AFW Leadership

Ashley Hayek

Executive Director
America First Works Executive Director Ashley Hayek is originally from the small agricultural town of Clovis, California. Hayek is a political strategist with over 15 years of experience in political, non-profit, and organization strategy, most recently serving on the Trump-Pence 2020 presidential campaign as the National Coalitions Director. At the age of 22, she started her first company in the loft of her townhouse in San Diego and within five years became the premier political and non-profit fundraising firm in Southern California. Hayek attended the University of California, San Diego, where she received a degree in Political Science. She is the proud wife of a United States Marine and mom of five.

Tim Dunn

Tim Dunn was born and raised in the oil-rich plains of West Texas. He learned the value of hard work at an early age from a father who worked as a farmer and factory worker during the trying and uncertain days of The Great Depression and World War II. Growing up in Big Spring, TX, Tim was active in his high school’s student council and athletic programs, also earning the rank of Eagle Scout prior to his graduation in 1974. He married his wife Terri after his junior year at Texas Tech University where he subsequently earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering. The unexpected pleasure of learning that Terri was carrying their first child led him to scrap his plans to enter law school and accept a job with Exxon Production Research Company in Houston as an engineer. While there, he had the opportunity to work in the Middle East on three separate occasions and learn from some of the world’s most brilliant scientists. Tim left Exxon to enter the banking industry where after working with First City Bancorporation would become the head of energy and commercial lending with First City Bank of Midland. Returning to operations in the energy business, Dunn joined Parker & Parsley Petroleum in Midland where he would serve as director, general partner, and chief financial officer over the course of his eight-year tenure. In 1996, Dunn co-founded a business now known as CrownQuest Operating, where he now serves as CEO. He was honored as CEO of the year in the Large Company category in October 2013 by TIPRO and Texas Monthly magazine in their Top Producers program. In addition to his deep involvement in the petroleum industry, Tim founded Midland Classical Academy in 1998, a non-profit, K-12 learning institution whose upper level curriculum centers on a reading list rooted in the development of western civilization, utilizing the Socratic method in its teaching approach. He has served as a board member since the school’s inception. Among his active leadership roles, Dunn is a board member of Grace School of Theology and Citizens for Self-Governance, chairman of the board of directors for Empower Texans, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, and The King’s College in New York City, and vice chairman of the board of directors at the Texas Public Policy Foundation and First Liberty Institute. Tim and Terri continue to make their home in Midland, TX where they are the proud parents of six children and 20 grandchildren.

Brooke Rollins

Board Member
Brooke Rollins is originally from Glen Rose, Texas, and serves as a Board Member and Senior Advisor to America First Works and as President and Chief Executive Officer of AFPI. Rollins was formerly Director of the Domestic Policy Council and Chief Strategist in the White House under President Donald J. Trump, where she also previously served as Director of the Office of American Innovation. In these roles, she developed and managed the transformational domestic policy agenda of the Trump Administration, leading to historic achievements for the American people.

Linda McMahon

Board Member
Linda McMahon is originally from New Bern, North Carolina, and serves as a Senior Advisor to America First Works and is Chair of the Board and Chair of the Center for the American Worker for AFPI. McMahon served in President Donald J. Trump’s Cabinet as Administrator of the Small Business Administration. At SBA, McMahon re-imagined the organization, focusing on rural development and championing women entrepreneurs and military veterans. She oversaw natural disaster recovery efforts and helped improve the way the SBA connected small businesses to capital, counseling, and government contracts. Prior to her career in public service, McMahon was the President and later CEO of WWE, INC., which she grew from a small regional corporation to a multinational public company.

Lee Zeldin

Board Member
Lee Zeldin was elected to the United States Congress in 2014, representing New York’s First Congressional District, after unseating a six-term Democrat incumbent. In Congress, Lee quickly became a leading voice in America on top local, domestic, and foreign policy issues. He ran for Governor in 2022, nearly unseating Democrat Kathy Hochul in a state with a mere 22 percent Republican registration. Lee also served in the state senate in New York. Lee spent four years on Active Duty with the U.S. Army after completing ROTC and served in different capacities, including as a Military Intelligence Officer, Prosecutor, and Military Magistrate. In the summer of 2006, while assigned to the Army’s elite 82nd Airborne Division, Lee deployed to Iraq with an infantry battalion of fellow paratroopers in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2007, Lee returned to Suffolk County with his family. It was at this time that Lee transitioned from Active Duty to the Army Reserve, where he currently serves with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Albany and then his law degree from Albany Law School, becoming New York’s youngest attorney at the time at the age of 23.

Josh Treviño

Board Member
Joshua S. Treviño is the Chief of Intelligence and Research and the Director for Texas Identity at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, in which role he explores pathways for future Foundation action and develops forecasts for Texas and the nation. Prior to his service as CIO, he was vice president of strategy at the Illinois Policy Institute in Chicago. Prior to that, he was vice president of communications at the Foundation for six years. His other experience includes an independent media consultancy, a consultancy at Booz Allen Hamilton, vice president of policy at the Pacific Research Institute in San Francisco, service as both a speechwriter and an international-health professional in the administration of George W. Bush, and a United States Army officer.

Greg Sindelar

Board Member
Greg Sindelar is the Chief Executive Officer of the Texas Public Policy Foundation. He joined the Foundation in August of 2007, having served as the Director of Operations, Chief Operating Officer, and Executive Director, managing the Foundation’s incredible growth averaging more than 25% per year, while overseeing policy, the opening of the Washington D.C. office and implementation of new strategies before his promotion to CEO in 2021. In his current role, Greg is responsible for overseeing TPPF’s policy, communication, development, and engagement efforts. Greg also oversaw the acquisition, financing, and development of the Foundation’s new headquarters at 901 Congress Avenue. The six-story, nearly 41,000 square feet building has quickly become the epicenter for liberty in Texas. Prior to joining the Foundation, he began his career with GEICO Insurance in Dallas and Washington. He’s a graduate from Texas A&M University with a BBA in Finance. Greg grew up in the Dallas–Fort Worth area and attended Colleyville Heritage High School. He now lives in Austin with his wife, two daughters, and black lab. In his free time, he serves as a board member for America First Works.

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