Meet Our Staff

lisa-headshotLisa B. Nelson

Chief Executive Officer
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Lisa B. Nelson was named Chief Executive Officer on July 30, 2014. Before joining ALEC, Nelson served as Managing Partner of Ulysses Consulting where she provided counsel to nonprofits and associations on coalition building and marketing development. Previously, Nelson served as the Head of Government Relations, Americas for Visa, Inc.; Senior Vice President for External Relations, AOL Time Warner; Public Affairs Liaison to House Speaker Newt Gingrich; and as Executive Director of GOPAC.

Policy

Amy Kjose Anderson
Director, Task Force on Civil Justice
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Michael Bowman
Senior Director, Policy and Strategic Initiatives
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Seth Cooper
Amicus Counsel

Michael Hough
ALEC Resident Fellow
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John Eick
Director, Task Force on Energy, Environment, and Agriculture
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William Freeland
Research Analyst, Task Force on Tax and Fiscal Policy
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Karla Jones
Director, Task Force on International and Federal Relations
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Theodore Lafferty
Legal Research Analyst, Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
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Briana Mulder
Policy and Intern Manager
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Sean Riley
Director, Task Force on Health and Human Services
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Jon Russell
Director, American City County Exchange
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Lindsay Russell
Director, Task Force on Education
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Kati Siconolfi
Manager, Task Force on Tax and Fiscal Policy
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Cara Sullivan
Director, Task Force on Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development and Justice Performance Project
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Jonathan Williams
Senior Task Force Director, Task Force on Tax and Fiscal Policy
Director, Center for State Fiscal Reform
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Ben Wilterdink
Research Analyst, Task Force on Tax and Fiscal Policy
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Communications and Public Affairs

Bill Meierling
Senior Director, Communications and Public Affairs
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Ashley Varner
Director, Strategic Communications
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Molly Fuhs
Manager, Media and Public Relations
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Jordan Conrad
Manager, Online Community and Engagement
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Membership and Development

Jeff Lambert
Senior Director of Membership and Development
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Sarah McManamon
Director of Events
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Marie Vulaj
Director of Nonprofit and Corporate Relations
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Laurel Buckley
Director of Development and Midwestern Relations
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Courtney Cook
Coordinator of Events
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Spencer Chretien
Coordinator of Membership Services
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Administration

Lisa Bowen
Senior Director, Finance and Administration
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Genneya Briscoe
Manager, Finance and Administration
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Jose ‘Pepe’ Fernandez
Office Manager
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Ngan Nguyen
Legislative Study, Registration Account Specialist
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