On Feb. 7, 2008 the NRCC changed forever. That’s the day Michael Kaplan began his tenure at the committee. And although his first day found him stuck in the elevator, what transpired over the next five years was nothing short of greatness.

Jessica Boulanger, VP of Communications at Business Roundtable, who first hired Kaplan at the NRCC, described him as “one of the most loyal [and quirkiest] staffers in DC. His work ethic is second to none and the NRCC is very lucky to still have him.”

Congrats, Mick. Here’s to another five years.