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RNC names top executives for 2012 convention in Tampa

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus today announced that Bill Harris will serve as CEO of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa. Mike Miller will be chief operating officer, and Anne Stewart will be director of delegate services.

Bios below.

Bill Harris, Chief Executive Officer
Bill Harris has served in leadership roles in the previous two Republican National Conventions beginning as the Chief Executive Officer in 2004.  In this capacity he planned, organized, and conducted one of the most successful conventions in the history of the Republican Party. In 2008, Harris served as the Convention Director for the McCain-Palin Campaign where he coordinated all convention-related activities for the campaign, including Program, Political, Logistics, and Communications. Harris has assisted every Republican presidential campaign since 1972 and as Executive Director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee he was instrumental in winning the Republican majority in the United States Senate in 1994. Harris also served as Chairman of the Alabama Republican Party from 1977- 1984.
Mike Miller, Chief Operating Officer
Mike Miller has held key positions in the past ten Republican National Conventions.  He was overall director of operations for the Conventions of 2008, 2004 and 1992 and was director of media operations for seven others.  He has served as a consultant to several site selection committees. Between Conventions, Miller manages his own consultancy, MVM Public Affairs, in the fields of public relations, media relations and major special events. Miller also served as editor of the President’s Commission report on the Pan Am 103 terrorist bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland.
Anne Stewart, Director of Delegate Services
Anne Stewart is an RNC veteran with nearly a decade of experience in Republican campaign politics.  In 2008, Stewart served as Deputy Director of Delegate Services for the 2008 Republican National Convention, directing a three-person team responsible for hotel assignments for 30,000 convention guests and 15,000 national and international media members. Previously, Stewart was a Special Assistant in the White House Social Office where she planned and supervised four state dinners, dozens of foreign dignitary visits, 40 White House holiday parties, two Kennedy Center Honor receptions, and all private Bush family events. Stewart also served on President George W. Bush’s Presidential Inaugural Committee following the 2004 election and was also the Northeast Deputy Events Director for the Republican National Committee during the 2004 cycle.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 2:05pm]


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