Democratic National Committee CEO Jess O’Connell is leaving the party's formal governing body, despite only holding the leadership role since May 2017, according to a report.
O’Connell, who previously worked for EMILY's List, will stay with the committee until February as DNC Chairman Tom Perez searches for her successor, per NBC.
A spokesperson for the DNC did not immediately respond to the Washington Examiner's request for comment.
"Rebuilding the party will take time. While it isn't an easy task, we developed a strategy, we implemented it, and we won races up and down the ballot in 2017," O’Connell wrote in a statement obtained by NBC, not referring to a specific reason for her resignation.
"While I've made the decision to pass the baton, our work remains far from over and under Tom Perez's leadership and direction, our party will continue to build on the progress we've made in 2017."
The DNC's CEO is responsible for the organization's day-to-day operations, and Perez thanked O’Connell for her service in a farewell email.
O’Connell's departure follows a streak of lackluster fundraising by the DNC, but also comes after strong performances by Democratic candidates in tight races in Virginia and Alabama.