Lily Adams
Lily Adams

Lily Adams, who was communications director for Kamala Harris’ presidential bid and a spokesperson for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 run for the White House, has joined Unite the Country, the PAC supporting Joe Biden’s campaign, as chief communications officer.

Adams has served as deputy communications director at the Democratic National Committee, and has held executive posts on campaigns for U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) and former Ohio governor Ted Strickland. She has been a senior member of the U.S. Senate offices of Kaine, Harris and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT).

She is also the granddaughter of former Texas governor Ann Richards. Unite the Country CEO Steve Schale called Adams “a well-respected, veteran communications strategist.”

Adams’s hire comes as the PAC works to expand its presence in anticipation of the Democratic National Convention. Schale says the organization is “turning our focus to the November fight.”

Unite the Country has also brought on Jennifer Clyburn Reed, daughter of Rep. Jin Clyburn (D-SC), as a member of its board of directors.

Rasky Partners founder Larry Rasky, who served as Unite the Country’s treasurer, died on March 22.