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 13 and Mary Kyle 10.
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 serves on the Old State Capitol Foundation Board of Directors.
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, volunteering for St. Jude fundraising events, and spending time with her six nieces and nephews and four godchildren.
Hannah Butler changed her major from psychology to political science on her first day at LSU and never looked back. A 2017 B.A. grad with a minor in history, Hannah took advantage of Louisiana’s seemingly “always on” election cycle and worked on various local and statewide campaigns throughout college. She earned her stripes handing out campaign stickers on LSU gamedays, recruiting volunteers, and knocking on doors from Abbeville to Zwolle in support of Republican candidates.
In 2015, Hannah worked for Majority Whip Steve Scalise where she was able to witness first-hand the inner workings of the legislative process on Capitol Hill. After her time in Washington, Hannah enrolled at the University of Arkansas School of Law, where she is currently the President of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy. Her combination of grassroots campaign experience and legal research and writing training make her a well-rounded member of the Bold Strategies team. Hannah enjoys volunteering as a court appointed special advocate for children in foster care (CASA), watching live theatre, singing in her gospel choir, and perfecting her gumbo recipe.
Tommy Johnson is a Monroe, Louisiana native with extensive experience assisting both private and public sector clients with their digital strategy needs. Johnson cut his political teeth working for former Congressman John Fleming, and current Senator John Kennedy on their campaigns. He also gained experience working for Congressman Ralph Abraham on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. Tommy is skilled in management, marketing, and governmental Affairs. Currently, he works as an associate at Bold Strategies, LLC where he services clients and aides in digital strategy. He is a robust and analytical thinker who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in General Business, Summa Cum Laude, from Louisiana State University.