Veteran Capitol Hill aide Parker Poling to serve as next NRCC executive director

Parker Poling, the top aide to Rep. Patrick McHenryPatrick Timothy McHenryDems challenge bank CEOs on post-crisis reforms Wells Fargo CEO steps down amid calls for removal House panel approves marijuana banking bill MORE (R-N.C.), will be the National Republican Congressional Committee's (NRCC) next executive director, officials told Politico.

Poling will work under Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Minn.), who was elected NRCC chairman by Republicans as the GOP looks to win back its House majority in 2020 after losing it this cycle.

Poling, who has worked under McHenry since 2007, called it an "honor" to be named the next executive director of the NRCC.


“I am thankful to Chairman Emmer and the entire Republican leadership for entrusting me with this responsibility as we work to regain the majority in 2020," she said in a statement to Politico. 

Emmer in a statement to the news outlet called Poling "sharp, experienced, hardworking and selfless" and said she is "a well-known commodity among our members and their staff."

“She shares my enthusiasm and laser focus to put Republicans back in charge and together that's exactly what we plan to do in the 2020 election cycle," Emmer added.

Rep. Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyWatchdog: Custodial staff alleged sexual harassment in lawmakers' offices John Legend, Chrissy Teigen lash out at Trump at Dem retreat Republicans call for ex-Trump lawyer Cohen to be referred to DOJ MORE (R-Calif.), who will be the minority leader in the next Congress, told Politico that Emmer "picked a winner" in Poling.

“Her deep knowledge of the House political landscape will help Tom and the entire Committee establish and execute a winning strategy to take back the House in 2020," he said.