Donald J. Trump for
updated October 20, 2015)
announced June 16, 2015.
Headquarters: New York, NY
see also: pre-campaign
Campaign Manager Corey R. Lewandowski
(started in Jan. 2015; reported Feb. 25, 2015...senior political advisor until
launch) National director of voter registration (from March 2014) and East
Coast regional director (March 2013-March 2014) and New Hampshire state
director (from 2008) at Americans for Prosperity. Director of public affairs
at Schwartz MSL, Sept. 2004-July 2012. Executive director of the New England
Seafood Producers Association, May 2003-Aug. 2004. Campaign manager and
communications director on Bob Smith for U.S. Senate, Dec. 2001-Jan. 2003.
Northeast region legislative political director for the RNC, April-Nov. 2001.
Administrative assistant to U.S. Rep. Robert Ney (R-OH), Dec. 1997-Feb. 2001.
Development assistant at Citizens for a Sound Economy, May-Nov. 1997.
Executive assistant to U.S. Rep. Peter Torkildsen (R-MA), Jan. 1996-Jan.
1997. Masters in political science from American University, 1997; B.A. in
political science from University of Massachusetts Lowell, 1995.
Political Director Michael Glassner
(reported by various news outlets on July 30, 2015) President of C&MT
Transcontinental from April 2008; clients have included McCain-Palin 2008 and
SarahPAC (hired as chief of staff to SarahPAC in Feb. 2011). Southwest
regional political director at AIPAC, Jan. 2014-July 2015. Senior vice
president for external affairs at IDT Corporation, July 2001-April 2008.
Chief of staff to the chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New
Jersey, May 1998-July 2001. Senior advisor to Sen. Bob Dole, Jan. 1986-Jan.
2001. B.A. in political science from University of Kansas, 1985. twitter
Press Secretary Hope Hicks
Started at The Trump Organization in Aug. 2014. Account rep. at Hiltzik
Strategies. Bachelor's degree in English from Southern Methodist University,
2010. Native of Greenwich, CT.
Coordinator Megan Powers
Degree in political strategy and psychology, law, marketing and branding from
New York University, 2015. twitter
Marketing Amanda Miller
Started working at The Trump Organization in 2001, most recently serving as
vice president of marketing. Worked at Piazza Sempione Fashion Company.
Degree in fashion merchandising and business from University of Rhode Island. twitter
Treasurer Tim Jost
Vice president at Red Curve Solutions in Beverly, Mass. Deputy CFO and
assistant treasurer on Romney for President in 2012. Experience on campaigns
in Maryland, Illinois and New York. Deputy finance director on Romney for
Governor starting in Jan. 2003. B.A. in political science from Arizona State
Legal Counsel Donald F. McGahn
Partner at Jones
National Co-Chairman and Policy Advisor Sam Clovis
25, 2015) Clovis served as Iowa chair of Rick Perry's campaign (announced
June 6, 2015 +;
departure reported by AP on Aug. 25, 2015). In the 2011-12 caucus campaign he
endorsed Rick Santorum +.
Professor of economics at Morningside College and the director of the Col. Bud
Day Center for Civic Engagement. Republican nominee for Treasurer of Iowa in
2014, losing to incumbent Mike Fitzgerald; candidate for the Republican
nomination for U.S. Senate in the June 3, 2014 primary. Radio talk show host
in the Siouxland market on KSCJ 1360 AM. Private sector experience including
division manager for the Logicon Corporation. 25-year Air Force veteran,
achieving the rank of full colonel. Doctorate in public administration from
University of Alabama; M.B.A. from Golden Gate University; B.S. in political
science from the Air Force Academy, 1971.
Senior Advisor Daniel Scavino Jr.
Veterans for A Strong America
Westown Parkway. Suite 15, West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
Col. Brian Miller (Sioux
Tana Goertz (Des
Richard "Dick" Thornton (Des
State Director Chuck Laudner
(reported by Breitbart on Feb. 24, 2015...advisor) On Jan. 24, 2015 the Des
Moines Register reported
that Laudner had been named camapign coordinator for Tea Party Patriots
Citizens Fund. Campaign manager on Sam Clovis' U.S. Senate primary campaign
in 2014. Prominent supporter of Rick Santorum in 2011-12 Iowa Caucus
campaign. Managed the anti-retention campaign (Iowa for Freedom) in 2010.
Executive director of the Republican Party of Iowa, 2007-08. Chief of staff
to Rep. Steve King, 2003-06, and senior policy advisor for several months at
the end of 2006. In 2002 Laudner guided Steve King to victory in four-way
special nominating convention in the 5th CD. Managed Bill Salier's 2002
primary campaign against Sen. Chuck Grassley. Worked on Steve Forbes' 2000
Deputy State Director Ryan Keller
7, 2015) Deputy Iowa Victory director and test manager, Sept.-Dec. 2014.
Campaign manager on Zaun for Congress, Jan.-Sept. 2014. Executive director of
Polk County Republicans, Nov. 2011-Jan. 2014. Iowa political and
organizational director on Americans for Rick Perry, an independent 527 group,
July-Aug. 2011; Iowa field staffer on the initial interation of Newt 2012.
Staffer in the Republican Senate Minority Leader's Office in the Iowa Senate.
Political and organizational director on Zaun for Congress, 2010. General
manager at Heart of America, limited service hotel, 2002-08. Personal and
small business banker at Wells Fargo, 1998-2001. Master's degree from Drake
University. Bachelor's degree from Grand View College. A.A. from Indian
Hills Community College. Lifelong Iowan. twitter
(announced April 7, 2015) President of the SD Family Policy Council.
Graduate of Iowa State University. twitter
(announced April 7, 2015) COO at Providence International, LLC. Served as a
U.S. Navy SEAL; retired in 2012. M.B.A. from the University of Iowa, 2014;
B.S. in workforce education and development from Southern Illinois
University. Originally from Cherokee, Iowa and now a resident of Coralville. twitter
Senior Advisor in NE Iowa John Hulsizer Jr.
From Dubuque. Candidate for Iowa State Senate in District 50 the June 5, 2012
Republican primary., also ran for State Senate in District 14 in 2008 and for
State House in District 27 in 2006. Experience includes security supervisor
at Dubuque Greyhound Park and Casino, and screening manager for U.S. Dept. of
Homeland Security. twitter
>According to the Des Moines Register and the Washington Post, as of Aug. 2015
the campaign has a total of 10 operatives working in state; above are eight.
State Sen. Brad Zaun (announced Oct.
Betsy Klein. "Donald Trump's Iowa playbook: Organize, organize, organize," CNN,
Aug. 5, 2015.
Philip Rucker and Robert Costa. "An Iowa surprise: Donald Trump is actually
trying to win." The
Washington Post, Aug. 13, 2015.
Headquarters: 340 Granite St., Manchester
May 1, 2015 (reported by the Union Leader's Dan Tuohy); opening event with
Ivanka Trump on June 24, 2015
25 Main St. (in the historic Newmarket Mills), Newmarket ...reported
by NH1's Paul Steinhauser on Oct. 21, 2015
address?, Keene ...reported
by NH1's Paul Steinhauser on Oct. 21, 2015
State Director Matt Ciepielowski
(reported Feb. 25, 2015) New Hampshire field director at Americans for
Prosperity, April 2012-Feb. 2015. Youth for Ron Paul regional coordinator in
Louisiana, Oct. 2011-March 2012. B.A. in political science, public relations
from Quinnipiac University, 2011. Active in Young Americans for Liberty,
including Connecticut state chair, June 2010-July 2011. twitter
Deputy State Director Andrew Georgevits
31, 2015) Vice chairman of Concord City GOP. Sales rep. for Off the Vine
from Jan. 2010; crew manager for Capital Productions from April 2004; owner of
Andrew's Auto Detailing from Jan. 2004; marketing rep. for LaBelle Winery from
Jan. 2004. Field director for Romney for President in Merrimack, Belknap,
Straffort and Carroll Counties, May-Oct. 2012; production assistant for Romney
for President, Nov. 2011-Jan. 2012. Senior account executive at ReaXion
Energy Drink, March 2008-May 2010. Waiter at Outback Steakhouse, Jan.
Coalitions Rep. Joshua Whitehouse
(announced March 31, 2015) Elected to the State House from Farmington in Nov.
2014. Administrative assistant at SAN Group, Inc. from July 2014. Studied at
Saint Anselm College. "NH family since 1632." In Jan. 2014 Whitehouse
launched Draft Andrew Hemingway for NH Governor PAC. twitter
Field Zach Montanaro
(announced March 31, 2015) Field director on Marilinda Garcia's 2014 campaign
in NH's 2nd CD. Bachelor's degree in political science from the Catholic
University of America. twitter
Field Jonathan W. Dimock
25, 2015) From Newfields, NH.
Office Manager Lisa Maciejowski Gambuzza
25, 2015) Senior development office for United Way of Massachusetts Bay.
M.A. in holistic counseling from Salve Regina University, 1993; B.A. in
liberal arts from Providence College, 1983.
New Hampshire Leadership Team
Chair- Josh Youssef
Vice-Chair- Ben Wilson
Chair- Nate Sullivan
Vice-Chair- Zac Mercauto
Chair- Gregory Johnson
Co-Chair- Jack Riendeau
Chair- Raul Cervantes [resigned
effective July 19, 2015] ...reported by WMUR on July 30
George H. Cook of Haverhill
Pete Petelle of Warren
Chair- Ellen Suprunowicz-Stepanek
Vice-Chair- Tony Mayfield
Co-Chair- Rick Cibotti
Co-Chair- Debbie Cibotti
Co-Chair- Lou Gargiulo
Co-Chair- Mary A. Gargiulo
Chair- Karen L. Warburton
Co-Chair- Cynthia Howard
Co-Chair- Phil Howard
State Rep. Stephen Stepanek (Hillsborough
"Women for Trump"
9, 2015) Over 160 women representing all 10 counties.
"Veterans for Trump"
Rep. Werner Horn of Franklin
Rep. Dan Tamburello of Londonderry
Rep. Joe Pitre of Farmington
Jerry Delemus of Rochester
Co-Chair Ed McMullen
(reported as co-chair by The
State's Andrew Shaun on March 10, 2015; reported as advisor by the Washington
Post's Robert Costa on Feb. 25, 2015) President of McMullen
Public Affairs LLC, based in Columbia. 25 year career in public policy,
politics, and business. President of the South Carolina Policy Council, a
conservative think tank through 2007. Experience also includes chairman of
the S.C. Research Centers of Economic Excellence Review Board. Bachelor's
degree in political science from Hampden-Sydney College.
Co-Chair John Russell
(reported as co-chair by The
State's Andrew Shaun on March 10, 2015) Former state legislator;
served in the SC House representing Spartanburg from 1983-87, then in the SC
Senate until retiring in 2000. Assistant to the President Pro Tem of the U.S.
Senate, Sen. Strom Thurmond in 1981; staff counsel to the U.S. Senate
Judiciary Committee in 1981. J.D. from St. Mary's of Texas Law School, 1978;
B.A. in history from the University of South Carolina, 1973. Son of former
Gov. Donald S. Russell.
State Director Rep. James H. Merrill
(reported Feb. 25, 2015 as political advisor) Member of the House, elected in
2000; represents District
99-Berkeley and Charleston Counties;served as House Majority Leader from
2004-Dec. 2008. Owner of Geechie Communications since 1994. District
administrator for U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford, 1994. Political director for the
South Carolina Republican Party, 1992-98. Press secretary to U.S. Rep. Floyd
Spence, 1989-92. B.A. (1989) and M.P.A. (1992) from University of South
Carolina. Resident of Daniel Island. Originally from Florida.
Political Director Jeff Taillon
6, 2015) Campaign manager on Henry McMaster for Lt. Governor, April 2014-Jan.
2015. Director of advance (Sept. 2012-April 2014) and press assistant (Jan.
2011-Sept. 2012) for Gov. Nikki Haley in the South Carolina Office of the
Governor. General aide on Nikki Haley for Governor, Aug. 2009-Nov. 2010.
B.S. in business and behavioral science from Clemson University, 2009. twitter
Field Director Gerri McDaniel
(announced May 6, 2015) Active role in the campaigns of several successful
city and county political candidates. 7th CD field director on Newt
Gingrich's 2012 campaign. Grassroots activist on the SC GOP 2010 Victory
campaign. Co-founder of the Myrtle Beach Tea Party and is the organizer of
the annual SC Tea Party Coalition Conventions. twitter
Upstate Regional Director James Epley
Owner of Arbor GreenBuilders LLC on Hilton Head Island, SC; 25 years of real
estate development experience. Regional director/chairman for Beaufort County
on NEWT 2012. B.S. in economics and political science from Western Carolina
Coalitions Director Nancy Mace
25, 2015) Mace runs The
Mace Group, a small consulting business she started in 2008 and is a
She ran for U.S. Senate in the June 10, 2014 Republican primary challenging
Sen. Lindsey Graham and finished fourth with 6.2% of the vote. Worked for
Accenture, the management consulting firm. Master's degree in journalism and
mass communication from the University of Georgia. First woman to graduate
from The Citadel (degree in business, 1999); author of In
the Company of Men: A Woman at The Citadel. twitter
South Carolina Steering Committee
100-person steering committee announced on
July 9, 2015.
State Director Charles Munoz
25, 2015) President and founder at Rebel Public Affairs. Deputy state
director, grassroots coordinator, and southern Nevada field coordinator for
Americans for Prosperity Nevada, started with the group in mid-2011. Attended
University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
State Director Chess Bedsole
9, 2015) Attorney and municipal judge from Birmingham. In 2013 he
considered running for Secretary of State in 2014, but decided against.
Partner and trustee in a family timber business. Vice president at Porter,
White & Co., an investment banking and advisory firm in Birmingham, joined
the firm in 2011. Candidate for State Auditor in the June 2006 primary,
finishing fourth of four candidates with a bit over 20%. Aa an attorney was
dispatched to Florida for the 2000 presidential recount. Counsel to U.S.
Sen. Jesse Helms (R-NC), Master of laws from University of Miami Law
School, 1998; law degree from University of Alabama, 1997; undergraduate
degree from Emory University, 1993.
State Director Karen Giorno
2, 2015) Principal and founder
(April 2005) of Kingston Public Affairs in New York. 25 years experience in
public relations, communications, organizational management, and presidential
advance operations. Florida state director of American Commitment (group
founded by Phil Karpen), Jan. 2012-Feb. 2013. Director of external affairs in
the Office of Gov. Rick Scott (FL), 2011-12. Director of press advance and
operations at Meg Whitman for Governor (CA), March-Nov. 2010. Senior advance
rep. for First Lady Laura Bush, Sept. 2003-Jan. 2009. Senior advance rep.,
press advance and scheduler for the office of former President George H.W.
Bush, Jan. 2001-March 2007. B.A. in political science and communications from
Marymount University, 1990.
State Director Seth Weathers
22, 2015) President of Weathers
Corp since Jan. 2003, and
president of Weathers
Design & Advertising since Jan.
2001. Johns Creek resident. twitter
State Sen. Michael Williams (District
27, Forsyth County)
(reported Oct. 6, 2015) Elected in 2014. Started a restaurant franchise in
Oct. 2014. Operated a chain of 18 franchise businesses which he sold in
2013. Worked for Arthure Anderson. Earned a CPA license; bachelors degree in
accounting from the University of Montevallo, 1999.
State Director Kent Gray
9, 2015) Attorney in Springfield specializing in labor and employment law
since Feb. 2007. Advance representative and consultant on Newt 2012. Advance
representative for the George W. Bush White House. Advance representative on
John McCain 2008. Senior associate at Gifffin, Winning, Cohen & Bodewes, PC
in Springfield, May 2001-Feb. 2007. Advance representative on Bush-Cheney
2000. Executive assistant to the Illinois Comptroller, 1995-99. Advance
representative on Dole/Kemp '96. J.D. from Saint Louis University School of
Law, 2002; M.B.A. from University of Illinois Springfield, 1999; B.B.A. in
business finance from Loyola Univrsity of Chicago, 1995; studied at Lincoln
Land Community College.
State Sen. Mike Doherty (District
14, 2015) Currently in his third term after serving four terms in the General
State Sen. Ralph Shortey
State Sen. Mark Alle
State Rep, Mike Christian
State Rep. John Bennett
State Rep. Mike Turner
Dr. Sam & Lynn Coury
Carol & Robert Hefner, IV
Lisa & Steven Kalman
Angie & Jason Thomas
Guy & Jennifer Madison
State Director Darren Morris
22, 2015) President of Morris Global Strategies, a public affairs and
political consulting firm based in Nashville. Has worked in each presidential
campaign cycle since 1996.
State Director Corbin Casteel
2, 2015) President at FourOneThree
Communications, LLC in Austin, TX from Jan. 2013. Partner at RedRock
Strategies, Inc. in Austin, Jan. 2010-Dec. 2012. Partner at Casteel, Inc. in
Austin, April 2005-Dec. 2009. A regional finance director at the RNC, Aug.
2003-April 2005. B.A. in political science, business from The University of
Texas at Austin, 1997 twitter
State Director Michael Rubino
2, 2015) "has worked in varying
capacities on twenty political campaigns to elect conservatives in nine
different states." twitter
Field Director Dena Espenscheid
(announced Sept. 22, 2015) Lobbyist and scheduler for the Coalition for a
Strong America and End Global Governance from Nov. 2014. Project director for
the Independent Women's Network, July 2013-Dec. 2014. In West Palm Beach, FL
field representative for American Majority, March 2012-July 2013; and office
manager and chief of staff for American Majority Action, Sept.-Nov. 2012.
Educational programs director, lobbyist, communications, public policy,
advisor and development for National Abstinence Clearinghouse, in Sioux Falls,
SD, 2001-07. B.A. in biology, speech communications from Thomas More College,
not part of the campaign, but a key Trump advisor...
Executive Vice President and Special Counsel to Donald J. Trump Michael Cohen
Joined The Trump Organization in 2006; key advisor t Trump on his 2011 look
into running (ShouldTrumpRun.com). Formerly partner at Phillips Nizer, LLP.
Candidate for New York City Council in 2003, running as a Republican against
Eva Moskowitz (D). twitter
Advisor Sam Nunberg
(fired Aug. 2, 2015 over racilally offensive Facebook posts) Director of the
Middle East Forum's Legal Project, Jan. 2012-Nov. 2014. Deputy political
director at the American Center for Law and Justice, Aug. 2009-Jan. 2011.
J.D. from Tuoro College Jacob D Fuchsberg Law Center, 2009. B.A. in history
from McGill University, 2004. Served as NYC chair of Students for Mitt. twitter
Advisor Roger Stone
(resignation reported Aug. 8, 2015) A longtime consultant, Stone also advised
Trump when he was thinking of running in 2011 and 2000 (>).
Senior consultant for California on George H.W. Bush's 1988 presidential
campaign. Regional political director on Reagan's 1984 and 1980 campaigns.
Co-founder of National Conservative Political Action Committee (NCPAC) ("where
he is credited with developing the negative campaign into an art form and
pioneering the modern use of negative campaign advertising.") National
director of Youth for Reagan in 1976. Staff assistant and travel aide to Sen.
Bob Dole, 1973. The youngest member of the staff in President Richard Nixon's
re-election camping in 1972. Attended but did not graduate from The George
Washington University. Originally from Connecticut. Author of The
Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ and Nixon's
Secrets. stonezone.com |
MJ Lee and Dana Bash. "Trump campaign claims it fired top adviser -- who says
he quit." CNN.
Aug. 8, 2015.
Maggie Haberman. "Did Roger Stone Jump, or Was He Pushed from Donald Trump's
New York Times. Aug. 8, 2015.
Elise Viebeck. "Hope Hicks flies quietly in the eye of the Trump
Washington Post. July 27, 2015.
Ben Schrekenger and Cate Martel. "The man behind Donald Trump's
July 22, 2015.
Robert Costa. "Trump says he is serious about 2016 bid, is hiring
staff and delaying TV gig." The
Washington Post, Feb. 25, 2015.
Matthew Boyle. "Exclusive-'Major Coup': Donald Trump Picks Up Top
Iowa Grassroots Operative for Potential 2016 Campaign." Breitbart,
Feb. 24, 2015.