Margaret Burge, Events & Office Associate
Margaret is the Events & Office Associate at Campaigns & Elections. She interned for the magazine during the summer of 2011 before permanently joining the team. Margaret received her B.A. in Journalism and Public Relations from the Meek School Of Journalism and Mass Communications at Ole Miss.
Shane D'Aprile, Editor
Shane D’Aprile is the Editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. He comes to C&E from The Hill newspaper where he covered Congress and the 2010 midterm elections. This is his second stint with C&E. He formerly served as senior editor. A New Jersey native, Shane spent four years working in public radio covering city and state government in New York before coming to Washington, D.C. He received a B.A. from Fordham University, where he majored in political science and communications. He also holds an M.A. from Fordham’s Elections and Campaign Management program. Shane’s work has been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists, the New York State AP Association and Public Radio News Directors Inc.
Amy DeSilva, Director of Advertising & Sponsorship
As Director of Advertising & Sponsorship at Campaigns & Elections magazine, Amy DeSilva is responsible for the advertising space in the print publication and online. Formerly, Amy worked in local advertising at AOL and on a trade publication for pharmacists. Amy graduated with a degree in Advertising & Public Relations from Rochester Institute of Technology. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, watching football, planning parties and working on cars.
Shane Greer, President and Publisher
Shane Greer is the Publisher of Campaigns & Elections magazine and president of Political World Communications, LLC. Shane splits his time between Washington, DC and London where he is the CEO of Biteback Media, the UK’s leading political publisher. His relationship with C&E started as a reader and subscriber, and it’s that perspective which drives his approach to the title.
Emily Schoenthaler, Vice President of Sales & Operations
Emily Leonard brings four years of experience in political sales to Campaigns & Elections magazine. She has developed strong relationships with prominent political professionals throughout the US, first as national accounts manager for C&E and later as a sales executive at CampaignGrid. She rejoined the team as business development manager, where her chief focus was bringing C&E’s unique suite of products and services to new clients while helping to maintain the magazine’s impressive book of existing business. She now serves at the Vice President of Sales & Operations for C&E. She holds a B.A. from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA, and an M.A. from Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ.
Bernie Morton, Associate Editor for Canada
Bernie Morton is the Associate Editor of the Canadian edition of C&E magazine. He is a public affairs, communications, and political strategy executive with experience working at all three levels of Canadian government. He has served on political and government advisory panels; is a frequent political commentator in print media, television and radio; and the chief media and communications spokesperson for clients, politicians and political campaigns. Bernie he has served on a variety of senior campaign related positions for candidates over the past 20 years.
Francisco Pelayo, Deputy Director of International Operations
Francisco has a B.A. in Political Science from Universidad Central de Venezuela, with a Master Degree in Peacekeeping Management from Universita di Torino, Italy. His professional experience started in Primero Justicia, a political party in Venezuela in 2001. During 2005 and 2006 he worked in the City Counselors Chamber of Chacao as Assistant of the Presidency. In 2007 he switched to the private industry as a Executive of Regulatory Affairs for British American Tobacco. In 2011 he started working at Centro Interamericano de Gerencia Polititica located in Miami (US) until mid 2011 when he joined the Campaigns & Elections team.
Katie Wilkerson, National Accounts Manager
Katie Wilkerson is the National Accounts Manager at Campaigns & Elections where she is responsible for advertising in the print publication and online, as well as sponsorships for events. Prior to joining C&E, she served two years as an Educational Leadership Consultant for Kappa Alpha Theta overseeing operations at college chapters across North America. Katie is currently pursuing her M.P.S. in Political Management from The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management and holds a B.S. in Public Service and Leadership in Agriculture from the University of Kentucky. She enjoys reading, cooking, traveling, southern culture, and all things Kentucky.