WASHINGTON D.C. – The Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) announced two key personnel changes to their finance team today.
Danielle Cleveland has been hired as RAGA’s Deputy Executive Director and National Finance Director. For the past six years, Danielle has been part of the finance team at the Republican Governors Association, where she most recently served as Deputy Director of the RGA’s highly touted Executive Roundtable program.
Ashley Highlander has been promoted to be RAGA’s Finance Director. For the past three and a half years, Ashley has been part of a record-setting team at RAGA; she was Deputy Finance Director on the team that raised $42 million during the 2018 election cycle.
“I want record breaking to be the norm at RAGA,” said RAGA Chairman Ken Paxton. “We are assembling an all-star team to disrupt the status quo and turn heads. Nearly $150 million was spent on state attorney general races in the 2018 cycle, and RAGA will continue to set the pace. The addition of Danielle and elevation of Ashley makes that possible. The future is bright for Republican attorneys general standing for the rule of law.”
“Ashley and Danielle provide RAGA with a dynamic fundraising team. Both are highly coveted fundraisers with tremendous relationships and proven track records,” added RAGA Executive Director Adam Piper. “Expanding our fundraising capabilities is essential to winning races. This dynamic duo will provide us with the resources necessary to win back a majority of AG races nationally in 2019 and build upon that majority in 2020. In the coming weeks, we will continue to build our team by retaining and bringing in exceptional talent similar to Ashley and Danielle.”
Danielle Cleveland served as the Deputy Director of RGA’s Executive Roundtable program after previously serving as an Executive Roundtable Regional Director. In 2012, Cleveland worked on the Mitt Romney for President campaign as the Wisconsin State Office Manager and as an intern in the office of former Governor Scott Walker. Danielle graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Carthage College. She is a native of Madison, Wisconsin.
Ashley Highlander joined RAGA in November 2015 and has served as its Deputy Finance Director since January 2017. Prior to joining RAGA, Ashley worked as a Finance Coordinator on former Governor Scott Walker’s presidential campaign and on the operations and grassroots team for his successful re-election in 2014. Originally from Kentucky, Ashley graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with degrees in Economics and Political Science.