Democratic Committees-Organization
2005 Edition

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

Sen. Charles E. Schumer (NY)

Executive Director
J.B. Poersch

Ohio State Director for the Kerry-Edwards campaign (announced May 24, 2004).  Ran Sen. Jack Reed’s (D-RI) Washington, DC office for fourteen years. Directed Ohio Democrats' Coordinated Campaign in 2000.  Veteran of Democratic presidential campaigns. 

Chief Operating Officer
Karen Hancox

CEO of the Kerry campaign (announced April 22, 2004).  Deputy campaign manager on the Gephardt campaign starting April 2003.  Chief of staff for Gore 2000.  In early 1998 Hancox worked on Lewinsky damage control at the DNC.  From March 1995-Jan. 1997 she served as deputy political director at the White House under Doug Sosnik; she started in the Clinton administration in January 1993 in the Office of Legislative Affairs.  Hancox handled Congresssion Relations on Clinton/Gore 1992.

Political Director
Guy Cecil
Joined the Dewey Square Group in March 2003 and is a Principal in the firm's grassroots campaign practice.  Directed the Arkansas Democratic Coordinated Campaign in the 2002 cycle.  National Field Director for the Children's Defense Fund and its Campaign to Leave No Child Behind, 2001.  Field Director for the 2000 Missouri Democratic Coordinated Campaign.  Worked on Vice President Gore's campaign staff in New Hampshire and was the State Director for the primary campaign in Vermont.  Program coordinator for Boston Partners in Education.  Former high school teacher and speech and debate coach.  Graduate of the University of Florida with a B.A. in Political Science.  Originally from Miami.

Senior Consultant-Political
Joe Hansen
Partner in the direct mail firm of Ambrosino, Muir & Hansen.  Achieved some unfavorable public attention in the article: Amy Sullivan "Fire the Consultants."  Washington Monthly.  Posted January 12, 2005.

Finance Director
Julianna Smoot

Mid-Atlantic Finance Director
Mid West Finance Director
Southern Finance Director
Western Finance Director
Meg Jongeward
Michael O'Neil

Jen Medley
Deputy Southern
Jill McCarthy

Deputy Western
Jessica Strauss

Finance Chief of Staff
Chris Koob

Direct Marketing Director
Robin Brunstrum

Senior Consultant-Marketing
Anne Lewis

PAC Director
Eli Joseph

Communications Director
Phil Singer
Spokesperson for the Kerry campaign (announced April 16, 2004).  Singer worked for the previous four years as Communications Director for Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY).  Before that he worked for Congressman Steve Rothman (D-NJ) and for Sen. Robert Torricelli (D-NJ).

Benjamin Jones

Director of Information Systems
Jude Meche

Darlene Setter

Legal Counsel
Marc Elias