Washington, D.C. — Today, Log Cabin Republicans announced the addition of five new members of its Board of Directors: Tom Dorsey, Rachel Hoff, Robert Kabel, Joseph Nucci, and Rich Tafel.
“Fully 40 years since our founding and Log Cabin Republicans continues its growth and influence advocating for a stronger, more inclusive GOP,” Log Cabin Republicans President Gregory T. Angelo stated. “Our five newest Board members are no strangers to the fight for LGBT rights, and it is with great honor that our National Board of Directors welcomes them into the fold. We are thrilled to bring their many talents to bear as Log Cabin Republicans looks toward its next 40 years.”
Tom Dorsey has spent 43 years on Wall Street, and authored 9 books on investing and motivation. The Market Technicians Association has named him a “Living Legend of Technical Analysis,” and he speaks worldwide on this subject. He founded Dorsey, Wright & Associates in 1987 and sold the company to NASDAQ in 2014. He is now a consultant to NASDAQ and other Money Managers worldwide. “I accepted a Board position as a father of a gay son whose wedding I just attended in Puerto Rico,” Dorsey noted. “I wanted to do what I could to change the minds of conservatives who might not follow the total equality belief I have for all human beings. I am also a staunch conservative in that I want our government to be fiscally responsible and pro-growth.”
Rachel Hoff was the first openly gay delegate to serve on the Republican Platform Committee, where last year she proposed an amendment to adopt more inclusive language on the freedom to marry and broader LGBT issues in the official party platform. Ms. Hoff currently works on Capitol Hill, and notes that, “It’s an honor to join the board of an organization that has done so much to advance LGBT equality. With important work still to be done both here at home and around the world, the work of LCR to engage Republicans and conservatives in the fight for greater LGBT freedom is crucial. I’m proud to be joining so many great LGBT leaders and allies in that effort.”
Robert Kabel returns to the Board after serving as Chairman, and founding Liberty Education Forum in 2001. Mr. Kabel recently retired from the international law and consulting firm of Faegre Baker Daniels, and currently serves as the National Committeeman for the District of Columbia Republican Party. He previously served as a special assistant to President Reagan, and as a member of President Obama’s Presidential Advisory Council on HIV-AIDS. “I am pleased to rejoin the LCR board with so many accomplished and dedicated board members and excellent staff,” Kabel said. “Log Cabin’s accomplishments over the past twenty years have been remarkable but there is more to do and I am happy to be part of LCR’s efforts.”
Joseph Nucci is the youngest Director to serve on the Board and the founder of a professional networking startup based in D.C. “I am so thankful for the work that LCR has done, and I am humbled to be part of their mission going forward,” Nucci stated. “As the youngest board member, I look forward to learning the ropes and helping reimagine LCR for the next generation.”
Rich Tafel returns to the LCR Board having served as the founding executive director of Log Cabin Republicans from 1993 – 2002. Prior to that, he served as the first President of Log Cabin Federation. Mr. Tafel is the Managing Director of Raffa Social Capital Advisors, where he works with impact investors and social ventures. He is the National Director of the American Project at Pepperdine School of Public Policy focused on the future of America’s conservative movement, and pastors Church of the Holy City in Washington, D.C. “This is a critical time for LCR to play an important role,” Tafel noted. “It is an important moment as LCR 2.0 evolves to the needs of the next generation.”