Indiana Republican Chairman Makes Senior Staff Appointments

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Indiana Republican Party State Chairman Kyle Hupfer has added to the senior staff team for the 2018 election cycle. Matt Huckleby, Pete Seat and Mindy Colbert most recently worked on the historic 100-day gubernatorial campaign of Governor Eric Holcomb and each bring a unique skill set to their new roles. Matt Huckleby has been named executive director of political strategy and operations. In this role, he will manage the Party’s field operations, data analytics and internal operations. Huckleby most recently served as political director for Eric Holcomb for Indiana. He previously was political director for Mike Pence for Indiana and district director and campaign manager for Congressman Larry Bucshon. Pete Seat (pictured) has been appointed executive director of strategic communications & talent development. He will oversee messaging and media relations for the Party, including serving as chief spokesman, and take the lead in identifying and training a strong bench of future campaign staff and candidates. Seat most recently served as communications director for Eric Holcomb for Indiana. He was also previously senior project manager at Hathaway Strategies and communications director of The Indiana Republican Party under then-Chairman Eric Holcomb. He also served in the George W. Bush White House. Mindy Colbert (pictured) has been named director of fundraising operations in addition to assuming the role of finance director for Eric Holcomb for Indiana. For both entities she will coordinate fundraising operations and manage donor relations. Most recently, she served as deputy finance director for the governor’s campaign while running her own political finance consulting firm, Colbert Consulting LLC. She was also previously the Party’s finance director and also raised funds for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

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