June 6, 2013

RNC Chairman Announces Katie Walsh as Finance Director

WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has tapped Katie Walsh to direct the party’s fundraising strategy as Finance Director. She will lead the push to raise the funds for creating the largest off-year voter engagement project in RNC history, investing in minority communities, and building out the party’s data, digital, and technology operations.
“I am excited to announce that Katie Walsh will lead the team into the 2013-2014 cycle as Finance Director,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. “Under Katie’s direction, we will continue to achieve record-breaking fundraising and  maintain our strong relationships with national, state, and grassroots donors across the country. It’s essential that our Republican candidates have the necessary tools and proper funding to succeed as we take our message of growth and opportunity to voters in all states. Katie understands this, and it is her expertise that makes her the best-suited person to help us accomplish our goals.
“I would also like to express my sincere appreciation for outgoing Finance Director Angela Meyers. Angela led us through the 2012 election cycle and helped us achieve groundbreaking fundraising numbers, most notably out-raising the DNC by more than $93 million. Thanks to her relentless dedication, our team has made significant strides to ensure a prosperous financial future for the Republican Party and our candidates.”
Katie Walsh joined the RNC as Deputy Finance Director in January 2013. In her previous role as Deputy Finance Director for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, she worked with Senate campaigns across the country to implement comprehensive fundraising and campaign strategies. Her past experience also includes serving as Midwest Regional Finance Director for the McCain-Palin campaign in 2008 and working for Friends of Fred Thompson, at the Ashcroft Group, and as a field representative for Missourians for Matt Blunt.