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Donald Trump Seven Key Members

When Donald Trump first announced his candidacy for president, he had a small batch of campaign staffers running his operation. Now, as the GOP front-runner gears up for a potential contested Republican National Convention, he has shaken things up.

New hires have been brought on, some current campaign aides are shifting roles, and a few have left Trump’s orbit entirely. Stuart Jolly, the man in charge of hiring volunteers and building ground operations ahead of state primaries for Trump’s campaign, announced earlier this week he would be “voluntarily leaving” his position.

With Jolly out and several new names in, here are seven members of Team Trump to know:

Corey Lewandowski

PHOTO: Corey Lewandowski, campaign manager for 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, listens as Trump speaks at the Trump International Hotel Washington DC in Washington, D.C., U.S., March 16, 2016.
Corey Lewandowski, campaign manager for 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, listens as Trump speaks at the Trump International Hotel Washington DC in Washington, D.C., U.S., March 16, 2016.

Formerly employed by the conservative Koch brothers-backed group, Americans for Prosperity, Lewandowski has been with Trump since Day One of his presidential campaign. The once little-known campaign manager was thrown into the spotlight recently when he was charged with battery in an incident with former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields.

He also played a key role in Trump’s first primary win in New Hampshire. Despite the ongoing controversy, Trump acknowledged Lewandowski’s contribution during his victory speech.

Paul Manafort

PHOTO: Paul Manafort, Convention Manager for the Trump Campaign, appears on Meet the Press in Washington, April 10, 2016.
Paul Manafort, Convention Manager for the Trump Campaign, appears on “Meet the Press” in Washington, April 10, 2016.

Manafort is the newbie who now appears to be calling the shots on Team Trump. Though he is new to the campaign, he is not new to politics. Trump brought Manafort aboard to lead the team’s effort to secure delegates for Trump, since it seems Republicans are headed toward a contested convention. Manafort advised the likes of Ronald Reagan, John McCain, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.

“We understand how to do it,” Manafort said on “This Week” Sunday. “People are coming on board the Trump campaign now who have experience in this process. We’re building our networks out.”

Rick Wiley

PHOTO: Rick Wiley, manager of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walkers presidential campaign, speaks at a WisPolitics luncheon at The Madison Club in Madison, Wisconsin, July 21, 2015.
Rick Wiley, manager of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s presidential campaign, speaks at a WisPolitics luncheon at The Madison Club in Madison, Wisconsin, July 21, 2015.

Along with Manafort, Wiley, a well-known Republican strategist, joined the Trump campaign as a national political director, earlier this month.

The former political director of the Republican National Committee is no stranger to presidential campaigns, most recently having served as the campaign manager for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s failed White House bid.

Hope Hicks

PHOTO: Hope Hicks, communications aide for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, attends a campaign rally at Madison City Schools Stadium in Madison, Ala., Feb. 28, 2016.
Hope Hicks, communications aide for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, attends a campaign rally at Madison City Schools Stadium in Madison, Ala., Feb. 28, 2016

Unlike some of Trump’s recent hires, Hicks had no political experience prior to joining the team as the campaign’s communications director.

Hicks, 27, started her career in 2012, when she joined the public relations firm Hiltzik Strategies. While at Hiltzik, the Connecticut native started working with the Trump organization.

Then in 2014, Hicks handled PR for Trump’s eldest daughter, Ivanka, for her fashion line, according to New York magazine. She has been with the campaign since the start.

Dan Scavino

PHOTO: Dan Scavino is pictured at a Donald Trump event event at Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., March 15, 2016.
Dan Scavino is pictured at a Donald Trump event event at Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., March 15, 2016.

Scavino, longtime advisor of the real-estate-mogul-turned-presidential-candidate, was appointed as the social media director back in February.

However, before Scavino worked on a social strategy for Trump’s White House effort, he started as the real estate mogul’s golf caddie and worked his way up to being executive vice president and general manager at the Trump Organization for nearly a decade.

Scavino has helped Trump push his campaign on social media, especially on Twitter, where he has 7.6 million followers.

Michael Glassner

PHOTO: Michael Glassner, national political director for Donald Trump, left, makes a phone call at campaign headquarters inside Trump Tower in New York, Aug. 26, 2015.
Michael Glassner, national political director for Donald Trump, left, makes a phone call at campaign headquarters inside Trump Tower in New York, Aug. 26, 2015.

Glassner, Trump’s deputy campaign manager, has a lengthy political resume. He was former Alaska governor Sarah Palin’s right hand man, managing her 2008 vice presidential campaign and serving as her chief of staff in 2012. For 15 years, the Kansas native worked for U.S. Sen. Bob Dole, managing and advising the senator’s bid for president in 1996. Glasser initially signed onto the Trump campaign as national political director.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

PHOTO: Former Arkansas Gov. and possible Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, right, speaks to the press in front of the Shepherd Hotel, Jan. 31, 2011 in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, Israel.
Former Arkansas Gov. and possible Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, right, speaks to the press in front of the Shepherd Hotel, Jan. 31, 2011 in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, Israel

Before Huckabee Sanders took on the role as Trump’s senior adviser, the daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee served as the campaign manager for her father’s 2016 presidential bid. Among other things, she is now a frequent surrogate for Trump on cable news.

“I volunteered to join Mr. Trump’s campaign because he is a champion of working families,” Huckabee was quoted as saying in a statement released by the Trump campaign back in February. “I’m honored to help Mr. Trump Make America Great Again.”

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