RNLA Congratulates New Officers

The RNLA is pleased to announce its new officers, elected at its annual Board of Governors meeting earlier this week:

Elliot Berke was elected the new President. Mr. Berke serves as Managing Partner of Berke Farah LLP and previously was a partner and practice group co-chair at McGuireWoods LLP. He has been named by Chambers USA as a "Nationwide Best Lawyer" and by Washingtonian as one of "Washington's Best Lawyers." 

Outgoing RNLA President Larry Levy said: “I am pleased to turn over the office of President to Elliot, a very capable leader, an excellent lawyer, and a good friend. He will ably manage and grow the RNLA during this critical first year of President-elect Trump’s administration.” 

Kimberly Reed was elected the first female Chair of the RNLA. Ms. Reed serves as President of the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation. Recognized as one of the 100 Women Leaders in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), she also is on the Boards of the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s Impact Movement, American Swiss Foundation, and National Coalition for Food and Agriculture Research. 

RNLA Executive Director Michael Thielen said: “I have worked with Kimberly when she was a senior official in the U.S. Treasury Department, counsel to the U.S. Congress, and at RNLA. Her leadership skills and passion for the RNLA, the rule of law, and the advancement of women in the Republican Party will be a tremendous asset to the RNLA.” 

Other new and incumbent officers are:

Manuel Iglesias, First Vice President  

Larry Levy, Vice Chair 

David Bowsher, Vice President for Programming 

Brent A. Bramnick, Vice President for Membership 

Marc Ellinger, Vice President for Finance 

Ronald Hicks, Vice President for Communications 

Eric Lycan, Vice President for Judicial Affairs 

Stefan Passantino, Vice President for DC Operations  

David Warrington, Vice President for Election Education 

Chris Marston, Secretary 

Roger Barth, Treasurer

Politico Influence highlighted the election of Kimberly Reed as first female Chair and Elliot Berke as President in today's edition.