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Officers

NCSL's officers serve on the Executive Committee, the governing body of the conference. The seven officers include a president, president elect, vice president, immediate past president, staff chair, staff vice chair and immediate past staff chair. 

Executive Committee


Ex-Officio and CSG National and Regional Members

Legislative Summit Host State Members
Sen. Eric Bassler, Indiana (2023)
Senate President Robert Stivers, Kentucky (2024)
TBD, Massachusetts (2025)

Co-Chairs, NCSL Standing Committees
Sen. Bob Duff, Connecticut
Rep. Jon Eubanks, Arkansas

Co-Staff Chairs, NCSL Standing Committees
Miriam Fordham, legislative fiscal analyst, Legislative Research Commission, Kentucky General Assembly
Melissa Renick, assistant director for research, Legislative Research Department, Kansas

International Affiliate Member
Mathieu Lemay, National Assembly of Québec

CSG National and Regional Members
Rep. Julia Howard, North Carolina, chair, The Council of State Governments (CSG)

Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, Pennsylvania
Eastern Region

Sen. Beth Mizell, Louisiana
Southern Region

Sen. Joan Ballweg, Wisconsin
Midwestern Region

Rep. Debra Lekanoff, Washington
Western Region

At-Large Members

Legislators

  • Assembly Majority Leader Tyler August, Wisconsin
  • Rep. Barbara Ballard, Kansas
  • Sen. Cristina Castro, Illinois
  • Rep. Kurt Daudt, Minnesota
  • Sen. Marilyn Dondero Loop, Nevada
  • Rep. Deborah Ferguson, Arkansas
  • Sen. Donna Frett-Gregory, USVI
  • Rep. Roger Goodman, Washington
  • Speaker Roger Hanshaw, West Virginia
  • Rep. Sonya Harper, Illinois
  • Sen. Briggs Hopson, Mississippi 
  • Senate President Matt Huffman, Ohio
  • Delegate Terry Kilgore, Virginia
  • Rep. Ryan Lane, New Mexico
  • Sen. Becky Massey, Tennessee
  • Senate President Ty Masterson, Kansas
  • Assemblymember John McDonald, New York
  • Rep. Sam McKenzie, Tennessee
  • Sen. Ann Millner, Utah
  • Rep. Billy Mitchell, Georgia
  • Speaker Sherman Packard, New Hampshire
  • Majority Leader Dan Saddler, Alaska
  • Speaker Joe Shekarchi, Rhode Island
  • Senate President Karen Spilka, Massachusetts
  • Speaker Ben Toma, Arizona
  • Sen. Whitney Westerfield, Kentucky

Legislative Staff

  • Natalie Castle, director, Legislative Council Staff, Colorado
  • Lonnie Edgar, deputy director, PEER Committee, Mississippi
  • Aurora Hauke, chief of staff to Sen. Jesse Kiehl, Alaska
  • Doug Himes, ethics counsel, Tennessee
  • Jennifer Jackson, senior legislative counsel, Texas Legislative Council, Texas
  • Wendy Jackson, administrative services manager, Wisconsin
  • Eric Katz,counsel to the Majority, New York State Senate, New York
  • Terri Kondeff, director, Legislative Services Office, Idaho
  • Cliff McCollum, director, Constituent Services, Alabama
  • Eric Nauman, principal fiscal analyst, Senate Counsel, Research and Fiscal Analysis, Minnesota
  • Rich Olsen, director, Legislative Services Division, West Virginia
  • Jill Reinmuth, staff director, Office of Program Research, House of Representatives, Washington
  • Paul Smith, clerk of the House, New Hampshire
  • Betsy Theroux, director, Media Services, House of Representatives, Georgia
  • Will Tracy, communications specialist/videographer, House of Representatives, Arkansas
  • Erica Warren, assistant reviser of statutes, Legislative Research Commission, Kentucky
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