De’Marcus Finnell is an Associate in the grassroots practice, assisting in organizing grassroots and grasstops campaigns for a diverse range of clients.
From 2017 to 2018, he served as the Special Assistant to the Chief Operations Officer (COO) at the Democratic National Committee (DNC). His responsibilities included drafting and managing political and fundraising consultant contracts, organizing the Get Out The Vote (GOTV) logistics and field operations for elections, including Phil Murphy for Governor, Justin Fairfax for Lieutenant Governor, and Doug Jones for Senate, and assisting with finance and fundraising outreach and events.
From 2015 to 2017, De’Marcus served as the Staff Assistant, Press Assistant and Intern Coordinator for the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship under Ranking Member Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). During his time at the Small Business Committee he conducted policy research covering economic development, financial services, tax, banking, small business innovative research and other issues, tracked the progress of legislation and amendments through the Senate, and oversaw correspondence covering small business issues to stakeholders and advocacy groups. Prior to the Small Business Committee, he served as a Communications Intern for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) and a Legislative Intern for the Office of Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) in Washington, D.C. during the fall of 2014.
De’Marcus, who grew up in Chattanooga, TN now lives and works in Washington, D.C. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.