Tommy Schultz is the National Communications Director for the American Federation for Children, the largest school choice advocacy group in America. He has served as a spokesman for presidential, gubernatorial, and congressional campaigns.
Prior to the national role at AFC, he was the Tennessee Communications Director for the American Federation for Children in Nashville. Before joining AFC, Tommy was the campaign Communications Director for Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds in Iowa. The 2014 win propelled Branstad to become the longest-serving governor in U.S. history. Branstad is now Ambassador to China, and Reynolds is now the first woman to become Governor of Iowa. Other campaign experience included managing Grant Starrett’s Congressional race in southern Tennessee in 2016, and serving as the RNC Communications Director for New Hampshire during the Romney/Ryan presidential campaign in 2012. In between campaign cycles, Tommy had stints with JDA Frontline and CRC Public Relations, both leading public affairs firms in the D.C. area.
Tommy is Catholic and graduated from Stanford University, a few hours from where his family farms kiwifruit and walnuts. He was a three-time All-American trapshooter in high school.