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Washington, DC – November 18, 2013 – On December 9th, 2013, organizers of the 2013 Professional Women in Advocacy Conference will recognize excellence in advocacy in five categories: federal issue campaign, state issue campaign, campaign for women serving women, veteran practitioner and up and coming practitioner. Bryce Harlow Foundation Board Members Linda Dooley, Juanita Duggan and Josephine Cooper served as the judges.
The goal of both the conference and the reception is to teach, inspire and elevate women working in government relations, public affairs, communications, PAC and grassroots, and community activism. One way to teach this is by example.
Here is a listing of the nominees and winners in each category.
Federal Issue Campaign:
Honoree: Dorothy Coleman, National Association of Manufacturers
For outstanding leadership during the fiscal cliff crisis of December 2012
Honorable Mention: Julie Stewart, Families Against Mandatory https://www.viagrasansordonnancefr.com/viagra-en-pharmacie/ Minimums (FAMM)
For working to change mandatory sentencing laws, contributing to fairer sentences for an estimated 170,000 individuals nationwide.
Amanda Karhuse, National Association of Secondary School Principals
Dana Marlowe, Accessibility Partners
Emily Holubowich, Cavarocchi Ruscio Dennis Associates and NDD United
Jan Withers, Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Julie Stewart, Lisa Maatz, American Association of University Women
Monica Desai, Patton Boggs LLP
Nkechi Taifa, Open Society Foundations and Open Society Policy Center
Norma Krayem, Patton Boggs LLP
Rachel Weintraub, Consumer Federation of America
Rachel Wilson, PATH
Rosalind Gold, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO)
Rosemary Becchi, Patton Boggs LLP
Tanya Clay House, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Public Policy
State Issue Campaign:
Honoree: Amber Harding and Marta Beresin, Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless
For protecting homeless families in Washington, DC against harmful proposed laws by the Gray Administration
Honorable Mention: Paula Golden, Broadcom Foundation/Broadcom
For successfully embedding STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) project-based learning, into state education policy and programs.
Carmen Garcia, Dallas Area Rapid Transit viagra sans ordonnance (DART)/Diversity and Economic Opportunity
Danielle McBeth, Alcalde and Fay
Jan Withers, Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Kim Yelkin, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
Kimberly Robinson, Funk & Bolton, P.A.
Women Serving Women Campaign:
Honorees: Barbara S. Wahl, Kristine J. Dunne and Alison Lima Andersen, Arent Fox LLP
For their work on behalf of women who have suffered gender discrimination in the awarding of farm loans by the US Department of Agriculture.
Honorable Mention: Blair Watters, The Madison Group/GWU Medical Faculty Associates
For a campaign to raise money and awareness for the GWU Mammovan which brings free mammograms to under-served women in the DC area.
Deavra Daughtry, Texas Women’s Empowerment Foundation (TWEF)
Debra Hauser, Advocates for Youth
Up and Coming Practitioner:
Honoree: Mary Kate Cunningham, ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership
For her success as a first year registered lobbyist organizing ASAE’s record annual member fly-in while fighting a major Senate amendment.
Dana Weekes, Patton Boggs LLP for excellence in her work on behalf of clients of the firm and marrying that to her work in the community with children and young lawyers.
Rachel Fey, National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy for her ground-breaking work to educate Congress about the challenging subject of contraception.
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Bailey Wilkinson, VOX Global
Delora Sanchez, Johns Hopkins
Erin Muffoletto, Ambitions Consulting Group/New Mexico Foundation for Open
Margot Conrad, Partnership for Public Service
Melanie Batenchuk, Beekeeper Group
Savannah Faye Robin, National Association of Agricultural Educators
Taryn Frideres, Patton Boggs LLP
Honoree: Martie Kendrick, Patton Boggs LLP
For representing clients successfully before Congress in virtually every major piece of health, Medicare and Medicaid legislation over the last 20 years.
Carolyn Elliott, Bose Public Affairs Group for her “integrity, intellect and devotion” on behalf of her clients, in particular the Indiana Library Federation.
Catherine Connor, Parsons Brinckerhoff, for her demonstrating outstanding leadership and dedication to the advancement of women in the transportation industry.
Amy Finan, Biotechnology Industry Organization
April Burke, Lewis-Burke Associates
Diann Y. Rust-Tierney, National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
Elizabeth Pyke, National Criminal Justice Association
Jane Sinak, Columbia Law School
Marla Grossman, American Continental Group
Nancy Cowles, Kids in Danger
Suzanne Goldberg, Columbia Law School