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Dan Schneider serves as Executive Director of the American Conservative Union (ACU), America’s oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization. He has dedicated his career to supporting conservative ideals at the highest levels of government as well as leading grassroots advocacy on the most important issues in the conservative movement.

Dan has a long and distinguished career in public policy, starting with his job as chief of staff to conservative stalwart former Congressman Jim Ryun (R-KS).  He was then recruited into the U.S. Department of Labor as White House Liaison under Secretary Elaine L. Chao in the first term of the George W. Bush administration, and served in both the White House and at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as an acting assistant secretary.  Most recently, Dan advised U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on the selection of conservative candidates for federal board positions.

He is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, an Eagle Scout, a former board member of Americans United for Life and served two faith-based missions in the Peoples’ Republic of China.

Dan and his wife of 20 years, Gisella, have three boys and live in Virginia.

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