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Charlie Copeland

Charlie Copeland was elected State Chairman of Delaware in July 2013. 

Charlie Copeland is President of Associates International, Inc (Ai), an internationally-recognized commercial printing company located in Wilmington, Delaware. Charlie has been President of Associates since 1994 and has grown the company from a small 9-person company into the State’s largest integrated direct mail, high volume print, and sign company. Ai has been one of the nation’s largest 400 printers for 6 years in a row and has won dozens of awards for marketing programs, printed materials, and proprietary manufacturing workflow software.

From 2002 through 2008, Charlie served as a Delaware State Senator and Senate Minority Leader representing Brandywine Hundred, Greenville, Centreville and Hockessin. During his service, Charlie was a lead voice for government accountability, education reform, and criminal justice reform. In November of 2008 he ran, unsuccessfully, for Lieutenant Governor.

Currently, Charlie serves on the Board of Directors as Treasurer for the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, a non-profit whose mission is to educate and inspire today’s college students with the values of limited government and individual liberty. He also is the Vice President of the Board of the Mt. Cuba Center, a horticultural research and land preservation foundation. He serves as President of the Board of the Challenge Program, a non-profit, which he co-founded in 1997, that trains at-risk youth in the City of Wilmington in construction skills, and as Board Chair of the Delaware Academy of Public Safety & Security, the nation’s first First-Responder focused Charter High School which he founded in 2007.

Charlie holds both a bachelor of science degree in Computer Science & Physics and an MBA with a focus in Finance from Duke University.

An avid gardener and ACC basketball fan, Charlie lives in Wilmington with his wife, two children, three dogs and one cat.

National Committeewoman

Ellen Barrosse

Ellen Barrosse was elected to the Republican National Committee as National Committeewoman for Delaware in 2012. She founded Synchrogenix Information Strategies Inc. in 1986, and it is now a global multimillion-dollar pharmaceutical-services company. Customers include most of the largest pharmaceutical companies, as well as smaller pharma and biotech com­panies. In addition to her professional work, Barrosse is the Secretary of the Board of the American Principles Project, a member of the Council for National Policy and a Dame of Malta. She is the former president of the Perimatal Association of Delaware and a former chair of the Red Cross Clara Barton Society. 

Barrosse founded A Rose and A Prayer, the largest grassroots conservative organization in Delaware and raised $50,000 for GOP candidates through RosePAC. Barrosse is the recipient of many awards and her most recent include the 2010 Woman Business Owner of the Year, the 2010 Msgr. Thomas J. Reese Award from Catholic Charities, and the 2011 Columbus Monument Association's Woman of the Year Award. She currently resides in Hockessin, DE with her husband, Paul, and is the mother of three daughters, Laura, Mary, and Sarah.

National Committeeman

Laird Stabler III


  • National Committeeman, Delaware Republican State Committee, 2008 – Present
  • Board Member, Delaware State Chamber of Commerce
  • Delaware State Bar Association


  • RNC Rules Committee, 2009
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