Trump General Election Campaign Organization, Florida
Donald J. Trump for President, Inc./Trump Victory 

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Senior Advisor  Susie Wiles

(returned to the campaign early July 2020 after being ousted in Sept. 2019)  [FloridaPolitics describes Wiles as "the political strategist behind Donald Trump's 2016 Florida win"]  Managing partner of the Jacksonville office of Ballard Partners, from 2011, left Sept. 2019 citing health issues.  Chairman of Ron DeSantis' 2018 campaign for governor, Sept.-Nov. 2018.  Senior advisor for battleground communications on the Trump for President campaign in Florida.  Principal at Right Coast Strategies from 2011.  Initial campaign manager on Jon Huntsman's presidential campaign, started as executive director of H-PAC in late Jan. 2011; resigned July 21, 2011.  Campaign manager on Rick Scott's successful run for Governor of Florida, 2010.  Chief of communications and special initiatives under Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton for five years through June 2008.  Principal at Wiles Consulting, Inc. 2001-04.  Co-managing partner in the Florida office of APCO Worldwide, 2000-01.  Senior executive under Jacksonville Mayor John Delaney including as his chief of staff, 1995-99.   District director to U.S. Rep. Tillie K. Fowler (FL), 1992-95.  Deputy director of operations for the vice presidential campaign on Bush-Quayle '88.  Principal at Summerall, Smith & Wiles, 1984-86.  Special assistant to U.S. Secretary of Labor Ray Donovan, 1982-83.  Special assistant (scheduler) to President Reagan, 1980-81.  Deputy director of scheduling on Ronald Reagan's 1980 presidential campaign.  Staff assistant to U.S. Rep. Jack Kemp (NY), 1979-80.  B.A. in English from University of Maryland.  twitter

Trump Victory Regional Political Director for Florida  Alex Garcia

(Apr. 2019)  Chief of staff to Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nunez, Nov. 2018-Apr. 2019.  Political director for House campaigns for the Republican Party of Florida, Jan. 2017-Nov. 2018.  RNC deputy state director (July 2015-Nov. 2016) and director of Hispanic initiatives (from Oct. 2013) in Florida. Legislative aide to state Rep. Michael Bileca, Jan. 2011-Sept. 2013.  Campaign manager on Michael Bileca for State Rep., May-Nov. 2012.  Legislative aide (Nov. 2010-Jan. 2011) and district aide (Jan.-Nov. 2010) to state Sen. Anitere Flores.  Deputy campaign manager on Anitere Flores for State Senate in 2010.  B.S. in health science from Florida International University, 2008.  twitter 

Trump Victory State Director  Kevin Marino Cabrera

Most recently lobbyist at the Southern Strategy Group.  Previously field director and director of constituent services to U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo.  twitter

Trump Victory Deputy State Director, Director of Strategic Initiatives  Brittany Corfman Parks


Florida Press Secretary  Emma Vaughn

(Oct. 2019)  Press assistant/legislative correspondent (June 2018-Sept. 2019 and press assistant/staff assistant (June 2017-June 2018) in the U.S. House.  Degree in communications from Loyola University Maryland, 2017.  twitter

Regional Field Directors include
Sarasota  JR Kennelly

(Apr. 2020)  Deputy director of scheduling in the Office of Gov. Ron DeSantis, Jan.-May 2019.  Regional political director on Rn DeSantis for Governor, Sept.-Nov. 2018.  Regional political director on Adam Putnam for Governor, Apr.-Sept. 2018.  B.S. in commerce and business admin., economics and B.A. in political science and government from The University of Alabama, 2018.  twitter

North Miami Dade County  Claudia Cardenas


Treasure Coast  Maddox Stirrat


NE Florida  Sheila Sweeney


Scott Barrish


North Central Florida (Gainesville)  Robert Meyer


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Chairman  Joe Gruters

(elected Jan. 11, early Trump supporter, announced as chairman of Trump's Florida primary campaign on Oct. 25-2015)  Elected to the state Senate representing District 23 (Sarasota Co. and part of Charlotte Co.) in 2018; previously served as state Representive representing District 73 for one term, 2016-18.   Former vice chairman of the Republican Party of Florida and served as chairman of the Republican Party of Sarasota for 10 years from Dec. 2008.  Accountant at Paoli & Gruters.  Previously owner of Gruters CPA in Sarasota from Aug. 2015.; and CPA and tax manager at Shinn & Company LLC, Jan. 2010-July 2015.  Campaign manager, political director and director of government relations for Buchanan Enterprises and Vern Buchanan for Congress, 2000-09.  Vice president and project manager for Yacht Clubs of the Americas, Dec. 2006-May 2008.  Project manager for Githier Development, Sept. 2004-April 2006.  Candidate for Florida House in 2000.  M.B.A. from University of South Florida's College of Business, 2002; B.S. from Florida State University's College of Business, 1999.  Fourth generation Sarasotan. twitter

Executive Director  Helen Aguirre Ferré

(announced July 16, 2020)  Communications director for Gov. Ron DeSantis from Jan. 2020.  Director of strategic communications and public affairs at the National Endowment for the Arts, Aug.-Dec. 2018.  White House Director of Media Affairs, Jan .2017-Aug. 2018.  Director of Hispanic communications at the RNC, May 2016-Jan. 2017.  A senior advisor to Jeb Bush's presidential campaign.  Chair of the Board of Trustees for Miami Dade College.  Host of "Issues" on WPBT from 1989.  Host of "Zona Politica con Helen Aguirre," daily national talk show on Univision America Radio, Aug. 2010-Jan. 2015.  Weekly columnist for The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald.  Wrote for Diario las Americas newspaper.  M.A. in inter-American studies from University of Miami, 1983; B.A. in political science and government from Barry University.  twitter

See also:
Arek Sarkissian and Matt Dixon.  "DeSantis spokesperson to lead Florida Republican Party."  Politico, July 16, 2020.

Scott Powers.  "Trump Victory campaign now has 170 paid staffers in Florida.", July 14, 2020.

Gary Fineout and Marc Caputo.  "DeSantis engineered a Trump campaign aide's ouster.  Now she's back."  Politico, July 2, 2020.

Peter Schorsch.  "Executive director Peter O'Rourke leaving Florida GOP.",  Mar. 4, 2020.

Alex Isenstadt and Matt Dixon.  "Trump campaign cuts ties with top adviser in Florida."  Politico, Sept. 17, 2019.

Matt Dixon.  "Former VA official 'hand-picked' by Trump to lead Florida GOP."  Politico, Aug. 26, 2019.