Take Back Our Republic, an organization based in Auburn that aims to educate the public on conservative solutions for political reforms, announced that Stormie Capps has joined their organization as an administrative assistant.
“My true passion is support for teams with great visions,” said Capps. “Although feeding the world’s population for centuries to come and restoring American’s faith in their elected officials through common sense reforms are completely different arenas, the work behind the scenes to help officers delegate work to me so they can focus on their highest priorities is common across any organization with a great vision.”
Take Back interviewed more than a dozen highly qualified candidates from across the nation and closer to their headquarters in Auburn, Alabama, before choosing Capps. Capps most recently held the same position at Catalina Sea Ranch in Los Angeles for “Global Shaker” Phil Cruver and acting COO Maria Smith.
“We are thrilled to come to terms with Stormie,” said executive director John Pudner. “The organization reached a point where we needed a consummate professional used to handling complex scheduling. Stormie’s understanding of multiple regions of the country in addition to helping run an organization with a big vision will make us more effective as we work to refocus elected officials on their constituents instead of special interests.”
“We determined that Stormie is the perfect addition to take us to another level and bring back American’s hope in the political system,” Pudner concluded.
Pudner said that past supervisors lauded Capps’ ability to organize daily emails, correspondence, government contracting reports, corporate logistics and scheduling, and she scored expert status on a host of assessment tests given to more than 100 applicants for the position.
Justin Hill is the deputy director at Take Back Our Republic. He guides the internal activities of the program staff as well as fundraisers, the field team and hundreds of state coordinators.
“While Covid-19 dramatically curtailed in-person meetings, the political climate increased the number of virtual meetings, phone calls, media opportunities and data work to unprecedented levels,” Hill said. “We were all amazed at how quickly Stormie grasped scenarios, and had dealt with similar complications as she worked to put her executives in front of investors and prepare them for the meeting just as she will put our executives in front of potential donors to Take Back Our Republic.”
Capps is a native of Maryland. Her career has taken her to positions in Virginia, New Mexico and Los Angeles before ultimately coming to Auburn.
Pudner has guided the growth of the Take Back team since concluding a successful 25-year political career with Dave Brat’s Republican primary upset of then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Virginia.
The organization also added Caroline Craze to their team to run database and spreadsheet efforts.
Take Back Our Republic still is seeking qualified candidates for the positions of major gifts officer. They are also seeking an executive assistant to work with President Francis Johnson, as well as at least two additional field directors to help manage state coordinators in their regions.
Take Back Our Republic is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 organization. Their efforts are divided into three IRS categories: management, fundraising and programs.