DGA Announces New Executive Director

From the Chair’s Desk

Today, Democratic Governors Association incoming Chair Phil Murphy announced Meghan Meehan-Draper will serve as the DGA’s Executive Director for the upcoming election cycle.

Meghan Meehan-Draper has been with the DGA since 2015, having served as a member of DGA’s winning senior leadership team this cycle helping secure historic victories for Democratic governors. Under her leadership as Finance Director, the DGA experienced record fundraising growth, doubling the amount of money raised compared to last cycle, and outraising the Republican Governors Association for the first time in the committee’s history.  Prior to serving as Finance Director, Meghan led the DGA’s Major Donor program where she successfully grew the program by 400% from the previous cycle. She has served on senior leadership teams electing governors and Democrats throughout the country at nearly every level of the ballot including Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Louisiana, and Florida. She is a Florida native and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Eckerd College.

“I’m proud to announce that Meghan Meehan-Draper will be leading the DGA as our Executive Director for this coming cycle,” said DGA Chair Governor Phil Murphy. “Having served as a key member of the winning DGA leadership team, Meghan was instrumental in helping deliver historic victories for Democratic governors across the country this cycle. Her in-depth understanding of the importance of governors makes her exactly the right person to expand on the DGA’s accomplishments and lead our organization forward. I also join my fellow governors in thanking outgoing Executive Director Noam Lee for his service to the DGA. Noam’s exceptional leadership paved the way for historic victories and the best midterm performance for governors from the president’s party in over 30 years. I look forward to seeing him build on these successes in the future.” 

“I thank Gov. Murphy and the other Democratic governors for the honor of leading the DGA,” said DGA Executive Director Meghan Meehan-Draper. “In my eight years at the DGA, I’ve seen the importance and impact of our organization in supporting Democratic governors and campaigns. Now that more than 57% of Americans will be represented by a Democratic governor, our role in informing voters of the positive impact Democratic governors have on their everyday lives is more important than ever. I look forward to getting to work and continuing our record of success.”