Leadership

WHO ARE WE?

The Congressional Award is run by a small dedicated team of full-time national office. We are a resource for participants, families, schools and anyone interested in learning more about The Congressional Award.

 

National office

Erica Wheelan Heyse

NATIONAL DIRECTOR

Bethie Woodall

DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS + PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION

Rachel Mallory

DIRECTOR OF PARTNERSHIPS + CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT

Maurie Mueller

MANAGER OF STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS + PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION

Jordan Lindsey

WEST PROGRAM MANAGER

Sydney Tryon

NORTH PROGRAM MANAGER

Eric Fernandez

SOUTH PROGRAM MANAGER

Bri Murphy

CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT OFFICER

Lukas Meyer

PROGRAM OFFICER

award interns

Zenani Johnson

COMMUNICATIONS

Sammy Wong

CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS

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Executive officers

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    Paxton K. Baker

    CHAIRMAN

    WASHINGTON NATIONALS
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      HON. RODNEY SLATER

      VICE CHAIRMAN

      Squire Patton Boggs
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        SHAWN WHITMAN

        VICE CHAIRMAN

        FMC Corporation
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          Laura O’Connor

          SECRETARY

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            EDWARD BLANSITT, III

            TREASURER

            North Carolina
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            Committee Chairs

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              Jonathan Heafitz

              FINANCIAL DEVELOPMENT

              Assistant VP, Federal Affairs, PCMA
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                Linda Mitchell, Ph.D.

                PROGRAM

                Mississippi State University
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                  Col. Steven C. Roberts, Esq.

                  AUDIT

                  Founder & President,
                  The Roberts Companies
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                    David Schiappa

                    CONGRESSIONAL RELATIONS

                    Partner,
                    The Duberstein Group
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                      Michael Skahill

                      FINANCIAL DEVELOPMENT

                      Virginia
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                      BOARD MEMBERS

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                        Pamela Alexander

                        Director of Community Development,
                        Ford Motor Company Fund
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                          Marc Baer

                          VP, Health Services,
                          Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
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                            Romero Brown

                            Georgia
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                              Nick Cannon

                              California
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                                Edward Cohen

                                Principal,
                                Lerner Enterprises
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                                  Lindsey Dickinson

                                  VP, Legislative Affairs,
                                  Comcast
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                                    The Honorable Debbie Dingell

                                    U.S. Representative MI-12
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                                      Mitchell Draizin

                                      Founder & President,
                                      Longview Capital Advisors
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                                        Jim Dunn

                                        EVP, Chief People
                                        & Culture Officer,
                                        Atrium Health
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                                          Amina Bulman

                                          Chief of Staff,
                                          Washington Football Team
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                                            Melissa Foxman

                                            VP Federal Government Affairs
                                            Entertainment Software Assoc.
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                                              Beverly Gilyard

                                              VP– Federal Strategy,
                                              AARP
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                                                Steve Hartell

                                                VP of Public Policy
                                                Amazon
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                                                Erica Heyse

                                                  Erica Wheelan Heyse

                                                  National Director,
                                                  The Congressional Award
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                                                  Hudson

                                                    The Honorable Richard Hudson

                                                    U.S. Representative NC-08
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                                                      David W. Hunt, ESQ.

                                                      Legal Counsel
                                                       
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                                                        Myriah Jordan

                                                        Director of Public Policy,
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                                                          Mike Kelley

                                                          VP External Affairs,
                                                          YRC Worldwide
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                                                            Bradley Knox, ESQ.

                                                            VP and Counsel, Federal Relations,
                                                            Aflac
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                                                              Karlos Lasane

                                                              VP, Government Relations, Caesars Entertainment
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                                                                Christopher Leahy

                                                                VP, Global Corporate Affairs and Chief Public Policy Officer,
                                                                intuit
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                                                                  Keira Lombardo

                                                                  CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER,
                                                                  SMITHFIELD FOODS, INC.
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                                                                    The Honorable Cynthia Lummis

                                                                    U.S. Senator, Wyoming
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                                                                      Mateo Magdaleno

                                                                      Chief Education Officer, IDQ Group
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                                                                        The Honorable Joe Manchin

                                                                        U.S. Senator West Virginia
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                                                                          Lance Mangum

                                                                          Staff VP Government Affairs,
                                                                          FedEx Corporation
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                                                                            John Mason

                                                                            Director, Federal Government Affairs, 
                                                                            Altria
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                                                                              Lisa Nelson

                                                                              Bristol Myers Squibb
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                                                                                Mike Parrish

                                                                                VP Public Affairs, Science and Sustainability
                                                                                Bayer
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                                                                                  Michael Pitts

                                                                                  Wisconsin

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                                                                                    Vanessa Sinders

                                                                                    SVP, Federal Legislative Affairs,
                                                                                    Charter Communications
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                                                                                      Kim Talley

                                                                                      Community Relations Director,
                                                                                      G2 Secure Staff, LLC
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                                                                                        Chiling Tong

                                                                                        President & CEO,
                                                                                        National ACE
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                                                                                          Jason Van Pelt

                                                                                          Executive Vice President, Crossroads Strategies
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                                                                                            Rita Vaswani

                                                                                            VP & Relationship Manager, Nevada State Bank
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                                                                                              Kathryn Weeden

                                                                                              Virginia
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                                                                                                Merrill Eisenhower Atwater

                                                                                                People to People International
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                                                                                                  Simeon Banister

                                                                                                  Rochester Area Community Foundation
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                                                                                                    Skip Braziel

                                                                                                    VP, Government Affairs, Prudential Financial
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                                                                                                      Diana Leon Brown

                                                                                                      Director of Strategic Partnerships, Office of the County Executive,
                                                                                                      Prince George’s County
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                                                                                                        Co-Founder & Partner
                                                                                                        Astanor Ventures
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Anthony W. Crowell 
16th Dean and President of New York Law School
 

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                                                                                                          Anthony Crowell

                                                                                                          Dean & President,
                                                                                                          New York Law School
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                                                                                                            KATHY DIDAWICK

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                                                                                                              George Gould

                                                                                                              Washington, DC
                                                                                                               
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                                                                                                                LAWRENCE J. GREEN, M.D.

                                                                                                                Maryland
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                                                                                                                  Raymond Hall

                                                                                                                  VP, Organization Effectiveness & Analytics
                                                                                                                  BOEING
                                                                                                                   
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                                                                                                                    Adrian Harpool

                                                                                                                    Principal,
                                                                                                                    Adrian Harpool Associates
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                                                                                                                      Jesse Hill

                                                                                                                      Director of Regulatory Relations,
                                                                                                                      Edward Jones
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                                                                                                                        BRIAN K. JOHNSON, Ed.D.

                                                                                                                        President & CEO,
                                                                                                                        Advance Higher Ed
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                                                                                                                          THE HONORABLE SHEILA JACKSON LEE

                                                                                                                          U.S. REPRESENTATIVE TX-18
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                                                                                                                            RAYMOND KERINS, JR.

                                                                                                                            CEO, The Next Security Group and Chief Public Affairs Officer of The Next Practices Group
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                                                                                                                              Donald Remy

                                                                                                                              Chief Operating Officer, Chief Legal Officer,
                                                                                                                              NCAA
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                                                                                                                                Molly Ryan

                                                                                                                                VP, Government Affairs & Policy,
                                                                                                                                Global Blood Therapeutics
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                                                                                                                                  Karen Sessions

                                                                                                                                  Texas
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                                                                                                                                    Sanyin Siang

                                                                                                                                    Executive Director, Coach K Leadership and Ethics Center,
                                                                                                                                    Duke University
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                                                                                                                                      Will Stute

                                                                                                                                      Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
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                                                                                                                                        Bruce Walker

                                                                                                                                        Associate Director,
                                                                                                                                        DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music & Entertainment
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