Democratic National Committee CEO Amy Dacey resigned on Tuesday, less than two weeks after leaked emails showed organization staffers criticizing Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders during a public feud with the DNC in May.
On Tuesday, the DNC announced that Dacey, along with DNC communications director Luis Miranda and CFO Brad Marshall, would be leaving the organization.
The departures come amid a shakeup at the DNC that already forced Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz to resign last week at the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
Following Wasserman Schultz’s resignation, a top official at the DNC told Business Insider that the organization was simply trying to focus on getting through the convention before further evaluating the committee’s future. But major meetings were held last Friday, immediately following the convention.
Dacey, a career operative who worked on campaigns and Democratic-aligned organizations for much of her career, oversaw day-to-day operations at the DNC since 2013, when she joined to help put the its budget woes to rest. Throughout the 2016 race, she maintained contact with state parties, often serving as a key liaison in disagreements among the different high-profile campaigns and actors.
Sources told Business Insider earlier this year that they feared that the dispute between Sanders’ campaign and the DNC would overshadow Dacey’s accomplishments in reducing campaign debt.
Her departure was met with mixed reviews from many Democrats with ties to the organization.
Former DNC spokeswoman Holly Shulman characterized Dacey as a “strong leader” who was well-respected by staffers at the organization.
“She was a true diplomat, and a tireless effective leader during a challenging time for the organization,” Shulman said. “This is a big loss for the Party.”
But other DNC staffers had less favorable opinions of Dacey’s tenure.
One Democratic official, who worked closely with Dacey, told Business Insider that the former CEO spent too much time focusing on maintaining existing relationships within the Democratic Party rather than reaching out to other constituencies, a complaint shared by at least one other former top DNC official.