• Spencer Dole

    House Campaign Director

    Spencer joined the Democratic Party staff as Director of the House Campaign in February of 2019. Born and raised in Hartland, Spencer left Vermont to attend James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He stayed connected to Vermont - working for the State Park system during his summer’s home from school, interning with Senator Leahy in the Fall of 2015, and working as a Field Organizer for Matt Dunne’s Campaign for Governor in 2016.

    Spencer Dole
  • Scott McNeil

    Executive Director
    Scott joined the Vermont Democratic Party as Executive Director in September of 2019, but he was no stranger to the complicated nature of a state party, having led the North Dakota Democratic Party since July of 2017.  Before moving to North Dakota, Scott successfully managed Suzanne Bump’s campaign for Massachusetts State Auditor and then served in her office as an external affairs assistant.  In addition to managing a statewide campaign, he has also worked on multiple congressional races around the country, serving in the roles of Regional Field Director and Field Director. Scott is a Cum Laude graduate of George Washington University with a Bachelors in Political Science. 
  • Kate Olney

    Finance Director
    Kate joined the Vermont Democratic Party as Finance Director in March of 2020. With more than 18 years of fundraising, marketing and public relations experience in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors in Montana and Vermont, Kate looks forward to working with fellow Democrats as they work towards real, lasting change that will benefit all Vermonters.
  • Andy Hatem

    Data Manager

    Andy joined the Vermont Democratic Party as Data Manager in May of 2020. Before joining the party, he worked for an anti-poverty nonprofit, held multiple teaching and research positions, and advised several state and local campaigns. Andy graduated from the University of Chicago last June with a degree in Public Policy and Political Science. He's also a long-suffering Red Sox fan.

  • Asha Carroll

    Communications Director
    Asha joined the Vermont Democratic Party as Communications Director in 2020 after working as Digital Organizing Director, Regional Organizing Director, and Leahy Fellow for the VDP in previous cycles. Asha holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and New England Conservatory and is a three-time small business owner. She brings with her over 10 years of marketing and communications experience working for organizations in the education, arts, natural foods, and publishing industries. Asha is a proud resident of Tinmouth, Vermont.
  • Kevin Burgess

    Party Affairs Director
    A rural Iowa native, Kevin got his start in electoral politics when he was elected Clerk of Clay Township at age 18. He went on to work for Bernie Sanders' first presidential campaign in Iowa, Texas, and Arizona before serving as a Sanders floor whip at the 2016 Democratic Convention. Kevin spent the following years working for the Iowa Democratic Party as First District Director before leaving to manage several IA house campaigns. Most recently, Kevin lent his talent to the Pete Buttigieg campaign, serving as his Iowa Deputy Political Director and then Oklahoma State Director. An avid hiker and outdoorsman, Kevin is happy to call Vermont home.