PJ Wenzel -  Former Guest Speaker at the Leadership Institute

PJ Wenzel is a Partner at Front Porch Strategies, a national voter contact firm based in Columbus Ohio. PJ has been working on political and issue campaigns since 1994 and has done work in over 35 US states and territories and Canada.
He has done work on over 30 congressional races and successfully defeated or passed 4 issue campaigns in the 2009-2010 cycle.

In the 2007-2008 presidential primary cycle PJ served as the Midwest Political Director for Mitt Romney's Presidential Campaign where he managed and oversaw political operations in 13 states.

After the 2008 Presidential primaries, PJ served as Campaign Manager for Kirk Schuring’s general election bid for Congress (OH-16).

PJ has worked as a Field Director for the Ohio Republican Party where he held 3 field positions during his tenure and eventually became the State Coalitions Director. While at the ORP he worked on the successful Presidential Campaign of President George W. Bush, and in the summer of 2005 he implemented a successful five-county grassroots campaign in the special election of Congresswoman Jean Schmidt (OH-2).

In 2005 he served as Political Director on the Ohio First Campaign, which defeated four dangerous statewide ballot initiatives by enormous margins.

In 2006 PJ served as Political Director for Ken Blackwell's gubernatorial campaign, and in 2007 he took a position as Ohio Auditor Mary Taylor’s State Liaison Director.

PJ has an Honors B.A. from the University of Toledo and a Masters in Political Management from George Washington University.

PJ has also worked in the Washington D.C. office of former U.S. Congressman Rob Portman and in the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House. PJ resides in Columbus, Ohio with his wife Katie and daughters Chloe and Greta and they are active members of Dublin Baptist Church.

PJ Wenzel