People-Gov. Tom Vilsack (D-IA)
updated July 16, 2006
1001 G Street, NW
Suite 300E | Washington, DC
Previously executive director
of the Democratic Governors' Association. During the Clinton Administration
she served as deputy assistant secretary for Land and Minerals Management
and later deputy chief of staff at the Department of the Interior and as
senior advisor to the deputy secretary at HUD. Executive director
of the Democratic National Committee in 1996. Deputy state treasurer
and deputy chief of staff to Colorado Governor Roy Romer. Two terms
as the Moffat County, CO Democratic Party chair and elected member of the
Craig City Council. Native of Illinois.
Most recently worked for SEIU
President Andy Stern as assistant for strategic initiatives. Counsel
and director of policy for the Democratic Governors' Association for four
years. Director of intergovernment and interagency affairs for the
U.S. Department of Education during the Clinton Administration. Special
counsel to Florida Governor Lawton Chiles. Legislative assistant
to Congresswoman Carrie Meek (D-FL). Worked for the Florida Legislature
in the office of the Democratic Majority Leader as counsel with an issues
portfolio and as staff director for the K-12 Education Committee.
Started career with Florida Legal Services, Inc. Native of Florida.
||Cheryl Parker Rose
(started with Heartland PAC
in summer 2005) Served as president of the Georgetown University
College Democrats, interned for Congresswoman Nita Lowey in 2003 and served
as the national deputy youth outreach director for the Kerry Edwards campaign
in 2004. Research assistant at the Westchester County Parks Department.
B.A. in Political Economy from Georgetown University. Native of Chappaqua,
|Assistant in Policy and
Political Research and Online Strategy
Yost Gold Consulting.
Finance Director for Sen. Joe Lieberman's 2004 presidential campaign, Feb.-July
2003. Vice President for Government Affairs at Cablevision Systems
Corporation. Finance Director for the DSCC under U.S. Senate Minority
Leader Tom Daschle.
Principal of Link Strategies,
an Iowa-based political and government relations consulting firm he founded
during law school. Campaign manager for Sen. Tom Harkin’s successful
1996 and 2002 campaigns. Iowa State Director for Gore-Lieberman in
2000. Chief of Staff for Sen. Harkin, 1997-99. Directed Democrats'
efforts to maintain their majority in the Virginia House of Delegates,
1995. Executive assistant to Speaker Robert W. O’Donnell of the Pennsylvania
House of Representatives from 1991-94; managed O'Donnell's gubernatorial
campaign in 1994. Law degree from Drake University, 2002.
Dusky Terry most recently sought
the Democratic nomination for Secretary of Agriculture in the June 2006
primary; previously he served as Vilsack's policy director.
Managed Dusky Terry's campaign
for Secretary of Agriculture in the June 2006 primary. Assistant
to John Kerry for President Iowa State Director John Norris (starting Sept.
2003). Worked for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in the Government
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
(from Jan. 31, 2005 after serving
for a couple of months as interim chief of staff) Started working
for the State of Iowa in 1978. Previously director of the Department
of Management since 1999. Appointed Director of Iowa Workforce Development
in 1990. Executive director of the Iowa Campaign Finance Disclosure
Commission starting in 1978. Native of Kansas.
|Chief of Staff
(started Feb. 1, 2006)
Previously communications director for U.S. Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR).
Prior to that, Mollineau worked as a press aide to U.S. Senator Tom Daschle
(D-SD). Graduate of the University of Dayton.
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