National Republican Congressional Committee – 2013-14

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Chairman  Rep. Greg Walden (OR-2)

(elected Nov. 14, 2012; served as deputy chairman in the 2010 and 2012 cycles)  Elected to Congress in 1998.  From Hood River; OR-2 includes 20 counties in central, southern, and eastern Oregon.  Served in the Oregon Senate 1995-97; served in the Oregon House 1989-95.  With his wife radio station owners for two decades.  B.S. degree from University of Oregon, 1981.

Personal Aide to the Chairman  Hamlin Wade

(Jan. 2013)  Legislative correspondent in the U.S. House, July 2012-Jan. 2013.  Bachelor's degreee in political science from Wake Forest University, 2012.

Deputy Chairman  Lynn Westmoreland (GA-3)

(announced Nov. 27, 2012)  Elected to Congress from GA-8 in 2004.  Represents GA-3 includes parts of 13 counties from metro Atlanta suburbs into middle Georgia and down to Columbus.  Served in the Georgia State House for 12 years.  Started building company L.A.W. Builders.  Attended Georgia State University 1969-71.

Principal Staffer and Advisor to the Deputy Chairman  Bill Dolbow

Senior advisor to Majority Leader Eric Cantor; senior advisor to Cantor when he was Minority Whip; deputy chief of staff for Cantor’s personal office from 2004-08, and legislative director to Cantor from 2001-04.  legislative assistant, press secretary, and legislative director to U.S. Rep. Tom Bliley, 1994-2001. Graduate of McDaniel College (Western Maryland College), 1993.

Vice Chairs
Coalitions  Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA) and Rep. Tom Graves (GA)
Communications and Strategy  Rep. Tim Griffin (AR)

Finance  Rep. Steve Stivers (OH)
Digital  Rep. Jason Chaffetz (UT) 

Patriot Program (support for freshmen Reps.)  Rep. Cory Gardner (CO) and Rep. Reid Ribble (WI)
Policy  Rep. Tom Price (GA)

Recruitment  Rep. Patrick McHenry (NC)

(the 9 vice chairs announced Jan. 18, 2013)

Regional Chairs


Executive Director  Liesl Hickey

(Nov. 2012)  Patriot Program director (incumbent retention) at the NRCC in the 2012 cycle, announced Jan. 13, 2011.  An advisor to the NRSC in 2010.  Joined ONE in March 2007 as senior director of US campaigns, responsible for managing ONE’s 2008 presidential advocacy initiative, ONE Vote 08.  Chief of staff to Rep. Mark Kirk, Aug. 2004-Jan. 2007.  Served as Kirk's campaign manager starting in 2000.  A field consultant for the NRCC.  Finance director for Sen. Peter Fitzgerald's campaign in 1998.  Graduate of Southern Methodist University.

Assistant to the Executive Director  Gracey Roskam

(Jan. 2013)  Deputy regional political director at the NRCC from Sept.-Dec. 2012.  Executive assistant to the Republican Platform Committee, June-Sept. 2012.  English teacher at the Chen Shan Mei American School in Taiwan, June 2011-March 2012.  B.A. in economics from Hillsdale College, 2011; interned at NRCC finance, July-Aug. 2010.

Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel  Jessica (Furst) Johnson

(general counsel in the 2012 cycle; started at the NRCC in Feb. 2009)  Attorney-associate at Foley and Lardner LLP, Sept. 2007-Feb. 2009.  Communications director on Katherine Harris' successful campaign for Congress in Florida in 2004.  Law degree from University of Florida's Fredric G. Levin College of Law, 2007; B.A./B.J. from University of Missouri-Columbia, 2003.


Political Director  Rob Simms

(Dec. 2012)  Senior consultant at Red Maverick Media, Aug.-Dec. 2012.  Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, Dec. 2010-Aug. 2012.  President of Persuasion Public Strategies, based in Georgia, Aug. 2009-Dec. 2010, including chief strategist on Karen Handel's campaign for Governor.  Deputy Secretary of State in Georgia, Jan. 2007-Aug. 2009.  Campaign manager on Karen Handel's campaign for Secretary of State.  Chief of staff to Fulton County Commission chair Mike Kenn, after running his campaign.  B.A. in government and politics from George Mason University, 1994.  twitter

Deputy Political Director  John Rogers

(Jan. 2013)  Northeast regional political director at the NRCC in the 2012 cycle, starting Feb. 2011.  Equities trader for AMR Capital Trading, July 2008-Feb. 2011.  Campaign experience includes Bob Cohen 2010, Rob Astorino’s race for Westchester County Executive in 2009, Victory director for the NJ Republican Party in 2006, and director of field operations for the Pennsylvania Republican Party in Montgomery County in 2004.  During Gov. George Pataki’s administration he served as deputy director of regional and local government affairs, 2003-05 and appointments officer, 2001-03.  Graduate of Sienna College, 1999.

Regional Political Directors
(announced Feb. 11, 2013)

Northeast  Jon Reedy

Western regional political director at the NRCC in the 2012 cycle.  Campaign manager on Scott Bruun for Congress in Oregon's 5th CD in 2010.  Served in the Bush Administration from 2005-09, including nearly two years on staff at the White House.  Field staffer on Missouri Victory 2004.

Great Lakes and Florida  Joe Pileggi

Associate at Axiom Strategies, Aug.-Nov. 2012.  Campaign director on Mark Neumann for U.S. Senate, Sept. 2011-Aug. 2012.  Chief of staff to state Sen. Steve Oelrich, Nov. 2006-Sept. 2011.  Political director for NRSC/Joe Miller for U.S. Senate, Oct.-Nov. 2010.  Deputy campaign manager on Mark Neumann for Governor, May-Sept. 2010.  Camapign manager on Steve Oelrich for State Senate, April-Nov. 2006.  North central Florida field director for Senate campaigns for the Republican Party of Florida.   M.A. in political science (2005) and B.A. in political science (2003) from University of Florida.

Central Midwest  David Watts

Midwest regional political director at the NRCC in the 2012 cycle.  A Republican operative for the last 15 years and has worked on local, state and national campaigns in Texas, Missouri and Illinois. He has also worked for former President George W. Bush, Texas Sens. John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchison, as well as Illinois Reps. Bobby Schilling and Peter Roskam.

Top Offensive Targets  Annie Kelly

(Jan. 2013)  Campaign manager on Latham for Congress (Iowa), from Oct. 2011.  Deputy Iowa director on Pawlenty for President from May 2011; operations director on Pawlenty's Freedom First PAC from Oct. 2009.  A senior associate with the Washington-based firm BlueFront Strategies, Feb. 2008-Dec. 2009.  Confidential assistant at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Aug. 2007-Feb. 2008.  Director of administration on the McCain presidential campaign in 2007.  Deputy campaign manager for Pawlenty’s gubernatorial campaign in 2006.  Director of operations for the College Republican National Committee, June 2004-Dec. 2005.  She also interned in the White House Office of Senior Advisor Karl Rove.  B.A. in literature from The George Washington University, 2007.  Philadelphia native.  twitter

Western  Robert Jones

(Jan. 2013)  Deputy director of the Patriot Program, March 2011-Dec. 2012.  Deputy campaign manager on Chris Dudley for Governor (OR), Nov. 2009-Feb. 2011.  Assistant to the chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, March-Nov. 2009.  Research assistant at Friends of Gordon Smith, Aug. 2007-Nov. 2008.  B.S. in Spanish and political science from University of Oregon, 2007.  Portland native.

Southeast  George Nassar

Political specialist at the NRCC from Dec. 2011-July 2012.  Campaign consultant races in Mississippi and Virginia, Jan.-Dec. 2011.  Southeast regional field director at the NRCC, July 2009-Dec. 2010.  B.B.A. in political science and marketing from University of Mississippi, 2009.

Political Coordinator  Micah Yousefi

(May 2013)  Legislative correspondent in the U.S. House, Dec. 2011-April 2013.  Fulbright grantee in Korea, 2010-11.  Client service administrator at Persels & Associates, Dec. 2009-June 2010.  Special assistant to the president at Carefree Kitchens Inc., Feb. 2002-Sept. 2009.  B.A. in pre-law, philosophy, history from Notre Dame of Maryland University, 2010.

Regional Data Director  Ellen Bredenkoetter

(from April 2014)  Started at the NRCC as regional data manager, Jan.-March 2014.  Deputy director of political analytics at Romney for President, April-Nov. 2012; political intern on the campaign from June 2011-March 2012.  Finshed bachelor's degree from University of Alabama in Dec. 2013.  twitter

Polling Coordinator  Lauren Hutchinson

(from May 2014; started at the NRCC as political specialist in Jan. 2013 and was NRCC I.E. coordinator, May-Dec. 2012.  Bachelor's degree in political science from American University, 2012; internships included RNC, Jan.-May 2012.

Battleground Director  formerly Rich IE


Communications Director  Andrea Bozek

(announced Dec. 20, 2012)  Deputy communications director in 2012, and previously regional press secretary for the Midwest and Southeast, announced Jan. 31, 2011.  Account supervisor at Edelman.  Communications director for Rep. Chris Lee (NY), Jan. 2009-June 2010.  Press secretary to Rep. Tom Reynolds (NY), Aug. 2007-Jan. 2009.  Research analyst and rgional coordinator for John McCain’s presidential campaign in the first part of 2007.  Communications assistant at the NRCC in the 2006 cycle.  Buffalo native.  twitter

Press Secretary  Daniel Scarpinato

(Jan. 2013)  Western regional press secretary at the NRCC from Dec. 2011.  Director of communications for the majority caucus in the Arizona House of Representatives, 2011 as well as press secretary on Wes Gullett for Mayor of Phoenix, Fall 2011.  Director of communications on Jonathan Paton for Congress (AZ 6th CD) in 2010.  Editor of the Yellow Sheet Report for the Arizona Capitol Times/Arizona News Service.  Reporter for the Arizona Daily Star, 2004-09.  Studied journalism and political science at the University of Arizona.  Tucson native.  twitter

Regional Press Secretaries
Northeast  Ian Prior

(Jan. 2013)  Campaign manager and communications director for Brendan Doherty for Congress in Rhode Island’s First District.  Attorney for several large firms and worked as a trial lawyer for several years for the City of Boston Corporation Counsel’s Office.  LLM (2009) and J.D. (2002) from Boston University Law School; B.A. in history from Boston University, 1999.  twitter

Southeast/Midwest  Katie Prill

(June 4 2012)  Press secretary to Wil Cardon, a candidate in the U.S. Senate primary in Arizona, Nov. 2011-June 2012.  Press secretary to U.S. Rep. David McKinley (WV).  Communications director on Jeff Miller for Congress, Aug.-Nov. 2010.  Press secretary on Mike Bouchard for Governor (MI), June 2009-Aug. 2010.  Originally from Michigan.  twitter

Western/Great Plains Regional Press Secretary and Policy Press Secretary  Tyler Houlton

Previously president of Compass Colorado, a 501(c)(4) free-market advocacy organization that started in Oct. 2011.  West regional press secretary at the NRCC from Jan. 2011.  Deputy campaign manager and spokesman for Ryan Frazier's 2010 congressional bid in Colorado's 7th CD after working as a regional director on Scott McInnis' gubernatorial campaign.  Communications director to Rep. Mike Coffman (CO) for the first half of 2009.  Legislative coordinator, then spokesman to Rep. Tom Tancredo (CO), July 2006-Jan. 2009.  Graduate of University of Colorado.  twitter

Policy Director and Communications Advisor  Jordan N. Davis

(Jan. 2013)  Chief of staff (June 2012-Jan. 2013) and legislative director (Oct. 2011-June 2012) to U.S. Rep. Rick Berg (ND).  Legislative director in the Research Department at the NRCC, March 2009-Oct. 2011.  Senior legislative assistant, legislative assistant, legislative correspondent, staff assistant, intern to U.S. Rep. Thelma Drake (VA), Oct. 2005-Jan. 2009.  State Farm Insurance agent, Aug. 2003-Oct. 2005.  B.A. in political science from University of Central Florida, 2003.  Born in Kentucky.  twitter

Rapid Response Director  Matt Gorman

(Jan. 2013)  Deputy rapid response director (April-Nov. 2012) and research analyst (May 2011-April 2012) on Romney for President; intern at Romney's Free and Strong America PAC, Jan.-May 2011.  B.A. in political science from Stonehill College, 2011.  twitter

Digital and Press Coordinator  Michael Byerly

Previously legislative correspondent for Rep. Lynn Jenkins (KS-02).  Graduated of the University of Kansas, 2012.  twitter

Director of TV and Radio  Mollie Riester

(March 2014)  Communications director to U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson (OH), May-Nov. 2013.  Worked on Hannity at FOX News, Oct. 2011-May 2013 and earlier briefly on The Five and Glenn Beck.  B.A. in political science, media study from University at Buffalo, 2011, after a year at University of Connecticut.  twitter


Digital Director  Gerrit Lansing

(second cycle as digital director...from May 2012)  Previously press secretary at the House Budget Committee from June 2011.  New media director to U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, 2010-11.  Blogger at the Heritage Foundation, 2008-10.  B.A. in classical languages from Sewanee-The University of the South, 2007.  twitter

Digital Political Director  Tom Newhouse

(April 2014)  Manager for client strategy at Targeted Victory, July 2011-April 2014.  B.A. in political economy from Tulane University, 2011; interned at the NRCC in summer 2010.  twitter

Deputy Digital Political Director  Ashleigh Grant

(April 2014)  Digital operations associate at the Republican State Leadership Committee, Aug. 2013-April 2014.  Communications and volunteer coordinator at Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington, Aug. 2012-Aug. 2013.  Masters of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2013; B.A. in public relations, political science from Florida State University, 2010.  twitter

Digital Press Secretary  Andrew Clark  

( a digital strategist for Gabriel Gomez's 2013 campaign for Senate in Mass..  Deputy digital rapid response director for Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign.  B.A. (2011) and M.A. (2012) in media and public affairs from The George Washington University.  Originally from Southern California.  twitter

Digital Strategist  Jonathan McKinstry

(Jan. 2013)  Worked in communications at the RNC, Aug.-Dec. 2012.  B.A. in political science from The George Washington University, 2012; internships including for RNC strategy department, Mary Fallin for Governor, Congresswoman Fallin.  Originally from Oklahoma.  twitter

Digital Strategist  Kevin Zambrano

Account manager at Conservative Connector.  Deputy data analyst on Romney/Ryan.  Graduate of Syracuse University.  New Hampshire native.  twitter

Web Developer  Daniel Abernathy

(Jan. 2013)  Front end developer for Harris Media, LLC (lead web developer Sept. 2012-Jan. 2013; web developer, June 2011-Sept. 2012 and intern/account coordinator from Nov. 2009-Aug. 2010).  B.A. in international/global studies from Baylor University, 2011.  Originally from Texas.  twitter


Research Director  Todd Johnson

(2013)  Research director for the NRCC independent expenditure in the 2012 cycle; deputy research director at the NRCC from 2010; started at the NRCC as a research analyst.  Attended Pepperdine University.  Originally from Arizona.

Deputy Research Director  Sean Philbin

(April 2013; senior research analyst from Jan.-April 2013, IE unit from April-Dec. 2012, and Midwest regional research analyst, 2011-mid-2012)  Villanova University graduate.


Finance Director  Jenny Sheffield Drucker

(second cycle as finance director...announced Dec. 14, 2010)  Served as NRCC deputy finance director in the 2010 cycle.  PAC director at the NRSC during the 2008 cycle. PAC director at the NRCC in the 2006 cycle.  Worked on the 2000 and 2004 Bush/Cheney campaigns, the 2004 Republican National Convention, and the 2001 and 2005 Presidential Inaugural Committees.  Staff assistant, then office manager for Rep. Sessions from 2000 to May 2004.  Graduate of Texas A&M University, 1999. 

Deputy Finance Director  Mary Ellis Kahlstorf Finnerty

(Jan. 20013; previously director of Member giving (Jan. 2011-Dec. 2012), assistant to the execcutive director (July 2010-Dec. 2011) and administrative assistant (Jan.-June 2009)  BBA from University of Mississippi, 2008.

Deputy Finance Director  Ryan Carney

(Jan. 20011)  Served as a regional finance director in the 2010 cycle.  Owner at The Carney Group, 2005-mid-2009.  National finance director on Brownback for President, Dec. 2006-Oct. 2007.  Manager of the Washington office of Steve Gordon and Associates, 2000-05.  B.A. in politics from The Catholic University of America, 2002.

PAC Director  Holly Thurmond

(Jan. 2013; deputy PAC director from Jan. 2011-Dec. 2012, assistant to the general counsel from Aug. 2009-Dec. 2010)  Degree in international business from Mississippi State University, 2010.  From Ripley, MS.

Deputy PAC Director  Krista Madaio

(Jan. 2013)  Account manager at Bellwether Consulting Group, June 2011-Jan. 2013.  Degree in leadership studies, political science from University of Richmond, 2011.


Controller  Rob Jentgens

(started as controller i.e. director of accounting/treasury Sept. 2011; became CFO in 2013 after Ben Ottenhoff moved over to the RNC)  President of RDJ Consulting, July 2009-Sept. 2011.  Director of accounting at the NRSC, Aug. 2007-July 2009.  Deputy CFO on Romney for President, Inc. Jan.-Aug. 2007.  Accounting and logistics manager at Wishoo, 2001-04.  M.B.A. in finance from University of Cincinnati College of Business, 2001; B.A. in history, political science from Indiana University Bloomington, 1995.

Deputy CFO  Katy Williams

(July 2013; budget manager starting Jan. 2013, and treasury analyst, Feb. 2011-Jan. 2013)  Legislative aide at Financial Executives International, Sept. 2010-Jan. 2011.  B.S. in international economics from Belmont University.


IT Director  George Griffin

(Feb. 2004)  Owner and network engineer at Griffin Consulting, LLC, 2001-04.  IT director at Global Metro Networks, April 2000-Oct. 2001.  IT director on Forbes 2000, May 1999-March 2000.  IT for SoftMed Systems,1998-99.  Director of network services at the RNC, 1995-98.

Network Administrator  Josiah Gross

(Sept. 2014)  Technical consultant at Southwest Associates of Technology, April 2013-Aug. 2014.  Post production at Nichols Printing, Oct. 2012-March 2013.  Practice leader at Delorey Chiropractic, May-Aug. 2012.  General studies at Maranatha Baptist Bible College; and civil engineering technology/technician at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.


General Counsel  Jessica (Furst) Johnson

(see above)

Independent Expenditures

[IE, operating separately and independently from the NRCC, spends tens of millions of dollars largely on advertising]

Director of Independent Expenditures  Rich Dunn

(announced March 3, 2014; previously NRCC battleground director, announced July 3, 2013)  Chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (SC) from Jan. 2013.  Political director at the NRSC in the 2012 cycle (announced Dec. 16, 2010).  NRSC deputy political director in the 2010 cycle, started Nov. 2009.  Spokesman at the Club for Growth (headed by Chocola).  Deputy incumbent retention director at the NRCC, 2008. Previously worked for Rep. Michelle Bachmann (MN) starting in Jan. 2007 as legislative director and later as chief of staff until Feb. 2008.  Legislative assistant/ legislative director to Rep. Chris Chocola (IN), Jan. 2005-Jan. 2007 (Chocola defeated in re-election bid); managed Chocola's successful 2004 re-election campaign.  Graduate of the University of Notre Dame.  Illinois native.

Deputy Director of Independent Expenditures  Chris McInerney

(Feb. 2014)  Research director at American Crossroads, June 2010-Feb. 2014.  President and owner at Potomack Strategies, June 2008-June 2010.  Deputy research director on Romey for President, Jan. 2007-March 2008.  Senior account executive at DCI Group, Feb. 2005-Jan. 2007.  Research analyst at the RNC, May 2003-Nov. 2004.

IE Coordinator  Jillian Davidson

(April 2014)  Staff assistant at The Livingston Group, May 2013-March 2014.  Interned for Rep. Susan Brooks (IN-5).  A regional field director on Massachusetts Victory, March-Nov. 2012.  Field rep. on Rick Perry for President in Manchester, NH, Oct. 2011-Jan. 2012.  Interned for Sen. Marco Rubio (FL).  B.A. in history, political science from Mount Holyoke College, 2011.

IE Digital Director  Chris Georgia

(previously NRCC deputy digital director from Jan. 2013)  Digital director at the American Action Network starting Jan. 2011.  Deputy press secretary at the Republican Party of Minnesota, June 2010-Nov. 2011.  Associate at Carlson Consulting Enterprise, Jan.-Dec. 2009.  Degree in finance from University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management.  twitter


  former staff include:

Network Administrator  Rob Ogorek consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton

(Jan. 2013 to Aug. 2014)  Network operations at the RNC, July-Dec. 2012; interned at the RNC in summer 2011.  Specialist at Apple Retail in Costa Mesa, CA, April 2010-June 2012.  B.A. in political science from UC Irvine, 2012.

Coalitions Director  Bettina Inclán senior vice president at Mercury Florida

(announced April 15, 2013 to April 2014)  Deputy coalitions director for Hispanics on Romney for President from Sept. 2012 and director of Hispanic outreach at the RNC from Jan. 2012.  President of Inclán Inc., a strategic communications and Latino inclusion firm, from Jan. 2011.  Deputy director of communications on the Rick Scott for Governor campaign in Florida, Fall 2010.  Press secretary on Steve Poizner's gubernatorial primary campaign in California, 2009-10.  Director of communication and outreach at Citizens in Charge Foundation, 2009.  A regional Victory director for the Republican Party of Florida in Fall 2008.  Communications director for the House Republican Policy Committee (chaired by Rep. Thaddeus McCotter).  Executive director of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly, 2005-07.  Legislative assistant/deputy press secretary/scheduler for Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (FL), 2003-05.  B.S. in political science, Latin American studies from Florida International University, 2003.  twitter

Senior Digital Strategist  Christopher Hanks senior digital strategist at National Media

(Jan. 2013 to April; educating, tracking and coordinating with Republican congressional campaigns; started at NRCC as media research director, June-Dec. 2012)  Founder and president of Harbinger International, Inc., Jan. 2009-Dec. 2012.  Consultant at Campaign Solutions, Inc., June 2006-Dec. 2008.  J.D. from Univerity of the Pacific's McGeorge School of Law, 2004; B.S. in economics from Cal State Chico, 2001.

Director of TV and Radio  Annie Clark communications director for U.S. Rep. Michael Turner (OH)

(Jan. 2013  to Feb. 2014; started at the NRCC as media assistant and treasury liaison for the IE from July-Dec. 2012)  Undergraduate degree in English literature from Miami University, 2012; interned for U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder and for Chlopak Leonard Schechter & Associates.  Born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas.

Western/Great Plains Regional Press Secretary  Alleigh Marré press secretary for Friends of Scott Walker

(Feb. 2013 to Feb. 2014)  Press secretary on Scott Brown for Senate, Jan.-Dec. 2012.  AAE at Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, Aug. 2010-Jan. 2012.  Digital director on Oz Griebel for Governor (CT), March-Aug. 2010.  Account executive at BIGfish Communications, Jan. 2009-March 2010.  Degree in marketing communication from Emerson College, 2009.  twitter

Videographer and Graphic Designer  Shaun Ledgerwood

(started at the NRCC as video editor in May 2009 to Jan. 2014)  Video editor at Marsh Copsey + Associates, May 1999-May 2009.  B.F.A. in illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design, 1998.

Digital and Press Coordinator  Danielle Varallo press secretary for Sen. Mark Kirk (IL)

Eastern regional field manager in the digital department of the Romney for President campaign.  Four years of experience on Capitol Hill, most recently as scheduler to U.S. Rep. Charlie Bass (NH) and earlier working for U.S. Rep. Mike Castle (DE); also worked on Castle's 2010 campaign for U.S. Senate.  Graduate of The Catholic University of America.

Director of Online Advertising  Todd Carney director of online advertising at IMGE

(May 2013 to Nov. 2013)  Started at the NRCC as digital intern in Jan. 2013.  Political advertising fellow at Google, June-Nov. 2012.  B.A. degrees in political science and public communications from American University, 2013; numerous internships.  Native of Glenview, Illinois.

Data Director  Jeff McGowan

(started with NRCC data in June 2012; NRCC field operations manager in the AZ-8 special election, March-June 2012)  Co-founder and vice president of The 525 Group, LLC from Nov. 2009.  Political director on Sam Rohrer for U.S. Senate (PA), Jan.-March 2012.  Nevada political director on Santorum for President, Jan.-Feb. 2012.  Political director at Kapanke for State Senate (WI), June-Sept. 2011.  Political analyst at Targeted Victory, July 2010-May 2011.  Deputy political director on Sue Lowden for U.S. Senate, Jan.-June 2010.  A Victory coordinator at the RNC in Washington, DC, June-Dec. 2008.  RNC voter registration deputy director in Nevada, Jan.-June 2008.

Polling Director  Kayla Sulzer senior polling analyst at OnMessage Inc.

(Jan. 2013 to Dec. 2013)  Political specialist and deputy polling director (from Jan. 2011) and treasury analyst (Aug. 2010-Jan. 2011) at the NRCC.  B.A. in political science, Spanish from Calvin College, 2010.

Patriot Director  Brandon Moody

(announced Dec. 20, 2012)  Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy (WI), July 2011-Dec. 2012.  Communications director to U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble (WI), Jan.-Aug. 2011; managed Ribble's 2010 campaign, Aug-Nov. 2010.  Vice president of U.S. campaigns for Marsh Copsey + Associates, March 2007-Aug. 2010.  Managed Jim Gerlach's campaign for Congress in 2006.  Coalitions director on Gordon Humphrey for Governor (NH), 2001-02.  B.S. in public relations, journalism from Bob Jones University, 2002.

CFO/Controller  Ben Ottenhoff RNC

Moved over to the RNC in 2013... (Jan. 2011; previously controller Jan. 2009-Jan. 2011 and budget manager Jan. 2008-Jan. 2009)  Finance manager at JD Norman Industries, Inc., 2006-08.  M.B.A. in finance from Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, 2012; undergraduate degree in business from Calvin College, 2006.  Originally from Palos Heights, IL.

Digital Press Secretary  Nick Marcelli deputy digital director for Majority Leader Eric Cantor

(Jan. 2013 to June 2013)  Started at the NRCC as digital coordinator, May 2011-Jan. 2013.  Graduate of American University, 2011.

Senior Digital Strategist  Cassie Alsfeld

(Dec. 2013 to May 2013)  Lead digital political copywriter for the Romney campaign.  Associate at the Carmen Group, Inc. Nov. 2010-Sept. 2011.  Legislative assistant/correspondent for Congressman Anh "Joseph" Cao, Jan. 2009-Nov. 2010.  Graduate of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, 2008; student body president, 2007-08.  New Orleans native. 

Political Coordinator  Mallory (Hanville) Hunter

(Jan. 2012 to May 2013)  Previously direct marketing coordinator (June 2011-Jan. 2012) at the NRCC.  B.S. in family and consumer sciences, child and family development from the University of Georgia, 2011.

Media Resource Manager  Ashley Craig studio technician at PJTV

(May 2012 to April 2013...running the TV/Satellite Studio and SEO; media assistant at the NRCC from March 2011-May 2012)  Executive assistant to the national field director at ACT! for America, 2009-11.  Bachelor's degree in communication from Montreat College, 2009.

Research Director  Jon Black

(from Jan. 2009)  Worked in the research department at the NRSC in the 2008 cycle.  Joined the NRCC research department in 2006.  Legislative aide on Capitol Hill.  Political director on John Swallow's 2004 campaign against Rep. Jim Matheson in Utah.  Graduate of Brigham Young University.  From Orem, UT.