April 10, 2012

DCNET Announces New Board






Today the Democratic Communicators Network (DCNet), the professional association for Democratic press and communications staff, announced its new board of directors: 

Brad Bauman, Executive Director, Congressional Progressive Caucus
Ellis Brachman, Communications Director, House Democratic Caucus
Adam Hodge, Regional Press Secretary, DNC
Leah Hunter, Communications Director, Rep. Ron Kind
Will Jenkins, Communications Director, Sen. Jim Webb
Hannah Kim, Communications Director, Rep. Charles B. Rangel
Lesley J. Lopez, Communications Director, Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Sarah Lovenheim, Deputy Director of New Media, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
Cleve Mesidor, Director of Public Affairs, Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce
Emily Spain, Communications Director, Sen. Tom Carper

DCNet brings communicators together to share their experiences, learn new skills, brainstorm strategies and build alliances on and off the Hill in order to strengthen Democratic message making. Hundreds of communicators from the House, Senate, the Administration, nonprofits and the private sector regularly participate in DCNet's networking and professional development activities, including:

More information at www.demcoms.net(PF tipster)


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