J. Trump for President, Inc.
updated June 5, 2020)
Campaign Manager Brad Parscale
(announced Feb. 27, 2018) Digital director on
Trump's 2016 campaign, announced June 21, 2016 after serving as a
digital marketing strategist for
the Trump Organizatino. President
Deputy Campaign Manager Bill Stepien
(reported May 26, 2020...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.
Chief Operating Officer Michael Glassner
(from Feb. 27, 2018; 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
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,
Chief of Staff Stephanie (Milligan) Alexander
(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 2009. twitter
Senior Advisor Lara Trump
(coordinated strategic planning and digital
communications for the campaign committee since early
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 area. twitter
Senior Advisor and Ohio State Chairman Bob
(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
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 Dallas. twitter
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 Kimberly Guilfoyle
(announced Apr. 29, 2019) Most recently vice
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
(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
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, Washington. twitter
Political Director Chris Carr
(announced May 23, 2018) Political director at
the RNC for the 2016 cycle from Feb. 2015. Co-founder
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
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
Coalitions: Women | Latinos | Black Voices | Veterans | Evangelicals | Cops | Democrats | Pro-Life Voices | Workers | Irish-Americans | Greek Voices | Sheriffs | Catholics | Military Families (14 as of May 8, 2020)
Executive Director of Women for Trump Ashley Hayek
Founder (2006) and president of Golden State
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
(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, 2017. twitter
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
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
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.
Coalitions Coordinator Kavya Ramagiri
(Dec. 2019) Intern at Heritage Action for
2019. B.A. in international studies from Baylor University, 2019.
DELEGATE AND PARTY ORGANIIZATION
(announced Jan. 18, 2019)
Director of Delegates and Party
Organization Nick Trainer
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, PA. twitter
Regional Director of Delegates and Party
Organization Josh Findlay
Most recently served as the RNC State Director in
Georgia, and previously served as the Chief Legal Counsel and District
Director for his hometown representative, Congressman Jody Hice. In
2013 Josh co-founded War Room Strategies, a full-service political
consulting firm with clients at all levels of government throughout the
eastern United States. Josh is a graduate of the University of
School of Law, as well as Brigham Young University.
Regional Director of Delegates and Party
Organization David Huguenel
Most recently, David
served as a Vice President at Jamestown Associates, an award-winning
media and political consulting firm, where he worked on successful
campaigns across the country. He is a Fellow at the Loyola Institute of
Politics and has contributed to published political research at the
University of New Orleans. David is a Louisiana native.
Regional Director of Delegates and Party
Organization Ashley Walukevich
Spent the 2018 election cycle as the New Hampshire
State Director for the Republican National Committee. Before joining
the RNC, Ashley worked for the New Hampshire Republican State
Committee, and spent several years working for Senator Susan Collins in
her DC and Maine Offices, and assisted with securing her reelection in
2014. She spent the 2012 cycle
working for the Florida Republican Party as a Field Director for
Governor Romney's Presidential Campaign. Ashley is originally from
Rockingham County, New Hampshire and is a graduate of Saint Joseph’s
College of Maine.
Executive Assistant Macauley Thornton
(Jan. 2019) B.B.A. from Liberty University,
2019; online outreach
director for College Republicans at Liberty University.
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
Senior Political Advisor Justin "JC" Clark
Transitioned over from position as director of the
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.
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
Principal Deputy Communications Director Erin Perrine
(principal from Nov. 2019; announced Mar. 6, 2019 deputy communications director-press) 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
Regional Communications Director Samantha Cotten
Regional communications director at the RNC from July
secretary at America Rising PAC, Apr. 2018-July 2019.
Communications director to U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, Feb. 2017-Apr.
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 Zager [Bullock]
Experience includes staff assistant at the White
of Marquette University. Milwaukee native. twitter
Regional Communications Margaret Tucker (MT) Fogarty
(Jan. 2020) Legislative clerk/press assistant
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
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
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,
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.
• RAPID RESPONSE
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. Clark +
(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 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 2016) and 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
National Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany
(Feb. 2019-Apr. 2020)
Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Matthews
(June 2019) Press secretary for the U.S. House
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
Deputy Press Secretary Ken Farnaso
Previously press secretary to U.S. Sen. Tim
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.
National Broadcast Communications Kerrianne Itgen
(2019) Media communications at ProActive Media
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 (June-Aug. 2009).
Production Coordinator/Hair and Makeup Artist Jessie D'Angelo
(July 2019) Owner/principal at Jessie D'Angelo
Makeup LLC from
Digital Director Gary Coby
(Jan. 2019...director of digital advertising and
2016-Jan. 2019) CEO at Opn Sesame from May 2017. President
at Realtime Media from Apr. 2017. Director of advertising at the
RNC, July 2015-Mar. 2017. Senior sales executive at Intermarkets,
Inc., May 2014-July 2015. Director of account strategy at Prosper
Group Corp, Mar. 2012-May 2014. Washington DC manager at Donor
Circle, fundraising solution startup, July 2011-Jan. 2012.
Project director at Engage, LLC, Feb. 2009-Dec. 2010. New media
operations manager at Townhall Media, Apr. 2008-Jan. 2009.
Director of email strategy at Romney for President, Apr. 2007-Feb.
2008. Campaign manager on Anne McCarthy for State Comptroller
(MD), Sept.-Nov. 2006. Campaign manager on Kerry King for Lt.
Governor (RI), July-Sept. 2006. Director of operations on Michael
Steele for U.S. Senate, July 2005-June 2006. twitter
Director of Social Media Strategy Darren Centinello
Social Media Strategist Michael Hahn
(Jan. 2017) Bachelor's degree in political
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
(announced Feb. 19, 2019...surrogate and building the
surrogate team) President of Lotter Communications, LLC from Oct.
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
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 Alabama. twitter
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
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 Talor Allen
(Apr. 2020) Bachelor's degree in political
University of Alabama, 2020; interned at the White House in summer 2019.
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 Express. twitter
Senior Strategist for Vice Presidential Operations Marty Obst
(announced Apr. 29, 2019) Senior political
advisor to Vice
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
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 Pacific University.
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
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
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 College, 2017.
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.
Deputy chief of
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 College, 2006.
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
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, 2018.
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
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, 2013.
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
Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Bobby Schilling (IL),
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
EDO Director of Litigation and Legislation Matthew Morgan
(Mar. 2020) 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.
Tony Fabrizio, Fabrizio,
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
In House Counsel
(announced April 29, 2019) Associate at Michael
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
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
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
Journal, Apr. 22, 2019.
National Press Secretary Kayleigh
White House press secretary on April 7, 2020
(announced Feb. 19, 2019) 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.
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 11, 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,
Zeke Miller and Jill Colvin. "Trump campaign
after mixed messaging." AP,
Michael C. Bender. "Republicans Hire Nine
Regional Directors for
Trump 2020 Election. Wall Street Journal, May 8,
Alex Burns and Jonathan Martin. "Trump's
Takeover of the
Republican Party Is Almost Complete." The
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,
Jeremy Diamond, Dana Bash and Fredreka Schouten.
and data: Inside Trump's re-election campaign." CNN,
Alex Isenstadt. "Trump rolls out massive
corporate style campaign
structure for 2020." Politico,
According to Isenstadt the campaign had 10 divisions and more than 30 full-time staffers.
The White House
Senior Advisor Jared Kushner
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