Executive Board

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

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