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JOE J. WILLIAMS
PRESIDENT
Joe J. Williams has almost two decades of experience advising and managing political and corporate campaigns at local,county, statewide and federal levels with clientele including National Committees, Senators, Governors, Congressmen, State Legislators, and regional/statewide PACs.

Joe first began his political career while at Texas A&M University, where he worked on a local race for Justice of Peace. Prior to starting his career in field operations, he worked at the Houston City Council and in the Texas Legislature. In 2006, Joe founded his own political consulting firm and later co-founded WWA, which he helped grow into a nationally recognized firm known for its exceptional direct voter contact and grassroots management operation.

In the last three years alone, Joe helped lead the ground effort for President Trump in Pennsylvania in 2016, Senators Toomey, Cruz, and Hyde-Smith in 2018 and numerous Congressional races, including the very competitive OH-12, OH-01, KY-06, and PA-01.

In 2017, WWA was the REED Award winner for 'Best Use of Paid Field' and again in 2019, the REED Award winner for 'Best Canvassing Program.' Joe and his wife Lindsey are both proud Aggies and they live in Brenham, Texas along with their two small children. They are active members in their church and the community.

Contact Joe: 202.856.7166 or via email

LANE KOCH
NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF PROGRAM AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
In fifth grade, as a new student to the school, with no name ID, Lane ran for student body president and won, learning the value of a well-run grassroots program. It was at an election night watch party in high school where Lane decided she wanted a career shepherding Republican candidates into public service. Lane began to gain experience during her undergraduate studies, volunteering for George W. Bush’s presidential campaign and interning for Senator Christopher “Kit” Bond.

Lane accepted her first job with Senator Bond in his St. Louis District Office following graduation. Her first campaign role was for the Republican National Committee’s Victory program for the McCain/Palin ticket as Field Director for the St. Louis region. Lane recruited and managed thousands of volunteers and consistently lead the state in volunteer recruitment and voter contacts. After delivering Missouri as the only battleground state to go red, Lane briefly returned to the Senate before accepting the role as Deputy Political Director for Senator Blunt’s landslide Senate campaign. After assisting with the transition of senators, Lane joined Pelopidas, LLC as Political Director where she managed grassroots efforts for the firm’s initiative petition campaigns.

After working to successfully secure the Missouri caucus slate for Mitt Romney, Lane accepted the role of Executive Director for the RNC’s Victory program in Missouri, where she managed all voter contact for the state, oversaw all statewide victory staff and worked closely with all down-ballot candidates to aid in their grassroots efforts. Again, delivering Missouri as the only target state Republicans won that cycle at the Presidential level. Lane then returned to the Senate as Small Business Liaison for Senator Roy Blunt, building a coalition of thousands of small business owners.

Lane joined Vanguard Field Strategies in the company’s founding election year, co-managing over 30 field programs in more than 20 states and was instrumental in the hiring of nearly 1,000 political operatives. Lane graduated from Taylor University with a degree in Political Science, has attended the RNC’s campaign management schools, and is currently studying to receive her Masters in Political Management from The George Washington University. Lane calls St. Louis, Missouri home.

Contact Lane: 314.397.9550 or via email.

DUC VU
NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF POLITICAL AFFAIRS
Following nearly a decade of legal, government, and financial experience, Duc joined the company and has since worked in dozens of municipal, state, and federal races across the country in any role asked of him.

Prior to getting back into politics, Duc conducted financial research and due diligence for a leading global financial firm. He spent years working for the State of Louisiana’s State Employee Retirement System and the Department of Health where he was a budget administrator for the state’s $9 billion Medicaid program. Duc also clerked in courtrooms across Louisiana on appellate criminal and city civil cases.

A Cajun at heart, Duc has Bachelor’s degrees from Louisiana State University in Political Science and Religious Studies, a Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas, and additional business training from Harvard Business School. When he’s not being a campaign trail nomad, you’re likely to find him in the swamps of southwest Louisiana with his beagle, Baron, by his side.

Contact Duc: 202.470.3014 or via email.

TOM GOODSON
NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF DATA & OPERATIONS
Tom started working in local politics at 17, eventually becoming a Field Representative for House Majority Tom DeLay’s congressional campaign. In 2006 Tom started working for the NRCC heading up field work for congressional special elections, after that Tom moved on to manage the grassroots efforts for Congressman Pete Olson’s campaign in Texas.

After 2008 decided to move to South Carolina and pursue a career in golf, to which he eventually ended up caddying for a number of years.

After a hiatus from politics and campaigning, Tom joined WWA (Wright Williams, and Associates) in 2017, where last cycle he either managed, or was involved in, over twelves different field programs, and over saw one million plus homes contacted in field services. Some of the clients he was able to work with include Congressional Leadership Fund, Congressman Troy Balderson - OH, Congressman Denver Riggleman - VA, Fmr Gov. Bruce Rauner - IL, as well as state and local races across the country. Tom went to LSU, and lives in Houston, TX with his wife and their two dogs. When not on the campaign trail Tom enjoys LSU Tiger Football, BBQ, and traveling

Contact Tom: 512.277.3337 or via email.

JAZMIN PEREZ
NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF RECRUITMENT & RETAINMENT
Jazmin Perez is a dynamic, young political operative with a diverse and impressive experience in both campaigns and public policy. Jazmin has developed and managed grassroots programs, communications, and day-to-day operations of numerous legislative and campaign efforts in the Texas Legislature, Capitol Hill, and political races across 20 states.

Her career in politics kicked off just before graduating from Sam Houston State University when she built student support coalitions for Congressman Kevin Brady’s campaign.

During the 2016 election cycle, she traveled to the battleground state of Pennsylvania where she was an integral part of the award-winning leadership team that managed 350 field team members to ensure victorious outcomes for Senator Pat Toomey and President Donald J. Trump.

After Pennsylvania, Jazmin was one of seven young women selected from across the country for the Star Fellowship Program with Running Start, a non-partisan organization that encourages young women to run for office. Through this program, she worked on major health care policy in the Office of Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers. She also had the opportunity to work in the Office of Congressman Will Hurd.

In addition to managing campaigns and grassroots operations, Jazmin has served as Strategy Director for a digital and mail firm where she implemented communication strategies across print, mobile and digital platforms for over 60 campaigns across the nation. Most Recently, Jazmin served as the Communications Director for a state representative in the Texas Legislature.

Contact Jazmin: 512.522.7249 or via email.