Our Mission

To renew an American consensus of a nation under God with unique interests worthy of defending that flow from its people, institutions, and history, where individuals’ enjoyment of freedom is predicated on just laws and healthy communities.

Our Staff

Russ Vought

President

Russ Vought 

/ President

Russ Vought joined the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) when President Trump took office. Vought first served as Acting Director then as Director of OMB for nearly two years. He was a member of the President’s Cabinet and was responsible for overseeing the implementation of the President’s policy, management, and deregulatory agendas across the Executive Branch.

During the Trump Administration, OMB was a key office in pushing for conservative victories and helping President Trump cut through bureaucracy. During his four years at OMB, Russ was one of Trump’s most trusted and competent managers called by The Economist, the President’s Toolkit.

Prior to serving in the Trump Administration, Russ spent nearly 20 years working in Congress and with grassroots and public policy organizations. He worked for seven years as Vice President of Heritage Action for America.Prior to this, he worked on Capitol Hill, serving as the Policy Director for the House Republican Conference, and as the Executive Director of the Republican Study Committee (RSC), and as a legislative assistance for U.S. Senator Phil Gramm.

Russ graduated from Wheaton College in 1998, and from George Washington University Law School in 2004. He lives with his family in Virginia.

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Wade Miller

CRA Executive Director, CFRA, Interim Vice President, CRA

Wade Miller  

/ CRA Executive Director, CFRA, Interim Vice President, CRA

Wade Miller is a combat veteran who served in the U.S. Marine Corps as an infantryman. He has spent more than a decade working with the conservative grassroots movement, campaigns, public policy development in Washington, and on Capitol Hill.

After deploying into combat theatres three times in Iraq and the Horn of Africa, Wade became involved in the Tea Party movement at home. Wade brought his understanding of the conservative grassroots to Heritage Action for America, working as a Senior Regional Coordinator covering the South Central portion of the United States, including his home state of Texas.

Wade also served as Political Director for Senator Ted Cruz during the 2018 Senate campaign cycle. Most recently, he served as Chief of Staff to Congressman Chip Roy.

Wade lives in Virginia with his family. He is a graduate of University of Texas at Dallas.

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Rachel Cauley

Communications Director

Rachel Cauley 

/ Communications Director

Rachel Cauley has spent over a decade working with grassroots, campaigns, and movement conservatives across the country. She has overseen press strategy, media relations, and issue advocacy for campaigns, organizations, members of Congress, and the White House.

Rachel most recently served as the Communications Director at the White House Office of Management and Budget under Director Russ Vought, where she managed the day-to-day operations of the communications team and led OMB’s overall strategy and execution on some of President Donald J. Trump’s highest-profile policies.

Rachel started her career working in the U.S. House for then-House Republican Conference Chair, Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN). She also served as Communications Director to two primary challengers in the 2014 election cycle—Matt Bevin for U.S. Senate and Dave Brat for U.S. Congress. She was a vital team member responsible for launching Conservative Review, CRTV, and the Mark Levin TV show–now the Blaze, one of the fastest growing conservative news alternatives–where she was the Spokesman. Prior to working at the White House, Rachel did media relations and TV training for District Media Group.

An Indiana native and a graduate of Purdue University, Rachel currently lives in Washington D.C.

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Kingsley Wilson

Digital Media Manager

Kingsley Wilson 

/ Digital Media Manager

Kingsley Wilson is a political communications and marketing professional with experience in journalism, presidential campaign strategy, and social media.
Kingsley most recently worked as Director of Operations at GETTR – an alternative social media platform founded on the principles of free speech and independent thought.

Prior to GETTR, she served on President Donald J. Trump’s 2020 Reelection Campaign as Executive Assistant to the Senior Advisor for Strategy.

Kingsley graduated in 2021 from the University of California Los Angeles with degrees in Political Science and Classical Studies.

A Chicago native, she now resides in Arlington, Virginia. You can follow her on Twitter at @KingsleyCortes.

Jeff Clark

Senior Fellow and Director of Litigation

Jeff Clark 

/ Senior Fellow and Director of Litigation

Jeff Clark is the former President Trump-selected and Senate-confirmed Assistant Attorney General of the Environment & Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Justice Department. From 2020-2021, Jeff was also named and simultaneously served as the former Acting Assistant Attorney General of DOJ’s Civil Division. In this capacity, by the end of 2020, Jeff was responsible for supervising approximately 1,400 lawyers at DOJ.

Jeff carried out a deregulatory agenda by helping to restrict DOJ’s powers to seek civil penalty relief Congress did not adopt and by shepherding many of the Trump Administration’s most controversial regulations through the courts.

Jeff also argued many of his own cases, achieving about an 80% win rate in the Environment Division and about a 67% win rate in the Civil Division. Jeff has argued at least one appeal in all 13 federal circuit courts of appeal.

Jeff previously served as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Environment Division during the Bush 43 Administration. Other than his stints at DOJ, Jeff spent most of his career as a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he was an appellate litigator and administrative law expert, doing battle with many federal and state administrative agencies.  Jeff also served for nearly a decade as an adjunct law professor at the George Mason (now Scalia) Law School teaching two classes: law, science, and technology and environmental law.

Jeff was elected to the American Law Institute in 2020, was elected to and served as a Member of the American Bar Association’s Governing Council of the Administrative Law Section, and served for more than a decade as the Chair of the Federalist Society’s Environment & Property Rights Practice Group.

Jeff graduated from Harvard University in 1989 with an A.B. in economics and Russian history, from the University of Delaware in 1993 with an M.A. in urban affairs, and from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1995 with a J.D. He clerked for Judge Danny J. Boggs of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Michelle Martin

State Director, Florida

Michelle Martin 

/ State Director, Florida

Michelle Martin has spent the past few years building relationships with accidental activists within the conservative movement in an effort to educate and engage voters and restore a principled perspective on politics and politicians.

She has a background in writing and marketing, with a passion for creating a vision of what’s possible and a pathway to achieve it. Michelle fights for individual liberty and for constrained government because without them, we cannot have a free society.

Michelle lives in Florida and can be found on Twitter at @Michelle1Mart

Aundrea Gomez

State Director, Tennessee

Aundrea Gomez 

/ State Director, Tennessee

Aundrea Gomez has spent nearly a decade as an elementary school teacher working with students from diverse populations and languages in California and Tennessee. Recently, she found herself taking a stand against mandates in her school district which ignited a passion for studying the constitution and the principles of conservatism.

With a masters degree in education, Aundrea believes that historical, Biblical, and constitutional knowledge is the key to renewing our country and culture. Aundrea lives in Tennessee with her husband and two children.

You can find her on Twitter @aundreago

Leslie White

Arizona Regional Director

Leslie White 

/ Arizona Regional Director

Leslie is a grassroots activist. She has spent more than a decade working for conservative campaigns and policy ballot initiatives in several states across America.

After working in corporate America for many years, Leslie became involved in the political arena while living in Colorado. She brought her business experience to working with teams to win races for candidates and causes.

Leslie loves living in Phoenix, Arizona. She has her MBA from Assumption College in Worcester MA, and her proudest moment was becoming a naturalized US Citizen in 1996.

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