Atlanta Young Republicans

Welcome to the Atlanta Young Republicans (AYR), an incredible group of fiscally conservative young professionals, ages 18 – 40, who come together to be politically engaged, network, and socialize.

We hold at least two events each month – meetings on the fourth Wednesday of the month and happy hours the second Thursday.  Our members benefit from club voting privileges, and discounts for AYR/other political events, and certain retail locations, and formal AYR name tags.

The AYR offers many different membership options.  Just click “Join,” or sign up at any AYR event.

Membership Levels:
Individual Lifetime: $50
Individual Yearly: $30
Individual Yearly Renewal: $20
Couples Lifetime: $80
Couples Yearly: $50

For more information, please contact President Angelyn Dionysatos at staff@atlantayoungrepublicans.org.

Officers

Jake Evans, President

Jake Evans is the President of the Atlanta Young Republicans.  Jake was formerly AYR’s Executive VP, VP of Political Affairs, and Secretary.

As President, Jake has three principal goals: (1) make AYR a relentless organization of action, including shaping and influencing political dialogue, enhancing the local community, and helping Republicans get elected; (2) making it “cool” to be a young Republican and, in turn, engaging millennials throughout metro-Atlanta; (3) making AYR an inclusive organization welcoming to people of diverse backgrounds, races, genders, professions, and in innumerable other ways.

Jake is a business litigation attorney in Thompson Hine LLP’s Atlanta office, where his practice focuses on complex business litigation and representation of emerging companies.  Jake is a graduate of the University of Georgia for both undergrad and law school.

Janelle Jones, Vice President of Political Affairs

Nick Carlson, Vice President of Organizational Outreach

Nick Carlson serves as vice president of outreach for the Atlanta Young Republicans; previously he served as outreach director.  He began coming out to Republican Party events after he returned to Atlanta in 2012 following college graduation.

While a student at Rhodes College in Memphis, Nick was an officer in the College Republicans, serving as Party Coordinator.  Nick studied History and Economics and spent a semester abroad in Shanghai.

Nick, who was born in Minnesota and moved to Atlanta at age 5, believes in Atlanta’s bright future.  “My goal is to help build a strong community of Young Republicans, and bring our ideas in compelling ways to the young people of Atlanta.”

Nick works in the commercial real estate field as part of the team at SK Commercial, a local real estate firm.  There, he specializes in representing office buildings.  He currently lives in Buckhead and is very fond of old movies and television shows.  He enjoys skiing in the winter and relaxing in the sun in summer.

Sam Meyer, Deputy VP of Membership

Sam Meyer is Deputy VP of Membership for the Atlanta Young Republicans. He began attending AYR in the fall of 2017. His primary desires are to realize AYR’s goal of including a wide and diverse set of members and to promote the soundness of Republican principles, especially among millennials.

“One of AYR’s goals is to reach people of all backgrounds, races, religions, and walks of life. I want to champion that effort.”

Sam graduated from Georgia Tech in 2014, completing his BS in Finance with Highest Honor. He now works as a client-facing Strategy Consultant for the telecommunications company, Ericsson. There he specializes in short-term projects dealing with M&A, go-to-market plans, and competitive positioning.

Sam actively manages his own stock portfolio and enjoys golf, tennis, and skiing in his free time.

Spencer Klene, Treasurer

Lauren Mills, Secretary

Angelyn Dionysatos, Immediate Past President

Angelyn began attending AYR in 2006 while she was home for the summer during college. She was first elected to the AYR Board as vice president of events in 2011, and in 2013, she was appointed executive vice president. In 2015, she was elected president. Angelyn has held various professional and volunteer roles in a number of campaigns and Republican organizations. She is particularly grateful for the opportunities AYR has afforded her and enjoys helping others find their own opportunities for growth. “I view AYR as a platform for young professionals to gain access to elected officials and to take a stake in the issues that affect them. Our members help elect Republican candidates, and that gives us buy-in to governance of our state, county, and more.

AYR also offers a lot to the individual. It has afforded me invaluable professional development opportunities in event planning, fundraising, and structural organization. I encourage every young Republican to get involved. We have something for everyone.” A self-described “Georgia enthusiast,” Angelyn is fascinated with our state’s culture, industry, people, and history. From Cornelia to Camilla, she takes as many opportunities as she can to travel the state and learn by meeting new people whose perspectives are different from her own.

Outside of politics, her interests include (but are not limited to) cooking and Georgia football. She earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Wofford College and returned to her hometown, Sandy Springs, shortly thereafter. She currently works in public relations and enjoys writing both for work and fun. In 2014, she enrolled in Georgia State University’s College of Law and takes classes at night.

Michael Abramson, Deputy Vice President of Events

Michael Abramson is a lawyer and founder of Abramson Law Firm, Attorney-at-Law.  He is an Advisor on the National Diversity Coalition for Trump and a state chair for Georgia for Jews Choose Trump.  His book is entitled “A Playbook for Taking Back America:  Lessons from the 2012 Presidential Election.”  He has had articles in Breitbart, The Daily Caller, and The Washington Examiner.  His articles can be found at www.michaelbabramson.com.

History

The Atlanta Young Republicans would like to thank all of the men and women who have given their time and skills to lead this club as President. It is their dedication to the AYR that has helped build this club into Georgia’s largest and most active Young Republican organization.

Jake Evans – 2017 – Present

Angelyn Dionysatos – 2015 – 2017

John Bush – 2013 – 2015

Christopher Sanders – 2011 – 2013

Nicole Barry Fash – 2009 – 2011

Brandon Seigler – 2008 – 2009

Cameron Fash – 2006 – 2008

Jim Elgar – 2005 – 2006

R.J. Briscione – 2004 – 2005

Matt Molnar – 2003 – 2004

Chad Wingate – 2002 – 2003

Mike Kovachic – 2001 – 2002

Liz Dallas – 2000 – 2001

Julia Lang – 1999 – 2000

Winston Campbell – 1998 – 1999

Tricia Welsh – 1997 – 1998

Chris Meehan – 1995 – 1997

Ed Kelly – 1994 – 1995

Marty Dekom – 1992 – 1993