Maverick PAC Announces 2017 “Future 40” Honorees

The leading young professionals PAC honors the best and brightest in politics, business, law and entrepreneurship under the age of forty

Washington District of Columbia, UNITED STATES

Washington, D.C., July 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Maverick PAC announces honorees of the 2017 “Future 40” class. The Future 40 award recognizes young professionals from across the country who best represent the next generation of leadership in the public and private sector. Recipients are nominated by Maverick PAC members nationwide and selected by the Board.

"Maverick PAC provides a platform for engaging the next generation of American leaders in business and politics,” said Maverick PAC National Co-Chair Morgan Ortagus. “The goal is to build a network of conservative young professionals and to provide exposure to elected officials, national thought leaders and high-profile CEOs. The Future 40 is our opportunity to acknowledge individuals who will make a big impact in their careers, whether in the Board room or in elected office."


The 2017 Maverick PAC “Future 40” Honorees:

-Vance Aloupis, Florida

-James Baehr, Louisiana

-Nick Bailey, Maryland

-Zack Barth, Texas

-Jordan Bearden, Arkansas

-Jenna Biancavilla, Arizona

-Ashley Carter, D.C.

-Hooff Cooksey, Virginia

-Samantha Dravis, D.C.

-Jason Emert, Tennessee

-Keith Fernandez, Florida
-Bill Fishel, California

-Mike Gallagher, Wisconsin

-Jessica Hart, Texas

-Kevin Hernandez, Florida

-Jaime Herrera-Beutler, Washington

-Ashley Hickey Marquis, D.C.

-Rachel Hoff, D.C.

-Trey Hollingsworth, Indiana

-Benjamin Kohlmann, Texas

-Adam Laxalt, Nevada

-Luis Llamas, Louisiana
-Josh Mandel, Ohio

-Will Martinez, Florida

-Michael McCollum Adams, D.C.

-Mary Alice McElheney, Florida

-Meagan Myers-Hanson, Georgia

-Simone Perry, Georgia

-Dean Petrone, D.C.

-Emil Pitkin, Pennsylvania

-Kelly Powers, New York

-Ashley Pratte, D.C.
-Scott Preston, Illinois

-Jackie Rooney, California

-Asusena Resendiz, Texas

-Ilya Shapiro, D.C.

-Stephanie Smith, Florida

-Jamal Sowell, Florida

-Will Stroud, Texas

-Scott Taylor, Virginia

-Chandler Thornton, Massachusetts

-Andria Tupola, Hawaii 

The 2017 award recipients were recognized at this year's annual Mavericks Conference, held in Washington, DC from July 13th through the 15th. The 2017 Mavericks Conference featured numerous global leaders, such as Vice

President Mike Pence, Senator Lindsey Graham and Representatives Patrick McHenry (NC), Carlos Curbelo (FL), Mike Gallagher (WI), Anne Wagner (MO), Will Hurd (TX) and Ambassador Francis Rooney (FL); as well as business and civic leaders such as Foster Friess, Ambassador Nancy Brinker and Slyvie Legere.

"The 2017 class is composed of many accomplished individuals, distinguished elected officials and corporate executives, who are already making a major impact in their careers,” said Maverick PAC National Co-Chair Fritz Brogan. “They will no doubt be leaders in their respective fields and represent the best America has to offer.”

Future 40 alumni have gone on to reach incredible heights. The list includes elected officials such as Senator Tom Cotton, Representative Carlos Curbello, Representative Elise Stefanik, Representative Will Hurd as well as business leaders Nate Morris, Coddy Johnson and Auren Hoffman.

Read more about the Future 40 list here:



About Maverick PAC: Founded in 2005, Maverick PAC is dedicated to engaging the next generation of leaders in business and politics. Maverick PAC provides a platform to introduce members to political, policy and business leaders and participate in the political process. With over 30 chapters across the country and growing, Maverick PAC continues to build a network of future business and political leaders that will help move the country in the right direction. For more information on Maverick PAC, please visit


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