You may contact the Board at email@example.com with any questions or inquiries.
- President: Matt Kalmans
Matt Kalmans is a College sophomore hailing from Weston, Connecticut, majoring in Comparative Politics and Diplomatic History. Before being elected Penn Democrats President, Matt served as Events Director and planned all of our political, legislative, and social events during the 2012 election cycle. Prior to coming to Penn, he worked on President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, as well as on U.S. Congressman Jim Himes' successful 2008 and 2010 congressional campaigns. Additionally, he spent two summers working in the U.S. Senate, first for Senator George Voinovich and then for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. When he is not working on Penn Dems, Matt enjoys writing, traveling, watching movies, and meeting all sorts of incredible people at Penn! In this next year, he is looking forward to taking Penn Democrats to new heights.
- Vice President: Daniel Levinson
Daniel Levinson is a Wharton and College sophomore hailing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, studying Finance and Political Science. Before being elected Penn Democrats Vice President, Daniel oversaw the development and implementation of the organization’s semester field plan and voter turnout efforts during the 2012 election cycle. Daniel worked closely with the Obama campaign to organize voter outreach and develop support on campus for President Obama’s re-election. Furthermore, he spent last summer interning for the Democratic National Committee in Washington D.C. in the Office of the Chairwoman to help elect Democrats nationwide. When not focusing on politics, Daniel enjoys following South Florida sports and playing basketball. This year, he looks forward to expanding Penn Democrats’ profile and keeping political dialogue lively on campus.
- Political Director: Brian Goldman
Brian Goldman is a Political Science major hailing from McLean, Virginia, which lies directly across the river from Washington, DC. Thus, he is eerily familiar with the merry world of Beltway politics. Brian has worked on local, state, and national campaigns since 2006, and he recently interned on Capitol Hill in the Office of the Democratic Whip (Rep. Steny Hoyer). When not discussing politics, Brian enjoys rooting for Washington sports teams, watching reruns of The West Wing, and playing the drums. He has an admittedly unhealthy obsession with Bruce Springsteen and will often follow The Boss up and down the Northeast Corridor. Brian looks forward to helping Democrats recapture the Governor’s Mansions in Virginia and New Jersey during the 2013 election cycle.
- Legislative Director: Sean Foley
Sean Foley hails from Scranton, Pennsylvania—the birthplace of great Democrats such as Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bob Casey. At Penn, Sean plans to major in Political Science. As we move into 2013, Sean hopes to establish a lively and open dialogue on campus for students of all beliefs on issues ranging from gun control to immigration reform. Before arriving at Penn, Sean had worked on a few different campaigns, most recently for new congressman and Penn Law alumnus, Matt Cartwright. In his spare time, Sean does not stray too far from politics. Aside from keeping up with contemporary politics, he often reads up on his political heroes—the Kennedys—and occasionally listens to an old speech for inspiration. Sean looks forward to promoting the principles of the Democratic Party at Penn and the campaign trail.
- Communications Director: Jane Meyer
Jane Meyer is a freshman from Cold Spring Harbor, New York. She plans to major in Political Science and loved serving on the Freshman Committee of Penn Democrats this past semester. Jane has interned in the offices of Congressman Steve Israel, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and in the Tri-State Financial Office of the Obama Campaign. You can always find Jane tweeting or facebooking the latest political news and is looking forward to keeping everyone up to date with the latest from Penn Dems!
- Treasurer: Amiyr Jackson
Amiyr Jackson is a sophomore from the city of brotherly love. Like any other Whartonite, he will most likely concentrate in finance but he can’t quench his thirst for politics, thus he is considering a Political Science minor. Amiyr loves sports, politics, Peyton Manning, and well, himself. When not admiring his tall, dark, handsome body, he enjoys watching football every Sunday, reading ESPN and Politico, and hanging out with friends. On Wednesday, November 7th, 2012, Amiyr expects to wake up with a smile on his face, Tebow, and yell, “Yes we did!”
- Membership Director: Emma Connolly
Emma Connolly is a College freshman from Trumbull, Connecticut. After spending the entire summer of 2009 watching The West Wing and realizing her life goal of becoming CJ Cregg, Emma became involved in town politics, volunteering for local campaigns and serving as a representative on her town’s Board of Education. During the 2012 election season, she tracked volunteering hours for the Penn Dems Deputy Board as a part of the Membership team. When not concentrating on politics, Emma spends an unhealthy amount of time on Twitter and occasionally knits. Her role models are Hillary Clinton, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Rachel Maddow, and Ke$ha. This year, Emma looks forward to keeping members involved and enthusiastic as Penn Dems moves into the future.
- Outreach Director: Amelie Dougherty
Amelie Dougherty is a College freshman from Los Angeles, California, majoring in Mathematics and Economics. She grew up speaking German and has traveled extensively in Europe and the United States. Before being the Outreach Director, she served on Penn Dems Deputy Board Events Committee. She has had a long-standing interest in politics and worked fervently with Penn Dems this last semester to reelect Obama. Aside from working with Penn Democrats, she tutors at a local middle school in West Philadelphia and serves on her dorm’s house council. This next year she is extremely excited to work with everyone on the board to keep political passion alive on campus.
- Secretary: Tara Kutzbach
Tara Kutzbach is a College sophomore from Croton, New York majoring in Political Science and minoring in Consumer Psychology. She has been very dedicated to Penn Democrats since her freshman year, previously serving as the Deputy Events Director and planning events ranging from election debate watch parties to Pizza with Governor Ed Rendell. Tara also gained political experience this past summer working at a non-profit called The Common Good, planning events to engage in civil dialogue with figures such as Chris Hayes, Carl Bernstein, and Thomas Mann. On campus, she serves as the Store Manager of Penn Student Agencies and the Director of Social Events for her sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha. For fun, she enjoys hitting up the slopes with the Penn Club Ski Team, scuba diving, and exploring new places. Tara hopes to use her passion for politics to continue the success of Penn Democrats in the year to come!
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Sean Foley: email@example.com
Jane Meyer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amiyr Jackson: email@example.com
Emma Connolly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amelie Dougherty: email@example.com
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In addition to the nine Board positions listed above, there are numerous Deputy Board and leadership positions available throughout the year. To apply for deputy board, please send a statement of interest to email@example.com. General inquiries welcome.
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