America First Policy Institute Adds Marc Lotter as Chief Communications Officer

January 26, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. - America First Policy Institute (AFPI) today announced Marc Lotter as Chief Communications Officer. Lotter previously served as Director of Strategic Communications for the Trump-Pence 2020 campaign and as a Special Assistant to the President and Press Secretary to the Vice President in The White House.

“America First Policy Institute is excited to add veteran communicator Marc Lotter to our all-star team,” noted Brooke L. Rollins, AFPI’s President and CEO. “Marc brings decades of experience in communications and media and will greatly expand our ability to speak with Americans about the policies to reverse our country’s current ‘malaise’ and get America back on the right track.”

Upon joining AFPI, Lotter noted, “Americans these days face skyrocketing prices for groceries, gas, and everyday essentials, while also finding empty store shelves, and increased uncertainty from a weak foreign policy that puts our country and our allies at risk. America First Policy Institute is showing a path forward that has already been proven to work. I am extremely grateful to be joining this team in the fight for a better future for our country.”

Lotter succeeds Rachael Slobodien who will continue serving AFPI as Director of the Center for the American Worker.


Marc Lotter is from Fort Wayne, Indiana, and serves as the Chief Communications Officer at AFPI. Previously, Marc served as Director of Strategic Communications for the Trump-Pence 2020 campaign. He also was a Special Assistant to the President and Press Secretary to Vice President Mike Pence during most of the first year of the Trump Administration. Prior to joining the administration, he served as Press Secretary to the Vice President during the 2016 presidential campaign and transition. In those roles, Lotter regularly appeared on national and cable news outlets including Fox News Channel, MSNBC, CNN and programs such as: ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, CNN’s State of the Union with Jake Tapper, MSNBC’s Meet the Press Daily with Chuck Todd and Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace. Lotter brings experience spanning decades in politics, public service and media. Before joining the presidential campaign and White House, he worked in top communication roles in Indiana state government, Communications Director for former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, Communications Director for former Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, and the McCain-Palin Campaign in Indiana. Before entering public service, Lotter spent 13 years as a producer and manager for television stations across the country. During Lotter’s career in local television news, his work received two Emmy awards and was recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists for the “Best Newscast” in Indiana. A dedicated Hoosiers, Colts and Cubs fan, Lotter graduated from Ball State University, where he majored in Telecommunications and Political Science. He resides with his family and dog, Wrigley, in the Washington, D.C. area.