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State Director Eric Branstad
(reported by the Des
on June 15, 2016; announced July 18) Owner and partner at
Matchpoint Strategies in
Des Moines from May 2011. Iowa state director of America's
Renewable Future from Dec. 2014. Public affairs account executive
at Lincoln Strategies Group, Nov. 2006-Nov. 2008. Finance
director for the Republican Party of Iowa, Feb. 2005-Dec. 2006.
SE Iowa regional field representative on Bush-Cheney 2004.
Attended Rockhurst University. Son of Gov. Terry Branstad. twitter
Senior Public Relations Advisor Tana Goertz
Served as state co-chair on Trump's Iowa caucus
July 15, 2015). "Motivational
speaker, an internationally-recognized TV
personality, business coach
& reality TV casting call coach, radio talk show host
and author." twitter
Senior Advisor Jake Ketzner
(announced Aug. 12,
2016) Vice president at
LS2group from Aug.
2015. Iowa senior advisor on Chris Christie for President, from
Sept. 2015. Legislative liaison to Gov. Branstad, Dec. 2014-Aug.
2015. Campaign manager for Branstad-Reynolds' 2014
re-election. Campaign manager for U.S. Rep. Steve King's 2012
re-election. Worked in Gov. Branstad's office. Organization
director on the Branstad-Reynolds campaign in 2010. Worked for
the McCain campaign in Missouri in Fall 2008. B.A in political
science from University of Iowa, 2008. twitter
Political Director Alex Latcham
(announced Aug. 25, 2016) Comes to the campaign from the Republican Party of Iowa; started there in Jan. 2015 as a regional political director. Worked on the advance teams of Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Michelle Bachmann during their 2012 presidential campaigns. Undergraduate degree in political science from Drake University. Des Moines native.
Communications Director James Rockas
Coalitions Director Jamie Johnson
(announced Aug. 12, 2016) Senior director (national) on Perry for President from March 2015, started as Iowa state director from latter part of Aug. 2015. Member of the Republican Party of Iowa State Central Committee, 2012-March 2015. Vice President at World-Wide Missions, 2005-March 2015. State coalitions director on Rick Santorum for President, 2011-12. CEO/public affairs broadcaster for the Faith and Freedom Network, 2002-10. Instructor at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, 2001-04; instructor at DMACC in West Des Moines, 2001-02. M.A. in public policy from Regent University, 1997; B.A. in theology from Bethany Global University, 1987 Resident of Stratford, Iowa. twitter
Events Director Marshall Critchfield
(initially communications director) Very
briefly Iowa state director for Rick Perry's
Freedom PAC (announced Aug. 31, 2015: Perry ended his campaign on Sept.
11). Jasper County Republican Party chairman, Oct. 2013-Aug.
2015. Critchfield has worked for U.S. consumer operations at
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage from March 2009. Development manager at
K. Hovnanian Homes, July 2005-Sept. 2006. Project manager at
Osprey, Oct. 2000-July 2005. Legislative
assistant on Capitol Hill, June 1999-Oct. 2000. M.B.A. from Palm
University, 2008. twitter
County Operations Director Chris Hupke
4th CD director (NW Iowa) on Trump's Iowa caucus campaign. President of the SD Family Policy Council. Graduate of Iowa State University. twitter
Operations Management Consultant Debra
Congressional District Field Directors
1st CD Alex
Bagby, Frank Moran
2nd CD Michael Kacmarynski, Dennis Rysdam
3rd CD Joe Gilson, Sarah Albee, Nicole Grove
4th CD Adam Pitts
County Co-Chairs 1,100 elected officials and community leaders in Iowa's 99 counties
(announced Sept. 8,
Iowa Women for Trump
Iowa Christian Conservatives for Trump
Iowa Veterans for Trump
Oct. 13, 2016)
Iowa Agriculture for Trump
(announced Nov. 1,
Pro-Life Iowans for Trump
(announced Nov. 1,
and Policy Advisor
(announced Aug. 25, 2015) Clovis served as Iowa chair of Rick Perry's campaign (announced June 6, 2015 +; departure reported by AP on Aug. 25, 2015). In the 2011-12 caucus campaign he endorsed Rick Santorum +. Professor of economics at Morningside College and the director of the Col. Bud Day Center for Civic Engagement. Republican nominee for Treasurer of Iowa in 2014, losing to incumbent Mike Fitzgerald; candidate for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in the June 3, 2014 primary. Radio talk show host in the Siouxland market on KSCJ 1360 AM. Private sector experience including division manager for the Logicon Corporation. 25-year Air Force veteran, achieving the rank of full colonel. Doctorate in public administration from University of Alabama; M.B.A. from Golden Gate University; B.S. in political science from the Air Force Academy, 1971.
Republican National Committee
State Director Matt Dailer
Deputy director of political training at the RNC from
Executive director of the West Virginia Republican Party, Jan.-Oct.
2015. RNC state director in West Virginia, July 2003-Dec.
2014. Legislative analyst in the West Virginia Legislature,
Jan.-April 2013. West Virginia field coordinator on Victory 2012,
July-Nov. 2012. Research analyst in the West Virginia
Legislature, Jan.-March 2012. B.A. in political science from
Marshall University, 2011. twitter
Deputy Director Adam Wachholz
(Aug. 2016) A regional political director
for the Republican Party of Iowa, Jan. 2015-Aug. 2016. Political
director on King for Congress, June-Nov. 2014. A field director
on Mark Jacobs' U.S. Senate primary campaign, Jan.-June 2014.
Field director in Virginia Beach for the Republican Party of Virginia,
July-Nov. 2013. Legislative assistant in the Iowa House of
Representatives, Jan.-May 2013. Field staffer on Victory 2012 in
Dallas County and Cedar Rapids, Aug.-Nov. 2012. B.A. in economics
from Thomas Edison State College, 2012.
Data Director Jessica LaBerge
(March 2016) Deputy finance director on Carly for President, May 2015-Feb. 2016. Finance for Fiorina's Unlocking Potential Project, starting Feb. 2015. Major donor manager at the NRCC, Jan. 2013-Jan. 2015. Finance assistant (May-Dec. 2012) and finance intern (Jan.-May 2012) on Ted Cruz for Senate. B.A. in government, history from the University of Texas at Austin. twitter
State Director Michael Sullivan ...to Aug. 2016
(Sept. 2015) Deputy executive director (Dec.
2012-Sept. 2015) and
political director (July 2011-Dec. 2012) at the Tennessee Republican
Party. Press secretary for Indiana House Republicans, Dec.
2010-Aug. 2011. Statewide tour coordinator for Auditor Tim Berry
and Treasurer RIchard Mourdock, Sept. 2010-Jan. 2011. Campaign
manager (May-Sept. 201) and political director (Feb.-May 2010) on Todd
Rokita for Congress. Campaign manager on Patrick Hughes for U.S.
Senate (IL), Nov. 2009-Feb. 2010. Local government and business
coordinator for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management,
Dec. 2008-Nov. 2009. Mitch Daniels campaign/Indiana Republican
Party, Aug. 2007-Dec. 2008. B.S. in political science from
Hanover College, 2007. twitter
Chairman Jeff Kaufmann
(elected to partial term on June 28, 2014; elected to full term on Jan.
10, 2015) Seventh-generation livestock farmer. Department
chair at Muscatine Community College, where he teaches
history and government. Member of the Cedar County Board of
Supervisors. Former state representative, served from 2005-13,
including six years in leadership positions in the
GOP caucus and two years as Speaker Pro Tem. B.A., M.A.
the University of Iowa. twitter
Co-Chair Cody Hoefert
Executive Director Chad Olsen
(from June 28, 2014) Olsen had been serving as
Iowa (announced Nov. 13, 2013), and he served a previous stint as
executive director in the 2012 cycle (hired Nov. 2010 and confirmed
Jan. 2011, resigned effective May 15, 2012). Iowa Victory
director in 2010 (announced April 19) after working in the RPI's
political department. A key organizer of the 2008 Iowa GOP
Caucuses. Campaign manager on Tommy Thompson for President,
Jan.-Aug. 2007. Ran a small business in Panora with his
wife. Managed the Sukup for Governor primary campaign in
2002. Political director on the Forbes 2000 Iowa caucus
campaign. Legislative liaison for State Auditor Dick
Johnson. Field staffer on Jim Ross Lightfoot's gubernatorial
primary campaign in 1998. Field staffer on Jim Ross Lightfoot's
1996 challenge to Sen. Tom Harkin. Field staffer on Sen. Phil
Gramm's 1996 Iowa caucus campaign. Started on campaigns working
on Pres. George H.W. Bush's 1992 re-election effort in Washington,
DC. B.A. in economics and political science from Boston
Director Taylor Mason
(March 2016) Previously South Carolina state director on CARLY for America, started in May 2015 initially political director. Third vice chair of the SC GOP. Grassroots advocacy manager at Denny Public Affairs, LLC, Jan.-May 2015. Earned media consultant, June-Sept. 2014. Field director with Tean Graham in Columbia, Dec. 2013-June 2014. Political director on Peter McCoy for Congress SC-01 special election, Jan.-March 2013. Regional Victory director for RNC/Romney in Des Moines, July-Nov. 2012. As a junior, Mason served as Lowcountry regional field coordinator and national advance coordinator on Bachmann for President in 2011, and after she dropped out, as Lowcountry coordinator and national press assistant for Newt 2012. B.S. in political science/public relations from USC-Beaufort, where he served as chairman of the College Republicans. From Charleston. twitter
(started with the Party in Jan. 2015) Field director on Miller-Meeks for Congress, April-Nov. 2014. A.A. from Indian Hills Community College, 2015.
(from Dec. 2014) RNC Victory field director in Sioux City,, July-Nov. 2014. Political director on Iowans for Sam Clovis, July 2013-July 2014. Filed director on King for Congress, July-Dec. 2012. Manager associate at Hertz, Feb.-July 2012. Benefit analyst, sales and marketing at Brokers Alliance, ,Jan. 2011-Feb. 2012. A.A. in political science from Western Iowa Tech Community College, 2010. Born and raised in Sioux City.