Trump 2016 General Election Campaign Organization, North Carolina
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State Director  Jason Simmons

(reported by the Charlotte Observer on Aug. 3, 2016)  Comes to the campaign from the Office of Gov. Pat McCrory.  Senior advisor to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, April 2013-Dec. 2015.  Worked in Office of Gov. Pat McCrory, Jan.-April 2013.  Regional manager for Charlotte on RNC Victory in North Carolina; during the South Carolina primary campaign, Simmons was field director assistant at Mitt Romney for President and executive director of South Carolina Students for Mitt Romney.  M.A. in international studies, international relations and foreign policy analysis (2012) and B.A. in political science, Islamic studies (2010) from University of South Carolina-Columbia.  Combat medic/mental health specialist in the U.S. Army Reserve, 1996-2004.

Deputy State Director  Taylor Playforth

(announced for the primary on Nov. 19, 2015)  Worked on Thom Tillis' campaign for U.S. Senate in 2014 and then Bill Cassidy's runoff for U.S. Senate in Louisiana.  A regional field director for RNC deployment.  Graduate of UNC Wilmington.  twitter

Deputy Political Director  Nick Westcott

Communications Director  Kirk Bell

(Aug. 2016)  robDirector of regional satellite and radio media at the 2016 Republican National Convention.  Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions, Dec. 2014-June 2016.  Owner of Pine Needles and Mid Pines Resorts, 2002-16.  Senior legislative assistant to U.S. Rep. Howard Coble, March 2011-Dec. 2014.  Director of communications/press secretary on Paladino for Governor (NY), 2010.  Legislative assistant to U.S. Rep. Mel Hancock, 1990-92.  Legislative staff to U.S. Rep. Tommy Robinson, 1989-90.  L.A/L.C. to U.S. Rep. Ron Packard, 1986-89.  Communications on Kemp '88 (Jack Kemp for President, April 1987-March 1988.  B.A. in political science from University of Alabama, 1985.  twitter

Deputy Communications Director  Alex Menzel

Volunteer coordinator for caucus operations at the 2016 Republican National Convention, June-July 2016.  Investor relations business analyst for Santander Consumer USA Inc., June 2015-June 2016.  B.B.A. from Southern Methodist University's Cox School of Business, 2015.

Director of Coalitions  Bethany Hudson

Has served as a president of the Wake County Republican Women's Club.  A regional field coordinator for Americans for Prosperity in the 2012 election.  Graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Director of Election Day Operations  Michael B. Williams

(Sept. 2016)  General counsel for the American Suppressor Association, Jan. 2015-Sept. 2016.  Director of election day operations on Thom Tillis for Senate, Oct.-Nov. 2014.  J.D. from The George Washington University Law School, 2014; M.A. in modern European history and B.A. in history from Ermory University, 2009.

Regional Political Directors
Stephen May

(Aug. 2016)  Student at North Carolina State University, anticipated graduation 2019.  Started on the campaign as an intern, Dec. 2015-Aug. 2016.

James Reidy

(Aug. 2016)  Church administrative assistant, Sept. 2014-Aug. 2016.  Legal assistant at the Cooper Law Firm, Feb.-Aug. 2014.  B.S. in business education from Appalachian State University, 2013.

James Radcliffe

William Maloney

Republican Field Headquarters
Asheville - 63 Turtle Creek Dr, Space 7, Asheville, NC, 28803

- 2968 Kildaire Farm Road, Suite 6, Cary, NC, 27518

- 4523 Park Road, Suite A102, Charlotte, NC, 28209

- 1350 E Arlington Blvd, Greenville, NC, 27858

- 15905 Brookway Drive, Suite 4203, Huntersville, NC, 28078

- 470 North Broad Street, Suite A, Mooresville, NC, 28115

North Raleigh
- 807 Spring Forest Rd, Suite 2200-2400, Raleigh, NC, 27609

- 3825 Market Street, Suite 5, Wilmington, NC, 28403

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(also note Robert Bowes had been announced as NC political director in Aug. 2016 but did not appear in a later staff listing)
Started on the campaign in Feb. 2016.  Director of counterparty risk management at Fannie Mae, Jan. 2003-Jan. 2014.  Vice president and CFO at Hovde Financial, 1995-97.  Vice president of the corporate finance financial institutions division at Chase Manhattan Bank, 1985-92.  Credit analyst at Indiana National Bank, 1983-85.  Bachelor's degree in finance and economics from Indiana University, 1983.

Republican National Committee
State Director  Carrie Brown

(July 2015)  North Carolina deputy state director for the RNC, July 2014-June 2015.  Campaign manager on Bryan Smith for Congress in ID-2, July 2013-May 2014.  Staff assistant at Cold Spark Media, Jan.-June 2013.  Director of scheduling and internships at Tom Smith for Senate, Inc., April-Dec. 2012.  Scheduler on Sam Rohrer for U.S. Senate (PA), Nov. 2011-April 2012.  B.A. in political science from Grove City College, 2011.  twitter

Deputy State Director  Caroline Potter


Deputy State Director  Bronwyn Haltom

Regional field director on Heiner-Crosbie for Kentucky,Jan.-June 2015.  Regional field director for the Republican Party of Kentucky, March-Nov. 2014.  Regional finance coordinator at the NRSC, 2013.  Bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Michigan, 2013.  twitter

Deputy State Director  Brian Marchese

(Feb. 2016)  Experience includes public affairs manager in the Illinois Comptroller's Office.  B.A. in political science and government from University of Iowa, 2012.  twitter

Communications Director  Kara Carter

(Feb. 2016)  Press secretary for the North Carolina Republican Party from July 2015.  Director, senior account executive, and account executive at Black Rock Group, Sept. 2013-July 2015.  Studied at UNC Greensboro and High Point University.  twitter

earlier - 2015

North Carolina Republican Party  |  1506 Hillsborough Street   |  Raleigh, NC 27605  |  fb/ncgop  |  @ncgop

Chairman  Robin Hayes

(elected April 30, 2016 to replace Hasan Harnett)  Also served as chairman from 2011-2013.  Served five terms in Congress, elected Nov. 1998, defeated in re-election bid in 2008.  Candidate for the Republican nomination for governor of North Carolina in 1996.  Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, 1992-96.  Member of the Concord board of aldermen, 1978.  B.A. from Duke University, 1967.  Born in Concord, NC.  twitter

Vice Chairman  Michele Nix

Executive Director  Dallas Woodhouse

(Oct. 2015)  Founder (Sept. 2013) and former president of Carolina Rising, a 501(c)(4).  State director of Americans for Prosperity, Aug. 2006-Sept. 2013.  Reporter at WLFL WB, March 2003-Sept. 2005.  Communications director on Virginia Johnson for Congress, May-Nov. 2004.  Communications and congressional director for USDA Rural Development, March 2002-March 2003.  Reporter at WNCN NBC, June 1995-Nov. 2001. Reporter/photographer at WKFT Television, Nov. 1994-May 1995.  M.A. from North Carolina State University; B.A. in mass communications from Campbell University, 1995. twitter

Political Director  Katie Sullivan

Accounting Director  Greg Fornshell