Todd Poole is currently serving as the Executive Director of the North Carolina Republican Party. Poole is a seasoned political and governmental affairs veteran with nearly 15 years of professional experience. He is currently on leave of absence as the Managing Partner of Red Dome Group, a political consulting, public affairs and issue advocacy group.
Prior to co-founding the Red Dome Group, Poole served as Chief of Staff for Congresswoman Virginia Foxx who represents the Fifth District of North Carolina. Before being promoted to Chief of Staff in March 2007, Poole served as Deputy Chief of Staff and District Director for nearly three years. Additionally, Poole served as campaign manager for Congresswoman Foxx’s successful re-election campaigns in 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012.
Prior to joining Foxx’s staff, Poole served as a North Carolina Field Representative on the Bush/Cheney 2004 campaign, where he managed grassroots operations in North Carolina. Poole has also consulted, managed and volunteered for many other federal, state and local campaigns including managing Jay Helvey’s congressional campaign in the most expensive House race in the history of North Carolina. As a first time candidate in a crowded primary, Helvey raised $1.4 Million and led the nation in fundraising his first quarter in the race.
Additional experience includes six-years of serving as an assistant to then-Rep. Richard Burr, where he worked in both his Washington and District offices. During his time with Burr, Poole managed issues pertaining to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Postal Service. He also served as a liaison between constituents and local, state, and federal agencies, as well as, community, consumer and non-profit organizations.
Poole earned a Master’s in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Appalachian State University, where he served as Student Body Vice President. Poole currently resides in Advance, NC with his wife, Marcela, son, Jacob, and dog, Scooter.