Karen Finney Returns to DNC
Karen Finney is joining the DNC as a senior adviser for the 2018 and 2020 election cycles. The veteran Democratic operative most recently served as Senior Advisor for Communications and Political Outreach and Senior Spokesperson for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Additionally she was Communications Director for then-VP nominee Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA). Her work also includes four presidential campaigns, service in the Clinton White House, and Hillary Clinton’s first New York Senate race. This isn't Finney's first DNC stint. She was the first and remains the only African American spokeswoman for the DNC. She helped lead media strategy for Howard Dean’s “50 State Strategy,” re-branding the party, the successful 2006 Congressional elections, and DNC communications efforts during the 2008 presidential campaign. The UCLA graduate also previously served as Chief of Staff to the Chairman, CEO and President of Scholastic Inc. She returns to the DNC as the party is establishing its identity in a post-Trump world and battling for control of Congress.