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Strategic Engagement in Government Relations: New Year, New Strategies

In the world of government affairs, it’s critical to have the right relationships before you need them. Whether you’re a newcomer trying to break in, or your old contacts have moved on to bigger and better things, our panel of experts will share how they adjust to the revolving door and devise an effective strategy.

Register and join us for a live webinar on January 19, 2022.

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Leadership Connect, in partnership with Government Relations Association, enables a variety of outcomes that empower government affairs professionals. The event will provide attendees with practical solutions for engaging government at the federal, state and local levels.  Panelists will share their methods for developing effective strategies based on lessons learned in 2021 and in anticipation of 36 governor seats up for election in 2022.

Topics will range from strategizing with changes in administration, what it means when Congress or state governments flip, how fly-ins contribute to the overall goal, and ways to build relationships that last for years.


1599836228332Freddy Mitchell

Vice President, U.S. Government Relations

Freddy Mitchell serves as a senior member of MetLife’s U.S. government relations team, leading the company’s advocacy and lobbying efforts on retirement, annuities, capital markets and various other financial services policies. Prior to joining MetLife, Freddy served as Vice President of Congressional Relations for the American Bankers Association, where he advised member companies and developed legislative strategies on securities, banking and investments issues.

1627502692651Tiffany Waddell

Director of Government Relations
National Governors Association (NGA)

Tiffany Waddell leads NGA’s federal advocacy team in Washington and works with Governors’ public policy advocates from the 50 U.S. states and five territories. Waddell previously served as Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s Senior Advisor & Director of Federal Relations, working to support the Governor’s advocacy efforts for nearly six years, including his recent term as Chair of the NGA, where she was successful in working across the aisle to achieve bipartisan solutions.

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Scott Mason

Senior Policy Advisor
Holland & Knight

Scott Mason is a senior policy advisor in Holland & Knight’s Washington, D.C., office. Mr. Mason’s experience includes lobbying and strategic government affairs consulting, focusing on Capitol Hill and the numerous regulatory agencies across government.



CrosbyMichael Crosby

President and Chief Executive Officer
Leadership Connect

Michael Crosby reinvented a DC stalwart into a high-growth tech company, now the #1 trusted source of people intelligence for building relationships with the public sector. Leadership Connect works with every government agency and over 4,000 clients across contractors, think tanks, law firms, universities, associations and non-profits. The platform uses advanced technology to fundamentally change how organizations create & influence relationships.

Event Details

  • Date: January 19, 2022
  • Time: 2:00- 3:00 pm EST
  • Location: Live webinar
  • Access: Zoom link/dial-in for video conferencing will be provided upon registration below

Registration closed on January 18th at 12:00 PM.

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