Our Story

Founded in the Spring of 2016, GAIN brings together dedicated professionals who transform and define the government affairs industry in Washington, DC. We are focused on providing development and networking opportunities to professionals in advocacy at all levels of their careers. We are cultivating a vibrant network and forging strong business partnerships with the various membership organizations, and professional non-profit organizations.

Our Mission

GAIN strives to be the inclusive organization that enhances the effectiveness of all professionals in the Government Affairs Industry.
GAIN will achieve its Vision by offering innovative, accessible and impactful professional development, educational and networking opportunities.

Our Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board helps govern day-to-day GAIN programming as well as formulate strategic long-term initiatives to accomplish our mission. The Board is composed of top-notch industry professionals whose experience and connections are vital for recruiting excellent panelists, mentors, and sponsors.

Mayealie Adams
Philips

Sofia Ferber
Invariant

Julian Hoffman
National Safety Council

David Martin
Samsung

Tim Teehan
L2

Grace Boatright
Unfold, Inc.

Andrew Fullerton
National Kidney Foundation

Megan Howell
PayPal

Dawn Murphy
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Kara Wheeler
MetLife

Atalie Ebersole
Rescue:Freedom International

Robert Ganim
Barnes & Thornburg

Vanessa Kermick
Air Line Pilots Association

Susan Sullivan
American Financial Services Association

Our Sponsors

GAIN is supported by these wonderful sponsors.
If your organization is interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact us here.