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RNC fires finance director Rob Bickhart

The Republican National Committee has fired finance director Rob Bickhart and finance staffer Debbie LeHardy, according to a memo provided by the RNC to the Washington Post. Mary Heitman, the finance director of the Republican Governors Association from 1998 to 2001, will be replacing Bickhart. This comes in the same week that three communication staffers left the RNC.

The memo is after the jump.

As you may of heard, the Chairman has asked for the resignation of Rob Bickhart and Debbie LeHardy from their positions in the Finance department. While we appreciate their service to the RNC and wish them well in future endeavors, the Chairman felt it was important to restructure the department in order to continue to improve on our strong fundraising numbers.

Mary Heitman will be joining the RNC team as our new Finance Director. Having served in both the political field and the private sector, Mary has a wealth of experience in finance and will be a tremendous asset to the RNC. Mary is joining us from Sagac Public Affairs and has formerly served as the Finance Director of the Republican Governors Association and Deputy Finance Director of the RNC under Chairman Haley Barbour.

We are well positioned for victory this fall and this addition to the team will only help us to provide the necessary resources to defeat Democrats across the country.

I know that each of you will give Mary a warm welcome to the team.

By David Weigel  |  May 7, 2010; 5:47 PM ET
Categories:  Michael Steele , RNC  
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