Kelly Cook is the Executive Director for ACT! for America, the largest national security grassroots organization in the United States with 279,000 members, a national chapter network and a full time Director of Government Relations on Capitol Hill.
Before being named Executive Director in 2013 he served as the National Field Director for ACT! Under his leadership, ACT for America’s chapter network has grown in 5 years to 875 chapters in the US as well as international affiliates in numerous countries: Australia, Argentina, Canada, India, Germany, Israel, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Spain, and South Africa.
Few people in grassroots activism have the organizational, hands on experience Kelly Cook brings to growing a national grassroots network. He has an extensive background in statewide public policy grassroots activism which includes:
- Chairman of 4 political action committees
- Chairman of 4 non-profit organizations
- Chairman of 5 statewide ballot initiatives
- Campaign management in numerous state and local elections.
Mr. Cook has a business background in general contracting and real estate development spanning the last 2 decades. One of his major construction specialties was airport runway lighting installations.
His unique combination of proven grassroots organizing and business experience brings practical, real world knowledge to ACT! for America.
His main motivation for leaving his businesses and directing ACT! for America can best be represented in light of his concern for the future of 5 vulnerable, little people – his grandchildren.