American Crossroads Names New Finance, Communications, Research Directors

Also Announces New Political, Finance Deputies

WASHINGTON – American Crossroads today announced four new staffers as it gears up for the 2016 election: Brittney Godoy (Finance Director), Ian Prior (Communications Director), Sean Philbin (Research Director and Strategic Communications Advisor) and Grace Eberhart (Deputy Finance Director).  Kelly Nallen, who served as Digital Director for the Crossroads groups in 2014, was also promoted to Deputy Political Director.

“After a very successful 2014 cycle, American Crossroads is gearing up for the 2016 election by bringing on talented rising stars to lead our Finance, Communications, and Research teams, as well as promoting from within,” said Steven Law, president and chief executive officer of American Crossroads. “This is a great team to take the organization into the most important election in our group’s history.”

Finance Director Brittney Godoy served as the Deputy Finance Director at the National Republican Senatorial Committee during the 2014 cycle. Prior to that, Godoy was the Finance Director at the Republican State Leadership Committee for the 2012 cycle.

Communications Director Ian Prior joins the American Crossroads team from the National Republican Congressional Committee, where he was the National Press Secretary and Deputy Communications Director. Before joining the NRCC in 2013, Prior worked as a campaign manager and as a successful trial attorney.

Research Director and Strategic Communications Advisor Sean Philbin is also coming from the NRCC after two cycles, where he most recently held the role of Deputy Research Director. Philbin previously worked as a staffer for the Senate Small Business Committee and is also an attorney.

Deputy Political Director/Digital Director Kelly Nallen started as Employee No. 3 at American Crossroads in 2010.  She first served as Media and Online Specialist and was promoted in 2013 to Digital Director, overseeing all of Crossroads’ multimillion-dollar digital media portfolio.  In the role of Deputy Political Director, Nallen will help manage all of Crossroads’ political activities and focus on integrating data and metrics across all advertising platforms.

Deputy Finance Director Grace Eberhart most recently held the position of Assistant Director at the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) during the 2014 cycle. Before joining the RSLC, Eberhart was the Deputy Finance Director for the Wisconsin Republican Party in 2012.


American Crossroads is a non-profit 527 political organization dedicated to renewing America’s commitment to individual liberty, limited government, free enterprise and a strong national defense through informed and effective political action. American Crossroads seeks to educate voters and empower citizens to hold lawmakers and office-seekers accountable for where they stand.