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2016 Day On the Hill Itinerary

Day on the Hill

Day 1
Monday, January 11, 2016

8:15 a.m. – Group Meets Washington Court Hotel Lobby

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

9:10 – 9:40 a.m. Keynote Speaker, Vikki Spruill P’12

  • President & CEO, Council on Foundations

Rachel Smith, Manger Executive Office
Katherine McLaughlin, Executive Assistant

9:50 - 10:45 a.m.  – Life off the Hill

  • Hadley Sosnoff ’06 Partner, The Majority Group
  • Jeff Werner ’91 General Manager, International and Public Policy, Daimler AG
  • Christina Amestoy ’11 Communications Director, VT Democratic Party *

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

  • Alli McCracken ’10 National Organizer, CODEPINK: Women for Peace *
  • Kelly Biggs ’11 Membership Services and Planning Giving Manager, EMILY’s List
  • Frank Leach ’11 Government and Political Affairs Coordinator, American Waterways Operators *

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Bullfeathers Luncheon with alumns & 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, Congressman John Delaney

2:30 – 3:15 p.m. – Elections and Congress

  • Conor Noonan ’10 Associate, Berger Hirschberg Strategies *
  • Liz Seidel ’13 Political Fundraiser, Republic Strategies *
  • Kevin Gannon ’13 Staff Assistant for Congressman John Katko (NY-24)
  • Eden Tesfaye ’14 Primary States Campus Engagement Organizer, Hillary for America *

3:30 - 4:15 p.m. – Defense & Safety

  • John Sipher ’83 Central Intelligence Agency, National Clandestine Service, Retired and Project Lead, McChrystal Group
  • Heather Vieira ’95, Central Intelligence Agency, Directorate of Analysis
  • Sara Clendenning ’15, Axiom Resource Management, Configuration Management Analyst, Defense Health Agency

4:15 - 5:00 p.m. Young Alumn Panel

  • Evan Butcher ’15 Domestic Research and Outreach Intern, Center for Economic and Policy Research *
  • Paige Gress ’15 Event Producer, Famous DC
  • Brendan Karet ’15 Researcher, Media Matters
  • Sophia Skaff ’15 International Research/ Latin American Intern, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
  • Scott Davis ’15 Campaign Finance Aide for Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

5:30pm Reception for all Day on the Hill student participants Hadley Sosnoff ’06 - Managing Director, The Majority Group - 19 D Street, SE. Washington, DC 20003

 

Day 2
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

8:30 a.m. – Group Meets Washington Court Hotel Lobby

9:00-10:15 a.m. – Site Visit #1

Group A:  Heritage Foundation - Dr. Lee Edwards, Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought

Group B: Story Partners - Adam Croglia ’10, Director * 8:45-10:00 a.m.

Group C:  United Nations Foundation - Rachel Henderson ‘06, Communications Manager

10:30-11:45 p.m.– Site Visit #2

Group A: Ripon Society - Lou Zickar, P’15, Editor, Ripon Forum Magazine 10:15 – 11:30 p.m.

Group B:  Washington Post 10:15 – 11:30 p.m.

  • Jennifer Legat ‘94 Human Resources Director, Planning, Analysis & Retention
  • Colleen O’Hara ’12 National Account Executive *

Group C:  Partnership for Public Service

  • Caleb Campbell ’11 Program Manager *
  • Megan Marra ’13 Conference Services Manager

12:00-1:30 p.m. Congressman Frelinghuysen Luncheon Cannon 121

2:30-3:30 p.m. 10th Anniversary Panel, Washington Court Hotel, Montpelier Room

Where are They Now? 10th Anniversary Panel

Professor DeWayne Lucas – Intro                             
Professor Iva Deutchman – Q & A

  • Alexa Turner’12, Coordinator of State and Local Affairs, Government Affairs for Associated Builders and Contractors, DC
  • Daniel Boysen ’11 Fundraising Manager, Everytown for Gun Safety, New York, NY
  • Shane Simon ’10 Associate Attorney, Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC, Philadelphia, PA
  • Daniel Kolinski ’12 Director of Operations, Syracuse Volleyball, Syracuse, NY, pursuing MBA in Sports Management
  • Kathleen Ryan ’08 Associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Boston, MA

6:00-8:00 p.m. – A Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Day on the Hill Program and DC New Year’s Gathering University Club 1135 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005

Day 3
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Optional Tours:

  • GROUP A
    6:30 a.m. depart Washington Court Hotel

    James J. Rowley Secret Service Training Center Academy Demonstrations and Tour, Vice Presidential Protective Division
    7:30 a.m. Secret Service pickup, Bowie Station
    Hosted by Stuart Hillenbrand ’04, U.S. Secret Service Uniformed Division, Rowley Training Center

    High-Speed Driving Pad Demonstration
    Weapons Range Library Tour
    Shooting Range Tour
    Training Environments and Campus Tour
    Recruiter
    *possible surprise demonstration*

  • GROUP B
    8:45 a.m. depart Washington Court Hotel

    United States Supreme Court Hearings 
    9:15 a.m arrive, hearing begins 10:00 a.m.
    Hosted by Jennifer Lowe (Steven Wishod ’87)

* Indicates past Day on the Hill student participant

 

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