Public Affairs Council Elects Roi L. Ewell as 2023-24 Chair
Board and Executive Committee Elected, Volunteer of the Year Honored
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 23, 2023
Contact: Helen Taylor
Senior Manager of Marketing and Communications
Washington, D.C. – The Public Affairs Council elected Roi L. Ewell as its 2023-24 chair during its Fall Board Meeting in California last week.
Ewell brings decades of experience as a senior government affairs, corporate social responsibility and communications leader. Prior to founding Ewell & Associates in 2015, he held senior positions at SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment Inc., and Anheuser-Busch Companies. Ewell spearheaded the Council’s DEI taskforce in 2020 and its current Social Impact Committee, serving as chair for both. He has taught business leadership courses at two major universities for the past nine years.
As chair, Ewell’s priorities include:
Actively promoting and leveraging the broader definition of public affairs that includes government affairs, communications, and social impact functions and strategies
Expanding Council programs and services for senior public affairs executives without losing focus on developing early and mid-level professionals.
Delivering best-in-class membership value
“Roi’s breadth of expertise and public affairs leadership will help the Council grow in influence and expand its offerings to executives,” said Public Affairs Council President Doug Pinkham.
”Roi’s breadth of expertise and public affairs leadership will help the Council grow in influence and expand its offerings to executives
The Council also honored its Volunteer of the Year: John Mason, senior director of federal government affairs with Altria Client Services. “John exemplifies what it means to be a volunteer leader,” said Pinkham. “He has been an exceptional mentor to rising stars in the profession and a dedicated advocate for the Council’s mission.”
In addition, the Council announced the 2023-24 Executive Committee and Board of Directors.
Chair: Roi Ewell, principal, Ewell & Associates, LLC
Chair-Elect: Courtney Geduldig, president, Camden Global Partners
Treasurer: Ellie Shaw, director, federal government affairs, American Express Company
First Vice Chair: Scott Orr, vice president, government relations and public affairs, Fidelity Investments
Greg Crist, chief advocacy officer & head of external affairs, Advanced Medical Technology Association
Makini Nyanteh, senior vice president and chief communications officer, American Institutes for Research
Erin Streeter, executive vice president, National Association of Manufacturers
Genna Gent executive vice president, industry engagement, Consumer Brands Association
*Maureen Kline, vice president, public affairs & sustainability, Pirelli Tire North America
*Jill Kozeny, executive vice president, public affairs, American Council of Life Insurers
Both nonpartisan and nonpolitical, the Public Affairs Council is the leading global association for public affairs professionals. The Council’s mission is to advance the field of public affairs and to provide its 750 member companies, nonprofits and universities with the executive education and expertise they need while maintaining the highest ethical standards. Learn more at pac.org.
”He [John] has been an exceptional mentor to rising stars in the profession and a dedicated advocate for the Council’s mission