Kyle Ruckert currently serves as President of Bold Strategies, a full service political consulting and government relations firm. Before founding Bold Strategies, Ruckert served as campaign manager for David Vitter for Governor and as campaign manager for Vitter’s successful 2010 and 2004 U.S. Senate races. Most recently, Ruckert served as Executive Director of U.S. Senator John Kennedy’s Super Pac during his successful run for the US Senate in 2016. In addition to his management of multiple statewide political campaigns, Ruckert is a forward looking leader with more than 15 years senior management experience as Chief of Staff in both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate on Capitol Hill.
Ruckert has served as senior advisor to multiple Republican Presidential campaigns, including President Trump, and is a veteran of over 100 republican campaigns. As campaign manager for Vitter’s U.S. Senate race in 2004, Ruckert coordinated the first Republican U.S Senate campaign victory in Louisiana history. Declared “nearly flawless” by the Times Picayune, Ruckert’s work on the Senate campaign earned him recognition by Campaigns and Elections Magazine as one of 10 Republican ‘Rising Stars’ in national politics.
Ruckert’s work at the highest levels of Capitol Hill and managing multiple statewide campaigns has cemented his reputation as a strategic thinker and someone with some of the most extensive contacts in Louisiana and Washington, D.C. to benefit Bold Strategies clients.
Ruckert graduated from Jesuit High School and earned a B.A. in Political Science and History from Tulane University. He serves as a guest speaker at the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication and at the Louisiana Institute of Public Policy and Politics. He and his wife Lynnel have two children, Jack 12 and Mary Kyle 9.
In 2001, Lynnel arrived in Washington DC to answer phones for Chairman Billy Tauzin’s Energy and Commerce Committee. She departed in 2016 as the highest ranking House female staffer on Capitol Hill.
She served as Majority Whip Steve Scalise’s chief of staff for eight years.
During her DC tenure she worked with Congress and the White House to develop and execute strategy on major trade, health care and tax issues.
Since returning to Louisiana she has served as Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Landry, Assistant Treasurer and graduated from the Baton Rouge Chamber Leadership program.
Lynnel is a Brownie Troop leader, an active member of St. Aloysius Church and a sustaining member of the Junior League.
As a native of Jefferson Parish, graduate of University of Louisiana Monroe and former lifeguard at Camp Hardtner in Grant Parish she finds charm in every corner of Louisiana.
When she is not cheering on her children Jack and Mary Kyle’s sporting events, Lynnel enjoys walking the LSU lakes and reading.
Before Andree' could even vote, she was involved in campaigns and politics. At the age of 14 she began volunteering for then Governor George W. Bush's first presidential bid. Four years later, a freshly registered voter Andree' officially began her political career when she worked on the Senate campaign for former Louisiana Senator David Vitter. After successfully assisting in the campaigns historical victory electing the first Republican Senator from Louisiana, Andree attended Louisiana State University (LSU) where she recorded perfect attendance at all LSU home football games during the 2007 National Championship Season.
After earning her bachelor's degree from LSU, Andree' began working for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital where she served in marketing, fundraising, and public relation roles in multiple locations throughout the state of Louisiana before being tapped to take a role at the ALSAC/St. Jude National Executive Office in Memphis, Tennessee. After leaving St. Jude, Andree' returned to her first love: the Louisiana political world.
Before joining Bold Strategies, Andree successfully crafted and advanced public policy on Capitol Hill for U.S. Senator David Vitter. She went on to serve as a Professional Staff Member to the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee where she helped successfully pass over 50 bills benefiting small business. She later went on to serve in the U.S. House of Representative for Congressman Garret Graves before joining Attorney General Jeff Landry's office.
When not working, Andree' can be found at the barre3 Baton Rouge studio, listening to live music, traveling, volunteering for St. Jude fundraising events, and spending time with her five nieces and nephews and three godchildren.