jay.parmley

Speaker Profile

Jay Parmley

jay.parmley
Executive Director
South Forward
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Jay Parmley has served as executive director of more state Democratic parties than anyone in party history—all in the South. He served two terms as Chair and Executive Director of the Oklahoma Democratic Party, and also served as Executive Director of the South Carolina and North Carolina parties. He worked in Mississippi for the DNC under Chairman Howard Dean as part of Governor Dean’s 50 State Strategy. Since 2007, Jay has been a trainer with Democracy for America where he has trained over 2,600 activists, candidates and campaign staff across the country. He is a former at-large member of the DNC and served on its budget committee. Parmley is a former president of the Young Democrats of America. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma. He worked in higher education from 1993-2001 and is originally from Wyandotte, Oklahoma.


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