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<!--[if gte mso 10]> <style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} </style> <![endif]-->Over the course of her career, political analyst and strategist Celia A. Riley has maintained involvement in a vast array of academic, professional, charitable, and personal endeavors, achieving excellence in each of her pursuits. A longtime resident of Florida, Ms. Riley enrolled at the University of South Florida after high school, where she gained her first experience in politics. A political science major with an emphasis on state politics and government, Celia A. Riley also worked as a Legislative Assistant to Florida Representative Bob “Coach” Henriquez during her senior year at USF, enriching her educative foundations. After graduation, Celia A. Riley secured admission to the Public Administration Program at USF, where she continued to build on her exemplary academic and professional record. She gained admittance to the Pi Alpha Alpha public administration national honor society, participated in various political and advocacy campaigns, and worked in research and outreach capacities for several Florida-based organizations. During this period, Ms. Riley served as USF’s Field Representative to the Hillsborough County Economic Development Department, Research and Data Analyst on a special project for the City of Zephyrhills, and a Volunteer Coordinator for Mitt Romney for President. In addition, she provided community outreach services and acted as a grassroots organizer for the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity. After receiving her Masters in Public Administration from USF, Celia A. Riley took a position with Majority Strategies, a top political consulting firm in Florida, where she gained experience working with several congressional and state-wide campaigns. From November 2008 to January 2009, Celia A. Riley worked as a Recount Professional for Norm Coleman, after which time she joined The Lukens Company as a Political Account Assistant. As a result of her impeccable accolades, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) offered her a position as Northeast Regional Research Analyst in June 2009, which began her lengthy tenure with the organization. Since then, Celia A. Riley has earned a series of promotions within the NRCC, moving up from Research Analyst for the Independent Expenditure Division to, most recently, Senior Research Analyst. Recognized for her contributions to philanthropic causes in the United States and abroad, Celia A. Riley has volunteered her time, energy, and resources to a wide range of charitable organizations. Over the years, she has donated to Habitat for Humanity International, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, American Cancer Society, Inc., Semper Fi Fund, and others. Highly active in Washington, D.C., Ms. Riley serves as President of the DC Regional Chapter of the USF Alumni Association and attends the National Community Church. When not working, Celia A. Riley enjoys keeping active by running.

Work experience

Dec 2010Present

Senior Research Analyst

Republican National Congressional Committee
May 2010Nov 2010

Research Analyst, Independent Expenditure Division

Republican National Congressional Committee


Sep 2006May 2008


University of South Florida
Aug 2002Jun 2006


University of South Florida