FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN
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 five books, including his latest novel, The Confirmation. 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.
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & EVENTS
Joy Creasman has worked with the Faith & Freedom Coalition for more than 5 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.
DIRECTOR OF LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS
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.
REGIONAL FIELD DIRECTOR
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.
Orit (Sklar) Kwasman is the Development Director at the Faith & Freedom Coalition. A political writer and commentator, Orit has contributed to leading publications and provided election and political analysis for CNN’s Newsroom, a wide range of radio programs, and The Georgia Gang, Fox 5 Atlanta’s weekly political television show. She is a frequent featured speaker at conservative conferences and events, and has been particularly involved in issues related to culture, millennials and Israel. She is known nationwide for her advancement of First Amendment rights and academic freedom on American university campuses, and is the co-recipient of the 2009 Ronald Reagan Award from the American Conservative Union. As a college student, Orit successfully challenged Georgia Tech’s unconstitutional policies restricting free speech and infringing on religious liberty, filing suit in federal court and enduring an unprecedented level of media malpractice and malicious threats. A native of Mount Vernon, New York, she graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2007, receiving a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering. She, and her husband, Adam Kwasman, reside in Scottsdale, Arizona.
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS
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 managing communications for the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation. His campaign experience includes the Bush-Cheney campaign in 2000, and two cycles as political 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.
SENIOR DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
John Flores serves as the Senior Development Officer for the Faith & Freedom Coalition. John attended Houston Baptist University majoring in Communications and Political Science. His ventures are diverse ranging from ministry, political campaigns, non-profit development, and business development and operations in the private sector. In the private sector, Mr. Flores has a proven track record of accomplishing efficiency and growth throughout several organizations. Through a strategic development approach, along with implementing improved internal efficiencies, associated organizations have experienced exponential growth. With an ability to communicate vision and values, John’s desire and focus is for FFC to succeed by expanding the work and reach of its efforts, as well as adding value to its industry, employees, and stakeholders. John is married to Aimee Flores, and they have two daughters: Britain and Charlie. They reside in Johns Creek, GA.
NATIONAL FIELD DIRECTOR
Jon Harbison is the National Field Director for the Faith & Freedom Coalition. Mr. Harbison joined FFC in 2014 as the Deputy National Field Director. He became the National Field Director in November of 2015. Prior to joining FFC, the University of Alabama graduate, owned and managed several companies in the home medical equipment and construction industries. In 2010, Mr. Harbison served as the Tennessee Valley Regional Director for the current Governor of Alabama. He has also served as a Regional Coordinator for a successful State Senate campaign and worked with numerous other successful political and marketing campaigns. Mr. Harbison and his family reside outside of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.