Family Research Council

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Tony Perkins

President

Tony Perkins is President of the Washington, D.C.-based Family Research Council. He is a former member of the Louisiana legislature where he served for eight years, and he is recognized as a legislative pioneer for authoring measures like the nation's first Covenant Marriage law. Although he had no opposition for re-election, (read more ...)

Lieutenant General (Retired) William G. "Jerry" Boykin

Executive Vice President

Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William G. "Jerry" Boykin serves as Family Research Council's Executive Vice President, with responsibility for overseeing day-to-day operations. (read more ...)

Leadership Team

    • Robert Schwarzwalder
      Senior Vice President
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    • Jared Bridges
      Chief Brand Officer
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    • David Christensen
      Vice President, Government Affairs
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    • Kenyn Cureton
      Vice President, Church Ministries
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    • JP Duffy
      Vice President, Communications
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    • Doug Gillquist
      Vice President, Development
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    • Paul Tripodi
      Vice President, Administration
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Meet the Experts

    • Ken Blackwell
      Senior Fellow, Family Empowerment
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    • Pat Fagan
      Senior Fellow and Director, MARRI
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    • Chris Gacek
      Senior Fellow, Regulatory Policy
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    • Arina Grossu
      Director, Center for Human Dignity
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    • Anna Higgins
      Senior Fellow, Life Studies
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    • Bob Maginnis
      Senior Fellow, National Security
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    • Robert Morrison
      Senior Fellow, Policy Studies
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    • Sarah Perry
      Senior Fellow, Common Core Coalition Manager
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    • Henry Potrykus
      Senior Fellow, MARRI
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    • David Prentice
      Senior Fellow & Director, Life Sciences
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    • Cathy Ruse
      Senior Fellow, Legal Studies
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    • Peter Sprigg
      Senior Fellow, Policy Studies
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    • Travis Weber
      Director, Center for Religious Liberty
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The FRC Team

    • Leanna Baumer
      Sr. Legislative Assistant
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    • Suzanne Bowdey
      Senior Writer
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    • Pierre Bynum
      Chaplain
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    • J. Christopher Curry
      Director of Charitable Gift Planning
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    • Nick Frase
      Legislative Assistant
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    • Krystle Gabele
      Web Editor
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    • Quena Gonzalez
      Director, State & Local Affairs
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    • Christina Hadford
      Associate Editor, MARRI
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    • Emily Hannaman
      Administrative Assistant
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    • Bill Held
      Assistant to the President (Central U.S.)
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    • Sharon Helton
      Senior Director of Events
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    • Craig James
      Assistant to the President
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    • Brandon MacCartney
      Assistant to the President
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    • Chris Marlink
      Social Media Mgr. and Correspondence Coordinator
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    • Lela Mayfield
      Digital Strategy Manager
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    • Gil Mertz
      Director of Foundations
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    • Nathan Oppman
      Student Intern and Lectures Coordinator
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    • Jessica Prol
      Managing Editor for Publications
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    • Jay Riemersma
      Senior Director of Development
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    • Terri Shepherd
      Development Assistant
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    • Randy Wilson
      National Field Director
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