Candidate for 1st Vice Chair
Khalil A. Haddad is a small business owner and partner of a private equity backed sports education company that empowers kids through sports by teaching them how to have fun while learning the fundamentals. He is a seasoned finance leader who has spent his career working closely with CFO’s of private equity backed companies within the consumer goods and sporting goods and apparel industries.
While beginning his corporate career in Winston-Salem, Khalil decided to pursue his love of politics and helped to found the Guilford County Young Republicans, where he served as Vice Chairman.
After Khalil moved to New York City, he was driven by a desire to remain active in politics. Khalil joined the New York Young Republican Club, the oldest and largest YR Club in the country, where he served as Blog & Social Media Chair, Finance Chair, Vice President, and as President. During his tenure as President, Khalil built strong coalitions and relationships with numerous Republican groups, restructured the Club organization to enhance accountability, planned the 99th and 100th Annual Dinners, engaged in grassroots campaign and fundraising activities, rebranded the Club through a new website and social media, and placed Club spokesmen within digital and traditional media outlets.
Khalil was also a founding member of the Gotham Coalition, a network of young professionals that come together to fundraise and coordinate grassroots activities for republican candidates. He was also an inaugural member of the Foreign Policy Initiative’s New York Leaders Program where he engaged in educational conversations on foreign policy with notable thinkers and practitioners.
Khalil lives in Wake Forest with his wife Rita and their four daughters.