Board of Advisors
American Moment’s Board of Advisors provide invaluable guidance to
our intellectual vision, policy programming, and organizational strategy.
Rachel Bovard is the Executive Director of the Senate Steering Committee. She has served in both the House and Senate in various roles, including on the Senate Steering Committee under Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), advising Committee members on floor procedure and policy matters. Previously, she was the Policy Director at the Conservative Partnership Institute.
Josh Hammer is the senior editor-at-large of Newsweek, a research fellow at the Edmund Burke Foundation, a syndicated columnist, a contributing editor for Anchoring Truths, and counsel and policy advisor for the Internet Accountability Project. A graduate of Duke University and the University of Chicago Law School, Josh has worked at Kirkland & Ellis LLP and clerked for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Ryan Girdusky is a political consultant and writer. In 2021, he founded 1776 Project PAC, the first nationwide political action committee dedicated to school board elections.
He’s a native New Yorker and the co-author of the book “They’re Not Listening: How The Elites Created the National Populist Revolution.”
Terry Schilling is the Executive Director of the American Principles Project, responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing APP’s strategy, and messaging and grassroots activity at the state and federal level. As the son of a small business owner, Terry knows how to leverage limited resources to generate maximum results.
Alexa Walker is the Director of Coalitions at The Heritage Foundation. She leads the Foundation’s coalition and engagement efforts to advance policy priorities, while growing and strengthening the conservative movement on both the federal and state level.
Previously, Walker was the Director of Coalitions and Member Services for the Republican Study Committee (RSC).
Theodore Wold is the Solicitor General of Idaho. Previously, Wold served as the Acting- Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Policy at the Department of Justice and Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy under President Donald Trump.
Prior to his three-and-a-half years of service in the Trump White House, Wold previously served as Deputy Chief Counsel to United States Senator Mike Lee on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
American Moment Emeritus Board features previous members of
our rotating Board of Advisors who continue to inspire our work.
James Braid serves as Legislative Director to Senator J.D. Vance. He previously served as the Chief of Staff to Representatives Ken Buck (R-CO) and Matt Rosendale (R-MT). In the Trump Administration, he was Deputy to the Associate Director for Legislative Affairs at OMB
J.D. Vance is a U.S. Senator from Ohio. An investor, commentator, and author of the #1 NYT Bestselling Hillbilly Elegy, he was raised by his working-class grandparents in Middletown, Ohio. J.D. graduated from Middletown High School in 2003 and then immediately enlisted
Saagar Enieti is the conservative host of Breaking Points, a chart-topping online news show. He is the former host of Rising at The Hill TV and cohost of the popular podcast The Realignment. Saagar formerly served as White House Correspondent for The Daily Caller