Cliff Maloney Jr.
Cliff joined YAL in 2011 as a Chapter President and quickly took on the role of Pennsylvania State Chairman. He now serves as YAL's Executive Director. Last year, he served as National Youth Director for Rand Paul's 2016 Presidential Campaign Committee where he managed "Students for Rand" and mobilized 507 chapters nationwide. Prior to the campaign, Cliff worked as the YAL Northeast Regional Director where he grew the Northeast to over 160 YAL chapters. In 2014, he served as Youth Director on the Igor Birman for Congress campaign and decided to dedicate his life to the cause of liberty. Cliff was named the 2013 Ron Paul Liberty Scholar. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Class of 2014, with a B.A. in Education and a B.S. in Theatre Arts. He is an avid Philadelphia sports fan.
National Field Director
Ty first got involved with YAL when he founded the Central Michigan University chapter, where he attended. Ty later became Michigan State Chair with YAL and supported the network of chapters in the state of Michigan and helped found several chapters. Ty later joined Students For Liberty's Campus Coordinator program and participated in SFL's inaugural Professional Advancement Fellowship as a Data Associate. He is the Project Director for SFL's Liberty in North Korea activism initiative and is active in humanitarian efforts to rescue North Korean refugees.
Kyle HanlinKyle is a native North Carolinian and an avid sports fan, particularly NC State football and basketball. Before joining YAL, he served as the Senior Development Officer at the Nevada Policy Research Institute in Las Vegas where he grew their operations budget by more than 30%. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a degree in political science and a concentration in economics. Kyle was taught U.S. History from a liberal professor in high school and decided then to spend his life advancing free-market solutions and limited government.
Director of Development
Derek graduated from North Carolina State University in 2012, where he earned a degree in political science with a concentration in American politics. Derek helped co-found and co-lead the YAL chapter at NC State, where their first big event was to host Congressman Ron Paul, garnering a crowd of 1,200. During his time at NC State, Derek helped roll back an unconstitutional speech code that earned him attention from the local press, and he made an appearance on the John Stossel show for his efforts. Beyond politics, Derek is a self-described nerd and huge Star Wars fan.
Director of Communications
Matthew Boyer is a graduate of Rutgers University, where he first got involved with YAL. At Rutgers Matthew studied political science and German, and received a great deal of publicity for his activism on campus. He became the New Jersey State Chair, and was recognized as the Northeast State Chair of the Year in 2015. Matthew was also a contributor to The Daily Targum and The College Fix. Matthew is a Pennsylvania native who enjoys the outdoors and traveling.
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Director of Events
Mary Hannah is a graduate of Jacksonville State University where she studied Political Science and English. Following college, she spent time overseas teaching English in Asia. Her love of Liberty began in college where she worked on numerous grassroots campaigns. Mary Hannah is an avid Alabama football fan and enjoys spending the weekends traveling with her two dogs.
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Director Free Speech
Alex recently served as the Students for Rand chapter president at the University of Iowa. He previously worked on congressional campaigns, and interned with Jamestown Associates. Alex has a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Entrepreneurial Management from the University of Iowa. As a true Iowan through and through, Alex enjoys hunting for vinyls, cheering for the Hawkeyes, and enjoying the outdoors.
Southeast Regional Director
Lydia joined her YAL chapter at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay as an undiscovered libertarian. She assisted the group with event programming organizing several tabling events and multiple trips to conferences/conventions. As a State Chair she worked diligently to strengthen the network in her state and even developed the first Wisconsin YAL Leadership Forum. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, painting, and binge watching Netflix.
West Regional Director
Erin is a New Hampshire native. She moved to Montana in 2014, where she attended Montana State University in Bozeman. Through school, she worked as a veterinary technician and volunteered at wildlife sanctuaries, working with animals ranging from dogs and cats to wolves and Grizzly Bears. She began her education in Liberty by attending Liberty pubs and volunteering within the movement. From there, she became the Montana State Coordinator for Students for Rand Paul, starting several chapters throughout Montana and Wyoming. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading and cooking.
Mid-Atlantic Regional Director
Matt served as the Office Manager for Rand Paul's 2016 Presidential Campaign in Des Moines, Iowa. In this role, he mobilized and managed hundreds of volunteers in a campaign that made over 1.2 million phone calls. Previously, he interned at a foreign policy NGO in Washington, DC as well as the Irish Government in Dublin, Ireland. He graduated from The State University of New York at Cortland in 2015 with a B.A. in Political Science.
Central Regional Director
Moorea studies political science and communications at the University of Colorado - Denver where she was President of the Young Americans for Liberty chapter. She led the chapter to new heights, and soon became the Colorado State Chair. In her spare time, Moorea enjoys playing the drums.
Northeast Regional Director
John served as an Outreach Coordinator on the Rand Paul campaign in Iowa. He is currently a student at Liberty University online and studies public policy. John started his contributions in the liberty movement at the University of New Mexico where he served as the Recruitment Coordinator for Students for Rand. In addition, John has recently become a part of the Koch Associate Program. John originally wanted to go into medicine but found an interest for politics in 2012 because of his U.S. history teacher. Since then, John has found a passion for promoting free societies and spreading the message of liberty. John was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Midwest Regional Director
Sean founded the Ithaca College YAL chapter during his senior year of college. He quickly earned the title of New York State Chair, and created over a dozen chapters in his region. Sean was named Northeast State Chair of the Year for 2016, and joined the national staff shortly after. He holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from Ithaca College, where he sang with a nationally-touring a capella group.
Field Program Associate
Michael graduated from West Virginia University where he studied environmental economics and business administration. He founded the WVU YAL chapter and served as President. After school, Michael joined YAL as an intern for event planning. He then went on to become the National Field Coordinator for Collegians for a Constructive Tomorrow. Michael has a passion for free-market environmentalism, and when not defending liberty, is an avid chess and poker player.