Council Honors Largest Class of Certificate Program Graduates at The Advocacy Conference

Certificate Winners TAC 2019
30 Jan, 2019
Certificate Winners TAC 2019

January 30, 2019

Contact: Alaina Monismith
Communications and Marketing Manager
Public Affairs Council

Washington, D.C. (January 30, 2019) – Nine public affairs professionals received the Certificate in PAC and Grassroots Management from the Public Affairs Council today during The Advocacy Conference in Key West, Florida. This is the largest certificate recipient class to date.

“The growth of the program speaks to the value the curriculum provides for professionals working in the competitive and dynamic fields of PAC and grassroots management,” says Council President Doug Pinkham. “Continuing education is crucial for any leader to boost the productivity and influence of their organization, and our certificate recipients are well-prepared to advance the goals of their companies and their careers.”

The Council’s certificate program is marked by a rigorous course of study focused on building core knowledge, developing strategic skills and engaging with the community. Over several years, graduates complete credits via workshops, webinars and conferences that strengthen their understanding and expertise in the field.

Certificates in PAC and Grassroots Management with a dual specialization in both PAC and Grassroots Management were given to:

  • Angela Chiappetta, Associate Vice President of Business Development, DDC Public Affairs

Certificates in PAC and Grassroots Management with a specialization in Grassroots Management were given to:

  • Alicia Meads, Legislative Affairs Manager, CF Industries, Inc.
  • Amie Adams, Senior Vice President, Dunn Associates
  • Bill Otto, Government Relations Associate, Sourcewell
  • Elizabeth Shaw, Manager, Federal Grassroots Development, American College of Cardiology
  • Helen Taylor, Digital Marketing Associate, Public Affairs Council
  • Lauren Drew, Senior Manager, Advocacy and State Relations, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
  • Randy Dwyer, Executive Director, American Farm Bureau Federation
  • Sherry Whitworth, Executive Vice President, VoterVoice, a FiscalNote company

To learn more about earning a certificate, visit

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