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

Leslie Kimball

Chief of Communications and Branding

Sarah Fitzmaurice

Chief of Resources Planning and Management


Aaron Monroe

Graphic Designer

Adam Smith

Vice President of State Government Relations

Ainsley Holyfield

Director of Public Affairs

Alice Harris

Accounting Associate

Amanda Berger

Vice President of Science

Bob Budoff

Senior Vice President, State Government Affairs

Brian Jimenez

Director of Production for Creative Services

Bridget Allshouse

Director, Legal

Casey Scamporino

Director, Legal and Regulatory Policy

Charles McEntee

Manager of Export Promotions

Colleen Sague

​Manager of Grassroots Advocacy

Dale Szyndrowski

Vice President, Office of Government Relations

David King

Director of Information Technology

David Ozgo

Senior Vice President of Economic & Strategic Analysis

David Wojnar

Senior Vice President and Head of State Public Policy

DeVon Randall

Manager of Creative Services

Diane Thompson


Emily Smith

Vice President, State Public Policy

Gideon Blum

Administrative Coordinator, Public Policy

Hannah Reed

Social Media Manager

Hasan Bakir

Director of Economic Studies

Jay Hibbard

Vice President of Government Relations

Jessica Brady

Director of Federal Government Relations

Joe Donadoni

Vice President of Member Relations

Joey Ford

Manager of Member Relations

Jordan Man

Accounting Associate

Kasey Mulligan

Manager for Government Relations

Kate Armstrong

Manager of Scientific Affairs

Kate Brown

Director of Events & Education

Katie O’Grady

Communications and Membership Coordinator

Kelly Poulsen

Vice President of Federal Government Relations

Kristi Brown

Senior Director for State Government Relations, Central Region

Kyna Ricks


Lily Cunniff

Administrative Coordinator, International Trade and Export Promotion

Lindsea Cornelison

Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

Lisa Hawkins

Senior Vice President of Public Affairs

Maggie Quinn

Director of Public Relations

Molly Fontaine

Manager of Member Relations

Rob Maron

Vice President of International Trade

Robert Schwarz

Manager of Industry Data

Sam Nathews

Vice President of Communications and Branding

Senta Boardley

Director of Human Capital and Growth

Victoria Lange

Government Relations Coordinator