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Rob Brooks, Executive Director
Phone: (717) 234-4901, ext. 160
Rob Brooks is the Executive Director of the Republican Party of Pennsylvania. Since 2013, Rob served as a consultant for campaigns at all levels of government, specializing in campaign strategy, grassroots, and advertising. Prior to that, Rob served as the Chester County Republican Party’s Executive Director for six years. Rob is a graduate of Widener University.

Salli Pierce, Senior Executive Assistant
Phone: (717) 234-4901, ext. 100
Salli Hironimus serves as the Senior Executive Assistant for the Republican Party of Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. degree in behavioral science.


Stuart Keckler, Director of Operations
Phone: (717) 234-4901, ext. 118
Stuart Keckler serves as the Director of Operations for the Republican Party of Pennsylvania. He previously worked as Deputy Commissioner for the Pennsylvania Department of State during the Corbett administration, and as a Field Representative for the PA GOP during the 2010 election. Stuart is a native of Cumberland County, and a graduate of Washington & Jefferson College.

Gretchen Svitko, Database Coordinator
Gretchen serves as the Database Coordinator for the Republican Party of Pennsylvania.


Greg Manz, Communications Director
Phone: (717) 234-4901
Greg Manz is currently the Communications Director for the Republican Party of Pennsylvania. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government and a member of the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society, Greg most recently served as President Trump’s Pennsylvania Communications Director. Greg is a seasoned Pennsylvania campaign operative with a keen sense of politics and interpersonal skills. Specifically, Greg specializes in creative message development, strategic communications, and media relations.


Laura Wagoner, Finance Director
Phone: (717) 234-4901, ext. 162
Laura Wagoner is currently the Finance Director for the Republican Party of Pennsylvania. Prior to this role, Laura served as the Executive Director of the Republican Party of Chester County where she oversaw and implemented strong fundraising efforts and managed a base of over 1,500 grassroots volunteers. She is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College and working toward a Masters of Public Administration from West Chester University. Laura is also the National committeewoman for the Pennsylvania Young Republicans.


Tim Lagerman, Political Director
Phone: (717) 497-3310
Tim Lagerman serves as the Political Director for the Republican Party of Pennsylvania. A graduate of Misericordia University, he most recently served as a site coordinator for the 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee. Tim has a strong background in grassroots campaigning, having worked as a GOP Regional Field Director in 2016 and as Northeast PA Field Director in 2014.  Tim’s experience stretches beyond Pennsylvania having helped win a runoff election in Louisiana with the RNC and he ran a successful campaign on behalf of the NRA in Richmond, Virginia.

Derrick Backer, Deputy Political Director
Phone: (717) 234-4901, ext. 145
Derrick Backer currently serves as the Deputy Political Director. After graduating from Bloomsburg University, Derrick took a job within Governor Corbett’s Administration. He then served as the Chief Aide to an Elected Official in New Jersey on the Budget Committee. He is the current Pennsylvania Young Republicans Treasurer.