OUR TEAM MEET THE LEADERSHIP

 

Ronna McDaniel

Chairwoman, Republican National Committee

Ronna McDaniel is the second woman ever elected Chair of the RNC. During the 2016 election, Ronna McDaniel helped deliver Michigan for Donald Trump and the GOP for the first time in decades. She was elected as the State Chairman from Michigan in February of 2015. Ronna served as a Trump delegate and chaired the Michigan Delegation to the 2016 Republican National Convention. She has served as a Precinct Delegate, as a District Committee Executive Member and State Committeewoman in Michigan and served as National Delegate to the Tampa Convention representing Michigan’s 11th District.

In 2013, she served as Co-Chair for the Mackinac Leadership Conference and was appointed by Governor Rick Snyder to serve on the Board of Marriage and Family Therapists. In her local community of Northville, Ronna has served on land planning and public safety committees and is actively involved in her local PTA. She received her B.A. in English from Brigham Young University. Ronna is married to Patrick McDaniel and has two children, Abigail and Nash.

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Marcia Lee Kelly

President and CEO

Marcia Lee Kelly is the President and CEO of the 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Most recently, Kelly was the Assistant to the President, Director of White House Management and Administration and Director of the Office of Administration, which provides operational support for the President. In that capacity, she oversaw 390 personnel supporting the White House, Office of Administration and the Executive Residence. She was also an official member of the USA Presidential Delegation to the Olympics in South Korea.

Over the course of her almost 30-year career, she has worked on two presidential transition teams and three Republican National Conventions in Minneapolis, Tampa and Cleveland. As Director of Operations for the 2016 Convention, she managed overall logistics, including build-outs of convention venues.

A first generation Korean-American, Kelly started her career in the New York City Mayor’s Office, produced the Yankees ticker-tape parade and directed the two-year long NYC Millennium celebration that included 26-hours of non-stop live broadcasting to a global audience. Among a list of large-scale commemorations organized by Kelly: the Princess Diana Memorial, World Cup Host Committee, Inauguration of Mayor Giuliani and a Sting Concert in Central Park. Kelly was nominated for a daytime Emmy award for the “Prayer for America” which was the first memorial for the victims of 9/11. She and her work have been featured in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times.

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Toni Anne Dashiell

Chairwoman, Republican National Convention

Toni Anne Dashiell is the Chairwoman for the RNC Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Convention, and continues to serve as the Republican National Committeewoman for Texas.

Dashiell has been active in politics, grassroots advocacy and leadership training for more than 40 years. She is a leader among leaders, who was awarded the 2009 Ronald Reagan Leadership Award by the National Federation of Republican Women for her distinctive performance as the President of the Texas Federation of Republican Women (TFRW). She has traveled to Bosnia, Nigeria, Sri Lanka and Burma on behalf of the Women’s Democracy Network to train women and men seeking public office. She co-authored with Rachel Woods “Leading for Freedom: Leadership Skills for Republicans” and conducts workshops across the nation on the topics addressed in the book.

Dashiell’s service as a volunteer grassroots leader dates back to 1968, when she first worked on a presidential campaign as a member of Teenage Republicans. Since that time, she has been a consistent leader in numerous Republican campaigns and organizations both in Texas and across the nation. Dashiell was proud to serve as Kendall County Chair from 2010 to 2013 and as a Vice Chair of the Texas for Trump Coalition in 2016. She has served on the RNC since 2013, and was re-elected to the Budget Committee in January 2019.

Together, she and her husband, Tom, are small business owners in Boerne, Texas, working in both real estate and insurance.

Stephen "Max" Everett

Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Max Everett is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer for the 2020 Republican National Convention. This is Everett’s sixth convention, having previously served as the Chief Information Officer for the 2004 and 2016 conventions. In these roles, he is responsible for the management, strategy and execution of major convention programs, while overseeing the convention’s IT infrastructure and operations.

Everett brings over two decades of experience in providing innovative solutions and managing risk for both public and private sector organizations. Everett was most recently the Chief Information Officer for the U.S. Department of Energy, overseeing the Department's information technology (IT) portfolio, serving as an advisor to the Deputy Secretary and Secretary and leading various functions within the Office of the Chief Information Officer.

Everett received a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas and a J.D. from the University of Houston.

OUR TEAM MEET THE LEADERSHIP STAFF

 

Whitney Andersen – Director of Media Operations

Luke Bullock – Deputy Director of Buildout

Christina “CC” Cobaugh – Chief of Staff and Director of Ticketing

Kelly Eaton – Deputy Director of Operations

Blair Ellis – Director of Communications

Tatum Gibson – National Press Secretary

Kelsey Gorman – Director of Signature Events Coordination

Susan Haney – Deputy Director of External Affairs

Dustin Hendrix – Director of Transportation

Doug Hochberg – Digital Director

Jinger Kelley – Deputy Director of Finance

Andy King – Deputy Director of Logistics Flow & Signage

Thomas Krol – Deputy Director of Transportation

Edith “Dee Dee” Lancaster – Director of Logistics Flow & Signage

Joy Lee – Counsel

Christine “Chris” Lesko – Chief of Infrastructure

Diandra Lopez – Director of Delegate Experience

Thomas Maxwell – Chief Financial Officer

Dan McCarthy – Chief Public Affairs Officer

Mallory McGough – Director of Administration

Robert “Bob” O’Donnell – Director of Security

Jonathan “Jonny” Oringdulph – Chief Logistics Officer

Yandrick Paraison – Director of Special Projects

Russell Peck – Director of Community Affairs 

Max Poux – Deputy Director of Security

Christopher Reese – Director of Executive Operations

James Sample – Director of Operations

Megan Schenewerk – Deputy Director of Administration

Lisa Shoemaker – Deputy Director of Media Operations

Rebecca Wasserstein – Director of Hotels and Venues

Stephen "Max" Everett

Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Max Everett is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer. He joins the team for his sixth convention, having previously served as the Chief Information Officer for the 2004 and 2016 conventions. Everett brings over two decades of experience in providing innovative solutions and managing risk for both public and private sector organizations. Everett was most recently the Chief Information Officer for the U.S. Department of Energy, overseeing the Department's information technology (IT) portfolio, serving as an advisor to the Deputy Secretary and Secretary, and leading various functions within the Office of the Chief Information Officer. Everett received a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas and a J.D. from the University of Houston. As Vice President, Everett is responsible for the management, strategy, and execution of major convention initiations. As Chief Information Officer, Everett is also responsible for the convention's IT infrastructure.

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Marcia Lee Kelly

President and CEO

Marcia Lee Kelly is the President and CEO of the 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Most recently, Kelly was the Assistant to the President, Director of White House Management and Administration and Director of the Office of Administration, which provides operational support for the President. In that capacity, she oversaw 390 personnel supporting the White House, Office of Administration and the Executive Residence. She was also an official member of the USA Presidential Delegation to the Olympics in South Korea.

Over the course of her almost 30-year career, she has worked on two presidential transition teams and three Republican National Conventions in Minneapolis, Tampa and Cleveland. As Director of Operations for the 2016 Convention, she managed overall logistics, including build-outs of convention venues.

A first generation Korean-American, Kelly started her career in the New York City Mayor’s Office, produced the Yankees ticker-tape parade and directed the two-year long NYC Millennium celebration that included 26-hours of non-stop live broadcasting to a global audience. Among a list of large-scale commemorations organized by Kelly: the Princess Diana Memorial, World Cup Host Committee, Inauguration of Mayor Giuliani and a Sting Concert in Central Park. Kelly was nominated for a daytime Emmy award for the “Prayer for America” which was the first memorial for the victims of 9/11. She and her work have been featured in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times.

Ronna McDaniel

Chairwoman, Republican National Committee

Ronna McDaniel is the second woman ever elected Chair of the RNC. During the 2016 election, Ronna McDaniel helped deliver Michigan for Donald Trump and the GOP for the first time in decades. She was elected as the State Chairman from Michigan in February of 2015. Ronna served as a Trump delegate and chaired the Michigan Delegation to the 2016 Republican National Convention. She has served as a Precinct Delegate, as a District Committee Executive Member and State Committeewoman in Michigan and served as National Delegate to the Tampa Convention representing Michigan’s 11th District.

In 2013, she served as Co-Chair for the Mackinac Leadership Conference and was appointed by Governor Rick Snyder to serve on the Board of Marriage and Family Therapists. In her local community of Northville, Ronna has served on land planning and public safety committees and is actively involved in her local PTA. She received her B.A. in English from Brigham Young University. Ronna is married to Patrick McDaniel and has two children, Abigail and Nash.

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Toni Anne Dashiell

Chairwoman, Republican National Convention

Toni Anne Dashiell is the Chairwoman for the RNC Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Convention, and continues to serve as the Republican National Committeewoman for Texas.

Dashiell has been active in politics, grassroots advocacy and leadership training for more than 40 years. She is a leader among leaders, who was awarded the 2009 Ronald Reagan Leadership Award by the National Federation of Republican Women for her distinctive performance as the President of the Texas Federation of Republican Women (TFRW). She has traveled to Bosnia, Nigeria, Sri Lanka and Burma on behalf of the Women’s Democracy Network to train women and men seeking public office. She co-authored with Rachel Woods “Leading for Freedom: Leadership Skills for Republicans” and conducts workshops across the nation on the topics addressed in the book.

Dashiell’s service as a volunteer grassroots leader dates back to 1968, when she first worked on a presidential campaign as a member of Teenage Republicans. Since that time, she has been a consistent leader in numerous Republican campaigns and organizations both in Texas and across the nation. Dashiell was proud to serve as Kendall County Chair from 2010 to 2013 and as a Vice Chair of the Texas for Trump Coalition in 2016. She has served on the RNC since 2013, and was re-elected to the Budget Committee in January 2019.

Together, she and her husband, Tom, are small business owners in Boerne, Texas, working in both real estate and insurance.

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Stephen "Max" Everett

Max Everett is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer. He joins the team for his sixth convention, having previously served as the Chief Information Officer for the 2004 and 2016 conventions. Everett brings over two decades of experience in providing innovative solutions and managing risk for both public and private sector organizations. Everett was most recently the Chief Information Officer for the U.S. Department of Energy, overseeing the Department's information technology (IT) portfolio, serving as an advisor to the Deputy Secretary and Secretary, and leading various functions within the Office of the Chief Information Officer. Everett received a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas and a J.D. from the University of Houston. As Vice President, Everett is responsible for the management, strategy, and execution of major convention initiations. As Chief Information Officer, Everett is also responsible for the convention's IT infrastructure.

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Christina "CC" Cobaugh

Christina "CC" Cobaugh is the Chief of Staff and Director of Ticketing. This will be Cobaugh's second convention, having previously worked on the executive team for the 2016 convention. She most recently served as the Executive Secretary and Policy Coordinator at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative under Ambassador Robert E. Lighthizer. Prior to joining the Administration, she served on the executive team for the 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee and was a policy analyst and Director of Business Development for Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. Cobaugh holds a bachelor's degree from Louisiana State University and a master's degree from the University of New Orleans. In her role as Chief of Staff, Cobaugh executes the convention's overall vision, mission, values, and strategic goals. Additionally, as Director of Ticketing, Cobaugh is responsible for the management and distribution of all tickets to the 2020 Republican National Convention and to all related convention events.

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Christine Lesko

Christine Lesko is the Chief of Infrastructure. She previously served as Director of Venues for the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Senior Director of Major Events for the Cleveland Cavaliers/Quicken Loans Arena, where she led the staff of the facility at "The Q" during the 2016 Republican National Convention. Lesko holds a bachelor's degree from Baldwin Wallace College. She is responsible for coordinating all infrastructure efforts related to the 2020 Republican National Convention including flow and signage, the general contractor, information technology, official providers, and media operations.

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Thomas F. Maxwell III

Thomas F. Maxwell III is the Chief Financial Officer. Maxwell brings decades of experience on campaign finance issues and will be serving in his third Republican National Convention. He is the founder of MAXimum Compliance, LLC - a campaign finance consulting firm whose clients include members of Congress, political action committees, joint fundraising committees, Super PACs, National Party Committees, and non-profits. He has also served as the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) director at the National Republican Senatorial Committee and as a reports analyst at the FEC. Maxwell holds a bachelor's degree in History from Southern Methodist University. For the 2020 Republican National Convention, Maxwell is responsible for managing the convention budget and serving as a steward for the COA's treasury.

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Dan McCarthy

Dan McCarthy is the Chief of Public Affairs and Director of External Affairs. McCarthy began his career with the 2000 Republican National Convention, followed by a stint with Victory 2000 on the Bush/Cheney transition team. In 2001, he joined the Bush Administration, serving in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs. For the next decade, he worked for Anheuser-Busch InBev, the largest beer company in the world, ultimately serving as Senior Director of National Affairs. McCarthy started his external affairs firm, DMM Strategies, to bring his significant and unique experience in both corporate and public policy to clients. Originally from Cleveland, McCarthy holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame. He serves as the primary point of contact and coordinator for all external groups interested in participating in the 2020 Republican National Convention.

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Jonathan Oringdulph

Jonathan Oringdulph is the Chief of Logistics and Director of Intergovernmental Coordination and Permitting. Oringdulph brings decades of logistics experience to the Republican National Convention. He has served 25 years in the U.S. Navy and has been assigned at the White House since 2004. He most recently served as the Director of Presidential Food Service and was responsible for programs supporting the White House Military Office. His military experience includes Navy Contracts Officer at Naval Air Systems Command; Flag Supply Aide to the Superintendent of the Naval Academy; a mobilization to Afghanistan as a logistics advisor; and Chief of Staff for Special Operations Command Forward, North and West Africa. He holds a bachelor's degree in Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, as well as an MBA and a master's degree in Project Management from Keller School of Business Management. Oringdulph serves as the 2020 Republican National Convention's liaison to the city of Charlotte and is responsible for coordinating the logistics efforts of security, transportation, hotels and venues.