MCRC Leadership

Bill Donnelly
Chairman
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Chairman Bill Donnelly has been involved in Republican politics in Montgomery County for over 40 years in a range of different capacities. After first getting involved in the Horsham Republican Party in 1974, Bill began serving as Municipal Chair in 1976; a post that he held for 26 years. The infrastructure that was built during Bill’s tenure in Horsham has been able to withstand the test of time, consistently delivering the township for Republicans despite numerous Democrat waves.  Bill has also served as an Area Leader from 1980 until 1984 as well as Prothonotary from 1984 until 2008. Since leaving the Prothonotary’s office, Bill has worked in the commercial real estate and insurances industries but also remained heavily involved in the political arena. Bill’s goal is to bring his years of leadership experience in both the political and private sectors to the role of Chairman so we can stand together as a united Republican Party.
Nancy J. Becker
Vice Chair
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Nancy is a professional administrator and manager with over 45 years of experience in real estate, financial management, personnel, strategic planning, and medical practice administration; she currently serves as Director of the Tucker Advisory Group, Inc. Nancy served as Montgomery County’s Recorder of Deeds from 2004-2016. Under her direction, the office became a nationally recognized model of document management and use of technology. She implemented new revenue sources, managed and cut costs, increased efficiency, worked to protect residents from real estate fraud, saved taxpayers thousands of dollars while contributing millions to the county general fund, and implemented a Veterans ID program that became a national model. She was appointed by the PA Senate to the PA Electronic Recording Commission and served on the FBI’s Land Fraud Task Force.Nancy is the current President of Montgomery County Republican Women’s Leadership, Past President of Montgomery County Council of Republican Women, Past Member of Republican State Committee, Past Vice Chairperson of MCRC Area 9; a member of the MCRC Chairman’s Club for over 20 years, a Republican Committeeperson in Towamencin for over 28 years, and has served on more than 40 Republican campaign committees for Federal, State, County, and local candidates during 35 years of Republican service.

As a wife, mother of 2, grandmother of 6, and great grandmother of 1, Nancy believes that responsibility of citizenship means being involved in the community. She was the founder of the Northern Montgomery County Drug & Alcohol Task Force and serves as a member and officer of numerous professional and community boards. She has played a significant part in raising millions of dollars in grants and contributions for public causes.

Nancy and her husband Mike have lived in Towamencin for over 44 years.

Alfred F. Zollers
Secretary/Treasurer
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Al Zollers has been involved in Montgomery County politics for several decades and currently serves as our treasurer/business manager. In addition to serving on the Hatboro Council for over 20 years, Al has served as a business manager for the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office and as treasurer for dozens of candidates over the years. Al currently resides in Hatboro with his wife and is excited to be back serving the committee at County HQ.
Thomas C. Zipfel, Esq.
Solicitor
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Tom received his B.A. in Political Science from Villanova University in 1992, and graduated from Widener University School of Law in 1995. He served as a law clerk for Chief Administrative Law Judge Carl Summerson at the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission. The Philadelphia Business Journal recognized Tom as a “40 Under 40” Awardee, recognizing him as one of Pennsylvania’s top lawyers. He was also named a Pennsylvania Rising Star in Labor and Employment, as well as Law and Politics.Long
active in civic and community initiatives in Montgomery County, Tom is the President of the Hatfield Township Board of Commissioners, a child advocate with the Support Center for Child Advocates in Philadelphia (having won the Distinguished Advocate of the Year in 2010), and a coach for youth athletic basketball and baseball teams.  He resides in Hatfield Township, Montgomery County with his wife and children.
Jim Saring
Executive Director
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Jim Saring has been active in Republican politics in Montgomery County and Southeastern Pennsylvania for over two decades, serving in various organizations and volunteering for dozens of campaigns. Presently, Jim serves as a committeeperson and Vice Chairman of the Plymouth Republican Committee, as well as a member of Republican State Committee. He also serves his community as a member of the Plymouth Township Zoning Hearing Board. Prior to joining MCRC in May of 2016, Jim worked as the IT Administrator of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office for over eleven years, helping to implement numerous technological and process improvements. He also assisted with public relations and implemented a social media campaign that promoted the office while also leading to the capture of numerous criminal and child support fugitives. Jim is a graduate of Drexel University, where he studied Information Systems and Philosophy.
Alexis Mechalas
Member Services Director
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Alexis Mechalas began her political journey through the Pennsylvania Capital Semester Internship Program run by Temple University. While in Harrisburg, Alexis interned with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission. After completing the curriculum, she became a Republican Leadership Initiative fellow through the RNC’s training program. Alexis graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor’s in Political Science and a Minor in Economics. Later, she was hired by the RNC as a Field Organizer. She recruited numerous volunteers and canvassed thousands of homes. Alexis is excited for the opportunity to work for the Montgomery County Republican Committee and continue being involved in the Republican Party.