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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
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,
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
isabella Murray. "Former Iowa Field Staffers Detail Iowa Team's Dysfunction." Iowa Starting Line, Sept. 29, 2020.
Republican Party of Iowa
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
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.
Finance Director Alli Brecher