Republican National Committee Appoints Sean Cairncross as Chief Operating Officer
Jul 9 15
Republican National Committee (RNC) announced Sean Cairncross as the RNC's new chief operating officer. Cairncross takes over for Sara Armstrong, who was recently named vice president of the 2016 Republican Convention. Cairncross joined the RNC in 2004, and served two and a half cycles under chairman Gillespie, Mehlman, and Duncan. Before that Cairncross worked as a litigation associate at the Washington D.C. offices of Covington & Burling. Prior to rejoining the RNC, Cairncross was a partner at Holtzman Vogel Josefiak, PLLC, and served as general counsel to VogelHood Research.
Republican National Committee's Committee on Arrangements Announces Convention Appointments
Jul 2 15
The Republican National Committee's Committee on Arrangements (COA) Chairman Steve King announced the appointments of Marcia Kelly as Director of Operations, Julie Shugar as Director of Media Operations, Jan Sumrall as Director of Administration, and Caroline Davidson as Operations Team Manager for the 2016 Republican National Convention. Marcia Lee Kelly, the Director of Operations, consulted on 2008, and 2012 Republican National Conventions. Most recently, she was the Chief Advancement Officer for Trinity Law School. Julie Perrier Shugar, the Director of Media Operations, has worked on the 1988, 1992, 2004, 2008, and 2012 Republican Conventions. Jan McBride Sumrall, the Director of Administration, is a veteran of the 2000, 2004, and 2008 Republican National Conventions. Caroline Davidson, the Operations Team Manager, most recently worked for the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) where she worked for the Independent Expenditure unit during the 2014 cycle.
Republican National Committee Appoints Gerrit Lansing as Chief Digital Officer
May 2 15
Republican National Committee announced the hiring of Gerrit Lansing, who will serve as the RNC's Chief Digital Officer. Lansing takes over for Mindy Finn, who has spearheaded the RNC's digital transition into 2016. Finn will remain as a senior advisor to the RNC. Gerrit Lansing joins the RNC from the National Republican Congressional Committee, where he served as Digital Director. Prior to joining the NRCC, Lansing worked as the Press Secretary for the House Budget Committee under Rep. Paul Ryan and as New Media Director for Rep. Peter Roskam. He began his career in Washington as the Feature's Editor for the Heritage Foundation's Foundry blog.