Every member of our leadership team brings something unique to the table. We are passionate people, ready and eager to communicate your message over the phone to produce amazing results.
  • Nicole Schlinger, President

    Nicole Schlinger, is the President of CampaignHQ. Since founding the company in 1999, she has become one of the nation's leading experts in grassroots mobilization, persuasion, and high quality telephone voter contact.

    Under her leadership, CampaignHQ has delivered millions of effective telephone fundraising, voter ID, persuasion, advocacy, patch through calls, and GOTV for winning campaigns from City Council to U.S. Senate, and has successfully mobilized support for the passage or defeat of legislation at the local, state, and national levels.

    Campaign & Elections magazine has twice named Nicole one of top political influencers in Iowa and describe her simply as someone who “knows how to make it rain for conservative candidates”. Nicole was also listed on the Des Moines Register's “50 most wanted” list and the Washington Post's "Fix Top 6" Iowa operatives.

    Favorite quote: “Dreams don't work unless you do.”
  • Chad Foster, Vice President

    Chad Foster has served as Vice President of CampaignHQ since 2003. He is responsible for recruiting, motivating, and training our amazing team of campaign representatives, encouraging them to achieve excellence on every call.

    Chad has over 16 years of telemarketing, professional fundraising, and sales experience which helps him quickly identify and solve problems and make every project as successful as possible. Chad maintains that positive thinking is integral to success and has an incredible attention to detail. He also believes that creating a fun work environment is an essential part of a winning operation.

    When not at Capitol Resources Chad enjoys spending time with his family, wife Hannah, son Jax and daughter Brynley. Some of Chad’s hobbies include fantasy football and collecting anything Superman, playing video games, riding all-terrain vehicles, rock hunting, gardening with father, playing softball and cooking for his family.

    Favorite Quote: “We speak awesome.”
  • Marlys Popma, Senior Campaign Director

    Marlys Popma serves as the Senior Campaign Director for CampaignHQ. Marlys is a 25 year veteran of Iowa politics and is among the nation’s most experienced and respected social conservative organizers. Her vast political experience helps our clients effectively plan and organize their advocacy, persuasion, and voter turnout efforts.

    Publications such as the Washington Post, The National Journal, and the Des Moines Register have frequently listed Marlys as of the top GOP operatives in the nation.

    In 2008, Marlys was the National Coordinator of Evangelical and Social Conservative Outreach for John McCain’s Presidential campaign.

    Marlys spends her spare time volunteering at church where she teaches a class on Systematic Theology, on her boat fishing, or tramping through the woods looking for that perfect photograph.

    Favorite Quote: “There is nothing politically right that is morally wrong.” -Daniel O’Connor
  • Paul Brown, Chief Information Officer

    Paul Brown serves as the Chief Information Officer for Campaign Headquarters. Joining Campaign Headquarters in 2011, Paul has since taught himself various computer programming languages in order to create custom software tools now utilized throughout the company.

    Charged with the task of improving the data systems, Paul is continually creating new and more efficient solutions to provide the most accurate data to our clients.

    Paul received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Grinnell College.

    Favorite Quote: "Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value." –Albert Einstein
  • Ken Tracy, Director of Operations

    Ken is a ten year industry veteran who joined our team in 2016 as our Director of Operations.  He has spent the past decade working with various fundraising firms across the Midwest and Utah.  He has experience with political and nonprofit clients supported by inbound and outbound fundraising. 

    Ken is an innovative thinker who enjoys delivering top results for his clients.  Having a passion for development and training, he drives success by basing solutions around data and improving call center operations.  He has successfully run both domestic and offshore call centers, which has provided him with a unique perspective when working with both our clients and our internal staff.     

    When he is not at CampaignHQ, he enjoys the outdoors, playing golf and spending time with his wife Jonnay and daughter Reagan.  His other interests include volunteering and watching or playing sports.  Recently he even participated in the Polar Plunge for the Special Olympics. 

    Favorite Quote: "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." -Albert Einstein.
  • Walter Haynie, Campaign Director

    Walter serves as Campaign Director for Campaign HQ.  Joining the team in 2017 with ten years of industry experience, he is a well regarded expert in large scale grassroots fundraising and call center operations.  Known for using focused analytics to define, execute, and amend strategies that ensure his clients achieve their goals, he believes that you must be prepared to out-innovate and out-adapt the competition to stay relevant. 

    He spends his free hours with his wife J’lene and son Gage, often exploring nature together through hiking, rafting, and camping.  Walter’s other hobbies include home improvement projects, gardening, fishing, and general aviation.

    Favorite Quote: "Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing" - Theodore Roosevelt
  • Staci Kriegel, Workflow Manager

    Staci joined the CampaignHQ family as Campaign Representative seven years ago. She worked her way up the company ladder as a Trainer and a Call Floor Supervisor.  Staci started as our Work Flow Manager in 2016, located in our Brooklyn Office.

    Staci is passionate about many conservative issues including the Second Amendment, supporting our veterans, limiting government, lowering taxes, and ending abortion. These issues are the driving force behind her career at CHQ, making a difference for the future her family and our country.

    Staci grew up in Malcom, Iowa, and currently lives in Searsboro with her loving family. She and Jeremy have three wonderful children that light up their lives: Ashleigh, Brady, and Abigail. Their family also includes three dogs: a German Shepherd, Judge; and two Shih Tzus, Gizmo and Diesel.  Staci enjoys spending quality time with her family camping and target shooting.  

    Favorite quote: Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. ~ Henry David Thoreau
  • Martha Waffles Lang, Chief Canine Officer

    Martha Waffles Lang joined CampaignHQ as Chief Canine Officer in November, 2011. Her duties include welcoming visitors, sniffing packages, and providing moral support to the CHQ team. In her spare time, Waffles enjoys chasing toys, chewing bones, and going on walks. Her favorite food is peanut butter.

    Favorite quote: "Woof." 
  • Trevor Dodds, Lead Supervisor

    Trevor joined the CampaignHQ team in 2011 at a Campaign Representative. He has been promoted multiple times, serving as a trainer, staff development leader, and supervisor in multiple locations. His commitment to the success of our calling team is second to none.
  • Christie Jack, Office Manager

    Christie joined CampaignHQ in 2014. She is responsible for maintaining our professional fundraising licenses in the states that require it, as well as keeping financial records, payroll, personnel filings up to date.
  • Bryant Rader, Lead Supervisor

    Bryant Rader joined the CampaignHQ family in 2014. He is a passionate advocate of following the call process to make the most of every opportunity. His persistence and commitment has earned the respect of his peers and the campaign representatives he leads. In his spare time, Bryant is a marathon runner and fan of the San Antonio Spurs. 
  • Nick Ryan, Supervisor

    Nick Ryan joined the CampaignHQ team in 2017. He is a committed conservative who is invested in the success of every phone call and each member of our team. In his spare time, Nick is a singer and songwriter.