Trump 2016 General Election Campaign Organization, Georgia
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Donald J. Trump for President 
Headquarters: Northridge 400 (office park), 8607 Roberts Drive, Suite 125, Sandy Springs, GA    ...officially opened Sept. 17, 2016

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

Deputy State Director/Georgia GOP Victory State Director  Ryan Caudelle

(started on the campaign in Nov. 2015)  Worked as a cross asset regulatory change consultant while pursuing M.B.A..  M.B.A. in global business from Mountbatten Institute, 2015; B.A. degrees in international affairs and economics from the University of Georgia, 2013.

Communications Director  Jennifer Hazelton

(reported by the AJC's Greg Bluestein on Aug. 17, 2016)  Founder (Jan. 2013) and CEO of CROCUS, an e-commerce company.  Communications director on Kirk Jorgensen for Congress (CA), Feb. 2013-June 2014. Communications director to U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (GA), 2011-Dec. 2012.  Deputy assignment manager at Fox News Channel, Jan. 2009-Dec. 2011. Creator/supervising producer for feature programming (2007-09) producer (2004-08), executive producer/producer for Headline News (2001-04) at CNN.  M.B.A. from Emory University; A.B. in political science from The University of Georgia.  twitter

Former State Director  Brandon Phillips

(resigned Sept. 27, 2016 after criminal record revealed; also served as Georgia state director for 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. governor in 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 Grady.  Worked in the Georgia State Senate for both the Public Safety and Homeland 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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Chairman  John Padgett

([elected May 18, 2013; re-elected May 16, 2015)  Athens businessman.  Served as chairman of the Athens-Clarke County Republican Party four times, chairman of the 11th and 12th Congressional District, and secretary of the Georgia Republican Party.  Graduate of the University of Georgia. twitter

Executive Director  Adam Pipkin

(June 2013)   Chief of staff to Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers, Jan. 2011-Jan. 2013.  Studied at Georgia State University's Mack Robinson Colleege of Business.  Graduate of Eagle's Landing Christian Academy.

Political Director  Brad Hughes

Accounting Director  Karen Hentschel

Minority Engagement Director  Leo Smith

Minority Engagement Field Director  Lisa Kinnemore