Wednesday, July 21, 2021

DNC Announces New Coalitions Department, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Other Hires

Yesterday, DNC Chair Jaime Harrison and Executive Director Sam Cornale announced the creation of the Coalitions and Community Engagement Department, the creation of the Counsel and Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion position and new hires to both the Coalitions and Mobilization Departments. Brencia Berry will lead the newly created department as Director of Coalitions and Community Engagement. Ebony Baylor has been promoted to serve as Deputy Director of Coalitions, Community Engagement and Black Coalition Director. Eric Salcedo will be AAPI Coalition Director. Maria Martinez has been named Latinx Coalition Director. Theresa Sheldon will be Native American Coalitions Director. Helen Brosnan has been hired as Progressive Coalitions Director and Atoyia Deans will serve as Coalitions Manager. Tamara Chrisler will serve as Counsel and Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, a newly created position reporting to Chief Operating Officer Monica Guardiola. LGBTQ and Women’s Coalitions Directors will be announced in the near future.

In the Mobilization Department, Andrew Gauthier has been hired as Creative Director. Christian Richard has been promoted to serve as Design Director and Hal Irish has been hired as Digital Advertising Director. Olivia Hill has been promoted to Director of Grassroots Donor Relations and Erin Conway has been promoted to Direct Mail and Telemarketing Director.

In the Special Projects Department, Mansoor Khadir has been promoted to serve as Special Projects Director. Chelsey Cartwright will serve as Deputy Special Projects Director and Malik Haughton will be Special Projects Manager.

“These hires, and our deepened focus on coalitions work, will ensure the DNC leaves nothing on the table as we fight to elect Democrats up and down the ballot in the months and years ahead,” said DNC Chair Jaime Harrison. “Each and every one of these staff members is among the strongest talents in our party and will bring deep experience and unique perspective to the work we do. I could not be more excited to welcome them to the DNC family and look forward to working with them in the years to come.”

“The DNC continues to recruit top talent to meet the moment,” said DNC Executive Director Sam Cornale. “The fight for 2022 will live or die on our ability to message and organize voters key to rebuilding the Biden coalition, especially voters of color and younger voters. Our team keeps getting stronger, and come 2022, our deep experience and early investments will help to ensure our party builds on our successes.”