People-Sen. Bill Frist (R-TN)
updated July 29, 2006
P.O. Box 158552
Nashville, TN and another office in Washington, DC
(initially consulting; on
in Feb. 2006) Two-time Bush Pioneer; works in IT consulting and
estate. Worked for Frist when he headed the NRSC. Chairman
of the Tennessee Republican Party in the 2000 cycle. Worked in
administration of Gov. Don Sundquist (R-TN). Graduate of
Brothers University in Memphis, TN, 1990.
Principal at Haury &
Contractors, Inc., a development and home building company in
Graduate of Middle Tennessee State University.
||Stephen B. Smith
Dawn Perkerson Ashley
Kalee Faast Jane Lynch Crain
Partner at Catignani &
Finance director at the NRSC, 2000-02. Executive director of
2000. Finance director on Alexander for President, 1994-96.
of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 1986.
Principal at Holtzman
Vogel PLLC in Warrention, VA, and co-founder of Mehlman
Vogel Castagnetti, a Washington, DC lobbying firm. Previously
served as Chief Counsel to Majority Leader Frist. General Counsel
for the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC). Deputy
for the Republican National Committee (RNC). In Nov.-Dec. 2000
as counsel in the Presidential Recount, acting on behalf of the
campaign in Florida and in Oregon. In 1999 General Counsel on the
Quayle 2000 campaign. Started his legal career at Wiley, Rein
Fielding. J.D. from George Washington University Law
B.A. from the University of California at San Diego.
|Counsel to VOLPAC
(from March 2006)
at FEMA in the Department of Homeland Security.
Benjamin Clarke Mary Ann
(announced July 13,
Attorney affiliated with the Davenport law firm of Gallagher, Millage
Gallagher, P.L.C.; resident of Bettendorf. Most recently competed
in the June 2006 primary to be the Republican nominee in Iowa's First
District (announced April 2005). In 2003, founded Campaign
of One, a Republican committee dedicated to creating a new generation
political entrepreneurs in Eastern Iowa. A co-founder of Progress
for America, a national grassroots issue advocacy organization working
to support President Bush's legislative agenda. National
director on Lamar Alexander's 2000 presidential campaign, then joined
McCain campaign as national political consultant. Has served as
of the Republican Party of Iowa, a member of the Republican National
a Co-Chairman of the Republican National Convention Platform Committee,
and Executive Director of the Republican Governors Association as well
as a political advisor or campaign manager to former Iowa Governor
Branstad and several other Republican candidates. Graduated from
Iowa State University and Drake University Law School. Grew up in
(announced June 28, 2006)
from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake in May 2006. Youngest
of former Gov. Terry and Chris Branstad.
|Director of Field
MAJORITY LEADER'S OFFICE
Prior to joining Frist's
Ueland worked for the Senate Republican Policy Committee.
of San Francisco. From Portland, OR.
|Chief of Staff
||Eric M. Ueland
(announced Jan. 12,
In the 108th Congress, Soderstrom served as staff director for the
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP).
the 107th and 106th Congresses, she served a in the office of then
Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS). She has also worked for former
Senator Dan Coats (R-IN).
|Deputy Chief of
(announced June 13, 2006)
Sen. Frist’s staff since he took office in Jan. 1995. Frist’s
Tennessee field representative for the first six years; promoted to
director for Frist in 2001. (Succeeded Andrea Becker).
|Chief of Staff
(announced June 13,
Member of Sen. Frist's staff since July 2000. Most recently
as Frist's legislative director. Graduate of Vanderbilt
Law School. Nashville native.
|Deputy Chief of
(reported by Hotline
Jan. 9, 2006; did political consulting for VOLPAC for the first half of
2006) Started consulting firm,
Dyke & Associates, in South Carolina following the 2004
RNC communications director during the 2004 campaign; previously press
secretary at the RNC. Before joining the RNC, Dyke served as
secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce under Don Evans. He
worked at Quinn Gillespie & Associates building coalitions and
communications strategies for clients. A one-time assistant to
brewmeister at Capital City Brewing Company, Dyke became a lobbyist for
the Beer Institute. He started his career in Washington, DC as a
Senate parking lot attendant. Dyke is a graduate of the
of Arkansas with a degree in History.
Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action