The 2017-2018 Executive Board


Bennett stillerman

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Bennett is currently a senior at Providence High School. This past year he served as the Vice Chair of Membership, during which he revamped the website, revitalized our social media, and increased the amount of opportunities available to members. He also serves on the HSDA Executive Committee, and the Executive Council for the NC Democratic Party. As President, he will begin leading a statewide Legislative Advocacy Project, and bring teens to the front lines of political change. He also hopes to ensure the representation of all counties and demographics in our ranks.

Executive vice President

Matthew alexander


Matt is a senior at Parkwood High School in Monroe. He serves as the Chairman of the Union County Teen Democrats. Matt will be attending UNC-Chapel Hill for the 2017-2018 school year where he intends to study Broadcasting.

Vice President of membership

Darren janz

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Darren is a rising junior at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham. He has served as the founder and chairman of the New Hanover County Teen Democrats while living in his hometown of Wilmington. As Membership Director, he is working to expand membership in the NCATD by developing informative materials on the creation of new chapters and creating an outreach program to partner with county parties and high school groups in all one hundred of North Carolina's counties.

vice President of fundraising

Jack Swanson

Jack is a senior at Freedom High School in Morganton. He currently serves as the Fundraising Director of NCATD, President of Freedom High School Young Democrats, and Chair of the Burke County Teen Democrats. He hopes to major in Political Science and pursue a career in government.


The 2017-2018 Executive Council

Communications Director - Lauren Brooks

Coastal Regional Director - Wallace Harvey

Piedmont Regional Director - Isabella Shutt

Mountains Regional Director - William Knight

Secretary - Erin Pugh