Donna Brazile

Donna Brazile


Name: Donna Brazile

Title:  Political Strategist

Organization:  Democratic Party

What Makes This Person a Game Changer:  New Orleans native Donna Brazile is a well-known Democratic political strategist. In 2000, she became the first African American woman to manage a presidential campaign when she spearheaded the campaign for former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. She is very active in the Democratic Party on a national level, having served in every presidential campaign between 1976 and 2000. She has also served as the interim chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in 2011 and the DNC’s Voting Rights Institute Chair. Brazile is currently the vice chair of Voter Registration and Participation at the DNC. Additionally, she is a regular contributor on ABC’s This Week and CNN as well a columnist for Universal Uclick, Ms. Magazine, and O, the Oprah Magazine. She is also the author of the best-selling memoir “Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics.” Brazile is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.