House Majority PAC Executive Director Alixandria Lapp announced today that Democratic Party strategist Shannon Roche has been named Deputy Executive Director of the House Majority PAC. Roche is a veteran of more than 15 years in the progressive movement and Democratic politics.
“I’m thrilled that Shannon Roche has joined the House Majority PAC team as Deputy Executive Director,” said Lapp. “Shannon has the right combination of experience, political know-how and leadership savvy to help House Democrats take back the House.”
“Since it launched in the Spring, House Majority PAC hasn’t wasted any time in holding House Republicans and the powerful voices on the Right accountable for their extreme agenda,” said Roche. “I’m excited to be working with such a strong team of seasoned campaign operatives at the House Majority PAC.”
Prior to joining House Majority PAC, Roche served in various roles at the Democracy Alliance (DA), most recently as Chief Operating Officer, and helped grow the DA from the ground up into one of the largest drivers of activist support for progressive movement institutions. Roche has served in various organizational management, member services and fundraising roles for the DNC, Gore2000, and the host committee for the 2004 Democratic National Convention. She received a B.A., cum laude, from Duke University and an M.P.P. from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Roche joins a team of veterans of winning campaigns to take back and keep the Democratic Majority in the House:
- Alixandria Lapp served as the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s Campaign Director 2005-2006, and then helped lead the Committee’s $65 million Independent Expenditure campaign as the Deputy Director. Ms. Lapp worked on Capitol Hill for nearly ten years, including serving as Rep. Adam Smith’s Chief of Staff and leading the communications efforts of the New Democrat Coalition, an organization of Members of Congress from swing districts. In 2003-2004, Ms. Lapp was the State Director for Senator John Kerry’s winning presidential caucus campaign in Washington State.
- Nicole Runge held various leadership positions at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee from 2003 – 2009. In the 2008 cycle she was Managing Director of Finance and Marketing. During this time she was responsible for planning, executing and raising all DCCC money, breaking all fundraising records for the committee at that time. Ms. Runge has also worked for a number of House Leadership Members, the DSCC, and several individual Senators.
- Ryan Rudominer most recently served as National Press Secretary for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. His four year tenure at the DCCC also included a position as the DCCC’s Midwest Regional Press Secretary where he developed and executed strategic communications plans for 25 highly targeted congressional campaigns that netted six Democratic congressional seats. Prior to his four-year tenure with the DCCC, Rudominer served as communications director for congressional candidate Joe Sestak, who in 2006 successfully defeated 20-year incumbent Curt Weldon. He also served as Congressman Steve Israel’s communications director for two years.
- Matthew Fuentes most recently served in the research department at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. He worked on races across the country and helped complete numerous opposition research reports, both federal and state legislative tracking, and the monitoring and analysis of notable legislation.