RNC Committee on Arrangements
The Committee on Arrangements is charged with putting together the Republican National Convention.
The COA filed its Statement of Organization with the FEC

Note: The 2016 COA finished with a staff of about 120 people and reported total disbursements of $12.8 million; it was funded by transfers totalling $12.9 million from the RNC.

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(page revised May 10, 2019)  

RNC 2020 Committee on Arrangements
Executive Committee

Chairman Anne Dashiell (TX)

Vice president of Thomas L. Dashiell, CLU Inc. Insurance Sales and president of Dashiell Properties, Inc., Property Management Firm. "[S]ervice as a volunteer grassroots leader dates back to 1968, when she worked on a presidential campaign as a member of Teenage Republicans."  website

Co-Chair Glenn McCall (SC)

Vice Chairs Jane Timken (OH) and Luis Fortuño (PR) 

Treasurer Ron Kaufman (MA)  

Secretary Vicki Drummond (AL)

(announced July 26, 2018)


Individual State Appointments

Peter Goldberg, AK
Terry Lathan, AL
Jonelle Fulmer, AR
William Sword, AS
Bruce Ash, AZ
Harmeet Dhillon, CA
Vera Ortegon, CO
Leora Levy, CT
Jill Homan, DC
Mike Harrington, DE
Kathy King, FL
Ginger Howard, GA
Juan Carlos Benítez, GU
Gene Ward, HI
Jeff Kaufmann, IA
Cindy Siddoway, ID
Richard Porter, IL
Anne Hathaway, IN
Helen Van Etten, KS
Mac Brown, KY
Lenar Whitney, LA
Keiko Orrall, MA
Dirk Haire, MD
Demi Kouzounas, ME
Kathy Berden, MI
Rick Rice, MN
Susie Eckelkamp, MO
Diego Benavente, MP
Jeanne Luckey, MS
Jennifer Fielder, MT
Mark Brody, NC
Ada Fisher, NC
Robin Hayes, NC
Shane Goettle, ND
JL Spray, NE
Juliana Bergeron, NH
Virginia Haines, NJ
Harvey Yates, NM
Michael McDonald, NV
Charles Joyce, NY
Jim Dicke, OH
Carolyn McLarty, OK
Bill Currier, OR
Robert Asher, PA
Zori Fonalledes, PR
Lee Ann Sennick, RI
Cindy Costa, SC
Sandye Kading, SD
Scott Golden, TN
Robin Armstrong, TX
Anne-Marie Lampropoulos, UT
Cynthia Dunbar, VA
Jevon Williams, VI
Jay Shepard, VT
Caleb Heimlich, WA
Tom Schreibel, WI
Larry Pack, WV
Marti Halverson, WY

COA Subcommittees



President and CEO  Marcia Lee Kelly 

Director of operations for the 2016 Republican National Convention from mid-2015.  Chief advancement officer for Trinity Law School in Orange County, CA from Aug. 2013.  Director of strategic projectts for the Romney Transition Team, Sept..-Nov. 2012.  Consultant to the 2012 Republican National Convention.  Director of the Mercy Health System Foundation in Wisconsin, Dec. 2009-July 2011.  Chief development officer for the Riverfront in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, Dec. 2004-Dec. 2009.  Associate director of external affars for the 2008 Republican National Convention.  Worked as a consultant in New York, 2001-04.  Various roles for the New York City Mayor’s office, Jan. 1994-May 2001.  B.A. degrees in political science and urban affairs from Manhattan College, 1992.  See: Ahn Do.  "Orange County native is tapped to coordinate what could be a wild Republican National Convention."  Los Angeles Times, July 17, 2016.


Special Assistant to the Chairwoman of the COA  Kelly Zeigler

(Aug. 2018)  Director of client relations /sales director for business development at Owens Recovery Science, Dec. 2015-Apr. 2018.  Instructional supervisor/virtual classroom teacher/curriculum coordinator for the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, July 2007-Aug. 2015.  Regional sales executive at Beauti Control, to June 2007.  B.S. in elementary education and teaching from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, 2005.


Chief of Infrastructure  Christine Lesko

Director of Venues for the NBC from Apr. 2017.  Senior director for major events (Jan. 2015-Mar. 2017), senior director of arena marketing (May 2012-Dec. 2014), director of advertising/event marketing (July 2002-May 2012), marketing manager/marketing coordinator (May 1994-July 2002) for the Cleveland Cavaliers.  B.A. in business from Baldwin Wallace University, 1992.


Rebecca Wasserstein

Special Assistant to the President, Director of White House Travel Office, Feb. 2017-Apr. 2019.  Assistant director of credential management for the PIC, Dec. 2016-Jan. 2017.  Deputy finance director on Marco Rubio for U.S. Senate, July-Nov. 2016.  Media operations for the Republican National Convention, Apr.-July 2016.  Director of finance operations on Marco Rubio for President, May 2015-Mar. 2016.  Scheduler and office manager to U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL), Jan.-May 2015.  Communications director on Citizens for Josh Mandel, Aug. 2013-Nov. 2014.  Finance assistant on Josh Mandel for U.S. Senate, May-Nov. 2012.  B.A. in public affairs from THe Ohio State University, 2013.


Christopher Reese

Operations manager and aide to the Director (from Jan. 2018) and staff assistant (Apr. 2017-Jan. 2018) for the Executive Office of the President.  Deputy director of treasury for the PIC< Dec. 2016-Mar. 2017.  Accounting assistant on Jeb 2016, Inc., June 2015-Apr. 2016.  Account manager for Boar's Head Brand, May 2014-May 2015.  B.S. in business administration, management and operations from University of Central Florida, 2014.

Mallory McGough



Christina Cobaugh



Communications  Lindsay Jancek

Deputy communications director at the RNC in the 2018 cycle (promotion reported by Politico, April 13, 2017)  RNC Iowa communications director for the 2016 general election campaign.  Communications director for U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN), announced April 2014, to April 2016.  Communications director for the Indiana Senate Majority Caucus. A policy officer for the Lumina Foundation for Education.  Policy analyst in the Indiana House of Representatives.  Master’s degree in public affairs from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis; bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science from Indiana University.  twitter




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