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Weld 2020 Presidential Campaign Committee, Inc.

(page updated Sept. 12, 2019)

Weld 2020 Presidential Campaign Committee, Inc. announced April 15, 2019; Weld 2020 Presidential Exploratory Committee, Inc. announced Feb. 15, 2019.  |  @govbillweld

Candidate Bill Weld  timeline
wife Leslie Marshall (writer)

Chairman  R.J. Lyman

(Feb. 2019)  Director at Ermont, Inc. (from July 2018); senior advisor at ML Strategies, LLC (from Jan. 2015); of counsel at Mintz Levin (from Oct. 2014); and founder and treasurer (from July 2016) of Solifico (Socially Liberal, Fiscally Conservative).  Chairman of New England Hydropower Company LLC, Jan. 2011-Apr. 2015.  President and COO (Jan. 2013-Oct. 2014) and senior vice president, general counsel and secretary (Oct. 2011-Jan. 2013) at General Compression.  Partner at Goodwin Procter LLP, July 1998-Sept. 2011.  Senior advisor to Gov. Bill Weld, Assistant Environment Secretary, and MEPA director, 1995-98.  J.D. from Vermont Law School, 1993; B.A. in history from Harvard College, 1986.

General Consultant  Stuart Stevens

(reported by AP on Mar. 15, 2019)  Founding partner with Russ Schriefer of Strategic Partners & Media.  25 years as "lead strategist and media consultant for some of the nation’s toughest political campaigns;"work on five presidential campaigns including senior advisor/chief strategist on Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign.  Attended Colorado College, Pembroke College, Oxford, Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English, UCLA Graduate Film School, and the American Film Institute.  Author of six books.  twitter

Communications Director  Joe Hunter

Communications director on Gary Johnson's 2016 and 2012 presidential campaigns.  Principal at JH Strategies in Salt Lake City from 2009.  Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Chris Cannon (UT), 2002-08.  B.A. in political science from Westminster College (MO). twitter

Speechwriter  Josh Guckert

(July 2019)  Associate attorney at Welch, Gold, Siegel & Fiffik, PC in Pittsburgh area, from Aug. 2018.  Political director on Dale Kearns for U.S. Senate.  Campaign manager on Drew Gray Miller for Congress, Jan.-Mar. 2018.  J.D. from University of Pittsburgh School of Saw, 2016; bachelor's degree in history from University of Pittsburgh, 2013.  twitter

Finance Director  Ieva Smidt

Self-employed fundraising consultant from Feb. 2019.  Operations director on the Baker Polito Committee, July 2018-Jan. 2019.  Campaign manager/fundraising director on Keiko Orrall for State Treasurer, Jan.-June 2018.  Consultant with Florida Finance Strategies, Aug. 2014-Jan. 2018.  Government relations for the Aleksander Group, Mar.-June 2017.  Executive assistant to the chief of staff in the Office of the Florida House Speaker, Nov 2012-July 2014.  House liaison, House campaigns for the Republican Party of Florida, Aug. 2010-Nov. 2012.  M.S. in applied American politics and policy from (2014) and B.S. in political science and government (2010) from Florida State University.  twitter

Director of Administration  Natalie Cookson

(Apr. 2019)  Business development associate at Distilled IdentityTM, June 2018-Apr. 2019.  Manager, supplier operations at Wayfair, Nov. 2017-June 2018.  Program manager at the U.S. Department of Defense, June 2015-Nov. 2017.  Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton, Sept. 2012-June 2015.  B.S.B.A. in finance and insurance, management from Northeastern University, 2012.


Chairman  Peter Spaulding

(announced Sept. 10, 2019)  Merrimack County Commissioner. Chaired Sen. McCain's 2008 and 2000 New Hampshire primary campaign.  Director of business relations for the NH Department of Employment Security, Jan. 2007-June 2010.  Executive Councilor (District Two) from 1983-2006.  Vice president for community relations with Providian National Bank in Concord, May 1994-Mar. 2006.  A Merrimack County Commissioner from 1970-92 (one of three).  B.A. in political science from the University of New Hampshire in 1966.  New Hampshire native; grew up in Bradford, resident of Hopkinton.


Claira Monier
Betty Tamposi

Steering Committee

(press release)

Senior Advisor  Alex Talcott

Field Representative/Media Strategist  Jack Yates

(June 2019)  Bachelor's degree in film/cinema/video studies from University of Vermont, 2019.

Field Representative Tim Stap

(Apr. 2019)  Graduate student in political science and government at Boston College.  B.A. in political science and government from Saint Anselm College, 2019.

Field Representative Ryan Dumont


Campaign Manager  Jennifer Horn

(April 15-June 14, 2019)  Strategic communications consultant.  Columnist for the Union Leader from May 2017.  Two terms as chair of the New Hampshire Republican Party, elected Jan. 23, 2013, served to Jan. 2017.  Executive recruiter for Petrocelli Workforce Solutions, 2014.  Director of development and community affairs for the Salvation Army in Nashua, 2013-14.  Founder/president of "We The People: A First-in-the-Nation Freedom Forum" – a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving the founding principles of the nation, 2010-11.  Candidate for the Republican nomination for Congress in CD-2 in 2010, and the Republican nominee in CD-2 in 2008.  Award-winning radio talk show host ("On the Air with Jennifer Horn" on WSMN from 2006-10), newspaper columnist and small business owner.  Columnist for the Nashua Telegraph. 2002-08.  Long-time resident of Nashua, NH.  Studied communications at the College of Saint Rose in New York.  twitter