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Joanne Thompson Skidmore

Chief Strategist

Ms. Skidmore is the Chief Strategist of Campaign Creative Group, and founder and principal of 20/10 Concepts, a Nashville based public policy think tank. She has two decades of experience in strategy and fundraising in the political, corporate, entertainment and non-profit sectors.

A lifelong Political Scientist, JoAnne has completed extensive research of constituent issues, public policy and candidate platforms. She has collaborated efforts with leaders in both public and private sectors.

JoAnne is an American born in Bangkok, Thailand. She is a lifelong resident of the greater Nashville area and 7th generation Tennessean.

She has served in various capacities on local, state and national political campaigns, served as a surrogate and facilitated fundraisers, including Lamar Alexander, the late Fred Thompson, Bill Frist, George W. Bush, John McCain, Donald J. Trump, Bill Ketron, Marsha Blackburn and Beth Harwell among many others.

JoAnne has held several roles in the Republican Party including Executive Director of the Rutherford County GOP and Vice Treasurer, 2nd Vice President of the Republican Women of Rutherford County, and Treasurer of the 2015 Tennessee Federation of Republican Women’s Bi-Annual Convention. She has chaired the TFRW Women in Business since 2014.

JoAnne’s Non-Political work includes facilitating and assisting many innovations and business development in healthcare, real estate, insurance and entertainment. Those innovations include the first laser assisted lithotripsy in Tennessee, the very first laser assisted artificial cornea transplant and the Corneal Fellowship of Dr. Ming Wang with the University of Tennessee School of Medicine.

JoAnne attended Middle Tennessee State University and holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Excelsior. JoAnne is a National Partner of Women Impacting Public Policy. She’s been recognized by Who’s Who Among Women in Business and The Honor Society. She holds membership in the American Association of Political Consultants, the American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives and American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery.

JoAnne and her family reside in Murfreesboro where her ancestors settled around 1796 and her great-grandfather served two terms as Sheriff.

Christian Hidalgo

Creative Director

Mr. Hidalgo is our Creative Director. He has spent the over three decades in the design and advertising industry as well as over two decades as an entrepreneur. His extensive experience in developing creative solutions for clients from many different industries gives him the edge our candidates need to reach their target market.

As a trained graphic designer, he has directed dozens of advertising, marketing and public relations campaigns over the last 25+ years. He has worked in a variety of industries for a variety of clients including large music labels, international publishers, restaurant chains, banks, museum exhibits and local small businesses.

Christian has worked on campaigns through several election cycles, ranging from city council to U.S. Senate. He has been active in Conservative/Republican politics for many years. The first time he was able to vote, he voted for Reagan and has been a conservative ever since.

Christian has traveled extensively doing missions work and filming documentaries all over the world and in the U.S. His travels and experiences from England, Israel, Africa, China, Mexico and Haiti—have produced a deep love and appreciation for the United States of America. He has won 5 International Film Festival Awards for documentary filmmaking.

He enjoys being able to make a living while being creative. His involvement in the design aspect of a client’s campaign doesn’t end with the graphics. His creative efforts often involve everything from developing slogans, headlines, designing logos and websites, producing videos and event planning, etc..

Christian was born in Atlanta, but raised in Tennessee, where he currently lives with his wife Jennifer and their son Jack. He received his commercial graphic design training at the Art Institute of Atlanta and his undergraduate degree at UT Chattanooga.

Christians specialties include creative direction, branding, graphic design, web design, campaign strategies, public relations, event planning, photography, illustration and video production.