Kathleen Ashmore

Kathleen Ashmore is a Prospecting Analyst at Convergence. As a member of the Digital team, Kathleen helps run internal email/peer-to-peer list offerings, coordinates with external prospecting vendors, and monitors email and peer-to-peer deliverability. Kathleen emphasizes the importance of data driven decision making in order to increase fundraising efforts for all digital clients. Kathleen graduated from Wofford College with a degree in both Humanities and Spanish and lives in DC.

Highlights:
  • Ecommerce intern at SCOUT bags where she analyzed the retail website daily and worked with the e-comm platform Magento
  • Marketing intern at the Hughes Agency in Greenville, SC where she learned all things behind PR, marketing, tracking data, and graphic design
  • Interned with US Congressman Trey Gowdy in the Greenville, SC office where her communication skills as well as verbal and written skills were strengthened

Michelle Barrientos

Michelle Barrientos is a Client Strategy Analyst at Convergence. As a member of the Digital team, Michelle assists with developing and executing strategic marketing campaigns. Michelle graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University with a degree in Public Relations and Political Science and currently lives in Arlington, VA

Highlights:
  • Interned on the DeSantis for Governor Campaign
  • Digital Marketing Intern for Harris Media

Michael Bonilla

Michael Bonilla is a Client Strategy Analyst at Convergence. As a member of the Digital team, Michael works to drive engagement for clients by employing various marketing and design strategies. Michael graduated from Boston College with a degree in Political Science and Film and currently lives in Alexandria, VA.

Highlights:
  • Interned in Convergence’s Production department
  • Interned in Rep. Joe Wilson’s (SC-02) congressional office, leading constituent tours of the U.S Capitol
  • Assisted in production of multiple documentaries focused on WWII Germany and Hitler’s Mein Kampf to be distributed in Europe through the Boston College Film Department

Megan Pariseau

Megan Pariseau is a Content Manager at Convergence Media. As a member of the Digital team, she is responsible for crafting effective fundraising messages and utilizing data analytics to lead copywriting, creative and content strategy. Megan currently lives in Jacksonville, Florida.

Highlights:
  • Produced fresh, innovative work that translates into compelling digital experiences and print materials for audiences in all 50 states
  • Trained, hired, and oversaw a team of creative copywriters at Majority Strategies
  • Established writing department standards as it relates to production, quality, and productivity

Charles Russell

Charles Russell is a Client Strategy Director at Convergence Media. As a member of the Digital team, Charles directs a fantastic team to help achieve client success online. A political operative by trade, he most recently managed a congressional race in Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District.
Charles attended New England College and lives in Alexandria, VA.

Highlights:
  • Managed a highly competitive congressional race in Northeastern Pennsylvania during the 2020 election
  • Served as Deputy War Room Director at America Rising during the 2016 election
  • Got his political start in the first in the nation primary state, New Hampshire #FITN

Tyler Q. Houlton

Tyler Q. Houlton is the Vice President of Public Affairs at Convergence and has worked at the intersection of public policy, media relations and politics throughout his career in a wide variety of senior level positions in the Executive Branch, on Capitol Hill and on political campaigns.
Houlton is a skilled communicator with nearly two decades of public affairs and issue advocacy experience navigating the most difficult media environments, driving strategic communications goals, leading crisis management, and shaping and defending public policy on the international stage as well as the local, state and national levels.
Houlton is nationally recognized for his successful navigation of high-profile issues in the press. At the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Houlton served as the Acting Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs and Press Secretary. In this capacity he was a “trusted adviser” to multiple former Secretaries of Homeland Security and successfully “managed the department’s public response during a number of high-profile security incidents, the midterm elections and hurricane season.
After managing the Office of Public Affairs at DHS, Houlton served as DHS Deputy Chief of Staff, where he oversaw and managed the daily operations of the Office of the Secretary. Houlton also oversaw the External Affairs of the Department, including the Office of Public Affairs, the Office of Legislative Affairs, and the Office of Public Engagement. For his service to our nation, Houlton was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, the Department of Homeland Security’s highest honor.
Houlton previously served at the U.S. Department of State where he advised the Department on critical foreign policy issues and helped shape our nation’s response to global challenges in both foreign and domestic media markets. Prior to his service in the Trump Administration, Houlton was a Chief of Staff in the U.S. House of Representatives and a spokesman and policy advisor for the National Republican Congressional Committee. He has a Master’s Degree from Georgetown University and a B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Highlights:
  • Served in multiple senior level roles at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, including Deputy Chief of Staff, Assistant Secretary for International Affairs, Acting Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, and Press Secretary
  • Senior Advisor at the Bureau of Global Public Affairs, U.S. State Department
  • Chief of Staff, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Spokesman and Policy Advisor, National Republican Congressional Committee
  • Maverick PAC’s Future 40
  • Author of Presidential Politics and the Ayatollah: The Impact of the 1979 Iranian Hostage Crisis on the U.S. Presidential Election of 1980.

Austin Fiala

Austin Fiala is a Client Strategy Manager at Convergence Media. As a member of the Digital team, Austin works to develop winning, high-caliber fundraising & messaging strategies that are tailored to our clients’ political needs. He graduated from the University of Mississippi with degrees in both Public Policy Leadership & French and currently lives in Washington, D.C.

Highlights:
  • Served as the Digital Fundraising Program Manager for the Republican National Committee
  • Served as an SMS/P2P Fundraising Coordinator for Donald J. Trump for President (2020)
  • Former ASB Attorney General and member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity at the University of Mississippi

Will Flores

Will Flores is a Client Strategy Director at Convergence Media. As a member of the Digital team, Will manages political and nonprofit accounts and develops strategies to help them win.
Will graduated from Texas A&M University and lives in Alexandria, VA.

Highlights:
  • Served as Digital Director for Citizens Against Government Waste, a conservative nonprofit
  • Worked for the Congressional Joint Economic Committee and in the office of Congressman John Campbell
  • Managed a winning congressional campaign in Texas

Wesley Meadowcroft

Wesley Meadowcroft is a Client Strategy Analyst at Convergence Media. As a member of the Digital team, Wesley assists with developing marketing strategy and creating content for congressional, gubernatorial, and state-level campaigns. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a dual degree in Marketing and Public Policy and currently lives in Alexandria, VA.

Highlights:
  • Worked with the National Republican Senatorial Committee in the War Room under their communications department
  • Completed a senior capstone with the National Academy of Public Administration to find private solutions to public inefficiencies

Matt Heitmann

Matt Heitmann is a Junior Graphic Designer at Convergence Media. As a member of the Digital team Matt develops and executes the creative needs of clients and the company. Prior to joining Convergence, Matt was a multimedia production specialist for a litigation support firm creating video and trial graphics to be used in court.
Matt is an Iowa State alumnus with a degree in industrial design and currently lives in Arlington, Virginia.

Highlights:
  • Worked multiple high-profile court cases creating graphics for everything from GMOs to drone patents
  • Freelance graphic design work for a member of congress
  • Interned for IPI designing public seating created from recycled street signs