Who we are...

Craig DiSesa

President

Craig came to the Middle Resolution with a wealth of knowledge and first hand experience in the private sector. He learned hands on as an engineer working on Aircraft carriers, a technical sales representative for a world leader in water treatment consulting, and as a sales and business manager for a small family business how to appreciate and understand the power of the free markets. His diverse experience in various fields made him recognize how free market principles have been the economic foundation of our country, and how they have enabled America to be the greatest provider of human needs in history. 

Craig’s greatest priority is his family, and together with his wife, Heather, Craig focused on raising his children with a strong faith and the highest degree of integrity. 

In 2009 Craig began to feel the call to transition to the political arena. During a Heritage Foundation development event at his home, several successful business leaders approached him and asked if he would be interested in joining them in a battle to fight the progressive policies that were destroying this great country. Shortly thereafter, The Middle Resolution was founded. 

Craig looks to the future with confidence and hope and is both humbled and honored to serve The Middle Resolution as its President.

 

Cate Bach

Treasurer

After completing her M.B.A at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA, Cate Bach joined our team here at The Middle Resolution in 2010.

 Cate has an eye for detail and follows the numbers like a hawk.  She thrives in a team environment working well in any circumstance. Cate is honored to work with such talented and passionate people that Middle Resolution has attracted over the years. 

Working efficiently and effectively, the team along with Cate, has been able to accomplish great things in Virginia...and we're just getting started!

 
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Kris Allen 

Policy Director

Kris has worked as a management consultant to both private and public sector clients in the power generation, information technology, pharmaceutical, and post-secondary education markets. He has built and sold two successful businesses and has held executive-level positions in privately- and publicly-held corporations. Kris also served our country as a nuclear submarine officer in the United States Navy.

 

Holly Pitt Flynn 

Development and Communications Director

Holly has 17 years of experience, raising $25 million, working with over 125 political candidates, PACs, corporations and trade associations to develop successful fundraising, advocacy and public relations strategies. Holly’s history ranges from opening her own consulting business in 2010 to serving as Associate Managing Partner for J.C. Watts Companies to working as Senior Vice President at DDC Advocacy where she founded the political consulting division and grew the client base from two to more than 100 clients.  She moved to Washington, D.C. from North Carolina where she began her career on Capitol Hill. She earned her B.A. from Campbell University and attended law school and graduate school at Regent University.

Holly is an experienced fundraiser, who has hosted events for 65 members of Congress and has provided expert interviews and background information for Bloomberg TV, Fox News, National Journal, Bloomberg News, Politico, Washington Post, Washington Times, Roll Call, and The Hill, various radio interviews, and has been a featured speaker for the Public Affairs Council, the National Apartment Association, the National Corn Growers Association and the American Marketing Association. 

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Phil Rapp

Political Consultant

Phil is a retired Army Infantry Officer and also worked in the private sector from 1976-2009 in roles ranging from a Human Resources Executive, Director of Argentina Operation, and Managing Director for Western Europe and Asia Pacific Operations.

He became active in politics after his retirement in 2009. Since that time, Phil has worked as the Chief of Staff, Advisor and Campaign Manager for Congressman Dave Brat (VA-07). He has also served on the board for various grassroots and political organizations. He is currently on the Board and Executive Committee for The Middle Resolution, providing strategic policy, advocacy and campaign advice. He is a graduate from Florida State University. 

 
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Nancy A Smith

Political Director

Nancy has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mary Washington College and the University of Virginia and a Master’s Degree in Audiology from James Madison University.  Nancy retired from Henrico County Public Schools in August, 2011 having served as program administrator, educational Audiologist and teacher for students with hearing impairment during a 32 year career.

Nancy has been involved in grassroots politics in Virginia for 9 years serving in a variety of leadership positions.  Nancy organized and ran a state-wide Get-Out-The -Vote operation in 2012 in support of the Presidential campaign in Virginia and served as Elections Chair for the Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation from 2013-14.  Nancy has worked on a variety of campaigns, most recently serving as Deputy Campaign Manager (2014) and Campaign Manager (2016) for the Dave Brat for Congress campaign.  Nancy currently serves as Political Director for Middle Resolution PAC overseeing all operations related to campaigns, advocacy and GOTV projects.  Nancy is the Congressional Representative to the 7th District Committee of the Republican Party of Virginia and serves on the Board of the Virginia Public Access Project (VPAP).