Mikayla Simpson

Before joining the team, Mikayla advocated for life and family policy representing Live Action on Capitol Hill, forging strategic relationships with both congressional staff and state legislators across the country while drafting internal policy updates, speeches, op-eds, and daily content for the President.  Additionally, she has interned for Family Research Council, spearheading the launch of the […]

Hunter Hobart

Hunter Hobart joined CPI after almost 9 years in the House, most recently serving as Deputy Chief of Staff for Representative Gary Palmer (AL-06). Prior to that, Hobart served in numerous roles on Capitol Hill from Staff Assistant to Legislative Director.  Hobart was born and raised in Tampa, FL before his family moved to Hickory, […]

Hugh Fike

A Northern California-native, Fike has over a decade of experience in the conservative movement. He most recently served as Chief of Staff for Congressman Michael Cloud (R-TX) in Washington, D.C., managing 15 staff and three offices. Fike is a 2020 Hillsdale College “Madison Fellow”, and a 2022 Claremont Institute “Lincoln Fellow”. Fike previously served in […]

Charlie Stamps

Charlie is a proud Texan, hailing from Keller in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Having grown up around conservative politics, he has a passion for defending American values, particularly the Second Amendment. In 2021 he moved to Washington, DC specifically to join CPI in the fight. He has previously served on our Operations and Government Relations […]

Lauren Baldwin

Prior to joining the team, Lauren worked on family, life, and parental rights issues as a Policy Analyst at the America First Policy Institute and as a Legislative Aide for Congressman Paul Gosar (R-AZ). She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Alabama where she served as Executive Director for the College Republican Federation […]

Brenecke Barnes

Brenecke Barnes is from Boerne, Texas and serves as Development and Marketing Writer at CPI. Brenecke assists with donor communications to convey CPI’s work and impact to supporters across the country. Previously, Brenecke worked for her hometown representative, Chip Roy, where she assisted with media relations and drafted talking points, press releases, newsletters, and other written materials […]

AJ Swinson

AJ joined CPI from the office of Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX), where she was the communications director and worked on education and financial services issues. She previously worked as the Chief of Staff for New Journey PAC, founded by James “Bo Snerdley” Golden, and as the communications director for Star Parker at the Center for […]

Sophia Murray

Upon her graduation from Marymount University, Sophia worked as Representative Alex Mooney’s campaign manager in West Virginia in 2020.  She was then brought on to work as a staffer in Mooney’s congressional office in Washington, DC. From there, Sophia joined the scheduling team of Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) where she was integral to streamlining office management and […]

Charlotte Schuyler

Charlotte Schuyler is a skilled writer, editor, and fundraiser. She joined the Conservative Partnership Institute in 2021 after more than a decade at The Heritage Foundation. As director of member communications at CPI, she writes and manages all written communications to CPI partners, with the goal of connecting these patriots with the organization that is […]

Jacqueline LaJoie

Jackie started her career in the private sector building venture-backed technology companies where she played a central role in operations, business strategy, and product development. In 2019 she moved to Washington, DC, with the ambition to begin working in conservative politics. Before joining CPI, she worked on free-market issue campaigns and at one of the […]

Jeffrey Trimbath

Trimbath has nearly three decades of experience in conservative public policy and development. He is passionate about linking top philanthropists around the country with strategic opportunities to advance their values. He previously served as senior advisor to the president and the John Von Kannon Fellow at The Heritage Foundation. Prior to that he served for […]

Richard McAdams

Richard brings to CPI nearly two decades of experience in public policy and fundraising, serving in the Office of Tourism, Trade, and Economic Development in the office of Gov. Jeb Bush (2003-2006), in the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under President George W. Bush (2006-2009), and as […]

Doug Stamps

Stamps has nearly two decades of experience in conservative public policy and development. He is passionate about linking top philanthropists around the country with strategic opportunities to advance their values. He previously served as senior advisor to the president at The Heritage Foundation. Prior to that he was director of development at the George W. […]

Wesley Denton

Denton has nearly 20 years of Capitol Hill experience and is widely respected as one of the most skilled communications experts in the conservative movement. In 2019, he took a leave of absence from CPI to serve in President Donald J. Trump’s administration at the White House’s Office of Management & Budget (OMB). During his […]

Cleta Mitchell

Cleta Mitchell is the Senior Legal Fellow at CPI and is the Founder of the Election Integrity Network. Cleta is an attorney, licensed in Oklahoma and the District of Columbia, who has practiced election, campaign finance, and political law for decades. Cleta graduated from the University of Oklahoma and the University of Oklahoma College of […]

Ed Corrigan

Corrigan has over 25 years of leadership experience on Capitol Hill and in the conservative movement. In 2009, GQ magazine named Corrigan to its list of “50 Most Powerful People in DC.” He was tapped by the Trump Transition to lead the personnel selection process for all domestic policy departments, placing hundreds of conservatives in […]

Mark Meadows

President Trump called Mark Meadows “the guy who never stops working.” Mark’s work is that of a true public servant. From his days in the U.S. House of Representatives to his time as President Trump’s chief of staff to his current role as CPI’s Senior Partner, Mark has worked tirelessly to shift the focus from […]

Jim DeMint

Jim DeMint has fought tirelessly for freedom, prosperity, and traditional American values against the Washington swamp for over two decades. Today, he leads and trains a new generation of conservative warriors as Chairman of the Conservative Partnership Institute. DeMint represented South Carolina in the U.S. House (1999-2005) and U.S. Senate (2005-2013). Known for policy innovation, […]