Lori Roman

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Lori Roman is the Owner of Libertas Global Partners and the former Executive Director of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).[1]

Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council

Roman preceded Alan B. Smith, who preceded Ronald Scheberle as ALEC’s Executive Director, and served in that capacity from 2006 through 2008.[2]

To see a list of ALEC's current and former staff, visit the ALEC Staff page.

During her time at ALEC, she earned a salary of $145,000/year, according to Internal Revenue Service 990 forms.[3]

About ALEC
ALEC is a corporate bill mill. It is not just a lobby or a front group; it is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, corporations hand state legislators their wishlists to benefit their bottom line. Corporations fund almost all of ALEC's operations. They pay for a seat on ALEC task forces where corporate lobbyists and special interest reps vote with elected officials to approve “model” bills. Learn more at the Center for Media and Democracy's ALECexposed.org, and check out breaking news on our ExposedbyCMD.org site.


Roman is also currently President of The Salt Institute and the Founder of the front group Regular Folks United.[4][5]

Before coming to ALEC, Roman worked for the Bush Administration, serving as the White House Faith-Based and Community Inititatives Director. Prior to that, she worked for the Department of Education as the Director of School Choice.[6]

The Center for Responsive Politics’ OpenSecrets.org maintains a “revolving door” profile for her.[7]

On May 3, 2010, she made an appearance on the Colbert Report.[8]

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  1. Libertas Global Partners, About Us, organizational website, accessed May 25, 2011
  2. Lori Roman. LinkedIn business profile. Accessed May 26, 2011.
  3. GuidestarALEC 2008 990 Return Form". Organizational website. Accessed July 8, 2011.
  4. Lori Roman. LinkedIn business profile. Accessed May 26, 2011.
  5. Salt Institute. Leadership & staff.Organizational website. Accessed July 8, 2011.
  6. Exxon Secrets. Executive Secrets: Lori Roman. Organizational website. Accessed July 8, 2011.
  7. Center for Responsive Politics,Roman, Lori: American Legislative Exchange Council: Former Chief of Staff, Faith-Based & Community Initiatives, OpenSecrets.org revolving door profile, accessed July 10, 2011
  8. Colbert Report, May 3, 2010
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