Caprara, the vice president of campaigns at Emily’s List, moves to Priorities USA as its executive director. That job was vacated this week by Buffy Wicks, a veteran of President Obama’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns. Guy Cecil, who managed Mrs. Clinton’s 2008 campaign after a shake-up in that race, is coming into Priorities as the co-chairman of the board and the chief executive officer. His functional role will be chief strategist running the operation. He says:
Buffy has been a strong leader and smart strategist for Priorities and I have no doubt she will continue to be a valuable ally and supporter of Hillary Clinton.
Anne Caprara has led some of the toughest campaigns and was critical to the success of so many Senate races across the country. I have complete confidence in her leadership. My focus is on building a big tent for all of our work.
Stephanie Schriock, the head of Emily’s List and a former Priorities board member says:
While we will absolutely miss having Anne here at Emily’s List every day, I couldn’t be prouder to see her step up and lead Priorities. She’s had huge success in early recruitment and built a strong foundation for Democratic women up and down the ballot in 2016 – and I know she’s going to be the same kind of force of nature in her next role.