Women in Government Relations Announces 2017-18 Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Women in Government Relations (WGR) is the premier, non-partisan professional society for those who have responsibilities and interests in the field of government relations and/or public affairs. Founded in 1975, WGR has over 1100 members at every career level of government relations representing a wide array of private, non-profit and public sector organizations. WGR adds four new members to the existing board including Kathleen Coulombe, Society for Human Resource Management; Charla McManus, WSW; Tina Phillips, Multistate Associates; and Bree Raum, American Gas Association. The new members assumed their roles on July 1, 2017.

“Women in Government Relation’s new board members bring leadership experience, unique perspectives and a dedication to the organization and advancement of women in government relations.” said Emily Bardach, Executive Director. “These are the women we need at the table to keep WGR relevant in an industry that continues to transform.”

Other members of WGR’s 2017-18 Board of Directors include:

  • Katie Schubert, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), President
  • Kate Shenk, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), Vice President
  • Suzanne Swink, BP American Inc., Treasurer
  • Jacki Ball, National PTA, Secretary
  • Meredith Shue, Deloitte, Immediate Past President
  • Ashleigh de la Torre, Amazon
  • Amanda Karhuse, National Association of Secondary School Principals
  • Carla Lochiatto,  ASAE
  • Christine Murphy, National League for Nursing
  • Tamra Spielvogel, National Association of Home Builders
  • Mallika Vastare, The Furman Group
Women in Government Relations (WGR) is dedicated to advancing and empowering women by fostering professional development and growth opportunities through a community that supports women’s leadership in government relations. Learn more at www.wgr.org.

Emily Bardach, Executive Director
Contact info: ebardach@wgr.org; 703.299.8547