Meet the Team
Adrienne has been with BNC since the beginning, as the Democratic Nominee for the 14th Congressional District in Texas in 2018 and 2020, and now serves as the Executive Director. She is an educator in Texas and is committed to improving student outcomes in Math education. Her advocacy includes fighting for bold progressive changes in Criminal Justice Reform, Housing, Medicare for All, and Climate Change. She is unapologetic in her belief that our fight is for the people, and not the corporations.
Troy joined Brand New Congress in 2018 through his role as outreach and engagement director for Sarah Smith’s Congressional campaign for Washington State’s 9th Congressional district. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Troy has been a lifelong activist and civil rights advocate, from marriage equality to the development of programs serving thousands of young people through weekly after school and late-night teen programs, and contemporary communications programs for youth through print periodicals and live radio talk shows. He is also an online communications strategies and community building consultant for AAA video games and tabletop roleplay communities.
Nowadays Troy enjoys podcasting with his pals and hanging out with his cat TJ. He is currently working as the outreach and engagement director for tabletop roleplay game developer Green Ronin Publishing.
Interim Communications Director
She oversees all of the daily comms for social media, emails, and blogging. Cory also works with BNC candidates to develop their campaign comms and public relations strategy.
In addition to volunteering with BNC, Cory works as a fundraising strategist helping progressive campaigns with their digital fundraising program. Cory is also a longtime animal rescuer and advocate. She and her husband live overseas with their numerous rescue dogs and cats.
Candidate Engagement Director
Chris is also an impact producer for a variety of documentary films: Our Time Machine, The Rest I Make Up, The Genius of Marian, and God Said Give ‘Em Drum Machines.
When he is not doing graphic design at BNC, he is creating graphics for his own business, Precision Graphix Group and helping to manage his wife's photography studio, The Nellie Rose. He currently lives in Houston, TX with his wife and three children.
Cheyenne also works as a Medicaid Data Analyst for Rhode Island's Executive Office of Health and Human Services and has a degree in Public Health. They are from Oklahoma/Kansas and currently reside in Providence, Rhode Island.
Board of directors
In Columbus, Chris regularly volunteers as a legal observer to safeguard members of his community exercising their 1st amendment right to protest. Chris returned to Brand New Congress in October 2019 to join as a member of the board, assuming the office of Secretary. Subsequently, he was elected Chair in August 2021.
Lorie has engaged in many civic and community organizations and advocacy. In 2018, she ran for United States Congress for the 3rd District of Texas, and was endorsed by Brand New Congress. Lorie recently served on the Lambda Legal Dallas Leadership Committee.
She has been recognized for her leadership and excellence in the legal field by the Dallas Business Journal, the American Business Women’s Association, and the North Texas LGBT Chamber of Commerce. In 2020 and 2019, Lorie was voted as Dallas’ Best Civil/Family Law Attorney by readers of the Dallas Voice.
In 2018, Chardo was nominated by his community and asked by Brand New Congress to run for Florida’s 7th congressional district. He joined the slate as one of BNC’s inaugural candidates alongside Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cori Bush, and others. In 2018 he also joined the board of Brand New Congress to help guide the organization’s strategic vision in service of working class candidates.