Romney 2012 General Election Campaign Organization, North Carolina
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State Manager  Michael Joffrion

(announced May 1, 2012)  Previously the campaign's regional political director for the South, started May 2011.  Political director for the Alabama Republican Party, April 2008-April 2011.  Worked on the Charlie Ross for Congress primary campaign in Jackson, MS and on Rudy Giuliani's Iowa caucus campaign.  A Victory field director for the RNC in Missouri, 2006.  M.P.A. (2005) and B.A. in political science (2003) from Auburn University.  Native of Birmingham, AL.

Deputy State Manager  John Hadlock

(May 2012)  Deputy communications director to U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (UT) from May 2011, after serving as legislative staff assistant/legislative correspondent to Chaffetz starting in 2010.  B.A. in political science from Brigham Young University, 2010.

Deputy State Manager  Danielle McAdaragh

(May 2012)  Communications director to U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney, Sept. 2011-May 2012.  Finance director for the South Carolina Republican Party, May-Sept. 2011.  Campaign manager on Chad Connelly for SC GOP chairman, April-May 2011.  Aide to U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney, Jan.-May 2011.  Deputy campaign manager/finance director on Mick Mulvaney for Congress, Jan.Dec. 2010.  Field director on Jim LeMunyon for VA House of Delegates, Fall 2009.  Consultant to the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, summer 2009.  Office of NC Senate Republican Leader Phil Berger, April 2008-Jan. 2009.  NC Victory statewide director of voter registration, Fall 2008.  B.A. in political science, philosophy from Purdue University, 2007.

Communications Director  Robert L. Reid Ohio for the close of the campaign

(May 2012)  Communications assistant to U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ), 2011-12.  Investment banking analyst at Wells Fargo Securities, in Charlotte, NC, 2010.  B.A. degree from Wake Forest University, 2010.  twitter

Director of Election Day Operations  Steve Donaldson

(June 2012)  Donaldson served as a law clerk at Romney for President in Boston in summer 2011, and he interned at Romney's Free & Strong America PAC in summer 2008.  J.D. from University of Alabama School of Law, 2012; B.A. in history from University of Alabama, 2009.

Events Director  Sarah Howard

(May 2012)  B.A. degrees in broadcast journalism and political science from the University of Arkansas, 2012.

Agriculture Coalition Director  E. Towers Mingledorff

(July 2012; also deployment director)  Account coordinator at the Pinkston Group, Feb.-July 2012.  Field director on Jim LeMunyon for VA House of Delegates, Fall 2011.  Political fundraiser at CAPTEL, March-Aug. 2011.  Grassroots coordinator for Florida Republicans in the Jacksonville area, Fall 2010.  Columnist for Centered magazine, Aug. 2009-April 2010.  B.A. in history from The George Washington University, 2009.

Catholic Coalition Director  Marissa Farrell

(July 2012)  Research analyst and committee clerk (May 2011-July 2012) and legislative director (Jan.-May 2011) in the North Carolina General Assembly.  Assistant to the chairwoman of the Catholic Education Conference, in Raleigh, June-Oct. 2010.  B.A. in history from Hillsdale College, 2010.

LDS Coalition Director  Scott Smith

(Aug. 2012)  Sales professional at A & S of Raleigh, May-Aug. 2012.  Sales representative at Carbis, Inc, 2008-April 2012.  Financial advisor at Ameriprise Financial, 2003-08; owner of Home Suite Home, 1999-2007.  Various positions at ADP from 1978-92 and 1996-98.  B.S. in business administration-accounting from West Chester University of Pennsylvania, 1977.  Served in the U.S. Air Force, 1970-74.

Social Conservatives Coalition Director  Karla Costantino

Transition specialist at the Rowan County Youth Service Bureau, July 2010-June 2012.  B.S. in criminal justice from Appalachian State University, 2009.

Veterans for Romney and Sportsmen for Romney Director  W. Hunter Walton

(July 2012)  Senior vice president of federal relations for the Alabama Hospital Association, Feb.-July 2012.  Health, Education, Pensions and Labor legislative assistant for Sen. Jeff Sessions, March 2011-Feb. 2012.  Legislative staff of U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, 2009-Spring 2011.  J.D. from Samford University, 2009; B.A. in political science from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2005.

Women for Mitt Director  Kristen Fields

(June 2012)  Agency marketing representative at Prudential York Simpson Underwood Realty, Dec. 2009-June 2012.  Assistant at Martha Bick & Co., 2008-09.  B.A. in English from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Young Americans for Romney Director  Victoria Bragg

(July 2012)  Convention coordinator for the Alabama Republican Party, Jan. 2010-July 2012.  B.A. in political science and journalism from Samford University, 2012.

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Victory Director/Political Director  Patrick Sebastian

(Aug. 2012, succeeded Mike Rusher; started as political director in May 2012)  Campaign manager on Tony Gurley for Lt. Governor, March-May 2012.  Aide to Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (NC-2), Jan.-May 2011.  Worked on South Carolina  Republican Party Victory in Fall 2010; political director at Pat McCrory's New Leadership PAC, April-Dec. 2010; aide to Rep. Walter Jones, Jan.-Sept. 2010.  In 2008 Sebastian worked on the North Carolina Republican Party Victory effort and earlier on the Pat McCrory for Governor primary campaign.  Degree in political science from East Carolina University, 2010.

Deputy Director  Brian Long


Regional Managers
- Raleigh/Eastern  Jay Godfrey

(started as a field representative in May 2012)  RPAC major donor program coordinator at the National Association of Realtors, Nov. 2010-April 2011; administrative services coordinator at the National Association of Realtors, June 2009-Nov. 2010.  B.A. in political science from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008.

- Western  Corey Howell

(July 2012)  Committee director at the Texas House of Representatives from June 2011.  Policy director for Texas State Rep. Ryan Guillen, Aug. 2010-June 2011.  B.A. in American government and politics from The University of Texas at Austin, 2010.

- Triad  Bobby Saparow

(started as a regional political director in June 2012)  Regional political director at Montanans for Rehberg, Jan.-June 2012.  Interned for the South Carolina Republican Party, July 2011-Jan. 2012.  B.A. in political science from University of South Carolina-Columbia, 2011.

- Charlotte  Jason Simmons

(started as a regional political director in May 2012)  During the South Carolina primary campaign, Simmons was field director assistant at Mitt Romney for President and executive director of South Carolina Students for Mitt Romney.  M.A. in international studies (2012) and B.A. in political science (2010) from University of South Carolina-Columbia.

Communications Director  Rachel Adams

(June 2012)  Previously at VOX Global as senior account executive (2011-12), account executive (2010-11) and assistant account executive (2009-10).  Victory field director in SW Missouri, Fall 2008.  Bachelor's degree in journalism, political science from University of Missouri-Columbia, 2008.  twitter

Hispanic Coalition Director  Neri Martinez

(announced April 16, 2012)  Legislative department of Associated Builders and Contractors.  Business development manager at KONE Elevators.  President of the Free Cuba Foundation.  Graduate of Florida Internation University, 2005.  Cuban-American; native of Miami, FL.

Deputy Hispanic Coalition Director  Ximena Uribe

Director of the Charlotte World Parade and Festival from March 2010.  President of Events & Celebrations, Inc. in Charlotte, Jan. 2001-March 2010.  Graduate of Jorge Tadeo Lozano University in Bogata, Columbia, 1985.

Data Director  Claire Massagee

(June 2012)  Congressional liaison for Rep. Howard Coble, Dec. 2011-Oct. 2012.  B.S. in political science and computing and information technology from Guilford College, 2012.

Data Coordinator  Carter Nies

(Aug. 2012)  Campaign manager on the Committee to Elect John Aneralla (NC State Senate primary), Feb.-July 2012.  Field director on the Committee to Elect Scott Stone, in Charlotte, April-Nov. 2011.  In 2010 Nies served as a political research intern at the Republican Governors Association and earlier as a fellow at The Goldwater Institute.  B.A. in political science from Clemson University-College of Business and Behavioral Science, 2009.

Digital Operations and Events Director  Leonard Goenaga

(June 2012)  Associate pastor at the Glory of God Christian Fellowship, a Raleigh-based Filipino Church, from 2009.  Grassroots and new media director at Vote for Marriage NC, Feb.-June 2012.  M.Div. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2011.  B.A. degrees in religious studies and political science and government from Florida International University, 2008; A.A. in entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial studies from Miami Dade College, 2006.

Digital Director  Osi Jackson

Events Director  Victoria Malec

AB/EV Director  Dominic Palvisak

(June 2012) Legislative assistant in the Virginia House of Delegates.  Bachelor's in history from the University of Florida.

Door to Door Directors

Jorge Acosta (Durham)  -  Jackson Adams (Wilmington)  -  Eric Albrecht  -  Brendan Bailey (Southern Pines)  -  Paul Bencivenga  -  Ben Blackerby (Raleigh)  -  Joyce Britt (Greensboro)  -  Justin Burch  -  Matthew Fagan  -  Carmen Fuentes  -  Matthew Hanson (New Hanover)  -  Cameron Harvin Jr.  -  Maggie Hayes  -  Leah Hedderick  -  Dustin Honaker  -  Jimmy Johnson (Raleigh)  - Christopher Kierstead  -  Michael Ludwig (Greenville)  -  Jeff Moore (Smithfield)  -  Melinda (Mindy) Moorman (Greensboro)  -  Phillip Morgan  -  Brittney Robinson  -  Jordan Rollins (Gastonia)  -  Davis Shaefer (Cornelius)  -  Holly Talley (Fayetteville)  -  Ben Weeda  -  Graham Whitaker (Raleigh)

Victory Offices and Regional Field Directors

(24 total and 40 field staff)
- 122 Sunset Ave., Asheboro, NC 27203   ...Cameron (Ted) Morgan

Asheville [Buncombe Co.] - 16 Regent Park Blvd., Ashville, NC  28806   ...Roger Kumpf

Brunswick - 971 Old Ocean Hwy, Bolivia, NC 28422   ...Jason Britt

Burlington - 2659 Ramada Rd., Burlington, NC 27215   ...Josh Lanier

Charlotte - 1515 Mockingbird Land, Suite 111, Charlotte, NC 28209   ...Tricia O'Toole

Concord  ...William Baldwin

Durham - 3600 N. Duke Street Suite 19, Durham, NC 27704   ...Demetrios Koutsoupias

Edenton - 437 S. Broad St., Edenton, NC 27932   ...Austin Bonner William Ruffin

Fayetteville - 421 Maiden Lane, Fayetteville, NC 28304   ...Robert Andrews

Gastonia   ...Margaret Beveridge

Greensboro [Guilford Co.] - 3950 W. Market St., Greensboro, NC 27407  ...Chance Lambeth

Greenville [Pitt Co.] - 103B Commerce St., Greenville, NC 27835   ...Byron Anyes

Hendersonville   ...Krista Carter

Mooresville - 136 Corporate Park Dr. Suite B, Mooresville, NC 28117   ...Caroline Barbee

North Meck - 8301-17 Magnolia Estates Drive, Cornelius, NC 28031   ...Lindsey Dowling

North Wake - 811 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27609   ...Kyle Hanlin

Raleigh - 1506 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC 27605   ...Kelley Rooney ? Kyle Hanlin

Rocky Mount   ...William Ruffin

Salisbury - 118 S. Main Street, Salisbury, NC 28144   ...Kelley Greer

Smithfield - 333 East Market St., Smithfield, NC 27577   ...Patrick Baranowski

Southern Pines - 230 S. West Broad St., Southern Pines, NC 28387   ...Eli Schilling

Sylva - 58 Sunrise Park Dr. Suite D, Sylva, NC 28779   ...Krista Carter

Wilmington [New Hanover Co.] - 3500 Oleander Dr., Suite E-19, Wilmington, NC 28403   ...Krissen Womack

Winston-Salem - 667 Peter's Creek Pkwy, Winston-Salem, NC 27103   ...Ashley Johnston Alex Bradford


RNC Victory Director  Mike Rusher

(Jan.-Aug. 2012...announced May 3; in Aug. 2012 Rusher moved over to the NCGOP to serve as operations director)  Most recently worked for North Carolina Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger as director of constituent services, providing support for the newly elected 31 member Republican Majority Caucus.  Central North Carolina field director on the 2010 Victory program.  Volunteer coordinator on the 2008 Victory program in North Carolina.  Worked on Bill Wright's State House campaign in 2006.  Bachelor's degree in political science from UNC Greensboro.  Native of Wilmington, NC.  twitter

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Chairman  Robin Hayes  

A licensed highway contractor, commercial pilot, president of Central Motor Lines, president of the Cannon Charitable Trust, director of the Cannon Foundation and owner of Mount Pleasant Hosiery Mills.  Served for five terms in Congress, representing North Carolina's 8th Congressional District (south-central North Carolina); first elected 1998, defeated in 2008.  Republican nominee for governor, 1996, losing to Jim Hunt.  Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, 1992-96.  Member of the Concord, board of aldermen, 1978.  Bachelor's degree in history from Duke University, 1967.  From Concord, NC.

Executive Director Scott Laster

(named to the position Oct. 2011; approved Nov. 2011) House campaign director for the NC GOP/political director for the North Carolina House Majority Fund in 2010.  M.A. in political science from University of Florida, 2006.  B.A. degrees in political science and economics from University of South Florida, 2004; A.A. in business from Hillsborough Community College, 2002.

with assistance from the South Carolina Republican Party as well as the Georgia and Tennessee Republican parties.