Virtual Workshop: Navigating PAC Pressures: Governance, Contribution Criteria and More

22 Nov, 2021

June 7, 2022
1:30 – 3:45 p.m. ET

As corporate political involvement remains in the spotlight, developing a smart governance structure for your PAC is more important than ever. Engaged PAC boards comprised of individuals passionate about the PAC, as well as strong bylaws and contribution criteria that guide your activities will strengthen your organization’s political programs for years to come. Join us to hear how corporate and association PACs are re-evaluating their governance function and contribution criteria to promote transparency and organizational values.


1:30 p.m.       PAC Governance Fundamentals: Boards and Bylaws

A strong governance structure sets your program up for success, helps demonstrate transparency and builds trust in your political involvement efforts. We’ll start the afternoon by discussing best practices for managing a PAC board as well as what to include in bylaws, policies and procedures or other governance materials. In this session, we’ll explore:

  • The purpose of PAC bylaws, including reviewing bylaws to ensure they provide both an effective governance structure and contribution criteria that will guide your PAC’s disbursement strategy
  • Considerations for managing a successful PAC committee, such as the ideal board size, recruiting board members and creating formal roles
Dakota Jackson

Dakota Jackson
Sr. Manager of Political Affairs
National Retail Federation

Tori Ellington

Tori Ellington
Manager, PAC and Grassroots
Public Affairs Council

2:30 p.m.       Break

2:45 p.m.      Evaluating and Communicating Contribution Criteria

This session will review best practices and updated data exploring how organizations have evaluated their PAC contribution criteria and disbursement strategies in the last year. We’ll explore how corporate and association PACs can continuously evaluate their activities and communication strategies to promote inclusivity, greater transparency and organizational values. A panel of speakers will discuss strategies for updating contribution criteria, holding employee town halls and more to strengthen their governance function.

Laura Davis

Laura Davis
Director, Political Programs & Operations
AmerisourceBergen Corporation

Caroline Stewart

Caroline Stewart
PAC Director
Wells Fargo

3:45 p.m.      Adjourn


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  • Non-Members: $399

Additional discounts may apply to this meeting. These discounts may include:

For multiple registrants: A discount will apply to the standard member/non-member rate for organizations that register two or more participants for the same meeting. The first registrant will pay full price, the second participant will receive a 10% discount and each additional registrant will receive a 15% discount. To register multiple participants, you may either register online or download the print and fax registration form.

Member discounts: Discounts for members are applied to all Public Affairs Council meetings.

Non-members: Join the Council today, and save by registering at the member rate and using the $200 new-member coupon you will receive. Contact our membership team for information about joining the Council.

Questions? Contact us at 202.787.5950.


Kristin Brackemyre
Director of PAC and Government Relations
202-787-5969 | email