Steven A. Castleton is a Philanthropist and Internet Strategist who has consulted on numerous Political, Fortune 500 Internet Campaigns and not-for profit fundraising projects.
When Steve became the Internet Consultant for the Center for Individual Freedom, their email list totaled 35,000 subscribers; their list now has over 250,000 subscribers. When Steve became the Internet Consultant for GOPUSA.com in 2006 their email subscriber list totaled 250,000; since that time it grew to over 1.2 million subscribers.
He has also assisted Liberty Alliance in building the email subscriber listings for Vision2America from 25,000 to over 700,000, and PatriotUpdate from 50,000 to over 800,000. He has also built ThePoliticalInsider.com, which ran more paid political emails from Labor Day till Election Day 2010 than any other Republican leaning website; it has grown to over 850,000 subscribers strong since it launched in June 2010 with an initial 150,000 subscribers.
Steve most recently worked on building the email subscriber listing for the USO and is also the Internet Fundraising Consultant for the USO, a service he performs on a pro bono basis.
In the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 Terrorist attacks, he was the coordinator for New York Blood Services in the collection of relief supplies on Long Island. Castleton supervised the collection of donations which resulted in 40 truckloads of supplies being brought to “Ground Zero.” Castleton, in the days immediately after the attacks, went with the supplies and personally distributed some of them to the relief workers on the grounds of the World Trade Center.
Steve was also the Event Organizer and On-site Director for the Houston Texans/NFL 1st Annual Military Appreciation Day which will was held on October 25, 2009. His duties on that day included coordination of activities for Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush along with the “live satellite feeds” from Basra, Iraq and numerous other logistics. In 2010 Steve performed the same duties for the Houston Texan’s 2nd Annual Military Appreciation Day.
In 2012, Steve will again be the director of all on-field and satellite activities for the New York Mets 5th annual Military Appreciation Day which will benefit the USO.
Since its inception in 2003 through 2010, Steve had been the primary Internet Consultant for the annual Sean Hannity Freedom Concerts. He has been previously recognized by Freedom Alliance to receive their “Volunteer of the Year” Award. Steve was previously awarded with a Certificate of Appreciation from the United States Army Recruiting Command for his work in support of the troops and their families.
Steve was the Recipient of The American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) 2010 Campaign Excellence Award for Internet Fundraiser of the Year. Hailed as the “Oscars of Political Advertising” the Pollies represents those engaged in the business of politics. The AAPC, founded in 1969, is a nonpartisan organization of political professionals. He is the Managing Partner of ThePoliticalInsider.com which is one of the fastest growing Political news websites on the Internet.
Steve was also a member of The Board of Directors of The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island.
Steve has also done numerous interviews for organizations including Fox News, Money Magazine, Campaign and Elections Magazine, The Des Moines Register, and The New York Times.
Steve has previously been designated a COI (Center Of Influence) by the United States Army.
Steve has 2 sons and a daughter-in-law in the US Army.