Facebook adds former RNC aide to campaign team

Facebook will add a former online strategist for the Republican National Committee to its campaign team, the firm announced Friday.

George Alafoginis will join Facebook next month to work on its campaign 2012 efforts. Alafoginis most recently worked at the consulting firm New Media Strategies, where he specialized in online grassroots activation and social media monetization.

Alafoginis previously served as deputy director for online strategy and technology deployment at the RNC. Prior to joining the RNC, he was a policy adviser at the Department of Energy, where he helped found a Facebook-like site for Capitol Hill at MyPoliticalWorld.com.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Alafoginis earned a B.A. in history from Dickinson College and an M.A. from Johns Hopkins University.