McCain General Election Regional Campaign Organization, Great Lakes - MI, WI, IN
updated March 3, 2009

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Great Lakes Regional Headquarters: 31440 Northwestern Hwy, Suite 100  |  Farmington Hills, MI 48344   ...grand opening July 14, 2008
Regional Campaign Manager, Great Lakes (MI, WI, IN) Jennifer Hallowell
Executive director of Rudy Giuliani's NH primary campaign (announced May 9, 2007).  Executive director of the Indiana Republican Party in 2006.  Directed Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi's 2006 re-election campaign, which was the only Republican countywide victory in Indianapolis that year.  Vice president of new market development for Angie’s List, 2005.  Director of political strategy for Mitch Daniels’ successful 2004 gubernatorial campaign.  Political director of the Indiana Republican Party.  From 1995-2000, Hallowell worked for Indiana Congressman David McIntosh in various fundraising and political capacities including deputy campaign manager for his unsuccessful 2000 gubernatorial bid and campaign manager for his successful 1998 congressional campaign.
Deputy Regional Campaign Manager  Jason Sondhi
Campaign manager on Tim Berry's campaign for Indiana State Auditor in 2006.  Graduate of the Indiana University - Kelley School of Business, 2005.

Regional Communications Director
Leah Yoon
Senior manager for media relations at NPR starting in Jan. 2007.  Worked in media relations for Fox News Channel in Washington, DC.  Washington State communications director for Bush-Cheney '04.  Worked in the office of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg; served on Bloomberg's 2001 campaign.  Yoon attended Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs and Julliard.

Regional eCampaign and Political Projects Director
Megan Robertson
(started June 2008)  Campaign manager on Tony Bennett for Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction, Feb.-June 2008.  Field representative on the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee in the NH primary campaign.  Field director/deputy executive director on Brizzi for Prosecutor/Marion County Republican Party, 2006-07.  Field representative on Mitch Daniels' gubernatorial campaign, 2004.  Graduate of Anderson University, 2004.

Regional Coalitions Director
Lynn Aronoff
Aronoff, of Royal Oak, is CEO and president of the consulting firm Action Strategies.  Michigan political director on Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign.  Regional coalitions director for the DeVos for Governor campaign in 2006.  Campaign manager for Myrah Kirkwood’s congressional campaign in Michigan's 5th CD (Genesee, Tuscola, and portions of Saginaw and Bay Counties) in 2004.  She has previously directed the state’s largest GOP conference – the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference.  Aronoff worked in the administration of Gov. John Engler as representative and spokesperson in Southeastern Michigan.  She has also worked as an account executive at Dickerson-Govan Management, Inc.  Graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Regional Events Director
Laura Perloff
(June 2008)  Publicity and events coordinator, then coordinator of public and media relations at NPR.  B.A. in English and media studies from the Catholic University of America, 2007.

Assistant to the Regional Campaign Manager
Justine Ivanoff
Regional communications manager in the Michigan House of Representatives.  Field rep. on Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign.  Field director at Mike Cox for Attorney General.  Graduate of Michigan State University, 2006.

RCM Desk Coordinator, Great Lakes and Midwest (based in VA HQ), John McQuiston

State Director
Albert Ribeiro
Political director on Rudy Giuliani's NH primary campaign.  Previously worked for Jamestown Associates, a political and media consulting firm, in Washington, DC as the director of operations and media buyer, and then a vice-president in the firm.  Has worked for campaigns in seven states for all levels of government.

State Director Mike Duffey
(start June 9, 2008)  Before joining the campaign Duffey worked for the U.S. Department of Defense.  Served as a regional field representative on the Bush-Cheney '04 campaign in Wisconsin.  Graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2001.


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