During twenty-five years of national political direct marketing, Chip Gately has served as a consultant to every national Republican campaign committee, dozens of Senatorial, gubernatorial and Congressional campaigns, and presidential candidates including Bob Dole, Steve Forbes, George W. Bush and John McCain. Recent clients have included Speaker John Boehner, Senator Marco Rubio, Senator Chuck Grassley, Congressman Joe Wilson, Governor Tom Corbett and Governor Bob Ehrlich. In addition to his role at Response America, Chip also serves as President of emotive, a full service online advertising and direct response marketing agency.
With 20 years of direct response experience, Patrick Mooney brings a wealth of experience and industry-knowledge to Response America. Receiving formal training from The Leadership Institute, Pat began his career in the mid-1990s while working on campaigns in Texas, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. He continued his career path and served as an account executive for two well known DC-based conservative fundraising agencies, where he put his talents to use on behalf of conservative non-profits and political campaigns. As Managing Director, Pat serves as a top recruiter for new political clients and candidates. Since joining Response America in 2005, Pat’s expertise in creative design, copy writing, and list selection has helped to elevate the company’s standing. His recent clients include Senators David Vitter, Mike Crapo, Marco Rubio, and Governor Tom Corbett, and U.S. Representatives Michele Bachmann and Allen West, among others. His 2014 electoral victories included Mia Love (UT), Steve Daines for Senate (MT), Jim Risch for Senate (ID), and Bruce Rauner for Governor (IL). A native of Frederick, MD, Pat now resides in Daytona Beach, Florida. He received his bachelor of science from Carnegie Mellon University.
Lauren Hall Keene brings a combination of production know-how and political savvy to Response America. She gained extensive experience producing television, radio and print campaigns for numerous Republican candidates while working at The Stevens & Schriefer Group and led the involvement of all coalitions during Bob Ehrlich’s 2006 re-election campaign. In addition to her campaign work, Lauren has applied the political playbook to targeted issue campaigns for trade associations, accomplishing favor- able policy decisions for her clients. With this experience and her attention to detail, she is a valuable member of the Account Management Team. A native Floridian, Lauren now calls Arlington, VA home.
A 2004 graduate of Mary Washington College, Joshua comes to us with nearly eight years of direct mail experience. Prior to joining the Response America team, Joshua honed his craft writing for topnotch Republican clients like Trent Franks, GOPAC, and Bobby Jindal. Most recently, Joshua served as Associate Copywriter at Clearword Communications Group, writing high dollar direct mail for the Leadership Institute, the Lincoln Institute, Americans United for Life and other well-regarded conservative non-profits. Joshua and his wife currently reside in Alexandria, VA.
Janet Bell brings over 17 years of design/art direction experience in publishing, education, retail, government, nonprofits, advertising, political fundraising and marketing. While implementing solid design, envisioning concepts and adhering to brands she has consistently broadened her skills as a designer and mentor. Janet sat on the Board of Directors for AIGA DC, the Professional Association for Design, as the Membership Director and Special Events Chair from 2008-2012. She currently resides in Maryland.