Reggie Parson ’19 elected president of the Eastern Leadership Academy

Reggie ParsonReggie Parson, a 2019 graduate of the University of Maine School of Law, was recently elected as the president by the Eastern Leadership Academy (ELA) class of 2021. His election took place during the Robert J. Thompson Eastern Leadership Academy Conference sponsored by the Council of State Governments (CSG).

The Council of State Governments is the nation’s largest nonpartisan organization serving all three branches of state elected and appointed officials. The mission of CSG is to champion excellence in state government.

Reggie is the first African-American to be elected as president in any ELA class. He will also serve as a member of the CSG East Executive Committee for 2021 and 2022 years and represent the Class of 2021 at CSG East annual events and functions. The Eastern Leadership Academy brings together a class of 30 selected state officials from the Eastern Region of the U.S for five days of intensive training with experts in communications, government, and policy development.

Reggie is currently serving as a senior legislative aide and policy analyst for the Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives in the Maine Legislature