50 states and 435 congressional districts.

Director  Mitch Stewart

Virginia state director on the Obama campaign in the Fall; during the primaries Stewart served as Obama's Iowa caucus director starting in Jan. 2007, then worked on the campaign in Nevada and Minnesota, as field director on the March 4 Texas campaign, and as state director on the May 6 Indiana primary campaign.  Coordinated Campaign director in Minnesota during the 2006 midterm elections.  Field director on Sen. Tom Daschle's 2004 re-election campaign.  Eastern Iowa regional field director for Sen. John Edwards’ Iowa caucus campaign (announced May 2003).  A regional field director for the Louisiana Democratic Party during Sen. Mary Landrieu's 2002 run-off campaign.  A regional field director for the South Dakota Democratic Party during Sen. Tim Johnson's 2002 re-election campaign.  Has also served as a research assistant and staff assistant in Johnson's Senate office.

Deputy Director  Jeremy Bird

General election director on Obama's Campaign for Change in Ohio; during the primaries, he served as the Obama campaign's South Carolina field director, Maryland state director and Pennsylvania field director. Field director for Wake-Up Wal-Mart. Deputy field director for training and GOTV at the DNC in Fall 2004 (started late July 2004 right before the Convention). Training director for Democratic GAIN. One of the two Congressional District directors on Howard Dean's 2003-04 New Hampshire presidential primary. Bachelor's degree from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana, 2000; Master's degree from Harvard Divinity School. Grew up in High Ridge, outside of St. Louis, MO.

Political Director  Yohannes Abraham

Came to OFA from position as legislative assistant and assistant to the House liaison at the Whit House Office of Legislative Affairs. Started on the Obama campaign in the Iowa caucuses, and served in leadership roles in the South Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Mississippi and North Carolina primaries. Virginia field director during the general election. Yohannes is a graduate of Yale University and a native of Springfield, VA. 

Regional Directors

Kevin Puleo, Steven Walker, Meagan Gardner, Gillian Bergeron, Jenn Brown, and Aletheia Henry

Targeting Director  Dan Wagner

Oversaw Great Lakes and Ohio Valley targeting for the Obama campaign in Fall 2008.

Press Secretary  Lynda Tran

Communications director to Gov. Tim Kaine starting Jan. 2009. Previously assistant director of communications at the Service Employees International Union for eight years, where she served as the national spokesperson for the union's Justice for Janitors campaign, Healthcare Reform campaign, and Banks/Wall Street campaign. Bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Pennsylvania; master's degree in international policy and development from Georgetown University.

Director of E-mail Campaigns  Patrick Schmitt

Previously worked for 2006 candidate for state senate in Westerly, RI. Degree in international politics from Georgetown University, 2006. Served as executive director of Students Taking Action Now: Darfur, a nationwide student group.


Communications Director  Brad Woodhouse

(Feb. 2009) President of Americans United for Change, March 2007-Feb. 2009. On leave from Americans United for Change from June-Nov. 2008, served as senior communication adviser for the DNC. Consultant for Hildebrand Tewes Consulting, Oct. 2005-March 2007. Communications Director for Americans United to Protect Social Security, Feb. 2005-Oct. 2005. Several months as press secretary to Sen. Jon Corzine (NJ). Communications director for the DSCC, March 2003-Nov. 2004. Press secretary on Erskine Bowles' 2002 U.S. Senate campaign.  A policy aide and then press secretary to Rep. Bob Etheridge (NC).

Deputy Communications Director and National Press Secretary  Hari Sevugan

(started March 18, 2009) Senior spokesman on Obama for America (started April 8, 2008).  Communications director on Sen. Chris Dodd's presidential campaign from May 2007 (started as deputy communications director in March 2007).  Communications director on the O'Malley-Brown gubernatorial campaign in Maryland starting in Feb. 2006.  Policy director for Tim Kaine's 2005 gubernatorial campaign.  Deputy policy director for Dan Hynes’ 2004 U.S. Senate primary campaign in Illinois, then deputy campaign manager for Dr. Daniel Mongiardo's U.S. Senate campaign in Kentucky.  Practiced securities law in Chicago for two years.  J.D. from Northwestern School of Law.  Two years as an award-winning school teacher in the Washington Heights community of New York as part of Teach for America.  Graduate of the University of Illinois, where he studied political science and finance.

Deputy Press Secretary  Brandi Hoffine

Research associate at the DNC during the 2008 cycle. Business analyst at Deloitte Consulting, July 2006-Oct. 2007. Graduate of Claremont McKenna College, 2006.

Regional Communications Director  Caroline Ciccone

A regional press secretary at the DNC in the 2008 cycle. Deputy press secretary and earlier press assistant to Sen. Barbara Boxer, 2006-07.

Regional Press Secretaries

Northeast  Michael Czin

Assistant press secretary at the DNC in the 2008 cycle after serving as a field organizer in Davenport on Hillary Clinton's Iowa caucus campaign.

Mid-Atlantic/Midwest  Alec Gerlach

Worked on Obama’s Michigan press team in fall 2008. Spokesperson for Rep. Dale E. Kildee (MI); started as deputy press secretary in July 2007. Deputy press secretary for Rep. John Dingell (MI) on the Energy and Commerce Committee. Graduate of Michigan State University, 2004. From Trenton, MI.

South  Joanne Peters

(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.

Midwest  Derrick Plummer

(May 2009) Came to the DNC from Capitol Hill where he most recently served as communications director to Rep. Gwen Moore (WI) from May 2008-May 2009. Staff assistant/legislative correspondent to Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX) in late 2007 and early 2008. Intern for Rep. John Lewis (GA) in 2005. B.A. in political science from Morehouse College, 1999.

Southwest/Hispanic  Ricardo Ramirez

Experience includes deputy press secretary/translator to the Senate Majority Policy Committee and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in 2007-08.

Northwest  Frank Benenati

April 2009) Communications director on Al Franken for Senate/Minnesota Coordinated Campaign. Press secretary to Rep. Louise Slaughter (NY) from late 2006 to March 2008. Press secretary on the Linda Stender for Congress campaign (NJ-7), Fall 2006. Staff assistant and legislative correspondent to Rep.Linda Sanchez (CA), 2005-06. B.A. in journalism/government from American University, 2005.

Media Center Director  Reed Petty

Petty worked for CNN, and later at NBC for 13 years as an editor. He has spent many years as a freelancer, working for Discovery Communications, BBC America and Guggenheim Productions. He spent his first year in the Washington, DC-area as a house husband and has lived in the region for 24 years.


New Media Director  Natalie Foster

(beginning of April 2009) National director of online organizing at the Sierra Club, Dec. 2007-April 2009. Deputy organizing director for Political Action, 2006-07. Regional representative for the Sierra Club, 2002-06. Field organizer with Green Corps, 2001-02. Graduate of Pepperdine University, 2001.

Deputy Director, New Media  Joshua Peck

Worked on Howard Dean’s NH primary campaign as Nashua regional director. In 2002-03, Peck worked for Rep. Steve Rothman (NJ) in Washington, DC.  He is a 2002 graduate of Brandeis University with a degree in sociology.  Born and raised in San Jose, CA.

Senior Social Networking and Mobile Manager  Kathie Legg

Legg has worked as a mobile technology consultant; most recently was mobile product manager for National Geographic and earlier for Hachette Filipacchi Media and for the Los Angeles Times. A political producer at Yahoo! June 2007-April 2008. Business development manager at MSHC Partners, Inc. 2006-07. Lead researcher and assistant editor of "The Politics-to-Go Handbook: A Guide to Using Mobile Technology in Politics" at GWU's Institute for Politics, Democracy & the Internet. M.A. in political management from GSPM at GWU, 2006; B.A. in political science and information science and policy from SUNY Albany, 2004.

Senior E-mail Campaigner  Toby Fallsgraff

(April 2010) Campaign manager on Bill O'Neill for Congress, in OH-14, 2008.  Worked at M+R Strategic Services, starting in mid-2005.  M.A. in political management from the George Washington University, 2006.  Undergraduate degree from Ohio University, 2004; he served as president of the Ohio University CDs.

New Media Outreach Manager  Greg Greene

(from June 2009) Interactive communications manager at the National Democratic Institute, 2007-09.  Senior strategist at Blue State Digital LLC, 2004-06.  Worked as an independent consultant, sole proprietorship Green[e]house Strategies, 2001-05.  Associate at Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLC, 1998-2000.  Editorial assistant at the Atlanta Business Chronicle, 1994-95.  J.D. University of Virginia School of Law, 1998.  B.A. in foreign affairs from University of Virginia, 1994.

Innovations Lab Lead  Nathan Woodhull

(from 2009) Skilled typist at Mobile Commons. Principal at Vote Sprout, 2007-08.  Software developer for ActBlue/AuburnQuad, 2007.  Software developer for Public Radio Exchange, 2006-07.  B.S. in information technology and science and technology studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2006.

Creative Director  Lucas Fleischer

(from March 2009) Ohio director of new media for Obama's general election campaign.


Research Director  Shauna Daly

Briefly research director in the White House Counsel's Office.  Deputy research director on the Obama camapign, Jan. 2007-Nov. 2008.  Deputy research director at the DNC in the 2006 cycle.  Research director on Gifford Miller for Mayor, 2005. Research Director to Betty Castor for U.S. Senate, 2004. Researcher for Sen. John Edwards' presidential campaign, 2003-04.  Research director on Tim Johnson for U.S. Senate 2002. Bachelor's degree from Smith College.

Deputy Research Director

Deputy Research Director, Rapid Response  Rafael Viturro

...both worked as researchers on the Obama campaign.


Director of Technology  Josh Hendler

Previously director of digital media at Rock the Vote starting Jan. 2008; also a strategic consultant to ThoughtWorks. Director of political data and analytics at the DNC, 2005-07. Manager of software development for Kerry-Edwards 2004, Inc. Programmer at Clark for President, 2004. Programmer/manager at CMS Group, 2001-04. Programmer/sysadmin for Screaming Media, 1999-2001. Graduate of the Gallatin School at New York University, 2002.

National Voter File Director  Katie Allen

Prior to joining the DNC Allen worked as a county field director on Jon Corzine's 2005 gubernatorial campaign and campaign manager in the 38th legislative district. In 2004 she served as an organizer in the Tampa Bay area for America Coming Together after helping out on Howard Dean's Iowa caucus effort. Previously she worked on a number of other New Jersey races.

Information Systems Director ?


National Finance Director  Rufus Gifford

With his partner Jeremy Bernard, Gifford did fundraising through B&G Associates in California. Deputy finance director, Western States for the DNC during the 2004 election (oversaw eight states). Six years working at Davis Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox. Graduate of Brown University, 1996.

Deputy National Finance Director  Hildy Kuryk

Senior New York finance consultant to the Obama campaign. Graduate of Vanderbilt University, 1999.

Finance Chief of Staff  Sam Brown

State affairs specialist for the Society for Human Resource Management until May 2009. Project portfolio manager/agency liaison for DC government. Member advocacy specialist for the Society for Human Resource Management, March 2006-Jan. 2008. Executive director of the Hoyer for Congress committee. National field coordinator at the DCCC, 2004-05; deputy director of member services at the DCCC, 2003-04.


Marketing Director  Kim Postulart

(started Sept. 2005) Deputy director of marketing and membership at EMILY’s List. Marketing director on the Edwards for President campaign.

Deputy Marketing Director  Rosalind Chapman


Compliance Director  Alan Reed

(Jan. 2008) Previously worked as a consultant specializing in public records research for non-profits, 2001-07. Deputy director of compliance at the DNC, 1996-2001. M.A. in international relations from University of Kentucky, 1994; B.A. double major in history and political science from Northern Kentucky University, 1992.

Deputy Compliance Director  Chelsea Cook

Also held this position in the 2008 cycle.

Deputy Compliance Director  Sarah Bard


Director of Human Resources  Bernard Coleman III

State affairs specialist for the Society for Human Resource Management to May 2009. Project portfolio manager/ageny liaison for DC government. Member advocacy specialist for the Society for Human Resource Management, March 2006-Jan. 2008. Executive director Hoyer for Congress committee. National field coordinator for the DCCC, 2004-early 2005; deputy director of member services, Jan. 2003-July 2004.


Director of Constituent Services  Katherine Dvorak

Also held this position in the 2008 cycle.


Director of Party Affairs  Patrice Taylor

Deputy director in the 2008 cycle; started with Party Affairs in June 2006 after working in the Research Department since September 2005. Previously worked in Gov. Mark Warner's office and in Rep. Bobby Scott (VA)'s office.


Director of Convention Planning  Stephen Kerrigan

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 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.


former staffers include

OFA Political Director Addisu Demissie

left in May 2010 to join Google as policy counsel...  Prior to joining the DNC Demissie served as GOTV director on Obama's Campaign for Change in Ohio in Fall 2008. J.D. from Yale Law School, 2008. Executive assistant to DNC Chairmen Terry McAuliffe and Howard Dean. Managed the delegate selection process in the Mid-Atlantic Region for the Kerry/Edwards presidential campaign; field organizer for John Kerry's successful Iowa caucus campaign in 2003. Research director for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, 2001-03. B.A. in political science from Yale College, 2001. Native of Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

Northeast Regional Political Director  Jeremy Bernton

Central Regional Political Director  Ed Yoon

left May 2010 and joined Majority Action as political director...  Prior to joining the DNC in June 2009, Yoon worked briefly as deputy campaign director for 1Sky and earlier at the Presidential Inaugural Committee. CO/NM campaign manager at Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund, 2008.

South Regional Political Director Nate Jenkins

left to work on the Sink campaign in FL...  Prior to joining the DNC, Jenkins served as deputy political director, central Florida region, on Obama’s Campaign for Change. In 2007, Jenkins helped Tony Sasso and Darren Soto win special elections for state representative in former Republican districts in Central Florida.  Taught social studies in inner city Atlanta as a member of Teach for America.  Degree in public policy from Duke University.  From Central Florida and was Edgewater High School president in 2000.

Heartland Regional Political Director Molly Jurusik

left Feb. 2010 to manage John Carney for Congress campaign in DE...  Started at the DNC in May 2009. Politicial liaison for the Presidential Inaugural Committee 2009. Executive director of the Delaware Democratic Party, 2005-08. Campaign coordinator on John Carney for Lt. Governor in 2004. Paralegal ad David W. Baker, P.A. Graduate of University of Delaware, 2002.