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Biographies of DFA's Chief Spokespeople
Yvette Simpson, Chief Executive Officer, Democracy for America
Yvette is DFA’s key spokesperson bringing her experience, passion, and commitment to changing the world in advocating for advancing the voices and power of progressives in our democracy nationwide. She is a lawyer, former Cincinnati City Council President Pro Tempore, and the first woman to serve as a Chief Executive Officer at DFA as well as the first woman of color in executive leadership. Being the first to achieve high heights is not new to Yvette, having been the first in her family to graduate college, the first Black woman in Cincinnati's 200-year history to win a Mayoral primary, and most recently as DFA Federal Electoral Manager in 2018, drove historic victories electing the most progressive and diverse coalition of candidates to Congress in America’s history. Yvette has served on the local board for YWCA, Urban League, Cincinnati Youth Collaborative, and the UC Law Legal Access Program, and recognized by the Cincinnati Business Courier for Forty under 40 in 2005, received YWCA Career Woman of Achievement in 2014, and was named to the She the People Steering Committee in 2018.
Christopher Scott, Chief Political Officer, Democracy for America
A native of Detroit, Christopher is a political operative who specializes in strategy, turnout, and messaging. Prior to joining Democracy for America, Christopher served as the National Political Director for the Collective PAC.
Christopher has served as the Deputy Campaign Manager for Kim Foxx, Cook County State’s Attorney re-election campaign, and Executive Director of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus, the nation's oldest legislative black caucus. Christopher began his career in politics in 2012 both interning for Congressman John Lewis and working on President Obama’s re-election campaign. Christopher holds a B.A. from Bowling Green State University in Film Production and a M.A. from American University in Strategic Communication.