NGA Announces 2019-20 Leadership and New Executive Director

Capitol Hill Veteran Bill McBride to Lead NGA Staff

Bill McBride, named as the new executive director of the National Governors Association.

The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced its new Executive Committee leadership for 2019-2020 and new executive director to lead the association.

On Friday, July 26, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan was named NGA chair and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo vice chair. Together they will lead the nine-member Executive Committee that guides the association’s priorities and activities. Other members of the committee include:

  • Governor Jared Polis, Colorado; 
  • Governor Kim Reynolds, Iowa;
  • Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan; 
  • Governor Charlie Baker, Massachusetts;
  • Governor Steve Bullock, Montana;
  • Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, New Mexico; and
  • Governor Gary Herbert, Utah.

The NGA chair, vice chair and other members of the nine-person Executive Committee, who are elected annually, supervise the association’s operations on behalf of the entire membership of 55 governors. NGA’s Executive Committee has general authority over all policy issues and primary jurisdiction over issues involving federalism, homeland security, the federal budget and federal tax policy.

The NGA Executive Committee also announced the hiring of Bill McBride as the new executive director of the Association. McBride, a veteran political strategist and manager, joins NGA after a successful career spanning 30 years on Capitol Hill, as well as most recently serving as the state-federal director for Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.

McBride will lead NGA’s team of more than 110 staff.