Margaret Burge, Events Coordinator
Margaret is the Events Coordinator 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.
Bobby Candelieri, Advertising Sales Executive
Bobby Candelieri is the Advertising Sales Executive at Campaigns and Elections where he is responsible for advertising across all platforms. Prior to joining C&E, he was an Account Executive at CQ Roll Call focused on retaining business, training clients on how to track legislation, educating clients on Advocacy tools, and building relationships focused primarily on Non-Profit organizations. Bobby graduated with a degree in Communications from Virginia Tech. In his spare time he enjoys traveling, golf, baseball, and Bocce.
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.
Allyson McGrath, Sponsorship Executive
Allyson joined the C&E team as the Sponsorship Executive in 2013. She is currently responsible for matching clients with C&E events that will help meet their marketing objectives. She has over 14 years of sales experience most recently coming from Jane’s and CQ Roll Call. In her freetime, Allyson enjoys spending time with her son Colin, hanging by a pool and playing tennis.
Emily Schoenthaler, President and Publisher
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.
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.
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.