Republican Committees-Organization
2008 Edition --updated April 4, 2008

Republican Governors Association
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Chairman Gov. Rick Perry (TX)
Sworn in as Governor on Dec. 21, 2000; elected in 2002 and re-elected in 2006.  Elected Lieutenant Governor in 1998.  Served two terms as Texas Commissioner of Agriculture 1990-98.  Served in the Texas House of Representatives.  Served in the U.S. Air Force, 1972-77.  B.S. in animal science from Texas A&M University, 1972.

Executive Director Nick Ayers
(appointed executive director in Dec. 2006 by Gov. Perdue and reappointed in Dec. 2007 by Gov. Perry)  Joined Sonny Perdue's gubernatorial campaign in Oct. 2001, managed Perdue's political activities during his first term as Governor, and ran his re-election campaign in 2006.   Enrolled in Kennesaw State University and later studied international and government affairs at the University of Surrey at Roehampton in London.  Grew up in Mableton, GA.
Scheduler/Executive Assistant Christie Mueller

General Counsel Mike Adams

Office Manager Sims Little

IT Director James Mullen


Deputy Executive Director/Political Director Paul Bennecke
(appointed in Dec. 2006 by Gov. Perdue and reappointed in Dec. 2007 by Gov. Perry)  Previously served as executive director of the Georgia Republican Party and earlier as political director.  Political director on Perdue's 2002 gubernatorial campaign.  Attended Dalton State College and the University of Georgia studying political science and history.
Director of Policy and Research Adam Kincaid


Communications Director Chris Schrimpf
Deputy communications director on Gov. Perdue's 2006 re-election campaign.  Communications director for Students for Saving Social Security.  Graduate of Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, with a degree in government, 2005.  Served as Cincinnati City Councilman Chris Monzelís campaign coordinator in 2003. Native of Cincinnati.

Finance Director Caitlin Schroder
(Also served as finance director in the 2006 cycle).
Deputy Finance Director Angela Danhof
(Also worked in the NRCC finance department in the 2006 cycle)  Events Director for the 2005 Presidential Inaugural Committee, in charge of the Candlelight Dinner.  Events Director for Michigan Victory 2004, based in Lansing, managing Michigan presidential rallies for the RNC.  Senior Account Executive and Practice Group Director for the Sterling Corporation in Lansing, MI.  Finance Director for Dick Posthumus' 2002 gubernatorial campaign in Michigan.  Deputy Finance Director for Spencer Abraham's U.S. Senate contest in 2000.  Graduate of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.
Major Donor Director Helen Mathews
Finanace Coordinator Susie Coggin
Finance Coordinator Kiley Herring


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