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ALEC Staff

About ALEC

ALEC is corporate bill mill. It is not just a lobby or a front group; it is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, corporations hand state legislators their wishlists to benefit their bottom line. Corporations fund almost all of ALEC's operations. They pay for a seat on ALEC task forces where corporate lobbyists and special interest reps vote with elected officials to approve “model” bills. ALEC legislative leaders are tasked with a duty to get the bills introduced and passed; ALEC members introduce the bills in statehouses as their own brilliant ideas—without disclosing that corporations pre-voted on them with politicians behind closed doors at ALEC resort meetings. ALEC boasts that it has over 1,000 of these bills introduced by legislative members every year, and more than 20% become legally binding. ALEC describes itself as a “unique,” “unparalleled” and “unmatched” organization. It might be right. It is as if a state legislature had been reconstituted, yet corporations had pushed the people out the door. Learn more at the Center for Media and Democracy's ALECexposed.org, and check out breaking news on our PRWatch.org site.


Staff of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) as of 2011 include:[1]

Scheberle became executive director in January 2010. As stated in his biography on the ALEC website, he is "Chairman Emeritus of ALEC’s Private Enterprise Board. He has been an active private sector member of ALEC for over 25 years, serving as Private Enterprise Board National Chairman from 1988 to 1994 and as a member of ALEC’s Private Enterprise Board of Directors continuously since."[2]

Scheberle is also a "senior consultant" at Bingham Consulting Group -- the lobbying arm of Bingham McCutchen, a global law firm that represents corporate clients.[3]

Policy Department

Public Affairs Department

Events & Meetings Department

  • Chaz Cirame - Senior Director, Membership and Meetings
  • Ngan Nguyen - Legislative Study, Registration Account Specialist

Membership Department

  • Chaz Cirame - Senior Director, Membership and Meetings
  • Danielle Muckley - Manager, Member Relations
  • Rob Shrum - Director, Corporate and Non-Profit Relations

Administration Department

  • Lisa Bowen - Senior Director, Finance and Administration

Former Staff

This list is not complete:

  • Chris Atkins - Director of the Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force[6]
  • Sandy Liddy Bourne - former Director of Legislation and Policy, Director of the Natural Resources Task Force, and advisor to ALEC’s Homeland Security Working Group[6][11]
  • A. Lining Burnet, Development/Programs[7][12][9]
  • Lori Drummer - former Director of the Education Task Force[6]
  • Catherine Ellis - Director of the Criminal Justice Task Force[6]
  • Jim Frogue - former Director of the Health and Human Services Task Force[6] and Director of Programs[10][11]
  • Brian Garst - Former ALEC Policy Research Intern (September 2009 – December 2009) (4 months)[13]
  • Morgan Long - Director of the Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force[6]
  • Megan Lott - former Senior Director of Membership and Meetings
  • Trevor Martin - former Director of the Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force, and Director of the Trade and Transportation Task Force[6]
  • Lee McVaugh, Director of Recruiting[8]
  • Karen Miller, Director of Task Forces[8]
  • John Shanahan, Director of Policy[7]
  • Daniel Simmons - former Director of the Natural Resources Task Force
  • Alan B. Smith - former Executive Director (February 2008 - December 2009)
  • Audrey Ward - former Exhibit Coordinator of Events and Meetings
  • David Wargin - former Director of Public Affairs[9][10]

1999

The following former staff list is from about 1999, compiled by the Clearinghouse on Environmental Advocacy and Research.[15] Additional sources of information are footnoted individually:

  • Samuel Brunelli, Executive Director
  • Tim Beauchemin, Legislation & Policy
  • Kristin Becker, Legislation & Policy
  • Ross Bell, Legislation & Policy
  • Lee McVaugh, Legislation & Policy
  • Karen O'Brien, Legislation & Policy
  • Greg Smith, Legislation & Policy
  • Daniel Denning, Executive Director
  • Lane Dolly, Administration
  • Beverlee Lee, Administration[7]
  • Steve Walker, Administration
  • Denise Winston, Administration
  • Jose Fernandez, Administration
  • Gina Abubakar, Administration
  • George Rasley, Development
  • A. Lining Burnet, Development/Programs[7][12]
  • Kerry Jackson, Public Affairs
  • Carolyn Fallis, Public Affairs
  • Brad Boutilier, Membership & Conferences
  • Dennis Bartlett, Membership & Conferences
  • Harolyn Jubar, Membership & Conferences
  • John Cart, Legislation & Policy
  • Christine Hall, Legislation & Policy
  • Andy Madden, Legislation & Policy
  • Julie Sells, Legislation & Policy
  • Tammy Johnson, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Task Force
  • Michael J. Flynn, Director of Policy[12][8]
  • J. Gary Barrett, Director of Membership[12][8]

Contractors

  • Lang Group Chartered, CPA[7]

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References

  1. American Legislative Exchange Council, "Meet our Staff," organization website, accessed July 1, 2011
  2. American Legislative Exchange Council, "Ron Scheberle," organization biography, accessed July 1, 2011
  3. Bingham Consulting Group LLC, Ronald F. Scheberle, firm biography, accessed July 11, 2011
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  5. American Legislative Exchange Council, 2011 Conference Sponsors, conference brochure on file with CMD, August 11, 2011
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 American Legislative Exchange Council, ADVISORY: ALEC’S POLICY EXPERTS AVAILABLE, organizational website archived at archive.org, captured June 1, 2006
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 American Legislative Exchange Council, Form 990, form filed with the IRS and available from Guidestar.org, May 14, 1999
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 American Legislative Exchange Council, 2000 Form 990, form filed with the IRS and available via Guidestar.org, April 26, 2001
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 American Legislative Exchange Council, 2001 Form 990, form filed with the IRS and available via Guidestar.org, April 24, 2002
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 American Legislative Exchange Council, 2002 Form 990, form filed with the IRS and available via Guidestar.org, June 27, 2003
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 American Legislative Exchange Council, 2003 Form 990, form filed with the IRS and available via Guidestar.org, June 13, 2004
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 American Legislative Exchange Council, 1999 Form 990, form filed with the IRS and available via Guidestar.org, June 31, 2000
  13. LinkedIn Profile of Brian Garst, accessed July 27, 2011
  14. Ashcroft Group, Andrew Schauder, lobbying firm biography, accessed September 1, 2011
  15. Clearinghouse on Environmental Advocacy and Research, project of the Environmental Working Group, Information on American Legislative Exchange Council, archived organizational profile, archived by Wayback Machine December 2, 2000, accessed August 19, 2011

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