Hunter Tower was hired as the Executive Director in November 2014. Hunter has previously served as a Field Director with the PAGOP in 2014, working on Tom Corbett’s gubernatorial campaign as well as helping with state and congressional races. He has served as a Campaign Manager for a State Representative race in Connecticut and has lobbied Congress on behalf of his Fraternity (Theta Chi) and the Fraternal Government Relations Coalition (FGRC) to pass the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act (CHIA).
Hunter’s family has a long history in politics beginning with Charlemagne Tower Jr., who served as Minister to Austria-Hungary (1897–1899) for President William McKinley before being transferred to Russia as Ambassador (1899–1902). Following his post in St. Petersburg, Charlemagne served as Ambassador to Germany from 1902 to 1908 under President Theodore Roosevelt. Hunter’s cousin, former United States Senator John G. Tower (R-Texas), served 24 years in the Senate and was George H.W. Bush’s first nominee for Secretary of Defense.
Hunter’s late father, John W. Tower, was President Richard Nixon’s aide at the 1972 RNC in Florida with Alexander Haig’s son, worked with the Reagan Administration in the 1980s, and was a lobbyist in Washington, DC as President of American Strategy Group.
Hunter is a graduate of Widener University in Chester, PA with a B.A. in Political Science. Hunter and his wife Jill reside in Kennett Square, PA.
Assistant to the Executive Director
Amanda Hooven was hired as the Assistant to the Executive Director in September 2016.
Amanda graduated from Manheim Township in 2011 where she went to further her education at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. She transferred to Millersville University to finish her college education and graduated in May of 2016. She received her degree in Sociology with a focus in Criminology and also minored in Occupational Safety and Environmental Health.
Amanda is passionate about the outdoors and sports. She enjoys spending time with her horses and trail rides all throughout Lancaster County.
She resides with her family in Lancaster, PA.