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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
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
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,
was announced as senior advisor to the campaign chairman/member
of the national polling team on July 1, 2016. President of The
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,
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.
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
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
National Political Director Jim Murphy
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
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
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,
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
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
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
campaign from Sept. 2015. Senior political analyst at AIPAC,
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
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
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,
(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
Gov. Eddie Calvo (Guam)
Gov. Ralph Torres (Northern Mariana Islands)
(announced Sept. 25, 2016)
Native American Coalition
Second Amendment Coalition
Senior Communications Advisor Jason Miller
June 28, 2016) Leading communications and digital consultant on
Cruz for President. Partner and executive vice president at Jamestown
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,
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
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,
National Spokeswoman Katrina Pierson
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
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
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 Director Brad Parscale
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,
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
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.
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.
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."
(reported May 3, 2016 by
Marjorie Dannenfelser on The
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
Chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (AL) from
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.
and Chief Policy Advisor
Clovis served as Iowa chair of Rick Perry's campaign (announced June 6,
departure reported by AP on Aug. 25, 2015). In the
2011-12 caucus campaign he endorsed Rick Santorum +.
Economic Advisory Council
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,
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.
Chairman U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions
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:
Washington Post on March 21,
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
June 21, 2016)
Catholic Advisory Group
Sept. 22, 2016)
Agricultural Advisory Committee
Aug. 16, 2016)
Small Business Advisory Committee
(announced Oct. 16, 2016)
(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
Communications Advisor Marc Short
Briefly a senior advisor to Marco Rubio's presidential
(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.
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
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
Press Tour Director (Press Wrangler) Jordan Karem
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
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 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,
Trip Director John McEntee
As reported by Bloomberg, McEntee previously worked as
assistant at Fox News.
Pollster Tony Fabrizio
(reported May 17, 2016) Partner at Fabrizio,
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
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
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 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
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
Association, Jan.-June 2016. B.A. in American government and
Legal Counsel Donald F. McGahn
Partner at Jones Day from 2014. Commissioner at the Federal Election Commission, 2008-13. General counsel to the NRCC, 1999-2008. Practiced campaign finance law at Patton Boggs. M.L. from Georgetown University Law Center, 2002; J.D. from Widener University, 1994; B.A. from University of Notre Dame, 1991.
Poll Watching Michael Roman
(in the final weeks...reported by Ben Jacobs of The
Guardian on Oct.
18, 2016) Vice president of research for the Koch brothers'
Freedom Partners to April 2016. A regional political director on
Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign. Director of Election Day
operations at the RNC during the 2006 election cycle.
Pennsylvania Election Day operations director during 2004. Prior
to 2004, Roman worked for the Pennsylvania House Republican Campaign
Committee. An elected Ward Leader in Philadelphia from 2002-06.
Treasurer Tim Jost
(from 2015) 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.
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
initiatives at Tsamoutales Strategies, a Tallahassee-based management
consulting, business development and lobbying firm; joined the firm in
Senior advisor on Tom Cotton's 2014 campaign for U.S. Senate in
Arkansas. National campaign manager for The ONE Campaign.
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
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
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
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,
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
"an extensive team of professionals"
not part of the campaign, but a key Trump advisor...
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
Press Lead Megan Powers
(from Dec. 2016; started as a campaign coordinator June-Dec. 2015) Bachelor's 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
Hispanic Engagement Jessica Denson
(started as a national phone bank administrator in the
in Aug. 2016, promoted in Sept. 2016, sidelined in Oct. 2016)
Actress (Show Me a Hero
(2015), Person of Interest
(2011), Kimchi Warrior
(2010). B.A. degrees in journalism and Spanish from The George
Washington University, 2007. ...in Nov. 2017 Denson filed a lawsuit
charging the Trump campaign with discrimination and defamation and in
April 2018 she filed a lawsuit seeking to void the nondisclosure
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
State Director Dennis Beavers
Farmers Insurance agent in Blountsville.
Chairman and Spokesman Jim Crawford
(announced May 16, 2016) Real estate broker at
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.
State Director Brian Seitchik
2016; announced July 18) Owner of RDP Strategies in
manager on Christine Jones for Governor (AZ), 2014. Chief of
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
& Associates, Dec. 1997-Jan. 1999. Undergraduate degree from
University of Michigan, 1997.
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
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
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,
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
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.
National Senior Advisor, and Florida Chief Strategist Karen Giorno
(expanded role announced
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
State Director Jennifer Locetta
(announced July 18, 2016) Deputy state director
on Trump's Florida primary campaign, announced Nov. 2015. Florida
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
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.
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
the Georgia State Senate for both the Public Safety and
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
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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.
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.
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
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
State Director Carly Couture
(Aug. 2016) At-large delegate to the 2016
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.
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.
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.
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
State Director John E. Jaggers
(started on the campaign in July 2015) Solutions
manager at Solution Strategies Delivered, 2010-2015; solutions
manager/consultant at Wolf Den Associates, Aug. 2010-Nov. 2013.
Solutions manager at TechTeam Government Solutions (acq. by Jacobs
Technology), March 2008-Aug. 2010. Solutions manager at DSD Labs,
June 2006-March 2008. Vice president of infrastructure at Centech
Group, Jan. 2005-June 2006. B.S.E.E. in electrical, systems
engineering from University of Delaware, 1986.
State Director Dean Cavaretta
(also state director for the primary, announced Dec. 7, 2015) Founder (Feb. 2003) and principal of GEN X Companies in Greater Boston area. Candidate for Massachusetts State Senate in 2012. Deputy campaign manger on Karyn Polito for State Treasurer, 2010. Political director on Jim Rappaport's campaign for Lt. Gov. in 2002. Worked as a transportation official for MassDOT (formally MassHighway) and Keville Enterprises, Inc.. M.A. in public policy and management from Northeastern University; secondary education training at Framingham State University; B.S. in political science from Northeastern University, 1994. twitter
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
State Director Andy Post
(reported by Star
Tribune's Patrick Condon on Aug. 11, 2016) Campaign
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
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
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
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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.
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
State Director Katie Martinez
Came to the campaign from the New Jersey Republican
State Sen. Joseph Pennacchio, District 26 (Morris)
Served in the Senate since 2008; assistant Republican
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
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.
Day to Day Leadership
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.
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.
State Director Jason Simmons
(reported by the Charlotte
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.
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.
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
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
State Director Jacob Daniels
Attorney/consultant at Endeavor Advocacy in Creswell
2014. Appointed to City Council in Creswell, then elected to a
full term and elected Council President, but resigned, May 2012-June
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
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
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.
State Director ??
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
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
Party and is the organizer of the annual SC Tea Party Coalition
Conventions. Resident of North Myrtle Beach. twitter
State Director Neal Tapio
(announced Aug. 14,
2016) (Aug. 2015) Candidate for South Dakota Senate
District 5. Owner of
NT Sales and Leasing, Inc. since Sept. 2010. Founder and owner of
New Horizon Homes (builder of single family homes), 2003-10.
Campaign manager on Larry Deidrich for Congress 2004 special
election. Distributor for Cuda Cleaning System, 1996-2003.
Loan officer at Wells Fargo, 1994-96. Aide to Sen. Larry Pressler
in Washington. Graduate of Moorhead State University. Born
and raised in Watertown; fourth generation South Dakotan.
State Director Robert Swope
(started with the campaign in Aug. 2015) Elected
Metro Councilman, District 4 for the Government of Nashville and
Davidson County since Aug. 2015. Owner of Sunrise Entertainment
(TV production) from June 1993. B.S. in engineering/industrial
management from Georgia Institute of Technology, 1988.
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,
State Director Chase Acheson
(July 2016; also Western Michigan director, Oct.-Nov. 2016) Consultant for The Trafalgar Group (Greenville, SC), May-Aug. 2016. Language development specialist at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, July 2015-April 2016. Studying political science and government at BYU.
State Director Darcie Johnston
(also served as director of Trump's Vermont primary
campaign) Owner of Johnston Consulting. Founder and
director of Vermonters for Health Care Freedom. Managed former
state auditor and state senator Randy Brock's 2012 campaign for
governor of Vermont. "Very active in all the Bush for President
campaigns." Fundraising consultant on Jeffords' 2000 re-election
campaign. Campaign manager on state Sen. Susan Sweetser's
challenge to U.S. Rep. Bernie Sanders in 1996. Worked on Jim
Jeffords' 1994 re-election campaign; for Sen. Jeffords in Washington;
and on then-U.S. Rep. Jim Jeffords' 1988 campaign for U.S.
Senate. Graduate of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, 1989.
Resident of Colchester since 2013. Her father managed Jeffords'
Virginia Senior Advisor Mike Rubino
(during the primaries served as Northeast regional political director, announced March 3, 2016; and as state director for Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia) "has worked in varying capacities on twenty political campaigns to elect conservatives in nine different states." In 2014 he served as fundraiser on Dave Brat's campaign in VA-7. twitter
State Director Mark Kevin Lloyd
Experience includes Chairman of the Lynchburg Tea Party and Chairman of the Virginia Tea Party Federation. Navy veteran.
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.
State Director ??
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,
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.
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.
(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
reported on Aug. 1,
2016 that the campaign fired
Brookover; or contract not
renewed) Campaign manager (from Jan.
1, 2016) and senior
beginning of March 2015) on Ben Carson's campaign.
Chairman of Greener
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
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
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
Maggie Haberman on April 13, 2016 ; resigned July 1)
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
manager on Scott Walker Inc. and precursor 527 Our American
Revival, started late 2014. Managing director of Mercury LLC's
ProPublica. Trump Town: Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.
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
Stumbles as It Tries to Go Big." The New York Times. May
Kenneth P. Vogel and Ben Schreckinger. "Manafort, Lewandowski fight to run Trump campaign." Politico, May 26, 2016.