USWCC Hires New Washington Representative

On behalf of the members of USWCC, we have signed a contract with a new lobbyist to represent the interests of women-owned businesses on Capitol Hill, with the White House, and at federal agencies. Janet Kopenhaver, President of Eye on Washington, will be responsible for managing our DC program to enhance USWCC’s visibility, as well as respond to opportunities for us to have our voices and concerns heard. She also will be initiating a proactive grassroots advocacy website and campaign to assist us achieve our legislative goals. Stay tuned for its launch later this year.

Janet Kopenhaver has over twenty-five years of experience in the public policy and government relations field. She founded her consulting firm – Eye on Washington – in 1997, and has worked on a multitude of issues including women’s issues, healthcare, labor, international trade, the environment, and energy.

Throughout her career, she has developed numerous contacts both on Capitol Hill and in US Federal government agencies, including the US departments of Labor, Commerce, Agriculture and State, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Office of the US Trade Representative. Among her many areas of expertise are lobbying of both legislators and Administration officials; grassroots development and management; arranging and preparing attendees for meetings with Members of Congress and Administration officials; drafting newsletters, background papers, action alerts, and other materials; monitoring and analyzing legislative and regulatory developments; and writing public policy releases and correspondence.

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