As Creative Director of HSP Direct, Colin oversees a team of 12 copywriters and direct mail fundraisers, and personally spearheads creative and strategy on some of the agency’s highest-profile and most successful accounts. Over the last three years, under his direction, HSP has raised over $200 million for Republican candidates, political action committees, and conservative advocacy organizations.
Colin’s past experience on either side of the client-agency partnership — working for national non-profits, political campaigns, and fundraising firms — gives him a deeper understanding of the client relationship and a fuller view of the range of client needs. He has raised money in almost every channel — direct mail, online, telemarketing, direct-response radio and television, face-to-face major donor solicitation, foundation grant requests, corporate proposals and more — a background that contributes to an “outside-the-box” approach to package creation and multi-channel integration. His work has generated hundreds of millions of dollars for conservative causes, and has earned him industry awards and recognition.
A native-born Washingtonian, Colin remains in the District, currently residing in the Sheridan-Kalorama neighborhood of Northwest DC. He earned his Bachelors Degree in Political Science and Economics from Vanderbilt University in 2007. When not suffering through another heart-breaking loss by his beloved Redskins, Colin enjoys cooking, crosswords, classic movies and craft beer.