The Pa GOP All-Stars

Published by James O'Toole on .

Now that he's officially filed for the May 20 ballot, Gov. Corbett's campaign team has announced their offiical organizational lineup.  It's an array of GOP luminaries including three former governor _ Dick Thomrburgh, Tom Ridge and Mark Schweiker _ a former state Supreme Court justice, and a bunch of other folks who are used to writing big checks to Republican candidates. 

Media wizard John Brabender is the general consultant; Mike Barley the campaign manager, and the Tarrance Group will be handling polling.  Pretty much all of this was announced in dribs and drabs over the last few months, but now we have the full order of battle in one place.  Go to the jump to check out the roster:


The full leadership team is listed below, followed by members of the campaign team to date.

Corbett-Cawley Campaign Leadership Team
Honorary Co-Chairs: The Honorable Richard “Dick” L. Thornburgh
76th United States Attorney General (1988-1991)
41st Governor of Pennsylvania (1979-1987)

The Honorable Thomas “Tom” J. Ridge
1st Secretary of Homeland Security (2003-2005)
1st Assistant to the President for Homeland Security (2001-2003)
43rd Governor of Pennsylvania (1995-2001)

The Honorable Mark S. Schweiker
44th Governor of Pennsylvania (2001-2003)

The Honorable Sandra S. Newman
1st Elected Female Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice (1995-2006)


Co-Chairs: Robert “Bob” B. Asher – Montgomery County
Republican National Committeeman for Pennsylvania
Board of Directors’ Co-Chairman, Asher’s Chocolates
Co-Chair, Corbett Cawley Inaugural Committee
Co-Chair, Tom Corbett for Governor 2010

John “Jack” A. Barbour – Allegheny County
CEO, Managing Director and Board of Directors’ Chairman, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
Co-Chair, Gov.-Elect Tom Corbett’s Transition Team
Co-Chair, Tom Corbett for Governor 2010

Robert L. Tambur – Luzerne County
Chairman and CEO, Tammac Holdings Corp.

Christine J. Toretti – Indiana County
Republican National Committeewoman for Pennsylvania
Former Chairman and CEO, S.W. Jack Drilling Company
Founder and Chair, Anne B. Anstine Excellence in Public Service Series
Co-Chair, Gov.-Elect Tom Corbett’s Transition Team

Senior Legal Advisor: Charles “Charlie” G. Kopp
Senior Counsel, Cozen O’Connor
Legal Counsel, Gov.-Elect Tom Corbett’s Transition Team
Legal Advisor, Tom Corbett for Governor 2010

General Counsel: Lawrence J. Tabas, Esq.
Partner and Chairman for Health and Election Law, Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel
General Counsel, Republican State Committee

Corbett-Cawley Campaign Team
General Consultant:
John Brabender
Brabender Cox


Brian Tringali
The Tarrance Group


Behavior Matrix

Campaign Manager:
Mike Barley

Finance: Nan McLaughlin
Finance Director

Ashley Jordan
Deputy Finance Director

Caitlin Schroder
National Fundraiser

Amy Petraglia
Western Pennsylvania Fundraiser

Carey Sirianni
Western Pennsylvania Fundraiser

Jen Zaborney
Central Pennsylvania Fundraiser

Kristin Nash
Northeast Pennsylvania Fundraiser

Kristin Corrigan
Southeast Pennsylvania Fundraiser

Political: Mike Downing
Political Director

Josh Novotney
Southeast Regional Field Director

Robert Johnson
Western Regional Field Director (Effective Mar. 17)

Jake Felker
Central Regional Field Director

Vince Galko
Northeast Regional Field Director

Jason Fitzgerald
Northeast Central Regional Field Director

Antori Miranda
Hispanic Inclusion Director

Communications: Chris Pack
Communications Director

Billy Pitman
Press Secretary

Ali McFadden
Deputy Communications Director


Becky Mancuso
Brabender Cox, Sr, Digital Strategist

Megan Howie
Brabender Cox, Digital Strategist

Administrative and Scheduling: Doug Rickards

Lynda Bowman

Vince Paese
Staff Assistant



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