Christopher N. Malagisi, Editor in Chief
Christopher Malagisi is Editor in Chief of the Conservative Book Club (a division of Salem Media Group), which is the largest political book club in the country with over 750K members nationwide. Malagisi is responsible for overseeing editorial, marketing, and advertising operations for CBC, and serves as the Club’s public spokesman. He’s personally conducted over 200 interviews with high-profile authors, presidential candidates, and conservative thought-leaders, and will begin hosting the daily Conservative Book Club Podcast in March 2018!
He is also a political columnist at Townhall.com and has a weekly recurring segment on The Mike Gallagher Radio Show discussing political and cultural news, while announcing the weekly Conservative Book Bestseller List. His writing has been published in numerous media outlets, has been a guest political analyst on Fox News, Fox Business, OAN, and CSPAN, and has been a guest contributor on numerous national radio shows, including The Dennis Prager Show, The Hugh Hewitt Show, The Brian Kilmeade Show, and DC’s WMAL Mornings on the Mall.
Malagisi is a prolific public speaker and has spoken at hundreds of events across the country and around the world, and is a subject matter expert on topics ranging from the history of the conservative movement, politics and public policy, higher education, and cultural engagement. Popular speaking topics include: “Conservatism 101”, “The History of the Conservative Movement”, “What Are Conservatives Trying to Conserve?”, “Why Conservatives Should Engage the Culture,” “The 10 Books Every Conservative Should Read”, “Personal Branding”, “Networking 101”, and issues involving civics education.
Malagisi was previously the CPAC Director & Director of External Relations at the American Conservative Union where he was responsible for organizing the country’s largest and most influential annual conservative gathering. Under his leadership during the 2012 GOP presidential primary and election, he organized CPAC 2012, CPAC FL, and CPAC Chicago. Due to his efforts, BizBash awarded CPAC 2012 as one of the country’s best and most important political events of the year, and Campaigns & Elections Magazine named Malagisi a “DC Mover & Shaker,” and previously awarded him their “Rising Star Award.” He’s also received the “Conservative Leader Award” from The Leadership Institute, and recently received America’s Future Foundation’s “William F. Buckley Jr. Leadership Award” for significant achievements in advancing conservatism.
Malagisi also trained over 5,000 conservative candidates and activists as The Leadership Institute’s Director of Political & New Media Training and as Education Director of Conservatism 101, and for many years taught History of the Conservative Movement at American University as an Adjunct Instructor. He’s also served on four US presidential campaigns helping to lead their student and young adult coalition efforts. Additionally, he is an active coalition member of the Conservative Action Project and served on the Board of Trustees for The Philadelphia Society.
Malagisi received his Masters in Public Administration (M.P.A.) from the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and received a dual B.A. in Political Science and the CLEG Interdisciplinary Program (Communications, Law, Economics, and Government) from American University. He has also completed fellowships with The Claremont Institute, Hillsdale College, National Review Institute, Montpelier Foundation, Foreign Policy Initiative, Hertog Foundation, and Liberty Fund.
He is originally from Buffalo, NY, is President of the Young Adult League at Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Washington, DC, loves movies, music, and reading, and has sailed around the world and visited 42 countries.
Follow him at @chrismalagisi.
Bradley Matthews, Editorial Manager
Brad Matthews is the Assistant Editor for the Conservative Book Club. After having interned for the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity, Brad joined the site in June 2015. He graduated from The American University in 2014 after only three years, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science.
Laura Falcon, Marketing & Advertising Manager
Laura Falcon is the marketing and advertising manager at the Conservative Book Club where she leads its online and offline marketing efforts, and works with publishers to promote books on the CBC site. She also manages online ads and works to create compelling ads, while monitoring their effectiveness.
Prior to joining CBC, Laura was the program coordinator for Campus Reform. She primarily managed the Campus Correspondent Program, which recruits and cultivates conservative student journalists all across the country to investigate and report liberal bias on college campuses. Under her leadership, correspondents’ work appeared on the Drudge Report and numerous television news shows.
Despite being a native of the Washington DC area, Laura has rejected the local Washington sports teams in favor of Pittsburgh, where her family originated. One of her proudest moments was being one of the youngest reporters covering the 2011 NHL Winter Classic at Heinz Field.
She is a graduate of the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Anne Pelczar, Lead Advertising Manager
Anne is a strategic digital media sales representative, who helps with immediate sales goals, but keeps a long-term strategy in mind when devising any campaign. She takes an ethical approach to selling where her clients’ needs and goals are her most important objective.
With a bachelor’s degree in communications and business management, her professional background is also in public relations and marketing, so Anne is also equipped to help with creative ideas that speak to an audience to achieve desired outcomes.
Anne has been with the Salem Media family of companies since March 2016 and enjoys her role in helping Salem partners thrive. Before joining Salem, she has worked for other big name brands, as well as media agencies, and comes equipped with a well-rounded background to help her clients reach their goals.
If you are interested in learning more about advertising opportunities with the Conservative Book Club, please email Anne Pelczar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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