WASHINGTON – Today Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and RNC Finance Chairman Steve Wynn announced additional members of the RNC’s Finance leadership team:
“I am delighted to announce the addition of these longtime friends of the Party and supporters of this administration to our Finance leadership team,” said Chairwoman McDaniel. “Elliott Broidy, Michael Cohen, and Louis DeJoy will serve as National Deputy Finance Chairmen, and Brian Ballard, Bob Grand, Gordon Sondland, Geoff Verhoff, and Ron Weiser will serve as Regional Vice-Chairmen. Together this team will employ their extraordinary talent and understanding of Americans across the country to maintain and build upon our unprecedented fundraising success.”
"Our team is dedicated to the goal of increasing the number of Republican senators and representatives in the Congress, with the firm belief that all Americans will enjoy the benefits of a better future," said Chairman Wynn. "The challenge of guiding a swollen and overreaching government to a position that serves its citizens in a truly efficient manner will be best served by the leadership our team hopes to achieve."
Elliott Broidy, National Deputy Chairman
Mr. Broidy is Chairman and CEO of Broidy Capital Management. He served as a National Vice Chairman of the Trump Victory Campaign during the 2016 election cycle and Vice Chairman of the Presidential Inaugural Committee. He has previously held the position of RNC Finance Chairman, and during the Bush Administration he served on the Homeland Security Advisory Council and was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Michael Cohen, National Deputy Chairman
Mr. Cohen is currently the personal attorney to President Donald J. Trump. He served for more than a decade as Executive Vice President Special Counsel to President Trump at the Trump Organization and has sat on the boards of multiple Trump organizations, including Trump Productions, the Eric Trump Foundation, and the Miss Universe Organization. In addition to raising millions of dollars for his campaign, Mr. Cohen has been an active spokesperson and advisor for the President during his interest in seeking office since 2011.
Louis DeJoy, National Deputy Chairman
Mr. DeJoy is the President of LDJ Global Strategies. He was the CEO of New Breed Logistics until its sale to XPO Logistics in 2014, where he served as CEO of XPO’s Supply Chain Division until December 2015. Mr. DeJoy has held various finance roles over the past 15 years, including Presidential Trustee and North Carolina State Chair for Trump Victory.
Brian Ballard, Regional Vice-Chairman
Mr. Ballard served as the Chair of Trump Victory in Florida, Vice Chairman of the Presidential Inaugural Committee, and as a member of the Finance Committee for the Presidential Transition. He has vast experience in campaigns at both the state and national levels—serving the presidential campaigns of both John McCain in 2008 and Mitt Romney in 2012. He is currently the President of the political advocacy group Ballard Partners.
Bob Grand, Regional Vice-Chairman
Mr. Grand has been a longtime friend of and served in many political roles in Indiana for Vice President Mike Pence. He also served as Indiana Finance Chairman for the Bush-Cheney campaign in 2000 and 2004 and was most recently on the Trump Pence Finance team. He currently practices law in Indiana and DC. He serves on the Board of Trustees for Wabash College and on the Board of Visitors for the Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
Gordon Sondland, Regional Vice-Chairman
Mr. Sondland is the Founder and Chairman of Aspen Lodging Group and co-founder of Aspen Capital. Sondland also serves as President of the Sondland/Durant Charitable Foundation. In 2007, President Bush appointed him to serve as a member of the Commission on White House Fellows. He previously served on the National Finance Committees of the McCain and Romney presidential campaigns, as well as a Senior Republican advisor to Democratic Governor Ted Kulongoski.
Geoff Verhoff, Regional Vice-Chairman
Geoff Verhoff is a Senior Policy Advisor at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Since 2005 he has advised clients on a wide range of legislative and regulatory matters at the federal, state, and international levels. Prior to joining Akin Gump, Mr. Verhoff worked for Sen. William V. Roth, Jr. (R-DE), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. Following that, he joined the RNC’s finance team, leaving for Akin Gump after President George W. Bush's successful re-election campaign.
Ron Weiser, Regional Vice-Chairman
Mr. Weiser currently serves as the Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party. He was Ambassador to the Slovak Republic during the Bush Administration. He served as Michigan’s Finance Chair for President Bush in 2000, and as the National Co-Chair for the McCain campaign in 2008. He has held the position of National Finance Chair for the RNC and was a National Vice Chairman of the Trump Victory campaign and a Vice Chairman of the Presidential Inaugural Committee and Transition.
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