FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
As the Founder and President of HCI, Claire has a vested interest in the success of her clients. Since launching the HCI in 2003, Claire has successfully led national fundraising efforts for a roster of prominent members of the U.S. Senate, including the Honorable John McCain and Joni Ernst. She has a proven track record in managing organizations and individuals to conceptualize, plan and direct successful fundraising campaigns and events that supersede industry standards.
In the 2016 election cycle, Claire served as the Finance Director for the National Republican Senatorial Committee. In 2008, she served as the Deputy National Finance Director for the McCain-Palin RNC Victory Committee.
Claire’s experience in assisting Republican incumbents and candidates is matched by the success she has achieved in helping political organizations raise money. This includes her current tenure directing the fundraising efforts for John Bolton PAC, John Bolton Super PAC and the Foundation for American Security and Freedom. With Claire’s leadership, these groups raised a combined total of $20 million in the 2014 and 2016 election cycles. In 2009, Claire served as Finance Director for GOPAC, which is comprised of a 527 national political organization and a 501(c)(4) Educational Fund focused on educating and electing the next generation of Republican leaders. Under Claire’s leadership, GOPAC increased major donor donations by 350% in four years. She also held the position of Senate Liaison for the 2005 President’s Dinner fundraising gala in Washington, D.C., as well as National Finance Consultant to Senator John McCain’s PAC, “Straight Talk America.”
Prior to establishing HCI, Claire served as an Account Director for a leading fundraising firm in Washington, D.C. that specializes in fundraising, event planning and Political Action Committee (PAC) development. While there, she learned the keys to leading effective fundraising initiatives by soliciting contributions from organizations and individuals for the firm’s high-profile clients including iconic Members of the United States House and Senate, the Republican National Committee and Bush-Cheney ’04 Campaign.
While maintaining her proud University of Georgia Bulldog heritage, Claire currently resides in McLean, Virginia with her husband, David, and their two daughters, Emerson and Tinsley.