Chris Ford is an independent technology project management and Quality Assurance consultant. Previously, he was in an executive leadership development program at General Motors Financial. He received his Bachelors of Business Administration in Management Information Systems from Baylor University. There he served as President of his fraternity, Beta Theta Pi, was on the rowing team and served as a group leader in his church.
Chris is a lifelong conservative and became active in the Dallas County Young Republicans upon graduation. In early 2016, he was awarded the Dallas County Young Republican of the Year award at the county’s Reagan Day dinner and was elected as Communications Director of Dallas YR. Also active in the county party, he has served as a Dallas GOP precinct chair since 2015. During the Presidential primaries, Chris served on Marco Rubio’s leadership team in North Texas. In May 2016, he was elected as a Republican National Convention delegate from his congressional district to represent Ted Cruz. He also served as an Election Judge in both the primary and general elections, running and managing both. Chris knows that growing the conservative cause begins at the grassroots. He was appointed in August 2016 as Chairman of the Dallas Young Republicans and coordinated Dallas YR’s grassroots election efforts. At the end of the year, Dallas YR was awarded by the Dallas GOP for being one of the top phone banking clubs in the county.
Chris was re-elected as Chairman of the Dallas Young Republicans in January 2017. Under his leadership, the club has grown to over 170 members, making it the largest Young Republican club in the Texas. He has also served as the Texas Young Republican Federation’s Treasurer since August 2016. In addition to politics, Chris serves on the Welcoming committee at his church, Church of the Incarnation. He recently became the Financial Advisor to the Beta Theta Pi chapter at Texas Christian University.
Vice President of Programming
Casey Bingham is the Vice President of Programming for the Dallas Young Republicans. Casey has previously served on the Texas Young Republican Federation Board as Policy Director. He is a Dallas County Republican Party Precinct Chair as well as the former District Director for the Honorable Kenneth Sheets. Casey has also worked previously for the Texans for Greg Abbott campaign as well as the Kenneth Sheets for State Representative Campaign.
Vice President of Membership
Chad Cohen is the President of Lone Wolf Oil Co., LLC, an oil and gas company engaged in the acquisition of mineral and royalty interests in the Permian Basin. Before founding Lone Wolf in 2014, he worked for two years as a landman at a privately-held exploration and production company based in Dallas. He received his BBA in Finance with a Specialization in Alternative Asset Management from the Cox School of Business at SMU, where he graduated magna cum laude and was a Hunt Scholar. A lifelong native of Dallas, he is a graduate of Trinity Christian Academy in Addison.
Vice President of Treasury
Kathryn is a CPA and works in financial reporting. She received her bachelors from Abilene Christian University and her masters from UT Arlington. She has been involved in Young Republicans for several years and also enjoys running and playing tennis.