Linda McMahon

Chair of American First Action

McMahon served in President Donald J. Trump’s Cabinet as Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA) prior to joining America First Action as its Chair.

Under McMahon’s leadership at SBA, she re-imagined the organization, focusing on rural development and championing women entrepreneurs and military veterans. She oversaw natural disaster recovery efforts and helped improved the way the SBA connected small businesses to capital, counseling and government contracts.

In addition to focusing on fundraising for the 2020 presidential reelect, Mrs. McMahon will be engaged in policy advocacy, communications, and rallying the support of millions of grassroots activists across the country. She also serves as chair of the board for America First Policies. 

Linda McMahon

Brian O. Walsh

President of America First Action

Brian O. Walsh has spent more than 15 years working in American politics, holding leadership positions on Capitol Hill, political campaigns, a national party committee, and in conservative outside groups. Prior to becoming president of America First Action PAC, he served as president of the American Action Network and Congressional Leadership Fund, two of the most prominent conservative outside groups in America, and as political director at the National Republican Congressional Committee. Mr. Walsh also serves as a partner at RedPrint Strategy.

Brian O. Walsh

Steve Cortes

Senior Advisor and Spokesman

Steve Cortes has appeared daily on national TV news programs for over a decade. His broadcast career began at CNBC where he commented on financial markets, primarily as part of the “Fast Money” franchise. He then transitioned to politics, working first as a contributor to Fox News before serving as a primary TV surrogate for the Trump presidential campaign and was named to Trump’s Hispanic Advisory Council. 

Post-election, Cortes served as a political commentator for CNN. As one of the few broadcasters who has worked on-air for all three major cable news channels, Steve draws upon his 25-year career on Wall St. when discussing key economic issues. Cortes formerly served as head strategist for BGC Partners, providing risk management strategies to banks and global funds. 

He graduated from Georgetown which nominated him for the Rhodes Scholarship, and he played football. 

Steve Cortes

Kelly Sadler

Communications Director

Prior to joining America First Action, Kelly Sadler served in President Donald J. Trump’s White House as Special Assistant to the President handling surrogate and coalitions outreach. Before joining the administration, Ms. Sadler was the deputy opinion editor at the Washington Times, writing under the byline Kelly Riddell, covering politics. Prior to the Times, Ms. Sadler worked at Bloomberg News as a reporter. She has a master’s degree in communications from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Ms. Sadler handles all media requests for both America First Action PAC and America First Policies and can be reached at [email protected]

Kelly Sadler