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ALEC "Private Enterprise" Board of Directors

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This page contains a list of current and former members of what the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) now calls its Private Enterprise Advisory Council, formerly known as the Private Enterprise Board of Directors.

About ALEC
ALEC is a 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. Learn more at the Center for Media and Democracy's ALECexposed.org, and check out breaking news on our PRWatch.org site.

2018 Board Members

Private Enterprise Advisory Council as of Sept 2018:[1]

Former

2015 Board Members

Private Enterprise Advisory Council as of August 2015:[3]

2014 Board Members

Private Enterprise Advisory Council as of November 2014:[5]

2013 Members

Private Enterprise Advisory Council as of March 2013:[7]

National Chairman - Steve Seale, SAP America

Vice Chair - Bill Carmichael, American Bail Coalition

Private Enterprise Council Members

Former Members

  • Ken Freeman - US Government Relations Manager, Exxon Mobile. (Bloomberg cited "a disagreement over climate-change policy" in the news-breaking story as the reason for Exxon not renewing their membership in 2018.[8]
  • Don Bohn - Vice President of State Government Affairs, Johnson & Johnson (J&J announced it would "suspend" its ALEC membership June 12, 2012[9])
  • Maggie Sans - Vice President of Public Affairs & Government Relations, Wal-Mart Stores (former Secretary[10]) (Wal-Mart announced May 31, 2012, that it was "suspending" its membership in ALEC[11]
  • Teresa Jennings - State Government Affairs Team Leader, Reed Elsevier, Inc.: Reed Elsevier announced on April 12, 2012, that it had resigned its board seat and dropped its ALEC membership "after considering the broad range of criticism being leveled at ALEC"[12]
  • Derek Crawford - Vice President of Government Affairs, Kraft Foods, Inc.: Kraft Foods announced it would leave ALEC April 5, 2012[13]
  • Bernie McKay - Vice President of Government Affairs, Intuit, Inc.: told CMD April 5, 2012 that it had declined to renew ALEC membership[14]
  • Gene Rackley - Director of Public Affairs & Government Relations, Coca-Cola Refreshments: Coca-Cola announced on April 4, 2012, that it had “elected to discontinue its membership with” ALEC.[15]

2012

The following is a list of the Private Enterprise Board from 2012. Some members are still active. (See 2013 Members).

2010

2009

2004

The following is the list of "Private Enterprise Board" members from ALEC's 2003 Form 990, reflective of mid-2004:[21]

2003

The following is the list of "Private Enterprise Board" members from ALEC's 2002 Form 990, reflective of mid-2003:[22]

2002

The following is the list of "Private Enterprise Board" members from ALEC's 2001 Form 990, reflective of early 2002:[23]

  • Michael Morgan (Director of Public and Government Affairs, Koch Industries), Ex-Officio Member of Board of Directors and Chairman, Private Enterprise Board
  • Harry Winters (Vice President, United Parcel Service (UPS)), First Vice Chairman
  • Les Goldberg (Vice President, American Express), Second Vice Chairman
  • Pete Poynter (Manager of Government Affairs, BellSouth Corporation), Treasurer
  • Edward D. Failor, Sr. (President, Iowans for Tax Relief (related to the National Taxpayers Union)), Secretary
  • Allen E. Auger (Director of State Government Affairs, Coors Brewing Company), Immediate Past Chairman
  • Ronald Scheberle (Assistant Vice President of Government Relations, Verizon), Chairman Emeritus
  • Richard H. Bagger (Senior Vice President of Government Relations, Pfizer Inc., and New Jersey state legislator)
  • Jane Cahill (Vice President of External Relations, PG&E National Energy Group)
  • Marie Chelli (Director of Public Policy, Seagram (now Pernod Ricard))
  • John Del Giorno (Vice President, Professional and State Government Affairs, Glaxo Wellcome Inc. (now GlaxoSmithKline)
  • Scott Fisher (District Director of State Governmental Affairs, Philip Morris Management Corporation)
  • C.T. "Kip" Howlett (Vice President, Chlorine Chemistry Council)
  • Jeffrey Lane (Vice President of State & Local Government Relations, Procter & Gamble
  • Kurt Malmgren (Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, PhRMA)
  • Bernie McKay (Vice President of Government Affairs, Intuit Inc.)
  • Frank Messersmith (Government Consultant, Metz, Hauser & Husband, P.A.)
  • Roger L. Mozingo (Vice President of State Government Relations, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company)
  • J. Patrick Rooney (Chairman Emeritus, Golden Rule Insurance Company)
  • Alan B. Smith (Government Relations, Nationwide Insurance)
  • Jerry Watson (National Association of Bail Insurance Companies (now American Bail Coalition))

2001

The following is the list of "Private Enterprise Board" members from ALEC's 2000 Form 990, reflective of early 2001:[24]

  • Michael Morgan (Director of Public and Government Affairs, Koch Industries), Ex-Officio Member of Board of Directors and Chairman, Private Enterprise Board
  • Harry Winters (Vice President, United Parcel Service (UPS)), First Vice Chairman
  • Les Goldberg (Vice President, American Express), Second Vice Chairman
  • Pete Poynter (Manager of Government Affairs, BellSouth Corporation), Treasurer
  • Edward D. Failor, Sr. (President, Iowans for Tax Relief (related to the National Taxpayers Union)), Secretary
  • Allen E. Auger (Director of State Government Affairs, Coors Brewing Company), Immediate Past Chairman
  • Ronald Scheberle (Assistant Vice President of Government Relations, Verizon), Chairman Emeritus
  • Jane Cahill (Vice President of External Relations, PG&E National Energy Group)
  • Marie Chelli (Director of Public Policy, Seagram (now Pernod Ricard))
  • Richard Costigan (Director of State Government Relations, Western Division, Pfizer Inc.)
  • J. Barry Coughlin (Director of State Relations, Ford Motor Company)
  • John Del Giorno (Vice President, Professional and State Government Affairs, Glaxo Wellcome Inc. (now GlaxoSmithKline)
  • Scott Fisher (District Director of State Governmental Affairs, Philip Morris Management Corporation)
  • C.T. "Kip" Howlett (Vice President, Chlorine Chemistry Council)
  • Jeffrey Lane (Vice President of State & Local Government Relations, Procter & Gamble
  • Kurt Malmgren (Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, PhRMA)
  • Frank Messersmith (Government Consultant, Metz, Hauser & Husband, P.A.)
  • Roger L. Mozingo (Vice President of State Government Relations, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company)
  • J. Patrick Rooney (Chairman Emeritus, Golden Rule Insurance Company)
  • Jerry Watson (National Association of Bail Insurance Companies (now American Bail Coalition))

2000

The following is the list of "Private Enterprise Board" members from ALEC's 1999 Form 990, reflective of mid-year 2000:[25]

1999

The following is the list of "Private Enterprise Board" members from ALEC's 1998 Form 990, reflective of early 1999:[20]

  • Michael Morgan (Director of Public and Government Affairs, Koch Industries), Ex-Officio Member of Board of Directors and Chairman, Private Enterprise Board
  • Harry Winters (Vice President, United Parcel Service (UPS)), First Vice Chairman
  • Les Goldberg (Vice President of State Government Affairs, American Express), Second Vice Chairman
  • Pete Poynter (Manager of Governmental Relations, BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc.), Treasurer
  • Edward D. Failor, Sr. (President, Iowans for Tax Relief (related to the National Taxpayers Union)), Secretary
  • Allen E. Auger (Director of State Government Affairs, Coors Brewing Company), Immediate Past Chairman
  • J. Barry Coughlin (Director of State Relations, Ford Motor Company)
  • John Del Giorno (Vice President of Strategy Operations, Professional and State Government Affairs, Glaxo Wellcome Inc. (now GlaxoSmithKline)
  • Scott Fisher (Director of Government Affairs - East, Philip Morris Management Corporation)
  • C.T. "Kip" Howlett (Vice President, Chlorine Chemistry Council)
  • Jeffrey Lane (Vice President of State & Local Government Relations, Procter & Gamble
  • Kurt Malmgren (Vice President of State Government Affairs, PhRMA)
  • Frank Messersmith (Government Consultant, Skelding, Labasky, Barry, Eastman, Hauser, Jolly, Metz)
  • Roger L. Mozingo (Vice President of State Government Relations, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company)
  • J. Patrick Rooney (CEO, Golden Rule Insurance Company)
  • Ray G. Thompson (Regional Director of Public & Government Affairs, Amoco Corporation (now BP))
  • Jerry Watson (National Association of Bail Insurance Companies (now American Bail Coalition))

1990s

The following list contains board members from the late 1990s, compiled by the Clearinghouse on Environmental Advocacy and Research:[26]

References

  1. American Legislative Exchange Council, "Private Enterprise Advisory Council," organizational website, accessed March 2018.
  2. David Armiak and Mary Bottari {https://www.exposedbycmd.org/2018/07/12/alec-extreme-exxon-long-term-alec-board-member-dumps-alec-climate-denial-policy%E2%80%8B/ Is ALEC Too Extreme for Exxon? Long-Term ALEC Board Member Dumps ALEC over Climate Denial Policy​] 'ExposedbyCMD July 12 2018
  3. American Legislative Exchange Council, "Private Enterprise Advisory Council," organizational website, accessed August 2015.
  4. Nick Surgey, "Peabody Energy Lobbyist Schools Legislators on Getting More ALEC Travel Perks," Center for Media and Democracy, PR Watch, March 5, 2014.
  5. American Legislative Exchange Council, "Private Enterprise Advisory Council," organizational website, accessed June 2014.
  6. Nick Surgey: ALEC Corporate Board Chair Quits Over Climate Change, Renewables and Voting Rights, HuffPost, November 6, 2014
  7. American Legislative Exchange Council, "Private Enterprise Advisory Council", organizational website, accessed March 2013
  8. Kevin Crowley and Ari Natter Exxon Quits Koch-Backed Business Group After Climate Change Row Bloomberg July 12, 2018
  9. Salvador Rizzo, Johnson & Johnson becomes first N.J. company to part ways with ALEC, New Jersey Star-Ledger, June 12, 2012
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 American Legislative Exchange Council, Private Enterprise Board, organizational website, accessed 2011. In 2012, ALEC altered its website. The new site listing the corporate board is here as of April 2012.
  11. Jessica Wohl, Wal-Mart ending membership in conservative group, Reuters, May 31, 2012
  12. Martinne Geller and Jennifer Saba, Reed Elsevier, Wendy's drop conservative group, Reuters, April 12, 2012
  13. Barbara Liston and Martinne Geller, UPDATE 4-Coke withdraws from group that backs Stand Your Ground law (Adds Kraft Statement), Reuters, April 6, 2012
  14. Rebekah Wilce, BREAKING: Intuit Out of ALEC; Coke, Kraft, Pepsi, too, while Koch Stands Ground, PRWatch.org, April 6, 2012
  15. Rebekah Wilce, Breaking News: Coca-Cola Dumps ALEC, PRWatch.org, April 5, 2012
  16. American Legislative Exchange Council, Private Enterprise Board, organizational website, archived in the WayBack Machine on February 10, 2010, accessed September 2012
  17. American Legislative Exchange Council, 2008 Form 990, filed with the IRS and received by Guidestar.org, August 19, 2009
  18. Jeffrey Philip Lane, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Executive Profile, accessed August 10, 2011
  19. Friedman, Fleischer & Lowe, Jeff Lane, firm biography, accessed August 10, 2011
  20. 20.0 20.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, 1998 Form 990, form filed with the IRS and available via Guidestar.org, May 14, 1999
  21. American Legislative Exchange Council, 2003 Form 990, form filed with the IRS and available via Guidestar.org, June 13, 2004
  22. American Legislative Exchange Council, 2002 Form 990, form filed with the IRS and available via Guidestar.org, June 27, 2003
  23. American Legislative Exchange Council, 2001 Form 990, form filed with the IRS and available via Guidestar.org, April 24, 2002
  24. American Legislative Exchange Council, 2000 Form 990, form filed with the IRS and available via Guidestar.org, April 26, 2001
  25. 25.0 25.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, 1999 Form 990, form filed with the IRS and available via Guidestar.org, June 31, 2000
  26. 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
  27. American Legislative Exchange Council, 1998 Annual Meeting Agenda, organizational document, August 18-22, 1998, available through the Tobacco Library, accessed November 2012