Senate Majority PAC Announces Senior Staff for 2018 Cycle

NOVEMBER 2, 2017
Contact: Chris Hayden

Senate Majority PAC Announces Senior Staff for 2018 Cycle

Washington, D.C. (November 2, 2017) – Senate Majority PAC today announced its senior staff for the 2018 election cycle.

“We have assembled a first-rate team at Senate Majority PAC to combat 2018’s challenging Senate map,” said J.B. Poersch, President of Senate Majority PAC. “This team gives us the best chance to move towards a Senate majority by defending our incumbents and flipping seats.”

Diana Astiz serves as Research Director. Last cycle, Astiz worked as Research Director for Katie McGinty’s Pennsylvania Senate campaign. Astiz also served as Research Director on Jack Conway’s Kentucky gubernatorial campaign in 2015. Prior to that she was the Southern regional researcher and rapid response coordinator at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) in the 2012 and 2014 cycles.

Angelique Cannon Harris serves as National Finance Director. Last cycle, Cannon Harris served as the Deputy National Finance Director Mid-Atlantic Region for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Prior to that, she was the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee’s National Finance Director for the 2012 and 2014 election cycles. Cannon Harris’ extensive political finance experience extends back to her work as National Finance Director for Mark Warner’s 2008 Senate campaign, Major Gifts Director for EMILY’s List and Development Director for Third Way.

Chris Hayden serves as as Communications Director. Most recently Hayden served as the Communications Director at Center For American Progress Action Fund. In the 2016 cycle, Hayden was Communications Director on Jason Kander’s Senate campaign. Prior to that he worked on Senator Kay Hagan’s 2014 re-election effort and Senator Claire McCaskill’s 2012 victory.

Alex Katz serves as a Senior Advisor in New York. Previously, Katz spent four years on Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer’s Senate staff, serving in a variety of roles in New York and on Capitol Hill – including Special Assistant, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, and Senior Aide and Speechwriter in Schumer’s leadership office. Prior to that Katz worked in New York City Hall for Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Alexandra Shapiro serves as Deputy National Finance Director. Shapiro served as Mid-Atlantic Finance and PAC Director at the Democratic National Committee for three years before working for Hillary Victory Fund’s Mid-Atlantic Finance team in 2016. Prior to that Shapiro served as a Regional Finance Director for Governor McAuliffe’s 2013 victory and as a member of the Candidate Services team at the DCCC for the 2012 cycle.

Pamela Stamoulis serves as Senate Majority PAC’s first ever Digital Director, developing and coordinating cutting-edge digital campaign efforts to mobilize voters across the country. Stamoulis most recently worked at a top New York State political firm executing major local, state, and national issue-advocacy and electoral campaigns on behalf of political, corporate, and non-profit clients. Stamoulis’ work has been featured in major news publications, and she was named one of NYC’s “40 Under 40 Rising Stars” by City&State in 2016.

About Senate Majority PAC
Senate Majority PAC is the only super PAC dedicated to winning the Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate. Senate Majority PAC organizes comprehensive independent expenditure (IE) campaigns to support Democratic Senators and candidates. Our campaigns start with cutting-edge data & analytics and intensive research, and span activities that range from television advertising, radio, digital, and mail, to voter turnout. We coordinate with Democratic allies to ensure that every dollar is spent efficiently and effectively to protect our candidates in the face of the GOP’s extremist right-wing cash advantage.