Sarah Chamberlain, President and Chief Executive Officer
Sarah Chamberlain serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Republican Main Street Partnership. Prior to serving as CEO, Chamberlain was COO, CFO, Executive Director, and President of Main Street. Chamberlain began her career in the personal office of Hon. Amory Houghton, Jr. in Corning, New York. In 1998 she moved to Washington DC to become the first Executive Director of the John Quincy Adams Society and to help found the Main Street Partnership.
Chamberlain is a graduate of the University of Delaware and received master’s degrees in Business Administration and Education from Elmira College in New York. She resides with her daughter in Virginia. Read more about Sarah by clicking here.
Pamela Stevens, Senior Advisor
Pam Stevens is Senior Advisor for the Republican Main Street Partnership. She is also the Washington, DC Contributing Editor of Marie Claire magazine and the former Director of Media Affairs for the House Republican Conference Committee. Pam has served in three presidential administrations and was most recently the Deputy Assistant Secretary and Senior Advisor to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Prior to joining the State Department, she served as the White House Assistant Press Secretary and Director of Television in the George W. Bush presidency. Pam was a Senior Editorial Producer at CNN for ten years, working for Larry King, Wolf Blitzer, and Robert Novak. Earlier in her career, Pam was a Trip Coordinator for President Ronald Reagan.
Pam holds a B.A. in Communications from James Madison University. She is married and has two children. She and her family reside in Springfield, Virginia.
Andy Mekelburg, Chief of Staff
Andy Mekelburg is the Chief of Staff for the Republican Main Street Partnership. Andy Mekelburg served 11 years as the Vice President for Federal Government Relations for Verizon where he was responsible for working with Congress and the Administration on non-telecommunications issues such as health care, education, labor, human resources and government procurement issues. Andy served as Chairman of the Corporate Health Coalition (CHCC), a public policy coalition of large, multi-state, self-insured companies that operate health benefit plans for employees and their families as well as retirees. In 1991 and 1992, Andy was a Brookings Institution Congressional Fellow assigned to Rep. Amory Houghton (R-NY). In this position, he worked with community, business and government leaders throughout the Southern Tier of New York developing and coordinating economic development programs for Rep. Houghton.
Andy received his undergraduate degree in Accounting from Georgetown University and a Masters Degree in Telecommunications Policy from the George Washington University.
Adam Wood, Policy Director
Adam Wood is Policy Director for the Republican Main Street Partnership. Before joining RMSP Adam served for 6 years as a legislative advisor to Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (NC-02) where he worked closely with the House Energy and Commerce Committee, focusing on telecommunications and technology issues. Prior to this role, he worked on several campaigns, including Ron Paul for President in 2008 and Pat Toomey for Senate in 2010, where he specialized in grassroots activism.
Adam is a native of Lawrence, Kansas and holds a B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of Kansas. He currently resides in Washington, D.C.
Sharon Jackson, Events Manager
Sharon Jackson serves as the Event Manager for Republican Main Street Partnership. Prior to joining RMSP, Sharon was the President of Jackson, Jennings and Associates; a full service event and travel management firm. Sharon has enjoyed a long career that has earned her the reputation of being a highly sought after event/meetings producer. She has worked on projects in Senegal, West Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa, Paris, London, Oslo, and Stockholm just to name a few. Jackson has provided logistic support for such agencies as The Brookings Institute, Winrock International, and United Nations Foundations. A native Washingtonian, Jackson studied Sociology at Greensboro College in North Carolina. She currently resides in Bowie, Maryland with her daughter.
William Smith, Special Assistant
Will Smith serves as Special Assistant at the Republican Main Street Partnership, having joined the organization in January 2017. Prior to joining Main Street, Will worked in the office of Representative Richard L. Hanna of New York and previously interned in the district office of Representative Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania. Before working on the Hill, he served for a year as an Alumni Research and Service Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Fox Leadership Program.
Will is a native of Western Pennsylvania and received his undergraduate degree in history from the University of Pennsylvania. He currently resides in Washington, D.C.