FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 31, 2007
CONTACT: Kevin Madden 

GOVERNOR MITT ROMNEY ANNOUNCES
NATIONAL FINANCE CHAIRS AND CO-CHAIRS

Boston, MA Today, Governor Mitt Romney named the Romney for President National Finance Chairs and Co-Chairs.  These men and women will offer valuable support and counsel to Governor Romney as he travels the country communicating his vision of bringing conservative change to Washington.

"At home and abroad we are facing unprecedented challenges that will test our strength and resolve as a nation," said Governor Romney.  "With the help of such committed leaders, we will overcome these challenges and bring innovation and transformation to our nation's capital.  I am grateful for their strong support."

For the past seven months, the National Finance Chairs have been leading efforts to build the resources for Governor Romney's national campaign.  The Chairs serve as regional leaders of the National Finance Committee.  The Co-Chairs are responsible primarily for fundraising efforts in their respective states.

Romney For President National Finance Chairs:

Christopher Collins   Managing Partner of First Atlantic Capital, LLC, Massachusetts
Mark Guzzetta President of Gemstone Development Corp., Florida
John and Vicki Miller John Miller is CEO and Founding Member of the National Beef Packing Company, LLC, Kansas/Utah
David and Patricia Nierenberg David Nierenberg is the President and General Partner of the D3 Family Funds, Washington
John and Terry Rakolta, Jr. John Rakolta, Jr. is the Chairman and CEO of Walbridge Aldinger, Michigan
Ambassador Mel Sembler Former United States Ambassador to Italy, Australia, and Nauru and Chairman of the Board of The Sembler Company, Florida
Thomas R. Tellefsen and Stephanie Spencer Tom Tellefsen is the Principal of Tellefsen Investments, Inc., California
Meg Whitman and Griff Harsh Meg Whitman is the President and CEO of eBay and Griff Harsh is a Professor of Neurosurgery at Stanford University, California

Romney For President National Finance Co-Chairs:

Scott Baugh Former California Assembly Republican Leader, California
Bruce and Marcy Benson Bruce Benson is the Owner and President of Benson Mineral Group, Colorado
Governor Matt Blunt Governor of Missouri, Missouri
David Bradford Founder/CEO Galactic Networks and FundingUniverse.com, California
Ambassador and Mrs. Stephen Brauer Stephen Brauer is the President and CEO of Hunter Engineering Co., Missouri
Jonathan and Julie Bullen Jonathan Bullen is the Owner and President of Provo College, Eagle Gate College, and Evolution Fitness, Utah
Kelly and Laurie Burt Kelly Burt is the Chairman and CEO of Price Self Storage, California
Al Cardenas Senior Partner at Tew Cardenas, LLC, Florida
Nancy Heffner Donovan and Steve Donovan Nancy Heffner Donovan is the President of Ames Travel Service, Ohio
Spencer F. Eccles Chairman Emeritus of the Intermountain Region of Wells Fargo Bank, Utah
David and Jennifer Fischer David Fischer is Chairman and CEO of The Suburban Collection, Michigan
John Fish President and CEO of Suffolk Construction, Massachusetts
Jeff Fox CEO of Harbour Group, Missouri
Jim and Debbie Francis Jim Francis is the President of Francis Enterprises Inc., Texas
Kem Gardner Founder of The Gardner Company, Utah
Jack Gerard President and CEO of the American Chemistry Council, Virginia
Paul and Susan Gilbert Paul Gilbert is a Partner at Beus Gilbert, PLLC, Arizona
Terry Graunke Founder and Chairman of Lake Capital, Illinois
Bill and Chrissy Hagerty Bill Hagerty is the Managing Director and Co-Founder of Hagerty Peterson and Company, LLC., Tennessee
Bill Harrison Chairman of the Board of JPMorgan Chase, New York
Jon M. Huntsman Chairman of the Huntsman Corporation, Utah
Chris Jenny Senior Partner at The Parthenon Group, Massachusetts
Darlene and Gerald Jordan Darlene Jordan is on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, Massachusetts
Shelly Kamins Co-owner of Blum, Frank and Kamins Companies and of DuVal Development, Maryland
Hersh Kozlov Managing Partner at WolfBlock, New Jersey
Steve Lessing Head of Client Relationship Management at Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc., New York
Carl H. Lindner, Jr. Chairman of American Financial Group, Ohio
S. Craig and Frances Lindner S. Craig Lindner is the Co-President and Co-CEO of American Financial Group, Ohio
Hadi Makarechian Chairman, CEO and President of Capital Pacific Holdings, California
Bill Marriott Chairman and CEO of Marriott International, Maryland
Dick Marriott Chairman of Host Marriott Corp, Maryland
Don Miller Chairman of Axiom International Investments, LLC, Connecticut
David and Lauren Parker David Parker is the Managing Partner and Principal at SRS Capital Partners, California
Craig Pattee President of Dutko Worlwide, Virginia
Don and Susan Peay Don Peay is the Founder of Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife, Utah
Bob Pence President of Pence Friedel Developers, Inc., Virginia
Blake Roney Chairman of the Board, Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc., Utah
Muneer Satter Partner at Goldman Sachs, Illinois
Edward A. Schwartz President of Gregory J. Schwartz & Co., Inc., Michigan
Wally Schwartz Director at Gregory J. Schwartz & Co., Inc., Michigan
L.E. Simmons Founder and President of SCF Partners, Texas
Jim Sims Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Gen3 Partners, Massachusetts
Boyd Smith Partner at WSJ Properties, California
Pete and Cam Starrett Pete Starrett is with private equity firm, Freeman Spogli, California
Eric Tanenblatt Senior Managing Director at McKenna Long & Aldridge, Georgia
Ted Welch Owner of Ted Welch Investments, Tennessee
Frank Vandersloot President and CEO of Melaleuca, Idaho
 



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Paul and Susan Gilbert Paul Gilbert is a Partner at Beus Gilbert, PLLC, Arizona

Scott Baugh Former California Assembly Republican Leader, California
David Bradford Founder/CEO Galactic Networks and FundingUniverse.com, California
Kelly and Laurie Burt Kelly Burt is the Chairman and CEO of Price Self Storage, California
Hadi Makarechian Chairman, CEO and President of Capital Pacific Holdings, California
David and Lauren Parker David Parker is the Managing Partner and Principal at SRS Capital Partners, California
Boyd Smith Partner at WSJ Properties, California
Pete and Cam Starrett Pete Starrett is with private equity firm, Freeman Spogli, California

Bruce and Marcy Benson Bruce Benson is the Owner and President of Benson Mineral Group, Colorado

Don Miller Chairman of Axiom International Investments, LLC, Connecticut

Al Cardenas Senior Partner at Tew Cardenas, LLC, Florida

Eric Tanenblatt Senior Managing Director at McKenna Long & Aldridge, Georgia

Frank Vandersloot President and CEO of Melaleuca, Idaho

Terry Graunke Founder and Chairman of Lake Capital, Illinois
Muneer Satter Partner at Goldman Sachs, Illinois

Shelly Kamins Co-owner of Blum, Frank and Kamins Companies and of DuVal Development, Maryland
Bill Marriott Chairman and CEO of Marriott International, Maryland
Dick Marriott Chairman of Host Marriott Corp, Maryland

John Fish President and CEO of Suffolk Construction, Massachusetts
Chris Jenny Senior Partner at The Parthenon Group, Massachusetts
Darlene and Gerald Jordan Darlene Jordan is on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, Massachusetts
Jim Sims Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Gen3 Partners, Massachusetts

David and Jennifer Fischer David Fischer is Chairman and CEO of The Suburban Collection, Michigan
Edward A. Schwartz President of Gregory J. Schwartz & Co., Inc., Michigan
Wally Schwartz Director at Gregory J. Schwartz & Co., Inc., Michigan

Governor Matt Blunt Governor of Missouri, Missouri
Ambassador and Mrs. Stephen Brauer Stephen Brauer is the President and CEO of Hunter Engineering Co., Missouri
Jeff Fox CEO of Harbour Group, Missouri

Hersh Kozlov Managing Partner at WolfBlock, New Jersey

Bill Harrison Chairman of the Board of JPMorgan Chase, New York
Steve Lessing Head of Client Relationship Management at Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc., New York

Nancy Heffner Donovan and Steve Donovan Nancy Heffner Donovan is the President of Ames Travel Service, Ohio
Carl H. Lindner, Jr. Chairman of American Financial Group, Ohio
S. Craig and Frances Lindner S. Craig Lindner is the Co-President and Co-CEO of American Financial Group, Ohio

Bill and Chrissy Hagerty Bill Hagerty is the Managing Director and Co-Founder of Hagerty Peterson and Company, LLC., Tennessee
Ted Welch Owner of Ted Welch Investments, Tennessee

Jim and Debbie Francis Jim Francis is the President of Francis Enterprises Inc., Texas
L.E. Simmons Founder and President of SCF Partners, Texas

Jonathan and Julie Bullen Jonathan Bullen is the Owner and President of Provo College, Eagle Gate College, and Evolution Fitness, Utah
Spencer F. Eccles Chairman Emeritus of the Intermountain Region of Wells Fargo Bank, Utah
Kem Gardner Founder of The Gardner Company, Utah
Jon M. Huntsman Chairman of the Huntsman Corporation, Utah
Don and Susan Peay Don Peay is the Founder of Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife, Utah
Blake Roney Chairman of the Board, Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc., Utah

Jack Gerard President and CEO of the American Chemistry Council, Virginia
Craig Pattee President of Dutko Worlwide, Virginia
Bob Pence President of Pence Friedel Developers, Inc., Virginia