Veteran Political Strategist Maurice Daniel Joins Human Rights First as Senior Director of Government Relations

Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First announced today that veteran political strategist Maurice Daniel has joined the organization as its new Senior Director of Government Relations. Daniel has extensive experience as a senior White House aide, congressional chief of staff, and campaign strategist. He will develop and lead the organization’s initiatives directed at Congress and the executive branch to advance American leadership on human rights.

“Maurice has decades of experience navigating complex political environments. As we press government leaders to adopt smart, common-sense policy solutions to address complex human rights challenges, we are thrilled to have someone with Maurice’s talent on our team,” said Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino.

Daniel is an accomplished government and public affairs professional with substantial experience in political campaigns, government relations, and public policy. Most recently, Daniel led the government affairs division as Managing Director of Integrated Capital Strategies, an asset management and financial services firm. Prior to that, Daniel served as principal in an award-winning political direct mail and consulting firm in Washington, D.C. where he led communications and brand management efforts for several large member organizations, national message campaigns, and candidates for public office.

“Human Rights First has a proven track record in encouraging policy makers to put partisan politics aside in order to tackle the most pressing challenges to freedom, justice, and the rule of law. I look forward to using my skills and experience to advance the goals of this results-oriented organization,” said Daniel.

Daniel’s career began in campaign politics, working on dozens of campaigns at the federal level.  He later served as chief of staff for Representative Bobby Rush before becoming National Director of Political Affairs in the Office of former Vice President Gore.


Published on June 17, 2015


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