Key People-Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR)
updated July 12, 2006

P.O. Box 9087  |  Alexandria, VA

Chairman - Richard Caldwell
President - W. Bruce Potter
Treasurer - Raye Brady
Secretary - Dr. Lester Sitzes, III

Coordinator Eric Woolson
(first reported June 13, 2006) President and CEO of The Concept Works, a public, media and government relations and crisis management firm with offices in West Des Moines and Bettendorf that he founded in 2002.  Communications director on then Gov. George W. Bush's Iowa caucus campaign, 1999-2000.  Communications director for Gov. Terry Branstad during his final term.  Previously worked for 20 years as a member of the Iowa press corps.  He is also author of Grassley: Senator from Iowa (Mid-Prairie Books, Nov. 1995).

"Political Consultant, Pollster and Personal Friend" Dick Dresner
Dresner, Wickers & Associates, LLC; lives and works in Westchester County near New York City.  Thirty years experience as a general consultant, media producer and pollster.  In addition to domestic clients Dresner has worked overseas; most notably in 1996 he provided strategic advice to Boris Yeltsin in Russia, earning the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC)'s "International Consultant of the Year" honor.  Senior Vice-President of the Harris Poll.  Marketing executive with the Gannett Newspapers, directing political polling and market research.  Undergraduate degree from New York University and Masters in political science from Columbia University.
Communications Consultant Kirsten Fedewa
President of Kirsten Fedewa & Associates, a communications, public affairs and political strategy consulting practice with a mix of political, corporate and nonprofit clients.  First communications director and press secretary to the national Republican Governors Association through 2003.   Vice president of a major trade group representing several Fortune 100 companies.  Worked on the successful election of U.S. Senator Spence Abraham (R-MI) in 1994.  Press secretary for the National Republican Congressional Committee as well as a U.S. Senator and several House members.  Graduate of The College of William and Mary in Virginia.

Executive Management Team
Chief of Staff 

Deputy Chief of Staff

Chief Legal Counsel

Policy Director 

Press Secretary

Brenda Turner

Kelly Boyd

Milton Fine

Joe Quinn

Alice Stewart

Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Chad Gallagher
Elected Mayor of De Queen in 1998 at age 22; lost re-election bid in 2002.  Ran a Christian bookstore in De Queen.  Bachelor's degree in political science from Ouachita Baptist University at Arkadelphia

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