DNC Announces New Staff Hires

Today the Democratic National Committee is proud to announce two new hires: Muthoni Wambu Kraal for the position of National Political and Organizing Director and Patrick Stevenson for Chief Mobilization Officer. Most recently, Muthoni served as Vice President of National Outreach and Training at EMILYs List. She previously served as the organization’s Senior Director for State Engagement and Development. Muthoni brings over 20 years of experience working for all kinds of campaigns – including as Deputy Political Director for Joe Biden’s presidential campaign in 2007.

Patrick has been promoted to Chief Mobilization Officer, a role he had been filling on an interim basis. He oversaw the DNC’s grassroots fundraising in 2018, leading the program to its highest-raising year in nearly a decade. This is Patrick’s second tenure at the DNC — he previously served as the DNC’s Email Director in the 2014 cycle. He is a veteran of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign and Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign.


Last month, Brandon Gassaway joined as National Press Secretary. Brandon most recently worked as Press Secretary on Tim Kaine’s senate campaign and Communications Director for former Congressional Black Caucus Chair Congressman Cedric Richmond. He is a veteran of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign.


“I’m thrilled to announce that Muthoni Wambu Kraal will join our team as National Political and Organizing Director, Patrick Stevenson will be promoted to Chief Mobilization Officer, and Brandon Gassaway has come on board as National Press Secretary. Muthoni has spent her career training, recruiting and helping elect candidates up and down the ballot. In addition to her wealth of experience, Muthoni brings a 50-state network with her to the DNC. Patrick has been an integral member of our team, and his leadership helped to revitalize our party’s grassroots fundraising. Brandon has already contributed significantly to our team and we’re excited to have him on board. Democrats nationwide will benefit from their talents as we continue to strengthen our party and work to elect Democrats in 2019, 2020, and beyond,” said DNC Chair Tom Perez.