Ripon Society Announces New Staff Assignments

Ellie Thompson, Meredith Freed and Alli Brennan of the Ripon Society.

WASHINGTON, DC — The Ripon Society today announced new assignments for three members of its staff.

Meredith Freed is now the Deputy Editor of The Ripon Forum, the Society’s flagship journal of political thought and opinion.  Freed has been with the organization for two years.  In her new position, she will take a more active role on the editorial side of the 44-year old publication, while maintaining her current responsibilities related to advertising.  Freed is a 2007 graduate of Wake Forest University with a degree in Political Science and English.

Eleanor Thompson is now the Director of Events and Special Projects.  In this position, she will be responsible for managing the Society’s regular series of policy breakfasts, lunches, and dinners.  She will also oversee the group’s Bully Pulpit series, which kicked off last year with Transportation Secretary Mary Peters.  Thompson, who joined Ripon in 2007, graduated from Clemson in 2005 with a degree in Communications.

Allison Brennan is now the Ripon Society’s Director of Online Outreach.  In this position, she will oversee the organization’s efforts to expand its presence on Facebook and other social networking sites, and is establishing a blog for the organization’s website  Brennan, who holds a degree in Political Science and History, is a 2006 graduate of Ohio University and has been with the Ripon Society since January 2008.

The Ripon Society is a centrist Republican public policy organization that was founded in 1962 and takes its name from the town where the Republican Party was founded in 1854 — Ripon, Wisconsin.

One of the main goals of the Ripon Society is to promote the ideas and principles that have made America great and contributed to the GOP’s past success. These ideas include keeping our nation secure, keeping taxes low and having a federal government that is not just smaller, but smarter and more accountable to the people.