Our Team

Alixandria Lapp

Executive Director

Alixandria Lapp, Executive Director, founded House Majority PAC in April 2011. She continues to oversee the organization’s daily operations, including serving as House Majority PAC’s principal political strategist. In 2006, Lapp was at the epicenter of the political storm when Democrats last seized the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, serving first as the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s campaign director then as deputy director of the committee’s independent expenditure. In that role, she helped oversee all polling and voter communications programs for the $55 million effort that resulted in the Democrats’ 30 seat gain that year. In 2008, Lapp served as a consultant to the DCCC to assist with the setup and organization of its independent expenditure program. 

Charlie Kelly

Deputy Executive Director

Charlie Kelly, Deputy Executive Director, most recently served as Chief of Staff to Congressman Dan Maffei (D-NY). Previously, Charlie worked at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee both on the independent expenditure side and on the candidate side, as a Regional Political Director overseeing strategy on dozens of congressional campaigns across the country. He also served as Executive Director for then-Governor Tim Kaine's Political Action Committee, Moving Virginia Forward, and with Kaine at the Democratic National Committee. Charlie lives in Alexandria, VA and is married with a one-year-old son.

Elis Ribeiro

Chief Operating Officer

Elis Ribeiro, Chief Operating Officer, has spent the last five election cycles working in Democratic politics, most recently as the Operations Director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on the independent expenditure side. In the 2012 cycle, she served as a Regional Operations Director at Obama for America, President Obama's national re-election campaign. She previously worked on US Senate and Governor's campaigns in Ohio. She received a B.A. with honors in Political Science and History from Case Western Reserve University.

Jeb Fain

Communications Director

Jeb Fain's experience in political communications has taken him to Georgia, Central New York, Connecticut and back to his hometown of Washington, DC. In 2012, he served as Communications Director for Rep. Elizabeth Esty’s successful first-run for Congress — continuing in that role for her official office. He was also campaign Press Secretary for former Rep. Mike Arcuri in 2010. Most recently, Jeb served as Northeast Regional Press Secretary for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and worked as a consultant for Ralston Lapp Media during the 2014 cycle.  

Casey Nesselhauf

Research Director

Casey Nesselhauf most recently served as Research Director of WOMEN VOTE, the independent expenditure program at EMILY’s List. Previously Casey worked as Research Director for the Florida Democratic Party and Deputy Research Director at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. He also served as a researcher at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee where he led a team that produced nearly 30 opposition research books and ensured the accuracy of $60 million in independent expenditures. 

Development Team

Nicole Runge D’Ercole

House Majority PAC’s development team is led by Nicole Runge D’Ercole, who has been at the forefront of political fundraising for the past decade. In 2012, Nicole led fundraising efforts at the House Majority PAC to raise over $35 million dollars. In the 2008 cycle, D’Ercole was the Managing Director of Finance and Marketing at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, where she was responsible for planning, executing and raising more than $170 million, breaking all previous DCCC fundraising records. During this time, D’Ercole developed strong relationships with members of the House Democratic leadership and members of the Democratic Caucus, including Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Bruce Kieloch

Bruce Kieloch has been a nationally recognized fundraiser for Democratic and progressive social causes for more than 20 years raising tens of millions of dollars along the way. He has advised presidential campaigns, the DCCC, the DSCC, the DNC and dozens of state and federal candidates. He draws upon an extensive network of decision-makers at the highest levels in industry, politics and philanthropy to further enlightened goals.

Courtney Ryan

Courtney Ryan was most recently a regional candidate fundraising director at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, where she advised dozens of congressional campaigns across the country. Before that, Courtney was a fundraising consultant to several federal and state political campaigns and organizations. She also served on the development team at America Votes. Courtney is a native of New Jersey, is a graduate of Villanova University, and lives in Washington, DC. 

Rachel Gottke

Rachel Gottke joined House Majority PAC in 2013. She previously worked as a Finance Fellow on Terry McAuliffe’s successful campaign for Governor of Virginia. Rachel will be completing her Masters in Political Management from The George Washington University in May and has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Virginia Tech.

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