NLGA Partners Program

Membership in the NLGA Partners Program is open to corporations, nonprofits, unions, associations, and other entities that may bring expertise and information to public policy discussions. Through complimentary meeting registrations, policy input, and other benefits, NLGA Partners provide valuable input to the formation of innovative solutions in state/territorial government.

NLGA Partners elect leadership annually: 

  • Chair: Danielle Waterfield, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries
  • Chair Elect: Misti Rice, Magna International
  • First Vice Chair: Craig Mischo, Bayer

Inquire about openings in the NLGA Partners Program by contacting Kellie Rittershausen, Deputy Director, at [email protected]

A Partnership With NLGA Offers Many Benefits:

NLGA Partner Chairman Level Member – $10,000

  • Two complimentary registrations each to the NLGA Federal-State Relations Meetings and Annual Meetings
  • One complimentary registration to the Business Meetings
  • Listed in all NLGA materials year-round as an NLGA Partner
  • Attendees receive Partner ribbons at each meeting
  • Two passes to the partner/sponsor reception at both meetings
  • Have input in the Partners proposed speakers process
  • Submit articles, press releases, awards for possible publication
  • Notified of policy resolutions process and obtains leads in finding sponsors
  • Receive private monthly e-newsletter “for members only”

*Effective 1/1/2024, Partner benefits will change, and Partner registrations to the NLGA spring meeting will be reduced to one.

NLGA Partners Program – benefits as of August 2022


“NLGA brings together the seconds-in-command of the states and territories, several of whom have a role in tackling tough healthcare issues. Our relationship with NLGA has made it easier to develop and strengthen advocates in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease across the country.”
– Jennifer Rosen, Alzheimer’s Association


Any request and application to become a sponsor, advertiser, or partner is subject to approval of the NLGA membership.  Acceptance of a Partner, sponsor, or advertisement does not constitute an endorsement by NLGA.  Neither Partners nor sponsors are eligible to vote in NLGA.

NLGA maintains a limited number of Partners in the Partners Program at any one time. 

Please contact NLGA for additional information or to join the Partners Program today!
Kellie Rittershausen, NLGA Associate Director: (859) 283-1400, [email protected].