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Impact – October 2023


October 2023

Get to know the Council’s new chair, Roi L. Ewell, from his early years as on-air personality for a jazz station to his executive growth working for Anheuser-Busch Cos. and SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment Inc. to his extensive volunteer leadership for the Council. Read about Roi’s priorities for the year ahead.

Inflation, jobs and immigration are among the issues Americans will be thinking about when they cast their votes in the 2024 elections, but will foreign policy issues such as aid to Ukraine and war breaking out in the Middle East also be top of mind with voters? Nathan Gonzales dissects the potential impact.  


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Only 37% of Americans believe the 2024 elections will be both “honest and open” to rightful voters, while 43% have serious doubts about their honesty, openness or both, according to the 2023 Public Affairs Pulse survey findings. Learn also what this year’s poll tells us about sources of disinformation leading up to the election, how much trust Americans have in business and what they think about corporate involvement in social issues.

Here’s an argument you can lay on CEOs and CFOs who might still be skeptical of the value of lobbying. A recent study out of Yale shows that companies that lobby reduce misallocation of their resources by 22%. Read on for the other ways lobbying benefits productivity and the bottom line.


It’s Wonk-O-Ween!

Join us October 30-November 1 for three days of spooktacular sessions complete with tips and tricks for leveling up your public affairs strategy.

Wikipedia’s 6 million articles attract 260 million monthly viewers, far outpacing the competition, and no other single source of information is referenced more frequently. How many of your customers or members first learned about your organization from the platform? PR Daily provides risk management tips for playing nice with Wikipedia.

Keep up with the latest moves in public affairs! With new roles at PhRMA, Consumer Bankers Association, The Wendy’s Co. and Novartis, to name a few, see what your peers are up to and where they’re landing.

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

Published October 2023
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