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DC Dawgs: How to Make It in DC

Tues. Dec. 6, 2016      6 - 8 p.m.

CASE Headquarters, Washington, DC

Navigating the professional landscape of Washington, DC requires tenacity and connections. Whether you are launching your career, building your network or changing professions, conversations with objective experts and mentors can provide tremendous benefits.

Join us for the 3rd annual How to Make It in DC event, an evening of “table talk” — small group discussions with successful professionals willing to answer your questions and provide guidance on how to further your career in DC.

Event Details

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, 6 – 8 p.m.

CASE Headquarters
Multi-purpose room (1st floor)
1307 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005

$10 (refreshments included)

Please note that registration is required to attend this event and space is limited.

Program and Speakers

Upon arrival, you will be given a schedule indicating which industry tables you will visit. (Please note that while a best effort will be made to accommodate the table assignment preferences that you indicated during registration, some substitutions may need to be made.)

The following University of Washington alumni will offer professional insight:

Lobbying/Capitol Hill

  • Dale Learn, Esq., ‘93 – Vice President/Principal, Federal Government Affairs, Gordon Thomas Honeywell et al
  • Bryce McKibben, ’09, Policy Advisor, U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions


  • John Amaya, ’01, ‘05 – Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
  • Allen Shimada, ’78, ‘85 –Executive Secretary, NOAA Fleet Council, NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Dawn Yamane Hewett, ‘00 – Deputy General Counsel for Strategic Initiatives for Department of Commerce


  • Stephen (Steve) J. Maag, J.D., ‘75 – Director, Residential Communities, LeadingAge
  • Kendall Van Pool, ‘99 – Vice President of Legislative Affairs, National Home Infusion Association


  • Dr. Sheila Brooks, ‘78 – Founder, President and CEO of SRB Communications, LLC
  • Bryan Monroe, ‘87 – Verizon Chair and Professor at Temple University’s School of Media and Communication/Former Editor,


  • Ellie Canter, ‘12 – Managing Director, Turning the Page DC
  • Michael Yaguchi, ‘85 – Director, Veterans Affairs Programs, SRA International

Learn more about these mentors.


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