RNC Names Experienced Vet Pounder Research Director and Deputy Communications Director for 2012 Cycle
Pounder joins the RNC from the office of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), where he served as Communications Director. Previously, Pounder served as Deputy Campaign Manager for Sen. Rubio’s successful 2010 bid for the United States Senate. He also served as a senior aide for House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) and on the gubernatorial campaign of Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX).
Before joining the Rubio campaign, Pounder was Director of Rapid Response for Gov. Mitt Romney’s (R-MA) presidential primary campaign and later served in the same capacity for Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) 2008 presidential campaign. Pounder is also a veteran of the George W. Bush Administration, where he was Deputy Associate Director of the White House Office of Communications.
Pounder is a 2005 graduate of George Washington University. (PF tipster)