Alice Germond is the Secretary of the Democratic National Committee. She has been elected without opposition by the full Committee for three consecutive terms, beginning with a special election in 2002. Alice also serves on the Executive Committee, the Rules and By-Laws Committee, and as Secretary for the Democratic National Convention where she calls the role of states that determines the Party's nominee. Alice has participated in every Convention since 1974 when the Party wrote its National Charter.
Active in the Democratic Party for over 45 years, she has held leadership positions in local, state and national campaigns including Political Director for Clinton/Gore in CA, Deputy National Political Director for Michael Dukakis, and Super Delegate Director for Gary Hart. In 1988 Alice moved to Washington DC, and became Director of Political Operations for Ron Brown's successful election as Chair of the DNC. She was named his Senior Advisor, coordinating DNC Party Programs and was his liaison to the 1992 Convention. From 1993—1996 she was Director of the DNC's Government and Party Affairs Departments.
A strong advocate for issues and party values, Alice led the historic effort to put Geraldine Ferraro on the Democratic Ticket while Chair of the National Women's Political Caucus Democratic Task Force. During her tenure as Executive Vice President of NARAL Pro-Choice America, Fortune Magazine ranked NARAL as the most effective women's organization in the nation. Alice also worked for the AFL-CIO's Women's Division and for SEIU. One of Alice's earliest experiences was participating in Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" March on the National Mall.
Alice has broad experience as a speaker and working with the press. Her op-eds have been published by major newspapers and on the internet, and in 1995 CBS hired Alice for their special Convention Coverage Unit. She has keynoted International and Party Events and has served as a spokeswoman for the campaigns, organizations and issues with which she is identified. Alice has also been appointed to numerous commissions including the Council on Criminal Justice and the LA Olympics Government Affairs Committee.
Alice and her husband, author and columnist Jack Germond, live on a bend of the Shenandoah River in West Virginia, where Alice grows vegetables and fruits, goes running with her dog Freddy, and watches the bald eagles who have returned to the region. Jack and Alice enjoy coffee on the deck, warm conversation and visits from their six grandchildren.