Board of Directors

The current NYRA Board of Directors (BOD) is made up of the following people (in alphabetical order):

Eric Beasley

Coming soon.

TJ Campbell

Coming soon.

Jesse Kirkpatrick

Coming soon.

Alex Koroknay-Palicz twitter

Coming soon.

Keith Mandell twitter

Keith Mandell has had an interest in youth rights since he drafted a “Students’ Bill of Rights” at age 10. At 14, he convinced his elementary school’s student council to approve a student court where teachers could be judged by students for improper conduct (unfortunately it never materialized). At age 23, Keith ran for mayor of Columbia, Missouri, focusing on job growth and transportation issues. Keith became involved in youth voting rights in the late 1990′s, working with YouthSpeak to organize voting age protests and drafting a proposal to lower the voting age in Washington D.C. Keith is now an attorney in the Chicago area and especially interested in voting rights and youth political empowerment. Keith joined the Board in 2004.

Jack Ternan

Coming soon.

Whitney Thiher

Coming soon.

Brad White twitter linkedin

Brad White has been involved in NYRA since 2001, including serving as NYRA’s Publicity chair and as a member of the Board of Directors between 2002 – 2004 and 2013 to Present. In high school Brad gained local media attention in Chicago for his fight against security cameras in high school, and represented NYRA in the media (Fox News, Chicago Tribune) on lowering the drinking and voting age. Brad is a graduate of the University of Missouri, and works in brand management for Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Connell Wise

Coming soon.

 

 

*All affiliations are for identification purposes only.

NYRA’s mission centers on challenging age discrimination against young people, both in law and in attitudes and supporting the basic freedoms afforded to young Americans in the Bill of Rights.