revised April 11, 2013)
...for additions, corrections and other changes contact
Romney for President | 2775 86th Street |
Urbandale, IA 50332
...note during the caucuses this was Bachmann's headquarters
State Director Jill Neunaber
(started April 30, 2012) One of two deputy state
Romney's NH primary campaign, May 2011-Jan. 2012. Northeast
regional Victory director
at the RNC, Sept.-Nov. 2010. Political director on the Ovide
Lamontagne for U.S. Senate campaign, Jan.-Sept. 2010. Special
projects at the RNC, Sept.-Nov. 2009. Staff assistant to Sen.
Isakson (R-GA), 2008-Sept. 2009. A regional field director on the
Romney for President Iowa caucus campaign, 2007-08. Undergraduate
degree in political science from University of Georgia.
Communications Director Shawn McCoy
Principal at War Room Alerts since Jan. 2009. Communications director on Texans for Tom Leppert in the first part of 2011. Deputy communications director on Linda McMahon for Senate, 2009-10. War room director and rapid response manager at Freedom's Watch, 2007-08. Staff assistant at Luntz, Maslansky Strategic Research three months in 2007. B.A. in political science from University of Notre Dame, 2007; working towards an M.B.A. in econometrics from The University of Chicago. twitter
Field Director Luke Martz
Field staffer on Romney's Iowa caucus campaign
starting Sept. 2011, and later deployed to several other states.
In 2010 Martz served as a field
the California Republican Party, campaign manager on Sorensen for
Supervisor, and Orange County office manager on Meg Whitman for
Governor. Regional field director in Eastern Iowa for the
Republican Party of
Iowa, July-Nov. 2008. Regional field manager on Romney for
President, Jan.-Dec. 2007. Fourth generation Iowan. twitter
West Zack Bluestone
Started on the campaign in Jan. 2012 as St. Louis/Northeast Missouri regional political director. Founder (2009) and executive director of Evolving Education. Part owner and vice president of the Country Club Car Wash, family business, in Greater St. Louis, started at entry level in 1994. M.B.A in social entrepreneurship from University of Oxford's Said Business School, 2010; B.S. in foreign service from Georgetown University, 2009.
East Zach Lamb
(June 2012) Field
organizer for the ONE campaign
SC (for the SC and FL primaries), July 2011-March 2012. B.A. in
journalism and mass communications from University of South Carolina,
Northeast Rachel Geilenfeld
(June 2012) Also
director of development for EOS
501(c)(3). Prior to joining the camapign Geilenfeld worked in
student affairs at Duke Univesity School of Law, to June 2012.
Contracts associate at PRA International in Raleigh, NC, 2011-12.
Served as a regional field manager on Romney for President in the lead
up to the 2007 Iowa Straw Poll. J.D/M.B.A. from University of
Iowa, 2011. B.A. in political science from Iowa State University,
intern at the
Republican Governors Assocation, Jan.-May 2012. B.A. in economics
from UNC Chapel Hill, 2011.
Director of Events & Special Projects
(May 2012) Started on the campaign in Nov. 2011 as the assistant to deputy state director Jill Neunaber in the NH primary campaign, and subsequently worked in four other states during the primary campaign (CO, GA, MS and MN). Degree in political science and judicial studies from University of New Hampshire, 2011.
Director of Voter Contact Theresa Vaccaro
(July 2012) Regional field director for the
Party in Fall 2010. Office of constituent relations in the Office
of Governor Chris Christie, Jan.-Aug. 2010. Staff assistant on
Christie for Governor, May-Nov. 2009. Bachelor's in political
science, public relations from University of South Carolina, 2011;
earlier studied political science at Coastal Carolina University.
Election Day Operations Director Jay Kramer
Most recently legislative assistant to U.S. Sen. Jerry
2012; previously a legislative correspondent, April 2011-Jan.
2012. Field director on Moran for U.S. Senate, 2010. Field
representative on Nick Jordan for Congress (KS), June-Nov. 2008.
Government affairs manager at The Carter Group, 2007-08. J.D.
from University of Kansas School of Law, 2011; B.S. in political
science from Kansas State University.
Digital Media Director Samantha Clarke
Women's Outreach Mary-Margaret Hasslocher
(Aug. 2012) Previously a scheduler on Capitol
Administration at the NRCC, July 2009-Aug. 2010. Studied
political science at Texas A&M.
Veterans, Sportsmen Outreach Mark Reyna
(Aug. 2012) Came to the campaign after
serving as a research intern at the NRSC in the summer. B.S. in
political science from Illinois State University, 2012.
Infantryman/recon in the Army National Guard since March 2008.
Faith Logan Byrne
(Sept. 2012) Studied humanities and
Catholic culture at Franciscan University of Steubenville and
philosophy at Southern Catholic College.
[initially Charles Hinderliter ...left in Sept. 2012]
Farmers Diane Dietz
Director Ryan Gough
May 9, 2012) At the Republican Party of Iowa starting in May
2010, serving as Victory field director through November, and as
organization director through April 2012. B.A. in political
science from Davidson College, 2010.
Deputy Director Charlie Szold
(July 2012) Assistant online producer, tech at
USA Today from
June 2011-July 2012. B.A. in print journalism from American
Communications Director Thomas Szold
(June 2012) Senior account manager at DCI Group,
B.A. from State University of New York College at Purchase. twitter
Absentee Ballot/Early Voting Director
(July 2012) Member of the nine-person Board of Regents, 2008-12 (appointed by the governor). M.A. in leisure, youth and human services from University of Northern Iowa, 2012; B.A. in political science from Iowa State University, 2010. Le Mars native; served as a tour guide at Wells Dairy, 2004-08.
Data Director Derek Lewis
Student at Drake University; volunteered for Rick Perry during the caucus campaign.
Events Coordinator Onnalee Kelley
Graduate of Colgate University, 2012.
Ames - 711
East Lincoln Way,
Ames, 50010 ...Christina Heimerdinger
Burlington - 3125 Agency Street, Burlington, IA 52601...Bobby VanSistine
- 4807 University Avenue, Suite 102, Cedar Falls, IA
50612 ...Rob Riggle, Tom Buchanan
Cedar Rapids - 155
Council Bluffs - 219 South Main Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51503 ...Dan Goaslind
Davenport - 311 West Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA 52806 ...Colin Tadlock, Shaun Hudson
Dubuque - 2600
Dodge Street, Unit NW 2, Dubuque, IA 52003 ...Jason
Joseph ...opening event
July 19, 2012
Iowa City - 89
Coralville, IA 52241 ...Rachael Robertson
Mason City - 1314
Sioux Center -
325 N. Main Avenue, Sioux Center, IA 51250 ...Devin
Thompson [initially Jake Dagel; left in September]
Sioux City -
4133 Gordon Drive, Sioux City, IA 51106 ...Ben Sharp ...opening event
July 20, 2012
Urbandale - 2775 86th Street, Urbandale, IA 50332 ...Katie Delzell, Rees Porcari, Cameron Harley [initially Jeff Tomkowitz]
Waukee (Dallas Co.) - 43 Carefree
Lane, Waukee, IA ...Jeff Tomkowitz (moved over from Urbandale),
Adam Waccholz [initally Dan Henke; left in Sept. for job in
event Aug. 6, 2012
|Headquarters in Urbandale.
||Mason City photos courtesy Mike Dec, 4president.org|
Republican Party of Iowa
| 621 East 9th Street
| Des Moines, IA 50309 +
Chairman A.J. Spiker
(elected Feb. 2012 to fill the
term through Jan. 2013 of Matt Strawn, who resigned) One of three
co-chairs of Ron Paul's 2011-12 Iowa caucus campaign. Spiker is a
realtor with Friedrich Iowa Realty in Ames, and is a former chairman of
the Story County Republicans. twitter
Executive Director Steve Bierfeldt
(announced June 19, 2012) Executive director of the Ron Paul 2012 campaign's Nevada caucus effort (announced Sept. 15, 2011) after starting the campaign's Iowa caucus effort (announced May 10, 2011). Director of development at the Campaign for Liberty, directing fundraising and strategy at the 2011 and 2010 CPAC conferences. Worked on Rand Paul's 2010 campaign for U.S. Senate in Kentucky. Sponsorship director for the Campaign for Liberty's "Rally for the Republic" in Minneapolis in Sept. 2008. In Spring 2008 managed Amit Singh's congressional campaign in VA-8. Field program director for The Leadership Institute in Arlington, VA until 2008. Undergraduate degree in political science from Sacred Heart University in Connecticut, 2006.