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President & CEO
Anne Hathaway is president and chief executive officer of Hathaway Strategies, an innovative grassroots public affairs firm headquartered in Indianapolis. Anne has extensive public service and political experience as a member of the George H.W. Bush White House, U.S. Treasury Department and the Republican National Committee.
Since 2018, Anne has served as Indiana’s National Committeewoman on the Republican National Committee and has served the RNC as a member of the Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 GOP Convention in Charlotte, on the Temporary Committee on Elections, and the Temporary Committee on RNC Meetings.
Anne served at the White House as Assistant to the Vice President and Director of Scheduling and Public Liaison for Vice President Quayle, was Chief of Staff and Midwest Regional Political Director for the Republican National Committee, Program Director for the 2012 Republican National Convention, and was Executive Director of the Indiana House Republican Campaign Committee.
Anne currently serves as Executive Director of the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series, which has trained over 550 Hoosier women to engage in public service and politics. In addition, Anne chairs and serves on many local and national not for profit boards and is a sought-after speaker, especially about the current state of political affairs and the leadership roles women can play in business and politics.
Anne also serves as the Executive Director of the Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council (IMDMC), an association of medical device manufacturers and associated companies established to promote the medical device industry.
In 2019, Anne received the Career Achievement Award from the University of Illinois College of Agriculture. In 2015, Anne was named an Indianapolis Business Journal Woman of Influence. Other awards and honors include being named to POLITICO’s Top 50 Politicos to Watch, 2013 Torchbearer Award Winner from the Indiana Commission for Women, the Lugar Series Nancy A. Maloley Public Service Award, the Iron Jawed Angel Award from the National Excellence in Public Service Series and in 2016, the National Association of Women Business Owners – Indianapolis Trailblazer Award.
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A veteran operative with years of experience at the local, state and national levels, Tim Phelps specializes in campaign management, strategic planning, and grassroots/field operations to craft creative solutions for corporate and political clients as vice president of Hathaway Strategies.
Since joining the company in 2010, Tim has built a reputation as a jack-of-all-trades problem solver who is as likely to be found helping clients craft effective messages or digital strategies as he is working behind the scenes running audio and visual production at client events.
In 2016, he served as lead strategist on a successful campaign that defeated the only incumbent Democrat on Indiana’s statewide ballot, earning over 1.4 million votes in a 53 percent victory.
Tim also has years of experience in scheduling, advance, logistics and event management; serving as producer or lead at major events ranging from rallies and press conferences to inaugural ceremonies and statewide gubernatorial debates.
Prior to joining Hathaway Strategies, Tim served as Political Director and Deputy Campaign Manager for a gubernatorial candidate in Michigan where he directed all voter contact, field and turnout efforts and developed new media strategies for the campaign. Previously, he was senior advisor in the Michigan Department of Attorney General.
Phelps spent two election cycles at the Republican National Committee in Washington, D.C., eventually serving as director of special projects in the Political Division. While at the RNC, he worked directly with national, state and local candidates as well as state parties and activists across the country as the point person for hundreds of political, finance and grassroots events in nearly every state. He also completed a stint as a regional field director in Iowa and as a state legislative staff member in Michigan.
Tim is a native of Dearborn, Mich. and a graduate of the James Madison College at Michigan State University. He resides in downtown Indianapolis.
Phelps serves as an executive board member of the Indianapolis Downtown GOP Club and is a member of the Indiana Farm Bureau and the Columbia Club. An avid baseball fan, Tim has attended a game in over 100 major and minor league ballparks across the United States and Canada. He is a lifelong fan of the Detroit Tigers and a season ticket holder for the AAA Indianapolis Indians. In addition to baseball, he enjoys travelling, downhill skiing, the Indianapolis 500, live music and Spartan victories on the basketball court and gridiron.
Chief Operating Officer
Even though he is a New York native, John Adams has planted his roots in the Hoosier state as Hathaway Strategies’ Chief Operating Officer.
Adams was born in New York City and raised in Larchmont, NY, just north of the Big Apple. Adams made his way to Indiana to get his bachelors degree from Indiana State University. Upon graduation, Adams began his career as a New York Financial Analyst for Reynolds Securities and served in the New York Air National Guard before moving to Indianapolis in 1973. Adams still felt it was his duty to serve his country, so he joined the Indiana Army National Guard upon moving to the Circle City.
Ever since coming to Indianapolis, Adams has combined his love for sports with his work. For 10 years, Adams served as the general manager for Athletic Department Sporting Goods before becoming the Vice President of Leasing at Browning Investments, Inc. In his free time, Adams served as the officiating coordinator for the Horizon League and in 2008 he went on to become the NCAA National Officiating Coordinator.
In 2015, Adams retired his officiating whistle and joined Hathaway Strategies as the COO. Throughout the years, Adams served on multiple corporate and not-for-profit boards, including Brightpoint, Inc., Century Realty Trust, Indiana Sports Corporation and Cathedral High School.
Adams and his wife, Mary Beth, have been blessed with four sons and seven grandchildren. Besides spending time with his family, Adams enjoys hitting the links to play his favorite sport of golf. Adams has such a passion for the gentleman’s game that he was the managing general partner for the Plum Creek Golf Club in Carmel for seven years.
Assistant to the President & Project Manager
Kelsey Cook joined the Hathaway Strategies team in 2019 and has since served as the Assistant to the President and Project Manager. She manages scheduling and meeting preparation for the President as well as project management, digital media, and event planning.
Kelsey serves as the project manager of the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series, a profound Republican women’s leadership program, which allows her to mesh her passions of strategic planning and empowering women to be politically involved.
Furthering her work in Republican community engagement, she serves as Secretary of the Greater Indianapolis Republican Women’s Club.
Kelsey’s other passion lies in health and wellness. She is currently working to complete her National Academy of Sports Medicine Nutrition Coaching certification.
During the 2019 Indiana legislative session, Kelsey was a communications intern for the Indiana House Republican Caucus where she composed press releases, weekly columns, graphic design pieces and other media content for six state representatives. Beforehand, she was a Public Affairs intern at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which is where her love for politics and Republican policies grew.
Kelsey attended IUPUI and received a bachelor’s degree in Media and Public Affairs in May 2019. Raised in Northwest Indiana, she grew up dancing and in performing arts. Now, she enjoys spending her free time reading in coffee shops, listening to true crime podcasts on walks around downtown Indy, and scrolling Instagram for travel and fashion inspiration.
Ali Meyer joined Hathaway Strategies as a project manager in August 2020 bringing with her a background in project management and marketing.
Prior to this role, Meyer worked as an online community specialist at Arbor Homes, a new home builder located in Indianapolis. Other experience includes roles as administrative manager and business development for United Capital of Evansville, project manager for the Indiana Office of Tourism Development, and office manager for the Office of Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann. During her time with the Indiana Office of Tourism Development, Meyer helped plan the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay celebrating Indiana’s 200th birthday and traveling to all 92 counties.
Meyer is a life-long Hoosier, hailing from southern Indiana, and a graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington. Outside of work, Meyer can be found running the city trails in Indianapolis, enjoying craft beer at a local brewery, volunteering at Indianapolis Animal Care Services, or spending time with her dog, Hank.
Matt Organ is a political campaign veteran with a track record of success. He’s become an expert in grassroots organization, coalition building, public policy, and logistics. Matt began his political involvement while a student at Ball State University, volunteering for Eric Holcomb’s United States Senate campaign and continuing his work when Holcomb became the Republican nominee for Governor of Indiana in 2016. After Holcomb’s historic election, Matt joined the Indiana Republican Party as Deputy State Director, where he led a statewide team of 20 professional campaign staffers. In this capacity, Matt coordinated grassroots operations throughout the state. Due in part to Matt’s efforts, Republican Mike Braun defeated incumbent Democrat Senator Joe Donnelly in one of the most hotly contested U.S. Senate races of the 2018 cycle.
In 2019, Matt joined Governor Eric Holcomb’s re-election campaign as Deputy Political Director. A municipal election year, Matt coordinated the governor’s involvement in mayoral races throughout 2019 and this strategy led to Indiana Republicans winning a record 70 mayoral races throughout the state in 2019.
Continuing with the re-election campaign in 2020, Matt developed and executed a statewide coalition plan to support Governor Holcomb and Lt. Governor Crouch. This plan brought a large and diverse coalition of Hoosiers together in support of the Holcomb-Crouch team as Hoosiers overwhelmingly re-elected the Governor and Lt. Governor to a second term. In securing reelection, Governor Holcomb received the most votes for a candidate for governor in the history of Indiana.
Before joining the Hathaway Strategies team, Matt served as the Executive Director of Public Policy at the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles. In this role, he served as the agency’s liaison to Governor Holcomb's office, developed and shepherded the agency’s legislative priorities through the General Assembly, and strengthened the agency’s stakeholder network across the state.
Born and raised in Pendleton, Indiana, Matt has been a Hoosier his whole life. He earned his Telecommunications degree from Ball State University. He and his wife, Diana, live in Indianapolis.