Chris Godbey, Executive Director

Chris Godbey

Executive Director

Born in South Carolina, Chris Godbey has an influential resume serving state, local, issue-based, national, and international campaigns. Recently, Godbey worked with the CARLYforAmerica PAC as the Mid-Atlantic RPD and the Iowa Canvassing Director. As Iowa canvass director for CARLYforAmerica, the team knocked on over 70,000 targeted doors in the last two months leading up … More

Tres Watson, Political Director

Tres Watson

Political Director

Tres Watson has 15 years of experience in the political arena.  A 2002 graduate of Centre College, Tres has winning experience at every level of politics.  After years spent working on State House, Congressional and Gubernatorial races, in 2008 Tres ran the winning special election campaign for State Senator Brandon Smith, which US Senate Majority … More

Chris Collier, Communications Director

Chris Collier

Communications Director

Chris Collier is a veteran of California politics. In 2008, he founded Rincon Strategies, a communications agency that focuses on crafting strategy and navigating complex public policy issues for clients across the state. Chris and his team successfully manage both candidate and issue campaigns from statewide to local. Over the last 8 years, Collier has … More

Hilary Hagenbuch, Finance Director

Hilary Hagenbuch

Finance Director

Hilary W. Hagenbuch is the President of the San Francisco Young Republicans, the national Finance Chair for the Young Republican National Federation, an elected official on the San Francisco Republican Party RCCC of which she also serves as the Vice Chair to the party, a whip and delegate to the California Republican Party, as well … More

Adi Sathi, International Chairman

Adi Sathi

International Chairman

After completing both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the University of Michigan, Adi was elected in February 2015 to a two year term as a statewide Vice Chair of the Michigan Republican Party at the age of 24. For his work in this role, he was recognized in both 2016 and 2017 on Newsmax’s … More

Elizabeth Granite, Membership Director

Elizabeth Granite

Membership Director

Elizabeth Granite moved from New York to the Sunshine State and has been active in the Florida political scene for quite awhile. After graduating in 2006 from the University Of Florida  , Elizabeth had the opportunity to gain a wide range of state and local experience, including working with Governor Rick Scott’s re-election campaign. Elizabeth … More

Cory Custer, Campaign Committee Chairman

Cory Custer

Campaign Committee Chairman

Prior to his transition to the public sector, Cory worked in wealth management and banking for 6 years. Despite spending most of his professional career in the private sector, his true passion has always been public service and political activism. He currently serves as the Chairman of the New York State Young Republican Club, Chairman … More

Jonathon Hauenschild, Bylaws and Rules Committee Chairman

Jonathon Hauenschild

Bylaws and Rules Committee Chairman

Jonathon Paul Hauenschild, J.D. is the Bylaws and Rules Chair for the Young Republican National Federation. Prior to being named chair, Mr. Hauenschild served as a deputy general counsel for the YRNF. Mr. Hauenschild also serves as the Parliamentarian and Bylaws and Rules Chair for the Pennsylvania Young Republicans. In his day job, Mr. Hauenschild … More

Matthew Hebb, Resolutions Committe Chairman

Matthew Hebb

Resolutions Committe Chairman

Matthew Hebb is currently serving as Chairman of North Carolina and Co-Chair of the Resolutions and Policy Committee.  Matthew has been involved in the Young Republicans in his state since 2008, and has helped to start and reorganize several clubs across the state.  Matthew formerly worked for Governor Pat McCrory, managed several campaigns including that … More

Temo Muniz, Engagement Committee Chairman

Temo Muniz

Engagement Committee Chairman

The Wall Street Journal calls Artemio “Temo” Muniz “part salesman of the Republican Party and part agitator within it.” Muniz is a proud member of the Houston Young Republicans of Texas. Temo, as a political strategist was able score victory in the 4th largest city of the United States, the Houston Metropolitan area, and give … More

Paul Skinner, Site Selection Chairman

Paul Skinner

Site Selection Chairman

Paul Skinner from Ocala Florida the horse capitol of the world currently is the National Committeeman for the Florida Federation of Young Republicans. First started at a young age in my uncle’s mayoral race in 2000. Also a former County GOP Chairman that lead the county in historic numbers in 2016. Paul is very active … More

Jackie Curtiss, YRNF Oversight Chairman

Jackie Curtiss

YRNF Oversight Chairman

Jackie Curtiss serves as the Chairman of the Young Republican Federation of Alabama since 2015. In addition to her work as Chair of the YRFA, Jackie serves on the Alabama Republican Party Steering Committee and is an active member of the Jefferson County Republican Party. Previously Jackie served as YRFA National Committeewoman and as the … More

Nicole Weingartner, YRLC Chairman

Nicole Weingartner

YRLC Chairman

Nicole L. Weingartner is a born and raised New Yorker who is experienced in the government sector, previously working as a Web Communications Specialist for New York State Senator Kemp Hannon, as well as a Regional Coordinator of Intergovernmental Relations for New York State Assembly Minority Leader, Brian Kolb. Currently, she is a Government Affairs … More

Lia Fahey, Women's Mentoring Committee

Lia Fahey

Women's Mentoring Committee

In the summer of 2012, Massachusetts native Lia Fahey moved back home after her 6 year stint in New York City and caught the political bug when she got involved with Scott Brown’s US Senate re-election campaign.  Through the campaign, she quickly was introduced to and welcomed into the MassYRs. Despite the devastating 2012 Brown … More

Matthew Thomas Oberly, Communications Committee Chairman

Matthew Thomas Oberly

Communications Committee Chairman

Matthew Thomas Oberly currently serves as the Communications Director and Spokesperson for the Young Republican National Federation. He has been involved in millennial activism and communications for over a half decade. With extensive experience in communications strategy, content development and creation, social media management, Matthew is an expert written and verbal communicator. Matthew also serves … More

Jason Emert, Chair

Jason Emert


Jason F. Emert is Secretary of the Young Republican National Federation (YRNF). He has been a leader internationally and in the Young Republicans at all levels of the organization: state chairman, national committeeman, committee chairman, local chapter president, and dedicated member for over the past decade. Jason brings unmatched qualifications and a distinguished background to … More

Adam Ellison, Co-Chair

Adam Ellison


Adam’s interest in politics began at 14 years old as he volunteered on local city council races in Maryland and later moved back to California to attend college where he joined the College Republicans at the University of the Pacific.  He was elected to three terms as president of his College Republican chapter and served … More

Katie Regan, Vice Chairman at Large

Katie Regan

Vice Chairman at Large

Katie Regan is currently serving as Chairman of the YRNF State Chairman’s Association, a group that consists of all state chairs from around the country.  Katie got involved with the Young Republicans in 2010, was elected Massachusetts Young Republican National Committeewoman in 2011 and was elected Massachusetts State Chairman in 2012. In 2014, Katie was … More

Michael Thulen, Jr., Treasurer

Michael Thulen, Jr.


Michael Thulen Jr. is a councilman in Point Pleasant Borough New Jersey and is serving in his second three-year term. As councilman, he is the liaison to the construction and zoning department and serves on several committees. Michael works with his fellow councilmen and Mayor to provide quality services and safe neighborhoods for the residents. … More

Michael Puskaric, Assistant Treasurer

Michael Puskaric

Assistant Treasurer

Mike Puskaric is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is a third-generation businessman working in the title insurance industry servicing western Pennsylvania. He has served the Young Republicans at the local and state levels, and is currently serving as the Young Republican National Federation’s Northeastern Regional Vice-Chairman. During the 2016 election, Mike raised money to successfully deploy … More

Sarah Drye, Assistant Secretary

Sarah Drye

Assistant Secretary

Sarah Drye is a dedicated, conservative political activist currently serving as chairman of the Arkansas Federation of Young Republicans. She first became involved in politics in 2008 as a volunteer on Governor Mike Huckabee’s Presidential campaign. She joined the Young Republicans in 2009, and has served in various elected positions on the state executive board … More

Ashley Elizabeth Graham, SCA

Ashley Elizabeth Graham


Ashley Elizabeth (AE) has a career of writing, shaping, and crafting words and speeches for our nation’s top political figures. She believes deeply in the power of a well-written idea to move mountains and has had the honor of a lifetime serving in President George W Bush’s White House, serving Congressman Marsha Blackburn and the … More

Adrienne Pena Garza, Auditor

Adrienne Pena Garza


Adrienne Peña Garza, from the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas, is the National Committeewoman for the Texas Young Republican Federation. In addition to her service to the YRNF, Adrienne is the President of the Hidalgo County Young Republicans and was elected Alternate Delegate to the 2016 Republican National Convention. Of course, Adrienne doesn’t only … More

Sarah Spence, Secretary

Sarah Spence


Sarah Spence currently serves as the Chair of the Ohio Young Republicans (OYR). She has been a member of the OYR board since 2006, serving as Southeast Regional Vice Chair (2 terms), Secretary (5 terms) and co-chair (2 terms). Some of Sarah’s oldest memories are of walking in parades with her mother for local Republican … More

Angelyn Dionysatos, Southern Regional Vice Chairman

Angelyn Dionysatos

Southern Regional Vice Chairman

Angelyn has been active in the Republican Party for more than a decade.  She has held professional and volunteer roles in numerous Republican campaigns and organizations, and brings experience in communications and messaging, grassroots organization, event planning, strategy, and fundraising.  She was one of the main organizers of the 2016 Young Republican Leadership Conference and … More

EJ Wilder, Southern Regional Director

EJ Wilder

Southern Regional Director

Emmanuel grew up in Denver, Colorado before moving with his family to North Carolina to finish High School and attend college. He is a graduate of East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. He currently lives in the Raleigh area where he is employed at Fidelity Investments, working as a Global … More

Ryan Quinones, Southern Regional Secretary

Ryan Quinones

Southern Regional Secretary

Ryan has been involved in Republican politics for nearly a decade, in both New Jersey and Louisiana. Before moving to New Orleans, Ryan worked on numerous state, county, and local races throughout the Garden State. In addition he was active in the New Jersey Young Republican Federation, where he served as Secretary, Regional Vice Chairman, … More

Scott Chance, Southern Regional Director

Scott Chance

Southern Regional Director

Scott Chance is the OKYR State Chairman. Scott owns Catalyst 46 Consulting, a campaign management and grassroots organization business with notable clients such as CARLY for America, Tom Cole for Congress, Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak, and other state and local clients. Scott has been active in the Oklahoma Republican Party since 2012. Scott is … More

Josué Rivera, Northeastern Regional Director

Josué Rivera

Northeastern Regional Director

Josue Rivera was the National President of the Puerto Rico Statehood Students Association. He previously served at the National level as Secretary and Treasurer. Joe started as President of the PRSSA University of Puerto Rico – Bayamon Chapter where he graduated from Business School. In the private sector, he was worked for local and global … More

Lia Fahey, Northeastern Regional Director

Lia Fahey

Northeastern Regional Director

In the summer of 2012, Massachusetts native Lia Fahey moved back home after her 6 year stint in New York City and caught the political bug when she got involved with Scott Brown’s US Senate re-election campaign.  Through the campaign, she quickly was introduced to and welcomed into the MassYRs. Despite the devastating 2012 Brown … More

Joe Sweeney, Northeastern Regional Secretary

Joe Sweeney

Northeastern Regional Secretary

Joe was elected​ to the New Hampshire House​ in 2012 when he was 18 years old, and would serve as the youngest legislator in the nation for the next two years as he completed his first term. Seeing the lack of youth involved in politics and the status of being in the Minority party around … More

Robert K. Burgess, Midwest Regional Director

Robert K. Burgess

Midwest Regional Director

Rob Burgess (Jeffersonville, IN) currently serves as the Vice-Chairman for Indiana’s 9th District for the Indiana Federation of Young Republicans. He has been involved in politics across all levels since 2006. In 2007, he was hired to work on the re-election campaign of Governor Mitch Daniels (R-IN). From there, his career took him to Kentucky … More

Andrew LaGrone, Midwest Regional Director

Andrew LaGrone

Midwest Regional Director

Andrew currently serves as the Legal Counsel to the Government, Military & Veterans’ Affairs Committee of the Nebraska Legislature. During law school, he clerked at Gober Hilgers, a boutique litigation firm, and the Nebraska Attorney General’s office.  Prior to law school, he was on staff in the Washington, D.C. Office of Congressman Adrian Smith. Andrew … More

Brittany Wagner, Midwest Regional Secretary

Brittany Wagner

Midwest Regional Secretary

Brittany Wagner is the Grassroots Director for the Missouri Republican Party where she works every day to make sure the ideals and principles of the GOP are fought for, protected, and heard in the Show Me State. As Chairman of the St. Louis Young Republican, Wagner is particularly focused on bringing our generation into the … More

Julia Rabadi, Western Regional Director

Julia Rabadi

Western Regional Director

Julia Nader Rabadi is the current Chairwoman of the Young Republican Federation of Oregon and a Western Regional Director for the Young Republican National Federation. Prior to her involvement in the YRNF, she attended Portland State University, where she graduated with a focus on Accounting and Arabic. She began attending College Republican meetings and soon … More

Becca Olea, Western Regional Director

Becca Olea

Western Regional Director

Becca Olea’s career in politics is deep and full of success. From the local level helping Millcreek City receive its charter, to managing statewide campaigns, to serving as Utah’s National Committeewoman and Western Regional Director, Becca brings a host of GOP credentials to her endeavors. Becca is a Utah Hispanic Assembly member, Latin Chamber of … More

Rebekah Stevens, Western Regional Secretary

Rebekah Stevens

Western Regional Secretary

Rebekah Stevens is the Chairman of the New Mexico Young Republicans and has served on the Republican Party of Grant County executive board, the Grant County Board of Registration, and has been a member of the Republican Party of New Mexico State Central Committee for several years. She is a New Mexico political communications consultant … More

John Doyle, Northeastern Regional Vice Chair

John Doyle

Northeastern Regional Vice Chair

John W. Doyle is a native of Eastern Long Island. He has served as Treasurer of the Young Republican National Federation, General Counsel of the YRNF, and as Chief Deputy General Counsel. He is the current Treasurer of the New York State Young Republicans. A member of the Suffolk County Young Republicans, he is a … More

Tyler Duvelius, Midwestern Regional Vice Chair

Tyler Duvelius

Midwestern Regional Vice Chair

Tyler M. Duvelius has a wealth of experience working on political campaigns at the local, state, and federal levels in Ohio.  He also has experience in community and economic development after spending time in the non-profit sector.   Tyler was a 2015 recipient of the John Kasich Award for Outstanding Male Ohio Young Republican of the … More

Taylor Strand, Western Vice Chair

Taylor Strand

Western Vice Chair

Taylor Strand has been involved in the political scene in California since 2007. She worked in the medical device industry before making the transition into government in 2015 when she took a legislative role in the California State Assembly. Taylor has since worked on close races in California – most recently on Congressman Darrell Issa’s … More