GOPAC is pleased to announce that Frank J. Donatelli will succeed RNC Chairman Michael Steele, who recently resigned to lead the Republican National Committee (RNC).
Mr. Donatelli most recently served as the Deputy Chairman of the Republican National Committee during the 2008 presidential elections. His previous appointments have included serving as an Assistant to President Ronald Reagan for Political and Intergovernmental Affairs and as Deputy Assistant to the President for Public Liaison at the White House. Mr. Donatelli served on White House Chief of Staff James Baker's team that negotiated the 1984 presidential debates, a role he reprised as a Senior Advisor to Bob Dole in 1996. He was also a Regional Political Director for Ronald Reagan and was active in the presidential campaigns of George H.W. Bush.
Mr. Donatelli was a partner with McGuireWoods LLP; and a senior vice president in McGuireWoods Consulting, serving as director of the Federal Public Affairs Department. His previous appointments include serving as an assistant to President Reagan for political and intergovernmental affairs, and as deputy assistant to the president for public liaison at the White House. He served on White House Chief of Staff James Baker's team that negotiated presidential debates in early 1984, and ran Baker's 1978 campaign for attorney general of Texas. He also assisted Baker in the 2000 Florida recount on behalf of the Bush-Cheney team. Mr. Donatelli was also a senior advisor to Bob Dole in 1996, and previously worked in the presidential campaigns of Presidents George Bush and Ronald Reagan.
Mr. Donatelli hosts a nationally syndicated radio show called Talking Politics; has appeared on numerous public affairs programs on MSNBC, Fox News and CNN; and is a noted writer whose articles have been printed in the Washington Post, the Washington Times and the New York Daily News.more » « less