Republican National Committee – 2013-14
The RNC is a confederation of state parties. Power
flows from the local level up to the national level. Following the
defeat of Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential campaign, the RNC
established a Growth
Project; its findings, released in a report on
March 18, 2013, are bringing about major changes at the RNC, beyond the
normal cycle-to-cycle turnover, as the
party builds towards 2014 and 2016.
Every four years.
168 Members of the RNC
Meet twice yearly. 1 Committeeman, 1 Committeewoman and 1 Chairperson from each state. Committee members terms run from Convention to Convention. (Formerly 165 Members -- increased with the addition of three Members from the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands).
Executive Committee (28 members)(Rule 6)
Sounding board for the Chair. Decisions between meetings of the full RNC.
- 8 by Region (MW, NE, S, W) -
- 3 Chair Appointments -
- 17 Elected and Appointed Officers - Chairman, Co-Chair, Vice Chairs, Treasurer, Secretary; General Counsel, Finance Chairman, Chairman of State Chairmen's Advisory Comm., Chairman of the Budget Committee, Chairman of the Rules Committee.
Chairman Reince Priebus (WI)
Director of the
Office Elisabeth Steil
(Aug. 2013; started as
director of scheduling in
and legislative assistant to U.S. Rep. Ted Poe (TX), 2009-11.
Scheduler to U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman (MN), 2005-09.
Co-Chair Sharon Day (FL)
(elected Jan. 14, 2011; re-elected Jan. 25,
Day served the past two years as RNC Secretary, elected
Jan. 2009. She was an unsuccessful candidate for RPOF chairman in
Feb. 2010 following the resignation of Jim Greer. "Sharon is a
retired executive with marketing, group health insurance and
re-insurance experience. She is an entrepreneur that has built
and sold numerous businesses." From Fort Lauderdale, FL. > twitter
Chief of Staff to the Co-Chair Mike Vallante
(May 2011) Chief of staff of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Host Committee, Dec. 2007-May 2011. A regional political director on the Rudy Giuliani presidential campaign. COO of the California Republican Party; directed the day-to-day operations of the state Republican Party rom June 2003-May 2007. President/owner of JM Commmunications Inc., his own public relations firm, May 1992-June 2003. He has served as chairman of the Rhode Island Republican Party and as a regional political director for the RNC. B.A. in political science, public administration from Providence College, 1977.
Director of Political
Affairs Sam Sanchez
correspondent (July 2009-2011), correspondence
manager to Sen. Mel Martinez (April 2008-June 2009) and press intern to
Sen. Mike Enzi (Jan.-April 2008). B.S. in political science and
interdisciplinary social sciences from Florida State University, 2008.
Director of Women's
Pennsylvania coalitions director on Romney for
President, June-Nov. 2012. Political director at the National
Federation of Republican Women, June 2009-June 2012. Staff
assistant in the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs,
2008-09; White House of Office of Presidential Correspondence,
B.A. in politics, history from Converse College, 2007.
Treasurer Tony Parker (DC)
(elected Jan. 14, 2011; re-elected Jan. 25, 2013) President of Parker Tide, a federal government contracting company. Vietnam veteran, U.S. Navy; received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College, and his J.D. and Masters in tax law from Georgetown Law Center.
Secretary Demetra DeMonte (IL)
(elected Jan. 14, 2011; re-elected Jan. 25,
Explored a campaign for
lieutenant governor in the first part of 2009. Elected RNC
Committeewoman in June 2008. Tazewell County Republican chair
since 2004. Chief business-operations manager of the orthodontic
practice she and her husband built, since 1978. Resident of
Pekin, Tazwell County; originally from Chicago.
General Counsel John Ryder (TN)
(announced Feb. 7, 2013, subject to RNC confirmation) Member of the Memphis, Tennessee law firm: Harris, Shelton, Hanover & Walsh. J.D. from Vanderbilt University, 1974; A.B. from Wabash College, 1971. Has served as National Committeeman from 1996-2004 and from 2008 to the present.
Finance Chairman Ray Washburne (MI)
Feb. 6, 2013, subject to RNC
confirmation) Chairman/CEO of Charter Holdings, a private
investment company based in Dallas, Texas that is primarily involved in
the real estate and restaurant businesses. Co-founder and
co-owner of M Crowd Restaurant Group which owns the Mi Cocina and Taco
Diner restaurant chains. Managing partner of the Highland Park
Village in Dallas. Graduate of Southern Methodist University,
Chairman of the
State Chairmen Steve Robertson (KY)
(announced July 29, 2013)
Chairman of the Budget Committee Ron
Members of the Budget Committee: MW: . S:
. NE: . W: . Plus .
Ex-Officio Members: Chairman Priebus, Co-Chairman Day, Treasurer Parker.
Chairman of the RNC Standing Committee on
Resolutions Carolyn McLarty (OK)
Chairman of the RNC Standing Committee on Rules Bruce Ash (AZ)
Chief of Staff Mike Shields
Deputy Chief of Staff and Chief Digital Officer Chuck DeFeo
(announced July 29,
2013) Senior vice president
and head of the
issues management and public affairs group at Edelman, Jan.-July
2013. Digital strategist at the American Center for Law and
Justice, Sept. 2010-Dec. 2012. President and CEO of Campaign
Solutions and Connell Donatelli, June 2009-Aug. 2010. General
manager for interactive and social media at the Washington Times, Dec.
2008-June 2009. Co-publisher and editor-in-chief of Townhall
Magazine, Nov. 2007-Nov. 2008; vice president and general manager at
Townhall.com and Salem News/Talk Online, March 2005-Nov. 2008.
eCampaign manager at Bush-Cheney '04, June 2003-Nov. 2004.
eCampaign manager at the RNC, 2002-03. Associate Deputy Assistant
Attorney General, managing IT projects for Attorney General John
Ashcroft, 2001-02. Legislative aide/technology aide to Sen.
Ashcroft, 1996-2000. M.P.A. from George Mason University, 2003;
B.S. in political science from University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1997.
Chief Operating Officer Sara Armstrong
(from April 2013; deputy chief of staff from April 2011-April 2013) Director of membership services at the RNC in the 2010 cycle; started in March 2009. Worked at the White House from June 2002 to Jan. 2009. Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff to First Lady Laura Bush, July 2007-Jan. 2009; Director of the Visitors Office, March 2004-July 2007; Deputy Director of Correspondence for the First Lady, Dec. 2002-March 2004; Correspondence Analyst, June 2002-Dec. 2002. Sales/marketing manager at GMAC, 1999-2001. Retail services officer at BBT, 1994-97. M.B.A. from the University of South Carolina, 1999; B.S. in marketing from the University of South Carolina, 1994.
Political Director Chris McNulty
(announced March 4, 2013) Deputy executive director in the political office of Speaker John Boehner since 2010. RNC midwest regional political director from 2006-10. Executive director of the Ohio Republican Party, 2001-06; political director for the Ohio Republican Party, 1997-2000; Northeast Ohio field director for the Party, 1996-97; Southeast Ohio field director for the Party, 1995-96. Graduate of John Carroll University (Cleveland), 1992.
Deputy Political Director Molly Donlin
(April 2013) Florida state manager on Romney's general election campaign; started as state director for Romney's Florida primary campaign, then went on to direct the primary campaigns in Ohio, Illinois, and Wisconsin. In 2010 Donlin directed Republicans' Michigan Victory effort. In the fall 2008 campaign she directed Republicans' Victory 2008 effort in Arizona; earlier in the cycle she served as field director for Central Florida on the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee. Donlin was a presidential appointee in the Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs, where she served as assistant to the director. Deputy director of volunteer development for the RNC from Aug. 2005 to Dec. 2006, and 72-Hour field director for Hamilton County for the Ohio Republican Party. B.S. degree in international affairs from Xavier University in Cincinnati, 2004. twitter
Deputy Political Director/National Strategic
Initiatives Director Jennifer Sevilla Korn
May 28, 2013) Executive director of
the Hispanic Leadership Network; teacher at the Leadership Institute
and a senior fellow at the
Institute for Liberty.. Director of
Intergovernmental affairs and public liaison at the U.S. Department of
Director for Hispanic Affairs in the Office of Public Liaison at the
White House. National Hispanic
director and Southwest coalitions director for Bush-Cheney '04.
director of the Lincoln Juarez Opportunity Center,
a non-profit headquartered in Santa Ana.
>See also: RNC Latinos twitter
Regional Political Directors
directors announced April 29,
2013; including Jefferson and Mason continuing on from '12 cycle )
Northeast (ME, VT, NH, MA, CT, NY, NJ, DE, MD,
RI, PR, VI,
NMI, GU, AS, DC) Tiffany Watkins
Director of government affairs at the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration. Chief financial officer for Marco Rubio for U.S. Senate. Director of marketing and development at Orr Associates, Inc. from March 2008. Chief of staff to the Assistant Secretary of Congressional Affairs at the U.S. Department of Education. Deputy campaign manager at Jim Talent for U.S. Senate. Directed African Americans and health professionals coalitions on Bush-Cheney '04. Deputy associate director for the White House’s Office of Public Liaison. Southern regional field representative in the RNC's grassroots development department. Started career at Merrill Lynch. B.A. in history from University of Pennsylvania.
MI, PA, OH, IN, WV, KY, TN, VA John Gibson
(Matt Mason moved over to national field director) Pennsylvania state manager on Romney for President general election campaign. Northeastern regional political director at the RNC starting May 2011. Worked for the digital media firm Targeted Victory. In 2008, he was the Mid-Atlantic regional political director for the RNC where he was responsible for the RNC’s 2008 turnout program in Virginia and Pennsylvania. Before his time at the RNC, Gibson was executive director of the Maryland Republican Party. He also served as campaign manager for Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA), campaign manager for David Albo for Delegate and legislative assistant for Rep. Bob Franks (NJ-7).
Southeast (NC, SC, GA, FL, AL, MS, LA, AR,
Partner at Connect Strategic Communications from 2010 and president of the Jamison Group, Inc. from 2005. Campaign manager on Texans for Tom Leppert, 2011-12. General consultant and campaign manager for U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, 2004-08. Executive director of the Oklahoma Republican State House Committee, 2005-06. Campaign manager on Kirk Humphreys for U.S. Senate (OK), 2003-04. Campaign manager for Sen. Inhofe, 2001-03. Campaign manager on Barr for Congress, 1999-2001. Regional field director for Forbes 2000 and Americans for Hope, Growth and Opportunity, 1998-99. Regional political director at the Georgia Republican Party, 1998. M. A. in electoral politics from Georgia State University; B.A. in political science and history from the University of Georgia.
Midwest (WI, IL, MO, IA, MN, KS, NE, SD,
(Midwestern regional political director since May 2011) Served for over four years as executive director of the Republican Party of Wisconsin, in the 2008 and 2010 cycles, including working for then Chairman Reince Priebus. Has run several house races and was the statewide director for the state Republican Assembly Campaign Committee. Served as a legislative aide in the Wisconsin State Capitol for more than a decade. B.A. from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Born in Friendship, WI.
Southwest (TX, NM, CO, AZ, UT, NV, AK)
Colorado state manager on Romney for President, announced May 1, 2012, after serving as the campaign's national field director during the primaries. Executive director of the Colorado Republican Party starting Aug. 2009. Colorado Victory director from May 2008-Feb. 2009. Regional manager for Saxby Chambliss' successful 2008 U.S. Senate runoff campaign in Georgia. A field director for the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee in Iowa and Florida. A field director on Shelley Sekula Gibbs for Congress, 2006; also assisted the Tom DeLay Congressional Committee in Sugar Land, Texas. B.A. in political science from the University of Houston, 2006.
Northwest (MT, WY, ID, WA, OR, CA, HI)
Executive director (March 2011-April 2013) and
political director (March 2010-March 2011) of the Washington State
Republican Party. Political director on Susan Hutchison for King
County Executive, Fall 2009. Legislative aide to KCC Pete von
Reichbauer, Nov. 2008-Aug. 2009. Field coordinator on Dino Rossi
for Governor, Jan.-Nov. 2008. B.A. in economics and political
science from Western Washington University, 2007.
State Party Director Matt Pinnell
April 10, 2013; reports directly to Priebus) State chairman of
the Oklahoma Republican Party since 2010. Oklahoma executive
diretor of American Majority, May-Dec. 2009. Director of
operations at the Oklahoma Republican Party, 2006-08. Campaign manager
on Scott Pruitt for Lt. Governor, 2005-06. PAC manager at the
American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons, 2004-05. Manager for
legislative affairs at AIADA, 2003-04. B.S. in public relations,
government from Oral Roberts University, 2002.
National Field Director Matt Mason
(from latter part of 2013; started at the RNC as
a regional political director in the 2012 cycle, and reannounced as a
regional political on April 29, 2013) Executive political
director for the Michigan
Repulbican Party in 2010. Victory director in Virginia in
2009. Regional political director
for the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee covering the Great Lakes
region, 2007. Ohio Victory director in the '04, '06,
and '08 cycles. After Sept. 11, 2001 Mason joined the U.S. Marine
Corps; he served with Lima Company 3rd
Battalion 25th Marines in Iraq in 2005 and is a combat veteran. A
field representative for the Ohio Republican Party in 2001.
Victory coordinator for the Ohio Republican Party in 2000. Mason
got his start in politics in the late 90's in Southeast Ohio
managing five successful local races while studying political
at Ohio University; degree in political management, Dec.
Deputy National Field Director Tom Dickens
(Jan. 2014) Political director on Christie for
Feb.-Dec. 2013. RNC Victory director in Florida, June-Feb.
2013. At the Republican Party of Wisconsin from June 2010-June
political director and Victory director (March 2011-June
2012), statewide field director (March 2010-March 2011) and deputy
Victory director and absentee ballot/early vote director (July-Nov.
2010). A regional director on Scott Brown for U.S. Senate, Dec.
2009-Jan. 2010. Field director for Maine Republican Party/Victory
2008 in Fall 2008. Attended the University of Maine for two
> Victory 365
started in June 2013.
24 State Directors (in partnership w/ state parties) include +
Alaska - Michael Shirley (+) | Arkansas - Bobby Talbot (+) | California - Clinton Soffer (+) | Colorado - Ian Lindemann (+) | Florida - John Vinson (+) | Georgia - ? | Illinois - Anthony Esposito (+) | Iowa - Kevin Poindexter (succeeded Chad Olsen +) | Louisiana - Chris Young (+) | Michigan - Dan Hennessey (+) | Montana - David Herbst (+) | New Hampshire - ? | New Jersey - Patrick Sebastian (+) | New York - ? | North Carolina - Alyssa Moyer (+) | Ohio - Ryan Zickfoose (+) | Pennsylvania - Nick Trainer (+) | South Carolina - Hope Walker (+) | Texas - John Jackson (+) | Virginia - Ryan Gough (+) | West Virginia - (+) | Wisconsin - ?
As of July 16, 2014
briefing, the RNC reported in addition to the 24 state directors, 280
paid field staff including 30 Hispanic engagement staff and 15 African
American engagement staff and 8 AAPI engagement staff, as well as 15 regional field data directors and 147 offices, supporting a volunteer army
of 16,630 precinct captains (toward recruitment goal of 17,352).
note: in contrast to the traditional RNC Victory directors, the state directors were on the ground much, much earlier, and they were not just doing voter ID, but learning their communities and building an infrastructure.
Asian and Pacific Islander Field Director Stephen Fong
Research analyst for Spartan Solutions,
LLC. Directives coordinator/editor at DKW Communications, Inc.,
Nov. 2008-March 2010. Special assistant at the U.S. Department of
Transportation, 2001-08. B.S. in business management from
University of Phoenix.
National Field Director for African-American Initiatives Kristal Quarker-Hartsfield
(announced May 14,
Experience includes professional staff for the
House Foreign Affairs Committee, director of business outreach and
communications for the House Republican Policy Committee, senior
legislative advisor to Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, and state minority
coalitions director for the Tennessee
Republican Party. Master's in public administration/international
relations from Troy University, 2006; B.A. in political
science/international relations from University of Alabama at
> examples in the states.
Hispanic Field Team Deputy Political Director/National Strategic Initiatives Director Jennifer Sevilla Korn
Deputy Director of Hispanic Initiatives Hannah Jane Nunez
(announced June 12, 2014 along with state hires) Most recently served as the Hispanic engagement director in Virginia, Aug.-Nov. 2013. B.A. from The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, 2013. Phoenix native.
National Youth Director Elliott Echols
(announced Oct. 24,
2013) Southeastern regional
director of the College Republican National Committee, June-Nov.
2012. State chairman of the Georgia Association of College
Republicans, March 2011-April 2012. B.S. in economics from Berry
College, 2012. twitter
Director of Faith Engagement Initiative Chad Connelly
(July 2013) Chairman of the South Carolina
Republican Party May
2011-June 2013. A senior advisor to Jeff Duncan's successful 2010
campaign for Congress
in South Carolina's 3rd CD. Candidate for SC State Senate in 2003
special election. Owner of Freedom Tide since 2002.
of Connelly Enterprises, Dec. 1990-June 2003. Worked for
Professional Service Industries for almost eight years. B.S. in
engineering from Clemson University, 1985. twitter
Director of Strategic Partnerships Mike Mears
(July 2013) Senior director at Family Research
Jan. 2012-June 2013. Executive director at Concerned Women for
America PAC, Jan. 2006-Dec. 2011.
Director of Political Education Jonathan Gormley
(April 2013) Political consulting as Gormley
Consulting, Feb. 2011-April 2013. Political director (Feb.
2007-Feb. 2011), Victory director (May 2006-Feb. 2007), deputy
political director (Dec. 2004-May 2006) and regional field director
(May 2001-Dec. 2004) at the Ohio Republican Party. Bachelor's
degree in communications, political communication from Ohio University,
Political Matt Terrill
(started at the RNC Oct. 2011 senior special assistant to the Chairman) Deputy director of Wisconsin Victory in 2008, also did a total of five internships. B.A. in political science from Roosevelt University, 2011.
National Targeting Director Jon Black
(May 2013) Digital political director at Romney
Nov. 2011-Nov. 2012. Political analyst at Target Victory,
Feb.-Nov. 2011. Voter programs for the Michigan Republican Party,
Dec. 2009-Dec. 2010. Republican Party of Virginia Victory,
June-Nov. 2009. Deputy director of political technology/Voter
2008-March 2009) and a regional Voter Vault coordinator (April
2007-May 2008) at the RNC. Worked on the Rhode Island Victory
campaign in latter half of 2006, ID-ing
and mobilizing likely voters in the U.S. Senate race. Degree in
political science from Allegheny College, 2006.
National Advisory Councils:
African American Advisory Council | Asian Pacific American Advisory Council | Hispanic Advisory Council
(announced March 3,
2014) "...to strengthen
ties with minority communities and expand engagement efforts"
Communications Director Sean Spicer
(announced Feb. 24, 2011) Co-founder and partner
Endeavor Global Strategies since Feb. 2009. Assistant United
States Trade Representative (USTR) for Media and
Public Affairs, 2006-09. Communications director for the House
Republican Conference, 2005-06. Communications director on the
House Budget Committee, 2003-05. Director of incumbent retention
at the NRCC, 2001-02. Communications director on the House
Government Reform Committee, 2000-01. Has worked for members of
Congress from New Jersey and Florida and on several local and
congressional political campaigns. B.A. in government from
Connecticut College, 1993. Commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy
Deputy Communications Director Sarah Isgur
(March 2013) Research fellow with the Initiative
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 Kirsten Kukowski
on Rep. Mark Kirk's successful 2010 campaign for U.S. Senate.
regional press secretary at the RNC in 2009-10. Communications
director at the Republican Party of Wisconsin, Jan. 2007-March 2009,
including WI Victory communications director in Fall 2008. Press
secretary to Congressman Mark Green, May 2006-Jan. 2007. B.A. in
journalism and political science from University of Wisconsin-Madison,
Deputy Press Secretary Ryan Mahoney
(June 2011) Joined the RNC from the
Republican Party (MDGOP), where he
served in a dual role as communications director and political
director, March 2010-June 2011. Field director (Jan. 2009-March
2010) and deputy communications director (started Jan. 2008) for the
Republican Party of Wisconsin. Communications at BT Health in
London, May 2007-Jan. 2008. Attended University of
Regional Press Secretary Michael C. Short
(May 2013) Communications director for RNC
Victory in Virginia,
June-Nov. 2012. Press secretary to Rep.
Adrian Smith (NE),
Oct. 2011-June 2012. Assistant press secretary at the RNC,
2009-11. Researcher at the NRSC, June-Sept. 2009.
Researcher at Texans for John Cornyn, May-Nov. 2008. B.A. degrees
in government and history from Texas Tech
University, 2008. twitter
Press Assistant Anna Epstein
(Jan. 2014) Staff assistant at the RNC in the
Office of the
Chairman, May 2013-Jan. 2014; also served as an intern June-Aug.
B.A. in political science and communications from Tulane University,
Hispanic Media Communications Director Ruth Guerra
(late Aug. 2014) Communications director
to U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson from March 2013. Press secretary at the
LIBRE Initiative, May 2012-March 2013. Press secretary to U.S.
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, Jan 2011-May 2012. Staff assistant to
U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson, June 2010-Jan. 2011. B.S. in political
science, general business from Texas Christian University, 2010.
Hispanic Media Press Secretary Ali Pardo
(announced Oct. 31, 2013) Press assistant (June
2011-Oct. 2013), staff assistant (Jan.-June 2011) to
Sen. Marco Rubio;
interned on his 2010 Senate campaign. Bachelor's degree in
political science from The George Washington University, 2011. twitter
Communications Director for Asian and Pacific
2013) Government relations consultant
for the Livingston Group and managing partner at Gateway Consulting
(GWC LLC) from Oct. 2007. Congressional liaison in the
Department of Homeland Security, 2006-07. Executive director of
the Maryland Governor’s Office on Asian
Pacific American Affairs under Gov. Bob Ehrlich, 2005-06.
Consultant at the Livingston Group, 2004-05. Legislative
assistant/professional staff to the House Committee on Government
Reform, 2003-04; press secretary/clerk at the House Subcommittee on
National Security, Veterans Affais, International Relations,
1999-2003. Staff assistant to U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays,
Jan.-June 1999. B.A. in political science from Trinity
College-Hartford, 1998. twitter
Communications Director for Black Media Orlando Watson
(announced Oct. 9,
Communications director/press secretary for U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (AZ),
Jan.-Oct. 2013. Deputy press secretary (2011-Jan. 2013) and press
assistant (Jan.-June 2011) to U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (KY); started working
for Paul as an aide on his 2010 campaign. B.A. in public policy
from The College of William and Mary, 2010. twitter
Senior Advisor for Black Media Tara Wall
(announced Oct. 9, 2013) Principal (CCO/EP) at PTP Media Group from 2011. Senior communications advisor for African American outreach on the Romney campaign (from May 2012). Senior vice president for corporate communications and vice president of multimedia communications at Amerigroup Corporation, Sept. 2009-April 2011. Columnist/dep. editor at the Washington Times in latter half of 2008-early 2009. Communications director and spokesperson at the Office of the Federal Coordinator for Gulf Coast Rebuilding at the Department of Homeland Security, 2008. Director of the Office of Public Affairs at the Administration for Children and Families at HHS, 2007. Press secretary for outreach at the RNC in the 2004. Wall spent 13 years as a news reporter, anchor and talk show host for the local ABC, NBC and CBS affiliates in Detroit. B.S. degree in telecommunications and film from Eastern Michigan University, 1992.
Deputy Press Secretary for Youth and Conservative Media Raffi Williams
(March 2013) Briefly deputy communications director at the Republican Study Committee, Jan.-March 2013. Communications director at Benishek for Congress, March-Nov. 2012. Staff assistant at the House Rules Committee, Nov. 2011-March 2012. B.A. in anthropology from Haverford College, 2011. He is the son of Fox News commentator Juan Williams. twitter
Director of Media Affairs Ellie Wallace
Communications director for RNC Victory in Colorado. Deputy communications director on Phil Bryant's successful gubernatorial campaign in Mississippi. Worked for three years in the Los Angeles branch of the Glover Park Group. Graduate of the University of Southern California. From Jackson, Mississippi. twitter
Speechwriter Mark Isaacson
(Aug. 2011) B.A. in government from Harvard
Director of Film and Visual Media Matthew Mazzone
(producer/editor from May 2012; initially in the
Geologist I at ARCADIS in the Atlanta area, Jan. 2011-Jan. 2012.
B.S. in geology from University of Mississippi, 2010.
War Room Director Dean Cleary
(May 2013; RNC deputy war room director Jan. 2012-May
2013) War room
intern at Romney for President, Sept.-Dec. 2011; also interned in the
Chairman's office at the RNC, Oct. 2010-May 2011. M.P.S. in
political management from The George Washington University, 2011; B.A.
in political science from Merrimack College, 2009.
Research Director and Deputy Director of
Communications Kris Anderson
April 25, 2013) Research director on Romney for President.
Research director and deputy communications director
on Jon Huntsman's
campaign. Director of strategic communications in the office of
Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, Jan.-May 2011. Research director
communications director on Carly for California, July-Nov. 2010.
Senior advisor for research on Steve Poizner for Governor campaign in
California, 2009-June 2010. Research manager at the U.S. Chamber
of Commerce's Global Intellectual Property Center. Senior
research analyst at the RNC, 2007-08. Policy analyst on
Californians for Schwarzenegger 2006. twitter
Deputy Research Director Webber Steinhoff
(April 2013) Rapid response director at Romney for President, June 2011-Nov. 2012. Communications advisor to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, April 2009-May 2011. Deputy research director on the McCain campaign June-Nov. 2008; senior research analyst at the RNC, March-June 2008; research analyst at Romney for President, Jan. 2007-Feb. 2008. Research analyst at the RNC, May-Nov. 2006. B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University, 2005. Massachusetts native. twitter
DIGITAL And Data
department includes the
former digital and strategy
Engineers - Developers - Email Marketing - Graphics - Creative
Deputy Chief of Staff and Chief Digital
Chief Technology Officer Andy Barkett
June 4, 2013) Engineer at Facebook from Jan. 2011. Senior
director of engineering for Livescribe, Sept. 2009-Aug. 2011.
Senior management consultant
for Nvidia, 2008-09. Technical program manager at Google, 2006-08.
Software engineering manager at OnWafer Technologies (acq. by
KLA-Tencor), 2002-06. M.B.A. in general management from UC Davis,
2009; B.A. in
political economy from UC Berkeley, 2002.
>Data Trust - outside firm, formed in 2011, maintaining the voter file, data sharing. Johnny DeStefano is president from July 2013.
Para Bellum Labs
Feb. 4, 2014) "create a culture to allow the RNC to
innovate faster and recruit more
talented people who can build digital platforms to understand public
opinion, engage voters and power elections." >
Chief Data Officer Azarias Reda
(announced Jan. 30,
2014) Co-founder/CEO of the startup,
Meritful, in Ann
Arbor, MI, May 2012-Dec. 2013. Researcher, search, network and
analytics at LinkedIn in Mountain View, CA, May-Aug. 2011; visiting
lecturer at Addis Ababa University, Feb.-April 2011; research intern at
Microsoft Research India, Jan.-April 2011. Software developer at
Aristotle, Jan.-June 2007. Ph.D. in computer science engineering
from the University of Michigan, spring 2012; B.A. degrees in computer
science, mathematics and business administration from Sterling College,
Deputy Data Director Jesse Kamzol
Deputy strategy director from April 2012; previously list development director, May 2010-April 2012; and voter registration coordinator/election data analyst, May 2008-May 2010. Legislative assistant at Kessler and Associates, June 2007-May 2008. Field staffer at Vern Buchanan for Congress, May-Nov. 2006. B.A in economics and political science from University of Michigan, 2007.
Creative Director Justin LoFranco
(Nov. 2013) Previously digital director for
Office of Rep.
Darrell Issa and the House Oversight Committee, from Jan. 2013.
Digital director in the Office of the Majority Whip, May 2012-Jan.
2013. Digital consultant to Romney for President, Sept.-Nov.
2013. Deputy director of digital strategy (April 2011-May 2012)
press assistant and deputy Republican clerk (June 2010-May 2011) to
House Oversight Committee; press assistant to Rep. Darrell Issa, Nov.
2009-June 2010. Degree in political science from Biola
University, 2008. twitter
Digital Strategy Tyler Brown
(announced as deputy communications director on June
During the 2010 cycle
Brown was director of rapid response at the RNC and earlier served as
northeast regional press secretary. In the 2008 general election
campaign Brown served as communications director for Victory 2008 in
Virginia. Field representative (Hillsborough County) on Mitt
Romney's NH primary campaign. Staff assistant, then legislative
correspondent, then press secretary then communications director to
Rep. Thelma Drake
(VA), 2005-07. B.A. in government and economics from the
Virginia in 2003. Originally from Charlottesville, VA. twitter
Digital Finance Manager Anne Thomas
(Sept. 2013; started June 2013 as deputy South finance
Deputy regional manager for the North Carolina Republican Party,
Aug.-Dec. 2012. Political intern at the RNC, summer 2012 and
finance intern at the RNC, June-July 2011. B.A. in political
sicence from Elon University, 2013.
Email Marketing Director Sondra Clark
(2013) Previously online membership associate
and earlier online
membership coordinator at The Heritage Foundation, starting Jan.
2012. B.S. in international business from Azusa Pacific
University; working towards an Master's degree in public relations and
Email Marketing Administrator Ian Gray
(Feb. 2014) Developer at Quantum Strategic
Solutions, LLC, Dec.
2012-Jan. 2014. Research analyst and assistant war room manager
(Nov. 2011-Dec. 2012) and political coordinator (Jan.-Nov. 2011) at the
NRSC. Campaign manager on Rooney for Congress, July-Nov.
2010. B.A. in political science from The University of the South,
Digital Marketing Specialist for Email
(Oct. 2013) Senior digital strategist at the NRCC, Dec. 2013 to May 2013. Lead digital political copywriter for the Romney campaign, Jan.-Nov. 2012. Associate at the Carmen Group, Inc. Nov. 2010-Sept. 2011. Legislative assistant/correspondent for Congressman Anh "Joseph" Cao, Jan. 2009-Nov. 2010. Graduate of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, 2008; student body president, 2007-08. New Orleans native. twitter
GIS Coordinator Bradley Walp
(April 2004) B.A. in political science/sociology
Voter File Development Liam O'Rourke
(Sept. 2011) Previously election data coordinator at the RNC from March 2010; joined the RNC in June 2009 as a data analyst. B.A. in government from Georgetown University, 2009.
Voter Data Development Conor Maguire
(Dec. 2011) Campaign manager on John Barsa
for Delegate, Fall 2011. Deputy campaign manager on Mara 2011 in
mid-2011. Connecticut Victory Director, 2010-11. W. Mass.
field director on Scott Brown for U.S. Senate. Victory field
director for Northern Colorado in Fall 2008. Undergraduate degree
from Villanova University, 2009.
Strategy Division Sarah Clark
(July 2012) Press secretary for the House
Republican Caucus in
the Connecticut General Assembly, Dec. 2010-July 2012. Political
director for Connecticut Republicans, April 2009-Dec. 2010.
Assistant clerk in the Connecticut General Assembly, Jan.-March
2009. Deputy campaign manager on Christopher Shays for Congress,
Jan.-Nov. 2008. Boards and Commission in the Office of Gov. Jodi
Rell, Dec. 2006-Jan. 2008. Regional field director in the 3rd CD
on Gov. Rell's re-election campaign, June-Dec. 2006.
Special Projects Director Adam Kincaid
(April 2013) National data director (May 2012-March 2013). Southeast regional political director (Sept. 2011-Sept. 2012) and redistricting coordinator (Feb. 2011-Aug. 2012) at the NRCC. Director of policy and research and deputy political director at the RGA, Jan. 2007-Jan. 2011. Voter programs director at the Georgia Republican Party, Sept. 2005-Dec. 2006. Attended law school at the College of William and Mary, 2012-13; M.P.A. from the University of Georgia, 2006; B.A. in history and religion from Florida State University, 2003.
Eliana Johnson. "RNC’s Data Push Greeted with Skepticism." National Review, Feb. 12, 2014.
Eliana Johnson. "The GOP's Data Surge." National Review, Jan. 16, 2014.
Kirsten Andersen. "Data Wars: As GOP races to catch up with Dems before 2014, will social conservatives be left behind?" LifeSiteNews, June 11, 2013.
Jon Ward. "Liberty Works, Karl Rove-Backed Group, No Longer Part Of RNC's Big Data Plans. Huffington Post, June 6, 2013.
GOP Data Trust (not part of the RNC, but described by NR's Eliana Johnson as "effectively a subsidiary of the RNC")
"We're a small team of technologists, data experts, and politicos spread across three time zones." >
President John DeStefano
(July 2013) Senior advisor in the Office of the Speaker, Jan. 2011-July 2013. Deputy executive director at the NRCC, Jan. 2009-Jan 2011. Political director to House Republican Leader John A. Boehner, Jan. 2007-Jan. 2011; Office of the House Republican Leader at the NRCC, Jan. 2007-Jan. 2009. Campaign manager at Pryce for Congress, March-Dec. 2006. Coalitions director at the House Republican Conference, 2001-06.
CTO/Engineering Manager Alex Keybl
(2014) Senior manager of release management team (2013-14), manager of release management team (2012-13) and engineer project manager for releases (2011-12) at Mozilla Corporation. Program manager for Mac OS X (2010-11) and build engineer for Mac OS X (2009-10) at Apple Inc.. Degree in electrical and computer engineering, computer science from Duke University, 2009.
Product Asociate Neil Shrimanker
(May 2013) Senior associate consultant at Bain & Company, Nov. 2010-May 2013. B.S. in business administration, political science, history and sports communication from UNC at Chapel Hill, 2010.
Data Bill Skelly
Also partner at Causeway Solutions LLC in New Orleans from June 2013. RNC deputy strategy director for external support from end of 2009 to Jan. 2013. Project manager/data engineer at Airnet Group Inc, May-Dec. 2009. Director of voter file development on the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee, May 2007-Jan. 2008. Voter file development at the RNC, May 2001-May 2007. B.S. in communications, legal studies, economics and government from American University, 2001.
Development Director Neil Scott
(Dec. 2013) NE regional membership director for Executive Roundtable and program director for the Innovators Council at the RGA, Jan.-Aug. 2013. Finance director on the Scott Brown Victory Committe, Feb. 2011-Dec. 2012. Fundraiser programs coordinator at the Richard Tisei for Lt. Governor Committee, Jan. 2010-Feb. 2011. Manager at John Scott Seamless Gutter Supply, Inc. Feb. 2009-Jan. 2010. Financial advisor at Langdon Ford Financial, June 2008-Jan. 2009. B.A. in political science from Villanova University, 2008.
Director of Client Services Ashley Burns
(2014) Also senior analyst for Causeway Solutions, LLC from April 2014. Strategy division at the RNC, June 2012-2014. Data director (Jan.-June 2012) and IT coordinator (May 2011-Jan. 2012) for the Republican Party of Wisconsin. B.A. in political science and Spanish from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011.
IT Director/Director of Network Operations Dirk Eyman
(since Jan. 2005) IT director for Bush-Cheney ’04. Network architect at the RNC, 2000-03. University of Arizona.
Director of Applications Development & Database Administator Jeremy Kenney
(since Jan. 2003) Started at the RNC in March
a junior applications developer. Previously worked at the NRSC as a
senior analyst and earlier as a junior analyst supervisor, 1998-2001.
Research analyst at the University of Baltimore, 1994-98. M.P.A. from
University of Baltimore, 2001; B.A. in political science from Western
Maryland College, 1993.
Finance Director Katie Walsh
June 6, 2013; started as deputy finance
director in Jan. 2013) Deputy finance director at the NRSC
starting Jan. 2009. A
regional finance director on RNC/McCain
2008. Assistant to the national finance director on the Fred
Thompson campaign. Undergraduate studies in business at The
George Washington University, 2007.
Assistant to the
Finance Director Madeleine
(July 2013) Special
projects/volunteer coordinator on Kuhn for
Congress, Jan.-March 2013. Interned on the Romney campaign,
Sept.-Nov. 2012. B.A. in political science and government from
the College of Charleston, 2013.
Deputy Finance Director-Direct Marketing
(2007) Deputy finance director for direct mail
and phones on Bush-Cheney '04. B.A. in history from Mary
Washington College, 1991.
Deputy Marketing Director Eric Anderson
Direct Mail Katie Phillips
(Feb. 2003; director of the Chairman's Advisory Board
President's Club from April 2010-Jan. 2013, and direct marketing staff
assistant, July 2009-April 2010) Studied diplomacy and foreign
affairs, political science at Miami University.
Regional Cara Mason
(Jan. 2014) Previously deputy finance director at the NRSC, Feb.-Dec. 2013. Vice president at Mercury. Finance on Jon Huntsman for President, June 2011-Jan. 2012. Finance director on Dino Rossi for U.S. Senate, July-Nov. 2010. Regional finance director at the NRSC, March 2009-July 2010. PAC manager at the National Association of Home Builders, 2007-09. Account representative at Commonwealth Consultants, 2006-07. Legislative correspondent in the U.S. House, 2005-06. M.A. in government from The Johns Hopkins University; B.S. in administrative management from Missouri State University.
Major Donor Programs
(Director - )
Team 100 (Director - Annie Baker)
Eagles (Director - Kirstin Hopkins)
Chairman's Advisory Board (Director - Megan Novak)
President's Club (Director - Megan Novak)
Majority Fund (PAC) (Director - Matt Welsh)
Events Director Mimi Hayes
(Jan. 2013) RNC deputy events director from
Deputy scheduler (Jan.-Dec. 2011) and staff assistant (Nov. 2009-Dec.
2010) to Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. B.A. in art history from
Southern Methodist University, 2012.
CFO/Director of Administration Ben
(2013) Came to the RNC from the NRCC where he
served as CFO/controller (from Jan. 2011), controller (Jan.
2009-Jan. 2011) and budget manager (Jan. 2008-Jan. 2009). Finance
manager at JD Norman Industries, Inc.,
2006-08. M.B.A. in finance from Georgetown University's McDonough
School of Business, 2012; undergraduate degree in business from Calvin
College, 2006. Originally from Palos Heights, IL.
Assistant Controller Andrew Stewart
(Dec. 2009) Administrative assistant at the RNC,
2008. B.A. in political science from Wright State University,
Chief Accounting Officer Steve Corder
(Aug. 2013) Senior director of business
CitizenLink, May-Agu. 2013. CFO at Americans for Prosperity
Foundation, Jan. 2011-April 2013. Executive director of finance
at Focus on the Family, Dec. 1997-May 2010. B.S.B.A. in
management and M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Denver, 1982.
Budget Director-Political Maggie Boyd
(2013) Consultant to the Republican Party of
2012. Deputy director of delegate services (Jan.-Aug. 2012) and
deputy director of administration (2011) for the 2012 Republican
National Convention. Associate at Pike Associates LLC,
2009-11. In 2008 serve as assistant to the vice president at the
Republican National Convention, then deputy director of volunteer
deployment at the RNC. Government relations analyst (2007-08) and
government relations assistant (2006-07) at Blank Rome Government
Relations LLC. Executive assistant at Hovde Financial LLC,
2004-06. B.A. in political science from The George Washington
Director of Personnel Caroline Swann
(July 2012) Chief of staff, manufacturing and
International Trade Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce,
Aug. 2008-Jan. 2009, and director of Office of Advisory Committees at
the U.S. Department of Commerce, Jan. 2007-Jan. 2009. Director of
White House Personnel, 2003-07. Special assistant at HUD,
2001-03. Comptroller at the RNC, 1998-2001. B.A. in
political science from University of Arizona, 1995.
Director of Operations Mallory Hunter
Special projects coordinator (May-Oct. 2013),
(Jan. 2012-May 2013)
marketing coordinator (June 2011-Jan. 2012) at the NRCC. B.S. in
family and consumer sciences,
family development from the University of Georgia, 2011.
MEMBER Events and Relations
Director of Member Events and Relations
Deputy director of member services in the 2010 cycle;
started at the RNC in 2006. Graduate of Villanova University,
Deputy Director of Member Relations
(May 2011) Scheduler for U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise
2009-May 2011. Staff assistant in the Office of Appointments and
Scheduling at the White House, Aug. 2007-Jan. 2009. B.A. in
English, history from the College of William and Mary, 2007.
Director of Constituent Services (and intern coordinator) Nancy Dehlinger
Experience includes office manager to then Rep. Phil
Crane (IL) through early 2001.
Chief Counsel John Phillippe
(July 2009) Counsel to the McDonnell for
Governor campaign in
mid-2009. Associate at Latham & Watkins LLP, Dec. 2005-March 2009.
J.D./M.B.A. from the University of Virginia Darden Graduate School of
Business Administration, 2005; undergraduate degree from the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996.
Senior Counsel Ashley Stow
(started at the RNC in March 2012; initially associate
counsel) Counsel to FEC Commissioner Donald
2008-March 2012. Elections counsel at the U.S. House Committee on
House Administration, 2008. Legislaive aide in the U.S. House,
2005-07. Manager of grassroots programs and regulatory affairs at
the American Road & Transportation Builders Association,
J.D. from American University Washington College of Law; B.A. from
Senior Counsel David Powers
(Feb. 2014) Senior assocate at WilmerHale, Sept.
Co-founder at TieTry, LLC, Jan. 2012-May 2013. Special assistant
to Gov. Jeb Bush, Dec. 2004-Aug. 2006. Field representative for
the College Republican National Committee, Aug.-Nov. 2004. J.D.
from the University of Alabama School of Law, 2009; B.S. in accounting
from Auburn University, 2004.
Associate Counsel S. Cooper Hawley
(June 2014; started at the RNC as a law clerk from
Aug. 2013-June 2014) J.D. from Wake Forest University School of
Law, 2013. B.S. in natural resources management and policy from
Cornell University, 2019. Experience includes campaign director
on Hawley for New York State Assembly, March-Nov. 2010.
Director of Special Projects Joseph Resta
(Sept. 2013) Worked for the Republican Party of
April-Aug. 2013. Special projects coordinator in the Counsel's
Office, April 2012-April 2013. Event department at the RGA, Nov.
2011-April 2012. Preliminary fundraising for the Pat McCrory
Committee, Jan.-Aug. 2011. Tennis pro at River Birch Tennis
Center, Aug. 2009-Aug. 2011. B.A. in political science, Spanish
from East Carolina University, 2011, after attending Transylvania
Convention Site Selection Committee +
Chairman Enid Greene Mickelsen
(announced Jan. 21, 2014) Host of a weekly radio program. Acting chair and chair of the Utah Republican Party, from late 2006-June 2007. Candidate for lieutenant governor of Utah in 2004. Elected to Congress in 1994 and served one term. Unsuccessful candidate for Congress in 1992. Deputy chief of staff to Utah Governor Norman Bangerter. Litigator at the law firm of Ray, Quinney, and Nebeker. Corporate counsel, Novell, Inc. B.S., University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1980; J.D., Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1983.
Standing Committee on Presidential Primary
Chairman Steve Duprey
(announced Aug. 8, 2014) President at The Duprey Companies and Foxfire Property Management. Key advisor on John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign. Duprey served for about nine years in two stints as chairman of the NH GOP, during the 2000 cycle (elected Jan. 1997, re-elected Jan. 1999 and served through Jan. 2001) and earlier from 1993 to Oct. 1995. Ran for Congress in 1992. Real estate developer in Concord. Attorney. While in college in 1972 at age 19 elected to the NH state legislature and served two terms. J.D. from Cornell Law School, 1978. Bachelor's degree in public policy from New College, 1974. Grew up in North Conway.
2013 Winter Meeting - Charlotte, NC (Westin Charlotte), Jan. 23-26, 2013. Priebus remarks
2013 Spring Meeting - Hollywood, CA (Loews Hollywood), April 10-13, 2013. Priebus remarks | Rules change? (2)
2013 Summer Meeting - Boston, MA (The Westin Boston Waterfront), Aug. 14-16, 2013. Priebus remarks | Clinton films | Rising Stars program | Rules change?
2014 Winter Meeting - Washington, DC (Renaissance Downtown), Jan. 22-24, 2014. Report
2014 Spring Meeting - Memphis, TN (Peabody Hotel), May 7-9, 2014. Schedule, developments, Priebus remarks
2014 Summer Meeting - Chicago, IL (Westin Michigan Avenue), Aug. 6-9, 2014. Schedule, development, Priebus remarks
Hispanic Media Communications Director
Izzy Santa ...returned
June 20, 2013 to Aug. 2014)
O'Keefe group. Media relations manager for the Cato
Institute. Communications manager
for Hispanic CREO. Born and raised in Puerto Rico.
Director of Radio/Assistant Press
Johanna Persing ...to communications
director on Barbara Comstock for Congress
(started in this position in April 2013 to June 2014) Previously press assistant (Nov. 2011-April 2013) and communications and research intern (Aug.-Nov. 2011) at the RNC. B.A. in political science and religious studies from Gettysburg College, 2011.
Administrative Director in the Counsel's
May 2014 at Targeted Creative Communications as a project manager
(Sept. 2011 to
2014) Previously VP of product management at
Park, 2010-11. Retail sales coordinator at Cole Haan from Jan.
2008-10. Worked at CareerBuilder.com as a sales support
administrator, interactive marketing specialist and marketing events
specialist. Undergraduate degree in journalism from University of
Assistant in the Office of the Co-Chair LeFlore Barbour
(April 2013 to
staff assistant in the Office
of the Chairman, Jan. 2012-April 2013) Graduate of University of
Deputy Creative Director John
creative manager at Freedom Partners
(May 2013 to
2014) Joined the RNC in March
analyst on economic and budget policy; senior analyst, March 2011-12;
special projects director March 2012-May 2013. Freelance and
contract writer, 2009-10. Branch manager West Texas
Food Bank, 2008-09. Operations manager at Hunt Valley Tile &
Stone, 2006-07. B.S. degrees in political science and electronic
media and film from Towson University, 2005.
Deputy CTO Henry Pfirrmann ...finance director
of Independent Leadership for New Hampshire
(Aug. 2013 to April 2014) Principal at Pfirrmann Investments LLC from May 2010; partner at Mayes Oyster House in the SF Bay area since Sept. 2013. Chief of staff at Liberty Works, March-Aug. 2013. Finance recruitment director on Scott Brown for U.S. Senate. Investment banking analyst at Piper Jaffray, 2010-12. Investment banking analyst at Roth Capital Partners, 2009. Finance team member at Romney for President from June 2007-2008. B.S. in corporate finance from University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business.
Advisor and Assoc. Counsel Jonathan
Waclawski ...attorney at
Holtzman Vogel Josefiak PLLC
(March 2011 to Feb. 2014) Served as deputy transition director to Chairman Priebus. Finance director/chief counsel at the Republican Party of Wisconsin, March-Dec. 2010. Previously worked as an independent consultant, and as an attorney for Centro Legal. In 2008 served as election day operations director for the Republican Party of Wisconsin. Law degree from St. Louis University, 2008. B.A. in government from Hamilton College, 2005.
Press Assistant Jillian Rogers
secretary to U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy
(April 2013 to Feb. 2014) Press assistant at the NRCC, June 2012-Jan. 2013. Degree in journalism from the University of Florida, 2012. twitter
Director of Targeting and Voter Contact
Deepak Ramnath ...manager of data
structure and targeting at Targeted Victory
(from March 2010 to Jan. 2014; previously election data coordinator from Aug. 2006) B.A. in international studies from University of Iowa, 2006.
Director of Political Technology Philip
Coppage ...vice president at
(May 2011 to
2014) Director of RNC's New Mexico Victory '04.
Bachelor's degree in
from Colby College, 2001.
Finance-Emerging Markets Director Lauren
(to Oct. 2013. April 2013; also Chairman's Council director from Jan. 2013) Deputy director of RNC Regents and Team 100, Aug. 2011-Dec. 2012. Mid-Atlantic regional surrogate director on Romney for President, April-Nov. 2012. Finance assistant at the RNC, Sept. 2010-Aug. 2011. Graduate of the University of South Carolina-Columbia, 2010.
Specialty Media Press Secretary Alexandra
coordinator at BP
(Oct. 2011 to
2013) Previously legislative
for U.S. Rep. Francisco Canseco (TX) from Jan. 2011. Scheduler,
then legislative assistant and correspondent to U.S. Rep. Lincoln
Diaz-Balart, 2009-10. B.A. from Bowdoin College.
Creative Director Joshua Sharp ...chief creative
officer at Harbinger Outreach
(Oct. 2011 to Sept. 2013) Producer/editor/graphics designer at NJI Media, Jan.-Sept. 2011. Producer/editor at the Stevens & Schriefer Group, July-Dec. 2010. Director of online media at Steve Poizner for Governor (CA), May 2009-June 2010. B.A. in communication from the University of Southern California.
Director of Strategy Bill Steiner
(announced as director July 20, 2007; died of cancer in Aug. 2013) An 18-year veteran of the RNC. Deputy director of strategy starting in 2005. Deputy IT director, 2000-04. Director of the Political Analysis Department, 1996-2000. B.A. in political science from Colgate University, 1994. Steiner was born in Hagerstown, MD and grew up in Waynesboro, PA.
Special Assistant to the Chairman Wells Griffith ...July 2013 running for Congress in AL-1
2011 to June 2013)
Director of African American
April 24, 2013) Director of new media and business development at
Bass Public Affairs since 2008; also real estate agent for RE/MAX
Specialists in Upper Marlboro, MD. Director of government affairs
for the Family Research Council, 2006-07. Legislative assistant
to U.S. Rep. J. Randy Forbes (VA), 2001-02. Legislative
correspondent/systems administrator to U.S. Rep. Clay Shaw (FL),
Deputy Strategy Director for External
William Skelly ...partner at
Causeway Solutions LLL in New Orleans from June 2013
(from end of 2009 to Jan. 2013) Project manager/data engineer at Airnet Group Inc, May-Dec. 2009. Director of voter file development on the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee, May 2007-Jan. 2008. Voter file development at the RNC, May 2001-May 2007. B.S. in communications, legal studies, economics and government from American University, 2001.
CFO and Director of Administration Jim
(succeeded Dan Puhl in April 2012) Master of Accountancy from The George Washington University, 1993; B.B.A. from The George Washington University, 1988.