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Chad Wolf becomes AFPI’s Executive Director & Chief Strategy Officer

January 12, 2022

Today, the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) announced the newest addition to its leadership team — Chad Wolf will serve as Executive Director and Chief Strategy Officer.

“AFPI continues to add world-class talent and leadership to the America First movement,” noted Brooke L. Rollins, AFPI’s President and CEO. “Chad’s leadership and experience in running the Department of Homeland Security makes him an ideal fit for this critically important position. His vision, strategic advice, and experience will undoubtedly take AFPI to the next level.”

“Chad’s leadership and people skills shined during his service in the Trump Administration,” said AFPI’s Chair of the Board Linda McMahon. “It is an absolute honor to serve alongside the amazing team Brooke Rollins has assembled. Time and time again, Chad has shown he is not afraid to be on the front lines, fighting for the American people and an agenda that puts America First, always.”

Upon joining AFPI’s leadership, Wolf noted, “In just over 250 days, the America First Policy Institute has proven to be best-in-class, and I am thrilled to take on this important assignment. As the country finds itself responding to crisis after crisis from failed policies, every day Americans are looking for answers and sensible policy solutions. AFPI will continue to serve as this resource and be on the frontlines to combat progressive policies. I am honored and privileged to help lead this team of some of the country’s best, most passionate advocates and thinkers of the America First movement.”


Chad F. Wolf serves as AFPI’s Executive Director, Chief Strategy Officer and the Chair for the Center for Homeland Security and Immigration at AFPI. Wolf is a Member of the Texas Public Policy Foundation Border Security Coalition, a Visiting Fellow at the Heritage Foundation and President and Founder of Wolf Global Advisors. Wolf has written and speaks frequently on border security, immigration, China, counterterrorism, domestic extremism, and maritime security. Prior to joining AFPI, Wolf served as the first Senate-confirmed Under Secretary for Policy and Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the third largest federal department in the U.S. Government. During his time at DHS, he successfully navigated numerous global and domestic challenges to the nation’s security, including COVID-19, civil unrest, numerous border and immigration crises, historic natural disasters, and threats to global aviation security. Prior to his service at DHS, he spent over 10 years in the private sector helping clients manage risks and earlier in his career worked on Capitol Hill. He has received the U.S. Secretary of Transportation 9/11 Medal, the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Distinguished Service Medal, and the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal.

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