Our transition to a new political programs team has been in the planning stages for some time, and with this change we are now pleased to announce the promotion of Kelly McDonough to the position of Vice President, Political Affairs. Kelly has extensive experience in the political realm having directed our election activities implementation in the 2012 cycle and holds a Master's degree in Applied Politics from American University. She was first hired as our Manager of Field Operations, and brings tremendous insight and expertise in working with our state deployment partners to her new role as VP.
Joining Kelly's team as Manager of Political Affairs will be Briana Huxley - a BIPAC staff member already known to many as our Manager of Special Projects, and Lisa Wetzel continues as Director in our political division. We also welcome Karam Rai to BIPAC's Member Service staff as our new Special Projects Assistant.
We move ahead excited to step into the next phase of our political work under Kelly's leadership and look forward to many great things to come.
A Message from BIPAC's Vice President of Political Affairs, Kelly McDonough
Over the past few years at BIPAC, I have had the privilege to grow and learn from the very best. Whether I was collaborating with our fantastic state partners or gaining insight from Michael's extensive campaign experience, my knowledge and understanding of politics, people and elections has truly blossomed. This past year I was extremely fortunate to go on the road with Bernadette Budde and shadow one of the greatest political minds I will ever know. Although I am sad to see my mentors move on, I could not be more excited about my next role with BIPAC. Our team has exciting new ideas for the business community and its future in the political arena, and I look forward to 2013 and beyond.