Nicole Schlinger has over 25 years of experience in grassroots voter contact, issue mobilization, and strategic campaign consulting. After cutting her teeth on two Congressional races and as Finance Director for the Republican Party of Iowa, Nicole founded CampaignHQ in 1999 with the goal of helping conservative candidates sprint across the finish line and win their elections. She played a key role in four Presidential campaigns, including Mitt Romney’s 2007 Iowa Straw Poll win and Ted Cruz’s 2016 Iowa caucus victory. Under her leadership, CampaignHQ has grown to serve thousands of conservative causes and Republican campaigns, delivering millions of high-quality, effective live calls and text messages. Nicole has twice been named a “Top Political Influencer” by Campaigns & Elections magazine, and named one of the “50 Most Wanted Republicans” by the Des Moines Register. Nicole Schlinger was born in New York and earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Syracuse University, but she considers herself an Iowan at heart. Nicole is dog-mom to Martha Waffles, a spunky rescue wiener dog who serves as CampaignHQ’s Chief Canine Officer. In her (admittedly rare) free time, Nicole enjoys reading, shopping for Kate Spade handbags and shoes, and spending time with Waffles. When it comes to winning, Nicole certainly knows what’s fashionable.