DNC Announces New Finance Staff Hires
March 9, 2021
Today, DNC Chair Jaime Harrison and Executive Director Sam Cornale announced several new additions to the Democratic National Committee’s finance team. Michael Pratt has been named Finance Director of the DNC. Colleen Coffey has been hired as Deputy Finance Director, and Raymond Pham will serve as Director of Coalitions Fundraising. These new hires will join Kate DiLello, who currently serves as Deputy Finance Director, and Sarah Hasenfuss, who serves as Chief of Staff.
“We are thrilled to announce new additions to our team at the DNC,” said DNC Chair Jaime Harrison. “These new staff hires are among the best our party has to offer and will bring experience and strength to the Democratic Party. They will help us to grow our party infrastructure, implement our 50-state strategy, and defend our victories in the months and years ahead.”
“The DNC continues to recruit top talent to meet the moment,” said DNC Executive Director Sam Cornale. “Our success as a party will depend in no small measure on our ability to raise the resources we need to win. The DNC just had a record January fundraising in an off-cycle year and built on a historic year for Democrats in 2020, but we are going to get even stronger. These accomplished fundraisers will allow us to continue to grow our party and build on that success in 2021, 2022, and beyond.”
“In my 26 years of being involved with the DNC fundraising efforts, there’s never been a team that had this kind of experience,” said DNC Finance Chair Chris Korge. “We’re going to need that experience to compete against Donald Trump’s fundraising apparatus and continue to win up and down the ballot.”
Colleen Coffey previously served as a senior adviser to the Biden-Harris Campaign and the DNC. She was also Finance Director for Senator Ed Markey, and a consultant to the DSCC, Senator Kamala Harris, and Reps. Katie Porter and Lauren Underwood. She was also a longtime aide to Senator Elizabeth Warren.
Kate DiLello has served as the DNC’s Deputy National Finance Director since June 2018. During her tenure as Deputy, the Finance team has had record-breaking fundraising years in 2018, 2019 and 2020, raising over $550 million for the DNC and the Biden Victory Fund. Prior to joining the DNC, Kate served as Director of Development for City Year Washington, D.C.
Sarah Hasenfuss has served as the DNC’s Finance Chief of Staff since July 2020. She currently manages the daily operations for the Finance team, which includes streamlining and implementing new processes to make fundraising easier and more efficient. Prior to joining the DNC, Sarah helped manage event and fundraising operations for the Human Rights Campaign, Hillary for America, and EMILY’s List.
Raymond Pham previously served as the Coalitions Finance Director for the 59th Presidential Inaugural Committee and Biden for President, overseeing the national constituency fundraising portfolio and raising a record-breaking amount for the campaign. In addition to previously serving as a legislative Chief of Staff, Raymond served on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in Pennsylvania. Raymond is a son of refugees and an immigrant to the United States from Australia.
Michael Pratt has been a political fundraiser for almost two decades. Most recently, he served as a senior adviser to the Biden Harris Campaign and the DNC. Before that, Pratt served as Tri-State Development Director for The Obama Foundation, and was a consultant to the DSCC, Senator Kamala Harris, and Reps. Katie Porter and Lauren Underwood. He was also a longtime aide to Senator Elizabeth Warren.