Executive Staff – Americans for a Free Republic

NH-smNelson Hultberg is a freelance writer in Dallas, TX, a graduate of Beloit College in Wisconsin, and the Executive Director of Americans for a Free Republic. His articles have appeared in publications such as The Dallas Morning News, the San Antonio Express-News, The American Conservative, Insight, The Freeman, Liberty, and on numerous websites such as The Daily Bell, Right Side News, and Financial Sense. He is the author of The Golden Mean: Libertarian Politics, Conservative Values (2013), Breaking the Demopublican Monopoly (2007), and Why We Must End the Income Tax and the IRS (1995). For several years in the 1990s, he worked with Citizens for an Alternative Tax System out of Washington, D.C. promoting repeal of the federal income tax. In 1998, he was featured along with Congressmen Bill Archer, Dick Armey, and Billy Tauzin in Texas Business magazine as one of Texas’ leading tax reformers (“Texas Tea Party,” May-June 1998).


Gerard Fitzgerald serves as the President of Americans for a Free Republic. He has enjoyed a highly prosperous career in the field of advertising for over 35 years in Las Vegas, Nevada. Semi-retired at present, he owned his own company (Domad, Inc.) for many years and served as the Director of Advertising for Argent Corporation’s Stardust, Hacienda and Freemont Hotels. For 12 years he was the advertising director and close confidant of the famous entertainer Rodney Dangerfield. He handled “out of state promotions” for the state of Nevada throughout North America, and in 1994 he ran on the Republican Party ticket for the Nevada State Legislature. He started life as an ardent Republican, but gradually came to realize the corrupt nature of all politics that tries to run the American economy from Washington. He describes himself as a “Goldwater conservative without the bellicose foreign policy.”


Frank Baumgartner is the owner and CEO of Osiris Gold Inc. in Denver, Colorado and the Project Coordinator of Americans for a Free Republic. For all of his adult life, Mr. Baumgartner has been an exemplar of the entrepreneurial spirit that built this country, holding positions of ownership in several highly successful corporations, such as Phoenix Aviation Inc., XL Drilling Company Inc., and Jupiter Corporation. He served in the 25th Division Army Artillery during the Korean War. In 1965, he was a member of the famous Arnold Heim Geological Expedition to Greenland. A graduate of Clark University and a history buff for many decades, he is a staunch libertarian-conservative patriot who is naturally alarmed with the statist direction of America under the influence of Demopublican political control.