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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Benjamin Frohman, Director, Security and Foreign Affairs

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Ben Frohman has been leading the Commission’s work on Chinese security and foreign affairs since July 2018. In this role, he oversees research and analysis on China’s People’s Liberation Army, military strategy and planning, leadership intentions, foreign affairs, cyber and space warfare, and proliferation activities. Prior to joining the Commission, Ben worked for over seven years at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), where he led a range of DIA and intelligence community analytic initiatives on critical U.S. national security issues.

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Charles Horne, Director, Economics and Trade

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Charles Horne is Director of Research and a Policy Analyst on the Economics and Trade team at the Commission, where he researches China’s technology gap with the United States. He was previously the regulatory licensing manager for PingPong Group, a Chinese fintech firm.

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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 a Policy Analyst on the Security and Foreign Affairs Team at the Commission, where she researches China’s foreign policy, Chinese defense issues, China-Russia relations, CCP influence operations, and Taiwan. She has worked for the Commission since 2019. Ana previously researched China’s influence activities as a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.

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Daniel Blaugher, Research Assistant, Economics and Trade

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Daniel Blaugher is a Research Assistant 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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Alexander Bowe, Policy Analyst, Security and Foreign Affairs

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Alexander Bowe is a Policy Analyst for Security and Foreign Affairs at the Commission, where he researches Chinese Communist Party influence operations, China’s space sector, China’s forced labor exports, and the People’s Liberation Army ground forces. Before joining the Commission in 2016, he was a research assistant on a project studying science diplomacy in the South China Sea.

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Alexis Dale-Huang, Research Assistant, Security and Foreign Affairs

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Alexis Dale-Huang is a Research Assistant on the Security and Foreign Affairs team at the Commission. She is currently studying for an MA in Asian Studies at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. She most recently worked as an intern at the Brookings Institution and was previously a James C. Gaither Junior Fellow for China Studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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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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Lauren Greenwood, Congressional Fellow

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Lauren Greenwood is a Congressional Fellow at the Commission. She most recently served in the U.S. Senate as staff for a member of the leadership team. Prior to that she was a policy analyst at a D.C.-based government relations firm that worked to bridge the gap between technology companies and Members of Congress. Lauren was a graduate assistant at Seton Hall University where she earned a Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Relations with specializations in negotiation and conflict management, and foreign policy analysis.

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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 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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Kaj Malden, Policy Analyst, Economics and Trade

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Kaj Malden is a Policy Analyst with the Economics and Trade team at the Commission, where he researches U.S.-China economic relations; China’s financial markets and U.S.-China financial ties; U.S.-China supply chain issues; China’s industrial policy planning; and Taiwan’s economic relationships with the United States and China. His other research interests include China’s engagement in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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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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Taylore Roth, Policy Analyst, Economics and Trade

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Taylore Roth is a Policy Analyst on the Economics and Trade team at the Commission. Prior to joining the Commission staff in 2020, she worked as a research analyst at the U.S. Trade and Development Agency on the Indo-Pacific and East Asia portfolios where she worked to support the agency's work in the telecommunications, energy, transportation, healthcare, and agribusiness sectors.

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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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Howard Wang, Policy Analyst, Security and Foreign Affairs

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Howard Wang is a Policy Analyst for Security and Foreign Affairs at the Commission, where he researches emerging capabilities in the People's Liberation Army (PLA) and Chinese influence in Southeast Asia. Before joining Commission staff in 2020, he was a management consultant at Guidehouse (formerly Navigant). Howard earned a Doctorate in International Affairs from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, where he researched the Chinese Communist Party's sea power strategy.

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