Hope Walker was appointed SCGOP Executive Director on February 4, 2016 and again in 2017 and 2019. She previously served as State Director for Mike Huckabee for President, RNC/SCGOP State Director (2014), SCGOP Political Director (2013), and SCGOP Member Services Director (2011-2012). Hope is originally from Irmo and is a 2011 graduate of Newberry College with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a double minor in History and Spanish where she was active as Student Body President and Kappa Delta Sorority. Hope has experience in every area of the South Carolina Republican Party, ranging from campaigning and fundraising to event planning and constituent service. She has served on multiple boards within the SCGOP and is knowledgeable and engaged in party politics nationally. Hope serves as a member of the Chapter Advisory Board at Newberry College for Kappa Delta Sorority as well as other community projects throughout the Midlands area in South Carolina. Hope attends First Baptist Church in Columbia.