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, members of the NACE Academy of Fellows, and at-large members. The committee includes:

Ray Angle, Gonzaga University
Marie Artim, Enterprise Holdings
Dan Black, EY
Ralph Brigham, Southwestern Company
Patricia Carretta, George Mason University (Retired)
Dawn Carter, Uber
Manny Contomanolis, Harvard University
Denise Dwight Smith, University of Richmond
Glen Fowler, California State Auditor (Retired)
Philip Gardner, Michigan State University
Norma Guerra Gaier, The University of Texas at Austin
Kendra Haywood, North Carolina A&T State University
Roxanne Hori
Tim Luzader, Purdue University
Marilyn Mackes, NACE (Retired)
Kathleen Powell, William & Mary
Sam Ratcliffe, Virginia Military Institute (Retired)
Jack Rayman, Penn State University (Retired)
Kathy Sims, Gifted Hire (Retired)
Trudy Steinfeld, Cappfinity
Vanessa Strauss, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
James J. Tarbox, Stanford University

The committee is supported by NACE staff—Shawn VanDerziel, executive director; Mary Gatta, director of research and public policy; and Kacheyta McClellan, director of diversity, inclusion, and belonging—and by Alanna Suda, MWW.