After an explosive and divisive primary season, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus decreed the national convention to be a place of unity. After all, bringing together the divided factions of the Republican Party was the only chance Donald Trump would have of achieving a victory in November. This convention needed to be a graceful extension of goodwill from Trump and the RNC to the grassroots. But much like 2012, it quickly descended into a hostile reje...
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Follower of Jesus, Husband of 1, Dad of 3, Blogger, Communications & Social Media Consultant and Manager
Shane Vander Hart is the founder and President of 4:15 Communications, a social media and communications consulting and management firm specializing in social media account creation, social media strategy audits, blog creation and management, social media account management, online written content for websites, blog content, public relations, and press release distribution.
Shane has 20 years of working in non-profit organizations, and ten years of experience with public relations, community networking, social media marketing, and blogging. He is also an experienced public speaker and trainer. In 2006 he launched Caffeinated Thoughts, a popular Christian conservative online news site that provides news and commentary on culture, current events, faith and politics.
Shane is a native of Des Moines, IA. He has worked in Florida, Ohio, and Indiana before moving back to Des Moines, Iowa. Shane has been married for 19 years and has three teenage children.
Shane was recently recognized by Campaigns & Elections Magazine as one of the top political influencers in Iowa.
Follower of Jesus, husband to one, father of three.
Journalism Education, 1990 - 1992
Trinity International University
Youth Ministry/Biblical Studies, 1992 - 1995
Blogger, Communications & Social Media Consulting/Management
4:15 Communications, LLC
President, 2012 - present
Founder & Editor-in-Chief, 2006 - present
American Principles Project
Communications Director - Preserve Innocence, 2010 - present
Serve Our Youth Network
Director of Ministries & Volunteer Development, 2002 - 2012
Pleasant Hill, IA - West Des Moines, IA - Valparaiso, IN - Chardon, OH - Middlefield, OH - Miami, FL - Bannockburn, IL