Tom's Bio

Tom Manatos is the Senior Advisor to the Chair, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz at the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Tom handles Members of Congress, Senators and elected officials for the Chair of the DNC. Before his position at the DNC, Tom spent over 9 years with Speaker Pelosi both in the Speaker’s office and the Minority Leader’s office. Most recently Tom was the Senior Advisor for Member Services as well as Outreach Advisor for young Americans to Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. Prior to his duties in the Member Services department, Tom was the National Trip Director and Director of Advance for Speaker Pelosi. Prior to his time with Speaker Pelosi, Tom served as acting Deputy Press Secretary for Senator Paul S. Sarbanes of Maryland and was an advance desk at the Gore/Lieberman national campaign headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee. Tom was born and raised in the Washington, DC area in Bethesda, Maryland and attended Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He obtained his masters degree in government from Johns Hopkins University in the spring of 2010. He resides with his wife, Dana and son, Andrew in Bethesda, Maryland.

Dana's Bio

Dana Edwards Manatos began her career with President George W. Bush at The White House in 2003. As Senior Trip Coordinator in the Office of Presidential Advance, Dana was responsible for coordinating and organizing all logistics for Presidential travel both domestically and internationally. In 2005, Dana was promoted to Associate Director of Public Liaison. Her primary responsibility was to highlight the President's message and participate in ongoing outreach to various constituent groups to create coalitions and gather issue-based support. In August of 2007, Dana resigned from The White House and government service to run her 93 year old family chocolate business. Today, Dana is the Vice President of Operations for Edward Marc Chocolatier. Dana was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration. She resides with her husband, Tom and son, Andrew in Bethesda, Maryland.