Ron DeSantis replaced his embattled presidential campaign manager with one of his most trusted, and most conservative, advisers: his gubernatorial office’s chief of staff, James Uthmeier. Outgoing campaign manager Generra Peck will remain as chief strategist on the campaign as part of the restructuring. As chief of staff, Uthmeier was actively engaged in raising money for DeSantis’s presidential campaign. One senior campaign staffer described Uthmeier as “loyal, honest, and a true believer in the conservative principles that Governor DeSantis fights for. David Polyansky will also be a critical addition to the team given his presidential campaign experience in Iowa and work at Never Back Down.