The Democratic National Convention Committee today named Lee Whack as Press Secretary for the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Lee joins the Convention team from the U.S. House of Representatives where he served as Communications Director for Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL).
“We are very pleased that Lee is joining the Convention team,” said Convention CEO Leah D. Daughtry. “I am confident his background and experience will help us achieve our goal of being the most engaging, inclusive and forward-looking convention in history.”
Prior to his work for Rep. Schakowsky, Lee was public relations manager for the DC Housing Finance Agency. Before that, he was a communications staffer for several Democrats in the Illinois State Senate. He also managed press for the National Public Housing Museum and the 2010 Illinois State Treasurer’s race. Previously, he was a local news reporter for the Chicago Tribune. Born in Pittsburgh and raised in the Chicago area, he is a graduate of Morehouse College with a Master’s in Journalism from Northwestern University.
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