Appointed Leadership

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