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

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[Iowa leadership announced Aug. 22, 2019]

Trump Victory Regional Political Director Midwest (IA, KS, MN, NE, ND, OK, SD and TX)  Ashley Walukevich

(previously regional director of delegates and party organizaton from Jan. 2019...succeeded Stephanie Alexander who was promoted to chief of staff, reported May 26, 2020)  New Hampshire state director for the RNC in the 2018 cycle.  A regional fied director for the New Hampshire Republican State Committee in 2016.  Worked for Sen. Susan Collins in her DC and Maine offices and on her re-election in 2014.  Worked for the Florida Republican Party / Romney presidential campaign as a field director in Boca Raton, 2012.  Degree in political science from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, 2012; interned for Sen. Susan Collins all four years.  Originally from Rockingham County, NH.  twitter

Trump Victory State Director Carly Miller (Couture)

(Aug. 1, 2019)  Briefly deputy director of intergovernmental and external affairs at the U.S. Department of the Interior.  White House liaison to the USDA, Jan. 2017-Apr. 2019; started on the transition.  Kansas state director (Aug.-Nov. 2016) and Northern Colorado regional field director (Sept.-Nov. 2016) on Trump's general election campaign.  First district director on Pat Roberts for Senate, Aug.-Nov. 2014.  Campaign manager/finance director on Clark Shultz for Insurance Commissioner, June 2013-Aug. 2014.  Director of communications and financial lliteracy for the Kansas State Treasurer, Dec. 2011-May 2013.  Campaign manager on Travis for Kansas (House District 110), April-Dec. 2011.  Owner of Paint the Towne LLC from July 2010.  Realtor, 2009-Dec. 2011.  M.P.A. (2010) and B.A. in political science (2008) from Wichita State University.  twitter

Senior Advisor Eric Branstad

(Sept. 2019)  Managing director of Mercury Iowa from Mar. 2018.  Owner and partner at Matchpoint Strategies in Des Moines from May 2011. Founding partner of KSG-Corp, Apr. 2011-Apr. 2020.  Senior White House advisor at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Jan. 2017-Feb. 2018.  Iowa state director on Trump's 2016 general election campaign, June-Dec. 2020.  Iowa state director of America's Renewable Future from Dec. 2014.  Public affairs account executive at Lincoln Strategies Group, Nov. 2006-Nov. 2008.  Finance director for the Republican Party of Iowa, Feb. 2005-Dec. 2006.  SE Iowa regional field representative on Bush-Cheney 2004.  Attended Rockhurst University, 1994-99.  Son of Gov. Terry Branstad.  twitter

Team Trump Coordinator  Tana Goertz


Deputy State Director  vacant

Trump Victory Political Director  Tim Schlagenhauf

(started as a regional field director in Jan. 2020)  Delivery driver for Grubhub, Aug. 2019-Jan. 2020.  Store manager at Starbucks (Maryland), Sept. 2011-Aug. 2019.  B.S. in history from Towson University, 2011.  twitter

Trump Victory Communications Director (MN/IA)  Preya Samsundar

Started as communication specialist at the Republican Party of Minnesota in Nov. 2017.  Writer and researcher at Alpha News Minnesota from Mar. 2016.  Bachelor's degree in political science, law and government from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2016.  Coordinator of volunteers on Sharna Wahlgren for Congress, July-Nov. 2014; director of communications on Latvaaho for U.S. Senate, Mar.-June 2014.   twitter

Trump Victory Director of Strategic Initiatives  Victoria Snitsar

(July 2020...started as a field organizer in Iowa City, Sept. 2019-July 2020.  Studied communication, political science and Russian at The University of Kansas.  Campus reform correspondent for The Leadership Institute, Jan.-June 2019.  Chairwoman of the Kansas Federation of College Republicans, Feb. 2018-Jan. 2019.  Communications director on Steve Watkins for Congress, Apr.-Nov. 2018.  Regional field coordinator on Lynn Jenkins for Congress, May-Nov. 2016.  twitter

Trump Victory Strategic Initiatives Coordinator  Brittany Rockwell

Paralegal sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserve from Nov. 2011.  Bachelor's degree in political science from Iowa State University, 2017.  Eastern panhandle field director on Morrisey for West Virginia, Aug.-Nov. 2016.  Field organizer in Ames for the Republican National Committee, Mar.-Aug. 2016.   Clerk to state Sen. Whitver, Jan.-Feb. 2016.  Statewide college coordinator on Marco Rubio for President, Sept. 2015-Feb. 2016.  Iowa co-chair of Students for Walker, June-Sept. 2015.  twitter

Trump Victory Events Director  Olivia Fox

(Dec. 2019)  Events and promotions intern for the Des Moines Buccaneers, Apr.-Dec. 2019.  Bachelor's degree in event management and business from Iowa State University, 2019.

Trump Victory Election Day Operations (EDO)  Kerrick Kuder

(July 2020; started as deputy state director on Aug. 15, 2019)  Worked on Kris Kobach's 2018 campaign for governor and as a lobbyist at Watkins Public Strategies in Kansas.  B.S. in political science and government from Kansas State University, 2016.  twitter

Trump Victory State Data Director  Andrew Hansen

(RNC state data director from July 2019)  State data director  (Sept.-Dec. 2018) and mid-Missouri field organizer (May-Sept. 2018) for the Missouri Republican Party.  B.A. in political science and government from University of Arkansas, 2019.

Regional Field Directors

CD1  Parker Carey

(Feb. 2020...started as a field organizer in Jan. 2020)  Grassroots coordinator on Eddie Rispone for Governor (LA).  Intern at FTI Consulting, June-Aug. 2019.  Bachelor's degree in political communication from Louisiana State University, 2019.  twitter

CD2 Molly Sullivan


CD4  Dane Johnston

(Feb. 2020...started as a field organizer in the Des Moines area, Sept. 2019-Feb. 2020)  Founder, president of Wild Horse Mapping, 2016-Dec. 2019.  B.A. in geography and political science from University of South Carolina, 2019.  Has interned for three congressmen.  twitter

See also:

isabella Murray.  "Former Iowa Field Staffers Detail Iowa Team's Dysfunction."  Iowa Starting Line, Sept. 29, 2020.

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Chairman  Jeff Kaufmann

( elected June 28, 2014 after ouster of Danny Carroll, to complete term; elected to full term in Jan. 2015, Jan. 2017 and Jan. 2019)   Seventh-generation livestock farmer.  Professor at Muscatine Community College, where he teaches history and government.  Member of the Cedar County Board of Supervisors.  Served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 2005-13, including six years in leadership positions in the GOP caucus and two years as Speaker Pro Tem.  B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.  twitter

Executive Director  Chad Olsen

(from June 28, 2014)  RNC state director for Iowa, Nov. 2013-June 2014.  Served a previous stint as executive director in the 2012 cycle (hired Nov. 2010 and confirmed Jan. 2011, resigned May 2012).  Iowa Victory director in 2010 (announced April 19) after working in the RPI's political department.  A key organizer of the 2008 Iowa GOP Caucuses.  Campaign manager on Tommy Thompson for President, Jan.-Aug. 2007.  Ran a small business in Panora with his wife.  Managed the Sukup for Governor primary campaign in 2002.  Political director on the Forbes 2000 Iowa caucus campaign.  Legislative liaison for State Auditor Dick Johnson.  Field staffer on Jim Ross Lightfoot's gubernatorial primary campaign in 1998.  Field staffer on Jim Ross Lightfoot's 1996 challenge to Sen. Tom Harkin.  Field staffer on Sen. Phil Gramm's 1996 Iowa caucus campaign.  Started on campaigns working on Pres. George H.W. Bush's 1992 re-election effort in Washington, DC.  B.A. in economics and political science from Boston University.

Communications Director  Aaron Britt

(May 2019...deputy communications director, Nov. 2018-May 2019 and started as communications and data assistant, July-Nov. 2018)  B.A. in economics and politics from Drake University, 2019.  Legislative clerk for Rep. Kevin Koester, Jan.-Apr. 2017 and 2018.  A regional field director on Young for Iowa, June-Nov. 2016.  twitter

Finance Director  Alli Brecher