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Todd Winking | FLI Insider

Todd Winking

Todd Winking is Chief Marketing Officer for First Liberty Institute. He has over 30 years of experience in multiple executive-level and creative director positions for major marketing agencies, spearheading integrated marketing campaigns for brands like Bank of America, Procter & Gamble, Gillette, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Frito-Lay. He earned a degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Lathan Watts | FLI Insider | First Liberty

Lathan Watts

Lathan Watts is the Director of Public Affairs for First Liberty Institute. He previously served in various campaign and official staff positions for the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, and the Texas Governor’s Office. Watts received his Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi and a bachelor’s degree in history from Harding University.

Jorge Gomez | FLI Insider | First Liberty

Jorge Gomez

Jorge Gomez is the Content Strategist and Senior Writer for First Liberty Institute. He has previously worked as a communications and messaging strategist for faith-based nonprofits and conservative policy organizations. He holds a degree in political science from the University of Central Florida and a master’s degree in public policy from Liberty University.

Kelle Berry | FLI Insider | First Liberty

Kelle Berry

Kelle Berry is a freelance writer and contractor for First Liberty Institute. Her experience includes marketing and public policy specifically using data and strategy analysis for non-profit organizations. She also continues to serve as a director of home-education programs for over 10 years. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University.

Contributing Writers

Kelly Shackelford | FLI Insider | First Liberty

Kelly Shackelford

Kelly Shackelford is President, CEO and Chief Counsel for First Liberty Institute. He is a constitutional scholar and seasoned litigator who has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, testified before the U.S. House and Senate, and has won a number of landmark First Amendment and religious liberty cases. He earned his law degree from Baylor University.

Stephanie Taub | FLI Insider | First Liberty

Stephanie Taub

Stephanie Taub is Senior Counsel for First Liberty Institute. She previously worked as a law clerk to the Honorable Reed O’Connor in the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Texas. Taub received her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School and her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California.

Mike Berry | FLI Insider | First Liberty

Mike Berry

Mike Berry is General Counsel for First Liberty Institute. He joined First Liberty in 2013 after serving for seven years on active duty as an attorney with the U.S. Marine Corps. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and his law degree from The Ohio State University.

Jeremy Dys | | FLI Insider | First Liberty

Jeremy Dys

Jeremy Dys is Special Counsel for Litigation and Communications for First Liberty Institute. He previously led a public policy organization focusing on research and advocacy efforts on matters of life, marriage and religious freedom. He earned his law degree from West Virginia University College of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Taylor University.

Andrew Graham | | FLI Insider | First Liberty

Andrew Graham

Andrew D. Graham serves as the Executive Director for Policy and Education & Senior Fellow at First Liberty Institute. He was previously partner with Jackson Walker LLP, a more than 130-year-old law firm with more than 400 lawyers across seven Texas-based offices. Andrew earned his undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University (SMU) and earned graduate degrees from Oxford University and the University of Chicago and earned his law degree from The University of Texas School of Law.

Keisha Russell | FLI Insider | First Liberty

Keisha Russell

Keisha Russell is Counsel for First Liberty Institute. She was previously a 2011 Teach For America corps member in Atlanta Public Schools. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida, Master’s in Teaching from the University of Southern California and her law degree from Emory University School of Law.

Lea Patterson | FLI Insider | First Liberty

Lea Patterson

Lea Patterson serves as Counsel with First Liberty Institute. She previously worked as a law clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. She received her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and bachelor’s degree in political science from Texas Christian University.

Liberty McArtor | FLI Insider | First Liberty

Liberty McArtor

Liberty McArtor is a freelance writer in the state of Texas. As a contributor to FLI Insider, she covered various topics, including historical articles about the role of faith during the American founding and religious liberty in the military. Liberty earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Patrick Henry College and previously worked as a radio producer in Washington, D.C.

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