2017-2018 Executive Board Members
Charlie Mueth, Chairman
As Chairman, Charlie loves bringing in big-name speakers to campus and facilitating fun social events. Originally from St. Louis, MO, Charlie is majoring in finance and aspires to a career as a financial adviser and eventually hopes to start his own financial planning firm. Charlie loves traveling—he hopes to visit every National Park in the U.S. over his lifetime. A proud Catholic, Charlie plans to get involved with Catholic charities in his 20s. In his free time, you will find him on the golf course or grilling burgers with friends.
Kennedy Borman, Vice Chairwoman
Kennedy Borman, Vice Chairwoman, is a Senior from Minneapolis, MN majoring in Political Science. Prior to Vice Chairwoman, she served as Freshman Representative, Outreach Director, External Relations Director, and Secretary. Currently, she interns for Governor Walker's campaign and has previously interned for both Senator Van Wanggaard and the Republican Party of Minnesota. She is excited for the day her home district is no longer represented by Keith Ellison and for JK Rowling to write another Harry Potter book.
Evan Karabas, Digital Director
Evan Karabas is currently a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. In addition to serving as the Digital Director for WICRs, he is also the Digital Director for College Republicans at UW-Madison. Double majoring in Information Systems and Operations & Technology Management, Evan plans to pursue a career in data mining, and eventually start a small (or large) business. He has previously worked as a systems admin, network technician, tech camp counselor, and pizza chef. He enjoys fishing, listening to the Michael Knowles podcast, and is passionate about protecting the free market from government overreach.
Alesha Guenther, Communications Director
"Alesha Guenther is a Junior originally from Berlin, Wisconsin at the University of Wisconsin-Madison majoring in Journalism and Mass Communications with a double-track in Strategic Communication and Reporting. In addition to serving as the Communications Director for WICRs, she is also the Communications Director for the College Republicans of UW-Madison, the Co-Chair of Students Choose Leah Vukmir, and a member of Daughters of the American Revolution. Alesha is currently a Research Analyst at the Republican Party of Wisconsin and has previously interned for the Republican Party of Wisconsin and the Office of Senator Ron Johnson. Alesha is also a proud Catholic and enjoys spending her free time cheering for the Badgers, reading, or drinking coffee."
Ryan Christens, Outreach Director
Ryan Christens is currently a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, originally from Evansville, WI, and is majoring in Business Management and Real Estate. Ryan currently works as an intern at the Republican Party of Wisconsin and previously interned for Leah Vukmir's US Senate Campaign. Ryan loves recruiting new faces to the UW-Madison College Republicans chapter, helping grow the club to the largest it has ever been. He is a die-hard supporter of the Trump administration and enjoys listening to Frank Sinatra in his free time. Ryan can be found marching in Camp Randall on Saturdays for the Wisconsin Marching Band.
Alyssa Birkeland, Treasurer
Alyssa is a Junior from West Bend, WI majoring in Political Science and Management & Human Resources with a certificate in Spanish. She currently works both as an intern for the Republican Party of Wisconsin and as a political advocacy intern for the Wisconsin Alumni Association. She previously interned in the Office of Governor Walker. Alyssa enjoys cheese curds, polka, and all things stereotypically Wisconsin.
Mike Kowalski, Political Director
Mike Kowalski, Political Director, is a Junior from South Milwaukee, WI majoring in Economics and History. He is also currently interning with Scott Walker’s 2018 Gubernatorial Campaign, acts as a team leader for Badger Volunteers, contributes to the Daily Cardinal, and is serving as an editor for UW-Madison’s undergraduate history journal—ARCHIVE. Mike was previously a member of the Wisconsin Rowing team and interned at the State Capitol in Representative Rob Summerfield’s office.
Samantha Zinnen, External Relations Director
Samanatha, External Relations Director, is a junior and a new resident to Wisconsin. She is a history major focusing on U.S. military history and policy. She works as the manager of marketing and digital media for Finch Manufacturing and Technology. She volunteers with the Wisconsin MIA Recovery Team, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and as a docent for the Wisconsin Veterans Museusm. Previously, she has worked as an intern for Americans for Tax Reform and as a labor research fellow for the Center for Worker Freedom.
Sara Sedgwick, Deputy Communications Director
Sara Sedgwick is a junior from Germantown, Wisconsin, majoring in political science. Sara is an intern with Leah Vukmir's US Senate campaign and currently works in the office of the Senate Sergeant-At-Arms. She is also a proud Catholic and graduate of an all-girls Catholic school. Sara loves dogs and her hobbies include singing, going on Pinterest, and obsessing over the magnificent Wisconsin State Capitol building.