Joyce Berman
Deputy Director, Member Engagement
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Joyce Berman is the Council’s deputy director of member engagement. In this role, she oversees recruitment, retention and engagement of the more than 8,500 public affairs practitioners from over 600 member organizations who are active in the Council.

Previously, Joyce lived and worked in Eugene, Ore., serving in a variety of leadership posts focused on youth, education and civic engagement. She most recently worked for Oregon’s Student Access Commission, cultivating and expanding its $15 million private college scholarship program for Oregon students. She also led that area’s children’s science museum as board chair, executive director and marketing director, helping to triple its membership base, initiating capital improvements to the museum, and engaging business, community leaders and the public as stakeholders in the museum’s long-term success. 

In addition, Joyce has provided marketing and communications leadership for several successful campaigns, including the establishment of the Eugene Public Library, a $70 million school bond initiative and efforts to preserve a WPA-built historic baseball stadium listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

Before moving to Oregon, Joyce, her husband and their two children lived in Washington, D.C., where she worked for Rep. Harold Volkmer and served as the first press secretary for the Democratic Leadership Council, organizing media coverage for the presidential debate cycle.

A Michigan native, Joyce holds a B.A. in history from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She loves the outdoors and has hiked, biked, canoed, skied and camped across the Pacific Northwest. 

Happy to be back in D.C., her current goal is to visit every museum in the metropolitan area by year’s end.