TEAM

Tyler Deaton, President

Tyler Deaton is the president of Allegiance Strategies, a public affairs firm working to build a freer, safer, and stronger world through lobbying and fundraising on behalf of human rights, personal freedom, and like-minded elected officials. At Allegiance, Tyler has raised over $150 million for non-profit and political causes, including $40 million to advance LGBTQ rights. Other causes of particular interest to Tyler include religious freedom, refugee rights, women's economic empowerment, the U.S.-Israel alliance, artificial intelligence, and space exploration. In addition to his work at Allegiance, Tyler works in an advisory capacity for several organizations including American Unity Fund, a center-right pro-LGBTQ organization.

Nathan Parsons-Schwarz, Executive Vice President

Nathan is a partner and Executive Vice President of Allegiance Strategies. He oversees operations, compliance, and finance for Allegiance and several clients. Nathan is a native of Kentucky and graduated from Transylvania University with a degree in political science. He has served as a political appointee in the office of former Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson and has worked as a Republican field operative, including work for the College Republican National Committee and the Republican Parties of Arkansas, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

Tiffany Howard, Political Counsel 

Before moving to Washington, DC, Tiffany was a civil litigator specializing in catastrophic injury and products liability. Tiffany obtained her B.A. in History and Political Science from Wellesley, J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law, and LL.M. in National Security & Foreign Relations Law from George Washington University Law School. She is currently barred in California, California State Bar Number 288974. Tiffany spent three years working at the House of Representatives for Republican Members before moving into the government relations field for the United States African Development Foundation. 

Sharon Kerr, Controller

Sharon oversees the daily accounting and tax reporting functions of Allegiance and many of Allegiance’s clients. Sharon has more than 25 years of experience as a CPA and financial advisor. For much of her career, she has worked with providing financial and accounting services for family offices. Sharon holds her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Accounting from California State University, Northridge, is a CPA (Inactive Status) and currently resides New Hampshire.

Devan N. Patel, Counsel and Senior Director of Legal Affairs

Devan oversees advocacy efforts, coalition building, and legislative matters for a variety of causes including LGBT rights, religious liberties, immigration and refugee policy, and women’s empowerment. He received his undergraduate degree from the George Washington University and his J.D. from Notre Dame Law School. Following law school, Devan was a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in D.C. His op-eds and scholarly articles can be found at The Hill, the Journal of Legislation, and the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies. Devan is admitted to practice law in the State of Maryland as well as the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. In addition to his work at Allegiance, Devan works in a similar capacity at American Unity Fund, a center-right pro-LGBT organization.

Kate Possehl, Senior Director of Public Affairs

As senior director of public affairs, Kate oversees political and policy engagement strategies and campaigns. She previously advised a network of business and philanthropic leaders on their political and policy giving, and worked at the National Republican Congressional Committee and for Congressman Sean Duffy.