NAMIC Leadership


  • Neil  Alldredge

    Neil Alldredge

    President/CEO

  • Mark  Vander Kooy

    Mark Vander Kooy

    Chief Strategy Officer

  • Jimi  Grande

    Jimi Grande

    Senior Vice President - Federal & Political Affairs

  • Erin  Collins

    Erin Collins

    Senior Vice President - State and Policy Affairs

  • Sarah  Schnettler

    Sarah Schnettler

    Senior Vice President – Member Experience

  • Crista  Hassett

    Crista Hassett

    Senior Vice President - Events, Education, & Association Services

  • Andrew  Kirkner

    Andrew Kirkner

    General Counsel

  • Shannon  Ollikainen

    Shannon Ollikainen

    Chief of Staff/Assistant Corporate Secretary

  • Stephen  Ott

    Stephen Ott

    Vice President – IT & Building Services

  • Jonathan  Rodgers

    Jonathan Rodgers

    Vice President - Finance

  • Matt  Houston

    Matt Houston

    Vice President - Marketing Communications

  • Justin  Hakes

    Justin Hakes

    Vice President - Public Affairs

Justin Hakes

Justin Hakes
Vice President - Public Affairs

Justin Hakes

Justin Hakes currently leads public affairs for NAMIC. In that capacity, Hakes oversees all communications and public relations activities, such as advocacy and member communications, as well as digital and print communications.

Hakes is a veteran communications and public affairs executive. Prior to joining NAMIC in 2023, Hakes was VP of Communications & Public Affairs at the Consumer Data Industry Association. Before CDIA, he served in senior roles at several leading trade associations including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where he spent over a decade. Hakes’ accomplishments include supporting successful passage of landmark bipartisan federal legislation and serving as editor of an award-winning blog for public policy storytelling.

Hakes graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a bachelor’s degree in political science.