Board of Directors


Jimmy LaSalvia

Jimmy LaSalvia is a political commentator, consultant and speaker based in Washington, DC. In 2009, Jimmy founded GOProud to represent gay conservatives and their allies; he served as its full-time executive director until 2013. Under his leadership, GOProud became one of the highest profile gay political organizations in the country. Prior to GOProud, he joined the national staff of Log Cabin Republicans first as Grassroots Outreach Director, then as Director of Programs & Policy. Jimmy helped to build the organization across the country and lobbied to pass legislation in numerous state capitols and in Washington, DC. A long- time conservative activist, Jimmy has held volunteer and professional staff positions in Republican campaigns and party organizations in South Dakota and Kentucky.

Jimmy has appeared on the FOX News Channel, CNN, MSNBC and other television networks. He has been quoted in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, and other national and international newspapers and media outlets. His public speaking engagements have included speeches at Columbia University, Princeton University, Tufts University, George Washington University, Smith College, and over a dozen other colleges and universities. He is also a frequent speaker and panelist at conservative conferences and programs.

Jimmy LaSalvia was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky in 1970 and grew up in a well-traveled military family. He graduated from Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota.


Marcus Nussbaum, J.D.

Marcus Nussbaum’s practice focuses on litigation, alternative dispute resolution and general representation in the areas of commercial and construction law, intellectual property and bankruptcy.

Marcus also regularly consults with clients on contract preparation and negotiation, the filing of mechanic’s liens, the preparation of wills, trusts and estates, and surrogate court proceedings. Before joining Goetz Fitzpatrick, he participated in the litigation of multiple high-profile tort cases against key figures in the entertainment industry, which dealt with sexual harassment, racial discrimination and civil rights violations.

Prior to entering the practice of law, Marcus served as an officer in the U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery. He is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal at a ceremony in the White House by President George W. Bush.


Joshua Nass

Josh is a senior at Brandeis University, located in Waltham, Massachusetts, a suburb of metropolitan Boston. At Brandeis, Josh is currently enrolled as a Political Science major and engages in politically oriented activities throughout campus. As President of the Brandeis Libertarian Conservative Union, and through his extensive work in recruiting notable speakers and increasing political awareness, he manages a campus organization designed to promote conservative ideals to this college-age demographic. In addition to this role, Josh hosts a conservative political talk radio program on campus.

Josh’s political experience, of course, is not limited to his work on campus. He has been featured as a guest on Fox News, MTV, NPR and HuffPostLive. His work has been published by The Jerusalem Post, The Daily Caller and The Jewish Journal. He is now proud to promote his brand-new organization, Voices of Conservative Youth.