Our Team

Alixandria Lapp
Alixandria Lapp, President, founded House Majority PAC in April 2011. 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
Charlie Kelly, Executive Director, most recently served as Deputy Executive Director during the 2016 cycle where he worked to manage staff and oversee the strategy and investment of millions of dollars in voter communications across dozens of Congressional districts that helped Democrats net six House seats. Previously, Charlie had served as Chief of Staff in the House, and worked at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on the independent expenditure and candidate sides. He also served as Executive Director of then-Governor Tim Kaine’s Political Action Committee, Moving Virginia Forward, and with Kaine at the DNC. Charlie lives in Alexandria, VA and is married with two boys.

Elis Ribeiro
Elis Ribeiro, Chief Operating Officer, has spent the last six election cycles working in Democratic politics. Previous to joining House Majority Pac in 2015, she served 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 has 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
Jeb Fain, Senior Communications Advisor, worked on campaigns in Georgia, Central New York, and Connecticut before returning 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. Jeb first joined HMP as the group’s Communications Director in 2016. Prior to that, he 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.

Development Team
Nicole Runge D’Ercole
House Majority PAC’s development team is led by Nicole Runge D’Ercole. In 2016, Nicole led fundraising efforts at the House Majority PAC to raise over $58 million dollars. From 2003 - 2008, D’Ercole worked at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. During that time she was the Managing Director of Finance and Marketing, where she was responsible for planning, and executing the overall finance plan.

Bruce Kieloch
Bruce Kieloch is an internationally recognized fundraiser for Democratic and progressive social causes serving clients more than 25 years and raising tens of millions of dollars along the way. He has advised six U.S. presidential campaigns, the DCCC, DSCC, DNC, dozens of state and federal candidates and numerous nonprofit organizations. He is a Shakespeare and Grateful Dead aficionado and lives in Washington, D.C. and Luray, Virginia with his dog, Roofus.

Courtney Ryan
Courtney Ryan was part of House Majority PAC’s development team in the 2016 election cycle, which raised a record amount for HMP’s efforts. Courtney has worked in Democratic politics and fundraising for the last ten years, and prior to joining HMP, she was a regional candidate fundraising director at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, where she advised dozens of congressional campaigns across the country on fundraising strategy. Courtney was also a fundraising consultant to several federal and state political campaigns and organizations, and served on the development team at America Votes.

Rachel Gottke
Rachel Gottke has established herself as a premier political fundraiser through years of campaign and PAC experience. A graduate of both Virginia Tech and George Washington University, Rachel has served on a number of record-breaking teams, such as House Majority PAC’s $40 million effort in 2014 and Terry McAuliffe’s $38 million gubernatorial campaign in 2013.

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