Rick Tyler is the Director of Core Schools at the Leadership Institute. He is also a thought-provoking Political Analyst for the MSNBC Cable News Network offering a conservative perspective to unfolding political events. He is the author of Still Right: An Immigrant-Loving, Hybrid-Driving, Composting American Makes the Case for Conservatism. He is a speaker with Macmillan Speakers Bureau.
As a professional political strategist, Rick has helped hundreds of candidates prepare for the rigors of campaigning for public office. He is Co-Founder of Foundry Strategies, a strategic, communications firm specializing in helping candidates and campaigns hone their communications skills.
Rick was the National Spokesperson for U.S. Senator Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign. In the 2012 election cycle, Rick was a senior advisor and spokesman to the Winning Our Future PAC, a pro-Newt Gingrich for President Super PAC. Prior to joining the PAC, Rick was a key member of the former House Speaker’s team for more than a decade serving as Gingrich’s advisor and spokesperson.
As lead trainer for GOPAC and trainer for the Leadership Institute, Rick has trained thousands of candidates, citizens, and public officials and their staffs in the United States and countries around the world including Canada, Italy, Greece, Japan, and Israel to lead successful campaigns for elected office.
Rick has been invited to speak to many professional 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, the Robert J Dole Institute for Politics at the University of Kansas, and is currently a guest lecturer at the Global Center for Political Engagement at The George Washington University.
A gifted communicator, Rick has appeared thousands of times on national television news shows including MSNBC; Fox News Channel; CNN; CBS News; NBC News; ABC News; PBS; HBO; CNBC; CBN; Bloomberg News; BBC; CBC; RTE; and Al Jazeera.