2005 Edition --last updated
July 28, 2005
Democratic National Committee
430 South Capitol St., S.E., Washington, DC
||447 Members of the DNC
includes 75 at-large members
who are nominated by the Chairman and approved by the full DNC.
64 members; oversees affairs
of the party in between meetings of the full committee and meets four times
-Rules and Bylaws
NINE ELECTED OFFICERS
Elected Chairman Feb. 12, 2005.
Founded Democracy for America, a political action committee "dedicated
to supporting fiscally responsible, socially progressive candidates."
Candidate for the 2004 Democratic nomination for president; established
Dean for America, a presidential campaign committee, on May 30, 2002.
Governor of Vermont from Aug. 14, 1991 to Jan. 9, 2003. Dean assumed
office upon the death of then-Gov. Richard Snelling, was elected five times,
and opted not to seek re-election in 2002. Elected
lieutenant governor in 1986. Elected to the
Vermont House of Representatives in 1982 and served through 1986; elected
assistant majority leader in 1985. Opened
an internal medicine practice with his wife in Shelburne, Vermont in 1981.
Bachelor's degree from Yale University, 1971. MD from Albert
Einstein College of Medicine (New York City), 1978. Residency at
Medical Center Hospital of Vermont.
||Hispanic Caucus -- Chair:
Black Caucus -- Chair: Yvonne
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and
Transgender Caucus -- Chair: Jeff Soref
Asian Pacific Islander American
Caucus -- Chair: Keith Umemoto
||Director of the
of Delegate Operations for Sen. Joe Lieberman's campaign for the 2004 Democratic
presidential nomination (announced Feb. 2003). Vice President of
Operations for Kwame Building Group, Inc. In 2000, he served as Deputy
Chief Operating Officer for the 2000 Democratic National Convention in
Los Angeles. From 1998-2000, Nugen was the Deputy Director and then
the Director for the Office of the Secretary at the DNC. He spent
time as a regional field director for the '98 South Carolina Coordinated
Campaign and as the field director for the 2000 South Carolina tracking
- (re-elected Feb. 2005) 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.
Susan Turnbull - (elected
Feb. 2005) Appointed DNC Deputy Chair in fall of 2003. Has
served on the DNC Executive Committee since 1997 and has been on the leadership
team of the DNC Women's Leadership Forum for close to ten years.
Has served on the Maryland Democratic Executive Committee since 1990.
- appointed by President Clinton to the Board of Directors of the Overseas
Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), 1993; first woman elected Mayor
of Little Rock, 1987.
Mike Honda - (elected
Feb. 2005) Member of Congress, represents California's 15th CD (Silicon
Valley); elected in 2000.
Mark Brewer - elected
Chair of the ASDC in June 2003. Elected Chair of the Michigan Democratic
Party in Feb. 1995, re-elected in Feb. 1997, Feb. 1999, and Feb. 2001;
elected Executive Chair in Feb. 2003.
||Director, Office of the
manager on Rep. Peter Deutsch's unsuccessful campaign for the 2004 Democratic
Senate nomination in Florida (started in the latter part of March 2004).
Deputy campaign manager, constituency outreach on Sen. John Edwards' campaign
for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination. Southern political
director at the DNC.
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);
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. www.andrewtobias.com
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.
||Alice Travis Germond
||Director of the
||Erica De Vos
the day-to-day operations of the Secretary's Office, including oversight
of communications with DNC Members, planning for all DNC and Executive
Committee Meetings, tracking and distribution of information on delegates
to the Democratic National Convention, and planning for Convention floor
and voting operations). Director of the office since 2002, and has
been through three Conventions with the Office of the Secretary.
BA from Middlebury College and Masters of Science in Foreign Service from
Georgetown University. Native of Brookline, Massachusetts.
Serves as a US Government Representative
to UNICEF and as the Chairman of the Leadership Council on Children Affected
by Armed Conflict. Sits on the Boards of Human Rights Watch and the
International Rescue Committee. Prior to beginning her career in human
rights work, White worked as an international investment strategist as
a partner at Clay-Finlay. She is the wife of Steve Rattner, co-founder
and managing principal at Quadrangle Group, LLC, a private investment firm.
|National Finance Chair
(announced March 25, 2005)
Executive Director of Democracy for America. Deputy campaign manager
on Dean for America (announced May 22, 2003). Worked in the Clinton
Administration from 1993-99, serving as associate deputy director in Vice
President Gore's scheduling and advance office, as a public affairs specialist
at the Department of Defense, and as White House liaison at the United
States Information Agency. McMahon was involved in the Gore campaign
in 2000, the Clinton campaign in 1996, and was a regional field director
in Missouri for Clinton/Gore in 1992. Law degree from the University
of Iowa; bachelor's degree in political science with an emphasis in international
relations from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.
Chief of Staff at the DNC under
Terry McAuliffe. Previously served as Acting Assistant Secretary
for Administration and Management at the United States Department of Labor;
Executive Director of Man to Man/Sister to Sister; Clinton-Gore 1992 Transition
team; Director of Convention Management for the 1992 Democratic National
Convention; Legislative Assistant to U.S. Congressman Edolphus Towns.
Daughtry is Pastor of The House of the Lord Church in Washington, D.C.
Graduate of Dartmouth College and native of Brooklyn, NY.
|Chief of Staff
Chief Financial Officer/Administrative
Services at the DNC under Terry McAuliffe.
P O L I T I C A L
appointed in June 2005, but started working at the DNC on the state partnership
project in March 2005). Previously the Director of Campaigns and
Elections at the Democratic Governors' Association.
|Deputy Political Director,
coordinator for Oregon AFSCME. Directed the Democratic National Committee's
Hispanic outreach program in Oregon in 2002.
Regional Political Directors
Arkansas State Director
for the Kerry-Edwards 2004 campaign (announced June 21, 2004, arrived in
state later that week) Before joining the campaign Shelton worked
in Washington, DC for America Coming Together. In fall 2000 he served
as North Carolina State Director for the Gore-Lieberman campaign and in
1996 he was an assistant Southern regional director for Clinton's re-election
campaign. He has worked for the U.S. Department of Transportation,
the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and the Democratic National Committee.
He attended both the University of Central Arkansas in Conway and Philander
Smith College in Little Rock.
(July 2005) Came to the DNC
after serving as executive director of the Montana Democratic Party.
Served as Kerry campaign
coordinator for Western Pennsylvania. In the Clinton Administration
DeCoursey worked at OSHA as small business ombudsman. From Massachusetts.
Prior to joining the DNC Hegarty
served briefly as Assistant Deputy Director for Community Development in
the Arizona Department of Commerce. He was executive director of
the Arizona Democratic Party in the 2004 cycle and political director of
the Arizona Democratic Party in the 2002 cycle. Hegarty worked with
the U.S. Department of Defense Base Realignment and Closing Commission,
and with the Office of Vice President Al Gore. He earned a B.A. degree
from George Washington University. Hegarty is an Arizona native and
a graduate of Brophy College Preparatory.
Political Director for America Votes in 2004. Deputy Political Director
for Governor Howard Deanís presidential campaign. Deputy Field Director
for former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirkís 2002 U.S. Senate campaign. Previously,
served in both the Clinton and Bush White Houses as Liaison to the Presidentís
Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and as speechwriter
to the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services. B.A. in Plan
II Honors from The University of Texas at Austin and Master of Public Affairs
from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.
|Deputy Training Director
|Director, Office of Intergovernmental
Mexico state director for the Kerry-Edwards campaign. Southwest Political
Advisor/New Mexico and Arizona for Gephardt's primary campaign. Deputy
chief of staff to Gephardt when he was House Democratic Leader; worked
for Gephardt for six years. Worked on Gene Green's (TX-29) campaign,
then served as his chief of staff starting in 1993. Assistant state
attorney. Graduate of University of Texas and South Texas College
of Law in Houston.
|Director, American Majority
approx. July 1, 2005) Public Policy Director at the AFL-CIO for the
past four years and has worked at the AFL-CIO for the past eight years.
|Executive Director, Womens'
in this position in the 2004 cycle) Program director for State and
Local Affairs at the American Institute of Architects. Secretary
of the Young Democrats of America and national Democratic committeewoman.
Worked Elaine Marshall's 1996 campaign for North Carolina Secretary of
State. Graduate of North Carolina State with a B.A. in political
science, 1994; at NC State she was president of the College Democrats.
Native of Salisbury, NC.
|Executive Director, Voting
C O M M U N I C A T I O N S
(March 2005) Briefly deputy
chief of staff for communications to Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI).
Communications director for Elizabeth Edwards on the Kerry-Edwards campaign
(announced Aug. 31, 2004). Press secretary for Hillary Rodham Clinton's
2000 Senate campaign. Director of business development at Scholastic
Books in New York City. Deputy director of presidential scheduling
in the Clinton White House into 1998. Served as one of two deputy
press secretaries to First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton for the first four
years of the Clinton Administration. Member of the national advance
team on Clinton's 1992 campaign. California Scheduler/Field Representative
to Sen. Alan Cranston. Worked as a teaching assistant at the Crittendon
Center for Young Women and Infants in Los Angeles.
|Director of Communications
Previously communications director
of Democracy for America.
|Deputy Director of Communications
Regional Media Director for
the DNC in the 2004 cycle; directed Operation Area Code -- "the DNC's effort
to amplify the Democratic message in 'Battleground States' by coordinating
with State Parties to reach out to local media outlets." Before joining
the DNC Earnest served as Communications Director for Rep. Marion Berry
(D-AR); he was Berry's Deputy Campaign Manager during his successful 2002
re-election campaign. Previously Earnest worked at the media consulting
firm of Squier/Knapp/Dunn, where he formulated media strategy for the firm's
corporate and political clients. Before moving to Washington, DC,
Earnest worked in the Houston office of Varoga & Rice (now known as
Varoga, Rice & Shalett) as an Account Executive for the political consulting
firm's local, state and national clients, including Gore-Lieberman 2000.
Formerly worked in the research
department at the DNC in 2003-04. Paustenbach holds graduate degrees
from the London School of Economics and the Columbia University Graduate
School of Journalism and graduated from Colby College with a B.A. in government.
|Deputy Press Secretary
Prior to joining the DNC, Miranda
served as a spokesperson for the Kerry-Edwards campaign, working with national
and specialty media around the country. He first joined Sen. Kerry's
presidential campaign early in the primary season, starting the campaign's
internet operations and developing the campaign's on-line communications
strategy. Miranda has also worked on campaigns at the local
and state level, is a veteran of the 2000 presidential campaign and Florida
recount, and worked with organized labor at the Service Employees International
Union (SEIU) in Florida.
|Director of Regional and
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.
|Media Center Director
I N T E R N E T
With other key members of Howard
Deanís web team, Rospars co-founded Blue State Digital, an internet strategy,
communications, and technology consulting firm. During the Dean campaign
he wrote and edited the campaign's web site and emails; he also worked
on message development, online brand building, and grassroots organizing.
Prior to the campaign Rospars taught English in Stockholm, Sweden and wrote
for NotGeniuses.com, a political blog. He earned a bachelor's degree
in Political Science from The George Washington University.
|Director of Internet
|Deputy Director of Internet
R E S E A R C H
2005) Worked at the DSCC, 2001-2003. Research Director in the
Clinton White House, 1999 to Jan. 2001. Worked with AFL-CIO Political
Department/Labor '98 program, 1997-99. Research Director for Citizen Action,
|Deputy Research Director
T E C H N O L O G Y
|Director of Technology
other key members of Howard Deanís web team, Self co-founded Blue State
Digital, an internet strategy, communications, and technology consulting
firm. Chief data architect for the Dean for America campaign; extensive
experience in data analysis, data warehousing, database architecture and
administration, system design, and system development. Prior to the
Dean campaign, Self worked for several information technology consulting
firms where he managed teams focused on the design, development, and testing
of many large-scale information technology systems in a variety of industries.
A bachelor's and a master's degree in Computer Science from MIT.
M A R K E T I N G
Eiring resigned from this position in June 2005.
F I N A N C E
(February 2005) Lewis served as
Finance Director for Deanís grassroots organization, Democracy for America,
after working in the fundraising department at Dean for America.
A member of the finance team for Chris Van Hollen's successful 2002 congressional
campaign, Lewis was a fundraiser for Democratic Leader Representative Richard
Gephardt from 1992 to 1999.
Mid-Atlantic Finance Director - Andrew
Democratic Business Council
African American Leadership Council
Executive Director: S. Malik
Asian Pacific Islander American Leadership
Executive Director: Dian R.
Gay & Lesbian Leadership Council
Director: Lila G. Gracey
Hispanic American Leadership Council
Indo American Leadership Council
Executive Director: Ro Khanna
South Asian American Leadership Council
Women's Leadership Forum
O F F I C E O F
P A R T Y A F F A I R S A N D D E L E G A T E
S E L E C T I O N
Started as an Assistant in May
1998; promoted to Deputy Director in February 1999 and Director in April
2002. Graduated from the University of Massachusetts -- Amherst in
1997, with a double-major in political science and journalism.
|Director of Party Affairs
and Delegate Selection
|Deputy Director of Party
Affairs and Delegate Selection
M O R E
|Director of Human Resources
|Director of Constituent
C O U N S E L ' S
O F F I C E
Partner at Sandler, Reiff &
Young, P.C. General counsel to the DNC, on staff, Feb. 1993-May 1998.
Partner at Arent Fox, 1989-93. Staff counsel for the Democratic National
Committee, 1986-89. Associate at Arent Fox Kintner Ploktin &
Kahn in Washington, D.C., 1978-86. Graduated of Harvard College summa
cum laude in 1975 and of Harvard Law School with honors in 1978.
||Joseph E. Sandler
DNC's National Lawyers
(announced May 5, 2005) "an
ongoing organization of volunteer lawyers and law students who will work
with the Party at the national, state and local levels on a broad range
of issues." Director: Anna Martinez.
Former U.S. Deputy Attorney
General Eric Holder
Disability rights attorney
Voting rights attorney and
former general counsel of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project
Former Vice Chair of the
US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Paul Igasaki
National Steering Committee
(week of March 25, 2005)
Hoc Committee on Budget and Finance. Co-chaired
by Bonnie Watson Coleman, Chair of the New Jersey State Democratic Party
and Allan Katz, DNC Member from Florida. The other committee members are
Linda Chavez Thompson, DNC Vice Chair; Patsy Arceneaux, DNC Member from
Louisiana; Bel Leong-Hong, DNC At-Large Member from Maryland; Jim Pedersen,
Chair of the Arizona State Democratic Party; Ben Johnson, DNC At-Large
Member from the District of Columbia; Joe Moore, Chair of the Democratic
Municipal Officials; and Andy Tobias, DNC Treasurer.
On Feb. 14, 2005, Gov. Dean announced
his transition team:
Tina Flournoy Ė Head of Transition
Tina Flournoy has been actively involved
in Democratic Party politics for nearly 20 years. She is Assistant to the
President of the American Federation of Teachers, focusing on public policy.
Flournoy was the finance director for the Gore for President Campaign,
political director for Vice Presidential nominee Joe Lieberman, and deputy
campaign manager for the 1996 Clinton/Gore re-election campaign. She was
counsel to the DNC and general counsel for the 1992 Democratic National
Convention. Flournoy has also served as staff director and co-chair of
the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee, and now serves as a member of the Committee.
She has been a DNC member since 1996.
Born in Mexico City, Gallardo-Rooker
became an American citizen in 1990. As a member of the Communications Workers
of America, Local #9400, Gallardo-Rooker first became involved in the labor
movement, devoting her life fighting for the rights of workers everywhere.
She was elected First Vice-Chair for the California Democratic Party in
2001, and is currently a DNC member.
Jeffers served as the Chairman of
the Louisiana Democratic Party from 1997 through 2003. During his tenure
as Chair, Louisiana re-elected both of their Democratic U.S. senators and
replaced a Republican governor with current Democratic Governor Kathleen
Babineaux Blanco. Jeffers is a former member of the DNC and has served
as Chair of the DNC Southern Caucus.
A political veteran, in 1988 Johnson
served as deputy campaign manager for both Rev. Jesse Jacksonís Presidential
campaign and later Michael Dukakisí. From 1987 to 1992, Johnson served
as executive director of the Rainbow PUSH coalition, while also working
on Douglas Wilderís successful election as Virginiaís first African American
governor. Johnson most recently served as senior advisor to Virginia Governor
Mark Warner and today runs his own political consulting firm.
Keefe served as a senior advisor to
the DNC during the 2004 election cycle and was responsible for the largest
surrogate program in the history of the DNC. Keefe has previously worked
with Dean as a senior advisor during his 2004 presidential campaign. From
1993-2000, Keefe served as press secretary and chief of staff to United
States Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT).
Prior to his appointment at the DNC
as the new finance director, Lewis served as Finance Director for Deanís
grassroots organization, Democracy for America, after working in the fundraising
department at Dean for America. A member of the finance team for Chris
Van Hollen's successful 2002 congressional campaign, Lewis was a fundraiser
for Democratic Leader Representative Richard Gephardt from 1992 to 1999.
Steve McMahon is a media consultant
and strategic advisor to Democratic candidates for federal and statewide
office and is a founding partner of McMahon, Squier, & Associates.
McMahon worked as a political strategist and media consultant and has worked
on Presidential, Senate, Gubernatorial and Mayoral campaigns across the
country, and was a principle strategist for Deanís 2004 presidential campaign
as well as his race for DNC Chair.
Tom McMahon has worked in Democratic
politics and government for almost 15 years and most recently served as
executive director for Democracy for America. Prior to joining Democracy
for America, he served as a deputy campaign manager for Gov. Howard Dean's
presidential campaign. President Bill Clinton appointed McMahon as the
White House liaison at the United States Information Agency and as a public
affairs officer at the Department of Defense.
A former partner at the media firm
Squier, Knapp, Ochs, who managed Deanís campaign for DNC Chair, Ochs currently
works with Steve McMahon and Mark Squier at McMahon, Squier & Associates.
He has worked at every level of political campaigns - from advance to campaign
manager Ėand has consulted on various campaigns, including those of Senators
Bob Graham and Evan Bayh and Governor Ann Richards. In 2000, Ochs served
as senior advisor to DNC Chair Joe Andrew and consultant to the 2000 Democratic
National Convention. He has also served as political director for the New
A native of California, Pasquil most
recently served on the senior staff for the Kerry Edwards presidential
campaign as director of community outreach. A longtime leader in the Asian
Pacific Islander American community, Pasquil previously served as political
director for Governor Gray Davis, California political director for Gore/Lieberman
2000, deputy CEO for the 2000 Democratic National Convention, western political
director in the Clinton White House, western political desk and director
of Asian Pacific affairs at the DNC. She is a current DNC member.
Reiley serves as director of Virginia
Governor Mark Warner's political action committee, One Virginia, and is
current chair of the DNCís Womenís Caucus. She has also worked as a grassroots
activist as a part of several social justice movements, including civil
rights, rights for migrant farm workers, and voting registration initiatives.
Reiley has served as a member of the DNC and the Women's Caucus for the
past 11 years.
© 2005 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.