I’m thrilled to announce that Mary Beth Cahill will join our team as interim CEO.

Mary Beth comes to us with a wealth of experience in Democratic politics. From her days in the U.S. Senate and the White House to her leadership at EMILY’s List, Mary Beth is a seasoned Democratic veteran who brings decades of experience and public service to managing and electing Democrats up and down the ballot. Democrats nationwide will benefit from her talents as we build on the energy and momentum from 2017 and work to elect Democrats in 2018 and beyond.

Times of transition are never easy. But I’m incredibly grateful for Jess O’Connell’s leadership here at the DNC. She’s leaving this organization in far better shape than she found it, and the person who succeeds her will have big shoes to fill.

Thank you for your patience through this process. I’m excited to welcome Mary Beth to the team, and I look forward to hearing your input as we search for a permanent CEO.

Tom Perez
Democratic National Committee