Executive Committee

 

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BRANDON WEST

President

BrandonWest.jpgBrandon West is a reform policy wonk who has spent time in the good government world in NYC, as well as Philly where he ran an election oversight program. As a former facilitator for the Participatory Budgeting Project and volunteer with Citizens Union, Brandon has a strong interest in improving the way government works for everyday people. Born across the river in New Jersey, Brandon has been a resident of the Park Slope area since 2009, and yes, he is a member of the food coop.

policy@newkingsdemocrats.com

@btwest

 

JESSE PIERCE

Chief of Operations

JessePierce.jpgJesse is a tech and political junkie, joining NKD in the summer of 2016. She's passionate about accessibility and transparency in technology & education, alongside a healthy obsession for progressive reforms in government. Originally from North Carolina, she's called Brooklyn home for 3 years.

 

 

ANGELA LASCALA-GRUENEWALD

VP of Organizing

organizing@newkingsdemocrats.com

 

 

EMILY HOFFMAN

VP of Political Affairs

EmilyHoffman.jpgEmily is a Staff Attorney at the Community Service Society, where she represents and advocates for the rights of individuals facing employment and housing discrimination on the basis of their criminal convictions. A New York City politics junkie, she is thrilled to spend this year strategizing about how to get more leaders from underrepresented communities and demographic groups into local office. In her free time, Emily enjoys traveling, doing crossword puzzles, and eating peanut butter straight from the jar. She has lived in Brooklyn since 2010.

politics@newkingsdemocrats.com

@emchoffman

 

 

BECKY STEINBERG

Director of Membership

membership@newkingsdemocrats.com

 

 

FRED LAPOLA

Treasurer

 

  

CINDY TRAN

Director of Communications

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Cindy Tran is a poet and freelance editor. She puts her love of language to good use by managing NKD's overall communications strategy. Cindy grew up in California, studied English Literature at UCLA, and now lives in New York City.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

2017

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President: Anusha Venkataraman (until November 2017)
Chief of Operations: Sara Shoener
VP of Policy: Brandon West
VP of Political Affairs: Matt Stern
VP of Organizing: Yaneth Lombana
Director of Membership: Jasmine Fernandez
Director of Communications: Ryan Shanley
Treasurer: Essence Franklin, Anna Scaife
Secretary: Cindy Tran

 

2016

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President: Anusha Venkataraman
Chief of Operations: Sara Shoener
VP of Political Affairs & Policy: Brandon West
VP of Organizing: Theo Moore
Secretary: Rodrigo Camarena
Digital Director: Ryan Shanley

 

2015

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President: Andrew Sloat
VP of Political Affairs & Policy: Anusha Venkataraman
VP of Organizing: Theo Moore
Secretary: Sara Shoener
Digital Director: Ryan Shanley

 

2014

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President: Andrew Sloat
VP of Political Affairs & Policy: Esteban Duran
VP of Organizing: Theo Moore
Treasurer: Rachel Lauter
Secretary: Lacey Tauber
Digital Director: Annie Werner

 

2013

President: Alex Low
VP of Political Affairs: Esteban Duran
VP of Organizing: Theo Moore
Treasurer: Catherine Butler
Secretary: Andrew Sloat
Director of Communications: Greg Wasserstrom

 

2012

President: Alex Low
VP of Political Affairs: Morgan Pehme (partial term), Chris Barron (partial term)
VP of Organizing: Theo Moore
Treasurer: Catherine Butler
Secretary: Antonio Reynoso
Director of Communications: Andrew Sloat

 

2011

President: Matt Cowherd
VP of Political Affairs: Sarah Baker
VP of Organizing: Theo Moore
Treasurer: Alex Low
Corresponding Secretary: Connie Rourke
Recording Secretary: Maisha Morales

 

2009–10

President: Matt Cowherd
Vice President: Lincoln Restler
Corresponding Secretary: Chris Henderson
Recording Secretary: Will Florentino
Treasurer: Alex Low
Parliamentarian: Sarah Baker

 

2008–09

Co-Chair: Matt Cowherd
Co-Chair: Rachel Lauter
Treasurer: Andrew Stengel
Secretary: Laura Stein
Communications: Morgan Pehme


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