Pete Hegseth, Chief Executive Officer
Kate Pomeroy, Communications Director
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Pete Hegseth serves as Chief Executive Officer for Concerned Veterans for America, overseeing strategic direction of the organization. Prior to joining CVA, Hegseth was Executive Director for Vets for Freedom from 2007-2011, where he grew the organization to over 95,000 members.
An infantry officer in the Army National Guard, Hegseth recently returned from a deployment to Afghanistan, where he was the senior counterinsurgency instructor at the Counterinsurgency Training Center in Kabul. Pete previously served in Iraq with the 3rd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division for their 2005-2006 deployment, serving as an infantry Platoon Leader in Baghdad in 2005, and as a Civil-Military Operations officer in Samarra in 2006. He also served in Guantanamo Bay for a year with his National Guard unit. Pete holds two Bronze Stars and a Combat Infantryman’s Badge for his time in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Hegseth appears weekly on Fox News Channel, and has appeared on numerous CNN, MSNBC, The Blaze, and C-SPAN programs. He has written multiple columns in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Post, and Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Hegseth is also a frequent contributor to National Review Online. He is a Senior Fellow at the Center of the American Experiment and a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Pete graduated from Princeton University in 2003 and is currently finishing a master’s program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Kate Pomeroy is Communications Director for Concerned Veterans for America, where she oversees the organization’s media efforts, including traditional, online and social initiatives.
Before joining CVA, Pomeroy spent over two years working for Public Notice as Media Relations Director with responsibilities that covered the communications spectrum, from planning and implementing short- and long-term and media strategies to promoting the organization with local, national, and new media outlets.
Prior to joining Public Notice in 2010, Pomeroy spent four years at the Independent Women’s Forum in Washington, D.C., as Vice President of Communications. From 2004 to 2006, Pomeroy was Media Relations Director at the Silver Lining Foundation in Aspen, Colo., a camp for children with cancer founded by former tennis champion Andrea Jaeger.
Pomeroy also spent seven years working in public relations with the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., and for Shirley & Banister Public Affairs in Alexandria, Va. Ms. Pomeroy resides in Northern Virginia, and holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Mich.