The New York Young Republican Club has several standing committees that are important to building a stronger and more effective Club and Republican Party in New York City. We welcome any of our members to get more active in our committees to promote Republican ideals throughout the five boroughs.

If you wish to join a committee, please email the committee’s chairman or chairwoman or use the form below. 

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Activism Committee

The Activism Committee oversees all grassroots issues-based activism for the club.

  • Chairman: Elizabeth S. Ruh (Activism@NYYRC.com)
  • Vice-Chairwoman: Gabriel E. Montalvo
  • Secretary: Isabella C. Riley
  • Members: 
    • Gavin M. Wax (Ex-Officio)
    • Viswanag B. Burra (Ex-Officio)
    • Fernando Acosta Jr.
    • Seth I. Segal

Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee serves as an advisory resource to the President. Assisting the President in scheduling, appointments, and other duties consequential to the office. 

  • Chairman: Jake J. Freijo (Advisory@NYYRC.com)
  • Vice-Chairman: Vacant
  • Secretary: Vacant
  • Members: 
    • Gavin M. Wax (Ex-Officio)
    • Viswanag B. Burra (Ex-Officio)

Campaigns Committee

The Campaigns Committee is charged with overseeing all political campaign work done by members of the Club and for developing new ideas on how to utilize the Club for political activities best.

  • Chairwoman: Nicole Kiprilov (Campaigns@NYYRC.com)
  • Vice-Chairman: Matthew Castaneda
  • Secretary: Vacant
  • Members: 
    • Gavin M. Wax (Ex-Officio)
    • Viswanag B. Burra (Ex-Officio)
    • Adam A. Solis
    • Joyce Wu
    • Zachary P. Lountzis
    • Fernando Acosta Jr.
    • Michael J. Hayes
    • Luke A. Wong
    • Erick C. Wasnick
    • Lynne P. Perrone
    • Ashly M. Wager
    • Paul R. Mourino

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee promotes Club activities within the press and other media. Further, the Committee prepares all publications issued by the Club and distributes such information concerning the Club or its members’ activities as approved by the Board of Governors.  The Committee has charge of assisting the Corresponding Secretary in all communications and marketing-related activities. 

  • Chairwoman: Caroline G. Carrara (Communications@NYYRC.com)
  • Vice-Chairwoman: Denice Flores Almendares
  • Secretary: Vacant
  • Members: 
    • Ilana A. Marcus (Ex-Officio)
    • Gavin M. Wax (Ex-Officio)
    • Viswanag B. Burra (Ex-Officio)
    • Nathan E. Berger
    • Angel D. Quiroz

Design Committee

 The Design Committee is responsible for the creation of all graphic and branding materials for the Club. 

  • Chairman: Dylan J. Gallagher (Design@NYYRC.com)
  • Co-Chairman: Angel D. Quiroz
  • Vice-Chairman: Vaccant
  • Secretary: Vacant
  • Members: 
    • Gavin M. Wax (Ex-Officio)
    • Viswanag B. Burra (Ex-Officio)
    • Ilana A. Marcus
    • Caroline G. Carrara
    • Andrew M. O’Donnell

Entertainment Committee

The Entertainment Committee shall be responsible for planning and coordinating all social activities for the Club. The Entertainment Committee shall assist the Events Committee for all events, functions, and meetings on behalf of the Club.

  • Chairman: Andres A. Aguilar (Entertainment@NYYRC.com)
  • Vice-Chairman: Vacant
  • Secretary: Vacant
  • Members: 
    • Gavin M. Wax (Ex-Officio)
    • Viswanag B. Burra (Ex-Officio)
    • Katherine A. Relle
    • Christopher A. Ryan
    • Haley R. Hasho
    • Brian J. Osterman
    • Dylan J. Gallagher

Events Committee

The Events Committee is responsible for planning events, functions, and meetings on behalf of the Club.

  • Chairwoman: Macayle A. Carey (Events@NYYRC.com)
  • Vice-Chairman: Vacant 
  • Secretary: Vacant
  • Members: 
    • Gavin M. Wax (Ex-Officio)
    • Viswanag B. Burra (Ex-Officio)
    • Seth I. Segal
    • Brian J. Osterman
    • Frederick Tran
    • Emefa H.G. Edoh

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee assists the Treasurer and any other committee in all financial-related activities.

  • Chairwoman: Emily E. Wash (Finance@NYYRC.com)
  • Vice-Chairman: Vacant
  • Secretary: Vacant
  • Members: 
    • Claire E. Roeschke (Ex-Officio)
    • Gavin M. Wax (Ex-Officio)
    • Viswanag B. Burra (Ex-Officio)

Fundraising Committee

The Fundraising Committee assists in matters related to the procurement of donations to facilitate Club activities.

  • Chairwoman: Lauren I. Mazer (Fundraising@NYYRC.com)
  • Vice-Chairman: Vacant
  • Secretary: Vacant
  • Members: 
    • Claire E. Roeschke (Ex-Officio)
    • Gavin M. Wax (Ex-Officio)
    • Viswanag B. Burra (Ex-Officio)
    • Jake J. Freijo
    • James J. Gandia
    • Elizabeth P.J. Holland

House Committee

The House Committee oversees the operations of the Clubhouse and is responsible for improvements, repairs, cleaning, and maintenance of the space. 

  • Chairman: Alexander M. Kronfeld (House@NYYRC.com)
  • Co-Chairman: Brian J. Osterman
  • Secretary: Vacant 
  • Members: 
    • Gavin M. Wax (Ex-Officio)
    • Viswanag B. Burra (Ex-Officio)

Law Committee

The Law Committee serves to ensure Club compliance with all laws and legal mandates, advise the club on legal matters, and keep the club abreast of legal policy issues. 

  • Chairwoman: Kiera M. Guzzo (Law@NYYRC.com)
  • Vice-Chairman: Michael C. DeBenedetto III
  • Secretary: Brianna N. Neyland
  • Members: 
    • Gavin M. Wax (Ex-Officio)
    • Viswanag B. Burra (Ex-Officio)
    • Nathan E. Berger
    • Ronald D. Coleman
    • Brian T. Goldman
    • Brett T. Joshpe
    • James F. West

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee plans and coordinates the recruitment, retention, and renewal of members. It also has concurrent jurisdiction, with the Board of Governors, over admission to membership in the Club. It has the power to make suitable rules and regulations governing such admission not inconsistent with the Club’s Bylaws. 

  • Chairwoman: Asha D. Rampertaap (Membership@NYYRC.com)
  • Vice-Chairman: Vacant
  • Secretary: Vacant
  • Members: 
    • Nathan E. Berger  (Ex-Officio)
    • Gavin M. Wax (Ex-Officio)
    • Viswanag B. Burra (Ex-Officio)
    • Ilana A. Marcus
    • Alexander B. Zhik

Outreach Committee

The Outreach Committee has jurisdiction over facilitating relationships with other clubs and organizations.

  • Chairman: Fernando Acosta Jr. (Outreach@NYYRC.com)
  • Vice-Chairman: Vacant
  • Secretary: Christopher A. Ryan
  • Members: 
    • Gavin M. Wax (Ex-Officio)
    • Viswanag B. Burra (Ex-Officio)
    • Seth I. Segal
    • Andres A. Aguilar
    • Jakar A. Morales
    • Christopher A. Ryan

Philanthropy Committee

The Philanthropy Committee oversees all charitable activities on behalf of the Club. 

  • Chairwoman: Amanda N. Gragg (Philanthropy@NYYRC.com)
  • Vice-Chairman: Vacant
  • Secretary: Vacant
  • Members: 
    • Gavin M. Wax (Ex-Officio)
    • Viswanag B. Burra (Ex-Officio)
    • Ilana A. Marcus
    • Elizabeth P.J. Holland
    • Morgan J. Pomerantz
    • Brandon J. Suan
    • Brian J. Osterman
    • Joyce Wu
    • Asha D. Rampertaap
    • Alexander M. Kronfeld

Policy Committee

The Policy Committee is charged with advising and educating the Club’s membership on empirical, research-based public policy to advance the Club’s principles and mission.  The Policy Committee is primarily responsible for drafting policy briefs detailing and clarifying the official policy positions adopted by the Board of Governors or full membership upon convention assembly and coordinating ad hoc research responsibilities.

  • Chairwoman: Iulia Lupse (Policy@NYYRC.com)
  • Vice-Chairman: Vacant
  • Secretary: Vacant
  • Members: 
    • Gavin M. Wax (Ex-Officio)
    • Viswanag B. Burra (Ex-Officio)
    • Nathan E. Berger
    • Ian M. Gregory
    • Joseph M. Verde
    • Michael R. Bartels

Publications Committee

The Publications Committee shall be responsible for sourcing, writing, and curating materials for regular Club publications.

  • Chairman: Nicholas T. Rafael Jr. (Publications@NYYRC.com)
  • Vice-Chairman: Vacant
  • Secretary: Vacant
  • Members: 
    • Ilana A. Marcus (Ex-Officio)
    • Gavin M. Wax (Ex-Officio)
    • Viswanag B. Burra (Ex-Officio)
    • Nicholas S. Tito
    • Suleman Malik
    • Michael C. DeBenedetto III

Recruitment Committee

The Recruitment Committee is charged with identifying and soliciting potential new members.

  • Chairman: Alexander B. Zhik (Recruitment@NYYRC.com)
  • Vice-Chairman: Vacant
  • Secretary: Vacant
  • Members: 
    • Gavin M. Wax (Ex-Officio)
    • Viswanag B. Burra (Ex-Officio)
    • Asha D. Rampertaap

Rules Committee

The Rules Committee determines Club standards and conduct for all members and is authorized to enforce such rules and standards. The Rules Committee recommends disciplinary actions, including but not limited to expulsions from the Club, to the Executive Committee for final approval. The Rules Committee is also charged with keeping the Bylaws up-to-date and suggesting possible changes and amendments to the Bylaws.

  • Chairman: Nicholas J. Tan (Rules@NYYRC.com)
  • Vice-Chairman: Nicholas T. Rafael Jr.
  • Secretary: Vacant
  • Members: 
    • Nathan E. Berger (Ex-Officio)
    • Gavin M. Wax (Ex-Officio)
    • Viswanag B. Burra (Ex-Officio)
    • Christopher A. Ryan
    • Scott Kim