NAGTRI relies on the feedback and guidance of the NAGTRI Advisory Board to ensure that it continues to be responsive to the needs of the attorney general community. The NAGTRI Advisory Board members include training coordinators, executive staff, and other attorney general staff from all 56 attorney general offices.

Advisory Board members support continued growth by:

  • Providing continuous advice, counsel, and expertise regarding the development of NAGTRI operations, including curriculum and support to assistant attorneys general and other staff in NAAG’s 56 jurisdictions.
  • Attending regular planning and development meetings. These conversations serve as an opportunity for Advisory Board members to provide input on NAGTRI’s strategic planning, identify areas of curricular and faculty development, and give feedback for ways that NAGTRI can further support the AG community.
  • Serving as the representative from their jurisdiction to provide valuable insight into the specific training needs of their office.

Current Advisory Board Membership

  • Clayton Crenshaw
    Chief Deputy, Alabama Attorney General's Office
  • Clyde Sniffen
    Chief of Staff, Alaska Attorney General's Office
  • Joseph Kanefield
    Chief Deputy & Chief of Staff, Arizona Attorney General’s Office
  • Julie Benafield
    Chief Deputy, Arkansas Attorney General’s Office
  • Matthew Rodriguez
    Chief Assistant Attorney General, Public Rights Division, California Attorney General’s Office
  • Natalie Hanlon Leh
    Chief Deputy Attorney General, Colorado Attorney General’s Office
  • Antoria Howard
    Associate Attorney General, Connecticut Attorney General’s Office
  • Aaron R. Goldstein
    Chief Deputy, Delaware Attorney General’s Office
  • Gary Kohlman
    Senior Counsel for Litigation, District of Columbia Attorney General’s Office
  • Patrick Buerkle
    Education and Training Specialist, Florida Attorney General’s Office
  • Kevin Kjellerup
    Education and Training Administrator, Florida Attorney General’s Office
  • Dennis Dunn
    Chief Deputy, Georgia Attorney General’s Office
  • Wright Banks
    Chief Deputy Attorney General, Georgia Attorney General’s Office
  • Rebecca MP Copper
    Deputy Attorney General, Guam Attorney General’s Office
  • Krishna F. Jayaram
    Special Assistant to the Attorney General, Hawaii Attorney General’s Office
  • Dana Viola
    Special Assistant to the Attorney General, Hawaii Attorney General’s Office
  • Brian Kane
    Assistant Chief Deputy, Idaho Attorney General’s Office
  • Thor Inouye
    Director of Attorney Recruitment & Professional Development, Illinois Attorney General’s Office
  • Joan Blackwell
    General Counsel, Indiana Attorney General’s Office
  • Eric Tabor
    Chief Deputy, Iowa Attorney General’s Office
  • Deann Tiede
    Human Resources Director, Kansas Attorney General’s Office
  • Terry Alario
    Special Agent & Operations Officer, Louisiana Attorney General’s Office
  • Bill Stiles
    Chief Deputy, Louisiana Attorney General’s Office
  • Debby Willis
    Assistant Attorney General & Chief of Child Support Enforcement Division, Maine Attorney General’s Office
  • Laurie Lyte
    Director of Professional Development & Planning, Maryland Attorney General’s Office
  • Juliana Rice
    General Counsel, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office
  • David Tanay
    Director & Division Chief, Michigan Attorney General’s Office
  • Jillian Sully
    Executive Assistant, Minnesota Attorney General’s Office
  • Camala Wyatt
    Special Assistant Attorney General, Mississippi Attorney General’s Office
  • Chris Wray
    Chief of Staff, Missouri Attorney General’s Office
  • Jon Bennion
    Deputy Attorney General, Montana Attorney General’s Office
  • Joshua Shasserre
    Chief of Staff, Nebraska Attorney General’s Office
  • Jessica Adair
    Chief of Staff, Nevada Attorney General’s Office
  • David Rotman
    Training Attorney, New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office
  • Margaret Cotoia
    Director of the Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute, New Jersey Attorney General’s Office
  • Tamarra Howard
    Training and Development Director, New Mexico Attorney General’s Office
  • Michael McDermott
    Training Coordinator, New York Attorney General’s Office
  • Kimberly Kinirons
    Assistant Attorney General in Charge, New York Attorney General’s Office
  • Melissa Lovell
    Agency Legal Specialist, North Carolina Attorney General’s Office
  • Matthew A. Sagsveen
    Solicitor General, North Dakota Attorney General’s Office
  • Lillian Tenorio
    Chief Deputy, Northern Mariana Islands Attorney General’s Office
  • Jonathan Blanton
    Section Chief, Ohio Attorney General’s Office
  • Mary Ann Roberts
    Chief Deputy Attorney General, Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office
  • Marc Abrams
    Assistant Attorney in Charge, Oregon Attorney General’s Office
  • Michelle Henry
    First Deputy, Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office
  • Anna M. Santiago Ramírez
    Special Aide to the Attorney General, Puerto Rico Attorney General’s Office
  • Marilyn González Martínez
    Administrative Assistant, Puerto Rico Attorney General’s Office
  • Adi Goldstein
    Deputy Attorney General, Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office
  • Barry J. Bernstein
    Deputy Attorney General, South Carolina Attorney General’s Office
  • Jason Ravnsborg
    Attorney General, South Dakota Attorney General’s Office
  • Dawn Jordan
    Senior Deputy Attorney General, Tennessee Attorney General’s Office
  • Lacey Mase
    Deputy Attorney General for Administration, Texas Attorney General’s Office
  • Spencer Austin
    Chief Criminal Deputy, Utah Attorney General’s Office
  • Joshua Diamond
    Deputy Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General’s Office
  • Carol T. Jacobs
    Deputy Attorney General, Virgin Islands Attorney General’s Office
  • Shawri King-Casey
    General Counsel, Virginia Attorney General’s Office
  • Aileen Huang
    Deputy Attorney General, Washington Attorney General’s Office
  • Doug Buffington
    Senior Deputy Attorney General, West Virginia Attorney General’s Office
  • Nate Zolik
    Senior Counsel, Wisconsin Attorney General’s Office
  • Jay Jerde
    Special Assistant Attorney General, Wyoming Attorney General’s Office