Indian American Seema Nanda stepping down as DNC CEO

Seema Nanda,
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Seema Nanda says she is looking “forward to continuing the fight for our democracy and to elect Democrats everywhere.”

Indian American Seema Nanda is stepping down as the CEO of the Democratic National Committee.

The Boston College Law School and Brown University grad, who took over as the DNC CEO in June 2018, succeeding Mary Beth Cahill, announced the move via twitter on Friday.

She wrote: “After two years, I will be stepping down as CEO of the DNC. I couldn’t be prouder of the infrastructure we have built, the primary process we have run, and the team we have built. I look forward to continuing the fight for our democracy and to elect Democrats everywhere.”

She did not reveal the reasons for leaving the position, nor did she announce her next move.

READ:Indian American Seema Nanda is the new CEO of Democratic National Committee  (June 29, 2018)

During her tenure, Nanda worked closely with DNC Chair Tom​ Perez, managing the group’s day-to-day operations. The two had worked together at the Department of Labor during the Obama years.

Perez’s term as DNC chair ends after the November election.

One of the highlights of Nanda’s term was the Democratic capture of the House of Representatives in the 2018 mid-term election, with a historic margin. It propelled Rep. Nancy Pelosi back to the House speaker position, eventually leading to the impeachment of President Donald Trump, who became only the third president to get impeached. Trump was acquitted by the U.S. Senate earlier this year.

While accepting the position, Nanda had described the job as “the opportunity of a lifetime, for which I am incredibly honored and humbled.” She said back then: “People are hurting all across our country. And I believe that Democrats are offering the positive solutions so desperately-needed right now – solutions forged by the strength of our diversity, the rigor of our ideas, and the decency of our values. I am grateful to Chairman Perez and Mary Beth for selecting me, and I look forward to joining my new DNC colleagues in the fight for our nation’s values and future.”

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