ANN SCHOCKETT of New York
Immediate Past President
Ann Schockett was elected president of the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) at the 40th Biennial Convention in Indianapolis and served from January 2020 to December 2021. Previously, she served on the NFRW Executive Committee as 4th vice president and as member-at-large, and was advisor to the NFRW Campaign, Public Relations and Program standing committees. She is Advisor to the NFRW President.
Ann began 43 years of public service as the youngest GOP State Committeeperson in New York State history. Before her NFRW presidency, she headed and advised in 43 election campaigns, oversaw NYGOP fundraising efforts, elections and events and worked with government and non-profit entities on all levels. Ann is a sought-after speaker and is recognized for activism on local to national issues. She was “Executive GOP Leader of the Year,” “Woman of the Year” and “Republican Woman of the Year.” She leads by example in fostering Republican values and is dedicated to empowering women to fulfill leadership roles. Ann also served as a GOP Executive Leader, Nassau County FRW President, and New York State FRW President. She supports the NFRW Capitol Regents, NYGOP Empire Club and other Republican organizations. She was founder and host of the “F1rst Tuesday” national call-in series.
Ann is a businesswoman turned consultant and has advised in public relations, campaigns, multi-media and business performance. She was honored as “Business Advisor of the Year”, and has received local, national and international media awards.
During the 2020-2021 term beset by the global Covid pandemic and civil unrest throughout the nation, Ann intensified communications and pivoted the organization to new technology to keep her federated ‘sisters’ connected and engaged. Highlights included the creation of a multi-media broadcast studio in Headquarters with numerous virtual and live series including her hosting new broadcasts including “NFRW Fast Forward” and “NFRW On the Issues”, and other series from national committees including Programs, Membership and Diversity; original online efforts in educational training, fundraising and social media; NFRW’s first virtual National Board of Directors Meeting and virtual and hybrid Campaign Management Schools; and a record breaking thousands of meetings and events in NFRW virtual rooms and in person, all advancing her term’s 2021-22 motto: “Building Leaders, Energizing Communities, Keeping America Strong”. Ann streamlined business practices, and introduced innovations as corporate fundraising, financial oversight, and monthly financial and membership transparency reports for the members. Achievements encompassed proactive business measures culminating in striking financial growth, the largest percentage membership increase in thirty years and the highest number of new clubs in recorded history; coalition building through appointing a new NFRW Congressional Liaison, RNC Liaison, Youth Outreach Committee and Faith Coalitions Committee, and coordinating campaigns with entities including the RNCC, Heritage Foundation and Judicial Crisis Network, for efforts ranging from grassroots support of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett to legislative priorities such as election integrity; and an unprecedented number of NFRW strike forces and campaigns she led on the ground and virtually resulting in an historic number of over 8.2 million ‘NFRWarrior’ advocacy hours.
Ann has a deep commitment to country, community and faith. She is the second NFRW president from NYS and the first Jewish president in NFRW’s 83-year history, is a founding Board member of Save the Persecuted Christians, serves on the Board of Regents for the Center for Security Policy and ran as Zionist Organization of America delegate to the World Zionist Congress. Ann has served on the Board of many civic and philanthropic organizations. She was NYS’ first Congressional District Leader for the Humane Society of the U.S. She created and directed the Community Enrichment Mini-Center in NY to enhance the lives and careers of people of all backgrounds, providing for 13 non-profit and start-up organizations and serving as an independent Hurricane Relief Center during Superstorm Sandy.
Ann’s utmost joys and achievements are her close knit family of three children and five grandchildren along with Peter and his two children. They propel Ann to devote her time and energies to help secure their rights, safety and freedoms in the greatest nation in the world.