Commission Staff

Daniel Peck, Executive Director

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Dan Peck is the Executive Director of the Commission, where he leads the Commission’s eighteen full-time professional staff members and provides support to the twelve Commissioners. In his role, he is responsible for Commission operations and budget, execution of the Commission’s annual hearing cycle, development and publication of the Annual Report to Congress, as well as staff development and overseeing all other activities of the Commission. 

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Charles Horne, Director, Economics and Trade

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Charles Horne is the Director of Economics and Trade with the Commission. In that position, he leads the Commission’s work on trade, investment, and innovation. He was previously the regulatory licensing manager for PingPong Group, a Chinese fintech firm. Before working in regulatory compliance, Charles served as senior research manager at China Policy, a Beijing-based consultancy and information service, where he led development of a research database to track China’s WTO compliance and wrote extensively on China’s stock market, state-owned enterprise reform, and fiscal system.

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Jonathan Ray, Director, Security and Foreign Affairs

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Jonathan Ray is the Director of Security and Foreign Affairs with the Commission. He oversees research and analysis on China’s military strategy and planning, leadership intentions, foreign affairs, cybersecurity, space warfare, and proliferation activities. Prior to joining the Commission, he served as the Research Director and Program Manager for the Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis at SOS International, where he led a range of analytical efforts on national security, economic, and technology issues.

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Jameson Cunningham, Director, Congressional Affairs and Communications

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Jameson Cunningham is Congressional Affairs and Communications Director, where he leads the Commission’s outreach to Congress, the press, and the public. For 12 years, he has served in legislative and public affairs positions on Capitol Hill and in the private sector.

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Anastasya Lloyd-Damnjanovic, Director of Research and Policy Analyst, Security and Foreign Affairs

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Anastasya (Ana) Lloyd-Damnjanovic is Director of Research and a Policy Analyst on the Security and Foreign Affairs Team at the Commission, where she has worked since 2019. Ana oversees the Commission’s contracted research agenda and conducts internal research on a variety of Chinese foreign policy and defense issues. Her current areas of interest include China’s nuclear forces, China’s cyber forces, Taiwan, China-Russia relations, and CCP influence operations.

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Daniel Blaugher, Research Fellow, Economics and Trade

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Daniel Blaugher is a Research Fellow on the Economics and Trade team at the Commission. He most recently worked as a graduate research assistant at the University of California, San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy. Prior to that, he also worked as a research assistant at Peking University HSBC Business School and as a project assistant on the Bank of England’s Decision Maker Panel.

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Christopher Fioravante, Director of Operations and Administration

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Christopher Fioravante is Director of Operations and Administration at the Commission, where he is responsible for budget and finance, contracting and procurement, and human capital management. He has worked for the Commission since 2008 and is a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM).

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Ashley Fisher, Administrative and Human Resources Assistant

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Ashley Fisher is the Administrative and Human Resources Assistant at the Commission, where she handles onboarding, administrative, and event support. She previously served as a member of the Chamber Support and Chamber Security division of the U.S. House Sergeant at Arms. Prior to that Ashley served as a Visitor Assistant with the Architect of the Capitol and an Intern with Congressman Steny Hoyer. Ashley graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

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Jessie Foster, Policy Analyst, Security and Foreign Affairs

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Jessie Foster is a Policy Analyst on the Security and Foreign Affairs Team at the Commission, where she researches China’s foreign policy and defense issues. Before joining the Commission staff in 2022, Jessie worked as an all-source analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense. She also interned at the U.S.-European Command Headquarters in Stuttgart Germany, where she supported Balkans Desk Office in the Joint Plans and Policy Division.

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Lauren Greenwood, Policy Analyst, Security and Foreign Affairs

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Lauren Greenwood joined the Commission as a Congressional Fellow in 2021 and became a Policy Analyst on the Security and Foreign Affairs team in 2022. Prior to her time at the Commission, she served in the U.S. Senate as staff for a member of the leadership team. She also previously worked as a policy analyst for a D.C.-based government relations firm that worked to bridge the gap between technology companies and Members of Congress.

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Andrew Hartnett, Research Assistant, Security and Foreign Affairs

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Andrew Hartnett is a Research Assistant for the Security and Foreign Affairs team, joining in September 2022. Prior to joining the Commission, he worked as a Liu Xiaobo Fellow at the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, where he focused on human rights abuses perpetrated by the Chinese Communist Party. He also served as a fellow at the U.S. Army’s Foreign Military Studies Office, and interned at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the American Foreign Policy Council.

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Sierra Janik, Policy Analyst, Security and Foreign Affairs

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Sierra Janik is a Policy Analyst on the Security and Foreign Affairs team at the Commission, where she researches China’s foreign policy, politics, and defense issues. Before joining the Commission staff in 2020, she worked as a research assistant at the China-Africa Research Initiative and interned with the Project 2049 Institute and the East-West Center in Washington.

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Diana Moyseowicz, Operations Support Specialist

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Diana Moyseowicz is the Operations Support Specialist at the Commission, where she coordinates financial transactions, travel planning, procurement, IT support, and facility maintenance for the Commissioners and their staff. Before joining in 2021, she lived in Chengdu, China with her family where she studied Chinese and traveled extensively throughout the region. Previously, she served as a program specialist at the International Trade Administration. Prior to that, Diana served in the U.S. Air Force as a personnel officer.

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Leyton Nelson , Policy Analyst, Economics and Trade

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Leyton Nelson is a Policy Analyst on the Economics and Trade team at the Commission. Before joining the Commission in 2019, he was an Economist and Analytics Manager at China Beige Book. Leyton earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Asian Studies from the University of Michigan, his JD from the University of Michigan Law School, and his MA in International Economics and China Studies from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, where he attended the Hopkins-Nanjing Center. He speaks Mandarin Chinese.

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Emma Rafaelof, Policy Analyst, Economics and Trade

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Emma Rafaelof is a Policy Analyst on the Economics and Trade team at the Commission. Before joining in 2020, Emma was a senior manager of policy for Asia at the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) where she focused on the cybersecurity, privacy, global standardization and international trade. Emma also previously interned at the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Office of China Affairs focusing on technology policy and intellectual property issues in the U.S.-China bilateral relationship. She holds a M.A.

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Jonathan Roberts, Congressional Fellow

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Jonathan Roberts joined the Commission as a Congressional Fellow in March 2022, where he helps with outreach to Congress, the press, and the public, in addition to performing research.

Prior to his time at the Commission, Jonathan served in the U.S. Senate primarily as a national security aide working on issues related to East Asia and international human rights. He also previously worked in the Texas House of Representatives on energy issues. 

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Jon Sine, Policy Analyst, Economics and Trade

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Jonathon P. Sine is a Policy Analyst on the Economics and Trade team at the Commission, where his research focuses on U.S.-China technology, trade, and supply chain issues. Prior to joining the Commission he worked on the China team at Rhodium Group, researching China's banking system and industrial policies. Jon holds an MA in international political economy from Johns Hopkins SAIS, with a concentration on China's domestic economy.

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Kirt Smith, Policy Analyst, Security and Foreign Affairs

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Kirt Smith is a Policy Analyst for Security and Foreign Affairs at the Commission, where he researches China’s foreign policy, Hong Kong, and Chinese influence in the Middle East and Central Asia. Prior to joining the Commission staff in 2021, he worked for the Congressional Research Service (CRS) in the Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division’s Asia Section where he supported Congressional committees, Members, and staff in developing legislative priorities for the Indo-Pacific region. Kirt earned his Master of Global Policy Studies from the Lyndon B.

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