Romney 2012 General Election Campaign Organization, Pennsylvania
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State Director  John Gibson

(mid-May 2012) Northeastern regional political director at the RNC starting in May 2011.  Team member at digital media firm Targeted Victory, 2010.  Executive director of American Issues Project, 2009.  Mid-Atlantic regional political director for the RNC, Feb. 2007-Feb. 2009.  Executive director of the Maryland Republican Party, 2005-06.  Campaign manager/community outreach representative for Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA), 2002-05; also campaign manager for David Albo for Delegate.  Legislative assistant for Rep. Bob Franks (NJ) and then for Rep. Felix Grucci, 2000-01.  B.A. from Loyola College in Maryland, 1998.  twitter

Deputy State Director  Mike Stoll

(July 2012)  Budget communications coordinator for the Pennsyvania House Appropriations Committee, Dec. 2010-July 2012.  Regional coordinator in the Pennsyvlania House.  Attended West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

Communications Director  Kate Meriwether

(June 2012)  Press secretary to Rep. Virginia Foxx (NC) from Feb. 2012.  Senior account manager at DCI Group, 2011-12.  Press assistant to Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (TX), 2010-11.  M.A. in communications from The John Hopkins University, 2012.  B.S. in public relations from Texas Tech University, 2009.  twitter

Field Director  Dave Feidt

Consultant since Jan. 2010.  J.D. from Widener University School of Law, 2009; bachelor's degree in political science and government from Elizabethtown College, 2006.

Coalitions Director  Valerie Dowling

(June 18, 2012)  Previously political director at the National Federation of Republican Womne from June 2009.  Worked at the White House in the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs (2008-09) and the Office of Presidential Correspondence (2007-08).  B.A. degree from Converse College, 2007.

Events Director  Ben Wren

Western director (starting June 2010) and Southwest regional director (May 2009-June 2010) at the Pennsylvania Republican Party.  Constituent specialist for Sen. Kim Ward, Dec. 2008-May 2009; campaign consultant to Friends of Kim Ward, Aug.-Dec. 2008; campaign director on Friends of Bob Regola, March-Aug. 2008; legislative assistant to state Sen. Bob Regola, July 2007-March 2008.  Northwest political director on Santorum 2006.  Graduate of Gannon University, 2007.  Oil City native.

Director of Election Day Operations  Joseph DeFelice

(June 2012)  Of counsel at Cooper and Schall from Feb. 2007.  President (from Sept. 2009) and legal counsel (2005-09) for the Mayfair Civic Association.  Philadelphia director for the Pennsylvania Republican Paryt from Jan. 2008.  Fair election coordinator for the Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania, 2006.  Associate general counsel to the Philadelphia Parking Authority, 2004-06.  SE PA director of Election Day operations, Sept.-Nov. 2004.  Legislative aide to State Rep. John M. Perzel, 1997-2004.  J.D. from Widener School of Law, 2004; B.A. in political science from La Salle University, 2000.

RNC Victory

Director  Peter Towey

(announced May 3, 2012)  Campaign manager for Steve Welch for U.S. Senate in the April 24 Pennsylvania primary.  Political director on the Pawlenty for President NH primary campaign to conclusion of campaign in Aug. 2011.  Political director and earlier field director on the Toomey for Senate campaign in Pennsyvania, 2009-10.  Deputy political director and earlier field representative on the Chris Hackett for Congress campaign in PA-10, 2008.  Food expeditor at Mastro's Ocean Club, 2005-07.  72-hour director on the Jim Ogonowski for Congress campaign in Mass. for the last two months of the campaign, 2007.  Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree from Arizona State University, 2007.

Deputy/Assistant  Nick Trainer

(June 2012)  Political director on Tim Murphy for Congress, Jan.-May 2012.  New Hampshire political staff at, Aug. 2011-Jan. 2012; field staffer in New Hampshire on Pawlenty for President May-Aug. 2011.  Philadelphia field representative on the Toomey for Senate campaign, Oct.-Nov. 2010.  Regional field director in Fayetteville for the North Carolina Republican Party, June-Oct. 2010.  Graduate of University of Pittsburgh, 2010.  twitter

Communications Director  Billy Pitman

Deputy director of communications and technology at the Republican Party of Pennsylvania, Jan.-June 2012.  Client services intern at DCI Group, Aug. 2011-Jan. 2012.  B.A. degree from Lenoir-Rhyne University, 2011.  twitter

Events Director  Margot Crouch

(June 2012)  Previously deputy finance director at the Republican Party of Pennsylvania, Jan.-May 2012.  Administrative assitant at the Heritage Foundation, 2010-11.  B.A. in international studies, French from Michigan State University, 2010.

Regional Managers
Southeast PA  Jeff Bell

(June 2012)  Field director on Welch for U.S. Senate, March-May 2012.  Campaign manager on Polistina for Senate/Amodeo and Brown for Assembly, May 2011-April 2012.  Southwest grassroots coordinator on Tom Corbett for Governor, July-Nov. 2010.  Executive director of the Burlington County Republican Committee, Dec. 2007-March 2009.  Attended Rowan University.

Northeast PA and Lehigh Valley  Cody Harbaugh

Ran the York Victory office for the 2010 midterm election; interned with the Pennsylvania Republican Party in 2009.  Graduate of Lebanon Valley College.

Western PA  Robert Salera

(July 2012)  Director of correspondence to Gov. Tom Corbett, Feb. 2011-July 2012.  Victory field director in SW Pennsylvania, July-Nov. 2010. Contract attorney for Eckert Seamans, April-July 2010.  Interned at the Allegheny County office on John McCain's campaign, July-Nov. 2008.  J.D. from University of Pittsburgh Law School, 2009; B.A. in criminology and criminal justice from University of Maryland College Park, 2006.

Victory Offices
Allegheny County – Green Tree
100 Fleet Street Ste.
#205 Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Contact: Tim Schaffer

Allegheny County – Wexford
3500 Brooktree Lane
Wexford, PA 15090
Contact: Lauren Hagen

Beaver County
426 Adams Street, Suite 2
Rochester, PA 15074
Contact: Nicole Pratt

Berks County
529 Reading Ave. Ste D
West Reading, PA 19611
Contact: Nick Steiner

Bucks County – Doylestown
115 North Broad Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Contact: Blake Gober

Bucks County – Bensalem
3070 Bristol Pike
Bensalem, PA 19020
Contact: Alison Fraraccio

Cambria County
450 Luray Ave.
Johnstown , PA 19422
Contact: Andrew Patterson

Centre County
205 E. Beaver Ave. Ste 6
State College, PA 16801
Contact: Michael Scott

Chester County – West Chester
15 S. Church Street
West Chester, PA 19382
Contact: Rhett O’Hara

Chester County – Paoli
21 Plank Ave, Ste. 300
Paoli, PA 19301
Contact: Salome Gasabile

Cumberland County
2 N. Frederick St
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Contact: Kathleen Bowman

Dauphin County
4813 Jonestown Road, Suite 102
Harrisburg, PA 17109
Contact: Matt Kirincic

Delaware County
1001 Baltimore Pike Ste. #208
Springfield, PA 19604
Contact: Aaron Summers

Erie County
2206 West 15th Street
Erie, PA 16505
Contact: Pat Fuller

Lackawanna County
335 North Washington Avenue
Scranton, 18503
Contact: Bill Jones

Lancaster County
902 Columbia Ave
Lancaster, PA 17603
Contact: Alicia Hubiak

Lehigh Valley (Lehigh and Northamption Counties)
2285 Schoenersville Rd
Bethlehem, PA 18107
Contact: Charles Creitz

Luzerne County
34 S. Main Street Ste #4
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
Contact: Mary Pellant

Montgomery County – Conshohocken
200 West Ridge Pike
Unit #121
Conshohocken, PA 19428
Contact: Perry Bentley

Montgomery County – Horsham
2 Village Road, Suite 1A
Horsham, PA 19044
Contact: Kevin Baker

Philadelphia County
529 S. 4th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Contact: Roman Sosalski

Westmoreland County
23 N. Maple Ave.
Greensburg, PA 15691
Contact: Alex Thigpen

York County
2453 Kingston Court Ste 101
York, PA 17402
Contact: Kurt Sporer

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Chairman  Rob Gleason

(elected June 2006; re-elected 2009 to 4-year term)  Has worked at Gleason, the family business (property and casualty insurance brokes) as president starting in 1970 and as chairman and CEO starting in 1994.  Served a term as Chairman of The Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers, elected 1999.  Chairman of the Cambria County Republican Committee in the late 1990s.  Two year sabbatical from Gleason to serve as Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1985-87.  Four years of active duty as a captain in the U.S. Air Force.  Graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, 1961.

Executive Director  Mike Barley

(promoted Jan. 2012)  Previously director of the communications and technology departments for the party; has worked at there since 2005.  Graduate of Millersville University.  Native of Hummelstown, PA.