The Alliance is governed by a system of organizational checks and balances. We have an elected corporate Board of Directors over the 501(c)6 organization, Elected Officers and a Chapter Delegate Board to lead the National Membership Program, and a Corporate Advisory Board to provide industry insight. Additionally, we are proud to employ a staff dedicated to the management of the organization.
This structure is unlike any LGBTQ+ organization in the industry.
Elected National Officers
National Membership Program
National President + Chair of the Board
National Vice President
2021 National Vice President-Elect
2021 National Secretary-Elect
2021 National Treasurer-Elect
Alliance Resource Groups (ARGs)
Guy Parker, Chair
PRISM: Professionals of Color
Derek Lee, Chair
Veteran & Military Advisory Group
Togasii Peko, Chair
Chapter Delegate Board (CDB)
Non-Profit Board of Directors
Chief Executive Officer
VP, Industry Relations
VP, Communications + PR
Executive Program Assistant
The organization was conceptualized by and created at the direction of a 53-person Steering Committee, led by an 11-person Executive Board headed by Chairperson Ryan Weyandt. Ryan was nominated and elected to this role by the members of the Steering Committee.
Together, these volunteers combined their passion, knowledge and expertise to guide the development of critical assets including bylaws, mission + vision statements, a website, naming, branding, and chapter development.
We also greatly appreciate the financial support of our Founding Contributors who helped fund the establishment of our organization. Without these individuals, our organization would not be where it is today.
Listed alphabetically by first name.
Kimber and Grady White
Mark S. Rosenberg
Monty D Smith
Sandy & Jeff Naragon