President and CEO, Voter Participation Center and the Center for Voter Information
Tom Lopach is President and CEO of the nonprofit and nonpartisan Voter Participation Center (VPC) and the Center for Voter Information (CVI), working to register to vote and turn out to vote members of the New American Majority--people of color, unmarried women, and young people. Prior to serving at VPC and CVI, Lopach was the Acting Commissioner of Labor and Industry for the State of Montana, a senior adviser to Steve Bullock for President, and Chief of Staff to Montana Governor Steve Bullock. Lopach served as the Executive Director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) during the 2015-2016 election cycle under the chairmanship of Senator Jon Tester of Montana. From 2010-2014, Lopach served as Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Tester. Beginning in 2009, Lopach served as Vice President of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs for the Export Import Bank of the United States. From 2007-2008, Lopach led the fundraising effort at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee as the National Finance Director. During that cycle the DSCC set fundraising records. From 1999-2006, Lopach worked for Senator Edward M. Kennedy in various capacities with his 2000 and 2006 reelection campaigns, with Kennedy’s leadership PAC, and with Kennedy’s official Senate office overseeing the vetting of President Bush’s cabinet and subcabinet nominees. In 1996, Lopach started his professional career as a field representative for Congressman Pat Williams (Montana) in Helena, Montana. Lopach is a graduate of Gonzaga University and a native of Helena, Montana. He lives and works today in Washington, DC.