September 16, 2023
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. While serving as executive director, Tim has played a key role in creating several legislative bills passed in recent years – most notably, the landmark federal prison reform bill commonly referred to as the First Step Act, as well as the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) and the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA). Many call the First Step Act the most meaningful reform of the federal criminal justice system in over 30 years. Tim also serves on the board of directors for the Council on Criminal Justice.
In 2021, Tim was awarded by his alma mater, Baylor University, the Pro Texana Medal of Service. The prestigious award recognizes a graduate each year whose contributions have furthered Baylor’s mission to significantly impact the public or nonprofit sector. Past awards have gone to outstanding public servants such as governors, legislators, mayors, jurists, and senior staff members to the President. Tim is the first private citizen ever to be given the award.
Tim has an extensive public presence, with over 100 media publications for outlets such as Fox News, National Review, Christian Post, Washington Examiner, The Hill, The Jerusalem Post and many more. He has been quoted by AP News, USA Today, The New Yorker, Washington Times, Atlanta Journal Constitution, and others. Head also has made numerous TV and radio appearances on MSNBC, NPR, CBN, One America News Network, Newsmax, and more.
Prior to joining Faith & Freedom, Tim worked in public policy as the district director for a member of the Texas congressional delegation. He also 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 served as a missionary 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 17 years and they have two daughters together.
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.
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.
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.
Joy Creasman has worked with the Faith & Freedom Coalition for more than 10 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.
Sebastian Lazcano is the Director of External Affairs for Faith & Freedom Coalition. Previously, he’s worked at a top direct mail and marketing firm servicing conservative campaigns across the country, fundraised for conservative causes and organizations, and managed a hotly contested congressional race in Florida’s panhandle. Born and raised in South Florida, Sebastian graduated from Florida State University with a B.S. in Political Science and is the proud son of Peruvian immigrants who started their own business and lived the American Dream.
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