ACU Board of Directors

Chairman, ACU

On June 19, 2014 the board of the American Conservative Union unanimously voted to elect Matt Schlapp as the ninth Chairman of the nation’s oldest and largest conservative grassroots organization.

First Vice Chairman, ACU

Thomas Winter has for more than four decades been the guiding force behind Human Events, the national conservative weekly that was Ronald Reagan's favorite publication. He became the Edi­tor in 1964, Co-...

Treasurer, ACU

Becky Norton Dunlop  is Vice President for External Relations at The Heritage Foundation. Dunlop served as a senior official in the Reagan White House and served in the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S....

Secretary, ACU

Jameson Campaigne has been a member of the ACU board for forty years, serving as Secretary and a member of its executive committee for three decades.  He publishes books under the "Jameson Books" and "Green Hill...

Joseph Bast is president of The Heartland Institute, a 30-year-old national nonprofit organization based in Chicago.

The Honorable Bob Beauprez is a former member of the House of Representatives, where he represented Colorado’s...

Morton Blackwell is President of the Leadership Institute, which he founded in 1979.  He has served as the National Committeeman of the Republican Party of Virginia since 1988.  He was Barry Goldwater’s youngest elected Delegate to the 1964 Republican National Convention, and he served for three...

The Honorable John Bolton was appointed as U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations on August 1, 2005 and served until his resignation in December 2006.

Alberto R. Cardenas

The Honorable Al Cardenas is a former Chairman of the ACU and a senior partner with the international law firm of Squire Sanders LLC.

Ron Christie is an American government relations expert and Republican political strategist. From 2001 – 2004 he served as Deputy Assistant to Vice President Cheney and Special Assistant to President George W....

Muriel Coleman is a lifelong Madison, Wisconsin resident and conservative activist. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, she was the first female state chairman of the Wisconsin Young Republicans and...

inc./WomanTrend

Kellyanne Elizabeth Conway is Founder and President of the polling company, inc./WomanTrend a privately-held, woman-owned corporation founded in 1995.

Founder, First Principles, LLC

Tom DeLay graduated from the University of Houston in 1970 with a BS degree in biology and immediately went to work in the pest control industry.

Paul Erickson has been supporting conservative causes since his undergraduate years at Yale, when in 1981 he served as the National Director of College Republicans for President Reagan. He was part of the Yale “Party of the Right” roundtable that led to the founding of the Federalist Society and...

Chairman, ACU Foundation, Member-at-Large

Carly Fiorina is Co-Chair of CPAC 2014 and Chairman of ACUF. She has an extensive career in business and is involved in many public policy initiatives.

The Honorable Luis Fortuno is the former Governor of Puerto Rico.

Amy Noone Frederick is President of the 60 Plus Association and represents the interests of senior citizens nationally, with a focus on healthcare, energy, and tax issues. She is...

Charlie Gerow serves on the Board of Directors of the ACU .

Alan Gottlieb is Chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Founder of the Second Amendment Foundation, serves on the Board of Directors of the ACU.  President of the Center for the...

Treasurer, ACU Foundation

The Honorable Van Hipp Jr. is Chairman of American Defense International, Inc.

David Keene was recently appointed as the new opinion editor of The Washington Times, is the past President of the National Rifle Association and served as Chairman of the American Conservative Union...

James V. Lacy is a frequent guest on Fox News Channel's "Varney and Company" and is author of "Taxifornia: Liberal's Laboratory to Bankrupt America."

Michael R. Long is a small businessman in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and is currently Chairman of the New York State Conservative Party.

Carolyn Meadows is a member of The ACU and The ACUF Boards, Benefactor and  Board of Directors member of the National Rifle Association and serves on the Legislative Policy Committee, Membership Committee, Public...

Grover G. Norquist, a native of Massachusetts, has been one of most effective issues management strategists in Washington for three decades.

Anne Meagher Northup represented the Third Congressional District of Kentucky in the US House of Representatives, representing the Louisville district in the United States House of Representatives as a Republican...

Ron Robinson has served as Young America’s Foundation’s president for more than three decades. Time magazine wrote that Young America’s “Foundation—run by a former Reagan Administration advisor, Ron...

Ned Ryun is the founder and CEO of Voter Gravity, a map and mobile-based voter contact technology that turns data into votes. A former writer for President George W....

Fred L. Smith, Jr. is President and Founder of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a free market public policy group established in 1984. Mr.

Member-at-Large

For over 3 decades, Mark Stephens has provided strategic messaging and organizational management to major campaigns and political...

Lew Uhler is the President of the National Tax Limitation Committee, one of the nation’s leading grassroots lobbies, which he founded in 1975 with Milton Friedman and others.