About Neil Volz
Neil Volz serves as the Deputy Director of FRRC and has more than 25 years of experience working as a public servant and community advocate. This includes work as the Chief of Staff for a Member of Congress and Staff Director for a full Congressional Committee, as well as the Outreach Director for one of the fastest growing Churches in the country. He ran a homeless shelter, worked as the program director for a leading Non-Profit Organization that housed formerly homeless veterans and served as the Chair of the Homeless Coalition in Lee County, Florida.
Additionally, Volz’s career includes working as an entrepreneur, leading numerous social and media campaigns and successfully representing clients as a lobbyist at two top 100 law firms. Before joining FRRC, Volz worked for a leading homeless services and drug and alcohol addiction ministry program in Southwest Florida.
While in Washington, Volz helped negotiate and secure passage of the Help America Vote Act, which has improved voting accessibility and accuracy for millions of people. He is the former President of the Board of Directors for Be the Light, an anti-human trafficking organization, and also served on the board for the Freedom and Virtue Institute and Habitat for Humanity of Lee, Hendry and Glades County. Volz is the author of the book “Into the Sun” and speaks to local, state and federal organizations about his work on Amendment 4 in Florida, and the experiences that led to and followed his felony conviction. He is a former guest lecturer at the U.S. Naval Academy, was named a “Top Hired Gun” in The Hill Newspaper’s annual list of top lobbyists and named to Roll Call Newspaper’s List of “50 Most Powerful Capitol Hill Staffers” numerous times during his career on Capitol Hill.
Volz received his Bachelor of Sciences degree from The Ohio State University. He currently lives in Fort Myers, Florida, with his wife, Pam.