NRA Board of Directors:

Steve Rosenbaum
11 min readFeb 16, 2018

Tom Selleck —
Tom Selleck is an actor best known for his role in the 1980s television series “Magnum P.I.” He has also appeared in over 50 motion pictures. While serving as a member of the California National Guard, Selleck was activated during the 1965 riot in the Watts neighborhood in Los Angeles, California. Selleck has claimed he is “not a spokesperson for the NRA,” despite his position on the organization’s board and the fact that he has appeared in numerous NRA ads. Politically, he has described himself as a “registered Independent with a lot of Libertarian leanings.”

Peter J Printz —
Peter “Jay” Printz served as a sheriff in Montana until 1999 and was the lead plaintiff in the 1997 lawsuit, Printz v. United States. The NRA-backed litigation attempted to void the “Brady Law,” which mandated background checks on gun purchases. The purpose of the law was to prevent prohibited purchasers — including convicted felons, domestic abusers, and fugitives from justice — from acquiring firearms. The NRA stoked paranoid fears about the “Brady Law,” falsely claiming it would lead to door-to-door gun confiscation. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s majority opinion in Printz said that the federal government could not compel local law enforcement officials to conduct background checks, but left the Brady Law largely intact. Printz has served on the NRA Board of Directors since 1998.

R Lee Ermey

R Lee Ermey —
R. Lee Ermey parlayed a career as a drill instructor in the United States Marine Corps into a number of acting roles. He often plays authority figures and is most famous for his portrayal of Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket.” Ermey currently hosts the weaponry and military history show “Mail Call” and appears in television commercials. He is a paid spokesperson for a number of products, including Glock firearms.

William H Allen —
William H. Allen is a Managing Director in Global Financial Services Buyout. He is based in New York. Since joining Carlyle in 2009, Mr. Allen has been actively involved with Carlyle’s investments in Barbon Insurance Group, Bank of Butterfield, Central Pacific Financial, Conifer Financial Services, OzForex Group and The TCW Group, Inc. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Allen worked as a Director in the Financial Institutions Group at UBS Investment Bank. He received his B.A. in history from Middlebury College.

Ted W Carter

Ted W Carter —
US Navy (retired) Capstone Corporation United States Naval Academy, Future Operations Planner, Capstone Corporation, Air & Port Installation Program Director, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, FL, Deputy Installation Commander, Naval Air Station Keflavik, IC

Leroy Sisco

Leroy Sisco —
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Leroy Sisco served for 42 years in the U.S. Army. He runs the Military Warriors Support Foundation, which assists veterans with housing, jobs, and scholarships.

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Patricia Clark

Patricia A Clark –
Patricia Clark, a longtime resident of Newtown, Connecticut, lives a couple of miles from Sandy Hook Elementary School where 20 children and 6 adults were shot and killed on December 14, 2012. She has been an NRA board member since 1999. Clark serves as the Chair of the NRA Nominating Committee, Chair of the Air Gun Committee, Vice Chair of NRA’s Smallbore Rifle and Youth Programs Committees and as a member of the Executive Committee, Competition Rules & Programs Commi

Melanie Pepper

Melanie Pepper —
Melanie Pepper is co-chair of the NRA Hunters’ Leadership Forum and a member of the NRA Board of Directors. Melanie was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, but never fired a firearm until 1990 when her future husband, John, took her on a southeast Texas whitetail hunt. That simple hunt, with Melanie taking a spike buck, set the “hunting hook,” and before long she was hunting big whitetail in south Texas. Hunting and love for the outdoors had quickly become her passions.

Thomas P Arvas

Thomas P Arvas —
I am a current member of the National Rifle Association Board of Directors, Endorsed by The New Mexico Shooting Sports Association. I have been a member of the NRA Board of Directors for 21 years and received my nomination from NRA Nominating Committee. I am the Chairman of the Shotgun Committee, Member of the Competition Rules and Programs Committee, and the NRA Whittington Center Board of Trustees. I have also served as President of the Amateur Trap Shooting Association.

Linda Walker

Linda Walker —
Walker, an Ohio resident, became Central Ohio Chair of the Buckeye Firearms Association in 2005. She began serving as an NRA Election Volunteer Coordinator for the Ohio 12th Congressional District in 2008. She also previously served as Chairman of the Licking County Friends of the NRA. Walker is an NRA-certified concealed carry instructor and was elected to the NRA Board of Directors in 2011.

Charles L Cotton

Charles L Cotton –
Charles Cotton is an attorney who resides in Friendswood, Texas. He is a competitive action pistol shooter and a life member/consultant with the Texas State Rifle Association (TSRA), an NRA affiliate organization. Cotton is also is the founder of the Youth Action Pistol League, a program for junior shooters. He has served on the NRA Board of Directors for well over a decade and was also elected to the Board of Trustees of the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund.

Curtis S Jenkins

Curtis S Jenkins —
Now serving in my second term as a member of the NRA Board of Directors, I have been nominated for reelection by the NRA Nomination Committee and endorsed by the Committee for Strong Leadership, among others. I am a relentless defender of the Second Amendment and a strict constitutionalist. A former legislator, I was the author of the nation’s first law prohibiting frivolous lawsuits against firearm manufacturers, versions of which were afterwards adopted by 33 states and by Congress, with the federal version of the law, the “Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act”, being signed by President Bush in 2005.

Carl Rowan, Jr

Carl Rowan, Jr. —
Carl T. Rowan, Jr. is a vice president at the private security firm Securitas. He is a former chief of police, U.S. Marshal, and FBI agent. He is the son of columnist Carl Rowan ,Sr., who made headlines in 1988 after shooting and wounding an unarmed teenager swimming in his backyard pool with an unlicensed handgun.

Allan D Cors

Allan D Cors —
Cors earned his bachelor’s degree and law degree from the University of Cincinnati and went to work as a counsel with the Judiciary Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. He then served as Corning’s Director of Government Affairs and Senior Vice President for 34 years. A lifelong hunter and competitive shooter with a passion for collecting World War II military vehicles, Cors has served as president of the NRA Foundation and is a member of the NRA’s Executive Committee. He was a principal advocate for the establishment of NRA’s Political Action Committee. Cors was elected President of the National Rifle Association in April 2015. Cors, now retired, was a senior vice president with Corning, Inc., where he directed the company’s government affairs programs worldwide.

Todd J Rathne

Todd J Rathner —
Todd J. Rathner is a lobbyist for the NRA (in the Arizona state legislature) and the NFA Freedom Alliance, which advocates for the “rights” of Americans to own particularly dangerous weapons, including machine guns, short-barreled rifles, short-barreled shotguns, and silencers/suppressors. Rathner also owns an African safari hunting company. Packages offered by the T. Jeffrey Safari Company allow hunters to kill lions, baboons, zebras, and monkeys. In addition to being a pro-gun lobbyist, Rathner also lobbies on knife rights. On his Twitter page, Rather describes himself as follows: “Jewish Redneck, Love guns, hunting and hunting for guns. Uber Conservative.”

Lance Olson

Lance Olson —
NRA Board Member, and wildfowl conservationist Lance Olson. A renowned collector and expert in firearms, Olson frequents the Southwest and other areas of the country in search of various collectibles,

J Kenneth Blackwell

J Kenneth Blackwell —
J. Kenneth Blackwell grew up in Ohio and received a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Xavier University. He first held elected office as a member of Cincinnati’s city council, before being elected as mayor of Cincinnati in 1979. Blackwell worked in the administration of President George H.W. Bush before returning to state politics in Ohio, where he served as State Treasurer and later Secretary of State. After losing to Democrat Ted Strickland in the 2006 Ohio gubernatorial elections, Blackwell ran (unsuccessfully) for Republican National Committee (RNC) chair in 2009. He currently serves as Vice Chairman of RNC’s Platform Committee and as Chair of Citizens for Working America, a Super PAC exclusively focused on electing U.S. Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) president of the United States.

Steven C Schreiner

Steven C Schreiner —
Steven C. Schreiner, Englewood, Colorado. Endowment and Board Member. President and founding member, Firearms Coalition of Colorado, an NRA-affiliated grassroots organization, awarded NRA’s Best Volunteer Organization. Led fight in Colorado against anti-gun forces. Successfully fought for/passage of Concealed Carry, Pre-Emption, Shooting Range Protection. Fought against: Semi-auto, Magazine Bans, Anti-hunting, “Safe Storage bills. Registered volunteer lobbyist. Publicly promotes election/retention of pro-gun candidates from both major parties; educates public on gun issues, legislation, campaigns/candidates, works closely with NRA-ILA leadership on same. Serves on NRA’s Grassroots Development Committee. Former Congressional staffer, Vietnam Veteran, Officer, U.S. Army, Airborne-Ranger. awarded Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Bronze Star (with “V” Device) and Silver Star. Combat: 199th Light Infantry Brigade (Sep.);Adviser to Vietnamese and Thai armies. BA/MA, History.

Sean Maloney

Sean Maloney —
Sean Maloney is an attorney and the legislative director of Buckeye Firearms Association. He is the NRA’s Election Volunteer Coordinator for Ohio’s 8th Congressional District and a certified NRA firearms instructor. Maloney serves on the NRA’s Grassroots Development Committee and was inducted into the NRA-ILA Election Volunteer Coordinator Hall of Fame in 2011. He lives in West Chester, Ohio.

Heidi E Washington

Heidi E Washington —
Director of @MichiganDOC, MSU grad, Cooley Law school grad., Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association of America,, My father Tom Washington was a long time NRA Board Member and Chair of the Finance Committee. He also served as the Associations Second Vice President, First Vice President and President.
I have worked in State Government in Michigan for over 25 years, both for the Legislative and Executive Branches. I spent the early part of my career working in both the Michigan Senate and House of Representatives. For the last 18 years, I have worked for the Michigan Department of Corrections.

Clel Baudler

Clel Baudler –
Clel Baudler served as an Iowa state trooper for 32 years before retiring to focus on farming. He was first elected to the Iowa House of Representatives in 1998 and currently serves as the Ranking Member of the House Public Safety Committee.

Dan Boren

Dan Boren –
Having served in the United States House of Representatives from 2004 to 2012, Boren was a third generation Member of Congress. His father, David Boren, is the current president of the University of Oklahoma and a former U.S. Senator and Governor of Oklahoma. Boren’s grandfather also represented Oklahoma in the U.S. House of Representatives. Known as a conservative Democrat, Boren served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives prior to becoming a Member of Congress. The only Democratic member of the NRA Board, Boren voted against the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2009” and was one of only three Democrats to vote to repeal the legislation in 2011.

Graham Hill

Graham Hill —
Prior founding the lobbying firm Ice Miller Strategies, Hill served as the staff director and senior counsel to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee. Hill is also the Director of Federal Affairs for the Fifty Caliber Institute. While the Fifty Caliber Institute claims that the .50 caliber sniper rifle is “helping to make our streets and nation safer,” the gun has been criticized by many — including members of law enforcement — as a weapon too dangerous for civilian use. John C. Killorin, a former special agent in charge of the Atlanta field division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), called the .50 caliber sniper rifle “a devastatingly powerful weapon against which most troops, most law enforcement, no civilians, have any means of defense.”

Robert E Mansell

Robert E Mansell —
Robert Mansell is a lifelong NRA member, outdoorsman, and hunter. Robert is a candidate for the 2017 NRA Board of Directors. As the previous Chairman of the Arizona Game and Fish Department Commission, Robert recognizes that many of the challenges that currently face the NRA are the same as those that face the wildlife agency in which he served. Robert believes that for both organizations, our foremost concern must be upon what we have to pass on to the next generations — not only the skills and privileges of outdoorsmanship and firearm ownership, but the values that go with the way of life entailed by those skills and privileges.

Willes K Lee

Willes K Lee —
Willes Lee is a member of the NRA Board of Directors. He is a co-Chairman of the Trump-Pence Second Amendment Coalition leadership team. Willes was an NRA panel speaker on the week-long 2013 Freedom Alliance/NRA Freedom Cruise. Lee was one of a very few NRA non-Board members appointed to an National Rifle Association of America (NRA) committee. He was the first from Hawaii appointed to an NRA committee, serving on the Urban Affairs Committee in 2015. In 2016, Lee was the first from Hawaii to be nominated to the NRA Board of Directors and moved to the Board in January 2017. For 2016–2017, Lee served on the Military and Veterans Affairs Committee, in addition to the renames Outreach Committee.

Rhode won an Olympic gold medal in double trap at the 1996 Atlanta Games five days after her 17th birthday

Kim Rhode Harryman —
Among the 27 people announced to serve new terms on the National Rifle Association’s board over the weekend was six-time Olympian Kim Rhode Harryman. Rhode, of Big Bear Lake, California, has been an honorary board member of the California State Rifle and Pistol Association, the NRA’s state affiliate and is NRA Women’s Tips & Tactics Instructor. She was a staunch advocate for gun rights during the last election cycle, and was featured in ads against California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Proposition 63, even sparring with him on social media over the initiative’s ammo restrictions. Rhode was elected to a one-year term on the NRA board ending in 2018.

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