EMILY's List continues its evolution in the post-Ellen Malcolm era.

On Friday, the pro-abortion rights group announced the hiring of Democratic strategist Amy Dacey as its new executive director. The post had gone unfilled since Ellen Moran left to join the White House in 2008.

Dacey spent several years working for Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) in various political and campaign roles. During the 2002 election cycle, she was the deputy political director at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC). She joins EMILY's List from the Service Employees International Union, where she was director of government relations.

Malcolm recently stepped down as president of the group and handed the reins to Stephanie Schriock.