Ben Grayson, Chairman

Third-year Risk Management and Insurance major from Savannah, Ga.

Favorite President: Dwight D. Eisenhower

What you like about CRs: Providing an opportunity for like minded students to gather to share fellowship while developing their professional skills and having opportunities to network and find job/internship opportunities.

Other Involvement: Theta Chi Fraternity, Independence Medical Services, Auto Owners Insurance, Chris Carr AG


Tate Mitchell, Vice-Chairman

Third-year Political Science and Public Relations major from Appling, Ga.

Favorite President: Teddy Roosevelt

What you like about CRs: UGA College Republicans enables college students from all points on the conservative ideological spectrum to come together and meet with their local and state leaders, ensuring that young people's voices are heard in government and throughout the Republican Party.

Other Involvement: Director of Government Relations, UGA Student Government association. Chaired Georgia Students for Marco Rubio. Have interned locally with War Room Strategies, a politcal consulting firm based in Athens. Prior to coming to college, I interned with Congressman Rick Allen's 2014 campaign and was appointed by Senator Johnny Isakson to serve as a U.S. Senate Page during the summer of 2014.


Allison Hortenstine, Financial Secretary

Third-year Economics major from Woodstock, Ga.

Favorite President: Ronald Reagan

What you like about CRs: Opportunities provided

Other Involvement: Worked for War Room and Johnny Isakson, Delta Gamma

Carter Chapman, Membership Director

Second-year Political Science and Public Relations major from Acworth, Ga.

Favorite President: Ronald Reagan

What you like about CRs: CRs provides students with great opportunities and connections in politics around the state.

Other involvement: UGA Freshely/Wesley

Caitlin O'Dea, Executive Director

Third-year Political Science major from Bremen, Ga.

Favorite President: George Washington

What you like about CRs: It's always great to get to know our local and state leaders; the dialogue we have with our government officials enables us to promote the values of young conservatives and to advocate for the upcoming generation of leaders in Georgia politics.

Other Involvement: Lobbying intern for the Georgia Department of Transportation and Georgia Chamber of Commerce. Vice President of UGA's Undergraduate Moot Court team.

Ethan Pender, Public Relations Director

Second-year Political Science major and Spanish minor from Rome, Ga.

Favorite President: George Washington

What you like about CRs: Meeting new people who share our conservative values

Other involvement: Director of Policy Research, Student Government Association

Andrew Mitchell, Outreach Director

Third-year Management and Political Science major from Covington, Ga.

Favorite President: George H.W. Bush

What you like about CRs: Opportunity to shape the party for future generations of conservatives

Other involvement: Intern for Karen Handel U.S. Senate campaign; Campaign staff for Congressman Jody Hice

Wesley Billiot, Activism Director

Third-year Political Science and Economics major from Johns Creek, Ga.

Favorite President: Abraham Lincoln

What you like about CRs: CRs provides its members the chance to meet their representatives and get involved with campaigns around the state.

Other involvement: Habitat for humanity, Atlanta Food Bank

Ben Sowell, Greek Liaison

Fifth-year Economics and International Affairs major from Marietta, Ga.

Favorite President: Ronald Reagan

What you like about CRs: College Republicans provides college students to engage in political issues and develop a better understanding of issues that affect the state and country. College Republicans also provides students with netowrking opportunities and insight into prospective career paths.

Other involvement: Worked at the office of Congressman Jody Hice as an Office Assistant this past summer. I am also a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. I will be graduating this December.

Demi Traikovich, Greek Liaison

Third-year Finance major from Dacula, Ga.

Favorite President: Donald Trump 

What you like about CRs: Prominent speakers from all over the state

Other involvement: Entrepenuer-I Wish I Was A Fish. Pi Beta Phi. AEI @UGA.

Brett Whitley, Fundraising Director

Second-year Marketing and International Business major from Cumming, Ga.

Favorite President: Ronald Reagan/Teddy Roosevelt

What you like about CRs: UGA CRs provides the opportunity for students, both conservative and otherwise, to be exposed to new ideas, viewpoints, and perspectives. It also allows students to be politically active on campus and get involved at a young age.

Other involvement: Currently work as the marketing guy at Outsource Management Inc. On campus, I am involved with CRU, Ducks Unlimited, and Quail Forever. Off campus, I volunteer with the Muscular Dystrophy Association and enjoy designing t-shirts for companies, clubs, and fraternities.

Jacob Cone, Freshman Outreach Director

First-year Political Science major from Thomasville, Ga.

Favorite President: Abraham Lincoln

What you like about CRs: Teaches conservative values

Cecilia Walker, Social Media Director

Third-year Finance, Political Science and Criminal Justice major from Rayle, Ga.

Favorite President: Teddy Roosevelt

What you like about CRs: Having a space for conservative students and leaders to come together

Other involvement: UGA Mock Trial, Thomas Lay After-School Program, and a proud Pug parent