Jeff Halm – President
Jeff is an IT solutions architect working for a financial institution based in Chicago. A graduate of St. John of the Cross in Western Springs, Fenwick High School in Oak Park, and DePaul University in Chicago, Jeff is proud to call Chicago home.
Jeff discovered a passion for debate during his time at Fenwick, and since then has worked on deepening his knowledge on a range of issues. In the wake of the 2010 wave election, Jeff decided to stop being armchair activist and to get more involved in hands-on politics. Jeff quickly found a home in the Chicago Young Republicans, where before serving as President, he also served as Chief of Staff and Secretary.
Jeff has been a frequent participant in CYR’s “road team,” traveling to knock on doors, make phone calls and get out the vote in both the presidential battlegrounds of Wisconsin and Ohio in support of Team Romney, as well as here in Illinois for Team Rauner.
Besides politics and policy, Jeff is an avid Blackhawks fan, a suffering Bears fan, and will occasionally go to games for either of the minor league baseball teams based here in Chicago.
Carly Campbell – Vice President
Carly Campbell is a Senior Compensation Analyst within the healthcare industry in Chicago. She grew up in the greater Chicagoland area and moved to Lincoln Park in 2007 to attend DePaul University. Carly received a B.S. in Economics and Arabic Language as well as a Masters of Business Administration in Economic Policy Analysis from DePaul University.
Carly joined the Chicago Young Republicans in 2011. Over the last several years, she has worked on many political campaigns in Chicago and Northwest Indiana, including but not limited to Mitt Romney’s Presidential campaign, Bruce Rauner’s Gubernatorial campaign, and various local elections. Carly frequently attends and volunteers at conservative events in an effort to promote individual freedoms and encourage fellow young republicans to become active participants in the fight for liberty and to get out and vote. In her free time, Carly enjoys Chicago summers, running, volleyball, traveling, and trying out new restaurants and all the city has to offer.
Chris Myers – Chief of Staff
Chris Myers is a Senior Manager in the Merger & Acquisition consulting industry. He grew up in a suburb of Erie, Pennsylvania and moved to Chicago in 2009. Chris earned a BS in Computer Engineering from Penn State University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. While at Chicago Booth, Chris had the privilege of serving as Co-President of Student Advisory Council (student government) and also was as a Co-Chair of the Government & Policy Group.
Chris joined the Chicago Young Republicans in 2015 and is passionate about mobilizing young Republicans in the state to do all we can to take the Illinois House Speaker’s gavel away from Mike Madigan who has been Speaker for longer than many of our Young Republican members have been alive (33 years as of 2017). Chris is excited about working with the CYR Executive Board to do our part to bring the Illinois House back to GOP control for the first time since 1996.
Outside of politics and work, Chris is an officer in the US Navy Reserves, runs an equity investment fund that he co-founded with a classmate at the University of Chicago and sits on the Board of Managers for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago Dr Martin Luther King, Jr club. In early 2017, Chris had the honor of being a Fellow at the City of Chicago’s designated economic development organization, World Business Chicago, where he worked on workforce development challenges in the city.