McMullin for President Committee, Inc.
: 770 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84102 (officially opened Sept. 7, 2016)

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(page minor updates April 2018)

Chief Strategist  Joel Searby

Based at Data Targeting, Inc. in Gainesville, FL, Searby has worked as a consultant for over 10 years in campaigns across the country ranging from governors’ races to city council.  Graduate of Lincoln Christian University.  Originally from Normal, IL.

Senior Advisor  Rick Wilson

"Republican message strategist, ad-maker and consultant with over 25 years of experience in national and statewide candidate campaigns, ballot measures, independent expenditure efforts, corporate and government public affairs, brand management, and crisis communications."  First campaign as a field staffer on George H.W. Bush's presidential campaign.  Based in Tallahassee.  twitter
See:  Chris Moody and Alex Lee.  "Donald Trump's hardcore hater."  CNN, Sept. 3, 2015.

National Finance Director  Brian Henderson

Principal and founder of High Seas Partners, an early growth stage private capital placement and advisory firm based in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Helped launch Surf Air, an airline in California.  Worked in finance on Mitt Romney's two presidential campaigns.  M.P.A. from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, 2014; M.B.A. degree (2010) and B.A. in international studies (2002) from Brigham Young University.

National Policy Director  David Adesnik

On leave from position as policy director at the Foreign Policy Initiative.  Visiting fellow at the Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies at the American Enterprise Institute.  Deputy director for Joint Data Support at the U.S. Department of Defense.  Research staff member at the Institute for Defense Analyses.  Part of the foreign policy and national security staff for John McCain’s presidential campaign in 2008.  Doctorate and master’s degree in international relations from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar; bachelor's degree in history from Yale University.  twitter

Senior Policy Advisor  Charles Morrison

Consultant at Deloitte, March 2015-Aug. 2016.  Research associate at the American Enterprise Institute, Jan. 2012-March 2015.  M.A. from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, 2012; undergraduate degree from Tufts University, 2011.  twitter

Chief Operating Officer  Jeff Peacock

Deputy national field director on CARLY for America, the pro-Fiorina super PAC.  Alabama grassroots chair for Mitt Romney's 2012 campaign.  Founder (2002) and president of Cambridge Services/The Paper Station, an online stationery company.  Consultant for several years.  Founder and president of Peachtree Videographic Services, 1992-97.  M.B.A. in economics and finance from the University of Chicago, 1999; B.A. in finance from Florida State University, 1992.

Deputy Campaign Manager  John Claybrook

Worked two years "in the Austin, TX start-up scene."  Degree in finance from Texas A&M University; served as student body president, 2012-13.

Communications Director  Rina Shah

Principal and founder at Rilax Strategies, a boutique communications consulting and strategy practice.  Communications director on Fred Karger's presidential campaign.  Worked for nearly three years on Capitol Hill as a executive assistant to Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ) from mid-2008 to mid-2010 and as a executive/legislative assistant to Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL) until Feb. 2011.  Worked in TV news and as a freelance writer.  Undergraduate degree in political science and communications from West Virginia University, and is currently pursuing graduate work through the Harvard Extension School.  Shah is also a founding member of the Indian American Conservative Council.  Native of Beckley, WV.  twitter

Creative Director  David Nolte  

Creative director and co-owner of Scratch Creative in Los Angeles since June 2016.  Freelance writer, producer and director in the L.A. area, Aug. 2013-May 2016.  Various production roles.  B.A. in political science from University of Florida, 2005.

Digital Director  Ian Hines

Founder and CEO of Hines Digital, a boutique digital agency specializing in web design and online fundraising. Earlier in 2016, he helped lead Theresa May’s digital strategy during her campaign for Conservative Party leader in the United Kingdom.   A senior digital strategy consultant for Britain Stronger In Europe, the official pro-EU campaign during the Brexit referendum, 2015-16.  Digital strategy director on Rick Santorum's campaign for president.

Deputy Digital Director  Richie Alicea

Hines Digital's lead on the development and execution of digital strategy, advertising, and online fundraising from Oct. 2015.  Manager of the Targeted Engagement platform at Targeted Victory, July 2014-Sept. 2015.  Organizer for politics and advocacy at NationBuilder, March 2013-July 2014.  Freelance political consultant, April 2010-Dec. 2012.  Senior project research for the Harris Poll, June 2009-April 2010.  Community affairs assistant and campaign strategist in the New York State Senate, Aug. 2004-Dec. 2008.  Master of Urban Planning from Hunter College, 2012; M.A. in applied politics from Fordham University, 2010; B.A. in political science from Queens College, 2008.  twitter

Digital Strategist  Leonard O. Goenaga

A director of digital strategy at Hines Digital.

Personal Assistant  Steven Haderlie 

Law student at Georgetown University Law Center since Aug. 2014.  6th grade teacher for the Cache County School District and Alpine School District in Utah, Jan. 2006-May 2014.  Master's degree in elementary education from Utah State University, 2009; bachelor's degree in elementary education from Brigham Young University, 2005.

Operations Coordinator  Eli Williams

Studied political science at Cleveland State University, then joined the military.

Researcher  Tyler Lattimore

B.A. in political science and economic from Emory University.  Gainesville native.

Grassroots Coordinator  Ashley Hearn

(Volunteer coordinator)  Five years of volunteer management experience.

Director of Online Community Engagement  Sarah Rumpf

Contributing writer to Breitbart News/Brietbart Texas, Aug. 2014-Aug. 2015.  Strategic communications manager for Right on Crime at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Aug. 2013-June 2014.  President of Caffeinated Campaigns & Consulting, LLC in the Austin, Texas area, 2008-14.  Digital and social media director at Crosswind Media and Public Relations, Feb.-Aug. 2013.  Communications director/senior media consultant on Sean Bielat for Congress (MA), April-Nov. 2012.  Litigation associate, 2004-06.  Undergraduate (2000) and law (2003) degrees from the University of Florida.  Born and raised in Orlando.

Faith Outreach  Tim Dalrymple

Founder (Jan. 2013)  and CEO of Polymath Innovations.  Vice president of business development at Patheos.com, June 2012-June 2014; director of content at Patheos, Inc., March 2009-June 2012.  Ph.D. in religion from Harvard University; M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary; bachelor's degree in philosophy, religious studies from Stanford Unversity, 1998.

Faith Outreach  Chandler Epp

Director of strategic communications at Polymath Innovations from July 2015.  Public relations strategist ad DeMoss, Jan. 2011-June 2015.  Grassroots/coalitions/communications on Georgia for Romney, 2011-12.  B.S. in international affairs, Spanish from Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010.

Faith Outreach  Wesley Gant

Communications strategist at Polymath.  Master's in politcal science from the University of Houston.

IT Support  Dalton Chow

Project manager, web developer, and IT infrastructure at Polymath.

Design  Jeff Trojek

Leads the Polymath design team.

Treasurer  Jeffrey Carson

Co-founder of Evolt Consulting Group (ECG), a transpartisan political consulting firm.  Director of operations for Run for America.  Candidate for Congress in Virginia's 8th CD in 2014.  Former U.S. Army Captain and Iraq veteran.  M.B.A. from Texas Tech University; B.S. from Florida State University.

Legal Counsel  Hopping Green & Sams

HGS is a law firm based in Talllahassee.  (Press accounts mention one of their attorneys, Mohammad O. Jazil).

Mountain West Director  Peter Watkins

President of Watkins Global Strategies in the Salt Lake City area, since Nov. 2006; also owner of Sette Neckwear from Dec. 2011.  Various roles at the White House, 2002-06: spokesman, deputy press secretary to the First Lady, press assistant, and senior press advance representative.  B.S. in communication from the University of Utah.


Utah Field Director Brady Quinn

Most recently communications strategy coordinator on Jonathan Johnson for Governor (UT), March-July 2016.  B.A. in public relations from Brigham Young University, 2016.  Missionary, Dec. 2010-Dec. 2012.

Utah Communications Director  Kelsey Koenen Witt

Executive producer at KSL 5 TV and KSL NewsRadio from May 2014.  Marketing and PR manager at Salem Communications, Oct. 2013-March 2014.  M.A. in mass communication/media studies, 2013; B.S. in journalism and communications from Utah State University, 2009.  twitter

Utah Data Director  Abby Coura

Founder and owner of Data Elect, Inc. from Oct. 2013.  Data director at Friends of Mia Love, 2013-14.  Administrative officer at Huntsman Cancer Institute, May 2010-Sept. 2013.  Data director on Sen. Orrin Hatch's re-election campaign, Feb. 2011-Dec. 2012.  Office manager to Sen. Robert Bennett, Sept. 2004-May 2010.  M.S. in political science, public administration from University of Utah, 2009; B.S. in political science from Utah State University, 2004.


On Sept. 20 the campaign reported "state leaders in 35 states and counting, highly-organized teams in battlegrounds like Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa, Virginia, Utah, and Colorado."