Board of Directors

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EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

National/appointed members denoted by asterisk (*)

Chairman
PAXTON K. BAKER*
Washington Nationals

Vice Chairman
HON. RODNEY SLATER*
Squire Patton Boggs

Vice Chairman
SHAWN WHITMAN
FMC Corporation

Treasurer
LEE KLUMPP
BDO USA

Secretary
LAURA O'CONNOR
Utah

COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Financial Development
JONATHAN HEAFITZ
Assistant VP, Federal Affairs, PCMA

Program
DR. LINDA MITCHELL
North Mississippi Research & Extension Center

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COL. STEVEN C. ROBERTS, ESQ.*
Founder & President, The Roberts Companies

Congressional Relations
DAVID SCHIAPPA*
Partner, The Duberstein Group

Financial Development
MICHAEL SKAHILL
VP, Government Affairs, Smithfield Foods

BOARD MEMBERS

MERRILL EISENHOWER ATWATER
CEO, People to People International

MARC BAER*
VP, Health Services, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

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EDWARD BLANSITT, III
North Carolina

ROMERO BROWN*
Georgia

ANNE BRUCE
Senior Director, Federal Affairs, Johnson & Johnson

NICK CANNON*
California

EDWARD COHEN
Principal, Lerner Enterprises

ANTHONY CROWELL
Dean & President,
New York Law School

KATHY DIDAWICK
VP, Congressional & Political Affairs, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

THE HONORABLE DEBBIE DINGELL*
U.S. Representative
MI-12

MITCHELL DRAIZIN*
Founder & President, Longview Capital Advisors

LARRY DUNCAN
VP, Government Affairs, Lockheed Martin

JIM DUNN
EVP & System Chief Human Resources Officer, Atrium Health

MELISSA FOXMAN
Director, Federal Government Relations, Entertainment Software Association

BEVERLY GILYARD
Vice President - Federal Strategy, AARP

PATRICK GLIHA
Director, Federal Government Relations, Celgene

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GEORGE GOULD
Washington, DC

RAYMOND HALL
Chief Human Resources Officer, Miller Management Corporation

J. STEVEN HART, ESQ.*
Washington, DC

ERICA WHEELAN HEYSE
National Director, The Congressional Award

JESSE HILL
Director of Regulatory Relations, Edward Jones

THE HONORABLE RICHARD HUDSON*
U.S. Representative
NC-08

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DAVID W. HUNT, ESQ.
Legal Counsel *

THE HONORABLE JOHNNY ISAKSON*
U.S. Senator
Georgia

THE HONORABLE SHEILA JACKSON LEE
U.S. Representative
TX-18

MIKE KELLEY
Vice President, External Affairs, YRC Worldwide

RAYMOND KERINS, JR.
Senior VP & Head of Communications, Government Relations & Policy, Bayer US

BRADLEY KNOX, ESQ.
VP and Counsel, Federal Relations, Aflac

KARLOS LASANE*
VP, Government Relations, Caesars Entertainment

CHRISTOPHER LEAHY
VP, National Government Relations & Regulatory Affairs, Intuit

MATEO MAGDALENO*
Chief Education Officer, IDQ Group

THE HONORABLE
JOE MANCHIN*
U.S. Senator
West Virginia

LANCE MANGUM
Staff Vice President, Government Affairs, FedEx Corporation

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MICHAEL PITTS*
Wisconsin

MOLLY RYAN
Head of Government Affairs and Advocacy, Otsuka America Pharmaceutical Inc.

VANESSA SINDERS
SVP, Federal Legislative Affairs, Charter Communications

CHRIS SPEAR
President & CEO, American Trucking Associations

KIM TALLEY*
Community Relations Director, G2 Secure Staff, LLC

CHILING TONG*
President & CEO, National ACE

KELSEY TROY
EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer, KinderCare Education

JASON VAN PELT*
Executive Vice President, Crossroads Strategies

RITA VASWANI*
VP & Relationship Manager, Nevada State Bank

KATHRYN WEEDEN*
Virginia

BEN ZANDI
President & CEO, Fraport USA

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

SIMEON BANISTER
VP, Programs, Rochester Area Community Foundation

SKIP BRAZIEL
VP, State Regulation & Legislation, American Institute of CPAs

DAVID FALK
Founder, F.A.M.E.

DR. LARRY GREEN
Maryland

ADRIAN HARPOOL
Principal, Adrian Harpool Associates

DR. BRIAN JOHNSON
President & CEO, Advance Higher Ed

BETH ANN RUOFF
Washington, DC

SANYIN SIANG
Executive Director, Coach K Leadership and Ethics Center, Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business

WILL STUTE
Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

BRUCE WALKER
Associate Director, DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music & Entertainment