LI graduate and faculty member named rising star
Princella Smith, a graduate of the Leadership Institute’s Grassroots Activist School, was named a rising GOP star by Politico.  In an article dated September 30, 2009, Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is quoted calling Princella “one of the most talented people I’ve met.”  Mary Matalin calls her “the total package” whose “greatest gift is the passion she brings to conservatism.”

Princella has lectured at several Leadership Institute trainings including the February 2009 Campaign Manager School.  She currently serves as communications director for Representative Joseph Cao of Lousiana.