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. 




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NEW MEMBER PROFILE:                                                      Plamen Krastev, President/CEO/Founder                            Global Trade Alliance of America, Inc. 

With more than 20 years of leadership experience in the public and private sectors, Plamen Krastev is responsible for overseeing the Global Trade Alliance of America as well as maintaining strong, positive relationships with elected officials at the federal, state, and local levels. Under Plamen’s leadership, the Alliance serves as an effective advocate of mutual business interests by arriving at consensus positions on issues that clearly affect business growth and well-being. These issues may take the form of proposed legislation or regulation. 


His duties included assisting international cooperation and diplomatic relations at the local level in the strategic area of Washington, DC, and throughout the United States and Bulgaria.


Beginning in 2000, Plamen began working in the private sector, holding leadership roles in communication and public policy. 


In 2019, Plamen launched The Worldwide Capital Media Group, Ltd. - PR company, a public relations and strategic communications consulting firm helping clients and communities navigate an increasingly complex public landscape. 


Plamen holds bachelor's and master’s degrees in International Business and Political Science from the Varna Free University “Chernorizets Hrabar,” which is the largest private university in Bulgaria. He serves as an adjunct faculty member in Communications at the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” and has published academic research papers in the areas of communication, identity, and organizational behavior. 


He has taken on numerous non-profit leadership roles, including having served on the board of directors at the Bulgarian-Macedonian National Educational and Cultural Center (BMNECC) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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