Her unparalleled knowledge and understanding of the political and public policy arena is a result of her extensive background in this realm. As CEO of the Democratic National Committee, Minyon was directly responsible for the day-to- day management and oversight of the Party’s activities, including political operations, communications, research strategy, fundraising, and fiscal and administrative operations with an operating budget of $80 million. Prior to directing DNC operations, Minyon served under President Clinton as Assistant to the President and Director of White House Political Affairs and Director of White House Public Liaison. In this capacity, she served as the principal political adviser to the President, Vice President, First Lady and senior White House staff, with primary responsibility for planning outreach and directing the political activities of the White House. She also worked with the legislative, policy, and communications staff to ensure effective planning and outreach around the President’s legislative priorities. Minyon was chosen by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the most powerful women in Washington, DC.
Before working in the White House, Minyon was National Political Director for the Democratic National Committee during the 1996 election cycle. She collaborated with the Democratic Congressional and Senatorial Campaign Committees and the Democratic Governors Association to develop and institute the framework and infrastructure for the DNC’s first nationwide Coordinated Campaign base vote activities, specialty media and minority polling operations. Minyon served as a Senior Advisor on the 2016 presidential campaign of Hillary Rodham Clinton and served in high level positions of the 1988 presidential campaigns of Reverend Jesse Jackson and Governor Michael Dukakis.
Minyon is a native of Chicago, Illinois and attended the University of Illinois at Chicago where she majored in sociology. Minyon has been a guest lecturer at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government and Yale University and is a graduate of the digital filmmaking program at Boston University. She serves as a board member for several organizations including the Writers Guild Foundation, the School of Global Journalism & Communication at Morgan State University, and the National Council of Negro Women.