J. Trump for President
updated August 19, 2019)
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 of Giles-Parscale, based in San Antonio, TX from Sept. 2011; owner of Perscale Media from Sept. 2005. B.S. in business finance, international business, economics from Trinity University, 1999. twitter
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 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
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. twtiter
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 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
Political Director Chris Carr
(announced May 23, 2018) Political director at
the RNC for the 2016 cycle from Feb. 2015. Co-founder
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.
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
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
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
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 Bill Stepien
over from position as White House political director, which he held
from Jan. 2017. National field director on Trump's 2016 campaign
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
chair of the NJGOP, but cut ties with him due to the "Bridgegate"
scandal. Campaign manager on Gov. Christie's 2013 re-election
from April-Nov. 2013. Deputy chief of staff to Gov. Chris
Campaign manager on Chris Christie's campaign for governor in
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
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
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.
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.
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
Research Analyst Dean Cleary
(June 2019) 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.
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 CRAF, 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 Erin Perrine
(announced Mar. 6, 2019) Comes 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 Kayleigh McEnany
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
Executive Assistant Sonny Joy Nelson
(Apr. 2019) Marketing specialist at Hand of Hope
Resource Center from May 2016. Reporter/writer for Big League
Politics 2018-Feb. 2019. B.S. in health communication from
Campbell University, 2018. twitter
Director of Strategic Communications Marc
(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
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 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.
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.
Campaign Merchandise Supervisor Cathy DeCrescenzo
Director of Administrative Operations
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
Pollster on Trump's 2016 campaign, from June
2016. Srategic consultant
and pollster for over 30 years, former partner at McLaughlin &
University; B.A. from Fordham
In House Counsel
(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.
Outside Counsel Jones Day
see: Ryan Lovelace. "Trump Campaign Shoots Down Rumors of Rift With Jones Day," The National Law Journal, Apr. 22, 2019.
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.
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.
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
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
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