Wow! I'm not going to lie; it's been a little weird not being at the helm of Democratic GAIN this past week or so.
I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed my time as GAIN's Executive Director. These last 18 months have been amazing. I owe a big thanks to you - our members - for your insight, participation, ideas, feedback, and encouragement.
Democratic GAIN, to me, is democracy at it's finest. This organization exists to make sure every talented individual who wants to give themselves over to the crazy profession that is politics has the opportunity to learn, meet, and grow in their career. A political career cannot just be for the few and the privileged; our party and our movement is better served and represented when everyone has the chance to participate.
Okay, enough of the sappy and onto my next steps. I am happy to announce that I am keeping it in the family and joining Englin Consulting
as a Senior Strategist (we were going to call me "Senior Accomplice," but thought better). The Englin Team has been leading GAIN's communications strategy for the past year, and were there when we rebuilt the website, launched the newsletter, and decided what to talk to you about. I'm excited to start this next chapter of my career.
Before I go, I'd like to give a giant THANK YOU to Amy Pritchard, the Founder and President of Democratic GAIN. I began this job lucky to have Amy as a mentor; I'm leaving this job lucky to now count her as a friend. Our party and our movement owe her a tremendous debt of gratitude for starting and continuing this great organization.
I'd also like to thank our webmaster Seth Tanner for always keeping it real and guiding me through the world of the "intertubes."
In addition, I'd like to thank our new Board of Directors. Seriously, you have already outdone yourselves and I know you will do amazing things for this organization in the coming 2 years.
And last, but certainly not least, I'd like to thank Alexandra Acker Lyons for agreeing to come back to Democratic GAIN. Rest assured folks, I have passed the torch to the most capable hands. Alexandra brings dedication, enthusiasm and talent to this role that I can only envy.
Phew. Well, I guess that's about all for me. Good luck to all of you as you go forward making our country a better place, one job at a time.
Keep in touch and thank you again!
(Former Executive Director, Democratic GAIN)