Executive Board

Michael Corbett

Mike Corbett

President

Mike Corbett is a lifelong resident of New York, New York, calling the same place home for 35 years. Mike gained his passion for advocacy at an early age as his father Bob Corbett was President of Teamsters Local 814. Walking picket lines and hand billing against non-union moving companies was a regular activity for Mike growing up. In 2000, Mike became a third generation union member when he officially joined Local 814, and remained a member until 2015. The members of Local 814 elected Mike to serve as an Executive Board member in 2006 at the age of 24, which made him the youngest person ever elected in the history of that union.

Mike was always interested in politics and could not wait to vote for the first time in the 2000 General Election when he cast his ballot for Al Gore for President and Hillary Clinton for Senate. Mike remained a casual observer until 2007 when a speech from then-Presidential Candidate John Edwards inspired him to get more involved. Two weeks later, Mike joined the Young Democrats. Throughout his almost 10 years of service, Mike held leadership roles on the local, state, regional, and national levels, including his term as Vice President of the Young Democrats of America from 2011-2013. In addition, Mike is a two time Delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 2012 and 2016, and served on the New York Leadership Council and National Millennial Council for 2016 Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton.

Mike Corbett was elected President of the New York State Young Democrats in May of 2014 and became the first person re-elected to that position in over a decade in 2016.

Tom Meier

Tom Meier

Executive Vice President

Tom was born and raised in Yonkers, NY. He graduated SUNY Maritime College in The Bronx, NY with Admirals Honors. Tom currently works at the Westchester County Board of Elections. He is the Yonkers liaison to the board, as well as the countywide instructor for poll inspectors.

As a Vice-Chair, Finance Director and 12th Ward Leader of the Yonkers City Committee, Tom has chaired every fundraiser for the past 5 years, raising over $12,000 annually. He has worked and supported the Democrats by working on candidate selection, petitions, fundraising, campaigning and most importantly getting Democrats elected. He has served as Finance Chair and Board Member for the Westchester Young Dems for the past 5 years. He currently serves as Executive Vice President of the NYSYD.

Tom is married to Nicole and is the proud father of Vaughn, 7 and Layla 3.

Lauren Bailey

Lauren Bailey

Secretary

Lauren is a UAlbany graduate with degrees in Political Science and Public Health and an extensive track record with both UAlbany College Democrats and College Democrats of New York. She has been active with Albany County Young Democrats, most recently serving as their President in 2015-16. Currently, Lauren is the Mobility Manager for the Capital District Transportation Authority where she works on shared mobility options for the greater Albany area. When she’s not knocking doors, you can find Lauren hiking up mountains or skiing down them.

Amanda Pizzuti is currently Treasurer of the New York State Young Democrats, having previously served as the organization’s National Committeewoman and Council of President’s Chair. Additionally, she has held various finance positions with the Young Democrats of America, but her proudest Young Democrats accomplishment was founding the Brooklyn Young Democrats in 2010, and serving as their President until 2013. She remains an active member. She also serves as President of Brooklyn Democrats for Change, a local Democratic club.

Professionally, Amanda is currently the Finance Director for Congressman-elect Tom Suozzi’s campaign in New York’s 3rd Congressional District, covering parts of Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk Counties. Before joining the campaign, Amanda worked as a political fundraising and compliance consultant for various candidates and organizations including the New York County Democratic Committee, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Congressman Charles Rangel, Assemblyman Keith Wright, and former Assemblyman Jonathan Bing.

Amanda has been active in electoral politics since Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2006 re-election campaign and continues to be a strong supporter of Secretary Clinton. She went on to serve as a fundraising and grassroots outreach intern on Mrs. Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, based in the New York office, and organized trips to New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky. Later that year, she became Scheduler and Deputy Finance Director for Kristen McElroy’s State Senate campaign in Nassau County.

Amanda is a lifelong New York City resident and is active in her parish church in Brooklyn. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Fordham College at Lincoln Center and a Master’s degree in Elections and Campaign Management also from Fordham University in New York.

Stacey Eliuk

Stacey Eliuk

National Committeewoman

Queens County Young Democrats President

Stacey A. Eliuk is proud to serve as NYSYD‘s National Committeewoman, as well as lead the Queens Young Democrats’ dynamic Executive Board as the organization’s (first female) President. A steadfast #QueensKid and native New Yorker, Eliuk is a leader who has built upon the many accomplishments of boards past to further grow and unify NYSYD‘s membership and build its capacity, reputation and influence within the larger political network of YDA.

In the past, Eliuk has worked for State Senators and Council Members; fundraised for candidates and causes; knocked on doors and got out the vote for ideals that mattered. A graduate of Queens College and Columbia University, Eliuk currently serves as Queens Outreach Coordinator for the Office of NYC Public Advocate Letitia James.

Sam Hudis

Sam Hudis

National Commiteeman

Sam Hudis is a seven-year member of Manhattan Young Democrats, New York State Young Democrats, and the Young Democrats of America. He has served in the past as Chair of the YDA Jewish Caucus and as a member of the YDA Campaign Committee, where he worked to identify and disperse YDA donations to worthy Young and Youth affiliated Democratic candidates in close general elections fights. Since 2009, Sam has attended every regularly scheduled meeting of the Young Democrats of America National Committee, and is ready to provide stability to NYSYD’s representation at YDA and to use his YDA experience to hit the ground running.

Sam is a born and raised native Manhattanite and is on the executive board of his local Democratic club, Community Free Democrats. A graduate of George Washington University and graduate student at Hunter College, Sam works as a Geospatial Analyst for the campaign finance research and data mining firm Competitive Advantage Research, and for Hunter College’s Center for Advanced Research of Spatial Information, where he is working with the New York City Council on a creating a building by building geodatabase of the city of New York, in order to assist policymakers in modeling the effect of rezoning on existing communities.

Patrick Jordan

Patrick Jordan

Downstate Vice President

As the Downstate Vice President of New York State Young Democrats, Patrick Jordan brings a wealth of experience to the New York State Young Democrats. Previously having served the Political Director of NYSYD and continues to serve as the Executive Vice President of the Queens County Young Democrats, where he is the the longest serving Executive Board member.

Patrick has worked on Democratic campaigns all over the state – ranging from city council all the way to congressional races. One of his proudest moments was working as Campaign Manager for former Queens Council Member Mark Weprin.

Most recently, Patrick worked as the Field Director for State Senator Todd Kaminksy’s 2016 re-election campaign. Prior to that, he worked in the Office of the NYC Public Advocate Letitia “Tish” James as an Outreach Coordinator with a focus on Queens.

TJ Kennedy

TJ Kennedy

Capital Vice President

Rensselaer County Young Democrats President

Tim Kennedy’s background stems from his involvement in local civic affairs, combined with relentless optimism, good will and charming smile. He has been involved with college democrats in the past, and has served as Rensselaer County Young Democrats preseident for four years.

While studying Political Science and Urban Planning at the University at Albany, he naturally became passionate about the policy-making process. In pursuing this passion, he’s spent time working within several non-profit organizations, government offices, consumer advocacy campaigns, political campaigns and different communications firms. That experience is what he intends to give to the Young Democrats of New York State. That’s where his vision of a new atonement for volunteerism and civic participation will help build a strong and resilient Young Democrats organization.

As a political scientist and community activist, he understands which strategies work and the importance of building a support system around local initiatives and local candidates. Kennedy looks forward to building a better future for the Young Democrats, while serving as Vice President of the Capital Region on the NYSYD Executive Board.

Alex Roithmayr

Alex Roithmayr

Hudson Valley Vice President

Alex Roithmayr is the Chief of Staff for New York Assemblyman David Buchwald of the 93rd Assembly District. Alex began working with Assemblyman Buchwald three years ago as the Community Liaison for the District Office. Prior to working with Assemblyman Buchwald, Alex worked as a Field Organizer for Justin Wagner’s campaign for the State Senate.

Alex serves as a District Leader for the Democratic Party in White Plains and is a member of the Young Democrats in Westchester and Vice President of the Lions Club of Central Westchester. He has also worked on several other political campaigns going back to 2010.

Alex is a graduate of Marist College with a B.S. in Political Science. During college, Alex founded and served as President for the campus Democratic Party Club and worked as a pollster and supervisor at the Marist Poll for Public Option.

Alex is an active volunteer for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America and has also been a volunteer for Autism Speaks, the March of Dimes and the Woman’s Club of White Plains.

Alex’s involvement in service began in high school when he served as President of the Junior Class and Senior Class at White Plains High School.

Dusan Lakic

Dusan Lakic

Legal Director

Dusan has been the Legal Director of the New York State Young Democrats since 2014 assisting the Executive Board primarily with interpreting and drafting revisions to the Bylaws and the Constitution. Between 2012 and 2014, Dusan was also the Legal Director of the Westchester Young Democrats. Currently, Dusan is employed as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Yonkers.