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State Director Molly Donlin
State director for Romney's Florida primary
campaign, then went on to direct the campaigns in Ohio, Illinois, and
2010 Donlin directed Republicans' Michigan Victory
effort. In the fall
2008 campaign she directed Republicans' Victory 2008 effort in
Arizona; earlier in the cycle she served as field director for Central
Florida on the Rudy Giuliani
Presidential Committee. Donlin was a
presidential appointee in the Department of Justice Office of Public
Affairs, where she served as assistant to the director. Deputy
director of volunteer development for the RNC from Aug. 2005 to Dec.
2006, and 72-Hour field director for Hamilton County for the Ohio
Republican Party. B.S. degree in international affairs from
Xavier University in Cincinnati,
Senior Advisor Brett Doster
Founder and president of Front Line Strategies; also
Doster Broker Group, a commercial real estate firm from 2008.
Opened up and headed the Florida office of Revolution Agency, a media
and communications firm, 2007. Campaign manager for the Tom
Gallagher for Governor campaign from 2005-06. Executive director
of the Bush-Cheney 2004 re-election campaign in Florida.
Associate at Uhlfelder & Associates,
P.A. in Tallahassee, starting Feb. 2003. Deputy Director
of the Governor’s Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development,
particularly on developing new high technology business in the state,
Florida political director for the Bush-Cheney 2000 campaign, and in
the fall statewide
political director for Florida Victory 2000. Special assistant to
Jeb Bush in his first gubernatorial campaign in 1993 and worked on his
1997 and 2001 campaigns. Graduated from The Citadel. Fifth
generation native of Florida. twitter
Senior Advisor Alberto Martinez
Senior advisor to Marco
campaign for U.S. Senate and earlier communications director in the
Florida House Majority
Office under Rubio. Spokesman on Tom Gallagher's 2006
campaign for governor. Deputy speechwriter for Gov. Jeb
Bush. Florida communications director for President George W.
Bush’s reelection campaign in 2004. Miami native. twitter
Communications Director Jeff Bechdel
(July 2012) Deputy
communications director on
Friends of Connie Mack, Jan.-June 2012. Press secretary to Rep.
2011-Jan. 2012. Communications assistant to Sen. Marco Rubio,
2011. Deputy director of rapid response on Texans for Kay Bailey
Hutchison, June 2009-March 2010. Bachelor's degree in journalism,
communications from University of Texas at Austin, 2009.
from Beaver, PA (Pittsburgh area). twitter
Press Secretary Emily Benavides
(Sept. 2012) Deputy press secretary for specialty media for the 2012 Republican National Convention, April-Sept. 2012. Legislative aide/systems administrator in the office of Rep. Robert Aderholt, Aug. 2010-March 2012. Marketing database assistant at the National Geographic Society, 2009-10. Interned in Rep. Randy Forbes office (Jan.-April 2009) and Rep. Robert Latta's office (Aug.-Dec. 2008). Legal assistant at Paley Rothman, 2007-08. M.A. in government from The Johns Hopkins University, 2010; B.A. in government from The College of William and Mary, 2007.
Communications Assistant Pace McMullen
Regional Field Directors
Field director on Romney's
director of the Republican
Miami Dade County, 2010-11. Director at Barry University,
2008-10. Legislative aide at Dutko Worldwide, LLC, Jan.-June
2007. B.A. in political science from Roosevelt University
Florida Ben Mitchell
Tampa Bay Alex Melendez
Tampa Bay regional field
director on Romney's
campaign. Deputy director of legislative affaris at the Florida
Department of Corrections, Jan.-Aug. 2011. Tampa Bay regional
field director on
Rick Scott's gubernatorial
campaign, Aug-Nov. 2010. Tampa
Bay regional director at Southern Campaign Resources; and special
assistant in the office of Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp, 2009-10. In
2008 interned on the McCain campaign.
B.S. in political science/business management from
Florida State University.
(April 2012) Director
of education and training
2012) and state programs manager (July 2010-Oct. 2011) at Americans for
Prosperity. Youth Leadership School advance coordinator at the
Leadership Institute, 2007-10. B.S. in political science and
government from University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2007.
(May 2012) Prior to
starting on the campaign Riley was West Florida regional field
director for the Republican Party of Florida and earlier worked on
House and Senate campaigns for the party. Tampa Bay regional
political director on McCollum for Governor campaign, 2010. B.A.
in history from Gettysburg College.
Space Coast Joe
Experience includes Missouri RNC
field director (Rolla), July-Nov. 2006. B.A. in American history
from Troy University, 2002.
(May 2012) Regional
field director (Jan.
2011-May 2012) and party
development coordinator (2010) for the Republican Party of
Florida. B.S. in political science and communications from
Florida State University, 2010.
Data Director Jennifer Locetta
(May 2012) Statewide data director for the
Republican Party of
Kentucky, June-Nov. 2011. Human resources and office manager at
Innoprise Software in Colorado, 2006-11. B.A. in American studies
from University of Notre Dame, 2006.
Deputy Data Director Kali Dean
Worked in the strategy division at the RNC starting in
Victory field director in the St. Charles, MO office on the 2008
campaign. B.S. in political science from Arizona State
Canvass Director Robert (Bobby) Talbot
(Sept. 2012) Deputy campaign manager on Wil
Cardon for U.S.
Senate (AZ), Jan.-Aug. 2012. Campaign manager on David Ramadan
for Delegate (No. VA), 2011. In the first part of 2011 served as
field operations manager on the Justice Prosser recount in Wisconsin
and earlier as 12th Senate Distrct director for the Republican Party of
Wisconsin. Regional field director on Mike Bouchard for Governor,
March-Aug. 2010. B.S. in political science from Michigan State
Digital Director Damon Roberson
(July 2012) Owner of Roberson Digital Media
Group in Baton Rouge,
LA and served as a digital/social media specialist for the Louisiana
Legislature, from Jan. 2008-mid-2012. Associate at Haynie &
Associates in Baton Rouge, 2006-07. Election and compliance
specialist at the Lousiana Secretary of State's office, 2002-06.
M.P.A. from Louisiana State University and Agricultural and
Mechanical College; B.A. in social sciences from Northwestern State
Events Director Grace Cushing
(June 2012) Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl project
manager at ESPN, Sept.
2011-Jan. 2012. 2012 RNC Committee on Arrangements, Aug.
2010-Jan. 2011 (before the overhaul). Chairman's office at the
RNC, June 2009-Nov. 2010. Political director on Devolites Davis
for State Senate, 2007. Regional political director on Steele for
Maryland, 2006. Graduate of Simmons College, 2008.
Deputy Events Director Kristin Collis
(July 2012) Community outreach director for
Ross, Jan. 2011-June 2012. Director of field operations on Dennis
Ross for Congress campaign, Feb.-Dec. 2010. Campaign coordinator
on John Wood for Florida House of Representatives, April-Nov.
2008. M.S. in political science (2007) and B.S. in criminal
justice (2006) from Florida State University.
...team of nine event coordinators produced over 500
events in Florida’s seven media markets.
Special Projects Director Judy Gowen
Election Day Operations Director Andrew
(June 2012) J.D. from Boston College Law School,
Surface warfare officer in the U.S. Navy, 2005-09. B.A. in
political science from Vanderbilt University, 2005.
Office Manager/Intern Coordinator Holly Rood
(June 2012) Marketing manager at The Bankers
Exchange in Smyrna,
GA, Oct. 2011-May 2012. Bachelor's degree in business
administration, marketing from University of Georgia's Terry College of
Coalitions Director Andrew (Drew) Messer
(May 2012) Worked on Romney's primary campaign
2011 as North Florida regional field director. President of The
Vineyard Co., a Jacksonville-based political consulting firm, Nov.
2010-July 2011. North Florida director on Citizens for Lower
Taxes and a Stronger Economy, July 2010-Jan. 2011. J.D. from
Liberty University School of Law, 2010; and B.S. in government,
politics and public policy from Liberty University, 2007.
Women for Mitt Coordinator Ashley
Catholics for Romney Coalition
Director Julia Moffett
(July 2012) Interned at the Republican Party of
2012. Degree in creative writing from Florida State University,
Veterans for Romney Coalition Director Miller Townsend
State Chairman, Veterans for Romney-Ryan Chris Hart
Educators, Public Safety, Seniors for Romney Coalition Director Betsy Rupp
(July 2012) Interned with the Republican Party
of Florida. B.A. in English/theatre from University of
June 22, 2012) Nancy Acevedo - Alex Acosta
Arrizurieta - Bertica Cabrera Morris - Cesar
Calvet - Carlos Colon, Jr. - Remedios
Diaz-Oliver - Zoraida Fonalledas - Justina
- Luis Hernandez - Alci Maldonado - Jesse
Manzano - Carlos Rey
Director Thomas Dickens
(June 2012) Came to the position from the
Republican Party of Wisconsin, where he started in June 2010; RPW
political director and Victory director (March 2011-June
2012), statewide field director (March 2010-March 2011) and deputy
Victory director and absentee ballot/early vote director (July-Nov.
2010). A regional director on Scott Brown for U.S. Senate, Dec.
2009-Jan. 2010. Field director for Maine Republican Party/Victory
2008 in Fall 2008. Graduate of the University of Maine.
Deputy Director John Vinson
(June 2012) NW regional Victory director for the
of Wisconsin, Dec. 2011-June 2012. Politicaldirector on Tom
Garrett for Senate (VA), Fall 2011. Field director on Pawlenty
for President in Des Moines, Iowa, May-Aug. 2011. Deputy campaign
manager on Zaun for Congress (IA), Fall 2010. Field director on
Allen Alley for Governor, Jan.-May 2010. Campaign manager on
Jennifer Lee for Delegate, 2009. Field director on Wayne Parker
for Congress (AL), Fall 2008. B.S. in political science from
Shenandoah Univeristy, 2008.
Communications Director Jill Bader
(July 2012) Senor public policy and
communications advisor to the
Girl Scouts of the USA, March 2011-July 2012. Communications
director at Friends of Scott Walker, Sept. 2009-Jan. 2011. Press
secretary to Senate Republican Conference chairman Lamar Alexander,
Jan. 2008-Sept. 2009. Deputy press secretary Alexander for
Senate, Fall 2008. Constituent services, online communication on
Bob Corker for Senat, Fall 2006. Constituent relations director
for Sen. Lamar Alexander, 2005-06. B.A. in communications,
political science from Wake Forest University.
Hispanic Outreach Director Humberto Collado
During the George W. Bush Administration, worked for
several years as a
special assistant in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs’
Assistance to a Free Cuba at the U.S. Department of State. Press
assistant in the Office of Public
Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security, where he did press
advance for the President. Executive assistant at the
International Monetary Fund. Also served in the Office of Public
Diplomacy. Florida Victory 2004 field staffer in
Miami-Dade. B.A. in international relations from Florida
International University, 2004. born in Managua, Nicaragua and
riased in Miami and Puerto Rico. ...succeeded Pablo Pantoja
Anne Allen Weldon
Andrew Vargas Vila
(43 as of Aug. 3)
Orange Co. - 2469 State Road 436, Apopka, FL 32703 ...Virginia Beckett
Palm Beach Co. - 1962 NE 5th Ave., Boca Raton, FL 33431 ...Ashley Walukevich
Manatee Co. - 2601 Manatee Ave. West, Ste D, Bradenton, FL, 34205 ...Sarah Sussman
Hillsborough Co. - 1602 Oakfield Drive, Suite 207, Brandon, FL, 33511 ...Chris Martin Joe Byrd
Seminole Co. - 218 State Road 436, Casselberry, FL, 32707 ...Tommy Larsen
Pinellas Co. - 4707 140th Avenue North, Suite 208, Clearwater, FL, 33762 ...Caitlin Warren TJ Wolfto Oldsmar
Charlotte Co. - 1160 South McCall Road, Englewood, FL 34224 ...Evelyn Kuzma
Broward Co. - 2817 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Suite 200-A, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33306 ...Micah Spangler
Lee Co. - 17595 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 203, Fort Myers, FL, 33908 ...Cody Vildostogui
Oskaloosa Co. - 8 Racetrak Road, Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32547 ...Curtis Sprung
Alachua Co. - 1722 NW 80th Blvd., Gainesville, FL, 32306 ...John Robinson
Miami-Dade Co. - 3800 W 12th St, Suite 1, Hialeah, FL 33012 ...Diana De La Rosa
Volusia Co. - 921 N. Nova Rd., Holly Hill, FL, 32117 ...Matt Ritzenthaler Jared Mitchell
Duval Co. - 10210 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32257 ...David Mitchell Glass
Duval Co. - 4963 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL, 32207 ...Gary Hollis
Osceola Co. - 804 W Emmett Street, Kissimmee, FL 34741 ...Max Barnett
Polk Co. - 4277 South Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL, 33813 ...Dena DeCamp
Brevard Co. - 6769 N. Wickham Rd. Suite B101, Melbourne, FL, 32940 ...Taraneh Dugas
Miami-Dade Co. - 8500 SW 8th St., Suite 280, Miami, FL, 33144 ...Robert Iglesias
Miami-Dade Co. - 8950 SW 152nd Street, Miami, FL 33157 ...Zach Mingo
Collier Co. - 2500 Tamiami Trail N, #107, Naples, FL, 34103 ...Cameron Lewis
Santa Rosa Co. - 1841 Alpine Dr., Navarre, FL ...Ehren Oates
Duval Co. - 1517 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach, FL, 32266 ...Chelsea Marrow
Pasco Co. - 4768 US Hwy 19, New Port Richey, FL, 34652 ...Kayla Barthle
Marion Co. - 2611 SW 19th Street, Suite 200, Ocala, FL, 34471 ...Britanny Fornof
Pinellas Co. - 3150 Tampa Road, Suite 16, Oldsmar, FL 34677 ...TJ Wolf
Clay Co. - 155-5 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park, FL, 32072 ...Judith Chapple
Orange Co. - 234 South Semoran Blvd., Orlando, FL, 32807 ...Harold Hedrick Rob Richmond
Sarasota Co. - 1260 S. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL, 34229 ...Elizabeth Buchwalter
Palm Beach Co. - 1555 Palm Beach Lakes, Suite 210, Palm Beach, FL, 33401 ...Christina Caraballo
Bay Co. - 1607 Lisenby Ave, Suite C, Panama City, FL, 32405 ...Kyle Neese
Escambia Co. - 4455 Bayou Bvld Suite C, Pensacola, FL, 32503 ...Benjamin Dessart Luke Strickland
Broward Co. - 150 S Andrews Ave, Suite 370, Pompano Beach, FL, 33069 ...Brandon Rodriguez Diana De La Rosa
St. Lucie Co.
- 6835 S. US
Highway 1, Port St. Lucie, FL, 34952 ...Jonathan Errico
Sarasota Co. - 5436 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34234 ...Liz Kot
Hernando Co. - 2939 Landover Blvd, Spring Hill, FL 34608 ...Chris Steinke
St. Johns Co. - 525 State Road 16, Suite 104, St. Augustine, FL, 32084 ...Justin Henson
Pinellas Co. - 2101 Tyrone Blvd N, St. Petersburg, FL, 33710 ...Ashley Overend
Martin Co. - 1111 SE U.S. Hwy 1, Suite 134, Stuart, FL, 34994 ...John Errico
Leon Co. - 420 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, FL, 32301 ...Aaron Morell
Hillsborough Co.-South - 4465 Gandy Blvd., Tampa, FL, 33611 ...Joe Byrd Chris Martin
Pasco Co. - 27709 State Road 56, Unit #103, Wesley Chapel, FL, 33544 ...Tyler Cash
Orange Co. - 501 N. Orlando Ave., Suite 341, Winter Park, FL, 32789 ...Kathryn Bell
(initial 23 Victory
June 4, 2012)
Hispanic Outreach Director Pablo Pantoja
(announced April 16, 2012) Central Florida regional field director on Romney's Florida primary campaign. Worked for the RPOF as a Victory field director in Central Florida from Sept. 2010, and more recently as coalitions director from Jan. 2011. Florida Division of Emergency Management, 2008-10. Served in the Florida National Guard and is an infantry combat veteran, Kuwait/Iraq, 2003-04. M.S. in political science from Florida State University. B.A. in Spanish from Florida State University. Originally from Puerto Rico.
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Chairman Lenny Curry
(elected Sept. 23, 2011 to complete David Bitner's term, through Jan. 2013; Curry had been serving as vice chairman under Bitner) Curry is also chairman of the Republican Party of Duval County. He is co-founder (2002), CEO and managing director of ICX Group Inc., a professional services firm based in Jacksonville. Previously he was a senior manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, 1995-2002. Graduate of The University of Florida. Native Floridian.
Executive Director Mike Grissom
(announced Oct. 4, 2011) Previously deputy
executive director of the
RPOF from Jan. 2011. A strategist on Rick Scott's gubernatorial
campaign in Fall 2010 after serving as statewide field director on Bill
McCollum for Governor. Michigan Victory director in the second
half of 2008. Victory director for the Kentucky Republican Party,
2007-March 2008. Briefly deputy political director in South
Carolina on John McCain 2008. 72-Hour director in Maryland,
2006. Political director on Katherne Harris for Congress in Fall
2004 after serving as field director on Melissa Brown for Congress in
the first part of 2004. Campaign manager on Scott Maxwell for
Mayor, 2003. Field rep./intern for Congressman Ric Keller.
Graduate of the University of Central Florida, 2002. Grew up in