The Capital Chapter of Maverick PAC launched in the spring of 2011 with special guests Congressman Eric Cantor, Congressman Aaron Schock and Congressman Martin Stutzman. The chapter has hosted Senators John Thune and John Cornyn, Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and a number of other elected officials.
Washington, D.C. Leadership
Amy Allman Dean is a Realtor with Long & Foster of Georgetown, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate. Prior to becoming a licensed Realtor in Washington, DC, and Virginia, Amy was Vice President of Marketing at Ogilvy Government Relations, providing strategic vision and direction to the firm’s clients, advising the agency on matters of corporate reputation and overseeing internal and external marketing efforts.
Prior to joining Ogilvy Government Relations, Dean spent six years working in various positions in The White House. Dean was appointed by the President and Mrs. Bush as Director of The White House Visitors Office, where her responsibilities included managing all Congressional and public requests for White House tours and planning all major White House events. Dean previously worked in the West Wing as The White House’s Associate Director, Legislative Affairs. During her time in Legislative Affairs, Dean coordinated all Presidential meetings with Congress, Presidential signings of Congressional bills and participation of Members of Congress at all White House events.
A native of Dallas, Texas, Dean received a Bachelor’s degree from Emory University and currently lives in Georgetown.
Morgan Deann Ortagus
Morgan D. Ortagus is an experienced Diplomat, Intelligence and Financial Analyst, and Businesswoman who has lived and traveled extensively in the Middle East. She earned an honors thesis in 2009 for her research on Counterinsurgency in Iraq and Afghanistan, and is also pursuing an MBA at John Hopkins University.
Ms. Ortagus is currently the Director of Business Development for MV Transportation, America’s largest passenger transportation business. Ms. Ortagus works on Business Development activities in Washington D.C. and in the Middle East.
Ms. Ortagus recently returned from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where she was the deputy U.S. Treasury Attache. In this role, Ms. Ortagus focused on working with the Saudi Arabian government to curb the illict finanical flows to and from the Kingdom. Additionally, as the Treasury’s primary economic liaison, Morgan worked with the Ministry of Finance and Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) on mutual areas of interest with the U.S. Treasury at the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Prior to serving in Saudi Arabia, Ms. Ortagus was an intelligence analyst at the U.S. Treasury in the Office of Intelligence and Analysis, primarly covering the Middle East and North Africa. Ms. Ortagus worked to publicly designate many individuals as terrorists on the United Nations 1267 list. Morgan began her government career as a public affairs officer at the U.S. Agency for International Delevoment, where she spent several months in Bahdad, Iraq.
In addition to her graduate degrees, Ms. Ortagus earned her Bachelor of Science in Political Science, cum laude, from Florida Southern College. She currently resides in Washington D.C. with her fiance, Jonathan Weinberger, and her two dogs, Napoleon and Ozzie.
William Price Roe
Price Roe is Vice President of Strategic Consulting at DMI, a premiere information technology consulting firm focused on federal clients. Prior to joining DMI, he served 6 years in the federal government as Counselor to the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Senior Policy Advisor to the Chief Information Officer at the U.S. Department of Justice, and Policy Director at the Directorate of National Intelligence, where he helped launch the Information Sharing Environment program.
Before joining the federal government in 2003, Mr. Roe was a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ Silicon Valley office. Mr. Roe moved to San Francisco at the end of 2000 after working in Austin on the Bush presidential campaign in Karl Rove’s strategy group. After moving to California, he co-founded Lead21, a bi-coastal 527 organization providing entrepreneurs and young professionals a platform to become politically engaged in the Republican Party. Mr. Roe began his career at Andersen Consulting (Accenture).
A native of Texas, Price graduated cum laude from Colgate University and earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He is an Eagle Scout and was selected to be an American Marshall Memorial Fellow in 2008. He resides in Bethesda, Maryland with his family.
Nathan Vanderploeg has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan and works as a management consultant in Washington, D.C., specializing in strategic planning and business transformation. Nathan’s involvement in politics began at the Republican Governors Association during the 2006 election cycle under the leadership of Governor Mitt Romney, and continued at a boutique political strategy and advocacy firm serving clients in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. Apart from MAVPAC, he is a Board Member of America’s Next Impact, a coalition of young, ascending leaders in business and politics, and an Advisor to Handstand Solutions Group, a start-up in retail innovation.
In addition, Nathan is very active in education reform and innovation, particularly in the field of financial literacy. He is Co-founder and Director of CapitalWise Educational Services, an organization that provides interactive personal finance workshops at universities, high schools, organizations and companies across the country, empowering young adults to navigate financial decisions and live better, more prosperous lives.