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Rev. Leah D. Daughtry

"No kicking, no screaming, no shoving, no hairpulling..."  As CEO of the DNC Convention Committee, Leah Daughtry likely invokes these words every now and again to control the hoards of people lining up for DNC Convention credentials.  With a history making candidate expected to accept the Democratic nomination, an outstanding speaker line up and star studded events, Rev. Daughtry is managing the hottest ticket in town.  A town called Denver, to be exact.

So who is Leah Daughtry anyway?  Keep reading, cuz we're gonna tell it all, girl! (You know how we do.)

·         Rev. Daughtry is the CEO of the 2008 Democratic National Convention Committee.  That means she is in charge of the whole shebang.


·         Rev. Daughtry is Chief of Staff to DNC Chairman Howard Dean, and she keeps him on the straight and narrow.  She fines him every time he uses a swear word, and donates the money to her church.


·         She could totally brag about her family history if she weren't so humble.  Her great-great grandfather was a slave and a preacher in the slave community.  She is the granddaughter of the founder of The House of the Lord Church (Pentecostal) and the daughter of Herbert Daughtry, the current pastor of the church.


·         She is pastor of The House of the Lord Church in Washington, D.C.  "When I'm in the pulpit, it really isn't me," she said in an interview.  "Sometimes I pray, 'Decrease me and increase you, Lord."


·         She directs the DNC's Faith in Action Committee, which oversees the party's outreach to religious voters.


·         Her resume makes you wanna shout! Past positions include senior posts at the U.S. Department of Labor during the Clinton administration, a post on the Clinton-Gore transition team in 1992, managing director of the 1992 DNC Convention, and Legislative Assistant to Congressman Ed Towns.  She also founded a mentoring program for girls with HIV infected mothers, while serving as Executive Director of Man-to-Man/Sister-to-Sister (a nonprofit human service agency in Brooklyn that helps improve quality of life for families).


·         She graduated from Dartmouth College in 1984.

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