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  • Advocacy

    NACE advocates on behalf of its membership and the profession on issues related to the career development and employment of the college educated work force. Through its efforts, the association works to educate members regarding legislative and regulatory matters that may impact the profession, and advocates before governmental officials and the public for outcomes that best support the interests of NACE members and the profession.

    Leading the effort is the Advocacy Advisory Committee, which is composed of NACE past presidents and members of the NACE Academy of Fellows. The committee includes:

    Dan Black, EY, chair
    Cheryl Allmen, San Jose State University (retired)
    O. Ray Angle, Gonzaga University
    Marie Artim, Enterprise
    William Banis, Northwestern University (retired)
    Ralph Brigham, Southwestern Advantage
    Patricia Carretta, George Mason University (retired)
    Dawn Carter, Intuit
    Emanuel Contomanolis, Northeastern University
    Denise Dwight Smith, University of Richmond
    Glen Fowler, California State Auditor
    Tim Luzader, Purdue University
    Kathleen Powell, William & Mary
    R. Samuel Ratcliffe, Virginia Military Institute (retired)
    Kathy Sims, Gifted Hire (retired)
    Trudy Steinfeld, Early Careers Consultant
    Vanessa Strauss, FDIC
    Ellen Smith, MWW
    Trudy Steinfeld, New York University
    Vanessa Strauss, FDIC
    Shawn VanDerziel, The Field Museum

    The committee is supported by NACE staff members Marilyn Mackes, executive director, and Edwin Koc, director of research, public policy, and legislative affairs.


  • Inclusion is a core value for the National Association of Colleges and Employers, which fosters and supports individual and organizational diversity and inclusion in all facets of the association.