People-Sen. John Kerry (D-MA)
updated Jan. 11, 2007
KEEPING AMERICA'S PROMISE
(announced Dec. 2004)
Associate of Michael Whouley and John Sasso. Deputy political strategist
at the DNC in 2004. Executive director of City Year. General
election director at the DNC in 2000 (deputy political strategist to Michael
Whouley, announced May 31, 2000). CEO of National Energy Choice,
LLC, a Boston-based energy services company, starting in early 1998.
In 1996 worked on the Clinton/Gore then moved over to play a key role in
Kerry's re-election campaign. Dewey Square Group. Citizens
Energy Corp. Deputy campaign manager/operations director on Sen.
Edward Kennedy's 1994 re-election campaign. Worked on Dukakis' 1988
campaign including field director in the Michigan primary and in Wisconsin.
Aide to Gov. Michael Dukakis. Attorney.
During the fall 2004 campaign
served as traveling political director to Sen. Kerry, briefing him for
all his events and the main point of contact for all elected and constituency
leaders on the road. During the primaries, Dacey was a Regional Political
Coordinator for the Kerry campaign. Deputy Political Director for
the DSCC in the 2002 cycle. State Legislative Program Director for
EMILY’s List in 2001. Deputy Political Director at the DCCC in the
2000 cycle. Worked for Congresswoman Louis Slaughter (D-N.Y.) as
her Deputy Chief of Staff and ran her successful re-election campaign in
1998. Deputy Campaign Manager for Congressman Maurice Hinchey’s (D-N.Y.)
1996 re-election campaign. Dacey’s first position in Washington,
DC was as a Policy Analyst and Director of Development for the National
Foundation of Women Legislators. Master’s degree in Political Science
from the American University in Washington, D.C.; Bachelor’s degree in
Political Science and History from the State University of New York at
||Amy K. Dacey
Previously worked in Kerry's
(reported by the Boston Globe
Jan. 9, 2007) San Francisco office of NDN. Political director
on Kerry's 2004 NH Primary campaign. Caucus director for NH State
Senate Democrats during the 2002 cycle. Worked for the Democratic
Leadership Council from 1999-2002 and for the New Democrat Network from
1997-99. Previously a middle school teacher for three years.
National Finance Director at
the DNC in the 2004 cycle (started Aug. 2001). Dunn served as Associate
Director for Public Liaison in the Clinton White House. During the
Clinton-Gore re-election campaign, he served as Regional Finance Director
and later operated the southern political desk. He has a B.A. in
Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an
MSC from the London School of Economics.
Backus Consulting LLC.
Communications director at the DCCC. Spokeswoman at the DNC in the
2000 cycle. Press secretary to U.S. Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV).
(reported Jan. 9, 2007)
Recently started his own firm Blue Engine Message & Media. In
2004 succeeded Harold Ickes as President of The Media Fund. Communications
director on Rep. Dick Gephardt's 2004 presidential campaign after serving
as communications director to Gephardt in the House Democratic Leader's
office. Communications director at the DCCC in the 2000 cycle.
Dynamics' Business Consulting practice; Financial Dynamics acquired
Westhill Partners in 2005. Founded (1998) and was CEO of Westhill
Partners, a leading management consulting firm specializing in communications
strategy. Pollster on Rep. Dick Gephardt's 2004 presidential campaign
and also worked as a consultant on Gephardt's 1988 campaign. Graduate
of the University of Massachusetts.
Started in the position in 1999;
minority staff director for the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations;
chief of staff to Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II; senior fellow at The Annenberg
Washington Program. McKean earned his bachelor's degree from Harvard;
J.D. from Duke Law School; and master of law from the Fletcher School of
Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He is author of "Tommy the
Cork: Washington's Ultimate Insider from Roosevelt to Reagan" (Oct. 2003)
and co-author of "Friends in High Places: The Rise and Fall of Clark Clifford."
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