Faculty Bio

Rick Tyler

Rick Tyler

Rick Tyler serves as Senior Vice President of The Strategy Group for Media.


Prior to joining The Strategy Group Companies, Rick served as President of Foundry Road Strategies, a political, strategic, and communications consulting firm. Rick also served as senior advisor to Winning Our Future Super PAC, a pro-Newt Gingrich for President group. As a member of the senior leadership team, Rick provided strategic advice on all aspects of the effort to help Newt Gingrich secure the Republican nomination for President. Rick also acted as the group’s chief spokesman. Prior to joining the PAC, Rick was a key member of former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich’s team for more than a decade serving as Gingrich’s spokesman.


Rick was the Founding Director of Renewing American Leadership (ReAL), a not-for-profit organization and served as Chairman of ReAL Action, the citizen-activist arm of ReAL. Both organizations are dedicated to preserving America’s Judeo-Christian heritage by defending and promoting the pillars of American civilization: faith, family, freedom, and free-enterprise.


Rick has lead political education and training programs for state and local incumbents and challengers as well as political activists helping candidates and organizations to maximize the effectiveness of their message. As a candidate trainer for GOPAC, Rick, for more than ten years, trained hundreds of candidates, their staffs, and volunteers to lead successful campaigns for elected office in 26 different states. He also trains candidates at the Leadership Institute.
Rick has been invited to speak about his political insights by many conservative groups, committees and state legislative caucuses. He was a guest lecturer at both the Institute for Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and the Robert J. Dole Institute for Politics at the University of Kansas.


A gifted communicator, Rick has been heard on numerous radio shows and has appeared hundreds of times on national television shows including Fox News; CNN; MSNBC; CBS News; NBC News; ABC News; PBS; CNBC; CBN; Bloomberg News; and Al Jazeera.


Rick is a contributing author to the New York Times Best Seller Real Change: From the World that Fails to the World that Works by Newt Gingrich. He was the project manager for Speaker Gingrich’s book on healthcare called Saving Lives and Saving Money.
Rick lives in Virginia with his wife and daughter.