Today, American Bridge 21st Century announced the hirings of veteran Democratic strategists Drew Godinich as Senior Director of Communications, Kait Demchuk as Digital Director, Alexandra De Luca as Gubernatorial and State Communications Director, and Grace Hagerty as Deputy Press Secretary. They will join Vice President of Strategic Communications Julie McClain Downey, Senate Communications Director Brad Banium, and National Press Secretary Tiffiany Vaughn Jones in helping lead American Bridge 21st Century’s communications efforts for the 2022 midterms.
“I am incredibly excited to welcome these seasoned campaign communications professionals who will help us in our efforts to educate voters on President Biden’s accomplishments and hold Republicans accountable,” said American Bridge 21st Century President Jessica Floyd. “At American Bridge, we are already fighting every day with an eye towards winning this November, and the wealth of experience these four bring to the team ensures we have some of the best in the business working to expand and protect our Democratic majorities.”
Drew Godinich is joining the team as Senior Director of Communications. He has worked on a number of political campaigns, including Shontel Brown’s special election win in Ohio’s Eleventh District this August, and on Capitol Hill. In the 2020 election cycle, Drew was the Deputy Communications Director at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and the Western States Communications Director for Mike Bloomberg for President. He also worked at the DCCC in 2018 as Western Regional Press Secretary, when Democrats flipped seven House seats in California. Drew received his Bachelor’s Degree in Portuguese Studies from Columbia University.
Kait Demchuk will join American Bridge 21st Century as Digital Director for the 2022 cycle. In 2021, she served as Digital Director for Governor Phil Murphy’s re-election campaign, where she managed an in-house content team alongside digital fundraising and persuasion programs that helped re-elect a Democratic Governor in New Jersey for the first time in almost fifty years. During the 2020 campaign cycle, Kait served as Content Director for Mark Kelly for Senate in Arizona. Previously, she served as Digital Strategist for the Atlantic Council’s DFRLab. During the 2018 campaign cycle, Kait served as Deputy Digital Director for Bob Casey for Senate in Pennsylvania. A Philadelphia native, she started her career in Pennsylvania as Deputy Political Director for Katie McGinty’s campaign for U.S. Senate in 2016. Kait received a Bachelor’s in Physics from the University of Notre Dame and a Master’s in Public Policy from Georgetown University.
Alexandra De Luca is a Democratic communications professional with years of experience in national, statewide, and local campaigns. Before joining American Bridge 21st Century as Gubernatorial and State Communications Director, she served as the communications director for 314 Action, where she worked to elect scientists during the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to that, she ran the communications program for Dr. Barbara Bollier’s groundbreaking U.S. Senate race in Kansas, worked as the South Carolina communications director and New Hampshire press secretary for Cory Booker’s presidential bid, and as the national press secretary for EMILY’s List during the historic 2016 and 2018 cycles. A dual American and British citizen, Alexandra received her Bachelor’s in Government from Georgetown University.
Grace Hagerty is joining American Bridge 21st Century as Deputy Press Secretary where she will work closely with National Press Secretary Tiffiany Vaughn and the American Bridge 21st Century Co-Chairs to promote the Biden Administration’s agenda and hold Republicans accountable. Prior to joining American Bridge 21st Century, Grace was the Press Secretary for the New Hampshire Democratic Party and in the 2020 cycle, she was Communications Director for Qasim Rashid’s congressional campaign in Virginia’s first congressional district. Grace received her Bachelor’s in Sociology from Boston University.