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2013 Day On the Hill Itinerary

Day on the Hill

All events with the exception of lunch and the networking reception were held at the Cannon House Office Building Room 121.

Main entrance located at the corner of Independence Avenue and New Jersey Avenue, SE

 

Pre-Day 1
Wednesday, January 9, 2013

6:30 p.m. - Reception for All DOH Participants, Hadley Sosnoff '06, Managing Director, The Majority Group

Day 1
Thursday, January 10, 2013

8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Registration/Check-in & Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. – Welcome, Professor Lucas

9:10 – 9:40 a.m. –Keynote Speaker, Jeffrey Werner '91
General Manager, International and Public Policy, Daimler

9:50 a.m. – Life after the Hill
Hadley Sosnoff '06, Managing Director, The Majority Group
Will Cox '06, Senior Associate, Hickey & Associates, LLC

11:00 a.m. – Current Events, Media
Jason Ryan '96, Dept of Homeland Security/Justice Department Producer, ABC News

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Luncheon with alums & students - Bullfeathers

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. - DC & Campaigns
Lauren Zeitler '09, former Director of Surrogate Operations, Romney for President, current Deputy Director of the Office of the First Lady & Protocol for the Governor of New Jersey
Christina Amestoy '11, Project Associate, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner
Caleb Campbell '11, Field Organizer, Obama for America
Teddy Tanzer '10, Research Analyst, American Crossroads
Jeremy Horan '07, Legislative Assistant, Congresswoman Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI)
Keith Castaldo '04, Economic Policy Advisor, Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-08)

2:30 – 3:15 p.m. – DC & Think Tanks
Amanda Mays '06, Board Relations Manager, The Brookings Institution
Chet DiBari '06, Associate, Prime Policy Group

3:30-4:15 p.m. – DC, the Military & Foreign Policy
Major H. Ripley Rawlings IV '94, Plans Officer, U.S. Marine Corps Headquarters, Pentagon

4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Young Alum Panel
Caroline Spruill '12, Consultant for Strategic Communications, World Bank Institute Open Government Practice, The World Bank
Katherine Brown '12, Administrative Assistant, Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America
Corey McClintock '12, Sales and Service Associate, The Bozzuto Group
Dan Kolinksi '12, Account Manager, Mack Crounse Group
Brian Horn '12, Government Relations Coordinator, Council on Foundations

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Post-Election Discussion & New Year’s Reception Washington Court Hotel


Day 2
Friday, January 11, 2013

8:10 a.m. – Group Meets-Washington Court Hotel Lobby

8:30 a.m. – Arrive at the U.S. Secret Service Headquarters

8:50 – 10:00 a.m. –U.S. Secret Service Headquarters Tour

11:00 –12:15 p.m. – Site Visit #1
Group A: Republican National Committee
Nancy Dehlinger, Director Constituent Services
Rebecca Heilig – Internship Coordinator

Group B: Ogilvy Public Relations
Rachel Henderson '06, Vice President, Corporate & Public Affairs
Kelsey Bair '11, Assistant Account Executive, Public Affairs Department

Group C: Center for American Progress
Jon Moreno, Senior Fellow, Editor, Science Progress
Sean Pool, Science & Innovation Policy Analyst & Managing Editor, Science Progress

12:15-1:30 p.m. – Lunch - On own with your group, Discussion with individual groups on DOH 2013 programming, key points, feedback

2:00-3:15 p.m. – Site Visit #2
Group A: Heritage Foundation
Lee Edwards, Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought
Angelise Schrader – Program Associate

Group B: Washington Post
Scott Clement, Polling Analyst
Jennifer Legat '94, Human Resources Manager, Workforce Planning & Retention
Peyton Craighill '96, Polling Analyst (not present)

Group C: Democratic National Committee
Larry Strongin, Staff Assistant, International Visitors Program
Dan Boysen '11, Finance Assistant, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

3:45 - End of Day on the Hill 2013

2012 Day On the Hill Itinerary

Day on the Hill

All events with the exception of lunch and the networking reception were held at the Cannon House Office Building Room 122.

Main entrance located at the corner of Independence Avenue and New Jersey Avenue, SE

 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Pre-Day 1

6:30 p.m. - Reception for All DOH Participants, Hadley Sosnoff ’06 - Managing Director The Majority Group

 

Thursday, January 5, 2012
Day One

8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Registration/Check-in & Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. – Welcome, Miranda Warder

9:10 – 9:40 a.m. – Keynote Speaker, Karin Moore ’89
Assistant General Counsel, Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America

9:50 a.m. – “Life After the Hill”
Hadley Sosnoff ’06, Managing Director of The Majority Group

11:00 a.m. – Current Events
Jason Ryan ‘96, Dept. of Homeland Security/Justice Department Producer, ABC News

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Luncheon with alums and students - Bullfeathers

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. – Working on the Hill
Jeremy Horan '07, Legislative Assistant, Congresswoman Mazie K. Hirono (HI-02)
Keith Castaldo '04, Economic Policy Advisor, Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr (NJ-08)

2:30 – 3:15 p.m. – DC & the Environment
Jennifer LeBlanc ’94, VP, Development, ecoAmerica

3:30-4:15 p.m. – International Trade
Dr. Sandra Rivera ’85, Assistant to the Director, U.S. International Trade Commission

4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Young Alum Panel
Jalisa Whitley ’11, Alliances for Quality Education, Inc.
Kelsey Bair ’11, Intern, Ogilvy Public Relations
Caleb Campbell ’11, Intern, Center for American Progress
Libby Foley’10, Executive Assistant to the President, Environmental Working Group
Andrew Mahoney ’11, Research Assistant, Project on Middle East Democracy
Dan Boysen ’11, Finance Assistant, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Teddy Tanzer ’10, Research Analyst, American Crossroads

6:30-8:30 p.m. – D.C. Holiday Party/Networking Reception, University Club 1135 16th St NW

 

Friday, January 6, 2012
Day Two

8:10 a.m. – Group Meets-Washington Court Hotel Lobby

8:30 a.m. – Arrive at the U.S. Secret Service Headquarters

8:50 – 10:00 a.m. – U.S. Secret Service Headquarters Tour

11:00 –12:15 p.m. – Site Visit #1
Group A: Republican National Committee (Nancy Dehlinger)

Group B: Ogilvy Public Relations (Rachel Henderson '06)
Kelsey Bair '11 - Intern

Group C: Center for American Progress (Jon Moreno)
Caleb Campbell '11 – Intern
Hannah Zale '09 – Legal Team

12:15-1:30 p.m. – Lunch - On own with your group

2:00-3:15 p.m. – Site Visit #2
Group A: Heritage Foundation (Lee Edwards)

Group B: Washington Post with Peyton Craighill '94
Hannah Fairfield Wallander '96 – Director of Graphics
Jennifer Legat '94 – Human Resources Manager, Workforce Planning & Retention

Group C: Democratic National Committee (Larry Strongin)

3:45-4:15 p.m. – Wrap up/Discussion with individual groups
Washington Court Hotel


2011 Day On the Hill Itinerary

Day on the Hill

Students and faculty pose in front of the White House during the 2011 Day on the Hill.

All events with the exception of lunch and the networking reception were held at the Cannon House Office Building Room 122.

Main entrance located at the corner of Independence Avenue and New Jersey Avenue, SE

 

Thursday, January 6, 2011
Day One

8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. - Registration/Check-in & Continental Breakfast

9:20 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.- Welcome, President Gearan

9:30 - 10 a.m. -Keynote Speaker, The Honorable Ludwig Gaines '88, Rich Rosenthal Brincefield Manitta Dzubin & Kroeger, LLP

10:00 a.m. - "Working on the Hill"
Hadley Sosnoff '06 (D), Former Legislative Director, Rep. Walt Minnick (ID-1)
William Cox '06, Lockheed Martin MS2, Government Programs

10:45 a.m. - Break

11:00 a.m. - "PR in DC"
Rachel Henderson '06, Account Supervisor, Public Affairs, Ogilvy Washington

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Luncheon with alums and students
Tortilla Coast, 400 First Street SE

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - Matt Milner '99, Founder, Edgeworth Economics, Patrick Byrne '02, COO, Edgeworth Economics

2:45 - 3:30 p.m. - Alex Kaplan '01, Vice President, Swiss Reinsurance – Lobbyist/Consultant representing international businesses in Congress & the White House

3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. - Peyton Craighill '94, Polling Unit, Washington Post

4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Young Alum Panel
Libby Foley '10, Government Affairs Intern, Alaska Wilderness League Intern, Office of Senator Mark Kirk
Austin Kana '09, Junior Analyst, New West Technologies, LLC
Joshua Strenger '09, Associate Consultant, Touchstone Consulting Group
Lauren Zeitler '09, Project Director, WWP Strategies

6:30-8:30 p.m. - D.C. Holiday Party/Networking Reception – Old Ebbitt Grill, 675 15th Street, N.W.

 

Friday, January 7, 2011
Day Two

8:30 a.m. - Groups Meet - Washington Court Hotel Lobby

8:50 a.m. - Arrive at White House
SE Gate - corner of 15th St. and Hamilton Place

9:30 - 10:30 p.m. - White House Tour
Stuart Hillenbrand '04, Uniformed Division Officer, Secret Service

11:00 –1 2:15 p.m. – Site Visit #1
Group A: Republican National Committee - Nancy Dehlinger
310 First Street, SE, Conference Room, 4th floor

Group B: Podesta Group
1001 G Street, NW, Suite 900 East

Group C: Center for American Progress - Jon Moreno
1333 H Street NW

12:15 - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch
On own with your group

2:00-3:15 p.m. – Site Visit #2
Group A: Heritage Foundation - Mike Franc
214 Massachusetts Ave NE

Group B: Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (Professional Association) - Karin Moore '89, Vice President & Co-General Counsel
805 15th St., NW Suite 430

Group C: Democratic National Committee - Larry Strongin
430 S. Capitol St. SE

3:45-4:15 p.m. - Wrap up/Evaluations/Discussion with individual groups
Washington Court Hotel

 

2010 Day On the Hill Itinerary

Day on the Hill

Photo features Professor of Political Science Emeritus Joe DiGangi and Associate Professor of Political Science DeWayne Lucas.

All events with the exception of lunch and the networking reception were held at the Cannon House Office Building Room 121.

Main entrance located at the corner of Independence Avenue and New Jersey Avenue, SE

 

Thursday, January 7, 2010
Day One

8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. - Registration/Check-in & Continental Breakfast

9:20 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.- Welcome, President Gearan

9:30 - 10 a.m. - Keynote Speaker, Professor Emeritus Joe DiGangi

10:00 a.m. - "Working on the Hill"
Hadley Sosnoff '06 (D), Legislative Assistant, Rep. Walt Minnick (ID-1)
Mike Reed '06 (R), FEC and Research Analyst, National Republican Senatorial Committee

10:45 a.m. - Break

11:00 a.m. - "PR in DC"
Rachel Henderson '06, Senior Account Executive, Health Policy Group, Public Affairs, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Luncheon with alums and students
Bullfeathers, 410 First St., SE

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - Jillian Oberfield '01, Legislative Assistant, Congressman Edward J. Markey (MA)

2:45 - 3:30 p.m. - The Honorable Ludwig Gaines '88, City Council Member, City of Alexandria, VA

3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Young Alum Panel
Ian Bartels '08, Researcher, Republican National Committee
Kara Horton '07, Assistant Account Executive, Valis Associates, LLC
Mark Vogelgesang '08, Analyst, SRA International
Kate Bardsley '08, Staff Assistant, Podesta Group
Allyson Doherty '08, Administrative Coordinator, United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)

6:30-8:30 p.m. - Networking Reception - Washington Court Hotel
(Held in conjunction with the D.C. holiday party)

 

Friday, January 8, 2010
Day Two

8:15 a.m. - Groups Meet - Washington Court Hotel Lobby

8:40 a.m. - Arrive at White House
SE Gate - corner of 15th St. and Hamilton Place

9:00 - 12:00 p.m. - White House Tour
Stuart Hillenbrand '04, Uniformed Division Officer, Secret Service

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch
On own with your group

1:45 - 2:30 p.m. - Site Visit #1
Group A: Heritage Foundation - Lee Edwards
214 Massachusetts Ave., NE

Group B: Chemonics - Veronica Greenwall, Outreach Coordinator
1717 H St., NW

Group C: Democratic National Committee - Larry Strongin
430 S. Capitol St., SE

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Site Visit #2
Group A: Republican National Committee - Ian Bartels '08
310 First St., SE, Conference Room, 4th floor

Group B: Porter Novelli Kiki McLean/Ashley Bliss
1909 K St., NW

Group C: Center for American Progress - Jon Moreno
1333 H St., NW

4:30-5:00 p.m. - Wrap up/Evaluations/Discussion
With individual groups

2009 Day on the Hill

Day on the Hill

Photo features (l to r) Professor of Political Science Iva Deutchman,
Rev. Bryant Oskvig '95 and his wife, Devon Oskvig.

Thursday, January 8, 2009
Day One

8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. - Registration/Check-in & Continental Breakfast

9:20 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Welcome, Associate Professor DeWayne Lucas, Political Science Dept.

9:30 - 10 a.m. - Keynote Speaker, Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen'69, L.H.D. '01 (NJ-11)

10:00 a.m. - "Working on the Hill"
Will Cox '06 (R), Legislative Correspondent, Rep. Jim Saxton (NJ-3) and
Hadley Sosnoff '06 (D), Legislative Assistant, Rep.-elect Walt Minnick (ID -1)

10:45 a.m. - Break

11:00 a.m. - Nick Moon '04, Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Luncheon with alums and students
Bullfeathers, 410 First Street, SE

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - Patrick Rothwell '01, Chief of Staff, House Republican Policy Committee

2:45 - 3:30 p.m. - Matt Simpson '04, Associate/International Trade and Arbitration Group, Weil Gotshal & Manges, LLP

3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Young Alum Panel
Jeremy Horan '07, Legislative Correspondent, U.S. Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT)
Kate Bardsley '08, Staff Assistant, Podesta Group
Ian Bartels '08, Researcher, Republican National Committee
Kara Horton '07, Assistant Account Executive, Valis Associates, LLC
Vincent DeFabo '08, Corps Member, AmeriCorps

6:30-8:30 p.m. - Networking Reception - Washington Court Hotel
(Held in conjunction with the D.C. holiday party)

 

Friday, January 9, 2009
Day Two

9:00 a.m. - Groups Meet - Washington Court Hotel Lobby

9:30-11:00 a.m. - Site Visit #1
Group A: Heritage Foundation - Lee Edwards

Group B: Chemonics - Veronica Greenwall, Outreach Coordinator

Group C: Democratic National Committee - Larry Strongin

11:30-12:30 p.m. - Lunch
On own with your group

1:00-2:30 p.m. - Site Visit #2
Group A: Republican National Committee - Ian Bartels '08

Group B: German Marshall Fund - Ariam Mohamed, Human Resources Manager

Group C: Center for American Progress - Jon Moreno

Rayburn House Office Building, 2168
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. The 2008 Elections Panel Discussion
Moderator: President Mark Gearan
Panelist 1: Dan McKivergan, worked on McCain campaign
Panelist 2: Sam Ritzman '02, worked on Clinton campaign
Panelist 3: Susan Brophy, Partner, Legislative Affairs Division, Glover Park, former deputy assistant to the president and deputy director of legislative affairs for President Bill Clinton
Panelist 4: Steve Ricchetti, President and founder of Ricchetti, Inc., former deputy chief of staff to President Bill Clinton

4:30-5:00 p.m. - Wrap up/Evaluations/Discussion

 

2008 Day on the Hill

Day on the Hill

Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Day One

8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. - Registration/Check-in & Continental Breakfast

9:20 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Welcome & Keynote Speaker, President Gearan

10:00 a.m. - Jim Hayes '78, Lobbyist, Census Bureau

11:00 a.m. - Peter Brown '01, Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Luncheon with alums and students
Bullfeathers, 410 First Street, SE
Speaker - Professor Emeritus Joe DiGangi

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - Katie Hanna, Special Agent, FBI

2:45 - 3:30 p.m. - Brian Gottlieb '91, President/Founder, Get-Focus LLC

3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Presidential Campaign Discussion
Mark Gearan, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Susan Brophy, Glover Park

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. - Networking Reception - Credit Union National Association,
Credit Union House, 403 C Street, NE
(Done in conjunction with the D.C. holiday party)
Photographer: Joe Breyer

 

Thursday, January 10, 2008
Day Two

9:00 a.m. - Groups Meet
Holiday Inn on the Hill

9:30-10:30 a.m. - Site Visit #1
Group A: Heritage Foundation - Lee Edwards

Group B: The American Association of Political Consultants - Chris Margaronis

Group C: Democratic National Committee - Larry Strongin

11-12 p.m. - Site Visit #2
Group A: Republican National Committee - Nancy Dehlinger

Group B: Chemonics International - Julianne Kim, Professional Development Department

Group C: Center for American Progress - Jon Moreno

12:30-2:30 p.m. - Lunch
On own with your group

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Young Alum Panel, Cannon House Building, Room 122
Panelist 1: Hadley Sosnoff '06, Staff Assistant, Rep. Nita Lowey
Panelist 2: Will Cox '06, Staff Assistant, Rep. Rob Simmons
Panelist 3: Jeremy Horan '07, Staff Assistant, U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd
Panelist 4: Chet DiBari '06, Staff Assistant, U.S. Senator Evan Bayh
Panelist 5: Elyssa Koidin '04, Legislative Representative, ACORN
Panelist 6: Donna Richardson '05, Sports Coordinator, U.S. Department of State

4:30-5:00 p.m. - Wrap up/Evaluations/Discussion, Cannon House Building, Room 122

 

2007 Day on the Hill

Thursday, January 11, 2007

8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. - Registration/Check-in & Continental Breakfast

9:20 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Welcome - President Gearan
Keynote Speaker - Congressman Jim McGovern (D- Mass.)

10:00 a.m. - Gail McGinn '73, Office of the Secretary of Defense

11:15 a.m. - Jessica Evangelista '05, Democratic National Committee

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Luncheon with alums and students
Hawk 'n' Dove, 329 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - Chip Arvantides '88, NASD

2:45 - 3:30 p.m. - Katie Hanna, Special Agent, FBI

3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Non-Profit Panel
Panelist 1: Patrick Rothwell '01, Republican Lobbyist, Van Scoyoc Associates
Panelist 2: Hadley Sosnoff '06, Staff Assistant, Rep. Nita Lowey
Panelist 3: Will Cox '06, Staff Assistant, Rep. Rob Simmons
Panelist 4: Peyton Craighill '94, Project Director, Pew Research Center
Panelist 5: Melissa Roberts '02, Web Design Team Leader, Free Range Studios

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Networking Reception
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