The Team

Margaret Burge, Events Coordinator

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, 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, 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 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 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. 

Shereen Zaid, Director of Events

Shereen Zaid, Director of Events

Shereen is the Director of Events at C&E. She previously worked at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, where she managed and executed more than 35 successful campaign events and dinners for members of the House and Senate. Previously, Shereen was an Events Associate for Center for American Progress, the Events Manager for the 911 Unity Walk in DC and finance assistant for the DCCC. Shereen brings to us her events expertise, keen attention to detail and passion for logistics that will ensure C&E’s events continue to grow and succeed.

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