Every member of our management team brings something unique to the table. We are a group of passionate people, well-trained to communicate your message over the phone, in person, and via social media, to produce amazing results.
  • Nicole Schlinger, President

    Nicole Schlinger, "The Owner" 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, "The Motivator" has served as Vice President of CampaignHQ since 2003. Chad 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.”
  • Paul Brown, Chief Information Officer

    Paul Brown, "The Genius" 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
  • Marlys Popma, Campaign Director

    Marlys, "The Culture Keeper" serves as the 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
  • 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.
  • Kendall Cotton, Campaign Specialist

    Kendall serves as the Campaign Specialist for Campaign Headquarters. New to the team in 2016, Kendall is a recent graduate of Montana State University where he received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.

    After finding a passion for helping others in high school, Kendall has spent over five years leading conservative statewide campaigns and grassroots organizations. He has served as the Montana State Chairman for Young Americans for Liberty and as President of the College Republicans, seeking to raise the voice of young people within the conservative movement.

    Fascinated by the “science” in political science, Kendall has worked to develop data driven strategies that maintain the personal touch expected from true grassroots movements.

    Favorite Quote: "Both force and money are impotent against ideas." - Ludwig von Mises
  • John Buckley, Lead Supervisor

    As our longest tenured supervisor in our flagship location, John ensures each client's calling program runs smoothly throughout the day. He also assists with monitoring and training, with a special focus on introducing new projects to our seasoned veterans and Elite Calling team.
  • Trevor Dodds, Staff Development Leader

    Trevor has been a staple of CampaignHQ for six years. His committment to excellence is second to none in our office. Each day he works to train our campaign representatives to bring excellence to our brand.
  • Staci Kriegel, Lead Supervisor

    Staci is our lead supervisor in our Oskaloosa location and is serves as an phenomenal example to what hard work can achieve. Staci started as a caller and worked her way up to leading our newest call center.
  • 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.
  • Kailey Sherwood, Supervisor

    Kailey started her career at CampaignHQ in July 2015 and worked her way up from Campaign Representative, to Trainer, to Supervisor. Kailey excels at coaching Campaign Representatives to make every call a high quality call.
  • 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.