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 American Conservation Coalition’s Chief Operating Officer, he helps coordinate the organization’s strategy and operations, as well as its growing grassroots program. He empowers the staff and activists alike to grow as leaders in the conservative environmental movement. Stephen also oversees the annual ACC Summit, which brings together 300 students and young professionals for a weekend of education and motivation.

Prior to joining ACC, Stephen helped more than 50 local, statewide, and federal campaigns and advocacy organizations grow their online communities over three campaign cycles.

Other previous work includes marketing consulting, advocacy training, and leadership coaching to national political and education organizations.

His work and writing have been featured in numerous publications, including Fox News, The Hill, Real Clear Energy, Townhall, the Washington Examiner, and The Dallas Morning News.

Stephen earned a degree in Political Science from the University of Texas at Arlington, where he focused most of his studies on political leadership models and civic engagement.

A proud third-generation Texan, Stephen is originally from Houston but now resides in the Texas Hill Country with his dog, Hudson. He enjoys traveling the country, hiking, camping, hunting, and attending country music concerts and rodeos.


  • 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.