Kelly Ward, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's political director, has been promoted to executive director for the 2014 cycle, DCCC Chairman Steve Israel, D-N.Y., announced Thursday.
Ward, who also has substantial experience on House and Senate campaigns, takes over from Robby Mook, the committee's current executive director, who will assist former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe in his campaign for governor of Virginia, CNN reports.
Israel also announced promotions for DCCC Communications Director Jesse Ferguson, who will serve an additional role as Deputy Executive Director, and DCCC National Finance Director Missy Kurek, who will serve as Deputy Executive Director for Finance. Kurek also serves as a senior political advisor to Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.
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