Meet the folks who make this all possible

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We are a Millennial-led organization and we're shaping the conversation on the environment.

 
 

National Leadership

Our national leadership team has deep experience in conservative politics and knows how to build a brand from the ground up. We're ready to change the narrative.

 
Benji Backer   President  Benji@ACC.eco

Benji Backer
President
Benji@ACC.eco

Danielle Butcher   Chief Operating Officer  Danielle@ACC.eco

Danielle Butcher
Chief Operating Officer
Danielle@ACC.eco


Nicholas Lindquist   National Policy Director  Nick@ACC.eco

Nicholas Lindquist
National Policy Director
Nick@ACC.eco

Quill Robinson   Government Affairs Director  Quillan@ACC.eco

Quill Robinson
Government Affairs Director
Quillan@ACC.eco

Bethany Bowra   Communications Director  Bethany@ACC.eco

Bethany Bowra
Communications Director
Bethany@ACC.eco


Lucero Cantu   Digital Director  Lucero@ACC.eco

Lucero Cantu
Digital Director
Lucero@ACC.eco

Tex Fischer   National Field Director  Tex@ACC.eco

Tex Fischer
National Field Director
Tex@ACC.eco

Tom Cummings    Corporate Outreach Coordinator  Tom@ACC.eco

Tom Cummings
Corporate Outreach Coordinator
Tom@ACC.eco


Kaleigh Cunningham   Development Director  Kaleigh@ACC.eco

Kaleigh Cunningham
Development Director
Kaleigh@ACC.eco

 

 Our team of directors assists us in planning and strategizing the course for our future as we strive to promote the principles of conservative environmentalism.

 

Board of Directors

 

Todd Myers   Environmental Director, Washington Policy Center

Todd Myers
Environmental Director, Washington Policy Center

Heather Reams   Managing Director, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES)

Heather Reams
Managing Director, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES)

 
 
 
 
 
 
Brent Fewell   Director, Earth & Water Group Former Senior EPA Official

Brent Fewell
Director, Earth & Water Group Former Senior EPA Official

Benji Backer  President, ACC

Benji Backer
President, ACC

*Board of Directors positions do not reflect the endorsement of their respective employers*

 
Holly Fretwell   Outreach Director, Property and Environmental Research Center (PERC)

Holly Fretwell Outreach Director, Property and Environmental Research Center (PERC)

Jim Connaughton   Former Chairman, White House Council of Environmental Quality

Jim Connaughton Former Chairman, White House Council of Environmental Quality

 

We have a diverse team from 20 different states.

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Administrative

Our administrative team completes vital work within ACC. From doing behind the scenes work, to important day to day operations, the administrative team works to help ACC grow and spread our message across the country.

 
Brandon Nueman  General Counsel

Brandon Nueman
General Counsel

Marina Dolgova  Membership Director

Marina Dolgova
Membership Director

Stephen Perkins  Leadership Advisor

Stephen Perkins
Leadership Advisor

Sage Kafsky  Secretary

Sage Kafsky
Secretary

Caleb Tolin  Project Manager

Caleb Tolin
Project Manager

Denise DeVatt  Project Coordinator

Denise DeVatt
Project Coordinator

 

Our team of leaders is driven to make a profound change.

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Communications

Our Communications team works to get our message across to as many as possible. We're a collection of political nerds who have a knack for marketing and communications.

 
Bethany Bowra   Communications Director

Bethany Bowra
Communications Director

Katie Hogge  Deputy Editor

Katie Hogge
Deputy Editor


David Acosta  Staff Writer

David Acosta
Staff Writer

Kirstin Liddell  Staff Writer

Kirstin Liddell
Staff Writer

Kelvey Vander Hart  Staff Writer

Kelvey Vander Hart
Staff Writer


Ronnie Thompson  Staff Writer

Ronnie Thompson
Staff Writer

Meghan Miller  Staff Writer

Meghan Miller
Staff Writer

Grace Ourada  Staff Writer

Grace Ourada
Staff Writer


Chris Barnard  Comms Researcher

Chris Barnard
Comms Researcher

Inna Oh  Communications Intern

Inna Oh
Communications Intern

Brittany Chapa  Comms Researcher

Brittany Chapa
Comms Researcher

 

We focus on the future, but never lose sight of the present.

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Digital

Our tech-savvy Digital team works to bring you all of the content coming across your screen! We’re free-market environmentalists that love social media and graphic creation.

 
Lucero Cantu   Digital Director

Lucero Cantu
Digital Director

Alana Bannan  Social Media Coordinator

Alana Bannan
Social Media Coordinator


Logan Williams  Graphic Designer

Logan Williams
Graphic Designer

Lana Van Till   Social Media Contributor

Lana Van Till

Social Media Contributor

 

We are working to change the narrative.

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Policy & Research

Not many people read hearing transcripts for fun but that's exactly our cup of tea. Highlighters are our best friends and we're probably busy watching C-SPAN as you read this.

 
Nicholas Lindquist  National Policy Director

Nicholas Lindquist
National Policy Director

Riley Jensen  Federal Policy Advisor

Riley Jensen
Federal Policy Advisor


Landon Jones  Federal Policy Advisor

Landon Jones
Federal Policy Advisor

Chris Nowicki  Regional Policy Advisor

Chris Nowicki
Regional Policy Advisor


Jacob Veitch  Policy Advisor

Jacob Veitch
Policy Advisor

Daniel Powell  Summer Policy Intern

Daniel Powell
Summer Policy Intern


We work hard to spread our message from coast to coast.

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Government Affairs

Our Government Affairs team works tirelessly to build connections with those who impact our national and state policies, and to work with those who are promoting free-market solutions at all levels of government.

 
Quill Robinson  Government Affairs Director

Quill Robinson
Government Affairs Director

Karly Matthews  Government Affairs Coordinator

Karly Matthews
Government Affairs Coordinator

 

Will Roberts  Government Affairs Advisor

Will Roberts
Government Affairs Advisor

Spencer McLaughlin  Government Affairs Advisor

Spencer McLaughlin
Government Affairs Advisor

Will Galloway  Legislative Advisor

Will Galloway
Legislative Advisor


 

 Each team member united in our mission to usher in a Green GOP era.

 

Field and Events

When it comes to our campus presence, the Field and Events team are the ones who make it all happen. Learn more about how the ACC organizes on college campuses through their stories.

 
Tex Fischer    National Field Director

Tex Fischer

National Field Director

 

 
Alex Guzman    Regional Coordinator

Alex Guzman

Regional Coordinator

Billy McElligott    Regional Coordinator

Billy McElligott

Regional Coordinator