Executive Director Hiring Announcement

Chairman Dee Shonkwiler announces the hiring of an Executive Director for the Champaign County Republican Party:

It is with great pleasure that I announce the hiring of Kelli Fonner as the Champaign County Republican Party Executive Director.  Kelli is a member of our organization serving on the Community Engagement and Communications Committees.  She has also spent the last several months spearheading the adoption of our tech system, Nationbuilder.  Kelli works as an analyst at Sarah Bush Lincoln and is raising her two children with her husband Mitch.

Kelli reports directly to the Executive Committee. Kelli is helping us enhance our effectiveness on four specific pillars:  (1) communications; (2) community engagement; (3) fundraising; and (4) campaign support.   We have organized committees on each of these pillars and ask that you consider joining one of them if you have not already.

We are very optimistic about our future, but it will only happen if we each step up and take this opportunity.  In that spirit, will you please welcome Kelli by sending her an email introduction that includes a short explanation of how you can best help us move forward! You can email her at [email protected].

-Dee Shonkwiler, Chairman Champaign County Republican Party