22 January 2019

AAN and CLF Announce Senior Staff Hires

Emma Nelson and Zach Hunter Join as Director of Development, Vice President

WASHINGTON– The 501(c)(4) American Action Network (@AAN) and their sister super PAC the Congressional Leadership Fund (@CLFSuperPAC) today announced that Zach Hunter and Emma Nelson will join as Vice President and Director of Development of both organizations respectively.

“I am thrilled to announce Emma and Zach’s hires to AAN and CLF,” said Dan Conston, AAN & CLF President. “Their talent and experience will be invaluable to both groups as we continue to grow and build, and as CLF fights to win back the House Majority in 2020.”

Hunter most recently served as the Communications Director at the House Committee on Energy and Commerce under Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR). During the 2016 election cycle, he served as a Regional Press Secretary at the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC). Prior to that, Hunter was Communications Director for Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), and Deputy Press Secretary for AAN and CLF. A Georgia native, Hunter is a graduate of the University of Georgia and began his Hill career in the office of Congressman Phil Gingrey (R-GA).

Nelson was the Finance Director at the National Republican Congressional Committee during the 2018 election cycle. Before joining the NRCC, she served as a Regional Finance Director for the National Republican Senatorial Committee. In 2015, Emma worked as Midwest Regional Finance Director for Right to Rise USA and later Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign. Emma has previously held fundraising roles at the RNC, Romney Victory and Yoder for Congress. A native of Kansas City, Missouri, she is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.

The American Action Network is a 501(c)(4) ‘action tank’ that creates, encourages and promotes center-right policies based on the principles of freedom, limited government, American exceptionalism, and strong national security.

The Congressional Leadership Fund is a super PAC exclusively dedicated to winning a Republican Majority in the House of Representatives.


Zach Hunter

Vice President