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Impact – May 2024


May 2024

Alan Pell Crawford talks to Public Affairs Council President Doug Pinkham about the research and studies that have strengthened the Council’s visibility and reputation in business, policy and the media in the nearly three decades since Pinkham took the helm, including the groundbreaking study at the advent of digital advocacy.

Inside Elections’ Nathan Gonzales looks at how the primaries, which are often messy and fraught with political risk, play a critical role in shaping Congress and examines the current state of this season’s races.


Akin uniquely integrates a bipartisan lobbying team alongside a full-service political law group in addressing complex legislative and regulatory challenges.

The inaugural class of Hogans Fellows wrapped up their fellowship this past April. Read about the experiences that stood out most for these emerging leaders from diverse backgrounds — from experiencing the full breadth of the public affairs profession to making critical peer and mentor connections to helping strengthen the executive pipeline.

The head of communications and government affairs, North America, for Ceva Animal Health has enjoyed a career and life of disparate experiences, from studying to be an agricultural trade journalist to being part of a troupe of living history reenactors to running a working ranch in Kansas. Read on to learn about these experiences and how she’s using her storytelling skills in her current role at Ceva.


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Corporate and industry group leaders are always looking for ways to highlight their responsible business practices. But many of them overlook success stories their companies are already investing in through supplier diversity, writes guest author Anthony Shop, co-founder of Social Driver.

New research from The Associated Press and the University of Chicago digs into what Americans think about some of the issues that partisan pundits proclaim are destroying our country. Read on to learn where there’s more consensus than you might think as well as the issues that Americans are most concerned about.

Your peers have started new jobs at StubHub, National Association of REALTORS, Chipotle and Bristol Myers Squibb, to name a few. Read about the latest moves in public affairs.

EDITOR: Laura Horsley
ART DIRECTOR: Conrad Tolosa
ASSOCIATE EDITORS: Madalyn Flood, Helen Taylor
ASSISTANT EDITOR: Karla Chiang-Solis
CONTRIBUTING EDITORS: Alan Pell Crawford, Anthony Shop

Published May 2024
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