Election Review: 2013 Outlook for Private Clubs
Recorded On: 11/15/2012
With the dust settled and the votes counted, the results of the 2012 elections will have a significant impact on the private club industry in many different ways. Come join Brad Steele, NCA's vice president of government relations and general counsel, as he reviews what took place in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate races and what the results will mean for our industry. He will also provide expert analysis of the White House result and discuss what policies we can expect from the man who holds the keys to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Vice President of Government Relations & General Counsel, NCA
Brad Steele has served as the voice of the private club industry on Capitol Hill for more than a decade. In that time, he has worked to stop harmful legislation, roll back damaging regulations and include club concerns in litigation filed across the country. Steele began his time in government by working for the Vice President of the United States, for a member of Congress and then as a senior staffer with a national political committee. After many years in politics, Steele left D.C. to become an attorney. He studied law in England at Oxford University and he earned his degree from the University of Oklahoma.
Upon graduation, Steele opened his own law firm in Indiana. In addition to his private practice, Brad also served as a county and city attorney and as a judge of an Indiana court. While in Indiana, Steele returned to politics as a candidate for the U.S. Congress and the Indiana State House of Representatives. His Congressional race pitted him against Mike Pence in the primary where they became friends. Steele is a featured speaker for club management and golf associations across the country and his perspectives have been sought out by leading industry periodicals as well as the national media.