Three New Board Members Join the Congressional Award and Bring a Global Outlook to Uplifting our Nation’s Youth


(District of Columbia, April 23, 2024) – The Congressional Award is proud to announce the addition of three new members to its Board of Directors. These new members will add to a tremendously talented and resourceful roster of individuals who collectively aid our ongoing recognition of youth accomplishments and the needs of our national community.  


Paxton Baker, Chairman of the Board, stated, “We are looking forward to the contributions of our new board members. They not only bring a global perspective and exceptional set of skills, but most importantly, a commitment to a better tomorrow that will go a long way in supporting the young people who forge a bright and productive future.”   

Brittany Masalosalo, Chief Public Policy Officer at HP Inc., provides a unique specialty for intergovernmental trade relations, global health security, and international diplomacy. She engages public policy professionals in a manner that moves forward successful growth and development strategies.  


Michael Kiely, President of Global Government Affairs at UPS, utilizes his global experience and financial expertise to advance UPS’ reform efforts regarding laws and regulations for tax policy, health care reforms, and multiemployer pension plans across the federal government as well as in the 50 state governments.  


Mayealie Adams, Vice President of Government Affairs at Danaher, is a seasoned legal and government affairs professional with nearly two decades of experience in advocacy and a commitment to diversity and inclusion in her roles. She has held prominent positions in various industries, spearheading political programs, engaging with government stakeholders, and championing health equity initiatives while also serving on several non-profit boards.


These board members offer opportunities for young people to learn how major entities and influencers in technology and governance build a unified future that is efficient, connected, and sustainable. The new members bring diverse experiences and different forms of expertise which allow the Congressional Award to create an enlightened outlet for our future leaders. 

About the Congressional Award

The Congressional Award is the United States Congress’ only charity and the highest honor bestowed upon a youth civilian through the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Established by Congress as a public-private partnership in 1979 under Public Law 96-114, the program recognizes initiative, service, and achievement in youth ages 13 ½ – 23.  

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Bethie Woodall | Deputy National Director |