Trump 2016 General Election Campaign Organization, Pennsylvania
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State Director  Ted Christian

(announced July 18, 2016)  Deputy state director on Trump's Pennsylvania primary campaign.  Director at DMGS (previously GSP) based in Philadelphia.  Pennsylvania state director for McCain-Palin 2008.  Program manager for ADP Public Sector in Fort Washington, PA.  Consultant for IBM Global Business Services in Bethlehem, PA.  Worked in the Bush administration as senior advisor to the Regional Administrator, U.S. General Services Administration, Mid-Atlantic Region in Philadelphia.  Field representative for the NRCC.  Director of government and community relations for Comcast in Philadelphia.  Executive director of the New Jersey Republican Party; field organizer for Gov. Christie Whitman's 1997 re-election campaign; and field work for Bob Dole in 1996.  M.A. in public relations from Rowan University; B.A. in communications from Willaim Paterson University.

Senior Advisor  David Urban

(announced July 18, 2016)  President at the American Continental Group from Jan. 2002.  Chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, Jan. 1997-Jan. 2002.  Attorney at Ballard Spahr LLP, Aug. 1994-Dec. 1996.  Officer in the U.S. Army, Sept. 1986-June 1991.  J.D. from Temple University, 1994 and M.G.A. from University of Pennsylvania, 1994; B.S. in leadership from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, 1986.

Communications Director  Greg Manz

Principal at Wytherson Media, LLC from Aug. 2015.  Press secretary on August Wolf for U.S. Senate (CT).  Iowa deputy director on Carson America, Sept. 2015-Feb. 2016.  Press secretary on August Wolf for U.S. Senate.  Graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Fels Institute of Government, 2014; B.A. in political science from University of New Hampshire, 2011.  twitter

Coalitions Director (and Central Regional)  Joseph Desilets

(Aug. 2016)  Campaign manager on Pat Mooney for Congress (FL), May-July 2016.  Campaign manager on Andrew Lewis for State Senate (Harrisburg, PA), Feb.-April 2016.  Virginia political director on CARLY for America, Nov. 2015-Feb. 2016.  Managing partner at 21st & Main (political design firm), Jan. 2014-Nov. 2015.  Political director to U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman, Jun.-Nov. 2014.  Deputy political director on Scott Gessler for Governor (CO), Feb.-June 2014.  Victory strategy partner at Victory VolP in Alexandria, VA, 2013-14.  Senior project director at Harden Global, 2012-Nov. 2013.  Field director on Perkins for Congress (No. VA), Dec. 2011-Nov. 2012.

Field Directors
Northeast  Spencer Silverman

(Aug. 2016...previously NJ senior field director, April-June 2016)  Student in government at Franklin & Marshall College, expected graduation 2017.  President of Franklin & Marshall College Republicans, Dec. 2014-Jan. 2016.  Internships include a stint on Chris Christie for President, Inc..

Southeast  Bill Killion

(Aug. 2016)  Campaign manager on Lance for Congress (NJ), Dec. 2015-June 2016.  Executive director of Assembly Republican Victory in NJ, Dec. 2014-Nov. 2015.  Committee aide and intergovernmental affairs coordinator in the NJ General Assembly, Republican Office, March 2013-Dec. 2014.  Legislative director to Assemblywoman Donna M. Simon (NJ), Feb. 2012-March 2013.  B.S. in political science in public policy from American University, 2011.

Central  Joseph Desilets

(see above)

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Republican Field Headquarters (as of Sept. 25, 2016)  ...22 offices by the end of the campaign
30 Commerce Drive, Suite C
Wyomissing, PA, 19610

339 Old Haymaker Road, Suite 1200
Monroeville, PA, 15146

902 Columbia Ave, Space A
Lancaster, PA, 17603

1543 Valley View Blvd
Altoona, PA, 16602

State College
232 S Burrowes Street, First Floor
State College, PA, 16801

1222 Scalp Avenue
Johnstown, PA, 15904

305 South Church Street, Suite 145
Hazleton, PA, 18201

1001 Baltimore Pike, Suite 307
Springfield, PA, 19064

836 South Street, First Floor
Philadelphia, PA, 19147

200 Lambs Gap Road
Mechanicsburg, PA, 17050

2101 Peninsula Dr., Suite 24
Erie, PA, 16506

23 N. Maple Ave
Greensburg, PA, 15601

Republican National Committee
State Director  Tommy Knepper

(Oct. 2015)  CEO of Right Group Consulting from Jan. 2015.  Campaign manager on Carl DeMaio for Congress (San Diego area), March-Nov. 2014.  District director for Assmeblymember Marie Waldron, July 2013-March 2014.  Second lieutenant in the Director of Marketing for Delirious Records, May 2011-March 2013.  Deputy campaign manager on Carl DeMaio for Mayor 2012.  Field representative in the California State Assembly, Dec. 2009-Jan. 2011.  B.S. in history from UCLA, 2008.  U.S. Army, May 2009-Jan. 2014.  twitter

...and about a dozen entry-level staffers from mid-Sept. to oversee offices.

Republican Party of Pennsylvania   |  102 State Street  |  Harrisburg, PA  17101  |  fb/PennsylvaniaGOP  |  @PAGOP

Chairman  Rob Gleason

(elected June 3, 2006, re-elected Feb. 7, 2009 and Feb. 9, 2013)  Joined Gleason, Inc., his family's insurance business, in 1965, serving in various positions including as president to 1994, chairman and CEO; the company merged with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. in 2010.  Leave to serve as Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1985-87.  Four years of active duty as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force.  Graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, 1961. twitter

Executive Director  Bob Bozzuto

Has worked for the party since early 2007.  Coalitions director on Sen. Rick Santorum's 2006 re-election campaign.. Served on Sen. Santorum’s legislative staff.  North Hills field director for the Republican Committee of Allegheny County in 2003.  B.A. in political science, business from the University of Pittsburgh, 2003.

Deputy Executive Director  Michael Downing

Executive Assistant  Salli Hironimus


Communications Director  Megan Sweeney

Deputy Communications Director  Paul Engelkemier


Comptroller  Joel Jukus

Deputy Business Administrator  Stuart Keckler

Database Coordinator  Gretchen Svitko


Digital Director  Stan Olshefski

Data Director  Will Dawson


Finance Consultant  Angela Nielsen

Finance Director  Gerry Wosewick

Finance Coordinator  Mercedes Dobay

Political Director  Cody Harbaugh

Congressional Liaison  Jerry Morgan

Coalitions Director  Andrew Patterson

Deputy Political Director  Dan Hagan

Statewide Field Director  Tommy Knepper

Deputy Statewide Field Director  Meredith Glacken

Philadelphia Director  Joe DeFelice

African-American Inclusion Director and Regional Field Manager  Ryan Sanders

Regional Field Managers
Southwestern - Amanda Boris
Central - John Horstman
Northeast - Alec Jones
Northwest - Brandon Kaiser
South Central - Tim Lagerman

Bucks County - Katie Martinez
Chester County - Josh Herman
Montgomery County - James Sawa
Lehigh Valley - Ryan Stevens
Dustin Tropp


ed. note.  While the Republicans had significantly fewer staff in Pennsyvlania than the Democrats, they were on the ground earlier, with six regional field managers starting in summer 2015.