Gail Gitcho

Communications Director, Romney for President Exploratory Committee

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Why She Matters

In April 2011, Gitcho joined Mitt Romney's presidential exploratory committee as communications director.

Gitcho grew up in San Antonio, Texas and was always interested in politics, she has said. She studied communications at Ripon College, and after graduating went to Colorado to work on a congressional campaign as a press secretary.Her candidate lost in a tight Republican primary, but Gitcho was hooked.

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At a Glance

  • Career History: Communications Director, Office of Sen. Scott Brown (2010-2011); Press Secretary, Republican National Committee (2009-2010); Mid-Atlantic Communications Director, McCain - Palin '08 (2008); Regional Press Secretary, Romney '08 (2007-2008); Press Secretary, Office of Rep. Clay Shaw (2003-2007)
  • Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
  • Alma Mater: Ripon College, BA, 2001; Colorado State Univesity, MA, 2003