Your Primary Professional Network in Washington, DC

 

WHY WE ARE IMPORTANT TO YOUR CAREER

 

A November 2011 article in The Economist ("Contact Sports") stated that "in the rarefied world of the corporate board, a good network matters."  The article went on to mention that executives with 400 contacts are, on average, paid 6 percent more than those with 200.  For non-executives, the gap is 14 percent. 

The Washington Intergovernmental Professional Group, LLC (WIPG) is the premier organization that introduces mid- to high-level professionals in the DC Metropolitan area to newly appointed Ambassadors from around the world, as well as newly elected Members of Congress.  We hold monthly networking events as a means of providing professionals extended exposure and access to key policy makers in the city.

 

WHY THERE IS A NEED FOR OUR SERVICES

As the demand for strategic partnerships and stronger networks with private and public sector groups continues to grow, it is clear that a need exists for DC-based professionals to expand their contacts among other key policy makers, business executives, political and community leaders. 

In the current economic times, DC-based professionals will need to depend on such contacts to obtain valuable information in the most cost-effective manner to ensure the best decisions are made when carrying out their business plans and policy goals. 

With the election of new members in the US House of Representatives and the US Senate, the demand to interact with the Freshman Class of this Congress becomes even more apparent. WIPG can help you develop and organize Congressional Meet and Greets, staff briefings, and fly-in activities specifically designed for your needs that would allow for the continued growth of your contacts in Congress at very little cost.

 

 

WHY WE CAN BE A USEFUL RESOURCE FOR YOUR NEXT JOB

Networking is the best way to find your next job, especially since the vast majority of job openings are never advertised.  They are usually filled via word of mouth.  Unfortunately, many job seekers are hesitant to take advantage of networking opportunities because they feel it is a waste of time, nor do they recognize the value of making key necessary contacts.  But networking is not a useless excercise—it’s about building relationships. As you look for a new job, these relationships can provide much-needed feedback, advice, and support.

 

Networking may sound difficult, or even intimidating—especially when it comes to
finding a job or asking for help—but it doesn’t have to be. Networking can be
rewarding, and even fun.  It can be a useful tool even if you are new to the DC area and do not know that many people. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

WIPG SPONSORED EVENTS

 

Virtual Meet and Greet

Ms. Cindy Wee

Deputy Chief of Mission to the Embassy of the Republic of Singapore to the

United States of America

Friday, December 11, 2020

2:00 p.m.

 

WIPG MEMBER-SPONSORED EVENTS

 

Hosted by:  WIPG Member Jennifer Schaus (Jennfer Schaus & Associates)
Every 2nd Friday of Each Month in 2021
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Information and Registration:  https://www.jenniferschaus.com/q-a-cafe

 

5th Annual Doing Business with DoD & The Intel Community
Hosted by:  WIPG Member Jennifer Schaus (Jennifier Schaus & Associates)
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Register:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/871146770230315019

 

Conference on “The Future of Money, Governance, and the Law (Washington, DC)”

Hosted by:  WIPG Member Gerard Dache (Government Blockchain Association)
March 25 to 26, 2021
9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Register:  https://www.gbaglobal.org/event/fomgl-21-03 

 

NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Howard Fienberg                    Advocacy                                                                      The Insights Association

Based in Washington, DC, Howard is the Insights Association's lobbyist for the marketing research and data analytics industry, focusing primarily on consumer privacy and data security, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), tort reform, and the funding and integrity of the decennial Census and the American Community Survey (ACS).

 

Howard has two decades of public policy experience. Before the Insights Association, he worked in Congress as senior legislative staffer for then-Representatives Christopher Cox (CA-48) and Cliff Stearns (FL-06). He also served more than four years with a science policy think tank, working to improve the understanding of scientific and social research and methodology among journalists and policymakers.

 

Howard is also co-director of the Census Project, a 500+ member coalition in support of a fair and accurate Census.

 

He has also served previously on the Board of Directors for the National Institute for Lobbying and Ethics and and the Association of Government Relations Professionals.

Howard has an MA International Relations from the University of Essex in England and a BA Honors Political Studies from Trent University in Canada, and has obtained the Certified Association Executive (CAE), Professional Lobbying Certificate (PLC) and the Public Policy Certificate (PPC).

 

When not running advocacy for the Insights Association, Howard enjoys hockey, NFL football, sci-fi and horror movies, playing with his dog, and spending time with family and friends.

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