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Marie Sanderson

Marie Sanderson is currently Founding Principal of Cardinal Group Policy, a policy entity that works with policy makers, think tanks, candidates, and elected officials across the country; a Founding Partner of P2 Public Affairs; and Partner and Executive Vice President of Strategy for GP3 Partners, one of the largest public affairs firm in the country, which brought together the best entrepreneurs in the industry under the same roof with a united vision to serve as a one-stop shop for clients’ public affairs needs. Many of Sanderson’s previous businesses pioneered this new company. In 2017, in addition to her professional roles, Marie was “Sherpa” for USUN Ambassador Nikki Haley, an unpaid position with the US Presidential Transition, preparing and guiding the Ambassador for her nomination to be confirmed by the US Senate. Marie has worked in Mississippi politics for almost 20 years, working as legislative and press staff to the late Senator Thad Cochran, and policy, budget and federal policy director for Governor Haley Barbour. Marie also served as Policy Director for the Republican Governors Association for five years, coordinating policy with the nation’s Republican governors and Congress. In 2020, Marie co-founded N2 America, an organization committed to promoting and supporting center-right policies and ideas that better the lives of suburban Americans, and in 2022, Marie founded Right Direction Women, an organization committed to electing women with strong conservative credentials to state offices across the country.