Hear what you can expect at the National PAC Conference
2021 PAC Conference Advisory Committee
The Public Affairs Council would like to thank the following individuals for volunteering their time, insight and support to develop the nation’s leading PAC conference:
Adrienne Marks, Visa, Inc.
Amie Adams, Dunn Associates
Angela Chiappetta, DDC Public Affairs
Anthony Perez, ASCO
Barry Burkart, Wyoming Hospital Association
Betsy Tower, GE
Bobbie Clinton, Jacobs
Brian Heenan, ALPA
Caitlin Donahue, Seven Stars Strategies
Carol Laham, Wiley
Christina Perez, Commercial Real Estate Finance Council
Christina Meyer-Garfinkle, Wakefern
Claire McDonough, Cision
Deb Peters, South Dakota Association of Health Care Organizations
Elizabeth Bartz, State and Federal Communications
Ellie Shaw, American Express
Erica Sander, Trinity Industries
Erik Koeppen, American Nurses Association
Heather Whitpan, Solar Energy Industries Association
Jamie Bell, AstraZeneca
Jason McGonigle, PASS
Jeff Ashe, Aristotle
Jennifer Brooks, Northrop Grumman
Jennifer Pugh, American Council of Engineering Companies
Jessica Hamilton , Airbus Americas
Jewelyn Cosgrove, HDA
Jill Johnson, Prudential Financial
John Mason, Altria
Julie Vieburg, Land O’Lakes, Inc.
Katie Anderson, Aristotle
Kevin Cameron, NMHC
Kristyn Royster, US Chamber of Commerce
Laura Davis, AmerisourceBergen
Lisa Strikowsky Gillman, T-Mobile
Liz Demorest, National Association of REALTORS
Mark Reilly, Cision
Meghan Everngam, National Association of Home Builders
Melissa Miles, Skadden
Mica Hider , American Chemistry Council
Michael Giblin, American Academy of Dermatology Association
Mina Patel, Capital One
Misti M. Rice, Magna International Inc.
Raymond Gill, Genentech
Rebecca Jami, Access Marketing Services
Shawn Sullivan, Bristol Meyers Squibb
Sidra Safri, Equifax
Shari Dexter, American Hospital Association
Interested in serving on the 2021 National PAC Conference Advisory Committee? Email Kristin Brackemyre.
Who Should Attend?
- PAC professionals looking to explore new trends and the best ways to raise money, stay compliant and be strategic in the use of PAC funds
- Compliance staff charged with making sure the PAC follows all rules and regulations
- Grassroots and advocacy staff interested in how PAC strategy fits in with their efforts
- Senior public affairs executives who direct political and legislative programs
- PAC board members or champions seeking training and motivation
- Legal counsel looking for a stronger understanding of the unique issues facing PACs
- Lobbyists trying to find ways that the PAC can support their efforts
- Human resources, finance or marketing staff who have PAC-related responsibilities
- Corporations or associations looking to launch a new PAC
Why Should You Attend?
The National PAC Conference is the foremost event for public affairs professionals seeking unparalleled learning and countless new connections in the PAC industry. The PAC Conference is the most comprehensive program available for political action committee (PAC) professionals. It combines essential skills training with cutting-edge sessions on fundraising, political strategy, communications and compliance. The conference is the annual destination for PAC and political affairs professionals. Join us in 2021 for:
- 15+ panels, sessions and case studies from leading practitioners
- 350+ PAC and political affairs professionals to connect with
- Unparalleled learning and idea sharing
- Access to leading political law counsel for PAC compliance guidance
Hear From Past Participants:
“The conference is an excellent opportunity to learn about best practices from colleagues in the industry and spur new ideas that can be replicated in your own company.”
— Monica Mueller, director, government affairs, Motorola Solutions Inc.
“The conference has an impressive lineup of speakers to address contemporary topics as well as timely subjects that highlight challenges we are all facing. Participants are able to connect and gain knowledge to advance their PAC and be aware of what is happening in the PAC community.”
— Bridget Sewell, senior director, American Property Casualty Insurance Association
“The PAC Conference is the best ‘one stop shop’ for the latest trends, best practices and legal updates. It’s also a great opportunity to network with other PAC professionals who are more than willing to share their experiences.”
— Lorelei N. Mottese, director, government relations, Wakefern Food Corp.
“Attending the PAC Conference is one of the best ways for me to meet other PAC professionals and find out what the latest techniques in fundraising are. Since I don’t sit in Washington, D.C., it is vitally important for me to have the chance to network and hear the newest trends to make sure my fundraising campaigns don’t fall behind the times.”
— Joanne Woodward, JDPAC administrator, John Deere
“The opportunity to network with national experts, peer companies, vendors, and leading consultants in the campaign finance community cannot be matched. We learn and share regulatory compliance challenges we face; our PAC fundraising strategies; and best practices — coming away with invaluable insight and solutions which pay great dividends.”
– Cindy Dolan, government relations specialist, Jackson National Life Insurance Company
“Each session I attended had at least one take away I felt I could use in my program.”
– June Pennell, PAC manager, The Williams Companies, Inc.
Want to hear from more? Contact us for more information.
Read the Full FAQs
1. What sets this conference apart from others?
As the professional association for the field, our mission is to advance the field of public affairs and to provide tools and resources that enable public affairs executives and managers to achieve their business and professional goals. To that end, we offer practical conference sessions that are led by leading practitioners in the field, ample opportunities for networking, and exchange of resource materials. In addition, we offer an unbiased perspective to help you to maximize the effectiveness of your program. But the learning doesn’t end at the conclusion of the conference. Throughout the entire year, we encourage sharing of best practices by maintaining a comprehensive library of public affairs materials, offering individualized counseling to our members, maintaining electronic discussions among practitioners, posting relevant news and resources on our web site and much more.
2. Where will the conferences be held?
The 2021 National PAC Conference will be held virtually using our interactive virtual platform. Visit the platform information page for details.
3. What is the registration fee?
Please visit our Registration & Fees page for details.
4. How do I register?
Registration is available online. In order to take advantage of the online discounted rates for Council members, you’ll need a website user name and password. If you cannot remember your username and password, please click this link where you can retrieve the information. If you are new to the site, click here to create a new profile. If you have questions, please call us at 202.787.5975.
5. Who should I contact if I have more questions?
PAC/Campaign Finance and the PAC Conference Program
Kristin Brackemyre, Director of PAC and Government Relations
202.787.5969 | email
Tori Ellington, Manager, PAC and Grassroots
202.787.5975 | email
Kristin Hanley, Conference Logistics
202.787.5968 | email
Caryn Seligman, Senior Director
202.787.5966 | email
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