Cleveland-area natives make up RNC staff

Posted at 11:30 AM, May 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-19 11:30:25-04

Out of 80 staffers for the Republican National Convention, more than a dozen of them are from the Cleveland area.

“When I got the job offer, I called my parents immediately," said Ken Callahan, a University Heights native. "I was like I’m going to need a ride home.”

Callahan moved from Washington DC back home to Cleveland to work with delegates for the convention. Cameron Dorsey of Pepper Pike did much of the same thing. She also moved from Washington DC to line up hotel rooms for all credentialed attendees of the convention.

“They know I’m here for the good of the city," Dorsey said. "I’m really interested in showing off my city and have pride in everything I do.”

“It’s an experience I wouldn’t pass up in a lifetime,” said Remi Bruell, a Shaker Heights native who is in charge of booking space at local venues for various groups during convention week.

“To be involved in it and something that will change the city forever is something I will never forget," said Bruell. Her father Zack Bruell owns a number of restaurants in Cleveland such as Chinato and Cowell & Hubbard downtown.

16 of the 80 staffers for the RNC are from the Cleveland area. The group said there are no open positions now but they expect to have some in the next month. In the meantime, they are looking for volunteers for convention week. You can find out more information here.