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 full-time professional staff and provides support to the twelve Commissioners. In this 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 more than a decade, 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 Senior Policy Analyst, Security and Foreign Affairs

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Anastasya (Ana) Lloyd-Damnjanovic is Director of Research and a Senior 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 areas of interest include China’s defense modernization, nuclear forces, cyber capabilities, technology transfer practices, influence operations, and Taiwan.

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Daniel Blaugher, Policy Analyst, Economics and Trade

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Daniel Blaugher is a Policy Analyst 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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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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Nicholas Kaufman, Policy Analyst, Economics and Trade

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Nicholas Kaufman is a Policy Analyst on the Economics and Trade Team at the Commission. He was previously a graduate research assistant at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). At SAIS he also gained experience working at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and at the Department of Commerce. Prior to that, he was a Fulbright researcher tracking economic development policy in China’s Anhui Province.

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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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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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Jahnessa Ryea

Jahnessa Ryea, Administrative and Human Resources Assistant

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Jahnessa Ryea is the Administrative and Human Resources Assistant at the Commission, where she manages front office operations and coordinates human resource actions. She previously worked in the Office of the Lieutenant Governor in Vermont. Jahnessa holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Vermont.

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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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Aubrey Waddick, Policy Analyst, Economics and Trade

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Aubrey Waddick is a Policy Analyst on the Economics and Trade Team at the Commission. Prior to joining, she was the director of research policy for a non-profit in Annapolis, Maryland. She received a PhD in Political Science and Asian Studies from Penn State in 2022, where she conducted research on China’s foreign aid as a National Science Foundation fellow. Aubrey holds an MA in Political Science from Penn State, and a BA in Political Science and Economics from Augustana College. 

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