For Immediate Release
EMILY's List Announces New President
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Stephanie Schriock was named the new President of EMILY's List by the Board of Directors today. Current President and Founder Ellen R. Malcolm will remain as Chairwoman of the Board of Directors. Schriock will take over as President on February 1, 2010.
"Stephanie Schriock brings not only the experience and dedication we were looking for, but she also comes with a burning passion to help elect pro-choice Democratic women candidates to office," said Ellen R. Malcolm. "We look forward to the energy and new ideas she will bring to EMILY's List."
Stephanie Schriock comes to EMILY's List from her position as Chief of Staff to United States Senator Jon Tester (D-Montana) and is widely respected for her role as manager of the closely watched campaign and recount effort of Senator Al Franken (D-Minnesota).
"I am deeply honored to join this trailblazing organization," said Schriock. "The dedicated members of EMILY's List, two decades of courageous women candidates and the amazing Ellen Malcolm have fundamentally changed the face of Congress and of leadership in our country. I look forward to growing the organization and reaching out to the millions of young women who will further change the future of politics and America."
"Stephanie very quickly earns the respect of everyone she meets because she's a darn good leader and a great person to work with," said U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-Montana). "She's got the drive, the smarts and the work ethic it takes for success in anything she does. Although she'll be sorely missed in my office, her passion for doing what’s right will serve our entire country -- and our kids and grandkids -- for the better."
The naming of Schriock to head EMILY's List, a membership-driven organization dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women candidates, kicks off a special year for the groundbreaking organization as it prepares to celebrate its 25-year anniversary.
Since its founding by Ellen Malcolm, EMILY's List has helped elect 80 pro-choice Democratic women U.S. members of Congress, 15 U.S. Senators, nine governors, and hundreds of women to state and local office. EMILY's List has also become one of the largest financial resources for minority women seeking federal office. The organization is vital to the future success of women in politics and will only continue to grow under Schriock's leadership.
EMILY's List is the nation's largest financial resource for women candidates. In the 2007-2008 cycle, EMILY's List raised more than $43 million to support its mission of recruiting and supporting women candidates, helping them build strong campaigns, and mobilizing women voters to turn out and vote. With more than 100,000 members across the country, EMILY's List is one of the largest political action committees in the nation.