October 12, 2018
Ralph Reed is founder and chairman of the Faith & Freedom Coalition. He was senior advisor to the Bush-Cheney campaigns in both 2000 and 2004, and chairman of the Southeast Region for BC04. As chairman of the Georgia Republican Party he led the GOP to its biggest victory in history, helping to elect the first Republican Governor and third U.S. Senator since Reconstruction. Reed is chairman and CEO of Century Strategies, LLC, a public relations and public affairs firm. As executive director of the Christian Coalition from 1989-1997, he built one of the most effective public policy organizations in recent political history. He is the best-selling author and editor of six books. He is married to his wife Jo Anne and is the father of their four children.
Timothy Head is the Executive Director for the Faith & Freedom Coalition. Prior to joining Faith & Freedom, Tim was the district director for a member of the Texas congressional delegation. He has served as chief of staff and as policy advisor to members of the Texas Legislature and worked on the Republican Party of Texas’ 2010 Victory Texas effort. Before working in public policy, Tim did missionary work in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe and worked on staff at Antioch Community Church in Waco, Texas. Tim graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master’s of Social Work. He also received his Juris Doctor from Baylor Law School. He has been married to his wife, Annie Kate, for over ten years and they have two daughters.
Joy Creasman has worked with the Faith & Freedom Coalition for more than 7 years and serves as the Director of Marketing & Events. Her work includes managing and coordinating our annual Road to Majority conference in Washington D.C. She graduated from Liberty University with honors in 2008 with a B.A. in Marketing. An accomplished singer, she has performed as a soloist numerous times on television. She has recorded 4 gospel cd’s, and has toured extensively with her family presenting her music ministry.
Patrick D. Purtill, Jr.
Patrick D. Purtill, Jr. serves as the Director of Legislative Affairs at Faith & Freedom Coalition. In 2011, he joined Gammon & Grange’s nonprofit and exempt organizations practice and government affairs group bringing over twenty years of experience in nonprofit management and federal and state public policy and advocacy to G&G’s clients. Before joining Gammon & Grange, Patrick was appointed by President George W. Bush to positions in the U.S. Department of State and the Department of Justice.
Patrick served as CEO of two Washington-based NGOs: the National Council For Adoption (NCFA) and the Washington Scholarship Fund. Patrick has testified before Congress and state legislatures; served as an NGO Representative to The Hague Conference on Private International Law in the Netherlands; led delegations to the governments of Belarus, Russia, and China; and provided commentary on a host of public policy issues for national broadcasts and newspapers, including ABC’s World News Tonight, NBC’s Today Show, CNN, MSNBC, and USA Today, in addition to many regional and local broadcasts and newspapers.
Virginia Galloway became Regional Field Director of Faith and Freedom Coalition in 2014, after a seven year stint at Americans for Prosperity Foundation, where she served as State Director for Georgia. She has spoken at hundreds of meetings across Georgia on issues from economic freedom to school choice and receives regular opportunities to share her expertise on panels for other state and national events. As a lobbyist in Georgia, Virginia helped promote passage of the Charter School constitutional amendment and Zero Based Budgeting, and led dozens of citizen action days at the Capitol. She has had numerous op-eds published, radio interviews, and local and national television appearances, including the Bret Baier Show. She previously served in several campaigns and party offices. Currently, she belongs to Church at the Ridge, Rotary Club of Dallas GA, and the GA Department of Driver Services Board. She is married to Darrell Galloway and they have four grown children and two grandchildren.
Lance Lemmonds is Director of Communications for the Faith & Freedom Coalition. His previous experience includes serving as communications director for Congressman Kenny Marchant (TX-24), and three years directing communications for the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation. His campaign experience includes the Bush-Cheney campaign in 2000, and as executive director for the Republican Party of Arkansas. He also served as an advisor to former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and U.S. Senator John Boozman. Lance also received an appointment to the administration of President George W. Bush, and served Huckabee as Governor’s Assistant for Intergovernmental Affairs.
Lance has also conducted public affairs campaigns for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, Cirque du Soleil, and Entergy Corporation, and has three years of marketing and on-air radio experience with Clear Channel Radio.
Jon D. Harbison
Jon Harbison has experience in both the political and private sectors. Within two years of his graduation from The University of Alabama, Mr. Harbison created All-Star Medical LLC in Albertville, Alabama. He later sold the business to his business partners.
Mr. Harbison also helped manage his family's construction business before returning to the medical equipment industry. From 2002 until 2012, Jon volunteered, consulted, and worked tirelessly on numerous political campaigns across Alabama. His experience also includes serving as the Tennessee Valley Regional Coordinator for Governor Robert Bentley, and as the campaign manager for Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall.
As National Field Director for Faith & Freedom during the 2014 and 2016 election cycles, Jon directed the organization's largest ever voter education campaign including direct mail and church network voter education.
Dave Louden has served for almost 20 years in the various state capitals and Capitol Hill as a legislative advocate, chief of staff, and political consultant where he successfully challenged powerful special interests and well-funded political candidates by recruiting grassroots support and creating diverse coalitions.
Louden utilized his political and legislative skills to manage Prison Fellowship Ministries’ advocacy arm founded by convicted Watergate figure and former Nixon aide, Chuck Colson. Louden managed federal and state legislative policy initiatives concerning criminal justice reform throughout the country.
Louden’s campaign experience as political consultant or campaign manager include include: Mike Fedele for Connecticut Governor, David Hadley for Assembly, National Republican Campaign Committee, Wyland for Senate, Nakanishi for Assembly, Tom McClintock for Controller and State Senate.
Louden served in the 1990’s as a non-commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps. Raised in Southern California, Louden earned his Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Pamela Gorman is the Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs for Faith and Freedom Coalition. Previously, she owned a boutique government affairs firm consulting with small businesses and nonprofits across the country on issues before state, federal, and local governments. Prior to opening her own firm, she was the Director of Government Relations for a national consumer product manufacturer managing a 22 state region a Senior Manager of Policy and Advocacy for a Fortune 300 company. Before joining the private sector, Pamela was elected to serve as an Arizona state legislator in both the House and the Senate, where she was the Senate Majority Whip before leaving to run for Congress. Her unique background provides interesting insights in the lawmaking process and the sometimes-misunderstood motivations of policymakers.
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