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The 2015 - 2017 Democratic GAIN Advisory Board Chair:

Tom Manatos

Tom Manatos is the Senior Director of Government Affairs at The Internet Association, a trade association representing America’s leading Internet companies and their global community of users. Prior to his time at the Internet Association, Tom was a liaison to House Democrats on behalf of Speaker of the House and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, as well as Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.  He dealt with Members of Congress on a full range of issues that came before the House of Representatives including historic legislation such as Healthcare Reform, Wall Street Reform, and the Recovery Act.  Tom also worked with Senators, Members of Congress, Obama Administration officials, statewide and local elected officials through his work on the President’s Inaugural, the President’s campaign, and at the DNC. During Tom’s nine years with Pelosi he served in the Speaker’s member services office, outreach and advance offices, and Pelosi’s Democratic leader and Democratic whip offices.  Prior to his time with Speaker Pelosi, Tom served as acting Deputy Press Secretary for Senator Paul S. Sarbanes of Maryland and was in the advance office at the Gore/Lieberman national campaign headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee.  Tom also started his own Internet company, the Tom Manatos Jobs website, that has been one of the top job lists in Washington, DC and in nationwide politics since 2002. Tom was born and raised in the Washington, DC area in Bethesda, Maryland and attended Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He obtained his masters degree in government from Johns Hopkins University in the spring of 2010. He resides in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife, Dana and three children Andrew, Alexis and George.

2015 - 2017 Advisory Board Members:

To be announced soon!!!