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Margaret Hoover

Margaret Hoover serves as President of American Unity Fund, is a gay rights activist, a new mother, a media personality, a political strategist and best-selling author of the book “American Individualism: How A New Generation of Conservatives Can Save the Republican Party” (Crown Forum). The great-granddaughter of President Herbert Hoover, her political work is committed […]

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Tyler Deaton

Tyler Deaton is the Senior Advisor to American Unity Fund. He works at the state and federal levels to advance nondiscrimination legislation by working with Republicans. Tyler’s first experience in the movement for LGBTQ freedom was in New Hampshire, where in 2011-2012 he helped lead the successful lobbying and electoral efforts to protect the freedom to marry in […]

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Nathan Parsons-Schwarz

Nathan Parsons-Schwarz is the Director of Operations for American Unity Fund. Nathan has over seven years of experience working as a field operative in ten states, including work for the Republican Parties of Virginia, Arkansas and Pennsylvania. From 2006 to 2008, he served as Special Assistant to Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson, where, among […]

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Torrey Shearer

Torrey Shearer is the federal advisor to American Unity Fund, focusing primarily on American Unity’s advocacy before Congress and the White House. Named by the D.C. GOP as one of the Most Influential Republicans Under 35, he provides years of public affairs experience lobbying before the U.S. Congress and delivers a comprehensive understanding of the […]

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Keeley Hanlon

Keeley Mullis Hanlon is an advisor to American Unity Fund, where she leads the organization’s political advocacy and public education initiatives. Her wide-ranging efforts for AUF include mobilizing center-right constituencies and advancing conservative support for the freedom to marry and freedom from discrimination for LGBTQ Americans. Prior to joining AUF, Keeley spent four years on the political team […]

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Dale Carpenter

Professor Dale Carpenter is a Senior Policy Advisor to American Unity Fund and the Judge William Hawley Atwell Chair of Constitutional Law at Southern Methodist University. He previously served as the Charles J. and Inez Wright Murray Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at SMU, teaching Constitutional Law I as well as LGBT Rights and the […]

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Caroline Wren

Caroline Wren is the development director for American Unity Fund. She currently serves as the President of Bluebonnet Fundraising, LLC, and recently served as Senator Lindsey Graham’s Finance Director for his 2014 Senate reelection campaign. Prior to that, she was at Holloway Consulting where she worked as a national fundraiser for several U.S. Senate races […]

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Casey Pick

Casey Pick is an advisor to American Unity Fund, providing legal and policy insight supporting American Unity’s state and federal advocacy. Prior to joining American Unity, she was the programs director and attorney-on-staff for the national Log Cabin Republicans, where her responsibilities included participating in lobbying efforts for a broad-based legislative agenda in support of […]

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