Thursday, March 19, 2009

RNC Selects New Political Director

Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele has selected veteran GOP operative Gentry Collins to become the RNC’s new Political Director.

Collins joins a team that already includes Executive Director Ken McKay and Director of Communications Trevor Francis, both of whom were named earlier.

Collins most recently served as a Regional Campaign Manager for McCain-Palin 2008, managing campaign operations in three Midwestern states (Missouri, Iowa and Illinois). Before that, he served as Iowa State Director for Mitt Romney’s Presidential campaign.

From February 2005 to December 2006 Collins served as National Political Director for the Republican Governors Association. Prior to that, he spent more than two years as Executive Director of the Republican Party of Iowa.