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, 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Social Media Director
Alec Bukowiec is a Sophomore from Green Bay, Wisconsin currently pursuing his BBA with a double-major in Marketing and Information Systems at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition to serving as the Social Media Director for GOP Badgers, he is also the Deputy Communications Director for WICRs. Alec has previously worked on Congressman Mike Gallagher's re-election campaign as well as in former Congressmen Reid Ribble's district office. Upon graduation, Alec hopes to help expand the channels in which organizations communicate their content, data, and messages. His passion begins with allowing others to see effective, positive, and purposeful growth through strategic digital design and implementation. If you can't find Alec out capturing life one frame at a time with his camera, he's probably at a coffee shop with his laptop and the newspaper.
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.
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.
Sabrina Stencil is a Sophomore from Mosinee, Wisconsin majoring in Political Science. She currently works as an intern for the Republican Party of Wisconsin. Sabrina loves cheering on Wisconsin sports teams, her dog, and spending days at the lake.
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.
Dil is a Freshman from Naperville, Illinois majoring in Finance and Economics. Before his role as Fundraising Director, he worked at the Illinois Opportunity Project as a Research Intern and was a Political Tracker for the Bruce Rauner Gubernatorial Campaign. He believes strongly in free enterprise policies and is a supporter of the Trump Administration. Dil is a member of the Delta Chi Fraternity and spends a lot of his time reading or camping.
Emily Smith is a Sophomore originally from Wisconsin Rapids, WI, who is pursuing a degree in Political Science and Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is very enthusiastic about getting young people involved in the party as she has previously interned for the Republican Party of Wisconsin field program. Emily loves debating policy and how our laws and loyalty to liberty is deeply rooted in the political philosophy of our Founding Fathers. If Emily is not watching Fox News or fawning over her love for Judge Jeanine Pirro, she can be found at a coffee shop… probably reading philosophy. She believes there are two statements that will allow anyone to survive and thrive: “There ain’t no party like the Grand Old Party” and “Don’t immanentize the eschaton.”
Alex Brooks, Membership Director, is a Sophomore originally from the East Coast, majoring in nursing and Russian. As Membership Director, he is passionate about growing College Republicans and spreading conservative ideology not only on campus, but throughout Wisconsin. He has previously volunteered for the Republican Party of Wisconsin during the 2018 Midterms and is looking forward to helping make Wisconsin red again in the 2020 presidential election. Alex is proudly Eastern Orthodox and is obsessed with Snapchat, his new beautiful city Madison, and learning foreign languages.