For over 35 years, Ginni Thomas has battled for conservative principles in Washington. She has served in top executive positions at the Heritage Foundation, Hillsdale College, Capitol Hill, the Department of Labor, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Ginni speaks to grassroots and activist groups around the country, offering her counsel to those wishing to have a true impact. She strives to help the conservative movement come together, forming new coalitions on policy initiatives to achieve common goals.
Bradbury "Brad" Anderson is the former CEO and Vice Chairman of consumer electronics retailer Best Buy. Raised in Sheridan, Wyoming, Anderson received an Associate of Arts from Waldorf College and a bachelor's degree from the University of Denver. He was honored with the Entrepreneurial Excellence Award by CNBC and named one of "The Best CEOs in America" by Institutional Investor Magazine. He serves on the Waldorf College Board of Regents and the Prager University Advisory Board.
Mr. Leven has been the President and Chief Operating Officer of Sands Corporation since March 2009, Secretary since June 2010 and a director of the Company since August 2004. Mr. Leven served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Georgia Aquarium from September 2008 until he joined our Company in March 2009. From January 2006 through September 2008, Mr. Leven was the Vice Chairman of the Marcus Foundation, Inc., a non-profit foundation. Until July 2006, Mr. Leven was the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of U.S. Franchise Systems, Inc. Mr. Leven serves as a director emeritus of Hersha Hospitality Trust. Mr. Leven serves on many other non-profit boards.
David Wehrly is Vice President and COO of Wedgewood Enterprise Corporation. One of the original partners in the company, he has been involved in every aspect of the business, and currently splits his time between ensuring the smooth operation of the organization and spearheading new opportunities and businesses.
Mr. Wehrly joined Wedgewood in 1986 after spending two years as a sales manager with Procter & Gamble. He is a graduate of both the United States Marine Corps Officer Candidate Program and UCLA’s class of 1984. He was the initial force behind the company’s establishment of its brokerage and escrow units, as well as its apartment business. On behalf of Wedgewood, he successfully negotiated a 50 year ground lease for the Hawthorne Airport, making Wedgewood the effective owner of the airport through 2055. David is the former Chairman of the Board of St. John Bosco High School and is both a Big Brother and active supporter of the Big Brother program.
Gregory L. Geiser
Greg Geiser is the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wedgewood, a leading acquirer of distressed residential real estate. Founded in 1985, Wedgewood has grown into a diversified, vertically integrated company, expanding its business footprint to include residential rehabilitation, non-performing loans, property management, private lending, brokerage, escrow, and more. The company has 250 employees and is located in Redondo Beach, CA.
Mr. Geiser founded Wedgewood after spending several years at Murdock Development Company as Assistant to the President of Murdock Hotels Corporation. Earlier in his career, he worked as a financial analyst at Crocker Bank in San Francisco. Greg earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Oklahoma State University in 1980, and his M.B.A. from UCLA's Graduate School of Management in 1982. He is involved in several charities and is on the Board of Shelter37, a non-profit organization that provides effective life skills and job training as well as educational programs to at-risk youth in southern California. Greg is married, is the father of two daughters and lives in Manhattan Beach, CA. He enjoys golf, skiing, volleyball, and aviation among other recreational pursuits.
Charlie Kirk is the founder and executive director of Turning Point USA (TPUSA), a national student movement dedicated to educating, empowering, and mobilizing young Americans for the principles of fiscal responsibility, free markets, and limited government. Since TPUSA's inception, it has gone from nothing to having representation on over 800 high schools and college campuses nationwide. Charlie has appeared on Fox News, CNBC, and FOX Business News, including frequent appearances on “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” “Varney & Co.” and “The Willis Report.” He's also a columnist for The Washington Times and a contributor at Breitbart.com.
Technology Advisory Board
Tommy Swanson is the founder and CEO of Stripes, a social advertising agency based in Dallas. In his early teens, he built and sold several companies in the virtual private server market. Tommy has consulted with organizations such as Salesforce, Dallas Mavericks, Cisco, Stanford University, and the Ted Cruz Super PAC. He’s also contributed to CNN, Mashable, Forbes, The Washington Times, and many others.
Aaron Ginn is the cofounder of the Lincoln Network (www.joinlincoln.org), which is the largest community of liberty-oriented technologists. Aaron was named to Forbes 30 under 30 for politics and awarded the top ten influencers in politics by WIRED. His background is at the intersection of politics and technology. He is one of the early thought leaders behind the growth hacking movement and worked on growth at StumbleUpon, Everlane, and Mitt Romney's 2012 Presidential campaign.
Oren Kwiatek is the founder and President of Intellectix Corporation, an identity management and cloud integration firm based in Rockville, MD. As a self-taught information technologist, Oren enjoys using technology in unique and innovative ways to solve real-world business problems. The systems he has designed underpin critical IT services used daily by hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Prior to founding Intellectix, Oren worked as a consultant for Microsoft where he became an internationally-renowned authority on Identity & Access Management. Oren currently lives in the suburbs of Washington, DC with his wife and two children.