Katie Walsh

Senior Adviser for Data, Republican National Committee Fast Facts GOP data guru  Industry: Political consultingKey previous position: Trump White HouseEducation: George WashingtonNotable fact: St. Louis Cardinals fan NJ50 Profile Most people who run afoul of the president don’t leave their White House jobs showered with public praise from the president’s …

Carrie Severino

Chief Counsel and Policy Director, Judicial Crisis Network Fast Facts Crusader for Conservative Courts Industry: Legal activismKey previous position: Law clerk, Justice Clarence ThomasEducation: Duke; Michigan State; Harvard LawNotable fact: Studied biology in college  NJ50 Profile Carrie Severino wanted to teach law. When that didn’t happen, she took her lesson …

Julie Conway

Executive director, VIEW PAC Fast Facts Recruiter of GOP women Industry: ConsultingKey previous position: Executive director, Prosperity FundEducation: American University; George Washington Notable fact: Fundraiser for female GOP candidates NJ50 Profile Since the beginning of her political career, Julie Conway has known how to play the long game. When the veteran …

Doug Thornell

Managing Director, SKDKnickerbocker Fast Facts Democratic fixer Industry: Political consultingKey previous position:Media strategy at DNCEducation: Cornell Notable fact: Sidwell Friends School alum NJ50 Profile When the Democratic party machine breaks down, Doug Thornell is often its leaders’ first phone call. One of the most plugged-in Democratic public-affairs professionals in Washington, …

Brian Fallon

Executive Director, Demand Justice Fast Facts SCOTUS strategist Industry: Political communicationsKey previous position: National press secretary, Hillary Clinton campaignEducation: Harvard Notable fact: Covered sports for The Harvard Crimson NJ50 Profile Brian Fallon’s boss lost the last presidential election, prompting the nomination and confirmation of judges who will decide federal court rulings for …

Party Architects

Operatives shaping political, advocacy, or grassroots campaigns Brian FallonExecutive Director, Demand Justice Brian Fallon’s boss lost the last presidential election, prompting the nomination and confirmation of judges who will decide federal court rulings for decades. Now he’s dedicated to reversing that effort. Fallon, who served as Hillary Clinton’s press secretary …

National Journal 50

In celebration of our 50th year, we’re honoring 50 individuals who are driving positive impact and conversation in Washington through their work. Our NJ50 special report celebrates individuals whose work has an outsized impact in Washington. It also introduces National Journal Group’s ever growing capabilities to serve you through our …