Meet the Chairman
A seasoned communications professional and political leader, Avella has spent his career working to advance free enterprise, job creation and opportunity. He is a requested speaker on current national and state affairs, news headlines of the day and how to communicate effectively.
Mr. Avella is a frequent guest on national television and radio, including Fox News, CBS, MSNBC, CNN, PBS, HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, and more. He is also a quoted source for national and local print, video, online and social media platforms.
He delivered an address at the 2016 Republican National Convention reminding the Party that Aristotle was right when he said, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Every office at every level of government determines the strength of the whole.
During his tenure at the helm of GOPAC, Avella has returned the organization to being the Republican Party’s premier center for educating and electing a new generation of Republican leaders. It’s a force in American politics as it ensures a healthy roster of prepared and tested state leaders are ready to lead in their legislatures and/or run for higher office.
A native of Martinsburg, West Virginia, Avella earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science at Shepherd University. He and his wife, Claire, currently reside in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, with their daughters Emerson and Tinsley.