The Elephant Parade
Meet our Team
We bring together great talent and decades of experiences in a vast spectrum of arenas.
A native to Bell County, Chip was born and raised in Temple and a Temple High School graduate, now maintains a lovely home in beautiful Morgan's Point Resort, Texas where he and his amazing wife, Cassie Daniel Howell look to use for a retreat from the busyness of the Capitol City.
Chip is vastly experienced in community building. He founded the local Bell County YRs in 2000, which led him to serve as Regional Director for the YRNF (2001) and the TYRF (2008-2009). He also served a term and a half as Finance Chair (2009-2011) for the TYRF contributing some very creative and successful fundraisers. As YRNF Regional Director, he helped to federate the Oklahoma Federation of YRs with the establishment of two clubs in Oklahoma, assisted with the creation of four separate clubs in Kansas and back in Texas was instrumental in the establishment of five local clubs in Bell, Hays, Hidalgo, Victoria and Wilson Counties. Although time and age led to less involvement in the YRS, they still hold a place in his heart and he keeps tabs on many of these clubs today and remains an Associate Member to the Austin, Bell County & Williamson County Young Republican Clubs.
Chip is also an associate member of the Texas Republican County Chairmen's Association, aa Associate Patron to the Texas Federation of Republican Women, a Bluebonnet Circle associate member of the Capitol Republican Women and and associate member of the Bandera County RW, Brown County RW, Burnet County RW, Central Texas RW, Georgetown Area RW, Highland Lakes RW, Lampasas County RW, Leander Area RW, Limestone County RW, Northwest Austin RW, RW of Kerr County, Robertson County RW, Salado Area RW, Star RW & Texas Strong RW.
Chip's campaign experience is as vast and wide as Texas itself spanning across more than two decades & seven states. Chip volunteered on more than one hundred campaigns from local city council races to county wide, statewide and US Presidential races. Notable campaigns include 2000 Bush/Cheney presidential campaign, 2007 Bobby Jindal, Louisiana gubernatorial campaign, 2008 McCain/Palin presidential campaign (as a McCain Marshall), 2008 Pat Twomey for US Senate-PA, 2014 Greg Abbott Texas gubernatorial campaign, 2014 & 2020 Jeff Rose for Chief Justice for 3rd Court of Appeals, 2020 Gina Parker for Judge Place 3 on Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, and 2020 Tony Tinderholt for State Representative, District 96, Bryan Slaton for State Representative, District 2. After a long volunteer relationship with Americans for Prosperity, Chip worked for a year for AFP in 2015 & 2016.
Chip is most proud of the direct impact results of his Get Out the Vote effort for Abbott in 2014 which resulted in an nearly 9% increase in votes for Abbott in Bell County than Governor Perry received in the general election in 2010 in spite of significant voter turnout attrition and the solid win for Tinderholt in a very tough General Election.
In 2019, Chip led his political consulting firm, Elephant in the Room Strategies, L.L.C. to excitedly take over the logistics of the Pints & Politics of Bell County, TX which has now expanded to Bastrop, Brown, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas, Mills, Williamson & Travis Counties. We are excited to soon be rolling out our Voter Education & Engagement Program including our Veteran Voters Engagement Project.
Chip owns and operates Red Fleet Transportation Service, a small transportation and logistics company that provides safe transportation for people and items using tech based platforms such as Uber, UberEats, Lyft, DoorDash, PostMates & Roadie and collects and returned Lime Scooters to the LimeBase to be serviced and charged. Red Fleet also specializes in logistical transportation for Conservative events and PACs.
As a lifelong learner and with an educator’s heart, Chip has taught at Temple College and mentored the Theology Education by Extension program for the Seminary of the University of the South.
Chip also is an independent distributor of Wellness BioScience CBD products through his www.A2iWellness.com website and maintains his retail outlet of Cool Conservative merchandise, The Pachyderm’s Trunk, www.thepachydermstrunk.com.
Chip is a graduate of the University of Central Texas, (now Texas A&M University Central Texas), with a Bachelors of Science in Accounting and a St. Edward's University alum. He also holds a Certificate of Completion for Theology Education by Extension from the Seminary of the University of the South, and completed certification as a Dale Carnegie Instructor.
Chip is an active member of Light of Christ Anglican Church in Georgetown, TX. Chip became an Altrusan in June 2104. He is currently taking a respite from leadership roles in his home club, Altrusa International of The Chisholm Trail and his dual membership club Altrusa International of Central Texas. Outside of his commitments to Altrusa, his favorite volunteer work is wishing soldiers well on their deployments as a USO – Fort Hood volunteer, as the 2010 Volunteer of the Year, and the last civilian they see before leaving U.S. soil, fundraising for the American Cancer Society as a model for the Central Texas Bra Brunch & the Real Men Wear Pink Campaign, a Squire of Hope for St. Baldrick’s Foundation as well as making public appearances in the character of Benjamin Franklin. He enjoys spending as much time as he can with his ten year-old niece and Lady Liberty, his American Blue Heeler Mix rescued in 2016 & her sister Baillee B Marie Daniel Howell who thinks that she is Queen of Everything!
Cassie Daniel Howell
Chief Development Officer
Queen of Calendars & Entertrainment
Cassie is currently serving her fifth term as President of Capitol RW which she helped create while serving as District Director with the Texas Federation of Republican Women (TFRW). Previously, Cassie served as President of two other TFRW Clubs. She has served on TFRW’s Board of Directors for eight years in various positions. Currently, Cassie is Chair of Leadership Development, on the Training Committee, and the Social Media/IT Committee. A long time party activist, Cassie has served as Randall County Party Secretary, and as a Precinct Chair in Randall and Williamson counties. Cassie has been a delegate at seven TFRW conventions, including serving a member of three convention planning committees, nine RPT conventions and appointed as SD 5 Organization Committee (2020) and SD 24 Caucus Chair (2022), and Alternate-At-Large to the 2012 RNC National Convention. Cassie loves to bring joy and laughter as she speaks and trains around the nation. She has done countless trainings, served as Master of Ceremonies of several occasions and has performed several standup comedy routines. Her political journey began at West Texas A&M where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Speech Communication. After joining the Young Conservatives of Texas, which she later become Chapter Chair and served on the state board. Cassie was named as a National Ronald Reagan Future Leaders Scholar, was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to serve as Student Regent for the Texas A&M System Board of Regents, and was honored as a Yellow Rose of Texas by Governor Greg Abbott. Cassie is a Gold Star Girl Scout and a former member of the Junior League of Austin. When not doing political activities Cassie enjoys ballroom dancing, karaoke, and traveling with her family. She married her husband Chip Howell in 2020 and they have two loving fur babies, Bailee B Marie and Lady Liberty.
Elephant Event Manager: Hutto
After graduating Southwestern University in 2017 Jimmy went to law school at St. Mary’s law school, he graduated in 2020. He has been very involved in politics since 2013 though the College Republican until he graduated law school. Jimmy served as the treasurer of the College Republicans state board. Since passing the Bar in 2021 Jimmy works as an attorney. He lives in Hutto and is an active member of the community he is serves as Vice President of the Williamson County Young Republicans. Jimmy Is married to his college sweetheart Daphni who he met though College Republicans. Jimmy and Daphni are the proud parents of two sons, Solomon & Silas.
Kimber Daniel, Ph.D.
Executive Director, ESVEEP
Kimber is a 5th generation Texan and the great-great granddaughter of John Arnot who at age eighteen (18) took a ship from Scotland to work on the LX Ranch which bordered the JA/Goodnight ranch. He was the first Cattle Brand Inspector in the State of Texas. When traveling through the Texas Panhandle you will find Arnot Rd off of Interstate 40, as well as a historical marker which is a bit off the Canadian River on Hwy 287 that talks about her Grandaddy Arnot. Over the last forty (40) years she has honed her skills in: Strategic Planning, Project Management, Grant Writing, Fund Development, Volunteer Recruitment and Management, Board Training as well as Customer Service training. She presented Stress Management for 350 people at NASA, and Conoco Phillips for employees at the refinery. In a period of twenty-four (24) months she raised 1.2 million dollars and over a three (3) year period she raised 4.5 million dollars to bring a non-profit back in the black. Her greatest strength is analyzing and recognizing areas which need improvement and creating a plan of action and strategies to maximize and build positive results She has been active in her community by serving as President of AMBUCS and being honored as AMBUC of the Year, as a board member of The Association of Fundraising Professionals, Hands on Achievement Autism Board, Epilepsy Foundation of Texas, Girl Scouts, Harley Owners Group and has served as an ambassador for local Chamber and Hispanic Chambers of Commerce. Kimber has a PhD in Organizational Management and certifications from the Grantsmanship Center, FEMA, CPR/First Aide/AED through the American Heart Association and is certified in Advancing Philanthropy. Her hobbies include spending time with her husband Pat, watching and attending professional baseball and football games, reading, traveling and hanging out with their five (5) grand-dogs and her two (2) fur-babies at home.