ALEC Staff

ALEC Executives

A vibrant team of experienced leaders, with Lisa B. Nelson at the helm, guide day-to-day ALEC staff operations.

Lisa B. Nelson

Chief Executive Officer

Lisa Bowen

Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Operations and Administration

Courtney Cook

Vice President, Events

Michael Bowman

President, ALEC Action

Bartlett Cleland

Counsel and Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer

Bill Meierling

Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, External Relations and Strategic Partnerships

Bill Ashworth

Vice President, Public Affairs and Engagement

Lee Schalk

Vice President, Policy

Marie Vulaj

Vice President, Partnerships and Engagement

Jonathan Williams

Executive Vice President, Policy and ALEC Chief Economist

ALEC Staff

ALEC has an eclectic set of full-time staffers who strive daily to promote limited government, free markets and federalism. Their diverse interests, backgrounds and experiences contribute to an effective team of happy warriors for freedom.

Gretchen Baldau

Director, Commerce, Insurance, and Economic Development

Lourdes Bautista

Analyst, Policy

Jason Bethke

Director, Digital Strategy

Madison Crawley

Events Coordinator

Matthew Fisher

Multimedia Story Producer

Jose Fernandez

Office Manager

Aaron Gillham

Manager, Legislative Membership & Engagement

Andrew Handel

Director, Education and Workforce Development

Jonathon Hauenschild

Director, Communications and Technology Task Force

Karla Jones

Senior Director, Federalism and International Relations Task Force

Sarah Landeene

Director, Nonprofit and Corporate Relations

Jamey Lester

Manager, Development

Nino Marchese

Director, Civil Justice and Criminal Justice

Eli Peterson

Senior Accountant, Finance and Administration

Christine Phipps

Director, Art and Creative

Brooklyn Roberts

Senior Director, Health and Human Services Task Force

Stephen Rupp

Coordinator, Digital Engagement

Nick Stark

Analyst, Policy

Thomas Savidge

Research Manager, Center for State Fiscal Reform

Michael Slabinski

Director, Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development

Gabriella Uli

Manager, Legislative Engagement

Sarah Wall

Manager, Coalitions and Outreach

Andre Cushing

County Commissioner