Meet Our Staff

lisa-headshotLisa B. Nelson
Chief Executive Officer
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Lisa B. Nelson is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Legislative Exchange Council, the largest nonpartisan, voluntary membership organization of state legislators in the United States dedicated to the principles of limited government, free markets and federalism.

Before joining ALEC, 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
Vice President, Policy and Strategic Initiatives
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Bartlett Cleland
Director, Task Force on Communications and Technology
Vice President, Center for Innovation and Technology
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Seth Cooper
Amicus Counsel

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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Jonathon Hauenschild
Legislative Analyst
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Brian Hawkins
Policy Coordinator
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Michael Hough
Director, Task Force on Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development and Justice Performance Project
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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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Jon Russell
Director, American City County Exchange
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Lindsay Russell
Director, Task Force on Education
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Kati Siconolfi
Legislative Manager, Task Force on Tax and Fiscal Policy
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Daniel Turner
Legislative Analyst

Jonathan Williams
Vice President, Center for State Fiscal Reform
Director, Task Force on Tax and Fiscal Policy
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Ben Wilterdink
Research Manager, Task Force on Tax and Fiscal Policy
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Communications and Public Affairs

Bill Meierling
Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs
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Christine Phipps
Director, Art and Creative
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Ashley Varner
Director, Strategic Communications
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Molly Fuhs
Director, Media and Public Relations
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Shana Sally
Coordinator, Media and Public Affairs
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Rek LeCounte
Manager, Digital Media
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Membership and Development

Jeff Lambert
Vice President, Membership and Development
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Sarah McManamon
Director, Events
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Marie Vulaj
Director, Nonprofit and Corporate Relations
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Laurel Buckley
Director, Development and Midwestern Relations
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Courtney Cook
Coordinator, Events
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Spencer Chretien
Coordinator, Membership Services
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Alex McGee
Development Coordinator
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Administration

Lisa Bowen
Vice President, 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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Jimmy Wall
Executive Assistant to the CEO
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