Tony Listi is a Regional Field Coordinator in the Campus Leadership Program at the Leadership Institute. He is responsible for starting and supporting conservative student groups and publications on campuses in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi.
Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Tony graduated summa cum laude and with honors from Texas A&M University where he studied political science, philosophy, history, and communication.
While at A&M, he was very politically active and was the chairman of the Young Conservatives of Texas chapter. With the help of the Leadership Institute, Tony rebuilt the extinct chapter from scratch, and it is now a very active and successful campus group. Under his leadership, the group brought several conservative speakers to campus and engaged in activism, including an Anti-Obama Carnival, the exposing of faculty members who signed an online petition in support of Bill Ayers, and a “Brew the IRS Agent” event on Tax Day, which featured a dunking booth. All these activism events received media attention.
Tony interned in Washington, D.C. every summer of his college career, working at the Republican National Committee, Americans for Prosperity, and the Heritage Foundation.
He was also an ambassador to the Southwest U.S. for the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, for which he signed up nearly 700 new members.
For his scholarship and activism, Tony was awarded the Ronald Reagan College Leader Scholarship by the Phillips Foundation.