National Officers and Board Members
At-Large Board Members:
Sandi Belzer (WA)
Matt Dubin (WA)
Levi Lippincott (NE)
Regional Board Members:
Alternate Board Members:
Jason Robinson (ID)
Marie Lopez-Reyes (CT)
Matt Heath (CA)
Board Administrative Positions
Parke Bostrom (CA), Database Administrator
See below for biographies.
Administration and Committees
General Counsel: Terence Geoghegan
Webmaster: Steve Redlich
PAC Treasurer: Alan Cousin
Matt Nye (Chair), Bill Westmiller
Dave Nalle (Chair), Matt Nye, Eduardo J. Lopez-Reyes
Outreach & Press Committee Committee:
Corie Whalen (Chair), Eduardo J. Lopez-Reyes
Dave Nalle (Chair), Laura Crockett
Matt Nye (Chair), Shelby F. McCurnin
Convention and Events Committee:
Eduardo J. Lopez-Reyes (Chair), Earl Bandy,
National Conference Subcommittee,
John Underwood (Chair)
Precinct Project Committee: (Chair: Vacant), Dave Nalle,
Lois Kaneshiki, Corie Whalen, Matt Nye, Eduardo J. Lopez-Reyes
*The Publications Committee also encompasses the RLC’s student outreach efforts.
Officer and Board Biographies
Dave grew up overseas and in Washington, DC with parents who were in the foreign service. He was educated at British and American schools, eventually completing high school at St. Albans School. As a child and teen he lived in Syria, Iran, Jordan, England and the Soviet Union and traveled extensively throughout the Middle East and Central Asia.
He attended Franklin and Marshall College, where he earned degrees in English and History, headed the student chapter of Students for a Libertarian Society and worked as a regional organizer for the Ed Clark presidential campaign in 1980. During and shortly after college Mr. Nalle had a variety of political jobs in Washington, DC.
After moving to Texas in 1982, Mr. Nalle earned two graduate degrees at the University of Texas and taught college history in Austin for more than a decade. He also ran a small game publishing company called Ragnarok Press. His graphic design experience and graduate research on historical calligraphy led to an interest in digital type design. In 1989, he founded Scriptorium Fonts to market his original font designs and digital recreations of antique type and hand lettering, initially for the Commodore 64 and eventually primarily for Macintosh and Windows users.
Ed Lopez has served in Republican grassroots efforts since 1992: in addition to working on a number of campaigns, Ed served as Chairman of a College Republicans chapter from 1992 to 1993, as the founder and Chairman of a state chapter of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly from 1997 to 1999, as a member of Republicans Abroad United Kingdom from 2003 through 2008, and as a member of the Republican Liberty Caucus since 2000. In 1998, Ed ran for Rhode Island Secretary of State at the age of 23.
Ed completed his studies at the University of Rhode Island (Kingston, Rhode Island), Durham University (Durham, United Kingdom), and American University in Cairo (Cairo, Egypt). He served in the Military Intelligence Branch of the United States Army Reserve from 2002 through 2010.
In the past Ed has worked as a staff member in the US Senate (both in a district office and in Washington, D.C.) and as a consultant for private intelligence, security, and investigation work. He presided over a local Habitat for Humanity International affiliate in New Hampshire from 2009 through 2011 and works as an independent Management and Public Relations Consultant. Ed works in various capacities with local and state-wide political organizations and sat on a 2012 presidential campaign’s state steering committee.
Ed resides in Greenwich, Connecticut with his wife Marie.
Corie is an activist residing in Houston, Texas. She was an original organizer of the Tea Party while she was attending college. She works for Young Americans for Liberty and the Republican Liberty Caucus, and also as a freelance writer, editor, and conservative political consultant.
Matt is currently the Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Florida, one of the largest states in in terms of membership in the Republican Liberty Caucus. He founded the Republican Liberty Caucus of Central East Florida in late 2007. He organized the Brevard Tea Parties in 2009, drawing in excess of 3,000 people to the Space Coast Stadium on July 4th. Matt was a candidate for Brevard County Commissioner in 2010, and was elected as RLC National Treasurer in 20111. Matt’s favorite book is Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. He resides in SunTree, Florida.
Aaron was exposed to politics, public service and immigration issues from a young age. His father immigrated from Beirut, Lebanon in 1976 and works on various charitable projects. His grandfather was a county chairman of the Democratic Party, but Aaron has been a lifelong Republican. He attended Wilmington High School, where he played lacrosse. In 2008 he matriculated at Wright State University in Dayton, where he was in student government and on the Model United Nations team. Although born in Wilmington, he considers Dayton his home.
In 2010, he transferred to Texas A&M University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics in May 2012. While a student at Texas A&M, he worked through the Republican National Committee on Bill Flores’ successful congressional campaign. He currently resides in Houston, and supports liberty organizations behind the scenes while focusing on a private-sector career.
In 2009, RLC members modified the organization’s Bylaws to include regions. Below are the regional representatives.
To see what region your state is in, view the RLC Regions Map.
, Midwest Director (NE): Laura Ebke is Chair of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Nebraska. Ms. Ebke is a lifelong Republican, casting her first vote for Ronald Reagan in 1980. Before that, she served as the State Chair of Nebraska’s Teenage Republican group (1977-1978), having grown up in a family of Goldwater Republicans.
After a drift toward studying politics academically in the 80s and 90s (during which time she earned her Ph.D. in Political Science), she re-engaged in the process while helping to manage her father’s run for the Nebraska legislature in 2006, started a political blog, and became active in the Ron Paul campaign in 2007 and 2008.
Laura serves on her local school board, is a Girl Scout leader, and actively involved in a number of community activities. She lives with her husband of 27 years, and their two daughters (ages 20 & 10) and one son (age 6). Ms. Ebke and her family resides in Crete, Nebraska.
Lois Kaneshiki – PA
William Westmiller – CA