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Todd Olsen

Todd Olsen, President, has extensive experience writing and producing winning political direct mail, as well as consulting political candidates, public policy campaigns and non-profit coalitions. Prior to forming Olsen+Company, he managed political and public policy campaigns and served as Executive Vice President of Karl Rove+Company. Todd has helped raise more than $180,000,000 for conservative causes and campaigns, as well as a national reputation for creating winning political strategies that have helped elect U.S. Senators, governors, legislative leaders and reform candidates to the Texas Supreme Court.

Todd received a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.

Emily House, Vice President for Production, coordinates and manages the development of direct mail for all statewide and national clients. Prior to joining Olsen+Company, she spent seven years in Washington, DC, most recently working in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs where she organized and led the strategic planning and implementation of all international outreach and travel for the bureau’s Assistant Secretary and advised on the development and execution of the bureau’s Public-Private Partnership Initiative. Prior to her tenure at the State Department, she worked in the Office of Management and Budget at The White House and at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Emily received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. While at Southwestern, she was an intern with the Bush-Cheney 2000 campaign.

Lynette Fanguy, President of Praxis List Company, has an extensive knowledge of the national commercial list market, list segmentation, voter targeting and web-based fundraising resources. Prior to her work with Praxis, she worked for Karl Rove+Company beginning in 1984.

Lynette holds a Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration from Angelo State University.

Lynette Fanguy

Lauren Cottingham, Account Executive, brings to Olsen+Company proven policy and research experience developed from combined campaign and legislative background. Prior to joining O+Co., Lauren served as a Legislative Director in the Texas House of Representatives. She also brings extensive knowledge about grassroots tactics and campaign strategy, having worked on State Senate, State Representative, Gubernatorial, and Congressional races — beginning as an intern for the Bush-Cheney campaign. Lauren is the current Vice-President of Capitol Republican Women. She earned a Bachelor of Science from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.