Iowa Republican operative Craig Schoenfeld has been named executive director of Americans for Rick Perry’s Iowa organization.
The group is encouraging the Texas governor to seek the 2012 GOP presidential nomination.
Schoenfeld was until recently executive director of former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich’s Iowa campaign.
Schoenfeld, an attorney from West Des Moines, has been active in the Iowa political scene, working with candidates from the “courthouse to the White House.” He served on George W. Bush’s 2000 Iowa caucus and general election teams. He has also managed or otherwise been engaged with campaigns for U.S. Senate, Governor, attorney general, state legislature and assorted local offices.