Our Team

Quentin James

Founder & President

Stefanie Brown James

Founder & Executive Director

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

National Political Director

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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 National Political Director 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.

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.

Jack A. Lofgren IV

Deputy Investment Director

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Jack A. Lofgren IV is the Deputy Investment Director for the Collective PAC. With $85 million in political fundraising experience, he is a political strategist and fundraiser with over 7 years experience in the national arena. 

Most recently, prior to joining the Collective, Jack was the Regional Investment Director for the Pete for America (“PFA”) Presidential campaign, where he managed the fundraising efforts for the 20 states that comprised the largest region on the campaign, raised over $22 million for the cycle, oversaw the management and recruitment of over 150 national finance committee members, and executed over 80 events with Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Chasten Buttigieg, with an overall average event goal raise of 102%. Jack has also served as the National Candidate Fundraiser at the Human Rights Campaign PAC (“HRC”) and Deputy Director for South Region & Native Tribe fundraising at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (“DSCC”).

Jack was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Jack received his B.A. in Anthropology, International Studies, and Sociology from Loyola University Chicago.

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.

Michael Franklin

Digital Media Coordinator

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Michael Franklin (He/Him/His) is the Digital Media Coordinator for Collective PAC.

As a Senior Legal Communications Major at Howard University by way of Kansas City, KS, he serves as the 60th Howard University Student Association Executive Vice President. Michael has a dense and diverse resume, working with Fenway Strategies as a Speech-writing Intern, along with previously teaching alongside professors at Stanford Law, working with the Financial Integrity Network, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Michael organized the Inaugural Black Speechwriters Symposium held at Howard in partnership with the Professional Speechwriters Association in 2019 and is a 2x National Champion debater for the HBCU National Speech and Debate League.

Michael lives by the quote from Minneapolis City Councilwoman. Andrea Jenkins, “My ancestors were enslaved in this country, and they hoped and prayed that someday, somebody like me would be able to have a role in shaping how we live. Now that dream has come to fruition. And even though we have a long way to go, we must hope that we will reach our goals. Otherwise, why get out of bed in the morning?”