MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN—The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced the new leadership of its Executive Committee for the 2013-2014 year.

The new NGA Chair Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and NGA Vice Chair Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will lead the nine-member Executive Committee through which the association’s priorities and activities are determined. Other members include:

  • Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe
  • Delaware Gov. Jack Markell
  • Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad
  • Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton
  • Montana Gov. Steve Bullock
  • Utah Gov. Gary Herbert
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

NGA is the bipartisan organization of the nation’s governors that promotes visionary state leadership, shares best practices and speaks with a collective voice on national policy.

The association’s mission is to:

  • Provide a bipartisan forum for governors to exchange views and share best practices;
  • Identify priority issues and work with governors to establish bipartisan positions to influence key federal policies; and
  • Develop innovative solutions to state policy challenges and provide tailored, technical assistance to governors.

The NGA chair and vice chair are voting members of the Executive Committee.