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Ronna McDaniel



In 2017, Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel became the second woman ever elected as Chair of the Republican National Committee(RNC). Under her leadership, the RNC raised record funds, made its largest ever ground game investment, and defied history by gaining seats in the Senate during the 2018 election cycle. President Trump asked Chairwoman McDaniel to continue to lead the RNC through the 2020 election cycle thanks to her record of results for the Party.

Prior to her tenure at the RNC, Chairwoman McDaniel served as the Chair of the Michigan Republican Party, where she helped deliver the state for President Donald J. Trump and the Party for the first time since 1988. She began her career in politics as a grassroots activist, serving as a precinct delegate, a district committee executive member, a state party committeewoman in Michigan, an RNC committeewoman and as a national delegate to the 2012 Republican National Convention representing Michigan’s 11th District.

In her local community of Northville, Michigan, Chairwoman McDaniel has served on land planning and public safety committees, and has been actively involved in her local Parent Teacher Association. She also serves on the executive board of The Romney Institute of Public Policy, part of the Marriot Business School at Brigham Young University. Chairwoman McDaniel is the third of seven children, received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Brigham Young University, and is married to Patrick McDaniel. Together they have two children, Abigail and Nash.

Thomas Hicks Jr.


Thomas O. Hicks, Jr. was first elected to serve as co-chairman of the Republican National Committee in January 2019. He previously served as chairman of America First Action PAC, the primary super PAC dedicated to electing federal candidates supporting the Trump- Pence agenda from 2017-2019. He was also chairman of America First Policies, a non-profit organization supporting key policy initiatives.

Prior to the 2016 presidential election, Hicks served as national finance co-chairman for Donald J. Trump for President.  He was vice chairman of the Finance Committee for the 2017 presidential inauguration and worked with the transition team following the election. He also served on the national advisory board for Turning Point USA.

Hicks was a director of Drilling Tools International, Inc., a partner of Hicks Holdings LLC, and was a founding partner of Scout SSG, LLC.
He previously served on the boards of Resolute Energy Corporation, Carol’s Daughter Holdings, Berkshire Resources LLC, Standard Industrial Manufacturing Partners LTD, and Sight Sciences, Inc. He was on the national board of the American Enterprise Institute’s Enterprise Club and was a founding member for its Dallas chapter in 2014.

Hicks was Chairman of Big Brothers Big Sisters North Texas Campaign for Children in Crisis in 2006-2010, successfully raising over $35 million to support mentoring for children in Dallas Fort Worth.  
Hicks graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2001 and lives with his wife Alexandra and three daughters in Dallas, TX.

Ron Kaufman


Ron Kaufman is a Senior Advisor in the Public Policy and Regulation practice at Dentons. He focuses on providing government affairs services to public and private sector clients nationwide.

Mr. Kaufman is a highly experienced political strategist who has served as a senior advisor to US Presidents, Governors, Members of Congress, and a host of elected and appointed officials at every level of government. After having helped lay the political foundation for his successful 1988 presidential campaign, Mr. Kaufman served in the Administration of President George H.W. Bush, initially as White House Personnel Director and then as Assistant to the President and the White House Political Director. Previously, Mr. Kaufman served President Ronald Reagan as Regional and then National Political Director of the Republican National Committee.

Most recently, Mr. Kaufman served as a senior advisor to Governor Mitt Romney during his 2012 presidential campaign. In addition to his distinguished public service career, Mr. Kaufman has served as chairman of a leading multidisciplinary government affairs firm in Washington, DC.

Mr. Kaufman currently serves as Treasurer of the Republican National Committee and the elected Republican National Committeeman for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.,as well as a member of the Rules Committee, Executive Committee, and Chaired the 2020 RNC Convention Site Selection Committee. He is also active with the Republican Governors Association, where he has served as the Co-Chair of the Finance Committee.

Ron is the proud father to daughter Carly and husband Richard, two grandchildren Orin and Paul, and daughter Katie and husband Will, and their three, Gravin, Summer and Eljah.

Vicki Drummond


Vicki Drummond was elected as the National Committeewoman from Alabama in February 2012. She earned her B.S., M.A. and Ed. S. at the University of Alabama. Her political activities consist of serving as a Delegate/Alternate Delegate to the 1988, 2004, 2008, and 2012 Republican National Conventions and she was selected as a member of the Platform Committee in 1988. She served on the NFRW Nominating Committee, was an NFRW National Chaplain and the Vice-Chairman of the Fundraising Committee. As a member of the Alabama Republican Party, Drummond has been on the Steering Committee as well as the Chairman of Congressional District 4. Drummond is also involved in her community. as a member of the Heritage Foundation President’s Club, the Alabama Policy Institute, the National Rifle Association, etc. She served on Governor Robert Bentley’s Transition Team in 2010 and was appointed to the Alabama Constitution Revision Committee. Drummond currently resides in Jasper, AL and she and her husband have two adult sons, Matthew (Jamie) and Michael (Lee), and two granddaughters.

Kyle Hupfer

General Counsel

Kyle J. Hupfer is a highly respected business executive and corporate lawyer with deep national and state political relationships. He is the chairman of the Indiana Republican Party, a partner at Taft Law and serves as a member of and general counsel for the Republican National Committee. In 2020, Hupfer served as campaign manager to Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb in his successful re-election campaign. Prior senior business roles include chief administrative officer and general counsel of IMMI in Westfield, Ind., and vice president and general counsel of ProLiance Energy in Indianapolis. Hupfer previously served as the director of the Indiana DNR and chairman of the Indiana State Fair Commission under Gov. Mitch Daniels.


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