Task Force Co-Chairs

Education

Operations Director:
Charla Penn
Principle 
WSW
202.589.0800
 

Co-Chair:
Amy Smith
Public Policy Advisor
Arnold & Porter LLP
202.457.6154
 

Co-Chair:
Tamara Hiler
Senior Policy Advisor/Higher Ed Campaign Manager
Third Way
202.467.6645
 

Co-Chair:
Carrie Warick
Director of Partnerships and Policy
National College Access Network
202.347.4848x203
 

Co-Chair:
Julie Warner
Education Research Analyst
U.S. Department of Education
770.289.4827
 


Energy, Environment & Agriculture

Operations Director:
Tina Phillips
Vice President
Multistate Associates Inc.
703.684.1110
 

Co-Chair:
Emily Duncan
Director of Government Affairs
National Grid
703.431.5178
 

Co-Chair:
Megan Ekstrom
Vice President of Government Affairs & Public Relations
Motorcycle Riders Foundation
202.802.0090
 

Co-Chair:
Rachel Feinstein
Manager of Government Affairs
Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association
703.522.0086 ext. 109
 

Co-Chair:
Alicia Meads
Manager, Legislative Affairs
CF Industries
202.494.9664
 


Financial Services

Co-Chair:
Bree Raum
Senior Director of Federal Affairs
American Gas Association
202.824.7000
   

Co-Chair:
Brenda Bowen
Government Affairs & PAC Manager
The Financial Services Roundtable
202. 589.2420
 

Co-Chair:
Mary Donohue
Director of Government Affairs
Polaris Consulting, LLC
202.368.9758
 

Co-Chair:
Megan Howell
Director, Global Government Affairs
First Data Corporation
202.478.1114
 

Co-Chair:
Carey Tarbell
Managing Director & Senior Partner
VOX Global
202.772.6958
 

Co-Chair:
Shannon Patrick
Vice President
Centurion Group DC, LLC
202.591.1737 ext. 3
 
 


Health & Social Policies

Operations Director:
Tamra Spielvogel
Program Manager
National Association of Home Builders
202.266.8327
 

Co-Chair:
Katie Allen Velliky
Director of Government Relations
Horizon Government Affairs
202.225.4231
 

Co-Chair:
Hope Amsterdam
Senior Associate              
Farragut Square Group, LLC.
202.266.3929
 

Co-Chair:
Erika Miller
Senior Vice President and Counsel
Cavarocchi, Ruscio, Dennis Associates, LLC
202.309.1904
 

Co-Chair:
Denise DeMichele
Federal Strategy Advisor
AARP
202.434.3374
 


Homeland Security & Defense

Operations Director:
Amanda Karhuse
National Association of Secondary School Principals
Director of Advocacy
703.860.7241
 

Co-Chair:
Melanie Avery
Strategic Communications and Government Relations
Veterans on the Rise
202.388.4090
 

Co-Chair:
Jena McNeil
Senior Director, Government Relations
US Travel
202.744.2970
 

Co-Chair:
Kate Christensen Mills
Principal
Monument Policy Group LLC
202.841.0715
 


PACs, Politics & Grassroots

Operations Director:
Kathleen Coulombe
Lobbyist/Senior Advisor, Government Relations
Society for Human Resource Management
703.535.6061
 

Co-Chair:
Ashton Barry
The Cook Political Report
202.739-8525
 

Co-Chair:
Sarah McDonald
Senior Manager, Political Programs
The Home Depot
202.393.4434
 

Co-Chair:
Lauren Facemire
RPAC and Political Fundraising Managing Director
National Association of REALTORS®
850.766.2064
   

Co-Chair:
Samantha Martin
Public Policy Specialist
Arnold & Porter
202.942.6818
 

Co-Chair:
Lindsay Shuba Donnelly
Vice President, Political Division
The Lukens Company
703.845.8484 ext. 224
  

Co-Chair:
Ilhaam Jaffer
Communications & External Affairs
BP America
202.225.8885
   

Co-Chair:
Libby Wuller
Business Development
Quorum Analytics, Inc.
405.742.7466
    


State Relations

Operations Director:
Christine Murphy
Director for Public Policy and Advocacy
National League for Nursing
800.669.1656
 

Co-Chair:
Caroline Hegeman
State Government Relations Leader
Deloitte
202.220.2635
 

Co-Chair:
Kimberly Hayes Pollard
Consultant
Grassroots Advocacy & Organizational Management
703.282.3541
 

Co-Chair:
Anya Malkov
Senior Associate, Government Relations
The Pew Charitable Trusts
202.540.6914
 

Co-Chair:
Jennifer Rosen
Associate Director, State Affairs
Alzheimer's Association
202.638.7043
 


Telecom, Tech & IP

Operations Director:
Ashleigh de la Torre
Senior Manager, Public Policy
Amazon
202.659.9111
 

Co-Chair:
Roxana Boyd
Policy Specialist
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
202.942.6823
 

Co-Chair:
Patrice Stanley
Director
Wexler Walker
202.662.3746
 

Co-Chair:
Kristin Strobel
Director of State Affairs
BGR Government Affairs
202.661.6324
 

Co-Chair:
Charlyn Stanberry
Legislative Counsel
Office of Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09)
202.225.6231
 

 


Transportation & Infrastructure

Operations Director:
Mallika Vastare
Director of Government Relations
The Furman Group
202.737.0700
 

Co-Chair:
Channon Hanna
Director of Government Relations
Van Scoyoc Associates Inc.
202.496.9590
 

Co-Chair:
Kodiak Hill-Davis
Lobbyist
David Turch & Associates
202.543.3744
 

Co-Chair:
Bridget Hogan
Government Relations Sr. Analyst
Allstate Insurance Company
202.383.2744
 

Co-Chair:
Michele Stanley
Director of Government Affairs
National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association
202.441.5958