Council Honors New Class of Certificate Program Graduates

17 Mar, 2020

March 17, 2020

Contact: Alaina Monismith
Communications and Marketing Manager
Public Affairs Council

Council Honors New Class of Certificate Program Graduates

Washington, D.C. (March 17, 2020) – The Public Affairs Council congratulates the latest class of certificate program graduates! Eighteen public affairs professionals have completed the Certificate in PAC and Grassroots Management. The new graduates are part of a growing program that offers recipients the education, expertise and community involvement to excel in their careers and help their companies succeed.

“We’re pleased to recognize this latest class of public affairs certificate recipients,” said Council President Doug Pinkham. “We’ve designed the program to challenge each enrollee while encouraging new ideas in the profession — and we’re thrilled to see it grow. These leaders have demonstrated commitment to the field of public affairs, to their own development and to others working in this business.”

Certificate candidates have to go through a rigorous course of study focused on building core knowledge, developing strategic skills and engaging with the community. Graduates have successfully completed credits via workshops, webinars and conferences that strengthen their understanding and expertise in the field.

Certificates in PAC and Grassroots Management were awarded to:

Pilar Carpenter, TD Bank

Bobbie Clinton, Jacobs

Bethany Nadeau Dame, American Property Casualty Insurance Association

Laura Davis, AmerisourceBergen

Sarah Duwe, Filament

Regina Heffernan, Independence Blue Cross

Ellen Locke, Nationwide Insurance

Paula Martino, Strategic Public Affairs

Jason McGonigle, Public Affairs Support Services

Juli Meyer, National Association of Home Builders

Carolyn Morrison, Dominion Energy

Mina Patel, Capital One

Cynthia Redmond, Samsung Electronics America

Jonathan Spontarelli, State and Federal Communications

Megan Vijiarungam, Targeted Victory

Laura Vogel, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

Heather Whitpan, Solar Energy Industries Association

Sarah Yi, CTIA – The Wireless Association

Learn more about earning a certificate.

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