Deborah C. Hamilton, Founder and President
Deborah Hamilton is the president of Hamilton Strategies. She has over 25 years of media relations, public relations and community relations experience, coupled with public affairs and special events. She started her first advertising company when she was 23 and was a partner with one of the top ten ad agencies in Phoenix, Arizona. Deborah produced the live, daily talk show for Salem Communications in Arizona, “Straight Talk Live,” consulted with Salem's Philadelphia station about issues that concern Christian women, and since 2002, she has hosted and produced "Heartbeat", a weekly, pro-life radio report across Pennsylvania that has aired for over two decades. She also produces various news reports and features that air on over 300 radio stations across the United States.
After her family moved from Scottsdale, Arizona, Deborah served as the Director of Public Affairs for the Pennsylvania Family Institute. She co-produced a series of pastors’ events in Washington, D.C. for the 2005 Presidential Inauguration as well as aided in the launch of the PA Pastors’ Network, and assisted with the production of the PA Pro-Life Convention, helping them to break fundraising records at their annual banquet event. Deborah’s client list includes a number of other family and public policy-oriented organizations around the U.S. including The Heritage Foundation, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Americans for Prosperity, Lighthouse Network, PA Family Institute, Let Freedom Ring, The Friends of Israel, in addition to many others. Her clients have received national publicity that include all national media such as USA Today, CNN, FOX News the Philadelphia Inquirer, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and hundreds of newspapers, radio stations and television stations across the U.S., in addition to many local, regional and national radio interviews. Deborah also serves as spokesperson for some of her clients’ issues and is the Spokesperson for the Pennsylvania for Marriage Coalition, which seeks to protect marriage between one man and one woman. Deborah and Hamilton Strategies were the lead public relations team for the fight against government-run healthcare in America.
Deborah has coordinated events with Family Research Council, D. James Kennedy’s Center for Reclaiming America and worked on the mobile petition drive for the Tax Day Tea Parties. Deborah has also facilitated PR and Media workshops for Women in Christian Media at the annual National Religious Broadcasters Convention and for Focus on the Family at their headquarters for all of their family policy councils. Deborah was the guest host for the public affairs TV program, "Arizona Rising", created "City Aid" concerts to help feed the homeless, was an Examiner for the AZ Governor's Spirit of Excellence Awards, served as Vice President of the John Corcoran Literacy Foundation Board, and has volunteered over the years to help Teen Challenge of Arizona with fund raising and publicity. She has participated as the judge for the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Essay Contest since 2003, in addition to serving as an executive committee member for the 2005 PA Pro-Life Convention. She is also a member of the National Religious Broadcasters’ Association, a member of a conservative think tank for family policy issues in Washington, D.C, serves on the board of directors for ACTION of PA and is an active member of the Christian Meetings and Conventions Association.
Deborah is married to Michael, they have two adult children and live near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The mission of Hamilton Strategies is to help produce a culture of change in America, pointing families, churches, lawmakers and the media toward traditional and foundational principles and values as the building blocks of society and as our founding fathers intended. We apply Biblical principles to our work and endeavor to help protect our God-given freedoms by living out faith in Jesus Christ.