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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:

    Cheryl Allmen, San Jose State University (Retired)
    Ray Angle, Gonzaga University
    Marie Artim, Enterprise Holdings
    Dan Black, EY
    Ralph Brigham, Southwestern Company
    Christopher Carlson, Northrop Grumman
    Patricia Carretta, George Mason University (Retired)
    Dawn Carter, Uber
    Manny Contomanolis, Northeastern University
    Denise Dwight Smith, University of Richmond
    Glen Fowler, California State Auditor
    Philip Gardner, Michigan State University
    Norma Guerra Gaier, Texas State University
    Roxanne Hori
    Tim Luzader, Purdue University
    Marilyn Mackes, NACE (Retired)
    Pierre Morton, Franklin Pierce University
    Kathleen Powell, William & Mary
    Sam Ratcliffe, Virginia Military Institute
    Kathy Sims, Gifted Hire (Retired)
    Trudy Steinfeld, Cappfinity
    Vanessa Strauss, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
    Alanna Suda, MikeWorldWide

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

  • NACE believes in a world that is inclusive in approach and where equal opportunities and equitable outcomes exist for all. Read NACE’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement at