Board of Directors

Matt Schlapp


Matt Schlapp is the Chairman of the American Conservative Union, the nation’s original grassroots conservative organization. During his five-year tenure as chairman, ACU has almost tripled in size, expanded CPAC to reach 25 million live viewers and 1 billion Twitter impressions at the most recent CPAC. ACU also hosts dozens of additional events, including Battleground CPACs in the US and international CPACs abroad.


Charlie Gerow


Charlie Gerow is a long-time conservative leader and communications executive.

He began his career on the campaign staff of Ronald Reagan for whom he continued to do work for the next 25 years, including the arrangements for his funeral.

Charlie was born into poverty in southern Brazil. He was adopted by American missionaries, came to the United States, and made his home in Pennsylvania where he has lived without interruption for more than 60 years.