Terry Schilling is the president of American Principles Project. He is responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing APP’s strategy, messaging, and grassroots activity at the state and federal level. Since taking the reins at APP, Terry has overseen its growth into the premier national organization defending the family in politics. He founded APP's Big Family initiative, which aims to make the family into the most powerful special interest group in Washington, D.C.
In the past, Terry has worked in communications, development, grassroots, and management positions with Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Sen. Sam Brownback, and various state and local candidates. Before joining APP, Terry managed his father’s race for Congress in Illinois. Running in 2010 on a shoestring budget in a district that had been Democrat for nearly 30 years, Terry led the Bobby Schilling for Congress campaign to a 10-point victory.
He is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville and a proud father of six. He, his wife Katie, and their family live in Virginia.