Executive Board

Chad Cohen


Chad Cohen is the Founder and President of Lone Wolf Oil Co., LLC, an oil and gas company engaged in the acquisition of mineral and royalty interests in the Permian Basin. Before founding Lone Wolf in 2014, he worked for two years as a landman at a privately-held exploration and production company based in Dallas.

Outside of business, Chad has served as President of Dallas County Young Republicans since 2019. Dallas County Young Republicans has grown into the largest, most active Young Republicans chapter in the State of Texas, and one of the largest Young Republicans chapters in the entire country. With over 1,000 dues-paying members, DYR is a dynamic, rapidly-growing group of young people committed to effecting real, conservative change in the community.

He received his BBA in Finance with a Specialization in Alternative Asset Management from the Cox School of Business at SMU, where he graduated magna cum laude and was a Hunt Scholar.  While at SMU, he served as President of SMU College Republicans for three years. A lifelong native of Dallas, he is a graduate of Trinity Christian Academy in Addison.

Heath Bell

Vice Chair

From Fredericksburg, Heath Bell is a Solar Contractor and Installer with a BSc in Plant and Soil Science concentrating in Local Food and Wine Production.

Heath was a founding member of the Gillespie County Young Republicans, serving as its Vice President from its start in May 2021 until he was unanimously elected its President in January 2022, where he continues to serve today. The Gillespie YRs has grown to be one of the most active clubs in the state, having won Small Club of the Year in 2023 and having numerous members serving within the Gillespie Republican Party.

Heath has served as Credentials Committee Chair for the Gillespie Republican Party, currently serves as Precinct 3 Chair, and one sentence from a Resolution he wrote even made its way into the RPT Platform (part of plank 268)! Heath also serves as Club Development Director for the YRT.

Ashleigh Leathers


Originally from California, Ashleigh graduated from Menlo School and University of San Diego. She sits on the USD Board of Directors and is VP for the Dallas Alumni chapter. In college she was a chaplain and involved in the college republican club. She also served as the Vice President of Public Affairs for the Junior League of Orange County.

Ashleigh has been involved in human trafficking awareness for fourteen years. She has a background in event planning and is currently serving as the Director of Social Activities for Dallas Young Republicans.

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