Leadership

Officers

President – Robert Roach Jr.

Robert Roach, Jr. is the President of the Alliance for Retired Americans. He retired as the General Secretary‐Treasurer of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) in July 2015, a position he had held since 2012…more

Secretary-Treasurer – Joe Peters, Jr.

Joseph Peters, Jr. is the Secretary-Treasurer of the Alliance for Retired Americans. He retired in 2010, having served 22 years as an international representative of the UAW, including serving more than ten years as regional director of UAW Region 1…more

Vice President – Liz Shuler

Elizabeth “Liz” Shuler became the first woman ever elected Secretary-Treasurer of the AFL-CIO when she was voted into office by acclamation at the Federation’s 26th convention on September 16, 2009… more

Vice President – Joe Etta Brown

An experienced advocate and passionate activist, Brown was elected Executive Vice President of the Alliance for Retired Americans in 2014…more

Executive Director

Executive Director – Richard Fiesta

Richard Fiesta is the Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans. He had been the Director of the Government and Political Affairs Department at the Alliance since 2001. …more

Directors

Lisa Cutler, Director of Communications and Digital Strategies – lcutler@retiredamericans.org

Suzanne Elnahal, Director of Finance and Administration – selnahal@retiredamericans.org

Juan Johnson, Director of Information Technology – juanjohnson@retiredamericans.org

Brendan Kelly, Director of Field Mobilization – bkelly@retiredamericans.org

Scott Kestner, Director of Development – skestner@retiredamericans.org