updated November 12, 2016)
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,
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
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
Oklahoma GOP, May 2012-Dec. 2013. Studied business
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. carlhigbie.com.
Communications Patrick Dorinson
Owner of PD
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! cowboylibertarian.com.
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.
IN THE STATES
Office: 3540 Clemmons Road, Clemmons, NC ...actor 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
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.
Great America PAC Continues Multi-Pronged Final Election Blitz in Battleground States (Oct. 26, 2016)
Maggie Haberman. "A Donald Trump 'Super PAC' Is Hit With Leadership Woes." New York Times, May 6. 2016.
(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.
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.
Great America PAC is committed to bringing people together and uniting
them behind Donald Trump and the movement he represents.
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.