Meet the DISCUS Team

Chief Executive Officer

Chris R. Swonger

President & CEO

Senior Staff

Adrian Baxter

Chief Financial Officer

Christine LoCascio

Chief of Public Policy

Courtney J. Armour

Chief Legal Officer

Eric Reller

Chief of Strategic Initiatives

Kendra Goode Carroll

Chief People Officer

Leslie Kimball

Chief of Communications and Branding

Sarah Fitzmaurice

Chief of Resources Planning and Management


Adam Smith

Vice President of State Government Relations

Ainsley Holyfield

Director of Public Affairs

Amanda Berger

Vice President of Science

Andrew O’Neil

International Trade Policy Manager

Audrey Clark

Export Program Coordinator

Bob Budoff

Senior Vice President, State Government Affairs

Bridget Allshouse

Director, Legal

Casey Scamporino

Director, Legal and Regulatory Policy

Charles McEntee

Manager of Export Promotions

Christopher Webb

Government Relations Coordinator

Colleen Sague

​Manager of Grassroots Advocacy

Daniela Torrealba

Manager of Events & Education

David King

Senior Director of Information Technology

Emily Smith

Vice President, State Public Policy

Gideon Blum

Administrative Coordinator, Public Policy

Hasan Bakir

Director of Economic Studies

Jay Hibbard

Senior Vice President of Government Relations

Jessica Brady

Senior Director of Federal Government Relations

Joe Donadoni

Vice President of Member Relations

Jordan Man


Kate Brown

Director of Events & Education

Katherine Borden

Accounting Associate

Kelly Poulsen

Vice President of Federal Government Relations

Kristi Brown

Senior Director for State Government Relations, Central Region

Kyna Ricks


Lisa Hawkins

Senior Vice President of Public Affairs

Maggie Quinn

Director of Public Relations

Molly Fontaine

Senior Manager of Member Relations

Rob Maron

Vice President of International Trade

Robert Schwarz

Manager of Industry Data

Rocky Vazquez

Associate Counsel

Vicky Prosser

Industry Education Manager

Victoria Lange

Communications & Branding Coordinator