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Reclaim America PAC FEC leadership PAC filed with the in Aug. 2, 2011. 
Rubio Victory Committee FEC  joint committee filed with the  on March 28, 2011.
Marco Rubio for Senate
FEC  2016 re-election committee.

(page updated April 2, 2015)

Director  Terry Sullivan

(March 2012)  Previously deputy chief of staff in Rubio's Senate office, March 2011-Dec. 2012.  Managing partner at First Tuesday Strategies, Nov. 2006-Feb. 2011.  Joined U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison's campaign for governor as campaign manager in July 2009.  South Carolina primary campaign manager for the first Romney for President campaign, from Jan. 2007.  Partner at TTS Strategies, the consulting firm run by J. Warren Tompkins.  Campaign manager for U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (TX) in 2005.  Campaign manager on DeMint for Senate, May 2003-Dec. 2004.  Youth coordinator for Sen. Jesse Helms' 1996 campaign.  Graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington.  Also various accounts note work at the direct mail firm On The Mark and at Under the Power Lines and for Steve Forbes.  twitter

(Something Else Strategies) partners:
Heath Thompson
Todd Harris
Malorie Thompson

Communications  Alex Conant

(reported moving over to PAC from Senate office first week of March 2015)  Press secretary in Rubio's Senate office from Oct. 3, 2011 to first week of March 2015.  National press secretary on Pawlenty for President, March-Aug. 2011; communications director at Tim Pawlenty's Freedom First PAC from Oct. 2009-March 2011.  Did some consulting.  Press secretary at the Republican National Committee in the 2008 cycle.  Midwest regional spokesman in the White House Office of Media Affairs.  Spokesman at the Office of Management and Budget.  Press secretary to Sen. John Thune (R-SD), Jan.-Aug. 2005.  Communications director on George Nethercutt's 2004 campaign for U.S. Senate in Washington State.  Speechwriter for Secretary of Commerce Don Evans.  Worked on Norm Coleman's 2002 U.S. Senate campaign.  B.A. and M.P.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was editor-in-chief of the Badger Herald.  Grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota.  twitter

Political/Field  Rich Beeson

(reported by the Washington Post's Philip Rucker and Robert Costa on March 12, 2015)  Political director on Romney for President from Jan. 2011.  Partner at FLS Connect.  Political director at the RNC in the 2008 cycle (announced Jan. 2007).  Joined Feather, Larson & Synhorst, approx. April 2005.  >At the RNC from 1997 to 2005, Beeson worked as an RNC regional political director and regional finance director for the Western region.  National field director for Americans Back in Charge.  Organizational director on Bruce Benson's 1994 gubernatorial campaign against Roy Romer in Colorado.  From Colorado.  twitter

National Finance Director  Dorinda Moss

(Jan. 2013)  Finance director at the NRSC in the 2010 and 2012 cycles, announced Dec. 2008.  Vice president for finance at Newt Gingrich's American Solutions for Winning the Future, 2008.  Finance director on Fred Thompson’s presidential campaign.  At the RNC from 2005, serving as director of the Raiser's Edge (recruitment, organization, and management of individual volunteer fundraisers), and then as director of the RNC Regents Program.  Finance co-director of the 55th Presidential Inaugural Committee.  Regional finance director for the Midwest and Northeast for Victory 2004 and earlier regional finance director for the Midwest at Bush-Cheney ’04.  During the 2001-02 election cycle Moss served as RNC regional finance director for the Southeast.  Finance director at the Tennessee Republican Party, 2000.   Moss has also worked on the campaigns of Fred Thompson and Lamar Alexander and the second Inauguration of Gov. Don Sundquist.  B.S. in political science and communications from Belmont University in Nashville.  Native of middle Tennessee.

Anna Rogers

(reported by CNN on Jan. 23, 2015..."would serve as his finance director if he runs in 2016)  Finance director at American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS; started there as financial coordinator in Nov. 2011.  Worked on Tate Reeves successful campaign for lieutenant governor in 2011.  Deputy finance director on Ron Johnson's 2010 campaign for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin.  Graduate of the University of Mississippi, 2009.  Grew up in Amory, MS.

Wayne Berman

Senior advisor for global government affairs to the Blackstone Group; senior advisor to Highstar Capital.  Chairman of Ogilvy Government Relations to June 2012.  Formed Park Strategies LLC with former Sen. Al D'Amato in 1999.  Founder of Berman Enterprises, a lobbying and business consulting firm, and managing director 1993-99; merged with the Federalist Group/Ogilvy Government Relations in Jan. 2004.  Managing partner of America Mercantile Group, 1991-92.  Appointed Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Policy by President Bush in Jan. 1989, served to Jan. 1991.  Extensive campaign experience, serving in a variety of fundraising capacities in every Republican presidential race since 1992.  National finance co-chair for Sen. John McCain's 2008 campaign. Senior advisor for the Bush-Cheney Transition, 2001.  Vice presidential campaign director for Dole-Kemp, 1996.  Member of the Budget and Policy Priorities Committee of the Pataki Transition Team, 1994.  Deputy director and executive producer of the 1992 Republican National Convention.  Senior staff and director of congressional relations on George H.W. Bush's 1988 presidential campaign.  Deputy director of the Reagan-Bush Transition team, 1981. B.A. in history from the University of Buffalo.

DC Steering Committee (about two dozen people)1
Alexander Bolton.  "Rubio cranks up money machine."  The Hill, May 6, 2013.
David M. Drucker.  "Marco Rubio quietly sets stage for a 2016 campaign."  Washington Examiner, May 5, 2014.

Treasurer  Lisa Lisker
Owner/president of Huckaby Davis Lisker Inc., a DC area firm which provides political financial consulting and compliance work for Republican candidates, party committees and political action committees.


Senior  Advisor  Jim Merrill

(reported by The New York Times' Jonathan Martin on Feb. 9, 2015)  NH state director at The Bernstein Shur Group, the strategic consulting subsidiary of the Bernstein Shur law firm.  Managing director of Devine Strategies, March 2008-Jan. 2013; attorney at Devine Millimet & Branch, Aug. 2001-Jan. 2013.  Senior advisor/strategist on Romney's 2011-12 New Hampshire primary campaign.  Senior advisor on Ovide Lamontagne's 2010 campaign for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination.  Director of Romney's 2007-08 New Hampshire primary campaign, after  serving as chairman of Romney's The Commonwealth PAC NH in the 2006 cycle.  Member of the Devine Millimet Law firm from Aug. 2001 and served as legal counsel to the New Hampshire Republican Party.  Prior to joining Devine Millimet, Merrill spent over two years on the staff of former New Hampshire Gov. Stephen E. Merrill.  New Hampshire field director for the successful 2000 general election campaign of George W. Bush and New Hampshire Grassroots Co-Chairman for President Bush’s re-election campaign in 2004.  J.D. from Franklin Pierce Law Center, 2001.  B.A. in political science from Gettysburg College, 1994.

Super PAC super PAC not yet formed.

Likely Director  Warren Tompkins

(reported by the New York Times on March 19, 2015)  Principal at First Tuesday Strategies. Alantic region chair for the Bush-Cheney ’04 campaign.  Advisor to U.S. Rep. Jim DeMint in his successful 2004 bid for U.S. Senate.  general consultant to Lindsey Graham in his successful 2002 bid fpr U.S. Senate. Chief strategist for George W. Bush’s 2000 South Carolina presidential primary.  Started a political consulting practice, in 1991; this became Tompkins, Kinard & Associates,  Strategist for the 1988 Bush presidential campaign.  Tompkins helped elect U.S. Rep. Carroll Campbell governor in 1986 and served as Campbell's chief of staff, supervising a staff of more than 230 people and budgets totaling more than $91 million.  Executive director of the South Carolina Republican Party starting in 1981. Executive director of both South Carolina Reagan-Bush campaigns (1980 and 1984), the first at age 28.  Statewide coordinator of special events and volunteer on Sen. Strom Thurmond's 1978 campaign.  First campaign was a 1974 magistrate’s race.

Big Financial Backer  Norman Braman

(Washington Post's Ed O'Keefe and Matea Gold reported on March 5, 2015 that Braman could "put as much as $10 million into a pro-Rubio super PAC)  Billionaire chairman of Braman Management, "an umbrella company for his automotive businesses encompassing 23 franchises in Florida and Colorado;" started in the auto business buying a Cadillac dealership in Tampa, FL in 1972.  Former owner of the Philadelphia Eagles football team; became sole owner in 1986 and sold the team in 1994.  President and CEO of Philadelphia Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics.  Founded Keystone Stores, a chain in central Pennsylvania.  Worked in marketing and sales for Seagram's Distributors.  Degree in business administration from Temple University. 

other key people in Rubio-land
> Senate Office

Chief of Staff  Alberto Martinez

(announced April 11, 2014)  Deputy chief of staff in Rubio's Senate office from Jan. 2013.  Senior advisor to Rubio’s Reclaim America PAC and from Nov. 2011 to Nov. 2012 to Romney's campaign in Florida.  Senior advisor to Rubio's 2010 campaign for U.S. Senate, Sept. 2009-Dec. 2012.  Principal and owner of Paladin Public Affairs consulting in Tallahassee, Sept. 2009-Dec. 2012.  Chief of staff to Florida House Majority Whip (Nov. 2008-Sept. 2009) and communications director in the Florida House Majority Office (Nov. 2008-Nov. 2008).  Spokesman on Tom Gallagher's 2006 campaign for governor.  Florida communications director for President George W. Bush’s reelection campaign in 2004.  Deputy speechwriter for Gov. Jeb Bush.  Miami native.  twitter

Deputy Chief of Staff  Todd Reid

(announced April 11, 2014)  Rubio’s state director from Jan. 2011. Reid previously served as deputy chief of staff to Florida House of Representatives Speaker Dean Cannon.  Prior to that, for four years, he was director of the Florida House Majority Office where he managed floor activities and coordinated communications on behalf of the Florida House's Republican majority.  He has also served as communications director for the Florida House and with the Florida Department of Financial Services.  Reid has also worked for the Office of the Governor of Virginia, the Republican Party of Virginia and as a regional director for the RNC.  twitter

Communications Director  Alex Burgos

(announced Jan. 4, 2011 as director of media affairs)  Communications director on Marco Rubio for U.S. Senate, June 2009-Dec. 2010.  Senior communications manager at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, April 2008-May 2009.  Director of specialty media on Romney for President, Jan. 2007-Feb. 2008.  Deputy press secretary at the NRCC, 2003-06.  B.S., M.A. in marketing and international business from University of Florida.  Miami native.  twitter

Press Secretary  Brooke Sammon

(March 2015)  Deputy press secretary to Sen. Rubio from Jan. 2013-Feb. 2015.  Media affairs on Romney for President, May-Nov. 2012.  Press secretary to Chief deputy whip U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (IL), Sept. 2011-May 2012.  Press secretary to U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey (GA), Nov. 2010-Sept. 2011.  Public relations associate at Dana Perino & Company, Oct. 2009-Nov. 2010.  English teacher for SABIS in Dubai, UAE, Aug. 2008-July 2009.  B.A. in international studies, business law from Miami University, 2008.  twitter

Director of Scheduling and Executive Assistant  Bexie Nobles

(announced Jan. 4, 2011)  Nobles previously served in the Washington office of Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-TX), as well as director of operations for her 2010 primary campaign for governor.   Senior traveling aide and advisor to Sarah Palin on McCain-Palin 2008.  Operations/advance on Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign.  International conference and event planner for Alcon Laboratories, 2005-07.  Advance rep. on Bush-Cheney '04.  Event coordinator at the Fort Worth Convention Center, 2002-04.  Event coordinator for the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, 2000-02.  Bachelor's degree in hospitality administration from Stephen F. Austin State University, 2000.

Legislative Director  Sarah Decker

(Dec. 2014)  Started with Rubio in Jan. 2013; has worked on Capitol Hill since 2006.  M.S. and B.S. degrees in public policy from Georgia Tech, 2005.

Administrative Director  Theresa Young

(announced Jan. 4, 2011)  Continues as administrative director,served in the same role under former U.S. Sens. Mel Martinez (R-FL) and George LeMieux (R-FL).  Prior to this, she served in the office of the U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms.

General Counsel  Leonard Collins

(announced Jan. 4, 2011)  Collins previously served as a senior attorney in the Florida Department of Transportation’s Office of the General Counsel. From 2006 to 2008, he served as Parliamentarian of the Florida House of Representatives. In this position, he assisted the presiding officer and members of the House with the application of the state constitution, the rules of the House, and parliamentary authority to legislative proceedings. Prior to his House service, he worked as an attorney in private practice, and as an assistant state attorney in the 11th Judicial Circuit in Miami.  J.D.  from Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center; B.A. in political science and international relations from Florida International University.  Raised in Miami.

State Director

xTodd Reid...


Senior Advisor to Reclaim America PAC  Cesar Conda Nov. 2014, returned to Navigators Global

(announced April 11, 2014; continued as part-time advisor in the Senate office)  Previously chief of staff in Rubio's Senate office from Jan. 2011.  Earlier Conda was a policy advisor on Rubio's campaign and helped with his transition including staffing.  A senior economic advisor to Romney's Commonwealth PAC and his 2008 presidential campaign from late 2006.  Principal at DC Navigators.  Senior fellow at FreedomWorks.  Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief advisor on domestic and economic policy issues and headed the OVP domestic policy staff, Jan. 2001-2003.  Administrative assistant and legislative director for U.S. Sen. Spencer Abraham (R-MI).  Policy advisor on the 1996 Dole-Kemp presidential campaign.  Executive director of the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution, 1994-95.  Minority staff director of the Senate Committee on Small Business, 1991-93.  Legislative assistant for U.S. Sen. Robert W. Kasten, Jr. (R-WI).  Analyst.  B.A. in economics from the College of William & Mary, 1983.

Deputy Chief of Staff in Senate Office  Sally Canfield Dec. 7, 2014, left for position at the pharmaceutical company AbbVie

(announced on Jan. 4, 2011 as Chief Policy Advisor and Legislative Director)  Senior director for policy at Sanofi-Aventis US.  A senior program officer in the Global Health Division of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, June 2008-May 2010.  Policy director at Romney for President, April 2006-Feb. 2008.  Assistant for policy to Speaker Dennis Hastert, Sept. 2004-April 2006.  Deputy chief of staff at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, March 2003-Sept. 2004; director of policy and plans in the Office of Homeland Security at the White House, Sept. 2001-March 2003.  Counselor to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, 2001.  Domestic policy advisor on George W. Bush's presidential campaign from June 1999-Dec. 2000.  Worked for U.S. Rep. Jim McCrery and earlier for U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry.   Government relations representative for Caremark International in Chicago.  Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Grew up in suburban Chicago. twitter