Kyle Ruckert currently serves as President of Bold Strategies, a full-service political consulting and government relations firm. Ruckert also serves as the Executive director of PACs for both US Senator Bill Cassidy and US Senator John Kennedy. Ruckert has served as senior advisor to multiple Presidential elections, 7 of the 9 current Louisiana statewide elected officials' campaigns, and hundreds of Louisiana State Senate and House races. Before founding Bold Strategies, Ruckert coordinated the first Republican U.S Senate campaign victory in Louisiana history. Declared “nearly flawless” by the Times-Picayune, Ruckert’s work earned him recognition by Campaigns and Elections Magazine as one of 10 Republican ‘Rising Stars’ in national politics.
In addition to his management of multiple statewide political campaigns, Ruckert is a forward-looking leader with more than 15 years of senior management experience as Chief of Staff in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate on Capitol Hill. Ruckert’s work at the highest levels of Capitol Hill has cemented his reputation as a strategic thinker and someone with some of the most extensive contacts in Louisiana and Washington, D.C. to benefit Bold Strategies clients.
Ruckert graduated from Jesuit High School and earned a B.A. in Political Science and History from Tulane University. He serves as a guest speaker at the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication and at the Louisiana Institute of Public Policy and Politics. He and his wife Lynnel have two children, Jack 15, and Mary Kyle 12. When he's not working, Kyle enjoys coaching Mary Kyle's basketball team and throwing batting practice to Jack.
In 2001, Lynnel arrived in Washington DC to answer phones for Chairman Billy Tauzin’s Energy and Commerce Committee. She departed in 2016 as the highest ranking House female staffer on Capitol Hill.
She served as Majority Whip Steve Scalise’s chief of staff for eight years.
During her DC tenure she worked with Congress and the White House to develop and execute strategy on major trade, health care and tax issues.
Since returning to Louisiana she has served as Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Landry, Assistant Treasurer and graduated from the Baton Rouge Chamber Leadership program.
Lynnel is an active member of St. Aloysius Church and serves on the Old State Capitol Foundation Board of Directors.
As a native of Jefferson Parish, graduate of University of Louisiana Monroe and former lifeguard at Camp Hardtner in Grant Parish she finds charm in every corner of Louisiana.
When she is not cheering on her children Jack and Mary Kyle’s sporting events, Lynnel enjoys playing tennis and reading.
Tommy Johnson is a Monroe, Louisiana native with extensive experience assisting both private and public sector clients with their digital strategy needs. Johnson cut his political teeth working for former Congressman John Fleming and current Senator John Kennedy on their campaigns. He also gained experience working for Congressman Ralph Abraham on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. Tommy is skilled in advertising, marketing, and branding.
Currently, he works as a Vice President at Bold Strategies, LLC where he oversees creative and digital strategy.
Tommy is a robust and analytical thinker who graduated with an MBA from the LSU Flores Program and a Bachelor of Science in General Business, Summa Cum Laude, from Louisiana State University.
When he’s not working, Tommy can be found watching college football, training his Boykin Spaniel for hunt tests, and creating content for his personal style brand @ThePelicanStyle
Jack Ruckert was born in Washington DC and spent his early life living on Capitol Hill. He has volunteered on several statewide and local campaigns.
As a student at Catholic High School he participates in Student Council and is a member of the baseball and football teams. Jack played in the 2019 Baseball World Cup in Taiwan for Team USA.
He plans to attend LSU and major in political science.