2020 Governors Reception Honorees Announced
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
This intimate reception provides a unique opportunity to network with your state government relations peers and speak with governors and their staff as WGR honors the nation’s top female leaders.
Governor Kim Reynolds (R-Iowa)
Governor Kim Reynolds (R-Iowa) has been selected to receive WGR’s 2020 Governors Award! Governor Reynolds has been a consummate leader, as a county official, as a state legislator, as a lieutenant governor and now as the first female governor of Iowa. She fights to give Iowans cutting-edge careers as well as invests heavily into education, farmers, justice reform, healthcare and rural communities. Governor Reynolds is on the record calling for policies that deter sexual harassment. She is energetic, willing to tackle big things, is accessible, and is the kind of leader that is willing to roll up her sleeves and get to work.
Director of the DC Office for Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D-Michigan)
Patty Readinger, Director of the DC Office for Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D-Michigan), has been selected to receive WGR’s 2020 Governors Staff Award! Patty has served in the public sector for most of her career, working in the US Senate for another woman leader, Senator Stabenow, as well as serving as an appointee at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Now serving Governor Gretchen Whitmer in Michigan, Patty's career has encompassed numerous levels of government. An active member of WGR, Patty is a natural leader and supporter of WGR's mission to empower women in government relations!
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