Leadership

Executive Committee

Chair
Marc Ellinger
Jefferson City, MO

President and Executive Director
Michael B. Thielen
Washington, D.C.

 

Co-Chair
Patricia J. Paoletta*
Washington, D.C.

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First Vice President
Thomas E. Wheeler
Indianapolis, IN

Please note: For all media inquiries about the RNLA, please contact Communications Director Catherine Mortensen.

 

Committee Chairs

Vice President for Communications: Christopher M. Marston,* Alexandria, VA
Vice President for Election Education: Trevor Stanley, Washington, D.C.
Vice President for Judicial Affairs: John Fogarty, Chicago, IL
Vice President for Membership: Kevin Hanratty, New York
Vice President for Programming: David Bowsher, Birmingham, AL
Vice President for Washington, D.C. Operations: Darby Thorne, Washington, D.C.

The RNLA encourages its members to volunteer for one of these committees. For more information on each committee, please e-mail the Vice President or contact the RNLA at [email protected].

Treasurer
Roger Barth, Washington, D.C.

Secretary
Ben Gibson, Tallahassee, FL 

General Counsel
Lowell Pearson, Jefferson City, MO

Founding Chairman 
The Late Robert J. Horn, Washington, D.C.

 

Board of Governors:

Roger Barth, Washington, D.C.
David Bowsher, Birmingham, AL
Craig Burkhardt, Washington, D.C.
Erin Clark, Washington, D.C.
Michael Columbo, San Rafael, CA
Troy Cumings, Lansing, MI
Marc Ellinger,* Jefferson City, MO
John Fogarty, Chicago, IL
Ben Gibson, Tallahassee, FL 
Kyle Gilster, Nebraska
Chris Gober,* Austin, TX
Lee Goodman, Washington, D.C.
Tyler Green, Utah
Brenda Hankins, Alexandria, VA
Kevin Hanratty, New York
Manuel Iglesias, Miami, FL
Linda Knight, Nashville, TN
Kory Langhofer, Phoenix, AZ
R. Reid Lebeau II, St. Paul, MN
Joy Lee, Charlotte, NC
Michael Levine, San Diego, CA
Eric Lycan, Kentucky
Christopher M. Marston,* Alexandria, VA
Audrey Perry Martin, Sacramento, CA
Patricia Paoletta, Washington, D.C.
Lowell Pearson, Jefferson City, MO
Matthew Petersen, Washington, D.C. 
Lindsey Melody Specht, Washington, D.C.
Charlie Spies, Washington, D.C. 
Trevor Stanley, Washington, D.C.
Michael B. Thielen, Washington, D.C.
Philip Thomas, North Carolina
Darby Thorne, Washington, D.C.
Mike Wakefield, Washington, D.C.
David Warrington, Washington, D.C.
Thomas E. Wheeler, Indianapolis, IN

Advisory Council:

Co-Chair: The Honorable Edwin Meese III, Washington, D.C.
Benjamin T. Barr, Chicago, IL 
Charles Bell,* Sacramento, CA
Christopher Bortz,* Batavia, OH
F Keats Boyd,* Mashpee, MA 
Mark Caruso,* Albuquerque, NM 
Austin Cromack,* Arlington, VA
W. Stuart Dornette, Cincinnati, OH
Thaddeus Drummond, Cherry Hill, NJ
Donald G. Ezzell, Denver, CO*
Stephen Fuller, Johns Creek, GA
Kathleen Gallagher, Pittsburgh, PA
David Gelman, Cherry Hill, NJ
Chris Gober,* Austin, TX
Bzii Gonzales, San Francisco, CA
Tim Griffin, Little Rock, AR
Christopher J. Gunther, Upper Brookville, NY
Brenda Hankins*, Alexandria, VA
James Harris, Washington, D.C. 
Larry Hass, New York, NY
Rachel Palmer Hooper, Houston, TX
Bradford Hughes,* Los Angeles, CA
Mike Hurst,* Brandon, MS
Linda Knight, Nashville, TN
Thomas Lane,* Arlington, VA
R. Reid Lebeau II, St. Paul, MN
Joy Lee, Washington, D.C.
Jon Lieberman, West Chester, OH
Katie Manger, Rye, NY
Brian Mezger, Potomac, MD
David Miller, Wichita, KS
Eileen J. O'Connor, Bethesda, MD
William J. Palatucci, New York, NY
Devan N. Patel, Washington, D.C.
Lowell Pearson, Jefferson City, MO
Terry Reed, Buckhannon, WV
Raquel Rodriguez, Miami, FL
Charlie Spies, Washington, D.C. 
Trevor Stanley, Washington, D.C.
Patrick Sylvester, Wilmette, IL
Vincent Russo, Atlanta, GA
Jonathan L. Snare, Washington, D.C.
Jesse Vazquez,* Washington, D.C.
Beverly Weiss Manne, Pittsburgh, PA
Samuel Wright, Marlin, TX
Joanne Young,* Washington, D.C.

 

*Denotes RNLA Life Members

 

 

RNLA Staff:

Michael B. Thielen, Executive Director

Elizabeth El-Rassy, Programming Director & Associate Counsel

Anna Dean, Membership Director

Catherine Mortensen, Communications Director

Lauren McCarthy, Counsel