executive board leaders

  Ryan Ring, Chairman    Chapter:  University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire  Ryan Ring is the Chairman of the Wisconsin Federation of College Republicans. He is currently a Sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where he is earning a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance with a Political Science minor. Ryan has served previously as the secretary and vice chairman for the Wisconsin Federation of College Republicans, Treasurer for the Eau Claire County Republican Party, and worked on Senator Ron Johnson's 2016 successful U.S. Senate campaign as a Regional Field Director. Ryan is currently a member of the university of Wisconsin board of regents and was appointed by governor Scott walker in 2017. When not working to move WICRs forward and studying for the Lsat, he can be found watching the packers, brewers, and badgers.   

Ryan Ring, Chairman

Chapter: University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Ryan Ring is the Chairman of the Wisconsin Federation of College Republicans. He is currently a Sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where he is earning a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance with a Political Science minor. Ryan has served previously as the secretary and vice chairman for the Wisconsin Federation of College Republicans, Treasurer for the Eau Claire County Republican Party, and worked on Senator Ron Johnson's 2016 successful U.S. Senate campaign as a Regional Field Director. Ryan is currently a member of the university of Wisconsin board of regents and was appointed by governor Scott walker in 2017. When not working to move WICRs forward and studying for the Lsat, he can be found watching the packers, brewers, and badgers.

 

  Trish Sorenson, Vice Chairwoman    Chapter:  University of Wisconsin - Whitewater  Trish Sorenson is the current Vice-Chair of the Federation of College Republicans. In the past, she has served as the Southern RVC for WICR’s, as well as both the Chair and Secretary for UW-Whitewater’s College Republicans. Currently Trish is a senior at UW-Whitewater studying Public Policy and Administration and Social Work with a Criminal Justice Administration emphasis. She became interested in politics when she started questioning ideas put forth by her high school elections class. This then turned into an internship for the Romney/Ryan campaign in 2012 and her love for the Republican Party has grown ever since. When she is not studying or working, you can find Trish on any lake in WI, cheering on the Brewers, or trying out a new restaurant in Milwaukee.

Trish Sorenson, Vice Chairwoman

Chapter: University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Trish Sorenson is the current Vice-Chair of the Federation of College Republicans. In the past, she has served as the Southern RVC for WICR’s, as well as both the Chair and Secretary for UW-Whitewater’s College Republicans. Currently Trish is a senior at UW-Whitewater studying Public Policy and Administration and Social Work with a Criminal Justice Administration emphasis. She became interested in politics when she started questioning ideas put forth by her high school elections class. This then turned into an internship for the Romney/Ryan campaign in 2012 and her love for the Republican Party has grown ever since. When she is not studying or working, you can find Trish on any lake in WI, cheering on the Brewers, or trying out a new restaurant in Milwaukee.

 
  Bella Olson, Secretary     Chapter:  University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh  Bella Olson is the Secretary of the Wisconsin Federation of College Republicans. Bella is currently a senior at the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources and Marketing with emphasis in Sales. Bella also serves as the Vice Chair of the UW-Oshkosh College Republican Chapter and has previously served as the Chair, Secretary, and Event Secretary. One interesting fact about Bella is that her three older sisters were all chairs for the UW-Oshkosh College Republican Chapter! Bella was a Community Captain for Governor Scott Walker's 2014 successful Campaign and has enjoyed volunteering for campaigns ever since.  In her leisure time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family and three dogs Ronald, Wilson, and Reagan. 

Bella Olson, Secretary

Chapter: University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

Bella Olson is the Secretary of the Wisconsin Federation of College Republicans. Bella is currently a senior at the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources and Marketing with emphasis in Sales. Bella also serves as the Vice Chair of the UW-Oshkosh College Republican Chapter and has previously served as the Chair, Secretary, and Event Secretary. One interesting fact about Bella is that her three older sisters were all chairs for the UW-Oshkosh College Republican Chapter! Bella was a Community Captain for Governor Scott Walker's 2014 successful Campaign and has enjoyed volunteering for campaigns ever since.  In her leisure time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family and three dogs Ronald, Wilson, and Reagan. 

  Blake Ruppe, Political Director    Chapter:  Marquette University  As the Political Director for WICR’s, Blake Ruppe is excited to become a part of the State Board this year. Blake’s political experience has included time interning for U.S. Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02), the Republican Party of Minnesota, and has spent his Spring 2018 semester serving as a White House intern in the Trump Administration. Ruppe currently is a junior at Marquette University with a double major in both Journalism and Political Science. He currently serves as Secretary on Marquette University College Republican’s Executive Board.

Blake Ruppe, Political Director

Chapter: Marquette University

As the Political Director for WICR’s, Blake Ruppe is excited to become a part of the State Board this year. Blake’s political experience has included time interning for U.S. Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02), the Republican Party of Minnesota, and has spent his Spring 2018 semester serving as a White House intern in the Trump Administration. Ruppe currently is a junior at Marquette University with a double major in both Journalism and Political Science. He currently serves as Secretary on Marquette University College Republican’s Executive Board.

 
  Amelia Heup, Public Relations Director     Chapter:  University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point  Amelia Heup is the Public Relations Director of the Wisconsin Federation of College Republicans. She is currently a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where she is studying for a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a Sociology minor. Amelia has served as the UW-Stevens Point College Republican Chair for two years and has worked closely with the local Republican parties in Marathon and Portage County. In 2016, Amelia worked with the Republican Party of Portage County as an intern to help turn Wisconsin red and later worked for the office of State Senator Patrick Testin. In Amelia's spare time aside from WICRs, she enjoys writing, cheering on her home state teams in all sports and playing softball.

Amelia Heup, Public Relations Director

Chapter: University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

Amelia Heup is the Public Relations Director of the Wisconsin Federation of College Republicans. She is currently a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where she is studying for a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a Sociology minor. Amelia has served as the UW-Stevens Point College Republican Chair for two years and has worked closely with the local Republican parties in Marathon and Portage County. In 2016, Amelia worked with the Republican Party of Portage County as an intern to help turn Wisconsin red and later worked for the office of State Senator Patrick Testin. In Amelia's spare time aside from WICRs, she enjoys writing, cheering on her home state teams in all sports and playing softball.

  Alesha Guenther, Communications Director     Chapter:  University of Wisconsin - Madison  "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."

Alesha Guenther, Communications Director

Chapter: University of Wisconsin - Madison

"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, Digital Director     Chapter:  University of Wisconsin - Madison  Evan Karabas, Digital Director, is currently a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin at 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. 

Evan Karabas, Digital Director

Chapter: University of Wisconsin - Madison

Evan Karabas, Digital Director, is currently a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin at 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. 

  Charlie Mueth, Fundraising Director     Chapter:  University of Wisconsin - Madison  Charlie Mueth, Fundraising Director, is a junior at the University of Wisconsin--Madison. 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.

Charlie Mueth, Fundraising Director

Chapter: University of Wisconsin - Madison

Charlie Mueth, Fundraising Director, is a junior at the University of Wisconsin--Madison. 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.