updated January 14, 2016)
Co-Chairman Charlie Gerow
CEO of Quantum
based in Harrisburg. Began his career as a regional coordinator
on Ronald Reagan's 1980 campaign and worked for Reagan in various roles
for more than 25 years. Graduate of the Villanova University
School of Law, 1980.
Co-Chairman Joe Schmuckler
CEO and partner at Cary Street
Partners LLC from July 2015. Managing partner at Medley
Capital, LLC, Sept. 2010-Dec. 2013. Senior executive officer at
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc., Sept. 2007-March 2010. COO
at Nomura Holdings America, Inc., 2000-March 2007; president and CEO
(1998-2002), executive managing director (1996-98), and senior vice
president (1990-96) of Nomura Securities International, Inc..
Partner Kidder, Peabody & Company, joined the firm as an associate
in 1982. CFO and national campaign treasurer at John McCain 2008,
Inc., Nov. 2006-Dec. 2008. M.B.A. from New York University, 1992;
B.S. in finance from University of Delaware, 1982.
Campaign Manager Frank Sadler
(previously executive director of Fiorina's Unlocking Potential PAC) COO of Cove Strategies from June 2009. Strategic advisor for the Founding Fund, a 501(c)(4). Senior development associate at Koch Industries. Various positions for U.S. Sen. George Allen, June 2001-Dec. 2006, including deputy national finance director. Bachelor's degree in economics and political science from Hamilton College, 2001. twitter
Deputy Campaign Manager Sarah Isgur Flores
(previously communications director for Fiorina's
Unlocking Potential Project from Jan. 2015)
director at the RNC from March 2013. Research fellow with the
on Neuroscience and the Law at Baylor College of Medicine.
Election day operations on Romney for President, Fall 2012.
Attorney, 2010-11. Political director on Texans for Ted Cruz,
Aug. 2009-April 2010. Worked in the legal department on Romney's
2007-08 campaign. J.D. from Harvard Law School, 2008; B.A. in
history, political science
from Northwestern University, 2004. twitter
Press Secretary Anna Epstein
(previously press secretary of Fiorina's Unlocking
from Feb. 2, 2015) Press assistant at the RNC,
2015; staff assistant at the RNC in the office of the chairman, May
2013-Jan. 2014; also served as an intern at the RNC, June-Aug.
2012. B.A. in political science and communications from Tulane
University, 2013. twitter
National Political Director Tom Szold
(Sept. 2015) Previously national political
director on the CARLY
for America super PAC from March 2015. Campaign manager on
Marilinda Garcia's 2014
campaign for Congress in NH's 2nd CD. Iowa communications
director for the RNC, June-Nov. 2012. Senior account manager at
DCI Group, Sept. 2009-June 2012. B.A. in journalism, history from
Purchase College, SUNY. twitter
Senior Advisor for Strategy and Outreach
Amy Noone Frederick
(from the beginning...she reportedly led the staff
search; see Tim Alberta Dec.
article in National Journal)
Senior Advisor Rob Johnson
Social Media/War Room Director Brandon Howell
(May 2015) Previously at Unlocking Potential
Feb.-April 2015. Account services director at Hynes
Communications, May 2012-Jan. 2015. Campaign manager on Friends
of Doug McKillip in Athens, GA, Oct. 2011-April 2012. Experience
also incluse contributor to Georgia Tipsheet, May 2012-Jan. 2015 and
blogger for Peach Pundit, Nov. 2010-July 2011. A.B. in political
science from the University of Georgia, 2013. twitter
Policy Director Casey Enders
(May 2015) Also, acc. to Sunlight Foundation,
did work for CARLY for America. B.A.
from University of Virginia. From Chantilly, VA. twitter
Finance Jessica LaBerge
(May 2015) Previously finance for Fiorina's
Project, starting Feb. 2015. Major donor manager at the NRCC,
Jan. 2013-Jan. 2015. Finance assistant (May-Dec. 2012) and
finance intern (Jan.-May 2012) on Ted Cruz for Senate. B.A. in
government, history from the University of Texas at Austin. twitter
Deputy Finance Director Katie Granger
(May 2015) Grant manager for the Yavapai County
Agency in Prescott, AZ. Fundraiser/campaign compliance and
reporting consultant , 2009-12. Finance director for the
Washington State Republican Party, June 2010-Sept. 2011. Deputy
finance director on Bob Schaffer for U.S. Senate (CO), Aug. 2007-June
2009. Development assistant at Koch Industries, Inc., Dec.
2006-July 2007. Assistant to the national finance director at
George Allen for U.S. Senate, June-Nov. 2006. B.S. in political
science from Sam Houston State University, 2006. twitter
National Finance Chair Dr. Terry Neese
(announced Aug. 1,
Founder (1975) of Terry Neese Personnel Services (TNPS), National
Network, co-founder (2001) of Women Impacting Public Policy and the
Institute for Economic
Empowerment of Women (IEEW). Republican nominee for lieutenant
governor of Oklahoma in 1990. Lifelong Oklahoman
Chief Operating Officer Vicki Blanton
(May 2015) Director of scheduling on Romney for President from April 2011-Nov. 2012. Finance director on the Buck for Colorado campaign July-Nov. 2010 after serving as deputy finance director on the Sue Lowden for U.S. Senate campaign in Nevada. Consultant to the John Suthers for Attorney General campaign in Colorado, 2009. Scheduler on Bob Schaffer for U.S. Senate, started in March 2008. Scheduler on Romney for President, May 2007-Feb. 2008. B.A. from Hope College, 2007. twitter
Director of Operations Larissa Martinez
(May 2015) Previously director of operations for
Potential Project, Feb.-May 2015. Senior advisor/executive
director (Nov. 2013-Feb. 2015) and senior legislative assistant (Nov.
2012-Nov. 2013) to U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer. Deputy campaign manager
on Deb Fischer for U.S. Senate, Aug. 2011-Nov. 2012. M.P.A. in
public administration, political management from University of Southern
California, 2011; B.A. in political science, history from the
University of Georgia, 2004.
Special Assistant (Body Person) Rebecca Schieber
(May 2015) B.A. in American studies and
political sicence from
Northwestern University, 2015. twitter
Senior Advisor Chris Rants
(May 7, 2015 at DMR ed. board meeting...see also his
column) Vice chairman of the board of the Republican State
Leadership Committee from Jan. 2011; president of inSight
Communications from April 2010; partner at Rauschenberger Partners from
March 2010; and president and board member at The Legacy Foundation
from Jan. 2009. Strategist/consultant on U.S. Rep. Thad
McCotter's 2011 presidential campaign. Policy
consultant to the Terry Branstad gubernatorial campaign in 2010.
Advisor to Mitt Romney's 2008 Iowa caucus campaign (announced Sept. 27,
2006). First elected to the Iowa Legislature in
Nov. 1992 and served through Dec. 2010, including House Republican
Leader (Jan. 2007-Nov. 2008), Speaker (Jan. 2003-Dec. 2006) and
Majority Leader (May 1999-Jan. 2003). Environmental compliance
director for Metz Baking Company, Nov. 1992-May 1999. B.A. from
State Chair Ovide Lamontagne
2, 2016) At
Bernstein Shur in Manchester from Dec. 31, 2015. General counsel
to Americans United for Life in Washington, DC from early 2013.
Republican nominee for governor in 2012, losing to Maggie Hassan.
Candidate for U.S. Senate in 2010. Republican nominee for
governor in 1996, losing to Jeanne Shaheen. Joined the Devine
Millimet law firm in 1986, and was a partner there for years.
J.D. from Wyoming College of Law, 1985. Undergraduate degree from
the Catholic University of America, 1979. Manchester
native. Note: Ovide Lamontagne's wife Bettie endorsed Fiorina on
April 22, 2015 (+).
State Director Lauren Carney
(started with Fiorina's Unlocking Potential Project in July 2014) Partner/owner in Norway Hill Associates, Inc. since Aug. 1994. Deputy political director at the Republican National Committee, Jan. 1989-June 1993. Midwest deputy regional political director on Bush-Quayle '88, Aug.-Nov. 1988. Studied at Northern Illinois University.
Scheduler Sarah Koski
Most recently political director at Cornerstone Policy
Cornerstone Action from Feb. 2015. Field director for the
Unlocking Potential Project. Graduate of Thomas Edison State
State Chair Sue
(reported by the Las
Sun on July 7, 2015) Lowden's husband
Paul is chairman and CEO of Archon Corp. and she has been active as an
executive in those businesses. Candidate for lieutenant governor
in the June 10, 2014 Republican primary finishing second to Mark
Hutchison. Candidate for U.S. Senate in the June 8, 2010
Republican primary finishing second to Sharron Angle. Chairwoman
of the Nevada Republican Party, 2007-09. Served in the Nevada
State Senate from 1992-97. Reporter at KLAS-TV Channel 8 in Las
Vegas to 1987. M.A. in elementary education from Fairleigh
Dckinson University; B.A. in education from American University.