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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, 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.

  • 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