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Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.

(page updated Dec. 18, 2020)

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 edition.
press releases  |  June 28, 2020 memo  |  July 16, 2020 state of the race  |  by the numbers

Campaign Manager  Bill Stepien

(promotion announced 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) 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 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 area.  twitter

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 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  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 Union.  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

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  Nick Trainer

(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, PA.  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

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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, 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 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

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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, 2019.  twitter

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 Vermont, 2016.

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. 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 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 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

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 Gidley

(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

Press Assistant  Sam Dubke  twitter
Press Assistant  Posie Paoletta  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 Kentucky.  twitter

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 (June-Aug. 2009).

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

(Jan. 2019...director of digital advertising and fundraising, May 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 science/journalism from Rutgers University, 2019.  Press assistant on the PIC, Dec. 2016-Jan. 2017.  Student staffer on the Trump campaign, Aug.-Nov. 2016. 


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 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

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 Express.  twitter

(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.  From Georgia.

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 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 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, 2013.

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.

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

Caroline Wren

President and 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

Falicia Mandel

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.


Sean Dollman

Deputy chief 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 College, 2006.

Megan Powers

(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, 2018.


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.

Feb.-Mar. 2020 libel suits

Michael Glassner

(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.

Constandina Economides

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, 2013. 


Tony Fabrizio, Fabrizio, Lee & Associates 
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 College.  twitter




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 2020

(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.

See also:
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 Compliant."  Campaign 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, 2020.

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.

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 Staffer."  HuffPost, 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

Republican National Committee

2020 Republican National Convention