Stephen N.

Chief Operating Officer at the American Conservation Coalition


About Stephen

Stephen Perkins is a conservative strategist and activist who develops movements and the leaders that advance them.

As the Chief Operating Officer of the American Conservation Coalition (ACC), he oversees ACC’s national operations and coordinates strategy among its grassroots, grasstops, communications, and administrative departments.

Stephen’s career has centered on community, leadership, and mobilization. One of ACC’s original volunteers, he joined the organization full-time in 2021 as the Vice President of Grassroots Strategy, leading field operations and growing membership to more than 40,000 young Americans.

Before joining ACC, he was a partner at a digital marketing firm, assisting more than 50 political and advocacy clients in building successful digital programs over three election cycles. Earlier in his career, he provided marketing, advocacy, and leadership strategy to several political and educational organizations.

Stephen’s work and writing have been featured in publications such as Fox News, The Hill, Real Clear Energy, Townhall, the Washington Examiner, and The Dallas Morning News.

He holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Texas at Arlington, with a concentration in political leadership and civic engagement. A proud Texan, Stephen resides in the Hill Country with his dog, Hudson, and enjoys hiking, camping, hunting, Texas country music, and volunteering at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.


  • Advisory Board Member, National Federation of College Republicans
  • Advisory Board Member, Texas Geophysical Society
  • Volunteer, San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo
  • Leadership Network Member, American Enterprise Institute

As seen in…

Conservative Strategist & Activist.

Stephen’s engagement in politics and business began at age 13 when he volunteered for his first political campaign and started a website design business. Since then, he has dedicated his career to advancing the conservative movement and developing the leaders within it.