Roger Grooms has been active in Republican Politics for over 40 years. He was a Candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates and a political appointee of Governor John Dalton and played a key role in well over a dozen campaigns. During the 1970s, he was an Intern for The Free Congress Foundation and its founder, Paul Weyrich.
Governor of Virginia James S. Gilmore, III is the former President and CEO of American Opportunity (formerly the Free Congress Foundation) and no longer serves as an officer of the board. He is now the Ambassador to The United States Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).