"Being an active participant in SGAC over the years, has afforded me the opportunity to meet many other government affairs professionals from varying industries and diverse geographic locations, enhancing my network of likeminded professionals who have been valuable in building diverse coalitions for achieving legislative goals in the states. In addition, membership in SGAC has allowed me to grow professionally through completion of the SGAC Professional Certificate Program, and the added benefit of acquiring Continuing Legal Education credits at the same time to meet the mandatory CLE requirements."
- Emory Wilkerson, State Farm Insurance Companies
2018 Professional Certificate Program Graduating Class
Erin Archer, Association for Accessible Medicines
Patrick Atagi, National Wooden Pallet and Container Association
London Biggs, RELX, Inc.
Christine Csizmadia, Nuclear Energy Institute
Cashion Drolet, International Council of Shopping Centers
Aimee Grmoljez, State Law Resources, Inc.
Michelle Jacquis, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Gregg Lanez, Celgene Corporation
Beth Medina, Mylan Inc.
Gary Riddle, Indivior Inc.
Robert Williams, Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee
2017 Professional Certificate Program Graduating Class
Trista Adams, Feld Entertainment
Ronnie Coleman, Benevis, LLC
Pierce Haley, Serlin Haley LLP
Jeff Hartgen, MultiState Associates Inc.
Robert Kearley, Best Buy Co., Inc.
Melissa Kelly, National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO)
Amber Fish Linke, State and Federal Communications, Inc.
Jennifer Gibbons, The Toy Association
Andy Oreffice, Benevis, LLC
Beth Percynski, Procter & Gamble
Eric Schuller, Oasis Financial
Audrey Robinson Tedford, IHS Markit
Danielle Waterfield, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc.
Terry Webber, American Forest & Paper Association
Nola Werren, State and Federal Communications, Inc.
2016 Professional Certificate Program Graduating Class
Laura Dooley, eBay Inc.
Kia D. Floyd, RELX, Inc.
Chris Hudgins, International Sleep Products Association
Tim Johnson, Entertainment Software Association
Sean Moore, Consumer Healthcare Products Association
Barbara Morrow, Astellas Pharma US, Inc.
Darren Reaman, Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association
Karin Ross, Personal Care Profucts Council
Todd Wynn, Edison Electric Institute
Josh Young, American Chemistry Council
2015 Professional Certificate Program Graduating Class
Bethanne Cooley, CTIA
Chip Burpee, JM Family Enterprises
Chris Coulon, Adams and Reese LLP
Chris Oswald, Direct Marketing Association
Dan Felton, Philips
Eric Ebenstein, POET, LLC
Jason Meredith, Eastman Chemical Company
Jennifer Jura, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Joanie Cosgrove, State Law Resources, Inc.
Joe Gregorich, Apollo Education Group, Inc.
Martha Smith, Monsanto Company
Robin Brown, Ingredion Incorporated
Terra McClelland, Benevis, LLC
2014 Professional Certificate Program Graduating Class
Steve Arthur, Stateside Associates
Rodney Braxton, Southern Strategy Group
Dennis Brown, Equipment Leasing & Finance Association
Gerard Burke, Benevis
David Foy, Reed Elsevier Inc.
Stefani Grant, Unilever United States, Inc.
Ben Jones, McKesson Corporation
Bridget Lovett, Apollo Education Group, Inc.
CeeGee McCord, Eastman Chemical Company
Frank Plescia, Bryan Cave LLP
Luke Rollins, Reed Elsevier Inc.
James Warner, State and Federal Communications, Inc.
Emory Wilkerson, State Farm Insurance Companies
2013 Professional Certificate Program Graduating Class
Chris Badgley, Daiichi-Sankyo, Incorporated
Joe Crosby, MultiState Associates Inc.
Dave Christman, National Beer Wholesalers Association
George Cook, Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Sherry Doctorian, State Law Resources, Inc.
Abby Gossman, MedImmune Biologics
Bryan Harrison, Amway
Michael Losow, Onyx Pharmaceuticals
Tracy Mihas, Mondelez International
Stephen Quinn, State and Federal Communications, Inc.
John Rainey, Altria Client Services, Inc.
Leslea Snyder, Forest Laboratories
2012 Professional Certificate Program Graduating Class
Ron Barnes, Direct Marketing Association
Elizabeth Bartz, State and Federal Communications, Inc.
Ab Basu, Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
T.J. Bolger, General Electric Company
Jon Burton, Reed Elsevier Inc.
Jeff Case, CropLife America
Colin Chiles, Mylan Inc.
Jacqueline Clark, Ash Grove Cement Company
Myra Cottrill, State and Federal Communications, Inc.
Ben Dendy, The Advocacy Group
Theresa Flores, Mary Kay Inc.
Melissa Garrett, Bridgepoint Education
Donna Gehlhaart, International Paper
Andrew Hackman, Toy Industry Association
Amy Hamerton, MedImmune Biologies
David Hickerson, US Foods
Katrina Iserman, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Joan Lawrence, Toy Industry Association
Jennifer Mendez, The Carpet and Rug Institute
Mark Ourada, ACCCE
Tom Phillips, Siemens Corporation
Mike Prentiss, Procter & Gamble
Mike Thompson, Personal Care Products Council
Brock Wanless, Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
David Wefring, 3M Company
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