EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR | NEAL SCHUERER
Neal joined Act 2 on February 1, 2019. He has a strong background in state-level politics and the private business sector:
Served two terms in the Iowa State Senate; elected assistant majority leader; chaired a number of committees and sub-committees; implemented performance budgeting best practices in all appropriation sub-committees; appointed by governor to several state task forces.
Served 4 years as District Director for US Congressman, managing his local office.
Executive Director of campaign seeking major party nomination for president.
Successful 20-year career in business included real estate sales and sales management; founded and managed a restaurant and convention center for the Amana Colonies of Iowa, which he sold; was Director of Operations for a chain of franchised restaurants.
In recent years, Neal has focused on government reform programs, and serves as:
Chair, Colorado Committee of Correspondence
Steering Committee, State Legislators Article V Caucus
Policy Expert, The Heartland Institute Center for Constitutional Reform
Commissioner, Balanced Budget Amendment Planning Convention
Neal will lead us in supporting the visionaries among state legislators that are working to call a convention of states to consider constitutional amendments pursuant to Article V of the 2 Page 2 of 5 Constitution. He will assist them in mobilizing the required number of states to call a Convention, and in making plans for it.
DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION | WENDY REEVES
Wendy has held responsible positions in small to mid-size businesses and as a volunteer in community organizations.
Marketing and Sales – trade shows, advertising, power point presentations, proposals for national accounts, marketing flyers and brochures, ReadyOp database system
Financial – QuickBooks accounting, payroll, tax liaison
Administration – office management
Church Director of Women’s Ministry
Assistant Manager of community retail thrift store
CONSULTANT, SOCIAL MEDIA | JAN COOK
Jan is a political activist with experience in:
The private sector (American Express, Right Management Consultants, and others).
The public sector (Director of Marketing and Administration of the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade, staff for Colorado state legislator).
The volunteer sector (People Helping People, The Gathering Place, Roxborough Park Foundation, and others).
CONSULTANT, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW | ROBERT G. NATELSON
Rob Natelson, a retired constitutional law professor, is Senior Fellow in Constitutional Jurisprudence at the Independence Institute in Denver. Since 2013, he has been cited increasingly in opinions of the U.S. Supreme Court, federal appeals courts, and state supreme courts, both by parties and by justices. He is the nation’s most published active scholar on the amendment process, and heads the Institute’s Article V Information Center. Rob advised Act 2 on the drafting of our original five constitutional amendments.
CONSULTANT, LAW | JOHN M. COGSWELL
A practicing attorney and political activist, John conducted a study of the archived state applications for a convention, and wrote an opinion on which applications were still valid for calling a convention. This opinion will be useful as we assist state legislators across the country in organizing a convention.
Act 2 has engaged a number of other professionals in marketing and communications who believe in the power and potential of our reforms; in addition, many individuals with experience in Article V reform movements have offered their advice to us.
Like other reform movements, Act 2 relies extensively on volunteers for work with legislators in state capitols to encourage their support for the Act 2 reforms.
WEBSITE DEVELOPER | FLAIR COMMUNICATION, FREDERICKSBURG, VA
Frank and Carol Keeney
Keeney and his wife Carol live in Colorado and celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary there in 2019. They enjoy reading, writing, volunteer work, and access to the beautiful Rocky Mountains, as well as nurturing the Act 2 reform movement.
They cherish family time with their three children, eleven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Their concern for the state of the nation they are bequeathing to their children motivated them to create Act 2, and they are passionate about it.
Act 2 Founders - Frank & Carol Keeney
Act 2 Inc, a Colorado non-profit corporation, sponsors the Act 2 campaign. It is recognized as a Section 501(c)(3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service.
ACT 2 INC BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Frank W. Keeney, Chair
Carol J. Keeney, Vice Chair
Douglas Izmirian, MS, MBA | Doug started his career as a geophysicist at Amoco. He was a co-founder of Citadel Oil and Gas Corporation, a petroleum exploration company; and also co-founded and served as CFO of Transzap, which provides software products for the oil and natural gas industries.
James S. Lamb | Jim worked for more than 30 years for IBM in the USA and Europe; then for several years in the Senior Executive Service for the U.S. Courts’ Administrative Office, helping to improve automation systems in the judiciary. In retirement in Virginia, he served for several years as Vice Chair of the Board of Senior Employment Resources, a non-profit, and also for several years as Chair of the Board of the Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce.
Mark T. Moore, CPA, MTX | Mark is the Director of the Tax Practice of Hanson & Co, CPAs in Denver CO, where he is responsible for tax planning strategies, compliance services and technical leadership on estate, trust, fiduciary, corporate and individual tax issues, including international tax compliance, tax treaties and optimizing expatriate tax filings. He has received the 5280 Five Star Award for Wealth Managers for four years. He is a member of the Cherry Creek Theatre Company Board of Directors, Cherry Creek Chamber of Commerce, and serves as the treasurer of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church.