Our Team

Quentin James

Founder & President

Stefanie Brown James

Co-Founder & Chair

Cyd McKenna

Chief of Staff

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Cyd McKenna is The Collective PAC’s Chief of Staff. The goal is to keep everything moving on schedule and worry free. 

Prior to joining The Collective, she was the Executive Director of the RI Democratic Party. She counts her greatest accomplishment as her Masters Thesis at MIT where she researched how lack of access to GI Bill benefits for Black WWII Veterans played a role in the modern homeownership gap. 

Cyd has 2 sons, 2 rescue dogs and usually another foster dog or 2 in tow.

Christopher Scott

Director of Campaigns

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A native of Detroit, Christopher Scott is a political operative who specializes in strategy, turnout, and messaging. Christopher currently serves as the Director of Campaigns for the Collective PAC. 

Prior to joining the Collective PAC Christopher served as the Deputy Campaign Manager for Kim Foxx, Cook County State’s Attorney, and Executive Director of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus, the nations oldest legislative black caucus. Christopher began his career in politics in 2012 both interning for Congressman John Lewis and working on President Obama’s re-election campaign. Christopher holds a B.A. from Bowling Green State University and a M.A. from American University. 

Outside of his career Christopher is a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma Inc., charter member for New Leaders Council – Columbus chapter, father, and husband. Christopher’s goal at The Collective is to make major increases in Black elected officials, particularly at the legislative and federal level, while also training a new and large sea of Black campaign staffers for the future.

Jamaä Bickley-King

Director of Voter Engagement

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Jamaä has worked for over 20 years in the progressive space in a variety of roles. He is the Director of Voter Engagement. His goal is to help raise the profile and sophistication of CPAC through progressive and innovative programs that empower the Black community and all of our intersectionalities and multifacetedness.

Marcie Knuckles

Creative & Merchandising Associate

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Marcie Knuckles is the Creative & Merchandising Associate with The Collective. Prior to working for CPAC, she was the Marketing and Graphic Specialist for Antioch Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio. Her goal is to help CPAC expand its marketing and visual presence to increase the brand, growth and message of the organization.

Investment Team

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The Investment Team’s goal is to ensure that we have the resources across all four Collective entities to fully fund all our programs this cycle and build a strong foundation for work in the 2022 cycle.