Chris McNulty is the VP of Political Insight at Causeway Solutions. Prior to joining Causeway Solutions Chris served as the Political Director at the Republican National Committee where he rebuilt the Republican National Committees [RNC] field program from the ground up. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus referred to McNulty as a “transformational” Political Director for the multiple advances he instituted within the Party, including greater integration of data and the successful introduction of predictive voter scores into field programs.
Under Chris’s leadership voter contact programs were tested to discern the optimal mix of contact type and frequency for the first time in over a decade. The 2014 election cycle produced a higher level of elected Republicans, including the most members of the House since 1929, the highest number of legislatures held in American history, 31 Republican Governors, and a gain of 9 Republican U.S. Senate seats.
Born in Columbus, Ohio, McNulty cut his teeth in politics working for the iconic Ohio GOP Party Boss Bob Bennett. McNulty worked at the Ohio Republican Party for 11 years serving the final 6 as Executive Director. McNulty was praised by President Bush for his leadership role in the infamous Florida recount in 200. Under his leadership McNulty helped deliver Ohio for President George W. Bush’s successful re-election campaign in 2004.
McNulty also served as the RNC’s Regional Political Director from 2006 until 2010 when he joined Speaker John Boehner’s Political Office of the Speaker to serve as Deputy Executive Director. McNulty successfully retained the GOP House Majority in 2012.
Chris lives in Ohio with his wife, Jenna, and their three children Rocco, Clare and Massimo.
How long have you worked at Causeway?
Since April of 2015.
What would you say you do here?
Point person on all things related to political clients and clientele. Work with those clients to discern the best combination of services to achieve their goals. This often starts with explaining.
What is your most memorable experience at Causeway?
Election night 2020. All of our clients met or exceeded expectations.
Do you have a spouse? Children? Pets? Plants?
Wife is Jenna who I’ve been married to since 2005. Three children, Rocco (11) , Clare (9) , Massimo (5) and Cooper our new puppy.
Where did you grow up?
A little town west of Cleveland on Lake Erie called Vermilion.
Where do you live and what is one thing you love about it?
After years in Columbus for work and Washington DC for work we returned to the west side of Cleveland and live in a small town called Bay Village. It’s a quaint little town and we love the fact that it’s located right on Lake Erie with a lot of access to the lake.
What do you like to do when you are not working?
I love to work in our yard, play with the kids, workout #peloton And take Jenna on the occasional date.
Did you take up any quarantine hobbies, and, if so, did you stick with them?
No hobbies per se but I did put in more miles on the peloton than either of the previous two years by a substantial margin.
Where is the next place you plan to travel for fun?
I really want to take the kids out west to see the Grand Canyon, mountains and the like.