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Great America PAC

Co-Founder  Bill Doddridge

CEO of Jewelry Exchange.

Co-Founder and Co-Chair  Eric Beach

(reported by Politico's Alex Isenstadt on March 1, 2016)  A national finance chair on Rand Paul's campaign.  California finance chairman for Newt 2012.  A national finance chair of Tea Party Express.  A California fnance leader on Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign.  Campaign director for the Bill Jones for U.S. Senate campaign in 2004, and on the gubernatorial election team of Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2003.  CEO of Suntrack Solar, based in Costa Mesa.  Founder of Frontline Strategies, a political and communications firm based in Newport Beach.

Co-Chair  Stanley Hubbard

(from May 2016)  Chairman of Hubbard Broadcasting.

Lead Strategist  Ed Rollins

(reported by Politico on May 3, 2016)  Campaign manager (June-Sept. 2011) and senior advisor on Michele Bachmann's presidential campaign.  National campaign chairman on Mike Huckabee's 2008 presidential campaign, from Dec. 2007.  Managed George Nethercutt's successful race against House Speaker Tom Foley in 1994.  Managed Christine Todd Whitman's successful campaign for governor of New Jersey in 1993.  Co-chairman and campaign manager on Ross Perot's 1992 presidential campaign.  Chaired the NRCC in the 1990 cycle.  Managed Jack Kemp's 1988 presidential campaign.  National campaign director on President Reagan's 1984 re-election campaign.  Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Political and Governmental Affairs to President Reagan.  Served in the administrations of Presidents Nixon, Ford, and Reagan.  Held several positions in the California legislature.  B.A. in political science from California State University, Chico.  Author of Bare Knuckles and Back Rooms (1996).

Political  Jack Menges

(announced May 25, 2016)  Partner with Cole at In the Field Consulting.

Political  Rob Cole

(announced May 25, 2016)  Joined with Jack Menges to form In the Field Consulting in 2011.  Founder of Field Consulting.  Executive director of Pataki’s political action committee, 21st Century Freedom PAC, from 2003.  Political director for Gov. Pataki’s 2002 re-election campaign.  Special assistant to Gov. Pataki, then Pataki’s director of regional and local government affairs.  Graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, 1993.

National Advisor  Stuart Jolly

(announced May 31, 2016)  Served as national field director on Donald J. Trump for President until resigning in April 2016 (initially regional political director for the Southeast, promotion to national field director announced March 3, 2016; resignation reported by Politico on April 18, 2016).  Executive director of the Education Freedom Alliance, announced Jan. 2013.  Helped launch Americans for Prosperity Oklahoma chapter in 2006 and served as state director for six years.  Retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army.  Masters degree in international studies in business from East Carolina University in North Carolina; B.A. in political science from The Citadel in Charleston, SC.

Senior Advisor and Co-Chair for Coalitions  Aaron T. Manaigo

(announced Aug. 15, 2016)  Managing partner at Global Political Solutions.  Senior advisor to the Friends of Herman Cain campaign.  National Director of Coalitions on John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign from July 2007, reduced role from Sept. 2008.  Partner at Fenner, Gray & Associates, LLC, a Washington, DC based government relations firm.  President of Urban Communications Group Ltd., a strategic communications and government affairs firm in Washington, DC.  Chairman of the National Council of Black Republicans, 1998-2000.  Managed the congressional campaign of former New York State Assistant Attorney General Edward R. Adams in 1996.  Republican Bronx District Leader in the 78th Assembly District, 1994-98.  Graduate of Clark Atlanta University.

Deputy National Field Director  John Fritz

(July 2016)  Managing partner at Stone Search, a contingency recruiting firm, since Nov. 2014; director of client services at New Valley Forge Partners, LLC in Oklahoma City from 2014; and co-owner of Anytime Inflatables in Moore, OK from Jan. 2013.  Field representative for the Oklahoma GOP, May 2012-Dec. 2013.  Studied business administration, management and operations at East Central University.

Communications  Carl Higbie

Ran for Congress in Connecticut’s 4th CD in 2014.  Former Navy Seal.  Author of Battle on the Homefront, and co-author of Enemies, Foreign & Domestic: A Seal's Story.

Communications  Patrick Dorinson

Owner of PD Communications.  Served on press staff for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s campaign and transition teams, and in his administration. Directed public and media relations for the Western United States for Atlanta-based energy company, Mirant, Inc..  Led development of California ISO communications department. During the Clinton Administration served in the General Services Administration, NASA and the Department of Energy.  B.S. in history from University of Oregon.  Folsom, CA resident.  Author of It's Nut Cuttin' Time America!

Treasurer  Dan Backer

Founding attorney (2010) at DB Capitol Strategies PLLC, "has served as counsel to over 40 campaigns & candidates, PACs, and political organizations."  J.D. from George Mason School of Law, 2009; Bachelor's in political science from University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1999.



Office:  3540 Clemmons Road, Clemmons, NC Jon Voight opened on Sept. 12, 2016

Director  Kimberly (Holshouser) Wheeler

Self employed management consultant in the Greensboro/Winston-Salem area, May 2010-April 2016.  Marketing director at Carolina Cancer Services, Dec. 2009-May 2010.  Freelance at Zero Gravity Design Associates, June 2007-Jan. 2008.  Account manager at WorkflowOne in Winston Salem, Oct. 2006-June 2007.  Media director for the Reuben Rink Company in Winston Salem, Sept. 2000-Aug. 2006.  Full charge bookkeeper for Horn & Stronach Marketing, Advertising & PR in Winston-Salem, NC, May 1998-Aug. 2000.


State Leadership Team

(announced Aug. 16, 2016)
Ohio Leadership Team

Steven Herbik, Chair
Ralph King, Co-Chair
Brian Schoenstein, Co-Chair
Hiram DeJesus, Co-Chair
Richard Jones, Co-Chair
Tim Ali, Co-Chair


State Leadership Team

(announced Aug. 16, 2016)
Pennsylvania Leadership Team

Camera Bartolota, Co-Chair
Wayne Buckwalter, Co-Chair
Curt Coccodrili, Co-Chair
Tom Spankey, Co-Chair
Will Tallman, Co-Chair
James Shultz, Co-Chair

Ed. Notes: 
This is a hybrid PAC founded in Feb. 2016, initially called TrumPAC On March 18, Politico's Alex Isenstadt reported Great America PAC was "launching a nearly $1 million TV buy to "air nationally but be focused in New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Maryland and Delaware."  It underwent a bit of tumult in early May when Ed Rollins joined as strategist, co-founder and spokeswomen Amy Kremer resigned, and then chief strategist Jesse Benton was found guilty of charges related to the 2012 Ron Paul campaign.  Rollins has assumed the role of lead strategist, and the PAC has added staff, showing it could be a signifcant player.

Press releases:
Great America PAC Continues Multi-Pronged Final Election Blitz in Battleground States (Oct. 26, 2016)

Great America PAC Doubles Fundraising in June, Raising a Total of $5 Million to Date (July 1, 2016)

See also:
Maggie Haberman.  "A Donald Trump 'Super PAC' Is Hit With Leadership Woes." New York Times, May 6. 2016.


Strategist  Jesse Benton
(March 2016)  General consultant to the pro-Rand Paul America's Liberty PAC, from April 2015.  ...On May 5, 2016 found guilty of charges related to the 2012 Ron Paul campaign.

Co-Chair Doug Lebda
(listed on May 25, 2016 press release)  Founder of LendingTree.

Co-Founder, Chair and Spokeswoman  Amy Kremer
Former chair of the Tea Party Express. resigned as of May 4, 2016

The Great America PAC is independent Political Action Committee formed by activist Amy Kremer and businessman Bill Doddridge to help grow the burgeoning Movement behind Donald Trump and merge the grassroots with the business community.

Americans are frustrated with the direction of our country and will fight to make our country great again.

The Great America PAC is committed to bringing people together and uniting them behind Donald Trump and the movement he represents.

The movement wants proven leadership who will restore respect in the world, fix our economy, secure our border and throw out the elites from BOTH parties who have caused the mess we are in.