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2015 Day On the Hill Itinerary

Day on the Hill

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

Day 1
Monday, January 12, 2015

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, John Sipher '83 Retired, Central Intelligence Agency’s National Clandestine Service, Project Lead, McChrystal Group

9:50 a.m.  – Life off the Hill

  • Hadley Sosnoff '06, Managing Director, The Majority Group
  • Jeff Werner '91, General Manager, International/Public Policy, Daimler Automotive

11:00 a.m. – Policy and Advocacy

  • Alli McCracken '10 National Organizer, CODEPINK: Women for Peace
  • Kelsey Carroll '14, Assistant to the President, Feminist Majority Foundation

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

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. –Partisanship and Politics

  • Dan Boysen '11 –West Finance Director, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
  • Keith Castaldo '04 – General Counsel, Office of Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand

2:30 – 3:15 p.m. – Defense and Safety

  • Susan Askew '97 PAC Director, International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Kate Callanan '99 VP of Government Relations, AHIP (America's Health Insurance Plans)
  • Frank Leach '11 Government Affairs and Political Coordinator, American Waterways Operators

3:30-4:15 p.m. – Working on the Hill

  • Denzel Singletary '12, Legislative Assistant, US Senate, Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand
  • Michael Khatchadurian '97 American Defense International, Senior VP of Government Relations

4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Policy Beyond the Hill

  • Chet DiBari '06, Senior Associate, Prime Policy Group
  • Amanda Mays '06. Associate Director for the Executive Office, Brookings Institution

6:30pm -- Reception for All DOH Participants Hadley Sosnoff '06 - Managing Director, The Majority Group - 19 D Street, SE. Washington, DC 20003

 

Day 2
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

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

8:30 a.m. – Arrive at the U.S. Secret Service Headquarters
950 H Street NW – Please meet in front of the building. Bring a driver’s license/passport for identification

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

  • Stuart Hillenbrand ’04, Vice Presidential Protective Division

11:00 –12:15 p.m.  – Site Visit #1

Group A:  Ripon Society – Louis Zickar, P’15, Editor, Ripon Forum Magazine

Group B:  Fleishman-Hillard Inc. Kris Balderston SVP and Senior partner, General Manager
Kathy King, Senior VP and Partner

Group C:  United Nations Foundation – Rachel Henderson ‘06, Senior Communications Officer

12:15-1:30 p.m. – Lunch - On own with your group, Discussion with individual groups on DOH 2015 programming, key points, feedback

2:00-3:15 p.m. – Site Visit #2

Group A:  Heritage Foundation – Dani Doane, Senior Program Manager for Lee Edwards, Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought

  • Dani Doane Senior Program Manager
  • Elinor RennerExecutive Assistant to the Vice President

Group B:  Washington Post - Peyton Craighill '94 – Manager, Polling

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

Group C:  Council on Foundations – Vikki Spruill P'12 – President and CEO
Offices of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

  • Brian Horn ’12Legislative Assistant

6:00-8:00 p.m. – Alumni House Reception US Capital Visitors Center, First Street SE

 

Day 3
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Optional Tours:

  • 8:45 a.m. arrive FBI Headquarters hosted by Kris Graham '00 and Beth Beers '83 to begin at 9 a.m.
  • White House tour hosted by Stu Hillenbrand'’04
  • 9:15 a.m. arrive at 1st Street, NE: US Supreme Court Hearings to begin at 10 a.m. Hosted by Jennifer Lowe. (The case involves a foreign national who was convicted in a state court of possessing drug paraphernalia, and should be interesting because it involves many aspects of Constitutional law.)