Ready…Set…Mentor! Speed Mentoring with GAIN

The Government Affairs Industry Network (GAIN) hosted its first ever “speed mentoring” event last Thursday, March 29th, teaching attendees on the fly how to effectively grow and develop their government relations careers here in Washington, DC.

Thursday’s function was the second event put on by GAIN Mentors so far in 2018, whose focus is on pairing newcomers of the government affairs space with seasoned veterans of the industry.

GAIN was honored to have nine amazing professionals from a variety of backgrounds participate as our mentors.

  • Brad Traverse, President, Brad Traverse Jobs

  • Brent Sullivan, President, Time On The Hill

  • Andrew Ricci, Principal, Riccon Strategic Communications

  • Greg Knopp, Executive Director, Political Affairs, American Council of Engineering Companies

  • Karen Alston, Founder, Alston Marketing Group & Founder, The Spectrum Circle

  • Dana Lichtenberg, Assistant Director, Congressional Affairs, American Medical Association

  • Scott Talan, Assistant Professor, American University School of Communications

  • Izzy Klein, Co-Founder and Principal, Klein/Johnson Group

  • Blake Major, Director, Federal Government Affairs, AIG

GAIN would like to extend a special thank you to WeWork for generously hosting us in their amazing space just steps from the White House, as well as the House Chiefs of Staff Alumni Association for partnering with us.