National Republican Senatorial Committee – 2019-20

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Chairman  Sen. Todd Young (IN)

(elected Nov. 2014)  Elected to the U.S. Senate in Nov. 2016, after serving three terms in the U.S. House representing IN-9 (southcentral IN including Bloomington).  Assistant deputy prosecutor for Orange Co., IN, 2007-10.  Attorney with Tucker and Tucker, P.C..  Legislative assistant to U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar.  Served in the U.S. Marines as a captain to 2000.  J.D. from Indiana University School of Law, 2006; M.A. in American politics from University of London; M.B.A. from the University of Chicago; B.S. in political science from the U.S. Naval Academy, 1995.  twitter 

Aide  John Holtkamp
(Jan. 2019)  Personal aide to Sen. Young, Jan. 2017-Jan. 2019.  Special assistant on Todd Young for U.S. Senate, Aug. 2015-Dec. 2016.  B.A. in political science from Hanover College, 2015.


Executive Director  Kevin McLaughlin

(Jan. 2019)  Managing director at a public affairs firm, Jan. 2017-Jan. 2019.  Deputy executive director (2016 cycle) and  senior advisor (2014 cycle) at the NRSC.  Owner of North Star LLC, a strategic communications firm, April 2012-Jan.. 2015.  A vice president at DCI Group, June 2011-April 2012.  Communications director to U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (TX), Jan. 2009-June 2011.  Communications director at Texans for Senator John Cornyn, Oct. 2007-Jan. 2009.  Presidential appointee U.S. Dept. of State, Sept.-Oct. 2007.  Director of media affairs at John McCain 2008, Jan.-June 2007.  Director of broadcasting at the RNC, 2005-07.  On-air morning show at WXPT-FM, 2000-05.  B.A. in journalism from University of Saint Thomas, 1996.  twitter


Political Director  Betsy Ankney

Campaign manager on Bruce Rauner for Governor (IL), Sept. 2017-Nov. 2018.  Campaign manager on U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson's 2016 re-election in Wisconsin from June 2013 (AAPC campaign manager of the year for 2016).  Deputy political director for operations at the RNC for the Fall 2012 campaign from June 2012.  Associate at Collins Anderson Philp Public Affairs, May 2011-May 2012.  Political fundraising consultant (Epiphany Productions), organized the NRCC March Dinner, Jan.-April 2011.  A regional political coordinator at the RNC, June 2009-Jan. 2011.  Assistant to the president and CEO at the 2008 Republican National Convention, Jan.-Sept. 2008.  B.A. in political science and business from Vanderbilt University, 2009.  twitter


Senior Advisor for Communications and Digital  Matt Whitlock

(Jan. 2019)  Deputy chief of staff and director of communications (May 2018-Jan. 2019), director of communications (Mar. 2017-Jan. 2019), and press secretary (Nov. 2014-Mar. 2017) for U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch (UT).  Strategic communications consultant at the Brunswick Group, May 2013-Nov. 2014.  Speechwriter in the U.S. Senate, May 2012-April 2013.  Research fellow/teachers assistant at BYU, May 2011-May 2012.  B.S. in English language and literature from Brigham Young University, 2011; LDS mission in Sendai, Japan, 2006-08.  twitter

Communications Director  Jesse Hunt                    

(Feb. 2019)  National press secretary for the NRCC in the 2018 cycle, from Feb. 2017.  Communications director on Richard Burr for U.S. Senate, May-Nov. 2016.  New Hampshire communications director (Sept. 2015-Feb. 2016) and communications and rapid response for Jeb 2016 national and earlier for Right to Rise PAC (from Jan. 2015; reported by the Miami Herald on Jan. 29, 2015).  Deputy communications director on Scott Brown for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, May-Nov. 2014.  Digital rapid response manager for the Republican Party of Florida, March-May 2014.  Field research analyst in Baton Rouge for America Rising LLC, Oct. 2013-March 2014.  Deputy press secretary on Gabriel Gomez for U.S. Senate (MA), May-July 2013; communications on Dan Winslow for U.S. Senate (MA), March-April 2013.  B.A. in communications from Stonehill College, 2013.  twitter

Deputy Digital Director  Sami Gilkes

(Jan. 2019)  Previously digital content director (from Jan. 2017), digital communications manager (June 2015-Dec. 2016) and digital intern (May-June 2015) at the NRSC.  Staff member to state Sen. Luther Olsen (WI), Jan.-May 2015.  B.S. in political science and communications from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015.  twitter


Anna Rogers Duncan

Co-founder (Jan. 2017) and principal at Socko Strategies.   Finance director on U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (FL)'s 2016 re-election campaign after serving as national finance director on Rubio's presidential campaign, 2015-16.  Finance director at American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS; worked there for three years, starting as finance coordinator in Nov. 2011.  Finance director on Tate Reeves' successful campaign for lieutenant governor (MS) in 2011.  Deputy finance director on Ron Johnson's 2010 campaign for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin.  Graduate of the University of Mississippi, 2009.  Grew up in Amory, MS.  twitter

Brittney Godoy

Co-founder (Jan. 2017) and principal at Socko Strategies.   Finance director for American Crossroads, Senate Leadership Fund, Jan. 2015-April 2017.  Deputy finance directro at the NRSC, Feb. 2013-Jan. 2015.  Chairman's Program director for the RSLC, Aug. 2011-Jan. 2013.  Finance director on Byrne for Alabama, July 2009-July 2010.  Legislative correspondent to U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, May 2007-July 2009.  B.S. in advertising, PR from the University of Alabama, 2007.