The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced members its executive team for the 2016 election cycle on Tuesday, a group it is touting as the most diverse in the history of the committee.
Three of the seven members of the executive team are people of color, the DCCC told the The Washington Post.
Ty Matsdorf will join the DCCC as deputy executive director and director of strategic messaging after spending the 2014 cycle as a top aide on Senate Majority PAC, a super PAC started by former aides to Sen. Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) that spends millions trying to help Democrats win Senate races.
Another new addition to the DCCC is Dan Sena, who was the campaign manager for Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.). He will be deputy executive director for outreach and voter contact.
The DCCC is the campaign arm of House Democrats.
The committee's executive team also includes Hayley Dierker, who will be chief operating officer and chief of staff. She was COO and senior adviser to then-chairman Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) in the 2014 election cycle.
Ian Russell is being promoted from political and campaign director to deputy executive director and political director.
Brandon English will spend another cycle at the DCCC, becoming deputy executive director for digital communications and fundraising. He was digital director in 2014.
Jackie Forte-Mackay will reprise her role as chief financial officer. This will be her 11th cycle as CFO.
Kelly Ward, the committee's executive director during the 2014 cycle, will stay in her role in 2016, new DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Lujan (N.M.) said last fall.
"These are a diverse group of experienced veterans who know how to build quality campaigns, recruit top candidates and win tough races,” said Ward in a statement announcing the personnel decisions.
More senior staff announcements will be made in the coming weeks, the DCCC said.
Democrats face an uphill climb to reclaiming the House majority in 2016. Republicans gained 13 seats in the 2014 midterm elections. They hold a 246-188 advantage in the chamber, their largest majority since the late 1940s.