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DNC Expands Communications Team for 2016 Cycle

Washington DC – The Democratic National Committee today is announcing four top-notch operatives to new and expanded roles in its communications department.

“I am thrilled to announce these new members of our communications team,” said DNC Communications Director Mo Elleithee. “With their wealth of communications experience, these new members will help us aggressively take the Democratic message to a wider audience as we work to help elect the 45th President of the United States and other Democrats all across the country in 2016.”

Kaylie Hanson will serve as Regional Press Secretary for the Northeast.  Hanson comes to the DNC from the office of Senator Chris Murphy from Connecticut where she most recently served as Deputy Communications Director after starting as Deputy Press Secretary on his campaign for the U.S. Senate in 2012. Prior to working for Senator Murphy, Kaylie spent two years in the office of U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan. @KaylieEHanson 

Kristin Sosanie has been tapped as Regional Press Secretary for the South.  She comes to the DNC from the South Carolina Democratic Party and Vincent Sheheen’s campaign for Governor in South Carolina, where she served as the Communications Director. Before that, she was the Communications Director for the Obama campaign in Minnesota, after serving as the Communications Director for the Minnesota DFL.  Originally from New Jersey, Kristin is returning to DC – she’s spent time on the Hill, working for the House Agriculture Committee, and received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from The George Washington University. @KSosanie

Eric Walker will join the team as Regional Press Secretary for the West.  Walker comes to the DNC from the office of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter where he served as the Communications Director for her official office and the House Rules Committee, after starting as the Communications Director for Congresswoman Slaughter’s re-election campaign in 2012. Born and raised in New Jersey, Eric is a graduate of The George Washington University. @EricMWalker

Miryam Lipper has taken over as the new Deputy National Press Secretary and Director of Broadcast Media after serving in assistant press secretary and press assistant roles at the DNC. Miryam spent time in Georgia through the 2014 midterms helping to elect Democrats up and down the ticket. Miryam is a graduate of Indiana University. @MiryamLipper

The DNC recently named Holly Shulman as National Press Secretary, Michael Tyler as Director of African American Media, and Rob Flaherty as Director of Digital Media.  Jason Pitt will continue in his role as the Regional Press Secretary for the Midwest.

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