Powers Principal Peggy Tighe was selected to present at the final session of Direct Connect to Congress, an annual event hosted by Women in Government Relations (WGR). The six-part training program is designed to give government relations professionals’ unique insights and perspectives on the inner workings of Congress and congressional procedure.

Peggy, a former president of WGR, founded the Direct Connect Program with Judy Schneider, a specialist on Congress and a former House and Senate committee staffer. Schneider, for whom the WGR fellowship is named, leads the program and will be moderating the session.

Peggy’s session, “What Does it all Mean?” will focus on providing the next generation of female advocates with the tools needed to be a successful lobbyist or policy expert working on the Hill. Peggy will be joined by Katie Schubert, President and CEO at Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR), another former WGR president.

WGR, the organizer of the event, is a non-partisan professional society for those who have responsibilities and interests in the field of government relations or public affairs.

The session will take place on March 2, 2021 at 10 to 11:30 am. Learn more here.

Peggy works closely with both the Healthcare and Government Relations & Public Policy teams at Powers. She teams with health systems, patient groups, and provider organizations to develop persuasive policy arguments and strategies to influence Congress and relevant agencies, creating change to protect and support providers and the patients they serve.

She focuses her practice on lobbying, coalition building, crafting and implementing grassroots campaigns, and coordinating media relations. She has experience strategizing and implementing federal grassroots activities, including grasstops (high-level grassroots), coalition building, letter writing, and database building.

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