Public Affairs Council,Manage Your World

The Public Affairs Council is the leading nonpartisan, nonpolitical association for public affairs professionals worldwide.

Signature Events & Programs

Learn best practices in grassroots, communications and engagement strategy from the profession’s top experts. February 5-8, 2018 in Orlando, Fla.

The Public Affairs Council offers two certificate programs to strengthen practitioners’ expertise and prepare them for the next level of their career: The Certificate in Public Affairs Management and the Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management.

The most comprehensive program available anywhere for political action committee (PAC) professionals. March 4-7, 2018 in Miami, Fla.

News & Research

Startups are turning traditional businesses upside down. But they’re still navigating how to stay on the right side of regulations they hope to disrupt.

After a year known for slow legislation and government gridlock, the pressure is on for public affairs professionals to create legislative wins in a lethargic Congress.



We surveyed public affairs executives on the most pressing issues of 2018. Here are their answers.

What Your Peers Gain from Council Membership


Brenda Mainwaring
Union Pacific Railroad

“I rely on PAC and its top-notch staff to keep my Public Affairs team on top of developing issues.”


Donna K. Rhudy
Toyota Motor North America

“The Public Affairs Council is world class and a leader in the development of successful public affairs professionals.”

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Ellie Nieves
The Guardian Life Insurance Company

“The Public Affairs Council is an outstanding organization that has provided The Guardian Life Insurance Company with invaluable resources.”