As Executive Director, Brian Pepin oversees all club activities including endorsements and PAC activities. Photo via Lincoln Club website
As Executive Director, Brian Pepin oversees all club activities including endorsements and PAC activities. Photo via Lincoln Club of San Diego website

The politically influential Lincoln Club of San Diego County announced Friday that Brian Pepin is its new executive director.

Pepin moved over from the office of San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, where he served as liaison to the City Council.

He replaces Ryan Clumpner, who will take on a consulting role.

“Ryan has done an outstanding job during his two years with the Lincoln Club and we are very pleased that he will continue to serve as a strategic adviser to the club during 2016,” club Chairman Steve Quinn said. “We are also pleased and very fortunate to have engaged Brian Pepin, a professional with extensive experience in political campaigns and public policy, as our new executive director.”

Clumpner said the new structure will help the organization expand the scope and quality of its direct political action, and improve organizational development, member recruitment and events.

The non-partisan organization has helped get several business-friendly politicians elected in recent years, including Faulconer.

—City News Service