For Immediate Release:
October 13, 2015
Today, NewDEAL (Developing Exceptional American Leaders), a national network of over 140 pro-growth, progressive state and local leaders, announced the appointment of Lisa Bianco as Political Director. In this role, Lisa will continue to build the network by bringing together leaders focused on expanding opportunity and help them develop and spread innovative ideas to spur economic growth.
Previously, Lisa served as Chief of Staff and District Director to Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-06). She led Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer’s (MD-05) in-state political operation, running his campaign and managing his relationships around the state, including with many state and local leaders. In addition, Lisa has worked on campaigns around the country, including in the Iowa caucuses, New Mexico, Illinois, and her home state of Colorado.
The network is led by our Honorary Chairs, Delaware Governor Jack Markell and U.S. Senator Mark Warner of Virginia, as well as our Honorary Regional Chairs: Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, U.S. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey, U.S. Senator Chris Coons of Delaware, U.S. Senator Gary Peters of Michigan, California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman, former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz, and Houston Mayor Annise Parker.
“Lisa is passionate about building bridges between pro-growth progressive political, policy and private sector leaders. She understands the importance of facilitating the exchange of ideas and creating strong networks. She brings tremendous energy, talent and drive to her work, and she will be a fantastic resource for all of us as we continue to expand NewDEAL’s reach and impact,” said Debbie Cox Bultan, Executive Director of NewDEAL.