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Satterfield, William (Board Member)

William Satterfield is a counsel with the Environmental and Natural Resources Practice Group of Balch & Bingham LLP. During the Reagan Administration, Satterfield served as an associate and deputy solicitor in the Department of Interior (1981-1984), and as general counsel of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (1984-1986). He currently serves on the board of the Warrior-Tombigbee Waterway Association and with the foundation of the Highlands United Methodist Church. Satterfield is a Colonel (Ret.) in the Army Reserve and earned a law degree from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. He serves on the NRA’s Legal Affairs Committee.

Knight, Timothy (Board Member)

Timothy Knight is a pro-gun activist in the state of Colorado and the president of the Basic Freedom Defense Fund, which won the NRA’s 2014 Jay M. Littlefield Memorial Volunteer Organization of the Year Award. Knight is also a certified NRA firearms instructor and the founder of He serves on the NRA’s Clubs & Associations Committee and Grassroots Committee.

Saba, Don (Board Member)

Dr. Don Saba is the director of Sierra Bioresearch Company, which he founded. Saba is frequently used by the NRA as an “expert witness” to testify that lead content in bullets is not a hazard for humans or animals who eat game shot with such ammunition. This finding directly contradicts longstanding research by the Centers for Disease Control, various wildlife agencies, and private parties.

Howard, Susan (Board Member)

Best known for an eight-year stint on the popular TV show “Dallas,” actress Susan Howard has been nominated for an Emmy and a Golden Globe. The Texas native was appointed to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission by then-Governor George W. Bush and has been active in the Texas Republican Party. She became involved in the NRA after meeting executive vice president Wayne LaPierre at the 1988 Republican National Convention in New Orleans.

Rowan Jr., Carl (Board Member)

Carl T. Rowan, Jr. is a vice president at the private security firm Securitas. He is a former chief of police, U.S. Marshal, and FBI agent. He is the son of columnist Carl Rowan ,Sr., who made headlines in 1988 after shooting and wounding an unarmed teenager swimming in his backyard pool with an unlicensed handgun

Jenkins, Curtis S. (Board Member)

Curtis S. Jenkins is an attorney and former Member of the Georgia House of Representatives. He was the author of the nation’s first law prohibiting negligence-based lawsuits against firearm manufacturers. He has also served on the board of the Georgia Wildlife Federation and as the president of the Monroe County Sportsman’s Federation. He has served on the NRA’s Legislative Policy Committee, Legal Affairs Committee, and Finance Committee, and sat on the board of the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund.

Cushman, John L. (Board Member)

John L. Cushman is the founder of Sportsmen’s Association for Firearms Education, Inc. (SAFE). He created a legal defense fund to fight perceived abuses in handgun licensing laws in lower New York state. He was inducted into New York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame in 1998. He previously served as a U.S. Marine.

Carter, J. William (Board Member)

J. William Carter is a retired, 30-year veteran of the U.S. Border Patrol and an NRA Benefactor Member. He also worked for the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). Carter also serves as chairman of the NRA’s Smallbore Rifle Committee and their Adaptive Shooting Sports Committee. He is also a member of the NRA Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Law Enforcement Assistance Committee, Competition Rules & Programs Committee, Jeanne E. Bray Memorial Scholarship Committee, and the NRA Whittington Center Board of Trustees. Carter was accused of sexual harassment of female employees and faced disciplinary action during his tenure at INS. He is the son of former NRA executive vice president Harlon Carter.