Wendell Moore has been involved in public policy and governmental organization work for over four decades, starting when he joined U.S. Congressman Robin Beard’s staff as a legislative intern in 1980. While on Capitol Hill, he served as the legislative director to U.S. Congressman John Duncan, Jr. and later as the legislative director to U.S. Congressman Don Sundquist. In addition to his experience on Capitol Hill, Wendell has served in the federal level Executive Branch as an appointee for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, in the state level as principal deputy and chief of staff to Tennessee Governor Don Sundquist and in numerous political campaigns. He is also the former deputy to the chairman of the Republican National Committee. Additionally, Wendell cofounded the Red Hot & Blue barbecue restaurant chain and served as executive director of the Isaac Hayes Foundation. In addition, he served as Tennessee co-chair of the 2008 John McCain Presidential campaign.