McCain General Election Regional Campaign Organization, Midwest - IL, IA, MO
updated September 7, 2008

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Midwest Regional Headquarters:  2775 86th St, Urbandale, IA 50322      
Regional Campaign Manager, Midwest (IL, IA and MO) Gentry Collins
State director on Mitt Romney's Iowa caucus campaign.  Political director at the Republican Governors Association in the 2006 cycle; also did consulting for the Commonwealth PAC and the Massachusetts Republican State Congressional Committee.  Deputy chairman/executive director of the Iowa Republican Party in 2004.  Managed Doug Gross' 2002 campaign for governor.  Ran for State House, 1998.  B.A. in political science from Iowa State University in Ames, 1998.

Deputy Regional Campaign Manager  Derek Flowers
Regional field staffer on Mitt Romney's Iowa caucus campaign.  Worked on Brian Kennedy's 2006 primary campaign for Congress in Iowa's 1st CD.

Regional Communications Director Wendy Riemann
Experience includes communications director at the Florida Department of Health.

Regional E-campaign Director Marisa Tank
College coordinator on Mitt Romney's Iowa caucus campaign.  Graduate of the University of Iowa, 2005.

Regional Coalitions Director Jim Goff
From Davenport, Iowa.  Served as East Central Iowa regional chair on McCain's Iowa caucus campaign.

Regional Chief of Staff Phil Jeneary
Degree in political science from Central College, 2007; Jeneary was a college chair for Mitt Romney during the caucus campaign.  Native of Le Mars.

State Director Charlie Liebschutz
(announced June 26, 2008)  "He joined the campaign in March 2007 and worked for McCain’s field operation in South Carolina and other states."  Degree in history from Colgate University, 2006.  From Pittsford, NY.

State Director Dave Hageman
(announced June 6, 2008)  Missouri executive director of Victory Enterprises, Inc. a campaign consulting firm (he is based in Ellisville; firm, founded by Steve Grubbs, headquartered in Davenport, IA) Executive director of the Missouri House Republican Campaign Committee, 2003-07.  Bachelor's degree in business from Lincoln University.


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