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The Honorable Doug Hoelscher

Chair, America First Transition Project & Senior Advisor

I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.

Doug Hoelscher grew up on a farm near Williams, Iowa, and serves as Chair, American Leadership Initiative & Senior Advisor at AFPI. He previously served as an Assistant to the President and Director of White House Intergovernmental Affairs under President Donald Trump, where he was the Administration’s primary liaison to the nation’s governors, lieutenant governors, attorneys general, and other state, local, and tribal leaders. In this role, he built relationships and solved shared challenges at each level of the government. He previously served as the Director of the Iowa Office of State-Federal Relations, as a workforce development advisor, and chaired the National Governors Association 2016 Summer Meeting Committee. Hoelscher previously worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers and held several positions within the George W. Bush Administration at the White House and at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He graduated from the University of Iowa summa cum laude. Hoelscher and his partner, Danny, enjoy traveling to Iowa and Florida to see family, watching college football (especially the Iowa Hawkeyes), dining out, and taking long walks with their loveable mutt, Kenny.

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