Democratic Committees-Organization
2005 Edition --last updated April 22, 2005

Democratic Governors' Association
499 South Capitol Street, SW,  Suite 422  Washington, DC 20003

Vice Chairman
Gov. Bill Richardson (NM)
Gov. Jennifer Granholm (MI)

Executive Director
Penny Lee
(succeeded B.J. Thornberry, who resigned in March 2005) Served as Director of the Office of Communications and earlier as Director of the Office of Public Liaison for Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell.  Executive Director of the 2003 Rendell Inaugural Committee.  National Finance Director on Rendell's campaign for Governor.  Prior to the Rendell campaign, Lee was Director of the Democratic Business Council at the Democratic National Committee.  During Rendell's tenure as DNC General Chairman she  served as Senior Advisor to the Finance Chairs.

Deputy Director
Maureen Garde
Garde is a former executive director of the Massachusetts Democratic Party.

National Finance Director John V. Blandford

National Development Director Shannon White

Deputy Finance Director
Dan Maxey

Finance Associate Christy Mach

Finance Assistant
Brittany Oliveira-Diegel

Political Operations Coordinator
John H. Coombs

Political Director
George Rakis
Director of Elections at the DNC in the 2002 cycle.

Cheryl Parker Rose, Esq.

Communications Director
Nicole Harburger

Policy Advisor
Albert Morales

Liaison for the Vice Chair
JoAnne Huls

Director of Operations
Donna Tappin

Manager of Special Projects
Brian Namey

Raphy Goodstein
Nicholas Shepard