Romney 2012 General Election Campaign Organization, Ohio
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State Director  Scott Jennings

(announced May 2, 2012)  Senior strategist at Peritus Public Relations, from Oct. 2007.  Senior advisor to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's 2008 re-election campaign in Kentucky.   Deputy White House political director and a special assistant to the president, 2005-07.  New Mexico executive director of Bush-Cheney '04 (one of only two states to go from blue in 2000 to red in 2004).  Political director on Ernie Fletcher for Governor primary campaign in Kentucky and then for the Republican Party of Kentucky's statewide effort in 2003.  Political director on the McConnell Senate Committee, 2002.  Communications director for the Republican Party of Kentucky, 2001; in the early part of 2001 served as press secretary in the Office of the Senate President.  Political director on the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign in Kentucky.  News reporter for WHAS Radio in Louisville, KY and for the Kentucky News Network, 1996-2000.  B.A. in political science from University of Louisville, 2000.

Special Assistant to the State Director  Kaylee Carnahan

(June 2012)  South Texas field director for Roland Sledge for Railroad Commissioner, Feb.-May 2012.  Constituent services representative/staff assistant to Congressman Brett Guthrie, 2009-12.  B.A. in political science/communication from Western Kentucky University, 2009.

Intern  Niraj Antani

(May, 19, 2012)  Student working towards a B.A. in political science from The Ohio University; experience includes AmeriCorps associate and internships for Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and for Congressman Michael Turner.  From Miamisburg.

Deputy State DIrector  Tyler Glick

(May 2012)  Worked on Romney for President starting on the New Hampshire primary campaign in Sept. 2011.  Senior account representative for Peritus Public Relations, 2009-11.  Special assistant at The Chertoff Group, May-Sept. 2009.  Deputy production manager at Freedom's Watch, May 2008-Jan. 2009.  Junior account representative at SRCP Media in Alexandria, VA, 2006-08.  B.A. in history, political science from Indiana University Bloomington, 2006.

Assistant to Deputy Director/Intern  Austin Gray

Also interned on Romney's NH primary campaign.

Deputy State Director  John Roscoe

Senior director at Strategic Public Partners, March 2006-2012.  B.A. in political science from The Ohio State University.

Communications Director  Christopher Maloney

(reported May 4, 2012)  Maloney served as communications director at the Ohio Republican Party under Kevin DeWine starting May 2011.  Campaign manager on Randy Altschuler for Congress, from March 2009-Feb. 2011.  A regional political director for the California Republican Party in Fall 2008.  Communications director on Tinsley for Congress in NM-2 through the June 2008 primary.  Assistant to the national political director at Romney for President, Inc., Feb. 2007-March 2008.  Special assistant to the chairman at the NRCC, 2005-07  B.S. in public policy, English from The George Washington University, 2005.  twitter

Deputy Communications Director  Isabel ("Izzy") Santa

Communications director to U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (OH), Feb. 2011-May 2012.  Executive director at Project Veritas, the James O'Keefe group.  Media relations manager for the Cato Institute.  Communications manager for Hispanic CREO.  Born and raised in Puerto Rico.

Political Director  Bruce L. Tague

(May 2012)  Political director at the Ohio Republican Party, April 2011-May 2012.  Executive director at Sourcing Office, a council of governments and 501(c)(3) headquartered in Northeast Ohio.  DIrector of political mail and outreach for the New York Republican Party.  B.A. in political science, English literature from SUNY Albany; also studied at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy.

Coalitions Director  Devin O'Malley

(May 2012)  Assistant to the chief of staff to Sen. Rob Portman, Jan. 2011-April 2012.  Assistant ot the executive director of the Kasich-Taylor New Day Inaugural Committee.  Ohio deputy finance director at Portman for Senate, Jan.-Nov. 2010.  B.A. in history from Washington and Jefferson College, 2009  twitter

Events Director  Michelle Clark

(May 2012)  Part-time production assistant at MSI Production Services in Lexington, KY, Dec. 2011-May 2012.  Scheduler and office manager on Williams-Farmer for Governor-Lt. Governor (KY), Jan.-Nov. 2011.  Assistant director of events at iHigh, Inc. 2008-10.  Advance representative (Aug. 2006-Dec. 2007), executive assistant in policy and legislative affairs (Jan.-Aug. 2006) and press assistant (Oct. 2004-Jan. 2006 in the Office of the Governor of Kentucky.  Studied at Asbury College.

Political Operations Manager  Emily Stier

(May 2012...responsibilities incl. office manager, intern coordinator, tracking earned media)  Extensive internship experience including for Romney for President during the Ohio primary, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, and the RNC; also served as a page to Ohio Speaker of the House William Batchelder.  B.A. in political science from The Ohio State University, 2012. 

RNC Victory
Director  Mike Bir

(announced May 2, 2012)  Victory director at the Ohio Republican Party since Dec. 2010; oversaw the RNC's Ohio field operations in 2010.  Insurance agent at American Financial Planners, 2004-12.  B.A. in political management from Ohio University, 2004.

Deputy Victory Director  Rob Lagergren

(June 2012)  General services assistant in the Ohio Attorney General's office, Jan. 2011-May 2012; also served as statewide volunteer director on Ohioans for Healthcare Freedom (Yes on Issue 3), Aug.-Nov. 2011.  A Victory field director for the Ohio Republican Party, March-Nov. 2010.  Ohio Jobs and Growth college director at the University of Toledo, Aug.-Nov. 2009.  Greene County Victory director for the Ohio Republican Party, June-Nov. 2008.  Degree in education from Wright State University, 2007; served as president of the College Republicans there.

Regional Directors

Cleveland/Akron  George Brown

(May/June 2012)  District representative for Sen. Rob Portman from Jan. 2010; served as Northeast field director on Portman's Senate campaign.  Field representative for Sen. George Voinovich in his Cleveland office.  Attended Youngstown State University. 

Columbus/Central Ohio  Kevin Servick

(May/June 2012)  Legislative liaison for the Ohio Auditor from Jan. 2011.  Political director on Tiberi for Congress, March 2010-Jan. 2011.  Statewide field director on Dan Coats for Indiana (ballot access), Feb.-March 2010.  Chesterfield County Victory director (VA), July-Nov. 2009.  Field at the Ohio Republican Party, March 2007-Jan. 2009.B.A. in political science from The Ohio State University, 2004.

SW Ohio  Terri Studer

(May 2012) Fundraising and membership programming for the Butler County Republican Party since Sept. 2010.  Veterinary technician, 1992-2008.

NW Ohio  Frank Kohstall

(May 2012)  Associate at Strategic Public Partners Group, July 2008-May 2012.  B.A. in political science from University of Dayton, 2007.

SE Ohio  Lanny Spaulding

Administrative staffer in the Ohio Attorney General Department.  Directed the Fairfield County (Lancaster) Victory Center in Fall 2010.  Graduate of Ohio University-Athens, 2008.

Director of Field Managers  Kenny Street

(July 2012)  Project manager at Strategic Public Partners Group, 2008-12.  B.A. in political science from The Ohio State University, 2007. of 60 field managers undertook door-to-door efforts in 70 counties resulting in over 800,000 face-to-face voter contacts

Communications Director  Catherine Gatewood

(June 2012)  Previously communications director to U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs (OH-18) from Jan. 2011.  Press secretary to Commissioner Anne M. Northup at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 2009-10.  Production assistant at OnMessage Inc., 2009.  Assistant to the political director at the NRCC, 2007-08.   Press asistant to U.S. Rep. Ann Northup, May-Dec. 2006, also volunteer coordinator on her campaign.  Masters degree in strategic public relations from The George Washington University, 2012; B.A. in political science from Wake Forest University, 2006.  Originally from Kentucky.  twitter

Social Conservative Outreach  Bob Crawford

(June 2012)  National field representative (March-April 2012) and Alabama state director (Feb.-March 2012) on Rick Santorum for President.  Volunteer coordinator and faith coalition coordinator in Des Moines, IA and Greenville, SC on  Sales manager for the new homes division at Rose & Womble Realty, 2002-11.  Director of sales and marketing at SCS in Santa Rosa, CA, 1998-2001.  Real estate broker in Iowa City, Iowa, 1991-98.

Events Director  Shannon Rickett

Director of commercialization at the National Institute for Hometown Security 2006-12.  J.D. from Baylor University School of Law, 2005; B.S. in business management from University of Louisville, 2002.

Logistics Director  J. Todd Inman

(July 2012)  Inman, a small business owner in Owensboro, KY, has done advance and logistics work on local, state and federal campaigns since 2002, as well as consulting.  Recent experience includes advisor and bus tour director on Grayson for Senate, 2010; NRSC consultant on Toomey for Senate, 2010; and advance and onsite coordination for the 2008 McConnell for Senate statewide tour.  B.S. in journalism and advertising from University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), 1993.

Victory Offices 37 as of Oct. 6, 2012

Ashtabula County - 2525 South Ridge Rd. East, Ashtabula, OH  44005   ...Issac Arthur or David Sawyer  [Ashtabula Co.]

Athens - 14 N. Court St., Athens, OH  45701   ...Sarah Schultz  [Athens Co.]

Avon Lake - 375-J Lear Rd., Avon Lake, OH  44012   ...Meredith Traxler  [Lorain Co.]

Beavercreek - 3297 Seajay Dr, Beavercreek, OH  45430   ...Laura Hicks  [Green Co.]

Bowling Green - 111 South Main Street, Bowling Green, OH  43402   ...Kristi Kennelly  [Wood Co.]

Canton - 3976-B Fulton Dr. NW, Canton, OH  44718   ...Justin Ackerman  [Stark Co.]

Centerville - 7720 Paragon Rd, Centerville, OH  45459   ...Matt Rodriguez  [Montgomery Co.]

Chillicothe - 129 East Main Street, Chillicothe, OH  45601   ...Corey Steadman  [Ross Co.]

Colerain - 8240 Clara Ave., Colerain Township, OH  45239   ...Kevin Modlin  [Hamilton Co.]

Dover - 203 S. Wooster Ave, Dover, OH 44622   ...Alexander Lapso or Dan Hennessey (earlier Stephanie Jenkins)  [Tuscarawas Co.]

Eastgate (Cincinnati) - 813 Eastgate South Drive Suite A&B, Cincinnati, OH 45245   ...John Otworth  [Hamilton Co.]

Fairfield Township - 3431 Princeton Road, Suite 100 , Fairfleld Township, OH 45011   ...Laura Engquist  [Butler Co.]

Fairview Park - 22641 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, OH 44126   ...Sara Molski  [Cuyahoga Co.]

Grandview (Columbus) - 1335 Dublin Rd Suite 110F, Columbus, OH 43215  ...Kassandra Meholick  [Franklin Co.]

Grove City - 2065-A Stringtown Rd. Grove City, OH 43123   ...Sarah Pickerel  [Franklin Co.]

Heath - 1006 Hebron Rd, Heath, OH 43056   ...Andrew Olson(earlier Justin Stanek)  [Licking Co.]

Independence - 6490 Brecksville Road, Independence, OH 44131   ...Barb Tate  [Cuyahoga Co.]

Kent - 175 East Erie St., Suite 303, Kent, OH, 44240   ...Carla Diblasio  [Portage Co.]

Kenwood (Cincinnati) - 8220 Northcreek Drive Suite 210, Cincinnati, OH 45236   ...Lauren Bowen  [Hamilton Co.]

Lancaster - 118 East Main Street, Lancaster, OH 43130   ...Greg Allison  [Fairfield Co.]

Lebanon - 30 West Main Street, Lebanon, OH 45036   ...Kristin Milligan (earlier Kelsey Romanchik)  [Warren Co.]

Liberty Township - 4879 Mercedes Drive, Liberty Township, OH 45011   ...Laura Engquist  [Butler Co.]

Lima - 2062 N. Cable Rd., Lima, OH  45805   ...Sheila Willamowski  [Allen Co.]

Lisbon - 124 West Lincoln Way, Lisbon, OH 44432   ...Andrew Firestone  [Columbiana Co.]

Maumee - 326 W. Dussel Dr., Maumee, OH  43537  ...Tina Henold  [Lucas Co.]

Mentor - 7488 Mentor Ave Suite D, Mentor, OH 44060   ...Justin Stanek  [Lake Co.]

Niles - 5555 Youngstown Warren Rd., Suite 922, Niles OH, 44446   ...Brian Diamond  [Trumbull Co.]

Ontario - 2069 West 4th St., Ontario, OH  44960   ...Kelley Harris  [Richland Co.]

Reynoldsburg - 1940 Baltimore, Reynoldsburg, OH  43068   ...Kate Brazauskas  [Franklin Co.]

Richmond Heights - 5164-B Wilson Mills Road, Richmond Heights, OH  44143  ...Ken Yang  [Cuyahoga Co.]

Steubenville - 100 Mall Dr., B-8, Steubenville, OH  43952   ...Ashley Timberlake  [Jefferson Co.]

Stow - 3889 Darrow Rd. Stow, OH  44224  ...Lance Read  [Summit Co.]

Wadsworth - 300 Weatherstone Dr, Ste 107 , Wadsworth, OH 44281  ...Stephanie Nugent  [Medina Co.]

Westerville (Columbus) - 8489 Sancus Blvd, Columbus, OH 43240   ...Eric Johnson  [Franklin Co.]

Westwood (Cincinnati) - 2300 Montana Ave Suite 420, Cincinnati, OH 45211   ...Jenna Kruschinski  [Hamilton Co.]

Wooster - 120 N. Buckeye St., Wooster, OH  44691   ...Kaaylyn Tate  [Wayne Co.]

Youngstown - 621 Boardman Canfield Rd., Youngstown, Oh, 44512   ...David Warren  [Mahoning Co.]

independent of the campaign...


Republican Party of Ohio  |  211 South Fifth Street  |  Columbus, OH 43215  +

Chairman  Robert Bennett

Elected chairman on April 13, 2012 to complete term of Kevin DeWine (who resigned in a bit of a power struggle with Gov. Kasich).  Bennett served 10 terms as chairman of the Party from Feb. 1988 to Jan. 2009.  He is an attorney and Certified Public Accountant specializing in tax and business law.

Executive Director  Matt Borges

(announced May 14, 2012)  Government relations director at the law firm Roetzel and Andress in Columbus from Dec. 2010.  In the 2010 cycle Borges served as executive director of the Kasich-Taylor New Day Inaugural Committee, managed Dave Yost's campaign for Ohio Auditor of State, and ran Bob Gibbs' primary campaign for Congress; he also consulted for the NRCC in 2010 (as well as in 2000 and 1992).  Chief of staff and campaign manager for Treasurer of State Joseph Deters.  Lead advance representative for Vice President Dick Cheney, 2001-07.  B.A. in political science from The Ohio State University, 1994.

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State Director  Katie Eagan

(Jan. 2012)  Deputy director for legislative affairs at the Ohio Industrial Commission, March 2011-Jan. 2012..  Assistant finance director at the Ohio House Republican Organizational Committee, Jan.-Dec. 2010.  Policy advisor in the Ohio House of Representatives, 2009-10.  Legislative aide in the Ohio House of Representatives, 2004-08.  M.P.A. from OSU’s John Glenn School of Public Affairs, 2007; B.A. in political science from The Ohio State University, 2004.  Lifelong Ohioan; born and raised in Cincinnati, and now a resident of Columbus.

Policy Director  Seth Morgan

(announced March 17, 2011)  Candidate in the 2010 Republican primary for Ohio Auditor.  Elected State Representative in the 36th District (northern and western Montgomery County) in 2008.  Elected Huber Heights City Council, representing Ward 3, in 2001 and re-elected in 2005.  Member of Morgan Troutwine & Associates, CPAs, LLC.

Offices (7 announced Aug. 23, 2012)

Butler County
2820 Bobmeyer Road
Hanger C7
Hamilton, OH 45015
Contact: Rob Burgess 

4500 Wadsworth Road
Dayton, Ohio  45414
Contact: Rob Burgess 

2300 Montana Ave, Suite 303
Cincinnati, Ohio 45211
Contact: Patrick Maloney 

Blue Ash
10901 Reed Hartman Hwy, Suite 304
Blue Ash, Ohio 45242
Contact: Hannah Faulkner 

2830 Copley Road, Suite 1
Copley, Ohio 44321
Contact: Lisa Marie Bast 

2599 Tiller Lane, Suite B
Columbus, OH 43213
Contact: Rob Wilson  or Karyn Taylor 

127 North Peirce Street
Lima, Ohio 45801
Contact: Patrick Kesner