Board of Directors

Paul A. Miller


Miller/Wenhold Capitol Strategies, LLC


Board Chairman

Paul was born and raised in Racine, Wisconsin. He received a BS in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater. Currently, Paul has his own lobbying firm Miller/Wenhold Capitol Strategies, LLC.  In addition to his work for his firm, Paul was elected as the youngest President of the American League of Lobbyists, the national association representing the lobbying profession.

Basketball is a passion for Paul. In addition to his work with the Hoops For Youth Foundation, he has coached youth basketball for 20-years.

 
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Danny Leonard

Open Market Energy

Vice President

 
Danny Leonard, Open Market Energy, Vice President, Government Affairs and Business Development. OME works with business owners to solve facility energy management issues while reducing costs and improving energy sustainability.    

Danny was born in Milwaukee, WI, and grew up in Washington, DC, after his father, the late Jerris Leonard, was appointed Assistant Attorney General, head of the Civil Rights Division during the Nixon administration.  Danny graduated from Gonzaga College High School and received a BS in Public Administration from West Chester University in Pennsylvania.    

In addition to his work with the Hoops for Youth Foundation, Danny has been a coach of various Falls Church select basketball teams in the Fairfax County Basketball League for over 10 seasons.  

Danny is married to his wife Kelly and they reside in Falls Church, VA with their four children, Haley, Danny, Jr., Ryan and Keelyn.   

 
 

Monte Ward


Advanced Capital Consulting


Secretary

 

Monte Ward is President of Advanced Capitol Consulting - a company dedicated to assisting its clients in achieving their legislative and regulatory goals through government relations and advocacy services.


Prior to joining Advanced Capitol Consulting, Monte served as Vice President of Federal Affairs for the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, the largest property/casualty insurance trade association serving over 1,300 member companies.


Monte's Washington DC experience began on Capitol Hill where he worked as a staff assistant for Congressman John J. Rhodes, III (AZ), a legislative assistant for Congressman Jay Dickey (AR) and a legislative director for Congressman Michael Forbes (NY).

Monte is married to Jennifer and they have five boys. He is a basketball and baseball coach and a leader in the Boy Scouts of America. Monte also serves on the board of the American League of Lobbyists.

 
 
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Brad Knox


AFLAC


Treasurer

Brad brings to the board a wide range of experiences, including time as an Air Force JAG, an entrepreneur, chief counsel to the House Committee on Small Business, and currently in-house counsel to Aflac's federal relations division.

He also sits on the board of a high-tech engineering firm.

Brad received his bachelor's degree from Oral Roberts University and his Juris Doctor from Regent University School of Law.

He is married with three kids and resides in northern Virginia.