Catharine Cypher

Deputy Chief of Staff; Chief Of Staff, Center for Litigation; Advisor, Center for the American Child

There Comes A Time When One Must Take A Position That Is Neither Safe, Nor Politic, Nor Popular, But He Must Take It Because Conscience Tells Him It Is Right.

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Catharine Cypher serves as AFPI’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Chief Of Staff at the Center for Litigation, and Advisor at the Center for the American Child. Cypher most recently served in the East Wing of the White House as Special Assistant to the President and Director of Media Affairs for First Lady Melania Trump. In this role, Cypher served as the First Lady’s speechwriter and led many policy projects within Mrs. Trump’s “Be Best” initiative, focusing on foster care, online safety, opioids/neonatal abstinence syndrome, and children’s well-being. Before her work in the East Wing, Cypher served in the West Wing as Special Assistant to the President and Director of External Affairs for Counselor to the President, Kellyanne Conway. Before the White House, she worked for U.S. Senator David Perdue and served as the National Political Director at the College Republican National Committee in 2016. Cypher is a Hilton Head Island, South Carolina native, but calls Michigan home, graduating from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies. Growing up, she was a top-3 nationally ranked equestrian and waterskied on a multi-national championship ski team. In her free time she enjoys horseback riding, visiting the occasional vineyard, and summer trips to Michigan.  

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