Matt Walter – Executive Director
Matt serves as Executive Director of SGLF. Matt also serves as President of the Republican State Leadership Committee, which in 2014 oversaw one of the most successful election cycles in the Republican Party’s history at the state level. Joining the RSLC in 2011 and SGLF in 2012, he has also served as RSLC Managing Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Political Director, and as SGLF’s Director of Issue Advocacy. Matt also worked for the New York State Republican Party in a variety of roles, including Executive Director, Director of Strategic Planning, and Communications Director. He spent 11 years in the Communications Department at the New York State Senate Majority, and since 1988, has worked on dozens of campaigns in all major capacities from volunteer to campaign manager for statewide office.
Sarah Lenti – Senior Policy Advisor
Sarah serves as a Senior Advisor to SGLF. A graduate student of Stanford University in Russian & East European Studies, Sarah has a diverse and varied background, having previously served as a Director at the National Security Council under National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice from 2001-2005 at the White House. Sarah led the research for Governor Romney’s 2010 book, No Apology: The Case for American Greatness and is a frequent contributor to FOX News and The BBC World News Service. She is the CEO and founder of SML Advisory Partners.
Ellie Hockenbury – Communications Director
Ellie Hockenbury is the Communications Director for the State Government Leadership Foundation. Wallace joined SGLF and the RSLC, where she also serves as Communications Director, from the Republican National Committee where she served as the Director of Media Affairs, overseeing the committee’s media booking and surrogate operation for the 2013-2014 election cycle. She also served as the Colorado Communications Director for the RNC’s 2012 Victory program and was Deputy Communications Director for Governor Phil Bryant’s successful 2011 gubernatorial campaign in her home state of Mississippi.
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