Louis Marin aka ‘Typhoon Lou’ : Chief Executive Officer - Article V Advocate

Louis Marin aka ‘Typhoon Lou’

Chief Executive Officer - Article V Advocate

Lou is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of I Am American.org and FairTax Patriots as well as the Co-founder of the Balanced Budget Amendment Task Force.   His recent success as a political activist is attributed to a wide spectrum of experiences from that of a highly decorated United States Navy Chief Petty Officer and Gulf War 22 year veteran to that of a world-class magician.  He also served as Florida’s Co-State Director for Herman Cain’s 2012 Presidential campaign and is a grassroots expert, motivator and huge Article V Advocate leading the charge for the Balanced Budget Amendment for America.

Michael Koch : IAA National Director of Communications & Marketing

Michael Koch

IAA National Director of Communications & Marketing

Michael Koch is a Co-Founder of I Am American.org. Michael currently leads Marketing and Sales initiatives for a software company. Prior to that, Michael had successfully served as a Director of New Business and as a National Project Manager for a Fortune 500, financial consulting firm. His services ranged from implementation, training, change management, and improvement plans of a new national service model; to leading a New Business Team responsible for strategic planning, implementation and management of new accounts; and management of regional account management teams that was responsible for over $300 million in revenue.

Steven Gillespie : Wisconsin State Director

Steven Gillespie

Wisconsin State Director

Steven Gillespie is the Wisconsin State Director for I Am American, and uberactive political junkie. Steven grew up and later worked at the Rawhide Boys Ranch, a program for at-risk youth founded by his parents. He and his wife Susan were houseparents and he helped develop Starr Academy, Rawhide's alternative high school. They care about kids and hate the injustice of adults leaving debts for America's children to pay. In the year 2000, Steven coordinated his father's statewide U.S. Senate campaign. He served 14 years with the National Federation of Independent Business as a national #1 Sales Agent and later as a #1 Sales Manager. He is currently a Realtor and Certified Distressed Property Expert.

Tom Llewellyn : Michigan State Director

Tom Llewellyn

Michigan State Director

Tom Llewellyn is the Michigan State Director for I am American, and the BBA Task Force Chairman for the state.  He played a key role in obtaining passage of Michigan’s Article V Balanced Budget Amendment application with over two years of lobbying both grassroots groups and state legislators. As a past member of the Oakland County Republican Executive Committee, Tom has helped with several campaigns to elect area Tea Party candidates.  Tom is a graduate of Northwood University with a degree in Business Administrations.  During his prior time at Michigan State University, Tom was Chairman of Young Americans for Freedom. Tom lives in Milford, MI with his wife, Deborah where he enjoys writing and speaking to many groups on the need for an Article V Convention to propose a balanced budget amendment.

Blake Seaholm : Florida State Director

Blake Seaholm

Florida State Director

Blake Seaholm is the Florida State Director for I Am American, and a tireless patriot who has been actively involved in the central Florida political landscape for over a decade. He is a founding member and current coordinator for the Mercury One group of Osceola County. Blake also helped found the Orlando and Kissimmee 9/12 Projects as Assistant Organizer for both groups. In his professional capacity, Blake has worked in various managment positions including Director of Sales & Marketing for Marlin Central Monitoring of Kissimmee and as a manager for Best Buy Inc. Blake is actively involved in many local charities as well.