Lisa B. Nelson Joins The American Legislative Exchange Council As Chief Executive Officer
Nelson to advance public-private partnership’s
limited government, free market and federalism priorities
Arlington, Va. (July 8, 2014)—The American Legislative Exchange Council today announced the appointment of Lisa B. Nelson of Ulysses Consulting as the Chief Executive Officer of the nation’s largest nonpartisan, voluntary membership organization of state legislators. Nelson succeeds Executive Director Ron Scheberle as the leader of the public-private partnership supporting limited government, free market and federalism research, study and analysis. Nelson’s appointment is effective July 30, 2014.
Nelson will drive the strategic direction for the American Legislative Exchange Council, working with public and private sector leaders throughout the United States to increase the impact of the organization’s limited government, free market and federalism priorities.
“Lisa’s work in state and national policy, as well as her experience building organizational infrastructure, is a perfect fit for ALEC as the organization strengthens its focus on limited government, free markets and federalism,” said Iowa Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer, ALEC National Chair. “I am excited that as ALEC members work to return decision making to the states, Lisa will provide leadership and direction to the organization and a renewed commitment to finding solutions to challenges facing our states.”
Prior to this appointment, 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.
“I’m enthusiastic to lead the American Legislative Exchange Council and build on its rich history of creating opportunity in states and communities through nonpartisan policy research and analysis,” said Nelson. “At a time when the American people are calling for change, our unique public-private partnership is highly relevant and poised for growth.
Throughout its 40-year history, the American Legislative Exchange Council has been a leading voice in restoring the appropriate balance of power between the states and the federal government.
“Lisa Nelson was a key leader at GOPAC in developing the Contract with America. She is a great leader with a deep public policy interest and a real understanding of innovation. She will greatly enhance ALEC’s ability to serve state legislators,” said Former Speaker Newt Gingrich.
The American Legislative Exchange Council is a nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) organization that focuses on the principles of limited government, free markets and federalism. ALEC facilitates discussion between public and private sector leaders, think tanks and citizen groups and provides nonpartisan policy research, study and analysis.
Nelson is a political science and international relations graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. She and husband David live in McLean, Virginia.
To learn more about the American Legislative Exchange Council, visit www.alec.org.
The American Legislative Exchange Council is the largest nonpartisan, voluntary membership organization of state legislators in the United States. The Council is governed by state legislators who comprise the Board of Directors and is advised by the Private Enterprise Advisory Council, a group of private, foundation and think tank members. For more information about the American Legislative Exchange Council, please visit: www.alec.org.