WASHINGTON, June 6, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, along with DNC Convention CEO Leah Daughtry and Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee Executive Director Kevin Washo, will discuss the upcoming Democratic National Convention and take questions from the media at a National Press Club Newsmaker on Tues., June 21 at 2 p.m., in the Bloomberg Room. Club President Thomas Burr will moderate.
Jim Kenney became Philadelphia's Mayor in January 2016. Prior to his election, he served as Councilman-at-Large, where he worked with his colleagues to bring the DNC to Philadelphia. The Mayor also served on the Council when the city hosted the 2000 RNC Convention.
The Rev. Leah D. Daughtry is the Chief Executive Officer of the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Daughtry is the first person to manage a Democratic Convention for a second time; previously she had served as the CEO for the 2008 Convention in Denver where President Obama received his party's nomination.
Kevin Washo serves as Executive Director of the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention, overseeing all aspects of the Host Committee, including its operation, fundraising, community outreach and strategic partnerships. He assumed this role after having coordinated Philadelphia's successful bid to host the Democratic National Convention.
The Democratic National Convention is scheduled for the Week of July 25, and follows the Republican National Convention. Unlike past party conventions of recent election cycles, this year's party gatherings will precede the Olympics.
The National Press Club is located on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C. This event is open to credentialed media and NPC members, free of charge. No advance registration is required.
Contact: Jamie Horwitz, NPC Newsmaker Chair, 202-549-4921, firstname.lastname@example.org
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