Post Date: January 3, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 3, 2017
Contact: Lani Prunés
WASHINGTON, DC – FAMM founder Julie Stewart today announced that Kevin Ring has officially become president of the nonprofit sentencing reform organization. Ring began working for FAMM in 2008 and served as the group’s vice president. Stewart, who founded the group in 1991 and has served as president since that time, will become chair of the board.
“It has been a great 25 years and I am proud of what FAMM has accomplished,” said Ms. Stewart. “But FAMM’s work is not done. Kevin is the right person to lead FAMM into the future. His experience, knowledge, and passion have helped elevate FAMM to a new level of effectiveness during the past eight years.”
Ring said, “I am grateful for the confidence that Julie and FAMM’s board have placed in me. We have a lot of exciting initiatives planned for 2017 and our team is ready to hit the ground running today.”
Of Stewart’s decision to step down, Ring said, “No one wants Julie to leave, including me. That’s why I am glad that she is going to stay on as chair of the board. We will continue to benefit from her wisdom and experience.”
Ring brings more than 20 years of conservative public policy, campaign, and issue advocacy experience to FAMM. He began his career in Washington, D.C., as a legislative aide on Capitol Hill. During his tenure, he served as counsel to the Senate Judiciary’s Constitution, Federalism, and Property Rights Subcommittee under the leadership of future US Attorney General John Ashcroft. He also served as executive director for the Republican Study Committee, the largest member organization in the US House of Representatives.
Ring is the author of Scalia’s Court: A Legacy of Landmark Opinions and Dissents (Regnery). He is a graduate of Syracuse University and the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
FAMM, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, promotes common sense sentencing and prison policies that increase public safety.
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