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Save the date for our 2021 conference at our NEW location:
February 21 – 24, 2021 at the JW Marriott, Austin, Texas
Hear what you can expect at the National PAC Conference
2020 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:
Amie Adams, Dunn Associates
Brendean Adams, Kraft Heinz Company
Katie Anderson, Aristotle International
Jeff Ashe, Aristotle International
Elizabeth Bartz, State and Federal Communications, Inc.
Jennifer Brooks, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Barry Burkart, Wyoming Hospital Association
Pilar Carpenter, TD Bank
Sinead Casey, CRAFT | Media/Digital
Angela Chiappetta, DDC Public Affairs
Bobbie Clinton, Jacobs
Laura Davis, AmerisourceBergen Corporation
Caitlin Demchuk, American College of Cardiology
Elizabeth Demorest, National Association of REALTORS
Shari Dexter, American Hospital Association
Caitlin Donahue, Curley Company
Ethan Easterwood, Leidos Holdings, Inc.
Stephanie Frye, EMD Serono, Inc.
Misty Galvin, Clear Channel Outdoor, LLC
Brian Heenan, Air Line Pilots Association, International
Regina Heffernan, AmeriHealth Caritas
Bethany Hoff, BAE Systems
Rebecca Jami, ACCESS Marketing Services
Greta Jusyte, Comcast Corporation
Erik Koeppen, American Nurses Association
Carol Laham, Wiley Rein LLP
Ellen Locke, Nationwide
Adrienne Marks, Visa Inc.
John Mason, Altria Client Services Inc.
Jason McGonigle, Public Affairs Support Services
Melissa Miles, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Stacie Monroe, American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Carolyn Morrison, Dominion Energy
Daniel O’Brien, Fidelity Investments
Katie Oehmen, American College of Surgeons Professional Association
Mina Patel, Capital One Financial Corporation
Christina Perez, Outdoor Industry Association
Mark Reilly, Cision Government Relations
Kristyn Royster, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Ellie Shaw, American Express Company
Adelai Swanson, Corteva Agriscience
Julie Vieburg, Land O’ Lakes, Inc.
Interested in serving on the 2020 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?
National PAC Conference attendees have access to top experts and practitioners, resources and training, including:
- 30+ panels and sessions
- 25+ case studies from leading practitioners
- 10+ hours of networking opportunities
- 350+ PAC and public affairs professionals to network with
- 100+ sample PAC resources to help generate new ideas
- Industry’s leading resource marketplace
- Unparalleled learning and countless new connections made
- Access to leading election law counsel for PAC compliance questions
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, Property Casualty Insurers Association of America
“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 2019 National PAC Conference will be held at the JW Marriott Turnberry Miami Resort and Spa in Miami, Fl. Please visit the Hotel & Travel page for additional information on the hotel.
3. What hotel arrangements do I need to make?
Please visit the Hotel & Travel page for this conference to view additional information on room rates and reservations.
4. What is the weather like?
Florida weather is unpredictable. You should probably obtain an up-to-the-minute weather report prior to your visit. Click here for an updated forecast.
5. What is the registration fee?
Please visit our Registration & Fees page for details.
6. How do I register?
Registration is available online and via fax. 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.
7. Who should I contact if I have more questions?
PAC/Campaign Finance and the PAC Conference Program
Kristin Brackemyre, Senior Manager, PAC and Advocacy Practice
202.787.5969 | email
Sponsorship Opportunities and Resource Marketplace
Kristin Hanley, Conference Logistics
202.787.5968 | email
Caryn Seligman, Senior Director
202.787.5966 | email
Morgan Passey | Events Assistant
202.787.5973 | email
Thank You To Our Sponsors
Sponsoring The PAC Conference allows you to advertise your firm and services to our attendees. Your name and brand is present in marketing and throughout the conference itself, giving you repeated exposure to this unique, high-level community.