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2017 Day On the Hill Itinerary

Day on the Hill

Pre-Day 1
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. - Day on the Hill Welcome Reception hosted by Hadley Sosnoff '06, Managing Director, The Majority Group

Day 1 – Alum Panels
Thursday, January 12, 2017

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

9:15-9:30 a.m. – Registration/Check-in & Continental Breakfast

9:30-9:40 a.m. – Welcome, Professor Lucas

9:40– 10:10 a.m. – Keynote Speaker Peyton Craighill '94, State Department Office of Opinion Research, Division Chief, Europe & Asia

10:05 – 10:50 a.m. – Life off the Hill

  • Hadley Sosnoff '06 Managing Director, The Majority Group
  • Jeff Werner '91 General Manager, International and Public Policy, Daimler AG
  • Neil Wakeman '08 Presidential Management Fellow, Department of Justice

11:00 – 11:45 p.m. – Policy and Advocacy

  • Alli McCracken '10 National Organizer, CODEPINK: Women for Peace
  • Brian Horn '12 Chief of Staff , US Business Leadership Network
  • Kelsey Carroll '14 United Nations Foundation, Universal Access Project Coordinator
  • Nancy Amestoy '14 National Campus Programs Manager, RAINN Rape Abuse & Incest National Network
  • Bridget Sakowski '14 Middle East and North Africa Program Associate, Freedom House

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Bullfeathers Luncheon with alums & students

1:30 – 2:15 p.m. – Working on the Hill

  • Denzel Singletary '13 Legislative Assistant, United States Senate, Offices of Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand
  • Keith Castaldo '04 General Counsel, United States Senate, Offices of Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand
  • Michele Viterise '09 Legislative Correspondent, United States House of Representatives, Congressman John Delaney
  • Libby Foley '10 Legislative Assistant, United States House of Representatives, Congresswoman, Betty McCollum

2:25 – 3:10 p.m. – Elections and Campaigns

  • Liz Seidel '13 Director of Operations, Congressman Andy Biggs
  • Kelly Biggs '11 Membership Services and Planning Giving Manager, EMILY's List
  • Dominque Miller '15 Political Director, Senate Democrat Campaign Committee

3:30 - 4:15 p.m. – Sustainable Development

  • Hannah Wilber '13 Social Media Officer, African Wildlife
  • Nelle Crossan '13 Executive Assistant to the CEO at the League of Women Voters
  • Ana Carolina Hoff '15 International Recruiter, ACDI VOCA
  • Cole Judge '05 Director of Research, International Downtown Association

4:25 - 5:00 p.m. - Young Alumn Panel

  • Shannon Casey '16 Field Organizer, Hillary for American Campaign
  • Kevin Casey '16 Legislative Manager, Twin Logic Strategies
  • Sam Menchel '16 Staff Assistant, United States House of Representatives, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter
  • Hannah Cooper '16 Story Partners Intern
  • Sydney Arsenault '16 Department of Homeland Security, Contractor

6:00-8:00 p.m. – Networking Reception, Washington Court Hotel

Day 3 - Site Visits
Friday, January 13, 2017

8:30-10:00 a.m. - U.S. Secret Service Headquarters Tour

  • Stuart Hillenbrand '04 Foreign Missions Branch, Secret Service Academy James J. Rowley Training Center Instructor

10:15-11:30 a.m.
Group A: Heritage Foundation - Dr. Lee Edwards, Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought
Group B: Story Partners -- Adam Croglia '10 Senior Director
Group C: State Department -- David Luna '14 Foreign Service Officer

1:15-2:30 p.m.
Group A: Ripon Society -- Lou Zickar P'15 Editor, Ripon Forum Magazine
Group B: Washington Post -- Jennifer Legat '94 Human Resources Director, Planning, Analysis & Retention and Colleen O'Hara, '12 National Account Executive

1:00-4:00 p.m.
Group C: Central Intelligence Agency -- Heather Byrne Vieira '95 CIA Officer

 

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