Your Primary Professional Network in Washington, DC




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.



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.




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. 


Luncheon (Invitations Sent to Members and Select Guests)

Hosted by WIPG and the World Trade Center of Washington, DC

Featuring:  His Excellency Andris Teikmanis

The Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia to the United States of America

Wednesday, August 29, 11:30 a.m.


Rooftop Reception (Save the Date Only; No RSVPs Taken at this Time)
Hosted by WIPG and the Embassy of the Principality of Liechtenstein
Featuring:  His Excellency Kurt Jaeger
The Ambassador of the Principality of Liechtenstein to the United States of America
Wednesday, September 5, 6:30 p.m.


Upcoming WIPG Member Sponsored Events

Introduction to GSA Schedules
Hosted by WIPG Member Jennifer Schaus
September 11
Fredericksburg, Virginia


Federal Government Construction Summit
Hosted by WIPG Member Jennifer Schaus
September 13
Fairfax, Virginia


Ayuda’s Welcome Breakfast
Hosted by WIPG Member Arleen Ramirez Borysiewicz
September 20
Washington, DC


Groundbreak – The Construction Conference
Hosted by WIPG Member Jennifer Schaus
November 13 to 15
Austin, Texas

The Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs supports the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s Crimea Declaration of 25 July

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses its strong support for the Crimea Declaration issued by the United States Secretary of State on 25 July. By that statement, the US reiterates its unwavering stance and support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. The declaration affirms the consistency and permanence of the US foreign policy principles.


It is noteworthy that the US Crimea Declaration has been adopted shortly after 23 July, a significant date for the Baltic States, when we mark the anniversary of the Sumner Welles Declaration. The Sumner Welles Declaration in 1940 initiated the US policy of non-recognition of the occupation of the Baltic States by the USSR.


In the Crimea Declaration, the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo refers to the Sumner Welles declaration and pledges that the US will maintain its policy of non-recognition of the annexation of Crimea until Ukraine’s territorial integrity is restored.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs recalls that Latvia has been persistently, and as a matter of principle, pursuing its policy of support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, and condemns the illegal annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation. That policy followed by Latvia has been in effect since 1 March 2014, when the President of Latvia, the Speaker of the Saeima (the Latvian Parliament), the Prime Minister, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs issued a joint statement “On Russia’s Interference in Ukraine”, and since the Saeima statement of 6 March 2014 “On Russia’s Aggression in Ukraine”.

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