Trump for President, Inc.
(page updated Dec. 18,
This page is the
general election edition from
July 15, 2020 onward when Bill Stepien took the
reins. Leading up to Stepien's appointment there
were several top level changes and additions in June and
July (Max Miller as deputy campaign manager, Jeff DeWit as
COO replacing Michael Glassner, Jason Miller as senior
advisor as well as Stephanie Alexander as chief of staff
in late May). Although he does not have a formal
role on the campaign, White House senior advisor and Trump
son-in-law Jared Kushner is seen as the man ultimately
responsible for directing the re-election effort.
For the Brad Parscale era see initial
Campaign Manager Bill Stepien
July 15, 2020 succeeding Brad Parscale; reported as deputy
campaign manager May 26, 2020; previously had been serving as
senior political advisor) Transitioned to the campaign
from position as White House political director, which he held
from Jan. 2017. National field director on Trump's 2016
campaign from Aug. 2016. Executive director of Lt. Gov.
Kim Guadagno's Building a Better New Jersey Together from
April 2016. Sales and strategy at FLS Connect.
Gov. Christie had tabbed Stepien to become chair of the NJGOP,
but cut ties with him due to the "Bridgegate" scandal.
Campaign manager on Gov. Christie's 2013 re-election campaign
from April-Nov. 2013. Deputy chief of staff to Gov.
Chris Christie. Campaign manager on Chris Christie's
campaign for governor in 2009. National field director
on John McCain's presidential campaign from July 2008, after
starting as regional campaign manager for NY and NJ from April
2008. National field director on Rudy Giuliani's
presidential campaign (announced Feb. 14, 2007).
National 72-Hour director at the RNC in 2005-06. New
Hampshire state field director for President Bush's
re-election campaign in 2004. In 2003, Stepien managed
Bill Baroni's State Assembly campaign (New Jersey’s only
successful Republican State Assembly challenger
campaign). He has also worked for Public Opinion
Strategies, the Republican polling firm, and on Bob Franks’
2000 campaign for U.S. Senate and Anthony Bucco's 1997
campaign for State Senate. twitter
Deputy Campaign Manager for Presidential Operations Max Miller
(announced July 7, 2020..." responsible for all campaign events that include the involvement of the President, Vice President Mike Pence, or other notable figures" Moved over from the White House, served as director of advance/deputy assistant to the President. Graduate of Cleveland State University, 2013. Marine reservist.
Deputy Campaign Manager Justin "JC" Clark
(announced July 20, 2020; had been serving as
senior political advisor) Transitioned to the campaign
from position as director of the White House Office of Public
Liaison, started in that role in March 2018. Deputy
assistant to the president and the White House director of
intergovernmental affairs from Jan. 2017. Director of
agency action on the Presidential Transition Team.
Deputy national political director on Trump's campaign,
June-Nov. 2016 initially focusing on the Convention.
Partner at Davis, Clark & Bonafonte LLC in Glastonbury,
CT, Jan. 2011-Jan. 2017. Managed Tom Foley's 2014
campaign for governor of Connecticut. General counsel to
the Connecticut Republican Party, Aug. 2011-Sept. 2013.
Political director on Linda McMahon’s 2012 U.S. Senate race in
Connecticut. Managed Tom Foley's campaign for
governor of Connecticut, Jan.-Nov. 2010. Attorney at
Pepe & Hazard LLP, Oct. 2008-Jan. 2010. Law clerk to
Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Peter T. Zarella, May
2006-June 2007. J.D. from University of Connecticut
School of Law, 2004; undergraduate degree from Wesleyan
University., 1997. Grew up in West Hartford, CT.
Chief Operating Officer Jeff DeWit
(reported June 30, 2020 succeeding Michael Glassner who moved to coordinating legal matters) CFO at NASA, confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Mar. 14, 2018, resigned mid-Feb. 2020. COO of Trump's 2016 campaign, announced July 26, 2016; Arizona state chair of the campaign from Jan. 2016. Elected Arizona state treasurer on Nov. 4, 2014. Founder (1999) and CEO of ECHOtrade. A market maker in financial futures contracts, DeWitt become one of Smith Barney’s youngest fully licensed investment professionals; he started his career in finance in 1992. Degree in business administration and finance from University of Southern California; also earned an accounting degree. twitter
Chief of Staff Stephanie (Milligan)
(reported May 26, 2020... previously regional
political director for the Midwest from May 2019)
Founding partner (Sept. 2015) at 26/7 Lifestyle Management in
Oklahoma City and president of HERA Consulting from June
2014. Battleground states director on Trump's 2016
campaign from June; previously Midwest regional political
director, promotion announced March 3, 2016, and earlier
served as state director in Arkansas and
Oklahoma. Vice president of government relations at
Capitol Insight, Nov. 2010-June 2014; vice president at
Alexander Companies, May 2010-Dec. 2014. State chairman
of the Oklahoma Federation of Young Republicans, June
2010-July 2013. Finance director on several
campaigns. Legislative assistant in the Oklahoma House
of Representatives, Nov. 2009-June 2010. Loan officer at
the Oklahoma Employees Credit Union, Oct. 2008-May
Senior Advisor Lara Trump
(coordinated strategic planning and digital
communications for the campaign committee since early
2017) Wife of Eric Trump; they married in Nov. 2014
(ne Lara Yunaska). Story coordinator and producer for Inside Edition,
2012-16. Degree in pastry arts from the French Culinary
Institute in New York; studied communications at North
Carolina State University. From the Wilmington, NC
Senior Advisor John Pence
(announced as deputy executive director in
Jan. 2017; started on the campaign in Aug. 2016)
Associate at Ice Miller LLP in Indianapolis, 2015-16.
J.D. from Indiana University Maurer School of Law, 2015; B.A.
from The College of William and Mary, 2011. Nephew of
the Vice President. twitter
Senior Advisor and Ohio State
Chairman Bob Paduchik
(announced Dec. 14, 2018) Moved over from serving as co-chair of the RNC (announced Dec. 14, 2016; elected Jan. 19, 2017) Ohio director of Trump for President from June/July 2016. President of Agincourt Consultants, LLC, a lobbying and political consulting firm in Westerville, from Jan. 2016. Chief of staff (Jan. 2013-Dec. 2015) and senior vice president of state affairs and outreach (Feb. 2011-Dec. 2015) at the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity. Managed Rob Portman's 2010 campaign for U.S. Senate. Vice president of client services at DCI Group, June 2006-Feb. 2009. President of Agincourt Consultants, LLC, Jan. 2003-June 2006. Ohio campaign manager on Bush-Cheney '04, Inc. from April 2004. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental and External affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy, Oct. 2001-Jan. 2003; was a member of the Department of Defense Transition Team. Executive director of Bush's Ohio primary (Dec. 1999-March 2000) and general election campaigns (Aug. 2000 to year's end), while on leave from position as director of constituent affairs to Gov. Bob Taft. Political director for Taft’s 1998 gubernatorial campaign. Served on the staff of U.S. Sen. Mike DeWine; Northeast Ohio coordinator for DeWine’s 1994 U.S. Senate race. Worked at the Ohio Department of Transportation during the gubernatorial administration of George Voinovich. Bachelors degree in political science from the University of Akron, 1989, and an honorary certificate in applied politics from the Bliss Institute. Native of Tallmadge, Ohio. twitter
Senior Advisor Katrina Pierson
(March 2018) National spokeswoman
on Trump's 2016 campaign from Nov. 2015. Spokesperson
for the Tea Party Leadership Fund from Aug. 2014; owner of
Pierson Consulting Group from June 2013;
commentator/columnist. Founder of the Garland Tea Party
(TX). Challenged U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions (TX) in the
Mar. 2014 Republican primary in CD-32. Healthcare
administrator for Baylor Health Care System, 2009-11.
Bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Texas at
Senior Advisor Bill Shine
(announced Mar. 8, 2019) Resigned Mar. 8
from position as White House deputy chief of staff for
communications, began there in July 2018. Worked at FOX
News for more than 20 years, starting as senior producer on
Hannity & Colmes in the 1996 and most recently
co-president of FOX News, Aug. 2016-May 1, 2017. Worked
as a producer at WLIW-TV (PBS), at New YorkFinal Edition at
NewsTalk Television, and started at WLIG-TV in New York in
1985. B.A. in communications from SUNY Oswego, 1985.
Senior Advisor Mercedes Schlapp
(July 2019) Director of strategic
communications at the White House, Sept. 2017-July 2019.
Co-founder (2009) with her husband of Cove Strategies.
FOX news contributor and columnist. Director of
specialty media at the White House for President George W.
Bush. Worked on Bush's presidential campaigns.
M.P.A. from The George Washington University; B.A. from
Florida International University. Born in Florida
(Mercedes Viana), second generation Cuban American. Wife
of Matt Schlapp, chair of the American Conservative
Senior Advisor Jason Miller
(reported by Politico on June 5, 2020)
Managing director at Teneo Strategy to June 2019. Chief
spokeman for the transition and announced as White House
communications director but withdrew in Dec. 2016.
Senior communications advisor on Trump's 2016 campaign,
announced June 28, 2016. Leading communications and
digital consultant on Cruz for President. Partner and
executive vice president at Jamestown
Associates from Jan. 2010 to Jan. 2017. Executive
at Dezenhall Associates. Deputy director of
communications in charge of rapid response and surrogate
speakers on the Rudy Giuliani presidential campaign, April
2007 to 2008. Deputy chief of staff to South Carolina
Gov. Mark Sanford. Campaign manager on Mark Sanford's
2006 re-election campaign. Campaign manager for U.S.
Sen. George Allen's 2006 re-election campaign, Jan. through
late 2005. Worked on Tom Coburn's U.S. Senate campaign
in Oklahoma, on Mel Martinez's Senate primary campaign in
Florida, and as campaign manager for Jack Ryan's U.S. Senate
campaign in Illinois, 2003-04. Campaign manager on Ric
Keller's successful 2000 campaign for Congress in FL-8, then
served as chief of staff and managed his 2002
re-election. Political director on Darrell Issa's U.S.
House race. Coalitions director on Darrell Issa's
campaign in the Republican U.S. Senate primary in California,
1998. Staff assistant to U.S. Sen. Slade Gorton
(WA). B.A. in political science from The George
Washington University. Native of Seattle,
Senior Advisor (Communications) Steve Cortes
(late July 2020) On leave from position
as host of "The Steve Cortes Show" on AM 560 in Chicago.
On-air broadcaster with CNBC, FOX, Bloomberg TV from
2007. Founder (2002) of Veracruz LLC in Chicago.
A.B. in government from Georgetown University, 1994. twitter
Political Director Chris Carr
(announced May 23, 2018) Political
director at the RNC for the 2016 cycle from Feb. 2015. Co-founder
and consultant to Engage Nevada, a conservative 501(c)(4)
organization. Nevada state manager on the Romney
campaign, reported May 2012. Western regional
political director at the RNC, announced June 1, 2011 to May
2012. Western regional political director at the NRCC
in 2010. West and Southeast political director at the
NRCC in the 2010 cycle. Northwest political director
at the RNC, 2007-08. Campaign manager for Sen. John Ensign’s
(R-NV) successful reelection bid in 2006. Executive
director of the Nevada Victory Campaign and Nevada State
Republican Party in the 2004 cycle. Executive director
of the Clark County Republicans. Carr came to Nevada
from Louisiana; extensive experience in Louisiana campaigns
including manager of Dan Kyle's primary campaign for
Louisiana Insurance Commissioner in 2003; manager of Donna
Mayeux's 2000 campaign for mayor of Baton Rouge; and manager
of State Rep. Quentin Dastugue's 1995 gubernatorial
campaign. Deputy campaign manager on Jim Gibbons' 1994
campaign for governor. Campaign manager for
Bush-Quayle in Nevada in 1992. Interned at the White
House during the administration of President George H.W.
Bush. Graduate of McNeese State University in Lake
Charles, LA. Originally from Sulphur.
Deputy Political Director James (Jim) O'Connell
(Mar. 2019) Special Assistant to the
President and regional political director at The White House
from Feb. 2017. Virginia state director for the RNC,
Feb. 2015-Jan. 2017. Director at DCI Group, Dec.
2013-Dec. 2014. Victory director for the Massachusette
Republican Party, Oct. 2011-Dec. 2012. Deputy campaign
manager on Tom Foley for Governor, Aug.-Nov. 2010.
Campaign manager on Lisa Wilson Foley for Lt. Gov. June-Aug.
2010. Political director on Simmons for Senate, Nov.
2009-May 2010. Research analyst for the Connecticut
House Republican Caucus, Dec. 2006-Nov. 2009. Political
consultant at GNP Consulting, working on state House
campaigns, Aug.-Nov. 2008. Victory for Connecticut
Republicans in CT-2, May-Nov. 2006. B.A. in history from
University of Connecticut, 2005. twitter
Director of Battleground Strategy
(announced July 20, 2020; previously
director of delegates and party organization, announced Jan.
18, 2019) Special Assistant to the President and
Director of Regional Political Operations at the White
House, Feb. 2017-Dec. 2018. RNC director of political
training from April 2015-Feb. 2017. RNC statewide
field director in Pennsylvania, May 2013-April 2015.
Deputy director of field operations (Jan-April 2013) and
deputy Victory director (June-Nov. 2012) for the
Pennsylvania Republican Party. Political director for
U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy for Congress (PA-18), Jan.-May
2012. Political director for Rick Perry for President
in New Hampshire; and regional field director for Tim
Pawlenty for President in New Hampshire. Studied
political science and history at University of
Pittsburgh. Originally from Mount Penn, Berks County,
Coalitions Director Hannah Castillo (ne Hannah Jane Nunez)
(Mar. 2019) Associate director (May
2018-Mar. 2019) and deputy associate director (Feb. 2017-April
2018). Leadership development manager for the San Diego
Regional Chamber of Commerce, Dec. 2016-Feb. 2017.
Marketing director for Deverett Media Group, Sept.-Nov.
2016. Campaign manager on Ray Ellis for Council (San
Diego), Aug. 2015-Aug. 2016. Deputy director of Hispanic
initiatives for the RNC, Nov. 2013-May 2015. Hispanic
engagement director for the Republican Party of Virginia,
Aug.-Nov. 2013. B.A. in journalism and mass
communication from Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite
School of Journalism and Mass Communication, 2013.
Deputy Coalitions Director Austin Stukins
(Apr. 2019) President at Catahoula Strategies from July 2013. Executive director of the Missouri Republican Party, Mar-Oct. 2017. Policy advisor for the Louisiana Department of Justice, Jan. 2016-Mar. 2017. Georgia state director for the RNC, Sept. 2016-Jan. 2017. Political director for the Republican Party of Louisiana, Feb. 2013-Jan. 2015. Political director on Mike Walker for Mayor-President (Baton Rouge), Aug. 2012-Mar. 2013. Louisiana grassroots coordinator on Newt 2012. Bachelor's degree in interior design from Lousiana State University, 2013. USMC combat veteran. twitter
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Executive Director of Women for Trump Ashley Hayek
Founder (2006) and president of Golden State
Consultants. Executive director of the California
Women's Leadership Association. Worked for the Lincoln
Club of San Diego County. B.A. in political science from
UC San Diego. twitter
Deputy Executive Director of Women for Trump Julia Nista
(Sept. 2019) Press secretary to U.S. Rep.
Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01), Aug. 2018-Sept. 2019. General
assignment reporter (Aug. 2017-Aug. 2018) and associate
editor, media and politics reporter (July 2017-July 2018) for
The Daily Caller. B.A. in political science from UCLA,
Executive Director of Latinos for Trump Sandra Benitez
(Apr. 2019) Director of Hispanic
engagement (Mar. 2018-Apr. 2019) and deputy director of
Hispanic engagement (Aug. 2017-Mar. 2018) at the RNC.
Director of government affairs and policy at the U.S. Hispanic
Chamber of Commerce, Mar.-Aug. 2017. Southern Virginia
field director for The LIBRE Initiative, June 2015-Aug.
2016. Deputy political director for the New Jersey
Republican State Committee, Jan. 2014-June 2015. New
Jersey director of Hispanic initiatives for the RNC, July-Nov.
2013. B.A. in political science from Ramapo College of
New Jersey. twitter
Deputy Executive Director of Latinos for Trump Juan Mejia
(June 2019) Communications associate at Locust Street Group, Mar. 2018-June 2019. Communications associate at CGCN Group, May-Dec. 2017. Business development associate at Politico, Aug. 2016-Mar. 2017. Bachelor's degree in economics from Lamar University, 2016. twitter
Executive Director of Black Voices for Trump Harrison Floyd
Briefly a candidate for Congress for the
2020 Republican nomination in GA-7, May-June 2019.
Policy fellow with the U.S. Commission on Security and
Cooperation in Europe, Jan.-Mar. 2019. Martial arts
instructor/trainer, Oct. 2010-May 2014. Master's in
legislative affairs from The Graduate School of Political
Management, 2019; B.A. in political science from The
George Washington University, 2017. Planner at the
Marine Corps Information Operations Center in Quantico,
Oct. 2010-May 2014. Machine gunner in the U.S.
Marines, Oct. 2003-May 2008. twitter
Deputy Executive Director of Black Voices for Trump Gail Wilson
(July 2019) Senior program associate
at the International Republican Institute, Nov. 2015-July
2019. Legislative fellow in the U.S. House,
Sept.-Dec. 2014. Field representative on Texans for
Greg Abbott, Dec. 2013-Aug. 2014. twitter
Black Voices For Trump Community Centers
Director of Asian Pacific American Engagement Esther Lu
(July 2019) Second lieutenant in the
U.S. Army Reserve from June 2019. Strategic
communications coordinator for the California Republican
Party, Oct. 2017-Nov. 2018. APA engagement
coordinator for the RNC, Oct. 2017-Nov. 2018. Field
organizer for the Nevada Republican Party, Feb.-Nov.
2016. B.A. in political science from UC Davis,
Executive Director of Veteran and Military Family Engagement Meaghan Mobbs
Clinician in training at Columbia
University, Teachers College. M.A. in forensic
psychology from The George Washington University,
2015. Afghanistan veteran and former Army
captain. B.S. in comparative politics from the U.S.
Military Academy at West Point, 2008.
Executive Director of Catholics for Trump Catharine P. O'Neill
(June 2020) CEO of Porter
Properties, LLC in Delray Beach, FL. Special
assistant (May 2017-Feb. 2020 and staff assistant
(Jan.-May 2017) at the U.S. Department of State.
Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, Dec. 2016-Nov.
2017. Support staff on the presidential transition
team, Sept. 2016-Jan. 2017. B.A. in political
science and international studies from University of
Coalitions Coordinator Lianna Farnesi
(Nov. 2019...started as coalitions
assistant, May-Nov. 2019) Development at The
Heritage Foundation, Jan.-Apr. 2019. Bachelor's
degree in public relations, political science from Florida
International University. twitter
Deputy Executive Director of Strategic Coalitions Kavya Ramagiri
(July 2020; started as coalitions
coordinator in Dec. 2019) Intern at Heritage Action
for America, Sept.-Dec. 2019. B.A. in international
studies from Baylor University, 2019.
Director of Communications Tim Murtaugh
(announced Feb. 19, 2019) Director of
communications at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Feb.
2017-Feb. 2019. Director of communications to U.S. Rep.
Lou Barletta (PA-11), Feb. 2013-Feb. 2017. Self-employed
communications consultant, Jan. 2011-Jan. 2013. Director
of political communications for the Republican Governors
Association in 2010. Director of communications for the
Republican Party of Virginia, Feb.-Dec. 2009. Director
of communications and public affairs for the Pension Benefit
Guarantey Corporation, Jan. 2008-Jan. 2009.
Self-employed communications consultant, Jan. 2007-Dec.
2008. Campaign manager on Thelma Drake for Congress,
Jan.-Nov. 2006. Press secretary on Virginians for Jerry
Kilgore, Feb.-Nov. 2005. Director of communications for
Virginia Attorney General Jerry Kilgore, Dec. 2001-Jan.
2005. Deputy director of communications at the RNC,
Jan.-Nov. 2001. Press secretary on Friends of George
Allen, Jan.-Nov. 2000. State capitol bureau chief in
Richmond for NBC29 WVIR-TV, Jan. 1994-Dec. 1999. News
anchor/reporter on WBQB-FM/WFVA-AM in Fredericksburg, Jan.
1992-Dec. 1993. twitter
Deputy Communications Director–Research Zach Parkinson
(announced Mar. 6, 2019) Comes to the
campaign after more than two years working at the White House,
most recently as deputy director of government communications
(from Aug. 2018) and earlier as deputy director (Jan.-Aug.
2018) and associate director (Feb. 2017-Jan. 2018) of
research. A senior research anaylst at the RNC, Jan.
2016-Feb. 2017. Legislative aide, legislative assistant,
legislative correspondent, staff assistant and intern to U.S.
Rep. Diane Black, Oct. 2012-Mar. 2015. B.A. in
international studies from the Johns Hopkins University,
2011. From Maryland. twitter
Deputy Research Director Dean Cleary
(May 2020; started as research analyst from
June 2019-May 2020) Senior research analyst at the NRSC,
Apr. 2016-Dec. 2018. Research analyst at Right To Rise
USA (pro Jeb Bush), May 2015-Mar. 2016. War room
director (May 2013-Apr. 2015) and deputy war room director
(Jan. 2012-May 2013) at the RNC. M.P.S. in political
management from The George Washington University, 2011; B.A.
in political science from Merrimack College, 2009.
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Deputy Communications Director–Rapid Response Matt Wolking
(announced Mar. 6, 2019) Comes to the
campaign from position as communications director to U.S. Sen.
Bill Cassidy (LA), from Nov. 2017. Senior communications
advisor (May-Nov. 2017) and press secretary (Aug. 2016-May
2017) to U.S. Sen Marco Rubio (FL). Press secretary on
the House Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012
Terrorist Attack in Benghazi, Libya, Oct. 2015-July
2016. Communications advisor to the Speaker of the
House, April 2014-Oct. 2015. Communications director
(Oct. 2013-April 2014), press secretary and new media director
(Jan.-Oct. 2013) and press secretary (Jan.-Dec. 2012) to U.S.
Rep. Tim Griffin. Executive producer (Sept. 2010-Jan.
2012) and producer (Feb.-Aug. 2010) on the Laura Ingraham
Show; started as production assistant intern. Experience
also includes internship on Fred Thompson's presidential
campaign. Bachelor's degree in government from Patrick
Henry College, 2009. twitter
Rapid Response Director Andrew H.
(started June 3, 2019) Digital
communications manager at the National Associateion of
Manufacturers, Aug. 2017-June 2019. Contributor content
editor for IJR, Jan. 2015-Aug. 2017. Digital press
secretary for the NRCC, July 2013-Dec. 2014. Account
executive at Hynes Communications, Nov. 2011-July 2013.
Deputy digital rapid response director on Romney for
President, May-Nov. 2012. Communications at CRAFT,
Jan.-Sept. 2011. M.A. in media and public affairs (2012)
and B.A. in political communications (2011) from The George
Washington University. twitter
Deputy Rapid Response Director Jacob Schneider
(July 2020) Communications for the
Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus, Dec. 2016-July 2020.
Communications director on Houseley for U.S. Senate, May
2018-Jan. 2019. Legislative assistant to MN State Sen.
Michelle Benson, Dec. 2014-Dec. 2016. Bachelor's degrees
in political science and communications and rhetorical studies
from Bethel University, 2014. twitter
Rapid Response Giancarlo Sopo
Communications strategist based in Dallas-Fort
Worth area. Experience also includes writer at The
Blaze. Bachelor's degree from Thomas Edison State
University. Miami, FL native. twitter
Deputy Communications Director-Press Ali Pardo
(Nov. 2019) Press secretary for the House
Republican Conference, Jan.-Nov. 2019. Communications
director to U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner (MO), June 2017-Jan.
2019. Press secretary for the Presidential Inaugural
Committee, Nov. 2016-Jan.
2017. RNC communications director in Colorado,
March-Nov. 2016; SE regional press secretary (Feb.2015-March
Hispanic media press secretary (Oct. 2013-Jan. 2015) for the
RNC. Press assistant (June
2011-Oct. 2013) and staff assistant (Jan.-June 2011) to Sen.
Marco Rubio; interned on his 2010 Senate campaign.
Bachelor's degree in political science from The George
Washington University, 2011. twitter
Director of Press Communications Erin Perrine
(announced June 23, 2020; previously principal deputy communications director (Nov. 2019-June 2020) and deputy communications director-press (Mar.-Nov. 2019)) Came to the campaign from position and press secretary for House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, from May 2017. Press secretary for U.S. Sen. John Thune (SD) in his leadership office at the Senate Republican Conference. Worked on U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (WI)'s 2012 campaign, and Ron Johnson's 2010 campaign for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin. Graduated from the University of Connecticut. Native of Rochester, NY. twitter
National Press Secretary Hogan
(announced June 23, 2020, succeeding Kayleigh McEnany who moved over to the White House in April) Principal deputy press secretary at the White House from Jan. 2019; started at the White House communications office in Oct. 2017. Senior communications advisor at BrabenderCox from Aug. 2011. Senior communications advisor on Huckabee for President, from May 2015. Senior comunications advisor on Rick Santorum for President, announced July 2011. Executive director of HUCK PAC (announced Feb. 2010). Gidley served as communications director for Sen. Elizabeth Dole (NC)'s re-election campaign in 2008. Executive director of the South Carolina Republican party in 2006-07. Worked for Richard Quinn and Associates, where he served as campaign adviser and spokesperson to South Carolina Gov. David Beasley. From 2000-04, Gidley worked in a variety of roles for Gov. Mike Huckabee, including director of media operations. B.A. in broadcast journalism from University of Mississippi, 1998. twitter
Deputy Press Secretary Ken Farnaso
(Feb. 2020) Previously press secretary to
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott. Acting communications director
(Apr.-July 2018) press secretary and digital communications
director (July 2016-Apr. 2018) and press and digital
communications advisor (Mar. 2016-July 2017) to the U.S. House
Small Busienss Committee. Special assistant/body man to
NRCC Chair Greg Walden, July 2014-Mar. 2016. Associate
for account management at Advisory Board, June 2013-July
2014. Master's degree in public relations and corporate
communications from Georgetown University; bachelor's degree
in human biology from North Carolina State University. twitter
Deputy Press Secretary Courtney Parella
(June 2020) Professional staff to the
Committee on House Administration, Jan. 2017-June 2020;
executive assistant to U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper (MS-3), Jan.
2015-Jan. 2017. Intern for U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran,
Sept.-Dec. 2014. B.S. in public relations/marketing from
University of Mississippi, 2014. twitter
Deputy Press Secretary Thea McDonald
(July 2020) Director of communications
for the National Space Council, June 2018-May 2019.
Communications director (Aug. 2017-June 2018), press secretary
(Jan.-Aug. 2017), director of Member services (Aug. 2015-Jan.
2017) and executive assistant and press assistant (Feb.-Aug.
2015) at the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and
Technology. J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center,
2020; bachelor's degree in public relations from Texas Tech
University, 2015. twitter
Deputy Press Secretary Audra Weeks
(July 2020) Deputy press secretary
(Mar.-July 2020) and press assistant (Mar. 2019-Mar. 2020) at
the USDA. Bachelor's degree in agricultural
communications from University of Florida. From Avon
Park, FL. twitter
Assistant Press Secretary Sarah Hasse
Previously a communications coordinater at the
White House. Graduate of the University of
Alabama. St. Louis native. twitter
Regional Communications Director Samantha Cotten
Regional communications director at the RNC
from July 2019. Press secretary at America Rising PAC,
Apr. 2018-July 2019. Communications director to U.S.
Rep. Tom Reed, Feb. 2017-Apr. 2018. Director of public
policy communications (Nov. 2015-Feb. 2017) and director of
external relations, May 2013-Oct. 2015 for the Ohio Chamber of
Commerce. Advocacy and communications director for the
Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice, Jan.-Apr. 2013.
Legislative aide in the Ohio House, Feb. 2011-Jan. 2013.
Campaign manager for Ohio House Republican Organizational
Committee, June-Dec. 2012. Master of Applied Politics
from The University of Akron, 2010; B.A. in communication from
University of Mount Union, 2009. twitter
Regional Communications Director Samantha Bullock (Samantha Zager)
Experience includes staff assistant at the
White House. Graduate of Marquette University.
Milwaukee native. twitter
Regional Communications Margaret Tucker (MT) Fogarty
(Jan. 2020) Legislative clerk/press
assistant (May 2019-Jan. 2020) and staff assistant (Nov.
2017-May 2019) for the U.S. House Committee on Energy and
Commerce. Bachelor's degree in public relations and
communications from James Madison University, 2017.
Regional Communications Ashley Doyle
(Aug. 2019) Executive assistant to the
CTO at HHS, May-Aug. 2019. Intern in the Office of
Political Affairs at the White House, Feb.-Apr. 2019.
Associate (Oct. 2018-Jan. 2019) and junior associate
(Aug.-Oct. 2018) at FP1 Strategies, LLC. Bachelor's
degree in political science and government from The University
of Texas at Arlington. Campaign staff on Bo French for
Texas House District 99, Oct. 2015-Mar. 2016. twitter
Director of Media Affairs Alexa Henning
(July 2020) Director of broadcast media
at the White House. twitter
Deputy Director of Media Affairs Weston Loyd
(Feb. 2020) Director of regional
communications at The White House (Oct. 2018-Feb. 2020) and
communications and public affairs advisor in the EOP,
Feb.-Oct. 2018. Deputy press secretary (Jan.-Feb. 2018)
and press assistant (Jan.-Dec. 2017) in the U.S. House.
Field director for the New York Republican Committee,
June-Dec. 2016. B.S. in integrated strategic
communication from University of Kentucky, 2016. twitter
Associate Director of Media Affairs Charli Huddleston
(Mar. 2020) Press secretary U.S.
House Committee on Oversight and Government Republicans, July
2018-Mar. 2020; earlier previously press assistant, Sept.
2017-June 2018. Staff assistant/press assistant to U.S.
Rep. James Comer (KY-1), Jan.-Sept. 2017. Started on
Capitol Hill as an intern to U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie (KY-4),
Sept.-Dec. 2016. B.B.A. from University of
Media Affairs Coordinator Talor Allen
(Aug. 2020; initially strategic communications
coordinator, Apr.-Aug. 2020) Bachelor's degree in
political science from University of Alabama, 2020; interned
at the White House in summer 2019.
Media Affairs Coordinator Casey Nelson
(May 2020) Press assistant/legislative
correspondent (Feb.-May 2020) and press assistant/staff
assistant (June 2019-Feb. 2020) to U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne
(AL-01). B.A. in public relations and political science
from University of Alabama. Tuscaloosa native. twitter
Media Affairs Coordinator Madeline Meeker
(May 2020) B.A. in integrated
strategic communication from University of Kentucky,
2020. Internships include Republican Party of Kentucky,
the White House, and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. twitter
National Broadcast Communications Kerrianne Itgen
(2019) Media communications at ProActive
Media from Oct. 2018. Associate producer at Fox News
Channel from Dec. 2015. Segment producer at Tribune
Broadcasting, Jan. 2012-Jan. 2015. Other roles as an
associate producer. B.A. in political science, broadcast
journalism from Hartwick College, 2010. Interned on The
O'Reilly Factor (June-Sept. 2010) and Glenn Beck Program
Production Coordinator/Hair and Makeup Artist Jessie D'Angelo
(July 2019) Owner/principal at Jessie
D'Angelo Makeup LLC from May 2019.
Chief Marketing Officer Kaelan Dorr
Senior advisor for public affairs at the U.S. Department of the Treasury from Sept. 2019. Executive producer for Sinclair Broadcast Group from June 2018. Director of congressional communications at The White House, Jan. 2017-June 2018. Deputy communications advisor to Donald J. Trump for President, Aug. 2016-Jan. 2017. Deputy to the executive vice president at Jamestown Associates, Jan. 2015-Aug. 2016. Regional Victory field director in Iowa City for the Republican Party of Iowa, Aug.-Dec. 2014. Political director (June-July 2014) and field director (Jan.-June 2014) on Bob Johnson for Congress (GA).B.A. in political science and government from Elon University, 2014. twitter
Digital Director Gary Coby
Director of Social Media Strategy Darren Centinello
Social Media Strategist Michael Hahn
(Jan. 2017) Bachelor's degree in
political science/journalism from Rutgers University,
2019. Press assistant on the PIC, Dec. 2016-Jan.
2017. Student staffer on the Trump campaign, Aug.-Nov.
Director of Strategic
Communications Marc Lotter
(announced Feb. 19, 2019...surrogate and
building the surrogate team) President of Lotter
Communications, LLC from Oct. 2017. Special Assistant to
the President and Press Secretary to Vice President Mike Pence
to Sept. 2017. Press secretary to Pence as the vice
presidential nominee and during the transition, July 2016-Jan.
2017. Deputy campaign manager on Pence for Indiana, from
May 2016. Director of external relations for the Indiana
State Board of Education, Feb. 2015-April 2016.
Communications director to Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard,
Nov. 2010-Jan. 2015. Director of marketing
communications for the Indiana Department of Workforce
Development, Jan. 2009-Nov. 2010. Indiana communications
director for Victory 2008/McCain-Palin campaign. Public
relations manager for Lauth Property Group, Dec. 2006-Aug.
2008. Communications director for Gov. Mitch
Daniels, Jan. 2005-Dec. 2006. Communications director
for the Indiana Republican Party, Feb. 2003-Dec. 2004.
Executive producer at WGCL-TV in Atlanta, April 2001-Jan.
2003. Executive producer for WXIX-TV in Cincinnati,
April 1999-April 2001. Producer for WRTV-TV in
Indianapolis. B.S. in political science and
telecommunications from Ball State University, 1991. twitter
Deputy Director of Strategic Communications Laura Nasim
Experience includes associate director for
research in the White House Office of Communications.
Worked on Trump's 2016 campaign as executive assistant to CEO
Steve Bannoon, campaign office coordinator and intern.
Studied criminal justice/political science at University of
Associate Director of Strategic Communications Sonny Joy Nelson
(Feb. 2020...started on the campaign as an
executive assistant for communications in Apr. 2019)
Marketing specialist for Hand of Hope Pregnancy Resource
Center from May 2016. Reporter/writer for Big League
Politics, 2018-Feb. 2019. B.S. in health communication
and B.A. in broadcasting in electronic media from Campbell
University, 2018. twitter
Associate Director of Strategic Communications Dan Boyle
Strategic Communications Coordinator Maggie Adair
(Feb. 2020) Personal assistant (Apr.
2019-Feb. 2020) and house manager (Apr. 2018-Mar. 2019) to
Laura Ingraham. Social media director at Publius PR,
Mar. 2017-Nov. 2018. Administrative associate to Randy
Minchew for Delegate (VA), Apr.-July 2018. Associate
supervisor at Brooks Brothers, Mar.-July 2018.
Administrative assistant to CEO at Dry Divas Designer Shower
Caps, Dec. 2017-Mar. 2018. Master's degree in political
management from The George Washington University, 2020; B.A.
in commuication and media studies from Roanoke College, 2017.
Strategic Communications Coordinator Julianne Rudkin
(Apr. 2020) Events coordinator at the
Republican Governors Association, July 2019-Apr. 2020.
Internships includenWhite House intern in the Office of the
First Lady and RNC chairman's office. Bachelor's degree
in political science and government, communications from The
George Washington University, 2020. twitter
Senior Advisor to Donald J. Trump Jr./Kim Guilfoyle Taylor Budowich
Communications director on Ron DeSantis'
campaign for governor of Florida, 2018. Worked on
Watchdog PAC, Florida House
Speaker Richard Corcoran’s political committee from
Sept. 2017. Executive director of Tea Party
(announced Jan. 18, 2019)
Regional Director of Delegates and Party
Organization Josh Findlay
RNC State Director in Georgia from Sept.
2017. Chief legal counsel and district director for U.S.
Rep. Jody Hice (GA). Co-founder (2013) of War Room Strategies,
a full-service political consulting firm with clients at all
levels of government throughout the eastern United
States. Graduate of the University of Georgia School of
Law; undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University.
Regional Director of Delegates and Party
Organization David Huguenel
A vice president at Jamestown Associates, media
and political consulting firm. Campaign manager on Kim
Guadagno for Governor (NJ), 2017. Executive director of the
Promote Oregon Leadership PAC, 2015-16. Campaign for
Responsble Health Reform (LA), 2009-10. Field director
on his first campaign in 2006. Louisiana native.
Executive Assistant Macauley Thornton
(Jan. 2019) B.B.A. from Liberty
University, 2019; online outreach director for College
Republicans at Liberty University. twitter
Desk Coordinator Maddison Stewart
(Mar. 2019) Assitant to the Majority
Leader in the West Virginia House of Delegates, Jan.-Mar.
2019. Field organizer for the West Virginia Republican
Party, Aug.-Nov. 2018. Intern in the Office of Political
Afffairs at the White House, May-Aug. 2018. B.A. in
political science from Kutztown University, 2018.
Founder and chairman of Kutztown University College
Republicans, Dec. 2017-May 2018. twitter
Senior Strategist for Vice Presidential Operations Marty Obst
(announced Apr. 29, 2019) Senior
political advisor to Vice President Mike Pence and chairman of
the Vice President’s leadership PAC, Great America
Committee. President of MO Strategies Inc. from Dec.
2016. Deputy CEO of the 58th Presidential Inaugural
Committee. Director of vice presidential operations on
Trump's 2016 campaign. Principal at JRS
Consultants. Finance director on Mike Pence for Indiana,
May 2011-Jan. 2012. Finance director of the Indiana
Republican Party from Oct. 2004. Assistant to the
chairman of the Indiana Republican Party, July 2003-Oct.
2004. B.A. in political science from Southern Illinois
University, Carbondale, 2003.
Director of Vice Presidential Operations Samantha Menh
(announced Apr. 29, 2019) Executive
director of Vice President Pence’s leadership PAC, Great
America Committee, national embed strategist to Salem
Media Representatives, and national consultant to Greg
Pence Victory. Finance director and advisor to
August Wolf's 2016 campaign for U.S. Senate in
Connecticut, which did not qualify for primary.
Regional development officer for Americans for Prosperity
and as a member of the PAC fundraising team at The
Townsend Group. Personal aide to the U.S. Rep. Paul
Ryan and his family during the 2012 presidential campaign.
Communications Director Jon Thompson
(May 2019) Communications director
(Dec. 2014-Mar. 2019) and press secretary (Mar. 2011-Dec
2014) at the Republican Governors Association.
Director of radio and television at the NRCC, May
2009-Feb. 2011. Press assistant (Aug. 2007-May 2009)
and eCampaign intern (May-Aug. 2007) at the RNC.
B.A. in political science from UNC Wilmington. twitter
Deputy Press Secretary Faith C. Vander Voort
(June 2019) Press secretary and
senior advisor to the director of communications
(Mar.-June 2019) and deputy press secretary (Mar.
2018-Mar. 2019 at the U.S. Department of Interior.
Digital advisor at the Republican Study Committee,
Jan.-Mar. 2018. Press secretary and digital director
to U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, June 2017-Mar. 2018.
Executive digital producer at APU Capture, Jan. 2016-June
2017. Public relations and social media consultant
at Political Strategies and Insights, LLC, Oct. 2015-June
2017. Studied journalism, communication at Azusa
Director of Finance Cole Blocker
(announced Feb. 19, 2019) Deputy Director
of the White House Visitor’s Office from April
2017. Project consultant at Grigsby Applegate,
LLC, June 2015-March 2017. During the 2016 campaign,
Blocker supported Robert Wood “Woody” Johnson IV,
finance vice chairman for Trump Victory 2016, planning and
executing finance events. Bachelor's degree in
management science from Southern Methodist University, 2015.
Deputy Finance Director Lauren Bosler
(Feb. 2020) Executive director of the
Republican Lieutenant Governors Association, Feb. 2019-Feb.
2020. Regional field finance director (July 2017-Feb.
2019) and director of paid voter contact (Aug. -Dec. 2018) at
the RNC. Finance director for RAND PAC and Rand Paul for
Senate, Jan.-July 2017. Deputy finance director for the
Michigan Republican Party, July 2016-Jan. 2017. National
and statewide finance director on Col. Rob Maness for U.S.
Senate (LA), Jan.-July 2016. National donor relations
manager (July 2015-Jan. 2016) and staff (Apr.-June 2015) on
Rand Paul for President. B.B.A. in marketing,
international business from Gatton College of Business and
Economics at the University of Kentucky.
Title? Stephanie Hubbert
A regional finance director at the NRSC, Mar.
2017-Dec. 2018. Finance director on Friends of
Kelly Ayotte (NH), July 2015-Nov. 2016. Associate at The
Catalyst Group, LLC, Feb.-July 2015. Finance director on
Havenstein for Governor (NH), June-Nov. 2014. Finance
director on Karen Handel for U.S. Senate, Aug. 2013-May
2014. B.A. in history from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo,
Northeast and Florida Regional Mallory Gerndt
(Sept. 2019) Deputy regional finance
director at the RNC, Aug. 2017-Sept. 2019. B.S. in
business administration, political science from Newberry
Director of Finance Operations Maggie Mulvaney
(Mar. 2020...started on the campaign as manager
of external affairs in Aug. 2019) Vice president of
fundraising and political affairs at Bogart Associates, Inc.,
Feb. 2015-July 2019. Seniot advisor to the Office of
Government Relations at the Corporation for National and
Community Service, Dec. 2017-May 2018. Finance director
on Duffy for Wisconsin, July 2013-Jan. 2015.
Campaign Merchandise Supervisor Cathy DeCrescenzo
(Apr. 2019) HQ voter outreach manager at
Trump Tower, Aug. 2016-Apr. 2019. Executive secretary at
Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Sept. 1989-June 2001.
Studied at Kingsborough Community College.
Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.-Republican National Committee joint fundraising committee
Chair Kimberly Guilfoyle
(Jan. 2020; announced as a senior advisor to
the campaign on Apr. 29, 2019) Most recently vice
chairwoman of America First Action, the super PAC supporting
Trump. Anchor/analyst for FOX News Channel from Jan.
2006 to July 20, 2018. Host of Both Sides on Court TV, 2004-06. An
Assistant District Attorney in San Francisco, 2000-04. A
Deputy District Attorney in Los Angeles to 2000.
Prosecuting attorney in San Francisco to 1996. J.D. from
UC San Francisco, 1994; B.A. from UC Davis. Author of Making
the Case: How to Be Your Own Best Advocate
(2015). Also, former wife of then San
Francisco Mayor and now Gov. Gavin Newsom; and, as the New York Post put it,
"Don Jr.'s girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle lands top spot in
Trump campaign." twitter
Chief of Staff Sergio Gor
(June 10, 2020 tweet) Deputy chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY); started working for Paul as communications advisor in May 2013; also served as communications director on Paul's presidential campaign, 2015-16. Communications director to U.S. Rep. Randy Forbes (VA), Spring 2012 to May 2013. Worked in production at Fox Business Network in New York City. Press secretary for U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (MN) from early 2010. Worked for the Washington News Observer. Communications analyst at the RNC, 2008. Double major in poitical science and international affairs from The George Washington University, 2008. Grew up in Los Angeles. twitter
founder of Bluebonnet Fundraising LLC.
Director of fundraising operatins for the Cleveland 2016
Host Committee. Finance for Security Is Strength PAC,
the pro-Lindsey Graham super PAC. Finance director on
Graham's 2014 re-election campaign, Feb. 2013-Nov.
2014. National finance consultant at Holloway
Consulting, Oct. 2011-Jan. 2013. Southeast finance
director on Jon Huntsman for President, June-Oct.
2011. Associate director of major donors at GOPAC,
Inc. May 2010-June 2011. Deputy director of accounts
receivable on McCain-Palin 2008, May-Nov. 2008. B.A.
in economics, political science from Auburn University,
2010; president of Auburn University College Republicans,
March-Dec. 2009. twitter
Experience includes regional finance director
at the NRCC and finance director on Joni Ernst's 2014 U.S.
Senate campaign.. Undergraduate degree from University
of Southern California, 2009.
Director of External Affairs for Finance Ashley Mocarski
(Mar. 2020) Director of external
relations (Apr. 2019-Mar. 2020), senior director of Cabinet
affairs (Apr. 2018-Apr. 2019), director of special events for
communications (Oct. 2017-Mar. 2018), executive assistant to
the director of communications (Aug. 2017-Mar. 2018) and press
wrangler and assistant (Jan.-Aug. 2017) at The White
House. Worked on staff appointments for the presidential
transition team, Nov. 2016-Jan. 2017. Communications
manager (July-Nov. 2016) and communications coordinator (Nov.
2015-July 2016) on Donald J. Trump for President, Inc..
Research assistant for the Greater New York Hospital
Associate, Aug. 2015-Mar. 2016. Bachelor's degree in
health services administration from St. Johns University 2015.
of operations on Trump's 2016 campaign from July 2016.
Arizona deputy treasurer of administration (from Feb. 2016)
and director of communications and government affairs to
Treasurer DeWit. Operations director on Jeff DeWit for
Treasurer (AZ), 2014. Degree in business
administration from Northern Arizona University, 2012.
Served three years in the U.S. Army. Associate's
degree in business administration from Glendale Community
(announced Feb. 19, 2019) Senior advisor
and press secretary at NASA, April 2018-Jan. 2019.
Senior lead press representative (March-April 2018) and lead
press representative (Jan. 2017-Mar. 2018) in the Executive
Office of the President. Press lead (Dec. 2015-Nov.
2016) and campaign coordinator (June-Dec. 2015 on Trump's
2016 campaign. Bachelor's degree in political strategy
and psychology, law, marketing and branding from New York
University, 2015. twitter
Accounting Madison Faupel
(Aug. 2019) Development officer at Club for Growth, June 2018-Aug. 2019. B.S. in business from University of Minnesota Twin Cities, 2018. Chair of the Minnesota College Republicans, Apr. 2017-May 2018; University of Minnesota chapter president of Turning Point USA, Jan. 2016-May 2018.
Contract and Travel Coordinator William Marshall
(Mar. 2020) Presidential advance associate at The White House from Sept. 2018; advance associate for the U.S. EPA, Oct. 2018-Mar. 2020. Bachelor's degree in political science from UNC Chapel Hill, 2018.
Contract and Travel Coordinator Dawson Buchanan
(Jan. 2020) B.S. in government from
Liberty University, 2020. Regional field director in
Lynchburg for Trump Victory, Oct. 2019-Jan. 2020.
Operations Coordinator Virginia Chase Forrester
(Mar. 2020) Coordinator of the Leadership
and the American Presidency, Capital Semester programs for The
Fund for American Studies, May 2018-Mar. 2020. B.A. in
political science and government from Clemson University,
Campaign Counsel Matt Morgan
(announced July 20, 2020 started on the campaign in Mar. 2020 as EDO director of litigation and legislation) Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff to the Vice President (June 2019-Mar. 2020), Counsel to the Vice President (Jan. 2018-Mar. 2020) and Deputy Counsel to the Vice President (Jan.-Dec. 2017) at the White House. Partner (Jan. 2016-Jan. 2017) and associate attorney (Sept. 2008-Dec. 2015) at Barnes & Thornburg, LLP in Indianapolis. J.D. and M.B.A. from Indiana University, 2008; B.A. in political science, psychology from Purdue University, 2004.
In House Counsel Nathan Groth
(announced April 29, 2019) Associate at
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP from Mar. 2019.
Associate counsel (Apr. 2017-Mar. 2019) and law clerk (May
2016-Apr. 2017) at the RNC. Associate counsel for the
58th Presidential Inaugural Committee, Nov. 2016-Jan.
2017. Law clerk for Gov. Scott Walker's Office of Legal
Counsel, Jan.-May 2016. Law clerk for Scott Walker, Inc.
presidential campaign, May-Sept. 2015. Site
specialist-Pfizer for Thermo Fisher Scientific, Jan. 2012-June
2013. J.D. from Marquette University Law School, 2016;
B.A. in government from Lawrence University, 2011.
Senior Legal Advisor Jenna Ellis
(Nov. 2019...senior legal advisor to both the
campaign and to President Trump) Attorney at law in
private practice since 2013. Director of the Dobson
Policy Center, 2018-19. Assistant professor of legal
studies at Colorado Christian University, 2015-18.
Deputy district attorney in Colorado, 2012-13. Contract
attorney at the U.S. Department of State, 2011-12. J.D.
from University of Richmond School of Law; B.A. in journalism
from Colorado State University. twitter
Special Counsel Alex W. Cannon
Experience includes assistant general counsel
for The Trump Organization and senior associate attorney at
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. J.D. from Seton Hall
University School of Law.
Outside Counsel Jones Day
see: Ryan Lovelace. "Trump Campaign
Shoots Down Rumors of Rift With Jones Day," The
National Law Journal, Apr. 22, 2019.
(late June 2020; COO from Feb. 27, 2018-June 2020; announced as executive director on Jan. 12, 2017) Deputy campaign manager on Trump's 2016 campaign from March 2016 after starting in July 2015 as political director. President of C&MT Transcontinental from April 2008; clients have included McCain-Palin 2008 and SarahPAC (hired as chief of staff to SarahPAC in Feb. 2011). Southwest regional political director at AIPAC, Jan. 2014-July 2015. Senior vice president for external affairs at IDT Corporation, July 2001-April 2008. Chief of staff to the chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, May 1998-July 2001. Senior advisor to Sen. Bob Dole, Jan. 1986-Jan. 2001. B.A. in political science from University of Kansas, 1985. twitter
Director of Election Day Operation (EDO)/Election Security Mike Roman
(Jan. 2020) Treasurer for International Democratic Union (The Global Alliance of the Centre Right) from Oct. 2018. Consultant from June 2018. Special assistant to the President and Director of Special Projects and Research in EOP at the White House, Jan. 2017-June 2018. Directed election security for the Trump campaign in Fall 2016. Vice president of research for the Koch brothers' Freedom Partners to April 2016. Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Bobby Schilling (IL), 2011-12. A regional political director on Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign. Director of Election Day operations at the RNC during the 2006 election cycle. Pennsylvania Election Day operations director during 2004. Prior to 2004, Roman worked for the Pennsylvania House Republican Campaign Committee. An elected Ward Leader in Philadelphia from 2002-06. twitter
Advance Jared S. Small
Advance Justin Caporale
Director of external affairs for Gov. Ron
Desantis (FL) from Apr. 2019. Director of operations the
East Wing, working for Melania Trump and earlier worked in the
advance office. Worked advance on Trump's 2016 campaign.
Executive assistant at Parscale Strategy from
May 2018. E-commerce manager at Interstate Hotels &
Resorts from Feb. 2018. Event coordinator at the
Benjamin Bar & Lounge at Trump Washington DC (Old Post
Office), Jan. 2017-Feb. 2018. Spa Concierge at Mandarin
Oriental Hotel Group, Mar. 2015-Oct. 2016. M.A. in real
estate from Georgetown University School of Continuing
Studies, 2016; B.A. in management from American University,
Tony Fabrizio, Fabrizio, Lee &
Chief pollster on Trump's 2016 campaign. Partner for many years at Fabrizio, McLaughlin & Associates. Key advisor on myriad campaigns, to the national Republican committees, and has also advised numerous corporations on consumer research, marketing, crisis management, image management, market positioning and public affairs. Senior advisor to Gov. Rick Perry's 2012 presidential campaign (2011). Strategist and pollster on Rick Scott's 2010 campaign for governor of Florida. Pollster and strategist on Gov. Tim Pawlenty's 2006 re-election campaign. Chief pollster and strategist to Bob Dole's presidential campaign in 1996. National pollster and strategist on Pat Buchanan's campaign, but left the campaign in Jan. 1992. Advisor to U.S. Sen. Alfonse D'Amato. Media buyer on Dole's 1988 presidential campaign. Pollster at Arthur J. Finkelstein and Associates. From New York. twitter
John McLaughlin, McLaughlin & Associates
Pollster on Trump's 2016 campaign, from June
2016. Srategic consultant and pollster for over 30
years, former partner at McLaughlin & Associates. His political clients have
included former presidential candidates Steve Forbes and Fred
Thompson, former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, former
Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and former Georgia Gov. Nathan
Deal. M.B.A. from Fordham University; B.A. from Fordham
Senior Advisor, Digital and Data Brad Parscale ...following a Sept. 27 incident at his home in Fort Lauderdale involving a reported suicide attempt, Parscale was hospitalized; he announced his resignation as senior advisor on Sept. 30, 2020
(campaign manager for over two
years...announced Feb. 27, 2018 to July 15, 2020)
Digital director on Trump's 2016 campaign, announced June 21,
2016 after serving as a digital marketing strategist for the
Trump Organization. President of Giles-Parscale, based
in San Antonio, TX from Sept. 2011; owner of Parscale Media
from Sept. 2005. B.S. in business finance, international
business, economics from Trinity University, 1999. twitter
Deputy Press Secretary Sarah
Matthews ...White House deputy press secretary from June
(June 2019-June 2020) Press secretary
for the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, May
2018-June 2019. Communications aide/digital manager for
the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security, Apr. 2017-May
2018. Bachelor's degree in public relations from Kent
State University. twitter
National Press Secretary Kayleigh
McEnany ...appointed White House press
secretary on April 7, 2020
(announced Feb. 19, 2019-Apr. 2020) Moves over from position as spokesperson for the RNC, Aug. 2017-Feb. 2019. Political commentator on CNN to beginning of Aug. 2017. Co-host on CNN’s “The Point. Producer on The Mike Huckabee Show for three years. J.D. from Harvard University, 2016 after starting at University of Miami Law School; studied a year at Oxford University; B.S.F.S. in international politics from Georgetown University, 2010. Tampa native. Author of The New American Revolution: The Making of a Populist Movement (Threshold Editions, Jan. 2018). twitter
on June 17, 2019 AP reported the campaign had fired three pollsters, while keeping Tony Fabrizio and John McLaughlin:
Brett Lloyd - President and CEO of the polling company, inc. (the firm formerly run by Kellyanne Conway).
Adam Geller - Founder and CEO of National Research Inc.
Michael Baselice - President of Baselice & Associates, Inc.
Federal Election Commission: Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.
Center for Responsive Politics (Open Secrets): Expenditures Breakdown, Donald Trump, 2020 cycle.
Tom LoBianco and Dave Levinthal. "EXCLUSIVE: A deputy to
Eric Trump helped build a campaign shell company to protect
the president from grift. But the secretive operation morphed
into a mystery—even for top Trump campaign staffers." Business
Insider, Dec. 23, 2020.
Tom LoBianco and Dave Levinthal. "EXCLUSIVE: Jared Kushner helped create a Trump campaign shell company that secretly paid the president's family members and spent $617 million in reelection cash, a source tells Insider." Business Insider, Dec. 18, 2020.
Brian Slodysko and Zeke Miller. "How Trump plowed through $1 billion, losing cash advantage." AP, Oct. 20, 2020.
Jonathan Swan. "Scoop: Trump's advisers brace for loss, point fingers." and "Kushner and McDaniel bring back Katie Walsh Shields to offer strategic advice." Axios, Oct, 16, 2020.
Tom LoBianco. "Trump's campaign nearly
went broke for the 2020 homestretch amid Brad Parscale's $200
million budgeting misfire, Republicans tell Insider." Business
Insider, Oct. 13, 2020.
Anita Kumar. "Trump readies thousands of attorneys for election fight." Politico, Sept. 27, 2020.
Olivia Nuzzi. "The Most Tremendous
Reelection Campaign in American History Ever." New
York, Aug. 16, 2020.
Soo Rin Kim and Will Steakin. "Trump
campaign accused of using 'pass through' vendors to obscure
$170 million in payments." ABC
News, July 28, 2020.
Press Release: "Trump Campaign Hides $170
Million in Spending from Donors and Voters, Says CLC
Legal Center, July 28, 2020.
Alex Isenstadt. "Kimberley Guilfoyle
under fire for Trump fundraising disarray." Politico,
July 23, 2020.
Maggie Haberman. "Trump Replaces Brad
Parscale as Campaign Manager, Elevating Bill Stepien." The
New York Times, July 15, 2020.
Zeke Miller. "Trump's re-election operation hires 1,500 field staffers." AP, July 13, 2020.
Gabriel Sherman. "'We Have To Be Prepared
for Trump Losing': As Chaos Engulfs Trump Campaign, Ingraham,
Other Loyalists Look for the Next Thing." Vanity
Fair, July 8, 2020.
Jonathan Swan. "Scoop: Kushner changes
top Trump campaign staff." Axios,
July 1, 2020.
Ashley Parker, Robert Costa and Josh
Dawsey. "Some Trump allies push for campaign shake-up to
revive president's imperiled re-election bid." Washington
Post, June 28, 2020.
Alex Isenstadt. "Trump admits it: He's
losing." Politico, June 27,
Gabriel Sherman. "“Trump’s Feeling Is,
‘Why Are We Losing Everywhere?’”: With Advisers Feuding and
Numbers Plummeting, Trump Eyes Campaign Shake-up." Vanity Fair, May
Brian Schwartz. "Trump-RNC fundraising
committee plans to expand operation with finance chairs in all
50 states." CNBC,
Apr. 15, 2020.
Ashley Parker and Josh Dawsey. "Adviser,
son-in-law and hidden campaign hand; How Kushner is trying to
help Trump win in 2020." The Washington Post,
July 27, 2019.
S.V. Date. "Trump's 'WinRed' Donation
Platform Could Funnel Millions To Ex-White House
July 11, 2019.
Zeke Miller and Jill Colvin. "Trump
campaign fires pollsters after mixed messaging." AP,
June 17, 2019.
Michael C. Bender. "Republicans Hire Nine
Regional Directors for Trump 2020 Election. Wall Street Journal,
May 8, 2019.
Alex Burns and Jonathan Martin. "Trump's
Takeover of the Republican Party Is Almost Complete." The
New York Times, Apr. 3, 2019.
Annie Karni and Maggie Haberman. "Trump's
2020 Campaign: A Tradition Operation With a Wild-Card
Candidate." The New York Times,
Mar. 29, 2019.
Jeremy Diamond, Dana Bash and Fredreka
Schouten. "Money, power and data: Inside Trump's
re-election campaign." CNN,
Mar. 19, 2019.
Alex Isenstadt. "Trump rolls out massive
corporate style campaign structure for 2020." Politico,
Feb. 20, 2019.
According to Isenstadt the campaign had 10 divisions and more than 30 full-time staffers.
The White House
Senior Advisor Jared Kushner
"De facto head of the campaign" Senior advisor at the White House, announced Jan. 9, 2017. CEO of Kushner Properties from 2008. Owner of New York Observer weekly newspaper, purchased in 2006. J.D. and M.B.A. from New York University, 2007. B.A. in sociology from Harvard College, 2003. Trump's son-in-law, married Ivanka Trump in 2009. Son of real estate developer Charles Kushner.
Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Political Affairs Brian Jack
(Feb. 2019) Speical assistant to the
President and Deputy Director of Political Affairs at the
White House, Jan. 2017-Feb. 2019. Battleground state
director (July-Nov. 2016) and national delegate director
(Mar.-July 2016) on Donald J. Trump for President, Inc..
Director of ballot access and delegate selection on Ben
Carson's campaign from Sept. 2015. Senior political
analyst at AIPAC, Sept. 2011-Sept. 2015. Staff assistant
at the RNC, Jan.-Sept. 2011. B.A. in international
studies, political science from Pepperdine University,
2010. Atlanta native. twitter