Senate Democrats

Reid Staff Director Rodell Mollineau Announces Departure

Washington, DC – Following the successful reelection of Nevada Senator Harry Reid, Rodell Mollineau, Staff Director of the Senate Democratic Communications Center (SDCC) today announced he will be leaving Reid’s office at the end of the month to pursue other opportunities.

Mollineau informed Reid of his decision following the November elections and has stayed on to help finish the work of the lame duck session and assist in the upcoming merger of the SDCC and Democratic Policy Committee.

Mollineau was hired as Reid’s Communications Director in 2006 after he was elected Majority Leader. He has since been promoted to Staff Director where he oversees the day to day operation of the SDCC, manages national message campaigns and directs the long-term message development and strategy of the Senate Democratic Caucus. He also works closely with the White House and House Leadership to coordinate communications strategies and tactics.

“Over the last four years Rodell’s strategic guidance proved invaluable not just to me, but to the entire Democratic caucus,” said Senator Reid. “His abilities make him one of the most talented young communications professionals in Washington today, and while his day to day presence in the Capitol will be missed, he will always be a member of the Senate family. I thank and congratulate him for his public service thus far and for what I am confident he will achieve in the future.”

Mollineau has more than a decade of experience developing, leading and executing national message initiatives and providing strategic communications guidance to elected officials and political candidates. He has served three tours of duty on Capitol Hill having previously worked for Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and U.S Senator Mark Pryor. He is also a veteran of several statewide campaigns and two presidential elections.

“From forcing a change of strategy in Iraq to passage of national health care reform, with countless other victories in between, I am fortunate to have been a small part of such historic events,” Mollineau said. “It’s time for a new adventure, but I will forever be grateful for the trust placed in me by Senator Reid and for the opportunity to work with so many inspiring members and dedicated staffers of the Senate Democratic Caucus.”