The leadership Team
Adrienne has been with BNC since the beginning, as a BNC endorsed candidate and the Democratic Nominee for the 14th Congressional District in Texas in 2018 and 2020. In addition to being the Executive Director of Brand New Congress, Adrienne 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 for corporations.
Troy joined Brand New Congress in 2018. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Troy has been a lifelong activist and civil rights advocate, from marriage equality to social and racial justice issues. Troy began his public service with the development of late-night teen programs serving thousands of young people weekly, in addition to youth leadership programs, and fine arts and communications programming for teens through print and radio. Troy now works as an online communications strategist and digital community building consultant for political campaigns, AAA video game studios, and tabletop roleplay publishers.
Interim Communications Director
She oversees BNC 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 comms and fundraising strategist for progressives, is a longtime animal rescuer, and lives overseas with her husband and their numerous rescue dogs and cats.
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.
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.
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.