Washington, DC – Today, Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced the appointment of Reverend Leah D. Daughtry to be Chief Executive Officer of the Democratic National Convention Committee.
“We are thrilled to have Leah Daughtry return to lead our convention team. She will bring so much expertise, and enthusiasm to this important event,” said Wasserman Schultz. “Our Convention will be a key opportunity to showcase our Democratic values, lay out our Democratic vision for the future and celebrate our nominee. I am delighted to have Leah on board to lead this effort and propel our nominee on to victory in November 2016.”
For the past several years, Daughtry has been a Principal at BCT Consulting, which creates and produces high-profile, mission critical events. She previously served as Chief Executive Officer of the 2008 Democratic National Convention Committee, responsible for all aspects of planning and execution of the Democratic Party’s quadrennial presidential nominating convention. She simultaneously served as Chief of Staff of the Democratic National Committee where she was responsible for the day-to-day management of the national Party’s affairs. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Reverend Daughtry held various senior government posts, including Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (Acting) at the United States Department of Labor with oversight of the Department’s management programs and a $35 billion budget.
She is founder of Faith In Action, the Democratic Party’s outreach initiative to communities of faith, and serves as Pastor of The House of the Lord Church in Washington, DC.
“I could not be more excited to lead the Democratic Convention team,” said Leah Daughtry. “This is an exciting time to be a Democrat, and we have an important opportunity to build on the progress we have made over the last six years and to nominate and help elect the 45th President of the United States. The road to the White House will begin right here in Philadelphia!”
Additional details on the convention will be made available in the coming weeks