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Rick Tyler      

Political Analyst for MSNBC News, Co-Founder of Foundry Strategies & Director of Core Schools at the Leadership Institute

Rick Tyler is the Director of Core Schools at the Leadership Institute. He is also a thought-provoking Political Analyst for the MSNBC Cable News Network offering a conservative perspective to unfolding political events. He is the author of Still Right: An Immigrant-Loving, Hybrid-Driving, Composting American Makes the Case for Conservatism.

As a professional political strategist, Rick has helped hundreds of candidates prepare for the rigors of campaigning for public office. He is Co-Founder of Foundry Strategies, a strategic, communications firm specializing in helping candidates and campaigns hone their communications skills.

Rick was the National Spokesperson for U.S. Senator Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign. In the 2012 election cycle, Rick was a senior advisor and spokesman to the Winning Our Future PAC, a pro-Newt Gingrich for President Super PAC. Prior to joining the PAC, Rick was a key member of the former House Speaker’s team for more than a decade serving as Gingrich’s advisor and spokesperson.

As lead trainer for GOPAC and trainer for the Leadership Institute, Rick has trained thousands of candidates, citizens, and public officials and their staffs in the United States and countries around the world including Canada, Italy, Greece, Japan, and Israel to lead successful campaigns for elected office.

Rick has been invited to speak to many professional groups, committees, and state legislative caucuses. He was a guest lecturer at both the Institute for Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, the Robert J Dole Institute for Politics at the University of Kansas, and is currently a guest lecturer at the Global Center for Political Engagement at The George Washington University.

A gifted communicator, Rick has appeared thousands of times on national television news shows including MSNBC; Fox News Channel; CNN; CBS News; NBC News; ABC News; PBS; HBO; CNBC; CBN; Bloomberg News; BBC; CBC; RTE; and Al Jazeera.

Speech Topics

Media Madness – Get a Grip, It’s Just Your Reputation

Successful media know how imperative it is for organizations to be and stay competitive. From promoting products and ideas to crisis communications, Rick shares what he has learned as a communications professional for over two decades in dealing with the press. Furthermore, he shares his perspective on how and why the media continues to change; how the media has divided the country and what makes news and why. He will also tell you what it’s like to be a conservative commentator of MSNBC. His answer may surprise you.

2016 Race – The Inside of an Outsider Campaign

The 2016 race for the White House has been anything but predictable. Rick will pull back the curtain and take you behind the scenes. He shares his unique insights into the presidential campaign and will provide historical context. Has the 2016 race changed how people will run for president in the future? What are the possible future outcomes? Can Washington really change? Find out the answers to these questions and more and what it means to you.

What Every Company Needs to Learn from a Presidential Campaign

There is nothing like it in American politics – not even close – nothing compares to being inside of a presidential campaign. And there has never been an election year like 2016. Fasten your seat belts, you are about to find out what it’s like to be on the inside of a successful top tier campaign in this no-holds-barred, break-all-the-rules, historic year. Taking you to the center of the action, he will bring you in on the key moments under fire where critical decisions must be made in real time. There is no market share in elections and the road to the White House is full of landmines, twists and turns. Whether yours is a decades old company trying to navigate the ever-changing landscape or an entrepreneurial startup, you will learn what every industry leader needs to know about how lessons from a presidential campaign can be applied to sharpen your competitive edge.


Rick Tyler, fired Cruz spokesman, hired as MSNBC contributor ...
Rick Tyler, the former campaign spokesman for Ted Cruz who was fired this week for circulating a fake story about Marco Rubio, announced Friday that he has ...

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