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Lindsey Williams Drath - Board Member & Forward Party CEO

Lindsey Williams Drath serves as the CEO of the Forward Party where she is responsible for taking the Forward Party from early-stage to a sustainable, durable enterprise with a steady and permanent market presence. As CEO, Lindsey serves as the primary ambassador to the stakeholder community of Forward Party supporters, donors, Advisory Board members, and similarly situated organizations in the political reform space, building coalitions with other organizations to achieve strategic goals.

Prior to her role as CEO, Lindsey served as the Managing Director for Engagement at Forward Party where she led all messaging, media engagement, content development, publishing, fundraising, and outreach for the Forward Party. 

With over twenty years of experience working in political, non-profit, and corporate development and advisory roles, Lindsey brings to the Forward Party a broad cross-partisan network of philanthropists, operatives, messengers, and elected officials.

Lindsey joined the Forward Party from Unite America where she served as the Senior Vice President of Investor Relations. While at Unite America Lindsey launched the Unite America Network, the premier community of cross-partisan philanthropic investors in the democracy reform movement. Between 2019 - 2022 Lindsey led an effort raising and deploying $100M to non-partisan reform campaigns. 

In 2013, following her work as a Regional Finance Director for Romney Victory, Lindsey co-founded a strategic political consultancy guiding and maximizing the investments of the firm’s clients into the political process. Lindsey also led the firm’s development portfolio including national causes, candidates, issue advocacy organizations, and independent expenditures. 

In addition to her work on Senator Romney’s Presidential campaign, Lindsey has served as the Finance Director for over a dozen U.S. Senate and Gubernatorial races across the country, the National Finance Committee consultant for fmr. Speaker John Boehner, and the Director of the National Finance Committee at the RNC. She is also a multi-cycle veteran of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

Lindsey lives in Washington, DC with her husband Ethan, three children, and a giant dog.