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Intergovernmental Relations: Fast Tracking Progress

From Leadership Connect and Government Relations Association

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As federal funding is distributed to tribal, state and local governments, government relations professionals must quickly adjust to those changes and effectively act in collaboration and cross functional policy making. Building upon Leadership Connect’s January webinar, Strategic Engagement with the Government: New Year, New Strategies, this panel will focus on intergovernmental relations for federal, state & local government relations professionals on how to turn to foundations and the private sector for support.


  • How to avoid an endless cycle of deliberation
  • Using public-private partnerships to achieve success
  • Foundation funding resources
  • How Congress can empower success after passing legislation


Image 20220509 161013Douglas J. Friednash

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Doug Friednash advises clients across diverse industries and issues as a respected national, state and local media resource for his insight on legislative and political issues. He is also an opinion columnist for The Denver Post, covering political stories and trends.

Lisa 2Lisa Buglione

Executive Director
AIAI – Association for the Improvement of American Infrastructure

With more than 20 years of high-profile management and operations experience, Ms. Buglione oversees every aspect of AIAI’s operations and national public outreach initiatives. From coordinating regional and national conferences to creating game-changing organizational operations strategies, Ms. Buglione is instrumental to AIAI’s rapid growth in terms of membership, brand awareness and prolific organizational expansion across the country.

TynanBrian Tynan

Corporate Vice President, Government Relations

Brian Tynan has been working on transportation and infrastructure legislation and policy for over twenty-five years and is responsible for a broad array of transportation and infrastructure issues and represents the company before elected officials and government agencies at the federal, state and local levels of government.

MaribelMaribel Ramos

Legislative Director for Health and Human Services
National Governors Association

Maribel is the staff lead for NGA’s Pandemic and Disaster Response Task Force.


Caitlin Blocker Harder

Outreach Director
Leadership Connect

Caitlin developed connections through her time on the Hill for over ten years. In her previous life, she met directly with staff to impact policy decisions for the federal government and contractors. She’s our communications expert, directing the data science team how to articulate the value of their research.

Event Details

  • Date: June 21st, 2022
  • Time: 2:00- 3:00 pm ET
  • Location: Online webinar
  • Access: Zoom link/dial-in for video conferencing was provided upon registration
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