Romney 2012 General Election Campaign Organization, Colorado
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...grand opening June 16, 2012

State Director  James Garcia

(announced May 1, 2012)  Served as the campaign's national field director during the primaries.  Executive director of the Colorado Republican Party starting Aug. 2009.  Colorado Victory director from May 2008-Feb. 2009.  Regional manager for Saxby Chambliss' successful 2008 U.S. Senate runoff campaign in Georgia.  A field director for the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee in Iowa and Florida.  A field director on Shelley Sekula Gibbs for Congress, 2006; also assisted the Tom DeLay Congressional Committee in Sugar Land, Texas.  B.A. in political science from the University of Houston, 2006.

Communications Director  Ciara Matthews

(June 2012)  Communications director on Gov. Scott Walker's campaign to avoid recall (June 5, 2012 election).   Communications director at the Susan B. Anthony List.  Deputy communications director on Sharron Angle's 2010 campaign for U.S. Senate in Nevada from late July 2010.  Communications director at the Nevada Republican Party from Jan. 2010.  Communications and development at Nevada Right to Life.  Graduate of UNLV, 2008.  twitter

Field Director  Elissa Voccala

(June 2012)  During the primaries served as the campaign's Utah and Wyoming director, from Nov. 2011.  Political director at the Connecticut Republican Party, Aug.-Nov. 2011.  Field manager on Tim Pawlenty for President, May-Aug. 2011.  Legislative aide in the Connecticut House, Dec. 2010-May 2011.  Political director on Sam Caligiuri for Congress, June-Nov. 2010.  Field representative on Simmons for U.S. Senate, Nov. 2009-May 2010. Degree in political science, history, communications from Western Connecticut State University, 2010; earlier studied at Clarkson University.

Regional Field DIrector  Tanner Mitchell

(June 2012)  Legislative staffer for Congressman Jason Chaffetz, Jan.-June 2012.  Attended Brigham Young University and Texas Tech.

Regional Field DIrector (Colorado Springs)  Rory McShane

(June 2012)  Field director on Chris Perkins for Congress (VA), Sept. 2011-May 2012.  Campaign director at Patricia Phillips for State Senate (VA), 2010-11.  Campaign manager on Brian Meshkin for State Senate (MD), 2010; and campaign staff Pat McDonough for State Representative (MD), 2009-10.  Campaign staff on Kerry Bolognese for State Representative (VA), June-Nov. 2009.

Voter Registration Director  Nick Purse

(June 2012)  Joint degree from Brigham Young University M.P.A. from Marriott School, 2012 and J.D. from J.Reuben Clark Law School, 2011.  From Rexburg, ID.

Director of Voter Contact  Hayden Stone

(May 2012; worked for the political division in Boston starting Aug. 2011)  Student in economics and history at Harvard University.   Ran a RNC Colorado Victory office, May-Nov. 2010.

Director of Election Day Operations  Richard Apollo Fuhriman

(June 2012)  State volunteer coordinator starting in Oct. 2011.  Inventor, owner at Apollo's Body Concepts, Inc., since 1998.  Legal assistant at Robert Half International, 2011.  Government affairs/legislative liaison for the Washington State Athletic Trainers' Association, 1995-2003.  Athletic trainer/supervisor at Northshore School District, 1999-2000.  Realtor, 1997-2000.  Athletic trainer for the San Francisco Giants, 1997-98, and for the Pittsburgh Pirates/Bradenton Pirates, 1996.  J.D. from Seattle University School of Law, 2009; M.S. in sports medecine from University of Oregon, 1995; B.S. in sports medicine, French from Brigham Young University, 1994.

Office Manager/Events Director  Allyson Bruce

(June 2012)  Executive assistant at Manifest Energy, LLC from May 2011.  Legislative correspondent (June 2009-April 2011) and staff asistant (Feb.-June 2009) in the U.S. Senate.  College Republican and grassroots coordinator on the McConnell for Senate campaign, April-Nov. 2008.  B.A. in political science and Islamic studies from University of Kentucky, 2008; earlier studied at Union University.

Coalitions Director  Jeff Hunt

(May 2012)  Founder and CEO at Discover Marketing in Lakewood, CO, from Sept. 2010.  Special assistant on Rick Santorum for President, Jan.-April 2012.  Director of operations at the Clapham Group in Burke, VA, Jan. 2007-April 2012.  Master's in political management from GSPM at The George Washington University 2010; M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary, 2006; B.A. in religious studies, philosophy from Westmont College, 2003.

Deputy Coalitions Director  Jessica Blake

Senior legislative assistant to Rep. Blake Farenthold (TX) and managed his re-election primary in 2012.  Master's degree from Universidad de San Andrés in Buenos Aires, Argentina; undergraduate degree from Tulane University.  Originally from Texas.

Deputy Coalitions Director  Paulo Sibaja  

(Sept. 2012, after serving as NM Victory director of Hispanic Outreach from April)  A legislative director in the California State Assembly, Feb.-April 2012.  Director of communications and legislation at Capitol Resource Institute, 2010-11.  Legislative aide/fellow in the California State Assembly, 2009-10.  B.A. in political science and government from UC Riverside, 2009.

Hispanic Outreach Director  Alvaro Day

(July 2012, succeeded Lizbeth Norris-Cohen)  Republican nominee for Assembly in California's 44th District, 2010.  Bachelor's degrees in political science and U.S. history from UCLA, 2010.  Born in Lima, Peru.

Juntos con Romney leadership team

(announced June 22, 2012) Sal Gomez, Christine Mastin, Jerry Natividad, Lilly Nuñez

Women's Coalition Director  Monica Owens

(June 2012)  Founder and principal at Owens Public Affairs, Jan. 2012.  Senior associate at Starboard Group, Jan. 2011-Jan. 2012.  Senior associate at Phase Line Strategies, LLC, 2007-Jan. 2011.  Scheduler in the Office of the Vice President at the White House, 2006-07.  M.P.A. from University of Colorado at Denver, 2007; B.S. in psychology and criminology, 2005.

Veterans Coalition Director  Trey Terry

(June 2012)  Political director on Sheriff Paul Babeu for Congress, Dec. 2011-May 2012.  Executive director at Sunlight on Arizona, May-Dec. 2011.  Home improvement sales at Sears, Nov. 2010-Sept. 2011.  Research director on Jesse Kelly for Congress (AZ), Feb.-Nov. 2010.  Started at the University of Arizona in 2010.  Served in the U.S. Army, Aug. 2005-Jan. 2010.

Social Conservative Coalitions Director  Calandra Vargas

(July 2012)  Legislative aide in the Colorado House of Representatives from Jan. 2012; also product representative for cheribundi from June 2011.  Congressional leadership program in Office of Congressman Doug Lamborn, April-Sept. 2011.  M.A. in global politics from Regent University, 2010.

Sportsmen Coalition Director  Wills Gardner

Graduate of University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 2009.  From Memphis, TN.

RNC Victory  13949 W. Colfax Ave., Suite 250  |  Lakewood, CO  80401  
Director  Josh Daniels

(announced April 30, 2012)  Field director on Rick Scott's 2010 gubernatorial campaign.  Victory program staffer in Virginia in 2009.

Deputy Victory Director  William Califf

Experience includes field representative at the Alabama Republican Party in 2010.

Communications Director  Ellie Wallace

(announced April 30, 2012)  Deputy communications director on Phil Bryant's successful gubernatorial campaign in Mississippi.  Worked for three years in the Los Angeles branch of the Washington, DC based strategic communications firm, the Glover Park Group.  Graduate of the University of Southern California.  From Jackson, Mississippi.  twitter

Digital Director  Benjamin Engen

Partner at Constellation Political Consulting from Aug. 2009.  Legislative director for the Colorado Republican Committee, May 2010-March 2011.  Organization director on Jane Norton for Colorado, Oct. 2009-May 2010.  Colorado Victory field director for Jefferson/Douglas, May-Nov. 2008.  B.A. in political science from University of Colorado at Boulder, 2008; working towards an M.B.A. in finance from University of Colorado at Boulder's Leeds School of Business.

Data Director  Chris Miller

Attorney from Texas.

Events Directors 
Hillary Shoun

(June 2012)  Legislative coordinator at Schreimann, Rackers, Franka & Blunt, LLC, Jan.-May 2012.  B.A. in public communication from Truman State University, 2012.

Jordan Langdon

(Aug. 2012)  Liaison in the Texas State-Federal Relations Office, March-Aug. 2012.  Press assistant (Nov. 2011-Jan. 2012) and earlier press intern (Sept.-Oct. 2011) on Rick Perry for President.  Degree in public relations from The University of Texas at Austin, 2011.

Anne Timmel

late addition.

Victory Offices (13)

Adams Co. - 2200 E. 104th Ave., Thornton   ...Ron Holden

Arapahoe Co. (Denver Tech.) - 5950 S. Willow Dr., Greenwood Village, CO   ...Duncan Ferguson...grand opening June 23, 2012

Aurora - 479 N. Sable, Blvd., Aurora, CO   ...Angie Oliverson

Boulder - 619 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, CO   ...Tori Eberlein

Colorado Springs - 1545 Vapor Trail, Colorado Springs, CO 80016  ...Andrew LaRochelle

Denver - 110 Cook St., Denver, CO  80206  ...Addison Jenkins

Douglas Co. - 413 Wilcox St., Castle Rock, CO   ...Caleb Worthen

El Paso Co. - 205 Sutton Ln., Colorado Springs, CO 80907  ...Rory McShane Kyle Robinson

Grand Junction (Mesa Co.) - 1114 N. First St., Grand Junction, CO   ...Steve Walsh

Greeley (Weld Co.) - 809 9th St., Greeley, CO   ...Robert McEntyre

Larimer Co. - 700 South College Avenue Suite B, Fort Collins, CO  ...Christian Hawkins Alex Blake

Littleton - 9032 West Ken Caryl Ave., Littleton, CO  80128   ...Thomas Mapes

Pueblo (Pueblo Co.) - 108 Lincoln St., Pueblo, CO   ...Diego Barda

Hispanic Outreach Director  Lizbeth Norris-Cohen

(announced April 16, 2012; left in June 2012)  President and CEO of SDG Communications, LLC in Parker, CO.  Co-founded the former RGB Media International, a successful advertising firm with headquarters in Virginia.  Former news anchor and writer.  Master’s in dommunications from Regent University, 1996.  Born in Panama City, Panama.

Republican Party of Colorado  |  5950 S. Willow Drive, Suite 302  |  Greenwood Village, CO  80111  +
Chairman  Ryan Call

(elected March 2011)  served as the State Party’s legal counsel for the past five years and recently chairman of the Denver Republican Party.  Attorney with the Denver law firm of Hale Westfall, LLP.  Worked for two sessions as a legislative aide in the Colorado General Assembly.  State chairman of the Colorado Youth for Bush effort during the 2000 campaign.  State chairman of the Colorado College Republicans for two years.  National co-chairman of the College Republican National Committee.  J.D. from the University of Denver in 2005, and M.B.A. in finance and organizational management and B.A. degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Executive Director  Chuck Poplstein

(announced Oct. 4, 2011)  Joined the Colorado Republican Committee in 2010.  RNC’s Victory Director for Missouri in 2008; earlier in the cycle worked a field director on Rudy Giuliani's South Carolina primary campaign.  A legislative liaison for the Missouri Department of Higher Education.  Southeast Missouri field director on Sen. Jim Talent's 2006 re-election campaign.  Bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Colorado at Boulder, 2006.  Born and raised in St. Louis, MO.