WEBINAR: Congress, Policy, and a Conservative Strategy in a New Administration
Rachel Bovard has over a decade of experience fighting for conservative policies in Washington. Beginning in 2006, she served in both the House and Senate in various roles including as legislative director for Senator Rand Paul. Rachel went on to serve as policy director for the Senate Steering Committee under the successive chairmanships of Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), where she advised Committee members on strategy related to floor procedure and policy matters. In the House, she worked as senior legislative assistant to Congressman Donald Manzullo (R-IL), and Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX). She also served as director of policy services for The Heritage Foundation. In 2013, she was named one of National Journal’s Most Influential Women in Washington under 35. Her policy analysis and punditry appear widely in print and on television. Along with CPI’s Chairman, Sen. Jim DeMint, is the co-author of Conservative: Knowing What to Keep. She is also a Fellow at Defense Priorities, and a senior advisor to the Internet Accountability Project. Rachel also serves on the board of CNP Action, and the Advisory Board of The American Conservative.Born and raised in Dansville, NY, she received her bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude from Grove City College in 2006. She also holds a master’s degree from the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University. In addition to her public policy pursuits, Rachel is an accomplished sommelier, a wine educator, and a diploma candidate in the Wine & Spirit Education Trust.
Terry Schilling is the Executive Director of American Principles Project. Terry is responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing APP’s strategy, messaging and grassroots activity at the state and federal level. As the son of a small business-owner, Terry knows how to leverage limited resources to generate maximum results. He takes the same approach to politics—especially campaigns. In the past, Terry has worked in communications, development, grassroots, and management positions with Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Sen. Sam Brownback, and various state and local candidates. Before joining APP, Terry managed his father’s race for Congress in Illinois. Running in 2010 on a shoestring budget in a district that had been Democratic for nearly 30 years, Terry led the Bobby Schilling for Congress campaign to a 10-point victory. During college, he served as vice president of his student government association and as the director of grassroots operations for the College Republicans. Terry is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville and a proud father of five.