A winner of thirteen AAPC “Pollie” Awards, Colin has put his talents to work raising over $500 million for political campaigns, PACs, pro-life and other conservative organizations as part of the HSP Direct team, which he joined in 2006.
Most notably, Colin and his team raised $11.9 million for Toomey for Senate over the course of the 2010 and 2016 cycles, and $6 million for Santorum for President during his 2012 race.
Other highlights include direct mail campaigns for Lou Barletta (2018), Matt Bevin (2014), Tom Cotton (2014), Kevin Nicholson (2018), and Ben Sasse (2014).
A 2002 graduate of Villanova University, Colin spent two years on the staff of U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA). In 2004, he left Washington D.C. to serve as field coordinator for the RNC’s outreach effort in swing-state Pennsylvania. Colin received a special commendation for his work during the election, specifically for his efforts to register new voters. Colin then joined the 55th Presidential Inaugural Committee, serving in the Office of Public Liaison. Shortly thereafter, he accepted a presidential appointment to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, where he served assistant in the Legislative Affairs Office of the Foreign Agricultural Service.
Colin is a proud Eagle Scout, member of the Knights of Columbus, Upward! youth basketball coach, and parishioner of St. Andrew the Apostle RC Church.
He is married to Maura (McBryan) Burkhalter and they are blessed with six children: Maria Theresa, Anne de Sales, Clare Josephine, Francis Joseph, Kateri Rose, and Benedict Campion.