Romney 2012 General Election Campaign Organization, Iowa
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(page revised April 11, 2013)
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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 directors on 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. Johnny 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 representative for 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

Field Staff

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 in Charleston, SC (for the SC and FL primaries), July 2011-March 2012.  B.A. in journalism and mass communications from University of South Carolina, May 2011.

North and Northeast  Rachel Geilenfeld

(June 2012)  Also director of development for EOS International, a 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, 2007.

South and Southeast  Taylor Haulsee

(June 2012)  Previously Executive Roundtable intern at the Republican Governors Assocation, Jan.-May 2012.  B.A. in economics from UNC Chapel Hill, 2011.

Director of Events & Special Projects  Stephanie Williams

(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 Missouri Republican 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 Moran, Jan.-June 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

Coalitions Directors
Women's Outreach  Mary-Margaret Hasslocher

(Aug. 2012)  Previously a scheduler on Capitol Hill.  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

RNC Victory

Director  Ryan Gough

(announced 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 University, 2011.

Communications Director  Thomas Szold

(June 2012)  Senior account manager at DCI Group, from 2009.  B.A. from State University of New York College at Purchase.  twitter

Absentee Ballot/Early Voting Director  Greta Johnson

(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.

Victory Offices

Ames - 711 East Lincoln Way, Ames, 50010   ...Christina Heimerdinger

Burlington -
3125 Agency Street, Burlington, IA 52601...Bobby VanSistine

Cedar Falls/Waterloo - 4807 University Avenue, Suite 102, Cedar Falls, IA  50612   ...Rob Riggle, Tom Buchanan

Cedar Rapids - 155 Collins Road [next to Best Buy], Cedar Rapids, IA  52402   ...Taylor Mason, Jordan Genga

Council Bluffs
- 219 South Main Street, Council Bluffs, IA  51503   ...Dan Goaslind

Davenport - 311 West Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA  52806   ...Colin Tadlock, Shaun Hudson

Des Moines: Urbandale   

Dubuque - 2600 Dodge Street, Unit NW 2, Dubuque, IA  52003  ...Jason Joseph  ...opening event July 19, 2012

Iowa City - 89 2nd Street, Coralville, IA  52241   ...Rachael Robertson

Mason City - 1314 4th Street, Mason City, IA  50401   ...Martha Gravlee

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 U.S. Senate]   ...opening event Aug. 6, 2012

Headquarters in Urbandale.
Mason City                 photos courtesy Mike Dec,

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.