"The Leadership Institute made it possible for me to learn how to run a campaign, how to craft my message, how to speak effectively in public, and how to handle the media.
Above all, I learned how to win.
Today, I stand in a long line of conservative leaders who owe a debt of gratitude to Morton Blackwell and to the Leadership Institute.
“This is the best training I have ever gone to (political or professional) over all the years I have been involved. People need to understand what a big deal this is." -
Melanie Grammar, Fannin County Chairwoman, Rockwell County Campaign School
"I can't forget who gave me the tools. Keep up the great work at LI. We can't save our country without the Leadership Institute!"
Born in South Carolina, Chris Godbey has worked on all levels of campaigns in the both nationally and internationally, with campaigns and with independent expenditure groups.
From 2016-2017, Chris worked with the Westminster Foundation for Democracy as the Regional Officer in the Caribbean for the Conservative Party of the United Kingdom, rebuilding of the Caribbean Democrat Union, a regional affiliate of the International Democrat Union. Focused on developing accountability, transparency, and good governance practices through training of political leaders and relationships built through senior party members and elected officials.
Recently, Godbey ran a digital consulting firm out of Washington, DC, surgeRED, developing tactical advantages for political and corporate campaigns, especially using Social Media Optimization, database management, and VoIP technology to provide low cost efficient contact with voters from the campaign.
Chris is the Senior Grassroots Coordinator for the Leadership Institute, where he has trained over 600 conservative activists in 2018. Chris has been working as an adjunct faculty for the Leadership Institute since 2012.
Chris Godbey graduated from Clemson University with degrees in Political Science and Economics and completed American University's Campaign Manager Grad program. Chris resides in Springfield, Virginia.