Advocacy Advisory Committee

Committee Charge: The Advocacy Advisory Committee takes the lead in identifying core issues for the profession; educates members regarding legislative and/or 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, the profession, and the employment of the college-educated. In keeping with the Advocacy Strategic Plan as identified by the 2013-14 Advocacy Advisory team, the 2014-15 team will address the following priorities: 1. When the new NACE Strategic Plan is approved by the Board, align the mission statement and goals of the Advocacy Advisory Committee Strategic Plan with the Association plan. 2. Identify and recommend action on issues of critical importance to the profession. For 2014-15 these include: a. First Destination/Post Graduation Surveys b. Brain Act -- proposed immigration changes for STEM students c. Potential changes in Workplace Compliance Regulations (plan, prevent, protect) d. Re-authorization of the Higher Education Act e. Social Media Legislation (monitor) f. Unpaid Internships and DOL (monitor) g. Others as identified 3. Facilitate member involvement in advocacy efforts a. Engage members in “pulse taking” on issues b. Hold sessions and events (virtual, F2F, conference, legislative day) to encourage member discussion of issues 4. Participate in a comprehensive communication path a. Contribute to articles, columns, position papers, web site, etc. related to advocacy b. Continue offering conference sessions on advocacy

Kathy Sims
Vice President
GiftedHire, Inc.

Marie Artim
Vice President, Talent Acquisition

William Banis
Vice President, Student Affairs Emeritus
Northwestern University

Ralph Brigham
Global Director of Campus Relations
Southwestern Advantage

Patricia Carretta
Assistant Vice President, University Life, Retired
Patricia Carretta

Dawn Carter
Board Advisor
Director, Global University Relations

Andrew Ceperley
Associate Provost
Loyola Marymount University

Emanuel Contomanolis
Senior Associate Vice President & Director
Rochester Institute of Technology

Thomas Devlin
Director, Career Center
University of California - Berkeley

Denise Dwight Smith
Director, Career Management Center
Old Dominion University

Marcia Harris
Career Dimensions NC

Timothy Luzader
Director, Center for Career Opportunities
Purdue University - Center for Career Opportunities

Jack Rayman

Retired Emeritus

Vanessa Strauss
Senior Advisor, Human Resources
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Shawn VanDerziel
Chief Human Resources Officer
The Field Museum

Edwin Koc
Staff Advisor
Director, Strategic & Foundation Research

Marilyn Mackes
Staff Advisor
Executive Director