National Legislative Program Evaluation Society (NLPES)

NLPES LogoNLPES Executive Committee  and Subcommittee Members and Officers

NLPES' officers are the chair, the vice-chair and the secretary. The immediate past chair remains an ex-officio member of the NLPES executive committee for one year. He or she provides general counsel to the executive committee, and helps to plan the Legislative Summit program but does not vote in committee decisions.

The NLPES Executive Committee directs NLPES efforts relating to the NCSL Legislative Summit, the NLPES Professional Development Seminar, and other NLPES programs and activities.  NLPES' executive committee is comprised of the past executive committee chair plus three officers and eight members all of whom are elected, on an alternating basis, to serve 3-year terms. About four executive committee seats are up for election each year. No more than one person from a legislative staff agency can serve on the NLPES Executive Committee at a given time.


The chair of the Executive Committee may create subcommittees and is responsible for appointing staff section members to serve on NLPES subcommittees. A NLPES Executive Committee member always serves as subcommittee chair, but anyone from the membership at large may participate and request a subcommittee appointment. The chair may also initiate special survey or research projects. Currently, NLPES has five standing subcommittees.

2019-2020 Standing Subcommittees of the NLPES Executive Committee
Awards Subcommittee
This subcommittee administers the NLPES Awards Program, considers revisions to awards criteria, makes recommendations for improvements to the Awards Program, and facilitates the awards presentation at the annual fall professional development seminar.

  • Kiernan McGorty, North Carolina (Chair)
  • Mary Jo Koschay, Michigan

Communications Subcommittee
This subcommittee monitors the content of the NLPES website, develops content for the NLPES newsletter, works with the NCSL liaison to publish the newsletter on the NLPES website, and recommends ways to improve communication with NLPES members.

  • Pat Berger, Pennsylvania (Chair)
  • Emily Johnson, Texas
  • Eric Thomas, Washington

Professional Development Subcommittee
This subcommittee assists with planning for the annual fall professional development seminar, develops distance learning opportunties (e.g., webinars), and maintains a library of professional development opportunities on the NLPES website.

  • Karen Leblanc, Louisiana (Chair)
  • Linda Triplett, Mississippi
  • Kristen Rottinghaus, Kansas

Nominations and Elections Subcommittee
This subcommittee oversees the annual NLPES Executive Committee elections; the Immediate Past NLPES Chair serves as the subcommittee chair.

  • Shunti Taylor, Georgia (Chair)

Advancing of the Field of Legislative Program Evaluation and Performance Auditing Subcommittee
This subcommittee advances the field of program evaluation and performance auditing through activities including (but not limited to) publishing articles in professional journals, identifies new issues that affect the practice, actively identifies other ways to advance the field, and enlists NLPES members to assist in the effort.

  • Erik Beecroft, Virginia (Chair)
  • Paul Navarro, California

Selected NLPES Executive Committee Policies