March 3, 2004)
According to the Boston Globe: Corrigan is an attorney, a
county prosecutor and a longtime Massachusetts political
He managed Al Gore's legal effort in the 2000 post-election battle for
Florida. Advisor to Senate president Thomas Birmingham. Ran
the field organization for Michael Dukakis' 1988 presidential campaign
and oversaw the convention for Dukakis. Worked in the
of Gov. Dukakis. Worked in six states on Sen. Edward Kennedy's
National Convention Committee, Inc.
53 State Street, Boston
Chairman Terry McAuliffe announced the core Convention leadership team
at a rally at Old South Meeting House in Boston on July 28, 2003.
A year later several hundred people were working on the Convention
the 2004 Democratic National Convention Site Advisory Committee.
Founder and President/CEO of A.C. Public Affairs, Inc.. Current
of the California State Conference of the NAACP, and was recently
to the NAACP National Board of Directors. Huffman served in
Governor Jerry Brown's Cabinet and was the Associate Executive Director
of the California Teachers Association. She is a
the DNCC, Inc.
||Alice A. Huffman
was also the Chief Operating Officer of the 2000 Convention in Los
this is the fourth Democratic Convention he has worked on. Prior
to the 2000 Convention, O'Connor served as Chief of Staff of the DNC
was a close advisor to Vice President Al Gore, managing the Vice
political activities for the Democratic Party. He managed the VIP
Department at the 1997 Presidential Inaugural Committee and day-to-day
operations for the Vice President during the 1996 campaign. O'Connor is
a former White House aide and has worked for the United States
In between campaigns, O'Connor has held posts as an executive in both
public relations and telecommunications industries. He recently
a MPA from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
served as the Deputy Director of Logistics for the 2000 National
and as Deputy Director of Transportation for the 1996 National
He has worked on the G-8 Economic Summit, the Presidential Inaugural
and the past three Olympic Games. He also has experience as a
executive at Saucony in Peabody, MA.
for the 1996 Convention, the 2000 Convention and the 2004 site
and housing process. During her tenure at the DNCC, Ms. Garmendia
has been Deputy Director for Convention Planning, Associate Director
Credentials, and Special Assistant to the Deputy Chief Executive
Ms. Garmendia was Event Coordinator for the 53rd Presidential
the 2000 Summer Olympics, and the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Advisor for Operations
Deputy Director of Political Affairs Kevin Conroy
C O N S T R U C T
I O N
M A N A G E M E N T T E A M (announced
Jan. 28, 2004)
Responsible for the
of the FleetCenter to accommodate the 2004 Democratic National
and subsequent restoration to its original condition. Provide the
coordination, design, management, supervision and scheduling of
to complete the job. The DNCC issued the RFQ on Dec.16, 2003. The
Shawmut/Primary Group/SAR team submitted the lowest bid and guaranteed
at least 50 percent MBE/WBE participation among its
Total budget allocated for the project is $3.5 million.
Located in Boston's
Ranked by ICIC-Inc. Magazine as one of the 100 fastest growing inner
companies in America. Principal Manager: James J. Stukel, Jr.
Stukel oversaw construction at the 1996 Democratic National Convention
||Shawmut Design and
Business Enterprise. Founder Kirk Sykes, respected Boston
will direct the effort.
||SAR Engineering, Inc.
Garden Corporation) - General Manager John Wentzell
P R O D U C T I O
T E A M (announced Feb. 5, 2004)
producer and director of television and live events, Mischer has been
with thirteen prime time Emmy Awards, a record nine Director's Guild of
America Awards for Outstanding Directorial Achievement, two NAACP Image
Awards, a Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting, and Europe's
Rose of Montreux. Producer/director credits include: The Opening
and Closing Ceremonies of the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games; The
100th Anniversary of Carnegie Hall; Barbra Streisand's Millennium
in Las Vegas; The Kennedy Center Honors; PBS Dance in America; Motown
the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Centennial Olympic Games in
and the events in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor on the occasion of that
reunification with China in 1997.
look and execution of the convention program--
Runs RK Productions
and is one
of the entertainment industry's leading production executives. Kirshner
was the Producer of the 2000 Democratic National Convention in Los
He will also be the Executive Producer of the 58th Annual Tony Awards
this year. He has over 20 years of production experience at ABC,
Radio City Music Hall, and producing network shows. Credits
Executive Producer of "ABC's 4th of July Musical Celebration" and
Producer of "ABC 2000" (ABC News' Millennium coverage), which proved to
be one of the most watched television events of all time. He received
Emmy Award, as well as a Peabody & Edwin R. Murrow Award, for that
physical layout of the stage, platform and
well as the sound and lighting--
campaign experience includes lead advance person for Vice President Al
Gore's campaigns in 1996 and 2000, and legal and political work on the
Gore/Lieberman Florida Recount in 2000. He will take a six-month
leave of absence from the law firm Rose & Associates where he is a
partner practicing business litigation; employment law; college and
law; and white collar criminal defense. He has a J.D. and Masters in
Law from Vermont Law School and a B.A. in Political Science from the
of Massachusetts at Amherst. Rose grew up in Wellesley, MA and has
in Boston since 1996.
inside the FleetCenter for the DNCC and work in coordination with
Production Manager and Security team--
C O M M U N I C A
T I O N
Feb. 1, 2004) More than 15 years of experience in public affairs,
communications and media relations. Most recently Vice President
for Communications for the Association of American Railroads.
secretary and chief spokesman for Vice President Al Gore from
Headed the public affairs office for NASA, supervising more than 280
at nine NASA centers. Served four years as press secretary to
Chuck Robb of Virginia. Wilhide started her career as a newspaper
reporter in Alabama. She is a graduate of Auburn University with
a B.A. in journalism.
||Peggy C. Wilhide
served as Deputy Communications Director for the U.S. Conference of
Prior to that, she worked for an international public relations firm in
San Francisco. Garcia is a former Deputy Press Secretary of the
Service to operate inside Fleet Center
H O U S I N G
has worked at the DNC for the past year as Deputy Director of
Planning for the 2004 Democratic National Convention and previously
as a Special Assistant to Chairman Terry McAuliffe. Prior to
he worked on Vice President Al Gore's 2000 presidential campaign and
a key role in the 2000 presidential debates.
S E C U R I T Y
Jan. 6, 2004) Served in the Boston Police Department for 33 years,
as Captain Detective in June 2003. Commendations include the
Medal of Honor, the Boston Police Relief Association Memorial Award and
Detective of the Year Award. McNelley has managed his own law
since. He is a Vietnam veteran.
Police Department Convention Security Team - Superintendent Robert
Jan. 6, 2004) The Annapolis Group, Annapolis, MD.
T R A N S P O R T
A T I O
Jan. 6, 2004) Buckman's third Democratic National Convention; he has
other large public events such as the 2003 MLB Al-Star Game, the Winter
Olympics, Chicago Marathon, World Cup USA.
a 300-vehicle motor pool to provide transportation for convention
staff and equipment during convention week.
and Associates, Inc.
the bus shuttle system used by delegates and other credentialed
participants requiring transportation to and from the FleetCenter and
C O M M U N I T
O U T R E A C H
has been involved with communications programs, strategic planning,
events planning and management to organizations including the Ad Club
Greater Boston, Roxbury Community College, Action for Boston Community
Development, Wang Laboratories, and the Massachusetts Department of
Health. She has been nominated by Ebony magazine as "One
the Most Promising Black Women in Corporate America."
the Executive Director of the New York Professional Nurses Union,
collective bargaining agreements and lobbying for patient safety.
experience also includes organizing service and maintenance workers
the United Auto Workers, Local 2300 and lobbying for single payer
care with the New York Jobs with Justice/Health Care Campaign.
helping found a Boston based biotech company in the early 1990s, she
to work for the Clinton/Gore 1996 re-election campaign and spent four
in the Clinton Administration including in the press office of U.S.
In 2000 she worked as Director of Public Affairs at SpeakOut.com.
Recently, Ms. Chalasani has consulted for Boston area non-profits
City Year, Youth Tech Entrepreneurs, and Mass Insight.
as Deputy Counsel at the 2000 Democratic National Convention in Los
She was also Chief Counsel in a state Attorney General's Office in
to practicing in the private sector. Lott is a 1993 Yale Law
graduate; in 1993, she served as a judicial clerk for the United States
Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and later practiced with the
law firm of Foley, Hoag, and Elliot.
||Cindy M. Lott
between the DNC and others in Washington, DC and the staff in
Satterfield organized the site selection process and served as Director
of Convention Planning at the DNC since Boston was selected.
she served as Deputy Chief Operating Officer of the DNC. During
Clinton Administration, Satterfield served as Chief of Staff to U.S.
of Labor Alexis Herman and worked in the White House.
Planning, DC Office
July 28, 2003; on Nov. 11, 2003 the Kerry campaign announced Cutter
be joining its commuications team) Cutter came to the Convention
team from her position as Communications Director for Senator Edward M.
Kennedy. She previously worked for President Clinton as the
Communications Director at the White House and as the Associate
for Communications at the U.S. EPA. Cutter has participated in
press operation of the last three conventions -- Los Angeles, Chicago
New York. Originally from Raynham, Massachusetts, Cutter is a graduate
of Georgetown University Law Center and Smith College in Northampton,