Saily Avelenda

Executive Director, New Jersey Democratic State Committee

Saily M. Avelenda currently serves as the Executive Director to the New Jersey Democratic State Committee. In 2020-2021, Ms. Avelenda also served as Executive Director to the Democratic Delegation of the New Jersey Apportionment Commission. Prior to coming to work for the NJ Democrats, Ms. Avelenda was Executive Director and a Founding Steering Committee member of NJ 11th for Change, a grassroots organization widely credited with helping flip the 11th congressional district in 2018. Until May 2017, Ms. Avelenda was employed as Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at a community bank in northern New Jersey. She has over 19 years legal experience in private practice an in-house positions. A proud Cuban American born in Hudson County and current resident of Essex County, Ms. Avelenda received her J.D. from University of Pennsylvania Law School and her B.A. from New York University.