Public affairs is not just about government relations. At the Council, we certainly understand the world of public policy; but we also know how it relates to every management function.  

Connect With Our Staff

Our staff professionals have direct experience in corporate and association public affairs management, lobbying, global public affairs, social media, social responsibility, campaign finance, grassroots advocacy, strategic planning, crisis communication and a host of related areas.  

Here are some recent questions we’ve answered over the phone, through email or in face-to-face meetings: 

  • How can I motivate my grassroots activists?
  • Can you give me some creative new ideas for my next PAC solicitation?
  • How do I manage a 50-state government relations program?
  • What is the difference between a corporate foundation and a corporate giving program?
  • What are examples of ways that companies have successfully used social media to achieve public affairs objectives?
  • Where can I get training about federal lobbying disclosure rules?
  • How can I build a global public affairs function from scratch? 

Get the answers to your questions by calling us at 202.787.5950, emailing or by clicking here to identify the appropriate staff expert. 

Need a Speaker?

Do you need an objective expert to educate your business leadership, association members, grassroots advocates or other stakeholders about the function and importance of public affairs? Our staff can help with a customized presentation for your group. Examples of recent presentations include:

  • The Business Value of Public Affairs
  • Politics, Policy and Procedure: How Washington Really Works
  • Restoring Trust in Corporate America
  • Integrating Association Communications, Government Affairs, and Member Services
  • Public Affairs and Corporate Citizenship: Finding Common Ground
  • PACs 101: What They Are, Why You Have One, Why It’s Important
  • How to Build a Global Public Affairs Function From Scratch

Contact Council Senior Vice President Sheree Anne Kelly to request a speaker for your event. Click here to learn more about this members-only service.