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Timothy-R.-Busch
Timothy R. Busch (Busch Group)
Chairman of the Board
Founder, The Busch Firm
President and Chief Executive Officer,
Pacific Hospitality Group
Founder, Trinitas Cellars


Tim Busch is the founder of the Busch Firm, which specials in estate and tax planning, and the representation of religious organizations. He is the CEO of the Pacific Hospitality Group, a company that owns and operates twelve hotels throughout the United States. Tim and his wife are involved in many Catholic organizations, including the Magis Institute and the Napa Institute, which they co-founded with Robert J. Spitzer. Long time advocates of Catholic education, Tim and Steph co-founded St. Anne School in Laguna Niguel and JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano. In 2016, the Catholic University of America named the Tim and Steph Busch School of Business and Economics, in recognition of Tim and Steph’s generous support of the school.

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Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P. (Thomistic Institute)
Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P., is the Director of the Thomistic Institute and Assistant Professor in Systematic Theology at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, a Ph.L. from the School of Philosophy of the Catholic University of America, and a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. He entered the Order of Preachers in 2001, after having practiced constitutional law for several years as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice. He has also taught at The Catholic University of America Law School and at Providence College. He is the author of The Trinitarian Christology of St. Thomas Aquinas (Oxford University Press, 2016).
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Leonard Leo (Federalist Society)
Leonard is Executive Vice President of the Federalist Society, joining the organization over 25 years ago. Since that time, he has been instrumental in helping the organization top 70,000, focusing on the growth of lawyers membership, operations and activities advancing limited, constitutional government. In addition to his work at the Society, Leonard has advised President Trump on judicial selection, assisted with the Gorsuch and Kavanaugh Supreme Court selection and confirmation process, and served as a member of the transition team. He also organized the outside coalition efforts in support of the Roberts and Alito U.S. Supreme Court confirmations. Leonard was appointed by President George W. Bush to three terms to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom as chairman. He was also a U.S. Delegate to the UN Council and UN Commission on Human Rights during the Bush Administration. Leonard holds degrees from Cornell University and Cornell Law School. He presently resides in Northern Virginia, where he and his wife Sally have raised their seven children.
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Bill Mumma (Becket)
William Mumma is CEO and Board Chairman of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. He has served as a full-time volunteer in this role since 2011. He ended a 30 year career on Wall Street as CEO of Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (USA), with prior executive roles at Nomura Securities International and the Bankers Trust Company. Mr. Mumma is also currently serving as Trustee on the boards of the Witherspoon Institute, FOCUS (The Fellowship of Catholic University Students) and PRAF (Patients Rights Action Fund). He has degrees from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and Columbia University Business School. Mr. Mumma lives in Summit, New Jersey with his wife Kathy, to whom he has been happily married since 1983, and has six children and eight grandchildren.
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Alan Sears KSG (Alliance Defending Freedom)
Alan Sears serves as founder of Alliance Defending Freedom and ADF International, building on his experience as longtime leader of the organization to strengthen alliances, forge new relationships, and develop the resources needed to ensure ADF’s capacity to respond to opportunities. As the first president, CEO, and general counsel Sears led all strategic initiatives from 1993-2017. Sears has received many awards from Catholic, other Christian, and legal entities including the 2017 Edwin Meese III Originalism and Religious Liberty Award. He also received the 2017 William Wilberforce Award from The Colson Center, and with his wife, Paula has been invested as a Knight/Dame of the Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great per Pope Francis, the highest award given by the Pope to a layperson.
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Amy Shepard (Alliance Defending Freedom)
Amy Shepard serves as Vice President of Ecumenical Relations for Alliance Defending Freedom. Since joining ADF in 2014, Shepard has focused on fundraising and enhancing the ministry’s impact and visibility. She develops strategic alliances by cultivating individual and philanthropic partnerships. She also fosters relationships with major ministry friends and potential donors. Prior to joining ADF, Shepard was vice president of healthcare content solutions for McMurry/TMG. She created strategic partnerships with hospitals and healthcare foundations across the United States and Canada, generating millions of dollars in new business. She was also a principal for Optimum Marketing, where she developed integrated television broadcast strategies for television stations across the nation. Shepard serves as a board of director for Bosco Classical School Rochester, Minnesota and for CCF Giving. She is also an allied member of Catholic Medical Association. Shepard earned her B.A. in communication from Canisius College in New York.
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Bishop Robert Vasa (Diocese of Santa Rosa)
Bishop Vasa has served in his current ecclesiastical office since 2011, when he was installed as the Sixth Bishop of Santa Rosa. Bishop Vasa was Ordained a Priest in 1976 in Lincoln, Nebraska, and was Ordained a Bishop in 2000 in Baker, Oregon. Bishop Vasa plays a very active role in the education and spiritual formation of his Diocese, communicating Catholic Teaching through a variety of media.
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Mike Warsaw (EWTN)
Michael P. Warsaw is the Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer of EWTN Global Catholic Network. He joined EWTN in 1991 and has held senior management positions in the areas of television production, satellite operations, and technical services, working directly with Mother Angelica, the network’s founder, on all of her major initiatives. Michael was named President of EWTN in 2000 and assumed the post of chief executive officer in 2009. With the Network’s 2011 acquisition of the National Catholic Register, he became its publisher. Michael assumed the post of chairman of the board of EWTN in 2013. In that capacity he oversees the network’s strategic direction and mission around the world. In 2017, Pope Francis appointed him as a Consultor to the Vatican’s Dicastery for Communications.

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John C. Peiffer II, President and General Counsel
Mr. Peiffer serves as President and General Counsel of NLI. He is also CEO of the Busch Firm. Mr. Peiffer advises for-profit and nonprofit clients on business transactions, entity structures, and corporate formation and governance. He has advised Catholic dioceses, religious orders, private religious schools, and other religious organizations on mission-focused corporate structuring and governance, tax exemption issues, and charitable planning structures. Mr. Peiffer obtained a B.A. in Classical Studies and English from Santa Clara University, an A.M. in Religious Studies from the University of Chicago Divinity School, and a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School.
Josh-Holdenried
Josh Holdenried, Executive Director
Mr. Holdenried serves as Executive Director of Napa Legal Institute. Before joining NLI, he was Associate Director of Coalition Relations at The Heritage Foundation, where he focused on strategic partnerships and policy promotion. Prior to his role with The Heritage Foundation, he was an inaugural member of the Public Interest Fellowship—a two-year program designed to equip and train young professionals for leadership in the political and cultural life of the United States. Before the Public Interest Fellowship, he was a congressional staffer in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is currently a 2019 Leonine Fellow of The Leonine Forum in Washington, D.C. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Policy Leadership from the University of Mississippi and a Certificate in Applied Religion in Public Policy from Pepperdine University's School of Public Policy.

Napa Legal Institute
Phone | (202) 715 - 3503
East Coast Office | 1730 M Street NW Suite 910 | Washington, DC 20036
West Coast Office | 860 Napa Valley Corporate Way, Suite O | Napa, CA 94558

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