Gay Deputy Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, Brian Bond, is leaving the Obama administration after nearly three years to take up a position as the Director of Constituency Outreach at the Democratic National Committee.
According to Mike Allen of Politico, when Bond starts up at the DNC in August he’ll join gay former White House Regional Director, Office of Political Affairs Jeffrey Lerner, now the DNC Political Director to form the outreach team.
Allen surmises in his brief that the hire signals the DNC is “focusing on base organizing going into ’12.”
Brian Bond was one of the local D.C. figures profiled in the Washington Blade’s Pride issue telling his coming out story.
According to the White House’s biography of Bond, he served as the National Constituency Director for the Obama for America Campaign in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to that, he served as the Executive Director of the Democratic National Committee’s Gay and Lesbian Leadership Council, and was at one time the Executive Director of the Missouri Democratic Party, where he grew up and received his education.
Bond was the Executive Director of the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund from 1997-2003, where he grew the visibility and size of the organization that trains and campaigns for out LGBT candidates for public office.