Principals

Robert C. Heckman

Robert C. Heckman is a veteran political and public affairs consultant with over 25 over years of experience in national, state and local campaigns and issues advocacy efforts.  He has served in seven presidential campaigns, including the candidacies of Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Jack Kemp and Phil Gramm.  He most recently served as a member of the Senior Staff in the 2008 presidential campaign of John McCain.  He is a recognized expert in coalitions building and grassroots outreach.  As chairman of the Fund for a Conservative Majority he helped more than 200 successful Republican candidates for Congress, including  Speaker of the House John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Frank Cannon

Frank Cannon has more than 20 years of experience on Capitol Hill and in national affairs.  He was a senior official in the Kemp for President campaign in 1988 and campaign manager for Bauer for President 2000.  In 1997 he co-founded a PAC that became the nation's second largest.  He co-founded the economic firm Lehrman Bell Mueller Cannon and was its managing director for 10 years.

Jeffrey Bell

Jeffrey Bell has more than 30 years of experience in national affairs.  He served on the national campaign staff of several presidential candidates, including Ronald Reagan, Jack Kemp and Richard Nixon.  He is an author, former president of the Manhattan Institute and was a fellow of Harvard's Kennedy Institute.

Ralph Benko

Ralph Benko has more than 20 years of experience in political campaigns, public affairs, government service, and technology ventures.  He provides strategic guidance to corporate, policy, civic and philanthropic groups with a focus on communications and institutional development.  He was deputy general counsel to two White House agencies and founded the Prosperity Caucus.


Associates 

Courtney Herron
 

Courtney Herron is a seasoned development and management professional with over a decade of experience with non-profits in Washington, D.C.  She began her career on political campaigns in Central Florida.  She holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Business from the University of Central Florida and a Master's degree in Political Management from Regent University.