Paul Erickson has been supporting conservative causes since his undergraduate years at Yale, when in 1981 he served as the National Director of College Republicans for President Reagan. He was part of the Yale “Party of the Right” roundtable that led to the founding of the Federalist Society and traveled internationally to aid democratic resistance movements in Afghanistan, Nicaragua and Angola during the Cold War. He managed Pat Buchanan’s first presidential campaign in 1992 and was deeply involved in both Romney campaigns. His vocation is real estate development, building cities all over the world. Lutheran by choice but evangelical by persuasion, in 1997 he designed and helped organize the Promise Keeper “Sacred Assembly,” the largest religious gathering in American history. Erickson joined the American Conservative Union Board of Directors in 2011, after many years of volunteering at CPAC.