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Margaret Hoover, President

Margaret Hoover, President of American Unity Fund, is an LGBTQ rights activist, a mother, a media personality, a political strategist, and the best-selling author of “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 to renewing the Republican […]

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Tyler Deaton, Senior Advisor

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, Director of Operations

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, Federal Advisor

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, Political Advisor

Keeley Mullis Hanlon is an advisor to American Unity Fund, where she leads the organization’s political advocacy efforts and public education initiatives. As part of her wide-ranging work for AUF, she mobilizes center-right constituencies to advance conservative support for the freedom to marry and to secure non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ Americans. Prior to joining AUF, Keeley spent four years on the political […]

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Dale Carpenter, Senior Policy Advisor

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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Casey Pick, Legal Advisor

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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Caroline Wren, Development Director

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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Daniel Benitah, Executive Assistant

Daniel manages scheduling, office functions, and executes various administrative tasks for American Unity Fund. Prior to joining AUF, Daniel worked for the U.S. State Department, including a tour in Israel as an Office Manager at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv. Daniel graduated from the Israeli University, the Inter-Disciplinary Center, in 2015 with a double […]

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