Our Team

The team at Convoy Global includes​ ​experts​ ​in​ ​politics, ​policy,​ grassroots, fundraising,​ ​and​ ​compliance.​  With a combined​ ​forty​ ​years​ ​of​ ​public​ ​affairs​ ​experience,​ we are intimately​ ​familiar​ ​with​ ​the inner-workings​ ​of​ ​Congress,​ ​the​ ​federal​ ​government,​ ​and​ ​state​ ​capitols.  Our​ ​staff​ maintains strong​ ​working​ ​relationships​ ​in​ ​more​ ​than​ ​20​ ​state​ ​legislatures.  We also work with talented accounting and legal professionals and have the capability of managing an entire organization, overseeing all tax, legal, financial, and compliance components.

Tyler Deaton
President
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Tyler is President of Convoy Global and oversees conservative and Republican engagement on a range of issues on behalf of several non-profit organizations.  He serves as the Senior Advisor to several clients. Tyler has worked on bipartisan issue advocacy campaigns in the areas of LGBTQ freedom, healthcare, immigration, criminal justice, transportation, and education. Tyler and his husband James live in Washington, D.C.

Click here for Tyler's full bio and media packet.  

Email Tyler at tyler@convoy.global.  

Nathan Parsons-Schwarz
Executive Vice President
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Nathan is Executive Vice President of Convoy Global and oversees operations, personnel, compliance, and finance for the firm and several clients. He is a native of Kentucky and graduated from Transylvania University with a degree in political science.

 

Nathan has served as a political appointee in the office of former Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson and has worked as a Republican field operative, including work for the College Republican National Committee and the Republican Parties of Arkansas, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

Email Nathan at nathan@convoy,global.

Daniel Benitah
Executive Assistant

Daniel manages scheduling, office functions, and executes various administrative tasks at Convoy Global. Prior to joining Convoy Global, Daniel worked for the U.S. State Department, including a tour in Israel as an Office Manager at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv.  Daniel graduated from the Israeli University, the Inter-Disciplinary Center, in 2015 with a double major in Counter-Terrorism & Homeland Security and in Foreign Affairs.  Daniel is fluent in six languages and enjoys travel. He currently resides in Arlington, VA.

Email Daniel at daniel@convoy.global.

Dan Granfield
Manager

Dan is a native of West Haven, Conn., who got his start in politics by volunteering on local campaigns.  He graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a B.A. in political science and a B.A. in economics and moved to Washington to pursue his passion for public service. After interning with the Department of Education, he went on to work for a Republican Midwestern Member of Congress, where he managed constituent correspondence and conducted extensive legislative research on a variety of issues.

 

As Government Affairs Manager at Convoy Global, Dan aids with political and legislative research and advocates for a freer, safer, and stronger world for all Americans. 

Email Dan at dan@convoy.global.

Keeley Hanlon
Director

Keeley leads Convoy Global's political and issue-advocacy efforts in the states and at the federal level, mobilizing key constituencies and advancing public support for our clients.  She has overseen multimillion-dollar independent expenditure efforts in dozens of congressional races and executed winning issue-advocacy campaigns on a range of complex issues.

 

Prior to joining Convoy Global, Keeley spent three election cycles on the political team at the National Federation of Independent Business and went on to manage U.S. field operations at the ONE Campaign.  An Arkansas native, Keeley began her career on Capitol Hill. She received a B.A. in political science from the University of Arkansas and is pursuing a Master's degree from SOAS University of London.

Email Keeley at keeley@convoy.global.

Sharon Kerr
Director

Sharon oversees the daily accounting and tax reporting functions of Convoy Global and many of Convoy Global’s clients. Sharon has more than 25 years of experience as a CPA and financial advisor. For much of her career, she has worked with providing financial and accounting services for family offices.

 

holds her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Accounting from California State University, Northridge, is a CPA (Inactive Status) and currently resides in New Hampshire.

Email Sharon at accounting@convoy.global.

Torrey Shearer
Senior Director

Named by the D.C. GOP as one of the Most Influential Republicans Under 35, Torrey provides years of public affairs experience lobbying before the U.S. Congress and delivers a comprehensive understanding of the legislative process through analysis of complex and rapidly evolving policy issues.  

 

Prior to joining Convoy Global, he was a public affairs advisor in the Government Section at Holland & Knight and represented a broad portfolio of corporate, association and tribal government clients. Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Torrey became one of the first members of a team selected by T. Boone Pickens to organize and run a $50 million campaign to turn America’s attention to reducing dependence on foreign oil. Prior to joining the Pickens Plan, he served as a legislative assistant in the federal government affairs office of BNSF Railway Company. He is actively engaged in the national political process and has worked on numerous campaigns at the state and federal level.

Email Torrey at torrey@convoy.global.

Caroline Wren
Strategic Partner
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Caroline currently serves as the President of Bluebonnet Fundraising, LLC, and recently served as Senator Lindsey Graham’s Finance Director for his 2014 Senate reelection campaign.

 

Prior to that, she was at Holloway Consulting where she worked as a national fundraiser for several U.S. Senate races during the 2012 election cycle. She has previously worked on the finance teams of former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman and U.S. Senator John McCain’s presidential campaigns.  Caroline also served as the Associate Director of Major Donors for GOPAC.

Email Caroline at caroline@convoy.global.

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