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Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.
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(page updated August 22, 2017)

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OVERVIEW: This page shows organization of the Trump campaign for the general election gleaned from campaign releases and news accounts.  On May 3 Trump became the presumptive nominee.  Starting in late April and May the campaign made important additions including Congressional Liaison Scott Mason (April 28), Policy Director John Mashburn (May 3), National Finance Director Steven Mnuchin (May 5), Vice Presidential Search Corey Lewandowski (May 10), Pollster Tony Fabrizio (May 17), Paul Manafort elevated from Delegate Process and Convention Manager to Campaign Chairman and Chief Strategist (May 19), Rick Wiley out as Political Director after six weeks (May 25).  An ongoing battle in the campaign between Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski and Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort was finally settled on June 20 when Lewandowski was let go.  The campaign also announced additions to its political team in July, and through the first weeks of August was growing out staff in the states..  As campaign chairman and chief strategist, Manafort led through the Convention into mid-August when the campaign announced another shake up, elevating Kellyanne Conway to campaign manager and bringing on Breitbart's Stephen K. Bannon as CEO, followed shortly thereafter by Manafort's resignation.  Even in this late stage the campaign continued to add experienced operatives including Bill Stepien as national field director, Susie Wiles as senior advisor for battleground communications, and David Bossie as deputy campaign manager.  Trump's family played a very central role in the campaign, particularly son in law Jared Kushner, who, as articles in Bloomberg Businessweek and Forbes have documented, led the campaign's data and social media effort from June 2016.  The campaign itself was an unprecedentedly lean operation, but was bolstered by an RNC field organization (2, 3) that far surpassed what the Party did in 2012.



Daughter  Ivanka Trump

Executive vice president of development and acquisitions at the Trump Organization; she also has a fashion line and has done modeling.  B.S. in economics from the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania, 2004, after two years at Georgetown.  Author of The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Work and Life (2009).  www.ivankatrump.com

Son-In-Law  Jared Kushner

CEO of Kushner Properties from 2008.  Owner of New York Observer weekly newspaper, purchased in 2006.  J.D. and M.B.A. from New York University, 2007.  B.A. in sociology from Harvard College, 2003.  Son of real estate developer Charles Kushner; married Ivanka Trump in 2009.  see: Steven Bertoni.  "Exclusive Interview: How Jared Kushner Won Trump The White House."  Forbes.  Dec. 20, 2016 (online Nov. 22, 2016).


Campaign Manager  Kellyanne Conway

(announced Aug. 17, 2016)  Conway was announced as senior advisor to the campaign chairman/member of the national polling team on July 1, 2016.  President of The Polling Company/WomanTrend since 1995.  Most recently worked for the pro-Cruz super PACs as director of research and media outreach for Trusted Leadership PAC and president of Keep the Promise I.  Practiced law but describes herself as "a fully-recovered attorney."  J.D. from The George Washington University Law School, 1992; B.A. in political science from Trinity College in Washington, DC.  twitter


CEO  Stephen K. Bannon

(announced Aug. 17, 2016)  On leave from position as executive chairman of Breitbart News Network. LLC, started in March 2012.  Co-founder and chairman of Glittering Steel LLC, a production company.  Vice president of Cambridge Analytica from June 2014.  Co-founder (March 2012) and executive chairman of Government Accountability Institute, a 501(c)(3).  Owner of Bannon Film Industries.  Co-founder (2010) and an owner of ARC Entertainment, a film distribution company.  Chair and CEO of Affinity Media, 2007-11.  Executive at Genius Products, a media distribution company in Los Angeles in the 2000s.  Executive at American Vantage Media Corp.  Following SG acquisition in 1998, Bannon co-headed SG Cowen Securities Corporation's investment banking media and entertainment group, 1998-2000.  CEO of Bannon & Co. Inc., an investment banking firm specializing in entertainment, media and communications, April 1990-July 1998; sold to Societe Generale in 1998.  Investment banker at Goldman Sachs.  M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, 1985; M.A. in government from Georgetown University.  Officer in the U.S. Navy, 1976-83.  Bachelor's degree in urban planning from Virginia Tech, 1976.


Deputy Campaign Manager  David Bossie

(reported Sept. 1, 2016, on leave from Citizens United)  President of Make America Number 1 ("Defeat Crooked Hillary PAC") from June 2016.  President of Citizens United and Citizens United Foundation; also president of Citizens United Productions, which has produced over two dozen documentaries; he has also authored a number of books.  Chief investigator for the U.S. House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, 1997-98.  Executive director of the Presidential Victory Committee (headed by Floyd Brown) in 1992.  Director of political affairs and communications for Citizens United from 1992.  Director of programs for the Leadership Institute, 1988-1990.  Youth director of Sen. Bob Dole's 1988 presidential campaign.  Youth director on Linda Chavez for U.S. Senate (MD) in 1986.  Briefly attended Towson University and the University of Maryland.  twitter


Deputy Campaign Manager  Michael Glassner

(promotion to deputy campaign manager announced March 2, 2016; initially served as political director, reported by various news outlets on July 30, 2015)  President of C&MT Transcontinental from April 2008; clients have included McCain-Palin 2008 and SarahPAC (hired as chief of staff to SarahPAC in Feb. 2011).  Southwest regional political director at AIPAC, Jan. 2014-July 2015.  Senior vice president for external affairs at IDT Corporation, July 2001-April 2008.  Chief of staff to the chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, May 1998-July 2001.  Senior advisor to Sen. Bob Dole, Jan. 1986-Jan. 2001.  B.A. in political science from University of Kansas, 1985.  twitter


POLITICAL

National Political Director  Jim Murphy

(announced June 21, 2016)  Managing partner at JLM Consulting, LLC from Dec. 2012.  Director of independent expenditure for Romney at the RNC, July-Nov. 2012.  President and managing partner (Sept. 2007-June 2012) and managing partner (June 2002-Aug. 2007) at DCI Group.  Consultant at JLM Consulting, April 1988-May 2002; political clients included Bob Dole for President, U.S. Sens. D'Amato (NY) and Smith (NH), Govs. Almond (RI) and Snelling (VT), U.S. Rep. Zeliff (NH), Mitt Romney, and over 30 other candidates, and corporate clients included GTECH, Vermont Yankee, and KCS Energy. Director of field operations on Dole for President, Jan. 1987-March 1988.  Deputy political director at the NRSC, Jan. 1985-Dec. 1986.  Campaign manager on Sen. Gordon Humphrey's 1984 re-election.  Executive assistant to U.S. Sen. Gordon Humphrey (NH), Jan. 1979-Dec. 1982.  Bachelor's degree in economics from Harvard University, 1978.
Note: Politico reported on Oct. 20 that Murphy "has taken a step back from the campaign" and is no longer playing an active role. See: Alex Isenstadt.  "Trump national political director 'steps back' from campaign."  Politico, Oct. 20, 2016.

Senior Political Advisor  Mike Biundo

(reported June 30, 2016; announced July 18, 2016)  Senior advisor and New England chief strategist on Sen. Rand Paul's presidential campaign, announced July 8, 2014.  Co-founder and partner at RightOn Strategies; recently served as Sam Clovis's general consultant in the Iowa Senate primary.  Deputy coalitions director (social Conservatives/Tea Party/Second Amendment) on Mitt Romney's presidential campaign (reported April 26, 2012).  Campaign manager on Rick Santorum's presidential campaign through suspension on April 10, 2012 (announced as campaign manager on Oct. 12, 2011; announced as national political director on April 26, 2011; announced as NH PAC director on Jan. 5, 2011)  Biundo played key roles in Frank Guinta's successful campaigns for Congress in 2010 and for Mayor of Manchester in 2005 and 2007.  He worked on Jim Coburn's unsuccessful gubernatorial campaign in 2006 and as a consultant to former Gov. Pataki's 21st Century Freedom State PAC.  State representative, Ward 8, Manchester, 2004-06; defeated in re-election bid.  With Jack Heath, he acquired NSP Graphics and co-founded Meridian Communications in 2003, which they ran in the mid-2000s.  President of Atlantic Strategies Group, 1998-2000.  Executive director, Gun Owners of New Hampshire, 1997-98.  New Hampshire deputy campaign manager of Buchanan for President, 1995-96.  Grew up in New York.  twitter


Director of Coalitions  Alan Cobb

(announced June 28, 2016; started with the campaign in early 2015 and served several roles including political/recruitment and senior advisor)  Principal at Cobb & Associates in Topeka, KS from April 2014.  Senior advisor for the Mike Pompeo for Congress campaign, senior grassroots director for Pat Roberts for U.S. Senate, and senior advisor and manager for Coalition for Better Wichita.  Manager for Kansas government affairs at Koch Industries Inc.  Led the model state project at Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce (Koch).  National director of state operations at Americans for Prosperity and earlier Kansas state director of Americans for Prosperity, July 2004-Jan. 2009.  Campaign manager on Shallenburger for Governor, 2002.  Served on the staffs of U.S. Sens. Bob Dole and Sheila Frahm.  J.D. from Washburn University School of Law, 1992; masters of government administration from University of Pennsylvania, 1989; bachelor's degree in general studies from Wichita State University, 1988.  twitter


National Field Director  Bill Stepien

(reported by the New York Times on Aug. 26, 2016)  Executive director of Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno's Building a Better New Jersey Together from April 2016.  Sales and strategy at FLS Connect.  Gov. Christie had tabbed Stepien to become chair of the NJGOP, but cut ties with him due to the "Bridgegate" scandal.  Campaign manager on Gov. Christie's 2013 re-election campaign from April-Nov. 2013.  Deputy chief of staff to Gov. Chris Christie.  Campaign manager on Chris Christie's campaign for governor in 2009.  National field director on John McCain's presidential campaign from July 2008, after starting as regional campaign manager for NY and NJ from April 2008.  National field director on Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign (announced Feb. 14, 2007).  National 72-Hour director at the RNC in 2005-06.  New Hampshire state field director for President Bush's re-election campaign in 2004.  In 2003, Stepien managed Bill Baroni's State Assembly campaign (New Jersey’s only successful Republican State Assembly challenger campaign).  He has also worked for Public Opinion Strategies, the Republican polling firm, and on Bob Franks’ 2000 campaign for U.S. Senate and Anthony Bucco's 1997 campaign for State Senate.

National Field Coordinator and Battleground States Director  Matt Mowers

(July 2016)  Left position as vice president in Mercury's Westfield, NJ office to join the campaign; started there in April 2016.   New Hampshire state director for Chris Christie for President, June 2015-Feb. 2016, and for Christie's Leadership Matters for America PAC, Feb.-June 2015.  Executive director of the New Hampshire Republican Party from Nov. 2013 to Jan. 2015.  Regional political director on Christie for Governor, April-Nov. 2013.  Regional director for legislative and intergovernmental affairs in the Office of Gov. Chris Christie, Nov. 2010-April 2013.  Campaign manager on Goodwin for NJ State Senate, April-Nov. 2010.  Advance aide in the Office of Gov. Christie, Jan.-April 2010.  Political director at Building the New Majority, Aug. 2008-2009.  Assistant to the COO at the Altman Group, 2008.  Executive director of the Bergen Country Republican Organization at age 18, Jan.-June 2008.   Campaign manager on Cardinale for NJ State Senate, July-Nov. 2007.  B.A. in political science and government from Rutgers.  twitter

Battleground States Director  Stephanie Milligan

(June 2016; previously Midwest regional political director, promotion announced March 3, 2016, and earlier served as state director in Arkansas and Oklahoma)  Founding partner (Sept. 2015) at 26/7 Lifestyle Management in Oklahoma City and president of HERA Consulting from June 2014.  Vice president of government relations at Capitol Insight, Nov. 2010-June 2014; vice president at Alexander Companies, May 2010-Dec. 2014.  State chairman of the Oklahoma Federation of Young Republicans, June 2010-July 2013.  Finance director on several campaigns.  Legislative assistant in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, Nov. 2009-June 2010.  Loan officer at the Oklahoma Employees Credit Union, Oct. 2008-May 2009. 

Battleground States Director  Brian Jack

Previously delegate management director, started on the campaign in March 2016.  Director of ballot access and delegate selection on Ben Carson's campaign from Sept. 2015.  Senior political analyst at AIPAC, Sept. 2011-Sept. 2015.  Staff assistant at the RNC, Jan.-Sept. 2011.  B.A. in international studies, political science from Pepperdine University, 2010.  Atlanta native.  twitter

Battleground States Coordinator  Molly Michael

(July 2016)  Started on the campaign as part of the national delegate management team, April-July 2016.  Staff assistant at Ben Carson for President 2016, Oct. 2015-April 2016.  B.A. in political science from Palm Beach Atlantic University, 2015.

Regional Political Coodinator (MN, VA and WI)  Matthew Kunkel

(Sept. 2016; served as Northeast regional political coordinator, July-Sept. 2016, and as Connecticut field director, March-July 2016)  Project consultant to PACENation, Jan. 2014-Feb. 2016.  Vice president of government relations and business development at Morgan Contracting Enterprise, 2005-2013.  Vice president of government relations at Mercury Public Affairs, 2003-05.  Regional director at the Empire State Economic Development Corporation, 2002-03.  Vice president of project development  at the Pennyslvania Station Redevelopment Corporation, 2000-02.  Director of industry development at the Empire State Economic Development Corporation, 1997-2000.  Aide to the governor of New York, 1995-97.  M.S. IN organization and strategic management from Manhattanville College, 2001; B.S. in urban planning, landscape architecture from Michigan State University, 1992.



Congressional Liaison  Scott Mason

(reported April 28, 2016 by Politico's Darren Samuelsohn)  Vice president of government affairs (March 2007-Oct. 2015) and director of public affairs (Dec. 2005-March 2007) for Lowe's Companies, Inc..  Executive director of public affairs at USAA, June 2003-June 2005.  Regional political director for the American Medical Association, July 1998-June 2003.  Grassroots communications consultant/lobbyist at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, May 1995-June 1998.  Resident program officer for the International Republican Institute in Sofia, Bulgaria, March 1994-April 1995.  B.A. in political science, French from Furman University, 1986.


William McGinley

(expanded role reported by Politico's Alex Isenstadt and Kenneth P. Vogel on Aug. 1, 2016; initially reported as advisor on delegate selection and convention rules by Politico's Shane Goldmacher on Apr. 18, 2016)  Partner at Jones Day from June 2014.  Partner and co-chair of the Election Law Practice Group at Patton Boggs LLP, 2007-May 2014.  General counsel to the NRSC, 2005-06.  Deputy counsel to the RNC, where he served as counsel to the RNC Standing Committee on Rules, 1997-99.  J.D. from The George Washington University, 1997; M.A. in history from Cal State Long Beach, 1994; B.A. in history from UCLA, 1992.


Director of African American Outreach  Theresa "Omarosa" Manigault 

(July 2016)  Appeared on Trump's reality show "The Apprentice" in 2004 and on other reality shows.  Managing partner at Access America Enterprise Corporation, a strategic fund raising, planning, and consulting service. Political appointee served "four jobs in two years with the Clinton administration," according to People magazine, including scheduling correspondent for Office of the Vice President.  M.A. from Howard University, 1998; B.A. from Central State University, 1996.  Originally from Youngstown, OH.  twitter

Asian Pacific Advisory Committee
Co-Chairs
Gov. Eddie Calvo (Guam)
Gov. Ralph Torres (Northern Mariana Islands)
(announced Sept. 25, 2016)

Native American Coalition

(announced Oct. 30, 2016)

Second Amendment Coalition

(announced Nov. 3, 2016)


COMMUNICATIONS

Senior Communications Advisor  Jason Miller

(announced June 28, 2016)  Leading communications and digital consultant on Cruz for President.  Partner and executive vice president at Jamestown Associates from Jan. 2010.  Executive at a communications firm.  Deputy director of communications in charge of rapid response and surrogate speakers on the Rudy Giuliani campaign from April 2007 to 2008.  Deputy chief of staff to South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford.  Campaign manager for Sanford's 2006 re-election campaign; he came to the Sanford campaign after serving as campaign manager for Sen. George Allen's 2006 re-election campaign through late 2005.  In 2003-04 Miller was campaign manager for Jack Ryan's U.S. Senate campaign in Illinois, and after that effort ended he worked on Tom Coburn's U.S. Senate campaign in Oklahoma.  Campaign manager on Ric Keller's successful 2000 campaign for Congress in Florida's 8th CD, then served as chief of staff to the Florida Congressman.  Worked for Sen. Slade Gorton (R-WA).  Graduate of The George Washington University.  Native of Seattle, Washington.  twitter

Deputy Communications Director for Surrogates  Bryan Lanza

(announced July 11, 2016)  Previously communications director at Citizens United.

Deputy Communications Director  Jessica Ditto

(announced Sept. 19, 2016)  Communications director to Gov. Matt Bevin (KY); started as communications director for the Bevin-Hampton campaign in Sept. 2015.  Director of education program operations for Connected Nation, a nonprofit based in Bowling Green.  Has worked for Gov. Ernie Fletcher (KY), the Republican Party of Kentucky, and U.S. Sen. James Inhofe (OK), 2008-09.  Graduate of Asbury University in Wilmore.  twitter


Senior Advisor for Battleground Communications  Susie Wiles

(reported by The Washington Post's Sean Sulllivan on Aug. 29, 2016)  Managing partner of the Jacksonville office of Ballard Partners since 2011 and principal at Right Coast Strategies from 2011.   Initial campaign manager on Jon Huntsman's presidential campaign, started as executive director of H-PAC in late Jan. 2011; resigned July 21, 2011.  Campaign manager on Rick Scott's successful run for Governor of Florida, 2010.   Chief of communications and special initiatives under Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton for five years through June 2008.  Principal at Wiles Consulting, Inc. 2001-04.  Co-managing partner in the Florida office of APCO Worldwide, 2000-01.  Senior executive under Jacksonville Mayor John Delaney including as his chief of staff, 1995-99.   District director to U.S. Rep. Tillie K. Fowler (FL), 1992-95.  Deputy director of operations for the vice presidential campaign on Bush-Quayle '88.  Principal at Summerall, Smith & Wiles, 1984-86.  Special assistant to U.S. Secretary of Labor Ray Donovan, 1982-83.  Special Assistant (scheduler) to President Reagan, 1980-81.  Deputy director of scheduling on Ronald Reagan's 1980 presidential campaign.  Staff assistant to U.S. Rep. Jack Kemp (NY), 1979-80.  B.A. in English from University of Maryland.



Press Secretary  Hope Hicks

Started at The Trump Organization in Aug. 2014.  Account rep. at Hiltzik Strategies.  Bachelor's degree in English from Southern Methodist University, 2010.  Native of Greenwich, CT. 

National Spokeswoman  Katrina Pierson

(announced Nov. 9, 2015)  Spokesperson for the Tea Party Leadership Fund from Aug. 2014; owner of Pierson Consulting Group from June 2013; commentator/columnist.  Founder of the Garland Tea Party (TX).  Challenged U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions (TX) in the Mar. 2014 Republican primary in CD-32.  Healthcare administrator for Baylor Health Care System, 2009-11.  Bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Texas at Dallas.  twitter


Director of Rapid Response  Steven Cheung

(announced July 11, 2016)  Director of communications and public affairs at Ultimate Fighting Championship from April 2013.  Communications advisor to Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (TX), Sept. 2012-April 2013.  Director of rapid response on Dewhurst for Texas (U.S. Senate campaign), July 2011-Aug. 2012.  Director of rapid response on Sharron Angle for Senate, Aug.-Nov. 2010.  Director of online messaging on Steve Poizner for Governor, July 2009-June 2010.  Writer at Solgence Consulting, LLC, Jan.-July 2009.  Administrative assistant on John McCain 2008/McCain-Palin 2008, May-Dec. 2008.  Legislative and external affairs assistant for the California Integrated Waste Management Board, Aug. 2007-May 2008.  Studied government and computer science at Cal State Sacramento.  twitter

Communications Coordinator  Michael Abboud

(announced June 28, 2016)  Research analyst at the RNC from Aug. 2014.  Campaign manager on Pete Pirsch for Attorney General, Feb.-May 2014.  Field operative with Chris Abboud Public Affairs Group in Omaha, Jan. 2012-May 2014.  B.A. in political science from Creighton University.  twitter

Communications Coordinator  Ashley Mocarski

(Nov. 2015)  Research and development assistant for the Mangrove Action Project, April-Aug. 2015.  B.S. in health and human services from Saint John's University, 2014; working towards M.P.A. and NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

Communications  Ashton Adams

(April 2016...started as deputy director Trump Tech in Nov. 2015.  B.S. in business administration from University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, 2015.


Senior Advisor  Boris Epshteyn

(Aug. 2016)  Managing director of business and legal affairs at TGP Securities Inc. from July 2013; advisor to the presidetn and CEO of Prime Halth Services, Inc from Feb. 2014; vice president of business and legal affairs at ISA Internationale, Inc. from July 2010; principal at Strategy International LLC from June 2007.  Managing director of business and legal affairs at West America Securities Corp., June 2009-July 2013.  Associate at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, Oct. 2007-May 2009.  Communications aide on McCain-Palin campaign, Aug.-Nov. 2008.  J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, 2007; B.S.F.S. in international affairs from Georgetown University, 2004.  twitter


also note:

On Aug. 21 campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos that RNC communications director Sean Spicer would work more closely with the campaign, spending more time in New York but not officially joining the campaign.


Surrogate Strategy  Keith Nahigian

(reported June 20, 2016 by Bloomberg)  President of Nahigian Strategies, LLC. (established May 2000) and "has fulfilled the communications strategies objectives for the nation's most prominent presidential candidates, Congressional candidates, governors and Fortune 100 corporations."  Campaign manager on U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann's presidential primary bid from Sept. 2011.  Consultant to the Department of Health and Human Services, starting in 2004.  Director of strategic planning and senior political advisor on Sen. John McCain's 2000 presidential campaign.  Worked on the 1996 presidential campaigns of Steve Forbes as director of candidate operations and then on Sen. Bob Dole's campaign as deputy director of candidate operations/director of advance.  Senior advisor for communications to Gov. Christine Todd Whitman of New Jersey, 1993-99; director of candidate operations on Whitman's 1993 and 1997 campaigns.  Lead advance rep. for Vice President Dan Quayle at the White House, 1990-93.  B.S. in history from the College of Wooster, 1990.  Cleveland native.



DIGITAL AND DATA

Jared Kushner

(see above)

Digital Director  Brad Parscale

(announced June 21, 2016)  President of Giles-Parscale, based in San Antonio, TX from Sept. 2011; owner of Perscale Media from Sept. 2005.  Politico reports he "has worked for years with the Trumps building websites for their real estate enterprises."  B.S. in business finance, international business, economics from Trinity University, 1999.  twitter

Director of Social Media  Daniel Scavino Jr.

(announced Feb. 11, 2016; started as a senior advisor in June 2015)  "Longtime Trump confidant," served as general manager of the Trump National Golf Club Westchester.  B.A. in communications from SUNY Plattsburgh, 1998.  twitter (+)

Director of Data Strategy and Voter Contact Operations  Camilo Sandoval

(Jan. 2016)  CEO and co-founder of Collaborative Advance Media CAMINTEL.  Chief of staff at American Express, 2011-15.  Investment banking associate at Merrill Lynch, 2008-11.  Senior management consultant at Fiserv, 2003-07.  Manager of information technology at American Airlines, 1999-2001.  Signals intelligence analyst for the National Security Agency, 1998-99; signals intelligence analyst for the U.S. Air Force, 1993-99.  M.B.A. in accounting and finance from Indiana University Bloomington; B.B.A. in accounting and finance from The University of Texas at Arlington. 
(Trump Talk)

Data  Witold Chrabaszcz

Deputy to Matt Braynard until he left the campaign in March 2016.  Worked at the RNC's strategy division on targeting, fundraising and Census projects.  Attended The George Washington University.


POLICY

National Director of Policy  Stephen Miller

(reported Jan. 25, 2016 as senior policy advisor by the Washington Post's Robert Costa)  Came to the campaign from position as communications director to U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (AL).  Graduate of Duke University, 2007.

>As reported by The Washington Post on Sept. 8, 2016, a policy operation built up in DC from April 2016, "But in August, shortly after the convention, most of the policy shop's most active staffers quit."

Policy Director  John Mashburn

(reported May 3, 2016 by Marjorie Dannenfelser on The Pulse 2016)  Chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis (NC) from Jan.2015-end of Dec. 2015.  Executive vice president of the American Civil Rights Union, June 2012-Aug. 2014.  Executive director of the Carleson Center for Public Policy, March 2011-Aug. 2014.  Of counsel at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC, 2008-11.  Various positions in the U.S. Senate and House, 1987-2007, including general counsel to Sen. Judd Gregg (NH) and to then Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, and early on as a legislative assistant to Sen. Jesse Helms (>).  J.D. from University of North Carolina School of Law, 1987; B.A. in economics from North Carolina State University, 1984.  From Lexington, NC.

Rick Dearborn

Chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (AL) from Jan. 2005.  Assistant Secretary of Energy for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs.  Legislative director to Sen. Sessions for six and a half years starting in 1997.  Worked for Sen. Trent Lott (MS).  Director of congressional relations for the U.S. Senate for three years at the Heritage Foundation.  Deputy staff director to the Secretary of the Senate Republican Conference.  Worked at the NRSC for three years.  1987 graduate of the University of Oklahoma.


Deputy Director of Policy  Dan Kowalski

Extensive Capitol Hill experience, most recently serving as deputy staff director for the Senate Budget Committee.

National Co-Chairman and Chief Policy Advisor  Sam Clovis

(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.

Economic Advisory Council

(announced Aug. 5, 2016)  Steve Roth, Harold Hamm, Howard Lorber, Steven Mnuchin, Tom Barrack, Stephen M. Calk, John Paulson, Andy Beal, and Steve Feinberg; David Malpass, Peter Navarro, Stephen Moore and Dan DiMicco.  (expansion announced Aug. 11, 2016)  Diane Hendricks, Darlene Jordan, Betsy McCaughey, Brooke Rollins, Carla Sands, Anthony Scaramucci, Judy Shelton, Liz Uihlein, and Kathleen Hartnett White.


National Security Advisory Council
Chairman  U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions

(announced March 3, 2016) 
General Mike Flynn, Tom Stewart, Bert Mizusawa, Bob McEwan, Chuck Kubic, Jay Garner, Keith Kellogg, Gary Harrell, Bob Magnus, Jim Hoskins and Rudy Guiliani; KT McFarland, Congressman Mike McCaul, Senator Tom Cotton, Senator Richard Burr, Jim Woolsey (+), Tom Barrack, Congressman Darrell Issa, Senator Bob Corker, Senator Jim Inhofe, Charlie Glazer and John Ashcroft (expanded team announced Oct. 7, 2016).

Other Foreign Policy Advisors include:

(reported by the Washington Post on March 21, 2016)
Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, U.S. Army, ret. - after 32-year military career, has served as an executive at CACI International, Oracle and Cubic Corporation.
Carter Page - founder and managing partner of Global Energy Capital LLC. >
George Papadopoulos - director of the Centre for International Energy and Natural Resources Law & Security (London); senior policy and economy advisor to Ben Carson. >
Walid Phares - an advisor to the Anti-Terrorism Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2008. >
Joseph E. Schmitz - served as Inspector General of the Department of Defense from April 2002-Sept. 2005. >



Faith and Cultural Advisory Committee

Evangelical Executive Advisory Board

(announced June 21, 2016)

Catholic Advisory Group

(announced Sept. 22, 2016)


Agricultural Advisory Committee

(announced Aug. 16, 2016)

Small Business Advisory Committee
(announced Oct. 16, 2016)


VICE PRESIDENT

(announced July 16, 2016)

Senior Advisor to Gov. Pence  Nick Ayers

Partner at Target Enterprises from March 2011.  Campaign manager on Pawlenty for President, April-Aug. 2011.  Transition director at the RNC following the election of Reince Priebus as chairman in Jan. 2011.  Executive director of the Republican Governors Association in the 2008 and 2010 cycles (started in Jan. 2007).  Before joining the RGA, Ayers managed Gov. Sonny Perdue (GA)’s 2006 re-election campaign after serving as a senior aide to Perdue and working on Purdue's 2002 campaign.  Ayers started at Kennesaw State University, but left freshman year to join Purdue's 2002 campaign (he finished his degree in 2009).  Worked at Georgia State Bank.  From Cobb County (Mableton), GA.  

Manager of Vice Presidential Operations  Marty Obst

Principal at JRS Consultants.  Finance director on Mike Pence for Indiana, May 2011-Jan. 2012.  Finance director of the Indiana Republican Party from Oct. 2004.  Assistant to the chairman of the Indiana Republican Party, July 2003-Oct. 2004.  B.A. in political science from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 2003.

Policy Director  Josh Pitcock

Federal representative for the State of Indiana/Gov. Mike Pence in Washington, DC from 2013.  Chief of staff, deputy chief of staff, legislative counsel for U.S. Rep. Mike Pence, 2005-13; also deputy chief of staff and general counsel for the House Republican Conference, chairman Mike Pence, 2009-10.  Associate attorney at Parker, Hudson, Ranier & Dobbs, 2001-05.  J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law, 2001; bachelor's degree in political science and government from DePauw University, 1998.

Press Secretary  Marc Lotter

Deputy campaign manager on Pence for Indiana, from May 2016.  Director of external relations for the Indiana State Board of Education, Feb. 2015-April 2016.  Communications director to Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, Nov. 2010-Jan. 2015.  Director of marketing communications for the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Jan. 2009-Nov. 2010.  Indiana communications director for Victory 2008/McCain-Palin campaign.  Public relations manager for Lauth Property Group, Dec. 2006-Aug. 2008.   Communications director for Gov. Mitch Daniels, Jan. 2005-Dec. 2006.  Communications director for the Indiana Republican Party, Feb. 2003-Dec. 2004.  Executive producer at WGCL-TV in Atlanta, April 2001-Jan. 2003.  Executive producer for WXIX-TV in Cincinnati, April 1999-April 2001.  Producer for WRTV-TV in Indianapolis.  B.S. in political science and telecommunications from Ball State University, 1991.

Advisor  Kellyanne Conway

see above

Communications Advisor  Marc Short

Briefly a senior advisor to Marco Rubio's presidential campaign (reported Feb. 2016).  President of Freedom Partners, the Koch Brothers' umbrella political network, 2012-15.  Chief of staff for the House Republican Conference, then chaired by U.S. Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN), 2009-11.  Chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX).  A spokesperson in the Department of Homeland Security.  Executive director of Young America's Foundation and the Reagan Ranch.  Executive director of Freedom Alliance, 1995-98.  Director of the Virginia finance committee for Oliver North's 1994 U.S. Senate campaign.  Master’s degree from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia, 2004; undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University, 1992.

Press Tour Director (Press Wrangler)  Jordan Karem

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FINANCE

National Finance Chairman  Steven Mnuchin

(announced May 5, 2016)  Co-founder, chairman and CEO of Dune Capital Management LP, a private investment firm (hedge fund); also chairman of Dune Entertainment Partners LLC.   Co-founder (2004), chairman, and CEO of OneWest Bank Group LLC, a bank holding company, 2009-15.  CEO at SFM Capital Management, 2003-04.  Partner at Goldman Sachs, worked at the firm for 17 years to 2002 including as executive vice president (from 2001), commodities division (1998-99) and head of the mortgage securities department (1994-98).  B.A. from Yale University, 1985.  Mnuchin's father, The New York Times notes, retired at a general partner at Goldman, Sachs and owns C&M Arts.

JFAs - Trump Victory and Trump Make America Great Again Committee (announced May 17, 2016)



ADVANCE

Advance Director  George Gigicos

Founder (Jan. 1999) and president of Telion Corp.  Lead advance rep./event consultant for the Romney campaign, May-Nov. 2012.  Media relations/community relations for Brunswick Group working on BP response in the Gulf Coast, May 2010-May 2011.  Lead advance rep. for the White House, June 2001-Jan. 2009.  Lead advance rep./consultant on McCain-Palin 2008.  Lead advance rep. at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, 2006-08.  Senior presidential advance rep. on Bush-Cheney '04, Aug. 2003-Jan. 2005.  Event manager for the Orange County Convention Center, 1996-99.  B.S. in business administration/marketing from Birmingham-Southern College, 1990.  twitter

Trip Director  John McEntee

As reported by Bloomberg, McEntee previously worked as a production assistant at Fox News.


POLLING

Pollster  Tony Fabrizio

(reported May 17, 2016)  Partner at Fabrizio, McLaughlin & Associates and at Fabrizio Ward & Associates.  Key advisor on myriad campaigns, to the national Republican committees, and has also advised numerous corporations on consumer research, marketing, crisis management, image management, market positioning and public affairs.  Senior advisor to Gov. Rick Perry's 2012 presidential campaign (2011).  Strategist and pollster on Rick Scott's 2010 campaign for governor of Florida.  Pollster and strategist on Gov. Tim Pawlenty's 2006 re-election campaign.  Chief pollster and strategist to Bob Dole's presidential campaign in 1996. National pollster and strategist on Pat Buchanan's campaign, but left the campaign in Jan. 1992.  Advisor to Sen. Alfonse D'Amato.  Media buyer on Dole's 1988 presidential campaign.  Pollster at Arthur J. Finkelstein and Associates.

Senior Advisor to the Campaign Chairman/Member of the National Polling Team  Kellyanne Conway

(announced July 1, 2016; campaign manager from Aug. 17)  President of The Polling Company/WomanTrend since 1995.  Most recently worked for the pro-Cruz super PACs as director of research and media outreach for Trusted Leadership PAC and president of Keep the Promise I.  Practiced law but describes herself as "a fully-recovered attorney."  J.D. from The George Washington University Law School; B.A. in political science from Trinity College in Washington, DC.  twitter


COO

COO  State Treasurer Jeff DeWit

(announced July 26, 2016; announced as Arizona state chair on Jan. 20, 2016)  Elected Arizona state treasurer on Nov. 4, 2014.  Founder (1999) and CEO of ECHOtrade.  A market maker in financial futures contracts, DeWitt become one of Smith Barney’s youngest fully licensed investment professionals; he started his career in finance in 1992.  Degree in business administration and finance from University of Southern California; also earned an accounting degree.

Director of Human Resources  Lucia Castellano

(announced June 21, 2016)  Corporate recruiter/HR generalist at Motivate International, Inc. from 2014.  Director of human resources at HITN-TV, June 2008-Feb. 2011.  Vice president/senior HR business partner at JPMorgan, July 1986-2007.  "...has developed and delivered business aligned HR programs on a domestic and global scale."

Operations Assistant  Miles Kopley

(June 2016)  Executive assistant at the Foreign Policy Association, Jan.-June 2016.  B.A. in American government and politics, 2016.



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Campaign Coordinator  Megan Powers

Degree in political strategy and psychology, law, marketing and branding from New York University, 2015.  twitter

Campaign Coordinator  Cassidy Dumbauld

(Aug. 2015)  Bachelor's degree in political science from Barnard College, 2015.


Marketing  Amanda Miller

Started working at The Trump Organization in 2001, most recently serving as vice president of marketing.  Worked at Piazza Sempione Fashion Company.  Degree in fashion merchandising and business from University of Rhode Island.  twitter


Title?  Joy King Lutes
(reported by Politico on April 9, 2016)  President and founder (Oct. 2011) of Meridian 77 Consulting.  Public relations consultant at Tomb & Associates, May 2006-Nov. 2011.  Communications and marketing director for AHEAD Energy, Jan.-Sept. 2011.  Executive assistant at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 2005-06.  Communications specialist from the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, 2004-05.  Deputy communications director for the Ohio Republican Party, 2002-03.  Communications director in the U.S. House, 1999-2002.  B.A. in political science from Wheeling Jesuit University, 1999.  twitter


Treasurer  Tim Jost

Vice president at Red Curve Solutions in Beverly, Mass.  Deputy CFO and assistant treasurer on Romney for President in 2012.  Experience on campaigns in Maryland, Illinois and New York.  Deputy finance director on Romney for Governor starting in Jan. 2003.  B.A. in political science from Arizona State University. 


Legal Counsel  Donald F. McGahn

Partner at Jones Day from 2014.  Commissioner at the Federal Election Commission, 2008-13.  General counsel to the NRCC for nearly 10 years.  J.D. from Widener University, 1994; B.A. from University of Nortre Dame, 1991.



Senior Advisor  Barry Bennett

(Jan. 2016)  Campaign manager on Ben Carson's campaign from the beginning (reported by the Columbus Dispatch on March 4, 2015) until he resigned on Dec. 31, 2015.  Longtime advisor to Sen. Rob Portman; just a couple of weeks earlier in Feb. 2015 Bennett was reported as campaign manager for the Fighting for Ohio Fund, a super PAC formed to boost Portman's 2016 re-election campaign.  A leader of the Alliance for America's Future, a group that was active in 2010 races.  Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt (OH) from Sept. 2005 to 2010.  Media consultant in Washington, DC.  Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Frank Cremeans (OH).  Communications director on Lt. Gov. Mike DeWine's 1994 campaign for U.S. Senate.  Communications on Rob Portman's election to Congress in the 1993 special election.  twitter


Senior Advisor  Sarah Huckabee Sanders

(announced Feb. 25, 2016)  Most recently campaign manager on Huckabee for President.  Vice president (from Jan. 2014) and earlier director of strategic initiatives at Tsamoutales Strategies, a Tallahassee-based management consulting, business development and lobbying firm; joined the firm in 2011.  Senior advisor on Tom Cotton's 2014 campaign for U.S. Senate in Arkansas.  National campaign manager for The ONE Campaign.  Senior political advisor on Tim Pawlenty's Iowa Straw Poll effort in summer 2011.  Campaign manager on Rep. John Boozman's successful 2010 U.S. Senate campaign in Arkansas.  Headed HUCK PAC from its founding in April 2008.  National field director on Huckabee's 2007-08 presidential campaign.  Worked for about two years as a regional liaison for congressional affairs at the Department of Education in Washington, DC.   Field coordinator for President Bush’s re-election campaign in Ohio in 2004,  A field coordinator for Gov. Huckabee’s 2002 re-election campaign. Graduate of Ouachita Baptist University, 2004.  [Husband is Bryan Sanders who manages Little Rock office of The Wickers Group].  twitter

Advisor  Dr. Ben Carson

(ended campaign on March 4, 2016 and endorsed Trump on March 11)


Senior Advisor  Jason Osborne

Senior communications strategist (from Jan. 2016) and deputy senior strategist (from Oct. 2015) on Ben Carson's campaign.  Executive director of the CNMI Republican Party from Dec. 2014.  Consultant at The Trailblazer Group from Sept. 2012.  Director of external affairs for the 2012 Republican National Convention, July 2011-Sept. 2012.  A principal at The MITA Group, joined the firm in 2006.  Senior federal liaison (a senior lobbyist) for the National Rifle Association (NRA), 1999-2006.  Senior associate at the Carmen Group, 1996-99.  Director of governmental affairs in the transportation and environment division at the American Consulting Engineers Council, 1994-96.  Legislative aide to Sen. Ted Stevens, 1992-94.  M.A. in political science/congressional studies from Catholic University, 1995; B.A. in political science from the University of Alabama, 1992.  Experience also includes member of the floor operations team at the 2008 Republican National Convention.



U.S. House Leadership Committee Co-Chairmen  Reps. Duncan Hunter (CA) and Chris Collins (NY)

(announced Mar. 31, 2016)





Transition Team Chairman  Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ)

(announced May 9, 2016)  Christie suspended his campaign on Feb. 10, 2016 and endorsed Trump on Feb. 26.  Elected governor in Nov. 2009 and re-elected in Nov. 2013.  Served as U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey from 2002-08.

"an extensive team of professionals"


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Executive Vice President and Special Counsel to Donald J. Trump  Michael Cohen

Joined The Trump Organization in 2006; key advisor t Trump on his 2011 look into running (ShouldTrumpRun.com).  Formerly partner at Phillips Nizer, LLP.  Candidate for New York City Council in 2003, running as a Republican against Eva Moskowitz (D).  twitter


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ALABAMA

State Director  Dennis Beavers

Farmers Insurance agent in Blountsville.


ALASKA

Chairman and Spokesman  Jim Crawford

(announced May 16, 2016)  Real estate broker at Alaska Real Estate, LLC in Anchorage; full time agent since 1990.  A past chairman of the Republican Party of Alaska.  Graduate of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

State Director  Former State Sen. Jerry Ward

Ward has worked as a real estate businessman.  He was an unsuccessful candidate for office in 2002, 2004 and 2006.  Republican nominee for lieutenant governor in 1998; Lindauer-Ward ticket finished third.  Elected to the Alaska Senate in 1996 and 2000; elected to the Alaska House in 1982 and served one term.  Served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.  Alaska native, born in Anchorage.



ARIZONA

State Director  Brian Seitchik

(press release July 12, 2016; announced July 18)  Owner of RDP Strategies in Scottsdale.  Campaign manager on Christine Jones for Governor (AZ), 2014.  Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Dan Lungren (CA), July 2012-Jan. 2013.  Campaign manager on George LeMieux for Senate (FL), June 2011-July 2012.   Communications consultant/spokesman for the California Republican Party, July-Nov. 2010.  Campaign manager on Danny Tarkanian for U.S. Senate, Oct. 2009-June 2010.  Campaign manager on Poizner for Insurance Commissioner, March 2007-May 2009.  Communications director on Mike DeWine for U.S. Senate, Jan.-Nov. 2006.  Campaign manager on Redistrict California/Yes on Prop. 77, Sept.-Nov. 2005.  Director of communications/spokesman for U.S. Rep. Dan Lungren, Dec. 2004-Sept. 2005.  Campaign manager on Gary Podesto for State Senate, April-Dec. 2004.  Campaign manager on Dan Lungren for Congress, Dec. 2003-March 2004.  Deputy director of policy and opinion research on Bill Simon for Governor, Jan. 2001-Dec. 2002.  Director of researh for the polling company TM, Feb. 1999-June 2001.  Research associate at Dresner, Wickers & Associates, Dec. 1997-Jan. 1999.  Undergraduate degree from University of Michigan, 1997.


ARKANSAS

State Chair  Bud Cummins

Attorney, Law Offices of Bud Cummins PLC since Dec. 2006.  Strategic advisor (March 2010-July 2015) and general counsel (March 2010-DEc. 2013) for The Circumference Group.  U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, Dec. 2001-Dec. 2006.  Attorney and government relations, Cummins and Associates, 1998-2000.  Chief legal counsel to the Gov. of Arkansas, 1997-98.  Republican nominee for Congress in AR-2, 1996.  J.D. from University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, 1989; B.S./B.A. in finance and real estate from University of Arkansas, 1981. twitter


CALIFORNIA

State Director  Tim Clark

(also state director for the California primary announced April 12, 2016)  Leave of absence from position as chief of staff to state Sen. John Moorlach.  President of Clark Strategy Group from April 2009.   Vice president of JohnsonClark Associates, April 1994-March 2009.   Campaigns include campaign manager on Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin’s bid for State Controller in 2014 and campaign manager on Poizner for Insurance Commissioner in 2006.  twitter


COLORADO

State Director  Patrick Davis

(announced July 18, 2016; also state director during the primary period)  Founder (Jan. 2005) and principal at Patrick Davis Consulting, LLC in Colorado Springs; has worked on numerous campaigns.  Political director of the NRSC during the 2004 cycle.  Executive director of the South Dakota Republican Party, 1995-99.  Field desk coordinator for Northwestern states on the 1992 Bush-Quayle campaign.  Assistant to the Deputy Director of Political Affairs at the White House, 1990.


CONNECTICUT

State Director  Ben Proto

(reported by the Hartford Courant on Aug. 10, 2016)  Attorney in Stratford since Jan. 2013.  Attorney in the Office of Consumer Counsel for the State of Connecticut, Feb. 1996-July 2002.  J.D. from New York Law School, 1985; B.S. in economics and finance from Southern New Hampshire University, 1981.

DELAWARE

Chairman  Robert B. "Rob" Arlett

5th district councilman on the Sussex County Council, elected in 2014.  Started and owns a real estate business.  Attended George Mason University and enlisted in the Naval Reserve.  Resident of the Frankford area. 

State Director  Justin Arlett

Son of Rob, active in multimedia marketing.


FLORIDA

National Senior Advisor, and Florida Chief Strategist  Karen Giorno

(expanded role announced July 1, 2016)  Southeast regional political director from March 2015 after serving as state director for the Florida primary campaign (announced Oct. 2, 2015).  Principal and founder (April 2005) of Kingston Public Affairs in New York.  25 years experience in public relations, communications, organizational management, and presidential advance operations.  Florida state director of American Commitment (group founded by Phil Karpen), Jan. 2012-Feb. 2013.  Director of external affairs in the Office of Gov. Rick Scott (FL), 2011-12.  Director of press advance and operations at Meg Whitman for Governor (CA), March-Nov. 2010.  Senior advance rep. for First Lady Laura Bush, Sept. 2003-Jan. 2009.  Senior advance rep., press advance and scheduler for the office of former President George H.W. Bush, Jan. 2001-March 2007.  B.A. in political science and communications from Marymount University, 1990.

State Director  Jennifer Locetta

(announced July 18, 2016)  Deputy state director on Trump's Florida primary campaign, announced Nov. 2015.  Florida data director on Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, May-Nov. 2012.  Statewide data director for the Republican Party of Kentucky, June-Nov. 2011.  Human resources and office manager at Innoprise Software in Colorado, 2006-11.  B.A. in American studies from University of Notre Dame, 2006.


GEORGIA

Senior Strategist  Billy Kirkland

(reported by the AJC's Greg Bluestein on Aug. 17, 2016)  Managing partner at PWK Group, LLC in Atlanta, from Jan. 2015.  Campaign manager on Perdue for Senate from March 2013.  Member of Parkside Management, 2011-16.  National field director for the Faith & Freedom Coalition, Feb. 2010-March 2013.  Regional rrep. for the Georgia Republican Party, April-Nov. 2006.  Interngovernmental affairs in the Office of Gov. Sonny Perdue, 2004-06.  B.A. in political science and government from the University of Georgia.  twitter

Former State Director  Brandon Phillips

(resigned Sept. 27, 2016; also served as Georgia state director starting on the primary campaign, announced Nov. 2, 2015)  Managing partner at Wiregrass Strategy Group.  General consultant with Georgia-based Southland Strategies.  Executive director of the Fulton County GOP.  Georgia state director on Mitt Romney's 2007-08 presidential campaign.  Regional coordinator for Jim Whitehead's congressional campaign in 2007 special election in GA-10.  Worked on Ralph Reed's race for lt. governor in 2006 and Herman Cain's race for U.S. Senate in 2004.  Managed John Bulloch's campaign for State Senate in 2006; worked on Gary Black's race for Agriculture Commissioner and Johnny Hopkin's race for County Commissioner in Grady.  Worked in the Georgia State Senate for both the Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee and the Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee.  Started in politics in 2003 on a State House race.  Originally from rural Southwest Georgia.  twitter


HAWAII

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IDAHO

State Director  Layne Bangerter

(Aug. 18, 2016 press release)  A farmer and rancher in Melba, Bangerter has worked for Sen. Mike Crapo for over 13 years, including as his director of agriculture and natural resources.  Previously he worked for 18 years for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services agency.  Degree in wildlife and range resource management from Brigham Young University.  Grew up in Utah.


ILLINOIS

State Director  Stephanie Holderfield

(July 2016)  Holderfield served as Illinois state director on Dr. Ben Carson's presidential campaign, Oct. 2015-April 2016.  Broker at Green Street Realty in Champaign since July 1994. 


INDIANA

Senior Advisor Suzanne Jaworowski

(announced July 18, 2016)  Served as Indiana state director for the May 3 primary campaign.  Communications and government affairs director of Hallador Energy/Sunrise Coal.  Previously served as Indiana co-chair of CARLY for America.  M.B.A. from Marymount University in Arlington, VA; undergraduate degree business and marketing from Radford University.  Resident of Fishers.


IOWA

State Director  Eric Branstad

(reported by the Des Moines Register 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


KANSAS

State Director  Carly Couture

(Aug. 2016)  At-large delegate to the 2016 Republican National Convention.  Owner of Paint the Towne since July 2010.  Director of communications for the Kansas State Treasurer, Dec. 2011-May 2013.   Realtor, 2010-Dec. 2011.  M.P.A. from Wichita State University, 2010. 


KENTUCKY

State Director  Vincent Fields

Owner at Grit Creative since July 2013; started First Vote Strategies in Frankfort.  Advisor/special assistant in the Office of the Governor of Kentucky, 2003-05; chief of staff at the Kentucky State Pers. Cabinet, 2004-05.   Political director and advisor at the Republican Party of Kentucky, 2000-04.  Studied agricultural economics and political science at University of Kentucky.


LOUISIANA

State Director  Ryan Lambert

(continued on as state director from the primary, announced Dec. 23, 2015)  Political director on Garret Graves for Congress in LA-6, 2014.  Campaign manager on Molly Spearman for South Carolina Superintendent of Education, 2014.  Campaign manager on Danny Marshall for Delegate in Virginia, 2013.  Grassroots coordinator on Walter Hundley for state senate in Scouth Carolina, 2012.  Field director on Charles Boustany Jr. for Congress, 2012.  Political director on Ralph Kennedy for state rep. in SC District 39, 2011-12.  B.A. in political science from University of South Carolina-Columbia, 2011.


MAINE

State Director  Christie-Lee McNally

(announced July 18, 2016)  President of Raven Strategies since June 2011.  Club coach at Risto Sports LLC in Eliot, ME from Feb. 2016.  Finance director on Kevin Raye for Congress, Oct. 2013-March 2014.  Communications director on Jon Courtney for Congress (ME-1), Sept..-Nov. 2012.  Field director at Putting Maine to Work (Yes on 2 campaign), July-Nov. 2011.  Executive director of the Maine Republican Party, March 2009-June 2011.  Campaign coordinator for Maine House Republicans, Jan.-Dec. 2008.  Special assistant to the House Caucus for Maine Republicans, 2005-07.  Quality assurance director at Schooner Retirement Community, Sept. 1997-Jan. 2005.  Bachelor's degree in English from University of Southern Maine, 1995.  twitter


MICHIGAN

State Director  Scott Hagerstrom

(announced July 18, 2016; also directed Trump's Michigan primary campaign, announced Dec. 21, 2015)  Director of grassroots and strategic engagement at the Coalition Against Higher Taxes and Special Interest Deals (Anti-Prop. 1) from Feb. 2015.  Nearly seven years directing Americans for Prosperity in Michigan from June 2008.  Worked for 15 years in the Michigan House of Representatives.   J.D. from Western Michigan University's Cooley Law School; B.A. in political science from Michigan State University.  twitter


MINNESOTA

State Director  Andy Post

(reported by Star Tribune's Patrick Condon on Aug. 11, 2016)  Campaign manager and communications advisor to U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (PA), from Dec. 2015.  Media relations specialist for The Charles Koch Institute, April-Dec. 2015.  Communications director to U.S. Rep. Glenn Groth (WI), Sept. 2014-March 2015.  Campaign manager and communications director on Seifert for Governor, Nov. 2013-Aug. 2014.  Communications specialist in the Minnesota House of Representatives, Jan. 2013-March 2014.  Minnesota grassroots director for Americans for Prosperity, May 2012-Jan. 2013.  Assistant account executive at Weber Shandwick, April 2011-May 2012.  Professional services analyst for The Nielsen Company, Sept. 2010-April 2011.  Field staffer on Seifert for Governor, Sept. 2009-May 2010.  Campaign Manager for Mike Bredeck's campaign for the Minnesota Legislature in House District 20A, June-Nov. 2008.  Volunteer on Romney for President, 2007-08.  B.S.B. in marketing from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2010.  twitter


MISSOURI

State Director  Aaron Willard

(announced Aug.  22, 2016)  Most recently was working on U.S. Rep. Jason Smith (MO-8)'s re-election campaign, and previously worked as communications director in his congressional office.  Chief of staff to Sen. Ryan Silvey (R-Kansas City) from  Dec. 2014.  Consulting as Stratagem LLC.  Division leader at Pelopidas, March 2013-Dec. 2014 including treasurer and spokesperson for the GrowMO PAC.  Managed Ann Wagner's successful campaign for Congress, Dec. 2011-Dec. 2012.  Executive director of the Missouri House Republican Campaign Committee, June-Dec. 2011.  Chief of staff to the Speaker of the Missouri House, Jan. 2010-June 2011.  Master's degree in public affairs (2007) and bachelor's degree in economics from University of Missouri-Columbia (2004).  Also note: During the primary campaign the Kasich campaign announced Willard as part of its Missouri leadership team.  twitter


MISSISSIPPI

State Director  Dane Maxwell

(also served as state director of Trump's Mississippi primary campaign, announced Dec. 7, 2015)   CEO of CMV Experts, LLC in Biloxi since April 1998.  President/CEO of Transportation Compliance Services, USA, April 1998-Feb. 2015.  Deputy director of the Southern Regional Public Safety Institute, 2000-02; officer in charge of the Harrison County Sheriffs Department motor carrier division, 2000-02.  Has worked and volunteered on campaigns since 1972.  twitter


NEVADA

State Director  Charles Munoz

(announced July 18, 2016; also directed Trump's Nevada caucus campaign, announced Aug. 25, 2015)   President and founder at Rebel Public Affairs.  Deputy state director, grassroots coordinator, and southern Nevada field coordinator for Americans for Prosperity Nevada, started with the group in mid-2011.  Attended University of Nevada-Las Vegas.


NEW HAMPSHIRE

State Director  Matt Ciepielowski

(announced July 18, 2016; also directed Trump's NH primary campaign, reported Feb. 25, 2015)  New Hampshire field director at Americans for Prosperity, April 2012-Feb. 2015.  Youth for Ron Paul regional coordinator in Louisiana, Oct. 2011-March 2012.  B.A. in political science, public relations from Quinnipiac University, 2011.  Active in Young Americans for Liberty, including Connecticut state chair, June 2010-July 2011.  twitter


NEW JERSEY

State Director  Katie Martinez

Came to the campaign from the New Jersey Republican State Committee. 

Co-Chairs 
State Sen. Joseph Pennacchio, District 26 (Morris)

Served in the Senate since 2008; assistant Republican leader since 2014.  Served on Morris County Board of Freeholders 1999-2001; N.J. Economic Development Authority 1998-2001.  Dentist.  D.D.S. from New York University College of Dentistry; B.S. in biology from Brooklyn College.

State Sen. Michael Doherty, District 23 (Warren)

Served in the Senate since 2009, and previously in the General Assembly, 2002-09.  Patent attorney at Doherty IP Law Group LLC.  Served on Warren County Board of Freeholders as director, 2002-03, and deputy director, 2001.  U.S. Army 1985-89, U.S. Army Reserve 1989-93.  J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law; B.S. from U.S. Military Academy at West Point.


NEW MEXICO

State Director  Todd Johnson

(Aug. 2016...Trump and Victory efforts)  Moved over from role as political director of the New Mexico Republican Party, March 2015-Aug. 2016.  Worked on Allen Weh's campaign for U.S. Senate in 2014.  Veteran of the U.S. Marines.


NEW YORK

Day to Day Leadership
Brendan Quinn

Consultant from Saratoga Springs.  Executive director of the New York Republican Party, 1995-2001.  Director of property management for the Department of General Services, 1982-83.  Bachelor's degreee in political science from LIU Post, 1978.

John Sweeney

Of counsel at Tully Rinckey PLCC from June 2011.  Congressman representing New York's 20th CD, elected Nov. 1998 and served four terms, but defeated in 2006 re-election bid.  Deputy Secretary to Gov. George Pataki, 1995-97; Commissioner of the New York State Department of Labor, 1995-97.  Executive director and chief counsel of the New York Republican Party, 1992-95.  J.D. from Western New England Colllege School of Law, 1990; undergraduate degree from Russell Sage College, 1981.


NORTH CAROLINA

State Director  Jason Simmons

(reported by the Charlotte Observer on Aug. 3, 2016)  Comes to the campaign from the Office of Gov. Pat McCrory.  Senior advisor to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, April 2013-Dec. 2015.  Worked in Office of Gov. Pat McCrory, Jan.-April 2013.  Regional manager for Charlotte on RNC Victory in North Carolina; during the South Carolina primary campaign, Simmons was field director assistant at Mitt Romney for President and executive director of South Carolina Students for Mitt Romney.  M.A. in international studies, international relations and foreign policy analysis (2012) and B.A. in political science, Islamic studies (2010) from University of South Carolina-Columbia.  Combat medic/mental health specialist in the U.S. Army Reserve, 1996-2004.


NORTH DAKOTA

State Director  Lacee Bjork Anderson 

Public affairs and lobbying specialist at Odney Public Affairs in Bismarck from May 2015; consultant with Quaero Group from March 2014.  Assistant to Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner in the 2015 legislative session.  Senior recruiter for George Konik Associates, Inc, June 2012-March 2014.  Senior attorney search director at Special Counsel, Jan. 2007-June 2012.  Attorney at Larson King, LLP, May 2003-Dec. 2006.  J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law, 2004; B.A. in international relations and affairs from Concordia College, 2001.


OHIO

State Director  Bob Paduchik

(reported by the Cincinnati Enquirer on June 23, 2016; announced July 18, 2016)   President of Agincourt Consultants, LLC, a lobbying and political consulting firm in Westerville, from Jan. 2016.  Chief of staff (Jan. 2013-Dec. 2015) and senior vice president of state affairs and outreach (Feb. 2011-Dec. 2015) at the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity.  Managed Rob Portman's 2010 campaign for U.S. Senate.  Vice president of client services at DCI Group, June 2006-Feb. 2009.  President of Agincourt Consultants, LLC, Jan. 2003-June 2006.  Ohio campaign manager on Bush-Cheney '04, Inc. from April 2004.  Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental and External affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy, Oct. 2001-Jan. 2003; was a member of the Department of Defense Transition Team.  Executive director of Bush's Ohio primary (Dec. 1999-March 2000) and general election campaigns (Aug. 2000 to year's end), while on leave from position as director of constituent affairs to Gov. Bob Taft.  Political director for Taft’s 1998 gubernatorial campaign.  Served on the staff of U.S. Sen. Mike DeWine; Northeast Ohio coordinator for DeWine’s 1994 U.S. Senate race.  Worked at the Ohio Department of Transportation during the gubernatorial administration of George Voinovich.  Bachelors degree in political science from the University of Akron, 1989, and an honorary certificate in applied politics from the Bliss Institute.  Native of Tallmadge, Ohio.  twitter


OKLAHOMA

State Director  Ben Keel

(Aug. 2016)  Previously Oklahoma-Arkansas field director on the campaign from Nov. 2015.  Legislative assistant in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, Jan. 2013-Sept. 2015.  Senior field director on North Dakotans for Common Sense Conservation (No on 5 campaign), Aug.-Nov. 2014.  Green Bay field director for the RNC, Sept.-Nov. 2012.  Pharmacy technician for the Chickasaw Nation Health System, 2002-05.  Survey research manager for Cole Hargrave Snodgrass & Associates, Feb.-Nov. 2000.  Campaign manager on Thad Balkman for House 45, Jan.-Nov. 2000.  Mormon missionary in the Philippines, Oct. 1997-Oct. 1999.  twitter



OREGON

State Director  Jacob Daniels

Attorney/consultant at Endeavor Advocacy in Creswell from Jan. 2014.  Appointed to City Council in Creswell, then elected to a full term and elected Council President, but resigned, May 2012-June 2014.  Director of operations on Jason Conger for U.S. Senate, Sept. 2013-May 2014.  Candidate for Oregon House District 11 in the 2012 Republican primary.  Attorney at Jacob Daniels Law PC, May 2011-Dec. 2013. Deputy research director on Chris Dudley for Governor, July-Nov. 2010.  J.D. in environmntal law from Tulane University Law School, 2010; B.S. in political science from University of Oregon, 2007.  twitter


SOUTH CAROLINA

State Co-Director  Barbie Norton

(announced Aug. 22, 2016, also serving as Midlands and Upstate field director)  Served as Midlands volunteer coordinator on the South Carolina primary campaign.

State Co-Director  Gerri McDaniel

(announced Aug. 22, 2016)  Field director on Trump's South Carolina primary campaign (announced May 6, 2015).  Active role in the campaigns of several successful city and county political candidates.  7th CD field director on Newt Gingrich's 2012 campaign.  Grassroots activist on the SC GOP 2010 Victory campaign.  Co-founder of the Myrtle Beach Tea Party and is the organizer of the annual SC Tea Party Coalition Conventions.  Resident of North Myrtle Beach.  twitter


SOUTH DAKOTA

State Director  Neal Tapio

(announced Aug. 14, 2016)  Owner of NT Sales and Leasing, Inc. of Watertown since Sept. 2010, and Republican nominee for State Senate in District 5 running unopposed in Nov. 2016.  Owner of New Horizon Homes, 2003-10.   Distributor of Cuda Cleaning System, 1996-2003.  Loan officer at Wells Fargo, 1994-96.


PENNSYLVANIA

State Director  Ted Christian

(announced July 18, 2016)  Deputy state director on Trump's Pennsylvania primary campaign.  Director at DMGS (previously GSP) based in Philadelphia.  Pennsylvania state director for McCain-Palin 2008.  Program manager for ADP Public Sector in Fort Washington, PA.  Consultant for IBM Global Business Services in Bethlehem, PA.  Worked in the Bush administration as senior advisor to the Regional Administrator, U.S. General Services Administration, Mid-Atlantic Region in Philadelphia.  Field representative for the NRCC.  Director of government and community relations for Comcast in Philadelphia.  Executive director of the New Jersey Republican Party; field organizer for Gov. Christie Whitman's 1997 re-election campaign; and field work for Bob Dole in 1996.  M.A. in public relations from Rowan University; B.A. in communications from Willaim Paterson University.

Senior Advisor  David Urban

(announced July 18, 2016)  President at the American Continental Group from Jan. 2002.  Chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, Jan. 1997-Jan. 2002.  Attorney at Ballard Spahr LLP, Aug. 1994-Dec. 1996.  Officer in the U.S. Army, Sept. 1986-June 1991.  J.D. from Temple University, 1994 and M.G.A. from University of Pennsylvania, 1994; B.S. in leadership from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, 1986.


TEXAS

State Director  Joshua J. Jones

(started on the primary campaign, announced as deputy director on Jan. 6, 2016)  Political consultant, Aug. 2011-2016 including McDaniel for U.S. Senate in Mississippi, 2014; Tom Pauken for Texas, 2013; Ted Cruz for Senate, 2012; Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign Committee, 2011-12.  Project engineer on Subsea 7,  Jan. 2003-Dec. 2007.  Technical aide at 3M, 2000-02.  M.B.A. from Hult International Business School, 2010; B.S. in mechanical engineering from University of Texas at Austin, 2002..


VIRGINIA

State Director Thomas Midanek

(announced July 18, 2016)  Campaign manager on Carl Domino for Congress in FL from Jan. 2016.  Deputy executive director of the Virginia House Republican Campaign Committee, June-Dec. 2015.  Campaign manager on Howell for Delegate (VA), Jan.-June. 2015.  Advisor on Parisot for Delegate (VA), Dec. 2014-Jan. 2015.  Campaign manager on McKinley for Congress, Feb.-Nov. 2014.  Legislative assistant to Delegate Randy Minchew (VA); campaign manager on Minchew for Delegate, March-Nov. 2013.  Media production manager at Rising Tide Media Group, April 2012-May 2013.  Field for the California Republican Party, 2010.  Deputy political director on David Harmer for Congress (CA), June-Nov. 2009.  Bachelor's degree in political science and American government from American University.


WASHINGTON

Chair  State Sen. Don Benton

(endorsed Trump in mid-March 2016)  Currently serving his fifth term in the Senate representing Clark County, first elected in 1996; previously served one term in the House.  Chair fo the Washington State Republican Party in 2000.  Founder (1988) and CEO of the Benton Group, which conducts sales, marketing, and training consulting for television worldwide.  District manager for Farmers Insurance Group, 1983-88.  Co-founder of Santa Clarita Temporaries, Inc., temporary employment agency, 1979-83.  Bachelor's degree in management and communications from Concordia University in Portland, OR.


WISCONSIN

State Director  Pete Meachum

(reported by AP's Scott Bauer on July 1, 2016, starting immediately; announced July 18)  Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy (WI-7, Wausau) from Jan. 3, 2013.  Director of development at American Action Network/American Action Forum from June 2011.  Director of member services for Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy.   Director of federal relations at American Action Network, June-Dec. 2010.  Country director for the International Republican Institute, 2006-07.  Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (FL).  B.A. in government and politics from University of Virginia.


WYOMING

Chair  Steve Bennett

(reported by K2 Radiio on Aug. 31, 2016)  President of Commercial Services Inc (real estate) in Casper since 1982.

State Director  Bonnie Foster

(reported by K2 Radiio on Aug. 31, 2016)  Chairwoman of the Natrona County Republican Party since March 2013.  Independent consultant with Rodan and Fields Dermatologists since Feb. 2014.   Administrative at WSM, Inc. Aug. 2004-March 2016.  State secretary of the Wyoming Republican Party, April 2013-April 2015.  President of the Wyoming Federation of Republican Women, Jan. 2012-Dec. 2013.  Communications chair of the Wyoming Oil and Gas Industry Safety Alliance, Aug. 2010-Oct. 2012.



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FORMER

Mike McSherry

(expanded role reported by Politico's Alex Isenstadt and Kenneth P. Vogel on Aug. 1, 2016; on Sept. 1 Isenstadt reported McSherry out)  Director of whip operations at the Republican National Convention.  A managing director at Mercury.  Director of the Virginia Liaison Office for Federal Affairs for Gov. Jim Gilmore.  Director of government affairs for the RNC,  Executive director of the Republican Governors Association.  Appointments to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, serving on the staff of Secretary Jack Kemp and the U.S. Department of Labor.  Deputy political director at the NRSC.


Liaison to the RNC  Rick Gates  

(reported by The Guardian on April 19, 2016; Politico's Alex Isenstadt reported on Sept. 1 that Gates is "soon departing, per 3 sources")  Gates finished as liaison to the RNC after served as deputy convention manager (source Daily Mail)  Reuters, citing "two former high-level Trump staffers," reported that "Gates essentially functioned as the Trump campaign manager for more than two months.'  Described variously as "longtime aide to Manafort," "Manafort's deputy" and "Manafort's lobbying partner."


Campaign Chairman and Chief Strategist  Paul J. Manafort

(announced Mar. 29, 2016 and expanded role announced April 7, 2016 and campaign chairman/chief strategist reported May 19, 2016, resigned Aug. 19, 2016)  Manafort has done a lot of consulting work overseas; in particular his ties to the Ukraine raised questions.  Co-founder (1996) of Davis Manafort, which operated to 2008, and before that a founding partner (1980) of Black, Manafort, Stone & Kelly Inc..  Convention experience includes convention manager for the Dole campaign in 1996; political director of the 1988 and 1984 Republican conventions; and delegate-hunt coordinator for eight states for the President Ford Committee, 1976.  Worked on Reagan's transition.  Southern coordinator on the Reagan for President Committee and deputy political director at the RNC, 1978-80.  Attorney at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease in Washington, DC, 1977-80.  Associate Director of the Presidential Personnel Office at the White House, 1975-77.   General counsel and executive officer of Family Realty, 1974-75.  J.D. from Georgetown University Law School, 1974; B.S, B.A. from Georgetown University, 1971.


Policy Staffers including Ying Ma, Tera Dahl, J.D. Gordon and William Triplett

See: Josh Rogin.  Inside the collapse of Trump's D.C. policy shop."  The Washington Post, Sept. 8, 2016.


Delegate Selection Team (announced Mar. 11, 2016)
Senior Advisor, also Campaign Liaison to the RNC and Members of Congress  Ed Brookover

(Politico reported on Aug. 1, 2016 that the campaign fired Brookover; or contract not renewed)  Campaign manager (from Jan. 1, 2016) and senior strategist (from beginning of March 2015) on Ben Carson's campaign.  Chairman of Greener and Hook’s political practice, has over 30 years experience in campaign politics.  Political director for the NRCC from 1995-99.  Political director for the NRSC during the 1988 campaign cycle.  National field director for the RNC in the 1986 cycle serving under then RNC political director Bill Greener.  twitter

Parliamentarian  Jesse R. Binnell

Attorney (partner at Harvey & Binnall, PLLC) and professional parliamentarian.  Previous clients have included the McCain for President campaign, the Ron Paul for President campaign, and the Rand Paul for President campaign.  J.D. from George Mason University School of Law; B.A. in communications from George Mason University.



Western Regional Political Director  Jimmy Stracner

(Politico reported on Aug. 1, 2016 that the campaign fired Stracner)  Nevada state director on Ben Carson's campaign from April 2015.  Nevada state director for the RNC, June 2014-March 2015.  Director of Engage Nevada, Inc., March 2013-July 2014.  Field sales representative for the NFIB in Sacramento, CA, from Jan. 2011.  Worked for a member of Congress, Feb. 2007-March 2008.  Account executive for KPA Strategies, March-Dec. 2008.  twitter


Vice Presidential Vetting  Arthur B. Culvahouse, Jr.

Led the team that vetted VP choices for Sen. John McCain in 2008, and has helped with vetting in four elections since 1976.  Partner at O’Melveny & Myers LLP law firm and served as chair of the firm from 2000-12; has practiced law with O'Melveny & Myers since 1989 and earlier from 1976 to 1984.  Counsel to President Reagan, March 1987-Jan. 1989.  Chief Legislative Assistant and Counsel to U.S. Senator Howard H. Baker, Jr., 1973-76.  J.D. from New York University School of Law, 1973; B.S. from University of Tennessee, 1970.



Director of Surrogates  Kevin Kellems

(reported May 27, 2016 by the New York Times' Maggie Haberman; announced June 21; resigned July 1)  President at The Strategy Center, LLC; resident of Madison, Indiana.  Senior advisor on Newt 2012.  Director of strategy and acting vice president at The World Bank, 2005-07.  Assistant to the Vice President for Communications and Press Secretary at the White House, 2003-05.  Director of strategic communications and special advisor, Office of the Secretary of Defense, 2001-03.  Press secretary and senior advisor, Office of the Governor of Ohio, 1999-2000.  President of Kellems Strategies, Inc.  1997-99.  State director, communications director, press secretary to U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, 1988-96.  Regional reporter for the Louisville Courier-Journal, 1987-88.  M.A. in national security studies from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, 1997.  B.A. in journalism from The Ohio State University, 1987.


Surrogate Coordinator  Erica Freeman

(reported by the New York Times' Maggie Haberman on April 13, 2016 ; resigned July 1)  Director of academic advising and career services, director of career pathways, student advisor-career pathways at UACCM from June 2012.  Area technician for USDA-Rural Development, Jan. 2010-Feb. 2011.  Event guru at Premiere Speakers Bureau, April 2008-Oct. 2009.  Director of scheduling on Huckabee for President, 2007-08.  Director of scheduling for Gov. Mike Huckabee, Nov. 2001-Jan. 2007.  B.S. in organizational management from Central Baptist College, 2003; A.A. in general studies from Petit Jean College, 1998.

Senior Advisor  Kevin McKay   ...went on to lead the pro-Trump Rebuilding America Now PAC, which launched in June +

(announced April 25, 2016)  Managed Chris Christie's presidential campaign.  Co-founder (Dec. 2014) and partner at McKay-Gitcho Strategies.  Political director at the RGA in the 2014 cycle (while Christie was chairman).  Chairman of the Rhode Island Republican Party, March-Nov. 2011.  Chief of staff at the RNC from March 2009-April 2010.  Attorney in private practice and earlier at Brown Rudnick.  Managed Don Carcieri's successful campaigns for governor of Rhode Island in 2002 and 2006; served on the transition team for Gov.-elect Carcieri and as his chief of staff for his first 3 1/2 years in office.  J.D. from Roger Williams University School of Law.  Served in the U.S. Army infantry for three years.  twitter


Advisor/Communications for Convention Caucus Operations  Michael R. Caputo

(March 2016 started helping on NY primary campaign; fired following June 20, 2016 tweet about Lewandowski firing)  President of Caputo Public Relations from June 2003. Radio show host on WBEN.  Manager on Carl Paladino's 2010 campaign for governor of New York.  Vice president of corporate communications at Allegiance Telecom, June 2001-June 2003.  President of the marketing and public relations division at Rainmaker Interactive, Nov. 1999-June 2001.  President of The Florence Group in Moscow, Russia, Nov. 1994-Nov. 1999.  Vice president at Widmeyer Communications, Jan. 1993-Nov. 1994.  Director of media services for Bush-Quayle '92, Dec. 1991-Nov. 1992.  Assistant director of the Radio and TV Correspondents Gallery at the U.S. House of Representatives, Dec. 1988-July 1990.  Director of the writers group on Jack Kemp for President, June 1986-March 1988.  Army public affairs specialist, 1980-83.  Grew up in Buffalo, NY; resident of East Aurora.  twitter


Campaign Manager  Corey R. Lewandowski 

(started in Jan. 2015; reported Feb. 25, 2015...senior political advisor until launch; fired June 20, 2016)  National director of voter registration (from March 2014) and East Coast regional director (March 2013-March 2014) and New Hampshire state director (from 2008) at Americans for Prosperity.  Director of public affairs at Schwartz MSL, Sept. 2004-July 2012.  Executive director of the New England Seafood Producers Association, May 2003-Aug. 2004.  Campaign manager and communications director on Bob Smith for U.S. Senate, Dec. 2001-Jan. 2003. Northeast region legislative political director for the RNC, April-Nov. 2001.  Administrative assistant to U.S. Rep. Robert Ney (R-OH), Dec. 1997-Feb. 2001.  Development assistant at Citizens for a Sound Economy, May-Nov. 1997.  Executive assistant to U.S. Rep. Peter Torkildsen (R-MA), Jan. 1996-Jan. 1997.  Masters in political science from American University, 1997; B.A. in political science from University of Massachusetts Lowell, 1995.  twitter

>The Washington Post'
s Robert Costa reported on May 10, 2016 that Lewandowski was overseeing vice presidential search from early May

Political Director  Rick Wiley

(announced Apr. 13, 2016 reported out May 25)  Campaign manager on Scott Walker Inc. and precursor 527 Our American Revival, started late 2014.  Managing director of Mercury LLC's Washington office; in 2014 served as RGA's lead liaison to Rauner, Walker and Abbott gubernatorial races and NRSC lead liaison to Ernst campaign in Iowa.  Political director at the RNC in the 2012 cycle, and Western regional political director at the RNC in the 2010 cycle.  Managed Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (TX)'s gubernatorial campaign, Jan.-June 2009.  Deputy political director on Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign.  Executive director of the Republican Party of Wisconsin, 2005-Jan. 2007; RNC Victory director in Wisconsin in 2004; political director of the party from 2001-02.  Midwest political manager for Associated Builders and Contractors during the 2000 cycle.  Has also worked as a legislative liasion to Illinois Comptroller Loleta Didrickson and a legislative assistant to Wisconsin State Rep. Gene Hahn (R-De Forest).  Illinois native. 


See also:
Steven Bertoni.  "Exclusive Interview: How Jared Kushner Won Trump The White House."  Forbes.  Dec. 20, 2016 (online Nov. 22, 2016).

Joshua Green and Sasha Issenberg.  "Trump's Data Team Saw a Different America -- and They Were Right."  Bloomberg Businessweek.  Nov. 10, 2016.

Lisa Desjardines and Daniel Bush.  "The Trump campaign has a ground game problem."  PBS NewsHour, Aug. 30, 2016.

Ashley Parker and Maggie Haberman.  "Donald Trump's Campaign Stumbles as It Tries to Go Big."  The New York Times.  May 27, 2016.

Kenneth P. Vogel and Ben Schreckinger.  "Manafort, Lewandowski fight to run Trump campaign."  Politico, May 26, 2016.



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